What happens on a Wild Camping Weekend?
Have you ever wanted to do something different?
Fancy sleeping on a Mountain opening your tent door and gazing at a myriad of stars?
Or opening the tent flaps to see the most stunning sunrise and view?
Being totally at one with nature relaxing and listening to the natural sounds all around you, feeling satisfied that all you brought in your rucksack has become your world and its all you need to survive a night in the wilds Then this is the trip for you ………………
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Terms and Conditions
What you will need
• A large rucksack between 35 and 65 litres:
• Small tent or bivvy bag
• A portable stove, basically you want a stove that won’t weigh you down too much and is easy to get up and going. There are lots of tasty expedition meals available where you just add water. – Don’t forget the gas.
• Waterproof Jacket
• Warm clothes, pack a fleece and avoid jeans – which are a nightmare when wet. I wear my walking kit and then just pack a pair of leggings and a warm top as tent wear, I wear my socks to bed and they dry overnight.
• Cutlery: cup/plate/spork,
• Sleeping mat
• Sleeping bag: Something appropriate to the season. Down is great for winter but if it gets wet you’ll be in for a world of trouble. Bonus tip: A dry sack or bin liner will help keep your sleeping bag dry even if the weather turns sour.
• Head Torch
• Large water bottle – I use a Nalgene bottle as it will take boiling water and I put it into the foot of my sleeping bag as a hot water bottle.
• Food and drinks and chocolate: High energy snacks such as nuts are a great way to keep you going.
• Water purifying tablets. (I boil fresh running water for around 10 minutes to purify it but this can carry health risks.)
• A dry bag: keeps your clothes and sleeping bag dry. Bring a few if needed.
• Insect repellent: Stops the midges making your life miserable and wards off ticks.
• A whistle.
• Camping Pillow or you can always roll up clothes.
• Small trowel, the best way to dig a hole in the event of needing the loo, wet wipes and hand sanitizers are also useful.
• Sunglasses and sun cream.
• A first aid kit with the addition of a tick remover. (I will be carrying a comprehensive first aid kit)
• Toiletries and any medication kept in a dry bag, if you need to use soap, please ensure it is biodegradable to avoid any negative effect on the environment.
• Gloves, a buff, a warm hat, sun hat with a cap.
• Walking poles – I take them when carrying a heavy pack as it reduces the impact on my knees.
• Pen knife.
Please also ensure you have supportive and waterproof boots as we will tend to get off the beaten track at times.
If you have a compass and copy of the Ordnance Survey OL17 Snowdonia map please bring them along. I will print off maps of the area we will be exploring and I also have enough compasses for everyone if needed, please let me know in advance. If you plan to buy a compass I strongly recommend the Silva Expedition Type 4 – this is the perfect general-purpose navigation compass.