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  1. Had another one, on the topic of clothing and accessories. Keep a shemagh/keffiyeh handy or in your bag whenever you can. Not only can they be a fashion piece, but they are larger than bandanas and potentially have more uses. I personally keep 4 or 5 in different colors, and I've used them as dust masks, head camouflage, face heaters, arm slings (sucks getting busted up while hunting), basic water filter, towel, rope material, a small bag, and more. They're lightweight, great for keeping the sun, dust, or cold off your face, and are a great replacement for bandanas. Any survival bag/bug-out bag/get home bag I build automatically gets at least one of these things in it, preferably in a camo or natural color.
  2. New Recipe Unlocked! Can't say I've ever seen yellow tomato soup, in-game or out. Sounds like a bug to me.
  3. I was wandering through Milton on survival last night and ducked into the post office for a look. When I tried to move behind the counter, I totally clipped through the floor and began falling. Looking up, I could see the layout of the post office as I fell, and then suddenly I was back standing where I was right before I stepped off the "ledge" without damage. Did it a few more times for science, and the same result happened each time. Fall distance wasn't too far, but I'd say I dropped a good quarter mile down before getting reset. Also, as I was moving through the transition cave between Milton and I noticed a noticeable amount of pixelation around some areas of light beams and the exit of the cave to Mystery Lake. No gameplay effects other than cosmetic, but it was something I never spotted before anywhere. Anyone else seen either of these things happen?
  4. You could possibly add a debuff for wearing thicker gloves, similar to movement debuffs on heavier clothes. What would make sense to me though is a decrease in reaction time when drawing or aiming a firearm. I know personally when I hunt, I have to use thinner gloves or fingerless gloves, because I sometimes have a hard time getting my gloved finger inside the guard to reach the trigger (unless the firearm has an enlarged finger guard). Definitely agree this would add a practical utility to the driving gloves, other than a source of materials or "it's all I could find" gear.
  5. As a mechanical watch owner, this would be cool to see in-game, but I see problems. Aside from development and implementation hurdles, the realism (and I know this game isn't aiming to be totally realistic) might be a bit screwy. For one, moisture and shock are not friendly to those watches, and snow everywhere and a plane crash would definitely mess things up in a delicate system. Gaskets to replace, broken glass could allow water and debris in, and the constant need to rewind it unless it has a pendulum like mine that auto-winds as you move your wrist. On top of that, with the game's aurora phenomenon and electricity acting up, I'd imagine magnetism from many sources would affect the accuracy (not exactly into all the sciency bits here, but I'm making a guess, and assuming the aurora has anything whatsoever to do with magnetism). As much as I'd love the convenience of a mechanical watch like I do IRL, I doubt it would ever make an appearance in-game, sadly.
  6. Love the creepy vibe this shot gives off. Also feel like there's something important stashed in that box that the game wants me to grab...
  7. Maybe the aurora does more than just power up the electricity........
  8. 1. 2. Martin 3. 4. Anika Longmire 5. Nuka Cola bottlecaps...? 6. 7. 8. Father McGill 9. 10. LL Kramer? Hard to read the name sometimes. 11. Robert Clarke? 12. Tuesday? 13. 14. 1960s 15. Better Food Vendors 16. September 2012 17. Mostly guesses. Nice little quiz here.
  9. Well, you know what they say. Home is where you hang your guts...I think I heard that somewhere...maybe...
  10. Hey, with this heat we've been having all over the country lately, I think we'll all take a bit of TLD immersion for a bit to cool off!
  11. Old thread, but still relevant, so I'll add my 2 cents. Make stormproof matches by taking regular wood matches and coating the end in wax. Crayons are quite flammable and make great candles in a pinch, and great for starting fires. Doritos are also flammable. If you have a bag of them, light one on fire and use it as tinder.
  12. I have several firearms, but my go-to for hunting is my Ruger American. 6.5 Creedmoor, Nikon glass, Precision Armament muzzle break, and a simple Kryptek camo wrap until I can get my hands on a dip kit. I've also used smaller calibers like 220 Swift or my 5.56 NATO (not recommended unless you are confident you can put metal in the gearbox), and even a 12 gauge slug or buckshot, but my bolt action is my preference. Not a fan of hunting with bows unless I have to, simply because I'm not as confident with them yet, and I hate tracking a hit deer. I like the quick clean work that comes with rifles. That said, I can respect the skill that goes into bow hunting, and the fact that they're excellent survival tools.
  13. Nothing particularly too thrilling, but... I went on a camping trip with a large group down to a park in West Texas called Fort Davis. Being the edge of the desert in the middle of October, it was very pleasant. Dry, slightly overcast, great camping weather by our standards, and so everyone had shorts, t-shirts, light tents, etc. Personally, I was in a tent without the fly so the air could move through. Everything went great the first few days, until it suddenly snowed overnight somehow. Of course, those shorts, t-shirts, and light tents previously mentioned did nada to shield anyone. Temperature dropped, snow piled up (quite a bit for our area, which is usually very dry), and some people's tents actually caved in from the snow weight right on top of them. Some of them thought an animal tripped into their tent, and we woke up to people cursing their way out of piles of tent fabric and fiberglass poles. Needless to say, that trip got cut way short, since no one was prepared to face the cold.
  14. Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum, but not new to TLD. I've played for a couple years now, but never really looked into the community until now. So far, I like what I see, and I look forward to meeting everyone. Definitely took me a while to wrap my head around the abandoned ice forest survival style, seeing as I'm used to hot deserts (West Texas is right on the edge of the Chihuahua Desert heading into Mexico, and it's consistently hot and dry), but it's fun to get a virtual experience in the totally opposite climate. Trading heat stroke for hypothermia here...