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"/out/ - Outdoors" is 4chan's imageboard for discussing survivalist skills and outdoor activities such as hiking.

Welcome to /out/!

We encourage you to have a look around the catalog first to see what we’re all about before posting your first thread. Topics typically posted here include:
>Outdoor recreational activities (Hiking, trail running, bushwhacking, camping, spelunking, geocaching, orienteering, expeditions, urban exploration, backpacking, etc.)
>Gardening, farming and related activities
>Hunting and fishing, and other activities involving the stalking or taking of game (including bird-watching)
>Outdoor survival, bushcraft, foraging, self-sustenance in nature, train-hopping, hoboism, etc.
>Outdoor destinations and exploration (specific trails, parks, regions, etc.)
>Water-related activities (boats, diving, etc.)
>Outdoor philosophy (conservation, Leave No Trace, protectionism, etc.)
>Outdoor building and living (cabins, huts, treehouses, etc.)
>Outdoor social activities and organizations (meet-ups, Scouts, NOLS, etc.)
>Gear related to any of the above topics

Most topics related to the outdoors are fine. Write properly, behave politely, encourage a respectful community, and most importantly, GO OUTSIDE!!
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Friends and family

>Be me 22
>Have only 1 friend also 22
>tell him im going on a 6-7 hour hike
>wants to come
>takes 0 (ZERO) gear with him
>just his clothes phone and cigarettes with him
>bitch about water
>give him
>chimney smoking
>throws cigarette buds around the place
>no more than 30 mins in the woods
>bitching about wanting to go home
>get pissed off at him and start heading back
>get to a place with phone signal
>his fucking mother has called him 37 times (hes 22 lol)
>different time
>ask him to come with me thinking he wont be a bitch again
>nope, same shit as last time, chainsmoking, littering, bitching, he did bring his own water tho
Second story
>tell cousin about a strawberry field and my plans to make some jam
>bitch gets hyped up and wants to come with me

So /out/ what are your friends and family like when you take them /out/
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I hike 80% of the time alone and often end up off trail and often find adverse terrain that is rather risky to keep going without having any kind of backup, that terrain might be either river crossings or steep slopes. So my question is, does it make sense to bring some type of rope? I have no climbing or mountaineering background so what would be the best knot/system to use that would give me the possibility to retrieve said rope?
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Who inspired you to go out ?
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How can I be like Aragorn? I want to be a ranger, just living off the land like him.
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Winter camping thread

You have 10 seconds to explain why you aren't camping during the best season
>no bugs
>no normies
>no parkrangers (because no normies)
>no need to hang food, bears are hibernating
>free water everywhere
>campfires are extra cozy
>deadwood easy to find

If a 16 year old anime schoolgirl can go solo camping in the winter why can't you?
>pic related, post your comfy winter campsites
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Australian /out/ Thread!

Oi! In ya get! A thread for Australians to discuss the outdoors!

Meet new friends, post your projects or about your upcoming and recent /out/ings, share tips and resources with an Australian focus.
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/Homeless General/

Share bum advice, Talk with other homeless bums.

I miss these threads.
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ITT we post the gods of /out/
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any park rangers on this board?
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/neg/ - Wicked cold up here

Northeast general - if you're in the colored areas, congratulations, your region is 98% white.
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Can we have a ski/board thread here? Wrestling autists have completely run everybody else off of /asp/ and /out/ feels pretty appropriate anyway.
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Hello /out/,

I'm going to Las Vegas in the ides of March. It's a 4 day trip, so I want to do at least one day or half day of hiking and see the mountains. I've been here:

But ultimately I rather talk to someone from the area. I do a lot of hiking, but where I live it's dominantly flat land. I do LNT backpacking in Shawnee national forest every year for 3 days. I'm no stranger to the desert either.

With that being said, I was thinking of hitting Ice Box Canyon, Las Vegas Overlook, Petroglyph Canyon, or Bristlecone Trail.

I'll be ubering there and back. I've been to vegas a few times before, but never got to do any hiking. Aside from the obvious food and water to bring along with me - is there anything else I need to be made aware of? What trails do you recommend for a half day(maybe whole day, depending) gig.
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Homegrowmen Thread #160 Farming and Gardening

Old thread: >>1447141

=Search terms=

Agriculture - Permaculture - Horticulture - Cultivation - Agronomy - Agrology - Geoponics - Sharecropping - Ranch - Agrarian - Homesteading - Landscaping - Dry Farming - Truck Farming - Market Garden - Farmer's Market - Forestry - Companion Planting - Raised Beds - Berkeley Method Hot Composting - Humanure - Hugelkultur - Rooftop Gardening - Vertical Gardening - Subsistence Agriculture - Propagation - Square Foot Gardening - Shifting Cultivation - Polyculture - Deep Water Culture (DWC) - Composting - Ley Farming - Windrow Composting - Mulching - Co-operative Farming - Orchard - Vermiculture - Espalier - Fungiculture - Aquaponics - Greenhouses - Cold Frames - Hot Boxes - Polytunnels - Forest Gardening - Aquaculture - Mittlieder Method - Keyhole Garden - Window Frame Garden - Straw Bale Gardening - Soil-bag Gardening - Sugar Bush - Lasagna Gardening - No-till Method - Container Gardening - Ollas Irrigation - Kratky Method - Ruth Stout No-work Garden - Rain Gutter Garden - Core Gardening Method - Hydroponic Dutch Bucket System

Animal Husbandry - Poultry - Chickens - Goats - Pigs - Sheep - Cattle - Dairy - Ducks - Turkey - Honey Bees - Apiary - Geese - Llama - Alpaca - Fish - Crayfish - Donkey - Ostrich - Worms - Snails - Heliciculture - Black Soldier Fly (BSF) - Beefalo - Guineafowl - Quail - Game Birds - Pigeon - Giant Guinea Pigs (Cuy) - Capybara - Agouti - Coypu - Rats (Cricetomy/Thryonomy) - Cavy - Deer - Antelope


General Information:
Beginner Fungi/Mushroom Guide:

Homegrowmen Archives:

Threads "1" to 130 plus extras:

Threads 131 to 140:

Threads 141 to 150:
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Climbing General

Climbing General #3

A place to talk about climbing in any aspect (trad, sport, bouldering, aid, alpine, etc).

