Noob saying hello

Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by RE8ELD0G, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. RE8ELD0G

    RE8ELD0G Backpacker

    Hello all.
    Im new to the idea of light weight hiking.
    I am ex Army medic so carrying weight was always the norm.
    I have been Bushcrafting and wild camping for many years now but a simple day trip the other week to the peak district to visit Three Shires Head has turned me back onto wanting to explore further afield.

    So now i find myself here.
    Selling my Motorbike and old gear to fund a new evolution of my kit.
    Lightweight gucci kit.

    So far my kit list is running a tab of around £2700.........!!!!!!

    So any pointers would be gratefully welcomed and i look forward to reading lots of kits posts.
    (yes i am a kit whore) lol
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  2. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    Hi, @RE8ELD0G and welcome to the forum. I don´t think you HAVE TO spend that much money but of course it´s possible.;)

    Imo it depends a lot on what you intend to do.Are you an all-year-round UK hiker or do you want to go to northern Scandinavia or is it Southern Europe during 3 seasons,what´s your height,are you a cold sleeper?Do you hike on your own? Loads of questions and tons to read for you here on trek-lite.Enjoy!:)
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  3. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

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  4. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    GERMANS??? :eek::biggrin:
  5. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Welcome to the 'liteside
  6. RE8ELD0G

    RE8ELD0G Backpacker

    Well basically its 2 sets of sleep kit
    and kit for a Winter Norway trip we have been dreaming of for years.

    A full DD Hammocks setup inc hammock quilts and Superlight Tarp.
    This is my set for now until i sell my bike then going to be my daughters setup.

    Warbonnet Ridge runner hammock, not exactly cheap or light but soo comfy.
    Spindrift sock
    Summer TQ + UQ
    Winter TQ + UQ (add both sets together should be enough in the sock for a winter Norway hang.)
    Hammock gear Cuben Fibre winter palace tarp (£560 alone)

    Luxe Sil HexPeak tent and a set of Luxe walking poles
    Exped UL 7 mat,
    these are for the hiking areas where we may not have trees.

    Titanium Evernew dx kit plus cups/pots for cooking.
    Renovo Muv water filter set.

    plus waterproofs, and other associated pieces i will need for hiking.

    Still a lot to add to the list yet, but whats above add upto about £2400 not inc Import charges.
  7. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    тавтай морилно уу ?
    Google translate of course
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2018
  8. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    Bl...y hell, polyglot genius.:)
  9. OwenM

    OwenM Ultralighter


    The trick is to work out what you can't live without, then find the lightest you can live with.

    happiness is a light pack.
  10. OwenM

    OwenM Ultralighter

    Their alright but I couldn't eat a whole one.
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  11. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Welcome - I'd advise against buying it all at once though.
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  12. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

  13. swralph

    swralph Summit Camper

    Hello and welcome rebeldog
  14. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Hello RE8ELDOG and welcome to the forum :)

    Are you still using your special hammock? ;):poop::roflmao:
  15. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I'm at Avebury stone circle today, more Germans than Brits, quite a few Americans too. Its nice. IMG_20180722_133345.jpg
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