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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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Why do people carry a hatchet or large knife to process wood when hiking in? I always just collect deadfall, and leave anything that’s too big for me to break up by propping one end on a rock and stomping or jumping on it
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Skiing and Snowboarding General
Well gang, it's that time of year again...

>what you're skiing
>where you're skiing
>goal # of days
>what you want to learn/improve this year
>anything else you want

>Salomon QSt 98s
>Lookout Pass, Schweitzer, Red Mountain for Dec. - Mid Jan., then New England resorts mid and late season as I will be back in the Northeast.
>40 (I have lots of PTO)
>180's, 360's, hopefully some small cliff drops, getting better at powder and glades skiing, being able to carve deeper, being able to ski moguls fast and elegantly. This is my third season and I've skied a ton seasons 1 and 2, so ready to take my skills to the next level.
>my stoke level is extremely high, I've been carefully husbanding my PTO all year and will be taking almost all of December off.

Also as a general thought, I love skiing smaller resorts with short lift lines and deep powder. Way too many people go to marquee resorts and it kinda kills the experience. I'm honestly most stoked for sidecountry powder at Lookout Pass (hello new expansion and 400+ inches of powder annually!).
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Do people remove their toenails?
I was thinking would it be bad? Seems they just cause toe pain when hiking.

Specifically I was trying many hiking boots and it seems no matter how large a size I got, when I try hitting the fronts into the ground it pains my toe.

Not sure if I’ve damaged it or what but I feel like removing my toenails would help.
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Boy scouts
how was your experince in boyscouts.It was fun for me.I hope it was for you
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>trailhead starts at 13000

do intermountain anons really?
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Skis for $30?
It says they are size 180 and I have no clue what that means but should I get them? Is it worth the price?

I am 5 foot 8
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The Appalachian Mountains are in fact superior to the Rocky Mountains.
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Hey anons! So I was going to the pantry to get some more hot chip, when I came across this specimen. Any advice on how to grow it?
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Ski season has started, yet I'm not seeing any of you fags out here
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Help me get laid, where was this photo taken?
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Beginner Gear General - Poor Fag Edition
I wanted to make a thread for General new gear and where to get it. Also for Larpers and Woodsman alike to avoid the pit falls I fell into when choosing gear for the first time over 2 years ago. i'll try to aim for a good gear loadout under 200$. Also any criticisms or better options should be talked about here.

Ill first go by stating the things no anon should ever cheap out on.
you should aim for boots over 200$ price range eventually, but if you are just getting started buy military surplus boots. But If you can avoid do not buy the recent desert tan army boots that run 20$. They have very thick soles and no ankle support , its a good way to give yourself a sprang ankle, they are also not very breathable or water proof. But I used them for a year so they are workable but do have a week or 2 brake in period.

Next is backpacks I see many on here choose a military surplus backpack, My experience with a US military molle 2 rucksack is that its usable at best but too heavy. Military sacrifices price and quality material for an indestructible pack that an idiot can't destroy. You are better off with a used frame backpack or internal backpack.

I have found that most milltary backpacks are around 65-120$ a used backpacking bag is around 20$ on I hear you say that you don't want to stand out in the woods , I would say their are plenty of waterproof rain flys for your bag that come in non-IRreflective camo for 45$ or a Chinese rain fly for 10$ on amazon, which are better than what ever camo you were thinking about buying any how. A good capacity is 65 liters, this is considered 3 day bag but if your smart you can fit rations for a full week in it. 55 liters is fine but the limit for fitting a sleeping bag and not limiting the gear you might want to take. Finally you need to have a waist support for your backpack as well as a frame , this should go without saying a duffel bag is a pain to hull around 5 miles.
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Newbie off-grid
I've had enough of cities, they are awful and cramped. 85% of all countries are considered "developing" aka corrupt dumps and no one bats an eye. The UK economy is crashing rapidly and soon we'll all be living in poverty in new build pods. Well screw that, I know a lost cause when I see one. I live in Scotland so land is quite expensive. Any tips on escaping the rat race lads?
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Semi-regular History/LARP thread
Because real LARPers are more /out/ than you.

What are your upcoming /out/outings or events? Recent projects? New kit?

Pic is a Western European back frame, 11th to 12th century.
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Can I bring a knife into Canada
Will I run into any legal issues bringing picrel (SRK carbon v) into Canada.

I will be backpacking in Glacier on the American side of the border, as well as going to Waterton Lakes on the Canadian side. This is the knife that I typically carry, as well as a small folding pocket knife as backup/every day use.

