The Base Camp
The Stove, Heater & Lamp Specialists.
established 1986

Picture, Primus 1935

Picture, Tilley Guardsman

Primus No.1 stove 1935.

Tilley Guardsman  Stormlantern.

#8816 oil table lamp 2008.

Feuerhand 276 2012.

The Base Camp is a specialist equipment retailer based in Littlehampton, Southern England since 1986.
We are the UK main stockists of spares for Aladdin, Tilley, Coleman, Bialaddin, Vapalux, Magnalux, Anchor, Petromax, Hipolito & Optimus paraffin, (Kerosene), lanterns. All available Optimus, Primus, Trangia, Svea, Monitor, Parasene, Coleman and Radius stove spares are also kept in stock.

We are the largest UK stockist of wicks for Aladdin, Valor, Rippingilles, Eltex, Parasene, Beatrice, POD, Corona, Toyokuni, Kerosun, Zibro Kamin, Toyoset, Ruby and other domestic heaters plus replacement glass chimneys, wicks and burners for traditional oil lamps such as Veritas, Hinks, Messenger, Sherwoods, Defries, Famos, Thermidor & Lampe Belge.

When available we stock new Paraffin, (Kerosene), wick lamps from Aladdin, DHR, Gaudard, Tilley, Vapalux and Petromax pressure lamps, stoves from Manaslu, Optimus, Primus, Trangia and domestic heaters from Corona.
We are also the main UK stockist for all sizes of 'hard' gas mantles under the Veritas or Auerlicht brands

Our Obsolete Parts Register keeps details of enthusiasts and collectors requests which we match up with obsolete parts during our International searches for caches of lantern and stove spares. If you have or know of similar stores of parts near you let us know, we have enthusiasts waiting!

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Please note, the shop and office will be closed from Sat 24th August until Sunday 31st August.

Come and see us at the Great Dorset Steam Fair, new and used lamps, spares, repairs and advice... Admission from Wednesday 27th August until Sunday 31st August.
The shop and office will be closed from the dates above to taravel and set up, see you there.!


Click here for pressure lamp and pressure stove index, leather cups for pumps and hard or soft mantles

Click here for wick lamps, wick stoves,glass chimneys, heater index and paraffin for delivery

Shop closure 23 August until 31st August, long awaited #207b marine kerosene burners are now in stock, check latest news..!

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Last updated on 17/08/14