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Anonymous 06/18/14(Wed)04:12 UTC+1 No.334720 Report

IIT: We post our most recent /out/ing
and ask questions about other's.

I went backpacking in los padres national forest. A group of friends and I hiked 4.5 miles to a swimming hole in the sespe river and camped for three days.

we had some neighbours but in all it was a solid trip. when we made it back out we bought fresh tritip at a market and ate it on a turnout. how does /out/ deal with wilderness withdraw?
Anonymous 06/18/14(Wed)04:17 UTC+1 No.334722 Report

sounds like a fantastic time!

>how does /out/ deal with wilderness withdraw?
the only way is to plan your next trip, look at and share your photos, etc. I usually make a movie out of a big /out/ting and when I get home I can kill some time editing it all together. That usually gets me through to the next trip.
Anonymous 06/18/14(Wed)04:21 UTC+1 No.334725 Report

thankfully my next trip should be soon as we are planning to go camping/plinking for a weekend.

what was your last trip?
Anonymous 06/18/14(Wed)04:28 UTC+1 No.334730 Report

My last trip with friends was an overnight in early April (still basically winter here)

I've done a couple solo trips though, the last one was about 3 weeks ago. Just a relaxing campout in the forest, nighttime photos, walkabout under the stars, etc. I had some bear trouble though and didn't get any sleep because of that.
4RAppalachia 06/18/14(Wed)04:29 UTC+1 No.334731 Report

Ill share my story when I'm done (technically on the trip right now)
but I'm Overlanding in my Toyota through New Mexico and Colorado, Intermittently backpacking on loops.
Next week I will dissapear for a month due to going deeeep innawoods where I wont be bothering you lot lol.

>how to deal with wilderness withdrawal?
I can't. My life and Career revolve around my obsession with seeing the wonders of the world in person.
>Take something like a rock.
Just something you like.
>Take a leather strip
Make a necklace out of it. I have a peice of Quartz from Shining Rock.
Reminds me everyday of what I do and where I've been, and every trip its on gives it more meaning when I'm not on one.

TL:DR its hard to overcome, I haven't in all my years traveling
Anonymous 06/18/14(Wed)04:38 UTC+1 No.334735 Report

Hey guys I am planing or at least trying to plan my hike on the appalachian trail in march. Ibe never done anything like this so any tips and advice would be nice, any gear you might suggest? I have a pretty open budget so I don't need to go for cheap..thand in advance
4RAppalachia 06/18/14(Wed)04:40 UTC+1 No.334736 Report

Hey man take a look in the catalog there's a thread about that already, and ill gladly help you there, so will other guys
Anonymous 06/18/14(Wed)04:44 UTC+1 No.334740 Report

Oh im sorry, I must have skiped that part. I always go for the sticky first before posting something that's already there. I'm just so excited man you have no idea. All my free time goes to researching backpacking and hiking. When I get a break at work I'll jump to instagram and look at other people's trail photos. I pretty much learned the essentials. I just don't know where to start now. What to do as my first official move. Like do I start buying things now? What to buy first and what to buy last? Should I keep reading/researching. So many questions
4RAppalachia 06/18/14(Wed)04:46 UTC+1 No.334747 Report

Yah dude the AT is a big undertaking.
I bumped the AT thread for ya. It has a little info but that's where it belongs, I don't like derailing threads
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