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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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wildlife thread
Post wild animals you've seen while /out/. Saw this lil dude (and about 100 more just like him) on Sunday
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Brit/out/ Thread
Kielder forest soijak edition
Is kielder any good? Thinking of going for a few days /out/ing
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/hgm/ Homegrownmen Thread #335 Farming and Gardening
Spring Message from Big Man Tyrone

HGM Welcome Message from Big Man Tyrone
USDA Hardiness Zone Map:


Koppen Climate Map:

Search terms:
Agrarian, Agriculture, Agrology, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquaponics, Berkeley Method Hot Composting, Cold Frames, Companion Planting, Composting, Container Gardening, Core Gardening Method, Cultivation, Deep Water Culture (DWC), Dry Farming, Espalier, Farmer's Market, Forest Gardening, Forestry, Fungiculture, Geoponics, Greenhouses, Homesteading, Horticulture, Hot Boxes, Hugelkultur, Humanure, Hydroponic Dutch Bucket System, Hydroponics, Keyhole Garden, Korean Natural Farming, Kratky Method, Landscaping, Lasagna Gardening, Ley Farming, Market Garden, Mulching, No-till Method, Ollas Irrigation, Orchard, Permaculture, Polyculture, Polytunnels, Propagation, Rain Gutter Garden, Raised Beds, Ranch, Rooftop Gardening, Ruth Stout Garden, Sharecropping, 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

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/HGM/ Unofficial Discord
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It's an imageboard. Post an image.
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i’ll be living a beautiful outdoor stoic life soon, lads
i’m moving to an ocean/mountain town in a couple months (picrel) where i’ll finally get to spend all my time fishing, hiking, swimming and reading. i’ve lived in a tiny prairie town my entire life and i’ve always ached to live close to an ocean, this is a big moment for me.
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Fishing & Tackle Thread
#435-“Pink Line” Edition

Previous Thread:

janny pls…

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

New Bong Fishin Guide

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

Talk about fishin
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The killer browsed this board.
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After lurking for years I finally went /out/! It was a fun experience overall with my step-dad, I was abit irked to get my hands dirty but regardless I would love to do it again. Any interesting stories about your first time /out/?
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Questions that don't deserve their own thread.
This is a general for simple one-shot questions that don't require an entire thread.

On that note: What is pic related?
I'm doing a bit of suburban homesteading I'm a town without an HOA and sone of these plants have started springing up in my yard.
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Back 2 back-packs
Previous thread >>2345977 hit its post limit, but good conversations were happening so I figured to make a sequel.
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Potatoes: Growing in various containers
potatoes growing in container
Saw this:
That's just a bucket..!
Does it really just work like that?
Is it really that easy?
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Simple question … why do you /out/?

>Official Draw Bread
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Can one befriend raccoons?
the coons are getting bolder and I wish to pet them, please share experiences and strategies
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/Out/ings With a Pipe Thread
Forgot the bug repellant edition

Feel free to post tobaccos (no weed allowed), pipes, collections, pics of favorite combos for going /out/, pics of what you're doing with your pipe and any questions you might have.

Want to get into smoking pipes without spending too much cash?
Get a Missouri Meerschaum Legend corncob pipe and a pouch of either Captain Black or Half and Half tobacco, available at most drugstores.
What you'll need: pipe, tobacco, lighter or matches, pipe cleaners, and either a regular old nail or a pipe tool (combination tamper, scoop, and small pick).
All of these together should run you less than $25.

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 >>2303148
Come on in and get comfy.
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Garden Thievery
What to do about people stealing the food you're growing, and how to handle those situations.

