Tag Archives: Lightweight Camping

Dinner at Lauder Campsite – Scotland ‪@CampAndCaravan

Dinner at Lauder Campsite - Scotland ‪@CampAndCaravan

I have to be in Edinburgh tomorrow for Jeremy. Because of a project I am heading up for Octagon Technology, the original plan was to break the journey this evening in a hotel. However I managed to complete all my tasks by lunchtime, which meant it was a good excuse to get away from Lincoln early and spend a night at one of my favourite campsites.

Dinner was an upmarket, Japanese “pot noodle”, which was very good, tea and M&S, Lemon and Lime Jaffa Cakes.

Updated website image

I have been tweaking my lightweight backpacking cooking kit.

lightweight backpacking cooking kit

I have replaced my Alpkit Kraku stove with the latest version. I bought one of the original models when they were released in December 2013 and it has done excellent service, but the o-ring seal became unreliable in September last year. Alpkit sent me some replacement rings but they kept failing – the latest design has a higher valve assembly and a different type of o-ring. So it was time for a new stove.

I have changed my tea-towel for a lightweight pack towel, replaced the battered homemade windshield for another homemade windshield and found an even lighter lid to use as a chopping board.

The view from my tent at 5am – hot coffee in hand @OctagonT

Lauder Campsite - April snow
Lauder Campsite – April snow

I woke during the night to hear the patter of snow on my tent, but as I was warm in my goose down sleeping bag, I went back to sleep.

I woke up again at about 5am, made some coffee and shot this view from my tent, from inside my sleeping bag.

Backpacking to Woodhall Spa

Saturday

Snail

Early in the day I had to share the path with a huge number and variety of snails.

Bardney Lock
Bardney Lock


Lunch

I found a quiet corner just off the path for a substantial lunch – in a cold wind and light drizzle. The poor weather did not continue, it brightened up by the time I reached Kirkstead Bridge.


Southrey public art


Water Rail Way

Blossom

Sunday

Coffee when camping

Woodhall Spa Campsite
Gone – Woodhall Spa Campsite

Sunday morning was sunny and bright. I had breakfast with fresh coffee by the lake. Packing away is easy when carrying all the gear, I do not have much with me so it does not take long to pack up.


Ostler’s Plantation

Early morning light