Rock Climbing is a dangerous sport that can cause loss of life, limb, eyesight, or sanity.

What was your first lead? Mine was Physical Graffiti, 5.6 2 pitch in Calico Basin, Red Rock.
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/Out/ings With a Pipe Thread #28

Feel free to post tobaccos (no weed allowed), pipes, collections, pics of favorite combos for going /out/, pics of what you're doing with your pipe and any questions you might have.

Want to get into smoking pipes without spending too much cash?
Get a Missouri Meerschaum Legend corncob pipe and a pouch of either Prince Albert, Carter Hall or Half and Half tobacco, available at most drugstores.
What you'll need: pipe, tobacco, lighter or matches, pipe cleaners, and either a regular old nail or a pipe tool (combination tamper, scoop, and small pick).
All of these together should run you less than $20.

Having trouble keeping your pipe lit? Fill it with less tobacco and smoke it slower than you think you need to, lightly tamping as needed when the smoke starts thinning out.
If you're still having trouble, try filling your pipe this way:

Old thread >>1411915
Come on in and get comfy.
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Kayaking Thread

How can I get into kayaking? It seems comfy as hell. What's a nice beginners kayak that won't break the bank? Good size? I'm not sure if I want an inflatable/folding or a fixed that has good storage so I can go on a longer trip.
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/out/ Jobs?

out work
Hey guys, I recently got a BS in physics and really want to try to get a job in a pretty rural area like the one I grew up in. Does anyone have any advice on what I job I could get with my degree? I applied to a bunch of oil and gas jobs but that didn't go anywhere.
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foraging thread

Is this chaga /out/?
Will I have the best tea I ever tried in my life or will I be kill?

Also foraging finds general
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Itt raising /out/ kids

NoKids fuck off reeee
Tell me ideas on how you are raising out kids, ideas to get them to play outside. Stuff to do with them and stuff to make them do without you?
My daughter is 15 months old and we play outside literally every single day. Almost especially in the snow. But it’s easy right now, how can I keep it interesting outside?

What about for city folks?
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Fuck the winter, fuck the cold, fuck the snow, fuck the ice, and fuck putting on layers of clothing and then having that rank ass shit be washed.

I've been wanting to go outside and exercise for months but haven't because I'm sick and tired of this cold ass weather and all the snow and ice that makes everything a pain in the ass and I don't want to buy winter shoes. I've been a shut-in since October.

That is all.
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Recommend me a good cold weather cap with a brim
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Stainless Steel Water Bottles

I'm trying to find a quality stainless steel water bottle for /out/ings. I use to have a Klean Canteen 64oz bottle but lost it when traveling a few weeks ago. I loved that one, but it leaked every now and then from the top. Must be able to take a beating and a boil. Looking at the Pathfinder school 64oz bottle. Do you guys have any recommendations for this? Thanks.
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Anybody here live in a tent unironically? Consider going full MASH and doing it myself.
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Stay Out
Here we go again, I explore abandoned underground mines. AMA
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/out/ feels

Having a rough time lately bros. I've been living in the city finishing my degree the last couple years, and now that I'm done I've moved out to the country for work. I was really looking forward to getting /out/ more, lots of great local hiking and mountainbiking.

But, the first thing I did when i got to town was take the bike up one of the mountains and ended up stacking it and tearing my shoulder. I can't ride indefinitely, and it likely won't heal before I have to move back to the city for work again. I've spent the last 3 weekends just sitting at home feeling sorry for myself or painfully walking hours to the grocery store and back to keep myself supplied.

It's starting to occur to me that with my full time career now in swing and the fact that I'm all alone in this bush town with a really debilitating injury, and moving back to the city full time in a couple months, /out/ may be more or less a thing of the past for me. What used to be essentially the pillar of my mental health has been almost completely inaccessible for over 2 years and now it seems like it's going to stay that way.

Anyway not trying to bitch, just wanted to vent and also hear your thoughts on all things /out/ as well.

Photo is from a distant lifetime.
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What is /out/‘s favorite cigarettes for fishing and camping?
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Raccoon Buddy

>have pet raccoon
>he is fully sterilized and etc
>he’s a good boy
>bring him /out/ and to national parks etc
>walking though NP
>raccoon buddy is minding his own business eating insects
>leave for like 3 minutes
>fucking girl walks up and kicks raccoon buddy
>raccoon buddy screams because he’s a smol 2 year old
>nearly kill small child for kicking my raccoon
>fucking witch didn’t hurt him but def left him emotionally scared
>he spends the rest of the trip nice and close to warm fire

We don’t go to NPs anymore, we go to remote areas instead. Fucking devil children
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First Post. Be gentle

>Be me Britfag
>Born out in the country but move to city when 17
>Hate it, nothing green and all concrete
>Miss old mates and shooting with my air rifle
>Couple of months ago mum gets a divorce and she decides to move back out to where there are actually trees
>House is amazing, with a phat garden
>Buy a firepit
>Get a fire going. Not lost the knack :)
>Crack open a beer and just fucking chill
>This summers going to be great, its looking up Anons

Fucking love it in the country. I seriously have no idea how people can live in the concrete jungle all their lives.

