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I'm helping my brother and some friends build a bunker in the woods, about 6' by 5' by 6'. What should we put in it? So far we've starting laying the foundations with cinder blocks, I'm thinking of finishing it off with cemented rocks to save money.
Also anyone have good ideas for a concealed entrance?
Spider hole entrance, jerky, filters, and ammo. I would put a bag of extra clothes maybe, preferably the toss-aways or pretty worn ones. Just some ideas.
Howdy, just started bushwhacking, going off trail, and just realized mosquitoes are bugging me, so how should I deal with them? Classic pesticides or something more natural?
Embrace the suck.
A spray bottle with essential oils every couple hours is easy and works for me. Also campfires.
Wide brim hat with net. Impairs long-range visibility, but the net weighs nothing and it works.
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Talk about fishin
Which affects casting distance more: the rod power rating or the weight of line you use?
>>1277867 >rod power rating
A 5'3 jigging rod rated at #130 will cast less further than a 11' surface iron rod rated at #40
>>1277852 >a place to sleep
a real nigga doesnt complain like a bitch and sleeps in his car to get to the morning bite....
>take own foods and drank from home >get enough skrill for gas there and back >brings blankets and pillows >brings gear to slay the fishes >nigga dont forget the phone charger >anon post in a gud spot >watch netflix on phone fuk a gf >drank nigga....drank... >pee in a bottle >wake up and get fishing
"I'd maybe consider it more"
where you going tho?
that's a frosmers carp
>>1277517 >What's the point of being into fishing if you only ever go once a year? >jesus, why do i only go fishing once a year?
Do you enjoy fishing only once a year? Trutfuely thats 364 days to obsess and purchase lures.....
bruh... whut does your tackle box look like? you might be ont something doe. everyfish is a pb. how satiating that must feel...the feels it mus brang on that glorius day.....
i am numb.
That's really too vague of a question. Assuming you mean a spinning reel, with x weight, where the weight is on the low end of one rod (heavier) and in the middle on the other (lighter) the power will most likely have more of an effect. This is only with rods that are the same model, length, and action. Once you start adding in variables it's hard to say if a medium light from one brand will cast farther than a medium from another.
It'll aslo cast further because it's an 11' rod....
What do you think is the most american tree?
I had a shower thought of what is the most american tree. then it branched out (no pun intended) to what other countries most _____ tree is.
>>1277620 >What do you think is the most american tree?
The biggest fucking tree in the world. Murica AF
>the most american tree Black walnut hands down. Second place to the shag bark hickory Third place to the entire oak family, primarily bur oak Fourth to giant redwoods Fifth to the quaking aspen Honorable mention goes to the birch, the pecan, the various pines/firs/spruces, the cottonwood, the wild cherry, and of course the pawpaw.
Yes, that's lovely, appreciate a big fucking block of wood. Moron.
That's just an impractical tourist attraction and you have to tilt your head completely back to squint at the leaves 2000 ft in the air. Normal trees ftw
I have psoriasis. In horrible places. Ass crack splits and bleeds if I use toilet paper, so I use a bidet at home. Wet wipes don't help. I can, if I'm lucky, wipe my ass once every few days with just dry toilet paper. This keeps me from being in the woods for more than a day or two at a time. The pain is unbelievable, and if it splits then I have to use steroid cream for a week to get back to semi normal. Help me, for the love of god.
if you want to get real intricate you could get a fish tank pump,battery and a bucket for the true power clean experience
I've got one hydration bladder that stays dirty for gravity filtering. You could try using the end of that or just bring a douche.
Lmao glad im not you
Was the dermatologist no help to you? I would have thought that they could have prescribed some antibiotics to kill all the shitty bacteria keeping your psoriasis. Maybe even write you for a special antibiotic, penetrating cream for that shit. (no pun intended)
im a hunter. live in canada, got a small family collection.. my favourite rifle is the mini 14, always was .. do you own guns? post em
Good thing everyone is posting nice hunting tools and not babykilling salt rifles and tacticool pistols.
why do you take them camping with you? besides maybe protection i dont see the point
For cougars, bears, wolves, mule deer, and meth heads. At 11lbs loaded, the SCAR 17 makes a very light weight, accurate and compact rifle that holds 20 rounds of .308 Win per mag. It also invokes an involuntary sour grapes response from the poor, and gun grabbers think it's okay because it's not "one of those scary black rifles."
ARs are great for varminting, though.
Do you do bushcraft?
>>1277869 >11lbs loaded >very light weight
Hat thread: spring edition. Post the last hat you wore /out/
Pic related is what I wore when the sun came out and I was too lazy to get sunscreen. Feel free to roast my basic-ass cotton bullshit.
Just recently purchased one of those sun fishing hats. It's about 1 size too small.
Is there any way to make it bigger? Or should I just forgo the energy and return it for exchange?
ahh ok. Not sure about that kind
Shave your head, always worked for me.
Went on a float trip, tried out a kayak, had a good time. Going to give kayak camping a go.
