How Do You Protect Yourself From Wild Animals?

this is my plan

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you're in Grizzly territory than don't walk alone and keep you food away from your campsite.
    Besides that there is nothing you need to worry about, besides critters stealing your food.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >If you're in Grizzly territory than don't walk alone
      Holy shit you guys really are just larping gays aren't you? Hahahaha

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you never heard the adage? its older than time, "bring a friend who runs slower"

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What's larp about bringing friends?
        The sound of you talking will keep most wildlife farther away than if you were just silent and alone
        Especially when you're just sitting down and doing nothing

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you're saying that no animals will tear into the tent to get at you? neither big cats nor a group of jackals?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't think that's very likely, humans are not that common a sight for a wild animal so it will be scared and won't try to hunt you down when there's animals around it's been hunting for years with success, unless it's really, really hungry.
        Also you ideally have a campfire, which also scares animals.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you should read up on african travelers and explorers before it got commercialised. sleeping in light tent camps waking up to lions and all kinds of predators curiously checking out wtf this is?

        obviously these are pretty used to it today but still...
        meanwhile the real dangers where hippos and rhinos, the slow looking dull grass eaters. its a bit the same all over the world.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i usually just bring my dogs offleash. they create enough of a ruckus that any cougar or bear within a few miles is going to steer clear of us.

    occasionally you might run into some angry little manlet who will kick and scream in his weird leprauchaun gibberish gaelic tongue about how dogs need to be on leash, but they can be safely ignored.

    also try to build cairns every few hundred feet, they signify to any wild animal that it's now your territory, and they can fuck right off.

    also
    billhook > hatchet > boys axe > fagchete >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> folding saw (but everyone already knows this)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why would you use a folding saw to defend yourself from a mountain lion?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        well because according to PrepHole retards, that's the only tool i can bring with me. (and you can only bring a single tool when going out.. because of reasons)

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Shut up autist

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Dumbass

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/jKy4KKe.jpg

      this is my plan

      im a juggalo soulja also known as a warria

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      a crude billhook better than machete how so?

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is OP's strategy of staying in the basement a good way of avoiding wild animals?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no OP does "trail maintenance" in southern california or some shit and says that you shouldnt make campfires when you camp because then you cant use your REI zero titanium alcohol stove

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i do forestry service and trail service in washington. meaning i not only clear the trails you hike on but also do all the finish work on them. you see a bridge in the woods? i build those. rock walls stopping the switchbacks from eroding? i pried those boulders out up to a mile away with a rock bar and carried them with a team and nets to the site. trail you hiked on wasn't swamped with mud? someone like me went through and dug all the buried trees, dead animals, etc out of the ground and hauled them out.
        as we established in the last thread, i've been doing this for more years than you've been alive.
        we were talking about backpacking in the last thread. if you're taking the time to split wood and start a camp fire at night............ you're not really doing that serious of backpacking. that's hours out of your day you could be traveling. if you don't understand how laughable that is........... well you're like 15 years old anon that's why.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          man what happened to just enjoying the outdoors, now everything has to be some hyper-specialized reddit contest of who can do the most. Terrified of going back to your wage-cage or something?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            that dude fucking sucks, heres his plan

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i agree
            the first step is you have to go outside though

            Kek digs dead animals out of trails anon really take the larping elsewhere ok

            No you can't have a fire that's not backpacking you must go cold

            https://i.imgur.com/enZejzq.jpg

            that dude fucking sucks, heres his plan

            >15-25 years old tops
            >samefagging for validation
            >has never had a big cat encounter
            >afraid of the woods
            >your shoop doesn't even work because you left the armyman gear
            2/10

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Wrong, Wrong, no big cats in australia, wrong, wtf is shoop?
              Cunt I've spent more time in the bush than you guaranteed. Stop larping you're only proving it by continually trying to defend your bad opinions, look at you jumping to the bait of this thread. Just admit it you got called out on you're fighting off a mountain lion with a 23cm hatchet bullshit and walk away

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >wtf is shoop?
                you have to be 15 or a reddit tourist if you don't know what a shoop is.
                pic not really related, the other kind of shoop.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Funny that's the only point you pick at larpy guess all others are true

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Funny that's the only point you pick at larpy guess all others are true

                anon you're confused?
                i'm making fun of hatchet anon
                >bad opinions
                there's a reason fire service anon, axe youtuber anon, and forest service anon (me) all say the same thing... there's a reason if you go ask people irl who do anything involving processing wood in the backcountry they'll probably give you roughly the same answers every time.
                if you use these tools its pretty obvious when you want to have a saw, axe, hatchet over one or another. there's overlap in what they can be used for, but not really.
                as for fighting off cougars with a tiny juggalo soulja size hatchet, there's a reason why all good self defence gyms and mma gyms stick to evidence based techniques / sparring / practicing against a resisting opponent. fighting cougars with a fiskars x5 is the PrepHole equivalent of a mdojo one touch death punch.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Am I confused?? Dickhead I answered all your points, hello
                And as for tools, in 20 plus years of forestry and rfs (rural fire service) the only saw I've ever used is a chainsaw and we use dozers to put in fire trails here but you keep on larping it up maybe the 15yr olds will believe you

