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Whats in my bag – Wild Camping and Landscape Photography

Whats in my bag – Wild Camping and Landscape Photography


oh hi guys how you doing so I know a lot
apologies for how long this has taken me to do a lot of you been asking what I
have with me when I do my wild camping and landscape photography trips so I thought
I’d go through everything I bring with me on my trips I wanted to leave it a few
months because I do keep changing my gear and I wanted to make sure anything
I do talk about I can actually recommend that I’ve used enough to do so so okay I
talked about the everything I’ve got in my bag this firstly is a Osprey Kestrel
68 liter rucksack absolutely fantastic I can’t recommend this enough it is a
stunningly well-built back soon any well designed yeah not too heavy but it’s
very very I mean I’ve used it quite a lot and there isn’t any signs of marks
on the at all so I can definitely recommend that bag okay what we’ve gone
the outside well I don’t this is kind of a new thing but trekking poles it’s
something I’ve only done in the last source three to six months I used to
laugh at people using trekking poles but to be honest with you when you’re
carrying a lot of weight normally around 20 kilos these are a tremendous help and
I probably wouldn’t be able to do half the stuff I do without my trekking poles
so they’re just Leki quantum the quantum checking poles were
particularly expensive 50 60 quid that sort of thing
I’ll put a link to everything that I talk about in in the description of
the video below so if you want to click on anything it would take you through to
Amazon and you can pick them up so yeah very very good they’re very I do
recommend that okie-dokie what else have we got in the bag on the other side I’ve
got my tripod and I just in clip this drop back down there right then so the
tripod II used I bought this solely for hiking landscape photography wild
camping it’s a Sirui T1204X carbon fiber tripod it’s extremely light it’s less
than a kilo without the the tripod leveler I’ve got there and without the
head I think it’s probably about 1,500 in total but it’s an extremely extremely
well-made tripod it’s really really strong I didn’t expect it to be quite as
sturdy as it is to be – so ya 1,500 1,500 grams those so with
the with the ball head there and the tripod leveler there so this is really
really really good I do I’m very impressed with the the Sirui brand of
tripod anyway value for money this is exceptional really really do enjoy using
this tripod I do use it for my pro work because while it’s that strong it’s a
really good video tripod because it’s so light yeah so that’s my tripod set up
and this is the K10x Sirui tripod head as well
really really nice I like having just the one of there to control the yet to
control the movement of the camera and I said that’s the tripod leveling system
which you can pick off Amazon for about 40 45 quid brilliant with olive do my
panoramix they’re really really quick way of leveling the camera very very
quickly and very easily yeah love that system so yeah put a link
to that in the bottom I can highly well know a few of you actually sort of told
me that you’ve bought these after watching my videos as well so thanks for
picking them up hope you enjoy them they’re brilliant
really really really recommend them okay what’s next right then okay so back into
the bag like a TARDIS this thing is it actually contains loads so I work
through what I put where I always have my head torch this one is a Pezl
actic core rechargeable head torch is absolutely fantastic
pick that up for about 40 pounds very very good value for money anatase
rechargeable stick in the car whatever it takes of crocodiles and it’s fully
charged brilliant brilliant the power on this thing is incredible definitely
recommend that so that’s the Petzl actik core ill link to that and that’s the
okay well so we’ve got the next pocket down hi this a bit of a luxury
and for my YouTube channel I always bring my drone and to
be honest with you love some of the photographs I get off this as well so
this is a maverick air drone and I do have a spare battery in one of the bugs
as well but yeah just a mavic air little tiny thing fantastic don’t weigh
anything what are they way so they Tindra grams
that is yeah good all right don’t go anywhere without my mavic air do like
that next thing on the back we’ve got my
water hydration system this is an osprey water bag it holds two liters are
normally around the 1 and after two liters depending you know how much
walking I’m likely to be doing and two weeks two liters is kind of a minimum
for wild camping and if you’re you know going to be needing coffee or to cook
your food and stuff like that so 2 liters and then on the side here I’ve
got another another metal sort of water bottle which has got a half a liter in
there as well so that won’t probably be for the coffee if I’m if I know I need
to make extra allowances for the coffee that’s there ok and tripods in the
pocket on the front sometimes if I’m going somewhere don’t know and I don’t
exactly know where I’m going me camping I always put a map in the front of the
bag I’ll open up the bag there’s a compartment on the top there for your
car keys I don’t intend to use my car keys in there ok so this is the order
