Here’s what one hut-to-hut hiker has in his fanny pack:
- Duct tape
- Insect repellent
- Extra water bottle
- Plastic bags
- Medical kit
So what’s missing? Notice there are no camp stoves and pots, sleeping bags, camping mat, tent, and anything beyond energy bars for sustenance. But one has to be prepared in case of emergencies. In the wild, anything can happen.
I’ve done some hut-to-hut camping in Scotland a few years back and find that we don’t always reach our destination on time. There may be diversions, you may have the taken the wrong turn, etc. Two of the 4 days hike we had to camp and we were glad we had the tarp with us.
If you haven’t tried hut-to-hut camping before, go for it. It’s good fun. Check out this article on hut-to-hut hiking on USA today.
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