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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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Ask me anything.
Please note I won't dox myself.
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>>1435311
if you're veteran-preference eligible, yeah, for sure

if not, I'm not sure
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tfw no offers from shot crews
tfw probably not in good enough shape anyway (though I might be by start date)
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Do youse forest service folks view youself as public servants or tax harvesters?
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>>1435728
Personally, I see myself as a civil servant. My job is to as best I can within the laws and restrictions that I'm bound by, take care of the lands that are held in trust by the federal government for the use of every US citizen.
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Any idea how to jump from a State to Federal position? I'm currently with the Alabama Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

#262-“SoCal Sucks” Edition

Previous Thread:
>>1426729

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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>>1435758
I went through my whole tackle box basically. Tried ever color, went the full spectrum of sizes, tried different presentations with different plastics, used live bait. Nothing made a difference.
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>>1435481
Are those things actually good over a classic spook? I watched a few videos and the manufacturer goes on about "sonic signatures" and other as seen on tv type bullshit. The gill frills are a real nice touch though i guess.
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>>1435419
>This

Honestly, that's basically it.

But in a relative sense it's all kind of like that. Like the biggest fish I've caught was maybe 30 pounds, but compared to a baking shark or a whale shark thats nothing but nobody really fishes for those. Hell even the biggest fish on earth is tiny compared to the ocean compared to the planet compared to other planets compared to the solar system and what not. In the end all we all are really doing is just trying to live out the human experience and distract ourselves from the fact that we all are temporary parts of a grand phenomenon that none of us can comprehend in the least.
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>>1435411
> ice fishing is the best fishing

The best kept secret of fishing right there
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>>1435758
>TFW when it's almost 11 on a work night but the fish are still biting

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12.5lbs

Would you strap it to your pack for 2 week or longer backpacking trip?

For me, it's worth it.
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>>1435777
Why don't you have much of a choice?
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>>1435779
We just had a kid, and our financial state isnt great right now. Every opportunity that comes to mind eventually turns into watching the 4 month old.

My father is visiting Friday for a week and we do plan on going fishing at the lake next week so I'm hoping that'll be a great refresher. Havent been out in a long minute.
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>>1435782
Tactical baby carrier
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>>1435749
no? that's like over half of my entire base weight
why the fuck would I want that?
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>>1435785
:thinking:

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Does anyone here use a warbelt/battle belt for hiking and camping gear? I used to have a set of ALICE suspenders set up for trips when I'd be spending only one or two nights in the woods, ended up being more comfy than any of the small backpacks I had. The metal clips can chafe depending on what else I'm wearing, so I've been thinking about upgrading to a more modern setup.

Here's a video about some modern warbelts, for anyone unfamiliar with the concept:
https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=9xZiIWW4zyc
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>>1435519
Yes:
>>1431815

>I use webbing for heavy items & quick access items. Light items go to backpack.
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>>1435589
Who cares what hiker fags think
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>>1435609
but I'm a hiker myself, punk.
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Ribzwear
I own one
I use it everyday for work in my sugarbuch during the syrup season carrying tools and fittings
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>>1435685
>my sugarbuch
your what now?

It’s snowing in Kansas. This is my favorite fucking weather. God, winter is so fucking kino. I just got back from doing some errands which I purposefully put off until the roads were slick because it’s so satisfying just driving 15mph on a dark and empty road. Walked down to the corner and took a few pics, hopefully others might share their /comfy/ winter pics.
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>>1435717
To hide against the lack of snow I guess.

It's a local population in and around Toronto, we also have the normal grey ones but they're less common.
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>>1435717
>>1435719
here's the wikipedia article about them
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_squirrel
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>>1435723
Do they prefer cheese curds and gravy on their acorns?
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>>1432390
Wtf man I used to live at 1536 Tennessee, across from those frat houses. Looks beautiful with the snow. I loved walking around that part of town. Probably slushy and nasty now, huh?
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>>1432803
>the next generation being proud of their ancestors
Maybe there is hope.

What are some of the worst camping gear designs, items, materials, and manufacturers that people should always avoid?

