scout mountain

anonymous asked:

camping trip in college!! the boys never camped back home and they're so excited to do such an "american" thing. would they love it? be terrible at it? over pack? under pack? go swimming in a lake? find some wildlife? would phichit be a glamper? what about hiking? or trying to fish? tent makeouts?? sharing a sleeping bag??? making hot cocoa and snuggling in front of the campfire????

Phichit says to Yuuri that he wants to try out as many “American” things as he can while they’re at school, and Yuuri is the one to suggest camping

They borrow a bunch of camping stuff from friends, including a truck

They absolutely over pack due to everyone’s favorite anxiety ball Yuuri

They greatly underestimate how annoying the bugs would be, especially because they picked a camping spot near a creek

Please picture Jock Yuuri with his biceps out carrying wood for a fire 😏

Despite neither of them ever making a campfire, Phichit is surprisingly good at starting them. He read about different log formations, “teepee” one being good for just a typical bonfire of smores and “log cabin/ platform” being good for cooking food, and has a knack for getting them lit quickly.

Phichit insists they make smores

They leave their phones in the truck so they don’t waste the charge and to have in case of emergencies. But they do bring a disposable camera for the novelty of it all. They both assume it’s going to be a little bit of a train wreck, so they want to document it if they can. Phichit gets some great shots of Mountain Man Yuuri attempting to spear fish and then fall into the water. Yuuri captures bead head Phichit and Phichit gets one of Yuuri with slightly curly hair since the humidity is so high.

Skinny dipping in the lake 😏👍

Phichit isn’t necessarily a glamper, but he really dislikes everything about feeling unclean. They stay there for a long weekend, and they can’t exactly shower when they’re there? (Aside from swimming) He hates how there’s always dirt under his fingernails and always feeling grime on his skin from dried sweat and just being out in the forest

Neither of them have the heart to kill any woodland animals so they bring all their food with them. They still try to fish for fun though.

Phichit SWEARS one night a turkey stuck its head in their tent while Yuuri was sleeping

One day while hiking, they pass a really cute family of deer with two adorable fawns. A different day they get chased by geese.

The first night, Phichit is cold and asks to snuggle up into Yuuri’s sleeping bag. They sleep just spooning like that. The next night it’s Yuuri who crawls into Phichit’s sleeping bag and kisses his neck until Phichit meets him with lips


More ACNL QR Codes I’ve made! :3 (I’ll keep it to a limit of 3 posts /max/ on any given day for those who do not wish to see these <3 )

I’ve got a Mettaton EX shirt (The belly of the avatars doesn’t do his hot bod any justice in tee form ;3; )

An Attack on Titan Wings of Freedom Scout Regiment Uniform!

A random mountain view window! :D

Aaaaand… The Shinx Flag for my Town, Sataris :3 It makes a cute poster, all in all. xD 

Yus, I made all these.. some are older than others, but I always spend waaay too long on them… but…  They are made with love! xD <3

yo not 2 b a downer but think abt all those dead links in botw
like the reality where you died 2 minutes after leaving the shrine of resurrection and zelda only realizes youre not coming after she runs out of energy and hyrule succumbs to ganon or the reality where you die fighting thunderblight ganon and everyone in gerudo town has to watch helplessly as vah naboris destroys their home or the reality where you die trying to calm down vah ruta and the zora erect a statue of you in honor of your valiant effort next to miphas while trying to ignore what they know are the screams of the hundreds of hylians drowning downstream or the reality where you and teba get shot out of the air by vah medoh and the rito children you talk to grow up being taught its too dangerous to fly very high lest you be spotted and killed by medohs guns or the reality where you get killed by vah rudanias guardian scouts and death mountain eventually erupts violently and swiftly smothers all of goron city in a single wave of lava
what about those

yumi-chanwriter  asked:

I'm not quite sure if you can help me because my question is not about hand-to-hand-combat but warfare. Do you know how a medieval-like army would act if their enemies are hiding in the mountains? They Do not have to win immeadiately but they should be able to fight them.

In very basic terms, your characters have two choices: Wait them out, or go in and try to hunt them down. Which option is better will depend on a lot of factors.

