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Wild Camping Kit List

Now is the time for Wild Camping and experiencing the joys of piecing together a multi-day adventure with overnight stays in secluded places. A trip that isn't reliant on a town, pub or established campsite. It could be a multi day backpacking walk through our mountains and fells or a single local overnight bivvy and #CatchNatureOffGuard

Wild camping, snowholing and bivvying all involve spending the night hours outdoors in remote places. Generally, it is not legal unless in Scotland or on Dartmoor. So, set up camp late and leave early staying well out of peoples' way whilst causing minimum disturbance.

Make camp, eat well and lie back to enjoy dusk till dawn resting your weary head hopefully under a star-filled sky.

Wild Camping Shelter lightweight tents and bivvy equipment for wild camping

The simplest shelter is a bivvy bag with maybe a tarp for added protection from the elements. Alternatively a lightweight tent is ideal for a multi day backpacking trip

Hunka bivvy / bivi bag green - kelp


A simple bivvy bag weighing less than 400 g, Hunka is breathable, packs down small and a favourite of many weight conscious bikepackers and alpinists


Hunka XL bivvy / bivi bag green - kelp

Hunka XL

Hunka XL is breathable, packs down small and weighing just 500 g is a favourite of many weight conscious bikepackers and alpinists


Rig 3.5 lightweight nylon tarp

Rig 3.5

Siliconised ripstop nylon tarp with 16 hypalon attachment points, ideal for a solo mission when you need to move as light as possible

Sale: £47.00 Was: £59.00

Rig 7 lightweight nylon tarp kelp

Rig 7

30d siliconised Cordura ripstop nylon tarp, the ultimate in versatile lightweight shelter for backpackers, bikepackers and alpinists

Sale: £84.00 Was: £99.00

Rig 21 multi person expedition tarp fontainebleau

Rig 21

Lightweight siliconised expedition tarp large enough for 4 - 8 people with 24 rigging points for ultimate rigability

Sale: £102.00 Was: £135.00

Rig Tarp Bundle

The Rig 7 lets you sleep under the stars with a beautiful view without the feeling of cold rain on your face. Rig bivvy bundle includes all the necessities to get you rigging up in no time.

£105.00 £118.00 if purchased separately

Alpkit Tetri 3 pole geodesic backpacking tent in Green


2 person 3 season geodesic backpacking tent weighing 3 kg, Strong against the elements, light enough to carry, easy to pitch with comfortable living space

Sale: £119.00 Was: £140.00

Viso 2 person tunnel tent

Viso 2

3 season backpacking tunnel tent weighing 3.3 kg. A large porch gives increased living space for multi-day trips. Light enough to carry and big enough to sit out bad weather

Sale: £129.00 Was: £159.00

Viso 3 person tunnel tent

Viso 3

Large living areas and strong weather protection whilst being light enough to carry on extended self-supported trips. 3 season backpacking tunnel tent weighing 4 kg,

Sale: £149.00 Was: £189.00

Alpkit Ordos 2 ultra-lightweight tent in green

Ordos 2

Ultralight 2 person semi-geodesic backpacking tent weighing 1.3 kg, our lightest tent designed to maximise comfort for its weight and small pack size

Sale: £215.00 Was: £255.00

Ordos 3 - ultralight and compact 3 person backpacking tent

Ordos 3

Ultralight 3 person semi-geodesic backpacking tent weighing 1.6 kg, ideal for backpacking and bikepacking that balance small pack size, low weight for comfortable living space

Sale: £249.00 Was: £295.00

Jaran 2 lightweight backpacking tent

Jaran 2

Twin porch ultralight 2 person 3 season backpacking tent weighing 1.8 kg, storage options with headroom to comfortably sit upright inside

From £269.00

Jaran 3 Lightweight backpacking tent

Jaran 3

Twin porch ultralight 3 person 3 season backpacking tent weighing 2.1 kg, headroom to sit upright comfortably inside and packs down to the size of a 2-litre drinks bottle