attend to pack everything mainly so that as I get to it location if I want to
take a photograph as soon as I open my bag I can get access to my camera
straight away so that’s the last thing to go in the bag is the camera bag ok so
this I can’t array I can’t recommend highly north this is a 10 burr BYOB 10
so this is a fantastic little ICU I suppose they’re called and just it gets
it’s perfect to me I’ve got my 70 to 200 f/4 lens Sony I’ve got my Sony a7 3 with
a 24 to 70 f/4 lens on there I’ve also got a small rig out bracket over I mean
these are keys and custom for the for the sony but you don’t need to get a
custom one you can get cheap ones off Amazon and then I’ve got my Tokina
fearian 20 mil f2 so that pops in the side there as well so I just goes in the
bottom there dead easy nice that lens out is further than football camping
because it’s so small and then that will just go in the top there obvious little
polarizer on there on the top there as well so that will go in there I’ve also
got I’ve got obviously the peak design left straps on there as well so I can
wander around with that I’ll keep my filters perhaps I should
be doing this but I’ll keep my filters just in the front here I’ve got a nd
grad I tend to take one Andy Grove this is in an nd8 0.9 grad filter so that
will go in that one that’s ready and so that’s not going to break but in this
pocket I’ve got my two glass Nissi filters i’ve
got ND 8 and a 10 stop Nissi filter these are both got rubber gaskets on
that foam gasket so they protect each other quite nicely so I know that
they’re glass and they always go facing up so they’ll be fine there like that on
the side then because don’t ask me why but the sony doesn’t have a
intervalometer built in so my intervalometer goes in the side there
try not to use that if I can avoid it but yeah with the sony not have been
built in the intervalometer a choice I guess and on the other side there I’ve
got a I tried several loads of these in every single pockets there’s just a lens
wide there they actually got one in the top there and in the top there also I’ve
got some spare batteries spare one for the video video camera spare one for the
sony and another lens wipe ok so that’s that’s what I can’t recommend these
enough I do it did actually use to use the f-stop I see I’ve got two or three
of these as well I don’t think the quality is comparable
between the two I think the f-stop bags are good and they’re great when they’re
in the f-stop and your bag or whatever you’re using I think they’re fantastic
for that but for wall camping and just being able to they actually it’s just a
standalone bag as well it doubles obviously zone bag your subject I can’t
fault it I think superb these are good but definitely when you’ve got any
weight in and you’re hanging them up like that I just don’t feel that the
field is rigid as this so yeah can’t rake that enough the ten Burt BYOB ten
this is I’ve obviously got the peak design strap on there as well so it just
means that when I get there I can wander around with that like a standalone bag
actually fantastic so that is my camera system ID anything off oh yeah
on the back then I’ve got my filter holder which scripts in the back there
this is a format hi-tech filter fire crest filter holder nice quality metal
foil to hold up good so that whole system weighs in at three point seven
kilos so not bad since I’ve gone to mirrorless things we’ve got a lot
lighter which it’s good next in the bag I tend to keep a access
quick access to of my water so my waterproofs I’ve got them in a separate
dry bag basically this is an eight-litre Osprey dry bag and I’ve got my Rabb the
top I think it’s called an drab waterproof trousers just it quick if you
just start tipping it down and get access to them dead quick and yeah that
it’s always handy to keep them at the top of the bag okay that’s that that
boat looks good because it compresses down quite nice that jacket is a bit
heavy to be honestly I’ve got a cheap one which is though a good waterproof
Ramon tan which is not as not as insulated but it weighs quite a lot less
than that so if I’m conscious of weight I will swap out that Rab I do actually
tend to keep all my bags all my clothing everything enjoy bags bio I’ve ordered
the van Gogh dry bags because they’re all different colors and basically what
though is the green one I’ll keep all my clothes in it so I know that when I’m
looking for gloves or something or a hat it’s going to be in the green bag I
might have a thermal pair of trousers in here as well which you’re just just
there but this is pretty much all I have in here so what you have really really
light packable Montana gloves and this is a RAB microlight think they call them
down insulated jacket if we’re going somewhere super cold I’ll bring this one
instead this is a rabble Ektron so it’s a bit bit more yeah a bit big as a pack
down but it’s a lot more insulated than that one but this one’s really good
because it goes underneath my waterproof really well so that is the RAB
microlight I think they call them fantastic little coats really really
good yeah what happened so and as I say we’re going anyway cold I’ve got some
insulated trousers or put in there as well so the green bag is for all the
clothes and that weighs in at just over 500 grams nothing at all all IDEs up
though next up I’ve got my orange bag and in this we’ve got this is all my
