The title sounds rough, I'll admit, but there's more to the story.
So I (43m) own a decent bit of property. There's a creek running through the back corner, but the majority is native grass and flowers and a few trees. It's really peaceful and I love it.
Unfortunately, so do other people. I've had many kids walking through my property, especially around the creek. I don't particularly mind this, since they generally keep around the creek and are just wading through (it's only 1-2 feet deep). I have put up signs to try to keep them away, and their "visits" generally only last 5 minutes or so and then they're on their way.
My neighbor (late 20sm), however, decided to set up a tent this evening on MY property. The way the land is, his property is mostly bushes, and is on a fairly steep incline. So mine lends itself to camping a bit better. He had his toddler son with him.
I came over and informed him he was on my property, (by over 50 ft, I might add), and that he needs to... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I've been backpacking regularly for over 10 years, always sleeping in an enclosed tent until I got a Borah solo tarp (8.56 oz) last year. I initially made the switch in my transition to ultralight and didn't anticipate the impact it would have. Cowboy camping is a totally different experience for me. I love it. Being on the ground and being so aware of the rustling animals in the forest around you, waking up every few hours to see a canopy illuminated by blindingly bright stars, seeing flashes from remnants of your fire glow against the trunks of the trees, getting creative and involved with your tarp when things aren't so great.... this has expanded my appreciation for camping and connecting with the outdoors again. Just wanted to share that and employ you to cowboy camp next time you think about pitching a tent on a starry night!
*disclaimer that I only do this when conditions are right as people have pointed out
I’m tagging this sleep paralysis because I think that’s what happened. I don’t often have sleep paralysis but I am prone to vivid dreams/nightmares.
I was camping with a friend in a tent in a very remote area in the Great Lakes region this past weekend. I remember waking up from a weird, upsetting dream about breaking up with my boyfriend and laying in the tent in that half awake, half asleep state. I then heard noises outside the tent, kind of like something walking through the woods but far off. I then heard a low, almost demonic sounding voice say a few words in a non-English, non-Latin language and it felt like the tent was shoved a bit. One of the words sounded like “Ozhee”. I speak like 5 words of Anishnaabemowen which is the language native to the land we were on, and it didn’t sound like that either. I was paralyzed with fear but eventually fell back asleep. I told my friend about it in the morning and while she didn’t experience anything, my story unnerved her.
This inciden... keep reading on reddit ➡
NEXT DAY UPDATE: Kristyn Wong-Tam’s office will be calling on Monday afternoon to speak with me. If anyone has anything they’d like raised just DM me. I’m very excited for the opportunity! Thanks again everyone. Without comments and any attention nothing would have happened. It was days and weeks of nothing. This was no coincidence. ♥️
Thank you for writing to us about the conditions in Moss Park. Councillor Wong-Tam has read your message, and has asked that I respond on her behalf.
The Councillor is in complete agreement about the situation in the park, and the effects on yourself, your neighbours, and on the vulnerable homeless. As a downtown resident herself, Councillor Wong-Tam recognizes the incredible pressure that communities are facing. This is why she continues to advocate for the necessary investments in addiction/mental health services, and supportive housing. The lack of political will to address these issues, over many years, has created an unacceptabl... keep reading on reddit ➡
Remember tent on fire in Cascade Park few weeks ago? Tents are still there.
I was walking with my dog at 10:30pm. I was in the middle of the park, man living under playground was standing next to playground stairing at me. He went inside playground and immediatly came back with metal pipe/metal bat. I started quickly retreating directly to another park exit. He was very quickly walking to me. I left park when he was few feets behind me. He stoped and started smashing metal pipe on metal fence. Luckily, he didn't follow me.
I called 911, cops said, that they will ask him to leave. They came very fast.
But this man is still here... Looks like he have to kill me next time. No, probably that is not enough to force him out of playground and park.
It's absolutely out of control. Civic Center park is a tent city. Arapahoe Square is a tent city. The Ball Park is full of tents. Cap Hill down Clarkson has a giant group of tents. Two blocks from me in Five Points is nothing but tents.