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >the only saw I've ever used is a chainsaw
                yeah no shit forestry is almost always with chainsaws.
                i also did it in remote areas with hand tools. in a thread about hand tools that's more relevant than posting about chainsaws. especially with posts about backpacking, since there's a lot of overlap other than not needing tools to grade land or move rocks etc obviously.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Hero you were the one mouthing off about forestry and fire fighting experience now you say it's not relevant? That'll do me enjoy fantasy land and don't go out, the real world might scare you

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                slang for photoshop

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Kek digs dead animals out of trails anon really take the larping elsewhere ok

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No you can't have a fire that's not backpacking you must go cold

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >covering ground is the only legitimate objective of backpacking!!1!
          >you can only backpack or camp, not both

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            just say you want to play around with an axe in the woods. its okay to. there's nothing wrong with admitting its probably larp unless you're doing bushcraft stuff on private property and you like to have a little fun in the woods. look at the other thread i even said you gays made me want to bring an axe in the winter sometimes just because my shit's heavy that time of year anyways and it'd be kind of fun.
            admit to the larp.
            embrace the larp.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >it's larp unless you do what i say

              Thanks your opinion is very important

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >going deep innawoods to just sit and relax is larping
              mmkay

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >there's no reason to consider what you pack because
                fuck off dumb zoomer

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Lol bro... this is such a retard post
              It's all fucking larp then
              Your job is to maintain larp trails so larpers can larp in them
              Backpacking is Larping across a distance with larp paraphernalia in a larpsack

              I'm a cubicle worker who lives a short drive from a grocery store. I technically only need to be home or buying food ever
              Any other location I'm at must be fucking "larp"
              I'm gonna hike with a pack into the woods, and I'm gonna chop wood, and I'm gonna like it, and I'm gonna continue to not call it larp

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you only think its retarded because you haven't fully embraced it yet. you're so close to it, you already have it figured all out. outside of maybe scientific expeditions or guiding scientific expeditions or body recoveries or uncontacted hunter gatherer tribes its all a big larp. everything's been explored unless you're a caver or something. even free soloers are larpers. embrace it. be the best larper you can.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Are you just saying that larping is anything you do that you don't need to do to live?
                bro I like the word larp. I'm not gonna dilute it by saying everything that's not essential to life is larp
                I can't agree with this.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This is one of the most painful things I have ever read because I don't think you're even being ironic. Holy shit...

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I think you need a break from the internet.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i think he just needs to gtf/out/

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A 45. usually works well for the 4 and 2 legged animals.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Would pic related work?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If your goal is getting sexually assaulted by Mothman

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >this is my plan
    Making lame as fuck soijaks is your plan?

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what the fuck man

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >but not really
    but not really much overlap in what saws vs axes vs hatchets excel in. ***

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have bear spray. Thinking about a Taurus 605. We have black bears, mountain lions, Mexicans, and possibly jaguars.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no moron i'm saying the times i've had to go places you have to pack in far with hand tools feels more applicable to backpacking.
    what kind of autism is going on here? more doesn't mean the other one is completely invalid.
    okay you say you're not a larpfag. so what exacly do you disagree with me about then, in the first place?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Who you talking to bro? You seething that hard you forgot to tag someone in that comment?? Hahaha triggered moron

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nice larp kid. really 20 years of forestry and you never packed in hand tools before? you're not even 20 yeard old yet anon!

        >it's larp unless you do what i say

        Thanks your opinion is very important

        zoom zoom is a trademark of mazda corporation.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fuck off idiot we don't pack in shit here, carry chainsaw from 4wd but who the fuck packs in work equipment?
          Let me guess another textbook outer who only knows what they've read in the book. I always thought x was the most skitzo board but you cunts take the cake

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            20 years and you think everything is accessible by 4x4?
            you can easily do forestry for 20 years and never go somewhere remote but not having a concept that forestry is done with hand tools in remote areas is not indicative you've ever done forestry in your life.
            doubt you're even 20 years old though honestly. got any proof from 10-20 years ago? i posted some already. where's yours?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              What sort of forestry do you work in?? Ours are all blocks surrounded by access roads you park on road and work your way in. Like I said carry chainsaw ect but don't pack anything in to me that means backpack and hike in. And what did you post earlier?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i used to do summers through the us forest service, and during the year i do basically the same thing but with volunteer groups. i posted a sticker given out 10 years ago at an event for one of the volunteer groups.
                with the forest service its mostly as you describe, access or logging roads where gas chainsaws are possible while volunteer groups tend to get sent to the less accessible areas.
                also the forest service tends to just clear cut the trails and cares mostly about how many miles of trail is made every day, with little concern for the quality. all the finish work, like as i described digging out organics, is done by volunteers later on around here.
                lot of rugged terrain around here where there's no way you're getting a 4x4 or chainsaw and the bigger problem, gas to run it. plenty of times i've had to haul hand tools a day or two out. there's pretty remote maintained trails here.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That shit will absolutely wreck that squirrel you want to defend yourself against.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm more worried about morons and methheads. Learn your natural predators anon

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ah, didn't think about it because morons and methheads don't have ecological niche in Poland

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A 44 Magnum and a 300 Winchester Magnum.
    No worries.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you become a God in the forest if you carry any sort of firearm with you

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i don't expect anyone would take pictures doing forestry (lmao just lol) but surely you have something to back your claim up like i do.
    otherwise i'm just hearing some larping gay posting greenhorn shit and claiming he's done 20 years of australia forest service.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Radiata pine block inspection at bondo

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        good enuf i'll take it

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