Does anybody know? I’m not trying to get into trouble over a bs rule I don’t know about
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Knife Containment Thread
Sell me a neck knife. Morakniv wants $30 for an eldris, is there anything better for about the same price or anything just as good cheaper?
Also, a Morakniv classic with a custom keather or kydex sheath is about $70. Any knife in a similar style that's better for the price? i need something no longer than 3" for local legal reasons that's good as an all-arounder knife but can be choked down on for finer work.
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/HGM/ Homegrowenmen Thread 359
USDA Hardiness Zone Map:


Koppen Climate Map:

Search terms:
Agrarian, Agriculture, Agrology, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquaponics, Berkeley Method Hot Composting, Cold Frames, Companion Planting, Composting, Container Gardening, Core Gardening Method, Cultivation, Deep Water Culture (DWC), Dry Farming, Espalier, Farmer's Market, Forest Gardening, Forestry, Fungiculture, Geoponics, Greenhouses, Homesteading, Horticulture, Hot Boxes, Hugelkultur, Humanure, Hydroponic Dutch Bucket System, Hydroponics, Keyhole Garden, Korean Natural Farming, Kratky Method, Landscaping, Lasagna Gardening, Ley Farming, Market Garden, Mulching, No-till Method, Ollas Irrigation, Orchard, Permaculture, Polyculture, Polytunnels, Propagation, Rain Gutter Garden, Raised Beds, Ranch, Rooftop Gardening, Ruth Stout Garden, Sharecropping, City Slicker Composting, Shifting Cultivation, Soil-bag Gardening, Square Foot Gardening, Stale Seed Bed, Sugar Bush, Truck Farming, Vermiculture, Vertical Gardening, Window Frame Garden, Windrow Composting, Alpaca, Snail, Toad, Trumpeter, Turkey, Worm

Previous shitty thread >>2483706
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Rock Climbing General #27: Alpine Mode
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.

Off-belay: >>2447025

Jonathan Siegrist sends Kinder Cakes:
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/Out/ings With a Pipe Thread
frozen lock pipe
Multipurpose Tool Edition

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 corncob pipe and a pouch of either Captain Black 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 $25, still. God help you.

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 >>2434982
Come on in and get comfy.
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Fishing & Tackle Thread
#461-“Thankful for Fishin” Edition

Previous Thread:

janny pls…

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

New Bong Fishin Guide

First for best telescopic rod is the one you exchanged for a 3pc.

Talk about fishin
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excited for out
Why is ice axes so goddamn expensive
it literally is just a curved piece of steel ffs
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What do you think happened white mountain bros?

>The search is continuing Tuesday in Franconia Notch for a missing hiker from Massachusetts.

>Emily Sotelo, 19, from Westford, was dropped off for a hike Sunday morning at Lafayette Place campground by her mother and has not been seen since. She had intended to hike Mount Lafayette, Mount Haystack and Mount Flume.
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All I can think about is kayak fishing every single minute of every day. Helluva hobby to get into, anons (I am active on the Virginia coastal waters -- red drum, sheepshead, speckled trout, flounder, black drum, cobia, and tautog are my prey).
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Blot Outdoors
Does /out/ look down on urban stealth-camping?
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rate my setup
some german influencers are publishing the second season of a self proclaimed survival challenge and i can't believe (you) aren't toasting ab/out/ it. even my grandma is watching 7vsWild. It is about seven contestants enduring seven days in the wilderness with only a few items and gopros for documentation. Last year's season was filmed in sweden and it is quite mkay. This year it's located on panama's isla san josé.
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Chinese Camping Gear That Turned Out Better Than Expected?
It's a known fact that most of the camping gear we buy is made in China, and local companies just import and slap their logo and add 3 times the markup. What is some Chinese camping gear you've bought that turned out better than expected and surpassed your expectations?
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What’s your favorite style of camping, on a scale of car camping to multi-day hikes? I think there’s kind of a ratio of how much comfort to adventure you prefer. My sweet spot for enjoyable camping is hiking in, but to a place only a couple miles from the car. I particularly like places where it’s a steep climb over a somewhat short distance, so you get a comfy campsite with a nice view. That way it’s not boring like just car camping but the distance is also short enough that you can have a heavy pack with “unnecessary” comforts like beer or a thick air mattress. What do you think?
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Urbex General
I've got some shots from a while ago from some old industry buildings. Got a bunch if anyone is interested.

