DON’T LET YOUR PARENTS PACK YOUR RUCKSACK!
I once met a Bronze participant in the middle of a muddy field suffering from blisters on his shoulders. We suggested he get some plasters but he didn’t know where they were in his bag because his mum had packed it. For his mum, plasters had been her first thought of what he’d need so they were the first things to go in, right at the bottom of the bag! He had to empty everything onto the mud before he found his plasters! AND there were loads of things! His mum didn’t want him to get cold or hungry so there were loads of jumpers, loads of sweets and loads of food. He went onto do Gold, but this young lad never let his mum pack for him again!