I’ll recommend 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. Most of my friends have one now! Welcome to my virtual outdoor gear shop.

The WildFire Outdoor Gear Shop

I’ve ‘opened’ this shop to help you start with the right gear. I’m not actually selling anything here, but, what I am doing is recommending hiking and camping kit that meets the standards required to keep me and my friends hiking in crazy weather, wild camping on summits and leading groups on adventures.

Believe me, it’s better than buying the kit that doesn’t do the job.

The links below take you to THE BEST PLACE TO BUY IT. I search 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 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.

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.


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.


Titanium tent pegs
Titanium tent pegs

Drive them into any terrain, essential for wild camping.


Petzyl Actick Core head light
Petzyl Actick Core head light

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


Alpkit-Skyehigh-700
Alpkit-Skyehigh

The Alpkit Skyehigh is the best most affordable 4 season sleeping bag I know of.


Rab 900 sleeping bag
Rab 900

The Rab 900 is the alternative to the Alpkit. Warm as you like, great for Winter.


Alpkit Hunka bivvy wild camp on Binsey
Alpkit Hunka bivvy

AlpKit’s Hunka bivvy is a great adventure, breathable and cheap at under £50!


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.


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!


Hope you found something useful in the outdoor gear shop.

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