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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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/out/ kinos
Ŵhat are some good films to watch about the outdoors?
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/hgm/ Homegrowmen Thread #259 Farming and Gardening
Old thread: >>1980853

USDA Hardiness Zone Map:
Koppen Climate Map:

Search terms:
Agrarian, Agriculture, Agrology, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquaponics, Berkeley Method Hot Composting, Cold Frames, Companion Planting, Composting, Container Gardening, 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, Mulching, No-till Method, Ollas Irrigation, Orchard, Permaculture, Polyculture, Polytunnels, Propagation, Rain Gutter Garden, Raised Beds, Ranch, Rooftop Gardening, Ruth Stout 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

Alpaca, Animal Husbandry, Antelope, Beefalo, Black Soldier Fly (BSF), Brushturkey, 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, Sheep, Silkworm, Snail, Toad, Trumpeter, Turkey, Worm

General Info & Anon-created Guides:
Check sister thread: >>>/an/plant
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/out/ state thread
Talk about states, post your rankings:
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Fishing & Tackle Thread
#376-“Loaf” 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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What’s in your first aid kit, /out/?
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Primitive Technology
When the world needed him most, he vanished.
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Why does /out/ hate this? Seems fine to me.
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dear sophisticated gentlemen of the land, please provide me with your finest depictions of this most curious animal from the colonies!
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Is this the ultimate /out/ tool?
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Bioconstruction: meme or based?
I'm gathering money buy land and build a homestead. This method will theoretically make me save $$, but I don't want to live in a shitty place. Should I learn bioconstruction? Will it all fall over my head within 3 months?
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Summer hiking fucking sucks !
Seriously why would anyone still consider summer hiking after watching this video?

Ticks & other insects have ruined summers.

It seems the only climate to escape bugs is the extreme cold. To Greenland we go !
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Pacific Crest Trail
Has anon ever done this? Is it possible to do for a beginner? What would you suggest? Planning on hiking this thing.
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Colorado Outdoors (m)
Finished my Eagle Scout Project a month or two ago, and looking forward to doing more outside. My troop did actually hike and campout, but everybody was always slow as fuck, and I found that if I just went alone that things would be a lot quicker. I have a rough understanding of how to "Be Prepared" in the outdoors, but I doubt my current knowledge is enough.

Any good starting guides from /out/? Things like what to wear, bring, and what to do/not to do whilst camping/hiking. Simply looking for new info rather than the same old scout shit.
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/bcg/ Backcountry General
Pistecucks begone.
Starting this new thread since the ski general is overrun by resorties. Post OC pics, trip reports, resources for frens, complaints about the local snowpack, avy close calls, etc.
ski touring, randonee, off-piste skiing, backcountry/slackcountry/sidecountry OK, splitboarders welcome, ski mountaineering encouraged.
>I took pic related on a recent tour.
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Climbing General
Climbing General #16

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:

It's fricken cold
off-belay >>1936981
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What should you always have in your car ?
What i have in my car.

-BIC lighter
-Pen and block note
-survival book
-A pot
-beef jerky
-A rope
- 2 mre
-sleeping bag
-trash bag
-a gun (38 revolver)
-ammo 24 rounds
-medkit with tourniquet and space blanket
-an axe

What more should i need ?
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The final solution to escape detection in remote areas is to build underground. No matter how well hidden or concealed your structure is, you're less likely to be found underground, even if your ceiling is just an inch or two below the topsoil to avoid caveins.
"leave no trace"fags shut the fuck up and kill yourselves, the plan is for no one to know you're occupying an area because you only come out to collect firewood and food, fuck everything else
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How do I get into winter camping (overnighting)?
I want to start sleeping outside during winter. I would also go out during snow and not below -10 degrees celsius. I already own a sleeping bag rated to -9, basic camping tools and a hammock. Is using a hammock with an underquilt even a viable option or should I directly opt to sleeping on the ground?
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Camping Disasters
ITT - we talk about your worst camping disasters and accidents, and provide advice for others to not do the same.
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Youtube Channel Survival Russia
I've been watching Survival Russia for some time now and only recently found out about his far-right group leadership in Denmark. I read some things about illegal arms dealing and that he's only in Russia, because he would get arrested in Denmark too. In his videos he never really promotes any radical views and in a livestream he did he was asked about his past and basically ignored those questions. He also talks about having a "clean past" and not being into politics at all.

