Hey /out/, finally after a couple days back I come to you with stories of the trail rider. A couple weeks ago I started a thread about taking my nonbiological quad uncle on the GA section of the AT. We've made a couple local news articles. >pic related
I know some of you were interested rd in this story, and I'm not very good at telling stories so if you've got any questions ask away and I'll be sure to get back to you as quickly as possible. Here's the link to one of the articles the ledger inquire did; http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article100278802.html
>>854180 >8-10ft Hawaiian at Waimea Bay >people body surfing and boogie boarding the shore break >people outside surfing Waimea >lifeguards are busy as fuck yelling at people who are inexperienced to stay out of the water >be body surfing about 400m east of the jump rock >waiting for sets to roll in, having a blast >current... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
A few days ago I went on a camping trip with a few friends and we decided to play some camping games. Games like Black Magic, with a really stupid solution.
Then one of the guys clapped in his hands a few times, slapped his knees and tapped his shoulders and said that he just "clapped 3 horses". Then he did some other combinations and said that he clapped 1 horse that time. Any of you know the solution to this game? It's been cracking my brain for days.
So I'm thinking the claps and taps are irrelevant. I think how many words the person says after they do the claps and stuff is the answer to how many horses there are. So the guy said "Clapped 3 horses" which is 3 words. Make sense?
>>853964 Good shoes/boots. Something comfortable with excellent traction. Actual footwear will vary by season/location/terrain.
A good backpack. Again comfortable, but sturdy. If you're just doing day hikes, something like you'd use for school.
A good knife. I mean something really good, k bar tier.
If you slip down a ravine and break a leg- the difference between making a splint to stabilize your fractured femur and crawling out or just laying there unable to move and dying could be the choice in what knife you bought.
>>854055 Second this op. A good knife is important, dont be adraid to splash $200+ on a good knife, bakcpacks are aldo fucking expensive fpr good ones, make sure you research before buying anything. Good sleeping bag if youre going overnight, good tent/ flyye. Get a good waterproof boonie as well, you wont regret it op
Does rockhouding count as /out/? I don't think I've ever seen a thread about it, but I'm not in here every day.
Here's some "bacon" agate and Ulexite I collected on Sunday. I'm planning on going back out this weekend to look for petrified algae in the same place. Luckily, I live in a state with plenty of areas of geological interest.
What about you guys? Where do you like to go? What do you look for?
I went out camping along the River Tay recently and I found a lot of granite chunks with what I think is malachite running through them. Now I've got one of the chunks sitting next to a polished bit of malachite and a piece of copper on my shelf. There's a beach next to Culzean castle I used to spend a lot of time combing when I was younger, you'd find some nice stones there quite often. Mostly agate though.
I'm hoping to take a trip to the Cairngorms soon to look for some Cairngorm smoky quartz.
Ugh, this is glorious stuff. I personally would like to get into rockhouding. I don't quite have the knowledge of tools yet to contribute too much to the thread.
I live pretty close to Murfeesboro, Arkansas. I went digging at the Crater of Diamonds State Park when I was really young. We did a terrible job with our rented tools and I was with my old grandma so we didn't find much other than your basic small things, jasper, quarts, ect. We did end up going through the dirt next to a couple that found at least three extremely tiny diamonds along with a bunch of... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>852713 I recommend looking for a local gem and mineral society. They should be able to help you out. It helps to have someone that knows what they're talking about. If you are a college student or live near a college, they likely have a geology club you could talk to. I'm a chemistry guy and he's an engineer student, so we're amateur geologist at best. It helps to have someone who is more knowledgeable. If nothing else, you should be able to find guide books specific to your area that give you a general... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>852293 dogs are not eaten in hungary tho. maybe he wanted to stuff it as a trophy more likely he thought "no body, no crime" or something retarded like that.
hunters man... they really are a bunch of assholes here. they like to shoot hikers dogs because the law allows for shooting stray dogs in specific circumstances and they like to wallow in the misery of normal people as they are almost all psychos.
Canadian here so... Yeah. Anyway where I go the first part is crowded often 200+ people in a square mile; but after a hour or so you get to a decent "wilderness" feeling but that is far from what I am use too. Lately my old spot sitting on top of a cliff has become crowded so I am forced to walk more and more into the bush. (not complaining I enjoy hiking) but when my old fishing spot on the river has become polluted I am quite bitter about others going where I go. I've now started hiking up river 3-4 hours+ to do my outings and all that. Hope they don't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>851815 I recently got a thermarest prolite plus, large size, for 80 dollars on sale (normally 110). I like it very much. They are definitely not the cheapest for the performance but they are reliable and comfy.
>>851835 The prolite plus is a great mat for lightweight insulation, probably the warmest self inflating for the price. But its worth splashing out on the mat - i used to have a cheap vango trek mat and 700 fill down bag, but i spent the 130 odd an x-lite and for everything but scottish winter i use a 300 fill bag (would recommend rab ascent 300. Fairly heavy but durable as shit for down). Worth getting a good bag, but for warmth and weight an extra 50 quid on your mat will get you a lot further than 50 on the bag. The amount you spend on the tent ahould reflect how comfortable you want to be, both hikimg with it and sleeping in it. A fivers worth of tarp is pretty light but a horrible night unless its gorgeous out. Similarly a hi gear tent is gonna be significantly heavier than the msr or wild country tent it copied.
So I found this bird in the road a few hours back. I was certain, had he stayed there, he would get dead. Originally I was riding my bike, and got close to him thinking he was a pine cone or something. Turns out he was a bird of course. So I looked at him to see what his deal was. As far as I can make out, he can move and chirp, but he doesn't move far, or well, and has a broken wing. Mind you, this is all assumption from a guy that knows shit all about birds.
