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fraggle

Day Walker
If you've just joined trek-lite.com, 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.

Hi,

Long time listener first time caller :)

Been a hiker for the past 30 odd years - mainly UK and Europe...done most of the national trails, a few GR routes and what not.
In the last few years I've been getting much more into "ultralight hiking" (knees are getting old now and they really appreciate it even if my wallet doesn't!)

I live just inside the Peak District so that is my usual stomping ground - and most weekends I am around there, Snowdonia, or Lake District.

Always up to chat routes, kit, etc - and you all seem like a very decent bunch :)
 
Hello,

I'm a new addition on here. I came to respond to a post about a book I've written, but it looks like a fun place to linger!

Quick question that should probably be obvious - where do I change my 'day walker' description to something more fitting? I couldn't find where in my profile settings. (Which is appropriate actually - I often get lost in all kinds of places, although usually on purpose!)
 

cathyjc

Thru Hiker
Hello,

I'm a new addition on here. I came to respond to a post about a book I've written, but it looks like a fun place to linger!

Quick question that should probably be obvious - where do I change my 'day walker' description to something more fitting? I couldn't find where in my profile settings. (Which is appropriate actually - I often get lost in all kinds of places, although usually on purpose!)

Your 'description' changes automatically as your number of posts reaches particular levels.
So you can tell who "gabs" the most by their label :whistling: 😁.
 
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Your 'description' changes automatically as your number of posts reaches particular levels.
So you can tell who "gabs" the most by their label :whistling: 😁.
That's funny - and brilliant, as a sneaky way to keep people engaged - to earn a place in walking hierarchy!

I'm assuming that, in this system, Thru Hiker is seen as higher ranking than Day Hiker? I know it's just a bit of fun, but ranking walkers in this way is definitely flawed!!! ;-)
 

cathyjc

Thru Hiker
That's funny - and brilliant, as a sneaky way to keep people engaged - to earn a place in walking hierarchy!

I'm assuming that, in this system, Thru Hiker is seen as higher ranking than Day Hiker? I know it's just a bit of fun, but ranking walkers in this way is definitely flawed!!! ;-)

Intrinsically flawed, as those who are on here all the time "yakking" are less likely to be out hiking :angelic:
 

Bukt

Trekker
Ello, Cornishman and chronic itinerant wanderer here in my mid twenties. Joined after gleaning many pieces of wisdom from you fine folks over the last couple years, got many chuckles from this forum and can’t seem to stay away. Even drank the koolaid and bought baby’s first alpha jumper from @Chiseller o_O

I like painting and drawing an awful lot, which used to fall under ultraheavy for the sheer amount of things needed for an oil painting setup, but is what keeps me coming back onto the hills and forests. Been slowly thinning down my gear each trip to stay out for more nights, go further and paint more which makes me very grateful this place exists!
 

SteG

Section Hiker
Ello, Cornishman and chronic itinerant wanderer here in my mid twenties. Joined after gleaning many pieces of wisdom from you fine folks over the last couple years, got many chuckles from this forum and can’t seem to stay away. Even drank the koolaid and bought baby’s first alpha jumper from @Chiseller o_O

I like painting and drawing an awful lot, which used to fall under ultraheavy for the sheer amount of things needed for an oil painting setup, but is what keeps me coming back onto the hills and forests. Been slowly thinning down my gear each trip to stay out for more nights, go further and paint more which makes me very grateful this place exists!
Biro 😁
 

Bukt

Trekker
Biro 😁
Haha, these are excellent, cheers! I’ve used all sorts of pochade bodges: DVD and CD cases, a frankenstein made from a pizza box and copious duct tape, rigid foam board, coroplast. The tricky part is finding one rigid enough to hold an A4 panel covered in wet paint and a palette big enough for mixing without getting crushed together, with enough rigidity to attach to a tripod. Might try and track down an aluminium document case like police used to use or summit loik dat.

as for colours, switched to a kind of modified Zorn palette - 4 tubes, with an additional colour depending on the area I’m visiting (eg something like cyan for cornish beaches), and use a quickdry medium. I paint on foam core panels primed with gesso, make them at home from big sheets. Cardboard works but unless very well primed will rot.

Biros are great, might go a bit bushcraft and take a wooden pencil too #ultraheavy :thumbsup:
 
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SteG

Section Hiker
Haha, these are excellent, cheers! I’ve used all sorts of pochade bodges: DVD and CD cases, a frankenstein made from a pizza box and copious duct tape, rigid foam board, coroplast. The tricky part is finding one rigid enough to hold an A4 panel covered in wet paint and a palette big enough for mixing without getting crushed together, with enough rigidity to attach to a tripod. Might try and track down an aluminium document case like police used to use or summit loik dat.

Tripods are another quest - been eyeing a sirui traveller 5c at ~1kg, I don’t need the rigidity camera folks look for so the lighter the better.
as for colours, switched to a kind of modified Zorn palette - 4 tubes, with an additional colour depending on the area I’m visiting (eg something like cyan for cornish beaches), and use a quickdry medium. I paint on foam core panels primed with gesso, make them at home from big sheets. Cardboard works but unless very well primed will rot.

Biros are great, might go a bit bushcraft and take a wooden pencil too #ultraheavy :thumbsup:
The struggle will continue 🙂
 

lets_camp

Backpacker
Hello there! Been lurking over the last week or so in prep for an attempt of the Cape Wrath Trail.

Been hiking longer stuff for a couple of years now, and grew up wondering around the UK hills.

To date I've thru-hiked the GR11, AT, Tahoe Rim Trail, Jordan Trail, Pfiffner Traverse, Alta Via 2, and Norfolk Coastal Path.

I've messed around a bit on the central sections of the HRP and have a 'To Hike' list that grows much, much quicker than I can hike.

Currently sat here with a train ticket to Fort William for the 16th of Sept manically refreshing 4 or 5 different weather forecasts!

Looking forward to sharing any hikes I finish with you all and boring you all with my moaning when I end up having to bail off a trail due to injury!
 

fluffkitten

Moderator
Staff member
Hello there! Been lurking over the last week or so in prep for an attempt of the Cape Wrath Trail.

Been hiking longer stuff for a couple of years now, and grew up wondering around the UK hills.

To date I've thru-hiked the GR11, AT, Tahoe Rim Trail, Jordan Trail, Pfiffner Traverse, Alta Via 2, and Norfolk Coastal Path.

I've messed around a bit on the central sections of the HRP and have a 'To Hike' list that grows much, much quicker than I can hike.

Currently sat here with a train ticket to Fort William for the 16th of Sept manically refreshing 4 or 5 different weather forecasts!

Looking forward to sharing any hikes I finish with you all and boring you all with my moaning when I end up having to bail off a trail due to injury!

Hello. :)
 

nottle

Hiker
Been lurking here for a while, so thought I'd say a quick hello! I'm based in Glasgow and have so far 2021 has been a total washout in terms of backpacking for me, so have been researching and buying stuff instead. Hoping to do the Great Glen Way in October as a gentle reintroduction. My kit isn't particularly lightweight, nor do I aspire to crazy light really, but there's always room for improvement. :)
 

fluffkitten

Moderator
Staff member
Been lurking here for a while, so thought I'd say a quick hello! I'm based in Glasgow and have so far 2021 has been a total washout in terms of backpacking for me, so have been researching and buying stuff instead. Hoping to do the Great Glen Way in October as a gentle reintroduction. My kit isn't particularly lightweight, nor do I aspire to crazy light really, but there's always room for improvement. :)

Hello and welcome.
 
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