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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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Unmarked, unmapped, unknown.
So, I just found what looks like an unmarked mountain range on Google Maps, on the border of Canada (Yukon) and Alaska. It's located at 66°55'20.2"N 140°55'42.9"W and it's about 160 square miles in size. There are no available pictures or streetview, no roads, no names, and zooming in tells me nothing, but it looks like mountains. Why is there so little information about this area? Has anyone ever been here and are there other places like this? I am indeed aware that shit is very remote up in these parts, but why do we leave such precious land to just sit there uninhabited, let alone unnamed and unmarked, and cut off from humanity.
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I am going hiking barefoot on Friday, is there anything to be concerned about as somebody who has flat feet?
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/Out/ings With a Pipe Thread #51
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 >>2125108
Come on in and get comfy.
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Fly killing devices
I absolutely fucking hate these little parasites with a passion and get angry whenever I hear them buzzing.
What are the best traps, machines, etc to kill them? I’m open to diy stuff like milk jugs conversions or buying something off eBay to do it for me. Since I’m in an open field those glue strips aren’t as effective.
I would prefer them to die slowly but I don’t care if it’s electric and zaps the fuckers, I just want them dead.
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Wasn't one in the catalog.
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What is your prefered material for trousers when hiking/camping.
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rock stacks
Why do these make /out/ gatekeepers seethe so intensely?
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/out/ is a place for autistic faggots who never go outside to congregate. Between getting triggered by rock stacks, guns, and any form of general fun you cucks are absolutely hopeless. Kill yourself queers.
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Poorfag set ups, poorfag gear buying recommendations, living off grid, stories, etc.
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have you ever shoplifted gear or shoplifted while /out/?
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/hgm/ Homegrownmen Thread #285 Farming and Gardening
joggers and riggers
takes you an eternity to make new one ffs

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:


Previous Thread: >>2141295
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good luck kicking this over you bitter faggot
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Fishing & Tackle Thread
#396-“Snook’d” 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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Eurasian Watermilfoil
eurasian watermilfoil
>haven't been fishing in a few years
>decide to dig out my old tackle and spend the majority of the summer at the lake I use to fish at when I was a kid
>drive down there
>water's edge is covered in weird vines and lilypads
>can't even see the rocks near the shore anymore
>wtf this lake use to be crystal clear
>cast some of my old lures out
>reel in, shit tons of water milfoil caught in lures
>can't tell if fish are hitting or if I'm just snagging more waterweeds
>move around to different spots
>entire fucking lake is full of this shit
>zero water visibility
>no fish activity
>ask other anglers on the lake if they've caught anything
>everyone just says "no"
>every single person
>try for 4 days to catch something in this lake
>not a single bite
>no one else is catching anything either
how the fuck do you fish around this shit?
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Weirdest thing you saw /out/doors ?

Greentexts and pictures are welcome
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What do you carry, anons?
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/out/ setup thread
Post yours and tell what activity it's optimized to.
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EDC thread
What do you carry ?
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What the FUCK do I do here
Am I too pessimistic or is the lower peninsula pretty shit for outdoor activities? Where do I even go here? It’s just so flat and boring.

I live in Grand Rapids area and I’m feeling kinda depressed and wanna move cause it’s so boring here. I guess the shoreline of Lake Michigan is pretty nice, dunes are pretty and I’ve been to nordhouse a lot but it really gets old quick. The UP is fucking amazing of course but it’s like a 8 hour drive minimum to Marquette. So I may as well just go to the smokies or Vermont at that point.
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What's a good flashlight for night prowling in the woods?
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YouTube Channels
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can i get some /out/ approved youtube channels? i stumbled across this guy and he's pretty cool. its mostly just ambient nature noises while he sets up and camps, only talks occasionally usually to describe what he brought for dinner. im still green and would like something with more narration (preferably in dry landscapes) but everything i find is so cringey.
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what cameras do you guys use to take good landscape pics? or even closeups of things/animals you find? just a good starter camera
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Tarp Thread
Is tarp suitable for mountain(10kfeet+) camping? What would be the best setup for rainy and windy weather? Ground sheet, yes or no? Square or rectangle design?
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Any anons out there surf? I want to start but desu the last time I had swimming lessons was when I was 9, meaning, 20 years ago. I live near the beach but I can't for the life of me find places where they teach you yo swim at sea. Can I learn to swim in the pool then do it at the ocean? And what about soorfing in general? What do I need to know?
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Any idea what these lil guys are? I'm thinking bleeding mycena, but I have next to no clue. I live in the lower peninsula of Michigan.
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Climbing General #17: Run/out/ Edition
Climbing General #17

