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Mattiskratti
2006-07-21, 11:44
So.. Ive been looking for forums about hiking and I came across this one. I like it because it not to big and not to small.. and it seems friendly.
But I have noticed there are mostly/only people from USA posting here so my question is.. Is this forum open for all ? :biggrin:

Cheers from Iceland.

Just Jeff
2006-07-21, 11:49
There are a handful of non-US folks here.

Don't want to speak for Rock, but I'm pretty sure he'll say we're open to all who stay mostly on topic and are mostly respectful in their posts.

SGT Rock
2006-07-21, 12:51
You are welcome to come here. We have a few members from Canada, some Europeans, and an Asian or two. About the only place it is hard to get here from is Saudi Arabia, but that is because I banned some IPs a couple of years ago after a nasty hacker attack.

Frolicking Dino
2006-07-21, 13:42
Welcome aboard, Mattiskratti. I welcome hiking info from all parts of the globe.

deadeye
2006-07-21, 13:49
Clearly, since they haven't kicked me out, all are welcome!

Iceman
2006-07-21, 16:09
The more the merrier. Welcome.

blackdog
2006-07-21, 16:31
I'm swedish and still allowed to be in here... ;) Welcome.

(Just wondering... Does "skratt" mean "laugh" in icelandic too?)

jimtanker
2006-07-21, 17:52
Welcome Mattiskratti,

This is the most friendly and coolest forum on the web.

Turk
2006-07-21, 18:43
Welcome Mattiskratti,

Although mostly U.S. Content and membership, this is a great "mid sized"
forum that hasn't lost its "small town" feel.

I think originally it was as a tribute to section and thru-hiking of the A.T. trail.
However this is a fabulous place for anyone planning any kind of thru-hike.
You can find honest gear reviews here. Alot of homemade gear and alcohol
stove information. Not to mention lots great advice and ideas from members
here that have done the major long distance trails of the U.S. Their posts are
often filled with gold nuggets of advice, tricks and general hiking wisdom.
I started hanging around here to learn about ultra-light hiking, ... but stay
around for the solid reliable advice, and to get info and ask questions,
planning for my own Canadian thru-hike.

SowthEfrikan
2006-07-21, 18:45
Howzit and, welkom,

I now live in a Texan backwater, but am from South Africa.

This is off topic, but we watched a SA movie last night that made best foreign film, Tsotsi, and were amused to see watching the features that the lead actor stayed in my old home while filming. Now what are the chances of something like that?

dropkick
2006-07-21, 19:39
Sgt. Rock lets people like Iceman and Turk on the board, so that proves he's open minded. :biggrin:
Welcome aboard.

Iceman
2006-07-23, 14:42
Or crazy .

john pickett
2006-07-24, 11:02
Sowthefrican,
Shame on you! Commerce is not a backwater. It would have to be much larger and much, much more progressive to qualify as a Texas backwater.
Paris, now there is a backwater!
John Pickett

SowthEfrikan
2006-07-24, 19:50
Dear John, (I've always wanted to write that :) )

Commerce is at least wet, which is more than can be said for my town. :bawling:

JAK
2006-07-25, 10:24
Hello Mattiskratti,
I am from the Maritimes of Canada, but the closest I have gotten to Iceland was Gimli Manitoba.
If some of you guys had to escape to Manitoba Canada of all places then it must be really bad up there eh. ;)

p.s.
I know what keeps the men there, but what keeps the women up there?
Typical Icelandic Female:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Bjork_Hurricane.jpg
Typical Icelandic Male:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Hagar_haga.gif

p.p.s
I mean why would they settle for a hoser like that when they could have us, eh?
Typical Canadian Male Models:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Bob_and_Doug.jpg

john pickett
2006-07-26, 17:25
Commerce is at least wet, which is more than can be said for my town.

Sowthefrican,
Now I have proof you're not in Texas. We're in a severe drought here. No town in North or Northeast Texas is wet. JK!
Actually, I don't have enough fingers and toes (even with my polydactyly)
to count the small, dry (Hmm, relationship?) towns in N.E. Texas.
John Pickett

SowthEfrikan
2006-07-26, 19:52
LOL!

You know full well that Paris is dry, too. At least you have Reno close by. :biggrin:

john pickett
2006-07-26, 20:58
Sowthefrican,
You're right. Paris is dry. So is Reno where I live. Sun Valley is close tho.
Bigger grin.
John Pickett