Brilliant article. There’s a huge difference between someone with experience knowing what they need, and someone starting out. As a child years ago I used to go out and walk for miles… no mountains but quarries and forests. No map, decided where with my dad before going especially as doing at least 10 miles, oh what was a mobile, what was a OS Map that I could take, yet alone a compass?
As to having an opinion? You’re not allowed these days… Its offensive… I get told off regularly by my 17 year old