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    Exclamation One of the guys here suggested I go camping by myself to do masculine stuff like skills.

    So yeah! When he suggested it, I was excited. I thought: "Camping? Shit, I haven't done it since I was in boy scouts!"

    So, I've been improving myself, every day, by being and doing masculine things. I did post about reading a book on masculinity so the suggestion of camping is what lead to that.

    Questions on camping: What gears, stuff and essentials for camping should I bring?

    Obviously, I need to bring food, like meats. I'll need to get a sleeping bag. And a tents, obviously. I would to have a tent that is huge and roomy. But I don't know what else I need. I would be like to be comfortable since I'm going by myself.

    Any of you been to camping before? Recently? I just got a car, so I'm good. If its goes well, for my camping alone, I could bring a friend or two for next camping.

    I could relearn ancient skills that were lost in modern times. Skills that are masculine, you know. Like making a bonfire or just a fire.

    I'm reading masculine books that talks about men getting into a culture of their own, so I would like to have my own masculine culture or masculine traditions.

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    Re: One of the guys here suggested I go camping by myself to do masculine stuff like skills.

    A two person tent is on the small side, but good enough. A three person tent would be nice, but anything bigger will be bulky, heavy, and cost more than you want to spend. When rating tents, go by half what they claim. A two person tent is only roomy enough for one. If where you're going gets cold at night, you'll freeze in a cheap sleeping bag. Since it's summer, you'll probably be ok with a cheap bag. Mummy bags are smaller, which is important when backpacking cause they weigh less. But a bag with a wider bottom is much more comfortable when weight is not an issue. Some kind of sleeping pad is important too, specially when you're not young anymore. These things get expensive, so unless you plan on camping a lot, you'll have to settle for a lessor pad.

    You'll need a bottle of bug juice, a decent hat, and at least one quality flashlight with extra batteries. I use small one's that will fit in a pocket and keep it with me anytime it's even close to dark. A small bottle of biodegradable soap would be nice too. Gotta take care of the environment. Don't empty your closet but have some warm clothing handy.

    Go easy on the fires till you learn what you're doing. The ignorant have started a lot of forest fires. Starting with dry wood is half the battle. A small ax is better than a hatchet and don't cost much more.

    I could go on and on, but this will get you started.
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    Re: One of the guys here suggested I go camping by myself to do masculine stuff like skills.

    Quote Originally Posted by frog View Post
    A two person tent is on the small side, but good enough. A three person tent would be nice, but anything bigger will be bulky, heavy, and cost more than you want to spend. When rating tents, go by half what they claim. A two person tent is only roomy enough for one. If where you're going gets cold at night, you'll freeze in a cheap sleeping bag. Since it's summer, you'll probably be ok with a cheap bag. Mummy bags are smaller, which is important when backpacking cause they weigh less. But a bag with a wider bottom is much more comfortable when weight is not an issue. Some kind of sleeping pad is important too, specially when you're not young anymore. These things get expensive, so unless you plan on camping a lot, you'll have to settle for a lessor pad.

    You'll need a bottle of bug juice, a decent hat, and at least one quality flashlight with extra batteries. I use small one's that will fit in a pocket and keep it with me anytime it's even close to dark. A small bottle of biodegradable soap would be nice too. Gotta take care of the environment. Don't empty your closet but have some warm clothing handy.

    Go easy on the fires till you learn what you're doing. The ignorant have started a lot of forest fires. Starting with dry wood is half the battle. A small ax is better than a hatchet and don't cost much more.

    I could go on and on, but this will get you started.

    So Camping list as follows:

    * Three-person tent
    * good quality sleeping bag
    * bug juice (i'm assuming bug spray?)
    * decent hat?
    * good quality flash lights with extra batteries
    * A small bottle of biodegradable soap
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    Starting with dry wood is half the battle.
    * A small ax is better than a hatchet and don't cost much more.

    Added more list by Mgtower:

    * Add personal water purifier,
    * cookware,
    * charcoal grill,
    * fishing gear,
    * 1st aid kit,
    * cell phone solar charger
    * and solar lights.


    This is a good list. I have it on my iPhone as well.
    Last edited by UnKnownSurviving; August 9, 2022 at 5:08 PM.

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    Re: One of the guys here suggested I go camping by myself to do masculine stuff like skills.

    Beer, lots of beer. Camping is extremely boring in my opinion.

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    Re: One of the guys here suggested I go camping by myself to do masculine stuff like skills.

    Add personal water purifier, cookware, charcoal grill, fishing gear, 1st aid kit, cell phone solar charger and solar lights.



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    Re: One of the guys here suggested I go camping by myself to do masculine stuff like skills.

    Car camping does not require first class gear the way backpacking would. If the weather gets bad, you throw your stuff in the car, turn on the heater and drive away. When backpacking, you are hours or days away from your car and then you do need high quality gear.

    Sleeping bags are a compromise. A summer bag won't cut it if it does get cold. But a bag made for cold weather will be too hot in the middle of the summer. You'd have to leave it unzipped or lay on top of it. For what you're doing a summer bag with maybe some long underwear in case it gets cold would be good enough. Bags come with a temp rating, but they cheat. When the label says rated for 40 degrees, that means you'll survive, but not necessarily be comfortable. Your tent will increase the rating a bit.

    People buy tents in case it rains, but that's only the secondary reason you want a tent. The screen that keeps bugs, snakes and other crawly things out, along with a little privacy is their main purpose.

