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We encourage you to have a look around the catalog first to see what we’re all about before posting your first thread. Topics typically posted here include:
>Outdoor recreational activities (Hiking, trail running, bushwhacking, camping, spelunking, geocaching, orienteering, expeditions, urban exploration, backpacking, etc.)
>Gardening, farming and related activities
>Hunting and fishing, and other activities involving the stalking or taking of game (including bird-watching)
>Outdoor survival, bushcraft, foraging, self-sustenance in nature, train-hopping, hoboism, etc.
>Outdoor destinations and exploration (specific trails, parks, regions, etc.)
>Water-related activities (boats, diving, etc.)
>Outdoor philosophy (conservation, Leave No Trace, protectionism, etc.)
>Outdoor building and living (cabins, huts, treehouses, etc.)
>Outdoor social activities and organizations (meet-ups, Scouts, NOLS, etc.)
>Gear related to any of the above topics

Most topics related to the outdoors are fine. Write properly, behave politely, encourage a respectful community, and most importantly, GO OUTSIDE!!
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Just a friendly reminder that threads about weapons which do not pertain to their use in outdoor activities should be posted on /k/ instead. Thanks.

Okay /out/ists, I’m wondering the differences in ammunition for slingshots and effectiveness for actually harvesting game with them.
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Not actually my slingshot. I bought a cheapo from Wally World to fuck with.
>"All animals are eaten and nothing is wasted"
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Bad shots are all the same for every legal hunting weapon though.
Make your own.
I personally use one I made out of a poly (HDPE)cutting board.
For elastic I use Alliance Sterling 107 office bands.
Leather pouch that's on the bigger side so they can shoot anything from 3/8 steel balls to 3/8 hex nuts as well as rocks.
Have taken plenty of rabbits and snakes with it.
If you happen to peruse popular slingshot message boards you'll come across a guy who lives in Mexico who uses regular chained office bands to Harvest game all the time.
Personally I'd stay away from Box Store slingshots.

>Killing animals just for fun
>Being a colossal faglord

Choose both.

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Haven't seen one in while, so I guess it's time again for a good old fashioned batoning thread.

Post all your tips here.
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>sharp hatchet

why? my knife is the only sharp edge i need. i keep my hatchet intentionally dull so that this doesn't happen. you're just splitting wood, not carving a masterpiece.
>so this doesn't happen
Cut a tendon with a butter knife dull hatchet head once when rehanging it. You are retarding your tools for a dubious increase in safety
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>i keep my hatchet intentionally dull so that this doesn't happen
In other words, just like every single other American reality show.
it is interesting

Hey /out/, how do you train your fitness to be able to carry a bag pack weighing about 23 kg for tens of kilometers each day?

After several walks with my backpack filled with test weights (totaling about 23kg), I cannot adjust it so that I feel comfortable with it.
It especially puts a lot of strain on my hip bones, I feel sore even after just 5km walk.
Also I cannot stand upright, my back bends forward and down.
Is it the problem with the backpack not fitting my body or am I just simply too weak for the load?

Notice, I don't intend to carry that much weight around when actual travelling, but it's good to have breathing room.

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MYOG - make your own gear thread
modified gear welcome too.

So what have you build/planed?
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What did you make the string out of?
that's not how you're supposed to use sleep in a hammock ya doofus
Used tree bark. Split it teeny and made cordage.

Most aluminum consumer goods are made from 50xx aluminum, specifically 5052. 5000 series aluminums are generally malleable. 60xx aluminums are more brittle. They are also a little more expensive. I'd get some 6061 aluminum rod. You can heat it with a torch and bend it, but cold it'll stay stiff, unless you anneal it.

You can accidentally anneal it by heating it improperly. Control where you put the heat, soak some rags in cold water and place them around where the rod needs to stay cool.
That works. Did you by any chance use the inner bark of lime (Tilia spp.)?

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I'm no stranger to /out/ but I've never used ferro rod, so I got one out of curiosity.
Made a vid: https://youtu.be/bCDkQFE0pww

After some more experiments & watching more vids I actually managed to start a fire (I know, I was holding it too far away), but it still was harder than using a match or a bic.
I really see no point for those tools except for larping.
Survival? Waterproof? BiC/matches in plastic bag still beat that in every way.
Lighter, same size, and a bic can always be dried.

Oh wait, but it LOOKS COOL (if it works). That's probably the only plus. Yay! Sparkies!

Starting a fire is always about administering heat for a prolonged period of time, magnesium sparks burn for a split of a second in high temp that's why it's even possible to start fire with them with a single stroke.
But physics wise, its still less effective than literally any other popular way of administering heat. Prove me wrong.