Pic related
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Boots Thread!

Lets talk hiking boots.

After a few years of cheap-o shoes and discounted trail runners i decided to give combat boots a try. I often go off track and live in a rocky environment so should prove useful, though god knows what ill do when it gets hot.

What boots does out use?
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The Great Debate

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Fishing & Tackle Thread

#265-“Sunny Florida” Edition

Previous Thread:

Thinking about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here!

Talk about fishin
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mushroom growers, i need your help
>be me
>living in the shithole called south africa
>living in a shitty 2 bedroom apartment
>room mate is moving out
>can't afford to stay on my own in this apartment
>idea, grow mushrooms in roommates room to help with rent
>room is 2x1.5m. really tiny. barely fits a bed
>go on 4chan(nel), remembering something about an epic thread that teaches everything
>find homegrownmen thread
>read up on growing mushrooms
>still have questions

question 1:
i know that oyster mushrooms are basically the easiest to grow, but what is the expected yield? in my 2x1.5m room, will i be able to make somewhere around $300 a month if i sell it at about $5 per kg?

question 2:
i don't have access to a laminar flow hood. what else can i do to cultivate spore safely?

question 3:
are there any easier ways to make money from that room? can't grow weed, we have monthly inspections in our apartment block.

question 4:
can anyone recommend any more material to read into before i go out and buy some grain spawn and spore?

question 5:

can i just buy store bought shiitake mushrooms and cultivate mycelium from those? also, is that recommended?
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Comfy / Pics Taken While Out

Got rejected by qt today, kinda down. Let's get a comfy thread going

Pic related is oc, taken in my local state park yesterday
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Woodstove/fireplace General

Is there anything more comfy than a cabin with a woodstove or fireplace?
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watch for /out/


which functions are critical for good outdoor watch?
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>What's up, dude, I'm Spark and this French Fry and Mousetrap
>What's your trail name?
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Remote Location Device GPS

/o/ motorcyclist here.

I want to buy something like this SpotGen3 thingy to let my gf and family know that Im not dead in a ditch when I've been 10 hours in the woods without phone signal. They could track me in live time with this thing, but it requires a somewhat costly subscription

Do you guys know of some alternatives to this device?

Links for reference: [Embed]
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Emergency Water Storage

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How much emergency water do you store?

I want to get one of these square totes. Cubes are more space efficient than round drums. Any reviews on these?
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Colorado Camping

I’m trying to take some buddies to Colorado this summer. Anybody have any nice but lesser known/visited places to camp and possibly fish? I visited Arapaho NF and Rocky Mountain NP last summer. I was thinking Sand Dunes, but I’d like some other suggestions.
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sports drinks

hello /out/
i'm fortunate enough to live in a city that's right next to a mountain so after a four hour hike starting from my front door, i'm practically deep innawoods

during the summer i often go for day and a half long camping trips but it does require climbing some steep slopes to get to my camping spot so i can't have my backpack being too heavy. problem is that i get dehydrated a lot because of the climbing and the chopping and sawing i need to do and i feel like i don't get enough water, but i'm already carrying two 1.5 litre bottles and i don't want to add more weight.

now i know that when sweating you don't just lose water, you also lose salts and minerals and such. so i was wondering if replacing my water with those meme electrolyte drinks won't get me more bang for my buck so to speak. as in, if i carry 3l of sports drink, will i feel less dehydrated than if i carry 3l of water? or maybe a combination of the two?
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Runner Fights Off, Kills Mountain Lion

>A trail runner in Colorado frantically fought off and killed a mountain lion after it attacked him from behind, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) confirmed in a press release.

>The man, whose identity has not been released, suffered “serious, but non-life threatening injuries as a result of the attack,” according to CPW. Following an examination of the animal, authorities confirmed the man suffocated the mountain lion while defending himself. After the incident, wildlife officers collected the juvenile animal’s body near several of the man’s possessions on the trail and performed a necropsy, CPW said.

>“Mountain lion attacks are not common in Colorado and it is unfortunate that the lion’s hunting instincts were triggered by the runner,” said Ty Petersburg, area wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “This could have had a very different outcome.”

>The incident happened Monday outside Fort Collins, Colo., along the West Ridge Trail at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. The victim told authorities he was running on the trail and heard a sound behind him. When he turned to investigate, he said, the lion “lunged” at him and immediately began biting his face and wrists.

>The runner broke free, killed the mountain lion, and got himself to a local hospital. Despite the severity of the attack, CPW officials note that Colorado has seen only 16 injuries and three fatalities from mountain lion attacks since 1990.

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Going /out/ tomorrow

I am going to a national forest tomorrow. This is my loadout. No pictured: my shotgun which I will also be taking.
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Hiking, camping, and sightseeing in the upper midwest

Hello, I just moved to Chicago and am looking for hiking and camping related recommendations either in Illinois or further North. Are there any must see locations that anyone here could recommend checking out, along with the best time of the year to visit them?
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Water Dousing

Hey, i'm hoping you folks can help me out, i'm trying to get a rough estimate on how much a well is gonna cost me on a piece of land me and my wife own in TN, but i am having the hardest time finding any information on water in the area, like aquifers, water density, or something along those lines? if you guys could help me i'd appreciate it so much.
>i'm looking in McNairy County TN.
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Is hammock camping a meme?