Does anyone know more about this past of him and if he still stands behind those views? It seems like he's just completely denying his past.
Not that I want people to start bringing it up in his comments, but it's surprising to me that it almost never does get brought up.

So any more info on this?
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how old were you when you started batoning?
did you hurt yourself in the process?
which knife is best for batoning?
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esee knives
esee 3
I dont get it
its like when people tell me they find zendaya cute

why? out of all the other choices
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/ski/ general
pistecucks and brokebackcountry fags welcome
for discussing skiing and snowboarding in all their forms
Went out for the last two days and got some nice turns in, really making some progress with my technique
Best experience in the last few /out/ings?
I finally got good enough at my tele switch to show off under the lift
>that feel when zoomers cheer you on from the lift
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that's fucking outrageous
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Best pants for hiking?
I've been looking at military surplus cause it's cheap and looks reliable but not really sure
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Military style boots
Belleville Boots
hey, got out of the army recently, and ive been walking with pic related belleville boots for years now. Anyone know of any similar style boots that dont have fucking coyote colors. Really love the high thin style of boots, but dont want to look like a fag wearing my army boots out on the trail. I feel like every decent pair of hiking boots I see has the gay ass thick ankle high boot cut.
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Are milsurp boots like pic-related good for hiking?
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Sup sheeple, can we have a wool thread with some /sci/ crossover?

I recently bought a set of wool base layers (underwear and shirts) for /out/ and /in/. In the process, I learned some things. Highly opinionated greentext list:
>For any article of clothing, there's only 1-2 quality manufacturers
>100% merino > 200 gsm weight is the only option for base layers
>You need at least two and not more than three sets for a complete wardrobe
>Buy used wool whenever possible and treat it like buying fine dress clothes (I find made-in-USA button-ups at thrift stores for $5 and get them tailored for $15, instead of buying china shit off the rack for $50)

The manufacturers I found for each item were:
>Duckworth = long base layers, long johns and long-sleeve shirts. The product is called "Maverick Peak" that's 100% merino, 220 gsm
>Dilling = short base layers, underwear and T-shirts. They sell 100% merino, 215 gsm ones but Americans can't order directly. You need someone in Scandi, West EU, or UK to forward the package across the pond.
>Darn Tough = socks. They seem to be the best, but everything is a blend and I'm not sure 100% merino is good for socks anyway. I already have wool socks for /out/

My insistence on 100% wool: anything blended with it negates the purpose of wool. Synthetics trap odors and bamboo is repackaged cotton. Also, a single shirt costs like $100 so you better get your money's worth. Eco-nylon is literal garbage, great for nylon stockings but not $50 boxers.

The purpose of wool is to efficiently pass moisture and volatile waste chemicals. That's what it does, and on a biological level, it's the best. Wool evolved to protect sheep, who are known to live in hostile places like Iceland, Shetland, Falkland/Argentina, etc. Which is why the best wool comes from harsh climates including Montana. It's bathed in lanolin, anti-microbial/anti-moisture secretions from sheepskin.
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citidiot here
What's it like living in a small town surrounded by mountains? Do most people hike or like what activities do you do on a typical weekend? Are people really involved with the outdoors a lot when you are surrounded by mountains? My limited experience is that a lot of people who live in the mountains don't actually hike at all.
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Can anyone recommend any West Virginia or Southern Ohio hikes right now? A few inches or less of snow.
I’m looking for like 10 miles or more. I was going to go to Dolly Sods Saturday but the Park Ranger told me it has over a foot of snow.
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What should I name my fishing boat?
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/diy/ + /out/ crossover episode
frankenpack back
ITT post summaries of any /out/ projects you've been working on and ask questions related to a project you're considering.

