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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.

Found this at the beach. Looks like gold. Is it?
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>>1943797
Yeah.
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>>1943797
crack it open and find out
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No that's diamond ore.

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oh no no no no how will conifer fags ever recover

this meme was made by lush deciduous gang.
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>>1941575
degeneracy has no meaning beyond "things you do not like" so yeah thats not rational

the fact that you have to resort to slurs and emotionally charged language indicates this is rooted in your emotions, not any rational argument.
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bump
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>>1916469
Deciduousfags will never know the pure, unadulterated joy of laying underneath a young red spruce as a child while watching a gentle snowfall on a cold, crisp December afternoon.
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>>1916469
To be fair they can also kill you
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>>1943832
>getting trapped under snow
LOL! Just eat it?

Most modern footwear is very bad at being footwear. Modern man rarely walks 10 miles a day anymore. If a SHTF happens, and people will be forced to walk long distances again, people will truly realize that the footwear they are wearing is very detrimental to them. Blisters, wet feet because of no ventilation, joint pain due to raised heels, etc etc.

The fact is, true general purpose hard term walking foot wear, I have researched and experimented with for a very long time.

I can tell you the one setup that seems to be the best general purpose beat all.

It is the leather sandal + wool socks combo.

You want flat leather sandals, and 3 layers of wool socks for different temperatures and climates. Make sure your socks are 100% wool and nice and fluffy.

Yes, your socks will get wet when it rains or walking through wet grasses. No, it doesn''t really matter. Your feet are still warm yet well ventilated. Wool is very incredible in that regard. And at the end of the day, simply undo them and dry them by the fire.

It really pays back well to invest in your feet.

Only this set up allows me to walk long term without feet getting torn up or getting cold. All other set ups make long walking miserable.
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>>1940805
>arch support
a meme perpetuated by Big Shoe who want you to need to buy their products in order to walk without pain.

Heel striking is unnatural and only feels normal because all of your shoes raise your heel up above the balls of your feet.
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>>1940388
>Rock plate
>Hard toe
I don't know what those are.
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>>1942430
Rock plate is a layer of hard material between the outsole and the insole, which protects against sharp rocks (or anything else) penetrating to your foot even if it does pierce the sole. Hard toe, I just mean like a steel toe, but I'm okay with composite hard toes too.

What are those by the way? Image search doesn't get me anything.
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>>1927999
I used to wear my chacos for everything
I would wear them with wool socks, like OP's setup, until there was snow on the ground.
I realized it's more convenient to just buy cheap running shoes than go through expensive hiking sandals every other year.
They are maximum comfy though.
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>>1931625
No shit, you would fucking die from hypothermia.
If you had a good sleeping bag this would be absolutely no problem.
Good wool is almost as good as neoprene. I've literally worn wool socks ww kayaking in winter.

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Imagine a SHTF scenario where you have to live of nature. Assuming you don't have a cow farm nearbynor something, is it actually possible to survive of easy to come by plant and buglife? Especially assuming there's more than one of you I can't imagine hunting big game being sustainable, especially depending on your location.
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>>1928376
Depends. Are you lost in the wilderness and want to be rescued? Don't bother eating. It's better for your body to enter fasting mode and use up your fat reserves than spend the energy to get a mediocre amount of food. Is it a long-term scenario where you're living off the wilderness? Expect to fucking die in winter.
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>>1932401
>>1932403
It'd be a lot more difficult to account for, but it's not so much actual percentages as it would be dependent on local population density. Nearly everyone in a city would simply be fucked unless they already had a ton of wilderness survival experience and could manage to get out of the city before they die in the chaos, and even then, there'd be no guarantees. Rural Americans' odds would be much higher, because most already have established land and farming skills, and would be willing to help provide for others in their community, independent of the commercial systems that most people rely on. Canada would be in the same boat, but the percentage of survivors would be higher, just because they're more rural in general, and have more open space to hunt compared to their population, and would probably even be quick to start a commercial wild game industry, assuming they'd have the arms and ammo after the gun grab. In the case of third-world shitholes, they'd probably not even notice that anything had gone awry, other than the fact that they'd stop getting new missionaries.

>>1934749
This isn't a problem. Less competition will be helpful for anyone who had the foresight to develop the necessary skills beforehand.

>>1937055
>/out/ isn’t this retarded is it?
Yes. I can count on one hand, the number of posts I've read by people that actually knew what they were talking about in regards to actual survival situations.