Thinking about pic related for Florida
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Weed smoking in the woods

>be me
>want to escape the modern world amd degeneracy and look at nature
>want to see other people who go out and appreciate nature
>walking down a trail
>hear pubescent teens snickering
>walk past them and they stare at me
>they’re smoking weed
My day was ruined.
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Anyone here live in the chesapeake area? My friends and I have been wanting to go foraging for seafood, does anyone have any tips? best time/places to go? any equipment necessary?
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If you're ever in Dallas...

>If you're ever in Dallas, get on the Red or blue line. Get off at Union Station from West End Station's red/blue. There are two Reds. The one you want is "Orange Line." Get on the TRE going to Ft. Worth. Get off before the T & P stop. You want the intermodal stop that is right next to a tent camp under an overpass, freeways and BNSF westbound/eastbound line. Dallas is East. So when you face the train, the one going to your left is eastbound. The one going to your right is westbound. Get off at Ft. Worth Intermodal. To save money, get a Trinity Metro Local and a DART AM local. Just $8. Flash your cards to the conductor, ride, leave. If you need to go back, have someone back you up as wanting you there, tell the staff of the Flag building, True Worth or Catholic Charities you are stranded. True worth divides men from women but is good. You get a sign card, internet, laundry, showers, IDs Medicaid, food, the works. 20 minute walk from the tracks and the Intermodal stop. There are homebums. They sleep on the ground. They curse, fight, etc. There is a tent city under the overpass. Freighthoppers and rubbertramps are there. I've met a few of them. If you have at least $8, get a DART local and Trinity Metro Local so you can operate in both. People use hard drugs. If you smell weed with ammonia or burning chemicals, run and hold your breath. It will affect you. My feet and head started tingling from that. I got lost and hot. (It was cool) The homebums do smoke heavy stuff out there that can discombobulate you from 20 feet away. I learned this on the bridge near Corsicana. The TRE starts running at 3:30 AM. Also, Dallas at 2/3AM at night is a ghost town. A literal ghost town. It was fun walking around in Downtown Dallas with no cars in sight. It was highly tempting to jaywalk. Don't. You never know. Seriously, walk around at night near the neon parts of the city. It is amazing.
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So true!
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Tell us about a romantic /out/ experience you had
I’ll start
>go camping
>fireflies come out
>torches both die
>guide gf back to tent by memory of trail, she is impressed
>fireflies actually help me navigate by flying behind trees etc
>get back and cuddle up in darkness
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So I'm considering studying arctic biology or something related in Norway. What are some jobs/opportunities where I can put my knowledge to use?
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touch raccoony boi?
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Hello /out/, was wondering if i could get a little insight from you fellas.
Anybody know any good ways to deter cats? Sadly shooting them is off the table.

Ive had a flock of quail living on my property for the better part of 2 years now, always love seeing them in the yard doing their thing.
anyways to cut to the chase recently my asshole neighbor got a couple of fully grown black cats that she just lets run all over the place, at first i didnt think much of them, until today when i found three dead quails. You know i get the whole cricle of life thing and all but the evil cock sucker didnt even eat them! (pic related).

so yeah back to my question, is there anything i can do to keep them away
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>Have service dog
>Walking down the street for muh fitness
>Mother and her child walk up to me
>Child wants to pet dog
>Try to explain what the "DO NOT PET" patch on the vest means
>Mother interrupts me
>"She wants to pet your dog so that's what she's going to do"
>Grabs leash
>Child literally jumps on top of my dog
>Remember German Shepard's can have hip problems
>Sperg out and punch mother in the mouth
>Throw child
>Run away crying with dog
Why must I be like this
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kit thread

im collecting kits, too lazy to put one together ..
post your kits
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Daypacks, Backpacks, and the Occasional Fannypack
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Anyone here live the vanlife? I want to learn more about it.
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*attaches itself to your skin*
>Nuthin personnel kid

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Birch is the CHAD of the tree WORLD

>Fungus that grows on them can be used to catch sparks
>Branches are great for kindling and tinder
>Can make bows and arrows out of them to hunt with
>Can make rope out of it for traps
>Makes good shields due to being fibrous wood
>Can build shelter out of them

How can any other tree even compete?
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Tick tips

The one thing that's stopping me from being outdoorsy is bloody ticks. I can handle the cold, the wet, the mosquitoes, tough climbs but I just can't stand ticks.

Are they an everpresent thing when you're in the woods? Is it just a thing you have to get used to or is it possible to go in the woods and not get a single tick? And since this global warming shite I've been reading how ticks are getting more. abundant and they now carry some tropical diseases. Should I just go out when its cold and snowing?
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I wasn't sure which board to post this on but it seems most metal detecting threads appear here.

So what are your most interesting finds? I haven't found much in my area apart from a few Victorian coins.
Took a friend out once and we were taking turns and he goes and finds a George 3rd penny cheeky cunt
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Walking Across America

Hey anons, I'm fairly new to being /out/ so please give me your best and most honest answers. I'm planning to walk across america sometime in the near future and have heard many mixed things on what equipment to bring. I'm also dirt poor so I'm trying not to spend much on experimenting with what I might like. What would you bring on such a trip, and how would you prepare? I'm planning to start from where I currently live, San Diego, and make my way to the northern east coast, if that helps.
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That's my Paracord bracelet

what more could I weave into it? recently i saw a buckle with a built-in compass. there is also one with a built-in mini fire steel.

What do your bracelets look like?
does anyone have experience with glowing paracord?
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Innawoods Clothing Thread General - Comfy Socks Edition

thick wool socks
What are you wearing?

