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.
Brilliant filter that works quickly and can last forever!
Slower flow but also lighter, the Mini is great for solo treks.
Wild Camping Gear
My clients camp in this tent, it’s robust and inexpensive.
I wild camp in the Banshee 300 with my wife or two sons.
Drive them into any terrain, essential for wild camping.
If it’s bright enough and reliable enough for a Mountain Leader.
The Alpkit Skyehigh is the best most affordable 4 season sleeping bag I know of.
The Rab 900 is the alternative to the Alpkit. Warm as you like, great for Winter.
AlpKit’s Hunka bivvy is a great adventure, breathable and cheap at under £50!
Hang up your light in your tent for defused light.
Really handy spare head light for in your tent at night.
Charges my iPhone 7 times! Never run out of power.
Keeps my charger clean and cables together.
55 litre ruck sack under 500g! Mint. I use the Exodus for unltralight wild camping.
Best rucksack under £100. I use the Kestrel 38 as a day bag or for a quick wild camp
The Silva Expedition 4-360 is the best most affordable compass there is, full stop.
Everything I need before the price goes daft – measures wind speed and temperature.
More than enough for general hiking and wild camping.
Great all round camera for night photography and movies as well.
So good to get smooth video or panoramic shots on your mobile.
I spent ages deliberating this coat but it’s worth every penny!
Not only water proof trousers but they stop wind from making your legs cold.
You’ll be so glad you took Extremities Mitts to go over your gloves.
Double layered they really do work to stop blisters.
Food & Cooking
Best place to buy. Use discount code WildFire10 for 10% off.
Love my silent more natural 300g cook system in the mountains.
Great when you want hot water fast, as in Winter. Lightest Jetboil!
Hope you found something useful in the outdoor gear shop.