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Is there anything more comfy than a cabin with a woodstove or fireplace?
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Not even a single tit in this post.
arizona is shit anon, i need a real cascadian to feel the void
That sounds pretty cool, sorry about your fren
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Cascadia reporting in
multi purpose stove

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Does anyone here use a warbelt/battle belt for hiking and camping gear? I used to have a set of ALICE suspenders set up for trips when I'd be spending only one or two nights in the woods, ended up being more comfy than any of the small backpacks I had. The metal clips can chafe depending on what else I'm wearing, so I've been thinking about upgrading to a more modern setup.

Here's a video about some modern warbelts, for anyone unfamiliar with the concept:
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You know better European sites?
How practical would it be to attempt the appropriate reinforcements with hand-stitching?
Spend a little more on a quality product.
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Mein Gott, a Willis drawing I've never seen before? It's like Christmas morning! Thanks Anon :3
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I've got one of them set up for my girlfriend to add to her winter hiking kit:
>Yaktrax in a bag
>2 sets chemical hand warmers
>2 sets chemical toe warmers
>3 snack bars

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Having a rough time lately bros. I've been living in the city finishing my degree the last couple years, and now that I'm done I've moved out to the country for work. I was really looking forward to getting /out/ more, lots of great local hiking and mountainbiking.

But, the first thing I did when i got to town was take the bike up one of the mountains and ended up stacking it and tearing my shoulder. I can't ride indefinitely, and it likely won't heal before I have to move back to the city for work again. I've spent the last 3 weekends just sitting at home feeling sorry for myself or painfully walking hours to the grocery store and back to keep myself supplied.

It's starting to occur to me that with my full time career now in swing and the fact that I'm all alone in this bush town with a really debilitating injury, and moving back to the city full time in a couple months, /out/ may be more or less a thing of the past for me. What used to be essentially the pillar of my mental health has been almost completely inaccessible for over 2 years and now it seems like it's going to stay that way.

Anyway not trying to bitch, just wanted to vent and also hear your thoughts on all things /out/ as well.

Photo is from a distant lifetime.
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sorry to hear it op, injuries blow. can you hike at least? it's not exactly shredding the gnar but it sure beats
>sitting at home feeling sorry for myself

will also second the suggestion to look into car ownership.

anyway time for my own injury feelspoasting:
>last summer in wildland fire
>lame but had potential
>get cooler job for this summer
>running to get ready
>shin splints/mtss
>doesn't hurt scarcely at all but worried about potential progression to tibial stress fx (which happened to me several years ago and took ages to heal)
I'm in the exact same boat. Trying to get ready for fire season but shin splints are fucking with me. Ride a bike or get into rowing for cardio. Idk about you but just hiking doesn't bother my shins ofc going on a 3 hour hike isn't my preferred daily PT...you'd better stop running and look into some physical therapy if you want to start running again during the season though
>Ride a bike or get into rowing for cardio
that's exactly where I'm at right now, with occasional hikes and bouts of stairmaster-ing. no running, lots of toe taps and calf stretching and strengthening, calcium and magnesium RDA, D3 supplement. have yet to really push the hiking mileage up, partly to avoid making things worse, partly for logistical reasons (drive to trailhead, etc.). just very frustrating and provokes a decent measure of anxiety. ree.
Yeah I'll be buying a car after a couple more paychecks. Suburbs aren't an option because of where I'm working. Also I lived in suburbs awhile and it was so fucking shit, I hated it. City and country are great for muh soul and have something to offer, suburbs are like a soulless monopoly board.

I think I can hike a bit but not just yet. The strain on my shoulder with a pack is a bit unpredictable, so I need to be careful about the weight. Also because I tend to use hikes for photography and field recording it's a bit tough for the time being because of all the gear and setup. I think in only a week or two I should be good for that though. Supporting myself on my bike will likely be much longer.

Shin splints are horrid. I used to run track and had them pretty bad, so I just quit rather than cause any problems. Hence the lifelong love of cycling I guess.

