Hello from Fife, Scotland.

Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by Ray Smith, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. Ray Smith

    Ray Smith Summit Camper

    Hi Folks,

    Come across your forum when I was doing some searching for info on the TrekkerTent.

    Have just recently got into wild camping and long distance walking having just done the 'West Highland Way' with the wife last month. We both loved it and already looking at other challenges such as the TGO and Cape Wrath for the future.

    Also have the goal of wild camping as many munros as I can.

    Looks a friendly and informative site and could do with a lot of advice. My head is already spinning on what sleeping bag to get for winter camps, best mat, etc, etc.

    Also love filming my adventures like a lot of folks have been doing. This is more to share my adventures with friends and family who wont go further than the pub or Tesco's car park.

    ATB Ray.
    Marco, edh, Baldy and 2 others like this.
  2. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Welcome.......Warning view this site can seriously damage your bank balance :):);)
    nic a char likes this.
  3. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Welcome to the site,lots of good ,if sometimes expensive " advice on here and bucket loads of good old advice..re the munros I think I wild camped on 70% off my trips to collect them ... Safe travels Peter
    nic a char likes this.
  4. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum Ray
  5. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Welcome from across the Forth (Midlothian).
  6. Ray Smith

    Ray Smith Summit Camper

    Thanks folks.

    Have a lot of questions and can feel my bank balance draining the more I read and research.
  7. Ade

    Ade Summit Camper

  8. Noenk

    Noenk Hiker

    hello all,
    i'm from indonesia...
  9. kiltedpict

    kiltedpict Ultralighter

    Hello and Welcome from Aberdeenshire
  10. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Hello Ray and welcome to the forum :)
  11. nic a char

    nic a char Trail Blazer

    Consider up-cycling, eg freegle, skips, charity shops, Gumtree, & DIY - many ideas & advice here & on the Bushcraft Forums...
  12. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    Hello from sunny south east london.
  13. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Welcome from deepest darkest South Lanarkshire (aka Clydesdale) :)
  14. Myoggeek

    Myoggeek Backpacker

    Hi Ray Smith. It easy to loose focus on these forums between 'wants' and 'needs'. Just get out and enjoy it. It taken me 30 years to acquire the kit. As we want to discuss choices in the forum it is easy to mis-interpret that is ulitmately desirable at a escalaring a cost for other features that aren't required rather than what is essential to meet your needs. Also Generally as thing lighter they become less durable so need replacing more often....
    Middle ground is usually best value.. Not too heavy that you'll never use it again. Vs too light that wore out in a season/ after a hard trip in bad weather.....
    Just my Two penn'th. Just an observation from the US forums, most gear freak seem to pay less for gear over, have more predicable or settle weather over there and they could save a few more pounds (in both senses) by managing their waist lines, ( I also speak from experience here).. Not being size'ist just sensible...

    Just get out there enjoy using the gear you've got. With good company if desired, that a bonus.
  15. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    Welcome to the forum Ray! It's great to see this nice community growing.

    Kind regards from the Pyrenees,
    Marco.
  16. nic a char

    nic a char Trail Blazer

    "they could save a few more pounds (in both senses) by managing their waist lines"
    Luvitt!!!

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