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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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Edgy edition
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shingle axe
Try Kevin Williamson: I have used him to restore a Case® knife. https://www.sharppointythings.com/restorations.html
>meld together due to the heat
Ah yes, the limited edition lead Opinel
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Just picked this up as my new outdoor knife after I lost my old one fishing.
I watch the designer’s youtube channel and was pretty impressed with it.
Not to mention actually using quality steel instead of normal Victorinox steel

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Hey, /out/
I've come to hate society and the people in general so much, I want to move around from society permanently. I'd like to meet as few people in the rest of my life as possible. What are the best places for this? I'm currently living in Germany, but I'm willing to move to any other country. Do I have to buy a part of the forest, or can I build a log cabin without that? Also, what skills do I have to aquire in order to survive successfully in a forest. What books should I read before moving? I prefer colder places, so somewhere North would be the best. Thanks!
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Very good and much needed posting, careful to post so many at once.
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is this board taken over by glowies or what lol
Nothing posted here makes him less based in my eyes.
no i think you dont understand what they mean by off grid.
off grid just means water/ electric self sustaining , such as solar, rain water collection or hydroelectric

tons of people do this . you talk about fantasy then paint a delusional picture in your mind about it all

not OP but im looking into it, and probably going to do it, solely because its cost effective long term, but im still figuring everything out,

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Beavers are so underrated. They drop trees, dam up rivers to fish in the ponds and build homes inside the dams. How many other animals could ever do that?
Post beaver tales
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I work in forestry and see beavers all the time. They usually keep to themselves, but if you get close they will hiss and smack their tail. Alot of the time oil and gas send out local trappers to trap beavers if they are putting in a new road, if yhe road keeps flooding. Then they dynamite the dam
>main component in its diet
Herbivores will eat meat if necessary.
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Blew my mind a little bit to learn beaver teeth are orange because they're made partially of iron
It's hall monitor mindset. They are mindless rule robots, not even taking a second to think about the intent of the regulations. Being some dude's pet is removing the invasive species from the environment almost as effectively as killing them. But they lack the thoughtfulness to realize that.
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Check out how much higher the water level is behind the dam. Pretty cool they can do all that with just sticks and mud.

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Ground elk tastes like beef when lightly seasoned.

Deer tastes like game.

Why is this?
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What I mean is that for most people catching your own fish etc. is going to be superior in quality to purchased options... unless you live in a place that has alot of options of fresh caught fish markets etc. (In which case the quality will be as good as what you catch yourself).
Once you taste a good moose roast, you'll never bother with elk again. Rich and angusy due to waterplant grazing. Moose #1 red meat. Elk too variable tasting dependent upon what it ate, where and weather.
>Ground elk tastes like beef when lightly seasoned.
if they added beef fat to the grind, that would explain it
>Deer tastes like game.
they probably didn't trim the tallow/silver skin very well, or they left the skin on for a week before butchering it
game doesn't taste like beef/pork and shouldn't be treated as a direct substitution. elk, moose, venison, and antelope need a different spice/seasoning profile than beef or pork.
Moose make me feel ill after reading about their tick problems
I'm not a fan of moose meat, or the animal. Big dumb, smelly, and dangerous.. elk, deer, and antelope are tasty and dignified.

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Is starting a YouTube channel a good idea to monetize one's /out/ hobby to be able to spend more time /out/ and afford to go to more remote/exotic places?
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Oh yeah I've watched a bunch, they can be great and definitely give me the itch. It's just that there's so many that aready have a million subscribers because they started a decade+ ago that the new ones never really flourish like they used to, at least from a monetary standpoint. You could still do well but its a LOT of work just to make videos, it's usually the ones that are going to do it anyway and use that to supplement income rather than go into town and work for a month or two
Being Mormon is the best base for being an /out/tuber
YouTube monetizes things because THEY make money, not because you make money.
That's why it's dying, people who spend time creating original content don't get a share of the revenue
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My house is higher than that.
Why do you type like an election tourist?

What's some cool stuff you'd bring with you for a hiking trip that lasts more than a week? I wanna try one of the major trails but I also want to train some kind of skill while doing so, so I'll bring some reading/study materials.
Other than that, weapons training (bow/arrow, throwing weapons) would be pretty doable. Wood whittling. Foraging, obviously.

