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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.

Let’s start a dear season thread boys.

I need advice, I live in Houston and have never hunted before. I just bought a .270 and plan on chasing whitetail in Sam Houston forest because public land is limited in Houston. I don’t have a tree stand so I’m hunting from the ground. I have heard the best way to hunt public is to hike a couple of miles into the forest but aren’t deer heavy as shit. They look pretty large what’s the best way to get it back to my car. Also Sam Houston is literally an overgrown jungle so should I try hunting clearings or ponds/creeks? Also general season doesn’t start for whitetail until November 7th. I want to hunt opening day what would be the best time to start hunting. I planned on getting up before dawn and hiking in the forest.
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It’s tough. Packing an animal out of rough terrain or long distance by yourself is a bitch and a half and it’s always easier to have someone to push them or spot for you when you’re on a stalk. Safer too. Twisting or breaking an ankle a few miles from the truck is a bad fucking day. Especially when it’s cold as shit. You can do it but it limits you more than you would expect.
6 days should be enough time to recover enough to where you can go out without fucking yourself up more, just tape the toe when you go out and change your lacing to one that doesn't put pressure on your toes. And yes, ibuprofen is your friend. When I broke my toe, I started running on it again after about 4 days, using ibuprofen and Kratom to deal with inflammation and pain. Turmeric tea helps a bit too if you've got a ton of inflammation.
Download a video and keep it on your phone, since I'm assuming you'll be using that with OnX/OSMAND/some other GPS program. And if you weren't gonna do that in the first place, I'd strongly suggest you do so and get some escouting in on your platform of choice.
It aint too bad, it just sucks my favorite spot has a road closed to anyone without a disabled permit. I have to walk up the road, about 1mi long and 400 feet of elevation. Inclines suck with this bum toe.

I did my first deer alone, it wasnt too hard. Watch a ton of videos and try to download a good one to your phone. The diaphragm was the trickiest part for me, but you can get it done. Even if you fuck up a little and get some waste on the meat in the cavity, just rinse it with water or snow and trim around it on the butchering table. Tbh, the tarsal glands are a bigger concern to me than the guts accidently leaking.
Dope, thanks for the info. If I end up nabbing a buck will report results.
Good luck out there frens

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These are always fun.
>Talk stalking
>Horn and sinew vs magnesium and steel
>Why grug 70# firstbow no shoot good?
St Hubert, pray for these /out/ists

I'm working up to warbow weight, but am frustrated with my left hand shooting. My father's glove is formed for right hand shooting, so it slips off when I switch. Got a new deerskin and am forming it as we speak.
Anybody shrank a glove before? I've got 10 minutes in hot water and am flexing it regularly. Was considering shooting while it dries, but I think it will distort the fingers too much? Should I rehydrate it with olive or mink oil?

Also, composite bestbow.
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Prefer longbow's myself lad. But to each, their own.
It's a felt pad not a rest
>hair trigger hostility
Should i make my own bow or buy it? I want trad none of this plastic rubbish

What's your single favourite piece of /out/ gear?
What does every /out/ist need? (inb4 eggcase)

For me its a small notebook and a pencil. It may not look like outdoors rquipment at a first glance but writing down interesting thoughts and sketching cool plants or sights improved my interaction with nature while /out/ing a lot.
That's a good idea and I saw it posted some time ago. You could also try using watercolor to make it an even better experience.
As for gear I am not sure, I don't have anything particular that isn't very basic.
Its really cool to go out and sketch some landscapes and plants
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Candle lantern. A LED lamp would be more practical but it's not as cozy.

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Lots of beautiful, uncrowded gems out there! What are your favorites?
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west virginia
reddit spacing
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I went backpacking with the boys in roaring planes wilderness, was real nice. Trail was very rocky though and sometimes had alot of water in the middle of it. An ankle twister trail for sure.
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looking for possible hikes (overnight) in the wind river range, I'd like it to be
-around 15-40 miles
-good sampling of habitats/ecosystems (I'd like to get above 11,000 feet)
-Prefer a loop trail, fine base camping though and doing hikes from there.
-Scenic, also good wildflowers (I'll be either late July or early August)
-prefer remote (I enjoy being alone, its also better for viewing wildlife.)
So what does /out/ recommend, also how bad are bugs?
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*not as much as me
ya, I'd prefer probably to do 2-3 nights and be at a higher elevation mostly, I'm fine with loop trail or a base camp really
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Lots of flowers
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I think all the trails in the mountain range are poorly marked. We lost the trail several times, so be prepared to navigate yourself. Probably bring a physical topo map. My buddy had a Garmin gps though.

