I’m planning to get up to Scotland for a few days around August time. I’ll be getting the train up to Fort William if poss, and will be travelling as light as possible.
I would just like some ideas on equipment.
I’m gonna be camping, and have looked at the smallest/lightest tents available, including the Bivi 1, which when packed away is very light indeed. I’ll also be needing a small sleeping bag or equivalent. So far i’ve looked at the Vango Ultralite 100 Pro, which again is compact and light. Are there any other alternatives I should look at? The Bivi tent is £117, which im sure is good value, but not really as cheap as I would like. The sleeping bag is about £35 which is fine.
What else will I need? So far im thinking:-
* one light set of clothes for on a night
* decent map
* one spare set of cycling clothes
* basic bike tools
* small waterproofs
I have a decent back pack for all the above. Ideally, I wouldnt actually use a bag, but I dont think I have any other options. The tent/bag I mentioned above is very small and would probably fit in a waist bag, but with all the other kit as well, its not gonna happen.
I’ll probably be using my new Ribble bike, and Pannier bags would not be ideal.!
I would appreciate any advice from experienced tourers 8) cheers!