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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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Looking down on you for buying a $200 gransfors fuks when home depot sells estwings for $35. Don’t fall for the meme. Even if the meme looks way sexier.
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Sailing/Boating General
Just wanted to keep this going for anyone interested. Just got a dinghy of my own and have been practicing my seamanship on the weekends while tending to her on weekdays. Either plan trying to navigate her from one boat launch to another along the coast of the island I live on or practicing my recovery after staging some capsizes in a shallow bay nearby. Any other drills or exercises you guys do to become better sailors?
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#345-“4 Moar Years” Edition

Previous Thread:

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

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

Talk about fishin
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ITT we talk all things kayak related

Buying my first kayak tomorrow and looking for as many tips/tricks as possible. Wanting to know what /out/ suggests for accessories, kayak camping and general kayaking advice. General advice for kayaking safely (brand new to this hobby but an experienced /out/doorsman) is definitely welcome as well. Highly interested in overnight kayaking camping trips
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I hiked White Mountain Peak in California last week. It was the highest I had ever been at 14,250 feet
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What’s your trail name anon?
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/hgm/ Homegrowmen Thread #247 Farming and Gardening
Old thread: >>1845486

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
/hgm/ does not have a Discord, please use our sister general's channel on /an/cord instead:

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How can I live like this? I'm currently a dead end construction worker
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Why is finding a simple stainless steel/aluminium flask so fucking hard? I've scoured Amazon and it's all vacuum-isolated, I don't need to carry an extra pound of metal on me, literally just make a metal cube and put a cap on it, I'll drink from that. The military has sadly gone full plastic I think, I like the WW1 design.

Could /out/ recommend a brand?
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/out/ careers, Forest Service
Any of yall have experience with an /out/ career? I've been working in an Americorps program for the last month or so with the intention of getting a job in the USFS.

This Americorps program is pretty strenuous. I hike up to 14 miles a day to do trail maintenance. We use saws to remove downed trees, repair tread, that sort of thing. Most of my hitches are 9+ days camping near the trailhead. I've never been this /out/ in my life, and honestly the amount of physical exhaustion has been nice. Most of my anxiety and worries melt away, and I have a very clear head so I spend a lot of time reading and drawing during my free time on hitch.

Although I have good camaraderie with the other crew members, I don't necessarily feel like spending my free time with them because I see them so much during the work week. So my time off has me experiencing a lot of anxiety and loneliness because I don't have any other friends in the area. I also feel much more restless because work is so physically demanding, and while at home I don't reach the same level of exertion. I'm at a point where I would almost prefer being on hitch 24/7.

Anyone else have an /out/ job? What do you think of the Forest Service, or other Department of Agriculture jobs? Ever feel out of place once you go back to society?
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Anyone got a favorite bridge they hang out under?
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How to keep mosquitos away?
What do you do to keep these communist bugs away from your camp, or atleast get sucked less?
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How feasible, Anons?
Building a homestead because I'm tired as fuck of being in the rat race. My primary focuses are going off-grid and becoming self-sufficient.

Soon, I'll be finishing my diploma and I'll start working as a Web Developer from home (20 hours of work a week, any more is wage-slavery), plus a few side-incomes (model steam engine manufacturing, etc.) Plus, getting a general engineering degree afterwards so I can start small-scale CNC/manufacturing.

As such, I'll be bringing in about 100,000 Canadian dollars; however, because everything is so fucking expensive here, I'll be moving to Oregon instead. There, I'm purchasing a 10 acre property and placing a trailer on it (with how unstable the world is, I'd like the opportunity to get the fuck out and get on the road within a day's notice.)

