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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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*blocks your path*
A Possum walking on the Appalachian Trail - YouTube
what would you do, /out/?
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It's that time again
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/out/ musical instruments thread

What are your favorite gitfiddles and poorwhistles to bring along on the great outdoors? I currently bring a banjo and a harmonica, but the banjo is still bulky to pack into a kayak or bring on a trail. Been thinking about a cheap mandolin to cut down on space and maybe worry less if it takes a good knock. Anyone have any recommendations on one that doesn't suck ass and is <$300?

Post stories, pics, make fun of other peoples instruments etc
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>go /out/ on a well traveled trail but new to you
>reach the summit and instead of turning back keep going on a lesser know path
>dog turns back
>low on supplies and gear
>multiple weeks of SAR efforts from trained personal and volunteers
>never seen again
How well prepared are you when you venture into unknown territory and trails?
Also what do you think that happened to them?
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Homegrowmen Thread #203 Farming and Gardening
Old thread: >>1645139

Search terms,
Agrarian, Agriculture, Agrology, Agronomy, Anthroponics, Aquaculture, Aquaponics, Berkeley Method Hot Composting, Cold Frames, Companion Planting, Composting, Container Gardening, Co-operative Farming, 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, Mittleider Method, Mulching, No-till Method, Ollas Irrigation, Orchard, Permaculture, Plasticulture, Polyculture, Polytunnels, Propagation, Rain Gutter Garden, Raised Beds, Ranch, Rooftop Gardening, Ruth Stout No-work Garden, Sharecropping, Shifting Cultivation, Soil-bag Gardening, Square Foot Gardening, Stale Seed Bed, Straw Bale Gardening, Subsistence Agriculture, Sugar Bush, Truck Farming, Vermiculture, Vertical Gardening, Window Frame Garden, Windrow Composting

Agouti, Alpaca, Animal Husbandry, Antelope, Beefalo, Black Soldier Fly (BSF), Brushturkey, Capybara, Cattle, Cavy, Chickens, Coypu, Crayfish, Curassow, Dairy, Deer, Donkey, Dove, Duck, Emu, Feeder Insect, Fish, Game Bird, Geese, Giant Guinea Pig (Cuy), Goat, Grouse, Guan, Guineafowl, Hedgehog, Heliciculture, Honey Bee, Iguanas, Llama, Ostrich, Partridge, Pheasant, Pigeon, Pig, Poultry, Quail/Bobwhite, Rabbits, Rat (Cricetomy/Thryonomy), Sheep, Silkworm, Snail, Tegu, Toad, Trumpeter, Turkey, Worm

General Info & Anon-created Guides:
Check sister thread: >>>/an/plant

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as a married man with a steady career, how does one take the time to thru hike?
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What alcohol do you carry into the woods with you? How do you transport it? Do you worry about dehydration?
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Just found this. Do I open?
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Most Kino /out/-Youtubers?
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/EDC/ Everyday Carry
Everyday Carry

Was a real comfy thread last time, so lets have another Everyday carry Thread

-Post your EDC
-Rate others EDC
-Discuss EDC
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cold soaking thread
edward abbey gourmet
How does /out/ cold soak their oatmeal and ramen in the winter?
For me, I tuck it between my base layer and insulating layer. What do you do?

>inb4 bring a stove
fuck off with your gourmet larp shit, pic related is peak /out/
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Hunter Gatherers
>If you were to cross paths with one of your farming ancestors (circa 7,500 to 2,000 B.C.), he'd shove you to the ground, kick sand in your face, and jog off into the sunset with your mate slung over his shoulder. And even with somebody else’s partner slung over his other shoulder, you’d probably never catch up to him. Such has been our musculoskeletal decline in only a handful of millennia.

>“Even our most highly trained athletes pale in comparison to these ancestors of ours,” says Dr. Colin Shaw of Cambridge University’s Phenotypic Adaptability, Variation and Evolution Research Group. “We’re certainly weaker than we used to be.”

Are you as good /out/ist as you can ever be?
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i accidentally shot a mule deer and i have a whitetail tag. how bad of a person am i? i will still be eating it regardless
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Track identification
Walking around some mountains in Nagano, Japan and saw these paw prints.
I’ve never done any sort of tracking so basic tips would b cool too
My guess is a very small bear
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What's your choice of knife sharpener? Do you use different techniques/tools for kitchen knives vs bushcraft knives?
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How do I master the campfire? I want to be the guy who makes the best fires.

