Any of you folks carry a gun while /out/? I obviously bring my deer rifle along when I'm going on hunting trips, but I'm considering getting something like pic related for solo hikes. Just in case I ran into a weirdo or had to end myself as starvation set in. Are there laws against carrying in most state forests?
>>795397 >Are there laws against carrying in most state forests? Unless it is illegal in general in your state, the open transportation of firearms is perfectly legal in national forests. There's only a handful of states that don't allow open carry and I don't think any of the ones that do care about if you carry in the forest or not. If you're doing long distance hikes and you're not in bear country, I'd recommend a compact, polymer frame pistol than a revolver.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've only ever camped in state rec areas or forest campgrounds, but I want to start doing some dispersed camping in state or national forests. It seems like a nice way to get away from people and enjoy nature. I've done a little bit of research but I'm still not sure about some things. Can I just park my car on the side of a forest road and hike in to some random spot and camp for a few days? Do I have to get any special permits or pay anything? Are there any special rules about fires or firewood I should know about I live in Michigan by the way. Any tips or stories... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Dispersed camping can take place on state-owned land other than state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds or state game area campgrounds, and is free of charge. You can camp anywhere on state forest property as long as:
>the property is not posted "No Camping" >you follow all State Land Rules >you... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I suggest just calling a DNR field office/customer service center or USFS headquarters near the state/national forest you intend to camp in. Im not sure about the parking, but the rest is straight forward (print off the free permit, attach near campsite, only collect firewood from ground, stay no longer than 14 days in one spot, and be at least 1 mile from a designated trail or campground, clean up). The parking issue might depend on the situation (i.e. would you plan be parking along a major roadway or just on some shitty pull-off on a logging road). To be safe you could park... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What are the best ways to invest in a future where I can spend lots of time going to new places and being outdoors? Without being a full on hobo I mean.
I currently am at rock bottom financially and have practically nothing to my name but i want to go experience the outdoors and I'm not sure what's the most suitable lifestyle for that would be job/work wise.
Why not just hobo it up? You dont have to spend forever at it. Give yourself a taste, then maybe you will get a little bit of it out of your system and you can do what the other anon said >>791955 For extra ridiculous money. Save up a bit and buy a van/camper truck/rv to live in so you dont have to pay rent
K im in boot camp roght now and i have a question so my killhat gave me a diffrernt sized bed then the other ricks and so it is nine inches tall but theres is six so when i do my hostipal corners i did 9 inches but killhat came over and yelled at me and said it was six inches so i did six inchds and killhat said it was a 45 degree angle so i said that i cant chanfe the higgt of the materess so he said oh too bad sally i you should try harder so what do i do k do i make a six inch or a 45??????
>>791745 The only time i cried was wehn killhat bich slapped me and called me stupid and said drop amd gimme 10 and i didnt know what he ment so he kicked me and told another rick to spit on me amd then do my 10 for me
You're going on a five day hike. You can expect rain, cold nights, and significant elevation change. There will be no deserts or associated heat extremes. There will be no shelters or resupply along the way, though there will be ground water (which needs to be purified somehow). You're hiking for recreation, not competition or survival.
I'm a pretty big guy so I need a lot of food. For five days I'd need 10-12lbs of food, plus I'd want 2-3L of water on me at any point in time. So that's about 15-18lbs of consumables at the onset. Pack, bivi, tarp, sleeping bag, pad, raingear, clothes, filter, stove, and creature comforts all add up as well.
I really need to buy a lighter pack though. And I tend to pack with the expectation of colder conditions than I actually end up encountering.
>>785294 britbong here, living in Krasnodar Krai, RU. Hit up the northern caucasus if you get the chance, round about Roza Khutor. Touristy bit followed by miles of unspoilt mountains, plus summer is picking up now and there aren't any bears.
>>785533 Zdarovo Northern caucasus that would be across the russian border? My plan is to spent about a week in sventi and then omali to kazbek. Finishing up with a climb to the top of the 5k peak. Have you climbed any of the peaks?
I want to do albroa some day... so i'll probably be back in a few years this time on the russiab side of things.
If you have some recomwnded trails on either side of the borser, please tell. Might hit them this time or the next.
Need some help from my CO bros. Anyone been to Clear Creek south of Leadville before? I need to know how common bears are out there this time of year so I know how to handle my food and shit. Going car camping because of my little brother but I don't want a bear bashing in my windows to get some food.
was fossicking today around a hour and a half away from my house into the sticks was a little cloudy so didn't get anything done brought some rocks back know i have around 5 nice stones biggest was 0.50 ct green sapphire will check mah bucket tomorrow they like too look like these with my shit phone camera this was a littler one from a different trip
>I live in the most hyped outdoor country in the world (maybe Iceland) >No forests to light fires in, plus its illegal everywhere >Not cold enough for cozy gear, not hot enough for comfy gear >Not big enough to get truly separated from civilization >biomes are too small >No reason to carry knife/gun, plus also probably illegal. >have to pay to see the best shit,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
in what parallel universe is nz the most hyped outdoor country? definitely not here on /out/. or is this from some dumb clickbait "top 10" travelblog written by someone who's only seen 2 pictures of each country
You must live in the city, my great uncle moved there years ago and lives in some bumfuck nowhere town in the south island miles from anything of consequence and boasts about how firearm laws are way more lax there than in Aus
>>791561 If I bear wants to fuck you up, you aren't going to have any time to light flares. There isn't any sizing up or shit talk.
