>>627494 This. But I tend to apply this to any dog that isn't a "one man" dog. Ive had two pit/lab mixs, 3 pits, an Amstaff, a few heelers, a Rott and a wolf hybrid. Any energetic breed or working dog needs a companion if yoy dont want them ti wreck your house while you are at work unless they are very well trained.I miss my am staff dearly and I wish I could have seen him grow up but he was stolen.
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tl;dr: I need advice on essentials for a short survival-based wilderness hike. I want to bring as little as possible but still be able to make it out without any unfortunate incidents.
Okay /out/doorsmen, here's the deal.
I've been living in Tennessee my whole life, and I can fish and hunt as well as any other red-blooded Southerner. I am, however, relatively new to hiking. I recently moved to Chattanooga, and the Smokies have inspired me to get in touch with the mountain spirit.
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>>627420 four day? I won't give you a list of supplies and such, but I can tell you that a 35L is generally considered an overnight bag. a four day trip you need a 45-60L. I suppose some of the ultralight guys might be able to tell you how to pack for 4 days in a 35L.
give /out/ some time, and you should get some pretty good comments on here.
5'7, 180 lbs, and I am in pretty good shape considering the lack of exercise. I'm definitely making adjustments to the way I eat and I started a workout routine a few weeks ago.
I don't camp often anymore but when you live in the South, sleeping outside is a way of life. I guess I'm not wanting to go "hiking" so much as I want to walk a certain distance (maybe 10 or 15 miles), pitch a tent next to a water source, fish for some trout or the like, and dick around for four days.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I wouldn't blame anybody for looking down on smartphones if they are so inclined. Certainly it is better, wherever possible, to use tools which do not require electricity.
But smartphones are incredibly useful on account of built in gps, map software that doesn't need connectivity, etc. If you're going to have one thing, besides lights, that needs electricity it should be a smartphone.
This thread is for suggesting apps that you've personally found useful while /out/. For example, I frequently use BackCountry Navigator.
>>627406 Maps.me is a pretty decent, free offline map/GPS option.
Any random copy of the army field guide. Not that it's a definitive work on the subject, but it's worth noting that if you start to panic, you'll forget basic survival skills, having them written down is a good idea. And if you haven't read it yet, do it thrice. Trust me, you want that information drilled in there. Wilderness survival is less about gear and gimmicks than it is about knowledge and improvisational skill.
let me sing the praises of this little beauty, if you will indulge me
This is the Panasonic NCR18650B, 3400mah. For the time being, the very best battery money can buy. If you've seen 18650 cells claiming higher capacity, guaranteed, they are Chinese fakes (Ultrafire is a notorious example of this).
The rumored 22650 format Tesla's Gigafactory is supposedly going to manufacture will likely be an improvement, but there is right now loads of gear designed to work with 18650bs and it will take years for gear to be made that works with the new cell size
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Sometimes I think I do this just to spook the shit out of myself. I don't believe ghosts are real but junkie squatters sure are.
There's also a cold, stark, bleak beauty to ruins. So much angular, ice cold concrete and rusty metal. Scattered paper detritus here and there, the telltale accumulated filth of human activity
I don't really have any great stories except that once when I was geocaching, the cache turned out to be in a place like this. Inside was a chicken nugget with a small... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>627378 There are some old ruins near where I live, an old fort that's burnt out so there's only a few stone walls, nothing bigger then a small house, and an old church. The church has candles in it that have been used recently, it looks like it was set up for some kind of ritual.
>>627367 Really? Well, it's basically a Peltier chip with a water reservoir as a cooling system, so I'd remove everything except those two components, add a heat spreader to the other side to prevent burnout, and rebrand it as Powerpot (tm).
It's like cool, I can boil water and charge my phone over a regular camp fire. That's an improvement over the biolite already
But it doesn't take that long to boil water. Not long enough to charge a phone. Then I want to use that water for drinking or cooking but I can't until my phone's charged. It doesn't work nearly as well without the water to retain heat.
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>>627401 You have to figure, though, that if it's hot enough to boil water, that it's going to overload the chip or melt the housing faster than a passively cooled heatsink can dissipate the heat, so you'd still need water, and in either case, you still have to have a fire, which isn't always allowed. Plus heatsink are frickin' heavy. Your best bet is to use the PowerPoint, and keep at least a sterno can, in case you can't have fires. Just keep water in it until it's nearly charged, and then... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
No one has it yet? It maps the lake floor for you if you cast and retrieve it a few times. This is shown on your cell phone with an app. Shows you where the fish are and the depth. It even texts you when you are getting a bite.
Question for all you UK or European fags. Have you ever actually been camping what I would consider the basic American camping experience? In the woods, or by a lake or seashore with a campfire, marshmallows, mosquitoes, swamps, catching fish or frogs, spooky stories, general store, boating, shitting and showering in bug filled restrooms etc?
This is probably the only board I trust with an answer to this, so here goes.. Should I get an Environmental Science degree or a Geology degree? What are the different job prospects for each? I was originally thinking Geology just because I think it is cool, but the problem is it isn't offered at the campus near me, while EnvSci is. Now I could totally go to the other campus but its about an hour drive, so I don't know that its even worth it, since I'm not sold on the major to begin with.
>>627205 I'd go with Geology, or Biology, or another more mainstream science. You'll have more flexibility one you're done and if you want to specialize in a more environmental field you'll have the option of doing that later on. If you want to spend a lot of time /out/ing and get a decent salary then it's easier to go with Biology and do field surveys, or get good at writing research proposals and go study the bears or something.
My buddy and I want to meet Mick Dodge this Thanksgiving season, maybe share a meal with him. Do you guys reckon he lives outdoors in the Hoh Rainforest year round, or do you think we'd have to find him in some sort of undisclosed permanent structure? Anyone have any information that might help us track him down?
Pretty new to archery. Was given this bow a few years back and it has very few markings, so i know very little about it, Here is what i do know >Given to a friend by his troop leader >supposedly handmade And thats it, it was a gift to me but i dont know if its shit or if its a masterpiece, so i decided to make a thread for it. I will post pics here, any info is great
>>627130 so you quit your job and shit and are gonna work at the gen'ral store or blacksmithin' or something? also the friends your kids will have in a small mountain town will be the kind that kiss their brothers, get pregnant at 13 (sometimes from a family member, sometimes not), start smoking at 11, try H and/or meth by 16, and eventually will OD, start a meth lab and go to prison, or move the fuck out of there by 20.
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