Please /out/ teach me your secrets
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Is skateboard/longboard a viable mode of long distance transportation? How long of a distance could a normally fit male cover in a day without killing himself, with a light backpack, on a flat road with equal stretches of uphill/downhill/flat surface? I used to skate as a teenager, although obviusly in parks, so I'll probably recall the technique quickly.
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Coffee nectar of some bean
Thats some damn good coffee
A dedicated coffee maker for hiking/camping (or everyday use) that makes good coffee, weighs nothing, won't break or fail. It's just for coffee, so you don't need to clean out soup or whatever before use. Can put it on the gas or alcohol burner no sweat.

I've been using a regular hiking pot for coffee, like a god damn savage for years.
I recently got one of these (pic related).
The Snow Peak Titanium french press.
Brews about half liter of coffee. I fucking love it. It's a whole new level of comfort.
Is there really any better option?
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Outdoor Sandals for long walks
Hey /out/
I live out in the woods and have a lot of nice land to walk but I'm way overweight and working on getting fit.
I have been wearing just standard loafers when walking but want something more suited to long walks on various ground types.

I want sandals because I like to just throw my shoes on, grab my staff, and take off into the woods when the need strikes me, I find I am less likely to come up with a reason not to get outside if I do it quickly.

Once saw someone say KEEN was a good brand, then the next person say they were awful, so not sure where to start. I wear about a 12 or 13 if that helps.
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how to grow vegetables indoors?
i live in an apartment in a shitty city with no community garden and i need to grow some vegetables, how do i do it /out/?
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Fishing & Tackle Thread
#298-“HIGH TEST” 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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if you’ve never camped before should you accept a job doing trail work 8 days on 6 days off? 1 hour left to respond
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What's a good poncho, I'd like to be able to wear it over a 70L rucksack
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Outdoor Achievements
Vast trails, rivers, mountains etc

What are some of the biggest /out/ achievements in the world?
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>have some of the most beautiful unspoilt land left in the world
>everyone else loves it
>but you don't give a shit and just keep cutting and burning it for lulz

Why do Brazillians do this shit? Do they just not care? Is it the govt's fault?
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Stay Out
I explore abandoned mines AMA
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Fag Poles General
I'm going to have to break down and acquire some and thinking the Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork to be the best fit for my needs and budget.

It seems that aluminum will be the best choice under the wide array of circumstances that go along with long term outdoor living. Are the smaller bits of hardware on the ones I mentioned reasonably robust?

I was originally planning to go with some REI ones but read reviews indicative of locks that tend to flake on folks.

These are $85 at Amazon, but I'm willing to bump that up a little if it's significantly worth it. Are there any cheaper ones that are legit just as good or better?

I may not have the ability to replace them immediately if I run into failures so I'd be very interested in any experienced opinions.
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Well I got my rifle and I went out and retraced the steps of John Shaw. I found the waterhole where his body was found and I can tell you right now there is NO FUCKING WAY this 45 year old, unfit man who had just eaten Christmas lunch with his mother willingly left his vehicle his food and his water, then walked through that country. It took me 15 hours total pushing hard and using a GPS with a market route. I slept in my car last night with my rifle in my arms. The whole way back I had it shouldered and I was freaking the fuck out, I swear if another hiker had walked within 800m I would have blown their fucking head off, and to make it worse it got dark. Once I saw that waterhole the immediate realization that he did not willingly walk there left me shaking. I kept thinking I was being followed and basically I will never do this alone again. Just thinking about it makes my hairs stand.

RIP John. You went missing in 2015 and were found deceased in 2016 but I have not forgotten you.
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Great Lakes
What goes on here /out/wise?
I might be moving to the buffalo area for work and wondering way there is to explore. Boating looks fun in the summer but how about camping and treasure hunting the woods for cool shit
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Climbing General
Climbing General #8

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.

Useful Info:
Off-belay thread: >>1608601

My nuts are too small and I have no Friends
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I, an atheist, have decided to walk on foot from Portland Oregon to Louisville Kentucky to visit the creation museum (all while reading and studying the Bible)

I am in bad physical shape (I barely walk a mile a day and have suffered from heart issues in the past as well as current issues with low testosterone as I have a T score of 125)

What should I do to prepare? I know I need new shoes, thermal clothes, and I’ll probably be living off a box of 7 quest bars a day (unless there’s a cheaper alternative)

How do I keep from being bored during the walk? How do I keep warm? What’s a cheap, lightweight caloric alloy dense food to bring?

