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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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There's not a whole ton of information online about the most mountainous, remote sections of states like West Virginia and eastern Kentucky.

Pennsylvania and far-Western Virginia have a bit more info on them - but still there's plenty of trails that exist only on topo maps and its unclear if they are still usable.

Do you have any suggestions for lesser known destinations in this resplendently beautiful area?
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Looks cool
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#411-“Missing” Edition

Previous Thread:

Thinking about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here!

New Bong Fishin Guide

First for best telescopic rod is the one you exchanged for a 3pc.

Talk about fishin
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Brought my first fly reel, click pawl 1960's British BEAUDEX

gave it a disassemble, scrub in warm soapy water, put on some new grease and oil, don't think I'll bother with the repaint

now gotta think about a rod
probably a bit under 5lb
I would use small hooks/bait and pray you don't hook into anything big

or find another fisherman with a drop net
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You look happy, anon. Follow your spirit and continue to enjoy what nature has to offer.
Is that your gf or nah?

>Go into the woods
>see this
>what do?
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Not directly related but a cottage I go to with family in the summer has a town dump which doesn’t accept garbage from non residents (I think they require a card or something), there also happens to be a bunch of trash all over the place.
>passive aggressive response that costs you in gas and time
>activate witcher senses
>track down litterers
She's probably a single mom, don't give her too much flack. It's hard to get the trash out on time before garbage day, and it's better off in the bush than on the curb where it will attract bears.
i recently moved to montana and have noticed more trash on the sides of the road than expected
buts its everywhere

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It's getting colder. What wool items do you have and recommend? It really seems like a wonder fabric. Smells less, insulates better just by sheering sheep. No pastics.
I've got minus33 long underwear, a Pendleton blanket, a hat, and all Darn Tough socks.
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Is it just me or the sleeves on these extremely short? I wear a medium normally but even the large barely reaches my wrists.
based fandabi dozi viewer
the results of a summer spent visiting the thrift store by my work

>assuming orientation is correct (phoneposting), going from left to right: milsurp with epaulets and elbow patches, rib knit medium weight sweater, three lightweight merinos for layering

didn't add my black heavyweight fisherman's sweater into the pic, wearing it atm

the entire lot probably cost me under $50 in total. take the thriftpill anons
bottom left is a cool turtleneck, might fit in better on /fa but it is 100% wool and keeps the neck warm
pretty legit score, I hate going to the store though
i end up buying used online

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Is there any place in West Texas/ SE New Mexico where I can wander the Chihuahua without having to pay some kind of fee ?

currently taking a shit while postan on mount rainier
you could say im shit posting
>on mount rainier
No you aren't. Larp.
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can we get more pics in this vein?

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What's the weirdest thing you've come across while out? Have you had any strange experiences? Any creepy abandoned places?
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Anything in North Idaho? I heard some creepy things around colfax hospital WA
Hey, sorry anon. Didn't mean to spook ya. I wouldn't worry about it
>be aus /out/ bro
>find and consume some blue meanies
>yowie chases me through the bush
>have to sleep and save the game
>wake up
>where am i?
>was 15km from the place where i was camping
came across a bunch of people howling their lungs out in a clearing(could see them through the tree. not like wolf howling but just roaring as hard as they could without it turning into a full on scream.

didn't get a good look at them because I kept well out of their sight but they were dressed in normal hiking gear from what I could tell. my guess it was some sort of hippy dippy therapeutic session or something. it was in the middle of the summer in broad daylight so not so much spooky as just fucking weird.

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They kicked me out of /diy/ even though 1 mod said it was ok because zippo is the working man's movement lighter, not some duhill/montblanc one.

