What do you really NEED to go WILD CAMPING?

What do you really NEED to go WILD CAMPING?

What do you really NEED to go WILD CAMPING?

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https://www.insta360.com/sal/one_r?insrc=INRHK74 or Amazon https://geni.us/instaoneR

Gear I use:
Osprey exos pack https://geni.us/OSPREY_EXOS_48_PACK
Trekology Sleeping pad https://geni.us/trekologyHilleberg Soulo Tent https://gb.hilleberg.com/EN/tent/red-label-tents/soulo/
Rab sleeping bag https://rab.equipment/uk/mythic-ultra-180-sleeping-bag
Jetboil Minimo https://geni.us/JETBOIL
Jetboil pan https://geni.us/jetboil-pan
Jetboil Utensils https://geni.us/jetboil-utensils
Orange Mug https://geni.us/SEA_TO_SUMMIT_MUG
Mini Stool https://geni.us/robensstool
(The Best Quilt) UGQ Bandit Quilt https://ugqoutdoor.com/top-quilts/bandit/?ref=2473
Thermarest Sleeping Pads https://geni.us/THERMAREST_SLEEP_PAD
MSR pocket rocket stove https://geni.us/MSR-ROCKET
Tent no longer in manufacture. Here’s the newer model https://geni.us/Terranovapulse
Nite Ize Gear Ties https://geni.us/gear_ties
Pillow https://geni.us/TREKOLOGY_PILLOW
BeFree water filter https://geni.us/befreefilter
Aeropress coffee press https://geni.us/aeropress-go
Rab Unishelter bivi https://rab.equipment/uk/unishelter-classic-bivi
Big Agnes mat https://geni.us/big-agness-mat
Exped sleeping pad https://geni.us/exped-pad
Exped pump sack https://geni.us/exped-sack
Thermarest Sleeping Pads https://geni.us/THERMAREST_SLEEP_PAD
Thermarest Z-lite https://geni.us/THERMAREST_ZLITE
Thermarest pump sack https://geni.us/thermarest-pump
Thermarest pump https://geni.us/thermarest-micro
Fizan hiking poles https://geni.us/Fizan_compact
Lanshan 1 tent https://geni.us/lanshan-tent
folding table https://valleyandpeak.co.uk
Trangia Stove https://geni.us/trangia_alcohol_burner
SOTO Windmaster Stove https://geni.us/SOTO_STOVE
Mini Pot Grips https://geni.us/GSI_MICRO_GRIPS
ALPKIT Table https://www.alpkit.com/products/splitta
ALPKIT pot https://www.alpkit.com/products/mytimug
Salomon Boots https://geni.us/SALOMON_BOOTS
Foil mat https://geni.us/foil-mat

Clothing worn:
Goretex Jacket https://geni.us/RabZenith
Trousers https://geni.us/MontaneTerra
Hiking Boots https://geni.us/ScarpaSL
Gaiters https://geni.us/Gaiters

DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission.


  1. Joe Davies on February 16, 2023 at 8:01 am

    Nice vid and that area is gorgeous, would love to camp there. Where is it?

  2. ZD on February 16, 2023 at 8:03 am

    4:30 – haha, don’t eat the stems if you don’t want to, but then why buy tender*stem* broccoli?! You might as well just buy normal broccoli at half the price 😂👍

  3. Alex_strachan on February 16, 2023 at 8:04 am

    Do you have any tips for me I’ve just started backpacking and wild camping

  4. Chris Hudson on February 16, 2023 at 8:05 am

    Not sure about all your plastic zip lock bags you use cheap i know but dry sacks are more durable, just as waterproof if not better definitely worth the investment

  5. Chrystal Roberts on February 16, 2023 at 8:06 am

    Amazing views! Camera work spot on mate! Thanks for the video!!

  6. Allan James on February 16, 2023 at 8:07 am

    I like watching videos that inspire anyone and especially the kids to get out and enjoy camping regardless of their income. As soon as i see the thousand pound hillebergs and the 800 quid sleeping bag i turn off now, it’s like watching guys in a fancy hotel with rain tapping their window. Watching Expedition gear being tested up k2 or on Everest, yes but spending thousands on expedition gear to use on a grassy hill in the uk looks ridiculous lol

  7. Paul Cahill on February 16, 2023 at 8:07 am

    I’d be on the other side when it comes to
    Footwear. I hiked on cheap
    Boots for years and developed blisters. Since I changed to
    Solomon boots that fit well Iv eliminated problems with feet.

