I have some spare cash and always liked the idea of flying something. I was thinking of getting into powered paragliding. Has anyone here done this? Any advice? I'm in the northeast US and the sport is very niche here and I've never known anyone that did it.
>>679782 >/n/ See, this is what sucks. I like paragliders and paramotors too, but /n/ told me to go to /asp/ and /asp/ told me to go /n/. I'm not OP btw.
/n/ is almost entirely bicycles /asp/ is almost entirely fighting
But to answer your question, I don't recommend powered paragliding. Learn regular paragliding and buy an ultralight paraglider, they're not nearly as expensive as a powered paraglider and you can hike in and fly out. Speed gliding is really, really... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>am 18 >have roughly 40k in savings >want to travel around and explore world (and by world, I mean the U.S. and Canada)
How would /out/ recommend I go about doing this? I hate to potentially sound like the typical teenager who's "tired of it all" and "wants to escape," but I've found that travel and seeing new places makes me very happy like nothing else. If I don't start doing something soon, the slacker in me will just sit around inside... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Claiming number one in first post! The Black Mamba! I met one once before and another time one went into hotel kitchen where friends where staying. Things are mental aggressive with no comprehension of fear or self preservation when it encounters creatures in the wild it perceives as threats...and that's almost anything that moves.
>18km per hour land speed >Longest and fastest snake in Africa >20min for poison to kill a human >100%... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I live in France. The worst animal I can face while /out/ is nothing. Nothing will try to kill you here. I've spent days and days in forest where wolves and bears are known to live in, but I still feel safer /out/ than in a big city. Pic : One of the best place I've ever slept in. In the French Alps, it's supposed to be a good place to find wolves.
>>678578 We have some big ass alligators out west a little bit when you get into the swamps. But most places I see the gators, they just hang around waiting for you to catch some fish and give them a snack. I still don't like standing too close to the water's edge when an 8'+ gator decides to go under the murky water and you can't tell where he is.
I guess we also have sharks in the ocean, but whatever. I would be more worried about getting raped by jellyfish than the sharks. And then god knows what... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
This is not a troll thread. I've been "camping" probably 5-6 times in my life. Most recently about two years ago I went alone, planning for 2 nights and 3 days. After the first day slogging a far too heavy pack around 6-7 miles down what I found out was a horse trail a few days after a rain (pic related), my knees were too blown out to go past the first night. I turned around, went back to the car, tossed the tent up next to it and left the next morning so sore I could barely move.
During the trip I saw miles... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Greetings, /out/. I come to you in search of wisdom on sharp things. I generally dislike going outdoors but I love working with wood, and I've had the idea to make my own marking knife out of a drill bit.
Here's what I do know. A marking knife is simply a very small knife, held like a pen, meant to scribe lines in wood as close to a straight edge as possible. So it's single beveled, and is shaped so that a line can be scribed onto wood with either your left or right hand. And I have an assortment of spade bits. I know that the steel is some sort of high-carbon,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>678237 If it's made for cutting steel, it's probably made of some common HSS alloy like M2. Just keep it cool while you're grinding it and you'll be fine. If you burn the edge, just grind it off and reprofile.
Maybe give it a final sharpening using progressively finer grades of sandpaper/emery cloth if you're feeling artsy.
>>678237 Normally you normalize a piece of steel before grinding and harden it again afterwards. If you use a low alloyed carbon steel, you can do that with just a magnet and some really hot coals in your backyard. If you got a HSS (Cobalt alloyed) steel, forget about it.
If you grind it without normalizing, there is a good chance that you at least punctually warm the metal over annealing temp, and that be bade for your future edge. water cooled grinding stone would be the tool of choice.
>>678337 Small nitpick: M2 and M7 HSS has no cobalt, and that's what most of your everyday drill bits will be made from. "Cobalt" HSS is considered a (small) step up from normal molybdenum-based alloys because it has more heat resistance.
>>678222 1. Start with your dominant foot when getting out of the car 2. Proceed by placing your non dominant foot in front of it 3. Then lift your dominant foot and place in front of non dominant Repeat steps 2 and three until finished
Go out to a spot during the day and just sit quietly for a few hours and listen to the woods, listen all the little sounds they make and get familiar with them. Since it daylight out the instinct part of your brain won't be quite so on edge.
Do this a couple times, then go back to that spot at night and do the same thing. You'll be more familiar with the standard background sounds of the woods so hopefully you'll be more comfortable and less on edge.
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