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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.

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How did he not get lymes disease?
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>>1412228
>>1414995
>>1415176
I go out and have a yard a northern NY and I have never had a tick and I never take precautions. Everyone always said oh it's a bad year or whatever but I never get one. Soon I will die of lyme.
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>>1412242
Teddy actually lived the out dream you stupid fuck.

He literally did nothing wrong.
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>>1416299
Low IQ people can't tell whenever they are sick with a mild cold. I wouldn't be surprised if you had dozens of ticks on you. They can smaller than a fingernail spec. Are you farsighted?
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>>1412228
t. tick
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>>1416255
>In most cases, the tick must be attached for 36 to 48 hours or more before the Lyme disease bacterium can be transmitted.
https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/transmission/index.html

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I'm thinking about buying some super cheap desert land in bumfuck nowhere like north Nevada or south texas. You can get this stuff for less than $500 per acre. I'm thinking at least 40 acres.

It's flat, dry, alternately very hot and very cold, and near nothing of interest. But you can often get a parcel bordering BLM land, or down near Big Bend in Texas.

I'd like to have it for /out/ shit, hunting, and maybe build a cabin or do some "greening the desert" permaculture stuff. I'd be satisfied with just a primitive refuge from modern life.

Is this a good idea, or totally retarded?
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>>1417057
You can find fully forested parcels for $1k per acre. Why not pay a bit more per acre for land that's usable?
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You'll die.

I was going to do the same thing.
If you really want to farm and do premaculture you need water.
There is no water there.

Also the catch on a lot of these cheap desert properties is they want you to install septic before you can even build a home there, off grid is not exactly legal.

That's not to say don't buy property.
You can always use it for something and you "own" it.
But for somewhere to settle permanently and farm look for places with seasons and lots of water.
Plants and animals need a lot of fucking water.
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>>1417133
Biggest fuck you too. They take your land and sell it to someone else if you don't pay.
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>>1417057
>texas
>BLM land
Might want to so a bit more research for your LARP anon
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Your a retard and youre plan is that of a super retard

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Can we get a motor hate thread going?
>be me innalake summer fishing
>listening to calm nature
>jet ski comes in >be me in fall innawoods
>hunting, quietly observing wilderness
>ATV comes near NAHHHH NAHHH NAHHHHHHHH
>Be me snowshoeing innawoods winter
>Snowmobile rips by NAHHHH NAHHH NAHHHHHHHH
> be me innawoods spring camping
>dirbike comes by NAHHHH NAHHH NAHHHHHHHH
FUCK THIS SHIT guys everywhere I go some obnoxious faggot ruins it with noise.
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>>1417023
Northfags shouldnt have moving rights
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>>1417023
The faggotry.
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>>1413831
That's fucking retarded.
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>>1413630
I see them driving off of designated ATV trails innawoods from time to time. If I ever catch one unattended, I’m going to swipe the spark plug wires and break a couple plugs off in the cylinder heads. Fuck um.
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>>1417162
No you're not.

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Is anyone here off the grid and/or have their own homestead?

It's been something I've seriously considered about in the last year or so. Buy several acres of land out in literally nowhere, maybe 20-30 minutes away from a town and just getting a house built out there. Have a small patch to grow veggies, a chicken coop, maybe a goat or two ot hogs. Rainwater collection system, a few solar panels here and there. Sounds like the ultimate goal I have so far in life right now.
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>>1416797
I'm a farmer and I make $2400-$3000 a year. I only make that much to pay for government stuff, electric, fuel, and internet. The trick is to not be in debt at all. Owning everything, instead of renting, loaning, or paying mortgage, is quite amazing.
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>>1416861
Whereabouts?
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>>1416870
Me? I'm right behind you.
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>>1416860
>Bad spring flooding kills your first batch of crops and you need to replant
>beehives get fungus'd, no more honey until can reestablish
>coons kill half your chickens in 1 night, several hundred bux to replace and still go a month with no/insufficient eggs as the replacements acclimate and start laying again (yeah chicks are a couple bucks each but then you need to wait 6+ months before they lay)
>something major/structural breaks on your vehicle, such as the frame rusting out or throwing a piston, and you need to replace it
Lots of things can go wrong besides you getting sick or hurt that most homesteaders don't have the cash cushion to weather. I mean, as long as you're not farming on an industrial scale it doesn't or shouldn't take that much of a cash cushion to survive one of those, but most homesteaders don't have it.

