Here's what I decided to do:
- I purchased a small (water) cook set by Esbit that uses solid fuel tablets. Since I only need to heat water for coffee, tea, soup, or a package of noodles I went for the smallest yet easiest stove. With the solid fuel tablets I don't have to worry about finding liquid fuel in the wilds of Scotland and not carrying more than a day+ of fuel as the rest can be in my overnight bag. The Esbit kit comes with a cup/pot that holds over 16 oz. and has a lid, the "stove" which holds the fuel tablet and acts as wind screen. Note that the solid fuel can NOT be carried on a plane at all, so I ordered some from Amazon UK and it is being shipped directly to Elisa.
- A titanium spoon. From the video most people said they used a spork or spoon but mostly it was the spoon that's needed. One guy talked about going cheap with plastic spoons he picked up every time he went to town from the trail but that they always either - broke or melted in the hot food; so just buy a titanium one as they are cheap on Amazon.
- Collapsible Cup. I found a large one, over 16 oz., with a sealing lid so when I make coffee/tea, I can carry it on the trail with me. This will also be good when I leave my B&B and head out for the day with a cuppa.
- Small Thermos. I got this on sale at REI, it holds over 16 oz. and from my test it keeps the boiling water, boiling hot for about 4 hours and it's still hot at 5 but after 10 hours, the advertised time, it is just warm. This is partly why I also got the cook set. I might put my morning coffee in here so I don't have to stop and make some on the train, in the mornings.
- Food: Again I raided Amazon UK and ordered: cappuccino and mocha packets so I don't have carry powdered milk or sweetener. I also purchased 2 different types of cup o'soups and a few Knorr noodle dishes for lunch on the trail. For snacks it's protein bars and little packets of nuts. And for recovery an assortment of Gatorade/Propel powered packets. Again, all this has been sent to Elisa to await my arrival.
I did purchase what I think I will need for the 10 days of walking but the majority will be in my overnight bag and I will only have to carry that day's supplies. And if I do come into a village, I can always find a place there to have lunch or an afternoon tea and snack.