>>1937127
>In the history of mankind most were too dumb to farm, now we're not
If you didn't have access to the internet, would you know how to grow and preserve all the varieties of food you'd need to get not only your daily calories, but all the necessary vitamins and minerals to maintain your health long-term? Because if you do, you're in the slight minority.


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How long after person died is he safe to eat?
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>>1928888
Kys, animal abuser I wish you cancer and hell
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>>1943740
>How long after person died is he safe to eat?
After about 12 hours rigor mortis sets in, and that doesn't let off until bacteria has started to break down the tissue. I'd try to eat them as quickly as possible, and pair them with something acidic, like pineapple. Think pig, but instead of gamey, it'd be more chemical-ish. You probably also wouldn't want to try to preserve any of it, especially through dehydration. The modern diet and lack of exercise really causes a build-up of horrible toxic byproducts in the meat, though that could be less of an issue a month or two after garbage food and sedentary lifestyles have become a thing of the past.

Best of luck to you. Cannibalism will not be taken lightly by those who learn to fear it.

Is there any animal stupider and more deserving of death than the whitetail deer? Of all the hunting I do, these are the only animals I actually get pleasure from killing.
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>>1943738
This is how I know you've never hunted before. I bow hunt, and let me tell you, bow hunting white tails on public land can be challenging and requires a lot of patience and perseverance. Super rewarding when you get that buck you've been playing cat and mouse with, so you best believe Im gonna be grinning when I snap a picture of me holding it's rack.
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>>1943738
Totally agree. Because of this I’ve built a big game boxing ring in my backyard. I trap a big buck each season. My wife ties my hands behind my back and the buck is set loose in the ring and we proceed to battle. Most times I’m able to snap its neck with my thighs eventually but there’s been a couple times where the deer beat me (knocked me out, tore my ACL, etc). I always consider this as a win for the deer and let it go and hope to get a rematch the following season
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>>1943738
>>1943793
Went hunting with some res niggers once. Basically the same thing. Bunch if drunk injuns chase a deer into a corral and then the two drunkest and dumbest scalp monkeys run up on it. One grabs its antlers and wrestles it against the fence. Other one stabs it with a rusty buck knife. Was not hard but one of them did get antlered and another one broke a rib drunkenly falling off the fence whooping and hollering like a grass chimp is prone to. Ill stick to just shooting a deer with a gun like a nonminority and being happy about the meat in my freezer and nogunz demfags being pissed about it online.
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>>1943793
lol
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>>1943258
>imagine hating any animal just for existing
>Don't mind me just getting some blood. Also might give you a crippling auto immune disorder or make you allergic to eating meat.

Post /out/ gear everyone should own.
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>>1934262
This is hands down the best dollar to weight/value/packability outdoor item I've ever bought. I thought this would be total shit but it's incredible.
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>>1943057
Yes
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>>1916069
get a Thermos
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>>1917672
does it come with toilet paper?
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>>1943736
No, a quality pair of pants for me is like 100 bucks. I'm pretty young though and don't make a ton of money which may inform my perspective a bit but 225 dollars for a pair of pants just sounds absurd.

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Is it even possible to booshcraft without cutting stuff down? I went innawoods and the only deadfall I could find had disease or was not thicc enough. Also the "woods" that I go to is literally just the uncut part of a suburban area so would "leave no trace" still apply?
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>>1943817
that is his private land

Post your Black Friday sales. Convince me to buy things I don’t need
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Dick's Sporting Goods has 25% off. Applies to most stuff that isn't already on sale. I just bought $400 worth of fishing stuff and only paid $300.
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>>1943026
No but deluth trading company's sale is. At least 30% off of everything with no minimum. I have some of their firehose coats and I've been really really impressed. (The flannel lined one is my outermost hiking layer atm and I also use it as an around town coat)
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>>1943382
Fuck yeah man
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>>1943657
Dicks is anti 2a, I would encourage you all not to buy from there
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>>1943729
yeah, but so is Walmart. saving money is saving money.

I recently moved to the PNW from the East Coast. I live near a river.

What's the best time of year to see the salmon swimming upstream?
If now is good, what's the best time of day?
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>>1943707
Couple weeks ago was better. Around 3 is good.
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>>1943708
Thank you!
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>>1943707
september
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>>1943707
just missed the window

>>1943708
what he said is correct, mid September is best time.

I live in a really small town (about 800 people) on the columbia and I’ve been watching them spawn almost every year since I was a little kid, very cool thing to see.

