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The Ultimate Winter Camping Checklist 

The Ultimate Winter Camping Checklist 

Planning a winter camping trip? 

You need to make sure you’re well-equipped to take on Britain’s brutal winter weather. Braving the great outdoors without the right gear can be risky at any time of year, but particularly so when it’s cold and wet for days on end. 

But don’t worry: Outdoor Camping Direct’s winter camping checklist covers everything you need for the perfect trip. 

Camping heater

Keeping dry and warm is paramount, so make sure you pack a reliable camping heater. 

You can choose from a number of heaters at highly competitive prices. For example, the Milestone Portable Camping Butane Gas Heater offers quick start-up, a swivel body, and simple temperature controls. This is designed for outdoor use only, ideal for cosy stargazing on clear winter nights.  

Waterproof Jacket

If you don’t already have a good waterproof jacket, buy one before you embark on your camping trip this winter — it’s a must-have for keeping dry and warm. There’s a huge variety of brands, but always go with a name you trust. 

Regatta is one of the foremost companies creating waterproof gear for campers and hikers, such as the Regatta Highside III Waterproof Men’s Insulated Jacket. It includes taped seams, Thermo-Guard insulation, articulated sleeves, a detachable hood, and a durable water-repellent finish. 

There’s also the Regatta Corvelle Waterproof Women’s Insulated Jacket, which comes in a variety of colours. And the internal map pocket is just the thing to keep your map stowed away safely!

Whatever coat you pack, a waterproof jacket is an essential consideration when you’re wondering what to take camping.

Spare, warm clothing

Never underestimate the importance of spare clothing. Even if you’re only planning a two-day break, make sure you have multiple pairs of socks, T-shirts or jumpers, jeans, and boots. You don’t want to get drenched as you set up your tent and be forced to wear those wet clothes for the rest of your trip. That’s bad for your health and can put a real downer on your entire break too! 

Pack base layers, such as the Regatta Men’s Long Sleeve Thermal Vest. This fits comfortably under your top layers and provides thermal protection against low temperatures. 

Sleeping bag

This is a given: you’ll be sleeping on the floor of a tent with a few inches of material between you and the damp earth. You’ll need a good, well-made sleeping bag to help you stay warm, dry, and cosy enough to feel rested. 

The Coleman Heaton Peak Comfort Sleeping Bag is designed to keep you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s warm. Just the thing for your winter camping break. 


Don’t fancy eating cold food when you’re camped in the middle of nowhere this winter? A fire pit or grill gives you the power to prepare delicious hot meals anywhere! 

You have plenty of options to choose from, with something for every outdoor chef!

Take the time to check and double-check that you’ve packed all the essentials for your winter camping trip. 

Make sure you take everything you’ll need to stay warm and safe, so you can focus on enjoying your well-earned break!

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