It's starting to get colder out there and it's time to make sure you keep your toes warm while /out/. What kind of socks (and shoes) does /out/ wear when it gets cold?
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Costco brings out a 6pk of wool socks that are so comfy. Roughly $20
I have extremely warm extremities. My heart blasts blood through my system.
I got a pair of waterproof sealskin socks recently for bike touring. They're nice and warm, (mostly) waterproof and for some reason they don't stink as much as normal socks.
costco wool socks are goat for value
Do you sweat atrociously during cardio?

#357-“FishBra” Edition

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

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

Talk about fishin
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Any experience with the Exocett? Its one of the 3 10wts Im considering along with the Loomis NRX + and Sage X. I know its probably the best looking and well crafted production rod for 7wt and beyond.
I would get an NRX if I was spending that much money. I have heard T&T has terrible customer service and their repairs are more expensive than other companies.
Boomerlore,boomer tactics and boomer attitude are at worst making competent people not want to fish faggotry on this level is inviting the worst kinda of people to rape a hobby. Ive seen enough trannies at /k/ meets to know why openly sexual deviants should not be tolerated
different anon, thank you for the info
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What the actual fuck? Why don't you faggots just talk about fishing? Fucking degenerates.

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Welcome to the OZS.
The Olympic Zone Stalkers are the sole faction exploring the Olympic exclusion zone. This region is mostly unexplored and it awaits your efforts to chart and explore. There are anomalies, artifacts and unknowns littered throughout this region. The OZS faction is looking to expand its membership to chart the zone.

OZS operatives communicate on a private burner phone network. These phones are your membership card into the OZS. Challenges, high value caches and ammo dumps will NOT be available online. They will only be posted on the OZS network. OZS burner phone numbers will not be available online. OZS numbers will not be contacted through any phone except for OZS burner phones. Do not ask for these numbers, do not post these numbers. You want in? OZS burner phones are available in select caches in the Olympic Zone. The location of these caches will be posted here with zone exploration report outs. Keep your eyes peeled and your kit ready because these caches will be in high demand and you will have competition.
Someone beat you to the cache? Don't worry, there will be more and they wont be far from the original locations.

What do I do if I find a cache?
Firstly, congratulations. You had the skills, speed and drive to get in and out without being lost to the zone.
Next: Use the provided information and a prepaid card, from Walmart or wherever, activate the phone and contact Cekpet001. Doing this will connect you to the OZS network and register your phone. Doing this will also get you the rest of the the OZS network phone numbers. Once the phone is setup, refill the cache with whatever goodies you can, return to the zone, explore a new location and set the cache. Come here, report out, draw a map and get STALKER's into the zone.
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It's me again, I just had another idea: Maybe we could implement some way of proving that you were there even further, by sending a timestamped pic with the cache to the contact that was included in the cache.
I'm from Northern Bavaria. I agree Eastern Germany would be very cool but I don't go there too often. I could probably arrange something for Central Germany though.
looks cool, but sadly I'm not from the us
>by sending a timestamped pic with the cache to the contact that was included in the cache.
The guy hiding the stash could just put some piece of paper with a unique code on it in the stash along with the phone. Only the first guy to contact him and provide the unique code will have his phone number registered and so it's impossible to fake finding it if the info were to be shared later.
>and a snack
there's cum in there, guaranteed
>that normies in sandals hike to
yeah should be remote

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I once went to the forest with someone I know, as soon as we approached it they were scared. Too quiet they said.
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Why are millennials unable to drive a car, go outside by themselves, shit in a river buy a shirt, cook some food or do any other normal human activities without someone holding their hand
Maybe a hiker's associacion or something simmilar.
I sort of do that already but I wanted to try deeper wilderness.

Didn't think something like this existed. I'll try looking, thanks.
when normies aren't constantly and massively assaulted by digital stimulation and noise, they can hear thoughts and reflections inside their heads
No problem anon.

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Every locale is different, why try to apply one formula to everything when nature does a good job and is coated in microbes already? Feed the existing and soon to be existing microbes by remineralising the soil with volcanic rock dust or something. That improves worm health, plant health, microbe health, and they all work together synergistically to make everything better. Can confirm use of dust provides higher yields and better structured plants. Also tastier.
It's Zone 10 B, and it was over September where humidity levels were 75% most of the month. I think I need to find some gardeners in the area because there has to be a way to mulch a container garden without it getting full of mold that absolutely deteriorates the quality of the plants.
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Got my indoor artichoke back from the lady taking care of it while I was on holiday, great growth, but large spots?

