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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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>have parents over for a couple of days
>give them my room
>decide to sleep in my new /out/ gear in the living room
>just a test to see if it's comfortable before going innawoods with it
>shiver all fucking night
>INSIDE MY HOUSE
>had to use a couple of extra wool blankets
I feel defeated and down some 1000£, please post your terrible adventures too so I can feel better
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>>1948214
No, I am a brit
>>1948216
I know, that's why I am defeated. What do you want to know?
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>>1948210
My guess: you didn’t use any kind of ccf pad or inflatable mattress, and instead slept directly on the floor with just your bag between you and the tile/wood/carpet.
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What bag anon? Get one of these: https://www.mcguirearmynavy.com/products/4-piece-modular-sleep-system-mss-lightly-used?variant=29431217160286&currency=USD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic

It's heavy, but I've slept in the snow with mine.
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>>1948222
>British
It’s ok, you were born into your circumstance.
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>>1948210
One thousand pounds? what did you buy lol. I was out last weekend with a £45 canvas and £70 sleeping system.

I am planning to attempt to walk across the whole country of Luxembourg in a perfectly straight line, à la GeoWizard's straight line missions across Wales and Norway.

I have a lot of hiking and backpacking experience in the US West and recently moved to Europe within 2 miles of the Luxembourg border so I figured I should make the attempt to give GeoWizard some competition ;)

I have everything I need except for my GPS system figured out. Tom (GeoWizard) uses a Garmin GPSMAP 64s, which has a dedicated screen which displays the line being followed as well as the critical ability to have custom maps displayed. I am trying to find a way to avoid having to buy a GPS this expensive. I currently own a Spot Gen3, but think I might need something else. Anyone know of a way I can follow a straight line and record my location pings without having to buy a $300 GPS system??

Also GPS general
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>>1946301
Gorilla. T-Rex. Horse pulling a chariot turning to the left. What is it supposed to be?

>This is now a Magic Eye thread
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>>1948022
>What is it supposed to be?
it isn't anything
yours is penguins
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>>1946292
>>1946335

The schizo is kinda right but he’s confused on how things work.

Consumer GPS devices DO have altitude and speed limits. At high enough altitudes, they will cease to work so that you can’t use them to build a missile. They also have algorithms for speed — if you’re moving at missile speed, your GPS will also probably stop working. The backends of these systems may also notify NORAD if you trigger these safety mechanisms. If you bought the GPS device with a credit card of if it’s a normal cellphone (in your name) you will get a visit from some men in black.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinating_Committee_for_Multilateral_Export_Controls#Legacy

However, there is of course no built-in inaccuracy for handheld GPS. It IS worth noting though that RAW GPS tracking in cities is wildly inaccurate. If you record a GPS trace of a drive through a city, the raw GPS positions will show you driving through buildings and jumping around dozens of meters at a time nowhere near the actual road. To fix this, smartphones have to do “map matching” with a fusion of GPS, WiFi geolocation, BLE geolocation, your recent bearing, and road position data from the actual map. With all of these the software can make a good guess as to where you actually are despite the jumpy GPS raw data. This is why Google maps may get confused as to what road you’re on when drive on two roads parallel to each other (like a service road next to a highway — their map matching algorithm may favor the highway even if you’re on the service road because more people use the highway or because it’s simply a higher-ranked road type in their road classification hierarchy)

>t. Automotive software engineer
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>>1948180
I read up a bit on this
gps signal reflected off buildings tends to fuck everything up
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>>1946095
where are you from originally?
Luxembourg is small and quite rocky in ups and downs, I think most troublesome will be the high population density though so idk if it can be done. You could use Google maps on your phone I guess but its not as precise and tends to shoot you around when u don't follow roads.

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I've scored a pair of skis for next to nothing at a thrift store. I was wondering if anyone could tell me about them, as searching for the names/serials didn't give me anything useful.

They seem to be a pair of Kastle Rally Sport Lites, date of manufacture unknown. Salomon S637 bindings.

>What type of skiing is this pair best for?
>How do I figure out what boots will fit these bindings?
>Is the pair worth investing in / tuning / upgrading the bindings?