I'll build a permanent barn and use a second, older trailer as a workshop. There'll be:

>wind turbine array (DIY), providing around 4kW of power (I use around 600W in my apartment, 4kW should be plenty for a trailer and some power tools.)
>well-water for house plumbing.
>rain-water for watering crops, part of Oregon I'm scouting out has a fuck-ton of rainfall.
>septic hooked up to trailer.
>build a biogas generator for fuelling
>will eventually also add solar to the roof of BOTH trailers with an array of backup batteries for redundancy
>final stage involves buying a THIRD trailer and using that as equipment/tractor transport in case I need to move away quickly
>buying walk-behind tractor to manage a varied garden of 2 acres with plans to upgrade to a proper, riding tractor
>getting a portable chicken coop and keeping cows in the barn, practicing rotation/sustainable animal-keeping
>will also buy 20 acres in Northern Canada to escape to if need be
>income sources will consist of - freelance webdev, running a small business and small-scale manufacturing of autistic hobby supplies

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New truck
I just bought this truck from my buddy in Florida and I thought it'd be good to go camping with. What's your guys opinion?
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Thoughts on going barefoot or using barefoot shoes in the woods? Viable?
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Should I smash my nuts or cut my dick off?
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Why ultralighters are so afraid of weight that they do stupid shit like pic related? Even those people who dont do massive long distance hikes.

Yeah its cool that gear is lighter nowadays but fuck those gram counters.
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I'm a fatass. How do I enjoy the outdoors? I routinely get very exhausted on hikes.
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No more stargazing for you!
Sucks to know we'll be the last people that will ever be capable of viewing an unpolluted night sky. Even if you drive out innadesert or deep innamountains to see the stars, you will only see this crap. Enjoy it while it lasts I guess.
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Hi /out/,

I'm planning to spend several months walking from the west coast of France towards Eastern Europe, with no real route in mind. I intend to begin this journey in mid-September, and will camp out using a tarp, bivvy and so on.

Do you think it is realistic to spend a winter outdoors without some kind of gas fire for everyday use? I'm quite fond of the cold, and am fit and healthy.

Any advice or recommendations?
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I recently hiked the Galdhøpiggen in Norway and I enjoyed it a great deal. Can someone with experience in hiking in Norway recomend me some other great mountian hikes? Camping is not an issue but I'd like to avoid trolltunga and other such tourist traps.
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Best /out/ state?
Best states for hiking, camping, climbing, hunting, etc.?

Let's try to keep it non-political.
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"where have you recently been" the thread
> post the last place where you have been while /out/ing
> Post pics of the place and a small description for bonus points

The last place i've been is a nice river near a village in wich I have a house
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Gentlemen, i have an announcement
That is all
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Hunting Thread 2
Does anyone here take headshots? I have only ever shot for lungs and hearts but I feel like headshots may provide an even quicker kill if you don’t miss.

Any thought?
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If I take a shit in the woods, how long does it take to "decompose" and not become a gross/disease-spreading thing anymore? assume I don't bury it
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Is partaking in the smoking of Marijuana an /out/ recreation?
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Law of attraction - retarded animals style?
Why do animals do this? How the fuck do they time it so that they are sure to hit the vehicles?
Fucking law of attraction hard at work?
Even bugs hit you if you bike down the road, they come from the sides at an angle and bumble about and home in on your mouth or eyes. Seriously who made this part of the matrix program?
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SCUBA Diving General - /sdg/
I'm going to give this a try.

SCUBA = Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

Since this is the first (maybe last?) thread I guess a good start would be asking anons some questions:
>Have you tried or thought about trying it?
>Are you certified (what certs, how many dives)?
>Experiences so far?

>Why bother?
It's a pretty based hobby if you like getting wet. Staying and breathing underwater for longer periods of time exposes you to a completely different world and experience. You should at least try this once in your lifetime. Also, there's no talking underwater (except occasional hand signals), so you won't have to deal with nagging from other people except for a short period on the surface.
>Is it expensive?
Any hobby has its expenses. If you choose to own your own gear instead of renting it you'll quickly drive up quite a hefty cost. However, if you turn out to be an active diver the initial investment is usually worth it over time.
>Isn't SCUBA diving dangerous?
Yes, you could die with very little effort (hold your breath and ascend: boom, you're dead). You should keep this in mind every time you dive. The risk is worth it though, and quite low when it comes to recreational diving between or shallower than 18-20 meters.
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What are you supposed to be feeling when you're outside?