This is obviously an issue for more urban gardeners, but I'm sure rural folks have issues too. Especially given our current outlook of food shortages.
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E-Tool (e-two?)
For discussion of entrenchment tools, small shovels, the multitool of digging equipment. Cold steel a'fixed, Hungarian flippy boys, the US market day M-1943 specials, oh my !
Please post your e-tools, questions and discussions on such tools, and your general appreciation of the life such equipment provides you.
Created because of a hearty interest in small, multi-use tools for /out/ activities.
Previous thread; limit reached: >>2276771
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Bought a used canoe and noticed it tipped easier to one side than the other. After looking closer at it, I now realize one side of the canoe is steeper than the other. Can this be fixed? It's my first canoe, so I guess I didn't know what to look for when I bought it. The owner told me it was stored in his garage and it's only 7 years old. My guess is perhaps he stored it propped up on its side? I really hope I can fix this somewhat. It's not unusable, but it very obviously tips one way.
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NGMI General …
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Why does the soil in my cactus' pot fizzes when I pour water into it? I'm not watering it with carbonated water, it's just regular boiled tap water

I've never seen anything like that before
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Did the advent of agriculture and the subsequent isolation from nature that it caused ruin humanity?
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Have you ever witnessed a paranormal phenomena innawoods?
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>drive an hour and half to go to a state park I've never been to
>hike for ten minutes before it suddenly starts downpouring and get soaked
Brehs, why does New England weather suck so much ass? Weather channel said it would be sunny today.
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Thinking of buying something like pic related for about $5k. What are anons experience with sailing and would you recommend it?
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Why is /out/ more popular than ever now?
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Ran away from home
Sup /out/. I'm the guy who made a bunch of running away from home and van threads a few weeks ago. Sorry I've taken so long to come back, I've been on the road and all my mobile ips are rangebanned.

>why should we care?
You claim that /in/cels never last /out/ but I'm out to prove that wrong. My plan to maintain comfort is to use my gym membership for showers at least every other day and going to a college library to study/charge stuff as well. I have an unlimited 5G hotspot through Calyx so, for the most part I'll always be connected.

>How is it out at this point?
It's not. My goal isn't to go out, it's to stop paying rent. I also have long-term unmedicated ADHD so going nomadic makes me feel fulfilled.
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Rainbow Gathering Thread
old thread >>2331912

Looks like its going to be in Granby Colorado near a strawberry farm.
Not sure if the hippies will be getting into the fruit or not.
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Deer are big and scary
I was fucking terrified, on my own in the middle of the night, when two stags walked pretty close to me down the hill, they were fucking enormous and had massive antlers. I felt like they could kill me if they wanted to.
Never been more afraid in my life
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I've shown you mine, now show me yours
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Desert /out/ings
Why haven't you gone /out/ innadesert yet?
What, are you scared of a little heat anon?
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Schizo prep thread
Good evening anons. I’ve been trying to put together a survival/prep kit because society has been progressively been going to shit at an exponential rate, and i think there is a good chance everything could collapse by the end of the decade. Any recommendations on brands of freeze dried or other long-lasting preserves.

I am trying to make a kit that I would be able to survive off of for roughly a year. I want to buy lots of freeze dried chicken, powdered milk, and rice atm, as well as multivitamins. Im also considering buying a small solar panel and a small distillery to purify water. Im mainly looking for the cheapest brands so I can buy in bulk. Any other food recommendations? I am having trouble finding alot of nonperishables because I have wheat egg, S-O-Y, and other bean allergies.

If anybody has any books on small farming they recommend Id also beinterested. Any recommendations on traps/hunting rifles would also be appreciated, there are lots of rabbits and deer in the midwest.
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>teleports on your skin
Hehe nothing personnel, kid.
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Monkeys in Florida
I know that their state has tons of invasive species like lizards and lionfish which I want to eat but are the macaques over there as bad as they are in southeast asia?
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Cheap boat with a cabin thats comfortable
merry fisher
I've heard that paying the docking fee for a boat can be pennies compared to rent in some places so I'm trying to research this to see if it's worth a damn. Where would I go about looking for a cheap gas-powered boat that has a cabin that I could live in? And what search term do I even use to look for something like that? I've seen them called "cuddy's" or "cabin boats" but I'm not really familiar with the terminology so this is sort of a shot in the dark for me. Is maintenance difficult for these boats/motors? Would it be possible to have running water/AC/electricity/internet (any of the finer things really) or would that all be out of the question due to the nature of living on a boat? What exactly would be the minimum entry fee for a boat I could live on comfortably I guess is what I'm asking in general because I love the idea of this but the specifics are way too vague for me. All of this is coming from someone who has never actually owned a boat either so break everything down in simple terms for a retard.
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Any 30+ anons who managed to escape the urban bug life? how did you do it? what do you do now?
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Best day trips out of Chicago (1-2 hour drive)? Somewhere my dog can also enjoy.
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Are the bitter root mountains /out/?
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Is there anywhere you can live off the grid legally?
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Where's the most fair weathered place to camp in the US during summer?
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post the most recent photo you took from last time you were /out/
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Wollemi Pine

