I was on a hike lately. Had a strange thing happened, there was this couple, which kinda ignored, didn't say hi, just walked past in awkward silence, staring like I said smth out of this world. What kind of people go out and still stay assholes like that? You might say, oh, you look weird etc etc, not really. I was so glad I left my pc and hit this oldschool tough hike into mountains for three weeks, like I did back in times. There was this beautiful young jewish couple, we've been chatting for about an hour like we were friends since ages, but those guys kinda made me think. The rest of the time I was totally ignoring everyone I met. I watched them smiling to me, trying to start a chat, but was giving them cold stare, and watched their faces changing with dissapointment, I didn't give a fuck, even they were super nice and friendly. I really got that feeling, that when smth bad is done, it never fades away, it just passes over and over again from one to another. This whole thing wasn't that much about me, it was jut sad to realize that for some reason people prefer to be assholes, even in a beautifull wild place in the middle of nowhere. I started solo hiking sinse 15 and always thought there was some connection between same minded people going out, very friendly and open, probably those last few years I haven't been out things have changed.
Anyone dealt with this, I am in central USA where nearly every ash tree in our 96 acre area is dead or dying. I have read about the Emerald Ash Borer and have found a website that shows infected trees in my area. At this point am I safe to assume my entire wood is effected. Is there anyway to save the remaining trees or do I cut my losses and start chopping firewood.
What projects are you currently working on /out/ on your own personal slice of heaven? I would prefer keep this thread away from "I'm building a cabin" because there are a lot of threads to do with tiny houses and cabins etc. I want to hear about peoples' little passion projects.
Me and the guys I live with have thrown together a top bar bee hive, planning to throw up the bait boxes and hopefully catch a swarm in a couple of months (Southern Hem).
Also been making a forge out of an old industrial fan housing. We want to make our own arrow heads, knives, nails. Eventually move on to swords and shit just because we can.
I've got a decent hammock, tested it out when I was in Arapho and it was so damn relaxing. I want to take it with me and hammock camp for the first time this winter. I have a zero-degree rated bag, and plan on sleeping with my coat and all that on of course, so if I don't have an underquilt, would that work out just fine? I imagine a suitable setup would be
>Tarp (Also in the market for a good tarp, any suggestions?)
>Clothes >Coat >Mylar blanket >Sleeping Bag >Hammock