I want to leave in the next two weeks.
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Are vests a meme?
Where do vests fit in the layering system? What advantages do they provide? Would you buy pic related? it's 50% off and weighs only 7 ounces but I'm not sure exactly what scenario would call for a vest that jacket couldn't fill.
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new tesla /out/ vehicle
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Boots/Footwear General
these 3 boot types, do they have different uses, what are they best suited for.
what about waterproofness
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how do you meet girls and get laid while /out/ ?
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/out/ Secret Santa
It’s about that time of year again, boys.
Hopefully everyone has saved a bit to spread some outdoors cheer to anons across the globe. i remember guys from the US, UK, CA, MX, and DE getting gifts.

if you don’t know how it’s done:
1: make an Amazon wish list
2: add /out/ related items
3: click “manage list” and update your /out/ list’s shipping address. simply updating your shipping address will not suffice. many anons had problems with missed shipments over the years.
4: copy and paste your list in your post
5: keep the gift giving going and tell the anon you bought for him so others can get a chance
6: remember you are on 4chan and may not get lucky.

i hope everyone gets a gift this year and you use your new equipment in the field.
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>tfw got vaccinated against tetanus
Am I fucking invincible now?
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Outdoor Risk
I've never seen a thread like this on /out/ before, I'm not sure if anyone will relate or even think it is /out/ related but here goes...

>went white water kayaking today on my local class IV/V run.
>It was in the 40s and there was a lot of rain plus snow melt so it was a perfect day for this time of year.
>None of my friends could go so I went alone
>I'm very comfortable with this run, I have done it hundreds of times
>I'm hiking up to the put in in all my gear and this lady driving by stops at me
>She ask if I am going kayaking which I am
>She starts literally berating me for how unsafe I am being
>Says she "knew" someone who died kayaking
>Tells me I have a screw loose and threatens to call the environmental police(??)

wtf /out/, have you guys ever experience extreme overreactions when you tell people about your outdoor adventures?
Most of my friends and family don't seem to grasp that it is a skill I have worked hard over years to build and that I am just an adrenaline junkie.
But this was a first. I told my mom and she freaked out as well.
To me, what I was doing seemed no more dangerous than the drive I took to get there.

How do you explain the risks inherent in your /out/ings to your indoor friends?
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This is what being /out/ is about.
Peace, Serenity, nature, good booze, 2nd Amendment, high end stogie, a place where a man can take delight in Gods majesty. Cheers.
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/out/ Watch
Looking for a watch for /out/ but I'm also looking for taking it out ice fishing. Where I'm from this means the temperature could get to -20f (-28.8c)

while on my wrist it may not get there, the windchill while looking at the watch may get it really freaking cold. I'm looking at the Pathfinder PAG240-1 from Casio but I can't seem to find the operating temperature.
I know the sensor only goes from 14 degrees to 104 or something, but not really any info on operating temp of the LCD.

I know Casio also makes a Low Temp LCD watch but it doesn't have the options. Or is there another brand that is low-temp with lots of /out/ options?

Gen watch threat too
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name a better /out/ feeling than falling asleep to pic related
>protip: you can't
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This guy lived out in the Alaskan wilderness north of Fairbanks in a non-autistic way and lived. Hold me /out/, I'm cooming. This is the dream.
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get that up ya
Any hunters here?? Trying to get my pig dog to hold, they not quite getting it, any pointer appreciated
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Death Valley
My dad's going on a hike to Death Valley in a few months, and I want to buy him some stuff for his trip as a Christmas present. Any recommendations? The problem is he already has all the basic hiking stuff in excess. Any gift ideas?
If you've been to Death Valley, how did you like it?
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Survival knives
Opinions on military survival knives?

