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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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>he can't reach 5000m (16500 ft.) without extra oxygen or external help like a little baby
what's your excuse for being an lunglet /out/?
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nope try again brainlet
Seething (and wheezing)
poor bait but,

born and raised and spent my entire life at sea level. Highest mountain in the country is 2500ish meters.
Kek. Feels good to be a vo2 max savage with a 32 rhr
The most disappointing thing about high elevations is it has less to do with training and aerobic capacity and more to do with the altitudes you sleep at. Just sleep in silverthorne, CO for 3 days and you can easily conquer any 14er

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>destroys your local trails by bringing in hordes of cityidiots tourists
why would any one in their right mind ever post their local trails here?
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so you never look at a map or just take a glance out of your car window and think i want to hike there? then its just a matter or parking your car by the road and go there. im all for prepared trails around my city i know if i end up in a wheelchair or something i can still do some flyfishing there, but dont blame normies for using whats made for normies when you can simply use their own mapping app to stay away from them. to push it hard, trail "hiking" isnt hiking its just walking in the park.
I look at maps and glance out of car windows all the time and think yeah that looks nice to hike. Then I download the appropriate maps from Alltrails, do my own research, and email the local forest service for more info if I am unsure of something. Preparedness is key.

Trails can be very challenging I'm not sure what you gain from minimizing them.
>email the local forest service for more info if I am unsure
how hard is it to grab a bag of gear and just go off somewhere? what is even a "local forest service"? do they bring pizza and beer at your "designated camp site"?
Sometimes its unclear if the trails actually get where you want or if the roads leading to them are open.

The forest service:


you email them, they provide info about trails. It feels like I'm talking with a 14 year old.
yes im not even american so whatever, but WHY THE FUCK DO YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW A TRAIL? you are outdoors, everything in front of you is open for your use, why do you follow a trail and then complain about others doing the same?

Early Winter Edition

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 >>1916617

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>weed bad
>tobacco good
because of faggots like you
About to pull the trigger on a corn cob pipe myself.
You could try emailing the company itself.
a briar wood pipe, pipe cleaners and a lighter is really all you need, well and tobacco, preferably with black cavandish
Is the 4noggins starter kit with the briar pipe a good way to get started?

What should I know about buying large amounts of land (100+ acres)?
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I know that you'll have to destroy it with farming or mining to pay the taxes.
Since you're an actual retard, I'll explain it.

You claimed "worthless land".
I proved that there is no such thing.
Doesn't matter if it's tundra in alaska or desert in arizona- it can be reclaimed. It just takes effort.

I have 15 acres of a burned out farm that became overgrown with loblolly pine. All that was left of the soil was sand on top of clay. I grew native grasses which thrived and harrowed it under to start creating a topsoil layer. Then bahia grass. Quick lime to reduce PH and then other types of ground cover like clover and wildflowers to further increase the biomass to be harrowed under.
Now I have oak and maple thriving as well as centipede and bermuda grass.

You simply can't fathom putting work into something. All you see is it's current state.
I still don't understand how you are going to reclaim maine desserts into productive farm land or why worthless land in nevada is valuable. So could you take some time out of your imaginary real estate empire to educate us plebs?
Owner of 78 acres reporting in!
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I almost bought 70 acres. Just be aware of the zoning. Some pieces of land can include marshes, and marshes are worthless to build on. Be aware of flood zones as well. You don't want to build in a flood zone.

Before you buy the piece of land, take things like a property survey into account. Surveys can be very expensive, and I would say almost always required when buying big pieces of land. Some lands you will look at already have a survey. A survey is a tool to see what you can expect from the land. As mentioned:

- Avoid buying land with lots of marshes. Just know that it's almost useless land for building on.

- Take soil into account. If the land is mostly clay, you're going to have issues with irrigation. That means you need to use more gravel, and gravel is expensive.

- Look at flood zoning. They're essentially areas that are 'at risk' of flooding if you get bad rainfall. You'll more than likely have more flood zones in areas with lots of clay, because it has poor drainage.

The property I was looking at had a big marsh in between the land and the major roadway. Would have had to put a lot of work into getting a road into the property in the first place. Altogether, the property was only around 10-20k dollarydoos for 70 acres, but it would have cost me at least 15k to make it manageable. Just be sure to do your homework, watch some boring youtube videos on the subject.