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:

Getting ready for that first Gunks trip of the year
off-belay >>1987645
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Worst/Most Disgusting /out/ Experience
>hiking in mid august, foothills of NC near Tryon
>insanely humid
>98 F and even the rain is hot
>three days wading through creeks and swampy fields on a friends property
>in tent night of third day and feel weird movement around my feet
>realize it’s not around but somehow in my feet
>fucking lose it and see what appears to be a black leach looking things partially in my ankle, partially sticking out
>keep my cool as best as possible and slowly pull thing out botfly style
>wriggling in my hand, looks like a black leach about 3-4 in. long
>blood oozing from small hole in ankle

Never got sick or felt weird afterwards, got checked and didn’t have anything else they could find in me parasite wise. Over two years ago now. Never figured out exactly what it was.

Anybody have any other /out/ horror stories?
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/alone/ season 8 edition
Are we going to have anyone near as based as Roland this year?

Season 8 of alone is set in Chilko lake BC.
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post your go to boots and rate others out of 10
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Pellet gun hunting
Anybody on here ever hunt with a pellet gun? I live in Canada, I am interested in getting small game permit but firearms can be a bit of a pain up here, and you factor in the storage accessories, licenses, courses, munitions, the gun itself.. it all becomes rather expensive- and I’m a poorfag!

I already own this Benjamin .22 cal air rifle. It fires at 495 FPS. (In Canada any air gun that fires at 500 FPS or greater is classified as a firearm)

My only concern is humane kills, I think for squirrels and rabbits it would be okay, but anything bigger, even a racoon, I am concerned the rifle might not have the power to kill the animal humanely.

I have never hunted before but am interested in learning and think this would be a good way to get started. I am interested in trying different meats, learning to work with skins, and basically learn some skills.

Any tips, tricks, experiences, advice, insults, or what have you is all appreciated.
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>go backpacking at mountain lake this weekend
>have been going for years no one is ever there
>arrive and see there are 2 other groups of people set up there
>"well shit" start to set up camp
>group of 6 comes tromping through my tent site
>blaring music on their portable speaker
>start blasting me with questions
>whining about how there was no trail here and they got lost a couple times
>proceed to pull out their drone and fly it around for the rest of the day
>get home and check alltrails
>some faggot added it
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Mediterranean in first-stage succession
What's the best way to get through a thick prickly brush that spreads through hundreds of yards, if there is any at all? Napalm excluded. I was thinking machete and a hefty stick to smash deadwood combo but still have to try it.
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What plants should I grow to increase my test and give me powers of taking over the world?
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Can anyone help me find this flashlight's name?
Can someone help me find out what flashlight this is? It has no manufacturer name or logo on it anywhere. Possibly made in china, but surprisingly powerful. It broke a while ago and I wanna buy a new one.
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>plant beans
>3 weeks later they grew up
>2 days later half of them are leafless
>Some are eaten at the stem
>Get mad, vow revenge
>Go in the garden with a flashlight
> Catch one mofo red handed, leaf in mouth
>Put it in a jar of bleach
>Find a bunch more
>Find 2 more nowhere near the garden
>Start feeling bad
>Spend 20 minutes contemplating genocide
>Chuck em in my neighbor across the street
>Do the same for any other that i find in my yard that are not near my food plants
Idk anons should've i just genocided them all regardless of where i found them?
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>be me
>live up in the mountains
>friends visit in the summer when the weather gets perfect
>invite two friends, one brings this third really innocent dude that the other two of us haven’t met
>decide to go hiking and then fuck around at the lake
>we swim race to this small chained down platform thing
>friend that brought the innocent dude leaves us two alone with him to go do some shit on the phone
>gets kinda awkward
>he says his neck hurts really bad and slightly turns it to us to see
>i try to be funny and lighten the mood
>”oh my god the bone is sticking out!”
>other friend adds onto it
>”which one?”
>the dude gets really embarrassed and looks down
>i start laughing hysterically while they both stare at me blankly asking what’s so funny
>literally can’t stop laughing hysterically
>roll back into the water out of embarrassment and stay down there for a while
>friend thinks i’m drowning and tries to pull me out of the water
So that’s the last time I try to make a silly joke to somebody I don’t know very well
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How is it to live in a sailboat? seems comfy af but scary in the winter.
Any anon had the experience?
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Comfy Hidden Gem Hikes in West Virginia?
What are some less popular but still beautiful and worthwhile hikes to take in West Virginia?

