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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.

Don't care, I'm new.

Looking for some advice on avoiding nasty bugs, animals, and humans.

Gonna be walking/biking through woodsy areas outside of a town in Vermont at night.
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Always have light sources handy, bug spray is a must (especially on feet/legs because ticks are the most concern). Don't be afraid of buying a bugnet to wear on your head, I did (I bought a whole bugnet jacket in fact) and holy shit when you're hunkering down for a rest or snack it can be an absolute goddamn lifesaver.

Consider lashing a can of bear spray to your pack. It's very unlikely you will need it but if you do it needs to be accessible at a moment's notice. Don't skimp on your food or comforts; make sure you can relax and eat well. If you aren't camping overnight a simple net (non-jungle) hammock is a good idea. If you are sleeping overnight just get a jungle hammock. Don't underestimate your water needs, or food. Don't get shot trespassing, don't be mistaken for an animal and get shot. Bring a camera, bring first aid and plenty of Advil. You'll need something that can double as a weapon but doesn't have to be explicitly a weapon; like a hatchet or hammer. Bowie knife if you like. Be prepared to get wet and again DON'T SKIMP, you need to be able to stay comfortable, warm, dry or the entire thing is ruined profoundly. Have a good time.
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>>2374671
>bugs
It depends on how bad the situation is (sometimes called “bug pressure”). Maybe you can get away with just a bug shirt, which is a long sleeve shirt with a tight weave that mosquitoes can’t bite through. Maybe you’ll need a full head net to keep the bugs from flying into your eyes and up your nose. Generally though, you’ll be good by treating your clothes with permethrin (Google it) and having a spray that does into your skin (DEET works the best).

>animals
Depends on what your doing. We can talk about bears, which can be dangerous, sure. But you’re much, much more likely to encounter something like raccoons or mice or squirrels or chipmunks or any other matter of small mammals who frequent popular campsites and absolutely will chew through a thin piece of synthetic fabric to snack on whatever you brought.
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>>2374673
SHIA LABEOUF
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>>2374671
Don't forget to bring a towel!
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>>2374692
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NjXExDSiMc

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Whatcha think of my wooden fort?
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>>2374814
Needs a tarp on top and it’s 10/10

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insider info edition:

>double wall X-Mid Pro 2p confirm to have 50" floor
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>>2367883
>those ankles
How do you stand?
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>>2374318
This is a funny photoshop, r-right?
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>>2364021
The difference in weight savings between a tarp and a tent and a alky stove or isobutane are in no way comparable. For the weight savings, they are significantly more annoying.
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>>2364193
I think I have the Toaks 650 mug. I find that just the right size to make a filling meal up to the top. I can’t imagine using anything smaller and not constantly spilling.
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>>2371799
Chiappa Little Badger in .17hmr.

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Do you like going on road trips?
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>>2294205
Awesome
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>>2373012
Road trips are only expensive now because gas is through the roof :(

>food
Same as always, except maybe a bit higher to budget for eating out more often

>accomodation
Camping is free

>fuel
This is killing me guys
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>>2373571
Just do a propane conversion on your car, propane is half the cost there like it is here right?
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>>2267740
I once drove 1000 miles (15 hrs) over 2 days (875 + 125) to ski and give a 15 minute presentation, then drove back (500 + 500). Don't regret it but it was exhausting
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>>2270039
Went from NY to CO in ~2 days on I-70 once. Will never do that pace or highway again. 40>80>bumpy backroads>70

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>>2374785
oh, right, I was supposed to interpret that $ as a kiwi dollar sign and not an eagle dollar sign. How could I have made such a mistake..
Yeah I have cheap and nice blankets, but they are heavier and bulkier than jackets. It's comfy yea but not lightweight like you claimed
>no one takes ceramic bowls camping they will be plastic
well now, that's just your stipulation, innit
maybe they are ultra minded about microplastics and so on and demand ceramic only. I wouldnt go so far to say that, the same for stating its definitely plastic
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>>2374786
japs have no reason to care about microplastics you cant get any more feminized anyway,
>weight
if only there was some way to efficiently carry loads
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>>2374789
>luggage rack meme
oh okay. anyway, thanks for coming around to understanding they are glamping. Nothing wrong it with; just not something to be confused with a more minimalist hiking method
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>>2374790
no this is glamping
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>>2374792
>mosquitos

It’s a very hateful thread
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>>2374075
the biggest larp items are any of the following:
>backpacks
>knives
>tents
>sleeping bags
>food
>anything for water purification
>shoes
>clothes
>literally anything other than a machete and your cock
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>>2374554
A packs useful life is measured in miles, not how many years you kept it stuffed in a closet.
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>>2374344
that’s cyan mongoloid
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>>2374803
>comes back later to repost the same thing
Soory, kid. That's teal, still.
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>>2374804
i can’t be wrong. you’re samefagging!!!1!
fucking pathetic

