>thousands of dollars worth of gear bought fantasizing about going into the outdoors and hiking up tall mountains

>thousands of dollars worth of gear bought fantasizing about going into the outdoors and hiking up tall mountains
>didnt even go hiking once this summer

I still hold a little hope for this winter since most of my gear is focused on winter hiking, but the way things have panned out I'm starting to wonder if anything will happen, or if I'll just stay in my room jerking off, taking pills, and being depressed because my life is going nowhere.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I went out Friday after work. Into the woods 40 minutes out of town. The main purpose was to test my cold weather sleeping bag. But I also jerked off. I don't know why anyone would jerk off any where else.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I jerk off onto faces. Women deserve nothing more.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Didn't know Andrew Tate was PrepHole

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      god one of my favorite faps of all time was out in the desert in death valley. Only thing i felt bad about was violating leave no trace and jizzing on the ground

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    of dollars worth of gear bought
    probably a good investment considering inflation, price hikes and such. Just don't use the stuff and you'll be able to sell in 2-3 years at a nice profit.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I went PrepHole once this summer and it was rather miserable. Not because of the hike itself but because I wished for so much more. I want to wild camp somewhere worth a shit. It's like I was having 20% of what I wanted.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Where did you go that was so miserable?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yellowstone

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ive stood in the exact spot where that image is taken.
    it's in scotland.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      where aboots?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have the opposite problem. I'm stingy and buy chinkshit, then I do actually go outside with it. I'm probably gonna die.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      same, too fucking cheepass, not even poorfag or garden gnome, will probably be found dead dressed like a hobo by a river 'cause I slid off a hill due to bald boots then hypo'd to death.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's holding you back from actually going anon? Are you trying to get into PrepHoledoorsmanship or are you already an outist but just on a bad run?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just have really bad anxiety, really really bad anxiety. I can go with someone else, but alone I get so scared, I've been training myself to not be scared by taking a little xanax every day and forcing myself to go out and do something. Hopefully it works.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's more than anxiety anon, that's like some kinda executive functioning disorder. Im envious of you. I can't go outside because I spend all my money on living expenses every month and can't replace my shitty 30 year old volvo that looses bolts when i go on dirt roads.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I have anxiety issues as well anon. When I was younger there would be times i couldn't scrape myself off the floor because I was essentially paralyzed in panic.
        The single biggest thing that helped me get it under control was forcing myself into a situation I was uncomfortable with for a prolonged duration. I had to move to a different country for a time in service of a greater destiny for myself. away from everyone and everything I knew. It was hard for the person I was at the time, I called home a LOT.
        DO NOT use drugs, that's just a bandaid and it's only going to make it more difficult to unlock the man you need to become. You need to find that strength inside of yourself, it's there, but you need to force it out so it can kill the weak and fearful part of you.
        Learning to be comfortable being alone is another huge step to fighting anxiety. Being alone with your thoughts. What might help is to think of being out in nature not as a solitary experience but as one with a entity who is legion. Make friends with the plants, talk shit to the crows, and run your hands through the water like it's a lover's hair.
        You can take baby steps, but you better serve yourself by diving in head-on. When you emerge from the other side of crippling anxiety you will wish you had done it sooner. It'll always be there but it won't dictate your life any longer. Good luck anon.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/RmHhi6n.jpg

        I have anxiety issues as well anon. When I was younger there would be times i couldn't scrape myself off the floor because I was essentially paralyzed in panic.
        The single biggest thing that helped me get it under control was forcing myself into a situation I was uncomfortable with for a prolonged duration. I had to move to a different country for a time in service of a greater destiny for myself. away from everyone and everything I knew. It was hard for the person I was at the time, I called home a LOT.
        DO NOT use drugs, that's just a bandaid and it's only going to make it more difficult to unlock the man you need to become. You need to find that strength inside of yourself, it's there, but you need to force it out so it can kill the weak and fearful part of you.
        Learning to be comfortable being alone is another huge step to fighting anxiety. Being alone with your thoughts. What might help is to think of being out in nature not as a solitary experience but as one with a entity who is legion. Make friends with the plants, talk shit to the crows, and run your hands through the water like it's a lover's hair.
        You can take baby steps, but you better serve yourself by diving in head-on. When you emerge from the other side of crippling anxiety you will wish you had done it sooner. It'll always be there but it won't dictate your life any longer. Good luck anon.

        Ah man, I know that pain what did it for me after I tried everything else was just to take 500mg of ashwaganda daily and lift weights, worked for me in less than two or three days and after 3 months not even a trace of anxiety left frens

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >>
          What ashwaganda did you take? I tried some and felt no difference at all.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            This is the one I used
            https://www.amazon.com/Pure-Encapsulations-Ashwagandha-Cardiovascular-Occasional/dp/B0016LIL8A/ref=sr_1_23?crid=O6M1KEBVCC7H&keywords=ashwagandha&qid=1666048007&qu=eyJxc2MiOiI1LjA1IiwicXNhIjoiNC42MiIsInFzcCI6IjQuNjEifQ%3D%3D&s=hpc&sprefix=ashwagan%2Chpc%2C606&sr=1-23

            Remember how it works is that stress is causing your body to spam you with cortisol. That cortisol is attacking your testosterone in turn nuking your testosterone levels, which is in turn giving you anxiety after it reaches the tipping point.

