I was thinking of the idea of making a kind of organization between /out/ and /k/ for the purpose of teaching people proper outdoor and survival skills, stuff like fishing and hunting, alongside other stuff like shooting sports.
Not sure about what you guys really do, but /k/ has regular meet ups we call Nuggetfests, alongside other things people organize and they go well, I think with proper planning this could be a thing that would be fun.
I guess this isn't what you're talking about but you made me think of it: There's all these survival shows like Ray's and Bear's, right? That's probably hundreds of hours of TV. What if anon watched this stuff and when they are teaching something useful we write down the time and what it is they're doing? Then if you want to know how to do something you'll see it's on the list: Dave does it in 1x05 at 20:20, Les did it at 2x06 at 10:10 etc.
So... Drove 10 hours and did a small section of the AT in the GSM. Dumbass me didn't take a footprint for my sleeping pad. Poked a hole in it the first night at a shelter. Slept flat on the ground/slabs the whole week. Not miserable, but wasn't the best. Got some of that tenacious tape at an outfitter the last day we were there.... How do you properly fix on? I will be buying a thermarest patch kit this week.
The tenacious tape held up the first night but I suspect a second leak. With these, can you really just put soapy water on them or dunk them under water over pressure and see the air bubbles? Over the years I have done that with inflatable air mattresses. With this i am worried about getting the inside wet and getting mildew. Too damp and cold now to proper air dry outside. Thanks!
Just a pic of the pad, small hole with some tenacious tape on it. I called cascade and asked. I have some real repair kits coming in. Will have to dunk it, find the other holes, mark them. Let it dry, and then apply a cloth patch.
I go walking with my kids a lot, and I advise telling them what to do if you get hurt before hand. I fell and sprained my ankle and it freaked my son out to see me like that. just a basic plan, or some first aid. so they have something to do other than panic.
>>617950 i teach them how to use a map and compass. teach them which water source if likely the cleanest (fast moving clear water in creeks, etc.). and how to maintain an awareness of "where they are" and how to get back to the trailhead / car / home from where we are inna woods
>>617608 Treadwell. Mcandless just got himself killed. Treadwell got his GF killed as well. Also he did it all for notoriety and his stupid documentaries and it was all phony bullshit. McCandless may have been delusional but he did it for himself and we only know he existed because he died, not because he wanted to famous.
I still feel bad for both of them, but this is nature.
Didn't feel like hiking through Washington in late October, all of November and early December. On top of this the elevation change was on par, if not worse, than the section in the High Sierra which I found pretty taxing. After hiking 6 months I was pretty worn out.
>>616023 eh, they've both seen a lot of use and work incredibly well together. I want to upgrade the knife for times when I don't want the weight of the axe, packing one big knife instead of a small one + axe.
It's a massively gearfaggy thread, but for practical reasons
Ok /out/ I've been going hiking a lot since early this spring. The most I've done is a few long day trips and a bunch of shorter ones. These are great, but I really want to start doing overnight trips.
What are good bags for 1-2 night trips? I've read that 35-50L bags are good for that purpose.
Looking for /out/ pants for hiking/camping/casualwear.
I have a pair of zip off convertible pants from Gander Mountain, guide series trailhead. They're very light and comfy enough to sleep in, but they kind of make me look like a /k/ommando for doing any thing other than hiking.
Would like a pair of /out/pants that I could wear casually too. Something that fits like jeans, only is comfortable enough to hike in.
Pic is Kuhl pants. They're expensive. Anyone have other options?
Don't go alone. Tell someone not going with you where you are going. Bring the best filter mask you can afford. Goggles. Fully charged cell phone, (per person). First aid kit. Know how to use first aid kit. Minimum of three light sources, preferably none involving open flame. Carbon monoxide detector.
Optional, (arguably). Crappy goodwill cloths you can throw away after, in case of contamination. GPS, (if your phone doesn't have it). Food and water for at least one... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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