An Experiment In Minimalism: The Results
We bought a tent, drove to the Highlands, paid for a pitch and pitched.
I wanted to see what we wished we had brought, so that we know what to buy before we ever try it again. So here’s what I think we needed:
- A bed for me. I was sleeping on my dinky wee self-inflating-mat which was totally fine in my youthful backpacking days of the year 2000 or so. The mat is still fine – but something has happened to me in the interim. A combination of latent carpal tunnel syndrome, age and lack of pillows meant for discomfort on all kinds of new levels.
- Something to boil water on so I can make a cup of tea in the morning – rather than drive into town and be unashamedly fleeced.
That’s about it.
However, for the Rebecca Bloomwood within, there are plenty of other gadgets available.
But I don’t think she’d be camping.