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Hi guys, I would like to try kayaking for the first time this Xmas holidays.
Is Florida good for it? Is it really fun? Is it dangerous?
Do you live in Australia or sub-saharan Africa? No? Then crocodiles might as well not exist.
Kayaking in Australia is good, Crocs are only found north of the Tropic of Capricorn.
I'm sure he was thinking of alligators.
But Florida has crocodiles also.
Gators are lazy fucks and don't bother boats/kayaks. Be more worried about water moccasins.
Manatees are funny and hang out in the warm water from nuclear plant discharge.
In Florida, Alligators are in every single freshwater puddle bigger than their body. They're also shy of people and tend to run away, except during nesting (summer).. American crocodiles exist only in the everglades and are fairly shy as well.
Except when you have gators that are regularly fed by people. Then they're dangerous as fuck.
I'm working in the Florida Keys this winter and kayaking down is here is pretty easy. The water is about body temperature and the tidal plane is really shallow so if you flip your boat most places you can literally just stand up. Paddling around the mangroves is pretty fun, too. Crocs aren't really an issue, you probably won't even see one. If you're a noob kayaker just stay within eyesight of the shore, know the tide times and keep an eye on the weather.
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Talk about fishin
>be me >Live on NC coast >amazing saltwater fishing >trophy trout only a 5 hour drive away >cant fish for almost 7 months due to difficult roommate situation and moving situation >Going to visit family in KY for Thanksgiving >Hate my family >Trophy smallmouth stream in hometown >visiting Mom and Stepdad in Oklahoma for half of December >Mom goes into surgery >Hospital is near the river in OKC >Full of white bass >Park nearby stocks trout in pond >Parents live 5 minutes from large bass lake Is it weird to be so excited about some basic freshwater fishing when I normally live so close to the Ocean? I havent fished in months and just cant wait to wet a line and catch anything. I'm bringing my 4wt, 6wt, and 8wt on both trips. I wanna make up for lost time. I dont care if all I catch are bluegill.
I've thought about getting a spey rod for surfcasting so I could get more distance. My 9ft 8wt does the job but sometimes the reds are further out and I need a little more push to get to them.
I'm fishing the Des Plaines River in Illinois for Pike, how do I catch these fuckers ? Any stories? Someone else at the bait shop mentioned there are Muskies in the river too.
i'd say get the echo beach, it's a two handed rod designed for two handed overhead casting, pretty cool concept imo.
I saw that once before. It looks pretty legit. When I get some spare change I might pick one up. I definitely need something I can overhand cast long distances with big flies.
I'm kinda new to camping so i'll ask my questions and hopefully you guys will be kind enough to answer them for me.
1) Are piss and poop bad for a forest? 2) How do you correctly shit in a forest? 3) What do you do with your poop afterwards?
>>1637788 >I eat jon. It's what i do
-go to river
-remove hike plug
-shit in river
-replace hike plug
Not hard really.
Best method is pic related. I call it the tree method, just dig a hole near a smallish tree, place your arms on either side and lock your fingers around the trunk.
Assume a squatting position and fire away.
You can also use a piece of rope to tie a loop to the tree and squat using the rope as a backstop to support your squat.
What type of stove for cooking dioes /out/ use,
is it gas(propane/butane), or do you use multifuel and what model/company?
At best I'd have a battery pack plugged into that. Then charge my phone from the battery pack that can actually regulate amps and isn't next to a fucking fire. You couldn't pay me to use that directly on my phone. Even with the battery pack I'd feel sketchy about that exploding. Either way are you really even /out/ if you are still getting bars? My area is mildly rural and has lots of dead zones, even parts of my house are a damn dead zone. I couldn't imagine being in a wooded or mountain area and having good service.
Whatever happened to digging a hole, filling it with wood, and burning coals to heat a pan?
even without reception, smart phones are great as cameras, maps/GPS, ebook readers, note taking devices, and flashlights to name a few functions.
A hexamine stove. I sometimes use it as a woodstove if the weather is right.
I am trying to decide between the Rab Neutrino Down Plus and the Patagonia DAS Parka.
Both of these will function as a Parka to be worn on top of my Wool base layer + Fleece + small down puffer. Since I have found those three layers only keep me warm down to 15F if I stop moving. This is my understanding of how the Parka Belaying layer is supposed to be used correct? As a last and final additional layer of peak warmth for when you stop moving and it's really cold? Anyways, the Rab is insulated with Down and the Patagonia is synthetic. Both have DWR coatings which basically don't do much but the Rab does have Pertex® Quantum Pro outer fabric which is supposed to be pretty damn water resistant (albeit not water proof). Anyways? Is down or synthetic the better insulation for parkas? What parkas does /out/ recommend and how do you layer them? Which one of these would /out/ get for winter & alpine use?
are you the autist who keeps making jacket threads?
>>1640190 >>1637675 >>1634676
Next time try asking here:
Society is going to collapse, there's no way around that and we can't avoid it. What we can do is prepare to some degree. What are my chances living in the second largest city in sweden? How do i prep, what things do i need that i could've missed?
I have no experience whatsoever with being innawoods, but i can learn quickly.
Post F if you've read 'Alas, Babylon' _or_ 'Lucifer's Hammer'?
Pro mode, both.
Made me chuckle, gg
>>1611796 >just don’t prep bro, you’ll die anyway >WTF why am I starving!?