cooking stuff so know that everything that’s gonna be
potentially – he goes into this one so I’ve got metal cup for my coffee don’t
always bring it but there’s a hip flask I’ve got my coffee only bring a little
bit of that just try and keep that weight down a new addition to my camping
gear but one of my favorite additions is my Aeropress coffee press can’t can’t
tell you how good that is if you’re gonna if you’re gonna start while
camping pick that and you like coffee pick one a my opposite the one of the
best things you’ll buy is that at work as well it’s actually fantastic coffee
out of its stunning pot noodle I like pot noodles because they taste great but
they don’t weigh anything without any water in so just keep weight down pot
noodles are really good drop any dry food is a really good way to go
I used to use the the Wayfarer and me also I found them to be a bit heavy so
yeah so we’ve got our hiking snack bar their breakfast bars I normally go for
something like a nature bar over you’re kinda caught on and then a couple of
soups if I if I fancy and then that’s just the measuring spoon for the coffee
and then a couple of sports I normally have two of these with me one for the
coffee to stir the coffee and one then to eat so keep one clean at all times
makes life a lot some more pleasant on the mountain and that weighs in at 800
grams 800 grams okay next up I’ve got this little pouch this is just something
I know to go for go – as soon as I get to the tent
the tents been put up this is one of the things I need to keep handy it’s got a
few handy things in there like a toilet roll for obvious reasons a little light
which will clip on in the inside of the tent this is superb actually tiny little
thing there’s no way anything and it literally lights the tent up a lot of
that so this is a LUMO LUMO little thing I don’t know brilliant actually
yeah nicely got paracetamol I never go anywhere without power seat moles ear
plugs just in case it’s howling will wind and a few spare tent pegs just in
case somebody forgets them okay so this I mean cars have just picked up one of
these each this is a sea2summit eros pillow I’ve gotta be honest I’ve used it
two or three times carousels and use those yet it’s just an inflatable pillow
this really is just a couple blow you know gay quite soft and blow up too
much it weighs literally nothing and it’s so comfortable it’s about 25 pounds
but I can’t write I can’t rate that and off I mean that’s going to be about 30
grams that thing is just ridiculous yeah 30 grams absolutely superb really
really really really good thing that is I’m glad I picked that up so that’s that
little pouch there sometimes I’ll put another spare battery in there for the
camera or for the drone or something as well so just so I’ve got batteries in
other places yep so that’s just a little bag that came free with allo allo Pro
bag I bought ones what’s next now that the blue bag the blue bag doesn’t always
come with me it should do really because it’s got first-aid stuff in it it’s got
if one goes to our hot Sun Tan Lotion I normally go for a fact 250 because
there’s nothing worse than worrying about sunburn on the mountain and a head
net if you’re going anywhere that you might get mosquitoes or something and
lip-lip suntan lotion another cloth for my lenses spare batteries strangely they
shouldn’t be in there but spare batteries for the little light I should
have been in the other bag a compass so this is a bag that I know you know that
these these non essentials are in their pocket perhaps the compass maybe you
shouldn’t really go anywhere without a first-aid kit I normally use that for
obviously for paracetamol justify that but bandages are in there and stuff okay
so the next thing this is looks nothing but it’s absolutely fantastic it is
literally a kneeling mat but it has so many uses if you’re cooking and stuff
you can knead on this while you’ve got your while you’re cooking the dinner you
if you’re sitting outside with your friends socialising you can you can use
this and sit on keeps the cold away from you it literally weighs nothing it’s got
those uses and to be honest with you when I’m sleeping I’ll put this at the
bottom of my sleeping mat so that if my feet go off here then they’re still not
touching the cold surface the fleet will be on this so it’s really handy I
wouldn’t go any over that if I actually take that for my long normal landscapes
over shoots a normally take that with me as well just goes in the side see a wet
rock or whatever you’ve got something to sit on
nicely brilliant that’s three pound and literally no point way and that because
it doesn’t write anything next thing I’ve got is this water to go but I’ll
only take this if I’m going somewhere that you need to try and keep water
weight down and I know there’s actually going to be a
clean water source no point taking this up a mountain if you know that the top
is not to be any water but it’s absolutely brilliant he literally put a
non stagnant water obviously from a from a stream hasn’t gotten the animals or
something nearby stick that in there give it 15 minutes shake it around give
it a chance for the carbon and all the stuff that’s in the filter to react and
then you drink out of that it’s completely perfect yeah this is about 13
pound this just recommended to me in a shop when we’re in Snowdonia at once and
