So I struggle to build fires. I believed I have some curse or some shit, I follow the proper procedures (dry tinder, plenty of oxygen, small pieces of dry fuel, slowly increase size of fuel as I go). For some reason, IF I get the tinder to light (let's say I use a lighter and some news paper) then the small twigs and stuff doesn't burn. Or if I get the small twigs to burn, the bigger fuel doesn't catch alight. It chars, and some of it turns to ash, but it doesn't burn.
also, recently bought fire steel, tried using it on dried grass... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
As important as the fuel you use is the way you position it. The heat from the tinder has to be contained and transferred to the kindling. One the kindling ignites, it's heat has to ignite and help sustain the larger wood. Try a teepee style fire, this method does an excellent job of growing your fire until it's self sustaining.
>>666072 Also, one of the problems you'll face with jist a weather oof peapod, is that is almost impossible to seal the ends to make them water proof. Any hole that the hammock has to pass through would be a spot for water to seep in. Water that's running across a surface has a habit of getting into even the tightest of cracks.
Hello /out/ Anyone ever heard of mission knives? They sell very nice titanium knives. It says they never rust and are much tougher than steel but they don't keep as good a edge as steel. Any experience?
just stop titanium can be just as flexable and can hold just as good of edge
its that most manufacturers are fucking retarded and no one who actually knows how to work with titanium as made a knife yet, asside from your typical kucked buisnessmen who are scamming you idiots with outdoor knife products which cause 12$ to produce, even though you idiots pay hundreds
Ok, /out/, I'm considering going on a long camping trip this summer, and I want to have my own vehicle to do it in. I'm planning to go somewhere in West Canada, in those mountain ranges. I'm not terribly concerned with comfort, so what's a vehicle that has good gas mileage, carrying capacity, and can reasonably accommodate 3-4 people for up to 3 weeks, but would not be terribly cramped/small?
>>665996 Well the point really is to get as far away from civilization as possible, and obviously that is incompatible with either staying in a hotel or hiking, because one cannot reasonably hike hundreds of miles from the nearest settlement.
What would you guys get from this site to stock up for a 5 day canoe trip in Spring/Summer/Early Autumn? Assume it would take 15+ hours for rescuers to get to you if anything were to go wrong. http://firstaidzone.ca/
>>665942 For dolphin shooting you'll want to use a subsonic round as high speed rounds tend to break up on impact with the water or at least are seriously deflected, gas powered harpoon is the best dolpin hunting weapon I'd say but you know shooting dolphins would be more satisfying I feel, please post pictures of the result. As an offshore sailor I fucking hate dolphins.
>>665942 Bow/spear/harpoon for hunting dolphins would probably be more effective than bullets. Unless you're shooting perpendicular to the water's surface your rounds are likely to disintegrate upon impact. Mybusters tested this. No comment on the subsonic rounds and their abilities to break the surface of the water at an angle. Also ricochets are entirely probably and likely shooting water at an angle.
I'm on a gap year and I want to travel around. I like seeing new places and I'm tired of sitting around. Obviously, I cannot afford to stay in a hotel every night, so I'll have to be sleeping in my car (an SUV.)
I have no idea how to properly go about doing this, though. I grew up in a wealthy family that was too afraid to leave the air conditioned household, and "travel" to them was waking up at 6am, cramming all the major landmarks of a place into one day, and then leaving.
I bought a sleeping mat and a sleeping bag and threw them in... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>665863 >>665863 Walmart allows overnight sleeping and campgrounds run pretty cheap ($10-$15 a night) if you need a place to sleep. You can get a shower at some campgrounds and truck stops have showers for $10. Buy some baby wipes to wipe your ass down in between showers. If you don't plan to eat out then a gas stove is a must. Bring piss bottles with you and take your shits at gas stations or if you're out dig a hole and shit in that.
I'm going to spend a few nights camping in either Glacier National Park, Montana or somewhere in Wyoming/Utah. This loadout is pretty budget tier, and any suggestions would be appreciated.
Starting right to left, working itself down.
1) High Sierra Titan 55L (with glowstick attachment, and first aid in top pocket) 2) 2L Hydration bladder w/ hose 3) Misc. sleepwear 4) Pillow case stuffed with Misc. Clothing 5) Compact blanket (needs upgrading) 6) Sleep pad 7) Marmot Limelight 2 person tent 8)... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
While stiff soled shoes have been proven to be better for bicycles advantages of actually being attached to pedals have not been proven and are dubious. Might want to considering upgrading your bike instead.
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