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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.

comfy as hell
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>>2436745
Why not use Mylar?
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>>2436753
Easy enough to deal with.

>hey bro, you loaned me your hammock, which was damn decent of you
>i got drunk and fucked it up like an idiot. I'm really sorry
>I tried getting you a replacement so I wouldn't have to admit how stupid I was, but they don't have your color anymore
>so now you have this one. It's new, I guess, but I'm sorry about that

If your brother isn't a sperg he'll just make fun of you a bit and life continues.
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>>2438020
Why do people use sleeping bags at all and not just use Mylar blankets?
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>>2438020
My hennessy 4-season came with a space blanket as an emergency insulation layer. The problem with mylar for camping applications is that it traps moisture like crazy. It doesn't breath or wick even slightly, so it is generally only used when the alternative to using it is death. Death might be preferable tbqh...
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>>2435010
Not every room is 8x8ft poorfag

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let me guess, you need more
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>>2438522
chris reeve sebenza of some kind, beautiful and well built knives imo, however far too expensive
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>>2437364
yeah because the things we need to cut through are just so much harder than what our ancestors did
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>>2438522
>>2438608
Correct, CRK Small Sebenza 21. I've had it 5+ years and I'm still not sure how I feel about the price. There are definitely knives that are better on paper for less money, especially in terms of blade steel (the Lionsteel in the same pic is a really good example), but there's just something about the Sebenza design that makes it an incredibly good EDC knife and I haven't found anything else that quite matches it. You definitely have to be a pretty serious knife geek, and probably a metalworking/machining/manufacturing geek too, to appreciate it, though.
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>>2435316
You can't be fucking serious
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>>2438620
But yet i am.

Nobody Else Made One Edition

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 corncob pipe and a pouch of either Captain Black 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 $25, still. God help you.

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:
https://youtu.be/0XHYPso7TXs


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>>2436212
I noticed that too, that's why I report every off topic thread like this one
Too bad jannies don't do shit when it's needed
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How does one pipe and go /out/? As soon as I start walking or doing anything my pipe seems to go out. Not to mention all the relights and tamping would be a pain while on the move
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>>2437392
you're supposed to sit down under a tree and enjoy it, why would you smoke a pipe while hiking?
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>>2435357
Nice. I'm wanting to try the rum barrel version of mississipi river
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>>2438393
Tried to enjoy it on wensday but its way to moist

#450-“Fishin’ Foolz” Edition

Previous Thread:
>>2433459

janny pls…

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

New Bong Fishin Guide
https://pastebin.com/sDB5SQTq

First for best telescopic rod is the one you exchanged for a 3pc.

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>>2438470
That's the gist of it. You can spook trout and scare them away if your tackle is too heavy and makes a big splash. In rivers don't get big enough or fight hard enough to warrant heavier tackle. Their main food source in rivers is usually bugs so you don't need big tackle to catch big fish.
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>>2438470
Basically. Smaller weights and bobbers also make detecting bites easier. The main reasons for 4 or 6 pound mono for trout is
>casting distance
>baits sink faster on thinner line
>fish can be Line shy
>sometimes heavy line won't fit in eyes of small hooks
>lures have more action on light line
For real though get a 4-weight and 8-weight fly rod and use those
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I'm taking a trip to BCF, anyone got any recommendations for cheap surf rod setups? I'm in Townsville if that helps
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Redfin Roundup

Saw several more fingerlings in the shallows today. Pic is one of them. I almost started crying I was so happy. It means so much that this dream of mine has come true. Not only did I discover that they can reproduce in ponds without flowing water, but I seem to have a breeding population established. Whether it's stable long term remains to be seen. Additionally, I went to a few ditches in the area and caught 3 more nice adult ones I put in the pond too, as well as 10 or so fliers.
Blew a cottonmouth's head off too.
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Good start to the weekend here.
was a fun fight on the rocks as usual.

>>2438597
what type of fishing mate

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>The pair saw the bear about 30 metres away when one hiker fired a warning shot toward it. The animal reacted but did not run away, so the hiker shot again, according to Parks Canada. The bear then rolled down a short creek bank and the pair left the scene immediately. The extent of the bear's injuries are unknown, but blood was found at the scene.

Who was in the wrong here?

Also, bear/wildlife encounter stories general
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>>2437757
Well fucking done, mate
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>>2438175
>Keith
Chuckled
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>>2438454
Based
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>>2438621
Give me bear steaks.

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>No thread for UK /out/ists
Get in here lads

>Where have you been /out/ lately?
>Where do you plan to go?
>How's the weather all round? How bad are the midges?
>Post pics of outings

Pic related: Dartmoor
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>>2438228
No thought so vivid as their smoking-blood:
To regard this photograph might well dement,
Such contradictory permanent horrors here
Smile from the single exposure and shoulder out
One’s own body from its instant and heat.
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>>2414260
>£110 for ~500 mile trip
>average 37mpg assuming £1.80 a litre
how the fuck do you average 37 mpg almost entirely on motorways?
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>>2438297
I'm happy if the Landy gets that desu especially when you get onto the back country lanes.
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>>2409777
Sleeping in the woods with my hammock lads, beat the fucking heat.