  8. Unnamed channel on February 16, 2023 at 8:09 am

    Cooking inside the tent would be the dumbest way to do..

  9. Gaia Girl Goes Global on February 16, 2023 at 8:10 am

    Great video, but I would argue that water filtration or at least some kind of sterilisation is absolutely essential. Despite how clean the water may look you can never be assured that nasties aren’t in there. Getting sick from foul water can become life threatening (diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, succumbing to the elements). Not something you want to have happen. Proof is in the pudding with a guy we recently had to have evacuated from a hike for this very reason.

  10. John Vianney on February 16, 2023 at 8:10 am

    Wow, good to see wild camping not stopping you from having a scrumptious dinner!

  11. Cobwobbler on February 16, 2023 at 8:12 am

    Nice use of the 360 cam.

  12. Noah Cole on February 16, 2023 at 8:13 am

    Where is this? Very beautiful

  13. Orangen limonade on February 16, 2023 at 8:14 am

    thumbs up for the garbage bag. I also think it is very important to take your rubbish with you.

  14. Mally Redfearn on February 16, 2023 at 8:15 am

    Don’t need to get a wet bum! Just stick a rubble sack down lol.. I’m enjoying your videos Paul, though first time I’ve commented..

  15. he he on February 16, 2023 at 8:16 am

    you rock! also ur voice reminds me of Lemmys

  16. James Hawthorn on February 16, 2023 at 8:16 am

    where is this spot paul?!

  17. Joseph Lambe on February 16, 2023 at 8:21 am

    Great video Paul.

  18. Fred Bloggs on February 16, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Need to take? Bog in a bags, (other makes are available.)

  19. Big Guys Hike Too on February 16, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Love your videos. So lucky over there with open areas to camp. The USA is so restricted on the eastern part where I live. Out west is open range but not on the east coast. So many rules and regulations. I would love to visit the uk and all the different countries. My ancestors all most all come from Scottish, Irish, Welch, and English lands. I would love backpack the country side there. I am not into tourist places but love seeing the real people and normal culture not the act put on at tourists traps. Well keep up the videos.

  20. Jim Benson on February 16, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Over the last couple of months I’ve been compiling a list of items needed to start this as a hobby. This guy has been the most on point and helpful so far!

  21. Vader78 Toy Hunter on February 16, 2023 at 8:23 am

    Jet boiler and lots of rations

  22. Tony Bilton on February 16, 2023 at 8:23 am

    I’m concerned about cooking inside my tent if the weather is awful..what’s the safest way to cook with a stove inside or should I cook inside the vestibule area?

  23. Dave Ramble On Witt on February 16, 2023 at 8:24 am

    What make was the knife again?

  24. Robert Mulhern on February 16, 2023 at 8:25 am

    Paul, any chance you can do a review of a Zenbivy Motobed and give us your thoughts?

  25. S on February 16, 2023 at 8:25 am

    Where do we get OS maps from ?

  26. Noman on February 16, 2023 at 8:27 am


  27. MrBenn # on February 16, 2023 at 8:28 am

    Love your relaxed and honest approach.

  28. S on February 16, 2023 at 8:29 am

    Hi Paul love your videos. I may of missed what kind of power bank you have? Thanks take care

  29. Ellis B on February 16, 2023 at 8:29 am

    would love to see a post camp breakdown… how you take care of your gear when you get back home

  30. Jake on February 16, 2023 at 8:32 am

    Hello Paul, I live in the UK and was wondering where you were in this video as it looks like a great spot. Thanks.

  31. Soggz on February 16, 2023 at 8:33 am

    Don’t know if this is ‘controversial’ or not, but if you need to go to the toilet, instead of digging a hole and leaving your mess in the ground, what about bagging it up, like you would with a dog?.
    No one talks about this, but they love the ‘leave no trace’ slogan?
    What’s your view on that?
    I got asked this the other day.