I know about Spruce Knob and the popular ones, I want the hidden gems only, please!
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Why is it so hard to find something like this as a set, A pot, A smaller pot, A frying pan, One lid, in stainless steel
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2014-01-16 14.54.28
Post the pretty pictures you've taken while /out/.
That's it.
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What's the absolute comfiest way to go /out/ in Bongland and why is it narrowboating on our God-tier canal network?
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Is there anywhere in the world more mystical than Iceland?
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Im going to be "camping" out here in this desert for an undefined amount of time for absolutely unavoidable reasons.

How do I stop my food supply from getting raided by javalinas, hyenas, foxes, or (very rare) a mountain lion (not even sure if theyre out here). This is the first time ive gone camping for an undefined amount of time, most of the food we have is non expireables and dehydrated food, but unfortunately we wont have much access to proper disposal, wont be throwing the conrainers and non eco friendly trash out here, but how far away would eco friendly trash need to be to not get raided by annoying violent ass pig-hippos?
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Hello /out/, it's my first time posting here. I'm sick of being an urbanite and I wanna go outside on a 2-3 day hike/camping trip. The problem is I don't know shit about camping or what gear do I need. Any tips for a first time /out/ experience and what gear do I need. Also how the fuck do I not get mauled by a bear or bitten by a snake (Vipera ammodytes is my main concern cause it's the only venomous snake and there is no antivenom in my country). Any tips are welcome!
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>buy kerosense lantern
>buy cloak
>weather the shit out of both
>make a moose skull into a helmet
>commit nightly hauntings of common trails and camps across the forests of northern america
>create new urban legend
>sell pre-made merchandise for said legend, become rich
>quit wagie life and enjoy the woods for the rest of my life
I've cracked the code.
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What kind of outdoor flooring is this called with the stone and the grass in between?
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Can I eat this? Found in SE Alaska (Skagway)
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/arch/very general
Finally figured it out--edition.

>Post groupings
>Bitch about olympic shooters
>Ask and answer newb questions
>Talk tillering
>Discuss the theoretical physics in tuning arrow
>Discuss the theology of letting your bow do it for you
>Horsebow still best girl.

Hurt my back at work, took two months, a lighter draw weight, and "Tsurune" making rotating khatra (I don't remember what kyudofags call it) cool again to get back to this.
Different faces because my empty bag makes me shoot through dropping arrows at least once a day.

St. Hubert, pray for us.
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Can anyone recommend some hard core survivalist forums?

Pic unrelated it’s your mom
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Stay Out
I've been a way for a while... time for an underground mine thread. AMA.
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/fug/ - Fugitive Gen #2
The thread dedicated to those nomads without motorized vehicles and a thread for anyone who chose to travel (or had no other choice but to travel) around their country or around the world.

