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Wild Camping: A New Year, and a New Hobby?

Wild Camping: A New Year, and a New Hobby?

Posted by HH on 30th Jan 2023

The new year often has people wondering whether they could be spending their time more beneficially. If they stopped scrolling through their phones and found a hobby that truly served them, would it have a profound effect on their mental well-being and overall life? .

Have you ever thought about wild camping? We have a range of products that will help you to feel right at home no matter where you choose to stay.

Finding the right shelter

You don’t have to consider yourself a backpacker, bushcrafter, survivalist, or hiker to enjoy wild camping, with a little research beforehand you’re sure to have a great time. It’s imperative that you have a quality tent, especially if rain is forecast.

The  Snugpak Journey Solo is ideal for those looking to camp alone. It’s lightweight making it easy to carry. The waterproof material is available in yellow and sunburst orange ensuring that you will easily find your tent after a day of exploring your surroundings.

If you’re planning on starting your new hobby with friends the  Snugpak bunker may be better suited to your needs. This three-person tent is quick and easy to set up. The No-See-Um mesh mosquito net can help to keep out bugs, whilst the durable material will protect you from harsh weather conditions.

Keeping warm at night

It’s important to stay warm when camping in the wild to avoid feeling unwell. Even during the summer months, the nights can feel cool. Our range of high-quality sleeping bags will ensure a good night's sleep whatever the season.

If it’s a clear night and you’ve decided to sleep under the stairs in a hammock the  DD hammocks jura 2 is the ideal sleeping bag for you. The waterproof foot area allows you to stand on damp, muddy ground and easily climb into your hammock without spending the night with wet feet.

If you’re thinking of taking your wild camping to the next level, think Mount Everest, the South Pole, Alaska, or deep in Siberia. You’ll need the flagship of CARINTHIA sleeping bags, the  CARINTHIA D1200x. This sleeping bag is an investment you won’t regret, designed for the harshest weather conditions, whilst remaining soft, light, and breathable.

Helping the camper to cook

Hearty food is imperative to a successful wild camping trip. You need to ensure you keep your energy up for exciting expeditions. It is often thought that to survive in the wild the only things you can eat are ration packs, but this is not the case.

With the iconic and recognisable Trangia Stove, the possibilities are endless. At the simplest level you can warm up with soup, cook beans, and even fry an egg. More challenging recipes are available but will depend on your culinary skills!

The  TB outdoor bivouac includes a knife, fork, and spoon, as well as a handy bottle opener and corkscrew. Supplied in a compact carry case you can keep them contained inside your backpack.

When the campfire dies 

If you’re camping in the colder seasons it can often get dark before you’re ready to settle down for the night. The  Nitecore lantern offers three different light sources, warm - which gives out a soft glowing output, white - providing a cooler beam temperature, and red - for emergency use.

This lantern can easily be charged with a USB-C, it also doubles up as a power bank with a USB-A output port.

If you’d prefer something you can keep in your pocket then look no further than the  Rovyvon Titanium pocket torch. Crafted from polished titanium, with cool white LED for a piercing white light.

The torch has five different lighting modes, moonlight, low, medium, high, and strobe, so you can adjust it depending on your environment. It supports both USB C to micro USB and USB C to USB C charging.

The magnetic pocket clip allows you to attach it to any metal surface for hands-free use.

Go prepared

The Kershaw Platform is a robust, reliable knife that should see you through anything that the wild camping lifestyle throws at you on a trip. A beautiful folding blade that simply gets the job done. It also has a vain side, for those whose nails need to be in top condition, the handle holds a nail clipper and a file to keep your hands in perfect condition.

If you like the idea of a pocket knife but want something that offers a little more, we suggest a multi-tool. The  Black fox endurance multi-tool includes a blade, can opener with a flat screwdriver, file, Philips screwdriver, double-toothed wood saw, awl, wire cutter, and head plier. This means you have something for every eventuality.

Keep the bugs at bay

When exploring the wild it's only natural you're going to encounter bugs. However, that doesn't mean you have to suffer from itchy, and sometimes dangerous bites. Our  Thermacell mosquito repeller is scent-free and offers dependable performance up to an elevation of 7,000 feet.

Tick bites can cause Lyme disease and should be removed as soon as you spot you've been bitten. Never use your fingernails or tweezers as you risk leaving some of the tick behind. The  Tick Key Tick Removeris compact and easy to keep close by in your backpack or pocket.

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