Also general Urban exploring, stalker, etc. thread
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Milsurp /out/ gear
What are some good sites for milsurp outdoors gear? I've had good experiences with army surplus world but they're selection is limited and half of it is cheap pakistani knockoff milsurp
Also feel free to post your milsurp gear and what you use it for
Signed - The king of the shortbus
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How much rust protection will I get from forcing a patina on a 1066 blade as apposed to stainless steel blade.
Passed out in my tent my with knife in it's leather sheeth outside in the grass and the morning dew got to it, Was easy enough to rub off though.
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Sustainable outdoors gear with as little plastic as possible?
Former suburb city fag here. The more time I spend outdoors, the more I become sensitive on sustainability and eco friendliness. I've become fan of brands like Fjallraven that often use their G-1000 mix with cotton on many of their products and I want to know if you know any other brands that make the effort in incorportating natural fabrics in the apparel? Especially for alpine/xc ski and mounteneering apparel
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Jacket thread; It's getting cold out there again.
How much warmer is the atom AR over the LT? If I have an AR in medium do I need to get one of their shell jackets in Large, or do they adjust for that already? I'm looking at a Beta LT over an atom AR. The AR would be upgrading my LT. I want a little more insulation.
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How do I find things to do outside?
Hi /out/, I'm a newfag and wanted to talk to you guys about a conundrum that I'm currently in. All of my old hobbies like gaming and watching movies is basically dead in the water at this point, and I wanted to start cultivating some new hobbies in the outdoors. My issue is that I live in NYC and I don't really know where to start. There's an outdoors club at my school but it's basically all just normie supremes and obnoxiously left leaning. What can I do to cultivate these hobbies and make friends who share them? Sorry if this isn't a normal post on this board either, I am a newfag.
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>Hi welcome to REI can I help you find anything today?
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Anyone here has successfully dealt with Computer/Internet/Drugs addiction?
Well, I'm on 4chan so I don't expect much.

And yes, this is /out/ related.. I WANT TO GET OUT OF THIS PLACE and stop accessing any other type of junk websites before it is too late.

I've tried giving many chances to 4chan before, but right now I don't even know what the hell I'm still doing here. It feels like some kind of crippling old addiction ... and I'm turning old already.

I've tried to get out of all the media through drugs and basically archiving stuff offline for personal use. I'm talking seriously -- no masturbation (through the computer); no media (unless personal necessary stuff); no political websites (ok maybe just 1 daily journal); NOTHING.

A very clean digital hygiene.

Recently, I got hooked into hard drugs and antibiotics and it's been like hell to get out. I read some brain damage experiences in places like Erowid and bluelight...

I just want out. A complete change of lifestyle / country.

Anyone here who can at least relate to my situation or passed through this?
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New /out/ State rankings just dropped now we can get rid of the old troll one.
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This thread is for people who would like to live, or are already living, completely or partially off their land in a self sufficient way.
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Multitool Thread
Show me your best multitool and tell me why you think it's the perfect one for you.
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Livestock Thread
Hi, /out/. My family has some land about 30 acres and we know fuck all about it. We own mineral rights but it's pretty much just ash juniper and limestone.
Can I raise goats or sheep on it? How to raise goats & sheep?
Basically we would like to turn it into income producing land. Pls hlp thx
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ifak / individual first aid kit
i bought a generic ifak online for abt 70 bucks, felt pretty scammed cause the onlything that was good was the israeli bandage and the quickclot

do you have any suggestions on what i should add to my ifak? superglue and a nice torniquet is on my list of what to buy.
websites that sell generic medical supplies (ointment, suitures, scalpal blades, etc etc) are very welcome!
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hey /out/

How feasible and efficient would expandable and adjustable bicycles be? Imagine if you get a bicycle at the age of 5-6 and rather than getting a new bicycle. You just adjust the lengths of the bicycle frame. Tyres would still have to be replaced depending on their height.