He keeps staring up at this tree and chirping, and that's just it. I tried slicing open a water bottle... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I once accidentally intentionally shot a bird out of a tree with a BB gun when i was kid. I mean, i intentionally shot at it, but i didn't really consider that i was actually going to hit it. It fell out of the tree like a stone. I just stood there with my mouth open for a good minute and then had a look around to check no one witnessed my heinous crime less i have kill them with my BB gun too. The bird looked dead as fuck. I was already considering how i'm going to explain this one at the gates of heaven, then suddenly the little fucker just jumped up and flew... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Can anyone help me /out/? I'm looking for recommendations or personal experience on this sort of tents. I'm 1,76 and usually hike around the pyrenees and potentially alps
Ideally: >less than 150£ >less than 2,5 Kg >actually fits 2 people which could at least sit comfortably inside >usable porch for cooking >actually waterproof ground (I´ve read that the Banshee 200 struggles with this) Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You're going to want a 3 person tent to "comfortably" fit 2 people in it. Especially if you're thinking of a girl, because you're both going to want to face the same way, and torso/Arms take up a wider space than legs.
I rock a 2 person tent when I go solo. I'm 6'3" and have to find the sweet spot angle to keep my feet or head from touching the tent wall, and collecting condensation on my down sleeping bag.
Other than tall problems, my tent is perfect size. I keep all my gear that I don't want wet in the extra space,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>850648 The tent looks pretty solid, cheers! Which one do you use? I'm looking for a 2 man tent because I mostly hike with just one mate atm, realistically I wouldn`t mind having to sleep on my side because otherwise we don´t fit and luckily he´s quite short anyway
So I´ve been having a look at the european page of Eureka! and I'm pretty sure they renamed it to KeeGo (which sounds extremely stupid), the price of 150 pounds seems a bit to steep for the final weight at 2,6 Kg although I like the dimensions I could settle for something smaller and lighter, any other American companies or companies not so well known that might have quality products?
Let's find well paying ($60k+) entry salary outdoor (& related) jobs. Could be straight outta highschool gigs as well as ones which require degrees. Being on a the crossroads myself, I know a lot of us could benefit from this very much. Well paid /out/doorsmen: let yourselves be known, come out of the woodwork! Other guys intersted: do some research and share it here!
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Some ancient chink
Will be bumping with pics... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
That is going to be hard to find and I would imagine any job fitting that description would have high competition for the position. And then you have to realize there probably wouldn't be much room to advance while still being /out/.
Currently looking into becoming a seaman. Going to a Maritime Academy and all that shit. It does pay well + you get up to six months off a year (depending on the contract). Here's the payscale for MSC. Bear in mind one graduates already as a Third Officer.
I asked a girl to come with me on a backpacking trip in the next few weeks. I asked her how much gear she has and she doesn't have a ton, but she has a sleeping bag. I was considering just having her carry her sleeping bag and foodstuff and a small cook set for us because it's lightweight, while I carry tent/Only problem is I only have a MSS, no tent. Now, she and I rent dating but I am hoping this trip can get us real physical, if you know what I'm saying.
So I need a lightweight tent for boning in. Definitely waterproof, and I need to be able to keep... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>844725 man you sound like a sad dude. like seriously >girls get way out of the mood when they're cold I sincerely hope you don't get a root
But anyway; just buy something ~2kg that sleeps two people and has good reviews online. Check what her sleeping bag is and what it is rated. If its some $15 bag rated at 15 degrees then its obviously useless. If its 3kg and huge then shes going to struggle carrying it.
Check what pack she has, make sure its big enough and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Doing some testing, evaluation and design of multitools for a university engineering project. I made a survey to get some feedback on the subject. I would appreciate any responses. Otherwise feel free to post your opinions on how you think they could be improved or any issues you have with them.
Why do most people hike fast as fuck like the goal is just finishing the trail?
This is why I really don't like going /out/ with groups...I like to take my time and stop and go off trail to look at birds or wild flowers or other things. I really don't get the point of hiking just for the sake of covering distance, but maybe someone can explain?
>>855200 God this post reminded me of a friend from the Caribbean I went camping with last year.
>first time hiking with friends, not alone >hiking day comes, we split weight evenly everything is going well during the drive >get on the trail (mind you it's a 3 hour hike only to the site, and 3 hours back to the parking lot) and suddenly the one friend puts himself in his zone >"have to keep... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Weeks later and they're still a huge problem. You cannot be outside for more than a minute before they attack. We should be having some 50-40 degree nights by this time of the year, but it's just been heat and rain and humidity. Feels like got dang florida...
Last years winter was pretty mild. Would not be surprised if it's going to be another snowy one. Cannot wait till these buggers are dead.
Sittin at home enoying the weekend, thinking about how chatterbaits continue to be a meme. I wonder where I should go and not get bites on the chatterbaits today. On the upside, the water should start cooling off bit by bit in the next couple months. The largemouth I got last night was bretty gud as far as these small lake shore fish go. I need to find where those knoife fish are at.
Pastebin and Imgur. Thinkin about picking up... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What are good places to find amber? The only time I can remember finding some myself was in a playground climbing frame, where there was lots of amber in the wood and you could get the pieces with some fiddling.
I collect them for fun, I don't expect to find any fossils in them or anything.
>>854508 Where I live you can find amber on the beaches by the sea. Because amber is so light it is most likely to stay ashore if it's wrapped in/trapped by seaweed, that way the waves wont carry it to sea again. So, go to your nearest beach after a very windy day, and turn over the seaweed you can find and you might be lucky.
>>854513 Paracord isn't really static, it's nylon and has a minimum stretch requirement for when your parachute opens. It's a bad idea to descend with because the safe working load for a single strand is 55 lbs.
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