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Discussion on how to enjoy the outdoors.

by Trail X » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:30 pm

Good point Ed. I hadn't thought of that. I was originally thinking along similar lines to Dave.

But I personally seem to like the idea of keeping the 'enemy' further away before I see them. The issue with dense woods is that you have no clue when someone's 20 feet away. I feel like I'd rather have no clue if someone was a half mile away.

I dunno, maybe there's no perfect way to do it.
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by dvanbramer88 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:53 pm

No perfect way indeed. You're better off with a larger "clan" or smaller community of adjacent properties and neighbors. As a whole that would push the perimeter further out and each household is EWR (early warning radar) for the others. Simple CB or handheld radio comms and a simple code. The "lone wolf" holding out by yourself with just your immediate family isn't ideal. The passive/defensive community is preferred.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:16 pm

Kill em all...
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by mikekey » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:28 pm

Ok, time to change the thread title to ORTB Survival Chat thread.
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by Conner299 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:42 pm

mikekey wrote:Ok, time to change the thread title to ORTB Survival Chat thread.


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by dvanbramer88 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:33 pm

We all know, what you really need is this

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by Wahugg » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:39 am

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by navigator » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:44 am

dvanbramer88 wrote:We all know, what you really need is this

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reminds me, geese are actually pretty good watch dogs. People don't think much of them but they usually sound the alarm and can be quite aggressive.
I expect if you get in a bind they actually taste better than a pit bull as well ;-)
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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:05 am

Geese are nasty disgusting critters that i want know where near anywhere I am sleeping.

They are greasy to eat, but with low temp dehydration, them make decent jerky.
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by NC_IslandRunner » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:33 pm

HARDTRAILZ wrote:

They are greasy to eat


Greasy is still better than dog meat.
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by boog2006 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:05 pm

Going camping this weekend. .. Just saying. ..
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by HARDTRAILZ » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:46 am

NC_IslandRunner wrote:
HARDTRAILZ wrote:

They are greasy to eat


Greasy is still better than dog meat.

Nope. Its not.
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by NC_IslandRunner » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:54 am

I've never knowingly eaten dog so you could be right, but the idea of eating dog is worse to me than eating greasy goose.
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by navigator » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:21 am

if dog is anything like potted meat or vienna sausage....I'm in! :-)
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by Trail X » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:18 pm

Certain parts of a male dog are very sausagey.

Maybe its Maybelline.
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by Conner299 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:57 pm

boog2006 wrote:Going camping this weekend. .. Just saying. ..


Where ya going? And... Are you going camping, or glamping? I like to make fun of a buddy, with a nice rv, when he says he's going camping.
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by boog2006 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:16 pm

Conner299 wrote:
boog2006 wrote:Going camping this weekend. .. Just saying. ..


Where ya going? And... Are you going camping, or glamping? I like to make fun of a buddy, with a nice rv, when he says he's going camping.


Hillman Ferry by LBL. Just a little glamping. Im in a '94 popup, so much better than the ground. Trying to get her into the expedition style camping.... She wants an RV or nice camper. So we'll see who wins.

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by Conner299 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:50 pm

That sounds like fun. Last time I got to go camping was when the wife and I went to Turkey Bay. Im trying to make it back down there soon, with the Samurai this time. Ill let you know if i do.
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by boog2006 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:49 am

Definitely. They have had lots of heavy equipment in there trying to fix the trails. The main trail washed as well as many of the secondary trails. I hipe yo get in there in the next couple weeks
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by Conner299 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:28 am

boog2006 wrote:Definitely. They have had lots of heavy equipment in there trying to fix the trails. The main trail washed as well as many of the secondary trails. I hipe yo get in there in the next couple weeks


I was hoping for sometime in early June. We'll see though. There are also some people I met, last time I was there, that are pretty cool. Was going to try and plan a trip around the next time they go down. Haven't heard anything from them, as of yet.
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