So I just heard of this thing and it sounds like sort of a commune situation. Anyone here do it? Is it worth the time? I'm thinking of doing it in summer or during winter break. How do you pick a good farm.
>>824550 What a sketchy organization. I went on the WWOOF US website just to see what it takes to become a host. It isn't much.
>#1- Are you willing to donate $5-$50 to be published on our list of farms? Yes >#2- Are you a registered sex offender? No >Awesome! Post your contact info and we will send naive college kids to your home! Seems legit.
>>824550 I used a similar service when I was backpacking through Europe. I stayed on a self sufficient farm in Spain for a month and loved it. Also did some other stay in Turkey and Morocco.
The site I use is workaway.info - its amazing, hosts and workers have a profile and are rated/reviewed so at least you have some idea what your getting into.
Im planning on driving around Aus next year and will be utilising this site a lot. Already planning to help a guy build an eco-home out of mud bricks and bottles and stay... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I dont know if this should be on /k/ or not but here i go anyways. What would the general population think of taking an sbr /out/ my theroy is it would be alot less cumbersome then a full length for the obvious, less material less weight. Compact size easier to navigate through brush. And if it got down to you not wanting ti sling it you could always put it in your bag if your like me and dont ever fill your bag completely up. Im just looking for others perspective, i may be blind to some things.
>>823927 Hunted, hiked, and fished in the claryville area my whole life. Favorite summit is Graham. Have a cave I keep stocked on Blackbear that I use in deer season. Great area. Tunis pond trail and giant ledges are my recomended intro hikes
The season is just getting started in my area (Ricky Mountains, zone 3). Serviceberries are just starting, along with currents and gooseberries. Raspberries and salmon berries will be next, followed by apples, crabapples and chokecherries. By the first week of October we get our first snow, and the rose hips are ready just before big snow sets in.
All in all, foraging season lasts from July-October.
I was out looking at a boat with some friends today, but the owner does not know the make, model or year of this boat.. So are there any boat freaks on here who can tell me what the make, model and maybe even year of this boat is??
Hey, /out/, whats your opinion on the fact that humans are overpopulating, and completely polluting the environment? A lot of people try to argue that global warming isnt real, and that we can build as many factories wherever we want. But the fact is, we cant. We have to conserve the land as much as possible, for future generations. Its kind of selfish not to think about future generations, in terms of environmental pollution. Just because you wont be alive when the world is getting completely fucked over by humans, doesnt mean you should ruin it for others.
The only way to solve environmental problems is to import more people into western countries so they can consume more too until we are all brown and then we won't care about the environment anymore. Problem solved
>>823401 The thing is, many so called environmentalists don't have good solutions either. Nuclear power, for example, is an environmental and economic win-win, but Greenpeace fear mongering pretty much killed our chances of having that. Now, we have to clear more habitat, and erect more factories to make space and materiel for solar and wind, or destroy thousands of acres of habitat for hydro plants, or continue burning precious petroleum for energy. It's a complete shitshow.
Also, overpopulation is almost exclusively... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Just got back from a two week trip through CA, OR, ID, MO, thought I'd share some pics as I go through and edit them. Feel free to ask any questions about the areas. Dispersed camped on public land the whole way. This is on the West side of Mount Bachelor about an hour West of Bend.
I was thinking of a fishing kayak, the area I am going to be fishing is a stillwater lake. For this reason, I then wonder about a coracle rather than a kayak. They look cozy and nice, and are supposed to be easy to handle and pretty stable. They look great to fish from.
>>822130 the z-lite is super convenient. it takes literally seconds to pack and doesn't unroll. that's definitely underappreciated by lots of people. it's also nice to use as a knee pad or sit pad like>>822183 said. get the z-pad. it's worth it
>>822043 Yeah, sure -- just came back from a week long fishing/hiking trip in South-Western Norway. All in all happy with loadout. See list here:
In hindsight: Should have brought waterproof socks, as shoes were wet, all day, every day, and didn't really dry out until the last day. Also, should have brought my Cumulus down sleeping bag (700g), as two night we had temperatures around freezing, and the quilt wasn't really warm enough.
>>821757 Yes, yes you do. Or at the very least a very warm blanket large enough to wrap your entire body in. If you've never slept outdoors, know that it can get very cold at night even during summer. Especially if you are sleeping directly on the ground. You should also get a sleeping pad of some kind for additional insulation.