Pretty much anything with plastic right?
Foil is pretty terrible.
Sporks
Duffel bag/tote/drawstring backpacks
Multitools
Crank flashlights/non-LED flashlights
Non-lensatic compasses
Boxed wine
Tree tents
Folding axes
Survival credit cards
Aluminum cookware
Styrofoam coolers

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>>1435618
Or $50 and access to amazon marketplace like everyone else.
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>>1434136
how fucking gay lol
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>>1434039
Not flip flops tho, flip flops are god tier camping gear.
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>>1435115
>>1435124
There are several anti-science retards (hurr antibiotics shouldn't be regulated, hurr vaccines are actually disease, and now, hurr anything aluminum is brain cancer...) on this board who hopefully die painful and preventable deaths anon, don't try to help them.
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>>1435149
How do I drink wine through the internet?

Hello /out/. I’m new to camping, and I’d like to go camping with my buddy in Maine for a while. Do any of you
A) Have any gear recommendations?
or
B) Know of any good camping sites in the American Northeast?
My budget is pretty high and I have a fairly open time frame, so a majority of things should be alright.
Thanks! Have a good night.
pic is entirely unrelated
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Dumb frogposter.
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This thread is going to go places. Op wants to ask the broadest question possible with very little details and for us to hold his hand and tell him every little thing he would need to buy. When he finds out it would cost $2500, he won’t buy any of it and would have just wasted everyone’s time
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>>1435775
Yeah, bet he will never go out.
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https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpacking-checklist.html
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>>1435778
>Stove and fuel
Just use fire. What are you? Some kind of woman?

>Post State
>Favorite /out/ activity

I will start
>Nebraska
>I really like Bushcraft
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>>1435074
I see you skipped leg day. I don't believe you actually rock climb...
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>Michigan
>Snowboarding
Where's my FUCKING SNOW
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>>1423918
> Wisconsin
> Hating everyone from a neighboring state. And hunting
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Another central wisconsinater. Moved up here from Florida a few years back. Just do a lot of fishing and go to the gun range. I like camping light but my girlfriend comes from a long line of "everything including a literal kitchen sink and a 12 person tent" family....
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>>1435283
Minnesota or Illinois?

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Have you ever taken a gril /out/?
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>>1434810
Told her she'd better put on better shoes. Fuerteventura.
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>>1435106
Saw it scrawled in crayon on the bathroom wall at Dorsia.
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>>1432869
Did you take them out there to kill them?
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>>1435347
Is she hiking from Honduras to the us border to seek asylum from her poor life choices?
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>>1433792
Well that's an improvement.

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Questions that don't deserve their own thread.
If you're too lazy to google or you don't want to kill innocent threads you can post here.
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Any tropics/florida/Lousiana/swamp anons here?

What's your advice? I'm looking into getting into the outdoors in general.

I already have some equipment but as you likely know it's very hot in the tropics year round and there's water everywhere. I'm interested in things like mosquito repellant, tools for the dense tropical woodlands, equipment for hiking in swamps/wetlands reading recommendations, etc.

Also general equipment for very hot weather such as tents, (jungle?) sleeping bags, socks, underwear, tarps, backpacks(or a way to avoid back sweat)

I'm currently using a hammock and ultralight tarp, but bugs can literally just bite me from underneath so I'm just going to buy a 360° net and use my (honestly heavy) knitted hammock. I also use a machete, and my general outdoors wear is shorts, a linen shirt, and a shitload of bugspray.

TL,DR; Any general recommendations for very wet and humid places, things which I may not even think about at first or are underrated?
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>>1435412
>Please add some more to the 'Let's go to the park and show off my hammock' instagram morons.

The subset of sc/out/s and instagram poster doesn't have much overlap, I assume.

>Fuck you people. I hope you all choke to death in your shitty memes

Maybe go fishing friend, or whatever relaxes you? All that hate isn't good.
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>>1435368
Already got the straps n shit done even learned the knots. I will try to set it up in my parents garden first, just for some practical experience in doing and because >>1435412 isnt wrong. Also our local city park has no trees and if there are some they have been shat on with a little rest around. Also fuck unleashed dogs.

I found a dense and not terribly small forest around my schools area, maybe there will be the first overnight stay with lotta clothing. I dont know how to actually deal with the cold now, but i will find out.
Also camping or the such is basically illegal where i live, even though not prosecuted but the local police is a bunch of small dicked assholes.
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>>1435412
>Floorfags don't know what wide straps are
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Do these things work?

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Taking a trip from the Southwest to the Southeast
I have a few urbx/ghost town locations lined up already and a couple parks, but I'm looking for any suggestions from people more familiar with the areas.

