hunter and fisher

anonymous asked:

This is going to sound like a stupid question, but it seems like most of your campsites are literally just in the middle of no where, not like at a legit camping ground. Is that necessarily legal? Asking because I'm real inspired to try something like this myself

This is not a dumb question at all - and perfectly relevant to our current fight to protect our public lands.  I can legally camp in the middle of nowhere because I do so on public lands - lands owned by all American Citizens.  This is land set aside for public use - be it camping, hunting, fishing, biking, climbing, hiking, etc…  Public Lands are owned and supported by tax payers and also sometimes referred to as Federal Land (most research shows public land costs about $4 dollars per tax payer a year).  Restrictions depend on the agency that manages the area - Forest Service Land, for example, does not allow mountain biking while most BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land has very few restrictions and allows for camping almost anywhere (without the need for a campground).  However, I strongly encourage Leave No Trace ethics when camping in wilderness and if you are going to camp on our public lands please go to the following link and read the 7 Leave No Trace Principles: 

I prefer to camp in the wild - to leave the city behind and experience the outdoors as a refuge from human impact - and in order to continue to experience it as such we need to keep it looking as if we were never there.  I am a climber, a hunter, a mountaineer, a fisher, a hiker, a biker, and most importantly I was lucky enough to be born in the USA which gives me access to public wilderness as if I had the money to own a cabin in the mountains.  However, I don’t have the money to own a cabin and so when the weekend rolls around I throw a few things in the back of the Land Cruiser and head for public lands… I find a spot that is my own, that feels as if I am one of the few lucky enough to sit on this rock and watch the sun go down - and I am lucky.  

Watch the video link below:  4 minute bipartisan history of how the USA came to have so much public federal land, specifically in the west.  This video educated me on how almost all federal land has always been federal land - and is not land that was taken from the states:

It is my opinion that there is falsehood in state legislator’s desire to want public lands to be taken from the federal government and given to the state for the resident’s interests.  Federal land is held in a trust for the use of the American people -  and that’s it, that’s all, it is there for our future generations - so that I can teach my kid to ethically hunt and camp in the mountains just as my grandfather and father taught me.  Some states do a great job with land they manage for public access, but the problem is that the land is no longer explicitly a trust and if the wrong individuals become elected, or are already are elected, that land can now be sold to private entities and will no longer be accessible to the public.  This is not to say it WILL but that it CAN… but I would rather not risk the possibility of my land being sold off so that I can not use it.  Historically this has occurred when a state’s budget isn’t balanced because it is pretty easy to sell of a chunk of land to compensate for debt.  

Please vote to protect our public lands! 

Public lands for our use and what agency manages them can be seen in the map below: 


Bear Brook State Park Murders

Bear Brook State Park is a 10,000-acre preserve located in Allenstown, New Hampshire. The large state park is widely popular among hikers, hunters, fishers, and campers alike. It’s a favourite among tourists as well. This picturesque park was marred by tragedy in 1985 and again in 2000.

On the afternoon of 10 November, 1985, a hunter was prowling through Bear Brook State Park when he saw something hanging out of a seemingly discarded 55-gallon steel drum. As he got closer, he noticed that it was a large sheet of plastic. There was a grim sight underneath. As he moved the plastic sheet away, he was aghast to discover the decomposing and partially-dismembered bodies of a woman and a young girl. An autopsy concluded that the duo had both been beaten to death. The woman was estimated to be between 23 - 33 years old and the little girl, 5 - 11 years old. The woman was believed to have Caucasian and Native American heritage. She had curly brown hair and significant dental work. The little girl was also believed to have Caucasian and Native American heritage. She had a crooked front tooth as well as a gap between the front teeth and two earrings in each ear. The New Hampshire State Police set out trying to identify the deceased bodies. They browsed through missing person reports but this attempt to futile - they remained unidentified and were buried together.

As the case went cold and the tips dwindled to a halt, a local sheriff took a trip to the scene of the crime in Bear Brook State Farm in 2000. He made a startling discovery. Near where the first set of remains were found, he came across another 55-gallon metal drum. Inside were the skeletal remains of two more young girls. One of the girls was estimated to be between 2 - 4 years old and the other, 1 - 3 years old. The eldest of the two had a gap in her front teeth as well as an overbite, and had brown hair. The younger girl had long blonde or light brown hair and also had a gap in the front of her teeth. Mitochondrial DNA testing showed that the adult female was related to both the youngest and the oldest girls that were found in the drums but not the middle girl. In 2015, as technology had advanced, researchers were able to test their hair and teeth to determine where they lived based on the food they ate and the water they drank. It was determined that they hailed from the northeast, while the third girl who wasn’t related to the others, was believed to have come from Dakota or Nebraska.