Topics related to fugitive activities:
>stand-alone loadouts
>backpacking and bikepacking
>cheap gear
>long-duration disposables
>low cost travel
>low profile travel and camping
>stealth camping
>foraging/collecting resources
>water management
>outdoors/wilderness safety and hygiene
>first aid
>tools/gear maintenance
>internet access
>society/urban avoidance
>income possibilities
>wild camping laws

Infographics collection:

Informative replies/advice from previous threads:

Last thread: >>2102400
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Rainbow Gathering Thread
Is anyone going to the gathering this year?
Anyone want do meetup ?
Looks like there will be 4 of them , one in each quadrant of the country
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/out/ Patches
/out/ patch thread
>Patches Get Snatches Edition

Previous thread:

Post/shill your patches, any ideas, drafts, requests, etc.

/k/ approved patch list at hackmd DOT io /@Patchboi/PatchThread
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Water Purification
I come from a third world ranching lineage and have rarely if ever purified any water I locate in the wild while /out/ never gotten sick from water and seemingly have a knack for knowing if it is potable. Is the water purification requirement a westerner meme? Or me just caveman?
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What do you think of backpacking chairs? I like them in theory, but they weigh like 4 pounds even for a light one
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Would a fancy pry bar with a blade be useful as a survival tool? Or is it more of a gimmick?
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How does /out/ feel about forest jannies?
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RVs Suck
Let's call boondocking what it actually is: TRESPASSING.
Take your oversized crapwagon back to the RV park and stay there, you hideous cheapskate.
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Campsite rate and larper hate thread
There are too many garbage LARP threads shitting up the catalog right now
Prove you go outside by posting a pic of a campsite from your most recent /out/ing, and rate other people's campsites

>pic related, 6000 ft up in north carolina
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Every time I read that a group of people went missing innawoods I feel bad for them, you know?
They were probably eaten by skinwalkers or are being milked and raped on mars by reptilians.
But then I think that at least half of these people were manlet zoomers that left a lot of trash and were blasting their soulless music with these 50 usd portable speakers.
And then I have a vision,you know? just a vision and in this viion they're being tortured all day long with lots of music, the music of thousands of people screaming in agony, most of them don't deserve this but there are ones who deserve it and their purpose instead of being a parasite in nature reduces to 10ml of the most glorious drug on the universe, then- then I feel good.
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Are heavyweight merino buffs any good, What are the pros and cons?
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out plans a trip
Be honest, have you ever cut a camping trip short because you fucked up?
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Old Thread:>>2105990

Post cool birds and talk about them
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Fuck bros I hate it when im out hiking in my brand new Goetland 5 PCS Camo 3D Ghillie Suit Kit Camouflage Clothing Woodland Forest Tactical Hunting Wargame brand Ghillie suit and some faggot ass Osprey wearing yuppies start making comments and looking at me funny.
Anyone else experience this or what?
Where are my Ghillie hikers at? Any tips and tricks for navigating the trails while seamlessly blending into the surroundings?
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/Switzerland General/
Thread for Swiss anons or anons who've been to Switzerland or want to go there.
Post pictures you took, places you recommend going or what your upcoming trips will be.
I'll start by posting some of the pictures I took on my outing a week ago. Was just a day trip, but 20km with 1400m elevation.
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What’s /out/‘s favorite biome? For me, it’s the fen.
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/LCG/ LARP Containment General #2
This is essentially a QTDDTOT thread, and the dedicated LARP thread. Post your infographics in here, talk about homesteading in here, LARP and pretend you’ll actually go /out/ at some point here.
Stop shitting up /out/.
Topics include:
“Going /out/ for the first time”
“I am thinking/planning/looking to…”
“How do I get started doing…”
“Doing x activity for the first time…”
If you are not already in the process of what you’re asking about, or at the very least researching it yourself, then don’t make a thread about it, post it here.
Previous Thread: >>2092741
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Be realistic bros, could you carry a weeksworth of food on a solo backpacking trip?
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Cross Breeding Plants
Hey, /out/, I was watching this Youtube video where the guy plants tomatoes above a fish head...