Anyone near Tallinn know how much snow is on the ground around the city. Planning on camping there in a few days
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Stockholm here. Barely any snow left and very warm. i suspect estonia is about the same.
Almost non snow in Riga

Why not just look for yourself? https://balticlivecam.com/cameras/estonia/tallinn/tallinn-town-hall-square/
yep, latvian here too, snow is melting, but artic air is coming back next week!
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hey there, brāli! Do you know any good places to hike? I was thinking of going through Zvārdes forrest when the snow completely melts off. Yes, I know there is still lots of unexploded mines and other war junk but it makes it more mysterious and unaccessable.

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Share bum advice, Talk with other homeless bums.

I miss these threads.
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that looks comfy, anon.
hope you fags are enjoying the view of the big ass comfy as fuck snow moon tonight

reminder stay warm and don't pass out while drunk frostbite sucks
it's amazing what you can find in dumpsters behind stores. i'm not even homeless and i've done a little dumpster diving. one time i found like 5 video games in their cases behind a gamestop store. Some of the discs had a few scratches but i took them home and buffed them with my disc repair kit and they played just fine. I've also found entire cases of soda that was only a few days old.
>cases of soda that was only a few days old.
Lay off the drugs
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It gets comfier by the day. I just added a hatch window up top so I can get natural light and ventilation and have storage on the starboard side for laundry in one section and blankets in the other.

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How to wipe your ass in the woods?
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I find a nice, broad leaf like a Gympie Gympie leaf, usually does the trick
>needing to wipe
never gonna make it
The ole' mud trout
Well since it is winter
Snow is fucking wonderful. Cleanest clean.
Otherwise leaves.

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Hey guys, I recently got a BS in physics and really want to try to get a job in a pretty rural area like the one I grew up in. Does anyone have any advice on what I job I could get with my degree? I applied to a bunch of oil and gas jobs but that didn't go anywhere.
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Have enough credits to go back to school in a healthcare field like nursing or rehab therapy? You could be one of those anywhere, and if you go into travel nursing/therapy, you can explore the country on 3 month contracts.
teaching maybe?
smells like eastern Europe
You’re not getting an O&G job with a bs in physics lmao. Field work however is totally doable. Look into park service forest service USGS etc for seasonal work. Most really requires no skills or anything just read a map and carry shit around in the wilderness without dying.

Sorry if this is too /pol/, but I hate that board and I care much more what the majority of /out/ would think about this. What's your guys' take on this Lake Erie Bill of Rights http://www.co.lucas.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/71936/Combined-ballot-language-for-2-26-19-election ? I'm inclined to vote yes on it, but I'm a bit on the fence still.
It’s stupid, and an example of government gone amuck and wasting time and tax dollars. What will it accomplish exactly?
I mean what are the pros and cons? I'm always inclined to vote to protect the environment. Especially in your own backyard and your own watersheds. Also depends what kind of corporations are in your area. I skimmed over it and glossed that there would be provisions to fine corporations, I grew up in New Jersey where there is a long history of skimping by pollution standards or "pay to pollute" where the corporations are so big the fines pose no threat.

>"And since all power of governance is inherent in the people"
Wow the people are voting to protect their own environment from corporations. Quit shilling "big gubmint" when people are democratically pressing for things you don't like. Corporations should not be allowed to externalize costs onto the environment and consequently the people who live there. If they can't dump pollutants and waste into the air and water, boo fucking hoo. If the cost of pork goes up because big ag pork factories actually have to dispose of their waste in a responsible way, so be it. Too long has business degraded the environment and the people have picked up the cost in their own health.
Biggest corp around here is Jeep. There's a huge manufacturing plant that supplies an awful lot of jobs in the area. I don't know much about their dumping habits though. Other than that there's a power plant on the shore of the lake, warm water runoff is good for fishing but again I don't know much about how much they pollute. I think the biggest problems are the farming/meat industry. They dump a lot and farm runoff (which this bill wouldn't really address) cause yearly toxic algae blooms that render our water undrinkable for like a week.
Also yours response to >>1457386 was excellent. I hate the government sticking it's nose where it doesn't belong, but the guy that made that other comment is the same kind of asshole who would've been against the pure food and drug act and called Upton Sinclair a public threat.
It’s almost like you morons didn’t even read it. This does nothing. It essentially says “pollution is bad for Lake Erie, cut it out”, but we’re not going to define what pollution is. What you end up with is a political talking point to pander to the masses around election time, and another piece of unenforceable, shitty legislation.