I've been pretty heavily modifying an eBay pack I got a few days ago.
>I moved the shoulder strap points from the cross bar to just above the clovis pins securing the top of the bag
>replaced hip belt with one a little longer and more comfortable that I had laying around
>Moved lash straps for the pack cover from the base of the bag to the frame for additional durability and gear space
>Replaced grommets on both of the bases for the shoulder straps
>Restrung the back mesh so I can fit a platypus in between my back and the bag
Once this semester ends and I've got more free time I'm going to try making a custom PVC frame, since it doesn't look too hard when people make them for ALICE faggotry
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be honest /out/
when's the last time you went /out/doors?
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I really want to become a drifter, but I feel like I'm too much of a coward. Traveling from place to place, even if food and shelter is scarce a hard to come buy, sounds like an adventure and sounds like a kind of life I'd love to have.

I just feel like such a coward cause I haven't done it already. I feel like maybe I'm too comfortable with my current life (even though I hate it I'm still "comfortable" in a sense that I could continue hating this life forever and not snap) to leave it so easily.

So do any of y'all got advice for if I ever actually go out hobo-style and can I get some encouragement to do so?
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About to take my /out/door shitposting to the next level, boys.
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Fact: If you can't cut down trees in whatever wilderness you go to, then it is just for taking pictures of and completely pointless. Buy a postcard.

If you go to the wilderness to experience freedom, and you can't cut down trees in that location you are simply lying to yourself. You don't have to cut down trees, but you simply must be allowed to do so.

The freedom to chop down any tree is the great rule of thumb that you are not in postcard cuckland. Might as well just scroll through nature pictures on google images if you can't cut down trees.

Freedom life > Postcard life
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A scavenger hunt for illinoisfags
I have created a scavenger hunt with some prizes.
if you live in northern IL, specifically crystal lake area, this is for you.
42.2010904, -88.2777016
that's the coordinates for the first clue. it's in a plastic ziplock bag. it is marked with a "1" and is next to a medium sized rock, slightly buried.
the day is still young, why not check it out?
I have extra hints if you get lost or need help.
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Jewels of the forest
Anon, are you ready to find some morels this coming spring?

Share tips for finding them, and recipes for cooking them!
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Is the result of people preferring a saw over an axe caused by the lack of a good axe?
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Any landscapers here? How hard is to get used to the job as a useless NEET?
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camper trailer
Looking to get back into outdoors. I want to do a camper trailer now though. Me the wife and the boy. Anyone have good experiences? Or good brands? Located in Michigan.
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You don't actually read this garbage, do you?
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I figured /out/ would be better than /k/ for this stuff, so - assuming you have something like a station wagon, what supplies and equipment would you need to survive for a minimum of one month in the Australian outback in the middle of summer? After COVID and last year's bushfires I want to be able to pack up and fuck off for a fair while in the event of an emergency, but I haven't gone camping since I moved out and have next to no equipment now.
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Nooblife in AK
I just moved to AK. I want to
Basically anything /out/. How should I start? I'm smart and in shape, grew up mostly rural east coast but wasted my youth playing videogames and other dumb shit.

If you'd rather not answer my gay OP, just chat about AK instead.
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Eat the bugs biggot
Has anyone seen or eaten honeypot ants? are they any good?
also edible bugs thread
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How do I get a /out/ gf?
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self feeding and seeding fire
What if there was a corona mask that was made out of materials that got broken down in nature? Cuz right now i see lots of masks being thrown away into nature and it makes me sad
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/Out/ Cooking Thread
How does everyone cook while /out/? What sorta pots, stoves, and other equipment? Best /out/ foods?
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LBE belts/ vest system for camping
Bros can i go camping using only a smersh system. Because it is pretty large and if i get the pkm model it has 4 large molle pouches. So will it work for ultralight hiking for a few day trips?
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>he fell for the “ethical hunting” meme

Your ancestors are laughing at you
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This is what happens when /out/ goes out
Two minors were reportedly hiking off-trail in Green Canyon Monday and used a large knife to cut through the brush. At one point, they lost the knife. While trying to find it, the minors slid down a hill on their backsides.

