newbie here

Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by stonemonkey, May 8, 2019.

  1. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Ultralighter

    i have just joined the site. and with recommendation from chiseller after buying an UL tarp from him and thanks for all the help and advice mate. top bloke!

    abit about me...........

    male aged 44 (feel 34 lol) from lancashire

    love the lake district

    love the outdoors, camping, hiking, climbing, slacklining, wild camping etc

    my wild camping doesnt usually involve a long hike in but lately i am feeling the need to combine both the walking and wildcamping so looking to upgrade my old heavy gear for something lighter to travel further.

    i recently bought a hex peak v4 and only used it twice so far and love it.
    although i dont use poles i have recently purchased a pair of leki HT56.5's to use.

    i upgraded my sleeping bag to a mountain hardware phantom spark down -2 rating as an all year round bag. if its really cold i may take the rab ascent 700 but its big, heavy and bulky.

    i use a toaks 650ml pot with folding toaks spork and a 25gram tiny cheap stove

    hope to discuss and chat soon

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  2. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Hello. :)
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  3. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum, founds like you enjoy being out and are building up a nice selection of kit, it's very addictive heh.

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  4. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Welcome Stu.
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  5. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Welcome to the lite-side Stu, glad you found your way here.
    you will find plenty of helpful folk, just be advised , many a thread goes off on a tangent more often pleasant than not it's a real good place to find your feet as you start to treadlighter
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  6. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Hello and welcome .... :)
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  7. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Hi and welcome aboard :)
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  8. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Welcome from a Lancy born lass (mmmh - am I too old to be a "lass" ??).
    Moved to Scotland and wouldn't go back now .
    Not that there's anything wrong with Lancashire - just the hills are bigger up here. :)
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  9. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    You got the right tent!
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  10. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Hello stu and welcome to the forum :)
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  11. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Welcome to the group
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  12. Jon jons

    Jon jons Ultralighter

    Hi, watch your wallet round here :thumbsup:.
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  13. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum Stu :)
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  14. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Ultralighter

  15. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Ultralighter

    haha... your not kidding!
  16. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Ultralighter

    hey, thanks for the warm welcome guys and gals.
    I havnt been on a forum for a long time so bear with me lol

    i will suss it soon enough no doubt.

    I seem to have a million questions to ask on the UL side of things and hopefully i can offer some advice:biggrin:
  17. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Hi and welcome
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  18. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    At least you are the correct colour of Rose mate :D
    Last edited: May 9, 2019
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  19. Michael_x

    Michael_x Ultralighter

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