...and it got me thinking. What would happen if instead of using a fish head, I used something addictive like tobacco? Would I be able to produce some kind of tomato-tobacco hybrid that may not taste very good but would be super addictive?
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Instead of buying a $80 water filtration system I'm going to buy a $30 filter replacement and put it on the end of a $15 backwoods shower bladder.

Good or bad idea?
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Bushcraft Buildings
Anybody build stuff out there? My buddy and I built this campsite for fun a couple miles innawoods
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When you go kayaking or canoeing to a new area, how do you know if there’s any dams nearby? I don’t imagine you’d be able to see them very easily as you get close. How do you not die?
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/New Gear General/
Post your latest acquisitions. Mine are Primus LiTech Trek Kettle and a Kupilka Spork 225 to go with the kettle. Now I have finished my one persons field cooking set.

The Kupilka spork is made from natural fibre composite, essentially wood fibres and some kind of plastic and apparently can be just burned if I ever break it. It is even mentioned by the manufacturers.
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Spring Foraging Thread
>Endless fields of ramps edition

Post your recent hauls and recipes anons
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/sdg/ - SCUBA Diving General
Previous thread: >>2038123

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, freedivers, as well as people just thinking about diving.

Feel free to contribute to it either directly or indirectly through the thread.
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Leaving society for bush life
Unironically sick of society, any tips for learning materials that will actually help me survive in the wilderness (Australian centred if possible) I no meme just want to go live in the bush in a cave or something please give anything that helps, if all goes to plan I'll be off the grid by 2023
(This is not a meme please don't meme)
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What are some games /out/ enjoy? Have anyone played spikeball? thoughts
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Horticulture management
Hello /out/,
I've recently been put in charge of taking care of 2 acres of fields (horticulture). All of the planning has already been done. My problem is, all of this is planned on excel spreadsheets, including some maps of the fields made by colorful cells and shit. It sucks and it's impossible to maintain.
The amount of information is just a bit too big to keep it all in my head. The spreadsheet can't be easily shared or accessed since workers don't know how to read a spreadsheet and/or use a pc.

Google calendar/drive/excel is fine for an office environment and office people (like myself) but it doesn't scale to more than a person.
At the moment I'm scheduling a few weeks at the time in trello (which is handy from my phone in the middle of the field and easily readable/shareable to ghetto workers), which is also a shitty solution to keeping track of things for later review.

Open source farming software seems non-existent.
Ideally, I need something to plan/schedule as well as keep track of work done, man hours, yield, and also allows you to easily export data for later review/processing in excel for stats.
What do you use to plan and schedule your work? Pen&paper? Any tips?
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Best Nearby Hikes to Washington D.C.?
Hello frens! I was wondering what the best hidden gem hikes are within a 4 hr driving radius of Washington D.C.

I know you all have some helpful tips and I eagerly await your replies.
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The eternal Bear strikes again
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Best method to find trails
What is your preferred method for finding hikes? I have a trail book for where I live, but when I travel, what is the best website for finding trailheads, info, distance, ect?
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słowiański szaman
i have been using (((google maps))) but i need something better because google maps doesnt have trekking trails shown so i want to transfer my saved places to the new mobile android app
i exported places from my google account and now i have them as files with csv extension. and i cannot import them to "Locus Map" or "OsmAnd" it seems. i tried.
how fucked am i?
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hurt while /out/
Some woman pushing 300lbs broke her ankle coming down the mountain today.
As I'm coming down I pass a group of 10+ firemen hiking up a stretcher.
In my head I'm thinking "well that's not gonna work, you're gonna need a bigger stretcher"
Finally as I reached the parking lot I could hear the helicopter fly over-head
I just wanted to share, its been a crazy day

Have you ever seen anyone get hurt or rescued while /out/ ?
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Is this the year we finally buy some remote land and start the /out/ community ?
With starlink it should be easy
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Camping/backpacking advice
So I need advice for spots to backpack and/or camp near & around Shenandoah county VA (specifically mount jackson. I am being my friends from northern VA: a fat Mexican, a West Virginian, an Eagle Scout, and me (a Eagle Scout)

> background
I am from NoVA and am in mount Jackson to work for the summer, my friends and I have already done 10 mile day hikes around here but would like to do some camping. I’m looking for new spots. The fat Mexican has all the gear but little experience. I am the pack mule ( and ironically the skinniest). I have an off-road capable f-150 (mud tires and a skid plate).