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#368-“Catfishingman69” Edition

Previous Thread:
>>1937331

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

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

Talk about fishin
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>>1943787
That's crazy man. What bait? How did you fish it? Tenkara?
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https://youtu.be/NvflKvQlGPM

repostin last episode, cuz next episode coming tomorrow
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>>1943766
you should have gotten more, panther martins are great
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wtf is this
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>>1943806
I was replacing ones I lost desu. All the stores even cabelas bass pro are pretty cleaned out.

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How many of you guys would be able to survive a "The Road" situation.
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>>1943710
>The woods would be crowded in no time.
Most would, yeah. This is just very far from the road, there are no trails, and I've never seen anyone there, despite spending an entire summer there once. On the off chance that others have the same location planned, there's enough fish to feed plenty of people, so I don't expect conflict.

>>1943718
>good luck nigga
I think I'll be alright.
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>>1943709
>Probably about 5 people that actually post in /out/
like who? nobody on this board goes outdoors anymore
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>>1943669
I was brought up in a care home where the only treat was not getting molested. I got kicked out at fourteen because I could grow facial hair and it made me an adult as far as the system was concerned and was immediately picked up by an opportunistic homosexual pedophile and spent my hours either working in the corner shop or being molested. I ran away at age sixteen and got out of the rain in a run down factory near the train tracks and got hooked on heroine through some friendly junkies that lived there to stop feeling the cold through the bunched up newspapers and hoodie that was my bedding in the dead of winter. I got to live live indoors from 17-19 on the merit of being the youngest junkie someone found living there but at 27 I'm back on my own in a bedsit and barely able to keep the heating on and will no doubt be back on the streets with my limited skill set. The Road would be an improvement.
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>>1943718
>conspicuous object taking potshots from invisible assailants on shore at all times
Wew lad
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>>1943743
>like who?
Well, there's me and Anonymous, and Anonymous, and Anonymous...
>nobody on this board goes outdoors anymore
The few who do don't post here much in the warmer weather and tend to be bitter assholes right after the last weekend of hunting season. This year might be a little different, but that's been the trend for the last six or so years.

>>1943756
>The Road would be an improvement.
I would have believed your story if you hadn't added that last line. Anyone who's been in a situation even half that bad knows that even if you're taking handouts and eating out of trashcans, that those handouts and trashcans are only there because the rest of society is still functional. The year I decided to hitchhike around the US with almost no money, I still relied on other people driving me between cities, free wifi and the occasional cheap and high-calorie fast-food binge to keep me going. And even in good times, I wouldn't want to do that again, living in the woods was better.

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What trips are you taking this season?
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>>1943714
Crawl back into your concrete box urbanite nigger pet.

>>1943719
Kek
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>>1943719
I'm scared to use my new skis for the light conditions but am also curious.
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Yo what are some good snowboard bindings to get my brother for christmas?
Good yet affordable
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We doing a SLC ski meetup or what
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will be camping in a wall tent on the outskirts of whistler, bc for the season, cant wait!

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what is the easiest and most sustainable way to build your own residency in the wilderness?
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nigga, op here. i haven't replied to this thread before but this is autistic
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well you have to put SOME effort into it
like your ass. I can build a house for you if I can have your sweet manly ass every night
dont worry im a gentle lover
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I was going to post some decent ideas on the matter, but I came in here to see a thread full of bickering faggots and zoomers.

/out/ is so shit now...
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>>1943774
shills fear the nomad
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>>1943302
In america that would basically be considered a sod tipi. Same design but redskins used buffalo hides and white people on the prairies used sod bricks to make actual square houses. Interesting concept though.

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Get in here anons! How's the woods been treating you recently? I've been pissing off the (cross)Bow hunters on the plot of public land near me by busting squirrels with my .410. Rabbit season started a week ago me and a buddy are gunna take his dog out and try to get some cottontails.
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>>1942445
>beesd
I've been trying to hunt ducks on the sea because hunting on the sea isn't regulated here but I didn't crack the code yet. Boar is another long term goal.
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No luck on quail this morning, but did get a dove.
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>>1943684
Nice. Where is that?
Dumped two pheasant and a quail by the north Ok border on Thanksgiving. Best dog broke his foot though and is down for the season. Firebreathing little shit will still reeee across the prairie but suppose I will focus on my new pup. Got his first exposure on truly wild birds.
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>>1931027
Are small game trappers aloud here?
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>>1943240
>>1943356
t. limp-wristed faggots who have never hunted




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