And what about retirement? What are you going to do when your body's worn out (which will happen early after a life of manual labor and limited medical care, even barring any major injuries)? Dying early and suddenly is one thing, wasting away in your cabin for weeks or more as everything you built rots and falls down around you because your body gave out but hasn't quite decided to die yet is another.

What about nonfatal but long-term illnesses, especially those you can't throw money at a doctor to cure/shorten/attenuate (assuming you had the money to do it to start with)? What happens when you're stuck in your outhouse shitting your brains out for a week with the flu? Bedridden with a 105F fever from mono or strep? You're not hunting, you're not feeding your animals or tending your garden, you're not making/repairing your tools.

These are the things most homesteaders don't have a decent if any plan for. It's doable, don't get me wrong, but it takes forethought and planning, and is much easier with a partner (usually spouse, but friends and buttbuddies work too for the MGTOW folk).
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>>1416913
All valid scenarios and concerns. If you can't afford to keep at least a few thousand, then the risk may be too high.

I'm not counting on social security for retirement. That's for sure. Although, if it's still around when I'm old enough, that would be plenty to live on. I also have a wife (25 yrs next fall), so if either of us takes I'll the other will still be able to get things done.

Personally, I'd like to establish a nice certified organic homestead over the course of the next 5-10 yrs and then sell for a good profit. My land has appreciated $15k in 6 months and we haven't even built yet. Adding a cabin, well, etc. will only increase the value.

I'd really love to live in an antarctic island somewhere, or somewhere very far south, maybe on a new zealand or south atlantic island. How would I go about doing this? Could getting a degree in aircraft maintenance help? Or would that only certify me for working in the U.S? Could I work/live somewhere far away and keep my american citizenship? Are there any non-tropical american islands I can live on? I like the cold
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>>1416617
Not him but the Aleutians are a total bitch to even see. Obviously transportation is the biggest issue (that’s the point) but Fish and Wildlife are hardasses about getting anything but a “No” out of their mouths
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>>1416989

I didn't realise bogans had invaded Kiwiland
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>>1414793
i'm in the netherlands. We have sparsely populated island were the climate is pretty cold. Idk if that's what OP wants. See Texel, Ameland, schiermonnnikoog, Terscherlling.
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>>1417174
schiermonnnikoog

This is a USMC kabar, the only knife you will ever need. Say something nice about her.
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>>1416896
The world needs Will Keith to do a video on one of these.
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>>1416741
The handle is misaligned with the blade.
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>>1417000
"No"
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>>1416790
No its fucking not, I own one and glock knife is eh
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>>1416969
>stainless steel
>sword
I'll take 'Asking For Trouble' for $600, Alex.

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[PART 1]
I've tried writing this several times, and each time I just delete it, but i'll try again.

There was this guy, he always tried to be good to others, respect others, and help those when needed. He was lucky to meet a beautiful girl his last year of college. Blonde German girl who was visiting the states. They began dating and everything was perfect. She loved his parents and he loved her parents. He even went fishing with her Father a few times. Whenever she was happy next to him she would say, "wunderbar"... Wunderbar became their little word they said to each other. When they snuggled on the couch, "wunderbar", When they went out hiking, "wunderbar", when they kissed each other, "wunderbar", after they made love... "wunderbar"

They both loved being outdoors together, and eventually, one cool morning on a trail under grove of oak trees, he asked her to marry him. She cried with joy at the proposal; kissing him, hugging him, and jumping into his arms wrapping her legs around him saying "yes! wunderbar!! yes!!, yes!!".

They set the wedding date a year later. Both of them are working now; starting their careers. She as a kindergarten teacher, and him for a good company. Every weekend and holidays they would plan hikes and camping trips together.

They were happy.
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>>1415304
>>1415404
OP here, it's not pasta, you won't find it.
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best of luck bro
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Beautifully written
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>>1414902
>>1414864
>>1414756
>>1414718
>>1414668
SameFag
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>>1414572
Moral of story, don't put so much on things you can lose. This includes your own life. Some people live in fear of failure or death and never allow themselves to live.