32°54'57.8"S 150°20'39.3"E
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/out/ Food
What type of food do you usually bring with you (or gather) while backpacking, camping, hiking, etc?
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Patch Thread
Design, create, buy, sell, trade and discuss patches here :)

>Where can I buy that sweet patch/find patches? (Old) (Old, but slightly newer) (Useful)
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Anyone know if this one is still available somewhere? Leshywares has been gone a while....
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Haven't been on this board for a long time.
Saw some discussion on page 1.
Anyway are they a meme?
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Hey /out/, I'm going to spending the majority of this summer primitive camping and I've decided I'd like to try getting primitive with my footwear. Would any of you have recommendations for a good, affordable pair of minimalist sandals that are strong and durable but not too bulky? Thanks!
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How do you live of grid, outdoors and still keep the lights on.
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Are knots peak /out/ism?

>Which ones do you use the most?
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Strange Attraction
I like tents. More than other gear, to a strange degree. I can get into packs and boots, but for some reason the principles and execution of tent design gets me really stoked. I don't know why.
Is there any gear that you are really into?

ps. this is not a shill thread. Sa_____a fags keep out.
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Ok /out/ I need a real bug repellent. Summer's here and the bugs are coming out like there's no tomorrow. I have to deal with giant desert spiders, cockroaches, mosquitoes and stinky beetles. I just want them off me, so what do you recommend?
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Spring Foraging Thread
Post your recent hauls and recipes anons

>you DO know how to find your own food innawoods, don't you /out/?
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What's a good tent that can be set up on a rocky outcrop or somewhere that isn't on soil?
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Will this work /out/ well?
Thinking of buying this milsurp. Guy who runs the site says it is functionally used. Thoughts? I know nothing about backpacks
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What other trees are natural enemies of eachother?
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Random edc 'knife' thread. What did you guys carry today? I bought this about 3 years ago and havent really carried it because its my only benchmade and was kinda expensive. But whats the point in buying something just to sleep on it. So this is my new work knife. My recon one gets too heavy every day.
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Costco has entry level pelicans for less than $300 right now.
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/hpss/ Homesteading, Homelessness, Prepping, Self Sufficiency, and Running away from home General
underaged retard containment thread
The general formerly known as /lcg/ LARP Containment General edition.

This general is an effort to consolidate topics generally considered to be “LARP” on boards including /out/, /an/, /k/, /diy/, /pol/, and others:

Some examples of topics:
-Where to buy land
-Natural Disasters
-End of the world fantasies
-Urban survivalism
-Self Sufficiency
-“Survival” Skills
-Nomad threads
-Hippie communes
-Escapism fantasies
-"living in the woods" LARP threads
-Running away from home

If you want to post those about those topics, keeping it in this general is a much better way to get fresh the discussion instead of starting a separate thread!
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Budget gear that is worth the money...
Post budget gear you have experience with that exceeded your expectation. Just bought pic related. Lesser-known brand that was shilled by a couple of reviewers as being competition towards $250 Vortex/Leupold offerings. Decided to pull the trigger but expected them to be mediocre, didn't care for $100 though. Pleasantly surprised, they are crystal clear. They are on sale right now if anyone wants some good cheap binoculars.
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/out/ Hats
I always look like a retard in brimmed hats like picrel. What's the next best alternative for hiking? Trail time is about 8 hours.
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Do you like going on road trips?
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>be hunter
>be retard and get lost
>giant rainstorm hampers s&r
>friends and family cope and say you were expert who dindu nuffin
>All of this is unexplainable and means Bigfoot portal gunned you to a different universe
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Rock Climbing General #24: Ethics Edition
A place to talk about climbing in any aspect (trad, sport, bouldering, aid, alpine, etc).

