>>770937 Daniel Boone National Forest has lots of unmapped caves that you can find simply by walking around. Found a huge one that had 15 foot ceilings and went like 120 feet back once just hiking. Must have been 5 miles from a trail.
I'm going out to the Mojave with my geology class for some mapping in Rainbow Basin. I've never camped in the desert.
My main problem is my tent. It's a cheap 30 dollar tent from target with lots of mesh. The place we set up camp will be canyon with insane wind at night. Last year an instructor's tent was literally blown away. I've got decent stakes and I'll weigh down my tent so I'm not concerned about that. Rather, sand and silt will be blown into my tent if I can't find a way to stop it. Will a strong tarp taped around my tent... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>769448 Don't worry, you'll learn everything the hard way like we all had to. Well not me. I did geology in Europe so we stayed in hotels like civilized human beings but... nevertheless you'll be fine.
Sorry OP, no matter how well you try to cover up, you won't escape the dust and silt in the desert. I just went out last weekend actually and I woke up with about a 1-2mm of sand covering me because a wind storm came through over night. It's tough times.
Bring water into the tent at night, and I advise having eye drops and chapstick. You'll be a dusty bastard come morning.
Hello, friends. I'm a filthy citydweller and I need to cross 250 kilometers of average, european, slightly hilly, terrain. On foot. Time is not really a factor but I'd really prefer to not die. I'm in alright physical condition and I excercise and run, though I've never done anything quite like this. There will be several town-stops on the trail though, for refilling and shit.
I've got some questions but feel free to tell me anything you might consider applicable.
1) How to sleep on such a long-distance journey? Do I like climb... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Find a light weight tent (alps mountaineering makes a good quality affordable one man ~$100usd), sleeping mat, and bag, or go with a hammock set up. It's all about preference and how much comfort you need to get a good nights sleep. I personally don't like sleeping on hammocks because I like to be able to sleep on my stomach and side which isn't very comfortable given the shape of hammocks.
You should get a decent sized pack, 65-80 liters, and some light weight cooking gear. I like jetboil but people here poo poo it (there are a lot of unnessisarily picky people on this board). It works great and boils water super fast which is what you'll need since the meals you should bring should be dehydrated stuff. It's lightweight and full of the nutrients you need when exerting yourself.
Another likely essential would be a water purification system. From a lot of experience, I'd recommend buying a hanging bag system. It's the simplest design with no moving parts meaning that, as long as you're somewhat careful not to puncture the bags, it is the least likely to experience mechanical failure.
Don't pack a lot of clothes. One pair of pants will do and a few shirts, a hoodie, and 5 or so pairs of underwear. Bring some biodegradable all purpose soap (Dr. Bronner's ftw) to clean your cloths and body.
I recommend a mid height boot especially if you're an inexperienced backpacker. They offer better ankle support than a low so you're less likely to twist your ankle and become stranded.
>>768108 Hi and thank you, anon, for your response. I don't have much camping experience in the conditions I have described but I do have some experience in general. I should've clarified I barely have any money to work with but your post was very helpful anyway. I'll try to get as much stuff as you described as possible, though it might not always work out.
From what I'd like to respond to, I think I'll get the hammock. How should I be placing the hammock? If I place it too high up, won't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Many years ago innawood a branch whapped me in a face and one of the twigs got under the corner of my eye and as myself and my brother were trying to undwedge it my eye popped out. I pushed it back in with my hand, which felt like a horrible ice cream headache. Shit still ain't right †bh.
>five hours ago on a nice vantage point at the beach >just enjoying the beauty that is life while eating the ham and cheese sandwich I had made at home >decide to skip some stones as I'm right near the water and actually pre good >get fourteen skips on second try >people start to watch >get nervous as they continue to watch >throw another Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey /out/, I'm a young English lad who's planning a big America road trip with my chum. A place we definitely want to check out when we're in Oregon is Crater Lake National Park. I've had a good look at this place on Google Earth and a read a bit about it online but I was just wondering if it's possible to get to Wizard Island and hike to the top of it.
From what I can tell this area circled in red looks like it's fairly shallow water and it also doesn't appear to be a long distance (could be wrong though, I've never been here... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
have to take the boat, but it drops you off and you can hike to the top of wizard island.
if you're planning on camping there (at the park, can't sleep on the island) you'll need to make your reservations at least 3-6 months in advance, depending on how busy a time of year you're planning on coming.
last time i went was in december about 6 years ago and it was full whiteout conditions. 100' visibility. 9+ feet of snow. it was awesome.
seeing it in the snow sounds awesome but we'll probably be going there during the summer. We don't plan on camping there (although now you mention it that doesn't sound like a bad idea) it was probably just going to be a one day thing.
