Spending a long time in your tent during extended winter nights at camp? We know the feeling. Some people will never go wild camping outside of spring and summer, and others are hesitant as they are unsure how to go about wild camping in winter. Others absolutely love winter wild camping and say they actually prefer it.

So how are they staying happy, warm and dry? Well, a lot utilise the little things to make their extended nights at camp a lot better. Winter wild camping definitely means more planning ahead and taking different kit to the summer camps. Here I look at my top 10 picks under £30 for a better winter wild camping trip.

The Top 10

  1. UCO Gear 9 Hour Original Candle Lantern £24.95
  2. Exped Sitpad Flex £8.45
  3. Cascade Wild UL Folding Table £13.99
  4. Tetra Drip £10.99
  5. Nordisk Mos Down Slippers £27.99
  6. Black Diamond Lightweight Screentap Gloves £25.95
  7. MSR Cyclone Tent Stake Kit £27.00
  8. Nebo Lil Larry Torch £13.00
  9. GSI Microlite 500 Flip Insulated Flask £25.50
  10. Outdoor Research Pitted Beanie £29.99

UCO Gear 9 Hour Original Candle Lantern £24.95

Chase away the chill with the lightweight, collapsible Original Candle Lantern. This trusted, time-tested lantern fights dampness and brightens up camp.

Exped Sitpad Flex £8.45

Super light, mega comfort and easily packable. The SitPad Flex is the go-to CCF sit pad. Rapidly deployed, lightweight, surprisingly comfortable and versatile closed-cell foam sit pad. Low profile 3-panel design fits in side-pockets or mesh panels of backpacks and bike bags. Works well as insulation in lightweight backpacking chairs. Excellent insulation for sitting in a snow-kitchen.

Cascade Wild UL Folding Table £13.99

Cascade Wild Ultra Light Backpacking Folding Table Sets up Quickly to Keep your Cooking or Camping Gear Off The Ground. Turn the table upside down and you have a convenient tray for use in your inner tent or shelter.  Reflective tape helps you find you way back to camp in the dark. You will love the convenience the Cascade Wild table adds to your backpacking and hiking experience.

Tetra Drip £10.99

The Tetra Drip Collapsible Coffee Dripper is great little coffee dripper that weighs just a few grams stores flat. Its minimalist design means it takes virtually no space, but the same time helping you to make great coffee outdoors.

Nordisk Mos Down Slippers £27.99

Packable, warm and extremely soft down slippers Tired after a long day of hiking? Anxious to get out of your wet, cold or just…outside footwear. A pair of down slippers is the best present you can give to your own feet. Lighter, softer, warmer and more breathable than any other material, down is the perfect filling to wrap your feet in. And Crystal Down from Nordisk is always upcycled from a European, free range goosefarm.

Why not check out our Valley & Peak blog recommendations for more top tips for your next adventure.

Black Diamond Lightweight Screentap Gloves £25.95

Light, stretchy gloves with the added benefit of full touchscreen functionality. Perfect for sitting in a cold tent and wanting to use your tech.

MSR Cyclone Tent Stake Kit £27.00

Extra holding power in soft soil. The spiral design of this tent stake is ideal for creating a solid anchor point in soft soil or for securing large shelters and tarps in a windy environment. Constructed of lightweight 7000-series aluminium, the Cyclone™ stake offers strength and holding power in all conditions. A reflective pull loop allows for easy removal. Sold as a kit of 4 stakes.

Nebo Lil Larry Torch £13.00

The Lil Larry knows how to light up a room! Equipped with new C•O•B LED technology, the Lil Larry outputs 250 lumens of intense light. Secondary light modes include Low (95 lumens) and the Emergency Red Flash mode. This intense red light is perfect for distress signalling or roadside emergencies. The anodised aluminium body and recessed LED housing ensures that the Lil Larry can handle any situation. It's small size makes this flashlight extremely portable.

GSI Microlite 500 Flip Insulated Flask £25.50

This Ultra lightweight insulated vacuum flask holding 500ml, is engineered to keep it hot drinks hot for a whopping 10 hours or cold for 20, the streamlined, durable Microlite 500 insulated flask is perfect for backpacking, day hikes, at the campsite, and anywhere you travel. Weighing only 224 grams.

Outdoor Research Pitted Beanie £29.99

Reduce, reuse, and 100% recycle into a warm, soft beanie for all of winter's joy. Featuring a 100% recycled polyester for warmth and softness to offset the bite of snow, this cuffed waffle knit is ready for your next adventure. Great for at camp.

If you are struggling for ideas or can't find that perfect combination, please reach out to me in the usual places - @valleyandpeakuk on Instagram, @ValleyandPeak on Twitter, ValleyandPeak on Facebook or on jim@valleyandpeak.co.uk for email.

Jim - Valley and Peak

November 09, 2022 — Jim De'Ath