Quick rundown:

>admitted fatty is directionless in life
>decides to do something drastic
>plans to walk from Miami to Oregon
>flies to Miami
>buys some gear from Walmart
>supposed to start on 11/20, according to what I think is his last post on 11/19
>radio silence after that

Some people say it was just a larp, but there’s no evidence of that. He was definitely in a hotel room. There was a WaWa bag, which is some kind of convenience or grocery store only found in Florida and around Maryland. He posted a pic of an Ozark Trail (Walmart brand) pack along with a huge ass sleeping, it all looked new, and there was a tag still on one of those items.

Not gonna lie, I’m hooked on this dudes story. It’s interesting as fuck, as it’s something we’ve all thought about doing. And by “we” I mean every social retard reading this, lol. And I think even though everyone talks a colossal amount of shit, deep down they’re still rooting for this guy.

What do you guys think? Was it all fake? Did he walk for a day and realize it was a mistake? Is he still out there? Did he died?
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>Begging the mods for a range ban
Thank god, maybe we'll get a full month without this attention seeking faggot.
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I've thought about travelling around on a motorcycle in Canada. I'm definitely rooting for this guy.
Winter is the ideal time to start hiking from south Florida. The Florida National Scenic Trail is traditionally started in late December or early January to avoid the worst of the heat and mosquitos.
Ideally you would make it to the panhandle between March and April, during the panhandle's dryest months.
If it's ideal then how come no one ever does that?

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Gonna build a simple setup in the back of my 98 tacoma to live full time out of and explore Canada/USA. Has anyone done this? What was your experience like? I'm a photographer/writer, and plan to do freelance stuff on the road.

Pic not mine
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Make sure to make an obnoxious YouTube channel documenting your every move. Extra points for a video introduction catchphrase
I'm doing this now.

Crawling over the tailgate sucks. All of the major cap manufacturers make a mid-height cap with a tailgate replacement option. ARE MX/walk in door, for example. Or get their commercial/tradesman aluminum version, which all manufaturers offer in a tailgate replacement version.

Don't get thrown in a mattress. Build a bed platform so you have some hangout space, like in the pic you posted. I've also got a pop-up clam shelter for even more outdoor space.

Everything else is gravy. Those are the important points.
nope, never posted on /out/ ever before. first time here. and for sure the first time I posted my old truck.

I wish I still had that truck, too much went wrong with it at the same time, couldn't keep up with repairs
Doing this with a ranger once I get a license
Where poop

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Lots of people use a whetstone but that's honestly such a hassle.
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is that a lot or little? i need some reference to keep track of it
>Tapered diamond rod if I'm reducing weight on the trail.
So... you'd carry a steel rod over a bit of plastic with a couple of tungsten triangles in it.... to save weight??
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its way too rough, get a 400/1000 stone or diamond one like this, its like 5-10 shekels from china
400 for when its really dull then 1000 to make it razorish sharp
100 would be for putting a new edge on rather than honing an old one. Your knife would have to be fucked to need that.
I have exactly the same stone anon and knife, and if you live near I would offer to come show you how to sharpen your knife with it if there wasn't the lockdown and stuff.

Firstly, use the other side of your stone to start getting the fil sharp on the opinel. The ardennes coticule has a too high grain to fix big errors on the fil of the blade if it is too degraded or worn off (whether by oldness, or by improper sharpening before).
Also use more water to not clog up your stones pores should be completely filled with water as you sharpen.

As for technique, this video explains it all if you speak french (which many clues in your OP and filename suggest you do)


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Planning to winter camp for a few days in Norway. What are some things to remember/essential gear/tips anons?
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>struggles to breakdown
Idk, I think OP will have a breakdown quite easily.
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As long as you keep warm ur good Anon
He will never leave his mommy's basement in Manchester
>morning at 4
thats why norwegians are no longer christians and m*slims dont hike.
protip from a local: you will not be as prepared as you think you are, so look for cabins. not to break into them they might have surveillance (4g hunters cameras) but its kind if custom in harsh areas to leave your outhouse and firewood-shed unlocked in case of lost travlers. some even have a a fireplace in the outhouse.

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Have any bongs on /out/ taken the narrowboat pill?
I have managed to save a bit of money and am strongly considering getting one to live aboard in from next Spring.
They seem to hold their value pretty well, a good used example will cost almost the same amount it would cost to get a new one built and fitted out.
For anyone that lives on one or has done in the past, how is it? Anything to look out, for or consider? One pitfall I see is security, if you aren't in your boat and it's just moored along some footpath somewhere it would be easy for opportunistic thieves to break in.