Rock Climbing is a dangerous sport that can cause loss of life, limb, eyesight, or sanity.

Off-belay: >>2318820

Safety First:
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/hrg/ - Turkey Hunting Winding Down Edition
turkey qt
Thread dedicated to hunter recruitment, education, and advice. If you have any curiosity about getting into hunting ask away. If you just want to shoot the shit about hunting be my guest. Please be sure to provide your state and desired game species so we can provide better advice and links. Also, read the fucking pastebin.
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Anyone ski mountaineer here? Been getting after it in CO this spring.
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/hgm/ Homegrownmen Thread #334 Farming and Gardening
Spring Message from Big Man Tyrone [Embed]

HGM Welcome Message from Big Man Tyrone [Embed]
USDA Hardiness Zone Map:


Koppen Climate Map:

Search terms:
Agrarian, Agriculture, Agrology, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquaponics, Berkeley Method Hot Composting, Cold Frames, Companion Planting, Composting, Container Gardening, Core Gardening Method, Cultivation, Deep Water Culture (DWC), Dry Farming, Espalier, Farmer's Market, Forest Gardening, Forestry, Fungiculture, Geoponics, Greenhouses, Homesteading, Horticulture, Hot Boxes, Hugelkultur, Humanure, Hydroponic Dutch Bucket System, Hydroponics, Keyhole Garden, Korean Natural Farming, Kratky Method, Landscaping, Lasagna Gardening, Ley Farming, Market Garden, Mulching, No-till Method, Ollas Irrigation, Orchard, Permaculture, Polyculture, Polytunnels, Propagation, Rain Gutter Garden, Raised Beds, Ranch, Rooftop Gardening, Ruth Stout Garden, Sharecropping, 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

Previous Thread: >>2362485
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Best packs?
What packs do you guys swear by? I’ve come across a lot of people saying that picrel is great. What does /out/ recommend?
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you guys are making your own bug spray right?
You guys are /diy/ your own bug spray. Right?

Buy a bottle of Permethrin Concentrate on the internet or at your local feed store, agricultural/garden supply store for about $20 and then dilute it to mix your own soak or spray and create a life-time supply, literally gallons of spray or soak mix you can use or share with hunting buddies for a cost that will be well under $2 per gallon, so about 50 cents per quart vs. $16/quart of Sawyer spray. Literally, pennies per bottle.
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I don't need a big knife; What's a good pocket knife you can recommend with a solid wood saw built in?
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British Columbia is paradise
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Van Life is DEAD
It's over, bros.
Van Life is dead, buried, and soon to be forgotten.
All the trendy online hipsters killed it.
But never fear.
There's a new trend waiting in the wings to replace it.
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Cowboy LARP Loadout Thread
Just picked up a Henry .22 repeater. What gear would compliment this for the most authentic old school experience. I got a buck 110 as my knife, looking for other gear items that have a bit more soul.

I have an entire modern plastic backpacking loadout and takedown rifle, just looking for a change of pace
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Coyote appreciation
This thread is for paying respects to the noble coyote.
Nature's most persecuted and misunderstood child.
An indomitable survivor.
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What does /out/ think of RV Camping? Any experience here?
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The decimation of wild species by early American pioneers was completely and 100% justified
It's fucking impossible to grow anything that can sustain you let alone a family if you let wild animals run around unchecked.
I'm about to wage a genocidal war against every mammal and every bird larger than a sparrow because not even a little potted strawberry is safe from getting dug up by squirrels or fucking torn apart by jays and woodpeckers.
I'm pro-mass extinction. Above the microscopic level (microbes and fungi and stuff), biodiversity is a meme. If I want to hear birds I'll raise some meat pigeons. If I want tall might trees I'll grow an orchard. If you disagree with me it's because you're a soft little city faggot who learns about animals from TV shows and not life
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Sleeping bag sperging
General thread or whatever.
Okay so I have this leef 0 degree sleeping bag which works well. I actually slept in it in the summer in Illinois and it was pretty warm, I had to have it open. I'm going to Utah in the summer (late July) should I even bother taking this? I know the desert can get cold at night but would a 3 season bag keep me just as warm?
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Might get a job in Kansas Shitty, MO. How's camping around there? Currently in south Texas.
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How many hex nuts do you come across while you're /out/ on the trail, and do you tighten them? Chinese manufacturers of survival gear put hex nut wrenches on literally everything, so there must be a lot of hex nuts in the woods holding everything together.
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>thanks for the hut bro
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Fishing & Tackle Thread
#434-“Bidenflation” Edition