I walked along a nature trail in Colorado and it wasnt interesting in the slightest. I just feel like I wasted an hour and a half and now my feet hurt.
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I was out swimming in the waters of BC and saw a creature that looked like this but lived underwater. Looked just like a worm, with rings but had black eyes, was about the size of a finger. Anyone know what it could be?
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is it possible to grow hungarian sweet wax indoors? any tips? how big of a pot do they need?
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Pays Basque 7 day hike
rando aout 2020
Hi /out/
I'm just back from a 7 day hike in the Pyrennees, I took a few photos for you guys. Pic related the stats, I let from Bidarray and followed the track anti clokwise in 6 stages (+1 one day rest)Bidarray- St Etienne de Baigorry -Aldudes- Urepel -Banca- Saint Etienne de Baigorry and back to Bidarray at the end
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Ocean camping
I'm interested in camping on the ocean or in a sea. Maybe a massive lake. Whatever waters it may be, I want that feeling of endlessness and especially the opportunity to see the sky with 0 light pollution.

Where do I start? I'm not talking about beach camping, I'm talking about me and some friends going on a boat and just sailing around. Is that possible? Assuming we know where we're going and we know how to get back?

I'd like to learn more about this type of camping and adventure. Nothing like being on a massive boat with a ton of people, just me and some friends.
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Average annual sunshine
Where does your state rank when it comes to average annual sunshine?

>Arizona (85% sunshine)
>Nevada (79% sunshine)
>New Mexico (76% sunshine)
>Colorado (71% sunshine)
>Hawaii (71% sunshine)

>Alaska (41% sunshine)
>New York (46% sunshine)
>Washington (47% sunshine)
>Oregon (48% sunshine)
>Vermont (49% sunshine)
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How do you deal with cityidiot weekend warriors /out/?
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Highline Trail
Hey /out/, my older brother and I just finished a 70 mile section of the Highline Trail in the High Uintas of Utah. We started at Chepeta Lake (pic related) and ended at the trailhead near Mirror Lake. Almost the entire trail stays above 10,500’. It took us over 7 passes, 3 of which were over 12,000’. We hiked it in 5 days and 4 nights. We’ve been planning this trip for about 7 months. My brother is a mountain goat and I was in terrible hiking shape when we committed to doing this so I had to train pretty hard just so I could keep up with him.

I’m gonna be posting pics and stories in this thread for the next couple days. We had an awesome adventure with some scary moments and we met some great people along the way. I’ll answer as many questions as I can. Enjoy.
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Buffalo NY sucks along with the rest of NYS, NYC is an anchor dragging the rest of the state down. I want to stay up north and like the /out/doors, where should I move? I have also considered moving to Europe (where my grandparents are from)
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per square mile
>Dense cities are terrible! Eww we shouldn't make any more! Everyone should live in rural areas!

This is 100%, absolutely retarded if you want there to be more natural-use land. The denser we make cities, the more wilderness there is to go around, and the more available rural land is for /out/ types who really want it.
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Why are normies so obsessed with distance? If you're within a short hiking distance from your car or bike you apparently can't enjoy the outdoors for whatever reason.
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/out/ DIY Food
It's summer time. Dehydrating lots of stuff for meals during backpacking/hunting season. Want to try an Asian style dish, but I'm unsure how I can pack a stir fry sauce into individual packets for each meal. How can I make my own lightweight disposable packets? Like make my own single serving sauce pack similar to condiments you get from a resteraunt?
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And this is anons room! He is quite the adventurer
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I really want one, but i cant buy one right now.
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morakniv garberg
what knife do you carry when you go /out/?
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Was there a single human ever that was as cool as Dick?
He surely is the patron saint of /out/ right?
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What's the most kino season for being /out/ and why is it FALL?
>Brisk but not freezing out
>Leaves change color
>Can sit outside by the fire
>No shithead bugs
>Slip on wet leaves killing you instantly