What is the problem?
>Well, it turns out that the mulch I laid out on my container made it for a good environment for fungus and mold to grow in.
Yeah, you don't want to layer mulch thickly for growing plants, especially sensitive ones like cucurbits. Just a thin layer of grass or leaves. Definitely try something new next year. That's the whole wonder of growing. Find what works and what doesn't, learn so much in the process.

I just recently discovered that my pumpkin plants were not in fact diseased, but were in fact turning yellow and stopped growing because of a Potassium deficiency. A severe one, it seems. I just applied an emergency dose of ground banana peels and manure as top dressing. I really hope this does the trick and they spring back to life, because over the past week, they've practically stopped growing entirely in order to focus all its remaining energy and nutrients into the single pumpkin on their vines. At least this fertilizer should get them pumpkins pumping again, but for the time they have remaining before frost, that's it for them, no more pumpkins. That's ok, though. I'm going to be doing some real prep work over the winter and all throughout spring so that the soil is prepared and abundantly fertile for next summer/fall. I made a mistake by thinking there was still enough nutrients in the soil for one more go around, but the pumpkins from last year REALLY sucked that damn area dry lmao. They don't joke when they say pumpkins are heavy feeders.

Anyways, sorry, mind my text wall.
well draining soil, also what mulch did you use and how thick?

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Whats your most recent /out/ing?
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Just got back from a car camping trip.
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Went up Kinder Scout with some friends.
Last weekend, a short two-day hike, 52 km
Wife and I took the dog up Trayfoot mtn. The dog is not very good at navigating talus so I had to carry her up a decent amount of it so we could get a nice view. The other good part of that area is that it seemed to be the normie filter for the trail and once we got past that spot, we pretty much had the trail to ourselves up to the summit.

What's your favorite /out/ food? Deenz are my favorite by far.
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Awesome, I'll look into this

Thanks, good idea.
I like to freeze a bison steak and pack it in, keeping it frozen for as long as possible, then skewer it between some green sticks and slow cook it over a smoky fire. I'm not kidding this is the best tasting steak you will ever have. If it is very frozen when you go out, as long as it's not the summertime, it will stay good for at least a day or so before your cook it. Same goes with bacon. Just bring a bag of kale/spinach, and some sweet potatoes and seasoning and you have superior /out/ food
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I've never had fish in a can my entire life but those look great.
You can get a backlit kindle for less than $50 on eBay. I highly recommend backlit since you can read a little at night. Really helps me when I can't fall asleep.

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Why did Tony Higgins have to die

>Wanted to do up pic related and use it on the river
>Got loads of abuse online from bootlickers
>His boat and he went missing kilometers from the river mouth, after being delayed by cops, would have made it if people had just left him alone

>schizoid homeless boomer McCandless himself in a rundown boat.
can't wait for the movie adaptation
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These people are dense.

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basic bitch answer, mora companion
does not fall apart
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They might be okay in the right steel, the prices seem high, even for blanks.
That trapper thing looks great, which steel should I get?
Depends if you want o1, d2, or elmax. The d2 is hardened more than the o1 and slightly more corrosion resistant but it's all about whether you like your blades to roll or chip
Could you please explain this for someone who has no clue about knives and steel? Until now I just always used a cheap opinel but having a fixed blade would be neat.
Here's some graphs that don't mean much.

To keep it very simple, you have hardness and toughness, steel can be both or neither. Tough steels will bend and roll instead of chip or snap in half. Hard steels hold an edge longer but microchip when you hit bone or knots in wood. Some have different trace metals like chromium that are more corrosion resistant. Each steel has inherent properties that determine this but hardness is modified by tempering and measured on the Rockwell C scale. Most knives are in the 50-65 Rockwell range and most low to mid range steels are similar enough and run from 57-62. I think the douk douk is an outlier at 53 but that's why you can sharpen it with a brick.

tl;dr differences in tool steels and hardness are negligible unless you know what you're doing or pay extra for the elmax. D2 will hold an edge 10 minutes longer and patina when you're not looking at it while O2 will be easier to hone on your belt and patina while you're looking at it. Just pick your favorite handle wood at the lowest price.

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