Hey /out/ ! I own a small patch of forest and I'm planning on staying there for a week this spring. I recently watched a documentary on a french regiment (13 RDP, you can get it on netflix the tv show is called "l'insider") and it got me thinking. These guys dig hideouts and stay there for 2 weeks doing military intelligence and stuff, so I would like to do the same for shit'n'giggles, and because I'll have a week worth of time to kill. What would /out/ bring ?
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What I'd do is bring you think you'd need and wing it. If you forgot something you need, try to make it. Making things would add some fun and experience anyways.
Bring a notepad and paper and try to keep track of what you used and how much. If you used something once, or never used it, consider not bringing it for next time (unless it's something like a first aid kit. You catch my drift?)
Depending on your environment, you may not need things that others would. Watch for things such as weather conditions, wildlife and plants (not too big an issue... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>669871 Stagnant water are not safe. I recomand a mix of boiling and filtering.
You are going to learn how to dig if you want to do the same. I am not joking. Diging a mouse hole is one thing, digging a shelter that can house a hand of people for days, with a roof that cannot be seen is something else.
Do you even know how to build a roof over you head without leaving axed trees?
So we got are moutain lion tags and and where heading up to table mesa arizona to hunt them along with some rabbits any body want to come along its the 21st,22nd and 23rd we gunna have shine and weed if yall want to come and hang out
I want to have a really reliable fashionable jacket with a large knife and all the essential, traveling around the world doing odd jobs and meeting new people. I want to be able to live on my own in the wilderness, as well as urban situations. I have 12000 USD in student loans I should be getting soon. I plan to emulate bad ass assassin with a "seen it all and I'm cool as fuck" attitude. Help me spend my money, so I can fufill this impulsive fantasy. pic unrelated
ready for what might be the most memable piece of /out/ gear of 2016.
ready for thread after thread musing the amazing increase in utility delivered by the full tang.
ready for photos of full tang moras in pristine, showroom new condition, alongside assertions that they could be batoned through a granite boulder, serve as a springboard for felling, replce the entire grandsfors catalog, slice bologna, and the like.
I think I'm going to spend the next 4 weeks in pisagah national forest in solitutude. I need to loose weight badly and get more focused in life (it's gone down the shitter for the last year). It's currently 25 degrees there and it'll only get colder ( I have the proper gear) will spending this time in the woods do for me what I want it to do?
I was in the forest about 2 hours ago. Something crossed the trail in front of me and ran up this hill. By the time I got my phone out to take a pic it was gone. Never go innawoods without a gun. Also it was cold.
I've always had a dream of one day trekking the Himalayas in Nepal. Before I make that journey I want to get a taste of mountain backpacking at home in the US. Are there places I can get a comparable experience to a Himalayan trek? Things like multiple biomes in a 4-5 day span, high mountain lakes, deep valleys and such. I live in Arizona, so I am no stranger to mountains although the ones here aren't exactly what I'm looking for. Maybe in the Rockies or the Pacific northwest? What do you say /out/?
>>669527 Thirded. I've been to the Cascades and the Himalaya. If you can get a free plane ticket to Nepal though, via churning credit card rewards, it's really quite an affordable vacation and an incredible experience. I felt like I was in a dream.
I happily use a tent for my /out/ings normally, but I've been working a graveyard shift for the past couple (and next several) months which requires me to sleep a bit during the day. I haven't been spending long days /out/ because spending 5-10 minutes setting up and another 5-10 taking down my tent for a 45 minute catnap seems terribly inefficient. My tent also isn't really snow-proof and winter has finally started here in New England.
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>SOL emergency sleeping bag. Reflective insulation retains 70-90% of body heat >Sleeping bag. If you're using the army bivy, I recommend waterproofing your sleeping bag because I've heard accounts of people surplus bivvys not being watertight. I use one though and have never experienced this. >Sleeping pad. Line the bottom of your pad with a sleeping pad. Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm looking into buying a pair of nightvision binoculars for use on a boat. A friend once demonstrated how useful it can be during night-time approach to shore and similar. In any case, I've browsed a bit and seen many options, however I'm looking for quality and longetivity, as in the binocs should last a few years and have decent night-vision illumination capabilities. Seeing how this is the outdoors board, it seems the best place to find people who had to purchase a pair sometime, and would know which brands are good and which to avoid.
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GasBuddy for cheap fuel CalTopo (site, not app) with snotel overlays for snow depths and terrain/slope overlays Avalanche Forecast for ... well, avalanche forecasts DOT websites bookmarked for the states I'm travelling through for road closures
I also keep copies of parts fiches, owners/service manuals, wiring diagrams, etc for my vehicles on my phone. Not ideal, but in a pinch it's nice to have that information available.
Just did a little /out/ today and damn I was cold. About the only thing that was warm on me was my feet since I have a dcent pair of boots and wool socks. Rest of me? Ice cold. My face in particular was frozen. I got gloves but they are so bulky if I wanted to do anything even taking out my water bottle i'd have to take em off and it would take a long time for them to warm back up.
It was like 20F out today, that's with the sun up, I couldn't imagine doing this at night.
>>669223 Good gear. Really no way around it... and you get what you pay for.
Keep the wind/water out, and you'll stay a lot warmer. Dress in layers, and bring extra gear in case something does get wet (socks/gloves especially). Balaclava for your face.
>>669232 >more ways of starting fire This... your firesteel won't cut it in the winter when shit's wet. I like road flares, they'll get things done. >Pic... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Has anyone here made a terrarium or bottled garden before? I currently have two ferns inside pic related. It's been nearly two weeks and the ferns appear to be fine. Some of the terrariums I saw had different layers in the soil, with charcoal and gravel for filtering. Unfortunately, the bottle got a bit shaken up and the layers lost their distinctness. Oh well, it appears to be going fine anyway.
If you have a terrarium of your own or cool pictures of terrariums, please feel free to share it!
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