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  1. Howdy all, I tried searching for my answers, but since all I get are keyword search results... My results were nil. My questions are: 1) Do birch saplings respawn (or regrow) over time, and if so, does anyone know about how many in game days that takes? I'm stocked on arrows for now, but trying to plan for the future, but also not trying to run a fool's errand going to saplings I've already harvested. 2) In what locations have people been finding the revolver? I've scoured every structure in CH to no avail. I'm not leaving here until my supplies run out as I'm on a 500 day journey and I'm only at 194 days, so leaving the safety of my well stocked garage to find a gun I don't need ATM would be silly, but I suspect it'll be handy for when I move on to PV. 3) As I previously mentioned, I'm hanging out in CH at the garage. I have hundreds of pounds of meat, level 5 cooking, tons of canned and preserved foods (I'm on Voyager) so I'm pretty well set as far as surviving. The real challenge has been keeping myself busy. I've mapped out the entire region, brought my cooking, firestarting, and harvesting all up to level 5, archery is nearly 5, ice fishing on the verge of 4, rifle and mending halfway to 5... I've completed stone age sniper, kept a fire burning 72 hours... What I'm asking is what else does everyone do to keep themselves occupied? I'm not looking to rush through the game, but to pass time in game I'll make sure my character is fully fed and hydrated, plus has plenty of stamina, then I'll park them in the garage and walk away from the game for 20 minutes or so to do other things. I don't like doing that, but it seems the least risky and least boring thing to do to pass time... Please help me with this! Thanks all -
  2. The place that has creeped me out the most was the part of Carter Dam on the Winding River side, where you have to transition across the face of the dam, especially where it's broken, to get to the other side to get back in. I get the creepy crawlies every time, because I get the same feeling when I'm out hiking and actually next to a cliff. Not sure why this triggers the same thing in my brain, but I can tell you, I walk very, very carefully across there... because that is one looooong drop down to the ice below. 😵
  3. I didn't jump when these wolves started chasing me because I heard them and saw them, but when I was sprinting toward this car to take cover, out of the corner of my eye I spotted Mr. Bear standing quite close, which gave me even more of an "OH SH*T" moment. Definitely glad I made it to the car, because that would've been the end of my run. Other than that, I've been jumped multiple times in the dark by wolves and once by a bear, which startled the hell out of me. The Long Dark (2).mp4
  4. Alright, after a few more encounters with wolves, I'd say it's down to about 50% of the time, but it's definitely happening a LOT more than it did before I had the bear coat. Either that or they just sense death when I'm around... MUWAHAHA 🤣☠️
  5. Ah... I didn't think the bear skin or wolf skin coat actually scared away wildlife, but seeing how this started as soon as I put on the bear coat as my outer layer, that makes total sense now. Yeah, I think I might be getting lucky, but right after I made this post I had a wolf try to attack my outside the garage. It was met with a bullet to the face 😅. Anyways, thanks for the answer!
  6. Hi all, I couldn't find a topic on this, so I'll start a new thread. I'm still on my Voyager survival run, day 152 now... But a weird thing has happened. About 70% of the time I encounter a wolf now, they'll bark at me like they're going to charge me, so I get ready with my bow or gun, but then the wolves keep tucking tail and running away like they're already injured or frightened. Does anyone know why this might have started? I did just craft the bear skin coat, and have a wolf skin coat as well, but I didn't think that clothing could really influence wildlife... right? I mean, I guess this isn't a bad thing, but it just seems odd to me that all of the wolves in my game have suddenly become so skittish.
  7. I usually also use the crows as a guide to carcasses, just their cawing alone helps me home in on it; however, like you said... conditions pretty much have to be clear for that to work. I've noticed that Coastal Highway's weather tends to be more inclement and unpredictable than some of the other regions, so that doesn't help either.
  8. Yeah, just out of curiosity, I compared the harvesting time vs. quartering: quartering took 2 hours, whereas just harvesting all 75lbs (big boy!) of meat would've taken around 4 hours alone with a hunting knife (bear was fresh, not frozen at all).
  9. Well, I took everyone's advice on the quartering... Just bagged bear #4. I was even able to follow the blood trail to where it was so I could put a 2nd round in it to finish it off. Somehow, the blood trail disappeared, then I stumbled across more blood, which I followed to the bear; weird. I have been storing all of my meat outside, and it's amazing how slowly it degrades. Luckily, I've achieved rank 5 in cooking, as well as carcass harvesting, so even if the meat "goes bad," I can still cook it and eat it without getting sick, so none of this stuff is going to waste. Time to make me a bear skin jacket and a bear skin bed roll! They'll go great with my wolf skin jacket, rabbit skin hat, rabbit skin gloves, deer skin pants, and deer skin boots. Now if I could only get me a moose... 😅
  10. Yeah, I probably should have chased it down, but it ran up a hill that was too steep for me to get up, and by the time I would've been able to get up and around, the blood trail would surely be gone (they've been disappearing REALLY fast for some reason) and then I'd have to scour the woods possibly for days. The ironic part, and another reason I didn't chase it down, was that I was already loaded down with bear meat from my first kill because I was transporting it from my first camp to the garage. Good point on the quartering though, if I'm far enough from camp I definitely will quarter the carcass and store some quarters if necessary. Luckily, both of my bear kills where the bear died in front of me, have been really really close to my camp, so I just harvested the meat 20lbs at a time, transported, came back, 20 more pounds... etc. Good point on dropping bait too! I should have, since there were danger doggos lurking about; hence why I had the flare out at the beginning of the clip. Anyhoo, thanks for the advice! I'll put it to good use. 👍😎
  11. Bummer, ah well... At least it didn't maul me I guess. Thank you both!
  12. Hi all, I am currently in CH on Voyager. As soon as I got here, I encountered a bear in my camp, so I shot it in the face with a distress pistol, and it conveniently died right next to my camp after running for a bit. At this point, my stats show that during this game, I've killed one bear. Fast forward a few days, another bear appears near my camp, so before it can charge, I shoot it with the rifle, and my shot appeared to land just above its heart, it left a huge pool of blood and a very consistent blood trail, but runs off into the hills by the highway before I can find it. A few days later, I'm hunting the bear who has attacked me a few times outside of the Quonset Garage, and I check my stats... low and behold, I show two bear kills, so I figure the 2nd one went and died somewhere. Tonight I killed the bear outside the gas station with one headshot (yay!) and of course my stats now say 3 dead bears. Sorry for the long winded story, but that's how I write. My question is, does anyone know how long the 2nd bear's carcass will be around since I haven't harvested anything from it yet? It's not a matter of life or death... I already have about 150lbs of meat from two bears, several wolves, and a deer, so I'm pretty set. I really just want the pelt actually... but 65 more pounds of meat wouldn't hurt either. Note: At this time, this was about 10-13 in-game days ago. Anyways, thanks in advance! Bonus: Here's the clip of me exacting my vengeance on Mr. Bear (#3)... The Long Dark.mp4
  13. A quartet of Danger Doggos... I got close enough to get this screenshot, then NOPE'd out of there as fast as I could. 😬
  14. Oregonoutback's Meat Shop is officially open for business! "You can't beat our meat!" 😄