I just put some of that Cotton Bacon in my Zippo. Packed it mega mega tight, with the wick being zig zag'd right down the center of two folded over strands that were then cut at the bottom. I put some teflon tape around the bottom a bit and side for extra seal.
You guys think it'll last longer this way? It might.

pic unrelated.
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>I run my zippo on gasoline.
This is why regular zippos are so awesome
>doesn't come stock on zippos
I gotta get one now. You've piqued my interest. They've got to be good if you're this autismal about them
I have a Raw clipper that I got at the last cigar shop I visited and I love the little thing. Definitely thinking about getting a butane zippo insert though, didn't know about them before this thread and bic or clipper can't compare to the ability to fidget with a zippo

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Got any good pictures of fungi from your hikes? Post 'em here.

Asking for an ID? For starters, please provide:
>pictures of the underside
>where they were found (part of the country, on wood/ground, what kind of tree)
>a cross section with the color of the flesh
>spore print

last thread hit image limit >>2221328
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it's a CUTE!
Does anyone know of ANY mushrooms that, if eaten in very small quantities, like pinky nail, will cause extreme permanent physical ailment
This is such a damn cute cat
Yes, there are a number like that.
did you have a nice trip?

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Are there any hunting fishing outdoors survivalism videogames worth getting?

I used to play a bunch as a kid but they never made any sense whatsoever

Ones on windows 98 and snes
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I can’t believe no one listed UnReal world yet! I found it here on a similar thread. It’s a Finnish indie game set in the Iron Age with a top down view like Pokémon. It just updated a week ago.
There’s hunting, fishing (pole and net), herding, trapping, rudimentary camp building, different methods of food preparation (salting drying smoking), npcs to interact and trade with, hostile raiders to slaughter occasionally, farming, skiing and punts, basic crafting (nothing too autistic), skills, a religious ritual system and a pretty wide variety of animals plants and herbs.
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Despite hunters’ common claim of adhering to a “fair chase” code, there is no such thing. With an arsenal of rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, handguns, bows and arrows, hunters kill more than 200 million animals yearly – and likely crippling, orphaning, and harassing millions more. The annual death toll in the U.S. includes 42 million mourning doves, 30 million squirrels, 28 million quail, 25 million rabbits, 20 million pheasants, 14 million ducks, 6 million deer, and thousands of geese, bears, moose, elk, antelope, swans, cougars, turkeys, wolves, foxes, coyotes, bobcats, boars, and other woodland inhabitants. Hunters also frequently use food and electronic callers to lure unsuspecting animals in front of their weapons. The truth is, the animal, no matter how well-adapted to escaping natural predators she or he may be, has virtually no way to escape death once he or she is in the cross hairs of a scope mounted on a rifle or a crossbow.
Those numbers are a drop in the bucket compared to actual animal populations. Go jerk off to IDA or PETA or whatever shithole you came from.
I bought this game because of this s post and it's pretty good!

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Here's a handful of smokies from my summer trips
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Lmao stfu gaylord
What you meant to say was "please don't call rocks gay, rocks are all cool and even the lamest ones are cooler than any person- gay or otherwise- could ever hope to be."
Based rock collector. I don't have any photos but I like to look for pretty rocks when walking about. Came home with a pocket full of flint once lmao.
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How do I know what rocks to keep. Just grab whatever I like?
I like the shiny rocks the most, but things that are translucent like quartz or amethyst are a close second

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Post your current set up, or favourite stove.
Cook kits, pots, kettles, and billies.

Do you stay away from aluminum? I like stainless steel, myself.

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Is there any side fuel source with a lower energy density by volume? Or mass? Or by cost?