redpill me on this
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The ACTUAL worst creature of the outdoors. Worse than ticks, worse than mosquitoes, worse than flies, worse than anything on this God-forsaken planet except probably sand fleas. Whenever someone complains about normie tutorial mode pests like mosquitoes, it tells me they don't know true suffering.
>too small to be seen by the naked eye or be felt crawling on your skin
>bites take 12+ hours to show symptoms so you won't even know where you got the chiggers from
>never just one, always dozens of them
>bites are maddeningly itchy and will wake you up in your sleep
>scabs are incredibly easy to open, get infected just as easily
>takes over 2 weeks to heal, and that's in the best case, due to the nature of the wound and the quantity of bites, in reality if you scratch you will extend the healing time to 2+ months
>bites easily leave scarring, enjoy your permanent reminder
After my first chigger experience I simply regret every breath wasted complaining about other pests.
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Hunting and getting your own meal in the wilderness
bow hunter in the woods
Hey /out/ers, I wanted to know how hard and viable is to hunt in the wild. I am not talking about hunting for sport, but I mean hunting a bird or a deer with a bow and arrow for food. I really wanted to know how hard it is to kill, skin and prepare wild animals for consumption. Just thought about it, both physically and mentally, as I've never went out for hunting nor I needed to kill something to eat it.
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/out/ jobs
FS Flickr_FS Employees_Apache Sitgreaves_USDA Lance Chung
I finally am at a point in my life where I'm starting to look for careers instead of just jobs. I realized that I needed to start looking into something like a trade school, which is my plan. However given that I'm looking at choosing things that I may be doing for the rest of my life, I'd like to see if there are any /out/ jobs that would involve me camping while on the job or some neat shit like that. I'm also interested in seasonal opportunities as it might be a way to keep making money while doing something I enjoy away from my main job. Mainly just trying to see if there are any other interesting opportunities before I just jump into a trade school. As far as what I'm interested in doing, some sort of manual labour or fire lookout or something would be great. Ideally lonely or with a small group.
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How good are your bow skills, /out/?
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want to get into climbing
wild country parthian
Does anyone have any experience with these ?
I found them for 30$ and thought I should maybe get them.
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Nordic countries /out/ thread
Discussion and imageposting for nordchads
Going out is ingrained into the culture here so hopefully good discussion about places, national parks, hiking, kayaking, cabins, etc
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Thinking about getting these boots. They match the color of the hairtie I use for my manbun. What do ya'll think?
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How hard is it to sail a boat? I'm buying a Catalina and know shit about them
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What are these tracks?
Just wondering if anyone knew what animals these were from. In my area, I know there is coyote, many deer, and a concerning wild boar or feral swine population; there is, also, outside dogs on my property, so I am thinking that some of these tracks rather belong to them than coyote, though I have no idea.
Thank you for all the help!
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Deer Hunters
Only a couple days left in the rut, you got your buck yet?

I hunt for meat but not trophies, saw my first buck of the season this week, and missed him twice, have never missed. pisses me off.

I've gotten a couple of smaller does, and with only about 40 days left in the season, can only hope I can get 6 more out of the 9 acres i hunt. I just put feeders up yesterday for the first time..

I'm hunting in a kind of bowl nestled up to a mountain, have a game trail that runs through an old farm pond and dried up creek, the pond holds just enough water to be a watering hole this time of year, have put my feeders in the dry parts of the pond.. Hoping to head out here in about 20 minutes and get lucky.

was using trails end estrous mix the other day when I pulled the buck in, hoping i can have similar results today.
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Why do people like kukris so much?
I bought myself a kukri a year or so ago, used it extensively as a camp duty tool. It really seems like a neat idea in theory but in practice it just doesn't work for me no matter how hard I try. It's too cumbersome to be a good replacement for a knife, it's too light to be a good replacement for a hatchet. It's also a pain in the ass to take care of due to the fact that it has a recurve shape. The only scenario where it's actually reasonable to use it is clearing slightly thick branches or really thick weeds where a regular machete doesn't have enough weight to cut through. I can't count how many times I found myself wishing I packed proper tools instead. Why are people so obsessed about these things? Have I fallen for a meme?
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What does /out/ think about van life?
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Would you guys rather have some land and a bigger house in SC, NC or VA or would you rather have a normal home in WA, UT or ID?

Is it worth sacrifice in property to have access to great public lands?
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What are the steps one must follow to disapear completely off the grid?
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small stove
Anyone used this or a simlair thing?
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Thoughts on sailboats? Any tips for a novice sailor?

I'm in the Puget Sound, Washington area & I've been contemplating getting a sailboat for years.
I seem to have a good opportunity since my uncle is selling one of his sailboats. I'll go sailing tomorrow morning for a couple hours for the first time.
The boat is a Catalina 27.

Anyone here has experience & knowledge they'd like to share?
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I think im gonna do it fellas, I finally have the money and resources to make it happen albeit on. shoestring budget
I'm gonna buy 2-3 acres in the woods in oregon and build an offgrid cabin on it
any of you /out/ists taken the offgrid cabin pill yet? howd it go?
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Hurro guys i am trying to make pine needle tea
Due to my investigation this is white pine as it has 5 thingies in each thingy.

The problem is I chopped them up into little pieces and poured hot water over them but there is nothing being released and the water is clear.