Truly the season of God.
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What are the chances that I’ll be able to find a spot at Bay View Campground in Tahoe if I show up early early Friday morning? All spots are first come first serve.
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satchel vs backpack
With just satchel and belt you could carry all you'd ever need. The rest like tarp you could strap onto your bicycle or similar vehicle.
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Appalachian + Allegheny Mountain General
There's lots of discussion here of out stuff to do west of the miss river but I see very little discussion here ever of awesome trails or other /out/ stuff to be found in the mountains of the east coast US.

On my last trip we stayed in Marlinton, WV and did the High Rocks trail to a nice view along the highland scenic highway, beartown boardwalk, cranberry bog boardwalk, and the falls of hills creek.

This next trip we are going to explore the Kumbrabow State Forest and the Holly River State Park.

There was one anon here posting gps coordinates for caves near New River which I thought was new. Welcome to post hikes or photos from your /out/ings anywhere in the mountains of the East Coast!
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has anyone here ever lived a vagabond lifestyle if so do you have any tips/advice/stories to tell?
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I'm trying to level up my hat game, what are some /out/ approved headwear outside the classic beanie? Also is this hat cringe?
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/myc/ - mycology and fungi
Stropharia aeruginosa
old one died.
for ID shots of the underside of the cap are needed and spore prints are very helpful. try and take note of what tree the mushroom is under, if it's under one.
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Hunting General
Lets talk about hunting.

I am looking for a portable treestand for hunting on public land, trying to decide between a traditional climbing stand or a saddle. Does anyone have experience with either or a recommendation?
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How dangerous is the Mt Washington hike? I've hiked up Upper Yosemite Falls and a few other smaller mountains and I consider myself fairly fit, but it seems the weather on Mt Washington is unusually unpredictable. I'll bring the essentials and be prepared to spend a shitty night there, but I'd intend it to be a long day hike. I'll work up to it with a few other day hikes in the rest of the Whites, but I'm trying to get a gauge of how dangerous this hike is for a begintermediate hiker with limited mountain experience.
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Hey /out/ I'm driving to the Sawtooths from Illinois next week. What should I check out and where are the best trails - I have no itinerary.
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Any recommendations for a good gps?

Looking for a good gps to use for remote hunting. Working on HAM license for some baofeng comms with a group of us hunters that will be scattered through a large forest region. It will need topo maps.
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Big Bear Lake
I want to spend a few days in Big Bear. I am going to be taking my van and this will be my first attempts at living out of it so-to-speak so I am seeking information for the following questions:

1. Is it easy to find overnight parking near WiFi and bathrooms and shit like that? Will I have any difficult parking a van?

2. Is Big Bear even worth checking out? I love Lake Tahoe but the two look very different on Google
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Are there any good rain forests in the US?
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I’ll cut straight to the point. End times are coming and before we know it Bill Gates’ satan vaccine will be the mark of the beast and our lives will be fucked up beyond repair. Unless we have a full-scale revolution, which won’t happen because everyone is a pussy, nothing will change and we will slowly descend into hell and chaos. I just want to head out of society before this happens. I consider myself proficient in survival skills such as making shelters, growing food/hunting, setting snares, identifying plants, all that shit. I just want to have somewhere to go where nobody will find me. Criteria:
>somewhere I could either walk/bike to, I don’t want to use my car because I’d have to ditch it and they would find me off that
>secluded with little foot traffic
>in a forest obviously
>in Massachusetts. It would be too much of a hassle trying to cross state lines but if that’s the only option so be it.
Any help is appreciated. I just need to get out of here.
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What are some places that are abnormal, that nature gets fucked? Like an anomaly?
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Climbing General
Climbing General #13

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: >>1759688

It's not as dangerous as your non-climber friends think it is, but nowhere near as safe as your climber buddies act like it is.
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Thoughts on this organization?
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Alone Season 7
Thread #2

previous >>1792114

Thread for this years season of Alone. 3/5 of episodes released so far.
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Questions that don't deserve their own thread: hammock edition.

