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Gimp Mask
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I think a lot of you are into outdoors stuff, like camping and shit, I don't know. Tell me a bit about it please. Personally I like being on a computer quite a bit. But maybe I could buy a rugged laptop to put in my butt-out bag, and spend some time surfing in the great outdoors?

What do you do when you embrace mamma nature? Do you:
- build a shelter or use a tent,
- whittle,
- hunt,
- go home because of mosquitoes

I would like to be more outdoorsy but then I am pretty indoorsy so I don't know. I feel very comfortable at home. I like looking at product reviews and coming up with new ways to spend money instead of just sleeping under a tree or in a sex dungeon or something. Like I would probably only use a knife to cut up a sausage to smaller pieces, but I think I need a $200 6.5 inch full tang carbon steel blade in case I need to fell a tree or chop off my leg. Right now I am watching a video about tying different kinds of knots, I don't even have a rope

The 3 Essential KNOTS for Tarps | Camping & Bushcraft | Tarpology Essentials | Plus a Thank You!
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SenisterDenister
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I camp, hunt, and hike. I used to be a serious backpack camper but now I just car camp, which is more fun than anything else.
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Amis
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I usually sleep next to a fire I find tents tedious so go to the good ol' fashion way of insulating myself.
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Hyacinth
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Camping with my adventure touring motorcycle sucks alot I have finally decided. I tried everything to make it as hassle free and comfortable but if you plan on constantly moving on, as in 'traveling' then the time and effort of repacking everything again and again really is a kick in the balls.

Next year or so the plan will be to travel as light as possible, no tent or sleeping bag, no food, small amount of clothes - and stay at Airbnb outside on the countryside , I think it shouldn't be a problem to do same walking through nature.

TLDR: Skip carrying shit. Trek from place to place.
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Gimp Mask
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I think I'm going to buy a hammock and never use it

Goes well with this pretty decent tent I have that I've used once

Hyacinth wrote:
Camping with my adventure touring motorcycle sucks alot I have finally decided. I tried everything to make it as hassle free and comfortable but if you plan on constantly moving on, as in 'traveling' then the time and effort of repacking everything again and again really is a kick in the balls.

Yeah I would imagine that you'd really have to enjoy camping for it to be worthwhile, especially if you're constantly switching locations instead of setting up camp for a good while. AirBnB travel sounds good if you want to concentrate on the good stuff. Or maybe you could build a shack, set up some turrets, lootcrate etc
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Megatron
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I like the idea of camping, but most of the time it goes wrong or I just feel like shit the morning after.

Last time I went camping was for this black metal festival but I forgot my sleeping bag so I just slept on the floor of my tent but in the night it started raining and I got woken up by lying in a cold puddle.



I like what I imagine camping could be though. Probably nicer in a warm country or if you know what you're doing.
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Gimp Mask
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Megatron wrote:
I like what I imagine camping could be though. Probably nicer in a warm country or if you know what you're doing.

Hahah that's a great way of putting it. I've been reading a lot about camping and am pretty sure at this point that I'll end up spending about 500 euros on gear I'll probably use once or twice. Oh well.

Last time I went camping was a few years ago, me and my co-workers slept under a big tarp and I had a good sleeping bag & pad, slept like a baby even though temps were below freezing point and it snowed a lot that night. It was fun, but I was high and shit-faced so maybe that helped
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Hyacinth
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Drugs and booze definetly help with sleep quality.

I am gonna try sleeping like you described with a tarp, but with a hammock instead next time. Tents get bad air quality after a night.

I camped this summer for 8 days straight :survival: and it was like 30+ for 4-5 days, heat sucks equally as much as cold, the sweet spot should be mid spring or late summer i figure.
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munchkin
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Tent camping, in my opinion, is a younger person's weekend endeavor. At my age (36) no way do I want to sleep in a sleeping bag on the ground(without AC or heat) and definitely no way DW is cooking over an open fire! Open fires are to sit around in the evening with an adult beverage in hand. A shower and hot water and a crapper are must-haves at my age!! But go and enjoy tent camping on the weekends and keep the RV for longer trips would be my advice.
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Gimp Mask
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2021 12:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

munchkin wrote:
Tent camping, in my opinion, is a younger person's weekend endeavor. At my age (36) no way do I want to sleep in a sleeping bag on the ground(without AC or heat) and definitely no way DW is cooking over an open fire! Open fires are to sit around in the evening with an adult beverage in hand. A shower and hot water and a crapper are must-haves at my age!! But go and enjoy tent camping on the weekends and keep the RV for longer trips would be my advice.

hey cabron i sent you interview questions like months ago check your pm's ese
congrats on 100 posts

i bought a sleeping bag, felt claustrophobic might return it later
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