Previous Thread:

janny pls…

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

New Bong Fishin Guide

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

Talk about fishin
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Which trees/ bushes
I'm looking to replace the bushes in pic related (there is another one in the opposite corner). I know that when I take them out there will be a gap in between fences (not my fences) so I'm trying to think of what to replace them with. I live in northern Ohio and my yard gets alot of water pooling near there (from an underground road run off (so I'm told)) so I was thinking of mulberries or weeping pussy willows cause of the look. Worried it might attract to many birds though and the neighbors might get mad. Any better suggestions?
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I'm living the /out/ life. Where can I find an /out/ woman?
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Leaves hanging low (pic unrel tobacco pics are more than 5mb)
Im planting tobacco and am new to it. I’ve recently transplanted them into the garden and have a few questions regarding them.
1. their leaves are low and seem to lack strength. What causes it
2. should I put them directly into the summer sun or in partial shade
3. do plants regenerate from snail bites
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Portable gas heaters
Are these enough for outdoor usage in cold areas, like snow for a few people on some chairs etc? Considering one for photo shoots and snow etc
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Sailing, boats, stuff on the water thread
Last one died and no one has remade it yet and I need to ask a question.
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Buck 110
Buck 110
Is there a more legendary knife?
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what is the best sock/croc combo?
I really like crocs for portaging, and base camp, but I dont find them comfortable in bare feet.
what are good socks that dry quickly, can be worn without footware, and dont sag off your feet when wet?
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River development
Riverfront property in the town proper is expensive. Riverfront property between the towns (not fully innawoods) is cheap. It's got a median gauge height of around a foot and a half most of the year, with springtime rains bringing it to flood stage a (20 ft) a few times a year and otherwise typically peaking at around 13 feet during heavy storms outside of springtime. Would it be possible to build just develop a community around the river?
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anyone work /out/ in the national parks service or the department of fish and wildlife, or some other sort of sciencey /out/ job? I have a degree in environmental science and want to transfer from my current /out/ job in the maritime industry to something where I can actually live on land
(for anyone who wants to work /out/ at see, here you go:
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Comfy thread. Post comfy outdoor pictures.
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Climbing Kili
I will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro this summer in about 2 months. any anons here have advice, gear recommendations, etc. based on either experiences hiking Kili or similar mountain hikes?
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Sometimes when im out and far from civilisation where no one can hear me i like to solo larp. Anyone else?
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what would /out/ do here?
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Exploring sewers
What would I find if I went deep into one of these?
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what's a decent cheap and low profile slinghsot so I can cash in on the shooting random things with a slingshot fun
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Finland or canada
I currently live in Germany and I hate it.
I'll be moving to another country to be able to live remotely and actually enjoy some proper out without compromising hardcore.

I've narrowed it down to Finland or canada.
What would you choose and why ?

Currently a big fan of Canada but the tax situation is a bit meh and housing seems to be expansive even in rural areas (would love to hear some insight on how this really is)
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What is your go to /out/ footwear and why? Post photo if possible.
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Buyer's remorse … when you had more money than sense.
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How retarded is it to backpack across the midwest as a 19yr old girl? What supplies should I bring, other than the basics? I plan on going about 200 miles and just sleeping in the woods or wherever has privacy. What about showering and stuff? gib advice
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Knot thread

The 10 knots you need to know

Bowline for loops
Butterfly loop for loops in the middle
Midshipman's / Rolling Hitch for adjustable loop
Truckers Hitch for tightening down rope
Clove hitch for quick attaching rope
Double Fisherman's Bend for tying rope together
Tripod lashing for making a tripod
Square lashing for making structures
Constrictor for secure tying
Noose knot for making traps and stuff
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Hammock vs tents
le hammock
Hello. I´ve got a week long camping trip to Czechia coming up in july so im looking over my things again to prepare for it. My last tent broke and so i thought i´d buy a hammock and a tarp to go along with it instead cause it seems way cheaper than buying an actually ok tier tent.