Any ideas?
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Why is this place so shit?
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Can I make a living raising goats/sheep?
Not a larp thread. My family has about 23 acres of 85/15 mixed pasture/woodland in the countryside in the south, that is currently being leased to a cow farmer. It is already surrounded by barbed wire fence, so no costs there. I want to try my hand at animal husbandry. I know I won't make a fortune but apparently there could be enough to get by. Especially given that I don't need to buy land or put up a fence for the most part.

What steps should I be taking to get into this? I'm tired of waging and want to retvrn to the land.
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Doomsday prepping
People, I've had a disturbing dream. I don't want to talk about it, but I believe chaos will ensue in these next two years. Consisting of another, more deadly virus in the next year and then the outbreak of World War 3 in the year after that. They say you should trust your gut feelings, and this is a strong one.

I have no practical experience with anything related to trying to live outdoors or even camping that isn't glamping. I need to learn as much as I can and as fast as I can, and I need to get sufficient supplies as soon as I can as well, to prepare. When the signs start happening, when I decide it's bad enough, I'll go into the wilderness far from any major city.

I have some camping stuff, but it's not suitable for winter at all. I'm not going to say what I have, because I want people to go over everything. All the supplies I need, what kind of tools, what kind of weapons, what kind of shelter, how to make shelter if need be, how to hunt for food, trap or fish, how to forage, and what to forage for. I need to know what's edible and what's poisonous. If there's some kind of foragables and hunting guides sorted by region, please tell me them. And I'll need to know about how to treat any potential injuries and wounds, and any kind of medicine I can produce when anything that I take with me initially runs out. Also what food and medical stuff to take with me initially. And how to purify water or make it safe to drink.

I'll need to know about supplies, shelter, what to do for food, how to treat injuries, medicine or medicinal herbs and other medical stuff, safe water to drink, tools, and weapons. And entertainment. I'm pretty much starting from the beginning, go over everything.

I'm not joking around, I have a strong feeling about this one. Please teach me as much as you can.
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>fell for the outdoor meme
>went camping by myself overnight
>thought I'd feel max comfy like Dick Proenneke
>just felt bored and lonely
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Spooky shit from the pacific northwest
Does anybody have some good stories of spooky shit from the washington/oregon area. Not on X because it doesn't need to be paranormal.
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A lot of people romanticize the idea of buying land, going off-grid, growing their own crops, raising chickens/pigs/etc without realizing how much work is involved and how much can go wrong.

I want to escape society, but I'm not handy at building or fixing and can't survive inna woods. What other options are there to escape the cities before shtf?
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Boondocking/dispersed camping advice
So I've made the decision that very soon I will be embarking on a cross-country trip for an indeterminate amount of time. I plan on camping often. I have some rudimentary gear, a tent, sleeping bag, general first-aid/emergency provisions, firestarter, the gist of what you would find on any camping essential list. The only thing I lack as of right now is a sleeping pad, which I'm unsure if I'll need now that it is summer.

I have never boondocked, and have (very) little camping experience in park campgrounds. My intention is to camp as often as possible, especially as I get further out west. I am looking to be as frugal as possible and mostly camp in national forest/blm land. I have some company planning to come with me. I am undecided as to whether or not to bring a firearm.

