>>708755 When I was like 8 years old my friend and I would congregate in this old shack in the woods behind our house. One day we stumbled upon two teenager dudes who had playboy magazines and offered to give them to us if we let them smoke weed in our clubhouse. At the end of the day we would just bury the magazines under some dirt then dig them back up the next day. Then after a couple of weeks of doing this we walked in and saw one of the guys blowing the either. We noped out of there and never returned.
Does /out/ bird watch, hunt or do other activities involving some sort of magnification device? I recently wound up with my late grandfather's old 7x50 InstaFocus Bushnell binoculars and I'm not really sure what to do with them. They seem to work amazingly well ( better than my own ) and I'm going to send them in to see if they need any work.
Another thing is, for a while now, I've really wanted to add a good spyglass to my kit. Pic Related is supposed to be a modernized version of the classic spyglass ( Stanley London's 25x30, they also make... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I just carry a pair of small fixed (8 power) Bushmaster binos; scouting out avenues and paths, and all that jazz. Looking for animals and noises I hear in the distance.
If I'm hunting, I'll use them to check out the game and what's beyond it if I have an open sighted firearm; if a scope, I'll use binos to look around the game animal to see if there's no one remotely nearby before I put the scope on it.
Many years ago I was gifted a Tasco 516, it was utterly amazing. it had kickass optical clarity, a nice field of view and fair zoom ( comparable to a lot of binos I tried). after years of being dragged around the world part of the plastic body of the eyepiece focussing mechanism developed a fracture, which eventually split. it was a sad day when it finally broke, I'd been carrying it for a good 14 or so years, so the 516s were now out of production and like hen's teeth to source in the UK .
I tried... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I'm likely to be moving out of my apartment soon ( hopoefully not into another apartment ) and am thinking of getting a small service dog ( pic related; some farmers near me bread them on the side ) and was thinking it would also be cool to double the dog for tracking. Is there a way I can do this on my own or should I try finding classes? If so, how do I find reputable classes for dog training? Do you have any experiences or advice with your dog that might help somebody in the process of obtaining and training a service/out/ dog?
>>707095 You and I have had very different experiences with the breed then. I've only ( from memory ) seen a Badger-dog seen a badger-dog attack once: Yesterday when my four YO nephew stepped on one's paw and then tried to approach the dog after it had backed away to "lick its wound."
I won't deny that they can develop back problems and I'm open to other dog options as long as they are small dogs. it just so happens that these dogs are pure-blood, locally bred and affordable; my mother's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey guys, I have be inspired by the game Firewatch to become an outdoorsmen, but where do I start? This is my 1st time visitng this board. I'm currently living in the south east of England, can I have some advice?
I'm planning a road trip kind of experience to the west coast of USA with gf and we're going to visit Redwood National Park, Yosemite and Sequoia National Park during that time. We'll be spending 1-3 days on each, the main target being Yosemite. We will visit the national parks in late april.
How cold/snowy is it going to be that time of the year in that area? How well kept the trails are? Is there some must have gear that we need? Any nice places to bunk in? Anything else absolutely noteworthy?
We are not TOTAL noobs at hiking or /out/... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
high country in yosemite and sequoia will still be snowy. specifically in yosemite, glacier point and tuolumne will be unaccessible except on xc skis or snowshoes. half dome cables will be down, so if that was on your ticklist i'd remove it (barring you having the gear and experience to get up there without the stairs). the valley floor will probably be clear of snow. temps could be anywhere from 40-70, weather could be sunny or rainy. but just come prepared and it'll be great- you'll beat the mosquitos, heat, and majority of the tourists, and the falls will be going big.
I'm not going to name a full list for you because you can Google that but here's what I recommend.
Don't be lazy when setting up camp. Bears are very dangerous. Just because you haven't seen one doesn't mean they aren't nearby. Hand your shit up high on a tree branch. Pick up all your trash. Leaving it in the fire pit before you leave is lazy and stupid.
Wear Nylon underwear, shirts, and pants. Wear a thin pair of dress socks under your hiking socks to prevent blisters. Bring a pair of sandals or crocs to wear at camp to let your... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Good tents are always a bit pricey. It's a mix of expensive fabrics, good fabrication, good engineering, and of course outdoor- and brand bonus making it expensive. Try around a bit and look what kind of things you want to do with it.
If you want one that can stand elements use one that doesn't have large steep walls that can catch winds, and find one that has tent poles that cross each other.
I have a Wechsel Pathfinder Zero G, I know many people hate on Wechsel-Tents but I'm happy with this one.
I know that this is chinese shop and stuff but i have actually got some decent gear from there... So post something cheap that you think is worth buying from aliexpress.... Stove costs 5.20eur and havent had any problems. Super lightweight and cheap
90% of hikers I run into are harmless hipsters carrying their 30lbs of Mountain House and Starbucks coffee grounds talking about how beautiful the scenery is. Cut your fucking dreadlocks off white boy.
Hit a few thrift stores man. I got an old hydration pack that I love for $3 without the bladder. Been using it for about 5 years... The chest strap broke, so I might be looking for a new one soon. I was just in Target today glancing at some cheap packs and they have some like that for $30 or so, but they felt pretty cheap. If you have a Cabelas near you, they have the Bargain Cave which always seems to have some decent packs with a slight malfunction (at least at mine)
Also, Craigslist. I bought a nice Kelty backpack for $15 from some guy on Craigslist who was moving.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I don't know you ppl but when i'm /out/ i don't take muck care of my water bottle since when i have used a stainless steel one.... and i have started to appreciate the look of a good used bottle with fire marks on it and some scratches. Let's see some of your most used one let's see how much time you have spent with it
Does anyone else have really bad anxiety. does it get better. Im 22 and Im stuck in this rut... I was in University and at the end of first year I got a job 1000 miles away planting trees in the great White North... after my contract I returned home and the rest of the summer passed and I returned to school, dropped out 2 weeks in and went back to 40 hour grind . My rut is that every spring I quit whatever job im at because the day to day wares/social interaction..people complaining about co workers... celebrities, price of groceries. blah. I feel so dissconnected..panic attacks... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've lived and worked rurally all my life (27 now). Since leaving the daily forced social interaction of education I've slowly become more and more detached as the years go by. In my work I speak to maybe 2 or 3 people a week for a few seconds at most and can go for days where I'll speak to no one but my old man for 5 minutes about work related stuff (we have a small agricultural mechanic shop). I dread heading into town and even more to big cities, it's not that I'm scared of it, I'm just so unused to it. Social skills are certainly something you can lose.
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