#259-“Latina Fish A Best” Edition

Previous Thread:
>>1408005

Thinking about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here!
http://www.pastebin.com/u/fishingandtackle
https://imgur.com/a/1Xw3N

Talk about fishin
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What's the trick to keeping your soft plastics organized?
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>>1416711
Curado. I’ve been using them for almost 15 years. Just don’t try the use them on tuna. It only ends in tears
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>>1417077
Use steel binder rings. You can order them by type and color.
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>>1417080
Shit, I can see the curado 300 manage some schoolie yellowtail but tuna is just too much. Tuna even push the tranx 500 to its limit.
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>>1417092
I hope you killed that snakehead

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i'm sick of looking for the right beer in the right sized cans to take backpacking then having to carry sharp, leaky cans out with me, so i poured some beer into a 500 ml bottle this morning. i'm going to carry it around all day to mimic it being in a backpack to see how it maintains its carbonation. will report back this evening.
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OP can we get an update?
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>>1416956
no
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>>1416806
not ones other people had drunk out of, dumbass. full bottles.
>>1416956
what update do you need? i concluded the experiment about 5 hours after i started it. look upthread for the pics of the bulging cap.
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>>1416808
>plastic leaks carbonation like a motherfucker

https://youtu.be/BwsXh7dZyOE
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>>1417081
Must have been some party. Was the cake good at least?

What are your go to hiking clothes? Is it worth buying some hiking pants?
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>>1416359
For the last time I won't buy your finnish m05 camo
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>>1415362
It depends exclusively on the weather and were I'm hiking.

>>1416269
Have them tailored for you or learn to do it yourself.
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>>1415364
>postholing in the snow in shorts
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>>1415362
I often just wear shorts + knee high socks. the further down the leg you go the warmer you are, while the part close to your body that gets enough warmth from the body can cool down.
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Why arent you living in your van yet /out/?
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>>1415723
Bless you for that gif.

>>1415234
Why do they seem so annoying?
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>>1415234
>https://www.instagram.com/d_bus_life/?hl=en
Holy shit this #vanlife insta shit is fucking gay...
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>>1414100
I just want a nice /out/ bf
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>>1417156
R U A gurl?
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>>1407626
Sounds like a terrible idea. What is the impetus to do this? All I see are cons.

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For those of you who want to do a secret Santa this xmas, this is another reminder thread for you.

For those of you who don't know, in past years a few people of /out/ have posted their Amazon wish lists for xmas then bought items on each other's lists to spread cheer. This reminder thread helps people to plan ahead so they will have enough money to participate.
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>something happened!

Bump for good tidings!
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While I do not have the $ to enable my own participation, it sure is cozy to see all of you faggots getting each other things. It's the most wholesome thing on this dang near God forsaken website, and says a lot about /out/ oriented people. I only go to a select few boards, but each of them should be among the most sane, yet I have seen nothing like this at any of the others. Bless y'all.
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Gifted 4 US anons today. Your gift will arrive on Monday.

Merry Christmas, anons.
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>>1417122
Exciting to see someone spreading cheer.
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>>1416771
You have to go to the insane boards to see the best secret santas.
I really wish we would do personal ones here, too.

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Sleeping pads! What r value is your go to on overnights? Do you prefer foam or blow ups? What's your winter pad set up look like.
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Compared to my old Exped lite UL 5
Only took one bag to inflate kek

Used to be bright blue and now if I go to bed on it fully inflated i might as well be sleeping on the ground so it was time for an upgrade
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Definitely heavier and bulkier but a whole heck of a lot more comfortable
has an R value of 5.3 so also a hecking lot warmer

Also, feels less "plasticy" to lay on
And the inflation bag is magic, can't wait to get it /out/
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>>1417149
Enjoy your United ridges of backpain. Like I said earlier in the thread, I had 2 Synmats with failing seams so far.
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>>1417157
Considering the beating the lite UL has taken over the years i am not worried. But thanks!
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>>1410442
i wouldn't worry about it anon
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>>1410442
Fuckkkk dude normally this shit doesn't get to me, but I'm in my car innawoods waiting for first light(rules at the public hunting land) and I nearly shat myself.
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>>1417135
I really should not be in this thread right now lol
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>>1417136
I wouldnt worry about it anon.

Where are you by the way? :) haha
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>>1410442
>reluctant
>checking you out
Anything BUT threatening
She just want to make contact but she is spilling her spaghetti
Would invite the shy succubus to hike with me


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