Considering getting pic related. The Ontario ASEK Survival Knife which was standard issue for pilots in the military. 4.75" blade
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Any anon here hiked the GR10?
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Mitten Recommendations
Looking for some leather mittens to wear over my normal gloves. I have some thinsulate fleece gloves, which are warm enough around 30-35 degrees, but any colder and they are not enough. Here are the ones I have:

I would like something leather that I can wear over these so that when I pick up anything wet or muddy, it doesn't soak my fleece gloves. Looking at something like this, but without the heavy pricetag:|cid:690283436|agid:38208002049|tid:pla-378004940102|crid:154705805500|nw:g|rnd:13542057483066554018|dvc:c|adp:1o5|mt:|loc:1026062&gclid=CjwKCAiA58fvBRAzEiwAQW-hzZGfcjrf1AZyTKSOR-OKycboNHzFAwhXImfezuXHM9iEG_W1RKbC8RoCd0AQAvD_BwE

thank you guys for any recommendations. Also, if you think I should just ditch the thinsulate fleece ones I have and just get better gloves, then I am open to that as well.
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Caving Thread
Caving is fun
Anyone here make squeeze boxes for practicing prior to entering the cave? Personally, I think they are a must for safety. The idea of getting stuck or having your friend get stuck, dying, and you can't get past them to get back out doesn't sound appealing.
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He lived more in his short life than you will in your entire life.
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Let's see your urban exploration photos and hear your urbex stories. Anyone know good locations in the PNW? I have hundreds of photos from mostly Idaho, Washington and Oregon.
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So I just moved to a small town in a red state for work, and this showed up in coworker’s feed.

You redneck fucks seriously eat raccoons?
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>considers himself an outdoorsman
>has never been barreled by a wave and made it out

it's literally the most transcendental experience you can have while /out/.
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Do you think it's possible to hike from the canadian border to the mexican border and encounter fewer than 20 people?
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Have you ever bonded with a wild animal while /out/?
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Why is it so hard to do anything /out/ in Australia? I can't go camping anywhere besides shitty designated camping spots.
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How does it feel being a poser /out/?
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Mice safe for consumption
mus musculus
Alright so I was going to ask this on /an/ but I figure you guys are probably more qualified. We have a mouse infestation and the mice won't let themselves be caught by nonlethal traps, we caught two young ones by hand but the adult ones are too fast and too stealthy so we're using lethal traps. Provided I find them within half a day (I check the traps 3 times a day), would I be able to use them as stock for soup? I'm planning on skinning one anyway to do something with the skin. I'm only worried about possible disease. How bad is this idea?
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LARP bushcraft
Why is this becoming so popular? It's kind of feels nice going out into nature wearing traditional wear rather wearing nylon jackets. Making your own fire and building your own shelter, instead of using tents and electricity.
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Backpack General
>Backpack General.

Why is it that I often see tactical backpacks like this in person that have lining/covering over the entire zipper area/lining from front to start to prevent rain from getting through the entire zipper areas, but I cannot find tactical backpacks with that online?
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I've decided to take this question to /out/ rather than to /adv/, because I have found that I PERSONALLY am a greater voice of wisdom than the majority of responses people get on /adv/ and frankly I find that highly disturbing.
ANYWAY, look /out/, I want to experience things that will make me less likely to become confused over something like a masculine identity. One of my coworkers is a guy who grew up hunting and fishing and knowing how to take top care of his firearms, and honest to God, I want to learn how to be a more self-sufficient, self-protective, self-assured hunter the same way he is.

How the FUCK do I ask him to teach me how to fish and hunt? Should I just ask him straight up? Is there anything wrong with asking someone if they can let me join them to learn these things?
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Hatchet Thread
New to bushcrafting and looking for recommendations on buying my own hatchet.
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/out/cameras. What camera do you use when out?
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Choose your top 3 best /out/doors parts of the USA.
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Sell me on one of these knives or something similar, /out/? They're all very different, yes, but what I'm looking for:

- A general purpose, workhorse-y, duty-ish, handle-everything EDC knife to complement a SAK. It'll live part time in a cargo pocket on a garment and part time in a bag, depending on what I'm wearing and the setting.

- I want a rescue hook and a glass breaker just to make sure I have them on me, but I'll skip them if there's reason to.

- I live in NYC and we can finally have locking blades, hence why I'm looking at this, but they still need to be under (not at) 4". I'm looking for something that'll be useful in the city and still /out/. I have a Becker Campanion for going /out/ /out/, but because of its length to be in compliance in NYC I need to go to and from an /out/ activity with no stopping.

- In line with that, I'd prefer it to not look tactical or intimidating, but I'll take that coming with the territory if it does. Even with that in mind, I still want a black blade out of sheer preference. Eventually I want to upgrade the scales on whatever I get, so don't weigh that too much.

Thoughts on the options I've found next post.