I already have lots of good ultralight backpacking gear so I'm mostly prepared. Just going with a cheap starter kayak (pelican argo 100) to see if I want to invest more later. From my research, it looks like that model can handle up to straight-forward class 2 rapids and lake travel, relatively versatile. Storage space is limited at that price tag and size but all my gear is ultralight so I’m not concerned about size limitations.
Main thing I’m hung up on is the sleeping bag. I’ve always bought down-filled stuff with low temperature ranges. Now I’m searching for a synthetic bag. I won’t kayak when it’s cold out because water, I don’t need to worry as much about weight because I’m mostly travelling by water to campsites, and even though I know how to keep my gear dry it seems like asking for trouble to rely on a down bag in a kayak. Only real concern is that it is as condensable as possible to help fit in the kayak.
Looking for suggestions on synthetic sleeping bags. Temp range of 40+ only is ok. As condensable as possible is important.
>>Inb4 dry down
I’ve made up my mind, synthetic only, thanks though
Also kayak/canoe camping general
As an example the ozarks are full of lakes, mark twain has designated paddle camping sites on the eleven point, there's the Mississippi
Yeah, I guess Beaver Lake isn't too far away from me. I think most o the land is spoken for so it might be hard to make your own
campsite, would have to use the official campgrounds.
Whereat in Missouri? Like around Lake of the Ozarks? I'm here in NW AR but I'd never heard of Lake of the Ozarks until that decent Netflix Original series Ozark. I could actually see the trashy appeal in it.
The Ozarks in general are full of stream-fed rivers, man made lakes, and natural lakes. Here's a fishing map of MO (keep in mind the scaling, a lot of these bodies of water look small but would take several days to paddle):
If you haven't heard of places like Lake of the Ozarks then you probably haven't searched very hard (at least in SW MO, which isn't very far from you).
But I say this as a total beginner to boat camping, so these options will keep me busy for a while. Plus, I think there's a joy to really exploring your local /out/s and learning the area, finding nooks and crannies. This time next year I'll know probably know a handful of neat hideaways that you can't find via land and that's cool
For those following along at home --
Purchased an Old Town Vapor 10 (pic related) today, seems to get good reviews as a solid entry level kayak, and it was just affordable enough to purchase it using my annual fitness reimbursement via work, so I didn't pay anything. Came with a life jacket and paddle, I'm pretty happy with the jacket but I'll need a paddle upgrade before long. Pulled out my ultralight gear, it all fits in a backpack in the stern so I have plenty of room for all the other things, I haven't even touched the outer storage well or the bow. Gonna get out either this weekend or the next and give it a spin, trip after that I plan on a full test run going to the lake and padding all day with my gear to see how tiring it gets by the time I set up camp. Super excited
See you went Old Town, those are good. The issue you'll run into camping with those is the weight limit and the high volume cockpit getting flooded. Really focus on your front stroke because anything beyond flat water is going to give you all kinds of trouble. If you load it up too much it will drag and become unstable.
I suppose I could be considered a prepper, I always try to keep at least a months food on hand as well as fuel and assorted other comfort items because I live fairly far out and I don't get plowed out very quickly in the winter and I will get flooded in at least once a spring.
Anyways, I think I've finally reached a point where I am set for anything that I can reasonably expect, and yet I still feel the need to prepare for more. I don't mean going off the deep end with guns and militias and shit. More along the lines of putting in fruit trees or getting chickens. General self reliance type stuff.
What would the first thing you guys put in if you had the space and money to do so?
Also general prepper thread (including batshit militaristic prepping I guess).
A good half dozen years ago I was kinda drawn into it but soon realized it to be pointless consumerism shit and fastly shifted back into going /out/ more.
Most preppers are brain dead, middle aged fat fucks afraid of their own shadow that think they get away from collapse by acquiring more useless shit that some retard shilled on youtube. They also believe all types of retarded fantasies and armageddon.
Other than natural disasters nothing relevant will ever happen even thinking about civil war in western countries is absolute delusion, there are too many important people that would never risk losing their great shekel fortunes.
That being said, being self sufficient as you can is awesome but I think it's more about like living a simple and independent life, somewhat like the old days, than prepping itself. Homesteading is the goal simply because is a better overall life than living the rat race.
after the last six moths here in Pennsylvania I have started keep some stuff on hand. Lost power for a week in march then lost power again for 5 days two weeks ago.
Yeah mate I don't want to be one of those shtf preppers. I'm just thinking that since I'm pretty well covered for anything nature is going to throw at me I should start worrying about other things that are likely but not as severe. For example say there is a drought in whatever shithole my grocery store buys apples from now says. Would sure be nice to have a couple apple trees in the yard. Or next time there is a bird flu and eggs skyrocket.
Let's talk water purification real quick.
Tabs, filters, or boiling? What do you do and why?
nope, those are good. they don't filter viruses but that's only a concern if you're suckling water in 3rd world tropics or sewerage
>boiling what about distillation. Too laborious while /out/?
Most people aren't healthy enough to drink distilled water, are they? That would mean you're drinking pure H2O so no other minerals that your body might need. And you might end up drinking too much and making yourself sick that way. Then again, maybe it's fine as long as you're not drinking it distilled on a regular basis. I don't know.