I've been attacked twice in the last three months by homeless people living in tents.
What's the fucking plan? Our city has been given over to homeless people living in our medians and public right of ways. I remember voting to uphold a camping ban. Can someone explain to me why this has happened? Is there a plan? Is there any way to fix it? What can I support to make this stop. It's killing our city and that's not an understatement.
Before anyone tries to shame me, I have sympathy towards the homeless population and I wish our elected officials can finally spearhead an actual plan to address this issue. It's only getting worse.
That being said, I live in Koreatown/Pico-Union, and out of nowhere within a week, homeless people have pitched their tents on my block. Literally, one tent appeared, and then 6 more appeared in the following days.
They have literally overtaken both sidewalks grass areas and made it un-walkable. There is garbage EVERYWHERE and one homeless man has about 15 bikes outside his tent. I can no longer walk my dogs on my block and I ask my younger sister to walk around the block if she wants to access Olympic blvd. The homeless people are aggressive.
Is there anything I can do? Is there a service I can call? Is this illegal? Have you experienced this before? Do I just deal with it?
I live in a lower-income and apartment only block.
Thanks for any advice.
Not sure if this violates rule 7. This isn't in bad faith. I am genuinely curious if you guys want me, a former chapo lurker, to participate in this sub. I've been enjoying genuine political discussion recently and hope to chat.
Please help?! I'm having a brain fart.
Edit: Y'all I have the answer now. Still feel dumb but that was to be expected. It's been that kind of week.
I appreciate the continued levity and responses, but please turn your attention to other posts that still need solving!
Edi 2: please. I know it's a pillow fort. If I didn't mark this as solved, and I think I did within the first few minutes after it was posted, let me know. Love you all but help more people that don't have answers yet. I don't want to delete this post but this sub is for helping people, not just repeating "fort" at me.
My friend works for a catering company in the area, and they informed me that they are having a great deal of trouble getting outdoor event tenting because OSU is renting out a large amount to try to have classes be socially distanced outside on the oval or in other auxiliary outdoor spaces.
Sounds bloody awful.
At what point does OSU call it a day and recognize the risk versus the reward...
Hey everyone, I'm a tent designer for a small company in Berkeley. I'm a backpacker/alpine climbing type myself, but we make a bunch of different tents and I've been realizing that the moto camping space is one that we've really never addressed specifically. We have a few tents in development right now that I think have the potential to be good fits for moto touring. Wondering if I could solicit some input here. If you all would indulge me, would you mind letting me know:
This weekend the volunteers from the Powderhorn homeless tent camp set up a new location in front of the Minneapolis Park Superintendent’s house in Farmstead Park on 40th and Bryant. If you’re going to set-up a camp in this neighborhood the obvious spot would be by the Peace Gardens, where the ground is flat, and there are porta potty’s, drinking fountains, a covered pavilion, and a wooded area for those that want some privacy. Or if you really wanted to help the tent camp residents you could find many parks with the same amenities but also near churches that would quickly step in and help (Loring for example).
But they selected in front of the Superintendent’s house where there are none of those things, so I assume it’s to pressure him for more support. If so, I’d find it very sad. He has a tough job of balancing the resources to accomplish the broad mission of the park system. To be pressured to throw aside the goals for the park’s mission and vision and instead focus on this one... keep reading on reddit ➡
Right now I'm sitting in the toddler sized indoor play tent I recently purchased and feeling super grateful for it and want to share in case anyone else would benefit from something similar. If your ADHD is anything like mine, trying to accomplish anything in your home/bedroom can be super difficult because of all the distractions and nagging energy of "oh this needs done, that needs done". In addition, ADHD comes with lots of feelings of low self worth and dealing with it on a daily basis can just fill your space with negative associations. Being unable to escape my home to a coffee shop or wherever, I just felt like I needed another space.
I have two main rules for the tent. No phone/social media (if I bring my laptop in to do something else), and I have to enter the tent with a positive intention for whatever I'm doing. So, decompressing in the tent is okay, but pro... keep reading on reddit ➡