Yes there's other knife threads but no general, so I'm starting one with this.
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. innawoods challenge 1.4
I wrote the Stalker Innawoods Challenge a long time ago. I'm a fair bit more versed in the outdoors now, and I wanted to get /out/'s perspective on what I should change in it.

A lot of it is hyperspecific /k/ autism focused on getting autists innawoods. Yes there are legally dubious bits, but it's all in the spirit of the thing. From an /out/ perspective, is there anything especially dangerous or notable that should be changed before I publish the next version, aside from the implied endorsement of trespassing and getting drunk innawoods with guns?
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Rockhounding thread
Does anyone know any good spots in Washington state?
Also post your mineral collection
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Did a monster hike today and both my knees are sore. They don’t feel injured (I’ve injured them before) but I am still concerned. You guys ever get sore knees after a huge hike?
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I live right next to a fishing spot, and I just realized my dumb ass could be getting a fresh, healthy source of protein for free. Is there any risk with eating fish daily or near daily? Is it just tuna you aren't supposed to eat daily? Game wardens and rangers need not reply, imma do what I want. Also give me some fishing tips, haven't done it since I was a kid.
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M Cave found - Concrete and Rock
The cave which Kenny Veach vanished in has been located. Someone has covered it with large rocks and some kind of mortar to seal the rocks together. Any of you guys from Nevada got some explosives? Feel like going out there and blasting this thing open?
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Satellite Communication Devices
Are these worth the price tag for someone who's planning to do some serious solo backcountry adventures next decade?
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Why is the desert so spooky bros?
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What phone does /out/ use?
I'm looking for something tough and small enough to bring anywhere
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/nightwalk/ general
Anyone else /nightwalk/ ?

It clears your mind so much it's unbelievable. Everything becomes so clear and conscious which enables you to solve complex questions / issues that have been plaguing your existence

Got a crisis going on in your life? get fucking walking. Need a reason to live? bathe in the light of the moon.
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Am i the only one who thinks deer hunting in PA is a racket?
I grew up in very rural Pennsylvania. I turn 30 this month, and ended up becoming a very accomplished hunter -- hunting all around the country, getting all sorts of wild game on public land. But to this day, I've never shot a deer.

After going on a hunt with my girlfriend's family who "have been hunting for years." It became really obvious to me that my lack of luck wasn't because I doing anything wrong, but the game commission just does things really weird in this state. This year:

> You have to shoot a deer that is "3 up," meaning it has at least 3 horns on an antler
>..but that's only if you're in one of the 5 or 6 WMUs that have that law. Otherwise it's "2 up" on one antler.
>....but that's only if they have at least one horn on the brine, which is different from the rest of the horns.
>......but that's only if that horn on the brine is at least an inch.
>...but only if it's NOT a Sunday, because you can't hunt deer on Sundays.
>....which we're changing, but only on one Sunday per this coming deer season, which is to be announced next year.

By the way, those WMUs change constantly and the boundaries aren't clearly marked. I did some digging and according to the game commission's numbers, in 2017 (which was one of the most deer harvested in 10 years), 23 of every 100 hunter got a deer. That includes junior hunters who have less restrictions and disabled hunters that can shoot from vehicles. Moreover, 2/3rds of all hunting occurs on private land.

We have less hunters than ever before in our state, so last year the game commission combated this by raising the price of the license and not printing the rule book. We now also have a gross overpopulation of deer and major incidents Chronic Wasting Disease (mad cow disease for deer).

Does anyone else think this sounds stupid? I took today off and hunted for maybe 4 hours and just felt like I was wasting my fucking day off. Am I just lacking perspective or is this really lousy?
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*destroys your landscape*
pssh, nothing personnel kid
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/Out/ings With a Pipe Thread #35
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 >>1591244
Come on in and get comfy.
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Middle-Earth Outdoors
>no trail markers
>cotton clothes
>insufficient water and food reserves
>dragging steel weapons and armor
>4 couch potatoes who never left the shire
>mountaineering in knee deep snow and ice with no tools
>spelunking balrog infested kingdom with no light source

Ok for Gandalf, he's literally an archangel, but the mortals? No way they were able to pull this off. No amount of Atlantean surplus found in grave mounds was able to get them through, that trip was suicide. The blisters would've killed them before Sauron.
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About to try caving for the first time in a few days. What should i except?
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Do jobs like these really exist? Any links?