Also could I just ask, where is the dock where you catch the boat? and is it at all expensive?
Welp, it's early as fug. Bait shop near me supposedly opens at 5am so I'm going to grab some shiners and see if I can actually get some attention from peacock bass. Miami anon is supposed to meet up, said she is down to be at the lake by 6:30am so we'll see.
Strippers are still goin strong in the Northeast, mainebub has(d) the honey hole. TXfag has the worm hooks for the low.
Hey thanks for the help about the open faced reel. I have the anti reverse switch flipped but I think the problem is I have shitty line coupled with the fact that I'm new to using these types of reels. I need to respool it anyways because I didnt put enough line on it the first go around.
How does one even start getting into hunting? I live in SoCal so I've never even seen a civilian with a gun let alone someone hunting. I feel like without family or friends who hunt it's extremely difficult to get into.
>>769852 I had the same problem when I started hunting. No family to teach me.
Start by doing research on techniques. Read books about hunting and animal behavior, watch videos on YouTube, learn how to gut and clean your game once you catch it, learn how to cook it.
Once you have some book smarts, buy a .22 (savage MKII is an affordable and extremely accurate rifle. Buy a Nikon Rimfire scope as well) and start small game hunting. Start with squirrels and rabbits and stick to that until you are comfortable and efficient in processing your kills.
>>769374 my only thoughts about what you posted is, they cannot be re-soled. or at least not very easily/cheaply.
>>771917 >salomon boots googled, went to hiking. looks like really expensive pair of walking nikes, with taller necks. what makes them so great, I was pretty enthusiastic to hear of a brand on /out/ that I haven't heard of, plus you said, FUCKING FANTASTIC. but then I was so let down anon.
Dear /out/, I want to hike to the deep end of nowhere and build a raft to return home. There will be two-three male-female pairs of us. We can bring cordage, saws, axes, etc, and are planning to chop down trees on the spot or use dead ones. Temperate, swampy region, minimal civilization (less than Deliverance), it'll either be lightly flooded or dried out.
>>768842 But you are vulnerable. Why do you want to sugar coat your existence. Embrace that shit and start enjoying every little sound made by every little creature or thing around you. What I do is try to think of the circumstances. This bird is singing right here and now, why? That branch sound, why? It will help you understand the world around you and you'll fall madly in love with the outdoors.
havent seen one before so i thought i would make it >stuff that grinds your gears loud and belligerent people possibly intoxicated, littering (obvious one), destruction of wildlife or habitat, even vandalism.
>>766994 Honda and Yamaha are both real tough to beat. Fuel, oil change once a year, and it'll run.
What are you powering with it? 2kW is a good size for most applications where you need a generator. AC units, you'll need more power (or parallel two 2kW units).
I have two Generac iX2000's. Got them used for super-cheap. One works great, other not so much. Think i've narrowed it down to stator windings on the one that doesn't work, just haven't taken the time to go through it in... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
why not a harbor freight generator? even there 7000 running watt is only 600 dollars. And inb4 you say those pred engines are shit. they are honda clones, as long as you aren't a complete fuck nuts and can change an airfilter/oil and empty the gastank/carb before going into storage, should have no problems. the fuel lines are kinda craptastic, but will last easily 2 years without problems.
>>767004 my window unit/ac unit runs on 800watts.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've had the same friends since middle school but my high school interests of video games and anime have turned more into literature, camping, and drinking since college. How do you guys find /out/ friends? Or do you all go alone?
I did not like it at all. Totally down to luck, not realistic (for example you should be able to harvest wood from a small cabin you have no use for but instead have to wander around through all the trees and other fallen wood until you find a loot container with wood).
Last I played it there was also really only about 2 hours of gameplay before you've done everything.
I need a tent for a festival, help me choose the right one. I've been thinking about pic related but I'm on a budget, I want to know is it worth the price? The tent itself is just the right size, me, my gf, and enough room to dump all our gear. The festival is 5 days, and most likely it will rain, I've been going to that particular one every year since 2012 and only one of them wasn't a total pool of water; So I guess I need a tent that's irrefutably waterproof, that's probably the most important part. Another thing is, I don't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>771470 Big Agnes is a pretty well known backpacking brand so their tents would probably work well for festival use. I need a good festy tent myself. The trusty old Coleman I had got wrecked last year.
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