Borrelia burgdorferi is a bacterial species of the spirochete class of the genus Borrelia. B. burgdorferi exists in North America and Europe and is the predominant causative agent of Lyme disease in the United States. Borrelia species are considered diderm (double-membrane) bacteria rather than Gram-positive or negative.
Lyme disease is a zoonotic, vector-borne disease transmitted by the Ixodes tick (also the vector for Babesia). The infected nymphal tick transmits B. burgdorferi via its saliva to the human during its blood meal. In order for a successful infection,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>865214 My sister and my friend both got it a couple years ago. Their experiences happen to be very similar, but in no way represent "everyones" experience.
Neither of them were exactly sure when they got the infecting tick. My friend had gotten a couple ticks on him that he caught very early, my sister never knew she had a tick. The greatest risk in contracting Lyme is with the little nymph ticks - they're smaller than a freckle. Even if you scratch the spot, and look at the spot, you won't really... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Wadup my /out/ people I wanna dedicate this thread for people to post their SHTF or what ever you wanna call it bag. I know this but I still need to add more to mine, and I do have a 20 Degree sleeping bag but it's currently in use, and I have more knives than I do room in it, and it also comes with a 2L water bag inside.
Urban exploration thread! Anyone know if you can still get into the bunkers in Odiorne State Park in Rye NH? I haven't checked in a while, so I don't know if the hole is still there. >Pic related, hole on left
Yeah I go there occasionally, it's really fun I've done plenty of tags there and I live 30 minutes away, if you find the bunkers there is a hole in either side of the doors and you can crawl in through that way. Its one long corridor with many rooms attached all the way down it
Last night went out to Drawbridge, it's a ghost town in the marshes between Fremont and San Jose. Had to play hide-n-seek with a patrol car on the way out and had to dodge the Amtrak (those bastards are stealthy) but otherwise had a great time.
Anyone own one of these? They're very low price, and actual reviews from people who aren't paid to make them seem promising. On the verge of buying one, but I don't trust anything that seems to be equal quality to big brands but a great deal cheaper.
Will these things last me? Are the materials good? I'd like to keep the pack for a long time.
>>870143 how is that even possible. Most retailers you find laying around don't carry high quality gear. I demand my pack be cuben fiber, nobody carries that type of gear because they suck. Any online retailer worth a damn will let you return packs that don't fit for something that does.
Alright, /out/, I've got a weekend off coming up in a couple of weeks. I've been pretty stressed over the past few months and I'd really like to go on a solo camping trip. I live in an area that has a lot of hiking trails and stuff, but I really want to be able to get away from trails and other hikers and just be alone where I can't hear shit like dogs, cars, and civilization in general. I live in southern Middle Tennessee, however, and large tracts of wilderness are hard to find nearby outside of state parks, which I would kind of like to avoid for this... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>870097 A little out of the way, but something I'll seriously consider. Thank you. In places like this, aside from what is specifically prohibited, can you pretty much do whatever you want? Sorry for the questions, I usually either camp at parks with heavy restrictions or private property with none.
Wilderness areas are the best way to camp, if you're there for the outdoors and not to party/ride vehicles. Basically, read the restrictions for each area, be absolutely sure to pack out your trash (seriously), check for any fire bans, and revel in the freedom. You can usually camp anywhere in the area, as long as you're a certain distance from streams/rivers/trails/lakes. (And let's be real, unless you're visible from the trail, no one's going to be there to write you up for it if you aren't.)... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>870083 New, or used/abused? New, just ride the thing. Used, go through everything and make sure it's good for a cross-country trip.
Wear gear. 60m/h on pavement hurts whether you're on a ruckus, dualsport, or hardley.
Fuel range may be a concern. Do some trips locally and figure out how far you can go between stops, plan accordingly. A 24oz MSR fuel bottle will get you a breddy gud distance, if you run into headwinds that suck fuel more than you expected. Cheap insurance.
>>870087 >new cause it's only $3k >its a hongda, so I know it's good for the trip >top speed is 35mph, so I'll just stick with a helmet >110 mpg, with 2gal gas tank iirc; can bungee a Jerry can on the front so I've got at least 300mi range right there
I was thinking more like tent, sleeping bag, food stuff like that.