it’s been fantastic it really has saved me bacon on a few occasions so next I’ve
got one of my favorite purchases the lids come off it but this is my Jetboil
I can’t tell you how good this is it’s absolutely brilliant so the Jetboil has
everything inside a little camping stove so that clips on there and that screws
on there and then that goes on top of there and then it’s a wind proof it but
if you get the right gas seal bought it’ll go down to minus 25 degrees it’s
absolutely fantastic cook your dinner in it you can boil you can use it as a
kettle it’s you know it’s just brilliant then I’ve seen another spork on the side
there but no these are quite expensive but they’re actually I bought this I
think from Decathlon or something like that and it was about sixty pounds so
it’s one of the best 60 pounds I’ve ever spent to do with the wall camping it’s
absolute I wouldn’t go anywhere without that in fact another thing I take to
work with me and it’s very very handy indeed
so just remember a lot goes back in there goes on top of that that and then
what also should be in there just fell out is you can buy them with the
ignition with the igniter built into and I wouldn’t do that I would recommend
just getting them on that without the ignition built in and just get a
separate ignition thing because the ones built in do tend to be temperamental and
you’d have to bring one of these separately anyway so they said this
would be my option it’s a tad small but if you’re going on your own this is
these the Jetboil zip I think it’s called
jab or zip so it’s a smaller of the family they do do giant ones and that
weighs in 500 grams actually heavier than I thought
at 500 grams right okey-dokey next up we’ve got my
exped downmat this is just been a godsend this again was recommended to me
by a few friends few shops I know my friend grant uses these they are
absolutely superb there they can be quite expensive but if you look out for
money that on a deal that I think I paid about 6070 pound for this one I’ve got
two unfamiliar one for carats and it’s a fantastic little sleeping mat so you
comes with a pump and what you do is you you you give it the pump ball inflate it
like that but it’s actually got down in the top of the the it’s like a lie low
but it’s got down in the top of it so it keeps your body heat away your
your body temperature away from the cold surface by about five or six centimetres
and yeah obviously because it’s got the down insulation it’s – we can go to
about minus six I think and I’ll put accurately how far down in
temperature you can go but this is it’s really really comfortable I can’t really
recommend this in office it’s been superb so yeah very very highly
recommended that so we’re definitely something you don’t want to compromise
on when you’re getting into wall camping and you’re gonna start spending money
and this is definitely one of the things I would recommend you spend the money on
a good sleeping system ok next thing I’ve got is my tent so I’ve got two tent
options now this is just kind of falling out the back so I’m doing it all
properly but this is my Crookes x2 storm tent this is a four season winter very
very strong boat like an absolute tank ten is an expensive tent but I tell you
what I can’t I can’t speak highly enough of the Crocs tents
they’re absolutely absolutely bomb-proof and uh knowing in good strong wind this
is a very heavy wind this is going to be absolutely rock-solid as well so what I
tend to do though is I tend to pack the tent poles and the pot and the tent
separately this is an expert snows will bag this is actually designed to inflate
the mat so you trap all the wind the air in there and you can push the air
straight into the mat using that but I find it works very very well as aids
wet tent back so what do because this is an inner tent in a pitch first I touched
the owl to put the outer part of the tent in in first and I can grab the the
inner straightaway and then obviously when you’re packing off it’s dead easy
to get it in the bag when it’s wet having this hole at the bottom there I
can just sort of push all the air through it and and it will compress down
nicely into the into the bag obviously you wrap that around there and it keeps
everything else I’m being getting wet as well this is quite a heavy 10 it’s as I
say for season 10 it’s a very strong tent so there’s no real compromise on
the 10 off it’s probably the most important part of any wall camper for me
I wouldn’t be I wouldn’t recommend anybody goes out and by compromises on
on the quality of a 10 well if you’re going to do that you need to be aware of
sort of environments you’re going to be pitched in and make sure that even if
you bought a cheap tent make sure it’s going to be okay for the environment
like the wind the rain and it’s just especially in the UK when sister
unpredictable oh I’ve I’ll be very thankful I’ve been in this tent on a few
occasions so this tent I want by the way in that because I haven’t got the poles
on it but together with the poles this way is about 2.6 2.7 kilo so it’s quite
a heavy ten but it’s definitely worth it’s worth carrying extra weight for
that okay so next is the poles for the tent say this is part the crook system I
have the poles separately so I can push them down the back of the bag and then I