Only downside is the muntjac screaming on the regular for about a half hour once the sun goes down.
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>>2438229
Very nice, thanks for sharing. Sounds lovely over there.

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is "I like hiking" the millenial version of "I like long walks on the beach"?
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>>2435925
i've seen you before
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>>2432688
Why are you so god damn offended?
Jesus. It’s not like I’m trying to take something away from you and you people have nothing else to say than these ridiculous fallacies.
You think I haven’t taken a strenuous walk before?
Who the fuck skips cool summits on a longer hike?
Fucking disabled people, that’s who.
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>>2432600
>walk on a fun little trail for an hour or two
>come to beautiful lookout/rock formation
>a bunch of fit debutantes are tanning their asses and cute feets
>get to experience breathtaking (le brappp meme heh) scenery in more way than one while eating a protein bar and eyefucking them behind your sunglasses

Nothing wrong with catching a glimpse of some trailbunnies for a quick testosterone boost, the ONLY way you could not enjoy that is if you are unattractive and/or have confidence/Asperger issues. Fat normies or old Boomers standing around is a separate issue entirely and of course I would not enjoy that, no one would

>>2435404
My man
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>>2438307
>the ONLY way you could not enjoy that is if you are unattractive and/or have confidence/Asperger issues
That makes no sense. Why couldn't they enjoy the "view" as well?
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>>2427072
Hello fellow Washingtonbro

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Any reason why this wouldn’t be any good for putting up tarps compared to something purpose built for it?
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>>2438471
waxed canvas perhaps?
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>>2438471
so just to add some more detail, i'm looking to get a camping set up which is heavy duty and will last a long time, can be repaired by myself, and is sustainable. i'll mostly be bikepacking with it, so weight isn't too much of an issue since it'll be on the bike, but even if i do have to hike with it i don't mind.
i'm looking at waxing or oiling cotton canvas, for both the tarp and ground sheet. using maybe onions wax or linseed oil but i'm totally new to this, does anyone have some experience? :)
>>2438497
ah yeah i was typing that out as you replied haha. i'm vegan so wanna avoid beeswax and also paraffin cause it's not sustainable
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Any recommended perimeter alarm?
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>>2438570
Yeah, grow a pair of nuts and quit being a slack jawed faggot.
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>>2430737
What do long haul backpackers and thru hikers carry for a change of clothes? Any time I see a layout of a backpacker's kit there's never a whole change of clothes, what do you do if you get soaked or something? Just hang out butt ass naked while your shit dries out? And I assume you have to carry a mending kit for if you rip them on rocks and shit?

How do lightweight backpackers handle situations where it's cold and rainy, all their clothes have been soaked but they don't have a way to dry them?

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we post our bikes.
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>>2436705
They're a very mixed bag.
Your right, just looking at the spec sheet they are a good deal but the bike you posted for example looks like the frame geometry is pretty outdated.

For cheap but surprisingly good stuff check out decathlon. They're mid priced stuff is rock solid.

If you want name brand stuff but on a budget go for giant or cube.

t.ex product manager and lead designer for a bike brand
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>>2436841
I love big saddlebags for bikepacking.
They offer great capacity and don't affect the handling off your bike alot.
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>>2438057
Get anything from late 80s to early 90s and aim for double butted cromo tubing.
Stick to good brands like diamond back, GT, Marin for MTBs and Peugeot, koga-miyata and whatnot for road stuff.
If you want something a bit more special,
There's a weird niche of 90s ATBs.
Basically 28" MTBs with plenty of eyelets for fenders and racks.
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>>2438401
Thank you fren.
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Not motobecane but I have a gravity bike from bikesdirect. Frame came with what look like burned spots in random places that can't be washed off, big deep scratches in the handlebars, contaminated brake pads, and the derailleur was pre-bent just enough to go straight into the back tire, bent the spikes enough to also bend the rim and put a giant bald spot on the tire. Bottom bracket has been creaky since day 1 and when I use the front brake there's a loud popping/creak sound that no amount of greasing and adjustments has fixed. With my limited experience with bikesdirect I'd say get a polygon bike, same price range and components, just less of a dumpster fire. Bikesdirect just slaps a few good parts on a shit bike and passes it off as a good deal.

Thoughts on vanlife?
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>>2438329
Riiiight
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>>2438329
Faggot.
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>>2438232
>I spend 1k per month in mexico and that I own the van outright already and have zero debt
Can you break down the costs? Like for me per month £120 on insurance, £150 on fuel (lets me do about 7500 miles a year currently), £60 on food, £30 on consumables
so thats just £360 for me in the UK
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>>2435579
>decoration with the Live Laugh Love font
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>>2438588
It's comfy, bite me.

