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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 >>1370693
Come on in and get comfy.
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What are some good plug or flake tobaccos that are non aromatic?

About a month ago I picked up orlik gold slices as my first flake and I damn near smoked 3 ounces of it. Very much prefer it to ribbon or shag cut.
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sorry for /k/, but i wish i could see the pipes in this pic more clearly
Looks like Tyrolean/Bavarian style pipes. Two with ceramic bowls, one with wood.
The pipe on that howitzer is pretty savage. Anyways I just got a long stemed pipe that I cant wait to camp with it
Orlik Golden Sliced is awesome.
Other good ones are Escudo, Capstan, and Three Nuns.

I live in Northern Illinois and haven't left my house in 3 months other than to buy groceries. I desperately need to go out and enjoy nature with my dog, spend a week or two in the wild and completely rewire myself and lose some stress.

Does anyone know any good areas around the Northern IL area? It's snowing like a mofo though, so I don't know what kind of stuff should I pack? I was thinking of going car camping to the Shawnee Forest, but would I have to spend a fuckton of money on a tent or would a normal $25 tent work fine in winter if I have a good blanket and some jackets on top?

Any other tips? Literally my first time ever going out and living by myself life this, don't even know how to make fire so I'll learn that from Youtube since I'm guessing it'll come in handy while making food

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I live in Chicago so I feel your pain. Just make the drive to the UP my frent. I go a few times a year to get /out/ and it keeps me fucking sane.
There is kettle moraine in southern Wisconsin.
There's some nice places along the Des Plaines near the Wisconsin border. Not very wide, but it can get pretty dense. That's the most immersed you'll get near the lakefront. The county watches the lots pretty tightly for sleepers, but if you park elsewhere and walk to the trail they only patrol the trails. I've been off the trail a bit and you can find camp sites with cans that expired 30 years ago.
North Illinois /out/ discord server
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i want to face fuck Ellen Page so fucking much, she's so goddamn cute

What would you say left this track?
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Cunts with wings
A foot
ethan hawke

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When was the last time you too the time to actually go outside into the wilderness?
When is the next time?
Do you have it all planned out?
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>come home white man
Went and pestered trout this morning. Will probably go again tomorrow morning assuming it doesn't ice up tonight.
Good luck.
>tfw lows of 14F last night
>tfw whole stream covered in skim ice
>tfw was able to use my bass rig with a 2oz pyramid sinker to bust enough of a hole to soak powerbait and had 2 eating trout in 30 minutes
Really wanted to use my fly rod but the water was a tad stiff for that.
Hey, that's not bad at all! Here the ice is about an inch or two thick.

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>No tent thread

I'm running out of time for these sales looking for my first backpacking tent. Is The Kelty TN2 really a great light, durable tent for $150 40% off right now from $250.

Here's some specs
>Sil nylon stargazing fly with PU coating
Nylon floor with PU coating
No-see-um mesh walls
Taped seams on floor and fly
DAC Pressfit poles with clips and Jake's Foot attachment
Two doors, two vestibules
2-person capacity
4 lb. trail weight
Manufacturer Warranty lifetime
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My shit doesn't fit under vestibules, and they do not offer adequate protection from heavy rain. I typically only keep my shoes/boots under those.
then you bring too much shit, and don't stake your fly out enough or pick poor tent sites.
>you bring too much shit

As if everyone's needs are the same. Some of us actually live /out/ and have everything we own with us. I stake my fly out as far as it goes, but it does not have a floor under it, and there are slight gaps. Once it has rained multiple days, the ground is often saturated. It's usually mostly dry under there, but sometimes not completely.
>tent has very little to do with warmth. your comfort was due to your bag.
Probably, but it kept the snow out.
I'm presently long term camping in one spot and have garbage bags stuffed into the vents and a couple of tarps covering the whole tent. It retains far more warmth.

