Wild Camping And Walking Gear Friday June 28, 2013

I think there’s too much yapping about wild camping and hill walking gear, to the extent that it becomes almost the point of walking: look everyone, this is me using the latest whatever.

Wild camping and hill walking are a meaningful part of my life, alongside photography, with all manner of associations and speculations: why we do it, what it consists of, what we escape when we do it, and why we feel as we do in the hills but not in the city.

Isn’t that interesting? I think so. Click around and see what I’ve got to say.

It’s fun however saying a few things about my gear, which hopefully serves some purpose showing people my decisions and what they’re based on, if you’re new to this and trying to make sense of walking and wild camping.

I’m not a gear junkie and don’t have the money to keep updating and upgrading my kit.

That means I use my kit thoroughly, plan my acquisitions very carefully, and have a long term understanding of what’s good and not so good. Even if I had spare money I still think I wouldn’t be buying and upgrading all the time because I don’t think it’s worth it.

So here it is. The Walking Photographer’s Guide To Wild Camping And Walking Gear.

Tent: Tarptent Rainbow
Sandals: Keen Boulder
Shirt: Paramo Katmai
Knife: Swiss Army
Sleeping bag: PHD
Sleeping mat: Thermarest
Trousers: Summer style North Face
Jacket: North Face Prophecy
Rucksack: ULA Conduit
Water: Aqua Mira chlorine dioxide
Kitchen: Anti Gravity Gear, Caldera cone
Drinking: Alpkit titanium mug
Poles: Leki carbon
Fleece: Rab lightweight
Extra layer: Patagonia down shirt
Underwear: Merino wool.

My video is not a “review” as such, but more an overall discussion of some of the main pieces of kit.


Lake District





Peak District


Chorlton Meadows