Come and say Hello

Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by Shewie, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Shewie

    Shewie Chief Slackpacker Staff Member

    If you've just joined, say hi and introduce yourself to the other members, you can be assured of a warm welcome.

    Tell us a little bit about yourself, what you get up to and how you enjoy your time in the hills.
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  2. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    I didn't suss out the forum hierarchy properly for my hello post. Oh well! First cock up :)
  3. Beryl

    Beryl Day Walker

    Hi my name is Margaret also known as Beryl :) I live in Lancashire and enjoy walking anywhere in the UK as many weekends as possible. I also love camping, youth hosteling and bothying. I'm now gradually lightening my backpacking/camping gear and hoping to do more of this as I get more confident and increase my navigation skills. I am really enjoying reading everything on this site :)
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  4. Shewie

    Shewie Chief Slackpacker Staff Member

    Hi Beryl - welcome to the forum :)
  5. ElteeOberonus

    ElteeOberonus Backpacker

    Hi guys and gals. My name is Elton I live in Lincolnshire and like Beryl I'm in an ever evolving process to lighten my load. I love backpacking and wild camping and everything to do with these pastimes. I don't get out as often as I'd like what with everyday life (job, marriage, fatherhood) but I get out as often as I can even if its only to the local woodlands or coast. I've written a few posts on my blog but nothing spectacular :) I'm currently awaiting with growing impatience the arrival of my new shelter the Tarptent Stratospire 1, which is currently sat in Rotherham Parcelforce depot where it has been sat for several days now due to the fact Customs stamped a Duty upon it :( Hopefully tomorrow I'll receive written notification and be able to get my hands on it.
    Anyway, I look forward to sharing experiences and thoughts with you!
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  6. Shap

    Shap Backpacker

    I like Robin have just blundered in and started posting with out a proper introduction.
    Sorry for the late Hello.
    You might find me wandering around the West Country, South Wales and Scotland. Trying to do it comfortably with a minimum amount of kit and fuss.
    I apologise in advance for the drivel I might soil this forum with.
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  7. Beamo

    Beamo Summit Camper

    Hi folks, my name is Paul, I'm from Co. Durham, I do some day walking but mostly backpack. I usually walk with spiritburner and some other guys from the North East.
    We've just returned from a wet and windy trip to the Cairngorms where the conversation revolved another outdoor site.
    Pleased to have found you guys.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2014
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  8. rorymax

    rorymax Section Hiker

    Hi Paul,

    Big Welcome to you,

    I am very new here also, seems like a lot of familiar minded folks are on here.

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  9. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    Hi to everyone , names Geoff , I'm from Co Durham , like to day walk and backpack and Generally get to the hills and moors at any given opportunity ,

    going out light(ish) and trying to get lighter ,

    looking forward to sharing thoughts topical ,

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  10. Jamaarja

    Jamaarja Trekker

    Hi all
    Decided to unlurk and join in.
    Living in Belgium but get to the UK hills at least 4 times a year.
    Happy to see some decent posts here; a change from the endless for sale posts on OM.
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  11. Shewie

    Shewie Chief Slackpacker Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum Greg
  12. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    id missed a lot of the intros in here so welcome one and all
  13. Stephen

    Stephen Trail Blazer

    Hi All,

    Hope everyone is well today.

    Some of you know me from OM (I post under the same name), I have met lots of OM folks on meets but now I live in the US so go on meets with BPL folks.

  14. Shewie

    Shewie Chief Slackpacker Staff Member

    Hi Stephen, good to see you here

    The Duomid is still going strong, and I'm now hooked on Packit Gourmet meals :)
  15. Stephen

    Stephen Trail Blazer

    Hi Shewie,

    Cheers mate.

    Ah, That CF Duomid that's a sweet shelter. Are you getting Pack It stuff delivered to you now?
  16. Shewie

    Shewie Chief Slackpacker Staff Member

    A couple of us did a big order last summer so I'm still getting through the last of those, hoping to pick some more up when we're over in Summer.
  17. Stephen

    Stephen Trail Blazer

    That makes sense, if your ever need stuff sent back I can do so.
  18. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Hiya mate. Welcome aboard
  19. higray

    higray Trail Blazer

    Hi all. Just joined. Been a lightweight backpacker for several years but not been active for a while, so really just returning and hoping to get back into it. Also, having a clear out of cupboards full of redundant gear so hoping to put some of it on here,
  20. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    Hi Ray welcome:)
  21. DuncanDo

    DuncanDo Summit Camper

    Hi, just joined so thought would say hello. I love being outdoors and under canvass (or cuben...) The Yorkshire Dales are on our doorstep so often out there but also love hiking in Europe. Nothing beats setting off for a hike knowing you've got everything you need on your back.

    I've been progressively working to get my base weight down and am now around 3.8kg (weekend jaunt) to 4.5kg (cold nights/long trip). Great to meet you all; I recognise some from OM. It was a google search for 'Duplex' and 'linelocs' that brought me here - I'm just working out whether I can retrospectively add some to the door guylines.
  22. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    Hello Duncan welcome to the forum
  23. JonB

    JonB Ultralighter


    Jon from Sweden here. Been backpacking for years and last year I got in to UL-backpacking. A total revelation!

    I mostly go on trips here in Sweden but has set a goal to do an annual longer trip abroad (Last year Norway this year Iceland!). From time to time I write som blog posts on my friend Andrés blog
  24. Shewie

    Shewie Chief Slackpacker Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum Jon
  25. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Hej Jon. Welcome to Trek Lite

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