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"As I have gone alone in there

And with my treasures bold,

I can keep my secret where,

And hint of riches new and old.
Begin it where warm waters halt

And take it in the canyon down,

Not far, but too far to walk.

Put in below the home of Brown.
From there it’s no place for the meek,

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the chest is not buried. Its at the entrance to a cave
You guys all realize that it is in the rio grade right?
Anyone want to form a team and head there with one guy that will obviously betray us but get his comeuppance right at the end?
I just want the chest of Chadness: you open it and become Chad
At a waterfall by the sounds of it

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Do sleeping bags break down over time? Is my 12 year old 0 degree F mummy bag less capable than it was when I bought it? There's no noticeable clumping or anything like that.

I used it this weekend down to 40 degrees and it was plenty warm. Will it still work well enough all the way down to 0 (I know that the minimum temp is different than a comfort rating).
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>I think I read somewhere that you should store them uncompressed to get maximum life out of them
Yeah that's true, otherwise the synthetic bunches up. It's probably not good for down either, but idk.
Store all sleeping bags in a large stuff sack or bag. Don't store your sleeping bags in a compression sack or tight stuff sack.
Storing compressed reduces the amount of loft in the filling. Washing a synthetic bag in a front load washer and drying on low will bring most bags back to near new condition. If it remains flat after laundering, it's time to get a new bag.
Yes. If it's synthetic then definitely, if it's down it might just need a wash.
>Do sleeping bags break down over time?
No, sleeping bags are completely impervious to damage.
>a front load washer

What difference does this make compared to a top load? No big finned turbine in the middle to rip it up? I ask 'cause my washer is top load but the whole inside spins like a front load.

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What are your experiences with hiking in the nighttime? I've never done it before but there is going to be a full moon this weekend and I think it would be cool. I live just outside of Yosemite NP so I was thinking of doing a trail inside the park or possibly one I'm more familiar with in the surrounding area.
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Neither does global warming but people love childish fantasies
Take a lowlight flashlight with you and try and find a star gazing spot. I've been in the woods hiking at night and on a mountain side river night hike. If you don't have too much tree cover it's not too bad. The mountains were pretty dope due to less tree cover in the area. I grabbed a few brews from the cabin and hiked to an opening stoney shore I had seen earlier in the day to lay down, have some brews, and watch the stars in a low light area. It was pretty dope. Did this one alone with no flashlight.

Hiking in the woods at night sucked though. I had someone with me this time and we had a flashlight because the tree cover made it so dark you couldnt see your hand in front of you even after 30 minutes of night vision acclimation. We brought a few beers to enjoy the night noises and the oppressive darkness with no light. We hiked out to a rock outcropping over a creek and sat on top of it with our legs dangling off. We were both pretty chill, but it was eerily quiet in the area. As our conversation died down after an hour or so and we began to take in the darkness, the sudden feeling of dread began to creep over both of us, almost as if something was watching us. We noped the fuck out of there after finally hearing a single movement maybe 20 meters off behind us that made the feeling of being watched tangible. We hadn't heard a single thing out there the whole time and we weren't being loud, but that shift in leaves brought about a dream I haven't felt in a long time.

Still though, night hiking makes me feel like fucking Zeratul traveling the void and returning back to the light changed as fuck.
Dread* not dream
It's fun. More fun than hiking at day which just feels like slogging for me. At night, you are constantly having fun because you can't see shit and have to pay attention not to fall or have a twig poke your eye out. Also animals make cool sounds. Also don't have to worry about evil hobos killing you in your sleep.
Sounding bit homo m80

Is hunting a cost-effective way to get meat?
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He is talking about game that is raised on a farm, not hunted meat specifically.
Elephants are the easy kill of the big 7, Karamojo Bell killed over a thousand of them with military ball 7mm Mauser. Any basic rifle will kill an elephant with a brain case shot.

Rhino, Hippo, and Cape Buffalo are the three that I wouldn't be willing to hunt with a 12 gauge sabot slug or a .308 class rifle, but the H&R Handi-Rifle in .45/70 is like $70 bucks at any given pawn shop and it is rated to handle the Marlin Only loads, so you can shoot Garret Exiters or Hammerheads out of it (RIP your shoulder), and both of those cartridges are good medicine for any African game animal.