can force everything else that’s not rigid down into the bank it just means
that I get to save quite a lot of space and also it just means that I can get
there I haven’t got to worry about that so much I can just get the poles out
straight away I can pitch the poles up and get them ready to go without
anything below in a way so obviously when you’re taking a tent putting the
tent up on a mountain and it’s blowing a gale all you want you want a little of
these very very light bags hanging around as possible so I tend to put this
separate so I’ve got that this in the bag if I’m putting the tent or POC and
leave the tent in the bag well then you just got this one one bag to get out so
yeah that’s how I tend to pitch and obviously the tent pegs are in there
always carry a few extra tent pegs as well so that’s the tent sorted and
I think it’s my sleeping-bag so obviously there’s a second part the
second system is your tent first being your am out a third being your sleeping
bag three areas of wall camping you do not
want to compromise on I I can’t I do all their sleepy back it’s a it’s a rapper
sent five hundred it as you can see it compresses down to absolutely nothing
it’s a down sleeping bag and there’s an age-old debate to be debated whether or
not a down versus a synthetic I would go down every time but obviously it’s
crucial that you keep the down bag dry down compresses less it weighs less so
it compresses more weighs less and it’s a better insulator so certainly I mean
we in this country never really it’s that cold unless you’re on the top of
Benton areas or something like that top of Snowden in the winter but this is a
good I’m quite a cold sleeper so this is probably most of this would be my winter
sleeping system but during the summer because I’ve never actually camped
anywhere in the summer that’s been that warm and this has been a good bag for
taking me throughout the year so very very highly recommended this sleeping
bag as they just compresses down into this little bag and yeah it’s been
really good it does actually shed off a little bit of water on the outside of it
as well so if it does get slightly wet in the night with condensation it’s not
actually a problem for the sleeping bag so yeah
very very good so this weighs in at twelve twelve hundred grams at one point
two kilo so not the lightest sleeping bag but yeah I do really like that that
is everything I think I’ll just check that I’ve missed anything out but yeah
just a little water ball on the side there 400 mil anything as recommend it’s
put in just a few sugary snacks I’ve known about harrybo’s or something in
that pocket there a Snickers or a char bar in that one
anything sugary you can bring fruit or whatever jelly babies just to keep your
sugar up then important as you’re hiking but that is pretty much everything so
that’s the gear sorted there’s a few other things I wanted to talk to you
about and put important things about while camping and landscape photography
and just things that you need to be aware of things you need to plan for
sort of thing so the obviously the difference crucially when you’re buying
gear is that you make sure if you’re going out for the first time you’re
buying gear for the right season so if you’re going out in December you make
sure you buy in winter come in gear it’s very important that you
know the limits of your gears not very many things out there that are actual
foresees in gear if you’re going to use anything that’s for season it means
you’re going to sweat in it in the summer or if it’s a suitable for the
summer you’re probably going to freeze in the winter so make sure you do dress
accordingly and you do pack accordingly and your tent it’s going to be suitable
for the other the summer or camping conditions so it needs to be strong in
the window needs to be insulated it needs to you know make sure you’re going
to be safe as your sleeping bag meaning needs to make sure that if the
temperatures do drop you’re going to be insulated and the sleeping mat meat
needs to make sure that you’re off that cold ground so definitely make sure you
know the limits of your camping gear everything will be rated so do keep an
eye on that when you’re buying it always prepare for the worst of your obviously
with Britain it’s quite unpredictable but we never actually get that cold
unless you’re on the top of a mountain or top of been nervous or something like
that top of Snowdon in the winter but do be prepared for obviously hope for the
best but be prepared for the worst weather as
well I always bring waterproof so I always bring windproof so I always bring
it down jacket just in case and if you’re sitting around outside talking to
your friends you can’t get called like that anyway it’s never that warm in and
on a night in Britain so it’s always worth carrying them close do check the
weather before you go a couple days before and again on the morning you go
or the night before you go just to make sure look at the pressure map see if you
can see any storms coming in take it deadly serious you can get stuck and
been there done that so yeah do take the weather serious and do as much research
as you can and be prepared for it I wouldn’t recommend buying cheap gear and
because a lot of it breaks it doesn’t doesn’t I mean I started off with it
with the bottom either bottom the range stuff and it did me a few times but then
