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
One-person hammock for camping with hanging straps; a compact, comfortable and easy-to-hang addition to your sleep system
Siliconised ripstop nylon tarp with 16 hypalon attachment points, ideal for a solo mission when you need to move as light as possible
30d siliconised Cordura ripstop nylon tarp, the ultimate in versatile lightweight shelter for backpackers, bikepackers and alpinists
Lightweight siliconised expedition tarp large enough for 4 - 8 people with 24 rigging points for ultimate rigability
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.
£100.00 £129.00 if purchased separately
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 £117.00 if purchased separately
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
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
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,
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
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
Twin porch ultralight 2 person 3 season backpacking tent weighing 1.8 kg, storage options with headroom to comfortably sit upright inside
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
Camping Utility Cord ideal for tent and tarp guy lines
Camping Utility Cord ideal for tent and tarp guy lines
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.
8 mm closed cell foam mat for camping; a simple roll mat to use alone or as an insulation layer under a regular mat on frozen ground
Torso length self-inflating mat, weighing 450 g it is lightweight, durable and extremely packable Airo 120 is loved by lightweight adventure seekers
Your full length lightweight and compact self-inflating mat
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
Lightweight inflatable camping mat weighing 395 grams and 5 cm thick to soak up uneven ground
A lightweight and versatile alternative to a full sleeping bag. 750+ fill power hydrophobic goose down quilt.
2 season Primaloft Silver synthetic sleeping bag, ideal for 2 season self-supported trips
Backpacking, DofE expeditions, river and cycle touring. A -5˚C limit 3 season Primaloft Silver synthetic sleeping bag weighing 1380 g
Packable comfort for trips in temperate climates. 7˚C limit 2 season ultra-lightweight sleeping bag weighing 545 g with hydrophobic goose down
Ultra lightweight 3-season hydrophobic goosedown sleeping bag ideal for moving fast and light or lining your winter bag. Box wall construction with a -6ºC sleep limit and weighing just 865 g
The winning combo of warmth, comfort, weight and highly packable. -12˚C limit 3 - 4 season lightweight goose down sleeping bag weighing 1085 g
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.
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
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.
A high powered titanium camping stove weighing just 124 g for mountaineering in subzero conditions. Compact design and made from titanium to save weight
Basecamp espresso maker for brewing up and getting your coffee fix out in the mountains
Increase the efficiency of your camping stove in windy conditions with a stove windshield
Titanium chain for suspending your cookpot over an open fire, add an extra dimension to your meal times
Lightweight and collapsable aluminium camping table to add a little convenience to your camping adventures
400 ml titanium mug, perfectly proportioned for morning coffee and soup at lunch, the perfect cooking mug for lightweight heroes
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
£29.00 Eat from it, drink from it, live out of it
Lightweight titanium 3 piece pan set including 2 pots and a non-stick teflon frying pan, a versatile and portable cooking 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
Camping bivvy bundle including an integrated stove, bivvy bag and headtorch
£85.00 £121.00 if purchased separately
Wild Camping Essentials wild camping additional equipment list
Compact 1000 lumen USB rechargeable handheld torch with impressive battery life, durable aluminium body, and focus beam adjustor
196 lumen camping lantern and charging station for illuminating your camp life, with USB power output to recharge mobile phones.
Running head torch with 180 lumen white, red and green LEDs, a rear battery pack, and a rear red caution light.
Lightweight friction fire lighter with a 3000℃; spark to make fire lighting quick and easy whatever the weather
Enamel mug for enjoying a good brew at the campsite
Stainless steel 350ml flask for hot or cold fluids with a handy clip lid
Microfibre travel towel, superfine and weighs something like 1/3 of the weight of a regular towel for the same size
Polished stainless steel hip flask to carry 170 ml of your favourite tipple
Compact and squeezable BPA free travel bottles
Drinks bottle in 750 ml or 500 ml capacity for swigging on the go
Handy, durable 450ml bottle for carrying your camping fuel
3.5 ounce squeeze water filter with 3 collapsible pouches for backpacking, camping, and all-round adventuring.
2 litre hydration bladder with a lockable bite valve and fold top, ideal for when you’re out all day with limited refill stops
Palm-sized water filtration system weighing just 58 g with 1 litre/minute flow rate for trekking, camping, bikepacking, and emergency preparedness
3 litre roll-top drybag: silicone-coated ripstop nylon with fully-taped seams to keep your stuff dry when paddling, swimming, or getting rained on
6 litre roll-top drybag: silicone-coated ripstop nylon with fully-taped seams to keep your stuff dry when paddling, swimming, or getting rained on
Compact rucksack friendly trekking poles weighing in at just 275 g each, with hand straps and a tungsten tip for durability
Backpacker poles with carbon uppers to reduce weight and a lower alloy section for strength and load carrying over rough ground. 150cm long for stability and rigging tarps on long distance routes
Ultra-light inflatable pillow for multi-day hikes, bike tours and overnight adventures when space is limited but a good night’s sleep is still a priority
Streamlined emergency first aid kit in a re-sealable foil bag to meet minimum race requirements and dealing with emergencies in wild places
Basic emergency first aid kit in a roll-top waterproof bag for dealing with backpacking emergencies in wild places
Comprehensive emergency first aid kit in a roll-top waterproof bag for dealing with emergencies in wild places
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