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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.

what is the most underrated kind of biome and why is it swamps/bayous
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How is free bacon a problem?

Shoot one, the rest run the fuck away, as they should, pigs are super skittish. They're only a problem if you're wounded/immobile, then they might eat your ass, they're scavengers not hunters.
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There is a certain beauty to being in the swamp when the sun starts to set. Hearing the gators and frogs start to croak, the cicadas, the sun shining through the cyprus and spanish moss.

That being said, camping in swamp hammock when it's hot fucking sucks. There are so many bugs. Ticks, ants, mosquites. I remember I did a backpacking trip out here in Florida in the Green Swamp back in May and it was pretty miserable. Pulled a bunch of ticks off of me, couldn't sleep because it was so hot.

The hike out in the morning was gorgeous though. All the fog and haze lingering in the fields makes for a pretty site.

Pic related is me on said trip.
how worthwhile is it to build a platform around that tree? surely there has to be some sort of material invented apart from wood to accommodate that environment
Bitch I was Shrek posting before Shrekchan or SLSL even existed.
No I am a virile young man. i would never give you my virgin rectum, not with that attitude. Don't talk to me, this is a very creepy reply gb2/b/
>Socks rolled down
>Walking through brush

Gee I wonder why you got so many ticks.

Does /out/ have any approved pens that will withstand harsh conditions or are you all going to call me a fag for bringing unnecessary shit?
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my parker jotter is nice enough to feel attached to and cheap enough that i won't have an issue replacing it if i lose it
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Just take a Sharpie.
Writes on all kinds of things, including skin, and can be used a the lever in a tourniquet if need be.

I use a body marker. They're the single-use sterile pens that surgeons use to draw on you as a guide to where to cut. They actually last just as long as any other pen and will write on anything up to and including skin covered in wet blood. Perks of being a nurse.
Yup. Pretty much this.
I can start a fire when I need to, I can navigate when I need to. I can bring a shelter, or make one if I need to. I am /out like.
But I love me some home comforts!
This. Pilot g2 in .7

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Which type of shelter do you usually use?
(I know bivvy is spelled wrong btw, I didn't make the pic)
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>simple and durable
Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro. $69.95 burgerbucks.

You'll need some atlas straps or more rope because the included straps are on the short side, which would be a problem if the trees are too far apart or too fat.
They're durable, I've had mine since 2012, it's still going strong, it hangs on my porch when I'm not camping.
You can mod it slightly and easily by undoing one of the gathered ends and putting in a stick/pvc pipe/trekking pole for more head/shoulder room.
This is the correct answer. I don't mind a hammock, either.
Tarp, bivy, and mosquito net is still less bulk and weight than a tent.
>yuro bragging that yuros aren't as /out/ as americans
can also do some webbing for the tree end, and some good not stretchy rope for the hammock. Connect them with a marlin spike.

Is a borah bivy sufficient for good outs or will I need something sturdier? I have a silnylon tarp for the hammock that would pair with it. Hammock has been solid to about 50F, so trying to decide an underquilt set-up or a bivy for colder days, snow, etc.

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Gather round the fire, /out/ists. Tell us about your /out/ job and ask questions about /out/ jobs, education, training etc.

Forester/logger reporting in. Hard work but can't beat being innawoods on the daily. Shit pay but wouldn't change it for the world. What do you do for work, anons?
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I do regional planning, mapping, and land management for a rural local government in Canada, have a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning. Pay is good, job is chill, and I spend lots of time /out/. Would recommend to people wanting a mix of white collar work and outdoor stuff
Yes, you'd need a degree for that. You need a degree for pretty much anything these days unfortunately.
How much would it cost to get it dated using I guess radiometric?
Why does the age actually matter?

Looking for a propane grill for home use, with going /out/ camping maybe twice or thrice a year, being realistic.

Is that Coleman 2 burner that I see EVERYWHERE the one to get? Not looking for ultra light. Just something that'll last at least a decade minimum.

Looking for alternative to a big ass propane grill. I have lots of those green tanks and small easy to clean is a priority.
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First off, it's a good choice choosing a clean burning fuel like propane to meet your grilling needs so you can taste the meat, not the heat. I personally use the Grill2Go when I need a compact option. It may not have the most BTUs but it sure is portable.
>not wanting delicious wood smoke flavor on your grilled foods
A meme spouting faggot you are.

What saw does /out/ carry in their expeditions? I've been looking at folding saws like pic related which are only ~6 oz.
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if you disregard the ichiban solely due to Cody liking it, then you are doing yourself a disservice. The saw is a legit beast.
I don't doubt it. But I would buy the Felco over it since I'm in Switzerland.
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I'm not the anon you responded to, but yeah. In Sweden I cut dead standing trees about 12 inches off the ground with my hatchet then process it with a saw. If I know I'm going to return to that campsite, which I usually do, I leave the tree propped up on the 12 inches of trunk to keep it off the ground and dry. I came back to a campsite in spring after 5 months over winter and found a tree I'd left still in that position, nice and dry and ready to burn. Pic related.
good thinking
Never bothered, as big knoife cut branches and kindling well enough with the one tool.

Around the homestead, yeah, and I just use various makes, but no folding ones, as it's home, and I don't need to go compact.

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 Missouri Meerschaum Legend corncob pipe and a pouch of either Prince Albert, Carter Hall 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 $20.