The Cache County Sheriff's Office reports one of the minors slid onto the knife, causing significant injuries.
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Backpack thread
What is /out/'s favorite backpack for hiking/camping/ECT?
Personally, I use a CFP-90
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>Be me
>Live in Colorado
>went up the mountains to go backcountry powder skiing
>On peak to peak highway to Estes park
>going 50-60mph
>Dog comes out of the forest on the left
>Runs towards my car on my side of the road.
>screech to a halt, good thing i had enough distance.
>Dog runs up to my door and puts the paws on the window
>pull of on the side and check dogs collar, see address is in the area, and take phone #
>see gps thing on the dog
>Shit no data on my phone can't make a call, wait and see if I hear calling, yell myself that I have the dog
>I open back, and dog jumps into my car.
>drive to the nearest house in the direction the dog came from, which is a few miles away.
>Short guy in expensive boots red checkered shirt/coat gaylike trimmed beard and canada hat comes stumbling down the drive way, can't even walk on snow. (he must've saw the gps location).
> open window and ask if he is missing a dog
>"fuck ya I am"
>I have her in the back
>"why the fuck do you have her in the back you fuck?!"
>I'm dumbfounded, like what? I'm at your house with your dog?
>doesn't give me time to talk and starts trying to open the back and banging on the back cause he doesn't know how.
>he finally gets it, curses at me again and the dog, and turns around and leaves.
>he looks back again angry as fuck, and I wave back, I'm confused as fuck. My day sorta ruined.

Is picking up someone's dog on the road and taking it the owner some kind of taboo? What else am I supposed to do? What's the proper course of action in this situation?
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newfag hunter question
110 precision
So recently I got a savage 110 precision that fires 300 win mag, I'm looking to use it for hunting deer and/or black bears. Would I be able to use this in new york or pennsylvania? (cant use it in Ohio) I cant find exactly what each state requires for guns.
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do you think wilderness preservation can go too far sometimes?
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whats outs opinion on david paulidies?
is he on the level or is he cherrypicking and twisting things? i quite like his stuff, enjoyed the recent hunters video, but thought the first movie was unbelievably weak esp given what he has in the books to work with. people do just vanish, his opinion is that they shouldnt and when they do its unusual.
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What are the outdoors like here, really? InB4 “purple haired liberals and faggots.” I don’t care about their backward ass politics.

Is everything worthwhile on the western side of the state and in the Cascades? What lies beyond that, to the east?
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Some real life hobo experience
sandals with socks
One thing I know is that you constantly lose things and get gear stolen. Hammocks are worthless for long term and sleeping bags are also no good. If you have gear you can't keep on you at all times than expect you will one day lose it.
Homeless in an urban environment really ask for multiple pairs of socks. Lightweight and worth their weight in gold to ensure you can keep on your feet without them rotting off. Chewing on sticks are your best friend for dental hygiene.
Clothes, clothes and spare clothes is what matters. Keep your equipment simple and plain so its not desirable for theft
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American frontier
what is the closest to the wild west in today's world? Can I still be a cowboy or a dude rancher? I wanna explore some arid climates with a rifle at my side and a horse on my saddle. Alternatively, what are some textbook frontiers? mostly unexplored, large amounts of wild land, etc
>INB4 ocean
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/sdg/ - SCUBA Diving General
King of his domain
Previous thread: >>1824459

SCUBA = Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

Share your most memorable dives here, good and bad.
Post pictures, videos, and memes.
Brag about certs, experience, and achievements.
Discuss/recommend equipment, techniques, and otherwise share your love for diving in general,
Divers of all levels welcome, as well as people thinking about diving.

