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The Dude Lifestyle => Abiding In The Great Outdoors => Topic started by: RandoRock on May 16, 2016, 01:50:01 AM

Title: The woods
Post by: RandoRock on May 16, 2016, 01:50:01 AM
So, uh, the woods are cool...I just wanted to be the first topic.
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: DigitalBuddha on May 16, 2016, 02:11:05 AM
So, uh, the woods are cool...I just wanted to be the first topic.

Did you find out if the Pope shits in the woods? ;)(http://dudeism.com/smf/Themes/smf-curve_dude/images/post/thumbup.gif)
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: RandoRock on May 16, 2016, 02:12:32 AM
I like to think he does. After all he's just a man and no man is above shitting in the woods.
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: Brother D on May 16, 2016, 02:55:16 AM
This very important topic was discussed a little while ago. (Funny shtuff- the answer).

You  cannot feel bad walking in the woods, maybe it's a connecting to nature thing, but it works! I love being outdoors and bushcraft/camping out etc. Good for the soul, man.
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: DigitalBuddha on May 16, 2016, 03:12:56 PM
I like to think he does. After all he's just a man and no man is above shitting in the woods.

Fuckin' eh.
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: DigitalBuddha on May 16, 2016, 03:14:06 PM
This very important topic was discussed a little while ago. (Funny shtuff- the answer).

You  cannot feel bad walking in the woods, maybe it's a connecting to nature thing, but it works! I love being outdoors and bushcraft/camping out etc. Good for the soul, man.

Is that some kind of Eastern thing? Fuckin' eh, man, I agree; a good walk in the woods is good for the soul.
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: Brother D on May 16, 2016, 03:32:55 PM
Far from it duder, I think getting outdoors and away from the hustle and bustle brings peace of mind. More so if you come from a concrete jungle.

Getting back to nature is becoming a more common theme nowadays, being in touch with nature, out in the world, what have you. Kinda primal doncha think?
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: StAugustineDude on May 16, 2016, 04:41:08 PM
I'm thinking we need to plan a Dudeist camping adventure Dudes!
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: RandoRock on May 16, 2016, 11:55:51 PM
A Dudeist retreat to the woods? Far out, Man I'd be onboard!
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Post by: SagebrushSage on May 17, 2016, 12:35:53 AM
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Title: Re: The woods
Post by: DigitalBuddha on May 17, 2016, 01:35:10 AM
I'm thinking we need to plan a Dudeist camping adventure Dudes!

We talked about a Dude Gathering maybe in Florida once because Florida seemed to be about in the middle, miles wise, from most dudes in America and a lot in Britain where most dudes seem to be in Europe.   
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: Reverend Al on May 17, 2016, 08:02:04 PM
...You  cannot feel bad walking in the woods, maybe it's a connecting to nature thing, but it works! I love being outdoors and bushcraft/camping out etc. Good for the soul, man.

It's the positive energy emanating from the soil, the plant life, the animals, and so on--nature that hasn't been contaminated and/or overrun by humans.  It's calming and energizing at the same time.  I feel it whenever I get away from "civilization" for a while, even if it's only for a few hours.  And I really feel it any time I'm near the ocean.  Pure, natural, and completely legal.  Fabulous stuff!
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Post by: SagebrushSage on May 17, 2016, 08:49:00 PM
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Title: Re: The woods
Post by: Reverend Al on May 18, 2016, 09:45:45 PM
One problem with forests is they tend to be full of bugs.  A gathering in a desert or steppe climate would be refreshingly bug-free.

Tarantulas, spiders, beetles, ants, bees, scorpions, centipedes, crickets, grasshoppers...yeah, deserts are completely bug free.  And then there are the snakes...  ;D
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: Jianblade on May 18, 2016, 11:37:20 PM
Tarantulas, spiders, beetles, ants, bees, scorpions, centipedes, crickets, grasshoppers...yeah, deserts are completely bug free.  And then there are the snakes...  ;D

As a Wyomingite, I can attest to this 😂
Gotta watch out for them rattlers!
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Post by: SagebrushSage on May 19, 2016, 02:23:17 AM
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Title: Re: The woods
Post by: Brother D on May 19, 2016, 08:00:24 AM
At least in the UK we don't have bears n wolves n hillbillies n shit! The worst we have, is the odd grumpy landowner and stupid wild camping laws. ;-)

You dudes have better weather though!
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: BikerDude on May 19, 2016, 02:24:01 PM
I used to go to the woods for days at a time when I was younger.
Much was owed to an unusual work schedule that gave me days off while others worked. But in the end the wild thing has it's own spiritual rewards.
Of the Henry David Thoreau type.
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: Brother D on May 19, 2016, 03:45:49 PM
I used to go to the woods for days at a time when I was younger.
Much was owed to an unusual work schedule that gave me days off while others worked. But in the end the wild thing has it's own spiritual rewards.
Of the Henry David Thoreau type.
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.

Far out quote bikerdude, I do wonder, if the good vibes we feel from such activities are an actual connection to life, the universe and everything?

