List of 12 Wild Camping Kit List

Wild camping is all about finding a quiet spot, connecting with yourself as well as experiencing nature. It allows you to escape the busy cities and campsites, forcing you to disconnect from the stresses of your life and unwind. While in the UK, the only places you can wild camp without direct permission are Dartmoor or the Highlands, so asking for permission from landowners is critical. Once you’ve done this, you need to pack a bag making sure to include many of the items from our essentials and extras list to enjoy an uninterrupted escape away from the usual.

What Is Wild Camping?

Wild camping is very similar to camping, except you’re not staying in a recognised camping site or caravan site. While most UK land is privately owned, you will need to get permission from landowners before pitching your tent. However, Dartmoor and Scotland are exceptions. You can pitch your tent (with permission) anywhere you like, whether that’s the woods, mountains or a beach. To ensure repeat visits, make sure to leave the place you pitch as you found it. What makes wild camping so special is leaving it as if you were never there, to begin with.

Wild Camping Kit list

While we’ve covered wild camping essentials https://www.zibaadventures.com/wild-camping-essentials-what-you-need-when-you-go/ previously, this list is things you could take to make your trip away that bit easier and more enjoyable. Here are twelve of our wild camping kit list extras:

First Aid Kit

It may not have been an essential previously, but if we’re taking extras, this is the first one we are grabbing. Ensuring you have space adding a first aid kit stocked with these as a base:

  • Antiseptic pads

  • Bandages/plasters

  • Micropore tape

  • Triangular sling bandage

  • Antiseptic cream

  • Antihistamine tablets

  • Paracetamol/Ibuprofen

  • Aloe vera gel

  • Scissors/Tweezers

  • Thermometer

Waterproof Case For Maps

Especially in the UK, the weather can change very rapidly, and the last thing you want wet and disintegrating in your hands is your maps. This Sea to Summit Waterproof Map Case Small is both water and dustproof, coming with an adjustable strap for wearing. It’ll keep any maps or documents waterproof.

Waterproof Matches

While we’re discussing waterproof items, add some waterproof matches to your bag as a backup, just in case. These are small and add very little weight but are handy to have.

Collapsible Lamp

If you want something less bright and fun, consider investing in the Goal Zero Crush Light Chroma, a collapsible solar lantern. Not only does it have six colour modes but also a candle flicker mode for those romantic evenings. It can easily be charged via USB or solar and brighten any campsite, wild or not.


Depending on the time of year, packing a sun cream will have a considerable effect when walking or relaxing by the side of a camp. No one wants to get burnt while on vacation, so make sure to get a high factor and apply regularly.


Investing in a good multi-tool can be a lifesaver, whether for wild camping, camping or general day to day. A good multi-tool has many functions all in one place, saving on weight and size, such as the Swiss Champ Knife from Victorinox, which has 33 functions such as a small blade, tin opener, pliers, chisel and screwdriver, to name a few.

Rechargeable Hand Torch

Investing in an excellent rechargeable hand torch is both wise for inside the tent and for exploring. One such as the compact torch P5R CORE Rechargeable LED Torch weighs only 106g with the batteries and can easily fit in your bag.


You’ll thank us later for this one, but when camping, everyday cutlery just won’t do, and investing in a spork such as the Light My Fire Spork Original will be a sound investment. Not only does it come in a pack of four, but it has a shallow spoon and a fork side with a knife-edge. They’re lightweight, durable and heat resistant.

Folding Coffee Dripper

If you’re a massive fan of a morning coffee, you won’t want to skip this one. When out in the middle of nowhere, it can be challenging to get your caffeine boost, but Snow Peak Folding Coffee Dripper has provided an easy solution. It also folds down, making it easier to pack, while this coffee dripper can also fit over your favourite mug and become a staple in your wild camping morning ritual.

Portable Mosquito Repeller

When you’re out in the open, there’s a good chance you’ll encounter those minor itchy bugs, but using a portable mosquito repeller such as Lifesystems Portable Mosquito Killer to protect yourself. It has a single cartridge that, over time, releases an odourless scent and provides up to 7 nights of protection.

Foldable Table

Often not at the top of the list for a wild camping break, but with a folding down table that is light and durable, you’d be silly not to consider it. The Helinox Table One at Snow+Rock even has two drink holders, meaning you won’t have to balance your drink on a rock again, as well as weighing only 690g and being able to pack down to a size of 41 x 11cm.

Waterproof Socks

Something many may overlook, but waterproof socks should be considered when going out into the elements. We’ve all been there when we’ve had to cross a stream, and our boots have leaked. But, waterproof socks means your feet and toes will stay dry, even if the inside of your boot isn’t, helping significantly in those colder temperatures. Consider some from the brand Bridgedale, who have different lengths in their range at Cotswold Outdoors.

The beauty of wild camping is being able to do it wherever you fancy, only needing to pick a place, pitch your tent, and sit under the stars. From there, you can either enjoy a freshly brewed coffee or the light from your collapsible lamp as you stare at the view before you. Packing any of the items above, with the ones from our Wild Camping Essentials https://www.zibaadventures.com/wild-camping-essentials-what-you-need-when-you-go/, will help make your wild camping trip safe, relaxing and enjoyable.