When I wear my gear tight to my body it does not bounce around, I am relaxed and faster and much more comfortable on the trail. You don’t just sling things off the side of the horse, you tie it high and tight.
During trekking I do not use soap when washing utensils or gear. Use a small cloth and hot water. Dip it in the fire ash and scrub them. When it’s hard to remove residue from the pot, I dip the cloth in a little dirt. It acts as an abrasive. Do without and you will lose a little weight out of your pack.
If I’ve removed my socks, I use them as a pillow. Other articles of clothing can be placed in the bag which become warm by the time sun rises. Also, it prevents them getting frozen and saves time from beating them with stick to kick off ice
Dry fungus that grows on the side of Trees, works well to start a fire. Break it off and slice it into thin pieces. It holds a spark well and turns very hot.
Meal during trails is only for sustenance. Too many dishes need heavy load to carry in your bag. Water is fine as a beverage; you do not need tea, chocolate or coffee during every meal. Dried fruits make good nourishing portion.
Cooking options should be boil in water or roast. Eating only corn or rice most of the courses saves time and fine for a weekend trek. Eggs and rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No need for three course meals which need two to three pots over the fire. Boiling is great because it is hassle free, opposed to frying. Put the pot on the fire and go set up camp. Cooking of meals should take a few minutes not an hour. Boil eat and get engaged with your other activities.
You can judge the hours of daylight left in the day without a watch by extending your arm at full length towards the sun, than count the number of finger breadth between the sun and the horizon, and calculate at 15 minutes per finger.
This sumps up for now, some of the most practical ways to go on an adventure trail…