Who are we? Well that’s a good question and one which I’ll try to answer in as few words as possible. I’m sure you would rather spend time viewing our great products rather than read about my lifelong quest to change the world one tent at a time or hear how I want to educate people on the principles of leave no trace in the wild.
The story began 10 years ago when we returned home having been around the world on a mammoth backpacking adventure. As you can imagine travelling around the world is an unforgettable experience with plenty of ups and downs. All in all you become closer as friends and bond over common interests. Once back home the post holiday blues kick in, you’re back to your regular 9 to 5 and life becomes routine once again…..
So what did we do? As our love for adventure and the outdoors always remained we started hiking and climbing. Fast forward to getting stranded in a whiteout which lead to us taking a navigation course which in turn lead to more adventurous hikes and influenced my (Phil) decision to join the mountain rescue team.
These days when not working we are off climbing the highest peaks around the world.
People ask me why we do it, why we put ourselves through the torture of climbing some of the highest mountains in the world. Its hard to put the reasons into words but imagine being at the highest altitude, tired, hungry and in pain. Barely managing to put one foot in front of the other, pushing through this to reach the goal you have been working towards for weeks, months, years.
Well this is the feeling I love the most, stupid right? Well not to me, because in this moment you don’t think about anything else in the world only the mountain and about putting one foot in front of the other and in that moment nothing else matters in the world.
I hope this gives you some idea of the passion, wisdom and vision behind SleepingWild.com
Why Tents and Sleeping Gear
Picture this, you are trekking up the side of a mountain miles from civilisation. You are caught in a storm with torrential rain and winds gusting at 100kph. You know you need to get out of this but at the same time you want to be as safe and as comfortable as possible.
If I had a penny for every time the guys and I have been caught in this situation I’d be a rich man! There is nothing worse than being stuck in a tent that is being hammered by the wind and leaking in the rain. No one likes to be cold, wet and miserable let alone all these stuck in a low quality tent up a mountain worrying if the gusts of wind are going to snap your tent poles.
We learned very quickly that in order to enjoy ourselves in the mountains we needed to have the right equipment let alone the right gear. So we began to invest in some high quality equipment.
Here at Sleepingwild.com we only sell high quality equipment, equipment that will not fail you, gear that will last for years. So next time you find yourself in a similar situation as above you know where to find the best possible camping equipment that will keep you not only safe but warm and dry.
We don’t want you to be miserable while on your adventure; we know how that feels and how it can ruin a fantastic experience. So at SleepingWild.com we are here to help and advise people, while at the same time promoting the great outdoors.
If you have any questions big or small, regarding our great product range or what to take to the mountains, fire us an email, use the Live Chat, post to our Facebook page or Tweet us @_sleepingwild_ We will be happy to help you as best we can and if we don’t have the answer we are sure through our network of mountaineer and adventurer friends we can find someone who can.