            Using ashwaganda is for lowering the cortisol which in turn is helping your test come back up to normal and lifting weights helps your body make more testosterone so you can tip the scale back. If your really struggling add in 30 minutes of some form of meditations/relaxation because you've got yourself stuck in a negative feedback loop with stress, consider listening to something like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujyu7tkyxtw while you huff some good smells like lavender or bergamot and just chill for 30min a day force yourself to do this for two or three weeks and theirs no way you cant still have crippling anxiety you've completely taken away the environment for it to survive.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        the validation/comfort of having someone else there will stop you from just doing things you want to do
        >tfw you cant walk into a new place on your own
        >itsgreggsagain.jpg

        https://i.imgur.com/RmHhi6n.jpg

        I have anxiety issues as well anon. When I was younger there would be times i couldn't scrape myself off the floor because I was essentially paralyzed in panic.
        The single biggest thing that helped me get it under control was forcing myself into a situation I was uncomfortable with for a prolonged duration. I had to move to a different country for a time in service of a greater destiny for myself. away from everyone and everything I knew. It was hard for the person I was at the time, I called home a LOT.
        DO NOT use drugs, that's just a bandaid and it's only going to make it more difficult to unlock the man you need to become. You need to find that strength inside of yourself, it's there, but you need to force it out so it can kill the weak and fearful part of you.
        Learning to be comfortable being alone is another huge step to fighting anxiety. Being alone with your thoughts. What might help is to think of being out in nature not as a solitary experience but as one with a entity who is legion. Make friends with the plants, talk shit to the crows, and run your hands through the water like it's a lover's hair.
        You can take baby steps, but you better serve yourself by diving in head-on. When you emerge from the other side of crippling anxiety you will wish you had done it sooner. It'll always be there but it won't dictate your life any longer. Good luck anon.

        as this anon says youre not alone when youre /out

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >i do literally nothing all day every day
    >waaaaaa im depressed >:-(
    Just have a nice day gay

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      not OP but if your situation is that you're starting out with hiking so you plan this shit for the weekend and go, you get on the trail and it's a small steep trail riddled with trash from farmers, there's farmland nearby no matter where you go so you can't go off trail and enjoy actual wilderness, you can't camp, you can't light a fire, you can't do shit. You just walk on the trail until you're all the way up and you're like "y-yay..." and you have this rather dingy view of the trash city underneath because if the view were any good, there'd be a tourist resort here or it would be a national park. so after you've accomplished the end of the hike you get down and go back to the car and on your way out you see 100000000 state funded morons shouting in wolof and the horrible shit you hate that's slowly swallowing everything that would make your life bearable
      and while you drive back you start daydreaming about fucking off to Alaska or Siberia and actually enjoying some freedom even if you'd die 30 seconds into the winter

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >thousands of dollars worth of gear
    >didnt even go hiking once this summer

    That's par for the course on this shit board, as evidenced by the lopsided gear-to-outings discussion ratio.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been out like 40 days this summer, 2 weeks out of that at arctic tundra. Now I'm locked up in the house and office cubicle. Are pills and jerking off only cure for this misery?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds unhealthy. Look into alcohol, pizza and audiobooks.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I wish I had the balls to say fuck it to my career and spend a year living outdoors on public land

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also I think think you need to see this video OP

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nta, but good perspective from the guy in the video.
        I especially agree with the idea that you should find something to throw yourself into.
        It's not the same for everyone, but there are passions that consume you and certainly clear up the notion of purposelessness.
        For me it's writing. I wish I had a million years to write down all the stories I want to write. I set crazy deadlines for stories I show to nobody, just because I enjoy the the act and purpose of writing. Wasting away or killing myself isn't an option, because I need all the time I can get

        It's a matter of drive, I suppose. You just need to want and evetually you will do

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hate it here. There's a reason why all the eurofags only post a picture of their camp with as little field of view as possible. It's always going to be a shit place filled with garbage, 100 meters away from farmland. Because there's nothing wild left unless you go to a national park or 3000 meters on a mountain, which unless you live there means you'll have to be in a ski resort. It's a rich guy's hobby. Every other moron's idea of camping is just parking in a van somewhere. You have to pay €30 a night to put a fucking tent near some moron's van I fucking refuse to believe things are so shit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not rich. I'm just lucky that I live next to a giant woodland. Its not wilderness but you can camp without getting disturbed usually.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm not rich. I'm just lucky that I live next to a giant woodland.
        where?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are beautiful places around anon. Next week i go back so saxonian switzerland

