Come and say Hello

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

  1. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Section Hiker

  2. vaguehead

    vaguehead Ultralighter

    Hi, I'm Adam. I like hiking and the outdoors and have done for a long time but only really 'got into it' properly in the last few years. Have done the Camino Francis, West Highland Way, and Camino Via de la Plata in the last 18 months and hopefully more to come if Covid doesn't slow me down too much. Ramblers member. Eyeing up the Israel National Trail.

    I'm not really 'ultralight', more 'lightweight', because I don't think it's worth it for me and the distances I do.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2020
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  3. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Welcome, any kind of light will do, except for your wallet, enjoy the site.
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  4. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker


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  5. vaguehead

    vaguehead Ultralighter

    Haha. I've looked at getting an Atom Pack many times. Or maybe a Zpacks DCF tent. Need my wallet to live a bit longer though.
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  6. RHF

    RHF Day Walker

    Afternoon all, been lurking a while and thought I'd finally join. Live down South but enjoy getting out to the hills. Done a lot of exploring of the Lakes while trying to do the Wainwrights, particularly enjoy getting off the paths. Only done a few overnighters including a great 3 day trip to Dartmoor this summer and would like to do more (including doing some more MM when events starts again). Experienced walker, runner and orienteer but to start could do with a lighter rucksack!
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  7. markgoodlad

    markgoodlad Trail Blazer

    Hi all. Thought I better head over here and introduce myself.
    Live in Swiss Alps at 1850m. Fortunate to spend much of my time outdoors hiking, biking, camping, skinning and skiing.

    Fairly comfortable distance hiking and camping, but looking to get into extended duration hikes (if family commitments and crazy global pandemics permit)

    Going “Lightweight” (<5kg base) has made a huge difference to my hiking pace, ability to handle the extreme elevation changes and enjoyment of the mountains.

    Thanks all - everybody has been incredibly helpful and welcoming

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  8. Jason

    Jason Trekker

    Probably should have done this a year ago when I first created this account but... better late than never?

    We're up in Lancashire, and lite-trek'ing for us is a combination of mountain marathons and overnighters with the dog. Somehow not actually done anything more than an overnighter so far, and was hoping to fix that this year but COVID. Hopefully 2021 is a little more generous!

    Enjoy a little MYOG when we're not out and about, and managed to put together a couple of quilts, a rather suspect bivy bag, and the other half made a wee bed for the dog.

    Super grateful for the content on this forum, ever useful (or not... but always entertaining :) )
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  9. dorsetowl

    dorsetowl Hiker

    hi, john here from dorset. i've been lurking and learning for a while. time to say hello.
    i just got back from a couple of cold nights on dartmoor - first time backpacking for 10+ years - needed some light relief from lockdowns. .. :) i picked up some very useful info on the forums in preparing - thanks!
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  10. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome aboard. :)
  11. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Evening John.... Welcome aht from shadows :thumbsup:
  12. slackman99

    slackman99 Trekker

    Evening all, been registered for a bit bit not said hello. Planning to ge tout a bit more this year if we're actually allowed so thought I'd say hello. Trying to reduce my base weight as I seem to carry a fair bit of 'just in case'.
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  13. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Hi and welcome.
  14. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Hi and welcome aboard, I have exactly the same problem of carrying in case of stuff,.
  15. Sillybigfella

    Sillybigfella Day Walker

    Hi everyone. Long time listener, first time caller.

    My name is Paul and I’ve been hillwalking for more years than I care to remember. Lapsed orienteer and runner but now taking things a little more slowly these days.

    Based in the quiet hills of mid Wales, I’m looking to do more backpacking and tick off a few long distance trails once we’re allowed to get out and about again.
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  16. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Section Hiker

    Hello and welcome
  17. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Welcome to the forum Paul :)
  18. M1K3_W

    M1K3_W Hiker

    Afternoon all,

    My name is Mike and I'm somewhat new onto the UL and backpacking scene. I've been hiking for eons but recently introduced into proper backpacking and planning to do the Coast to Coast after restrictions (finally/hopefully/eventually) lift. I've been reading your recommendations on tents and all sorts so thank you already, and I'm sure I'll have a multitude of questions over the coming months.

    Hope you're all having a good weekend and not snowed in too badly.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2021
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  19. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Welcome Mike. I walked the C2C a few years ago. It's great! Stealth camping is easy along the route.
  20. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Welcome to the forum Mike :)
  21. theladyinblue

    theladyinblue Day Walker

    Good Day :)

    My name is Emma and I am from London (originally Italian).
    I would like to know more about light weight packing as I am planning to do the SWCP in England.
    I have done only a section of it so far but I am planning to leave my job and do all of it.
    Also I'm keeping my eyes on Spain for Camino del Norte and Camino Primitivo.

    Thanks for having me
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  22. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome along Emma.
  23. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

  24. JackMar

    JackMar Hiker

    Afternoon all, I'm Jack. I've been a long-ish time lurker of many online forums like this one, but I think it's time I joined the community!
    I do a lot of running, off-road when possible. Also love to do long distance hiking. I study in the Netherlands (though UK based right now) so spend a lot of time on the bike too!
    I've been planning to do The Cape Wrath Trail for going on 2 years now, so that will be the first thing I do after the virus is dealt with.
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  25. Shewie

    Shewie Chief Slackpacker Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum Jack

    The CWT is a nice route, I think we're doing it again this autumn
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