Discussion in 'General Chat' started by vlue, Jul 10, 2019.
Asking as a guy who obviously has no knowledge whatsoever in both travelling and camping.
Taking a poo. Washing up (we hope!). Eating, sharpening weapons, fixing broken gear. Writing home (“Ma! I just killed my first Kobold today!”) chatting, and just for @elengee , fapping.
Worries...running outa toilet paper, who’s turn is it to was dishes, chop firewood, etc. And again, for @elengee , trying not to get caught fapping...
Well, I imagine they would be worried whether or not they are a part of some writer's wild fantasy novel, as such they are either mobs that will die suddenly in some weird situation while yet to reach their goal or come back to find their village/town gone and their lovers left them somehow
What like drinking dirty water and dying of dysentery?
Trying NOT to get caught? Must be a typo. Pitching a tent is easier with an audience.
I’ve run out of adjectives...
If its summer... Maybe wildlife and bugs? Summer camping isn't that hard. Injuries might make moving around hard, and for sleeping I doubt they'd bring a tent; a lean-to should suffice. Know how to tie a few kinds of knots and boil your water well before drinking it. If possible I'd recommend they bring a filter with them just in case. Really the only issue with camping is that you have nothing really to fall back on in an emergency other than yourself.
Now, with winter camping, they need to make absolutely sure they don't stay wet. Hypothermia is really easy to get, and ignoring soaked gear can be fatal. Waterproof your gear as much as possible, leather would probably work in a medivial world, and dry everything out over the fire at knight. Sleep in dry clothing, and drink lots of water. High energy food might be a good idea, since the body would need a recommended 3000+ calories a day. Snow shoes or skis are a must when hiking in the snow, as you will burn tons of energy and soak yourself if you try walking normally. It's kind of hard to get used to them, but it's better in the long run.
Again, it's not too hard when you're prepared, but it's a nightmare to be out there without something you need. Make sure your party does some research before they go out, and don't forget to bring TP. And pack as light as you can.
Yeah, or some hell bent anti hero who is also the protagonist of the novel, who would be angry as for some reason the author made them implicated one way or another with him like one of them took his lover away from him (NTR or something) as such they now should be afraid of some guy who isn't a hero, isn't an adventurer, a no name that normally would have lived his life in peace is now suddenly so strong that he could eradicate them and the world all together as he is now heart broken and lost all hope in love and is after their lives and will get his revenge on them as they are only a stepping stone for his growth and add to the drama
Of course if they're horseback traveling then I can't really help you too much since that's a whole nother ballgame right there.
Your question reminded me of The Strange Adventurer of a Broke Mercenary. The party members were having sex when they're suppose to be on guard, and the protagonist is a veteran fighter, but a rookie adventurer, so he got surprised on how defenseless his party is.
Bed bugs. The single most annoying pest for travellers. You may think that because it's called bed bugs, it's only found in beds, but no. Bed bugs can survive anywhere and it has nothing to do with hygine. If you've been budget backpacking to places with questionable safety, you have an 70% chance of gathering bed bugs every time you stop. That's why, do not skimp on taking a bath, unless you're in a frozen tundra or backpacking in the snowy winter. Do not also skimp on washing your clothes and blankets. Always clean out your backpacks and brush out the seams.
In case where you're camping, it's normal for veteran campers to 'air out' the contents of their backpacks and even the backpacks themselves. Bed bugs hate sunlight, so they will hide in places where sunlight will not reach and comes out only at dark. They can live without feeding for a year, so don't be lazy with your morning inspections. They can even appear dead and dried out, but the moment it gets dark and they can detect warm bodies, they move. They're like tiny little vampires that is extremely hard to find and kill. Ai-chan once sat on the floor surrounding myself with a circle of salt and Ai-chan could see that circle of salt create trails of salt moving inward towards Ai-chan. Even salt take a long time to dry them out.
Bed bugs are real miniature monsters. Don't look down on them or you'll be sorry. If you've never been bitten by a bed bug before, well, lucky you. But if you have, you know the itchiness, the rashes and the allergic reactions it create. Unlike mosquitoes, bed bugs don't put a needle into your veins. They saw (as in actual saw, not the past tense of see) through your skin while spraying painkillers liberally so that you don't feel a thing even if it should hurt like a bitch being hit with a baseball bat. Then they suck out your blood. They often do this three times, because they're such blind bastards they can't find your veins the first time. So they randomly bite once, got it wrong, bite again, to see if they're getting closer or further from your vein, then finally they would saw through your vein. Most people hate mosquitoes, but Ai-chan hates bed bugs the most.
How do you stop it? Make sure they do not follow you, first of all. Do the morning inspection as stated above. Always wash your blankets and clothes in hot water as often as possible. Avoid camping near wet, rotting tree stumps. Their spread has nothing to do with the place being dirty, it's just what they do, they spread.
As for yourself, bathe regularly. Bed bugs attack based on three things. First is carbon dioxide, which you breathe out and indicates to them that there is a prey nearby. Second is heat, which they can see. Your bodies are hot, they can see that, like the Predator. There is nothing you can do about bodyheat, so tough luck. Third is pheromones, this is something that you can do something about. Pheromones build up if you don't bathe. So by not bathing, you make yourself more of a target compared to your other friends who bathe regularly. This is less of a problem however, because they would come out because of carbon dioxide first of all, then find targets based on body heat. Only when they can't detect body heat will they find pheromone trails.
As for dirty water, it's not really important. People kept saying, "No, don't drink the water. You'll die." Yeah, not likely. You see, water parasitism is overrated. In most cases, your stomach acid will be able to deal with whatever microscopic organism you can find in fast flowing waters. You should not ever drink from a puddle of water or a dirty pond, yes, but if it's a fast flowing crystal clear river, there is nothing wrong with drinking it straight from the source. If you can find stuff like prawns or bivalves in the water of a fast flowing clear river, then it's even safer than your tap water. What you need to worry about are flowing water with strange smell or murky rivers or stagnant water like a pool.
If you have no other source of water other than murky or stagnant water, find its highest waterline and then dig down 1 meters away from that highest waterline. Dig deep until you see water pooling at the bottom of the hole. This is your filtered water, which is clean from pollutants (but not chemicals). If the water is polluted by chemicals, you really shouldn't be drinking there. Well you can if it's an emergency, but it will cause havoc on your body if you keep doing it and your kidney may shut down if you drink chemically polluted water too much.
If camping in an area prone to it, and the tent has a type of fabric or an opening that lets in fog or mist, prepare to wake up with a layer of water over everything in the tent, maybe with some pools of water here and there.
If fog hits when trying to fall asleep, the dripping of water and the cold make it very hard to sleep.
Heavily packed dirt is a son-of-a-b#$*# to sleep on. Do not underestimate how uncomfortable it is.
Companions that snore.
You know why.
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