Bought meself a hammock second-hand which looks a pretty Gucci bit of kit, but in the bag were these two bits of aluminium tube. Does anybody know wtf they're for?
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What yall smoking with on the road /out/?

Got this monkey pipe that kinda rocks. Was wondering what yall found. :)
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So can what are the best traps you guys use to hunt,all tips are welcome
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What are some good /out/-related YouTube channels?
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How's it feel to be the wrong color to get gear for free.
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Anyone else doing any geocaching lately? I just got into it a couple months ago.

I just placed my first geocache. It is the first underwater geocache on the big lake near me. I am still waiting for it to be approved.
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Oregon for Oregonanders
Californians and washingtonites stay out or pay.

>The cost of camping will raise to an average of $42 for out-of-state campers making new reservations or arriving without a reservation. The average cost for a full-service site is currently $33 per night, meaning the increase will add up to 30% to the nightly cost to camp in a state park in Oregon.
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Is going innawoods feasible in Ireland? If so, how much would it cost?
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What is /out/'s thoughts on skydiving? Is it /out/ and worth pursuing?
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If your backyard doesn’t look similar to this, you live in a shithole
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Went to the lake owo
I went to the lake on sunday and I had a great time. Saw the sunset and how pretty it was at night. Heres a picture if me. How do I look?
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What are some /out/ approved lunchboxes, I want to level up my lunch game? Pic only somewhat related.
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I wish it would rain more.
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What's a good /out/ approved watch? So many modern men's watches are garish monstrosities.
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What's your opinion about trapping?
Viable option if hunting with firearms is not allowed?
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Desert Clothing
I'm gonna be moving to the Sonoran desert and need the apropiate clothing, what do you recommend?
Pic. Related
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Going on a trip through this area in a few days, would love to know good places to check out.
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I need your help Romanian bros
In late August me and my friends are going through highlighted part on the map. To anyone living, or been in Romania, are there any less known attractions worth visiting ? Mountains/lakes/caves/NPs and so on ?
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Fishing & Tackle Thread
#344-“Moar Wite Wimmin” Edition

Previous Thread:

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

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

Talk about fishin
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LARP and historic /out/
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Re-enactors, larpers, and buckskinners all welcome!

Obviously with all the events canceled, plenty of time for small treks and working on kit. What have you added or upgraded lately?
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Polar Thread
Any anons ever visit/work in the arctic or antarctic regions? Post pics, and say what it's like!
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Do you wear a sport kilt while hiking /out/?
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Movie Night
What are some good expedition/explorer movies/docs/YouTube vids to watch while I'm stuck in the house /out/?

I just watched Alone Across The Arctic on Prime Video. Shoalts seems like a good rugged chap.
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Axe recommendations
I'm looking for the best ~20" axe I can get under the price of the Husqvarna Carpenters axe cause I'm trying to buy a lot of kit at once and I need to shave off any dollars I can. Preferably wood handle, preferably no obnoxious colors, but if it's a quality axe at the right price I am pretty flexible in those regards.
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Hiking the Appalachian trail solo.
How do you even do it? What are the necessary preparations? I don't know anything about hiking or /out/doors in general but think I have to do this before I die.
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I found it on the mountain is it worth anything?
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Has anyone tried sleeping for several days in a small car?

I was thinking of going up to the Scottish Highlands and wild camping or sleeping in my little Suzuki
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I'm going to do it
So at present I am on a scientific research station, getting paid decent money to work, exercise and live. I leave here in April and will be back in the UK some time in April/May. I'll have a bit of time and plenty of money to do whatever I want. Basically I've been looking around for a cool project and here is what I've come up with:

-Fly to Vancouver. I have a friend there I can crash with while I buy a second hand touring bike (nothing too fancy) plus some panniers etc. I'll take most of my own /out/ kit from the UK...stove, cookware, tent, sleeping bag etc.