    So, you can cheat some car camping. Go with an ok tent and bag. If you decide you like camping you can upgrade later.

    For a day or two you can get by without a water purifier. Surplus stores sell heat tabs and tiny fold up gizmo's to set your kettle or pan on. For a short trip I wouldn't bother with a real camp stove unless you already have one. The first aid kit, I forgot that on the previous message. You do want one.

    Finding firewood near a campground doesn't work, hundreds of people have already picked it over. You might have to gather your wood somewhere else on the way. Bringing a few dry sticks from home to get started is not a bad idea either. You won't need that much wood but finding it near a campground's not going to happen.
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    Re: One of the guys here suggested I go camping by myself to do masculine stuff like skills.

    Regardless of what gear you buy/bring, being in the wilderness with no cell reception, starting and maintaining a controlled fire, surviving the elements while feeding yourself, enjoying the solitude and being self content and worry free with no stresses of society or everyday life. That is masculinity right there. You connecting with nature and discovering that you can survive and thrive regardless of the conditions.

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    Re: One of the guys here suggested I go camping by myself to do masculine stuff like skills.

    Quote Originally Posted by mgtower View Post
    Add personal water purifier, cookware, charcoal grill, fishing gear, 1st aid kit, cell phone solar charger and solar lights.



    Thanks for the list! Iím gonna add it to my list for camping stuff on my iPhone.

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    Re: One of the guys here suggested I go camping by myself to do masculine stuff like skills.

    All you need are the basics in this order: water, food, dry shelter, knife and lighter. All the rest you don't really need for a day or two.

    This is not about security, it is about freedom. You can make a list of a thousand things to make your stay feel like at your Mom's, or you just go out, make your experiences, eventually learn from them and make it better next time.

    Learning by doing! This is not a seminar.

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    Re: One of the guys here suggested I go camping by myself to do masculine stuff like skills.

    cool stuff man! just try to limit yourself on what you buy. things get heavy and half of the shit you have you wont even use on shorter trips.

    I did a lot of overnighters (2-3 days) fishing. if your mates arnt sleeping in your tent, and the trips you will take are only a few days, just get a one man bivvy.

    This saves you money, space at home (since you cant get these things back in the box, like ever...) and dont need to drag a big tent with you.

    Invest in a GREAT head-light. don't buy a hand-held light they suck. if you need to do something/fix something/whatever in the dark you are limited to one hand or you're trying to find a good spot to lay down the light, or you are putting it in your mouth like a total retard lol.

    I have this one (below) for years now already. its a little more expensive than the entry models but totally worth it IMO.

    https://ledlenser.com/en/mh11/50216
    edit: i see the link somehow doesnt open - i have the LedLenser MH11

    depending on which seasons you're looking at to go out there, get a multiple season sleeping bag. you can find some more info here:

    https://tacklemart.co.uk/best-carp-f...sleeping-bags/

    i had the big snooze, great thing.

    get a good knife, a few of them, a cheap folding pan you can just throw on the fire and cook some stuff. easy peasy.

    and a license to carry just to be sure

    EDIT: and make sure you know you can read directions based upon the stand of the sun/moon. just in case.
    Last edited by TrackingPanda; August 10, 2022 at 6:42 PM.

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    Re: One of the guys here suggested I go camping by myself to do masculine stuff like skills.

    Quote Originally Posted by TrackingPanda View Post
    cool stuff man! just try to limit yourself on what you buy. things get heavy and half of the shit you have you wont even use on shorter trips.

    I did a lot of overnighters (2-3 days) fishing. if your mates arnt sleeping in your tent, and the trips you will take are only a few days, just get a one man bivvy.

    This saves you money, space at home (since you cant get these things back in the box, like ever...) and dont need to drag a big tent with you.

    Invest in a GREAT head-light. don't buy a hand-held light they suck. if you need to do something/fix something/whatever in the dark you are limited to one hand or you're trying to find a good spot to lay down the light, or you are putting it in your mouth like a total retard lol.

    I have this one (below) for years now already. its a little more expensive than the entry models but totally worth it IMO.

    https://ledlenser.com/en/mh11/50216
    edit: i see the link somehow doesnt open - i have the LedLenser MH11

    depending on which seasons you're looking at to go out there, get a multiple season sleeping bag. you can find some more info here:

    https://tacklemart.co.uk/best-carp-f...sleeping-bags/

    i had the big snooze, great thing.

    get a good knife, a few of them, a cheap folding pan you can just throw on the fire and cook some stuff. easy peasy.

    and a license to carry just to be sure

    EDIT: and make sure you know you can read directions based upon the stand of the sun/moon. just in case.
    A friend of mine said the best time is June - September. So, we're in August right now. I'm working and hustling this week, and saving money to my bank. I'm doing alot of things to accomplish my massive goals, and my other fun goals. All of my goals are fun, but it will takes time!

    I'm going to take my time to cultivate the goals I planned out this year and next year and the years after that.

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    Re: One of the guys here suggested I go camping by myself to do masculine stuff like skills.

    It’s unlikely that anyone forgets to bring a tent on a camping trip, but many people forget about such small things as a flashlight. My friends always forget to bring a flashlight when hunting, hoping I will take care of this. One time, during a night hunt, my flashlight battery ran out. We were three kilometers from camp and didn't know what to do. It was the most memorable adventure of my life. Since then, I have bought only Vont flashlights; you can order them here: https://www.amazon.com/Vont-Flashlig.../dp/B089T8HDBV . People buy them fast, so I advise you to hurry up and buy them.
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