I'm wearing these. Don't be fooled that isn't rated to -50 degrees. That's, "50 Below ®," which is a registered USPTO business phrase and is of course fucking meaningless. However, they are really thick and comfy as as anything I've worn yet.
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Ocean Travel

Hopefully gonna get in the navy soon, going for a rate that puts me on a ship. What’s ocean travel like? Anything I should look out for or would make me a better sailor?
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Florida Kit Thread

Whats the ideal kit for a Florida outdoors trip?
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Funniest hunting story

I'll start
>be family friend
>60 yr old farmer
>pretty wealthy
>always goes on Colorado hunting trip with friends every year
>loving wife packs clothes for him
>comes home from trip
>wife asks how everything went
>"Well, we didn't see anything but that's alright. My only other complaint is that you didn't pack me any underwear."
>"what do you mean I didn't pack any underwear?"
>"There wasn't any underwear packed with my stuff."

Turns out his wife ran out of room and had to pack his underwear in his rifle case.
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How to wipe your ass in the woods?
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Homestead Tips

Does anyone on /out/ homestead? I’m 18 and have a dream of owning a small farm to live on in the future. Is there anything anyone can tell me? What would the cost of starting a small farm with a garden and maybe chickens or goats. Is this dumb, what should I have on the farm, and how much should I save up? I hope to start the farm before I’m 40.
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Have you ever been bitten by a wild animal?
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Axe thread

Old one is dying. Can anyone identify this axe?
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I'm interested in commercial fishing. What do I need to know?
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Girlfriends birthday is coming up next week and she's more /out/ than me, so I want to give her a trip somewhere around Scandinavia or close to. I don't just want a country, but strong ideas where in a country and what routes to take when we hike.

In my mind I have a vague idea of doing some hiking from hut to hut in Norway, Sweden, Switzerland or similar, but I'm not really sure where to start.
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Sleep systems - pads, bags etc.

What are you side sleepers using? I was thinking of copping this one. It looks like it gets great reviews in regards to comfort but it's apparently a prick to put it back in the sack with some people even ripping the sack.
The nemo air pads are the thickest listed on REI; maybe I'll look into that instead.
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Hello /out/, serious question - how do you deal with aggresive dogs? Do you have any stories?
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/Out/ Generational representatives

th (4)
Dick Proenoekke - greatest generation
Ted Kaczynski- silent generation
Chris Knight/Tim Treadwell - boomer
Alexander Supertramp - gen x
????? millennial
?????? zoomer

Pic related the eternal boomer
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Tallinn snow cover

Anyone near Tallinn know how much snow is on the ground around the city. Planning on camping there in a few days
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What are the best /out/ jobs?
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I am a wannabe computer programmer who lives in a house in the suburbs. Recently I've been thinking about how living in the modern world has made humankind soft, weak and dependent on artificial power processes. My upbringing involved the outdoors only as much as was convenient. Never have I truly lived outside of industrial society. As of right now, if the electricity went out tomorrow I would probably die within a month or so. This is not how we should be living.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to learn basic survival skills? Obviously having food in storage and learning how to use firearms is my first step. But beyond that I have no idea. Is there some kind of definitive book I can obtain to learn all I need? Like I said, I live in the suburbs and don't think I can really learn to farm or raise livestock here. I'd like to save up money and someday get away from this rotten world but that's going to take a long time.

tl;dr help a nerd who grew up indoors learn to survive outdoors
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Please spend $6,000,000 on overpriced Yuppie crap: the website
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Do you guys gather local flora? I'm looking into it right now. Kinda want stuff I can dry and hoard like for spices or tea. Any recommendations what to look out for? Any stories?
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do you go /out/ with friends? or do you go solo like a loser?
>tfw i have no /out/ friends to collect mushrooms with
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ITT: Wild Birds and other animals you've seen while /out/

Been a while since we've had a thread like this. Post your pics of birds and other animals you've seen while outdoors! Since my interest is birding, I've got plenty of pics of birds, but I've also seen coyotes, bobcats, deer, and other small mammals (chipmunks, squirrels, river otters, etc.) So post your pics and stories related to wildlife encounters here. Also post here for ID help and photography tips etc.

Pic related, American Kestrel I saw recently.
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Post your innawoods pics

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I've never hunted before and I dont have any hunting friends to teach me. I feel like hunting is a kind of sport where your daddy has to teach you how to get into it but I never had that.
I'd like to hunt deer and maybe waterfowl and other shit in the future. I was thinking about picking up a Remington 870 and just going at it on public lands next deer season. I dont really want to splerg a bunch of money on equipment like stands and that right yet. Just me, a pack, a gun, and a good knife, I think I can just spend more later when I get into it.
Is there anything wrong with just winging it by yourself? Do you think I should start with something other than deer? Any tips?
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>Go on yearly out road trip with bros
>friend self invites his new gf this year

How do I tell him hes a dickhead for not asking us first
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Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed was the most /out/ pioneer. He traveled the country living in the woods and planting trees. He was truely a philosopher of the /out/ ways.
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Tell me something that could save my life one day.
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Swagman Poncho

I was googling what those coats were called that aussies wear, swagman jacket, and this poncho was one of the hits. I liked the looks of it but the buckle in the front. I live in wet weather, pacific coast.
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yuru camp
is there any other /out/-approved anime besides the obvious one?
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Anyone here car camp? I have a large suv and I’m thinking of throwing some stuff together in it to make weekend long fishing trips really easy.
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The Colorado guy who killed a mountain lion - the aftermath

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>Tfw europoor
>Tfw when only "outdoors" are parks and gardens
>Tfw theres only Village after city after village after village after city after city
>Altough west europe is rich and pretty i envy americans who can hike for days in a natural park only an hour from their house.
but hey atleast i didnt get shot in uni
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catskils conditions?

anyone know what the current conditions at the catskills are? (microspikes, snowshoes, or crampons & ice axe?)
I'm thinking of doing an overnight this weekend. Also, in the winter time, are you allowed to summit camp on slide or hunter mountain (>3500 ft)?
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So /out/ have you had any accidents while innawoods?
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These noisy fucks are ruining my hearing every night during summer.