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:

Old thread >>1630670
Come on in and get comfy.
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Most dorms are like retirement communities with the level of hassle and bullshit you have to wade through.
Apartment living is where the college experience gets good.
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Damn dude, how did that happen?
anybody recommend a churchwarden style?
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Like, a particular style? Just pick whatever shape you like, it's an aesthetic choice...

On that note, my calabash (similar to pic related) has replaced my churchwarden for home smoking. Turns out Butz-Choquin has gone bankrupt too, shame.

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Australia is objectively the best country in the world to go true /out/.

>country basically the same size as USA
>1/12 of the population of America (australia only has 26 million)
>516 national parks compared to America's 62
>national parks are free to enter
>most areas of national parks are designated wilderness with few trails
>tourists are only common in the few national parks that are near cities, even then still uncrowded 90% of the time (compared to the millions of people which flock to USA's national parks every year, making camping and hiking miserable and solitude impossible to find
>varied geography, including coastal forests, swamps, mountains, deserts, plains, tropical rainforests and various marine environments
>no large land predators eg bears, only small predators that are usually more scared of you than you of them
>over 99% of visitors to australian national parks are white
>incredible biodiversity of plants, birds and other wildlife
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>no mountains
Various parts of australia are very cold. Freezing temperatures are common in the mountain ranges on the South east coast and Tasmania, but snow is limited to several spots where the altitude is high enough.

The only thing that would eat you is a drop bear or yowie and they are pretty rare.
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There are mountain ranges all along the east coast of Australia.

There are some interesting bits of primary jungle in New South Wales. Assuming they haven't all burned down, of course.
Tiny ones

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So what's the consensus on picaridin? Better than DEET?
I used it as my primary bugspray all last summer and it seemed to work just as well deterrence wise and I didnt get a single tick on my legs.
However when I was in locations where there were clouds of mosquitos, I found I had to re-apply it more often to actually keep the fuckers from swarming around me.
less smell, less effective, in my experience.

now i treat my clothes with permithrin and bring a good head net.

Is there any hope for truly enjoying America's national parks when they are so crowded?
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>No im just trying to point out how fucked your country is.
Okay thanks captain autismo
>literally today
>playing in the snow in yosemite
>parking lot full, 50+ cars
>200+ people in immediate view
>walk 3 minutes into the woods
>no one
>no footprints but deer
>have huge snowy clearing all to myself
you lazy, basic faggots go places all the other lazy, basic faggots go, then complain that there are too many lazy, basic faggots there. you're the problem you're complaining about. my pics are on my camera. i'll post them tomorrow when i get home.

uh, money?
>t. Buttblasted roastie

You can always spot a woman because their only retort is that someone won't have access to their pussy or other pussies if they criticize internet whores or any other of their undesirable behavior. The reason for this is that women know they only thing of value they can provide is their vagina.
I don't think yuropeans understand how large the US really is. It's about the same size as Europe including Russia to the Urals, the difference is Europe has over 740 million ppl and the US has over 330 million ppl. Some US national parks are larger than some European countries. Go in the back country of even the most visited large national parks and there's literally no one around. Good examples are North Rim Grand Canyon and the back country of Yellowstone. While Alaska's national parks are pretty much all wilderness anyway.

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How do you poop outdoors?
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it goes back into the water doesn't it?
Better than all the near-east that wipe their ass using their bare hand.
Frankly I'd close the land just to keep the Chinese off it.
>not setting up punji traps

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/shred/ - Ski & Snowboard General

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>ski or snowboard?
>skill level
>what the fuck are you doing now?
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no I am
29, M, single plank, MN (in MT a few times a year), I can carve down most anything but would love some more chute/couliour experience. The nastiest stuff I have done are those Moonlight chutes out in Big Sky.

Some motherfucker stole my snowboard boots and helmet so I'm watching the snowstorm start here in MN and thinking about how much I hate people.
any femanons here?
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I MISS SKIING SO MUCH. I used to ski a lot (up to ~80 days/year). Now I've hardly skied in 3 years. Going back out west in a little over a month if all goes according to plan, can't fucking wait.
Webm related, one of my favorite lines I used to ski.
So fucking cool line fren!

Who else here is anti-deep ecology? Nature isn't beautiful or Gaia rainbows. It only produces suffering for hundreds of millions of years via self cannibalization and should be nuked.
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>Is there any evidence of this?
of trophic cascade? Yes. Quite a bit.
>their existence is incredibly brutal
sounds like anthrophomorific bullshit.
Holy fuck this thread is garbage.

It's a combination of poltards, people who hate the outdoors, and a gay OP.
You're gay garbage
In some octopus species, 10,000 offspring die for every one that makes it to maturity. This is the foundation that nature is built off of. If you don't think it's brutal than you're a retard

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You could even try plywood
Give it a good few coats of latex based paint to make it clean
... and rest it over the container, creating my own lid and not some crazy screen or contraption or whatever.
That's the solution. Obvious solution, duh. I appreciate it
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I guess you already had some lying about to be done that quick
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Yea, old white shelving that has sat in the shed for 3+ years now.
Only scrap plywood I could find, and thankfully it's solid pine and white.
Gonna rip half a plank tomorrow so I get 4 more spots.
Wish I did this a year ago

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