So, here we go – the next video in a planned trilogy of videos aimed at those who are considering taking up wild camping for the first time.
Where as the first part was a more thoughtful and general overview of spending nights out on the British hills (CLICK HERE), this next chapter concerns basic kit. Granted, it’s not an in-depth guide – that was never the intention. Kit choice in itself is a minefield and open to debate.
Here we are concerned with what kit and why for the uninitiated.
Perhaps again – the style of this video is a reflection of my character and enthusiasm for this hobby. I did not want to dwell on the ins and outs of gear. I wanted to inject a sense of drama, fun, impact and information.
A bullet-point overview of what to take and the experience involved. I’ve tried to capture this with the editing style, music and of course the conversation.
Many thanks again to Moonlightshadow – he definitely makes my job easier by being such a natural in front of the camera. And thanks must also go to Andy – who took up his first tentative steps to wild camping and enjoyed it thoroughly. I believe it was all he imagined but also a little surprised at the easy-going nature of it all.
There’s no rush. One can take it easy, relax and enjoy the scenery along with it’s ever changing moods and sounds.
For the first time, I’ve included an extra video concerning behind the scenes footage. It includes some scenes I wished to input into the final video but alas I had to cut due to running time constraints. At one point, the video’s duration was around the 30 minute mark!
I’m not keen on breaking the project down into parts for YouTube – however, it did encourage me to concentrate on what the goal of this video was meant to be – and so I’ve adjusted the subject accordingly.
It has been extremely time consuming and mentally draining putting this video together – so I do hope you enjoy it.
In the meantime, I’m going to take it easy and lay off the film-making for a while. Though, I do gain immense satisfaction from producing them, I shall now take the time to plan the final part. This final chapter will be a conclusion to Moonlightshadows journey taking up wild camping for the first time.
It will concentrate on where you go and why, where how you pitch matters and why including the legalities of wild camping – reading maps and the land and so on. The final minutes will concern the beauty of the landscape and nature. So, for those who maybe seek it – that video could be summarised as thoughtful, inspiring and in one simple word – “beauty”.
Or at least I will endeavour for it to be so!
I’d also like to thank those who contributed to some feedback with the rough cut of the introduction. I think you’ll find I compromised in the end – keeping all sides happy including myself.
So, here we go!
Wild Camping Part Two – Basic Kit
Moonlightshadow has recently took up the hobby of wild camping. Here his thoughts on what are the bare essentials to make your trip a safe and comfortable one.
Behind the scenes of Wild Camping Part Two