What can I do?
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Best vehicles for National Forests?
Live near the saint Joe national forest here in Idaho. Been thinking about getting an old Cherokee for camping. Seems its mostly gravel with a lot of potholes. Video got me interested:
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Winter Layering thread
Post your region and what you choose to wear
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>he adjust his poles mid hike
Please tell me you guys don't actually do this
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>Survival? Yeah I would walk until I hit a road.
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Would the east coast be as based as the west if it had similar population density, proportional wilderness areas, and significantly more old growth forest?
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Idgaf about people that get lost and die
I don’t know what it is about me but if anything it makes me happy they’re dead and I think they usually deserved it

Fuck them stupid retards, they’re usually overprivileged rich people anyway
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I want to go walking in Norway for a month or two between May and August next year, ideally somewhere in the far north around Tromso og Finnmark.
I don't want to stick to paths but I don't want to be wading through should height bogs, not sure if those are a problem outside of the UK.
My experience in Scandinavia is limited to Lillehammer and Svalbard in summer and general experience will just be walking around the UK.
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Everyone. Meet the irishsetter 801. My favorite boot. These guys started at about 165 dollars and after being discontinued went to 180,230,265 dollars for any remaining stock. I have had 4 pairs of these. All worn out now from doing construction work in the mud and welding and beating them up. Abuse on my part. They are light and water resistant and flexible and wear like comfy tennis shoes. I need these but they are unobtanium now. Looking for a replacement now.
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I know it's early, but I need some help getting something nice for my boyfriend this Christmas.
He's a real outdoorsy, nature-loving guy. He spends a lot of time chopping wood, really loves axes/hatchets. He's incredibly into trees and knows a lot about them, an animal lover, just has a deep appreciation for all things nature related and I love that about him so it's what I want to center his main gift on
I can get some small things like new gloves, a beanie, etc, but I want one main gift to really impress him, something unique that isn't a cheesy pocket knife with his name engraved on it. Any and all help is beyond appreciated
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How to meet outdoorsy people, No one to socialize with or talk to.
Advice needed.

I try talking to my family but they just shit on anything I say about my hobbies and discourage me and tell me everything I think and say is stupid.

I’ve learned it’s best to avoid any online communication medium because most people there are just toxic bullies. This includes discord and Reddit, whatever people go on. I genuinely tried for quite a while on these forums with nothing to show for it. I like shitposting but I also want quality friendships and to not have to deal with psychos.

I tried researching Meetups but the only remotely outdoorsy meetup in my area is for hiking, and I think it would be awkward to be stuck with a group of strangers on a 4 hour hike, especially since I’m not outgoing. In addition the Meetup hikes are usually pretty moderate/lame and very far so it isn’t very worth it for me.

I was thinking of doing skiing or snowboarding classes but I basically already know how to do both and it’s a ginormous rip off it seems, plus the only 2 ski places within 1.5 hrs of me are very poorly managed and it seems dumb to pay so much for a ski pass even let alone lessons.

I also wanted to do rock climbing but the good gym is a 25 min drive, and they have weird fucking rules for the lessons I’m actually interested in so I have to wait a year to take them.

The closer by gym is much shittier and they only have extremely basic beginner lessons, which is stuff I already know how to do so I have no real way of improving or meeting anyone, and I don’t even have a climbing buddy. Like yeah I can learn through watching Youtube videos but it gets lonely after a while.

There is a festival 3 hrs away sometime in January for a niche sport im interested in but that seems like a long shot anyway and they might not have lessons at the festival.
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I'm thinking about hiking the Appalachian Trail this year. Has anyone here hiked the AT, CDT or PCT? If so, what was your experience?
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how about fastman
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What happens here
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I'm stuck tossing up between getting a backpack in the style of picrel with MOLLE, or a normal Osprey kind of one.
I guess I think that an Osprey would be the more practical option, being lighter and probably more comfortable. On the other hand, having pouches and stuff attached to my bag is fun, I like the look, and in general I am not opposed to a bit of LARPing. I like the Highlander forces one in the pic but I can only get it in black in Australia, which will get too hot. Anyone know any other good brands?
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Old growth forest on Vancouver Island, Canada that was logged recently
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Survivorman VR: Virtual Reality of the outdoors. What do you all think?
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Does a waterproof hat make sense if you have a goretex hooded jacket?
Outdoor research has their Seattle Sombrero waterproof hat on sale. I'm wondering if these are actually useful if you already own a goretex jacket with a hood.