I´ve never used a hammock for camping, so are they good? Are they better in comparison to tents. Seems like being off the ground solves the possibility of the ground soaking your floor and also it's much colder to sleep on the ground.
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How to build your own hub?
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What does it actually take to learn to survive in the wilderness indefinitely? I'm a city retard who never leaves their apartment so I wouldn't even know where to begin.
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Befriending crows
Has anyone here done this? What can you tell us about the process and how it turned out?
>how to befriend them - basically feeding them and being still and quiet around them, but what else?
>what you fed them, how much, how often, what time of day, other conditions under which you fed them
>the various likes and dislikes of the crows
>do the crows ever trust you completely and get close to you, allow you to touch them, or do they always keep their distance?
>how useful and enjoyable it actually was to have the crows as friends, what are the pros and cons?
>can crows coexist with domestic pets, domestic farm animals especially small birds like chickens, gardens - do crows eat all crops or only some crops?
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Bonsai care
I've recently gotten a bonsai (Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper) and want to keep alive as long as possible. Two problems with that: I live in a desert, and I've only ever taken care of succulents. Where do I start?

I've found a spot for it that gets a LOT of very indirect light but is out of the sun; it's shaded by a slat roof and sits in a corner just out of reach of direct sunlight, so I think I should be fine on that front.

So far, I've figured out that I need a soil mixture that will retain water but not be soggy, and to err more on the side of clay soil than sandy soil. Is this correct? Will coco coir be a decent additive to keep water in there and prevent it from drying out? I have some akadama which I was planning to mix with some gravel and clay soil from my yard (since, well, desert - plenty of clay soil here)

>inb4 google it
I don't want to find yet another decade-old forum full of elitists shitposting about how it's not a Real Bonsai if you don't use 100% materials exclusively from Japan
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WTF decided every gear needs to be black?
they make inside of packs black and 99% of little plastic and even painted metal gizmos, straps, buckles, and gizmo bags and boxes, are fucking BLACK, and that includes shit like shit you are expected to use at FLASH LIGHTS. BAKA.

I'm forever searching out gears in any color EXCEPT fucking black. Even dark brown will show pretty well against black, navy not so much.

Memo: to everyone who thought black was 'edgy' or classy, that is OVER. Black now and has for sometime only meant "probably made in China, and not in a good way, LOL".

I guess corp office beige is dated and now "retro".
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Getting (kind of) /out/
Hey /out/

I cowboy camped in a park the other day! On a work night nontheless. Slept pretty well!
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Strawberry Runners
Is there a way to supercharge how many Runners you can get off of a single plant?
I have 6 plants rn how many new plants could I get of these realistically this season.
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just moved to utah from virginia and while ive always loved the outdoors and hiking ive never had a lot of time or consistent access before
how do i /out/? i wanna camp
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What knife should I get?
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Went kayaking today at the lake. What outdoor stuff did you guys do?
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New Mysterious magical places¿?
Mysterious Anime hippy elf hipster et al soul has taken over all absolute. How do you feel it has affected the outdoors?

I notice that there’s strange shrines and towns have appeared in all kinds of places. Property has become meaningless and people just live anywhere.
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Anyone here /dive/?
I have basic SCUBA certs but I'm thinking about learning technical and rescue diving for police/recovery work. I already work with bodies so that isn't a problem, in fact that's the reason I'm interested. Plenty of families want a body to bury but nobody is available or willing to retrieve it.
Anyone have experience and willing to discuss pros and cons?
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Nearly rolled my ankle not once
Not twice, but 3 times in Trail runners. All on the last mile on descent. Fatigued and scanning ahead/ far out and kinda day dreaming and WHAM stepped on rock and back angles. They are great cuz lightweight, but not on rocks n shit, I should worn boots today.