you don’t feel as confident and it doesn’t seem like it’s gonna last and
obviously if we were mounting off you’re somewhere away from home you want to be
confident in the gear that you’re using so I wouldn’t recommend and it’s Falls
economy as well because you world companies addictive you are going to
enjoy it so as soon as you start enjoying it you can end up going out and
buying the the better stuff anyway just so it’s going to last you longer I mean
that my tents and all my stuff I hope is gonna last me a long time otherwise it
is an awful lot of money to waste so yeah I wouldn’t recommend buying
cheap gear make sure you’re not on private land it’s very very difficult
sometimes to find out why the lands private or public access if you are
going to be on private land make sure you ask permission first
for whoever you’re whoever’s land it is they can get really really difficult
with you and ask you to shift on in the middle of night hour so that’s not very
nice and you can be faced with fines in certain instances as well so yeah don’t
camp on someone’s land without their permission don’t wear cotton I’m wearing
synthetic everything I’ve got a mid-layer quite thick base later on and
then underneath that I’ve got a sports t-shirt on she’s a nice sports t-shirt
and that’s crucial he said that if you if you’re hiking everybody you’ll get
into your tent and you’re soaking wet because you’ve been sweating it whatever
the the clothes are gonna wick the moisture away from our body so during
the night because the moisture will get further away from my body and then it
will dry if you’re wearing cotton cotton doesn’t wick it stays wet and then
obviously when you stop moving the the moisture will go cold and then you could
you could get ill just based on them on how cold they you’re and Hulk hold and
wet your t-shirts and your clothing is even dancer underwear and base layers
you’ll notice that they’re all synthetic and try and avoid any cotton on your
body at all yeah so trousers boys always bring up a pair windproof sizes from
going up top of a mountain I’ll bring some thermal trousers as well for the
winter just like a fleece line trouser add a bit of extra weight but at least
you know you’re going to be safe this is a great idea as a zip on hoodie and
obviously got the hood there so if I’m in the tent at night I can just chuck
the hood over my head if it starts getting cold and obviously then if it
gets really cold I’ve got more work out as well but no this is all this is all
good because it’s all breathable it wicks everything away so it’s been fun
it’s absolutely fantastic yeah I have an idea where you’re going to camp
make sure you’ve researched the area even if it’s done you don’t know exactly
have an idea when you’re going to camp and anybody if you if if it’s all
possible make sure that somebody who’s not coming knows exactly where you’re
going to be camping as well just in case you get into difficulties in the Avenue
they know exactly where you were and he goes wrong they know where to look and
obviously you need to make sure that there’s options there for if it’s
ridiculously windy when you get there you can calm down a little bit you can
get out the window just have an idea a bit of a bit of preparation so pack as
light as possible I’ve got a bit obsessive over the weight of all my gear
purely because if I don’t know how far and then we walk you know how high I’m
gonna be walking every kilo makes a massive difference so our year I do tend
to literally pack exactly what I need with the exception of the vlogging
camera and the drone oh yeah yeah there’s even down to batteries spare
batteries and things like that so yeah do do take notice of everything you’re
packing because it does all our job and if you can save a half a kilo a couple
of grams here there and everywhere do it honestly you will you all be thankful
for doing it yeah definitely definitely want to keep an eye on the weight of
your bag and I’m just gonna say again don’t leave any mess anywhere if you’re
going to anything you take up a mountain bring down the mountain there’s an awful
problem in Snowdonia and a few other places I’ve been with people while
camping and leaving that rubbish there it’s it’s gonna make it very very
difficult for the rest of us to enjoy these environments if it looks like
somebody’s just sort of abandoned everything there looks like Glastonbury
some parts of Snowdonia so yeah please don’t do leaving any litter it’s it’s
it’s make it’s making its spoiling the environment and it was completely
unacceptable really I don’t know why people do it
bring a bag I normally use the bag I have my food in just to chuck all my
food but waste in there and then obviously if you need to use a toy
passivity to make sure you dig deep enough to form a toilet but yeah please
be respectful for the land and other people that might be enjoying it as well
anyway that is it off probably rambled on too much I hope that has been useful
and I hope I’m going wrong if there’s anything that anybody can say that
perhaps I needed to add to the video feel free to drop me a comment I look
forward to that any tips advice for me that’s more than welcome to hear that as
well but yeah please go out and enjoy the the environment please go out enjoy
the mountains be responsible have a great time
thanks so much for watching take a you