I'm assuming the hat will have that umbrella effect, keeping rain further away from your face, but then you can't really wear it with a hood, so your neck would be exposed. I'm just curious. It doesn't seem like a perfect solution.
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Snowshoe recommendations
Can someone recommend me a decent pair of snow shoes for around 120 bucks or so? No more than $150. No larpers or skifags, someone that actually has used them. Ill mainly be using them for gentle wooded terrain with 1 to 3ft of snow
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/patch/ thread
>Winter Edition
Post yer patches, discuss yer patches, design yer patches.
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Post Gear
I bet most of you don't even have a decent hatchet, share your "oh shit its the end of the world better go into the woods" gear.
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How do you avoid the crowds Anon?
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Fucking with people innawoods
>be me
>night, in the mountains
>trail runs parallel to road
>some people hanging out along the trail
>I make howling noises to spook them
>one of them comes to investigate
>so I start walking down the road away from them
>seems he is gaining on me
>I hurry up to get away from him
>never got caught
your turn to post stories of fucking with people or being fucked with by people innawoods (or innadesert or innamountains or innaotherwilderness)
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Video Game Thread Pt. 2
Movies has a thread >>2482331

Anime has a thread >>2499527

Now video games will have a thread again. Post your favourite /out/ related video games.
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Would you do the cabin innawoods?

>everything you need and want (within reason)
>never see another person for your entire life
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Another one bites the dust. Do people not plan at all for their hikes?
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hobo tech
the stove of hobo
What is a good hobo stove design? I'm a poorfag living in a country where you can't import fancy twig stoves... I just want something to boil water for tea and also put a sausage over to grill.
Also post other camping hobo tech that might be interesting to build
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Hiking sticks
Do you use hiking sticks/trekking poles?
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Am I too old at 35 to learn and start sailing?

I've always had an interest in owning a sail boat, nothing crazy big max 30ft, but leaning more towards a 20ft summer pleasure boat, I live between Lake eerie, and Ontario so no shortage of space to sail.

I have a 3 year plan to save up and learn to sail between then, is that a possibility with only a little sailing experience? I know the basics of boating, and steering and such already.
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What food to pack?
I used to like to get those mountain house meals and stuff and they are good but nowhere near worth the price.

I have been recently getting cheap foods that have a lot of caloric value for their size/weight and contain lots of carbs (energy). Most of which taste better hot can still be eaten cold in a pinch, or if your just lazy.

What food do you guys bring innawoods?
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4X4 is what ruined the outdoors. Not GPS, not blogs, but giving suburban morons with too much money the ability to drive their lifted trucks full of garbage the final stretch.
If they could only drive as far as the forest service roads, there would be almost no chance of them even going there, let alone getting off their lazy asses and actually walking the "extra" few hours to a trailhead.
Take away their precious wheels and ability to bring a week's worth of beer and watch how quickly the crowds (and their potholes) evaporate.
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What to do with hide
I've got several deer hides I plan on tanning, gonna keep the fur on a few. What should I make? Currently thinking about a belt but need some more ideas.
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>according to greedy, Israel loving boomers, following the blue path on this map is illegal and should be fined by up to $7 million
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planning a camping with my gf
What are things should consider going camping, so this bitch dont go nuts. Besides insect repelling , she fucking hates insects
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Do solo adventure sports exist?
>get into whitewater kayaking
>Injure rotator cuff
>Probably can't kayak anymore for a long time with irritating it

Are there any solo outdoor sports that can be done primarily solo? The main downside to whitewater was having to find people to do it with
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hatchet buying advice
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what hatchets do you guys use and which one do you recommend?
Thinking of buying pic rel Hultafors hatchet H008 SV
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Marc-André Leclerc
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>Spend a decade doing back country solos while everyone wails FUD and its gonna kill him going alone
>dies climbing with a partner
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What your favourite cookset/pot?
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/out/ christmas in 2016
Outs Christmas Gift
Hi /out/
It's been a couple of years since I've been here.
But after all this time has passed I want to come back thank /out/ for your gift.
I don't know if we're still doing wishlists for christmas or if the board has gotten to big for that.

But back in the day we all posted our wishlists in the /out/ christmas thread. My wishlist consisted of just this Mora knife, which some anon bought for me.
That was six years ago. Since then this knife went everywhere with me, it's the only knive I use when I go /out/. I just want to say thank you anon. I appreciate your gift.It's still in use six years later and I will continue to use it for many, many years to come.
Thank you.

Also for the tards: There is not a speck of rust on the blade, it's a patina consisting of olive oil ans beeswax, that's why the blade is so dark.
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Yep, that's why /out/ in the rockies/PNW sucks.
The American West's beauty and popularity was actually its downfall. When your /out/ is so great that it attracts people from all around the world, it's almost inevitable you'll get vandalism on basically all your monuments and plaques.

Meanwhile in my "flyover shithole" which consistently ranked lowest on the "best states for /out/" map, I have literally never seen vandalism like I saw living out west.