Carry the bear spray on your hip. Make lots of noise while traveling. If you see signs of a bear, carry the spray in your hand. If you see a bear, also immediately draw the spray. It's most effective at about 20 feet. The idea is to create a cloud of irritant that the bear will inhale and his highly sensitive nose will become hell.
I need the Canadian topo maps for a magellan sportrak GPS(uses the old .img format for the maps).
Anyone have them? Only place i can find them(after pretty fucking deep searching) is on eBay, but its limited to sale only in america(and obviously i'm in Canada). Torrents, usenet, irc, mega, etc.. all came up empty.(I found one place on mega that claimed to have them, but it was obviously just spyware)
There's like 66megabytes, so if someone had the disc and could host them, id be super grateful.
>>791348 i know... i know... :( (Thanks for remembering me tho. Cool to see /out/ has a memory)
>>791343 0 seeds and 0 peers... If i leave it on overnight and it downloads anything, i'll be fucking THRILLED!!!(I dont care if the topo maps are old, the planet has not changed much since its release)
So hiking in oregon near veneta and in this field theres a black cat 4-6 feet long not including tail and it catches something runs away and I was maybe 50 feet away and my buddy was right there and we both just stared confused as hell for a few moments. It absolutely looked like a jaguar. It was cougar sized but was jet silky black.
Could you name any animal besides a jaguar that would be like this? Note this is near veneta oregon
Moved completely cat like too could not have been a wolf we were very close to this thing but how could a jaguar be in oregon
I'm from Arizona, so I don't have much experience with large cats, but it seems entirely possible to me that that was just a black bob cat/mountain lion. They look quite like jaguars to someone who has never seen one in person.
>>790900 Casual Kayaker here, why does it fucking matter? Why spend the money on a roof rack when I can LITERALLY achieve the same effect by strapping it down with some cheap ass straps I bought at the hardware store
I want to hear your wildlife encounter stories. It doesn't have to be dramatic or devolve into a cock measuring contest. I just want to hear about some of your encounters, how you handled it, how it turned out, ect. And I'm talking about wildlife, not that /x/ spoopy shit. Green text optional.
If you got any OC pictures from the same trip as the story, share them fool.
>be me >be innatent >be inna Selkirk Mountains backpacking >it's almost 3am >woke up at 2am to piss >unable to fall back asleep >just laying there thinking about how unspooked I am >forest is making foresty noises >slight... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>be bow hunting whitetails in the Little Pend Oreille Wildlife Refuge in WA >No snow on the ground, but it's cold as hell >three days in of five >haven't seen much worth shooting yet, but my standards drop each passing day >day four >sitting in my blind by sunrise >see pic related; it's comfy in there >forest... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Alright, /out/. You all are way more aquainted with the outdoors, so I wanted to ask you this. What in the world is this thing. I think it's a tick but I'm not certain. If you could give me the type of tick, that would be great.
Hey /out/, Have you guys ever used an army surplus store to prepare for a week or two innawoods? There's one near my house and I was wondering if any of you /out/doorsmen knew if it was mostly garbage or actually a good deal.
Pic related, these are the same kind of jungle boots I got as a kid in boy scouts and they tore my feet up pretty bad
>>787123 Most issued military equipment really isn't that great, especially the older stuff you'll see in surplus stores. It's designed by people who don't have to use it, and produced from the lowest quality material in the most cut-rate way possible. They just need to equip troops with the bare minimum necessary to accomplish their task, so it's often usable, but just not really the best option.
Sometimes there are great pieces of gear that get issued though, like the American woobie or the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>787123 I use shit from the military all the time while /our/ but that was stuff they put out recently. Those boots in OP pic are garbage. Even the issue boots now aren't that great. My unit bought us s2v boots every year.
The old alice pack is a beast it might be worth buying. The poncho + woobie is great. If they have the goretx shells for cheap i always loved mine, but i had to give that back when i left. The acu/bdu pants are pretty comfy too i left with a boatload of those and wear them innawoods.
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I just went on my first adult camping trip for about a week an a half, though it was just car camping I had to bring a lot of shit to make it work, and I obviously couldn't carry it all if I was backpacking
My question is, how do you cut back on all your shit so you can go backpacking?
Simple get rid of some of the shit. Knife, Axe, Food, Cooking gear, Gel Stove if you want, Tent, Sleeping Bad, First Aid Kit, Bear spray if you need or firearm, 1 pair of clothes suited to the weather, 3 pairs of undies and 3 pairs of socks. Any medications you need. Thats all I bring at most. ~50 Pounds
>>778987 I always wanted to go to camp as a kid. Mainly cause one of my favorite movies as a kid was heavyweights and it made camp look fun as fuck. I wasn't and still not fat though. Anyway, my parents never sent me cause we had a boat and went skiing in the winter and did all sorts of shit. That was how they justified not sending me cause all the shit we did as a "family". I feel they did me a disservice in life for not sending me. You learn a lot at camp and meet all sorts of people. It's a whole different... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I went to Melita Island and some kid in the same tent as me pissed himself one night. Overall it was a fun time but the pussy range instructors made us use pellet guns for the rifle shooting merit badges. I never got that far into Scouts, quit shortly after the island and decided to just learn all the stuff on my own.
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