Are there any companies that offer something like a GPS SOS beacon? I'm going to be living alone on my property in the middle of nowhere Alabama for a few months, and if I do something like break my leg I'm fucked. There's no cell service at all. How would you get help in the wilderness?
I don't remember the brand, but search for satellite beacons. It's what I've used a couple times. They call down a helichopter on your location, so it might be a bit overkill, but there is such a thing
I was curious, I know this is gonna get shat on. Has anyone here brought an Umbrella while /out/? It was pouring rain the day I planned to leave last week, and was going to cancel my hike it was so bad. Instead, I left my friends cabin with a big old umbrella someone left and ventured off for my 2 day trip. It was great. I stayed pretty dry through heavy down pours and I was able to sit under it (it was pretty fucking big) to get a nice little fire going to catch some fish. Its funny, it was so easy to strap on my back, I feel like I should have used one... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>819868 Nothin wrong with that brü. The important thiing is you didn't act like a sandy clam and cancel your whole trip! I will say it's much more fun and convenient to have wearable rain gear (keeps your hands free and gives you full coverage but whatever works mang.
I'm going out tomorrow night and we're getting hit with spotty (but possibly severe) thunderstorms. Finally gonna really be able to test the Frogg Toggs I bought this spring!
You can get a suit like this for $30 give or take,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>819872 no shit eh? how are those? I was really not looking forward to getting to wet. I have a nice cut on my shoulder (paintball injury, assholes gun was firing to quick and actually wounded me) so I was a little off my game to start. I have been using cheap ass slush pants and a rain jacket my dad had. Both keep me very dry with normal rain but it was quite heavy that day. If wasnt windy so it was just raining cats and dogs straight down.
>>819878 They're pretty good, lightweight and breathable which is a huge plus for anything waterproof. they aren't cheap suffocating rubber, they're some sort of fabric but they're guaranteed 100% waterproof (no water leeching in through seams or through the zipper or anything). I've only worn them in light rain because it's been such a dry year, but they have great reviews. They're very comfy so as long as they prove to be as good for water and wind as they're sposta be I'll be happy.
So I have become happily married. However, my beautiful wife's cat pissed all over my backpack (I was storing it under our bed). Though I know how to prevent this from happening again, does anyone here know how to get the cat piss odor out of my bag so I can take it out without smelling like a zoo?
A Coa de Jima is a tool used for harvesting agaves. A friend of mine has been looking for one for a while for use in his garden, but hasn't made any progress in his search. Any help would be much appreciated
>>818427 You literally have to get onto Mexican internet and speak Spanish to find that shit. There's a few other tools that are super hard to find in the USA like that. A good "Metate y Metlapil" is hard to find, most are not designed correctly. A Molcajete is much easier to find, but there are lots of cement fakes. I lucked out and found one at an antique store. Fast forward ten years and they are everywhere online.
But, at least it has been getting easier the older the internet gets.
The problem... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey guys, I am wondering if what we need is actually TWO commune sites. What if we set one up in the UP where would could get forested land on the water with plenty of fishing and we spent summers up there. Then we could get a chunk of land in the southern AZ desert so we could skip the brutal winters.
If we had a couple of cool converted school busses, we could easily travel between locations.
>>817067 Some variety of: Breakfast, Couple of muesli bars. Coffee sachet, sugar sachets. Lunch, Instant soup, coffee and sugar, packet of crackers and cheese. Dinner, MRE entree or local supermarket version (retort pouch of stew/thai curry/whatever with rice or instant mashed potato). Fruit jerky, tea bag and sugar. Chocolate.
Usually have paper napkin, packet of powdered soft drink, sachet of salt and pepper etc.
One of them always has extras like mints, tube of condensed milk, curry powder etc. Open... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm having trouble finding some nice ass PANTS. My main requirement is waterproofness and breathability. But I can't find anything that fulfills that very well. It seems to either be lightweight pants that won't stop water, really heavy pants like snow pants, or something like the Fjallravens which seem super comfy, but again aren't waterproof. If good jackets are easy to find, why are pants so hard? Does everyone just have separate over pants for rain? Is there no pair out there that can just keep me dry without being excessively hot and heavy?
>>816933 Pants don't really get wet from rain. Wear polycotton or get some softshell pants (they don't need to be heavy to repel water, in fact being light means faster drying). Truly waterproof goretex pants are overkill for almost anything.
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