Is it generally a good idea to take kayaking lessons if 1) I've never kayaked before and 2) I have an interest in kayaking? I'm assuming it's not one of those things you can just learn by yourself, right?
Kayaking lessons are really pricey around here.
Also, what the general rule or what are the regulations when it comes to kayaking? Like if I want to go kayaking to a river or lake or something, do I have to obtain a permit from the local district ranger station/state park office? I used to work at KNF and would like one day go back to kayak the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>642530 Yes, if you're out kayaking alone and something goes wrong you're in deep. If you have access to safe water (not running) then you could just practise a lot, but you will need to do your own research into saftey. I would say take a course just to learn the most basic stuff like different paddel strokes, capsize drills etc.
>Also, what the general rule or what are the regulations when it comes to kayaking? legislation on that changes wherever you go. Generally there... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
If your not a dumbass lessons arent needed. Just dont go right into open sea or raging rivers, and make sure you have a life vest
I never took lessons but i go on reasonably calm rivers that only have a few white cap "rapids" and small lakes. rhe only thing lessons will teach you is proper paddling, which you can learn on your own, and eskimo rolls, which unless you use a spray skirt are useless.
If you have extra cash and time it cant hurt but for most its an unnecessary cost
>>642421 Don't use the compression bags unless you absolutely have to. Every time you crush down your loft, it insulates a little less. Try to keep as much weight as possible against your back and shoulders, and lighter items further away from your body. Toilet paper goes in its own pocket, NEVER in the bottom of your bag.
Hey, sc/out/s! I want to get a dog for going /out/. I also want to start getting involved in mycology. So I think I want to choose a breed that would enjoy helping me with that, since working breeds enjoy working. I want to make sure it's a dog with a good sniffer, for finding mushrooms, but I can't choose between a beagle and a lab. The beagle would certainly eat less, but a lab, I think would be able to carry his own food. I do a lot of hiking, and could be out for up to a couple weeks. Which breed would be easiest to train for SAR-type work? What else should I think... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>642420 This isn't my first pet. I'm thirty, I've had several dogs before. Walking him wouldn't be an issue, I'm starting the PCT this spring, and plan on continuing straight to the CT and then AT afterwards. And regardless of how you feel about mushrooming, its something I'd like to do to pass the time while I hike.
I'm looking for suggestions, advice, and general discussion about 72hr+ survival bags. I've started assembling mine, and would like tips from anyone who's got experience with it.
Ideally I would be assembling a bag that allows for an extended stay, assuming I can get fishing, snaring, or small game shooting to provide some meals.
Additionally, what do you think about packing a tent + sleeping bag onto an emergency survival bag? In theory I would keep them separate, but strap them onto my bag if I felt the circumstances called for them.
I've... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>642341 >what do you think about packing a tent + sleeping bag onto an emergency survival bag? a tent could be replaced by tarp to save space but a sleeping bag is well worth the extra space it takes (along with a sleeping mat for insulation) you could save space with compression sack tho
I want to travel around the world making pictures of things that shock people.. things like mass slaughter of animals or mass graves in Syria. I am more than willing to sacrifice my own life doing this. However, how do I create a passive income to keep my going?
What are some good /out/doorsy anime shows and movies?
The only two I have watched are Mushishi (pic related), Princess Mononoke, and, to a degree, Spice and Wolf (including the books), all of which are among my favorites.
What others have you seen that you would recommend, preferably ones that are highly aesthetically pleasing and capture the essence of the outdoors very well, which should be implied, but I'm clarifying anyway.
Kino No Tabi, It's AOTYAY, nigga. Yama No Susume is alright if you like lolis climbing mountains, Also, Not really /out/ related but I watched Serial Experiments Lain when I was out on my first 5 day trip and it really intensified the sense of isolation and loneliness I had. Bretty good 5/5 anime though.
Hi does anyone do landscaping and tree work? I'm currently at college studying Arboriculture and Forestry and I'm halfway through the first year. I plan to do some landscaping jobs the days I'm not at college. I'm putting ads on craigslist to offer hedge trimming, weeding and possibly clearing dead leaves, I cant do any tree work as I can'tafford the kit just yet. Can anyone in this field offer me advice on soneone starting out with the bare minimum of tools? As I get more money I can expand my services that I can offer.
Don't buybused, you never know how beat on the chainsaw will be, There will probably be a bunch of guys here who give you all sorts of suggestions on what to buy etc but it all depends on what you're going to be doing,
Fall cleanups are a great place to start As is weeding/general landscaping work Dont be afraid to get dirty, planting. And uprooting shit isn't hard and alot of people (atleast around here ). Need it done ,as for actually cutting down trees, most people will want a person/company that's insured. So its not a great place to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>642066 Gardener here. You can get alot done with a pair of pruners (Felcos), a spading fork, a grub hoe (w/pick head for rocks and such), a shovel, a fan rake and a metal stiff tyned rake and a wheelbarrow. Get one of those green plastic ones, not those low wheelbarrows. They're terrible for getting around. It's amazing how much I get done with these tools. No need for machines, and if you're being paid by the hour, all the better.
Moved out here near Seattle last month from PA, but my journey started in CT. Drove all the way out here alone, but boy was it an experience. Stopped in Yellowstone for a day and I loved every second of it.
Anyway, I'll be here for probably 4-5 years, so I was wondering if y'all had some ideas on what to do around here. I've been to the northern part of the Olympic National forest, but I'm hoping to head to the Hoh rainforest soon (my favorite biome). My cousin is a botanist and has given me a bunch of ideas, but she's in Spokane,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>641848 Love the Osprey stuff, got a couple myself and probably won't buy another brand unless my next pack is just shoddy. Some really good features, well thought out, well built, light and comfy. Everything you need and not TOO expensive.
What do you put in your trunk for short term survival?/like... change for tolls.. another outfit if you spill on your clothes before work.. car breaking down,? what do you keep in your trunk. total newie.. so dont bash
>>641789 during winter i keep a carhart jacket, snow pants, emergency blanket, and some rain gear (poncho, etc). Also a spare pair of boots, fire stuff, first aid, and always have a bunch of granola bars for school snacks. Extra school supplies, usually have chainsaw and ppe's in car just because use it so much this time of year
I want a bag for very cold weather winter camping. It needs to be cheap though. There is one on amazon for 50 bucks on sale, its a coleman with polyester fill. I also have found an old outfitter in santa fe that sells high end gear from 20 years ago. All lightly used but clean and in good shape. He has hundreds of them and he sells them super cheap. Has the technology changed much in 20 years? What would you guys do?
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