What I've got so far
- Thurber, TX
- Lake Bistineau, LA
- Kuhn Memorial State Hospital, MS
- Sweetwater Creek State Park, GA
- Loew's Grand Theater, GA
- Atlanta Prison Farm, GA
- Scape Ore Swamp, SC

I'm primarily into urban exploration but want to get /out/ more
I won't be doing any hardcore multi-day hiking, since I will be with a small group who have varied levels of experience, but some hiking and going off-path is welcomed.
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>>1432273
No. It's all ugly rice fields and there are no beauiful desolate mountain ranges were you can hike for days without seeing another soul. Stay in Shreveport. Lots of wonderful diversity there.
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>>1432273
AR is only fun out in the Ozarks. Eastern side is just depressing delta farmland.
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>>1432617

>Highest point of Texas
>summer will be too hot

Do you Texans even hear yourselves talk?
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>>1432166
VA anon here if youre going that far north
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>>1433485
Yes, only the Ozarks. Nothing else to see.

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Axe Thread. Last one died so let's get another going.
Recently bought an old carpenters hatchet for ~20 USD (pic related) and plan on fixing it up into a good little bush axe. The head's seen some action but is in great nick apart from needing a good sharpening. Will replace the haft entirely for something a bit hardier, and will have to make a sheath for it. Obviously this kind of axe will never be great for felling but its got enough weight to harvest firewood and the beard allows for a good controlled grip right under the head.
Post axes.
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Haven’t tested it yet but I hear good things.
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>>1435290
Maul splitting head. Easy to swing once you get used to the weight. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00D32B7TK?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_pd_title
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Best method for removing small bits of rust on my axe head without removing the handle?
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>>1435623
Boiling it... Converts oxidized rust to black rust aka blueing won't look super pretty but will definitely protect the head without altering head treat or anything like that....

Also elctrosis is another method that doesn't harm the head but may not get all the rust off .
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>>1433502
It is Arizona anon good eye

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Post your gear, story's, best spots to hunt,opinions and questions.
I have been into it my whole life but after 6 years of not hunting i went again last summer in Greece and i cant stop thinking about it now.
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>>1430929
Pls explain i try to know as much i can about octos
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>tfw no underwater house where I live in seclusion, diving outside to spearfish for my daily meals
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>>1431533
I don’t think this is how you hang yourself anon
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>>1435636
I would if i knew why the fuck they do that, but my best guess would be that they just clean up anything after octos and thats why they swarm around them. Kind of an easy meal.
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>>1435591
Did that, works with almost any sea urchins.

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Folk songs, folk lore and folk stories. Do you sing songs like Gandalf when you hike? Do you tell old myths around the campfire when /out/? Which ones?
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https://youtu.be/HxCLgSJmhgw
https://youtu.be/xvP2EDR_5u8
Pretty comfy :)
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>>1434905
Wasn't as many as there was a while ago
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>>1434375
En waarom is het niet pakkend autistische Zuiderbuur? Het is een simpel volksverhaal met gerijm op het deuntje. Het is geen hoge kunst maar prima genoeg om makkelijk in de geest te houden en te kunnen neuriën, en dat is het hele punt van een volksliedje. Het Wilhelmus is als nummer niet echt geschikt voor een lange mars.
>en natuurlijk weer geen echt argument of eigen liedjes
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>>1435037
>Simpel volksverhaal
>Pakkend
Komaan, je kan beter dan dit. In het Engels voor wie mee wil lezen:

Schubert took it upon himself to set Goethe's poetry onto music, looking for a blend between the classical style in which he was educated and the folkloric style that he grew up with.
He took some of Goethe's most pastoral poetry and put it to music, making sure that 1: the compositions themselves were interesting enough to listen to for a critical and educated audience and 2: that they could be easily stripped down and sung by anyone, even without the need of (sometimes even a virtuoso) pianist.

The most popular example is Der Lindenbaum, is a folktale put to poetry by Goethe, put to music by Schubert. The refrain is easy to sing or whistle while walking, while also having a gracefull text which perfectly works or it's own, of for deeper analysis is that's what you like, both the poetry and music having far-reaching influence in the 19th and 20th centuries, inspiring the likes of Caspar David Friedrich and Thomas Mann (And I know you understand the text, since you're Dutch and likely not retarded)

>Und seine Zweige rauschten
>Als riefen sie mir zu:
>"Komm her zu mir, Geselle
>Hier findst du deine Ruh


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