I have a Maxpedition Falcon II and for my shelter I have a SOL Escape Thermal Bivvy and Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xtherm sleeping pad.
I want to keep this as a lightweight bag with a shelter that can be setup for ground sleeping. I have another camping style bag for hammock camping in the woods. But this bag is more for a situation where I wont be in the woods and I dont have tree's around to hang a hammock.
If I were to sleep in a building with this setup I would not need a Tarp.
The thermal sleeping... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>am 18 >have roughly 40k in savings >want to travel around and explore world (and by world, I mean the U.S. and Canada)
How would /out/ recommend I go about doing this? I hate to potentially sound like the typical teenager who's "tired of it all" and "wants to escape," but I've found that travel and seeing new places makes me very happy like nothing else. If I don't start doing something soon, the slacker in me will just sit around inside... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Claiming number one in first post! The Black Mamba! I met one once before and another time one went into hotel kitchen where friends where staying. Things are mental aggressive with no comprehension of fear or self preservation when it encounters creatures in the wild it perceives as threats...and that's almost anything that moves.
>18km per hour land speed >Longest and fastest snake in Africa >20min for poison to kill a human >100%... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I live in France. The worst animal I can face while /out/ is nothing. Nothing will try to kill you here. I've spent days and days in forest where wolves and bears are known to live in, but I still feel safer /out/ than in a big city. Pic : One of the best place I've ever slept in. In the French Alps, it's supposed to be a good place to find wolves.
>>678578 We have some big ass alligators out west a little bit when you get into the swamps. But most places I see the gators, they just hang around waiting for you to catch some fish and give them a snack. I still don't like standing too close to the water's edge when an 8'+ gator decides to go under the murky water and you can't tell where he is.
I guess we also have sharks in the ocean, but whatever. I would be more worried about getting raped by jellyfish than the sharks. And then god knows what... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>678222 1. Start with your dominant foot when getting out of the car 2. Proceed by placing your non dominant foot in front of it 3. Then lift your dominant foot and place in front of non dominant Repeat steps 2 and three until finished
Go out to a spot during the day and just sit quietly for a few hours and listen to the woods, listen all the little sounds they make and get familiar with them. Since it daylight out the instinct part of your brain won't be quite so on edge.
Do this a couple times, then go back to that spot at night and do the same thing. You'll be more familiar with the standard background sounds of the woods so hopefully you'll be more comfortable and less on edge.
I'm going hiking in an area where open fires aren't permitted but I still want to enjoy that sort of cozy heat. Has anyone ever used one of these and do they do anything at all? I'm not worried about gas consumption because there's plenty of opportunity to pick up fresh canisters on an almost daily basis but I do need something that takes up minimal space.
I live in southern california near the beach, and I want to go /out/ more than once a month, but everything around me is developed. You can't hike more than a half mile before coming across some guy's house, and it always feels like I'm walking around in people's backyard. Please tell me there's some secret spot in southern California that I don't know about where I can be completely surrounded by trees and wild life.
Otherwise, I may become a fucking normie against my own will.
I know that feel OP, I used to go to places like Big Bear/Mt. Baldy to try and escape the city, but even those places are far from underdeveloped and the scenery is hardly worth the long canyon drive to get there.
The closest thing you're going to get to a secret secluded expanse in Southern-ish California is the Eastern Sierra. For me, I eventually reached a point where I caved and bought a cheap place in Mammoth. I drive up there almost every weekend now, and at this point the 330 mile drive hardly phases me. Unlike Big Bear, the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What's up /out/ers? I'm curious to see what some of you have acquired recently. Also, for those of you getting tax returns, do you plan on picking something up? Post pics and a link or two to what you just bought or will buy soon.
Two modest acquisitions: The North Face Blue Kazoo sleeping bag. Snagged it Friday on eBay new from a search and rescue co-op who was trying to raise funds for other equipment. Winning bid was $130. http://www.rei.com/product/864546/the-north-face-blue-kazoo-sleeping-bag
Picked up a cheap, but modestly high rated hammock... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Snagged a pair of Fischer Big Stix 180s second hand for $175. They need a wax and tune up but the bindings are in good shape and they're 106mm under foot so I'll have better float off groomer and on powder days.
Hello sc/out/s, I recently moved to Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) and I'm trying to figure out if there are any really good places for dispersed or primitive camping. I've hiked in the Forest Glen Preserve and Allerton park, but neither of those seem suited for it (and I think camping is illegal in Allerton). I want to go to the Shawnee National Forest. Does anyone have any suggestions for which of its regions would be nicest for innawoods camping this time of year? Does anyone have any suggestions for other great places in Illinois to camp and hike?... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>677066 Yeah, tell me about it. My girlfriend is a grad student here, so here I am, trying to make the best of it by experiencing as much of the "local" wilderness as I can. I actually liked Forest Glen. Allerton was cool for the weird sculptures and structures and for having "un-touched" bottom land. My girlfriend camped in Kickapoo with some friends and said it sucked (though they were on a reserved site and didn't actually get to experience nature much).
>>677070 I never camped around there or anything while I was there. Only thing I know about living in IL for 23 years, outside of Chicago there is nothing unless you go all the way south towards Carbondale and Kentucky or NW in the state there is some cool stuff towards the Mississippi.
I've heard a lot of good things about Starved Rock, that might not be too far for a weekend trip.
>>676699 I have friends who play the hell out of it and urge me to buy it. If i can be pursueded to buy it soon then i would support. Actually now that i think of it they play a game called arc too, but they said it has dinos and unrealistic crap.
>Firewatch is a single-player first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio. Anyone else excited for some /out/ vidya?
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