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What budget should I set myself before vandwelling?
I am looking to be as frugal as possible, so no fancy solar panels, showers or kitchen. I can cook on campfires.
I'm aiming for about 2000 to 4000 dollars budget and I haven't bought my van yet.
I was looking at the Ford Econoline for stealth parking at night.
Any tips on vandwelling?
If you think I'm going to try and justify myself to someone like you, you are wrong.
You can't justify your comments because you are retarded and literally have no point or arguement.
I don't know what we're arguing about, but I'm on his side.
Wow this is real important to you huh.
I'm sure I would have valued your opinion more if you were to actually provide an argument yourself, instead of getting so childishly and comically buttsore.
Are you the guy that claims homebums are at the Pinnacle of the dominance hierarchy?
So far, looking at the Kelty Cosmic 40, and the Aegismax M2. Would primarily be used during the summer months as well as some fall/spring trips.
I like that for wind and water block, but how will tyvek do for warmth? I know I could google, but it's hard to find GOOD info on material functionality. It's basically all marketing and buzzwords at this point.
Totally missed the sleeping bag part. I haven't had my coffee yet. Any pics of your desing or wip?
Tyvek itself doesn't do much besides block the wind and rain (and allow vapor from sweat to pass through and out), but the particular type that I'm using, 14-S, has an aluminiumized layer that increases the effective loft of your bag by about 70%. (it's the same stuff they make the SOL escape bivvy out of). I don't have pictures of the current build, since everything is still coming in the mail, but pic related is the previous prototype without tyvek, that shows the general design and how the insulation isn't compressed because the sleeping bag is on the outside. The new one will use a lighter summer bag (the current 5F with a 70% increase would cook me alive), and the Tyvek will extend upwards to cover the open hood of the bag, like a tiny tent for your face. Effectively, it'll eliminate the need for over half the insulation, especially since the sleeping bag is its own underquilt, as well as the rain fly and bug net.
That's fantastic! Thanks for sharing that and I like the ultralight pup. How does 14-S do if it gets wet? I found some for sale from a 'material concepts' website, but I'm wondering if there's a better place to order it from? I Think I would only need 3 yards and I don't want to spend 80 bones.
i would compare the weight and bulk of the item before commiting
I used to think that a large, heavy, useless object was the worst thing to take on a hike, but now I know it's diarrhea.
I pooped every mile for 7 miles.
I was behind the camera for pic related, so all in all 5/10 day.
Bad trail experiences thread I guess.
Keep telling yourself that while the rest of us get laid.
Enjoy your rape charges, STDs and child support. You will learn
How does being a wizard feel?
You might start by not referring to people as "normies". Trying to differentiate yourself unnecessarily is only making your autism worse. They're just people, bro.
What is a wizard?
is this pack reasonable for hiking up mt elbert?
or should I get a smaller daypack?
it fits alright, I guess? It's feels bulky and constrictive though. I can barely bend forward without feeling the rigid frame hindering me and barely tilt my head back without hitting the top of the bag. It's capacity is 78 liters and for a day hike up mt elbert I'm thinking ~20 liters will do the job. I'd rather not spend the cash to get a daypack but wearing this pack just seems ludicrous.
>>1086502 >I'd rather not spend the cash to get a daypack...
I think you already have your answer.
Shoulda said that in the OP. When you just pop off with "climb the tallest peak in the Rocky Mountains" we assumed you meant the entire, multi-day trip, not just the summit jaunt.
I wasn't even aware there was a multi-day trip alternative. So, it would be retarded to sport the coyote 80 for just the summit jaunt, correct?
Not if it's all you got and can afford. Otherwise, yes.
So I finally got my wife to go on a week long hiking/fishing/cabin trip. Her one request was she got to pick the place. Long story short, she picked Shawnee National Forest (and a really nice cabin to boot)
Here is my problem. In the almost 5 decades I have been /out/ ive never really had to worry about snakes. Bears, wolves, moose, yes. Never snakes. Doing a bit of research it seems like Shawnee is over run by every kind of deadly fucker you can imagine. These bastards have apparently infested an entire section of the park. Doing a bit more research there is tons of conflicting info on what to do if you are bitten. Some say have a snake bite kit, others say it does more damage than good. Some say use a tourniquet, others say its a horrible idea. Some say stay still and wait for rescue. Others say you could be dead before rescue arrives and to hike out as fast as possible.
So what is it /out/? What do you do if your loved one is bitten by a venomous snake, you are 15 miles to the nearest ranger station, and you only have whats on you (I never go out without a Spot beacon) Its been almost 30 years since I had to make a forced hike with a person on my shoulders, and even when I was young, I dont know if I could have done it fast enough to ensure her survival.
>>1084517 >I don't have cell service at my house.
that's cool, but it doesn't change the fact that almost all of the western us wilderness has cell coverage.
here's hopin for a buzzworm in yer boot
you being a faggot=/=you not having autism
So glad I live in a place that hits -30 in the winter so I don't have to deal with that poisonous shit.
need some charts of the upper potomac river..specifically the are around Brunswick MD...also general naval/waterways chart thread.
this site is great.
Alright /out/... in the words of Pickle Rick, I might have fucked up here. I desperately needed a new job after being laid off as a teacher. So when I got this interview I lied my ass off and they hired me. As a winter snowshoeing expeditionary guide in upstate Minnesota.
Now, I live in Colorado. I ski, I hike, I've even snowshoed before. But this is Minnesota. This is fucking Fargo territory. People are counting on me to keep them alive when they fall asleep on the ice at -40.
So... like, any tips?
>pic related, it's a developed fucking road.
Research. Pray, if that's your thing. Good luck.
1st they probably aren't going to throw a new guy into the middle of no where by himself with a bunch of people who don't know shit either, i don't care how many times you have done something your first day on the job should be shadowing someone so you know how they expect things to be done, everyone does shit differently.
if they insist otherwise you should tell them you do not feel comfortable as you are used to the terrain and climate of Colorado not Minnesota and you would like someone more experienced to show you the ropes of the area, more then likely they will do that because you have already made it that far it and would take longer to fire you then hire a new guy. also the best line i have ever used was "actually i don't know that but i can learn it real quick" shows them you're honest while not being a complete moron, just don't use it too much.
Did you lie about anything like avalanche certifications or wilderness first responder?
Don't let them go to sleep in sub 30 celsius.
If they can't feel their fingers, tell them to put them in their armpits for heating. There is no bad weather, only bad clothes.
This. Guide companies will have you shadow a returning guide to learn the route, learn the tour blab and everything else. They'll run you through simulated problems and fuck ups and then have a returning guide Shadow you a few times to make sure you know what you're doing.
This is SOP all over the industry. If you get there and they don't have a training set up, walk away because it's a shitty outfit.
Anyone else enjoing their last days if summer?
Britain here, summer was over by the end of June
Climbed a 5000' summit two days before moving back to uni.
Thankfully it's my last year
This I guess.
I've been hiking like twice, MTB once and it was a sucky day for it. I took a rock climbing class this spring but social anxiety has kept me from going to the group climbs they do and the one girl who I've loosely kept in touch with (I'm married, not looking to score here) has blown way past me in ability which makes me want to go even less. I've climbed like twice with an awkward work friend of mine.
It's sucked ass. I'm going to try for a better fall and a decent winter to go strong in to next spring I guess.
Work does not make you free.
Why do hunters and fisherman love to murder cute little defenseless animals? You should all be executed!
Hunting is ok as long as you do it naked and only with primitive tools like bows or spears.
It just tastes better when you killed it yourself-
We hate the poor and want there to be no "poor people" food when we destroy the economy.