From £319.00

3 mm cord

Fredd 3

Camping Utility Cord ideal for tent and tarp guy lines

Sale: £4.00 Was: £5.00

4 mm cord

Fredd 4

Camping Utility Cord ideal for tent and tarp guy lines

Sale: £5.00 Was: £5.50

5 mm cord

Fredd 5

Camping Utility Cord ideal for tent and tarp guy lines

Sale: £6.00 Was: £7.00

Microadventure Bivvy Bundle

Sleeping out in the open air, making wishes on shooting stars; Hunka converts your sleeping bag into a shelter and this pack includes all the equipment you need for your own microadventure.

£115.00 £124.30 if purchased separately

Wild Camping Sleep Systems stay warm and dry for a comfortable nights sleep

A good nights sleep can make all the difference to the success of a trip and a simple down quilt is ideal for a simple lightweight set up. A 3 season bag will see you well for most UK conditions. Down sleeping bags are very lightweight and packable however recent developments with synthetic Primaloft mean our Mountain Ghost bags almost match our down bags with their warmth to weight ratio.

Airo 120 black lightweight sleeping roll mat self-inflating

Airo 120

Torso length self-inflating mat, weighing 450 g it is lightweight, durable and extremely packable Airo 120 is loved by lightweight adventure seekers

Sale: £33.00 Was: £39.00

Airo 180 self-inflating roll mat / sleeping mat - chilli ( red )

Airo 180

Your full length lightweight and compact self-inflating mat

Sale: £42.00 Was: £49.00

Numo inflatable camping mattress


Thick big chamber 2 - 3 season full length sleeping mat weighing just 350 g, packs down smaller than a self-inflating mat saving space in your sack

Sale: £36.00 Was: £42.00

Cloud base lightweight inflatable camping mat - grey / silver

Cloud Base

Lightweight inflatable camping mat weighing 395 grams and 5 cm thick to soak up uneven ground


Cloud Cover Hydrophobic

Cloud Cover Hydrophobic

A lightweight and versatile alternative to a full sleeping bag. 750+ fill power hydrophobic goose down quilt.


Pipedream 200 hydrophobic down sleeping bag

PipeDream 200 Hydrophobic

Packable comfort for trips in temperate climates. 7˚C limit 2 season ultra-lightweight sleeping bag weighing 545 g with hydrophobic goose down


Mountain Ghost 200 synthetic

Mountain Ghost 200

2 season Primaloft Silver synthetic sleeping bag, ideal for 2 season self-supported trips

Sale: £72.00 Was: £85.00

Mountain Ghost 300 synthetic sleeping bag

Mountain Ghost 300

Backpacking, DofE expeditions, river and cycle touring. A -5˚C limit 3 season Primaloft Silver synthetic sleeping bag weighing 1380 g

Sale: £85.00 Was: £99.00

Pipedream 600 hydrophobic down sleeping bag

PipeDream 600 Hydrophobic

The winning combo of warmth, comfort, weight and highly packable. -12˚C limit 3 - 4 season lightweight goose down sleeping bag weighing 1085 g


Skyehigh 500 Hydrophobic sleeping bag

SkyeHigh 500 Hydrophobic

Duck down comfort for getting a good night’s sleep throughout spring, summer and autumn. -4˚C limit 3 season sleeping bag weighing 970 g with Nikwax Hydrophobic duck down


Wild Camping Cookware fine dining and one pot wonders

An integrated stove cooking system is great for boiling water and preparing simple hot food. For more complex cooking a Kraku or Koro stove set up means you can get many pots on the go. A good breakfast with a mixture of cheese, dried fruits and meats, cup-a-soups, mixed nuts and porridge has kept us going on many camp adventures. Some of us also make up food in advance and then vacuum pack so it keeps fresh for days and can be just warmed through when you need it.

Brukit all-in-one camping stove


Heat it and eat it, a 560 g integrated cooking system for quick cooking on the go. Ideal for fresh brews on the trail, hot soup and nutritious one-pot wonders

Sale: £38.00 Was: £45.00

Kraku ultralight titanium camping gas stove


At just 45 g this is possibly the world's lightest camping stove, Kraku's tiny pack size makes it perfect for ultralight adventures and flying solo.