Preferably northern Canada. Bigger area, less people, not so picky on candidates.. Hell, Siberia Russia would be fine too.
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Help finding best thermal camera for outdoors near my home?
I live in a rural area, and there is something making noise in the woods every night after dinner when I go outside to put my pet up and feed her dinner. It’s happening right next to my house. It only happens at night. I never hear these sounds during the day. I suspect it might actually be a person, because last night I saw a brief flash of rectangular light that appeared very close shine through branches. I think it was a cellphone. After I saw that brief flash of light I heard the motion in the woods proceed in a straight line along the edge of the property away, slowly. I think if it were an animal it would have wandered off into the distance, not walked the perimeter.

I was hoping some of you outdoors types who use thermal imaging for hunting might be able to help me find ta reasonably priced sort of camera that is effective? All of this stuff seems very expensive. I find these days I can't rely on online reviews.

I’m going to talk to my neighbors today to warn them, and if it’s one of their kids, hopefully that will scare them off. Though honestly I doubt this is one of their kids. When they play in the woods it’s never in this part and always during the day. I’m undecided about filing a police report. It seems like one huge waste of time. It would be, “I keep hearing sounds in the woods.”
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What's a good knife for batoning? Thought I'd check it out this winter in the woods.

pro tips appreciated.
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Based Deer Repelling Brother
Lookie at this shit here, /out/. Is he an...*our guylet*?
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Mors Kochanski died today Dec 5th age 79. F
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Mushroom identification
Are these safe to eat?

I’m on the Mississippi gulf coast, these are growing in the sunlight about 200 feet from the river.
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Questions that don't deserve their own thread thread, because there wasn't one edition
"Packable" puffy jacket, or a thick one for general layering and warmth while /out?
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What should I know before climbing Mt. Fuji?
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So Im in a bad possition, but I found the good in it.
Long story short, no home, no job, lost everything, or selling what I got left, so nothing to lose. So here's a rethorical question. If you where in my shoes, where would you move? State, country, town? Plane, train, bus, hitch hike. You only have money for a one-way ticket and some food. 2 things mama & papa are no option. Military is out the question, I'am a pacifist. Support the troop not the war. Just you, passport, and a backpack of what you need. I got about a week to plan this move. I have paypal, and a bank account if you wanna throw me some $£¥ for the road. Otherwise let me hear your input I'm only a 23 year old guy, doomer, musician and skater. Mostly in it for the small things. I'If you are younger or older let me know what you would do what you did and what you would do different. Is this a good tinder bio? Are girls into drifters with no cars lol. Jokes aside I dont have any "problems" that got me here. Just a broke boy, no saftey net.
>>TLDR: If you can move anyonewhere with "nothing"(passport, clothes on back, backpack), in abouymt a week where would it be?

P.S :( not much /adv at /adv, asked /trv...

/out ?
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Any jungle /out/
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It’s cold up here and you have to poop in some weird places. The views are gorgeous and the people
Friendly while the food sucks ass once you get to hiking... internet costs like $7(usd) for 200mb scratch of style cards.

Might be a little high on oxygen deprivation and also hashish.

Does anyone want me to spend more money to upload some
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You guys jelly?
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/out/ photos
I know at least some of you faggots go /out/. I want to see pretty pictures, preferably of photos taken within the last two weeks
>inb4 only fags take cameras or phones out. Hurr durr
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This is a long shot but fuck it, is any of you looking for a buddy to travel and /out/ for a month or two around Europe next summer? Eastbound ideally.
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Does anything simliar to a Stainless Steel Nalgene exist but with threads on the outside instead of inside?
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Lightweight backpacking broom/dustpan
Post preferred tent dustpan/ broom setups. I havent committed to a dirt containment system. Sea to summit had some titanium combos for 85$ but free shipping. The dustpan is polished for better dirt handling. I think it's a good deal but I would like to hear what you guys use.
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Military rifles for hunting?
Besides weight, what could be a disadvantage? Iron sights are fine. It's been said the .30-06 cartridge was developed as an anti-cavalry round for horses. Is that true?

This should be elk competent.
What military rifle for hunting?