Nikola Tesla was into the whole vibration/ resonance thing, and some spiritual folks believe we're really just beings of energy. (A question for another thread).
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: Jianblade on May 19, 2016, 05:51:53 PM
Nikola Tesla was into the whole vibration/ resonance thing, and some spiritual folks believe we're really just beings of energy. (A question for another thread).

Well, according to modern physics, all matter is just a congealed form of energy. I remember learning about this in my Bio class when we learned about the energy exchange market and the laws of thermodynamics.  Matter and energy are really just two sides of the same coin, and differentiating between them is a false dichotomy. There are two types of energy, there is kinetic energy and there is potential energy. Potential Energy is when energy is stored and unmoving while Kinetic Energy is energy in motion, and being used. Kinetic energy is like heat, sound, electric, light, or radiation. Matter, especially complex matter like life is composed of what is called anabolic reactions, basically when energy reacts in a chemical reaction that builds up into more complex molecules i.e. life. Catabolic reactions, on the other hand is when energy is used to break down complex molecules, i.e. when you starve to death and your muscles deteriorate, releasing the energy. So like, anabolic reactions binds energy into matter and into potential energy, while catabolic reactions break energy into kinetic energy

Like the Tao, matter and energy, anabolic and catabolic reactions, potential and kinetic energy, yin and yang, are all parts of the same whole
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: Reverend Al on May 19, 2016, 07:21:47 PM
Right on, Jianblade.  Energy literally ties the room together.
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: BikerDude on May 19, 2016, 07:25:26 PM
I used to go to the woods for days at a time when I was younger.
Much was owed to an unusual work schedule that gave me days off while others worked. But in the end the wild thing has it's own spiritual rewards.
Of the Henry David Thoreau type.
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.

Far out quote bikerdude, I do wonder, if the good vibes we feel from such activities are an actual connection to life, the universe and everything?

Nikola Tesla was into the whole vibration/ resonance thing, and some spiritual folks believe we're really just beings of energy. (A question for another thread).


They say humans have no instincts (other than the nursing instinct in babies) but  I can only attest to the first hand experience of the hunter. When one hunts the big woods (different from sitting in a tree stand 100 yards from the back porch) it effects you. I mean spending several days in the woods hunting. And perhaps most universal reaction is "buck fever". As determined as I am to bag a deer the intense reaction that one has when a buck is in the cross hairs goes way beyond the level of excitement that seems appropriate. It's something you hear over and over. At that moment it's like something kicks in and there is a rush of adrenaline like nothing else. It's like your heart is gonna bust out of your chest. I really believe that it's part of our natures. Millions of years of hunting has favored it and consequently it's engrained in our psychology. A genuine instinct from way back in the animal brain shows it's self.

http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/gun-nuts/2014/04/two-ways-deal-buck-fever

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We know that the sight of a big-game animal can have a profound physical effect on the body. Back in the 1990s, at a plantation loaded with really monstrous whitetails, scientists attached heart monitors to a number of deer hunters who then climbed into their trees stands to await one of these behemoths. When a Serious Deer did stroll by, heart rates went instantly from normal resting (about 72 beats per minute) to close to 200 per minute, which is a trip to the ER for many people.
And I'm sure there are plenty of other similar parts of our natures that persist like the psychological equivalent of vestigial organs. It takes doing wild thing for a while to discover a very large portion of who we really are. That and probably warfare but I'll leave that alone.

Sorry I don't think there is any measure of vibration of the universe or whatever involved.
Yes everything is energy at the quantum level. It's still a complete leap to get to the new brand of quatum mumbo jumbo that people seem to be so fond of IMO.
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: DigitalBuddha on May 19, 2016, 09:50:23 PM
One problem with forests is they tend to be full of bugs.  A gathering in a desert or steppe climate would be refreshingly bug-free.

Tarantulas, spiders, beetles, ants, bees, scorpions, centipedes, crickets, grasshoppers...yeah, deserts are completely bug free.  And then there are the snakes...  ;D


Or hot naked women hiking in the buff!!! ...a dude can only dream! ;D(http://dudeism.com/smf/Themes/smf-curve_dude/images/post/thumbup.gif)
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: Brother D on May 20, 2016, 03:06:17 AM
I cannot attest to the hunting for sport thing, (am anti hunt, which is just like uh my opinion, man), but it sounds like increased heart rate etc is more to do with predatory instinct than anything else. I also think we have more instincts other than nursing, IMO, (danger sense), which is also a topic for discussion somewhere else.

Jianblade, Fuckin' interesting, man.

And DB, if you will it dude, it is no dream. (Am not suggesting going on a mission to track down hot hiker chicks, as that's probably frowned upon!).
Title: Re: The woods
Post by: DigitalBuddha on May 20, 2016, 02:46:55 PM

And DB, if you will it dude, it is no dream. (Am not suggesting going on a mission to track down hot hiker chicks, as that's probably frowned upon!).

Fuckin' eh, man. (http://dudeism.com/smf/Themes/smf-curve_dude/images/post/thumbup.gif)