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post em dont be lazy
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>>1482187
Maybe it's some kind of Norwegian Telemark replica?
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>>1480569
>5 pocket knives
>none in pocket
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Hey Guys:
So I recently got my hands on an old Italian army rucksack for a pretty low price. Problem is, this rucksack smells like the Tunisian campaign. I think over the years being stored somewhere it got mold and now the stench is unbearable. I wanna clean this shit but I got no time to do it by hand... Should I put it in the washing machine? I mean this shit has a lot of metal parts and a long iron chain in it so idk if it would be a good idea. Any suggestions?
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Wash it with dish soap and a nylon brush, soaked it in boiling water & threw it in the washer a couple of times with soakings of vinegar inbetween. Then left it out since december, smells far better now without stinking up the room it's stored in. P.s remove that gay chain shit + flap, weighs a ton and is dogshit anyways.

>pic related is mine with mandatory crocs
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>not liking the moldy smell of canvas surplus

I assume the ruck was a very bad case of mold smell and op did a good job.
Faint smell of mold, smoke and wood resin kinda defines /out/ for me, I'm addicted to it.
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>>1494989
Is this a 4th femanon this week? What the fuck is going on here?
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>>1495259
attention seeking as always
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>>1495099
the pack is aesthetic, the shoes are pig disgusting.

Gonna take it on the first /out/ing soon.
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>>1491946
Yeah I've got one. Used it a bunch to process game, pretty solid knife.
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>>1494380
Why don't you make one yourself? That way you can learn new skills, preserve the very ancient axe but still have a similar one to get the feel
Blacksmithing isn't expensive
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>>1482260
this
I blunted the bottom inch of the 14 inch machete bc I didn't want my hand jumping up during my autistic swinging
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>>1494334
dont, please
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Any recommendations for a small, light and good quality hunting knife?
So far im thinking something like the Esee Izula
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>>1493818
>a bar graph with three criteria is an accurate representation of how knives work in the real world
>it was also made by a knife company to shill their meme blades
nice argument
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>>1493818
That chart is nothing more than an advertisement.
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Any opinions on the esee jg3 or the cr2.5?
I don’t think I’d mind carrying either, really.
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>>1493341
This. Leave some mustard on it for a while.
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u

I’ve got some property out in the woods that I’d like to have some kind of security over. I’d like to be notified somehow when it starts recording (Motion activated) and I’d like it to be self sustaining (loop recording, solar powered).
This isn’t for a SHTF scenario but I could see this as an investment in the prepping budget. Ay suggestions?
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Deer camera's for hunting .they send notification to your phone

Is there a better small container than the humble film canister?
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I throw shit in the oversized pill bottles they hand out.
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>>1494399
Test tubes. Can be had in any size, has a more secure lid that can hold liquids, can buy a shit ton for next to nothing.
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>>1496085
Also to add, it makes for a great sex toy, that was the biggest selling part of them.
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>>1494491
Dave Memebury has a good selection of tins. I use one as a tackle box and one for sewing kit
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>>1495158
>anon posts solid bag

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How’s your night looking /out/?
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>>1496279
All the pictures I post seem to get automatically flipped but here’s my view of the setup after a hard days work
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>>1496286
Give Waldo back his shirt, it doesn't belong on your pillow. Also it doesn't match the aesthetic at all what were you thinking.
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>>1496286
If you MUST phonepost, try cropping a few pixels off of your file before uploading. I've heard that helps with rotation
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>>1496277
looks comfy bro. makes me remember one can be happy. fuck my job.
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>>1496277
>Ettan
min neger

Which /out/ setting/place/biome is the spookiest? I'm not talking about the most dangerous from an objective perspective, but just spooky

For me, it's any place with ancient oaks
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silver birch forests in autumn/winter are full-on terrifying
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>>1496637
Any cedar forest is both beautiful and spooky.
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Deep swamps and dense forests. It's very easy to get lost in them. The perpetual dark of thick canopies and the shifting waters will make you see things. Certain caves are eerie but it's mostly because you're always a mistake away from almost dying. I am never going into a squeeze, fuck that.
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Literally any forest in new England
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>>1496637
The hills and hollers of the Ozarks.
Stay out, we'll kill ya Outsider.

