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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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Angry stove
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Happy stove
Is there an apathetic stove? I think we could all relate to that one.

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Questions that don't deserve their own thread thread, because there wasn't one edition
"Packable" puffy jacket, or a thick one for general layering and warmth while /out?
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I can always put them in a plastic bag once I'm done eating. I'm more worried about the size actually, they look a tad small and I'm by no mean a big eater.
yall ever brought sex toys /out/?
buy bigger than normal size boots, more air around your feet=better insulation. Also flex your toes and bounce on your feet to keep blood flowing
I jerked off on a creosote bush once
What about one of those outer bag liners? I think they make goretex ones.

Hey /out/ I need some legal(or maybe not so legal) advice, what would you do in this situation? I live in California and have been prospecting for gold around here for a year now and finally found a nice little creek deep in the Sierras with a fair bit of gold. Not exactly enough to strike it rich but it's very consistent so far, almost every pan of dirt I grab from the clay layer is littered with lots and LOTS of tiny gold flakes.

Problem is, well, this is California. The laws here regarding prospecting are really fucked up and motorized equipment mining is pretty much illegal or extremely difficult to get a permit for. I've been coming back here over a dozen times already and so far got almost an ounce but I had to do it by hand, literally digging the gravel out of the dirt and panning it. At best doing this alone I can only dig up around 250lbs worth of gravel and get maybe a gram of gold a day if I'm lucky, usually less. Without machines to make this easier this just isn't worth it at all when even a shitty wagie job at Mcdonalds would earn me more money per day with less danger.

What should I do, should I just give up? It just drives me nuts that there's so much gold here, literally MILLIONS of dollars worth but I can't dig it up by hand! I'm already a millionaire but I don't have the means to legally dig it out of the ground and process it!
Who's land is it? Public? Protected? Private? If its private, offer to buy it, then do your thing. If it is public or protected, just keep picking away at it by hand, and be your own boss. Who cares about the money if you learn to live off the land, living a beautiful aesthetic, if a bit dangerous (what is life without danger?) lifestyle. Just keep a stacking it away slowly building your retirement, and maybe one day you'll hit the mother lode and you'll have a house and a beautiful woman and no need to toil.
You can't lose.
I mean could you get away with bringing the machinery in to dig it out of the ground without being noticed? Or hire mexicans to do it?
>I'm already a millionaire
>Still greedy
gee i wonder who is behind this post
Didn't see that OP was a millionaire already. You should hire a lawyer that is knowledgable of these kinds of things to figure out if there's a legal way to dig it out.
I think he meant that figuratively, like, he struck gold and by knowing the location he is saying the gold is as good as his, if only he could dig it out. Fair enough, half the battle really is striking a vein.

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Get /out/ and walk, post some photos of neat shit that you see.

I wrecked my knee on the Benton MacKaye while long term camping in Sept/Oct. I've been about a week without noticing any pain, so figured it was time to start testing. Did about 3.7 mi today, no issues.

I'm staying with an elderly fellow that fractured his back, so walking the roads around his place, which is pretty danged /out/. Pic related is about 1.5 miles up the road and down another, 'murica, fuck yeah!
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I’ll pray for you anon. Knee injuries are the absolute worst. I’ve been through two now and it’s taken 6+ months both times for them to heal. Fortunately I’ve never been incapacitated by it so I’ll continue hiking and running even with a bum knee but I won’t go for any records or anything
Bless you man. Mine was pretty severe, I was barely able to limp back to camp. It calmed down after a few days then hit again once I got back to my home county.

It finally felt pretty well healed about a week ago. I still don't assume it's ready for more strenuous hiking though, and am pretty paranoid about it. I often wonder "was that a hint of it, is it coming back?" So far so good though, this is my fourth walk, each progressively further.

Pic related is the rest of the OP house after compressing thanks to gookmoot's faggy 5 MB limit.

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Everyday Carry

Was a real comfy thread last time, so lets have another Everyday carry Thread

-Post your EDC
-Rate others EDC
-Discuss EDC
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That must be a real pain when you get a clog.. what do you do if the handle comes out of contact? Tear out the drywall?
never had a clog i couldnt clear with a plunger or solvent
>handle comes out of contact
what? literally never had that problem, and its a button, not seen one with a handle in years

the whole toilet assembly is inside my wall, in the room next to my toilet there is a back panel behind a closset that i can remove if i need to, but its pretty much a sealed unit, havnt had any problem for like 8 years, you can also remove the flushing button panel to get, access, pretty limited but ive never had an issue i couldnt fix through there

w-why are you so interested in my toilet?
I believe this is what they call on /fa/ sleazecore. That is, if you did it on purpose.
If not are you a janitor or some other low level government employee?
What a lovely pocketable little fixed blade
Guess it'd just be easier and more effective to take a shit in your water heater instead. Thanks for the thorough walkthrough.

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*destroys your landscape*
pssh, nothing personnel kid
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Mark my words. Oil will not rise in price but instead decrease a little over the next decade.
Nobody will riot
except what if something happens where the government infrastructure collapses or the government stops paying to maintain the plant and it explodes or starts to leak out nuclear waste?
your inability to use commas correctly is not comforting when you're trying to act from a position of wisdom
It's your loss mate. An argumentum ad hominem is always the last resort of the defeated
The people running it would shut it down. It's not like the people would just instantly vanish into thin air.

