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Who are your favourites?
BC Bushcraft and Far North Bushcraft And Survival are a couple of mine.
Lonnie and Connie are a charming pair.
His newer stuff is pretty clickbaity unfortunately, but his first "Wilderness Living Challenge" was eye-opening for me. Also his pal Jeremy is pretty knowledgeable.
Was he dropped on his head as a baby? Kicked by a horse?
No he's just British
Batoning your knife with your hatchet! my sides!
The new YouTube monetization formula basically requires you to make daily 5min clickbait videos to make any money. Most YTers have switched to Patreon being their income.
I have always had this weird fascination with the idea of owning a shit ton of random land. I see that land in areas like Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada are dirt fucking cheap and I am tempted to just buy a few acres for the fuck of it. Tell me why I am retarded
You are going to get sold desert land that is impossible to access. There are deals just do your due diligence. Pull the plats/surveys from the assessors office. Identify the access easements. Visit the land in person. And remember that if no one has bought it while you were doing all this, you can take a day or two to decide.
Because you're wrong, at least with respect to New Mexico. Land on shitty ranches is still going for over 1k per acre unless you find some out of the ordinary deal where you're buying 1000+ acres.
Most of the land is desert, has no current or anticipated future utility service, is worthless for agriculture of any kind, and doesn't even have an interesting mountain backdrop. Even so, if you could find it for a couple hundred an acre, sure, why not buy ten acres, or a hundred? Protip: you can't.
If you find land in NM for less than $1000 an acre, you better figure out how you're going to land your helicopter on it. We have huge problems with easements and access out here. You might "own" a parcel and never be able to set foot on it because there's no existing road to it, and none of the neighbors want to give you access or sell you a lease on an easement. Usually happens because the person who owned it before you sold off their other parcel chunks in such a way that it fucked your access, so you have no legal recourse. You bought it like you found it, enjoy. My family owns a fair amount of land in NM going back three generations, mostly near water sources which is the only land to own. I have no fucking clue why anyone would buy land out here today. It's such a complete scam, or what you buy is literally like a piece of shitty desert.
How much are the taxes on these places you're seeing?
I live in Colorado and every week I'm out in the woods no matter if its rain, shine or snow I'm usually out in my spots
June hits and 10x the traffic in these areas and everyone is out there
I just cant enjoy it anymore, I know of a few 10+mile hikes and they're packed with hikers
>>1296316 >More like they are incredibly destructive and can cause thousands of dollars of dmg.
That is so true isn't it
>>1296305 >There's no less than 5 national parks around you that see pretty much no traffic and you bitch about seeing people in RMNP. Stop being such a retard.
Where else do you go?
look up old mining roads from the 60s and 70s that have been shut down and refurbish them into your own personal trails. that's what I've been doing to get away from the crowds. nobody else goes there because they are not in hiking books or websites. it's easier than carving a brand new trail because the terrain is already broken and flattened out. just make sure you don't make the entrance or beginning too obvious. I usually leave a good 400-500 yards of bushwacking before I put in any real machete work.
found some really sweet stuff out there including old machinery and cars, old mine shafts, etc. lots of nice vistas and waterfalls too.
>>1296316 >>1296298 >a bloo bloo wilderness is elitist
Everything /out/ related in Europe, discusslaws, meetings, languages, trails,...
>>1281291 >what fucking smugglers?
Weed plantations in woods and crops are not uncommon, the people running those use the same trails he was speaking of I assume.
"Finnish forest economy has been compared to the ravaging of rain forests. Nevertheless, the noteworthy difference is that there is a half or two thirds left from rain forests, but from Finnish forests there is left - excluding arctic Lapland - 0,6 per cent."
I'm based in the Netherlands, I have a car and enough gas money to drive about 3000 km. Which places should I visit?
I can confirm this. Finland has lots of forest only if by forest you mean 20-40 years old pine- or spruce monoculture filled with ditches to have total control of the soil and water levels and cleansed of any impurities like animals, dead trees and any vegetation that is not the staple tree.
I would rather go for Russia any time.
Moving to Alaska. What do?
See Russia from your house
Run for vice president.
LOL, this is a good one OP.
Thank you. What are some good trails to run on? I’m doing the pct next year and would like to train while up there.
It annoys me to no end that, for all Palin's failings, the dumb quote that people remember about her was something she never even said. I know Tina Fey's impression of her was pretty spot-on, but Jesus.
Hello /out/ anons!
My dad and I, along with my best friend and brother, are going to be staying in Lexington VA for three days soon, near Shenandoah national park, and I was looking for some advice if you could please give it.
What are some nice mountains to hike up there? I've only hiked up one mountain before, Wind Mountain in Washington, and was wondering if I could please be suggested one that's good for people with very limited experience.
Also is there anything I should bring besides good hiking boots, water, and bear spray/a pistol?
Also also, are there any especially beautiful nature spots I should see/experience in the area and make sure not to miss? I already plan on seeing Luray Caverns and Dark Hollow Falls.
Thanks everyone who replies and helps, much appreciated :^)
Smokey Mountains NP is close enough from Western NC, which has the Pisgah National Forest, Shining Rock Wilderness, the Black Mountains, Linville Gorge, Dupont Forest, Wilson Creek, and motherfucking Mount Mitchell. Stay jelly
>>1295971 >he has to pay to go to visit his national park
>life is old here
Was just in Shenandoah a few weeks ago. Dark Hollow Falls is nice, but get there very early if you can, huge crowds.