Feel free to contribute to it either directly or indirectly through the thread.
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Colorado 14ers
Any anons have suggestions for safe ish winter 14er peaks in Colorado?

>tired of waiting until late May or June every year
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Fuck it. I'm biking the Tour Divide this summer. Any tips for a bikepacking trip? Think this will take 20-30 days.
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Hey /out/ what's the scariest thing that has happened to you while camping/hiking? (paranormal or just plain dangerous)

I'll start

>Be me
>friends and I decide to go hiking/camping and went upstate to Catskills mountains early winter.
>bit more than we could chew because we had to hike 3 days with 35 lbs of supplies per person and our driver was going to pick us up about 20 miles away.
>It recently rained and so the paths were basically ice and snow.
>got even worse once we reached the beginning of the mountain the paths pooled in water so it was almost entirely ice.
>we kept pushing forward cause we were losing daylight fast.
>reach a part of the mountain where the whole fucking trail was tilted to the side and to the left was a steep slope that would kill you if you fell.
>pace slows to a near crawl cause why rush death.
>mid walk put my right foot down and its fucking ice.
>cant keep my balance and slip.
>refuse to go out like this
>look for the nearest thing I can grab and get a hold of a young tree strong enough to support me and my weight.
>get up with the help of my friends and upper body strength and go on.

it was one of the most deadliest situations I've ever been in but I don't regret going camping and plan on doing it again as soon as possible.

>Pic related, its the day of the incident
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Could anyone recommend a wood/lumber project. I have taken upon the hobby of woodworking.
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How do I decide how big of a pack I need?

I have all my camping stuff. But nk bag. I can't just bring all my stuff into a store and start stuffing packs do i?
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liwe biwy
My sleeping bag.
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>imagine the smell
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/Out/ings with a Pipe Thread #44
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 >>1939008
Come on in and get comfy.
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Yuru Camp Season 2
airs this week
What are /a/nons going to burn down this time?
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Sometimes I find geocaches by accident while innawoods. What do you do to make it fun and challenging for the next geocacher?
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/SSG/ Sleep system general
this is a general thread for sleep systems.
ITT post...
>military sleep systems
>ultralight sleep systems
>modified/improved sleep systems

>hey, OP, what do you use?
depends, if it's warm (for chicago suburbs, lol), I'll use a military surplus poncho and woobie, anything colder and I'm using a military sleeping bag or an ultralight one, depending on where I am
>what about your sleeping pad?
either a reflective type sleeping roll or an inflatable ultralight one. inflatable ones are better for comfort IMO, reflective ones are smaller and pack light though, and are durable. all down to preference.

also post woobies
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How does /out/ deal with cabin fever?
I bought land and moved innawoods in Alaska, and after 9 months I'm starting to regret it. I wanted to be self sufficient, but only recently has it occurred to me what I gave up for this. I figured I could make it by myself because I was an autistic loner anyway, but I didn't realize just how tied to civilization I really was. Now I'm completely isolated, I see other people about once a week, and even though I sought this struggle, it's occurred to me that no woman would want to share it. Now I'm stuck.

Since I can't unbuy my land and try again, how should I deal with this disaster?
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From southern Ontario here, looking to go innawoods up north off the muscle. Will try to build my own establishment from the ground up. I've been doing research on crown-owned land and disputes regarding it, and according to some sources it's possible to get far enough away from rural cities and populated areas that you're basically undetectable. How far do you think this would be?
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Does /out/ know anything about truck bed tents?
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/out/ for britfags
hi all, anglo here (specifically SW)

straight to it: where the fuck do i hike? i've literally explored everything within a 10-20 mile radius of myself. dartmoor and the coastal path is dominated by t o u r i s t s and people walking their dogs. you can't avoid roads because everything non-road is fucking private field which you have to navigate between hedges and gates which becomes a nuisance, not to mention muh laws which stop me carrying any sort of knife longer than 3 inches and you can forget any sort of firearm (even an air gun).

i wish i could join you jocks and sheep-shaggers in wales and scotland, you have it great

so, what do /out/?

