Best Hiking & Wild Camping Gear

Hiking and wild camping for nearly 30 years I’ve been through some gear and kit. Some clothing and equipment is crap, some doesn’t suit the use I have for it and some is just awesome.

I’ll recommend the good kit to everyone I speak to given the chance, for example the Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter is a fantastic piece of kit. It enables me to go out for days in the Lake District without taking water with me and NO BOTTLE!

Why Shop Here?

I’ve ‘opened’ this shop to help you start with the right gear. Believe me, it’s better than buying the kit that doesn’t do the job well, searching for the better stuff and then buying that. All you do is put the crap on the Outdoor Gear Exchange for someone else to start with the same crap, justifying it’s existence and lining someone’s pocket in China who makes it.

The links below take you to THE BEST PLACE TO BUY IT. I’ve searched for the cheapest prices but great customer service and quick delivery is important too. I’m also committed to keeping the links up to date.

Sometimes the links will take you to a place where the seller will pay me a couple of quid when you buy a £50 item. This doesn’t affect the price you pay but hopefully you’ll appreciate the work I’ve put in to getting you the best price anyway.

All the best on your journey.

Wild Camping Gear

Vango Banshee 200 Pro Tent
Vango Banshee 200 Pro Tent

My clients camp in this tent, it’s robust and inexpensive.


Vango Banshee 300 tent
Vango Banshee 300 Pro Tent

I wild camp in the Banshee 300 with my wife or two sons.


AlpKit TiRods Titanium Tent Pegs
AlpKit TiRods Tent Pegs

AlpKit’s titanium stakes are light and very strong.


Petzyl Actick Core head light
Petzyl Actick Core head light

If it’s bright enough and reliable enough for a Mountain Leader.


Petzyl Noctilight case
Petzyl Noctilight case

Hang up your light in your tent for defused light.


Petzyl E02 Lite Headlamp
Petzyl E02 Lite Headlamp

Really handy spare head light for in your tent at night.


Anker Powerbank 20100
Anker Powerbank 20100

Charges my iPhone 7 times! Never run out of power.


Anker Powerbank 20100 Case
Anker Powerbank 20100 Case

Keeps my charger clean and cables together.


Hiking

Mountain Laurel Designs MLD Exodus ruck sack
MLD Exodus ruck sack

55 litre ruck sack under 500g! Mint. I use the Exodus for unltralight wild camping.


Osprey Kestrel 48 ruck sack
Osprey Kestrel 48 ruck sack

Best rucksack under £100. I use the Kestrel 38 as a day bag or for a quick wild camp


Silva Expedition 4-360 Compass
Silva Expedition 4 Compass

The Silva Expedition 4-360 is the best most affordable compass there is, full stop.


Kestrel 2000 Wind Anemometer
Kestrel 2000 Wind Anemometer

Everything I need before the price goes daft – measures wind speed and temperature.


Lifesystems Mountain First Aid Kit
Lifesystems First Aid Kit

More than enough for general hiking and wild camping.


GoPro Black Hero 7 camera
GoPro Black Hero 7

Great all round camera for night photography and movies as well.


DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Gimbal
DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Gimbal

So good to get smooth video or panoramic shots on your mobile.


Clothing

Paramo Alta 3 Jacket coat alto
Paramo Alta 3 Jacket

I spent ages deliberating this coat but it’s worth every penny!


Berhaus Deluge Waterproof Trousers
Berhaus Deluge Waterproof Trousers

Not only water proof trousers but they stop wind from making your legs cold.


Extremities Mitts
Extremities Mitts

You’ll be so glad you took Extremities Mitts to go over your gloves.


1000 Mile Socks
1000 Mile Socks

Double layered they really do work to stop blisters.


Water

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

Brilliant filter that works quickly and can last forever!


Sawyer MIni Water Filter
Sawyer MIni Water Filter

Slower flow but also lighter, the Mini is great for solo treks.


Food & Cooking

Freeze dried food wild camping on Bleaklow
Freeze dried food

Best place to buy. Use discount code WildFire10 for 10% off.


Stormin Stove System
Stormin Stove System

Love my silent more natural 300g cook system in the mountains.


Jetboil Zip gas stove
Jetboil Zip gas stove

Great when you want hot water fast, as in Winter. Lightest Jetboil!