Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by pippic, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. pippic

    pippic Trekker

    Another new one!! I only joined so I could buy a As Tucas blanket at a knock down price!! :p

    But since then I've been reading and reading.

    So....I live in the east of the Brecon Beacons. Always been a mountain day walker, so never thought about weight before.
    But this year i've been walking the Beacons Way in three stages with a few others (hi if you're lurking on here too!!) carrying all our gear with overnight camps! Learned so much and loved it. Walking the last three days over a long weekend next month.
    So what have I learned so far from it?? .... feet... oh yes, without feet we are nothing. Pamper them, protect them and make sure your boots/shoes fit - that extra weight makes such a difference.
    Secondly weight. Wow... the contents of my backpack now are very different to what I carried on my first weekend - you really do learn the hard way!!
    The whole group of us are also very different now to the group who first set out in June. We've all learned so much and the experience has given us the confidence to really push ourselves!

    Currently obsessing about water purification...

    Looking forward to learning loads more!
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  2. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

  3. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Welcome @pippic

    Water purification is cool. It means you end up carrying far less water, which is one big weight saving for comparatively little outlay.
  4. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    Welcome to the forum!

    I'm happy to know that our sale also ended up in a new forum member :)

    Carrying less weight opens up a lot of new opportunities: you can go longer, faster, higher... and what's more important in a safer and more comfortable way.
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  5. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Hello from near Crickhowell ...

    Temporarily :)
  6. pippic

    pippic Trekker

    Yay we're almost neighbours Fair Weather Camper! Thanks for all your good wishes and yes dovidola, carrying three litres isn't clever!! xx
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  7. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Hello and welcome to the forum. :)
  8. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Welcome. Lovely to have another female on TL …… we were (once upon a time) a bit male dominated but that's changing :)

    …….. not that you guys aren't lovely too (mostly ;))
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  9. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Hello! I did most of the beacons way in march, hope its dried up a bit for you ;)
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  10. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Hi and welcome
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  11. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    Welcome to the forum.
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  12. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Sadly, only until tomorrow night -

    But hey, we're all friends and neighbours* on Planet Earth really, anyhows :angelic:

    *Ever hopeful... :rolleyes:
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  13. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Hey, welcome to the forum :D
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  14. pippic

    pippic Trekker

    Thanks everyone! Beacons Way was dry on the first leg, but last weekend it threw everything at us!
    There are a lot more women getting out and about in groups and solo so hopefully we'll get more joining or just lurking and learning like I did before!
    I've got so many questions... but I promise not to flood the forum! :bag:
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  15. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Hello and welcome to the forum :)
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  16. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Hello from the Alps (presently)... :)
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