Simply put, westerners made a big oopsie by allowing just anyone to go into their /out/, because most humans don't deserve to witness such beauty.
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Is this a rat flea?
Hello, sorry if this is the wrong board, I think this would be the best place to post about this.

I've been having problems with fleas on my house lately. They've already bitten me (and only me) several times. I already bought pesticides and will spray the backyard today, but I'm worried if I might get some disease from them. I need help identifying it. I live on a port city in SE Brazil.

What you're seeing here is one of them, I crushed and rolled it till it stopped moving. It's about 2mm long, yellow brown to black.

What the hell is this? Am I going to die?!
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but it does get lonely sometimes
doesn't it
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>sleeping in a death trap

If you get mauled by bear or assaulted by a shizo in the night you have no way of defending your self or running away
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Mining and Mineral Exploration General - Post your favorite finds while Innawoods
So I am one of the people that loves the outdoors, camping, climbing, kayaking, hiking, etc, but get really bored traveling the same hills or trails that are just walks or challenging climbs.

I wanted something more to do while outdoors so I just picked up on the potential of finding semi-precious stones, gems, and metals while out and about.

Anyone else have photos that show off their finds in the field? Post whatever you find, even if its just a rock that looks odd and has a lot of different layers in them.
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Decent food dehydrator
Any sc/out/s got opinions on food dehydrators?

Looking to make my own meals like

Am curious is anyone here has fucked with brands like nesco, excalibur or cosori. Would like to spend under $200, but if its one of those cases where anything cheaper is gonna suck so bad I'll have to buy another I'd rather buy once cry once.
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PLEASE move to California!
It has the BEST mountains in the world! They are so big and huge and beautiful and wonderful! The real estate prices aren't actually that bad if you are willing to live outside a major city, and it has the most scenic national parks in the WORLD!
Again, I highly suggest anyone interested in mountains and the outdoors to consider moving to California. As an alternate suggestion, I hear Colorado is pretty great too!
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What's your favorite Gucci brand?
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Are timberlands good for out?
Are timberlands appropriate for out stuff?
Hiking in temperate/rainy/windy/humid/cold/hot/dry environments? Those are the ones I'm likely to be in.

I have those boots since before getting into out stuff and if possible I'd like to not have to buy new ones so that I can keep the money for other gear.
I may use wax one them to waterproof them idk
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i have a lady bug inside of my house
Should i get rid of it?

i thought it was cute until it started moving then it spread its nasty wings and started flying up

What do i do?
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/MG/ - Mushroom General
Weimar edition

I went out to a new spot recently but found very little - just some ink caps (Coprinus comatus). Can anyone id the other photo?
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Post waterfalls in your area
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Loud people when hiking?
I was over at Devil’s Lake today. I did some hiking, then walked around the lake. Pretty nice experience, just like all the years before. Only negative is that there are too many people. Too many Indians and Chinese. And just in general, too many loud people. I hate when there are loud people when I hike. Anybody else have similar experiences of obnoxious loud people when outdoors?
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Eat squirrel
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I want to eat a squirrel.
What do I need to know?
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Anyone live in Utah that could discuss usual weather conditions for the state? What part has more cold and what has more heat? Where’s the best place to go camping, hiking? Any good urban areas? Is Salt Lake City even worth visiting?
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It's up, our boy seems like he's on the run
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Why did /out/ get suddenly flooded by normalfag weekend warriors and /k/ tourist dayhikers?

Half the threads are talking about basic bitch things like how to sent up babby's first tent or ironically asking about bringing a yeti or hydroflask
Jesus christ this board is filled with more casuals than now
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I'm considering buying a Filson Mackinaw Cruiser. Any anons ever own one? I'm generally a big fan of wool, and a big fan of stuff that will outlive you. I'm just not sure if it will be warm enough for Canadian winters.
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Is New Jersey a good /out/ state?
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TARPS and ponchos
What are some good tarps?
I'm looking for a tarp that is tough, has the right amount of hook points, is big so I can do fully enclosed configurations, and is waterproof ofc.

I like the dd tarps, all the others I've seen seem Chinese trash, aside from the aqua quest but its expensive as fuck.

Btw why are tarps so expensive in general?