pic related ofc
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Fishing & Tackle Thread
#375-“Oven Mit” 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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Are knives unnecessary for backpacking?
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clean area around
How do you tie your shoes? I tie mine by doing a simple knot on every metal notch and then on the last one i do a double bow tie.
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Why do so many hikers get lost and die in the woods?
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How do you get dry firewood when it is snowing?
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What are some good enclosed tarp shelters?
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Is taking a shit in a body of water (large or with flow) based? I took a shit on the South African Coastline once. Water was cold as fuck and I didn't want to get my ass bitten by a great white shark, so I pooped as fast as I could. Shit came out full torpedo-speed, like "SPRRBBL"
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What went wrong?
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weirdest shit you've seen while camping?
i'll start:
>setting up camp in an area slightly west of supai, arizona
>summer 2016, warm and don't have to worry about weather
>keep smelling something awful, so i go to check it out with my pistol in the holster
>find a dead deer with a mangled neck and a clean gash along the center of its underbelly, with flies swarming all over it
this alone wouldn't freak me out; its the fact that there were almost no other noteable injuries on the thing. no scratch marks from claws, nothing
unnerved me so bad i just packed up and went home the next morning.
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What went wrong?
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Serious only please
I want to get into basic land navigation and compass map reading. I am researching this as we speak. My question, though. Can I navigate myself throughout the european continent with a map + compass only?

Also, whats a good surplus compass to buy? east german? Soviet?
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/out/ Hygiene
This thread is for all things related to personal hygiene while /out/.
What is necessary in your dopp kit?
What isn't?

Do you have lower standards of hygiene while /out/?
Do you enjoy bathing in ice-cold streams, or do sponge baths with heated water?
Babby wipe babby or handkerchief Chad?
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Larpers vs. Outdoorsmen
How to filter out larpers:
Youre going Out for a while. You plan to build a shelter and stay there for a while, or build shelters as you progress.
Which saw do you take.
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how do you get good at climbing trees like monke?
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Drug Stories in the Geat /Out/doors
Post the craziest drug stories you have. Firsthand experience, a friend's story, any /out/doors drug stories. I wanna hear about em.

Picrel is a sketch on a homeless man's blanket I found on a camp trip when I was exploring a creek on acid.
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Something like this is extremely based
Ultralight, affordable, practical

Has anyone else put together an ingenious, light and efficient sleep system ?
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I want to pursue outdoor sciences (example: park ranger) but I don't know where to start my education.... Looking for recommendations on books, lectures, or anything else that's relevant. Thanks, anons
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How are you meant to deal with black bears? I do a lot of winter hiking in the Adirondacks. Seeing mama and cub tracks in fresh snow on trails is concerning. Also, when tf these niggas go to sleep?
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I'm thinking of taking up battoning, since on my long walks in the cold lately mean I need to stop and brew a hot drink.
What knife should I buy?
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I see no point in contributing to society and so I plan on living in the wilderness.
Just how difficult is this? Is it even feasible?
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>build log cabin
>'this will inspire people to get outdoors'
>every comment is cringe unabomber and video game references

what is wrong with people?
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Best hiking boots?
I plan on going on a pilgrimage and I need a very good pair of boots. Preferably ones that go higher than the ankle so I can traverse deep mud if need be. Price isn't an issue.
Pic mildly unrelated.
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air rifle
Realistically what can I hunt with this?

Never hunted and hunting is illegal where I live but idc I just want to eat some juicy thing that I just killed
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Since the bushcraft community has unamously declared the saw superior to the batonning knife or an axe, whch one I do get for my bag?
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>Uk and sussexfags only

Has anyone been to the shoreham cement works? I'm planning to bring a group of buddies to do some urbexing and shit since it's getting boring playing vidya and browsing /x/ greentexts all day.

Anything I should know, places I should avoid, etc
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Aside from walking, what is the most based method for exploring the outdoors?

