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  1. Woah! I didn't even know it was possible to do more than piss the bear off with the revolver. Thank you!
  2. Second time I've seen this bug (now, duly reported to Hinterland Support), but it made for a good screenshot. 😉
  3. So that's why that path of boards is available down there! I've used it, but never even thought about what it would be like in an aurora. I've only been down in the power station from the main entrance, while an aurora was happening - and, of course, there is a hallway with pipes that is impossible to get past while an aurora is going. RE: time period - I think I read in one of the Mailbag posts that the decline of the island started before the Collapse, so there's not a clear time period for where we are, playing the game, based on artifacts found. The tombstones, though, do at least put an upper limit on things. My personal head canon remains that The Long Dark in Survival Mode is what happens to Commander Shepard after the end of the Mass Effect trilogy (if you choose Reaper destruction, and then imagine Shepard recovering, only to go down in a plane over Great Bear Island). 😉
  4. Thank you!! I had a feeling that I'd read something about Bear Skin bed rolls - but obviously the warning didn't stick the first time I read that post
  5. Aha! Bug not withstanding, that is not something I knew. Thank you!
  6. I know meat, food and carcasses lose condition much faster next to a fire. But what about clothing items and bed rolls? I ask because I had a Bear skin bed roll that I would swear was above 50% condition (my memory is it was in the 60s percent), but it went to 0% in 2-3 days while rolled out on the floor beside the fire place in the cabin on Timberwolf Mountain.
  7. I'm feeling very accomplished... 8-) (First time on top of Timberwolf Mountain.)
  8. PV has been my favorite since I explored enough of it to adapt to the weather. I'm having the same experience with TM (and the weather is easier), so I'm now wondering if HRV (which I've not been to yet) will end up being my favorite. The more an area is removed from civilization, the more I like it (provided, of course, I've ransacked the remnants of civilization somewhere else first).
  9. I become more fond of Timberwolf Mountain the longer I'm here...
  10. Up on Timberwolf Mountain - and exploring - for the first time. I begin to think TM has a theme...
  11. Only having 2-3 hours after work each night to play, I didn't think I'd even make one badge. Now, I might get both. 🙂 Night 1, hit most of the obvious spots in CH, but not everywhere. Managed to get a good set of clothes, repair them; plus plenty of flares, lamp oil, and a few lamps. Also, 2 candy bars. I had to stop at one of the trailers up near the exit to ML, but found my one and only cache on the way; with another candy bar, a flash light, and rabbit mittens! Night 2, I'm sure I'm dead meat, but then see someone post about cat tails being a thing in 4DON, so off I go down the river on the left side of the CH map, creeping and collecting the whole time. No sign of wolves at all. Back up to the exit for ML and on into the Ravine. At which point, I remember there are no wolves in the Ravine. Ever. 🙂 So, now I'm thinking: "I have XX cat tails, 1 candy bar left, a ton of herbal tea, reishi mushrooms, and rose hips... Only 2 hours of real time each night? I ought to be able to do that..." And then I spend the rest of night 2 collecting wood. Night 3, all aurora all the time and no wolves! I finish collecting wood, including going down into the ravine for the flare gun. Aaaaaaand... I have 90 minutes of real time to kill. ... Ye know, I might be able to make it around the edge of the water in CH to check a few places I didn't... Just finished doing that: 3 more candy bars collected, no caches found, 3 close calls with a wolf (thank you, flashlight!), and survived one wolf attack (thank you, flare gun!). I'm now back in my wolf-free area, with tons of wood, what ought to be enough food - and two books to read! 😉