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I am planning on deliberately going missing. I am not here to tell you why or what caused me to want to do this.
I plan on surviving for a pro-longed period of time in a large North-American National Park on my own. I am in
no way prepared for this task, and that is why I came to this board. I am in need of survival related tactics, guides,
tips and other pieces of information relating to survival in a large, mainly uninhabited territory. I am planning
on doing this in the pacific Northwest (USA&Canada) if that helps.
I hope you die
This ^ I hate telling people kys, but seriously dude just commit suicide in the city instead of wasting SAR's time.
You should get a big sword and night vision goggles.
Besides that bring some lube for the huge bear that is going to be fucking you in the ass.
I'm obsessed with nature and have been really interested in backpacking lately. However the idea of just walking on a predesignated trail doesn't seem that fun to me. I want to explore the wilderness and not just walk through a trail that thousands of people have already done.
Does anyone else feel this way?
I wouldn't knock it until you try it bud. There's plenty of trails that get pretty wild and hard to follow, often times getting even smaller than game trails - specifically trails that are high on mountains. But I know where you're coming from as well, wanting to get really deep in the /out/doors, secluded, alone, etc. As long as you're decent with navigation you can do this, but I'd highly recommend getting used to following some trails first, both to familiarize yourself with the territory and also see how challenging it can actually be. Once you've done a few deep trails, go try a camp at a place with several easy landmarks to follow.
True wild is disappearing. I worry our grandchildren will have nothing but spindly stretches of manicured trail to explore.
To me, being /out/ means being far from any road, where all decisions and judgement are our own... But trails can take you to some beautiful places - especially old and rarely-used trails, which can give you a sense of closeness to the first people to come that way. Having wild lands to explore is a privilege. We've reached the end of all our frontiers, and the pressure is only going to keep growing alongside the population. Get /out/ wherever you can and fight for what wilderness we have left.
>>1043559 >i've never done it but i'm going to decide i don't like it anyways
Basically my method is find a trail that leads to huge wilderness. Walk a few miles on the trail, then begin your off-trail adventure.
Almost everywhere on the surface of the earth is somewhere thousands of people have already been
You are not an explorer
You are not special
Get over yourself
Hey guys, I ordered an air rifle recently (Crosman 2400kt) and I plan to plink and hunt small game, namely squrriels. I have never hunted before and i feel like there's some things I need to know. For one I know to look up hunting rules for me area. But what I want to ask you guys is is it a good idea to eat the squirrels I shoot? I hate to just shoot them for fun, I'd like to be at least using them. I live in a small neighborhood, would urban squirrels be ok to eat? Or would they be all wormy? And is it possible to tan the fur? I have no idea if I could do anything with squrriel fur but having the option seems appealing.
Is that directed at me? Or are you just stating it?
it's one thing to kill animals that are repeatedly getting into and damaging your property, or for the purpose of eating them (not likely with rodents), but doing so to get some pleasure out of it is troubling
People take pleasure in the process of hunting without necessarily taking pleasure in the process of the animal's death. You're being pedantic
walking outside and shooting something sitting in a tree a short distance above you isn't exactly the "hunting experience"; not much beyond fish in a barrel
at least try for something a bit more sporting...opossums, raccoons
The general rule for hunting/eating squirrels is to do so after the second frost of the season. They get these parasites on there skin that go away in the winter time. The meat is pretty good, sorta taste like beef with a consistency of chicken. That is the best way I can think to describe it. Also in most places I have seen there will be a hunting season for them so you might want to look into that to avoid any poaching laws.
Anyone else make tea or use as tinder?
Very good anti tumor, antioxidant, etc. Its the true tinder fungus. Will catch a cold spark and become a slow burning coal. Good for lighting fires in adverse conditions, or even transfering fire long distance.
I add a bit of the honey i farmed to it. I don't like it black yet.
Also i still can't describe what it tastes like...
If you mix it with licorice root tea there's some sort of sensory synergy that tastes amazing. I'm in zone 6A in the southeast, friends find it regularly up on the Blue Ridge Parkway above 5000ft. I've never looked for it, but I do trade reishi for it occasionally.
Sadly there's no birch at my elevation. Jealous you have some within reach.
Ive heard reishi has some similar health benefits
Used to be big into it, the tea isn't tasty enough to enjoy without the need to do so. And heart disease will kill me before any cancer finds a good hold in my body. There's good evidence it's healthy based on lifespan of tribal peoples.
I use chaga all the time. I have yet to find it growing as low birch in my area.
