Im looking for some guidance from any other experienced hill walkers out in ARRSE land. I do a lot of walking in the Cheviots, Lakes and Pennines. I consider myself as being confident in the hills with the ability to keep out of trouble or know what to do if it hits me. My problem is that I tend to go for a days trekking in the hills with more kit that the average team of boy scouts would need. I end up talking to people in the hills carrying only a Mars Bar and a bottle of water. Am I taking to much gear? do I need to trim right back or is it always best to err on the side of caution and go prepared. I could do with some advice from any other experienced walkers. Cheers. Edited because I can.