What are some ways of getting them either away from my window or out of our back yard?
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Killing animals with your bare hands

Screenshot 2019-02-15 at 5.23.00 PM
How /out/ is that?
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Large bag general Need help with a new pack

This is my kelty falcon 4000 and this pack has always served me well and is very durable and very reliable however I am running into some issues

I need help finding something about ≈10L bigger
I would like it to also be
>Less than 400
>Preferably not in a ultrafag Uber bright color
>No molle larping fag shit on it
>Water proof zippers (but not really needed)
Also preferably not super super wide.
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Did you father go /out/ with you? How's your relationship
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What are your thoughts on Timothy Treadwell/Grizzly Man? For those of you who are not familiar with him, here's a page that has some details on him:

Personally not much of a fan. I would say that the Helicopter pilot in this video probably has the most concise analysis of Treadwell that I've seen:
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is it possible to live 100% off grid? as in no wageslaving for property taxes, maintenance, etc?
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It's getting spooky out there boys and girls.
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Knife oil

What do you beloved lads use to oil your knives?
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Does anyone else love these outdoor strolls through theme parks?
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What was it like for you when you decided to be more /out/?
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The team of the strongest high-altitude climbers from Kazakhstan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan is preparing for a new attempt to climb the eight-thousander K2 in winter 2019.
Alex Txikon will also head for K2 in winter.
To nowdays, the second highest peak of the planet, K2 (8611 m), located in Karakorum on China-Pakistan border, is the only eight-thousander, which no one climbed in winter.

Will they succeed this time?
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Have you ever taken a gril /out/?
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/out/ global map

The map on the sticky is dead.
I wanted to make a new one. A database with routes, fishing spots, /out/ reccomended stores and such, but what do I use?

MyMaps or Zeemaps?

>can add everything to your google maps app
>detailed routes
>few users can edit, it would be slow since I planned to use a google forms system to add user submitted routes

>user-based, anybody can edit ay any time
>no need to have a moderator
>outdated and non-informative
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Freedive training

Hey /out/,
Been scuba diving for a long time. Wife dives too, but gets serious nitrogen buildup. She dives twice in the morning and passes out thru the afternoon. So, switching to freediving so she can snorkel at the surface while I can get some bottom time without having to get a tank and haul a bunch of gear out.
Will be taking the official PADI freediving course next month, but I’ve started swimming and breath training at the local gym.
Some questions for the board:

>How far /long do you swim at the gym?
Currently most I’ve been doing is 600m at the gym pool, usually between 400-500m
>Should I do more? Up to 1km?

> need more ideas for breath training/getting more use out of air in lungs

Currently doing O2 and CO2 tables as part of dry training exercise when I’m out of the water. Can hold my breath up to 1:30 out of water & sitting still, though I think less than 30 seconds when in the water and swimming. Current personal best is 25’ down unassisted, 33’ down assisted with a line, and 40-45m in the pool.

Any other training advice that would help me stay down longer appreciated.

Cross-posted to /fit
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Im going to be cooped alone for a couple days. I hope to get /out/ a bit, but its doubtful. Please recommend some comfy or creepy out videos or podcasts that I can listen to while cooped up
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Hunting for sport/trophy hunting

I don't know if this is the right place for this but,does anyone else feel disgusted by people who hunt animals for sport?
Like,i can get it if you hunt infrequently and make sure to get the most out of the hunted animal (meat,fur,) but something about killing animals just for fun fills me with a mix of absolute sadness and anger
Anyone else feel this way?
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Spent 2 1/2 weeks on the AT during the polar vortex, AMA
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Environmental Activism

They're building a massive windpark a few hours drive away from where I live.
240 km of construction road is being built straight through previously untouched, wild nature. Contruction vehicles will be driving up and down that road with equipment until the massive thing stands finished in 2020.

I hate this but I can't really do much about it alone
Is there any large, active and preferably "extreme" eco activists groups in Europe I can tip off about this?
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Urbex thread

This is from tonight, way in without breaking anything. There was also a ladder for roof access but it had been cut about 9ft up making it inaccesable which was disappointing
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US National Parks visitor statistics for 2017

The 2018 numbers are late due to the shutdown, but here are the 2017 statistics. Which parks are overrated, underrated, etc.? How many, if any, have you visited yet, /out/?

>1. Great Smoky Mountains (Tennessee; North Carolina) - 11,338,893
>2. Grand Canyon (Arizona) - 6,254,238
>3. Zion (Utah) - 4,504,812
>4. Rocky Mountain (Colorado) - 4,437,215
>5. Yosemite (California) - 4,336,890
>6. Yellowstone (Wyoming; Montana; Idaho) - 4,116,524
>7. Acadia (Maine) - 3,509,271
>8. Olympic (Washington) - 3,401,996
>9. Grand Teton (Wyoming) - 3,317,000
>10. Glacier (Montana) - 3,305,512. Note - contiguous with Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada (568,807). Combined total: 3,874,319


