Can we have a Things-You-Didn't-Know thread?
/out/ seems calk-full of interesting characters who have learned a thing or two that most of us will never know.
Rules are simple: Keep it short and informative.
>can hold hands steady reliably enough to count time father from sunset than four hours
It's a general guideline. Where's your provided content? Do you have anything juicy for us, or are you just a little basement faggot who's angry because no more tendies from mom coz she ran out of food stamps buying candy bars and butter to maintain her ship shape?
when you feel that you get a blister do tape it ASAP
When buying fitting a backpack, you need to measure the distance between you C7 vertebrae (the one that makes a bump when you put your chin down) and your illiac crest (the butterfly shaped bone on the top of your hips). This will give you torso length, compare that to the pack specifications and you can determine if you need a small, medium or large size.
Yeah man. We kinda just got into this stuff. Always have been concience of purchases. But yesterday we started making our own shit. My wife bought 15$ worth of supplies and made roughly 8 months of laundry detergent
About fifteen minutes per finger. But you've usually got an extra hour of light from when the sun first touches the horizon.
Can verify. But I prefer fresh pine moss, unless there's some mullien around. Nothing beats to gentle touch of mullien.
I just pack some fels naptha. I cut down the bar for shorter trips. Just put some water in a dry bag, rub the soap between your hands, and when the water is slightly cloudy toss in your clothes and shake up the bag. I find it cleans better than my crappy HE washer at home.
-break dry wood across a log or tree instead of wasting time cutting it.
-even in wind, valleys are colder than hilltops. Stay about two-thirds of the way up the side of a valley to stay warmest.
>$15 for 8 months of detergent
Congratulations on being an idiot.
You could have bought a years worth of real detergent anywhere for less. They list the price right on the shelves its like 8 to 12 cents per load. Bonus is your clothes get clean
As the cold air settles in the valley, anywhere above the valley mouth will be warmer. I don't believe there's any reason the applicable physics would different based on season, but other factors may apply.
I'd rather sound retarded than actually be retarded. I'm sure you'll be able to handle all these big words if you just hunker down and practice a bit each day.
You can father more children if you don't wear rubbers.
If your hand are cold, put a hat on.
Eating for will abate hunger pains.
Reading is fundemental.
All lives matter.
Dinosaurs died for your oil.
It's a small world, after all.
Where there is smoke, there is fire.
Fat chicks give better head.
Blue waffles taste great!
He's not heavy, he's my brother.
Give an inch and they will take a mile.
The deck chairs on the Titantic were perfectly fine chairs.
Wine is fine, but liquor is quicker.
Take a fallen branch and swing the last 18 inches of it like a bat against a tree. If it's good, dry wood it's break off. If it doesn't break then it's too green. Much easier than sawing or hacking at it with a camp axe, plus it saves the carry weight of unnecessary and heavy tools.
This. Juniper doesn't break for shit, even when it's completely dry. It just splits and bounces off whatever you hit. Cedar isn't much better, and when you're cutting thick branches, like >8", pretty much any kind of wood will just kind of *thud* and you'll tire yourself out before you make any progress. The method does have its merits, but it's not as useful as >>659715
Sleeping on snow is actually incredibly comfortable as long as you have a good sleeping pad and bag. You can mold your sleeping surface to the shape of your body. It's almost like sleeping in a hammock, if the snow is deep enough and you do a good enough job shaping.
> not really. The closer the sun gets to the horizon the faster it drops.
How is that? Is the earth gonna spin a bit faster when it's 6 pm on your clock because you have special broscience?
No it doesn't. It may look like it but it would be an illusion because when the sun is close to the horizon you have a reference for its movement.
Moss isn't magnetic. It grows on the shaded side of trees; north in northern hemisphere, south in southern hemisphere. Unless in a valley/adjacent to a mountain/side of a cliff/ in front of a building/too close to another tree, etc.
Same reason the moon looks bigger when its closer to the horizon.
Since we're on astronomy, here's another: you can tell time by ursa major (big dipper). It rotates counterclockwise around the north star exactly once each day (purely by coincidence...). The adverse would apply to the southern constellations as well.
> can't spell moss
> can't spell magnetic the same way twice in one post
Actually stated it grows on the "megnetic" north side of trees.
You are too ashamed to admit it generally does.
> Same reason the moon looks bigger when its closer to the horizon
Yes and like i said it is an illusion. Their angular size(your fingers with at arm's length) doesn't change, and neither does their path of elevation, so time till sunset with measuring the path by using your fingers at arm's length won't change.
> their angular size in the sky doesn't change with their elevation above the horizon