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Nice but- Why not go with a camping hammock and a down bag?
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Jump to new posts Re: $600 budget for the outdoors by willpo @ 06/24/19 10:21 PM

I'd tell him to look on yt for "homemade wanderlust", 'followbigfoot", "DarwinonthetraiL" and "flatbrokeoutside' (especially the latter) and he'll be much more knowledgable as a consumer. I'd either get used gear thru
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without a fire, sleep ok, 20F get thru the night, by exercising or by using the 1/4 lb UCO candle-lantern (beeswax only) includes 1 lb, 50 yds of 2" mesh 6 ft wide gillnet-hammock, the lead line replaced with paracord. I can always tie rocks to
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Jump to new posts Re: Mr.Buddy Heater in Truck Cap? by Russ @ 06/24/19 09:58 PM

I suppose it depends on how well you ventilate. If you can give the propane heater air from outside the cap you should be fine. There’s a YouTube on using a similar propane heater while camping in a tent which might be useful — Carbon Monoxide Test
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I can flat tell you that if you're not on the level of Jerry miculek, no handgun is going to amount to a hoot vs a charging bear. You'l have to brain him. Give me a Remington 748 autorififle in 308 and lots 0f milsurp practice ammo, and Nosler Partit
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Jump to new posts Re: Tool of Choice by willpo @ 06/24/19 09:32 PM

I favor an old hickory paring knife $6 at wally's. I can get a skinning/butchering edge back on it in 20 seconds, if I havent hit a bone. If I have hit a bone, it might take a full minute. ;-)
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Jump to new posts Re: Walked across the country - just because... by willpo @ 06/24/19 09:25 PM

210 days
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Jump to new posts Mr.Buddy Heater in Truck Cap? by LoneWolf @ 06/24/19 09:25 PM

Howdy All, Haven't posted in a while, still lurk from time to time. I am planning on putting a truck cap on my Tacoma to camp in. I have a Mr. Buddy Heater that I am thinking about using inside of said top this fall during the hunting season. Has
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Jump to new posts Re: Walked across the country - just because... by willpo @ 06/24/19 09:25 PM

210 days
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Jump to new posts Re: Walked across the country - just because... by willpo @ 06/24/19 09:25 PM

210 days times 50 km per day is 1050 km, not 9000. So he he didn't average 50km per day, but about 45 per day, which is still a lot, depending upon terrain, weather, how much of load one is carrying, size and weight of the man.
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Jump to new posts Re: Fowlers equipment for winning 'Alone'. by willpo @ 06/24/19 09:20 PM

Fowler had no idea what was what. If he hadn't had 70 lbs on carleigh, she'd have beaten him within 2 months. He had 80 days of staying power on her, right there, and caught 60 fish, to her 6 fish. he wasted all sorts of time and energy, on a shelte
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Jump to new posts Re: Easy way to start a fire by willpo @ 06/24/19 09:08 PM

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Jump to new posts Re: Outdoorsman Recounts Grizzly Attack by Phaedrus @ 06/24/19 07:57 PM

Wow! Pretty scary! I'm glad both man and bear survived the encounter.
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Jump to new posts Re: Do you carry water every day? by Roarmeister @ 06/24/19 06:20 PM

In my car I carry about 4-5 litres in bottled water in various cubby holes and somewhat less in the winter time. I tend to not keep water for too long in mid-winter as it becomes ice real quick. I often drink water to and from my journey to work an
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Jump to new posts Re: Outdoorsman Recounts Grizzly Attack by chaosmagnet @ 06/24/19 03:19 PM

Wow. Scary. Sounds like he handled it exactly right once he became aware of the bears.
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Jump to new posts Outdoorsman Recounts Grizzly Attack by dougwalkabout @ 06/24/19 01:00 PM

From an experienced and passionate outdoorsman: a remarkable and honest account of an attack by a grizzly sow, and the aftermath. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c...eorge-1.5180802
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Jump to new posts Re: Secret Life of a Search and Rescue Volunteer by UncleGoo @ 06/22/19 11:49 PM

"A tremendous service was done for my family by strangers. Now it is my turn. I will do for others what had been done for us." This little bit of the article hit home for me--what makes us human.
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Jump to new posts Re: Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30 by chaosmagnet @ 06/22/19 12:42 PM

Excellent share, Famdoc! Would you be so good as to post this again as its own thread in The Survival Forum? chaosmagnet
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Maybe this should go somewhere else, but I can't quickly find another thread. This is a free ebook/download on Survival and Austere Medicine: https://1776patriotusa.com/survival-austere-medicine/ I quibble about the assertion (no reference given) t
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Jump to new posts Re: Secret Life of a Search and Rescue Volunteer by hikermor @ 06/21/19 07:09 PM

His story rings true to form, but it is not the entirety of the SAR experience. there is a hugey positive side as well - the rush and glow when you know your presence has undoubtedly saved lives. Since the author has only been at SAR or a few year
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Jump to new posts Re: Secret Life of a Search and Rescue Volunteer by chaosmagnet @ 06/21/19 05:01 PM

Sad story. Thanks for sharing it.
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Jump to new posts Secret Life of a Search and Rescue Volunteer by Russ @ 06/21/19 03:43 PM

I was offered this article to read by my browser (Firefox) and thought it worthy to share here. Secret Life of a Search and Rescue Volunteer
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Jump to new posts Re: Do you carry water every day? by M_a_x @ 06/21/19 02:18 PM

Minimum is a 1 l canteen in my backpack. On motorcycle tours it usually is a 3 l bladder in my backpack (so I can drink while riding). On hot days it can be up to 5 l extra in canteens or Nalgene wide neck bottles.
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Jump to new posts Re: Picacho Peak fatality by Phaedrus @ 06/21/19 04:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Herman30289 pounds = 131kg. Oh my, explains a lot. Originally Posted By: hikermorhttps://www.azcentral.com/story/news/loc...ing/1289001001/ According to the autopsy, the sixteen year old victim weighed 289 pounds. Doubtless
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