For foreign anons who aren't aware, these boats were traditionally horse drawn and used to transport coal and other goods around the country before the car, there is quite an extensive network of these thin, artificial canals all across England. Dutch barges and widebeam boats are better for living aboard but can only access a few parts of the network, are more expensive and more difficult to manoeuvre so a narrowboat is preferable if you actually want to explore the country a bit.

Also general liveaboard boats thread I guess, post if you live in a yacht or something else.
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This woman is more out than most of us.

Yes living in a little cage is so /out/there worship the Roastie you basement dwelling dweeb
I don't want to hijack the thread! Only ones I know are a black triangle sighting from an oil rig which was probably a F117 in hindsight and this which >>1939704
refers to
My mate lived on one for a year or so.
>got pissed up
>let's go for a drive
>hit some concrete thing
Have you wintered? How bad/expensive?

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/out/ approved dogs
I'm looking at getting a hiking buddy but I have no idea what I should get in terms of loyalty, trainability, and suitability to the subtropical climate of Queensland Australia.
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Australian Shepherd ftw
I have a Collie/Lab/Alaskan Husky. I was a Lab only family growing up. She is the best dog I have ever had. Rescue a mutt, it is totally worth it.
No I'm not trolling. I have a pit/boxer mix that is very loyal, trained easily, and is very friendly. I didn't even have to train her not to run off without a leash, and it wasn't hard to train her to come back to me when she sees other people or animals. Only down side is she's kinda dumb, like she's really clever but she comes close to killing her self all the time. One time she just jumped in a river and I had to save her cause she freaked out and forgot how to swim.
any breed mixed with lab is automatically a better pet
How about the Airedale Terrier?

good outdoorsman vehicles for cheap
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>>Heavily insulated cabin to protect screaming autistic kids that were breast fed to age five from the outside world and minute sounds that could send them into another screeching fit
Why would you rather a non-insulated interior?
breast feeding is good and does the opposite of producing retards, retard
To hear the engine dumbfuck.

>Publicly sucks mothers nips into late 20s and drives a hybrid
>Still wondering why hes a virgin
they are good and becoming inexpensive
My car has little insulation from the engine, it's all you hear when driving on the highway. I would not recommend it. It only sounds cool when you are driving like 35 miles an hour, then it starts to get annoying.

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Is pic related a functional, useful tool? Or is it just a retarded tacticool larp? It's out the ass, like $200 out the ass. Are there any better options?
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WHy do basement dwelling /out/ larpists shit on people who use trekking poles? Heck y'all this replaces your entire bugout bag
Well that thing just looks like it's cheap shit and will break before any significant usage.
They aren't meant to be used they are meant to be purchased
it'd be cool for urban exploration aka breaking and entering
otherwise what are you going to crowbar if you're innawoods
Don't forget about the tacticool shovel the Chinese came up with. You can even farm with it!


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What trips are you taking this season?
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How can I get into this? I went skiing once as a child and it was great. I'm from Santiago, Chile.
Uh, go to a mountain and ski?
>Only 2 lifts open at snowbowl
I'm gonna fucking freak
I hate covid so god damn much
Yeah but how? I need you to walk me through every single step so I don't have to do any thinking or research on my own. Then when it's time to buy stuff I'll give you my credit card info so you can order things for me.
go to a ski shop and say
"Quiero esquiar, pero onions estúpido. Por favor, ayúdame."
they should be able to assist. basically you'll need gear and a lift ticket. since you're a beginner the exact gear won't matter, and you should probably just rent in the beginning so just go with whatever cheapo shit the shop recommends.

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Harvested this in my local woods. Twig source was some kind of spiked aged bush, type is unknown... Heartwood(brown) is good, not rotten.
Some help needed as my first time making a primitive bow:
1. Sould i dry it out before shaping?
2. Should i utilize the curve and in what direction?
3. How to deal with a knots?

useful links are also appreciated
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>Bend in the direction opposite the curve. This will act as a natural recurve.

will it add more power? I have a nasty knot just where the limb starts.
decided place a knot at the handle part

and another question: which end should be top and which the bottom? bigger heartwood end (see pic) to the top?
>Not using oil from the get go
Unless you finish the bow in a day, sure, but otherwise? No, stupid.

>Bend in opposite the curve
You called me a troll? Lmao.
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finished crude shaping, will leave it to dry for a week, hope it won't crack.
was almost late as it started to crack but luckily i right in the middle.

tools used:
chisel knife
Duddee don't let it dry out, put oil on that fucking thing

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