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >parents gift me hiking boots
    >put on generic shorts and t-shirt
    >drive to mountain
    >carry water bottle in hand, cuz no bag
    >walk up mountain
    >sit and enjoy view
    >walk down mountain
    >drive home

    good times

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Went camping with gf in a chink tent in 8° C.
    Camping grounds since in Italy it's illegal to do it anywhere else, very little forested land and people have the tendency of not cleaning after themeslves, specially in the south. Anyway we were completely alone since it was cold.
    Had a lot of fun, froze our ass a bit while going out at night for a piss.
    It was the first time for both of us, didn't sleep at all because of two fucking horny deers that wouldn't stop signaling the whole fucking forest that they were hot and single for 6 hours straight, also very thin foam mats.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's a shame that you froze. Is your gf up to doing it again?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Learn from what was uncomfortable and fix it and try again. I've improved my sleep system so much the past year. I went from cold or hot and sore back from bad mats to very comfy now that I know what works for me at what temps

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >people have the tendency of not cleaning after themeslves, specially in the south
      Yeah but in the southern Apennines you're free to camp illegally wherever you want for as long as you want without being disturbed.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >put padding + cheap barbells in a shitty backpack i already owned
    >go to nearby running trail and chug water + speed walk with weight bag
    >buy a good hiking bag
    >training continues over the summer and early fall
    >now have the gear and endurance for a five night hike soon
    im a legitimate gay who bottoms for other men and youre still more of a bitch than me. stop crying and get moving

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      what % of body weight are you throwing in that backpack anon? Sounds like a dank training activity

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i do the same thing except filling my backpack with water bottles instead of barbells. lets you have the choice of dumping all the weight without littering if you push your limits too far, or get lost or something.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I do the same thing except I put a massive leather Bible in my backpack instead of barbells. I don't even believe in God but bearing the weight physically is the closest I can get to actual faith.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's stopping you to do it now

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Same, spent almost $800 on a new sleeping pad and a proper tent few months ago and it's just sitting in my closet, I just took it out to test it inside my bed room. I went camping once this summer and it was terrible, but the lack of camping during summer can mostly be blamed on the bad weather. None of my friends want to go because they're always busy with either work, family or partying
    on top of that I honestly don't know where to go and where to camp. I have this one spot back in my old hometown but I have to drive for like 45 minutes to get there so it just seems like a waste of gas, when I lived there I could just walk. I lived in my current place for almost 3 years and I still can't think of a single place where I would like to actually go and camp. I wish I had money to buy an off road car, I think that would open some more opportunities

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly hiking fucking sucks, but it's the only way to properly get away from people. If I could just be dropped into the wilderness from a helicopter that would be way better. I've been hiking a lot less recently and getting into rock climbing instead. I'm gonna try to find someplace where I can climb up and bivy away from people.

      What was bad about it? I enjoy hiking to a point but I can't seem to find a decent spot to actually camp. You have narrow trails that go up on a slope - I don't understand if "going off-trail" is even doable here - and then you've got some place that's maybe suitable for camping but it's a spot where anyone else who'd pass by would see your camp. A couple people here have given me the idea of using Google Maps to find a spot that might be suitable, but what happens is that you go there and you'd have to cross the highway and climb a fence (with a backpack) to get in.
      Everywhere else is private farmland. I'm at a loss honestly and if I were to drive very far it would cost me way too much. I don't wanna make a reservation to have a spot in a parking lot. What I'm used to is just miserable and made for vans and trailers.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >What was bad about it
        My number one problem is that I'm an extremely picky sleeper. Anywhere that's not my own bed sucks, even hotels. I envy those who can seemingly just fall asleep where ever they decide to lay down. On top of that the gear I had wasn't that good. Just a foam mat that's too narrow for me and a sleeping bag that's just a tad too small. After I had set up my tarp and crawled inside I could feel the ground was sloping, but by that time it was already too dark to find a new spot. During the night, whenever I moved (which I do a lot when trying to sleep) I would slide down to the side and off my foam pad. I tried using my clothes to level off the ground which helped a bit, but in the end I probably got like 3 hours of sleep as I was awakened by birds at 5:30

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This year so far. 5 Multi day kayaking trips (2-6 days)
    Two day hikes with my dad.
    Three multi day hikes (2-5 days) and another one coming next week.
    Could be better, could be worse.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly hiking fucking sucks, but it's the only way to properly get away from people. If I could just be dropped into the wilderness from a helicopter that would be way better. I've been hiking a lot less recently and getting into rock climbing instead. I'm gonna try to find someplace where I can climb up and bivy away from people.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Full time in college. My wife and I have to drive 10 hours at the minimum to do any decent backpacking that is worth seeing. Stop being a fag and just go.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've only been PrepHole a handful of times this summer due to over shit going on in my life taking up my free times. It's sad bros, winter should be good. Can't say I've spent that much on gear though...

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