Hey! :)

Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by manchester, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. manchester

    manchester Trekker


    Just wanted to say hello to everyone. I've looked through this forum before but never joined, thought it was about time I did.

    Local spots are the peak district and lakes. I'd also love to explore wales and scotland more in the future (when we are allowed).

    I don't have the time currently to do mutli-day hikes. So I usually do overnighters, I love to walk a lot, I'll just hike all day long and be happy (then sleep out in the wild).

    I'm interested in getting my pack into the lightweight realm. I want to be able to walk all day and into the evening without feeling like I'm lugging around a dead weight. I've tried a tarp and bivvy before but I didn't enjoy it as much as a tent. The tick crawling across my pillow didn't help! I probably should have used a bug bivvy (but I don't own one).

    Not much cash at the moment, so I have to be very careful with gear purchases. I currently have a full set of gear, so it's not stopping me getting out by any means, but some of that is pretty old and heavy now. I really need to change some of it out to lighten up. Doing it bit by bit currently.

    Excited to tap into all the knowledge on here and make my hikes lighter, safer and more fun!
  2. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    Good morning and welcome.
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  3. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Welcome - liking your pic - Buttermere?
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  4. manchester

    manchester Trekker

    Yeah I think so, it's not mine, just liked it. I love the lakes. Can't wait to get back up there walking / camping!
  5. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    Hello and welcome to the Forum. :)
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  6. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Welcome to the lite side of life :thumbsup:
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  7. Peterbob67

    Peterbob67 Summit Camper

    Yes welcome to a good active knowledgable and lively site!
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  8. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Hi and welcome :)
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  9. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Section Hiker

    Hello and welcome
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  10. Mountain Mackem

    Mountain Mackem Trail Blazer

    Hello and welcome to the site.
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  11. Shewie

    Shewie Chief Slackpacker Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum :)
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  12. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

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  13. Stuart

    Stuart Section Hiker

    Hi there and welcome

    I live in Manchester...
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  14. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Hi there!
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