Ive been living outside for a week and I plan on doing it for a few years. AMA

I’ve been living outside for a week and I plan on doing it for a few years. AMA

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's your sleep/shelter setup?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      30 degree bag, 0 degree mat, cheap tent that I use sometimes and sometimes I just use the bag when the weather is nice and I don’t want to carry the tent.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Eating good tonight. Canned chicken noodle soup with ramen.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Enjoy, it's a lot of fun. Food will probably send you back to town though. Your body will start to crave fresh stuff, especially veggies. Just one of those things. Don't let it get you down when it happens.wwvv8v

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not OP but I noticed that craving goes away after about 4 weeks or so. You start to crave peanuts, dez nuts, any nuts really, meat, eggs, chocolate, and beer, and sweet fruit. In fact i haven't eaten much of any veggies since my last long distance hike. not even potatoes.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's not necessarily a good thing anon. Unless you're at least supplementing with vitamins etc. The body can get used to most things, but that doesn't mean it should.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Fair enough but I think the benefits of outdoor living outweigh the disadvantages. Many folks are just as bad at nutrition yet get no exercise or sunlight.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I agree. Just a simple diet of whole foods like cheese and fruits and nuts is still better than what most normies eat at home. Still, when you're in town no reason not to grab some peppers or carrots or assorted greens and add them to your diet.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah fresh produce is nice when you can get it. Especially when you’re eating rice for every meal.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's cool, but why?
    Also how are you going to deal with winter?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because American society is pants on head retarded and to paraphrase Huxley, anyone that feels good in this alien landscape of modernity is mental.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's a brave new world to be sure.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I want to become a shaman

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            okay skitzo.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Exactly :>)

              Speaking of shamanism, here’s some nice woodland goldenrod I found. Can be used to cure inflammation and prevent kidney stones. Not to be confused with ragweed, which has much smaller flowers.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Right now I’m experimenting with leaf mattresses. I’ll get a better bag that’s rated for zero degrees. Figure it out as I go along I guess. Maybe build a dug out that can be heated by a camp fire.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are you living in a state forest or just floating around to random places? Curious because I would like to do this eventually.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I’m on the out skirts of a city now because I’m broke and I can beg for a couple bucks for ramen and charge my phone and fill up my water bottles. I plan on moving to a national forest once I get some more gear and a stash of food.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Nice. Have you thought of applying for food stamps or anything? Would hold you over for a while and help you secure some food. I did for a few months when I lost my job was easy to obtain them.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah I’m considering it. Right now I have a stash of a few months of rice and noodles and cans. What I really need the most is better gear. Might get food stamps and then do day labor to get a few dollars to get some gear.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Awesome. Try looking at Goodwill or Salvation Army if you have one around. I came across some decent finds these past few years. A nice hydration pack, some cookware, decent winter clothes and shoes. All for super cheap. Also Harbor freight has some decent survival gear for cheap too. Good luck to you anon. Hope you enjoy your time out there.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Enjoying it immensely. Going to burn the fat off my body and the fat off my soul. My hands are all blistered up because I forgot to wear my gloves before digging.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    just say you're homeless, anon.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      There’s places I could go. This is a choice. I don’t own a house but if I did it would be sitting empty and I would be doing this.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous
        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That’s not what I would call it. But if it tickles your pickle. Sure.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What are you going to do when winter comes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Use a sleeping pad. I’m currently trying to build a mattress with leaves. Maybe get a better sleeping bag as well.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    based, i'm thinking about doing something similar but moving to the south so i can hunt feral hogs and use their skins to make a traditional style nomads yurt for winter while moving between parks and areas

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nantahala is good for feral pigs, or at least it used to be 20 years ago. Just get out there, you’ll learn a lot in the time you spend, however short it is.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Started digging a dug out tonight at the base of a tree that was ripped up by the roots. Will post pics tomorrow.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what do I need to purchase in order to be a mountain bum

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Portable battery pack. Hand crank phone charger. 0-30* sleeping bag. Lightweight cooking pot. Tent. Rope. Lightweight Pick axe or small shovel. Lightweight food, rice or ramen. Knife. Sharpening stone. Flashlights and batteries. Spoon or fork or both. Notebook and pen. Extra socks. Good boots.

      Mainly just do it for a week and it will become obvious what you need. Then go back to society and resupply once you have it figured out.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >doesn't mention soap
        filthy fucker

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          you dont need soap /in/tard.
          >inb4 but but .. my polypropylene super sport undie stinky after one day

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Cope, literally less than 99c for a bar of soap so you have a 10x less chance of developing a serious infection, but go ahead and sleep with shit encrusted ass and bugs in your teeth out of some sense of false primitivism. Throw away your phone if you want to commit 100% you fucking hypocrite. Technically you don't even need anything more than a rock and a stick.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Bro, are you addicted to rage bait or what? I have zero infections but you sound stressed and that causes cancer. Touch grass. Breathe.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I am filthy baby. I wipe my ass with leaves and sometimes it gets on my hand and then I wipe it off on the grass.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good on you OP. I plan to do something very similar in 6 months. Currently I'm still working and I'm burying caches of rice, oats and nuts in large plastic buckets around the area that I have scouted for my home.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based. That’s what I neglected to do before I went into the Appalachian mountains. I need to bury stashes of food in Nantahala so I can get away from the city. I’m using my time outside to write and research a book, and I’m posting excerpts in PrepHole if you are interested.

