Anyone else been in a conservation corps? Nevada Conservation Corps member here, on a chainsaw crew working 8 days on, 6 days off cutting down trees in the nevada desert, a perfect job if youre looking for something to do after high school/college. AMA
>>780159 >legs too close together >branch not propped up properly >using the fucking tip of the chainsaw instead of the very back where the anti-kick teeth are >might be wearing proper rated hearing protection, might be
At least the other people are standing far enough back and there's nothing dangling off the person running the saw.
Hey /out/ Going on my first back packing trip later this summer to the tetons. Have a completely clean slate when it comes to gear so want to do this thing right from the beginning. What would you guys reccomed in the way of tent, sleeping bag and mat, as well as pack? And any other items that would make life better that I may not know about? Will be 5 days of hiking in total.
>>779862 Honestly? But as little as you can, borrow everything possible (not shoes but everything else) If you're going to stick to trails then old running shoes would do as long as they are still an all right shape. It's a huge waste to dump thousands of dollars into gear while you don't know if you like it yet, it's not for everyone. I have friends who loved LOVED to go on the first hike with me, only to break down after 1-2 days and never go hiking again.
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>>779904 Thanks senpai spee here so not very familiar with /out/
>>779920 Good point, don't really know anyone I can borrow from though. I spent 4 years in the Marines so I have the experience of hiking long distance heavy weight day after day, and being out in the field. But that was all structured to wear it's just do as your told so much easier. But I enjoyed the non military aspects of it enough too feel pretty confident it's something I'd like to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm looking to spend a weekend at a bothy in Wales sometime in the next month or so. I've never stayed in one before and I'm a bit nervous about turning up to one to find it's full of people from one group partying it up and looking like a weirdo.
Can anyone share their bothy experiences to put my mind at ease?
>>775142 Simply put OP I could only afford one pair of boots/shoes whatever and whilst sure, the old German paratrooper boots I used to have were god tier I decided to pick up something a little more low key. Are they ideal? Nope, but they're better than nothing.
If you want to go /out/ more, then go /out/ more. You will figure out what equipment you should buy as the need arises.
Don't buy it as a toy and don't use wanting to go /out/ more as an excuse to buy a new toy. Nobody can tell you which knife to buy without knowing what you'll be using them for and what cutting needs you'll encounter.
That being said, some real advice:
You already have a hatchet so you don't need anything big enough for chopping or >batoning, but you already figured that out. I have an Izula II and it's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey guys, I was thinking about buying a uv-5r because they have good reviews etc. I don't know anything about radios but it's not rocket science so I guess I can learn. My question is, what's your experience with these type of devices while /out/, will they actually help you if things go south or they are just memes. Do you need to pack an extra anthena and extra batteries so they would work?
>>761510 Uv5rs are nice because they are cheap. But they are cheap because they are bare bones. You are going to need some knowledge to use it. And the programing cable to name channels. And a general license to talk on the 2 meter and 70 cm bands.
I don't recommend doing it but i have a friend;^) that set his up with the important marine freqs and the frs, gmrs and murs freqs. And all the noaa freqs.
So his little 35 dollar uv5r is essentially a marine radio a frs/murs/gmrs radio and a weather radio on top... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Ask an anon who spent the last 2 weeks hiking/canoeing Voyageurs NP anything.
Currently seeking respite from mayfly swarms for a couple of days at the Kettle Falls hotel. Future plans include catching walleye, and illegally canoeing into Canada and shitting on one of their islands. Fuck Canada!
post what you want/need or generally what are good products you've tried. im looking to buy a good filter system for the money and ive already tried the lifestraw, it was kind of a pain to use. What products do you guys recommend?
>>777449 Unless you're filtering for multiple people those sawyer minis are the best. I bring a little adapter with mine so I can clean it without bringing the giant syringe. Like with any mechanical filter, don't rely on it below freezing.
Is there really much of a difference between clothing designed for going /out/ vs workwear clothing designed for labourers who work outdoors? It seems the moment something is marketed towards camping or outdoor recreation the price shoots up to profit off of the clueless rich people demographic. Would I not be better off just buying construction clothing from a DIY store?
>>777296 Do you scramble up and down a lot of hills on your jobsite? It seems like your mind is already made up so go ahead and buy those steel toe boots. Take pictures os your feet for us after your first good hike.
Clothes designed for going out are often designed to be lightweight. Unfortunately it is expensive. My rain jacket is ultralight und ultraexpensive, but I carry it in my backpack most of the time. So I go with my 248g waterproof jacket, instead of the cheaper one I have, that weighs around 1000g. Thats more than half a kilo less weight, on a single piece of gear. Merino underwear and shirts cost a fortune, but the quality is so much better than regular cotton shirts.
But I am no bushcrafter, I go trekking and sleep in a tent. I don't do ultralight trekking but... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I dont make mine. Go to a school bus at night and take the first aid kit from behind the driver seat. Has everything you will need sometimes even an epipen which is nice for trauma. School buses are always unlocked the door just slides open. Dont worry, they just get replaced upon safety inspection so no harm done by you getting a free quality med kit.
Im not joking. Sand down the first layer of skin then apply rubbing alcohol soaked rags. Let it sit. Yes it burns like fuck. You will not have poison ivy the next day. This is the most nuclear way to kill poison ivy.
t. - Someone that has had full body poison ivy that led to temporary blindness
>Warning: If you do this, you will receive spam mail.
I'm the anon that posted about the free Zippo a few months back. Marlboro has these giveaways a few times a year, and the items are usually something /out/ related. This time you can enter each week to win a week-long vacation. Once you enter the sweepstakes you can select one of the following free items.
>Bushnell Headlamp >CRKT Viva Keyring Multi-Tool >Rugged Bluetooth Speaker
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>>766149 Yes. Not /k/ here but not bringing a gun /out/ is risky. Spooky shit happens in the woods.
It's really up to preference. Do you want to conceal it? Do you need it to possibly defend against large animals like bears? I would go with a .45 to be safe. I like revolvers because they're less tacticool and nothing beats them for reliability.
As for animals, only use your gun as a last resort. You should carry bear spray which works better than a firearm anyways. No need to kill an animal for being... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>766149 I just finished a 2 week trip on the Kenai Pennisula doing a couple short backpacking trips and lots of day hikes.
We did not see a sinlge bear or have any trouble with any people. In fact we hardly saw people on the trails, except near Anchorage and everyone was nice as fuck. At a campground north of Seward a bear hunter said he was having a hard time finding bears beacuse most were within the city limits looking for food this time of year.
I chose not to bring my revolver and just had bear spray, which... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I always keep a firearm on me out in the woods, less about bears and more just in case I run into any violent methheads which is honestly far more likely of a scenario than a bear/animal attack. Still, I use a 10mm Glock 29 since it does have the power to take down black bear.
In AK you're dealing with grizzlies so I'd probably recommend a good bear spray and at least a .44 mag revolver.
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