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Did you father go /out/ with you? How's your relationship
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I don't know, the amount of daddy talk going on here seems to be undoing this. Lots of young anons lusting after a big, strong, men to take them into the woods.
It's the work of one dedicated troll, maybe (you)
>Lots of young anons listing after a big strong man to take them into the woods

Me thqh but I don't have daddy issues
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gross, don't group me with this meme-forcing try hard!
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Went to Sweden with my dad just this weekend. Lake was frozen though so no fishing but God damn it was beautiful as always.

Just a very casual trip

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Growing up, my father was there a lot. But he is no /out/. Camping means going to a camping area, bringing food and as many comforts as possible. I wanna be a better example for my offspring . First I gotta git gud though. So I started with the following:

I learned how to make fire with nothing but a fire rod

Got my fishing license

Gonna take hunting lessons soon.

I'm probably on the right path, but with germany being denser than lead, I am having problems finding proper spots. Still no excuse, am doing my best, but what are some things, some tips which you would give to newbies?
Why not buy a Fiskar or Leatherman? I have both and they never let me down
Watch all of Ray Mears' videos. There's a couple torrents of it too.
It's a bait thread, I have a biolite that's never even seen a usb cord since the first charge out of the box. I use it because the integral fan keeps everything burning very hot which is great for boiling water, the task stoves are used for most often (It also doesn't keep a sweet residual smell of butane to attract bears. I also have a hammock because there just isn't flat ground anywhere that makes a good campsite where I go /out/ it's all glacially scoured bedrock and trees. OP is most likely some faggot flat-lander with no ability to conceptualize any different setting or enviroment that his favorite spot. Gear for /out/ is 100% what works for you and 0% what some smarmy irrelevant twat thinks of a brand.

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Greetings to all mountaineers, rock climbers,
campers and nature lovers!

I would like to start a thread on the topic of
mountaineering and orienteering schools, and
rock climbing and survival courses. I hope
that anyone who has questions regarding these
can find answers here. Of course, I'm curious
and have my own questions. Please share
your experiences and thoughts, whatever they
may be. And please excuse me if I come
off as rude by asking this many questions.
I hope to gain experience soon and contribute
back to you guys.

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bump for interest

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How can I be like Aragorn? I want to be a ranger, just living off the land like him.
Go to Middle Earth
Not op but I fucking wish dude.
really depends on where you live.

in some places you can find like workshops, where you pay 50$ and up and joing a group who goes for a couple of hours with a guy who teaches you how to recognize a couple of edible plants and how to eat them
>posts backpacker
>goes into town every other day to get food
just like Aragorn
>How can I be like Aragorn?

You can't. You need to have Elvish blood in your veins and have the hands of a healer.

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Oh god oh fuck
Today for my Soils and Water class we're going out to a frozen lake to sample its pH and apparently there's a shit ton of snow on the frozen surface

I was totally gonna bring my snowsuit and boots but I forgot we were going today

Any advice on how to walk in deep snow wearing jeans and ADIDAS tennis shoes?
Put plastic bags between your socks and your shoes, use large rubber binders or some cordage to tie secure your pants cuffs tight to your leg. If you can, wrap your jeans with plastic up to your knees.

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What do you beloved lads use to oil your knives?
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Sewing machine oil works awesome for my stuffs
The sweat scraped from a Gladiators back.
is that the blin cat
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Get yourself a stainless Mora. Never oiled this, it's seen heavy use, batoning, wood carving, food prep. Any damage I've had was fixed with a little emery cloth and a sharpening stone.
1part wax 1 part pig grease melted together and reformed in an old tobacco tin. Good for everything from rust protection to wood/leather conditioning to covering small wounds.

Does anyone on /out/ homestead? I’m 18 and have a dream of owning a small farm to live on in the future. Is there anything anyone can tell me? What would the cost of starting a small farm with a garden and maybe chickens or goats. Is this dumb, what should I have on the farm, and how much should I save up? I hope to start the farm before I’m 40.
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Based. Thanks Hoss
Utterly and undeniably based and certifiably and retroactively and forever redpilled.
I knew a bunch of guys who were in the army and like 5 out of 6 had VA for knee injuries so i assumed it would happen to me. My plan would have worked without it but the free school while still getting 10k in pell grants yearly sure as hell helped.
Pomamo? Pomamo

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