Yes, definitely overkill, but it's what I have and I also had tags for mule deer and I'm not carrying 2 rifles around.
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I know an old hunter in Tanzania who uses an old 3006 for everything from impala to Cape Buffalo. He loads 220gn Woodleigh monolithic bullets for buffalo and doesn't seem to have any problems.

Pic related is his rifle.
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This depends on a few things;

- cost of your time
- cost of equipment and licencing
- types of animals and distance to them
- do you enjoy it

I'm a student living within an hours drive of land with infinity wallabies. Ten bucks worth of 223 ammo, 7 bucks worth of fuel and a couple hours work gets me 20 to 40 plus kilos of meat.

Pic is of a mate slinging a big wallaby over his shoulder. Apologies for shit photo

Was it /out/ approved?
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Maybe so
One of the rare new movies I like
I enjoyed the book
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The main character used a cheat code for unlimited hp. Other than that it was good.

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What is it?
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Thats a taco with beans in it
>he takes mystery sandwiches indoors

Take it you've never heard of Gilligan's Faust?
Goethe, nimrod.
That looks interesting. What's that?
What would happen on Goethe's Island?

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Anyone experience this firsthand? I plan on doing research this summer on the impact of wildfires. i.e. water + air quality, etc.
How fast is response time and what can be done to effectively fight them? How long are people usually displaced for? Are they getting worse?Thoughts? Thanks! I enjoy /out/ and want trees to be here for as long as they can!
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Even for a temporary thing? It's not like they set up a permanent place, they were just there till it was out. And I'm pretty sure would have said fuck off and went to the neighbors property.
fire camps are always temporary, bro

they need your permission and will compensate you if you give them permission
No one asked I'm pretty sure, and there wasn't compensation I'm pretty sure as well, but it is California, so what do you expect
california is hilariously fucked up
They were hiking and had driven three hours to make it to that point, apparently. When they came to the tree they had to go back the way they came and where eventually rescued by park guys on a boat.

Also- anyone here an Aussie firefighter? Interested in joining up.

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obviously you pack different things based on the length of your journey, but I'm talking camp food when you're only out for a day or three and the focus of the day is sitting around the fire getting drunk with buddies and eating more than you need to. I'm not looking to survive off nuts and berries and freeze dried soups. I'm looking for your tasty ass spam and beans, hobo stew, steak in a cast iron pan, favorite canned foods, and shit like that. I wanna hear old family recipes, preferred drinks, which spices and seasonings are always in your pack? How do you prepare your fresh caught fish? This has nothing to do with Hcore camping values, this is all about good eats and drink on a weekend camp. And to humor the fanatics, why don't you post your preferred peanut butter and pemmican flour tortillas just to make the rest of us aware how we're pussing out with our bacon and eggs on a seasoned pan with fresh percolated campfire coffee. I'm truly envious of your meager rations.
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That sweet taste is likely the five spice powder, stir fry them with rice and let the edge of the rice bowl crisp up and you have a chinese clay pot style rice, the fats from the sausage grease up the rice and season the whole thing. If it's too strong a flavor, the rice dulls it down alot. Most asian foods are strong tasting because they are eaten alongside the main dish of plain steamed rice, like pickled mustard greens and cured meats and crispy fishy things. They're not usually meant to be eaten alone, they provide the salt and the seasoning to balance the meal.
Where'd you get those bottles?
I've seen them on ebay. Just search for "small container x capacity". I've found them this way, just search for the container capacity you need.
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this all fits in one tin box.
It is typically sweeter compared to Western sausages, and uses different spices (i.e. 5 spice, like anon said, perhaps Szechuan chilis, bean pastes, etc.) but there are more than one type of Chinese (and other Asian) sausage. w

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>be me
>walking outside near my house
>see a black bear literally 5 feet away from me
>shit my pants and run inside
>bear runs away as well
>Mfw the bear was just as much of a bitch as me
i can't wait for the next exciting thread you start about the time you jumped in a lake and were surprised you got wet.
Should have fucking unloaded slugs into that motherfucker.

Now hes socialized and will start testing human interaction again and again until he eats a fucking baby or something.

