Now the only bit of rough camping I've ever done was sleeping in a bivouac when I was a kid and it was guaranteed to be nice weather.
I was wondering however about what equipment people took if they do wild camping. I'm planning on doing an off road tour sometime next year in europe and will be staying in hostels/hotels some of the time but wanted to try a bit of light weight camping.
Now I have done walking expeditions so know the kit to carry for that, but that has always been using proper mountaineering tents... something I'd rather be able to do without.
So do I really need anything apart from a tarp to keep the rain off and a bivi bag to keep the moisture out (as well as the obvious down sleeping bag inside to keep the warmth in ) or is that about it? Oh and maybe a few short lightweight poles just incase there is nothing to attach the tarp to.