I'm not the kind of person to blame failure on the tool, but pic related is what I used, except its an aluminum rod with small ferro rod on one side embedded into it.
Larpers don't use ferro rods. Larpers use flint and steel. However, larpers who do fantasy settings may use ferrorods in a manner where the rods represent some magical firemaking item.

>Prove me wrong.

>But physics wise, its still less effective than literally any other popular way of administering heat. Prove me wrong.
Well it's much more effective than the traditional steel striker and flint.
Ferro rods are nigh-indestructible unless you set out to destroy them and work in any weather wet or dry. They're a backup tool, but some people enjoy using them to start a fire even if they have better means, because it's fun.

>I'm not the kind of person to blame failure on the tool, but pic related is what I used, except its an aluminum rod with small ferro rod on one side embedded into it.
You don't even know how to use it properly. You were supposed to steadily create sparks right inside the tinder, not throw sparks in its direction from a distance like a retard.
You should try not being retarded next time and see if it works any better.

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Whats a wide brown leather belt that doubles as a good strop and fits my skinny frame
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The Stropinator 4000 by BeltCo!
Ever mean it up out
Etsy user Joojoob's Mens Leather Belt, The Gunslinger, Probably the Last Handmade Leather Belt You'll Every Buy, Rugged Mens Leather Belt Brown #091

The system thought the url was spam..
Not to shill but I have this belt and a wallet from this store. They feel like they'll last a lifetime.

Is he berrypicker or chadoonga?
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clever girl
Information is easier to get making imitation less flattering.
And information is highly profitable, as well. The number of views on these videos means that he was making a shitload of money off of it, and now he's losing audience and money in favor of fake pajeet clickbait.
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I prefer BosnianBill to Lockpicking Lawyer, but Steve is based

>H-hey, bro! Sure is a nice evening out here. I hope you didn't bring this gun to shoot at me and my friends, did you?... I'm so smol, I just want to exist and be happy
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I wasn't judging, or saying anything negative at all. I was honestly complementing you on the troll that worked pretty well. You didn't have to reply with more bait, but hey, since you're going to the effort, have another (You).
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These kinds of photos are my go-to pieces-fo-shit filter. Look at that shit eating grin. I bet she never considered conservation, or the significance of her participation in the hunter/prey relationship once in her life, its just a fun game to people like that. I think hunting can be a very enriching and spiritual experience when you are approaching it in a humble, respectful, and non-frivalous manner. But when people disrespect their kill by posting some glam photo with some big faggot smile next to a felled, proud bro of the woods it bring my piss to a boil.
>hating on bepis
what the fuck am i supposed to call pepsi when i want to make fun of it you stupid old coot?
Smol gets a pass somehow I think.

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Old thread: >>1496297

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I've noticed that the pale strawberries, hidden under leaves, do not ripen like the sun kissed ones. The ones in the sun are far better, but also can rot quickly if you don't pick them every day.
Seems like i have a small aphid problem, anyone have any surefire way of getting rid of them. They just seem to lurk around despite being sprayed with a neem oil/ soap mixture. Only thing that seems to definitely work is diatomaceous earth, but its a real mess to work with, and you don't get to cover the undersides of leaves.
Spray them off with water using a hose/shower/sink sprayer. Repeat once a day for a week. Apply neem oil after the plant(s) dry.
Have some on my ribes plant, used pyrethrum (according to label gets degraded in a couple days so it's pretty safe). Started couple days ago, seems to be working. But you gotta aim directly at them, so rotate every leaf and hit under it, a simple shower won't have effect. I also sprayed some generic anti ants around it, so they don't bring in any more.
hmm, i don't want to kill bees though. However the DE might be already doing that. For the spraying with water solution, the only problem is dragging the hose over, but it's an easy solution.

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What do you guys carry? Does even make sense to carry a fixed knife? Does even make sense to carry a knife at all?
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All these knives posted look new, like they never use them or just got them. Take a knife you already have if you want to take one. I do, the same knife for everything because its just a knife.
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-When you're injured in such a way that you couldn't make the journey.
-When you're lost in an unfamiliar wilderness.
-When you've lost the rest of your equipment.