>11. Joshua Tree (California) - 2,853,619
>12. Bryce Canyon (Utah) - 2,571,684
>13. Cuyahoga Valley (Ohio) - 2,226,879
>14. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes (Hawaii) - 2,016,702
>15. Hot Springs (Arkansas) - 1,561,616
>16. Arches (Utah) - 1,539,028
>17. Shenandoah (Virginia) - 1,458,874
>18. Mount Rainier (Washington) - 1,415,867
>19. Gateway Arch (Missouri) - 1,398,188
>20. Death Valley (California; Nevada) - 1,294,827
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Ei /out/, landlet here.
I'm trying to get a grip on all the necessary informations to buy land without getting scammed and I thought that maybe anons who own land could help me and people like me who would like to buy land.
I'm particularly interested in buy land in Europe (I'm italian) but feel free to use this thread to discuss about other parts of the world too.
To start the thread, what should I get the idrt tested for, before buying?
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>be me
>be right now
>lonely as fuck
>try to make fire
>want yummy smores and such to fight off the loneliness
>fire dies
>too much of a LARPer to save it
>get drunk to make it hurt less

i just want it to be warm outside again. i know a real outdoorsman would suck it up and go all the time, but the winter has been really fucking with my mood, and all of the holidays make it more clear how much of a lonely autist i am. i miss the flowers and sunshine. now it's just me and all my flaws
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I have got 50$ After monthly expenses, what do I get that is /out/ related
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thoughts on permaculture?
my grandparents are too old to cultivate their small plot so they told me I can do whatever I want with it, provided they will get some potatoes and strawberries.
I was thinking of trying permaculture over there. Does it even make sense to start it on such a small plot? Entire land is like 1.7acres but I'd assume maybe only 0.5acre is good for gardening use. Also, how do I get started with permaculture?
Also I wanted to clear the pond, tear down the old dock and build a new one. Any tips on how I should get started? I'm a city dweller and don't have much experience doing these /out/ things
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Dry bags!

Planning a 3 day backpacking trip and planning on hanging my food. What’s a good size dry bag for a 3 day trip for 3 people?
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Alright fellas, tell me some good places to go /out/ in central Florida, and what you like to do there :)
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There is any way to get free printable maps online?
Im not american, so getting maps in my country is kind of a mess.
How do you guys get maps online?
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Anyone here ever /out/ with a horse? What was the experience really like? Any advantages or disadvantages to having one or more traverse the landscape with you?
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Tennessee zone 7 here. Just pulled a tick off of myself and it's barely mid february. Is this a sign of the end times?
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Haha yep!
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Help to Survive in Venezuela- Urgent

I need to store gasoline, food and water. There will be massive shortages within the next weeks and I'm worry that this will aggravate the humanitarian crisis exponentially. I fear my family could starve to death if we don't organise ourselves, which is why I'm looking for help here and others sites, but this is my first try.

Considering internet is as cheap as gasoline in here, I'm going to take advantage of both, to learn survival skills and learn tips. And we need to buy so many things for the next week. We can not buy canned food because it's extremely expensive, which is why we have thought about buying meat and put salt to it so it can be preserved for more time.

I'm trying to survive for the next months. What I have in advantage is that I see gasoline shortage as reality right now, therefore I can buy dozens of gallons of gasoline because it's cheap. What I don't know is how and where to store it. First I need to buy the bottles or drum cotainers, and I don't have money enough money to buy drums containers, as they costs 30 USD for a 52,8-gallons (200 liters) plastic container. 30 USD is a LOT of money for me. Of course I wish I could buy ten or twenty 52,8-gal containers, but I don't have the money but buying them would solve a lot of problems for me. So the next option will be to buy bottles of milk of 0,475 gallons (1,8 liters), which are a little cheaper but storing them will be a lot more difficult and will take more space and I don't know whether these milk bottles can store gas. I think I can store a lot of gasoline which later could be exchanged for food as gas becomes more scarce and expensive. 15 gals of gas costs $1 here right now and in the future it could be 1 dollar per gal.

These are the 0,475 gallons bottles
Each costs between $0,2 and $0,3

These are the 52-gal containers
Each costs $30

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I want to live in the coldest (on average) possible region of the States that also has the most snowfall on average, but am conflicted because some regions have 180ish days of snowfall but it's never shit tons. I basically want to suffer and buy some land away from people. Are there any map overlay websites that combine maps you can import, like a multilayered laminated map would in real life?
For anyone else looking for really snowy regions without people, your options typically come down to the Keweenaw Peninsula or rural Maine / inland Alaska, but land prices here tend to be well over $1,000/acre.
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/out/ stove thread

I found pic related in a thrift store recently for 4 bucks. It's some kind of Trangia knockoff called Winterial. No burner came with it but replacement Trangia alcohol burners can be found for 10 bucks or so.

I'm going to Alaska in August and will be doing a combination of car camping and backpacking. Will this stove be good enough for both? I also have a Whisperlite international which I was originally thinking of using because it can run on unleaded gasoline but I hate the fact that it is either off or vaporizing your food. At least with an alcohol stove the heat is easy to titrate. Also, backpacking/camping stove general, post about yours.
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problem with my cooking equipment + cooking general

haven't been /out in years, but I plan to do a trip this summer: pic related is my cookware, is there a way to disperse the heat more evenly?
I've tried to make a fried egg in the lid/pan thing, but it got way too hot in the middle area over the flame and the egg immediately started bubbling.

The gas was already on the lowest setting.
I've been thinking about this metal nets from chemistry class, would they do the job?

Also, as I don't want to kill a thread just for my problem: this is a general thread, show your cook stuff!
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Overlanding thread?

Been a while since we had one.
Is anyone out on the road in an extended trip?
Any plans for spring?
Dream rig?
I myself prefer small rigs that can get way off grid
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19th Century Wostenholm Bowie replica
Last thread was fun and informative.
What is your favorite handle material and style?
Discussion, nice pics, maybe learn something.
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/out/ Flashlight

Previous Thread: >>1386858
Comfy /out/ edition
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ID on Jacket

Anyone know what jacket Joe's wearing?
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gear belts (tacticool fanny packs)

Does anyone here use a warbelt/battle belt for hiking and camping gear? I used to have a set of ALICE suspenders set up for trips when I'd be spending only one or two nights in the woods, ended up being more comfy than any of the small backpacks I had. The metal clips can chafe depending on what else I'm wearing, so I've been thinking about upgrading to a more modern setup.