Most on here will disagree, but I think it's a fine starting point and cheap AF. Don't expect much of it to last that last long. Some might fall apart after a season or two, but most you'll upgrade. Spare shit is cool to have for buddies though.
>>869906 First of all welcome anon, I hope you have to stay and enjoy the real outdoors.
Anyway I don't know about the specific quality about that gear but I depends on what you're looking for in /out/ activities. For example, if you're looking only for day hikes/trips I'm pretty sure it will serve you right if not you may find some problems.
Looking at the overall gear and price seems fair but if we start breaking it down maybe you can buy other stuff that are well known and tested for more... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>869803 You may want to wait until they are fully ripe. They will be tastier and have much more Vitamin C. A couple crushed is a nice addition to tea and herbals. Just steep it when you steep the tea or herbals.
>>869688 Myself and 3 others lived in a modified school bus for 17 months. We originally bought it to drive to central america to work as volunteers for 'something without borders' but that ended up falling through. then the dot crash and 2 of the guys were jobless, so of course money got thin for them and eventually they wanted to sell the bus. me and another dude suggested reviving our plans to drive to nicaragua ect.. via burning man and a tour of the west coast, mexico bc, mexico city, guatemala and onto nica. I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>869445 Yes did so last summer. Backpacking/hostel/drinking for a few weeks. And 4 nights in valbona(?) Northern albania. Was also in Kosovo and Montenegro. Friendly and affordable. Little drinkable water in The mountains though, and shitloads og sneks (horned viper). There Are trails, but its not very developed for that kind of tourism. Its probably improving though. Very Beautiful, would recommend.
Currently in the process of buying my first pair of mountaineering boots. I found a pair of 2nd hand boots (Koflach Arctis Expe) for $150. These usually retail for ~$450. The condition seems pretty good for the price, but what do y'all think? Are there any other models you'd suggest? >pic related
Is a Harbor Freight ten dollar tarp six times worse than a $60+ Mil-Tec tarp ? I want the Mil-Tec for the Flektarn but 10.99 is 10.99. I can buy so much more shit. What ....do rain drops hit harder on the $10 one?!? You guys decide!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
>>869135 You eat the leaves, not the puffy part or the stem or the flower. I've never picked my own but bought plenty of dandelion greens from the store or the farmer's market and they're pretty good greens. They mostly just taste like your standard leafy green thing. Pretend it's arugula or whatever and make a salad.
eat the leafy greens, and preferably before they start to flower, after which they are more bitter.
I often make a 'weedy pesto' with dandelion and whatever else I have growing in my garden/ on my street. Its more bitter than arugula or spinach which is why I prefer to process it instead of eating it fresh in salads, etc. Its nice though.
Eat the leaves when they are young and tender or old but you have to soften them (great in stews if I may add that) Eat the roots like a potato or dry them and grind them into a tea. Overall would advice eating them as a cheeky nibble.
>>869088 >Are saguaro's edible? No. Throughout June generally they produce a fruit however and it is edible.
Also they do contain moisture like many cactus however drinking the liquid from cactus in a life-or-death situation has to be done in small amounts. Drinking too much cactus water can make you very ill leading to diarrhea and vomiting.
Also I'm not sure about the laws in California but here in Arizona they are protected and it's it legal to damage one.
If this is because you want to eat a berry or some shit, you are better off searching for what is edible than what is poisonous or trying to identify specific plants. If it's because you are worried about a contact reaction, the only plants worth worrying about are poison ivy, oak, and sumac.
Hello /out/. I'm looking to build a small portable boat or kayak to carry with me to remote lakes in the mountains next to where I live. Anybody have any suggestions on what to build? Looking to make something as compact as the one shown in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_K4GUSvGqs
How much weight are you willing to carry? I made one of these a while back, but adult size. Weighs a ton with the materials I used but I overbuilt it and was being a cheapskate. http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/00/DM2000/articles/folding/eva.html
Also made something like your picture once but longer. It works OK, but I'd stick to flat water with it, and it only folds in half so it's not really that protable.
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