  32. Lurcio Titters on February 16, 2023 at 8:35 am

    Great advice Paul. Thank you. Pack weight is something to consider as well, I think. I took way too much stuff on my first wild camp and regretted it. How much did that pack in total weigh for you please?

  33. BAMCO on February 16, 2023 at 8:35 am

    Get them stalks eaten lad!

  34. Alec Maddock on February 16, 2023 at 8:36 am

    Paul, I’m just starting out watching this stuff and I stumbled gladly upon your channel … mate your a legend , I’m defo watching your stuff mate , thank you 🙏Alec

  35. Thewildozzie on February 16, 2023 at 8:39 am

    So many scene cuts

  36. Nick S on February 16, 2023 at 8:40 am

    I don’t think the youngsters are any more likely to leave rubbish than some adults how many youngsters fly tip

  37. Phillip Nunya on February 16, 2023 at 8:43 am

    I am currently stuck on a tropical island. Sounds nice, but I hate it. I miss open space. Camping sucks here.

  38. Kristy Moore on February 16, 2023 at 8:45 am

    I love your channel and want to camp there someday after all of the pandemic, etc. I live in the California Sierra Nevada in the US. I can never, ever cook in or near my tent. Most times I have to have a bear canister or hang my food.

  39. flashingturtle on February 16, 2023 at 8:46 am

    Lighting lol

  40. Digital Hermit on February 16, 2023 at 8:46 am

    @6:52 was gorgeous with the sunrise

  41. mezmery a on February 16, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Good trail runners are 150-200$ a pair, same as budget boots, btw. But they last for half of season instead of 5 years.

  42. Blind Observer on February 16, 2023 at 8:48 am

    LOVE your videos!

  43. Nib Bigger on February 16, 2023 at 8:49 am

    I’ve never been camping before but I’d definitely want to go. It looks so nice and peaceful, waking up the beautiful natural views

  44. Cameron Wade on February 16, 2023 at 8:50 am

    As an American I am MIND BLOWN by cooking in your tent. No threat of animals??! I need to camp THERE

  45. TAKING BACK FEBRUARY on February 16, 2023 at 8:51 am

    Please do a vid where you tell us affordable single person tents! Great vid!!!!

  46. A on February 16, 2023 at 8:55 am

    Love your videos man

  47. Vaidotas Ratkus on February 16, 2023 at 8:56 am

    you need rain poncho(tent is nice but if you spend 15 minutes of time searching for good place you usually will find wall stone or smt, big poncho is enough), sleeping bag(or wool blanket, but better sleeping bag) and foam sleeping pad. Backpack is optional but better to have one. Everything else – optional: Shoes are nice, but I have made some trips bare foot in summer (winter you have to have shoes), almost any of the shoes will do the job for hiking in trails even converse (exception is mountains, swamps etc.). Clothing – don’t buy new, you can get Patagonia’s fleeces in many second hand shops, same with other synthetic clothes, and you dont need goretext – they suck! fleece on naked body and wind stopper will work better – you will feel drier, if it rains – just use poncho or other fully waterproof thing. Stove – optional, I’ve made many trips with just sandwiches and tortillas alone – its actually quicker. Most important is to go, there are a lot of people in the world who will try to sell you this and that but after decades of outdoor life I dont believe any of it. Less comfort is good for you! Just go and enjoy. Thats my 2 cents

  48. Grayson on February 16, 2023 at 8:57 am

    Tip for sleeping bags and pads: Companies can rate them for comfort, and for survival rating. So see if the one your looking at says which it is. If it’s comfort, add 10 degrees Fahrenheit to get optimal comfort. If it’s survival, add 20. How much they are true to the rating will depend on the brand, but that’s the general rule. Also remember if you don’t want a bag for both winter and summer, you could get a worse rated sleeping bag, and then a sleeping bag liner.

  49. Ikikata Budo Academy - Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-do on February 16, 2023 at 8:58 am

    I really enjoyed this video thanks Paul

  50. Graham Davies on February 16, 2023 at 8:59 am

    Who does your filming?

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