Seems awful to me
It’s as easy as starting a fire in the first place but it sounds like a jet engine. The seething is real when other people with me have to pack in fuel but they get the upper hand when it comes to overall comfort and convenience. It’s about the same size and weight as three of those MSR cans stacked on top of each other and will definitely cook food and boil water as long as you have a constant supply of sticks. Everyone keeps feeding them twigs but the real pro move is to start with twigs then use larger, denser pieces that will still fit underneath your cookware that you rest on top of it. Rangers like them too since it’s considered a contained fire on par with jetboils or other gas-driven stoves.
Also the batteries will degrade with use over time, and their warranty is ass so if you fancy yourself a handyman you can replace the 18650 cell inside of it and use a larger one, but I wouldn’t recommend going above 3800mAh. The primary reason for the battery is to run the fan so the fire can burn hotter with the additional airflow, and the ability to charge devices is a secondary aspect when it comes to the device’s design. I can take pics of the internals, but it’s literally just a Peltier thermoelectric device with probe that drives a PCB, which in turn regulates fan speed based upon a thermocouple taped to the OEM battery. If the device gets too hot it’ll either put the fan at full speed to cool the device internals or shut it off completely to avoid damaging the Li-Ion cell, because those totally love fire.
If you’re seriously considering one, evaluate how available fuel will be for either gas or sticks, and purchase accordingly. Get a used Campstove 2 if you can and replace the battery. The PCB charging circuit is soldered onto it, so you’ll have to bust them off or desolder it if you’re feeling confident, but a new cell should slip right into place. Just don’t reverse the polarity by accident.
I used three tin cans to build my first on. Find one that's the size of the burn chamber you want. Then get two more that are each slightly larger than the next. I did mine fast and dirty with a pair of pliers and a bar key and a can opener. But the second one i made i got a thrift store wine chiller and used a cordless drill on it. Took an old dolar store stainless pot and some grill skewers and made a stand off for it. The thing is bomb proof. The part about it where I thought I was pretty clever was i took two long fondue skewers and notched them in the middle. So when i slide them through the bottom they lock and make a noce wide and stable base.
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Any knowledgeable anons give me some advice? I just picked up my first liquid fuel/canister stove hybrid. Pic related. Soto Stormbreaker. It is a nice stove. My question is about the fuel pump. When you go out, do you screw it into the fuel canister and leave the pump essentially as a cap while back packing, or do you take the pump out and put it in a separate container immediately after use?

Maybe it is kind of confusing how I explain it. What I mean is, does the pump stay in fuel bottle screwed in during the day when hiking, or do you take it out and store it somewhere else in your pack and only insert the pump when in use? Does it cause any harm to do that? I assume this applies to all the liquid fuel pumps.

If you have to take it out, how do you avoid your entire pack from smelling like gas?
Wait, I have been cooking with cast iron Dutch ovens while /out/ for decades. Nothing at all wrong with it. Makes delicious sourkraut stew, chili, etc.

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What are your favourite /out/ places with good lore/legends/stories/myths behind them?
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Have you been banned from walking up it yet?
not yet no, it's not a super spiritually significant site and its managed bt DPAW
A small mountain in my old town.
There is a myth about my great great great great grandfather or something.

The story is, that he stumble upon a gold mine inside a cave with lots of jewels, treasures and more, when he tried to take a little bit out, he was stopped by a loud voice. The thing or the Devil as it's said, basically told the guy that he wasn't allowed to take a portion of the treasure, it was all or nothing. He took everything, he died in an accident a few years later.
As far as I know He did had a shit ton of money and was at some point the owner of 90% of the land in the town and it's surroundings.

Most the related family still has a lot of money and land, also some men in the family were total fuck ups, drunks, drug addicts and they spent all the money and sold the land, I like to think that it was because of a curse and that is why I didn't inherit shit from them, but it was probably the money excess and vices..
Can you actually access it?
>creator bathed in medicine lake
>left behind magic
>shamans trained there
shame the entire area has been destroyed though, none of what was there still exists
most of the forest outside of the national park has been logged in shitty square patches and not replanted

Where's laundry?
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In my mind they are both on a wonderful van camping trip . Parked in a sunny meadow with the sound of a babbling creek and a gentle breeze .
And he is throttling the shit out of her
cool now can we end this distraction topic ?
the california recall election has been over for a while, they don't need to push this subject in the news 24/7 anymore; only a few shitposters keep knocking it around
Stop sagebumping the thread idiot
very low quality bait

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