-Cycle from Vancouver to Edmonton, across the Rockies. This will be a cool start to the adventure.

-Sell/part exchange bike for a canoe. Outfit it; get some portage wheels, a PFD etc.

-Canoe down rivers, portage, cross lakes all the way across Canada. This should take approx 2.5 months.

-Finally reach Quebec, where my journey will end. I have a friend there who I can stay with for a few days and who can probably help to sell the canoe if I can't get rid of it immediately.

-Fly home

Looking for anyone who knows Canada, especially he waterways, to give some advice. A bit about me...I'm an experienced mountaineer and hiker, totally fine with camping and in good shape. What I don't know much about is...

Bugs (Canadian specific)
Other dangers
Ease of getting food/petrol when going through towns.
Distance between possible resupplies
Canadian laws, if applicable

Pic entirely unrelated.
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Ginseng General
Its about that time of year again.

I have never hunted or looked for Ginseng so is pic related Ginseng?

Found in the mountains of Appalachia.
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>be me
>go outside of the backyard of the house I just moved into
>see field behind a small fence
"I wonder what it's like back there?"
>few months pass
>get an opportunity to hop the fence
>struggle a bit
>marvel at the scenery, ignoring the houses
>awkardy get over the fence again
>feel like I was in another world like a portal opened
>go back inside
>feel satisfied
>sleep happy
>pic unrelated (you can steal it tho)
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Do you consider Varg a good example of survivalism?
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Probably best board to ask
Is it hawk eagle or what?
I've seen some white tailed eagles flying nearby but also various different big birds
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I was walking back to the house with my mail when a nice piece of quartz caught my eye. I collect quartz so I decided to pick it up and what else do I find sitting right next to it?
A nice seashell fossil, two technically but the the second imprint is small and incomplete.
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UL fags
Where are y'all at? This board seems to filled with 300lbs fatties who use power bait to catch bass.

Cut that toothbrush anon!
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Okay /out/ I'm going to Maine on my honeymoon and need some suggestions on good hikes around the state.

Obviously going to Acadia, and I looked at Old Speck cause Mountains. What ya got for me?
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/Out/ings with a pipe thread #40
Summertime 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 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 >>1784892
Come on in and get comfy.
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Best Bicycles
I wasn't sure what board to come to so I hope this isn't off topic, but what are your recs for a good quality bicycle? I'm looking to get something that will last me years and I would be able to spend as much as $600, is that too much/ too little to spend to get a good bike? I should also mention that I'm 6'8" and I would need something with some decent size, but my main concern is just durability as I want it to last a while if I'm spending so much on it
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Last year I biked from Boston to Los Angeles, I'm high, up late, and haven't been on 4chan regularly in years. Does /out/ ever have threads on biking the TransAm trail? Here's the janky bike my Grandma sent me from her basement to ride across the country with.
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I'm looking to buy new bicycle. Im not hardcore, just want some weekend riding and go to work ocasinally.
I'm looking at this two and I was wondering if anyone has any experiences with them.
voodoo nakisi vs triban rc 500
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Brainlet Question
Am new to the off grid thing, and went into it with limited preparation. In order to preserve meats, am I correct in my understanding that you just get the meat, and then apply curing salt and boom, the meat is preserved? Is it basically a similar procedure for turning the animal’s hide into leather? Remove the fatty stuff and then apply salt and leave it out in the sun?
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I learned to ride a bike at 27 and I'm still learning. Practicing twice a week (living in a big city, have to be careful with cars and shit, no nature arround).

Now I don't understand gears. I just use the ones the guys from the shop recommended me for normal road, but sometimes the road is uphill and it seems like I have to pedal like a fucking maniac while other people just chill.
I know my legs are probably super weak but still, it's most likely because I dont understand gears.