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/k/ paste bin:

For patches and outdoor packs
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Hello boys! This has been on the back burner for some time while I was dealing with some bigger projects, but it's finally here. It'll go up on the site in a week or so, just in time for Cryptsmas

Thanks to that one anon that pitched this idea
Fricken nice
Thanks homie!
I'm so happy to see my patch idea come to life! I was the dude who originally requested this back in the summer.

you did a great job beshtiya! Perfect!
shoot me an email I'll send you a couple

Im looking for a nice spot where I can camp this summer. I'd like to do some fishing, hiking, and take my .22 to do some plinking/small game hunting. Any recommendations? Kinda new to the whole outdoors lifestyle.

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How about you give me one reason why I should care enough to feel anything
LMAO women don't do solo hobbies as there is no way to harvest attention.

implying jannies give the slightest shit about "misogyny" on this board.
>How this maek you feel?
Makes me feel like this board has gone to shit
Anon my heart can only handle so much beauty

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What are your views on fannypacks for day hiking?
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What's that guy's name? I remember him from somewhere.

They're trendy. https://www.thecut.com/2017/09/fanny-pack-waist-bag-street-style-trend.html
>I remember him from somewhere.
your dreams anon, your dreams
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They make ok scouting bags when you leave your main bag at camp, good for fishing with mini-plano boxes, biking, skating, pretty much an all around useful mini-manpurse.

Just make sure yours has a drink holder.
Why the pot cleaner?
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>your dreams anon
Ain't no fag, bud. I knew I had seen him before tho, pic related.

I grew up in very rural Pennsylvania. I turn 30 this month, and ended up becoming a very accomplished hunter -- hunting all around the country, getting all sorts of wild game on public land. But to this day, I've never shot a deer.

After going on a hunt with my girlfriend's family who "have been hunting for years." It became really obvious to me that my lack of luck wasn't because I doing anything wrong, but the game commission just does things really weird in this state. This year:

> You have to shoot a deer that is "3 up," meaning it has at least 3 horns on an antler
>..but that's only if you're in one of the 5 or 6 WMUs that have that law. Otherwise it's "2 up" on one antler.
>....but that's only if they have at least one horn on the brine, which is different from the rest of the horns.
>......but that's only if that horn on the brine is at least an inch.
>...but only if it's NOT a Sunday, because you can't hunt deer on Sundays.
>....which we're changing, but only on one Sunday per this coming deer season, which is to be announced next year.

By the way, those WMUs change constantly and the boundaries aren't clearly marked. I did some digging and according to the game commission's numbers, in 2017 (which was one of the most deer harvested in 10 years), 23 of every 100 hunter got a deer. That includes junior hunters who have less restrictions and disabled hunters that can shoot from vehicles. Moreover, 2/3rds of all hunting occurs on private land.

We have less hunters than ever before in our state, so last year the game commission combated this by raising the price of the license and not printing the rule book. We now also have a gross overpopulation of deer and major incidents Chronic Wasting Disease (mad cow disease for deer).

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Is that your work? We have very similar jobs if it is.
No woods-pig, stay away; we're stacked deep in there, lotta cousins with scary black rifles
Webcam hunts exist.
Is what my work? I've never posted/uploaded the info anywhere; it's just personal use information for when I get into hunting. While the text descriptions work and the pictures of the maps are nice, I don't know the WMUs well enough to trust myself going off that and winging it, so I give myself a nice visual reference using a program I use often when I need to remember where something is. It also helps me know when and where I can walk without pissing off hunters as I walk the railroad tracks.
>but you'd also be walking downrange of a fucking rifle range
Have you seen the rifle range? It has a pretty high hill as a backstop, I think you'll be fine.

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What states would provide the best /out/ experience to live in? pic unrelated, it's where I live
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Don't think there's a best. Remote areas of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and even Colorado, Oregon, California and Washington all feel pretty similar. Just really depends on where you want to live and what you're trying to do.
I'm going to be a nurse so as far as careers go I won't really be limited on what's available. I like the changing weather of Ohio but I feel like our parks and landscapes leave a bit to be desired
North Carolina, Georgia, or Tennessee. All of them have attachments to the AT, national parks, and prime public hunting land. Plus, they’re all within a decent distance to SC that has better beaches if they’re not raped by hurricanes. Not Myrtle, though. It’s a cesspool.
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The PNW mogs all other regions of the US for being /out/. We have the ocean, 14ers, glaciers, mountains, deserts and even a damn rainforest.
>Because the name of The County, is not "The", but a colloquialism. You wouldn't understand.

What a fucking nerd

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Has anyone climbed out in death valley?
There's so much rock there it seems like there's gotta be good stuff but I can't find anything online
there's a ton of canyoneering out there, but not much publicized climbing.
I fucking did it lads, I'm this noob over here >>1649937 and today I sent my first gym route. A simple 4A but it felt good finally reaching the top.

Couldn't send anything else afterwards (climbed for 3 hours) but I did two thirds of a 3 and half or the beginnings of a few 4C routes to practice some movements and techinque. I climb with my brother who does 5A's so he helps me out a bit.

So tired now, can barely move.

Based gumby. Give yourself a year of regularly climbing, you'll get on the real shit soon.

Also, checked
Wire gate or solid gate for the clipping carbiner?

Mors Kochanski died today Dec 5th age 79. F
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Freaking vultures.
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Not gonna lie, this is my favourite illustration, just looks ridiculous and I love it

Finally gonna go do that full "try stick" in his honor anons?
We should all make a try stick and mail it to Karamat. They can make a giant pile of them as a tribute to Mors.
that would be incredibly based

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