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I can't carry a pointed blade where I am and I have never gone looking for mushrooms before.
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>>2374794
what, are you a felon
keep it under 2 inches you'll be fine
or just do this >>2374791
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just pinch them with your fingers they are soft as foam
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>>2374795
I don't want to become a felon or get a weapons charge. What's a good knife under 2 inches?
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>>2374776
Victorinox Baker is super light and slim, or they have a Pruner model with beefier handle and deeper hookbill blade.
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>>2374794
A little Swiss Army Knife works fine and is the ultimate NPC friendly choice. You'd have to be a bong or a Muslim going through airport security for anybody to care about it

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recent outdoor photos - previously:

>>2356799
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>>2372997
Sms your email then download from the messaging app and it will reduce file size to under 1mb
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>>2373000
Yeah the screen shot did similar.
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>>2372997
just open the photo in an editing software - and resize it from like 50 inches down to 15 or 20

your camera takes huge photos
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>>2372979
cool lighting
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>>2371927
sounds like a dream come true, happy for you

The general formerly known as /lcg/ LARP Containment General edition.

This general is an effort to consolidate topics generally considered to be “LARP” on boards including /out/, /an/, /k/, /diy/, /pol/, and others:

Some examples of topics:
-Homesteading
-Microfarming
-Where to buy land
-Prepping
-Natural Disasters
-SHTF
-End of the world fantasies
-Urban survivalism
-Self Sufficiency
-“Survival” Skills

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Remember. Playing dead won't save you from a bear attack. You either scare it off, kill it, manage to get to hard cover and safety, or die.
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Hmm i notice the new wave of newfags seem to ignore the generals
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>>2372561
Don't black bears and grizzlies both start eating their prey before it's fully dead?
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Just updated my initial medical bag (using an old gas mask satchel) about one foot long and half a foot width
>mouth and hair cover
>apron
>gloves and mask
>stuffing gauze
>wrapping gauze
>basic surgical kit
>metal tin for holding items/cleaning tools
>bandage
>triangular bandage
>smelling salts
>head mirror
It's nice. Tight little package.
Will post on request
>pic related
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>>2370288
Those all sound like skills that could lead to remote work. Any luck there?

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What the fuck can I do with radishes?
Somebody told me to plant them because they're easy and fast growing but they taste fucking horrible, it's like you dipped a piece of raw turnip in pepper or something.
I have dozens of them.
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>>2374787
They told you for the sake of increasing soil health. If you don't like them, compost them.
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>>2374141
very based
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>>2374787
Pickling them makes them more palitable. Also, this may sound stupid, butter and radish sandwiches are a thing apparently. Think my grandparents ate them
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>>2374787
>he fucked up radishes
Anon.......

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What would I find if I went deep into one of these?
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>>2362330
>>2366038
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>>2362322
Cody’s Lab on urban precious metal mining
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>>2362322
>What would I find if I went deep into one of these?
Things we do not speak of.

Wear safety equipment if exploring large/long ones, as pockets of noxious gasses can exist that can knock you out and kill you rather fast.
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>>2362322
I once found a huge bloody fishing knife despite. My dad took it to the cops and never heard anything about it.

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>>2369258

janny pls…

Thinking about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here!
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>>2374724
Oh, for the ants, if you have some ash handy, put it around the boat. It's diatomaceous, so it cuts their chitin like glass. If you don't want to hurt them, old coffee grounds or citrus works to help keep them away.
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New rod day and I accidentally snagged this little cutie. I'm so sorry little bat ray.
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>>2374745
cute!! at least its an easy removal and hopefully did not cause much damage.
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>>2372129
So who's a subscriber to FishingFloridaWater.com ?
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>>2374159
Yeah, I was using a float but I couldn’t get my hook out far enough, should I be using splitshots?

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Hey guys, found this rock on a hike .
Can anyone identify it?
It's about the size of an egg and is heavy for it's size.
Black crystal structure with shiny bits as well
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>>2374054
thats a way better shot, yes you likely have some form of magnetite or other rich iron ore. would be neat to see what the inside looks like with a slab saw.
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>>2374140
I could take a belt sander to a corner of it.
Would that tell us anything?
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>>2374182
no probably not, but if you could split it in half we could get a fresh surface and get a better idea of what the mineral making it magnetic is.
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>>2374335
>split it in half
But wont that damage the rock?
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>>2374452
yes but now you will have two rocks! You might even have a whole bunch of smaller rocks! How big is the sample anyway? If you want more info on it we need a clean fresh surface, your best bet would be to find someone to cut it in half with a diamond saw so we can see the inside nice and polished.

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Questions that don't deserve their own thread.
This is a general for simple one-shot questions that don't require an entire thread.

On that note: What is pic related?
I'm doing a bit of suburban homesteading I'm a town without an HOA and sone of these plants have started springing up in my yard.
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>>2374758
Why would I idolize a terrorist?
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>>2374772
uh...cuz he's based? lmao
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>>2374774
He was a fucking moron.
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>>2374774
based on pic related, he is part of the problem
thanks for protesting clean energy, big oil/coal thanks you for your service
imagine being a pawn and decades later being too stubborn to admit to it
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>>2374782
>>2374788
neither of you niggers read his works




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