You are totally right about being new to ALL this.
I am reasonably fit. Have managed some 7/8 mile walks, and it is always me that carries everybody elses gear when we do go, so I know I can probably do the miles, with the weight.
I won't be using the tesco £7 job, it was just for the young un to put up in the garden to have a sleep out with a friend or two.I do have a proper tent, but it does come in at 2.5 kilos, but I can't afford to buy a new one.
I have got a decent pair of boots, so will make do with them,and a pair of trainers for popping down the "local",as required.
Solitude, comes with the job,so am used to that.
Food. Good suggestion, but will still want to make myself a brew in the mornings,and in the evenings,and I don't use milk, so only water required,and tea bags.
Clothing. Never thought about it that way. But absolutely right.It's only me and my nose.
And I do use a good deodarant that can keep me pong free for a couple of days.
Wild or not, I suppose I can alternate, I don't want to spend too much, I want to raise more than I spend.
Not sure the erms would be able to manage the whole trot, as Mrs Erm is the one that had the Big C,but she came through that, and still suprises me with what she can manage.I think she wants to come too,and I don't want to be the one to tell her she can't. She does walk more than me anyway.
Little erm, well who knows what the little blighters can manage.
Thanks again for your insight, and I hope to see you out there one day.
Take care.Any other useful tips really will, be appreciated.
My feet appear to have heard about this next attempt and are rebelling as we speak.............I may have to leave them at home and do the walk on my knees.