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How come geocaching threads die so fast?
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It sounds good on paper. Then I go outside and couldn't give two shits about tracking down someone's discarded underwear inside a tree trunk. If you're in a city stuff gets planted in fucking parking lots, whoopty doo.
it sucks that there are no interesting cache hiders in your area
there is some cool as shit caches around me that you need water to float it up or plug a battery in to a bird house and sometimes the containers are fake chewed bubblegum in the urban areas or fake sprinkler heads
>whoopty doo.
Jokes on you, i found one once that had a ton of pussy in it.
Lasted me for months.
I stumpbled on one one while working in the bush
It was just a bisciut tin wedged partially under a log containing some bits and bobs
no one else knew what it was except me cause im clever like that
I think it's terribly boring unless you throw out the tech and limit it to landmarks.

Also 'premium' geocaching is cancer

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hello /out/
Im not sure if this is the right question for this board or if it gets asked often (so pls no bully) but I figured you guys might be able to help.

I have this dream - I would like to buy a piece of some forest and build a very basic cabin there (something like pic related).
I would like it to be a remote location where there is very little chance of a stranger randomly hiking around my cabin. Long story short - I want it to be a place where I can spend days and even weeks alone without any human contact whatsoever.

What would be the best way of doing this?
I mean what countries have the best laws or nature to allow this? How naive is this dream? How much money do you think it might cost? or generally any advice is very much welcome.

btw Im from central europe so bonus points for any eu related info.
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I would stay in America if you are already a US citizen. I would also recommend the Appalachian mountains. The Appalachians are frustrating enough terrain to keep out industry and therefore populated areas. They have a great climate where most crops will grow. plenty of wildlife.

Appalachia is the way to go man
Anyone have any experience with solar panels otg? Would it be enough to run a laptop and meat freezer?
Depends on how many solar panels and how much light they're exposed to.

Most people in the wilderness can have a decent sized solar panel which will power a laptop plus some other small stuff like maybe a TV, phone charger, etc

For a meat freezer you will need a lot more power in that case. I'm not sure how many but definitely will be costing you some money
Thanks, I will do some research.
If you want year round, non toxic food, settle for nothing less than greenhousing. It's a lot of work initially, but if you were to dig out a large enough square of earth, then cover it with something both clear and durable (research walpinis), winter doesn't have to be the end of growing season. Virtually guaranteed protection from pests without pesticide is another to invest in greenhousing.

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Found this on the trail

What does it mean?
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Not sure if it’s been posted here yet but I think it’s something that the forest service uses for locating posters.
I means the Line is Blazed
That is a Township and Range marker. It is a very old and out dated coordinate system. Some forest service workers still use it and SAR teams are required to know about them.
You can get the PLSS maps that go with the marker here
Go to “Add Data” and then choose the BLM Public Land Survey System
ah, what you have there is whats known in certain circles as a forest service location poster

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Anyone else do this? I just caught my first squirrel today and released it in the park. What have you caught?
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No, traps are gay.
High yield bonds are a much bigger trap in a rising interest rate environment.
That's not a bad way to do it. I just shot mine in the back of the head with a .22. It was faster but made cleanup a bitch. Dang coons were eating our vegetables
I haven't done it but I sure would like to because I don't want to kill a neighbor's cat with the Conibears.
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not a big fan of lethal traps in general. they seem too inhumane in their indiscriminateness and capacity to painfully prolong dying if it doesn't land just right

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reminder that you will never have this
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This or it didn't happen
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Nice satan dubs. This is from last winter.
Haven't looked into that.

I dont have any credit though and no way to get to and from said property if I bought it now though.
Nice. What is your setup for utilities?

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new official map
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top cope
t. toppiest cope
>tfw Kansas
It's pretty fucking true. Anyone know of any places "close" to KC that I can just go for a weekend? I usually go to the rockies during the summer, but I've really wanted to camp lately.
mark twain national forest is god tier
>my state has a low score

Well now hold on, although I have never been to another state to engage in an outside activity, and although I barely even go outside on a regular basis in my own, I can say with firm confidence that my state is indeed a 10/10 because I live here and I know a nice place that has a stream that I've been to once or twice. Those other states just can't compete with sights like that one 1.4 mile hike in the nature park I did three months ago. I mean I saw TWO ducks in a pond for cryin' out loud. My state definitely needs a higher score and my opinion on this is in no way biased. Shoot, it can even be considered an 11/10 place and I don't need to compare it to anything else because I never been there and why would I go there when mine is the best c'mon are you dumb or something op?

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