9 - 10 March '19 - Brecon Beacons Meet Up

Discussion in 'Places & Planning' started by Gadget, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. OneBeardedWalker

    OneBeardedWalker Trail Blazer

    Already starting packing... @Cass fantastic stuff, in go the spikey things... and many more gloves
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  2. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    When I looked at the weather it looked more cool and drizzely, much prefer @Cass forcast!
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  3. NEEpps

    NEEpps Ultralighter

    I'll bring the Gas Trangia, fry pan, bacon and rolls for Saturday morning.
    @OneBeardedWalker You won't need breakie as you will probably be throwing up after a few beers Friday night:vomit:
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  4. OneBeardedWalker

    OneBeardedWalker Trail Blazer

    @NEEpps ha probably, the aim this time is to be sick outside of the tent. #Aimhigh
  5. Jamess

    Jamess Ultralighter

    That weather forecast is for the summits but even at lower levels the winds are looking pretty brutal.

    Ever wished you'd not sold that trailstar...?
  6. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

  7. Jmws

    Jmws Ultralighter

    ... ah come on ... what's with this changing weather forecast ... snow, no snow ... sleet no sleet .... rain (well that's a given) ... nearly zero, sub zero ... windy, gale force ...

    This is not making my packing easy.... I've swapped between quilts and shelters twice so far .... out come the microspikes ....

    ... but the Mauritian white rum stays in ....
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  8. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Kitchen sinks going in my pack! Seems churlish to sweat pack weight when your wearing your base weight in paramo :)
    Keep meaning to ask tramplite to fit the guy kit to my shelter, might have been useful!
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  9. NEEpps

    NEEpps Ultralighter

    I'm basically taking 2 of everything, then decide on Saturday which quilt and insulation layers were deemed warm enough after Friday night. Light waterproofs seem to be okay at the moment.
    Friday night should be quite sheltered if it is an easterly
    @JKM Hope you're bringing the whole bottle.
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  10. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Too many (family) commitments to make this one :(
  11. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    From the bridge, which do you recommend, A40 turn left at Sennybridge, or M4 turn right at Swansea?
    Satnav is saying same duration, but 12 miles more via M4.
  12. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Looks like a few wildcamping opportunities heading up the Beacons Way from the pub? Towards the waterfalls?
    I've scoped out a couple of little woods for my hammock.
    (that is if I don't wuss out and sleep in the van)
  13. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Have a great time all, I'll be thinking of you whilst at work :(
  14. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Enjoy. :)

    I've far too much going on around this weekend to squeeze it in and can't make it work.
  15. OneBeardedWalker

    OneBeardedWalker Trail Blazer

    Arrived a few days before hand and walked across to the meet. Weather has been everything from so hot I was down to a base layer, gale force wind, (I had to crawl up Cefn Cwn Llnch, summiting Pen Y Fan in style), snow (twice), and so cold the Hexpeak was almost solid this morning. Obviously it also rained. Bring on the actual meet now! @NEEpps there's a pub quiz tonight apparently, anyone any good at sport?
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  16. Jmws

    Jmws Ultralighter

    10kg all in. Includes 500ml water, rum, meals for three days and too many layers!!
    Unhappy that I didn’t get under 10kgs. .... especially having seen @Dave V ‘s TGO packing ...
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  17. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Have a good trip guys
  18. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Ditto, I’ll be painting the front and tiling a floor :/
  19. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Linky? ...to @Dave V TGO list ...
  20. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

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  21. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Lol
  22. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Some nice stuff there @Dave V - I really like how you do these vids, amusing, they keep you interested, so many out there I switch off mid way through :yawn:

    You should put this on a TGO kit list thread, plenty to discuss.

    On the subject of gear, is that an IKEA Ektorp sittee?...:)

    :)..

    :)..

    :oops:...
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  23. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    OMG :D
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  24. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    Have a good one. I’m at a wedding:(.

    (Not mine).
  25. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Not sure where it came from. The sofa's are probably as old as me. We just make new covers every few years.

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