I watched tutorials but I still don't understand SHIT. Just tell me what combination use for what please.
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Any recommendations for some /out/ horror films?
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Weird Bones Idk Man
So I was going randonauting with my friends and I found these cool bones while exploring, idk what they are. If anyone knows what animal they came from that would be neat. :)
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Scat identification
Any idea what kind of scat this is? Location is south-central Alabama. .223 for scale.
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hey /out/
i have a fear of deep and dark water, an example is pic related.
i am having trouble overcoming this fear so i would like any help on this

when i am scuba diving and see an endless depth i get stunned and just stare endlessly at how deep it is, this causes me to get super scared and swim away as if a beast is going to emerge out of the darkness.
with a help of a friend i swam close to one of these pits and i couldn't bare it i thought i was going to fall endlessly into the darkness of its void, i lost control and had to pulled up
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You made the right choice, didn't you anon?
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Suppose I'm giga-rich and a king or whatever. How would I go about tornado proofing my house and land?

Like, can you setup big stretches of forest to break them up? Do you need a moat? How strong of a bunker do I need?
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>bro tier bug coming thru

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Solo camping?
Is solo camping weird if you don't have a dog? I have the means, just no one to go camping with (single as well).
Do you guys solo camp?
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Does thermarest make decent sleeping pads? Im about to buy their new trail pro all season pad.
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Bugging Out
Has anyone actually "bugged out"?

If so, why, for how long, and what was it like?

The entire concept doesn't make a long of sense. Something bad happens. You go out into the woods and...spend an indefinite amount of time in harsh wilderness?
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Old thread is archived. Today’s the big day. Will Anon be successful, have to turn back, die trying, chicken out...?

Place your bets!
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I feel like my skin gets worse when I go /out/. Sunscreen fucking with me, the sun itself, wind, sweat, touching my face with dirty camp-hands, etc. I see myself in a mirror and my face is all red and botchy from the exercise. I don't know what to do bros. It bothers me when I get home and the real world sees me like that.
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Post /out/ cringe and cringe accessories.
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Dealing with paranoia
Out by myself for the first time in my life. I'm at a waterfall in the mountains, cooked some speck and sausages and burst some tomatoes and I'm just having a chill time. However I learned that so terribly under-equipped. I need a good axe first and foremost, for chopping serious wood otherwise I burn through fiddles too easily. A folding chair. A better backpack obviously. Better mountaineering boots. A decent tent with blankets. A better flashlight because this one is too weak, although it has a rechargeable battery with dinam (whatever you call the perpetual motion recharging thing). Basically better everything.

But the biggest thing? I need to stop having these paranoid thoughts. Basically every small sound is some turbo predator animal out to get my ass. Every shadow shape in the woods surrounding me is a bigfoot out to rape my ass. I'm not even in America.
Everything is out to get me. I wanted to close all devices this night, but I pussied out and took my phone out to use the flashlight. Because of no axe I couldn't chop wood and I burned through all my fiddles. It's pretty dark right now.

How do I deal with the paranoia next time I go /out/ and what else would I need to be better equipped? I feel like if I had all the equipment I need and a bigger fire, I wouldn't be so afraid of the woods.

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Cheap newfag tent
Alright /out/, /fit/izen here who wants to elevate my outdoors and hiking game with the gf to camping.

I haven't spent a night in a tent in over 20 years. My gf has only done fancy pants glamping in cabins/yurts/hostels.

Ideally I'd like to be at a level of backpack camping and hauling all my shit with me from site to site, doing 20+ mile days but until the gf and I get used to camping we are just gonna car camp for a few times.

Since we are both new to camping I don't wanna waste a ton a tent which may or may not get much use and figure we would be better off with a $65 Coleman Sundome Tent.

Is there any reason this is a bad move? I figure if we hate camping, I'm only out like $65 bucks as opposed to the $300+ other tents cost.

Also, camping for idiots guide in general help plz. Specifically SoCal info would be good. I honestly don't know anything about camping other than I can look up camp sites on the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management site.
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Rattlesnake identification
Pygmy Rattlesnake 1
Anyone know what kind of rattlesnake this is? I think it's a pygmy but I'm not 100%. It wasn't very big. Maybe 1 ft-1.5 ft. NE FL.
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/out/ STICKY thread
Sup /out/
Half the links are dead in our sticky, any suggestions for replacements?