Moving military forces into mountains is rarely an ideal option. Even under the best of circumstances, you’re looking at difficult to navigate environment that can turn lethal with little to no warning. In some cases, it can actually prove impossible to move forces through because the geography doesn’t allow passage. This also means sending out scouts and trying to find navigable paths, which slows progress.

Getting above the snow line means dealing with harsh conditions that your forces may not be prepared to deal with, and depending on the mountains in question, that may be necessary for traversal.

If you’re dealing with forces native to the mountains, then sending forces in will be very costly. They’ll be in familiar terrain, have a better grasp of where the natural chokepoints are, have a mobility advantage (because they’ll actually know where the possible paths and trails are), and have time to cover their retreat with traps.

If your forces are familiar with the mountains, and the opposing forces aren’t, then you can herd them into dead ends, and move through the territory far faster. If there are friendly mountain settlements, they may help your forces know where their foes have gone.

Of course, the inverse makes this harder. If there are mountain settlements who are hostile (openly or otherwise) to your forces, that will (usually) make life easier for the foes they’re pursuing. This settlements could function as an ad hoc picket, or they could actively support the attackers, while harassing or attacking your forces.

Combat in mountainous terrain is a mess, and heavily favors the side that can best exploit the terrain. In a situation where one side knows the environment better, they’ll be in a far better position to operationalize that. If they’re being pursued, they will know when, and were, to stop and fight, for maximum effect. Let’s take this out of abstraction, for a moment, and talk about exactly how this works.

If you have a sheer cliff face, and the only way up are via goat trails or some canyons that cut into the side. This will create a natural choke point. You can position a (comparatively) small contingent of melee forces to block the path, and then let your archers open up on the assaulting force.

If you have uneven terrain, you may be able to post archers overlooking any other potential combat site, while the enemy cannot get to them without trekking out of their way for miles.

Narrow mountain passes allow you to (nearly) negate the difference in force size. Mass melee combat is not decided by the side who brings more forces to the battle, it’s decided by the side who can put more soldiers directly into combat. In narrow spaces, where only three or four soldiers can stand abreast, the rest of their forces are basically irrelevant. Put another way, you can’t overwhelm your foes with sheer numbers, if those numbers are restricted to picking their nose, and waiting in line for their turn to fight.

The other option is to wait them out. Stay in the lowlands, where your forces can operate effectively. Fortify potential targets for their future raids (such as towns and villages). You will probably, also, want to send scouts into the mountains to track their movement, and gather information about the size and location of their forces. As they become more familiar with the terrain, it’s also possible they could engage in some limited sabotage and harassment.

Depending on how serious the threat is, and the available resources, it may also be time to fortify the region. In the lowlands, that means constructing watchtowers. In the mountains that may mean constructing fortifications along paths that your scouts identify, to protect your forces from potential choke points (like the ones I mentioned above).

At this point, you have two approaches. First is to simply maintain the early warning network, gradually reinforce the defenses, and wipe them out when (or if) they come. The second is to carefully map out the region, identify their means of getting around, and gradually boxing them in, either with standing forces, with fortifications, or with some combination of both.

I suppose another option would be to charge in and get wiped out. That’s, probably, not quite the kind of story you were going for, but it is an entirely plausible outcome, particularly if the lowland forces commander is overconfident or too aggressive. So, that option is on the table. If the fighting has to happen immediately, then that is the most likely outcome.


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On October 13, 1972, the navigating equipment aboard Uruguayan Air Force Flight 572 malfuctioned, and the plane carrying 45 passengers crashed into a peak in the Andean mountains, killing twelve people instantly. The remaining survivors were left with virtually no shelter, heat, or food, and five more people succumbed within the next few days to the cold or their injuries.

A search for the plane was conducted over a period of eight days, but pilots scouting the mountain ranges failed to spot the intact fuselage or the twenty seven survivors that remained. Due to poor weather the search was cancelled after just eleven days, leaving the survivors at the total mercy of the elements.

The survivors quickly exhausted their few food stores, and there was no vegetation or animals that high on the mountain (some 13 000 feet). Facing starvation, the survivors made the grimmest of decisions; in order to live, they had to dine on human flesh.