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      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Good on you OP. I plan to do something very similar in 6 months. Currently I'm still working and I'm burying caches of rice, oats and nuts in large plastic buckets around the area that I have scouted for my home.

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        Screwed up the link. Maybe this will work,

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        Okay one more time

        Okay fuck it, here’s the full link. Sorry I’m retarded:

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        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I like your writing.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks anon. It’s the kind hearted posts like that which keep me going. I’ve started countless countless novels and never finished them. I’m currently writing 2k words a day, and I’ll stop at 50k. So if I can just keep it up for one month I will have finally finished a novel.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Nantahala
        Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph hid in those woods for 5 years and wrote a detailed memoir of his time surviving there in his book "between the lines of drift"
        might wanna give it a read

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I’ve read it twice. I am against violence. Very interesting book though.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Same, I am also against violence

            Yeah I’ve considered if.

            >Yeah I’ve considered if.
            If you got the funds, maybe look into buying a canvas tent and a small stove. That's how I would do it

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

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    Screwed up the link. Maybe this will work,

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    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

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

      Based. That’s what I neglected to do before I went into the Appalachian mountains. I need to bury stashes of food in Nantahala so I can get away from the city. I’m using my time outside to write and research a book, and I’m posting excerpts in PrepHole if you are interested.

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      Okay one more time

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hey OP you shpuld get some lentils. Pretty cheap protein and they cook really well on a fire. Like beans but you dont have to soak them.
    Best of luck brother

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Wish you luck fren!
      I was living like this for one year in Spain but with a few jobs. After one year I come back with skills and money.

      Thanks frens. My moral is really low today. I am so sick of tossing and turning on the cold hard ground. Any tips for making my sleeping spot comfy? I’m currently trying to dig a body size trench under my tent and fill it with leaves.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        If any of y’all are into PrepHole I’m working on a novel that can be viewed here:

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        I’d really appreciate any comments if you will take a gander at it. People commenting on the excerpts is the best part of my day.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ferns work well for a bed if you pile up enough of them. If you have some garbage bags, fill them with leaves and sleep on them like beanbag chairs. Just try to make sure theyre dry and pull out sticks.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not many ferns close by, but a lot of leaves.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It does insulate but its not the most comfortable thing in the world. If theres any amount of tall grass accessible you might can weave a mat.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Interesting. There is a lot of tall grass.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Something like this maybe? Never tried it myself but its an idea

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah that would be infinitely better than what I have now.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Id say its worth a shot. Got any kind of cordage?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I have rope and string.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                That should be all you need, other than the grass

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks for the encouragement anon. My morale is so low today.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Hey no prob man. Just be proactive, thats a good way to beat the low morale. Id ike to stress lentils again tho lol

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I will make a lentil soup right now! Post imgs later. Perfect for homeless chuds (recession is coming, boys).

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Lentils are my go to camp food. What kinda backpack do you have

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Whatever I can find at the grocery store. I'm not picky. I was when I first started out but after your first long distance hike you will be fine with just about anything.

                Tomorrow I will just bring peanuts and chocolate, and some milkpowder and rolled oats in the morning. Very easy no cooking.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Just made plain tuna salad with canned albacore and mayo. It was delicious.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Take a bath. Cleaning yourself feels good on the outside and the inside.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Use pine needles to build a comfy bed.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Very nice.

          I will make a lentil soup right now! Post imgs later. Perfect for homeless chuds (recession is coming, boys).

          When/if society goes to shit I will be ahead of the curve.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ferns work well for a bed if you pile up enough of them. If you have some garbage bags, fill them with leaves and sleep on them like beanbag chairs. Just try to make sure theyre dry and pull out sticks.

        >If you have some garbage bags, fill them with leaves and sleep on them

        This is fast and insulates well against the ground.
        You could do this in very little time then work on something more permanent.

        I also agree that a shower or even a swim in the lake/stream could make you feel great again.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wish you luck fren!
    I was living like this for one year in Spain but with a few jobs. After one year I come back with skills and money.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do you plan on hunting or trapping to supplement your food and trips to town, how about fishing?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. I have enough food/cash to get me through the winter. Is there any traps that PrepHole would recommend for critters and varmits? Needs to be light so I can carry it on my back for miles.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Paiute deadfall, or a figure 4 trap

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not hungry enough to eat mice or rats yet. Will this work on squirrels?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Snare wire snares work for squirrels, set a snare or two on a pole propped up against a tree, when the animal is snared it will hang.
            You can do a lot with appropriate snare wire and a few foot hold or conibear traps.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        rat traps nailed to a tree for squirrels. trot line for catching fish (if you got access to a lake/river)
        you should be stocking acorns right now

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah I’ve considered if.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How you holdin up op

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Uh oh. Op is kill

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