Am I gonna fucking die?
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Olympic Zone Stalkers
Anyone still active with the Olympic zone stalkers? Saw the posts here and on /out/ last year and I’m going to be near Olympic soon so it would be nice to know.
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Guys, its following me again, help me, HEEEELP
when you hear their *bzzzzz* you already know they will turn around your face the entire hike, what to fucking do, some moments i try to suddenly run as fast as i can but most of the time they manage to locate me again
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/shrooms/ general
Stories and discussion about edible, poisonous, or hallucinogenic mushrooms found outdoors in the wild are welcome in this thread
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good camping food that isn't processed garbage?
Is this possible? I love candy bars, preserved meats and all of the other good shit out there, but what options are there for healthy not-refined-garbage? I think I've had my last bag of Fritos for some time now, and I want to change.
I tried some seitan jerky the other day and it was pretty good.

what else is on the market?

t. reading How Not to Die by Greger and it is brainwashing my food habits
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Coffee thread
how do you make your morning mug while camping?

comfy coffee pics are appreciated
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I bought this compass for hiking. Will this work? It was very cheap but, it had good reviews.
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>article on dangers of gardening
>buy processed earth
>buy processed manure
>only use tap water
>clean tools with bleach
>gloves are a must
>soak vegetables in vinegar before eating
why the fuck is this generation so afraid of nature?
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a white shirt
Is there anywhere I can get a decent white button-up shirt for /out/ activities that isn't:
1. sheer
2. hot garbage
I'd also appreciate it if you guys also have any general recommendations for hot-weather/summer shirts. All of my shit is for high latitudes and I'm traveling to a desert soon.
Thanks in advance

Also clothing thread, I guess.
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I want to go fishing so bad bros.
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Have you ever seen a whale while /out/?
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>nails pic related on a public trail
Nothing personell, kid.
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How to make a homemade boat? Idk much about boats in general, but me and some lads want to go boating. Don't have much money, but i can make some if it's necessary. I want to make something like pic related. Yes, i'm a retard for making this. Yes this will probably go wrong but i don't care
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What are your recommended green mountain or foresty landscapes?

Looking to do a road trip around the Americas eventually.
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Camping in the Rain
hey /out/ i'm going camping this weekend, but looks like it's gonna rain like hell for one of the nights. i have a tent and a bunch of tarps. what do?
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What did you pack on your last trip, /out/?
Here's my gear list, share your lists as well:
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bug bites
I have like 70 or more bug bites on my arms and legs. I'm using this. Anything better?
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New Sc/out/ vehicle
Welp Found this old girl hiding near my house for 2500 1986 Dodge d150 4x4 318 v8 with dana 44 axels and locking hubs. It began life as a Forest Service truck and was sold to a farmer low miles and strong engine. Any one else get anything fun? hope you all are enjoying summer. hoping to drive this truck to Colorado next summer then Idaho. Just visiting not moving.
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/GFG/ - GearFagGeneral
Thread to discuss, recommend and shit on gear.
Just bought pic related, with the 3L bladder, for my first real camping backpack. What really sold me on it is the lid that converts to a daypack. Seems handy if you're gonna be in an area for a few days and just need something to carry while scouting the area.
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Tanning hides the old fashioned way
Anyone here tried to tan hides the traditional way with brain, smoke, or tannins from trees? It’s a lot of hard work even with modern chemicals. Lots of time and physical labor involved. leather would surely have been a valuable and sought after resource back in the day when machines and chemicals were in short supply. Tried tanning a tiny rabbit hide, lots wrong with it, but the sections I did right feel so soft, pliable and beautiful, like a little fluffy sheet of treasure. Hours of labor. Can’t imagine doing a large animal like a moose or buffalo. From hunting animals we dont just get meat, but we can get bone tools and leather as well.

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What is there to do in Mississippi? I'm new to the area and there in the spring and fall, so I'm trying to figure out places I can hike and camp (and hopefully not be shot by any hunters).
I'll accept things to do along the Mississippi border in Alabama and Tennessee as well.
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what do you eat on the road / camp guys?
how do these compare?
other brands you recommend?
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The eternal califag strikes again
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What's the best US state for /out/?
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"No-till" veg garden
Is it a meme?

I see some people have success with deep compost systems, but buying/producing large quantities of sterile compost seems annoying.