Here's a video about some modern warbelts, for anyone unfamiliar with the concept:
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Danner M 600
W-why do they put sponges inside waterproof boots, or any boots? If water does get in through the top you can't just wipe it dry and change socks and depending on the situation you could have damp shoes for days that wet and new socks you put on in minutes.
Sounds miserable desu
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First time best hunter

>going black bear hunting in late 2019
>Have no equipment besides Winchester 70 (iron sights, 30-06), and camo

What else do I need? I’m going to bait, just don’t know what to use for that. I also know I need a stand (Portable one with little/no building, I’ll be on public land) that’s cheap so I can just leave it out in the woods.

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Does anybody recognise this makers mark?
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Shitty trips

What is the shittiest/worst trip you had while camping? Ill start
>be me a high school pleb
> me and my group of friends love learning about things like navigation geology biology chemistry etc.
>have some other kids in school ask us to take them camping with us (i was against because rich kids are spoiled kids)
>plan the route and location we all know well so nobody gets lost
>learn the normies about the outside and make shelter
>have classic high school things happening while on the trip
>part 2 below
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What are the best outdoor stoves for backpacking?
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>he doesnt bring a gun while /out/
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What’s in your bug out bag?
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ok /out/ there are no excuses now, you can enlist and do what you love:

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I'm kinda new to this are, anyone know of any cool /out/ places or things to do?
I usually hike around Tomales bay and Sonoma state park. I would love to find a low key camp spot that isnt the KOA or filled with homeless vagabonds or mountain lions
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What is the absolute most warm tent I could purchase for under $500?
I can never stay fucking warm when sleeping in a tent despite multiple layers and a nice sleeping bag. Going to try getting a more insulated tent next. Any rec's?
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So, story time.
>Be me
>Saving up cash because I'm about to lose my job
>Company is retrenching one person per month, lowest performing individuals
>Been 8 months, still have my job, but only 5 people left in the team
>Neighbour gets arrested on Monday, growing insane amounts of weed
>Wasn't even stealthy about it. Just up in his greenhouse
>Wife comes to me today, asks if I wanna buy the greenhouse so she can pay bail
"I'll think about it. Let me get back to you after work" I say.
>Greenhouse is 3m x 6m, roof is 2m - 3m(apex), looks something like this pic, but no door and opaque plastic for a cover, no covers infront or at the back
>Pretty shoddy greenhouse. Dude welded it out of 25x25mm 1.6mm thin square tubing. Welds are solid and neat though.
>Cover is slightly damaged and quite dirty (cops pulled the cover off and it got muddy, and the mud baked into the plastic yesterday)
>After some consideration, I decide I'll buy the greenhouse just to help her pay bail.
>Moved it to my yard, there's hardly any place where I get more than 5 hours direct sunlight per day on account of huge ass trees

So now I'm sitting with a decent sized greenhouse, and I have no idea what to do with it. I've done hydroponics before as a hobby, but nothing serious. Still have most of the equipment.

Should I put some money into building more hydroponics grow beds, and try to make a living off of this? Not sure what I can grow in here, and winter is around the corner

Tl;dr: can I make money off of a 3x6m shoddy greenhouse, and how?
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Sup y'all. I'm looking for recommendations for backpacks that are decently water-resistant/water proof with good covered zippers. I'm looking at pic related, but I'm not sure about the quality.
>The conditions I will be in will be incredibly rainy, and maybe very damp/wet ground where my bag would be left. While yes, I could just buy a dry bag, I'm looking for something with pockets so I can partition wet gear from what I want to keep dry.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Any Britbong anglers around?

Here's a carp I had last weekend.
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ITT: Urban Exploration Stories

ITT: Urban Exploration Stories

>Be me a few months ago
>Live in Las Vegas near flood drain/tunnel system
>Friend and I get the idea to go explore it one night
>We hop over our community wall, down a ramp, and make it to the abyss like entrance
>We start walking through it
>Was dark as shit, even our high powered flashlights couldn't find the end of the tunnel
>There was literally garbage everywhere
>We thought we would run into a hobo
>Cars would drive over the manholes, making loud "thud thud" noises and spook us
>There was graffiti all over the walls, not sure if it was just art or actual gang markings
>Some of it was from a few days before we went in
>That spooked us even more
>Water would leak from the roof
>It was a hot and humid enviornment
>After 15 min of walking, we made it to an opening
>We climb the ladders and find ourselves alongside the highway
>No way to cross the street or make it to a cross walk
>We could see the now open flood drains follow alongside the highway
>We thought that it would continue to follow the highway, but we decided to comeback later with bikes to follow the drains through

A few days later
>Like 4 AM
>Friend and I meet at the wall where we jumped before
>We lift the bikes over and start biking down the ramp into the tunnel
>Make it to the first opening and start following alongside the highway
>Drains get lower and lower about every half mile we travel
>After 30ish min, we make it to a point where the highway intersects with the interstate
>Past this, we didn't know where we were at specifically
>Drains began to lead away from the highway and interstate
>We were at the backside of warehouses and companies, including a taxi service
>All was silent
>We could literally hop over a small fence and take a peek inside
>Friend has to take a massive shit
>Go home

Can't wait to go back
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West coast trail

Anyone here done the WCT? I'm doing it in May. Any tips?
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/out/ general

Post anything outdoors related.
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