How do you bide your time?
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Pocket instruments are really cool, and books either by e-reader or paperback. I would be cautious about eating thing while on trail with self taught foraging, but a good reference guide would be fun to use. Find stuff, document it with photos, maybe carry samples back to ensure you got it right. You could also easily practice camp skills like knots, compass use, or a new cooking method. You can also do a little journaling too, its good for both self evaluation of your ability and equipment as well as a look back. I have started bringing a small set of binoculars with me on trips so I can always stop and take a look around, never a bad time to practice stop look and listen.
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E-reader is better than books for /out/. Weighs the same as your average book, but can have hundreds of different books on it, including field guides etc.
Secondly, has a built in backlight so you don't need to waste your headlamp battery to read. Usually have very long battery life.

Also, pic related would be much better than a bow. Doesn't weigh much but still great for fun or hunting small game.
Nta but that was clearly a half assed attempt at an exaggerated joke and wasn't directed at you and your instruments. Don't be so goddamn sensitive.
But based instrument choices. I wish I could play banjo, but haven't committed the time. The harmonica is fun though and is a perfect trail instrument.
>altoid can water color paint set
I like that idea
Anyone that owns an ereader is a faggot

QTDDTOT - Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread.
I was looking for one and turns out it's been archived. I've seen a lot of useless threads being made recently, which are mostly questions which can be answered in a short reply.
e.g. >How do I keep my lips from chapping in the freezing cold?
>Use a fatty chapstick from BigBrandXYZ np
>thread dies for two weeks because it's a slow board.
Please don't kill good threads by being a fag, everyone's been new here once.

Anyway, ask away.
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Can I go /out/ with blisters?

Total retard here. Last week I went on my first hike since I got divorced two years ago. It was a blast, but I was wearing thick socks and I got blisters on both of little toes. I was planning to go again this week, but one of the blisters didn't heal yet. Will I be fine if I secure it with a patch and wear a more comfortable pair of shoes, or should I wait until it's completely gone?
Depends on distance and blister size. Definitely take it easy compared to whatever trip caused the blister in the first place.
I've always enjoyed fishing in the rain.
what caused the blister and will make it worse is movement of either sock or shoe against your skin. if you can immobilize the area by wrapping it and wearing your shoe tightly it could work if its not too tender. best to just wait for it to heal and wear better/tighter fitting shoes next time
Corn oil or hand sanitizer for firestarter?

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lightweight wood burning stove type device capable of doing coffee or ramen out of snow. Best recommendations below
A ring of rocks
just get a trangia
perfect, thanks.

I'm a bit worried about availability of gel fuel in the region, however. Wood makes so much more sense in the forest.

How does /out/ do their hygiene for long outings. How much prep should you do for hygiene like shaving, washing, and keeping clean underwear, boots, etc?
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What's with that spacing? Are your retarded?
I don't. Disposable wet wipes to wipe my ass twice or thrice. Maybe some paper towels under my balls if I'm going to be sweating. Outside of that, nothing. Keep shoes and socks near any fire to clean them.
>guys all swinging from a rope into a creek
>girls giggling and fucking around on the beach
>everyone floating down a lazy stream on an inner tube

>umm, acktchually you might catch a parasite!
If you lived anywhere fun you would have been bullied into homosexuality.
I'm age 50, fit and secure. Did the truck innertubes lashed together with beer/sandwiches cooler thing and girls.

Today I yack at the prospect. 90%of.the U.S. pop is beyond vacuously imbecilic.

No fag. Don't care.
You can't be bullied into something if you're already there

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How can I keep my hands and extremities warm in the winter without gloves? Obviously if I'm outside for an extended period I will wear gloves but what if it's just for a half hour to an hour? I hear you can develop a hunters reflex.
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I keep cheap fingerless gloves (the stretchy nylon ones) in every jacket I own. Better than nothing in a pinch.
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Hold hands with your special person
Buy gloves, my nick gur.
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Mittens make gloves seem pointless.

Get some fingerless gloves made of a thin material so that you can maintain dexerity (merino wool is good).
Then get some thick as fuck mittens. Mittens are the answer. It's like having your hands in external pockets all the time, warmed by their own body heat and cosy proximity to each other, and when you need to use your fingers you can flip back the flap.

