I'm going hiking in an area where open fires aren't permitted but I still want to enjoy that sort of cozy heat. Has anyone ever used one of these and do they do anything at all? I'm not worried about gas consumption because there's plenty of opportunity to pick up fresh canisters on an almost daily basis but I do need something that takes up minimal space.
I live in southern california near the beach, and I want to go /out/ more than once a month, but everything around me is developed. You can't hike more than a half mile before coming across some guy's house, and it always feels like I'm walking around in people's backyard. Please tell me there's some secret spot in southern California that I don't know about where I can be completely surrounded by trees and wild life.
Otherwise, I may become a fucking normie against my own will.
I know that feel OP, I used to go to places like Big Bear/Mt. Baldy to try and escape the city, but even those places are far from underdeveloped and the scenery is hardly worth the long canyon drive to get there.
The closest thing you're going to get to a secret secluded expanse in Southern-ish California is the Eastern Sierra. For me, I eventually reached a point where I caved and bought a cheap place in Mammoth. I drive up there almost every weekend now, and at this point the 330 mile drive hardly phases me. Unlike Big Bear, the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Greetings from /k/. I go innawoods 2-3 times a year, always in summer. I want to broaden my horizons and knowledge, so I have some questions for you guys.
>how do you keep your weight down? Seems no matter how I pack I am always 45lbs+. >If I am entirely naked with no supplies in the woods, how can I start a fire? >Is fishing/hunting/trapping/foraging good enough to skip packing a few meals? >Can I replace a tent with a bivvy or tarp and be as warm/comfy? Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>677665 >>Can I replace a tent with a bivvy or tarp and be as warm/comfy?
A good small tent is maybe the same weight as a tarp, so no savings there. My bulkiest thing is a mattress, maybe raking up grass or something to put down a soft underlayer would be best. You still need blankets or a sleeping bag.
Some places I go fishing works, but hunting you have to worry about limited seasons. (Maybe you make do on squirrels and rabbits with a .22) Good luck for foraging with the two weeks... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>677665 >45lbs+ For a one week trip, it should stay under 25lbs. I understand you carry guns and ammo. This is not going to be light. If you have tools that you don't use or if you can get less tools to do the things you need to be done, there is weight to save.
>If I am entirely naked with no supplies in the woods, how can I start a fire? Don't. You have a limited time before you pass out, use it to find a road or something. If you have... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What's up /out/ers? I'm curious to see what some of you have acquired recently. Also, for those of you getting tax returns, do you plan on picking something up? Post pics and a link or two to what you just bought or will buy soon.
Two modest acquisitions: The North Face Blue Kazoo sleeping bag. Snagged it Friday on eBay new from a search and rescue co-op who was trying to raise funds for other equipment. Winning bid was $130. http://www.rei.com/product/864546/the-north-face-blue-kazoo-sleeping-bag
Picked up a cheap, but modestly high rated hammock... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Snagged a pair of Fischer Big Stix 180s second hand for $175. They need a wax and tune up but the bindings are in good shape and they're 106mm under foot so I'll have better float off groomer and on powder days.
Do you think Squirrels have emotions and compassion like dogs do? Ive been wanting to hunt them for a while because I believed that they were not emotionally complex, but now I don't know what to believe.
I know im being a pussy but this is important to me and I'd appreciate the help.
>>677327 A common squirrel call is the crying baby. Even if they know it's not their own pup, they'll still run to see if they can help. That sound a lot like compassion to me. That said, they're a rodent, a prey animal. They don't live long and exist as part of the food chain. If you're hunting for food, I feel it's well justified to hunt squirrels.
>>677334 The same can be said of every mammal, though. Cows are probably more intelligent and emotionally complex than rodents, and we eat them all the time. At least with squirrels, you know it's organic, free-range, GMO and growth hormone free, and you're not perpetuating an industry that essentially imprisons and slaughters animals for money. Hunting is far more compassionate than eating at McDonald's.
hey, /out/, when I go climbing at the gym (have to get comfy leading in gym b4 i go /out/side to climb) I get scared to death leading above a bolt and freeze up, especially when clipping and am super pumped. Anyone have the same problem? Solutions?
