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Discussion in 'Introductions & Welcomes' started by scrumps, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. scrumps

    scrumps Member

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    Hey all,

    My name is Taylor and I live in Aberdeen. I only really started getting into wild camping last year, despite living in Scotland for a long time...shameful I know!

    As a youngster, I often went camping with the folks and throughout the years I have camped a fair few times but always on camp sites. Although I always fancied going wild, I never really did anything about it.

    Being a dog owner, taking holidays had become increasingly rare for me as I hate leaving her so, I decided that wild camping could also be a solution to this problem...I just take the dog with me.

    So, I consider last year to be the real start to my camping career. I managed to get out 5 times to Bennachie, Mar Lodge and Banffshire. Thoroughly enjoyed all 5 trips.

    The first trip was practically glamping i.e. completely and totally over packed and my back paid the price for it. Over the course of the summer I managed to drastically reduce my pack and become fairly good at living by the outdoor code. Now I am looking to gain knowledge and skills to build on the little I've taught myself.

    I've been enjoying reading the site so far. It's a great site with lots of info and seems like a friendly place to hang out.

    So, yeah, that's me. Apologies if you fell asleep during my intro but for some reason I felt compelled to share my inexperience with you all. Perhaps it was a subconscious effort to try and avoid looking like a fool at a later date!
     
  2. kiltedpict

    kiltedpict Native

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    Hello from Banchory! Welcome to BCUK- check out the North East Scotland stuff- we have a meet in a couple of weeks... I'll see if I can post a link!

    http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=84713
     
  3. scrumps

    scrumps Member

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    Thanks for the welcome and the link. I was reading the Scotland North section earlier and the meet sounds really good. I think I might just go and post my interest now!
     
  4. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Old Age Punk

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    Welcome aboard.
     
  5. kiltedpict

    kiltedpict Native

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    You'll be made more than welcome scrumps!
     
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    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Hello and welcome!
     
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    Hello and welcome to BCUK
     
  8. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Hi Scrumps, Welcome and enjoy.
    Colin.
     
  9. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Hello and welcome to the forum Taylor :)
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Hello and Welcome to BCUK
     
  12. mousey

    mousey Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Hi Hi

    It seems there's a fair few in the N.E. [although I haven't actually met any of them yet - hopefully that'll be ammended]
     
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    Hey there Taylor, :welcome1: to BCUK !
     
  14. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    Hello and welcome. I grew up in inverurie so know aberdeenshire can be a great area theres a fair few BCUKers up that way im sure youl find a meet at somepoint

    Hamish
     
  15. ged

    ged Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Hello and welcome!
     
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    Hey there, Taylor from Aberdeen.

    :welcome1: to the gang
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forums
     

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