The Base Camp
The Stove, Heater & Lamp Specialists.
established 1986
Over 30 years of service to our customers.

Picture, Primus 1935

Picture, Tilley Guardsman

Primus No.1 stove 1935.

Tilley Guardsman  Stormlantern.

Vapalux M300X

15 Line Odin Burner 2017.

#KAPOP23 Shade 2017.

Oil lamp chimneys

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, Burmos, 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.
We carry the largest UK range of replacement burners, shade holders and accessories for paraffin lamps. Some are 'antique finish' to blend in with patinated lamps, the range includes Kosmos, Odin, Ideal and Pigeon types.

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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Weather improving for the Bank Holiday! Spares available for Tilley, Optimus/Primus, Petromax, Bialaddin/Vapalux, Coleman. Prepare NOW call on 01903723853 or at

New Office Hours 10.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, if you need help or advice before ordering please call on 01903 723853


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

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

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Last updated on 15/08/19