36 thoughts on “Whats in my bag – Wild Camping and Landscape Photography

  • Good stuff Gareth. Have the same rucksack for my winter hiking and same Temba bag. Both great items. Need to put my outfit on scales as I am sure I dont carry that much, or at least hope not 🙂
    . Atb

  • Hi Gareth. Thanks for taking the time to give us an insight into your wild camping kit. I follow a similar organisation system (how did we manage before dry bags?) but my kit's looking a bit tired compared to yours. Perhaps your video is the reminder I need to replace stuff over the Winter !! The Crux tent looks an absolute cracker so I might have a look at that before next Spring. I'm definitely in the synthetic bag corner having ruined a couple of down bags over the years and the only other difference is having Cadbury's hot chocolate for my warm drink 😉 – wouldn't set foot on the hill without it !! Really like the common sense advice following the kit review – no photo is worth putting yourself in danger for. Thanks also for raising the litter issue. Great video Gareth. Many thanks for sharing.

  • Nice Vlog Garath, How things have changed as far as camping equipment over the years, everything is so much lighter today. I used to love hiking and photography when I was younger also did cycle touring, thank you for bringing back memories. You make me wish I was younger

  • Hey Gareth, I don't usually watch 'What's in my bag' videos but I knew this one would be helpful for me and it was. I need to shed some weight from my camera bag too which might mean swapping my 5D system for mirrorless.

  • I enjoyed the video and the way in which your bag weight increased with each item. Great advice for general wild camping and hiking also. All the best.

  • Solid advice mate….as you know, I've got some of that kit myself…and I'll probably buy more of it….for our next wild camping adventure!

