How do. Also found the forum via Shewies OM signature. Good effort for starting this forum up. A modern purely backpacking focussed UK forum was missing I guess. I guess I fit the average demographic! - I'm a fortysomething backpacking enthusiast. Been doing it since aged 13, and always been a bit of a gear geek. Into MYOG too - have made tarps, innertents, quilt, stoves/cones etc. and lots of mods of existing gear. Tripwise, due to location/work/life, most often it's local or Dartmoor or other parts of the SW. But try to get up north or to Wales a few times a year (and Scotland every now and then). I probably have too much gar, but I justify it as it's useful if a friend wants to join me for a lightweight trip!