For me, it's the motorcycle.
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why dont people talk about yams more, there like the perfect food. not crazy heavy, pretty resilient, easy to cook, taste good, nutritious. combine it with some sort of carb or meat for the calories and its the perfect meal for an /out/ing
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Is loop back lacing alright on hiking boots or is this just cringe?
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anyone do any rat hunting around here?
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What's some equipment you've bought that you love? I'm looking for a good solar powerbank. Literally all of them seem to be China shit but this seems to be the best one

Then there's shit like Lifestraw. Wanna get one of those unless there's a better alternative. Post backpacks and tents and all that good stuff.
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anyone here own a telescope or stargaze on the regular? I was thinking about getting into it but don't know where to start
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Long story short I was sprucing up my go bag and rotating some food out and I had a novel thought cross my mind. On almost every trip regardless of what I'm doing I bring along several bags of constant comment tea. I don't have a definitive reason to do this past maybe making water taste better, it's strictly a creature comfort that I enjoy.

What do you always bring along with you no matter what even though you don't actually need to.
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rec me a good jacket
something good for long city hikes in freezing weather but not terribly cold or wet or windy
i have two jackets now one is about 4lbs and very warm
it's a beautiful coat but it's too hot and heavy a lot of the time
it's great if it's colder than -10c or if i'm not doing anything too strenuous
my other jacket is a quilted work jacket and it's not quite warm enough even with layers
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Plan with Land
What’s your plans for your land or when you buy land? I know a lot of us LARP on here but I’m months away from moving it all to the country.

Here’s my plan for Northern MN:

- Aquaponics with greens and Tilapia
- Wheat, alfalfa, and veggies
- Goats and chicken, mini donkeys to protect herd and farm chores
- Hoop barns
- Root cellar
- electric fence (pigs later?)
- make a handful of tent sites on back 40
- sauna
Pic related, steel frame house I got quota for under $100k
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New knife
Lost my beloved SAK so what knife does /out/ recommend?
>less than 100 pesos
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What do you think anons? Best location to buy some acreage and start a homestead
It's just something that's been on my mind lately and I thought I'd ask for some input. What do you think boys?

A few places I've considered...

· Alaska/ Montana/ Wyoming
- decents gun laws
- shorter growing season/ colder winters
- not too sure on land prices, some I'm sure is expensive, but also probably some deals to be had
- things are remote and spread out/ less crowding
- maybe some decent communities of like minded and self sustainabe people

· Ozark/ Smokie mountains
- land is pretty pricey thanks to vacation homes and yuppies
- various gun laws depending on state
- longer growing season
- also some decent communities with like minded folks, but also some pretty obnoxious types as well.

· south america/ potentially another 3rd world country
- shit gun laws
- tropical weather
- by far the most affordable
- will always be a gringo even if you become a citizen
- need spanish
- buying land in foreign country is risky
- women are typically more traditional, but at the same there are those who are "gringo hunters"
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>something about walleye

Any suggestions for lakes in the central Midwest that could be a good weekend road trip? Want to pack up the car and get /out/.
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Archery Thread /arch/
Because the old one has reached bump limit

Come in and tell us
> What kind of bow are you using?
> How long do you archer?
> Do you use your bow to Hunt or just to shoot on Targets?

Or feel free to post /arch/ related stuff.

Want to get into Archery? Just ask questions

Please no compound vs trad wars. We are all stick-flinging friends
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GPS thread
GPS thread. Was looking at a Garmin Instinct since theyre like $200 on amazon. Was probably going to get either it or a used Foretrex, but I like using a fitness tracker and a more durable one than my shitty fitbit seems nice. I use paper maps and compass mostly but I just wanted the extra backup because some of the trails I go on are kind of not maintained.

Any other good options for a basic bitch GPS?
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Best /out/ careers?
College freshman here. For some context, I have two years' experience in academic geology (at some pretty damn prestigious institutions, too) but am a bit burnt out; I'm the /sci/ type, and geology is cool as shit, but I get stressed whenever I think about rocks now for some reason.