Pic related M1 Garand, M1917 both in .30-06.
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Gonna backpack tomorrow. What do you guys think of my setup
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Moved in to a new house, can't grow anything because the soil is sandy, rocky, hard and poor draining. How would I go about making it usable?
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Huntin thread #1000
Can you guys give me any advice on squirrel hunting? I went out for the first time since hunting with my dad when I was little today and saw a couple bug couldn’t get close enough to take any,
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Van thread. Lets see what you got boys. I know there is another vanman here. Car camping, motorcycle camping, RVs, all are welcome. Share your rig, tell your stories, give your advice.
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Engine stick pokers
Anybody else out there looking for these glorious chipped rocks?
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Let's make frens

Are you tired of being alone and want a hiking or calisthenics buddy . post your general location and make some friends.
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Why aren't you hopping trains?
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Tent thread
Is the Laser Competition 1 still good, or has it been surpassed by other makes?
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>ITT Handwarmers

Which Handwarmer do you use?
Which Handwarmer can you recommend?
Which Handwarmer do you prefeer? (Coal, Fuel or USB)
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shrine in woods
Have you ever built someone a little shrine in the woods, /out/? Odin? Jesus? Hitler?
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November/December is the worst time of year for /out/
>too warm for snow, but too cold for summer /out/ing
>everything is gray and lifeless, but you still have to watch out for ticks
>warm enough for rain, but cold enough the rain is uncomfortable
>forest floor is constantly damp and and brown, mud never dries
>daylight hours are just as short as in proper winter /out/ing, but there's no snow so it's hard to navigate in the dark

pic related, late fall is the worst of winter outing with none of the advantages

>inb4 muh deer season
yeah, that's 2 weeks I have to stay out of the woods because there's a bunch of fudds shooting anything that moves
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Moving to Montana
I live in Florida and I'm set on leaving here and Montana is my first choice. What can you tell me about it?

I'm not just talking about camping stuff, I think it goes without saying that Montana is one of the best for it, what's it like in general? How do outsiders do there?
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Day Walks Gen: Knee Rehab Edition
Get /out/ and walk, post some photos of neat shit that you see.

I wrecked my knee on the Benton MacKaye while long term camping in Sept/Oct. I've been about a week without noticing any pain, so figured it was time to start testing. Did about 3.7 mi today, no issues.

I'm staying with an elderly fellow that fractured his back, so walking the roads around his place, which is pretty danged /out/. Pic related is about 1.5 miles up the road and down another, 'murica, fuck yeah!
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I bought a tag to cut an xmas tree tomorrow. I live in the Rockies and it's going to dump snow tomorrow, so I'm prepped with my usual snowshoeing gear plus tree felling gear. my question is: how should I drag the tree out? timber hitch knot? tarp? any advice from wild xmas tree hunters would be appreciated.
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If big foot (Yowie) doesn't exist.. That means Australia has multiple active and organized groups of serial killers hunting down campers and bushman in what has been described as "impenetrable" bush (sheer cliffs)

I prefer to think it's a yowie doing this.
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How can I cope with living in a city
I have to live in a relatively big city for at least a couple of years due to circumstances I cannot avoid
So far I got a nice water filter (because lead pipes etc.) and I buy food only from a local farm. Any other tips regarding things to check/avoid?
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Not sure if this is the right place so I'll keep it short.

What are some good "pets" that can be turned into a good source of food when needed?
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>Pier fishing
>Asians and Mexicans show up
>10 minutes later
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Best places to visit in the US for an extended trip
Sup /out/,

I have the opportunity to travel for 1 month+ within the US. I currently live in Central NY and want to go elsewhere. Posted this in /trv/ too. Things to keep in mind:

-I can't drive and don't have a car
-Budget isn't an issue
-Don't want to spend a long time in a big city like LA, NY, Chicago since I've been to all of them.
-Things I like
>outdoors (obviously): Not interested in extended outdoor stuff like AT, PCT but I'm interested in a place which allows for shorter treks and sightseeing "extreme" nature sights, e.g. Alaska, Grand Canyon, deserts etc.) In general I'm more interested in seeing "extreme" sights like the Grand Canyon, massive desolate deserts, big mountain ranges than stuff which is "beautiful" if that makes sense. Also I'm in shape but a beginner when it comes to being /out/ so I guess it would be better to go some place with a dedicated guide, or am I wrong?
>"a sense of adventure" if that makes sense
>travelling in Feb/March
I'll most likely be travelling by myself but might have another friend for part of it. Any ideas? Open to all parts of the US. Going outside the US isn't an option. I'm looking at the Mojave desert right now which seems cool.
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>be silvicultural engineer
>work in a wilderness of salal with just a radio
>kick dead trees, bear dens all day
>cougar sign, sightings everywhere
>BuT wHy ArE Ya ScArEd Of CaTs BrEh?????

