Check out Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park and try a hike to the Kitchener Valley (a tough hike, though only a day). Also, if you can, try the Welcome Flat walk on the West Coast, it has great hotpools at the end.
Also bike around the lake in Queenstown, Glenorchy and Paradise are beautiful (or at least used to be).
Accomodation will be tough in Queenstown. If you get sick of it, stay in Wanaka. It's what Queenstown used to be.
Don't bother going to Invercargill/Bluff, it is hell on earth. But the surrounding areas are beautiful, especially... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Moreover if you're cycling North go via the West Coast. It might rain (a lot) but it is by far the most beautiful part of the country. Bring mosquito repellent. What it looked like before colonisation mostly.
So I thought it might be worth it just for the hell of it to have an urban disaster survival thread for the sake of the pacific northwesterners on the board. I happen to be a seismologist but not an earthquake seismologist. Still I know some things.
earthquakes work on a logarithmic scale. so each digit up is 10 times worse than the last. the following is a rough guide based on how long it lasts:
What does /out/ think of Survival Lilly? She seems to know her shit and her videos are pretty interesting. She hunts, builds shelters, and has legit bushcrafting skills. All I'm saying is that any woman who carries a cold steel SRK into the woods is alright with me. Also, hot chicks inna woods general.
My family hates that I do solo hikes around Wisconsin. They say that I am asking to be murdered by going hiking alone. There have been a couple famous murders with hikers being killed on trails, and bodies are found every once in a while trails around the state.
Do you think that solo hiking is dangerous, as far as other humans are concerned?
Solo hiking? Christ, your family must be ultra paranoid or watch too much Fox News. I could understand if you were camping alone but are you seriously supposed to limit yourself from going outside because of the fear that someone might want to kill you? That's such backwards logic that I'm legit shocked.
Buy some pepper spray if it makes you feel safe, but the truth is you're probably way safer taking a hike than you are driving a car, walking down a busy street, going to any public place, etc. the chances of something bad happening are so small they're... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
This isn't completely /out/ related but I figured you guys would have the best ideas. I contract at an unheated factory this winter and we don't have an indoor breakroom. I get to spend breaks in my car. The average coldest it get a here in southern Indiana is in the teens in the dead of winter overnight which is the shift I work. How do I stay warm without running my heater and wasting gas?
tl;dr Have to spend breaks at work in car overnight. How to stay warm without running heater?
>2015 >be "country star" (craig strickland) >ignoring modern hi accuracy weather radar and reports to go duck hunting >making a nonchalant tweet about the danger >not wearing a life jacket (even though in this case it wouldn't have made a difference)
404 good ole boy not found
Does /out/ heed weather warnings? >Inb4 your grandpappy didn't have them and he... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>655426 You don't need them to survive per say but if you know a fuck xbox hueg storm is coming why would you go out? Being caught off guard is one thing but even then you should be prepared anyway when going out.
Can walk 25km in a day but I don't do it often. Usually more like 12-18 km because I goof around, rest an hour or two in the afternoon looking at the clouds etc. I frequently stop to work too (/p/ here) which takes a fair amount of time overall.
Considering getting a new Archwood backpack. But not sure if I should go for the Black Geiser L5-PSi, or one of the Flextrek Whipsnake series. I already have a Crevasse French Wedge on order, so I know I'm ready for either one.
>>655289 >in the future I want to get back into this Don't wait for the future yacht, just buy or rent a windsurfer or a laser or even a fucking Optimist, anything to get yourself back under canvas next summer. Even shitty sailing is heaps better than no sailing.
What would your advice to a first-time *solo* backpacker be? I have a nice wooded location set in mind, so what sorts of things would you think I should pack? I know you have to pack essential things, but not overpack, and still have adequate protection and first aid... and also how different is it from the feeling of camping with others in a tent/being in a campsite? I'm only going on a one-night excursion starting in the morning or midday to get my feet wet, and my car will be in a parking lot around a visiting center not too far away. Finally, are there any super surprising... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>655224 The only difference between backpacking alone and backpacking with others is that you have to carry all the gear because nothing is communal. Well, and you don't have to take care of anyone who forgot shit or have to listen to anyone whine.
>>655085 There's nothing better than fresh, ripe and free, except maybe not having to carry it. Just grab whatever you know is good as you walk along the trails.
Crown berries, compound berries, grasses and mustards are all always safe to eat.
Critter&cat-tail soup with mushrooms is common faire, because ingredients are always available. Take a cleaned and skinned furred animal (usually squirrel), boil for 30 or so minutes with a few cat-tail lower stalks (the white part) and as much mushroom as you can... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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