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Why do people hate bike trekking so much?
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Climbing General

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Climbing General #11

A place to talk about climbing in any aspect (trad, sport, bouldering, aid, alpine, etc).

Rock Climbing is a dangerous sport that can cause loss of life, limb, eyesight, or sanity.

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Off-belay thread: >>1696173

>campgrounds closed
>gyms closed
>never did build that woody
Hangboarding general, post gear pics, talk about your local chossy lowball boulders that aren't on mountainproject here
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>go on a short 3 hour hike
>later get home
>notice a tick on crawling on my shirt
>mfw

So it begins. I'm usually pretty meticulous about treating pants, shirt, socks, and boots with premethrin(also my pack, hat and car interior) . I got lazy this time and since it was only a 3 hour hike I wore jeans and a t shirt.

Earlier I read a paper about premethrin from clothes entering your bloodstream and eventually being excreted via urine, especially when wearing treated clothes in hot weather and for a long time. So now, on top of being worried about the tick jew, I'm worried about the carcinogenic (among other issues) effects of premethrin. So do I risk Lyme and other horrid tick diseases or take my chances with premethrin? The season is here and with it the tick menace returns. Paper I referenced linked below.

(https://www.nature.com/articles/jes201365)
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WTF is the point in these useless pieces of shit? just use a lighter and matches for fuck sake. it takes x10 as much effort to start a fire with these what is the point?
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How many of you have to worry about dangerous encounters with wildlife while /out/? I live in the American Pacific Northwest, and it's great for going out but there's bears (black and grizzly) multiple wolf packs that stretch across the states, and more mountain lions in the past few years than they've had in decades. That's not including the Timber rattlesnakes and scorpions we get in eastern WA and Idaho.

Are there any places where you can go on a beautiful hike and not have to plan for a possible encounter with an apex predator?

>to be clear: I'm not asking this to put down anyone's home region or options for out, I am honestly just curious what your preparations are and how you plan for going into the habitats of dangerous beautiful animals
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SEED

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During this time of epic social distancing, I decided to seed my lawn about a week ago. After doing more research I realized I fucked up and planted to early. So my question is, should I reseed when the soil temp comes up ? or am I screwed and need to let what will germinate do its thing, and wait till fall ? Thanks!

RIP Pentti Linkola 1932 - 2020

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Pentti—

Your prose alone, poorly translated and overlooked, left a lasting mark in my mind. You were living proof that endemic to nature is melancholy. You sought to suture over the irremediable, the chasm between us and the earth, but found we were condemned. Until we're not. Rest in peace, Pentti.
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Wilfred Thesiger

>“I was happiest when I had no communication with the outside world, when I was utterly dependent on my tribal companions,” he wrote. “My achievement was to win their confidence.”

>Thesiger held traditional cultures in deep admiration, and loathed technology and its homogenizing, softening influences. The inexorable spread of consumer culture will be the end of mankind,” he told Jonathan Glancey for a 2002 Guardian profile. “Our extraordinary greed for material possessions, the ways we go about nurturing that greed, the lack of balance in our lives, and our cultural arrogance will kill us off within a century unless we learn to stop and think

Just heard of this based explorer for the first, what are some others that /out/ should absolutely know?

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Wilfred Thesiger

>“I was happiest when I had no communication with the outside world, when I was utterly dependent on my tribal companions,” he wrote. “My achievement was to win their confidence.”

Thesiger held traditional cultures in deep admiration, and loathed technology and its homogenizing, softening influences. The inexorable spread of consumer culture will be the end of mankind,” he told Jonathan Glancey for a 2002 Guardian profile. “Our extraordinary greed for material possessions, the ways we go about nurturing that greed, the lack of balance in our lives, and our cultural arrogance will kill us off within a century unless we learn to stop and think

Just heard of this based explorer for the first, what are some others that /out/ should absolutely know?