I mean, that comment is obvious bait, but I sincerely hope you're not so complacent as to just assume it could never happen to you. I am especially obligated, because motocamping involves traveling unwalkable distances at 15-110 mph. A regular backpacker doesn't risk injury as often, but they do share the risk of getting lost when on ungroomed terrain. By choice or accident.
And I guess "survivalist" is a way to describe finding water and sheltering in place. Because if you're deep enough in for them to have to search, it makes you easier to find. Of course you would simply go home if you had the ability.
>Has never been lost/broken/whatever, but is prepared for it anyways. What a fag.
You seem to be pretending to direct experience, but I'd assume that nobody here has. The only pretense I maintain is using these skills for fun.
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Got a little retractable scalpel on me. Really handy things.
Buck 110 will do 90% of your knife tasks for under $40. Buck makes a fine knife.
Mora will do the same for under ten bucks.

Hiking Stick Thread

Anybody here actually use these? If so, do you prefer wood or those telescopic aluminium ones?
>What are the best woods to use?
>where did you find and cut your Stickfriend?
>how did you make your Stickfriend useful and aesthetic?
>Any stories where your Stickfriend proved their worth?
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Scratch that. I guess alder is hardwood, and it grows fucking everywhere.
Should be easy to find a nice standing one. Now to work out how to age, polish, and preserve...
I wonder if there’s a general map of tree types. And if it’s legal for me to (for instance) go into a Provincial park and remove a single fallen branch for hiking stick making.
I use aluminium trekking poles because I actually go out instead of larping
>Anybody here actually use these?
Yes. For tough terrain, they're extremely useful. On the trail, I usually carry my staff over the shoulder.
>If so, do you prefer wood or those telescopic aluminium ones?
Wood. Aluminium is to light. If you've got a some weight above your hand, the stick will swing on it's own and require almost no strength, whereas those light aluminium sticks need to be moved actively and tire your arms much quicker. Also, the wooden staffs and sticks can be used as weapons, which is necessary here (germany) - to many fuckers here can't be bothered to train or leash their dogs. Since I don't like carrying my gun (open carry isn't completely legal here, so I'd have to either wear a long jacket or carry IWB, both of which suck imo) and carrying cold weapon large enough to deal with dogs with is even more bothersome I just put a slightly larger than usual point on my staff. Works quite well.
>What are the best woods to use?
In europe, hazel, ash and blackthorn are traditionally used.
Basically, you can use everything that won't break or bend easily and isn't to heavy. If you do not know much about wood, anything that's used to shaft striking tools or weapons is suitable.
>where did you find and cut your Stickfriend?
My neighbout wanted to throw a long ash shafted garden tool away because the head had broken of. I scavenged the shaft.
>how did you make your Stickfriend useful and aesthetic?
Polished it, treated it with hot beeswax and added a steel point to one end (for soft ground) and a steel endcap (for hard ground that would blunt the point) to the other. That's only useful for actual hiking sticks though - on a hunting stick, you should leave one end uncapped as the steel caps will make noise at the most inopportune moments.
>Any stories where your Stickfriend proved their worth?
yes, nothing interesting though. just the usual walking up steep inclines and fighting off agressive dogs.

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When did climbing become a sport for gays?
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>that girl's build
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Unironically, tho.
When people, women and men, start to alter their body to gain advantage in a sport, that sport has developed the aids.
And Europeans don't do anything. Culturally, Western Europe is the weakest part of the world right now. They produce nothing new of note except extravagant ways to bitch about America.

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 >>12140386
Come on in and get comfy.
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Not everyone can spend weeks away from their jobs. Some of us can only do day trips on the weekends.
I know it’s not much, but when I’m already working 60 hours a week, i’ll take what I can get. It’s still better than sitting in a fucking chair all the time.
Outside is /out/. Didn't expect to find elitists on this board but here you are.
I don't even use animal trails, anything less that blazing your own is for filthy casuls. And if you bring your own water instead of drinking from muddy streams, you might as well stay in a hotel and call that /out/.
I’m starting to think the three step method is a sick joke
I used it for like a week when I first started smoking. Tried the rubbing palm method and that sucked too. Finally switched to the Frank method and stuck with that. Just had to dial in the exact level of plug compression that worked best for each pipe and tobacco style. IMO, this style of packing offers the most control over tobacco density.

Black Hills Appreciation Thread
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Looks nice annon. I am driving through north eastern Wyoming around the beginning of may. Was planning on just checking out bighorn mountain, is it worth going to the black Hills? Bighorn is already a little out of the way so black Hills would be quite a detour.
OP here, I've never been to the Bighorns but I hear they are lovely. If you can afford to take the detour I would definitely go to see these mountains. Especially see Spearfish Canyon and the area surrounding Black Elk Peak if you end up going. They may seem underwhelming (half the height of the Bighorns), but maybe not. To me, they'll always be beautiful.
Is it ok if I download this and make it my background, anon?
No. I’ll sue you for copyright infringement
OP. Yes, you can download it for your phone.

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