Seriously, if you're worried about water and your phone use aquapac case or keep your smartphone at home, take cheap payg instead.
Yes, that's what I do. Little £20 Nokia 100, switched off and in the bottom of the bag like any other bit of emergency equipment. The problem with a lot of smartphones is that the battery life is fairly poor - most of us are in the habit of charging them on a daily basis. It's for this reason that I take an Ipod Touch for reading in the tent. It would be most embarrassing to exhaust a smartphone battery by reading or watching a film and then being unable to make an urgent call.
you find two dead Deer on one of your walks the smell is bad but the bacteria is even worse how would you have known about the Deer if you had camped even a few hundred meters down stream out of site and smell. you had decided to have a nice cold drink while setting up camp and putting tea on next day you continue your walk but in a different direction to the dead Deer with another overnight camp. Just before you stop to set up camp one or both of you start to feel really ill and you have a two day ( in good health) walk out.
Honestly not worth thinking about for the cost of a filter between the two of you.
To be honest, I can't think of many worse places than the outdoors to get an attack of the two bob bits with optional vomiting (a spacesuit is one of them). You'll run through (as it were) your small stock of bog roll in no time...
My Drinksafe filter weighs about 100g and takes up less space than a compact camera so it's a no-brainer for me but I know there's guys on here who've drunk unfiltered water for years with (allegedly) no ill effects.
No wash kit, I use good old highland water for washing when I'm wild camping but I did omit the toothbrush. I'll remember that the next time. Again, wipes and toothpaste I'd consider to be perishables...
I do carry a map but I don't bother with a GPS or Compass. I don't carry the latter two as I never use them. Do you? Interested to hear your view on that.
Thanks for the kind words and comments. I would be interested to know what you carry on a wild camp.
Always happy to talk about kit. I'm not a lightweight backpacker as I like my comforts. The difference between us lies mostly in the odds and sods. I navigate using map and compass and have a basic (Geko) GPS to check position from time to time. I also have a tiny button compass as a backup. This isn't much use for anything other than orienting the map but it was worth its weight in gold on the occasion when I managed to forget the main compass.
I do take a wash kit, as I said - few wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, tissues, lip balm, small microfibre cloth (also handy for mopping up any condensation in the tent).
I take a toilet kit - a plastic trowel, some bog paper in a plastic bag, hand sanitiser and a few plastic bags to pack out used paper.
Water filter - Drinksafe inline model. Contentious item, I know but I don't go out often enough to get the immunity that the more hardened mountain on here have to dodgy water.
Repair kit - tiny Leatherman, duct tape, para cord, needle and thread, McNett tape.
Odds and sods. Earplugs (weigh almost nothing but can make the difference between a good night's sleep and a bad one if it's windy), cybalite (backup to my headtorch), spare batteries (same ones fit both GPS and headtorch).
As you can get three seasons in one day in this country, I do take sunscreen, sunglasses and a sun hat unless the forecast is unremittingly bad. They don't get used that often but when I do need them, they're invaluable.
Things that I might or might not take include walking poles, camera and binoculars (or monocular). I always take a small, basic mobile phone for emergencies and normally an Ipod Touch for reading material in the tent.
As I say, I'm not a lightweight backpacker but my all-up pack weight, including a litre of water and 2/3 days' (mostly dehydrated) food rarely exceeds 12kg.
I suspect most people would be very surprised that someone wildcamps in Scotland with no means of navigating in poor weather.
It may depend on your definition of wild camping though
The last sentence is actually quite relevant. If your idea of wild camping is walking up a hill from a car park, camping for the night and then walking back down, you probably can get away without even being able to navigate, never mind carrying a map and compass.