Visited Durham railway station today and picked up my TGO train tickets to Edinburgh and my tickets to Sanquhar and back in a couple of weeks time. The Sanquhar trip will be four days of backpacking and wild camping which is part of my TGO challenge training and trying-things-out event that I do every April prior to a Challenge.
This year, I'm trying to get everything into a new 45 ltr rucksack. I've also been quite confused about cooking stuff - that is things to cook and eat out of, not things to cook. I bought a Primus ETA stove and panset with an extra, slightly smaller pan. This boils water at an incredible rate, but I've decided its too heavy. So today, I got a little cheapo Blacks non-stick panset into which will fit my old Primus stove (not sure what the model is, but its very small...) and a selection of instant MOD tea, coffee and sugar bags - enough for a week's brew-ups, infact. This is half the weight of the other thing.
Incidentally, the other thing started backfiring. Did it get too hot, without any wind? Or is it a fault? Is it, in fact, a problem at all? Would it be a problem with the canister? And what did I do with the receipt?
Anyway, my planning at the moment is centred around the Sanquhar trip and a possible crack at the South Tyne trail in a few days time.