In January of 2017, police announced that they believed Robert Evans could potentially be the perpetrator of the grim murders. Evans had been a suspect in the disappearance of a young woman, Denise Beaudin. He had ran off with Denise and her daughter in the 1980s, before abandoning her daughter in California. Denise has still never been found. In 2002, he was arrested for killing his wife, Eunsoon Jun, to which he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. However, he passed away in prison in 2010. Investigators on the case decided to test his DNA against the DNA of the girl found in the drum who wasn’t related to the other three victims. It was a match. Investigators announced that Robert Evans was the father of the unidentified girl.

However, the case is currently still open and the true identities of the four victims still remain unknown.

The great thing about Garth Nix’ Abhorsen series is that it exists in a truly feminist universe. When you read the books, female characters just randomly pop up and are unremarked upon in the same way that male characters usually exist in fiction. Nix understands that he’s writing fiction and doesn’t relegate female characters to subservient roles in the name of “historical accuracy”. We are introduced to female characters as guards, leaders, hunters, farmers, fishers, and never is their gender remarked upon. The social roles in the Abhorsen universe are not delegated according to gender and that is magnificent. Nix’ refusal to reproduce patriarchal patterns is also reflected in the characters’ casual attitude to sex. Both male and female characters explicitly* discuss casual sex and characters’ sexualities are not policed. I just really love how feminist this series is, it’s magnificent.

*by explicitly I mean they say it outright, there isn’t any explicit sex in the books.

  • Nathan: *throws rock at Sam's window*
  • Sam: Nathan, why are you throwing rocks at my window? You have a phone.
  • Nathan: *throws phone at window*

dudes. my dudes. listen to me… what about like uncharted BUT in star wars AU? featuring:

  • nathan drake, the worst possible smuggler ever, always with ten bounty hunters after him; 
  • elena fisher, quite possibly the most badass journalist in a dozen of systems; rumour has it she’s daughter of a powerful senator
  • victor sullivan, retired smuggler, could have been in a jedi order when young, who knows??? not his way of life though, the jedi 
  • chloe frazer, one of best pilots in the galaxy, especially if you’re not exactly on the side of law;
  • sam drake, a smuggler, spent his youth in prison, working with the hutt cartel now;
  • nadine ross, one of the most feared and succesful mercenary bosses, plays a bounty hunter when it’s worth it; 
  • harry flynn, the worst apprentice that any sith lord could ask for;
  • lazarevic, the sith lord; 
  • rafe adler, senator and royalty, quite fascinated with the dark ways of the force; 
  • charlie cutter, smuggler, thief, pilot, depending on what the job needs him to be; 
  • salim, the jedi master who once had the misfortune of meeting drake and obviously had to get him out of trouble;
  • katherine marlowe, the ruthless bounty hunter, has close ties with the royalty
  • eddie raja, lesser smuggler, makes worse life choices than drake; 
  • atoq navarro, works with the hutts but not for them - a crime lord, if you will; 
  • talbot, marlowe’s right hand, quite possibly the dark side powers user;  
  • rameses, smuggler working for marlowe (stole drake’s ship. once.)
  • Elena: You need them to think you're stronger than you actually are.
  • Nate: That's what you do.
  • Elena: Me? Oh, no. My power is no illusion.
  • Elena: I can fucking demolish you.

It’s not a walk in the park
To love each other
But when our fingers interlock,
Can’t deny, can’t deny you’re worth it
‘Cause after all this time I’m still into you

"5-time Oscar Nominated film, Interstellar"

Sounds good right?

If you haven’t heard, Interstellar has been nominated in 5 categories:

  • Best Original Score - Hans Zimmer.
  • Best Production Design - Nathan Crowley (Production Design), Gary Fettis (Set Decoration)
  • Best Sound Editing - Richard King.
  • Best Sound Mixing - Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, Mark Weingarten.
  • Best Visual Effects - Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott Fisher.

Dakhla (الداخلة‎) is a city in Western Sahara under Moroccan control. It is the capital of the Moroccan administrative region Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira. It has about 55,618 inhabitants and is built on a narrow peninsula of the Atlantic Coast about 550 km south of El Aaiún (Laayoune). The area was inhabited by Berbers since ancient times. Dakhla was expanded or possibly founded by Spanish settlers during the expansion of their Empire. The Spanish interest in the Western African coast was the result of fishing activities carried out from the nearby Canary Islands by Spanish fishers and the Barbary pirates menace. Spanish fishers were seal fur traders and hunters, fishers and whalers on the Sahara coast from Dakhla to Cabo Blanco from 1500 to present, extending by West coast of Africa to whaling humpback whales and whale calves, mostly in Cape Verde and Guinea gulf in Annobon, São Tomé and Príncipe islands just to 1940.