As for ponchos I've only found Chinese tier stuff, the best ones I've found are miltec and helikon tex but they still seem cheap quality.
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What’s the best defense against picrel? Bear spray? 357 magnum? Whistle?
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man, its too fucking cold outside and im broke
what are some measures to take when you have to stand still outside during 4 hours at midnight wearing a summer uniform during november?
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what degree should I go for
if I want to do something /out/? is there any prospects to eventually settling down with a nice salary?
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Creek hut
Ever find bashers like these out in the woods? Pic related was something from a nearby county park this summer
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The older I get, the more I realize that natural fabrics beat the living fuck out of bullshit synthetic blends
>100% wool blankets are way warmer and cozier than polyester blend blankets
>suede and lambskin slippers are way softer than synthetic blend slippers
>smoke smell naturally dissipates from wool making it ideal for a vampire blanket or cigar smoking sweater
Anything you guys have discovered relating to old school stuff beating modern crap?
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Cheap living
What do you think would be best to live out of?

the goal is to spend as little as possible upfront and in the long term on recurring fees
I plan to work and save up to build something and then go back to being a self sustained NEET living off centrelink ($500AUD a fortnight)
I have 16k saved now and hoping to set something up with 30-40k

my uncle has a gigantic 7.5km2 cattle farm and has agreed to let our family move onto his land
considering just building something and living in it illegally, rather than dealing with the council and budling permits etc.
something moveable like a van or trailer also has a lot of benefits like traveling and being harder to get fucked over, but is it enough space?

all of the options would be off grid using solar, water tanks and compost/septic tank toilets
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Residential squirrel hunting
I’m trying to do some squirrel hunting to get in to the fall mood and practice being self-sufficient. The problem is my new apartment is above a detached garage and located in a mostly rural neighborhood. It’s out far enough in the country in a red county that as long as I’m not killing deer and not blasting 30 rounds back to back. Anyone have any tips or suggestions. See attached pic for layout
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Where in the contingent US can I camp for a prolonged period of time without being molested by smoky the bear or seeing a single other camper/hiker. I'm talking more than a month. This country seems like an open air prison, everything is owned and fed land is almost always restricts the camping I want to do. It seems that dispersed camping locations make you move every few days.

Im not doing this for fun, I just want peace. I want to go away and be in seclusion without being bothered.

The only caveat is where ever I go has to be vehicle accessible so I can carry the supplies I need. I have the money for some off-road tires, the only question now is where to go.

I just want peace.
What do?
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R thread
I'm out in the countryside, going to take some wood and cook some eggs and bacon
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Starter knife
What's the best starting knife for outdoor stuff and bushcraft?
A good one that's not extrentl expensive, buy once cry once, no cheap shit.
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/qtddtot/ - Questions that don’t deserve their own thread

Didn't see one, so I'll make one.
I have an inflatable pad and a foam pad. Would it make any difference warmth-wise if I put the inflatable pad inside the sleeping bag and then sleep like that on the foam pad? Compared to having both of them outside of the sleeping bag.
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Cat Burial
This is the weirdest question but I thought /out/ will know. My poor cat died today so I thought I'd bury her in my local woods, at a spot I regularly hike to that's nice and secluded. She was in a shoebox.
Thing is the soil is very rocky AND it's been dry lately so I could only manage something like 20 inches before hitting a large enough rock to stop me dead on my tracks. I tried different spots and they were worse.
Anyway, I covered it with a bunch of branches and left it. I then came back some hours later and put a bunch of large stones over it and put the branches back on top.

Here's the thing anons. Wildlife is basically foxes, wolves and boars, nothing else. No racoons or anything. How fucked is that grave? And what can I realistically do to improve it? It's a ways in the woods so I can't bring heavy stuff with me. How far around the grave should I keep piling rocks ?
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This dude is now openly peddling the bigfoot bullshit.
People that end up missing in the woods do so because their own stupidity, there's no other reason.
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Upstate NY vs New England
Which has better scenery/landscapes?
NY has mountain ranges like the catskills and adirondacks but NE has practically untouched forests in Vermont-Maine
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>I'm going to buy a van in summer and start building it out. I work remotely as a software developer so I hope to live and work in the van eventually.
Anon. Why don't you just buy a used midsized motor home that was actually meant to be lived in?
It will also retain its resale value better than a van that you modified and stank up for a year.
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Hey guys post your favorite /out/ YouTube channels. I like Bald and Bankrupt and Shiey
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Picture thread
Just share /out/ pictures.
Here’s the view while I was packing a mule deer out last weekend. I saw a lone black wolf on this trip, but he was too quick for the camera.
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Can i use a goretex hardshell instead of a softshell in meantime so I can save some money on buying the soft?

What's the difference anyway?
I know the soft shell is lighter and water resistant, not waterproof, and more breathable.
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>be wild animals
>a bear walks by
>a tiger walks by
>a volcano is erupting
>demon walks by
>an intergalactic terror opens a portal and walks by
>all np chilling
>a human walks in
>scurry away at the speed of light
Why are they like this? Is bipedalism that scary? Did we spend that last 2.5 million years of blank history terrorizing the forest?
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