Boots for monster trucking over gnarly trails, "wilderness" and tr00 wilderness.

Shoes for swiftness and agility on smooth maintained trails
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Anyone been to Sequoia lately? How bad is it?
Guatemalan Illegal Immigrant Marijuana Grower Pleads Guilty to Profiteering & Willful Destruction in Sequoia National Forest

FRESNO, Calif. — Oscar Alfredo Castanaza Ortega, 37, a native of Guatemala, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to cultivate with intent to distribute 2,864 marijuana plants in the Twin Springs area of the Sequoia National Forest, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, when law enforcement officers arrived in the grow site, Castanaza fled, throwing down a loaded .38‑caliber firearm and a box of .38‑caliber ammunition, before he was apprehended. Castanaza acknowledged that he was getting paid $100 a day to water and trim the plants.

The marijuana cultivation operation caused significant damage to the land and natural resources. Native trees, brush and other vegetation were cut down and large amounts of fertilizers and pesticides were found in the area. Thousands of pounds of trash, irrigation hose, and camping equipment were found at the site that must be removed by helicopter. Castanaza agreed to pay $7,819 in restitution to the U.S. Forest Service for the environmental damage.

This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Forest Service with assistance from the California Justice’s Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP), and Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Wu is prosecuting the case.

Castanaza is scheduled for sentencing on Oct. 28, 2022 before U.S. District Judge Jennifer L. Thurston. He faces a mandatory minimum statutory penalty of 10 years and a maximum penalty of life in prison, as well as a fine up to $10 million. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account many variables.
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>move to El Paso
>everywhere looks like this

Is it fucking over for me, /out/?
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How did you first get into /out/ activities? What is your origin story? Do you go alone or did you make friends along the way?

>t. want to get started
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i want to go camping but have no friends and am kind of scared to go alone. what do /out/? just go to a well travelled camp site?
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Fuck this state. Piece of shit
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Gonna be driving through PA on a road trip soon, any parks I should check out? I already know about Allegheny National Forest, and I'd like to check out the different ecoregions in the state.
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How many peaks have you bagged anon?
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Mycology General
Discussion about the fun guys
What's your favourite mushroom?
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>this kills the citiot
Bucket toilets separate the wheat from the chaff. You will never, NEVER, find a more comfy method than this.
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Any good flashlights or headlamps at or under $50?
Also general flashlight thread here
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NC /out/
Moving to the mountains for school, hit me up with some lesser known /out/ destinations
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I don't understand how wells work and I'm hoping someone can help me. I understand that there is water under the earth, and that if you dig down far enough you'll hit the water table. What I don't understand is the process where once you hit the water, it goes from muddy to clear. I've tried looking up videos of well digging but they always skip that part. Like in this picture, he's hit water, but there's still mud and so the water comes out muddy. How do you go from that to clear drinkable water?
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Newbie growing trees from Seeds
Hello /out/, first time posting and lurking as a tourist from other boards. I've bought 4 tree seeds that I would like to germinate + grow, both in regular tree format and bonsai. I live in the UK, so sunlight and temperature is temperate for the most part. Is there a sticky, a general, or other information that is available for growing and stratifying seeds? I'm a complete beginner so beginner resources would be much appreciated.
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/out/ approved jackets
Looking for something while innawoods, or working outside in poor weather in general. Would rather buy once, cry once than buy another cheapo every year from Dick's.

Would prefer waterproof, prefer removable insulation?
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I have been rocking a no name pack and shitty tent from dicks for like 7 years now and it’s time for an upgrade. Can you guys recommend me a good 45-60ishL pack and a lightweight 2 person tent? I was looking at this bad boy but it’s kind of expensive.
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I have a Teton XXL cot for car camping because I'm 6'4" and cots are nice. Previously, I've set it up inside a Coleman 4 person Sundome tent which worked fine, but last time I was camping I melted a big hole in the bottom with my lantern and it was more trouble than it was worth to try and patch it, so I threw it out. I'm thinking of trying a tent that sits on top of my cot, but the one made specifically for my cot seems too small according to reviewers. Anyone have any recommendations?
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Backpacking load out thread
Here’s a picture of my things, which I like. Please share pictures of yours.

