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Jun 062017

Article by Gostro

Greetings!
I'm still lagging behind with the blog posts updates but face it how many of ye peeps are actually intgerested in rough living tips?

So instead I bring you an update with two new comics!

-> One is from when the creator of Pepe the Frog sought to put that genie back in the bottle and unsurprisingly failed.

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(click on thumbnail to see comic in full size)

-> The other one is based in the life and times of a certain famous neckbeard personality of the web-tubes...

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(click on thumbnail to see comic in full size)

 

Well then, lads and lassies.
See you in the depths of the meat-space!

 

 

Fresh from the storm!

Jun 082016

We finally update!

So here is a quick rundown of our adventures so far!

 

Spent a few days in Bad Karlshafen(the original German refugee city!) Visiting out most excellent web host Mr Thiele and his family where we performed some artsy stuff 

 

Stopped at Göttingen to visit our good mate Jannis and totally not because we just keep come back to that damned town!

 

We we re re in Hamburg today in case you didn't check the vid!

 

From the woods of germany! This is Supra!

May 222016

Hello to the web! And the world!

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This is me, or rather a pathetic portrait I made of myself using Photoshop Elements 5.0.  Hello, hello, friends and those who want to become such!

I'm SUPRA, the German in this organization- as you can see, I'm already doing my best to comply with the German stereotype as I apparently can't use a single sentence without ORGANIZE. I'm a youngster traveller, keen on exploring the world and come from the woods (Yes, I care for insects). I'm going to reach legal age in the states this year (and be able to touch beer in the Lion's supermarket). I'm a huge fan of some of the expeditions to the Antarctic continent and one of my dreams is to see the ice down there one day.

Right now apprendiendo a hablar castellano con mi novio, learning great sentences like "seguro que es mi elefante" and "me lo dijo un forro"

Let's focus on something more important.

During last week I made some very successful accomplishments.

  • I learned how to log in to the blog because I learned what the password is. (Beware!)
  • I managed to upload and publish a post.
  • I am about to take over this site completely and make it mine, with a lot of cat related pictures.
If you agree, vote for SUPRA
because if there is only one candidate, there is only one choice

Most of the time I'm the colorist of the team, aside from sewing, driving around, and collecting cans with the help of my dear friend and partner Gostro.

Here is what I mostly do:

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And every once in a while I actually get an artistic boost and make a whole picture or painting all by myself.

Great examples are to be checked out in the Postcard section or displayed in the street (somewhere)!

Allright! Anything else? Oh yes, I consider myself to be politically quite neutral and usually take no part in open political offence, so any putin/obama/feminist related topic you might come across on this website probably don't come from me. Also I don't worship any northern gods and for until now I'm only a nerd of latin and ancient greek history, ergo walhalla-savvy comments also need to be tracked down to a different source than this brain of mine.

In this spirit, ladies and gentlemen,

yours sincerely,

Supra

22nd of may 2016

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Epic Hobo set of the Worker Ostrich - Or Review of Engelbert Strauss clothing

May 172016

So there I was helping an old lady cross the street when suddenly that wonderful chime sound happened and a floating pop up sign appeared out of nowhere informing me of an achievement

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So I quit everything I was doing:let the granny behind,hijacked Beck's from discovering a new cure for cancer,and had her speed us over to the nearest Engelbert Strauss store, coming out a very happy hobo.


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pictured: A very happy hobo

Most of you are probably not familiar with this company.
If you've been in Germany you might have come across many a handy man wearing clothes that feature a peculiar ostrich logo.

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They happen to be  a prime example of teutonic dedication to seriously utilitarian and THOUGH working clothes and equipment.
That is they make *QUALITY DURABLE RESISTANT STUFF*
I first became familiar with this brand about a year ago when I was looking for new boots.
Aside from my stylish preferences I always aim to get durable resistant clothes as my lifestyle puts a strain to gear. After looking and looking at astronomically expensive and-in my eyes-weak camping gear I switched my targets to work boots as I figured that if there is one type of people that cannot afford their gear to fail them are hand workers.
Lo and behold,I found a store that sold the specialized hard core work gear.

After our last trip to France,we became convinced about the importance of functional clothes versus Status-display weak fabrics.
Also,our backpacks were heavy and filled with too many rags that all together did not really do a proper job of protecting us from the weather while not taking so much packing space.
We went over with Becks to their store to see what they had and I found my now completed quest objective :
The Rough-Tough trousers and the 3-in-1 Jacket
If you check the links you might notice that these little pieces of magnificent clothing are not precisely on the cheap side but when you analyze their functionality the investment comes accross as totally worth it.

 

So let's Analyze what we got in that loot bag!!!!

3 in 1 functional jacket e.s.vision
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I fell in love when I first found this baby.
It is actually a combination of two jackets made of an extremely water and wind resistant outer layer and a warm isolated inner one.
Add in kick ass ALL BLACK color shades and you have something Gostro likes very much.
This jacket is the closest thing I've ever found to what you would expect a character from an action video-game to wear in terms of weight versus style versus functionality

Trousers e.s.Roughtough
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Again,it is true that i have a certain inclination for a peculiar style and color of clothing BUT!
These guys while looking almost bullet proof (they do provide +1 protection vs slashing attacks though) and heavy as fuck are actually quite light and breatheable!
Although they were designed with factory workers and other assorted bad ass duties in general they are actually an ideal companion for the urban and wild camping adventurer as they work equally well against thorny bushes as against sewer rats.


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(Results may vary)

 

And though I hadnt thought about them before,came across a pair of merino socks and decided to add them to the cart.
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Extra quest reward!

I remembered the praising Ken Flannery over at Hobolifestyle sings to Merino clothing and decided that starting out with a small item like socks was a great way to test out this famed fabric.
Holy shit! It REALLY IS that good.
The warmth,comfort and easiness to clean and dry make clothes of this material a bit more expensive but the results will wholly justify the investment.

 

So of course all that was left was to put the gear on,which I did!


The skies tore asunder,the earth cracked,heavy metal started playing in the background and an ominous voice resonated:
*GO FORTH ONTO THE ROAD,CHILD OF GRIMNIR AND IMPART THE WAY OF THE EPIC HOBO UPON THE HEARTS OF MEN!*

 

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Fitting words do not exist to describe such awesomeability

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