Whether you're out for a jolly with a group of friends or immersed in the wild on a soulful solo trip, camping up in the hills far from civilisation is one of life's essential experiences. As outdoor activities go this one is refreshingly simple and takes no special talent at all; indeed it mostly involves just lying down. But if you're a wild camping novice you may still have a few questions. What sort of tent is best? What other gear should you carry? What should you look for in a campsite? What are your rights? What if there's a storm? And are midges really as bad as everyone makes out? Here's a run-through of a few basics.
In reply to UKH Articles: I used to take de-hydrated beans and such, leave them to soak during the day, and then, (a real luxury) chop a real onion/ and or a pack of dried soup to stiffen this stew up. Scrounge so small packs of salt/black pepper from one of the fast-food joints.
Great,cheap, and easy on the gas.
In reply to UKH Articles:
"With supplies for a night or two this lot should squeeze into a medium sized rucksack of about 40L."
hah! whatever rucksack size you choose, you will fill it.
Don't forget your bulking factor:
suggest 20% general,
additional 20% when raining