I'm going to murder these stupid cunts
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Hunting rage
Just got back from Oklahoma this morning. I was hunting in a blind on top of some stilts in the middle of a wheat feild. There was a feeder about 200 yard away near a tree line I was watching. My dad and his friend were breaking down a deer below and making a lot of noise, and when I looked behind me at a line of plum grass, a huge old whitetail had poked his head up above the bushes. I had a clear shot, crosshairs on his shoulder. Then the damn man yells for a knife and the ole boy perked his ears up and ran off. Anyone got another fun "could've been" story? (Pic not him obviously but close)
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Angry stove
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Pennsylvania camping
Im looking for a nice spot where I can camp this summer. I'd like to do some fishing, hiking, and take my .22 to do some plinking/small game hunting. Any recommendations? Kinda new to the whole outdoors lifestyle.
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What states would provide the best /out/ experience to live in? pic unrelated, it's where I live
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Urban exploretion.
Abandoned Japanese church.
The roof and walls are mostly glass. very beautiful.
And most beautiful is this location.
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How safe is it to eat river fish?
I've never gone fishing except for the Atlantic when I was a kid. I think it would be cool to go fishing down at my local river maybe once a week and bring a couple fish back, instead of getting them from the grocery store.

But there's all kinds of plastics/manufacturing/energy plants along the river. Dupont (the company that poisoned an entire West Virginia town) is about a mile away from where I'd be fishing. So how safe are river fish? I don't want to get cancer
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Going to be moving from Seattle to Los Angeles and I really despise the drive down so I am looking to break it up by planning a bunch of hikes/trail runs to do along the way in the various regions.

I'll be taking i-5 almost all of the way so I am looking for suggestions primarily in Western Washington, Western Oregon, and the Western parts of Northern California (Redding/Eureka/Shasta/etc)

Prefer to keep it under 10 miles and 4500 feet of gain but I am open to anything if you think it's worthwhile enough. Any thoughts?
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Everest survival
What separates those who make it off the mountain, and those who fall to the ground and remain there? Overall mountaineering experience? Gear quality? Physical and mental fitness? Sheer environmental luck of the day? I'm genuinely interested in the subject.

And, more pertinently, why even bother these days when you could be spending tens of thousands of dollars and literally be lining up in a queue in a life/death situation.
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What is the best water bottle for winter use and why is it pic related?
HDPE Nalgene
>Wide mouth doesn't freeze
>Can pour boiling water directly in
>Flexible so you can squeeze it to crush any ice that forms inside
>Weighs less than clear nalgenes

>b-but it's not clear I can't see how much water is left
well you REIfags always cover your clear nalgenes with stickers, not like you can see what's inside anyways
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Peregrine brand sleeping bags?
I saw this bag at a local consignment store, but I've never heard of the brand. It's light and very tall which interested me a lot because I'm 6'8". I cant find anything about them online though, does anyone have experience with this brand? Also just general light summer sleeping bags.
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Do you use the back end of a metal fire poker to tend a fire or do you use the forked end
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Anyone know of a book or book series that has info on local plants and their uses (food, poison, dye, medicine, etc.)? I have an Audubon id book already. Live up and down the US west coast, but curious about this genre in general
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Being on the outside exploring mountains while smoking a pipe is the best felling...thread to share your exploration/hunting/fishing/hiking adventures!
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What bag do you take hunting with you, /out/?What do you keep in it?
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Any tips on running away from home?
I feel like I could run towards the rocky mountains in BC, or go to Vancouver island, or go along the coast
I don't know how I would survive outside the urban area though, I only have 2000 bucks.
How would I search for rural towns?
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What are your views on fannypacks for day hiking?
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I dont really know where to post this but figured /out/ might know this. Does anyone have a source for this series of images? Where can i find the rest?
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Philmont Scout Ranch
Yo, /k/ here, applying for Philmont scout ranch, what should I say my hobbies are? Also give me your autistic camping/scouting/backpacking stories. Im trying to be a wrangler.
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Hi guys, I need to buy new footwear for winter.
For the past few years every boot i buy gets ruined in a season, so i would appreciate a good long lasting not ugly as fuk suggestion.
Thanks in advance
Yours truly The Wise Egg
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