I’m a poorfag, but every time I’m at the store I buy an extra 5lbs of rice and 4lbs of beans. It only adds an extra $5 to my bill and you can get a lot of meals out of that setup.
>>1622644 >how does one protect themselves?
Pic related. It’s great for self sufficiency too, any animal on our continent can be taken with a 12 gauge.
Would it be nice if we all came together for everyones benefit? Yeah. Is that even remotely realistic for anything outside of pre-existing friend groups? No.
Not to be a cunt here, but you should man up. Only a retarded edgelord wants to have to shoot someone, but only the most naive truly believe that they will never have to defend themselves or that it is somehow moral to let themselves or their family be killed instead of harming their attacker.
On a lighter note, you might actually find your depression gets better as you learn skills and are able to look at your supplies with satisfaction.
hey i think you can distill fuel alcohol with just a little form. might be neat to know how, why not i'm bored anyway
Help me find a new cookpot. I just got a whisperlite stove and my current 1L pot is too narrow and won’t fit on the legs, so I need a wider pot, at least 4” diameter, and somewhere between 900ml-2L.
I’ve found the MSR Alpine Stowaway 1.6L pot, but it’s made of stainless and is like 1.5+lbs. The whisperlite stove will nest inside of it. Then there’s the TOAKs 1350ml pot, but it’s like $55 and the lid sucks, but it’s only 5oz. The stove won’t nest inside of it. I’d like a $35 version of either of those, not made from steel, but made out of aluminum Or titanium. Anyone have any wide pots they like?
check walmart. i got a 1.75l stainless pot with folding handles that weighs 13.5 oz, along with a smaller pot (750mL?) for $12.99, iirc. i scanned their site and couldn't find the same set i have, but there are others that look similar.
REI begins a massive 2019 GUGO sale soon, shop now.
Aliexpress is filled with titanium stuff, anywhere between the 1100 (both narrow and wide base), 1300, 1600 and even 1950ml are available. Pretty cheap aswell.
>>1640855 >host giant sale in November the week before black friday
#OptOutside #FuckCapitalism #MentalGymnastics
>>1641001 >Aliexpress is filled with titanium stuff, anywhere between the 1100 (both narrow and wide base), 1300, 1600 and even 1950ml are available. Pretty cheap aswell.
Nuts to that. I’ll pass on whatever metals they’re using, and sure as shit am not heating and eating out of it. At least with a name brand, they have a reputation to maintain and you can be somewhat certain you’re not eating lead and arsenic
Is hammock camping the superior way to camp in the winter /out/?
>gets you off the ground and above all the snow >no need for sleeping pads. just warm top quilt and underquilt. >tarp allows for more livable area to set up camp What do you guys think? I'm in the PNW and I'm debating trying hammock camping this winter. Is it a meme? Am I bamboozling myself? or it really superior to ground hugging on the cold ground?
but you do realize it's a whole 12,5 degrees colder than 12,5c?
you have to put things into the context of the conversation before voicing your stupid opinion
Lmao, I have been camping in a hammock in early November, with no issues at all. Underquilt? No, just a good exped-mat, warm sleepingbag and warm clothes. Temps right above freezing at night. Underquilts are great when below freezing.
Hello fellow Scotfriend. What's your camping setup? Are you camping at this time of year?
Don't people understand that an underquilt is a direct substitute for the sleeping pad? You can use either but an underquilt is usually more convenient and lighter for the equivalent insulation since it doesn't have to be weight bearing or airproof.
I enjoy hammock camping but regarding the winter cold I'm considering buying an underquilt.
Any recommendations or should I just get the one from bb's? I never experienced waking up to pee in a hammock more than in a tent but the one thing I find comfy is being able to lean to a side and pee out of my hammock without having to get up or get cold, then falling asleep again.
Recently I witnessed a cloud carpet (cloudy day) move with insane speed. Considering the distance (distant movement appears slower when observer), those clouds likely had supersonic+ speed.
>anon, that's impossible Well, randomly look at your clouds for a month or two, it will likely happen again then you'll see what I saw.
I mean the jet stream usually keeps stuff moving at hundreds of miles an hour, not enough for a sound barrier breaking however.
Speed of sound is around 330m/s at sea level, but the atmosphere is a lot thinner at cloud height so it might be possible for a cloud to do 330m/s? Wind speeds are probably less up at that height also due to the thinner atmosphere though so may not be possible, im not a meteorologist so cant say for sure
The resistance of air means on planet earth it's impossible, the nose cone of a jet can shatter windows as it breaks the speed of sound, this is a streamlined metallic skin, I believe that the USEA had an upper wind speed of 400mph from bomb tests and NASA uses this data for extinction event asteroid impact shock waves?
You're retarded lol
Clouds. Moving at speeds greater than the speed of sound.
Yup, of all the things that never happened, that never happened the most
Does anyone have any experience spear hunting? Gun ownership got delayed for me and there are a ton of pigs on the station I'm living but I've only got a bow and I don't want to wing one and have everything go terribly wrong. Where would sell a boar spear in this day and age? I have a dog but he's pretty young/stupid and don't think he'd do well at getting one.
such a cringe post
>>1640701 >i have nothing to say >i kno >i'll say cringe
who's b8ing who? i don't even know no mo
To prove it's possible to all the "MUH NOT A FAIR GAME WITH A GUN" vegans.