Bearfence Mountain Trail is my favorite hike. There are two ways to do it-- one way has a rock scramble which is not great for beginners, and the other way is much easier, like less than three miles out and back.
Just driving through Shenandoah is great, watch for all the cyclists though
Is it really that busy?
Thank you for sharing Crabtree Falls, looks very pretty and a fun hike. I'll have to check it out.
Too far for the few days I'm in Virginia ;-;
:/ money for bombs but not to keep the parks free.
That's pretty close to Dark Hollow Falls. I'll have to check it out if I can.
Thank you everyone for replying and the information : ) I really appreciate it.
Hey /out/ been a while. I have a question about the identification of a tool. I was told it was for sharpening twigs and sticks to make tent spikes but I can't find it anywhere on Google. Thought maybe yall would be able to help.
Maybe a tool for tapering wooden pegs used in timber framing. They probably didn't have stupid things like huge pencils back in the early 1900's and I can't think of many uses for sharpened wooden sticks, other than tent stakes.
>>1296990 >They probably didn't have stupid things like huge pencils back in the early 1900's
they did, but I think it was standard practice to sharpen them with the pen knife which everyone at the time carried.
Higonokami Nagao Kanekoma, Aogami. HKI-100Black
higonokami are absolute shit
that's not a Benchmade Osborne 940 though
Is the s90v worth getting over the s30v?
yeah, it's like 60v better
This one here is on top of a hill, though it may not look like it, (only about 1,100 ft elevation)
And at Jay Cooke a few hours earlier
Nice! Just gushin' huh bud? Wish I could get out and run some rivers after all this rain we've had but have been busy.
Traffic just north of two harbors is a mess too
So I thought about putting this in /fit/ or something but I think /out/ards might know more about this shit.
So I'm getting ready for a ~160 mile thru-hike and getting in shape with hill training and road-hiking since the trail I'm looking at has about 40 miles of road hiking. I've been getting pretty near a 4mph pace uphill on roads at a pretty decent grade even with my training pack (weighs roughly 45 lbs) but last night I noticed a lot of pain in my achilles tendon. It hurt a lot worse this morning and has been bugging me all day. Also there's this weird creaking feeling when I go up on the ball of my foot on the affected foot.
I really want to get back to physical training for this, how serious could this be?
30 years old, and no. I used to be military and was in the best shape of my life, but that was a few years ago and I lived a pretty sedentary life since then, except for since about 2 months ago when I decided to get back into good physical condition and started hiking/exercising on the regular.
It's been bugging me for about 3 days now and it's getting frustrating because I really want to get back to training for this thru-hike but I'm afraid to take more than a two mile walk with no pack a day.
It's probably tendinitis. I had it.
Stop wearing boots. This is huge. Lots of people get achilles tendinitis from shitty boots. Walking by itself shouldn't aggravate it too much, but you probably shouldn't run. Depends on the terrain. Don't push off with your toes, don't "extend" the ankle, but you can flex it. Do negative calf raises. Pull yourself up with your hands, then slowly go down using your calf muscles. Ankle flexion part only, basically. Heel should end up lower than toes. This increases blood flow without aggravating tendon I think. Eat lots of arginine/nitroglycerin/basically anything that markedly increases nitric oxide. It increases blood flow to the tendon. Eat lots of vitamin c. It's used for rebuilding tendons. Eat protein. Rebuilds tendons. Basically what you want is max out blood flow (reverse calf raises, possibly walking without ankle extension) to the injured part without damaging it further and provide the nutrients needed to rebuild (vit c, protons).
Btw tendinitis can take a couple of weeks to heal, and months/years if it goes to tendinosis stage, and you don't feel it worsening when it actually worsens, as in in that very second - it'll stop hurting during physical activity, then hurt even more next morning.
But as long as you don't extend your ankle and don't wear boots it shouldn't get worse. So if you can train for the hike with static ankle, you should be able to continue training fine. But pay attention to how you feel in the morning. If it gets worse, stop, because otherwise you'll be looking at half a year of being unable to jump, run, basically anything that involves going on the ball of your foot.
>>1293966 >achilles tendon
AT injuries are serious. You likely have a minor tear. They ONLY remedy for this is rest, that is, stay off the foot. You may get buy with if you don't do ANYTHING even remotely strenuous and just walk, but it will take longer to heal and you run the risk of making it worse. My sister was a professional ballet dancer (in addition to being an avid runner and cyclist) and suffered an AT tear in a freak accident. It took a long time to recover and it ended her professional dancing career. It also hampered her running and cycling as she doesn't have full mobility in her foot and if she tries to force it, she runs the risk of tearing it again. Has pain and shin spilts. She's a yoga instructor now and makes pretty good money with her own studio (has some famous clients) but is was a serious impact on her life. As a side note, I have an achillis tendon from a cadaver in my knee replacing ACL and PCL from a knee dislocation that I suffered.
The achilles tendon is one of those human body parts that, if broken, will not ever heal back to a satisfactory state even with the help of science/medicine. I wouldn't risk never being able to walk the same way again. I would give it a week or so and then start back with light excersise and progress from there.