How do I be brave at night innawoods?
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I'm planning my first solo camp this weekend. Not sure if I should bring a pistol or just my xboxhueg bowie knife for skinwalker/methhead defense
What kind of security mallcop gets to carry a gun
a mall cop that has to babysit colored trash

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Anyone thru-hike or section hike any of the triple crown trails in the US? I'm getting out of the military and plan on hiking the Appalachian Trail northbound this April and was wondering if anyone had any advice or stories.
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I can offer some answers here, too.

>How long, and how much?
I started early June, and finished late November. I'm a slow boi, so I wound up costing more than you probably will. All said, I wound up spending around $5,500. About $800 on my initial gear, another $500 on replacements, and the rest on buying supplies in the towns I came through, and on taking zeroes.

>Nobo, Sobo, Flip Flop?
Sobo. The forced conditioning to start was hell, but as soon as I passed the Whites it was smooth sailing, and I was damn glad for my choice.

>How many miles did you average? How many zero/nearo days did you take?
Again, I'm slower than most, and I had no set end date to boot, so I took my time going through. I wound up averaging about 14 miles per day, and usually took one zero a week. I stopped in most of the towns I passed early on, and about half of the ones I passed later just because there were so damn many.

>Favorite part
Aside from the sheer joy of relaxing in a hotel and gorging on town food? The White Mountains. South of Mt Washington, I felt like I was in the Scottish Highlands. Easily my favorite part of the whole trip, absolutely gorgeous.

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Absolutely. If you hike it Nobo, the trail will get you in shape as you go. If you hike it Sobo, you'll deal with about 1 - 1.5 months of hell and then be in phenomenal shape and able to pound out the rest of the trail in a breeze.

The trail really is just starving yourself in slow motion as you walk for a really long time. It's the reason why Hiker Hunger is a thing. You'll be in much better shape by the end of it.

And there will definitely be hard parts, but I saw 80 year old men, women carrying babies, and 8 year old children all hiking the trail. You can do it.
I really disliked the NOBO crowd.
Dang that's discouraging. The timing of my EAS is such where I feel obligated to go nobo, almost as if it's destined. I feel as though if I go home for those ~3 months I'm gonna wind up getting started with college/career and not actually check this off my bucket list.

Can you elaborate as to why?
I'd love to do one, but I am starting a career that will lead me and my future family to a happy future. I guess ill wait until I retire.

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Yurt thread?
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Fine work
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>Yurt thread?

>posts ger

makes you think
What did he mean by this

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Post /out/ related guides, lists, infographics and educational material.

Anything you got!
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wind turbines in anyway good for offgrid top retard solar is the only practial offgrid power
the /k/ murdercube site has all these newfag
That got shoah'd last I checked friendo.
Permaculture design, earthship house, earthbag house, food forest, fesant and quail raising, fish farming.
>no noose

Nice try

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Im planning urbex tour to chernobyl. Any useful info would be appreciated. I need info mainly about stalkers and how to contact them. Plus any tips, do´s and dont´s.
Follow your tour guide, dont take things with you from the Zone, dont inhale the dust if you can avoid it.
>a guy from my hometown went here and died from sudden onset of leukemia 6 mths later
Anecdotal evidence, I know. But still.
Stick with your tour guide and do everything he says.
It's not a place where you can walk off on your own
If you drink the water, you will gain superpowers. Think Deadpool
Enjoy your shortened lifespan I guess :0
>Plus any tips, do´s and dont´s.
Here's one I found useful:

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Anything and everything packs, post them.
Questions, current packs, potential new packs.

I had been sporting a Yukon 48 for years and upgrades to a Crown2 60 to get into more backpacking. Is there any reason to keep the old Yukon? I can't seem to find one, but it would be a waste to just toss/donate a $120 pack.
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the belt works just fine for me, mostly used it on 7 or more days hikes so can't argue with the daypack meme
I have the 65 liter version of this pack.
It's essentially the mercedes of backpacks- heavy, high quality and very comfortable.