Most of the survivors initially refused the notion of cannibalism, but after a few days most gave in. They were careful to only eat the flesh of those who were already dead, and they held Mass for the deceased and prayed over them before eating them.

Two weeks after the crash, an avalanche buried the fuselage - which the survivors had converted into a shelter - under several feet of snow, killing another eight people. Fearing the group would not survive the oncoming freezing weather, a drastic decision was made; three survivors would climb the western mountain slope and try to find help. The three strongest men were chosen for the task, and they spent three days wandering the frigid slopes with hardly any food and only half of a sleeping bag for shelter. They made it down the mountain and camped beside a river, hoping for someone to pass by. After nine days the emaciated men were spotted by ranchers on horseback, and local officials could not believe their ears when the men declared they were survivors of the plane crash, and that more survivors were still in the mountains. Helicopters were immediately dispatched, and within hours they discovered sixteen terribly thin, malnourished,ill men huddling for warmth inside the fuselage. They had survived for over two months.

When the story broke, it was a media sensation all around the world. Camera crews flocked to the crash sight and the survivors became instant celebrities. Their ordeal became known as ‘The Miracle of the Andes’ and continues to be one of the most inspiring examples of human survival ever documented.

Picture: the survivors of the plane crash smile for the camera. Notice the half eaten human spinal cord in the bottom right corner.

Hi, guys!

Sorry that I have been so quiet on the writing front, just have had no inspiration but got a little light bulb light up within my brain just before. Now, it isn’t the next chapter to Seven - but it is a little fluff. A one shot, it’s about Rae and Finn’s first date which doesn’t go exactly as planned… It isn’t the greatest one shot but it’s a little something. And it’s called First Date Nerves. Enjoy x


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hey! just letting you guys know that since i’ll be working and living at a girl scout camp in the mountains with no internet or reception, i’ll won’t be on at all!

i’ll return august 5th. my queue will be running, as always!

i will return to you with BUILT legs, an incredible farmer’s tan, and more experience working with children, but until then i will miss you all dearly.

i hope everything goes well in my absence!! ❤💛💚💙💜

One Last Time - Part 9

Masterlist   -  Series Masterlist  -  Part 8  -  Part 10

Ok it’s not super late, but this is what happens when you stick me in meetings for 3hrs straight, I dick around for the last half hour…

 Summary:  Prompt request turned drabble-series. Unbeknownst to you, your best friend Bucky is in love with you, but you’re engaged to someone else.

Anon prompts request: “angsty and painful and in Bucky POV”
1: “A wedding?”
231: “May I have this dance?”
236: “My parents asked about you.”
243:“Oh, my God! You’re in love with her!”
369: “You know, it hurt when I realized that you’re not in love with me. But nothing can compare to the pain I felt when I saw you fall in love with him…”

Warnings: swearing of course, hi, have you met me?

Word Count: 797

Author’s Note: Paragraphs in italics are just normal journals this time. :) Still a vortex-o-angst though, as per usual. Hang in there sweet peas… (ok pause to look at that fucking face, I’m sorry, are those eyes even real??? wtf. I’m swimming. ok on with the story…)

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Even though the break up had been about as smooth as you had dared to hope, there was still a lot of fall-out. So many phone calls, cancellations, arguments with vendors over what could be refunded. You and Steve both needed space and time but couldn’t find it anywhere.

Nat helped when she could, which was a lot, but what you really wanted was Bucky. To be in Bucky’s arms, curled against him on the couch watching crap TV at 2am; to have his skin against yours, flushed and warm; to have his hair tickle your neck when he scooped you into a hug. But he had run. After all of this he had run.

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Low Tier TF2 Humor: Pootis, “ Need a dispenser here! “, that one picture of scout all 12 year old kids on youtube have, Mentlegen, most Gmod videos, anything MLG related, Bonus Ducks, painis cupcake

High Tier TF2 Humor: Stout Shako for 2 refined, butt hol, lime scouts, Lazy Mountain, Big Slappy, “ DOC, CMON MAN. “, that squeak Soldier does in a lot of Gmod videos, 21 snipers

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