Sale: £21.00 Was: £25.00

Titanium remote gas canister stove


A high powered titanium camping stove weighing just 124 g for mountaineering in subzero conditions. Compact design and made from titanium to save weight

Sale: £38.00 Was: £45.00

Aluminium camp cooking windshield - Blue


Increase the efficiency of your camping stove in windy conditions with a stove windshield


Titanium cooking pot chain


Titanium chain for suspending your cookpot over an open fire, add an extra dimension to your meal times

Sale: £6.00 Was: £6.50


Lightweight and collapsable aluminium camping table to add a little convenience to your camping adventures

Sale: £19.00 Was: £22.00

Alpkit Mytimug lightweight titanium mug

MytiMug 400

400 ml titanium mug, perfectly proportioned for morning coffee and soup at lunch, the perfect cooking mug for lightweight heroes

Sale: £21.00 Was: £25.00

MytiMug 650

A perfectly sized titanium cooking mug for the soloist adventurer, can be used on a stove to cook your meal or just supping tea around your camp fire

Sale: £25.00 Was: £29.00

3 piece titanium pan set


Lightweight titanium 3 piece pan set including 2 pots and a non-stick teflon frying pan, a versatile and portable cooking set

Sale: £47.00 Was: £55.00

4 piece aluminium saucepan set


A simple aluminium pan set which deserves a place on any extended camping trip. Durable with a generous pan capacity from which you can serve up a feast


Microadventure Brukit Bundle

Camping bivvy bundle including an integrated stove, bivvy bag and headtorch

£100.00 £116.30 if purchased separately

Wild Camping Essentials wild camping additional equipment list

Jasper friction fire lighter


Lightweight friction fire lighter with a 3000℃; spark to make fire lighting quick and easy whatever the weather

Sale: £8.00 Was: £9.00

Clip stainless steel flask


Stainless steel 350ml flask for hot or cold fluids with a handy clip lid

From £10.00


Microfibre travel towel, superfine and weighs something like 1/3 of the weight of a regular towel for the same size

Sale: £7.00 Was: £8.00

Lampray camping lantern and charging station


196 lumen camping lantern and charging station for illuminating your camp life, with USB power output to recharge mobile phones.

Sale: £29.00 Was: £39.00

Tippla Stainless steel hip flask


Polished stainless steel hip flask to carry 170 ml of your favourite tipple

Sale: £14.00 Was: £16.00


Compact and squeezable BPA free travel bottles

Sale: £12.00 Was: £14.00

Swig water bottle

Swig bottle

Drinks bottle in 750 ml or 500 ml capacity for swigging on the go

From £4.00

Airlok 4 litre dry bag font (blue)

Airlok 4l

4 litre roll-top drybag: silicone-coated ripstop nylon with fully-taped seams to keep your stuff dry when paddling, swimming, or getting rained on

Sale: £8.00 Was: £9.00

Compact Ultra II Twins

Compact rucksack friendly trekking poles weighing in at just 275 g each, with hand straps and a tungsten tip for durability

Sale: £30.00 Was: £35.00

Tanka Fuel Bottle

Tanka Fuel Bottle

Handy, durable 450ml bottle for carrying your camping fuel

Sale: £8.00 Was: £9.00

Squeeze filtration system Point one

Sawyer Point One Squeeze Filter 3 Pouches (1 x 16 2 x 64 oz)

3.5 ounce squeeze water filter with 3 collapsible pouches for backpacking, camping, and all-round adventuring.

Sale: £51.00 Was: £60.00

Hippo Filter Kit - mini water filter with a hollow fibre membrane

Hippo Filter Kit

Palm-sized water filtration system weighing just 58 g with 1 litre/minute flow rate for trekking, camping, bikepacking, and emergency preparedness

Sale: £21.00 Was: £25.00

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