Long black tube thing: tarp in snake skins
Silver thing: umbrella
Dark green thing to the right of the umbrella is a pillow
Black bag under that is hammock suspension and stakes
Red bag is my hammock and bug net
The ziplocks are my first aid and toiletries, and my maps, compass, and novel.
Above that is a fancy feast stove and a wind screen made of old soda cans.
The little bottles on the blue bag are my Aquamira kit.

This was what I used last week, when the low temps were around 50°, then highs were around 80° with a small amount of rain, and several hours another day on an old road with sparse shade and no clouds.
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Post your receiver.
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I have an unusual question.
Does anybody here know about food preserving, particularly cell disruption/lysis?

I'm planning to make some pine pollen tincture this year and I've read it needs lysis to be effective. I can use mortar and pestle to disrupt cells in stuff like leaves and fruit but not sure if it's gonna work for pollen, which is already a powder.
I've read in labs they use blenders, not sure if some special ones or if any kitchen blender would work. I'd try freezing but I've read in multiple sources that it works on animal tissue, implying not on plant tissue? Also, how do I tell if I've successfully done lysis? I don't have a microscope to count the cells.
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>Moving from the east coast (DC) to the west coast (Bay area) this July
>Doing the drive with my dog and my friend
>Was originally planning to bring my dog on hikes in either Theodore Roosevelt NP and then Glacier NP, or go on a more central route to Badlands NP and then Grand Teton NP
>Suddenly remember that you can't take dogs on the trails in national parks
So what are the best hikes I can take my high-energy dog on during a cross-country road trip?
I'm thinking state parks and national forests, since they're less authoritarian about dogs. Do any of those hold a candle to the NPs I mentioned?
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Strange,weird, cool objects found while outside. Uncovered an angel clearing out my mint and lemon balm garden today.
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Is walking the Trans Canada Trail starting from Calgary and ending in Charlottetown a retarded idea? Yes, I know it's a retarded idea, but is it feasible on a small budget (2k) to do through the spring/summer? I only have basic trail experience in things like river fishing, foothill dirtbiking, small amount of time in the mountains etc. A lot of shit I'll need for the trip I already have but here is a short list
>water bottle
>foam sleep mat
>sleeping bag
>small pillow
>lighters matches etc
>pan and grill
>kindling hatchet
>swiss army knife
>collapsible fishing rod and basic tackle box
>tarp tied to top of backpack
>2 sets of very light breathable clothes, 2 sets of warmer clothes
>gloves, hat, balaclava,
>waterproof trenchcoat
>wallet, keychain, cellphone, solar charger etc
>soap, first aid, sunscreen etc
>tiny tent in tiny bag attached to backpack
>bear spray
>buy a weeks worth of food everytime I pass through a town/city
That's all stuff I have already. What else should I buy and what else should I be aware of? Somebody suggested trekking poles to me but I never used such a thing. Is it better then a regular old walking stick? In my ideal vision, it would be a wonderful fishing adventure through back country, staying in quiet idyllic places as well as various pit stops through civilization to restock and enjoy the various sites. Once I got to charlottetown I would be near family as well so the return trip/aftermath is not an issue. It sounds fun and I want to do it. Should I go alone? Bring a bicycle or something? Come in and shit on my idea
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Is 29 too old to join the Boy Scouts?
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Anybody else here work /out/? I work at a campground currently but only make $15/hr. Are there any other /out/ jobs where I can earn a better wage?
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Guerilla gardening
It's spring in the northern hemisphere. Time to get planting. Find those unused corners, Abandoned lots, clearings in the woods. Plant bushes, plant zinnias, plant fucking tomatoes if you think you can get away with it.

I've run out of room on my small property. I live on lake in sleepy vacation town. I'll be making cuttings for root stock and collecting berry bushes, and flowering plants to spread around in clearing in the woods and on low traffic roads within walking distance of my house.
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