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whatever's comfortable enough for you to live in for extended period of time
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Any half decent tent, with a large tarp over it. The tarp protects it from debris, rain, and to a certain degree, UV light. For long term I would consider a 4 person tent to be ideal for one person, a smol tent is going to piss you off after a while.
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Wouldn't the long term solution be to build a larger shelter, then keep your tent inside?
Like a three piece windbreak with a thatched roof to bear the brunt of the weather.
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>>1496620
That would be good, unless you want to pick up camp and move every day or whatever.
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What longterm do we talk about? Do you have decent winter temps?

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What's the verdict on trail runners for backpacking? Scam for gullible yuppie, no?
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>>1486163
This is the rationale for why most people choose TRs. That and they're more comfy for doing 15-20 mile days. They're much less expensive than fancy boots so I'm not sure how they'd be a yuppie scam.
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>>1495451
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>>1485543
Definitely a scam, for backpacking yuppies.
>to all anons wanting a quality hiking shoe/boot brand try KEENs
If you want a tennis shoe style hiking boot with ankle & arch support that's fully waterproof up to the ankle. Try em out, their lightweight and extremely comfy when broken in

I have been wearing the same pair for 4 years and have been regluing the peeling soul (since last year) to the bottom because of their just that good of quality (I'm too much of a cheep & lazy poorfag to buy & break in a new pair)
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>>1495443
What brands of boots do you recommend
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>>1496708
I've had a pair of Treksta for 2 years and I like them. Can't really compare when I never have to buy new ones

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Anyone else work in forestry? What is your job?
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>>1481157
Was it a son of a beech or a son of a birch?
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>>1494808
whew, really interesting. We had to use chalk and a tape measures at uni for doing ecological surveys. But we also had to count the trees standing in different rings of varying radii away from a centre-point.
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>>1496057
nah, it was an ash-hole. But took down a son of a birch today. Also topped a long line of connies but I'm blanking that out as I hate them so much.
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>>1496117
Because they rhyme with commies?

Or is it the pollen...?
>Really should have taken a photo of my truck after it got coated by pine pollen and looked canary yellow instead of it's usual blue.
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>>1496248
haha nice. I hate connies because they are sticky, dirty, often horrible to climb. And 90% of the time I deal with them it's some grim tree that the owner didn't maintain and is now 5 times too big for their garden and they wanted it topped.

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Can I just drink all the water I want if I boil it then filter it with modern stuffs plus some pills ?

What about the lead, arsenic, and pollution shits?

Also best way to drink your piss thread.
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>>1496574
It surely a good method but it would require a lot of time and some spacey equipment for backpacking in nature.
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Do you have a source in mind?
Most places I go are high enough up to simply boil, chill, and drink. But that only applies to swift runners of decent depth.

With shallow creeks or spring lakes, I'd have to make some charcoal, layer with sand and gravel. Pour through until it runs clear. Then boil also.

Don't drink collected lakes, ponds, or swamps. Too much trouble if you have a second choice.
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>>1496574
>I'm sure that in some terribly polluted 3rd world countries there are some pretty bad pollutants that you'll not be able to get out either.

https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/case-summary-settlement-groundwater-contamination-cleanup-harcros-chemicals-site-iowa
https://publicintegrity.org/environment/industrial-waste-pollutes-americas-drinking-water/
http://www.twdb.texas.gov/publications/reports/contracted_reports/doc/1004831126_gwcontamination.pdf
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fracking-can-contaminate-drinking-water/
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>>1496613
I was referring to surface water that'd you'd find innawoods. Ground water in all developed countries is abysmal. Check the 1st 5 maps in this image for instance.
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>>1496618
Dang, this is cool