Anything else you'd like to see added to a new sticky?
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Corona crowds
2020-08-12 14_20_40
Is the coronavirus pandemic the worst thing to have ever happened to the outdoors?
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Stop butter from melting
Any ideas for preventing butter from melting?

I have heard of armies mixing butter with some form of wax so it does not melt. And there are regularely german "butter tins" so there must be some way.
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Long shot but whatever
During the second week of August I'll be hiking El Anillo de Picos in Northern Spain. It's a 115km circular mountainous trail, I'll be going solo so if any anon wants to join please feel free to say so.
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Hey guys.
Recently decided to get into backpacking.
I went and bought a really cool, pretty old, GI bookbag from a Military surplus store.
I'm a little paranoid though, of bed bugs.
How long should I let it sit before bringing it inside?
I sprayed the hell out of it with alcohol, and have had it sitting on my front porch for a few days now.
Am I being paranoid?
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Should women go out alone?
Is it a good or bad idea? Yes for some activities, no for others? Do extra protections need to be taken? Would you feel comfortable with your gf/wife/sister/mom/daughter going out alone?
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I live /out/ of my truck and travel solo
Across USA. Love to Hang /out/ in wilderness areas, deserts & beachs. Been livin like this for a while /out/. Pic related.
WTF is my problem?
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/hgm/ Homegrowmen Thread #246 Farming and Gardening
Old thread: >>1837970

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
/hgm/ does not have a Discord, please use our sister general's channel on /an/cord instead:

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Antarctica is out there, waiting for you - and waiting for me! Someday we will all live there.
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Let's talk layering. Materials, favorite pieces, strategies, considerations, and recommendations. What makes a good piece of outdoor clothing? What do you swear by and what is trash?
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Hey /out/ need help deciding on when/where to fish!
I've been doing my best to wake up at 4 am each day to go fishing out on lakes. Here in Idaho I typically go to the Spring Valley Reservoir but I'm trying to find places to go around lewiston Idaho. Also please provide times on when I should river/lake fish.
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Seeing the anon post about ascending Baker has me wondering, what would be some good mountains in the US and Canada to get into ascending summits that require using more technical equipment and traversing ice and snow? I live in the PNW and have hiked everywhere I can without beginning to tackle Rainier, Baker, etc. Do you just train and research and then go balls to the wall like Bakeranon? Or are there ways of easing into it?
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I just got done checking out Colorado and all I have to say is that you have not seen mountains until you've been to Colorado. Califags can go fuck themselves; the sierras do not hold a candle to the rocky mountains. east coast banjo pluckers can go fuck themselves for even thinking they are allowed on this board
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camping stories
ITT: we discuss our camping stories the good, the bad, and the down right weird.
I’ll start.
>Be me
>be 17
>be in boyscouts on high adventure
>this is my first time doing proper camping with my new troop.
>consists of two 17 year olds, two 16 year olds, and a good five 13-14 year olds
>being one of the older scouts I was put in charge of helping clean, pack, and lead.
>I can do all those things well and effectively and have done so in the past with my old troop.
>first night is a disaster the other 17 year old is backing me up and helping organize camp
>he encourages everyone else to goof off while camp still needs to be set up.
>scout master helps us but the damage is done.
>we could not organize and get tasks done quickly enough to do anything well .
>couldn’t do the ropes course because shitty troop was shitty and decided that in one of the first obstacles they should throw a dude off.
>on the 12 mile hike that should of taken 5 hours it took 8 hours because shitty 16 year olds wouldn’t wait for the rest of the group and had to have scout master chase them down.
>tent zipper broke after someone cut it out.
It was just a shitty experience and it taught me that I should choose who I go camping, hiking, or anything outdoors related well before going on the trip.
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