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27-08-2015, 03:58 PM
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(27-08-2015 03:39 PM)morondog Wrote:  Haha Smile She can't eat me, I'm the gingerbread man!

Lucky for you I prefer bacon for breakfast and not sausage, 'cause you know my thoughts on ginger men Tongue

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27-08-2015, 04:14 PM
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(27-08-2015 02:26 PM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  I've been outside once. I hated it. I'm pretty sure I can google up some prettier nature than I could actual find out there myself.

The beauty is not in what you see, the beauty is what you become part of. I can, and have, posted up very pretty pics of my experiences in nature, but that beauty dims in comparison to the deeper beauty of being inside nature, rather than astride it.
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28-08-2015, 12:27 AM
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(27-08-2015 04:14 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  
(27-08-2015 02:26 PM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  I've been outside once. I hated it. I'm pretty sure I can google up some prettier nature than I could actual find out there myself.

The beauty is not in what you see, the beauty is what you become part of. I can, and have, posted up very pretty pics of my experiences in nature, but that beauty dims in comparison to the deeper beauty of being inside nature, rather than astride it.
Still not convinced. To me it seems rather like nonsensical word-salad.
You see I'm the kind of guy that would be that "unlucky guy" in a comedy that takes place in nature.

I'll get stung by every bug that can sting (Even the ones that's don't actual live in that area)

I'll trip and land face first in the mud. . . only it isn't mud it's a huge pile of shit.

I'll get sick from an allergic reaction to some plant I didn't even see.

I'll walk into a freaking huge spider web. Get assaulted by millions of small baby spiders.

And don't get me started on the dangerous animals. . .
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28-08-2015, 08:30 AM
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Well, it's a good thing I'm not trying to convince you of anything.
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28-08-2015, 08:41 AM
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(28-08-2015 12:27 AM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  
(27-08-2015 04:14 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  The beauty is not in what you see, the beauty is what you become part of. I can, and have, posted up very pretty pics of my experiences in nature, but that beauty dims in comparison to the deeper beauty of being inside nature, rather than astride it.
Still not convinced. To me it seems rather like nonsensical word-salad.
You see I'm the kind of guy that would be that "unlucky guy" in a comedy that takes place in nature.

I'll get stung by every bug that can sting (Even the ones that's don't actual live in that area)

I'll trip and land face first in the mud. . . only it isn't mud it's a huge pile of shit.

I'll get sick from an allergic reaction to some plant I didn't even see.

I'll walk into a freaking huge spider web. Get assaulted by millions of small baby spiders.

And don't get me started on the dangerous animals. . .

See that's why winter is so awesome. One thing I've never come across while ice climbing, for example, is a bug or a plant in bloom. And any shit you might fall into is frozen solid.

Wild animals, sure, but they're just looking for someone to cuddle up with.

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28-08-2015, 08:42 AM
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(28-08-2015 12:27 AM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  
(27-08-2015 04:14 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  The beauty is not in what you see, the beauty is what you become part of. I can, and have, posted up very pretty pics of my experiences in nature, but that beauty dims in comparison to the deeper beauty of being inside nature, rather than astride it.
Still not convinced. To me it seems rather like nonsensical word-salad.
You see I'm the kind of guy that would be that "unlucky guy" in a comedy that takes place in nature.

I'll get stung by every bug that can sting (Even the ones that's don't actual live in that area)

I'll trip and land face first in the mud. . . only it isn't mud it's a huge pile of shit.

I'll get sick from an allergic reaction to some plant I didn't even see.

I'll walk into a freaking huge spider web. Get assaulted by millions of small baby spiders.

And don't get me started on the dangerous animals. . .

Here's a luxury campsite that might be more your style Big Grin

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28-08-2015, 08:49 AM
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(28-08-2015 12:27 AM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  
(27-08-2015 04:14 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  The beauty is not in what you see, the beauty is what you become part of. I can, and have, posted up very pretty pics of my experiences in nature, but that beauty dims in comparison to the deeper beauty of being inside nature, rather than astride it.
Still not convinced. To me it seems rather like nonsensical word-salad.
You see I'm the kind of guy that would be that "unlucky guy" in a comedy that takes place in nature.

I'll get stung by every bug that can sting (Even the ones that's don't actual live in that area)

I'll trip and land face first in the mud. . . only it isn't mud it's a huge pile of shit.

I'll get sick from an allergic reaction to some plant I didn't even see.

I'll walk into a freaking huge spider web. Get assaulted by millions of small baby spiders.

And don't get me started on the dangerous animals. . .

This is kind of how my boyfriend is. Although, he will go camping at a campsite and likes sitting around the campfire (but he won't go off-trail though, doesn't like snakes/wild animals).
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28-08-2015, 09:07 AM
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In all seriousness, it's not at all irrational to be uneasy about what I'll refer to as real nature. When most people talk about nature, they're referring to a place with moderate traffic and relatively accessible assistance if something goes wrong. If you don't know what you're doing, the wilderness will fucking eat you alive, figuratively and literally Tongue

We were training in Louisiana last summer (Fort Polk). We were only out in the sticks for maybe two weeks (the first week we were in tents), and we actually had people getting air lifted out of the training area for injuries ranging from snake bites to severe poison ivy exposure. And most of these guys were seasoned hunters, not amateurs. I ended up with a bunch of chigger bites on a blister that had burst during the day because I made the mistake of leaving it uncovered while I was sleeping in an attempt to let it get some air, when I otherwise would have left myself completely covered head to toe. Not fun, but I covered it up and pressed on. I still feel like I got something out of it that I can't explain, though. Maybe just the knowledge that I can fend for myself (usually) in places other people would be completely screwed. Or maybe I'm just egotistical and like having had experiences that most city folk couldn't handle Smile

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28-08-2015, 09:10 AM
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This thread makes me wish I could find my pictures of hiking in California. Monterey County is beyond gorgeous. I did a few horseback trips through the hills there. One of our campsites had me sitting in stunned silence for what seemed like an eternity.

Here in Ohio, we have some pretty large parks to wander around, but none like what's out west. I miss it.

Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense. You're just not keeping up.

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28-08-2015, 09:21 AM
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(28-08-2015 08:49 AM)jennybee Wrote:  
(28-08-2015 12:27 AM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  Still not convinced. To me it seems rather like nonsensical word-salad.
You see I'm the kind of guy that would be that "unlucky guy" in a comedy that takes place in nature.

I'll get stung by every bug that can sting (Even the ones that's don't actual live in that area)

I'll trip and land face first in the mud. . . only it isn't mud it's a huge pile of shit.

I'll get sick from an allergic reaction to some plant I didn't even see.

I'll walk into a freaking huge spider web. Get assaulted by millions of small baby spiders.

And don't get me started on the dangerous animals. . .

This is kind of how my boyfriend is. Although, he will go camping at a campsite and likes sitting around the campfire (but he won't go off-trail though, doesn't like snakes/wild animals).
Well to be honest I'm not really afraid of animals. Well Danish animals. We don't have any real dangerous wildlife. The things that are dangerous is mostly due to them being a disease carrier or if you are allergic to them. Though wolves seems to have returned and it has sparked a debate about their place in the country. But yeah. I just really hate walking I find it boring.

I do understand why some people feel the allure of nature. And to a degree I'd love to know more about finding edible plants but it's just not enough for me to actual do anything about it.

Oh and that tent. . . I wouldn't enjoy that either. It's would feel like cheating. If you go out into the wilds you do it right. If you want luxury you stay at home.

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