Any musicians here that bring their instrument when /out/? I’m thinking about bringing my guitar and harmonica when I go backpacking but a guitar is a lot extra to carry. I think it would be cool to play some music by myself in the middle of nowhere though. Anyone got any advice/recommendations?
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>>2432745
i play harmonica and jews harp outside. in german these are called hosensackinstrumente (pants pocket instruments). great for some diversion while walking around or while resting in the shade. sometimes i even get some applause from a passerby
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>>2432745
I always take my bongos when camping
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>>2437904
that's based anon
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>>2432759
>CO plate
I am ashamed. Anyway, any harmonica anons have resources to learn with? I vaguely recall someone saying a c key harmonica is easiest to play as it has the most range or some shit but I don't know as I'm a fucking idiot when it comes to harmonicas.
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>>2432763
Is my cock hitting your wifes g spot in the tent next to you a percussion instrument?

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First backpacking trip coming up this October. Any general advice for a first timer?
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>>2437883
Take everything you think you’ll need. All the gadets and tools. Overload the fuck outta your pack. Then, at the end of the trip, take it all out in your living room. Separate into 3 piles. Gear you used all the time, gear you seldom used, and gear you didn't use. Take that last pile and remove it from your gear for the next trip.

You probably have a medkit? Well, depending on your trek, you’ll probably get hot spots in your boots (which should be broken in) as soon as you feel a hot spot, stop. Take off your boot and socks, put either moleskin or medical tape on your hot spot. Lace up and continue.

Have at least 3 methods to start a fire on you. Bic lighters are great. Carry at least 2 of them. This should be part of your survival kit which you should ALWAYS have with you no matter what. I use dave caterbureys 5&10 C’s of survival kit items. Good basis and simple for beginners to follow.

Leave a detailed game plan at home and tell a few people where you’ll be going and when you expect to be back. Sooo many people have died when they got lost and didn’t tell someone where they were going. In some cases, a rescue would’ve found them when they were alive.
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>>2438386
I'm pretty sure most of those faggots don't go outside
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>>2438353
>Than why do you come here?
It’s more entertaining. I can call you a double nigger faggot and not have to worry about being totally booted forever. I thought that was obvious to everyone.

I mean ffs there are two (2) current threads on how to clean a pot, while r/ultralight regularly has thruhikers popping in giving status updates (not to mention the subs dedicated to thruhiking). If I need to know the specifics on the average WLL on Zing-It or the proper way to seem seal a tarp I’m not asking the same board that thinks smoking a pipe is somehow related to the outdoors or likes to play dress up and pretend it’s the apocalypse.
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>>2438138
Screenshotted. Thanks.
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>>2438559
Bleach isn’t a very good choice, unless you like the smell and taste of chlorine. It’s also not very effective. Some really good info on water treatment here:
https://www.hikelight.com/18ultralightbackpackingwatertreatment.html

If you want to use chemicals look into chlorine dioxide, aka Aqua-Mira.

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Who are your favourite /out/ youtubers? I've been watching adventure archives lately and their autism is palpable but their camera work is second to none.
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>>2437812
I hope he won't get any more visits by the glowies. Kind of absurd how so many random people in the USA actually have files on them and it's not just some sort of conspiracy theory.
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>>2437826
It gets worse. Now MEMRI is after him
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>>2432380
Well you’re shit posting on /out so I’m sure you have time for jewtube too.
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>>2432327
For me it's Dan Becker
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Mostly I just watch Primitive Technology and carlisle19

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What do you use for lighting while /out? Obviously the head lamp is a must-have, but what about ambient lighting around your camp site? Do you hang lanterns or those christmas lights? Do you simply rely on the fire? I like to have my head lamp with two extra batteries taped to it, and a spare flashlight on my belt.

I also like to bring glow sticks if we're staying in a wide open camping spot. I've learned to tie them to branches because otherwise they can be very hard to find in the morning. They are great for dimly lighting up a small path to the places.

Ideally I would camp at a spot near a lake so the moon would help too. Someone showed me this water jug photo - does it work?
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>>2436746
maybe bring the table lamps from your house. it'a not much extra weight, since you probably already have a generator, refrigerator, layzboy, and stereo system.

or maybe just use the moon. perhaps even look away from your iphone and AT the moon. you might find it's pretty amazing.
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>>2436986
It's clearly a light up dildo, anon, you're not going to trick me.
Diffusers are great, I'm surprised that more people don't use them. I originally took the cap off of soda bottles and use that. It doesn't put off as much light as yours, but it still lights the area up pretty well.
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>>2436746
this will make any powerful headlamp overheat
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>>2436989
thats just retarded and inferior to a normal head strap
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>>2436780
Why are so many gay redditors on this board? That thing looks like it was marketed to and made by a basedgolem. luminAIDS.


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