  • Top whats-in-my-bag video Gareth. Best I've seen. You are really organised. I'm about to go on a trip with my brother, so this has been really useful. The earplugs will help with his snoring, never mind the wind. Though I may bring a second set to put in my nose against his wind.

  • Great advice mate. I been last weekend up to Llyn Dulyn Wanted to photograph a propeller in the lake from a crashed world war 2 plane Here in snowdonia But typical the lake was full so could only see the top of it Had awful weather for any images in the end but really good time. Well worth checking out next time you are up here

  • Really good video, liked the weight at the bottom which slowly crept up, gives everyone a good idea as to how much everything weighs separately. Btw, Montane is pronounced 'Mon-tay-n' 😉

  • Love the advice, I have a lot of the same gear too! When is the coffee review video? haha! Well here in Texas we have to take into account wildlife such as bears and mountain lions and snakes, ugh the snakes! Besides that can't wait to go wild camping again!

  • Oh wow, that is some serious kit to lug up a hill, I think I’ll stick to the hotel 😬, so don’t ask, I’m not camping 🤣

  • Great video with lots of great advice, I do more bushcraft stuff than hiking but it's all good transferable info. Just subscribed 😉👍

  • Great video Gareth, I have never done wild camping while out shooting my landscape vlogs, I do think its time I gave it a go though, and now I know what to get 👍

  • Great sound advice Gareth. Completely agree with you about your comments on the tent. There are cheap hiking tents that in my opinion wouldn't even stand up in the back garden let alone a mountain top/side. I think you need to approach wild camping in the same mind set as when your buying camera gear, invest in quality gear and it will last. Thanks mate for sharing.

  • always love to see what is other photographers bags
    thanks for sharing this great content with us!
    really enjoyed watching this

  • Over the past couple of weeks I've been picking up kit for wild camping from scratch so this is perfect timing 😊. Is there any reason you don't strap the tent to the outside of the rucksack?

  • Perfect mate. I would love to do a camp with you my bag is 27kg with 2ltr of water. Can you tell me what the lighter is I am going to try to shed some weight

  • An interesting video, thanks for sharing. A noticed you carry toilet roll, but I saw no mention of a method for 'digging in' your human waste. Do you just leave it around for others to find? I carry a small plastic trowel. Only weights around 30g…!

  • Please don't rely too much on a fancy equipment, learn some skills to survive in the wild, you never know when you'll need it.
    I don't know what's the situation with bears in Britain, but if in the wild for more than just a couple of hours, it's wise to carry a gun. Or a torch or something, anything to repel that bully. Course you can maybe negotiate with wolfs, not with bears…

  • An invaluable episode! Utterly insightful. I wished I’d watched this before I bought/spent on camping gear on my recent Europe road trip (mind you, i was glamping in a VW california for 5 wks- Germany Italy Austria Norway Dec/Jan 2019 8k Kms). Rookie mistakes: over packed, lots of cotton/wool, including camera gear lens etc. You learn to live & live to learn. Would recommend it to anyone!
    That said as you mentioned, it’s addictive! Photography & freedom! Back, this time, dedicated to Norway in the summer for the northern lights! Now I know how to pack! Keep clicking keep inspiring & be well x ta

  • One of the best kit videos around, loved the running weight total. Although i am surprised how little food was carried, even for just one night. 😮

  • Basically agree with everything you've said. A bit of duplication of items, watch the metal weight, that stoves heavy. I'd only carry water in a dry area (chalky soil) or where there is agricultural run-off. Those blue bottles are worth their weight in gold. I'd probably go with a larger first aid kit and smaller suntan bottle. Resealable freezer bags weigh less than stuffsacks for smaller items. Carry two lighters. Compass with map in a freezer bag. I'd definitely get a smaller/lighter tent (your body is heating a smaller cubic footage of air inside it) and a bigger sleeping bag for the colder months. Down is great but loses nearly all its insulation when wet, dry cold its fine, chucking it down I'd go synthetic, and extra dry socks!
    Glad you got the wild camping bug, there are parts of the UK that you cannot get to if you have to keep getting back to a car at the end of the day. Try a long distance path during the summer. I hear the Welsh Coastal one is superb.

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