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Alright /out/ I need some help

I wanna know more about how can be someone a park ranger in America.
I'm working as a gamekeeper in Europe, but I'm thinking of moving to the USA. I have a degree in basic wildlife and forestry management and I'm studying the same at uni.
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good luck. park ranger is extremely competitive, connections or prior government employ are key, and since it's a government job i'm skeptical that a non-citizen qualifies.
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>>1495956
Best of luck. Usually they want current or ex law enforcement for that crap.
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>>1496101
That's so sad...
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>>1495956
This is all bullshit. Its easier become a non-law enforcement park ranger. Basically just a nanny for a smaller park. Depends on the state too, state parks operate a little differently than national parks. You could also get a much more interesting job at a wildlife area or preserve. Don't give up hope bro. (Current park employee and wildlife biology student)
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>>1495956
You should be fine desu, you can often work as a park ranger here with some basic training and survival skills. Of course, the degree in wildlife management & conservation helps out a ton if you want more then a basic lookout ranger job. You could probably get a job as a game warden or with DNR in the USA with a degree

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>>1469793 Last thread is kill.
Pic related is my Deering Goodtime 5-String
Been looking into a more portable solution with the same feeling and tuning as a banjo.
Someone talked me out of getting a "banjolele" as it is basically a meme instrument plagued with intonation issues (and tuned liked a ukulele)
Someone suggested getting a piccolo banjo instead as it is essentially a smaller banjo just tuned an octave higher.
Anyone have experience with piccolo banjos before?
Post your /out/ instruments and your favorite campfire songs!
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>>1495325

Pic related is my go-to guitar for almost everything. I also take a recorder flute out with me. I play a ton of songs don't really have a favorite in particular.
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>>1495479
Mandolin? Uke?
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Banjolele my dude

>same tuning
>size of a uke
>looks goofy as hell
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My Tanglewood soprano uke. Easy to tune, tough as boots and gets me the occasional lay from stinky pussied hippy chicks
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>>1496450
I wanted to avoid the banjolele because of the different tuning and intonation issues

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I will be climbing around the Pacific Northwest for a month and a half. I am in the market for a portable solar charger for my camera. I don't give two fucks about my phone, just my camera. The camera is a Cannon Rebel T6, battery for camera is pic related. I'd ask the electronics board, but I think I'd have better luck finding out what is tested to be durable/waterproof. I also feel /out/ would know what is affordable. I'm working with $200USD
Cheers
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>>1494313
His battery has only 6.36Wh, most phones have 15Wh (3000mAh), so it will take way less energy than charging his phone.
However, the battery has 7.4V and the charger needs probably a bit more than that, so normal portable PV won't do the job because they output 5V.
Unless OP builds some himself, which I doubt given his electronics knowledge, he could get up to 20V out of 3 panels. But it wouldn't be very portable either. Maybe he can find 12V panels, but idk if that works with the charger.

>>1493992
Just buy more batteries and try to keep them above 10C/50F. Unless you can charge the battery straight on the camera via USB you can scrap charging it via mobile solar chargers. Maybe you find one that delivers enough voltage for your battery charger, but I doubt it.
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>>1494408
Nitecore makes a line of DSLR battery chargers designed specifically with portable solar, but yeah unless you've got multiple panels daisy chained or one big panel it'll take all dam day to charge one battery
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>>1494417
But they don't have one for OP's battery.
And even if, conversion rate is probably shitty.
A 21W panel would be able to charge it in one hour, but only under the best circumstances and if there wasn't any loss in the conversion between voltages. But neither solar panels, nor chargers are very efficient, so I'd double it, at least.

On the other hand, for the cost of 21W solar panels OP could buy 3 more batteries. It would be more reliable and lighter anyway...
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OP here, Thanks for the feed back.

I can charge directly to the camera VIA USB and I looked at the costs of the batteries and anon is right, it would be easier to buy four batteries.
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Get a 20,000 mAh power bank, it should last you for the whole month.


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