If you are going into a very cold area for an extended period, mittens can save you from frostbite.
Mittens are not for toddlers, they are very serious winter gear. Get some thick wool mittens.
Leather mittens with a woolly lining are nice when it’s very cold.

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Anyone have a link to download the wim hof fundamentals course free?
I can share the 10 weeks course:
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Tell me more about wim hoff's mental decline.
He is a liar and a fraud, just like any "new age" yoga instructor, you can't defy laws of physics just by thinking really hard
Just watch any interview of his from this year. It's like watching a once beloved grandparent who has dementia. You try not to notice the times when they're talking nonsense, and occasionally they have flashes of insight when talking about their own past, but often it's unrelated to what was being discussed.

Also he totally changed his story. I dunno if this was at the behest of his children or advertising agencies, but he now claims to have had some kind of traumatic twin birth where he was immediately exposed to the cold like an ice messiah, and then when he was 12 he realised "people shouldn't be depressed and I will fix this".

Previously his story was just about how his depressed wife killed herself, so I dunno if he just neglected to tell us before all about being the second coming in his childhood or if he only realised it now that he's 64.
Did you hear the story about how he cut his stomach open trying to flush all of the shit out of his asshole in a public fountain before meeting his estranged son who he abandoned?

wtf lmao.... he talks so much about the importance of family now. I didn't realise he meant being bored for two minutes so better jump in some water and burst my insides on a fountain

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they come here because leddit is an echo chamber than they get mad here because the comments don't align with their idology
pretty priceless really
YOU go back nigger
Leddit is an echo chamber because that's what they made it into. They're getting mad that they made their own forum into a shit hole.
>i worked mosquito control for 9 years
you build a tolerance to mosquito bites after a while. prior to my employment with my district, i would welt up really bad and itch for several days. I don't even itch anymore when I get bit
bugs only bite weaklings

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it's winter

hard mode: post actual photos from your outings
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>frozen fog
>snow everywhere
>couldn't see the path
>kept getting lost and falling in snow-covered bogs and streams
>couldn't even see anything, every direction looked the same
>took me so long to find the path again that I ended up coming home in the dark
2/10 didn't enjoy it
Fog and snow on the moors is a spooky combination, I've had to follow GPS before along a route I was completely familiar with.
It makes me so sad that UK-frens get to have civilized discussions with lots of pictures but if you tried to have this same thing but with east-of-the-mississippi-specific US hiking, it would get derailed by shitposting and people posting about their west coast hiking
Without GPS I think I would be dead right now.
But even so, attempting to get back to the path with GPS didn't work well, I found myself crossing streams and snow-covered bogs a lot. Everything just looked white but when you put a foot down it's a 50/50 chance of solid ground or knee-deep in a hole with ice which cracks.
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Also yeah, I was familiar with the route, I have walked it multiple times before. The big difference is the snow completely masking the visibility of the path, combined with the fog reducing visibility so I couldn't see anything.

In summer, or even in winter but without the fog, this would have been 0% danger and no problem.

pic related was when I saw a footpath sign in the distance, one of my thrilling moments of redemption before getting lost again

I might do some proper winter skills / mountaineering courses now, because I wasn't taking it seriously before and yesterday was a ridiculous experience. Though I'm not sure how traditional map and compass skills would have helped, I was saved by smartphones and GPS.

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Personally, just been squirrel hunting with shotguns and 22 but going turkey hunting soon tho.
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If you go fishing, the majority of lake fish a re-stocked from hatcheries every year. Otherwise they'd have been fished out decades ago. I imagine it's similar with small game birds that are hunted in large numbers to make a decent meal.

Granted, fish are added as fingerlings and spend time growing before they're a keepable size. You can't do that with birds, they'd just die.
Honestly, that did not occur to me. Still feels a bit sad.

I have a noob question about stocked pheasants though, and feel free to laugh: do they farm them the same way farms mass-produce hormone-ridden livestock? A big reason I'm getting into hunting is to be more connected with food and nature, and nothing bothers me more than what industry has done to food
No, I just linked a pdf to your last post. Good reading. They make an effort to keep them wild not livestock.
Thank you anon, I'm checking it out right now!

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