That being said >if you use it, it's pretty essential to make sure that the rest of your gear is as light as possible.
The Kajka will never be UL, but if you pack it right then taking it /out can be a very rewarding experience.
>"Oh hey. That's a nice looking pack."
seems very niche for like camera gear, also 3.3 lbs seems a bit much for a bag of that size

Is peanut butter the ultimate survival food? Lasts forever, high in calories and fat. Can be used as bait. What's not to love?
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maggots are fly larvae so the question is how did you let flies lay eggs in nut butter
Alright fuckers, I want peanut butter in shelf-stable bulk.I don't do grocery trips, I provision.
Does anyone sell the pb MRE tubes in bulk?
I prefer the nstural stuff but the pouches are too handy
What the fuck, is new generation of humans really this sensitive?
>11 people get mad cow
>whole world loses its shit
i coincidentally visited london in '96 when the hysteria was at its peak and stuffed myself on mcdonalds. dumbasses can't into it was burgers you ate 10 years ago that give you cjd.

What are /out/ Anon's look on Zippo lighters?
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I thought Zippos were cool when I saw them as a kid in the gas station displays. Owned one once and it stank and leaked fuel in my pocket all the time. Sometimes turned into a fireball upon ignition but it did always light...for like 2 days. Even not using it all the fuel would just leak out somehow after after a week.

Total junk that survives only on tradition and boomers buying them.
i think pic related is pretty much it right now for non pressurized, multi-liquid fuel pocket lighters. granted it doesn't do everything as well as Zippo does because it doesn't deploy as quickly for a quick cigarette lite as a Zippo does.

i've been designing an improved Zippo in my head the last couple of weeks actually. it would fix the evaporation issue along with the cam making the insert walk out issue and also the crummy hinge.
waterproofing would also be a nice improvement.
all while retaining the multi-fuel capability and speed of deployment of a Zippo.

i should really learn to use an appropriate 3d modeling program. of course, prototyping and testing is another big job to dial it in. though, figuring out how to efficiently manufacture a design to sell as a product is a far harder job, and one that requires capital and risk.
Seems like genuine imcos are pretty expensive and the market is flooded with fakes, should I just get a chinese production?
I have a real one from the 80's and a couple of chinese made ones
some chink made copies are terrible
>they dont seal
>they don't spark
>the extra flint doesn't fit in the little storage spot
this is a chinese copy but it's a very good chinese copy
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Cool, well, I think I found a genuine 6800 on ebay, has all the right markings as well as imco stamped on the inside spring strip. Won the bidding for 13 dollars. It's probably a fake but I feel lucky.

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/out/ I can't decide.
Yosemite or Big Sur?

Or somewhere else?
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Big Sur, it’s rainy and lush right now

Yosemite will be cold and crowded
Go on
I went out without a plan or thought at all.
Just drove down random highways and stopped wherever I wanted that looked interesting. It was fun just driving and doing that so I kept going, eventually saw a sign that said welcome to Nevada. It was at that moment I realized that I fucked up.
Big Sur was pretty nice when I was there a few weeks ago, but there was a lot of people too.
Is it really crowded in Yosemite? I figured there wouldn't really be many there with the cold and the whole off season thing. It's still too early for snow there, right?
snow check: https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm

What do you wish you’d never spent your shekels on?
For me it’s the “heavy cover/Keith” canteen, relatively heavy, single purpose faux Military larp bottle that cost me $150, holds 1.1L of water and you can’t cook in it. Probably thought it would make me cool and “prepared” at the time. Did get many mires though and it’s a cool shape, just picking between selling it or giving it to my kids

What do you ragret?
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You just sound like a shitty hunter.
I don't get why people would buy a brand new axe when you can get a rusty one on ebay and spend an hour cleaning, honing, and putting a new handle on it for 20 bucks.
I got the cheapest Dietz I could find and I use it all the time because I only have power 3 days a week where I live.
Looks warm tho
Old axes tend to have very little steel on them and cut like shit unless you spend hours thinning them down again. good splitters though.
A new coucil tool or hultafors is the way to go.

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