>>628890 Moras are a good knife, but they can run on the expensive side. Depending on what you need and use it for, you can get away with getting something that isn't $600. What do you intend to use it for? Personally, I dont fancy them
Right now I'm using a flip knife I bought at my local hardwear store to take /out/. I've read good things about Mora's on here and was wondering if their good knives? I would just use it for various thing's around camp, cooking, chopping wood, etc, maybe cleaning game every now and then.
>>628889 i have that knife, had it for about 6 years and its still sharp, havent sharpened it once. good blade length, practical. ive split logs and cut rope and what not with it, also easy to conceal when out and about, would definitely recomend
So, I've noticed a common denominator among many video game heroes. Their shoes never seem to wear out; lava rock jumping, river wading, ocean swimming, ship sailing, and dragon slaying notwithstanding. Their boots are always doing their job, and not getting those pesky rips, or anything like that.
Now, I know this is all from a fantasy setting, but I want to know if such a make of boots exist. And if so, are they available for purchase?
And just to clarify, I'm talking like, adventure quality boots. Foot armor you can wear on the daily and do just about anything in them, from climbing fences, to hiking up mountains, to running around in the woods, to hunting wild boar with a spear.
Food tips for backpacking meals requested. Whenever I go out I freeze milk and put it in my pack with my food. This I wrap with any clothing or other cloth and put in the center of my pack. If its not too hot this will keep everything cold for several days. The milk is handy for coffee or pancakes or other things you might cook on the trail. Remember , you can freeze milk but not half and half. What do you eat while /out/?
>>628794 A handful of dried apricots always gives me the shits. I prefer firm stools when out, because I don't have to pack as much TP. Just a thing to keep in mind for anyone who plans on just taking these and peanuts. Also, almonds are great as a trail food, but you've got to keep the amount fairly low. Eating too many almonds will result in cyanide poisoning. Its not enough to suicide, mind you, just makes for an awful migraine.
Morning, sc/out/s. I'm planning a sort of national parks tour for the summer, where I'll be dispersed camping my lonesome way east to west across the States.
I'll be in bear and cougar and wolf territory, for the first real time ever (never encountered a grey wolf in Michigan) So I was curious about defense, and how to properly protect myself.
Is avoidance the way to go? running into dangerous wildlife seems like something that can just happen, despite precautions. I do own and would probably be taking my bolt .22, for small game and the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
it's a reference to the original geo cache shitter thread.
the color implies biological contents, harmless contents is a joke that people put on their grocache boxes AFTER they shit in them... the geared out hiker signifies a sc/out/ who has been roaming all day and happened to come across a geocache, in which he shits in.
it's meant to be a subtle patch, and it does a good job. you'd only get it if you were in the first few geoshitter threads, knew the color code for biological material, or understood the significance of "harmless contents"... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>628757 >you'd only get it if you were in the first few geoshitter thread
I was in all of those threads, as I recall this was a joke by ONE anon that kinda fell flat on its face. Since no one else had made a geoshitter patch, the patch guy went with this one. It is too obscure.
>>628691 Your best bet to find /out/ friends is rural areas, there are plenty of them. Most people are pretty friendly, just strike up conversation when you find an area you wanna camp. Eventually you'll find someone with interest. Find some parties/bars and just mingle is what I'd recommend. For getting used to Canada, get used to the weather. It gets very cold in deep winter, BC is milder than where I am from but your still going to need a good winter jacket. I'd recommend checking out some snowboard/ski shops,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What's the most dangerous situation you've ever been in while /out/? Can be anything from mountaineering to encountering bears or simply finding yourself lost... I'm sure some of you guys have some good ones.
Let's make this entertaining. Real stories only please!
>few years ago >get high and decide to go camping >mid fall in western north carolina >really fucking cold but w/e >drive an hour out into the boonies, somehow manage to get a camping spot on top of a mountain >oh shit it's windy but let's smoke more >do some dabs and fall asleep in tent we hadnt put a rain fly on yet >Wake... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I spend the winter begging my friends to go winter cambin but I can never really get them to go. Once we went in April when it was still icey and crispy but it wasn't deep winter. We do however get drunk and wander around the train tracks and industrial areas, which is incredibly fun, and I always take pics.
