These are the kinds of stories I want to hear about! They may seem silly to some, but to others who have experienced it - not so much.@Rachel821 Odd feelings about places just happen, at the risk of great laughter directed at me .
I very clearly remember a beautiful sunlit clearing, that just for lack better words creeped me out in a big way. Enough so that I avoided it on my return trip, it has always stuck with me because there was no reason for my reaction, no odd smells, noises, movement nothing. I have spent a great deal of time alone in back country, so it was not "new guy nerves", it still sticks with me 20 odd years later.
So there is that. I have had bears pop out of the brush very close , found downed deer (cougar and wolf most likely in both cases) none of which had the same effect on me. Sometimes things just seem off, there may be no good reason but since the event above I tend to go around might be silly be I feel better.
Oooo I would love to see that thread! And I'll check out the bookThere's a LONG thread around here somewhere with strange and unexplainable camping/exploring/overlanding stories. Someone will post it I'm sure.
As for a great read, absolutely check out the Death Valley Germans. It's one of the most eye opening things I've ever read.
Found itOooo I would love to see that thread! And I'll check out the book
You never know what can happen. Randy was as experienced as they come as still succumbed to an accident. https://www.backpacker.com/survival...-ranger-with-28-years-experience-disappeared/
Really want to scare yourself? Read some stories written by Game Wardens.
Let me see...Have you ever experienced anything strange that you couldn't quite explain?
Those things are only effective if you treat everyone as a threat... ie you greet them with a loaded gun (or vicious dog) in your hand. Who wants to live like that? Otherwise if they really have bad intent, they've got the drop on you.I've considered a gun AND a german shepherd but it's shocking how many hunters have disappeared. Maybe a GPS tracking device lol.