Everything But The Kitchen Sink

It’s been a long time since I last camped, approximately half my lifetime ago in fact. But the call of nature can be heard and having been inspired to travel to Scotland, it would seem rude to not enjoy a few nights out under the stars. Especially as Scotland allows wild camping; I can essentially park-and-pitch providing I follow a few simple rules.

  • Tent
  • Pegs & Mallet
  • Sleeping bag
  • Roll mat
  • Extra blanket
  • Boots
  • Waterproofs
  • Snuggly socks
  • Gas burner
  • Gas
  • Matches/lighter
  • Water
  • Food
  • Camp kettle
  • Old pan
  • Cutlery & Metal cup
  • Washing-up bowl & Liquid
  • Wash kit
  • Surfboard etc (for Thurso)
  • Camera, lenses & cards
  • Book
  • Map
  • Scotch
  • Bags for litter
  • Loo roll

The more I think about it the more I have to take. While I don’t intend to be cooking – pubs are plentiful wherever you are in the UK – I will require a coffee in the morning and it would be wise to take a pan and some simple food as a just in case measure.

I have to admit though, it is nice to be drawing up a list that doesn’t include mobile and charger. Of course I will take my phone and headphones (I need music) and it can be charged in the car, but the thought of being somewhere without reception makes me come over all tingly with excitement.