Do you buy it then? I wish i could hunt for it
Another bear attack within 3 weeks, what's going on /out/? First a black bear attack in Canada and now another black bear attack that killed a 16 year old in Alaska. Make sure to brush up on your bear safety and consider carrying a firearm, stay safe out there sc/out/s!
momma grizzlies are hell of a protective. they will charge up to a hunderd feet from their cubs they won't leave them but they are damn good sprinters. run like hell to get out of range if you spot them in time. because they will rough you up if you don't. if you fail to run away pretend dead next best option.
males are different issue. when a bear hunts it's either an ambush or it goes for a more lighter pace something they can do for a hell of a long time. so if a bear runs towards you more leisurely (still faster than you can run) it want's to eat you you can bet on it.
one more sign to look for, bear head is down and it's really coming at you it is an aggressive charge it want's you gone playing dead or gtfo is a pretty good option in this case, if it's head up to get a better look and comes in a more measured pace you look like a meal to it standing your ground shouting and fighting or trying to dissuade it is your best bet.
bear spray and pray
Not much to pray about when you can have 30+ rounds going in excess of 3000 fps at the bear in a half second. And before some fag goes "you cant aim under pressure!!!!?!?!!" its actually a very easy thing to do with modern semi auto rifles.
You really think can get 30 rounds off in a half second?
You think any of them can hit a softball moving at you at 25 mph?
Most bear encounters from aggressive bears exactly 1 shot is fired. In a typical bear encounter, you're lucky to get off t or 6 rounds, as you have only a few seconds. Even then, you have to hit a bear in between it's eyes to incapacitate it instantly, which is extremely difficult.
A bluff charging bear that's wounded by a gun now becomes a bear fighting to the death.
Hey /out/. famous Appalachian trail hiker trash Seven here. Basically I left the trail, 11 years, 15,000 miles hiked. Now i live in my van making homeless videos. Help me i'm starving and broke, my van is broken and I have no money. If you can donate anything, pls.
www gofundme com/ hikertrashvideo
here's my girlfriend on hike naked day
was going pretty good early in the van. went to a dead and company show and got my ass kicked, someone stole all my money too
>>1043719 >famous >Appalachian trail hiker
Go suck dicks for money, asshole
I'll give you some money if I can fuck your gf, m8. We have to sort out a shower for her, first, though.
I'm only monitoring this thread because I want to see you get ridiculed. You deserve nothing and I hope you get no money.
Didn't know which board this belongs on, but what are some of your favorite outdoors movies? I'm bored and feel like watching nice movies, also I've already seen into the wild.
Alone in the Wilderness
There are a bunch in this thread:
>>1032164 >>1032164 >>1032164
Check the catalog, faggot
Is the ocarina the most /out/ instrument?
Anyone bring an instrument when the go /out/?
unless you ARE some zelda autist...but if you were, you wouldn't be self-aware enough to worry about people finding out about it...you'd buy and play that ocarina proudly. you're probably just a regular autist inventing excuses to limit your personal experiences.
should i honestly get one of these? looks cool
>>1043349 >>1043347 >>1043248
As a Zelda autist who is friends with another Zelda autist, nobody cares. My buddy would literally EDC one of those pendant ocarinas without anybody making comments other than "Oh neat, what's that thing?". Unless you regularly encounter college kids while /out/, nobody will even know what Zelda is.
They're great, just make sure you have somewhere you can be loud to practice.
This. Need a ton of batteries if you're out for a while though.
They make travel acoustics.
Otherwise there's plenty of cases with straps n shit you could rig to a backpack.
I wanna go on a trip and make some dark folky recordings with a buddy or 2 but we'd probably just end up turning one of our cabins into a shitty studio. The pains of being attached to gear.
Hey outies, I'm in a slight pickle. I ordered a pair of shoes (pic related) and when I got home I tried them on and they're a bit too small, hurt my feet just sitting down with them. I was curious so I took out the insole (Ortholite) and the shoe fit pretty good. Is it really bad to go hiking without the soles? I'm going on a short trip on sunday and I don't have time to swap them for a new pair
. There is a reason 99.99% of shoes have an insole. The material underneath the insole will be very abrasive and you will likely get nasty blisters.
Do you have any other shoes that could work for this weekend?
Yeah, a couple of stylish fake leather boots. Actually walked 13 km with them last winter with a 10kg backpack, and my feet were fine and dandy. It's the water I'm worried about. But hey, maybe it won't rain til then
I'd use those and return the new shoes. If you do keep the Salomon's, I'd suggest you wear sock liners too to prevent blisters.
Anyone been to Glacier? Planning a 5-6 day backcountry trip there in a few weeks. Want to know:
>How did you get there?
>Did you try the backcountry permit lottery? (already pretty slammed)
And other general impressions and tips.
Anon, I grew up there. Feel free to ask away.
If you can't get a permit, GNP has some great car camping. You can also look for forest service rentals up the north fork.
I took the train there. Walked, hitchhiked, and took the shuttle to get around. Walkin permits were easy to get for everything except the popular overnight spots. Definitely carry bear spray.