In spite of this, I don't want to be stuck in a cubicle all my life; I'd much rather be working outside, traveling new places, and seeing places that are untouched and beautiful, all while earning a good paycheck if possible. Are there any careers aside from geology that satisfy these wants? I'd be happy to go back to geology, but want to see what my options are.
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I've recently started snowboarding.

My issue is that I want a snowboard with porn on it but Burton Love boards seem to be hard to find. Guys on eBay think they're literal gold and they want like 2k per board even during corona which is ridiculous.

They should start making more sexy boards. I hate how every board looks the same. I can't tell any difference in their handling so all I want is graphics.
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I have $100 amazon gift card.
What /out/ related item/s should I buy? I need to spent this thing. It's burning a hole in my wallet.
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Anybody else here feels that going /out/ has brought out a different person in you or made you more at peace with your inner self? If so, what's you story? When did you start?
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Why did you fall for the 'waterproof' hydrostatic head meme, /out/?
Pertex and pile is the superior outer layer.
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>just agreed to climb mount fuji next year
>horribly unfit
>never done /out/ stuff in my life
>don't own a single piece of gear
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Desert /out/
inna desert
Since everything here seems to be about the woods or other similar environments, I thought I would start a thread on desert /out/ings. Just got back from a solo backpacking trip in the Superstitions in Arizona. Anyone got protips or advice that I should be aware of, or any other great places to backpack in AZ? Or just share desert pictures.
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Tents that aren't neon
I like being discreet when I'm innawoods, so for that reason I'm trying to find a backpacking tent where the outer fly is either a subdued earth tone (tan, drab, etc) or straight up camo

Seems like every tent out there is a bunch of faggy super bright neon colors

Are there any lightweight and good quality tents that come in good colors?
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Whats wrong with Mysequioa?
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Literally never been on this board b4. So whatever the usual shitposting is will not land here.
I have been thinking about camping though and had a thought; for anyone that camps alone, how do you deal with the fear of a potential sociopath finding you in the woods and raping you to death? I don't fear animals, it's the people.
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Metal Detecting General
I recently received a metal detector and I'm in Northern California where my in-laws own some land in gold country, but I've only found rusty horseshoe nails so far. Any anons out there with experience or tips for finding something more interesting? Feel free to show off your findings/stories.
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is apetor /ourguy/?
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Missing warm weather
Summer can’t come soon enough. Anyone on /out/ have advice for warm / winter hikes?
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I just bought a boat. Pic related. I wanted one for a while but to be honest, I dont know anything about owning a boat. It was kinda a spontaneous purchase cause I think the deal was pretty good. The guy that sold it to me showed me how to start it and he told me he gets maintenance on it every two years and takes it out to the lake about once a month.

What else show i know? Any advice or recommendations? I can't tie any knots btw
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What are some viable /out/ related side-hustles?
Not talking about /out/ careers. Rather stuff you can do on the weekends for a little pocket change and for fun.
The lower the barrier to entry the better.
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Inflatable Kayaks
Are inflatable kayaks just a gimmick?

It's my birthday soon and I've always wanted to get out on the water, and wonder if I should pay the extra £ for the roofrack etc for a hardshell kayak or just get an inflatable kayak. I love the water, and unfortunetly can't afford a board and trailer. Just looking for the cheapest way to explore the local lochs(Scotland)
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What are some good instructional books on woodcraft and camping? I have pic related, but it lacks essential information and doesn't even go into depth on how to start a fire.
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I need help
I am looking for a new jacket in military style for autumn and winter, that would match with my scouts uniform (I am a polish boy scout (harcerz) in Polish Scouting and Guiding Association).
So I found a reproduction of a M65 Jacket and I have a questeion.
Anons, do you recommend it?
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recommend me some fairly-priced sleeping bags. ideally rectangle ones like picrel, but mummy types are also fine. 0-10°C range.
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Carrying a bow while /out/
Suppose you want to bring a bow such as pic related camping with you so you can larp as robin hood. What do you use to carry it?
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