>gun >unseful against animals that can't harm you >not useful against animals that could harm you whatever bro if you want to go shooting things just do it and embrace it for what it is, and don't search for justification
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I have a one way ticket to germany for March 15, starting out in Dresden. I am going in fairly naive and my only goals are to visit farms/alternative communities and hike through the most beautiful nature. Any recommendations?
Hello sc/out/s, I recently moved to Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) and I'm trying to figure out if there are any really good places for dispersed or primitive camping. I've hiked in the Forest Glen Preserve and Allerton park, but neither of those seem suited for it (and I think camping is illegal in Allerton). I want to go to the Shawnee National Forest. Does anyone have any suggestions for which of its regions would be nicest for innawoods camping this time of year? Does anyone have any suggestions for other great places in Illinois to camp and hike?... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>677066 Yeah, tell me about it. My girlfriend is a grad student here, so here I am, trying to make the best of it by experiencing as much of the "local" wilderness as I can. I actually liked Forest Glen. Allerton was cool for the weird sculptures and structures and for having "un-touched" bottom land. My girlfriend camped in Kickapoo with some friends and said it sucked (though they were on a reserved site and didn't actually get to experience nature much).
>>677070 I never camped around there or anything while I was there. Only thing I know about living in IL for 23 years, outside of Chicago there is nothing unless you go all the way south towards Carbondale and Kentucky or NW in the state there is some cool stuff towards the Mississippi.
I've heard a lot of good things about Starved Rock, that might not be too far for a weekend trip.
follow up thread to the one questioning heavy lines for bass i do want to get in to bass fishing, and im wondering if a combo ive got sitting around will work well for it >line is 15 pound moni >reel is abu garcia ambassadeur ambsx-5600 >rod is shimano FX C-70MB2
i got it for christmas (my family pooled together and got me one cool thing instead of 3 trinkets) i live in NE ohio near akron, and the water im fishing most is mogadore reservoir, west branch, lake milton, the cuyahoga, and walborne reservoir (probably spelled things wrong and many of you may not have heard of them so here is the gist) >range of water conditions from crazy murkey to nearly cristal clear >gravel bottoms, sand bottoms, horrible muddy shit that i lost a boot in bottoms, and big rocks >wide range of depths, some less than 15 feet, one dropping to 80 feet in the center >plenty of brush piles, weeds, trees, rocks, etc
my three questions are: does this combo sound acceptable as a general rod (i have some spinning rods spooled 6, 8, and 10 pound test for finesse) and what would be some good lures to get on a budget (50 bucks worth) that are pretty hard to fuck up using and what if anything should i change about my set up >picture unrelated, late summer channnel cat i got on liver
Sure it'll do the job, but I'm more interested in the spinning rods that you have lying around. You don't need to use a baitcaster for bass, and the setup your family got you seems like it would be better for bait versus lure fishing for bass. If you could tell me the spinning rods and reels you have, maybe I can suggest some soft plastics for you.
>>676964 my go-to is a 6'6'' uglystick rated for 8-17 pound test and a shakespere something or other (excursion i think) that has served me well (its a cheap reel but in the salt ive put 20 pound braid on this combo and caught flounder, blue fish, spanish makerel, and in fresh ive caught everything from a bluegill to a 37 inch pike on it)
>>676964 >>676964 ive also got an 8'6'' rod with the same reel on it that i use for steelhead and crappie mostly, with 6 pound test on it, a light quantum affinity rod with a seina 1000fb and 8 pound braid that i like to work small lures with, a 7 foot ugly stik with a reel wos name escapes me, but its big (over 200 yd capacity of 20 lb, from back when i went through a phase of being paranoid of having my line totally stripped) an 8 foot medium heavy rod with 20... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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