Bronco

Productive way to work off cabin fever

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

When I'm hit with the risk of cabin fever, for me it's usually a good time to go fishing in a fishing hut. But this time, since I was getting close to the fire-starter badge, I figured I would create a fire-starting production line shielded from the prevailing winds...

20190519004156_1.thumb.jpg.070439e8ace465f1df5f1cdc10b2de74.jpg

Using torches from some previous fires and some spare sticks, I was able to chain roughly 80 fires in fairly short order to receive the badge just as my torch was running out...

20190519004709_1.thumb.jpg.a612b0650522adcb3a05a1029fd80807.jpg

Maybe am I feeling the ill effects of cabin fever to pull a tedious stunt like this but it was nice to finally get the badge :) 

Edited by Bronco
  • Upvote 2
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It does feel great to finally get that badge :D but gotta say you get points for monomanical persistence

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It makes me think. Since bears don't flee from fire, would a tightly packed minefield of campfires hurt a bear and actually stop its charge? Who wants to try?

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Doc Feral said:

It makes me think. Since bears don't flee from fire, would a tightly packed minefield of campfires hurt a bear and actually stop its charge? Who wants to try?

I would be fun to try. I will give it a go on one of my testing runs.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/19/2019 at 11:34 AM, Doc Feral said:

It makes me think. Since bears don't flee from fire, would a tightly packed minefield of campfires hurt a bear and actually stop its charge? Who wants to try?

Ok, so I gave it a go...

20190522163550_1.thumb.jpg.d1da7532c964da2e059721aa87aed750.jpg

and he charged right through. I was so shocked, I froze before I come run back into the hunter's blind in time so I got mauled...

20190522163632_1.thumb.jpg.7d0a9c9f2fc92b6dae71a17bd3462df4.jpg

But he came back so I exercised my right for revenge :)

20190522163808_1.thumb.jpg.b47a46857157c57c9dd5913d5500d302.jpg

He gave me a defying look....

20190522163822_1.thumb.jpg.b24bcab7a417b90fc60dc2566bcd0fa1.jpg

before he died :)

20190522163823_1.thumb.jpg.ce0420bfc1419f8f3bc11ceed08b49c1.jpg

So, I do not advised trying this on a valued safe. This was done on my 217 day save and I nearly died. Totally reckless.

  • Upvote 1
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/23/2019 at 1:55 AM, Doc Feral said:

That was so epic it would have deserved a video.

Perhaps, but then you would all see how badly I play this game ;)

I forgot about this entirely until he started coming back after my first arrow hit him in the hind. Had I anticipated his return, I would have created more fires and perhaps had them all raging fires. Either way, the bear went right through it like the fires weren't even there (to my chagrin, lol). I also should have placed the fires closer to the hunter's blind. A total miscalculation on my part. Luckily, I survived. Up to 300 days on that save.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

(referring to OP) I could never bring myself to do anything like this because I know those campfires are permanent features afterward :D 

Edited by ManicManiac
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/25/2019 at 4:52 PM, Bronco said:

Perhaps, but then you would all see how badly I play this game ;)

I forgot about this entirely until he started coming back after my first arrow hit him in the hind. Had I anticipated his return, I would have created more fires and perhaps had them all raging fires. Either way, the bear went right through it like the fires weren't even there (to my chagrin, lol). I also should have placed the fires closer to the hunter's blind. A total miscalculation on my part. Luckily, I survived. Up to 300 days on that save.

Bears are Honey Badgers when it comes to fires. They do not bother them at all. They are not an effective way to deter a near. You can makes a Burning Ring of Fire around you, and stand in the middle. if Old Grumpy Bear wants you, he will ignore them completely and have your toque, and face, for dinner. As you found out. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the side effects of the Aurora is that the wildlife on Great Bear is actually fire-proof. Wolves just don't know that. But in panic they run straight through a fire, and don't even bother. So, in fact: the only thing in the game that can be hurt by fire .... is you. It's hard to escape the irony.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/28/2019 at 4:46 PM, ManicManiac said:

(referring to OP) I could never bring myself to do anything like this because I know those campfires are permanent features afterward :D 

I really wouldn't mind seeing the ability to break down campfires added to the game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now