Last winter was so snowy I got bored taking cold bleak snow pics so I went out and took a shot not of snow, but of "snowing". It was kinda neat, maybe not cozy idk.
It really depends on where you go. The rules vary from place to place. If you go to one of the National Forests, they're generally pretty lax about what you can do. You might need a permit for some of the more traveled trails and camping areas, but they're usually cheap or free.
The National Parks are more regulated, but they're not that bad unless you want to Hunt. Main thing is that all of the good ones are overcrowded as hell unless you know where to go. Yosemite National Park for example is a complete clusterfuck of crowds and tourists unless you hike... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>628449 >"leave no trace" faggot shit I don't understand. Are you proud that your country doesn't mind if people just fuck shit up? I'm not big on having to look at everyone's stupid attempts at building toilets and fireplaces all over.
There are different classifications of public land. BLM is basically free-for-all, National Forest is generally chill, and National Park is hermetically sealed scenery, look don't touch. There's a place for all of... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>628449 There are tons of gigantic state and national forests, as well as general federal lands were you can basically go do whatever the fuck you want. Keep in mind, America is enormous. Also plenty of people have ranches or other large chunks of land and they just go out on their own property.
Pic related: The skrama, a heavy knife mostly meant for chopping wood and similar things, but also usable as a common knife. The concept seems pretty similar to the kukri to me, and I was wondering what /out/ thinks about it. Which one is superior, forward curved or (almost) straight blade? What are the advantages and drawbacks?
>>628407 Homeless/vagabond anon here. Actually in my experience its the inbetween people that do this. They're like the people camping one time a year, be it a hobo who goes up to the national forests or a family of 5 and the neighbors. They aren't there all the time and don't think about it plus when it comes time to do something with the trash they just toss it in a pile of collected litter before the highway assuming its fine. I mean, realistically every story is different, but we shouldn't give up our... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Everdry (dryer lint and wax), lighter, duct tape, two hand warmers, Mylar cheapo.
GI poncho, hammock, SOL escape bivy, thermalite extreme liner.
Milspec polypros, wool gloves, merino beanie.
I'll also be bringing a mat, but haven't decided whether to bring a closed cell or inflatable one yet.
Now, the SOL bivvy is rated at 50F, and the thermolite is rated at adding 25F, and the low for this week is 26F, so I'm borderline there. I don't know how well the polypros work, but I've got down to 40 in the bivvy/liner without them. Is this suicide?
Not pictured, I'm getting a steel cup and sterno can for soup and hot drink, not sure what I'm packing for food, but that's my cookware limitation. What would you eat?
I'm trying for 3-5 days, won't be going too far from home at least for the first night, and this isn't in forestry land, so no fires. Any other advice you want to offer is welcome. Also, it's going to rain.
>>628305 You're gonna be cold dude. I slept in the sol bivvy w/fleece liner for a few months it was great for summer but once it hit the 40s at night it wasn't enough. Even with my clothes on. I would seriously consider matching your bivvy with a 40 degree down bag. You'll never regret being warm at night. Also weight/durability wise, get a thermarest zlite. It does great for heat reflection and lets be honest; neo thrashers are too loud.
i live in the city, but i spend an enormous amount of time outside, and occassionally trek out to the appalachian for some exploration.
im looking for an affordable rain breaker i can throw over sweaters and shit while im in the city on rainy days, but also some affordable boots i can use once the snow and rain gets to me too much come june. i cycle a lot so that has to be a consideration in whatever pair i scope out.
>>628303 I got a north face rainshell for like $25 on sale from the north face outlet. Marmot Precip is also super good and if you do a bit of looking you can get them for less than $50. As far as boots I like both my salomons and my columbias.
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