I'm absolutely a beginner. I know nothing about hiking, mountaineering, camping, etc.

I'm absolutely a beginner. I know nothing about hiking, mountaineering, camping, etc. What would be the best modality to start with? I would like to practice solo if possible.

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just go outside and start walking. You need a fucking manual for that?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Who touched you? You don't have to be this way just because your peener got piddled.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1. Check internet for your local trails
    2. Do a day trip first

    You need:
    Good shoes
    Backpack
    Water and snacks

    Thats about it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You forgot the AWD vehicle, satellite phone and $300 Crye Precision pants.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh you..

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >backpack
      not even that, just get a small drawstring gymbag or fanny pack to hold your water. Bug spray, a baseball hat and trekking poles (just saw for $17 at Walmart), will also elevate your enjoyment if hiking in humid, sun-exposed or mountainous areas, respectively

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Everyone owns a Jansport book bag.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >trekking poles
        You only need these if you are fat.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Trekking poles help out a lot if you've got a heavy backpack or are in an area with unstable footing. They're also for the old or fat who experience neither.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >t. /in/cel

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >so very, very fat

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If the only thing you're bringing is water, you don't need trekking poles. You're just going for a walk.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Get 6 fanny packs and wear them all over your body

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    find a cluster of short trails, so you can do 1 short one as a test and if all is well do one more. maybe do stuff like a historic walk instead of hike.

    check the weather, dress accordingly but have the ability to add/ remove gear if it rains, or you get hot etc.

    take a water bottle and a mild snack literally anything is fine, take a box of mc nuggets.

    take shoes, clothes you are used to, so you don't get blisters.

    get checked for autism since cant figure this out on your own

  4. 4 weeks ago
    The LGBTQIA+ Arborist

    just go dayhiking until you feel familiar enough with your locale to spend a night or two outside. spend your first few nights in the late spring or summer not fall or winter.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Alltrails app is a pretty good way to check what's good to hike near you. Keep in mind everyone on there exaggerates the difficulty of the conditions but the distance/elevation is pretty much accurate

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Second vote for AllTrails. A variety of routes, all easily mapped, several in/just outside urban centers so you can start to build up your fitness and still have the urban psychological safety net.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Download alltrails
      >Neat, there's a trail nearby
      >101 miles loop
      T...thanks, perfect for a beginner

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This doesn't happen, but good larp I guess.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Jeez what do we do now?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Who said you needed to walk the whole thing retard? You have a trail, now go walk 2 miles one way and 2 back.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Post my experience with the app
              >Noooo that doesn't exist!!!! You are making shit up!!!!
              Gets shown it exists
              >I never said you had to walk the while thing anyways
              Cope more.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You are talking to two separate anons. You are also making excuses. Go take a walk.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You are talking to two separate anons. You are also making excuses. Go take a walk.
                Ironic, since I am not OP.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Who said you were?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Smooth pivot, I don't think anyone noticed.

            Never go full retard. You're an embarrassment to yourself.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >THERE'S JUST NO WAY I CAN WALK AS FAR AS I WANT AND THEN TURN BACK
        >GUESS I'LL JUST KEEP MUNCHING ON CHEETOS AND WATCHING HENTAI THIS OUTDOORS STUFF JUST AIN'T FOR ME
        >A LOTTA HELP YOU GUYS WERE

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Smooth pivot, I don't think anyone noticed.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just get out and walk.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Take bag, put inside:
    >sunscreen
    >bug spray
    >water bottle
    >snack
    >raincoat if you have one
    Put on your good walkin shoes and find a trail marked Easy. Advanced mode if you dare:
    >seat cushion
    >paperback book
    Set down with your back against a tree and read a pleasant chapter in the shade

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >sunscreen
      Imagine blocking the sun's beneficial rays with a bunch of chemicals that disturb your endocrine system and cause cancer

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why would you use anything other than mineral sunscreens?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine living in a low UV index country and thinking the sun is your friend

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how old are you that you've never met someone with skin cancer?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I agree with the guy who suggesting trails. You should look into alltrails. also if you aren't healthy I suggest going to the gym

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you're new to hikking/trekking, don't ever go solo.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Always use the tri-buddy system. That way if one of you gets injured, one buddy can go get help while the other stays with the injured. It's also important not to trivialize seemingly minor injuries. Even a splinter or an eye particulate can turn into a major debilitating situation down the trail. Stop, hug a tree and ask your trail tri-buddies for help. You're not Rambo.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You have to begin developing an eye for the most popular or more importantly the most expensive outdoor trends. And always keep your asshole greased for bigfoot.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Go to your local government's websites and walk all the random <=5 mile trails without killing. Then crank up the difficulty until the excitement comes back.
    >but before you do that buy a can of picaridin repellent fuck insects

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Go walk around the local park and build up to longer walks. When you get to the point where you're walking in a more remote place, follow the advice.

    Important things:
    >bring enough water
    >bring clothing you could spend the night in and not die, even if it rains
    >tell someone where you're going and when you'll be back
    >look at a weather report and local conditions
    Less important things:
    >all the other shit in https://bushwalkingmanual.org.au/
    (or any other guide, but this one is based on a printed book that was pretty good)

    Also you probably want advice that's appropriate to your local area. The Australian guide above is heavy on advice about bushfires and snakes, but doesn't say shit about bears and avalanches.

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