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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Coauthor: wvsurvivalist This article is designed to help with the calculation of distance and angles. Real life application While on a hiking trip, a certain hiker comes up to an impassible object or area. The current bearing is 200 degrees. The hiker changes course by 20 degrees (compass...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    A friend and I are going on a 5 day backpacking trip. We are going to bring our fishing poles and camp next to the lakes. I am going to bring my .45LC pistol, he is going to bring his Ruger .44 pistol. I will post pictures when we get back from the trip. We want to get away from it all and just...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Simple question, what kind of snake is this? Even though I had my AK 47 with me, the snake was left alive and in one piece. The snake was about 4 feet long. Location: East Texas Date: April 26th, 2008
  4. Boating and Fishing
    My kids and I are going on a little hiking trip in a couple of weeks. While we are on this trip, we will be passing close to a good fishing hole off in the woods. I figure its going to be a good hole, because its so far off in the woods you need either a 4X4 or a 4-wheeler to get to it, unless...
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Does anyone know of a good item for survival, hiking, or camping? For a few examples so far, I've got..... -magnesium firestarter (Own one) -waterproof matches (Own them) -a box of strike anywhere matches (Need to find some) -Coleman 533 dual fuel camping stove (Will buy one soon) -Buck 110...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does anyone use bungy cord. I've found bungy cord very usefull,You can secure items to your pack like your roll mat or sleeping bag,You can use it on the four corners of your tarp to tie it down instead of para cord and keep thing of the ground by securing them to a tree with it.Multi usege...
  7. New Member Introduction
    I am a 65 year old male. Have been called a "*******", and other things, which I will not get into. I enjoy target shooting, camping and bike riding & etc.:eek:
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    My brother and I are planning a really exciting trip next month. We're heading into a temperate rainforest, a new area for us, chosen from google maps of our area. 4km into the forest, up a 900m mount, then 3km out the next day to a designated extraction point. We're taking minimal equipment...
  9. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    As i get older and my knowledge on wildfoods and such things gets wider my backpack gets smaller.On my picture in lets see your face my pack is massive compared to this pack. On the outside of my pack you can see my Self inflating mat,bivvy bag,Tarp,Lamp,Knife,torch,Mini trangia cook set and...
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I'm getting back into camping this year and was thinking of trying hammocking. I've done a lot of reading and checking out(strictly online) different brands. Tom Claytor's Jungle Hammock http://www.mosquitohammock.com/ is the model I'll pro'lly go with. I'm curious if anyone here has tried...
  11. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    As I am going through the gear, I realize how useless non-rechargeable batteries are. The batteries I can charge, I am using an energizer 15 minute charger to do so. Temps tonight are supposed to be in the middle 30's, maybe right around freezing. I can not find my knife sharpening stone...
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Been re-organizing my Get Home Bag. Still things I need/want to get. At this point I don't have any type of shelter. Whicih one do you use and or recommend? My main purpose is for my Get Home Bag so not looking for a long term tent. Option 1 Coulghan's tube tent, cheap light weight easy set up...
  13. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Lets say I go on a day hike one day. The next weekend I go for an over night camping trip. The gear that I bring between the two trips equals to a hammock, poncho liner, one more meal, hygiene bag and maybe a change of socks or shirt.
  14. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hello everybody!..i need some good lightweight hunting/hiking boots that are waterproof, preferably high tops. Right now im using some from walmart that are good and comfortable but they are a little heavy..if anyone has any suggestions please let me know! thanks
  15. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Space Blankets. Those aluminum looking blankets that make you look like a big bag of juffy pop to any bear that might come by. Come on they are in everyone's hiking gear, but have you ever used one? What are you thoughts on them?
  16. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I had just received a good idea to start a thread to get a list of everybody wilderness survival items so we can compare notes and make sure nobody forget anything Shawn
  17. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    On the last camping trip, Shonuff did something that impressed me. He took a chem light and hung it under the canopy covering his hammock. Bugs started coming around the light, so Shonuff threw the chem light on the ground a few feet from his hammock. This chem light provided some real...
  18. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    For your viewing enjoyment - some pictures. Shonuff checking his cell phone to see if he had service. NOPE, no service out here. Shonuff and my son filtering some drinking water. I am on the far right with the boonie hat on. I was about to sit down and get our bearings on the map. My...
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