I see some conventional grain farmers doing organic no-till with winter hardy covercrops that they terminate with a large crimper and direct seed into that with a air seeder. This seems like it could be adapted to a veg garden for certain crops (potatoes, transplant tomatoes and beans).
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living illegally off grid
How many miles into the woods would I need to be to set up a cabin and not run into anyone? I'm in the New England area, but all of the forests around my town are no more than 3 square miles, which sucks because I would have to be within at least 1.5 miles of someone else's house if I were to set up around here.
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Anyone here rocking pic related? Need me a single person lightweight tent and I'm considering this one.
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Do you use sun protection?
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hunting camera
Looking to buy a GOOD hunting camera.

I obviously want to spend as little money as possible, but i don't want to buy some cheap trash i'm gonna hate. looking for quality and good features.
probably going to buy it from amazon bongland since i got prime there now.

i'd like to use it for as much as possible, but I know for sure i'm gonna to use it to hunt foxes. They killed every last one of my chickens in one of my pens. They walk by my pens every night (?) and i forgot to fully close the door this one time and they took the opportunity to eat one and kill the rest.

Sorry for the diary but I'm very angry and sad. My chickens didn't deserve this. And before you ask, i've installed automatic door closers on all of my doors now. And the pens are very sturdy so the fox probably won't be a problem but i got a grudge.

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Camping alone?
Just turned 23 and wanna plan a solo trip -
I'm sick of globohomo and want to indulge in nature.
Anyway, I'm looking for tips regarding solo camping as I've never done it before.
Would I be able to set up a 2 man tent alone? I have one from years ago and have never used it.
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backpack frame how to make
how do you modify your backpacks?
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Newbie Advice
I built a couple raised beds this spring for a new hobby. I'm growing tomatoes, peppers, onions, carrots, potatoes, lettuce, and some other stuff. Most of my plants are only a couple inches tall at the moment but my beans and peas started out fast. However we had a very hot week a couple back and it seems like everyones growth has stunted and I lost a few batches. That being said, pic related are my pea plants. I've been giving them and hour in the sprinklers since the heats wave but they havent improved at all. Idk if they need fertilizer or what.

Please help my pea plants. They deserve better than this
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Alice pack hydration
>inb4 "you don't need a whole thread"
Mkay whatever.
Anyways, I recently acquired a large Alice pack for $20 just like pic related. I was wondering how I should go about putting a 2.5 liter hydration bladder into it? Is there a simple modification I can do, and if it's not so simple, what's a better way to carry water? I don't want to use those Bpa filled GI issue canteens.
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Dispersed camping cali
I'm looking to go dispersed camping in California next weekend and was gonna ask for some recs. Generally I like to go fishing, star gazing, and hiking, so any place with that stuff would be cool.
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Quads gets it
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Thoughts on flanzing?
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mushroom ID
Good morning anons, its been raining here so I went out to see if I could find any cool fungi, found this gem in my lawn, trying to ID it. Closest thing I could find is Cuphophyllus virgineus, but the cap shape looks off. Help much appreciated :3
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Anon goes motocamping for the first time
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I went motorcycle camping for the first time yesterday. Just an overnighter, about an hour away from home so nothing too crazy.

I havent been camping in over a decade, and never on a bike before. I decided on a place I didnt even know existed untill a few days ago.

It wasnt a spur-of-the-moment trip. My gf talked friends of ours into going on a 3 day trip the week after next, and this was a field test of some of the gear we will be using.

I wanted to post in real time, for my own amusement, but cell service was spotty or non-existant. Ill now relive the past 20 hours or so in photos. I didnt type this out in advance either, so the suspense will just have to kill you.
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How do you deal with the cold while camping? Will be going out and want to take as little as possible.
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Is the compass in this one reliable?
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Anyone have reccomendations on portable battery backups?
Going on a group Kayaking trip about a month from now, will be at least 3 days on the water, possibly 4 and camping out on the banks during the nights. Is it best to go with a couple handsized waterproof solar batteries or are there some really good precharge ones? Don't want to do a car/boat battery with an inverter since weight and space is a big concern on the kayak. Only device I really plan on having with me is a phone also.
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