More pics below.
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>>1946370
Goretex is a meme you should know this by now
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>>1947881
I've started wrapping myself in saran wrap instead.
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>>1946210
I always make a point fo being with friends and always lose sight of them at the very first ride.
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>>1948021
I know that
because they are slow as fuck
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>>1948021
>friend who isn't at your level invites you riding
>they're in a full black outfit
>one run of letting them go ahead and keeping pace for their sake
>tell them you're going to find something more technical
>"shit bro I'm pretty good but not that good!"
>either abandon or stay with them
I like to go fast as fuck boy

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#368-“Catfishingman69” Edition

Previous Thread:
>>1937331

Thinking about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here!
http://www.pastebin.com/u/fishingandtackle
https://imgur.com/a/1Xw3N

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

Talk about fishin
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>>1947967
I watch a lot of those japanology videos from the same channel. I'm not even a weeb but they're just very charming in a 90's educational VHS kind of way.
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What's the AK of fishing reels
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>>1948228
abu garcia ambassadeur series
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redpill me on flourcarbon vs wire leader for pike
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>>1948242

wire pros
>never breaks

wire cons
>kinks easily
>if a hooked pike death rolls, wire can wrap around them - they cut themselves up leading to horrible blade-like wounds on the pike

flourocarbon pros
>can burn the end of the flouro thread to form a melted blob that instantly cools and turns rock hard, this works as a great anti-slip protection that wire leaders do not have with their crimped ends
>nice and kind on the pike if it death rolls

flourocarbon cons
>you have to physically check the line's condition after every pike bite, this can become slightly annoying

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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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I want one so bad bros
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>>1932581
plebbitesque
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>>1933269
based. can confirm, I have one.
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My akita gsd mix. Great camping buddy, awesome mix between to great breeds.
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>>1947975
Are these utility vests on dogs based or cringe

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China is doing this to mountains. In California there covering huge Slots of the desert and solar panels.
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>>1941768
>>1941793
>>1941835
>Policymakers, journalists, conservationists and other educated elites in the fifties and sixties knew that nuclear was unlimited energy, and that unlimited energy meant unlimited food and water. We could use desalination to convert ocean water into freshwater. We could create fertilizer without fossil fuels, by splitting of nitrogen from the air, and hydrogen from water, and combining them. We could create transportation fuels without fossil fuels, by taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to make an artificial hydrocarbon, or by using water to make pure hydrogen gas. Some had known this for much longer.
>Nuclear energy not only meant infinite fertilizer, freshwater, and food but also zero pollution and a radically reduced environmental footprint. Nuclear energy thus created a serious problem for Malthusians and anyone who wanted to argue that energy, fertilizer and food were scarce. And so some Malthusians argued that the problem with nuclear was that it produced too much cheap and abundant energy.
- From: Apocalypse Never (2020), page 278
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>>1941817
It's literally impossible to run out of oil. Anyone who suggests this is retarded.
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>>1948110

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_and_radiation_accidents_and_incidents
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>>1948147
The deaths and casualties from those accidents (which gradually become few and far between as you keep scrolling) pale in comparison to any damage done by fossil fuels as well as what solar/wind does to the environment, you know that right?
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>>1945927
>best kind of Renewable
Diesel, except there are only white people. Problem solved... All problems solved, actually

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First time here lads, more of a /pol/ lurker so forgive newfagness. I've finally decided to pop on a spyderco para2 after quite some time. They seem excessively expensive here in Aus so I was wondering if any Ausbros knew a good place to pick one up or potentially any alternative suggestions ? I'm 9/10 sold on the para2 but open to suggestions or anecdotes to why that's a shit choice.
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The endura is my edc, if I'm out I've got my custom and the Gerber 400 C. I'm sure if I had to I could baton wood with the spyder, but like the other anons said, you really need a fixed blade to do that kind of work. Even a cheap fixed blade will suffice, I've got a nip combat knife that I've beat on with a hatchet splitting wood for years and it takes it.
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>>1947522
This i suspect it is one single person though.
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>>1946331
elmax steel is on the harder end of steel. the higher end steels such as S110V and elmax actually become hard to the point where stuff like arkansas stones will do almost nothing to sharpen them. I personally use DMT Dia sharps for sharpening, and it makes very quick work of the harder steels, but its just what i personally use to sharpen.
https://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Machine-Technology-DMT-DMTD6FC-BRK/dp/B000GD8WHY/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=dmt+dia+sharp+coarse+fine&qid=1606954589&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-3
by the way, higher end steels will usually differ in Toughness, Edge Retention, and Hardness. some knives move towards one or two or the other one or two. S110V is an example of a steel that moves towards hardness, so its a lot less able to bend, so it can be more prone to chip or break, which can be bad if youre constantly running into bones or whatever when skinning. thats just what i was referencing
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>>1947463
>>1947468
>>1947470
>>1947893
Thanks for the advice lads, really helpful. I think I'm definitely going to pull the trigger after this. Also again, I have multiple fixed blades and other things (small axes) I use when I'm actually going /out/out for things like camping and stuff. This is literally an edc around the farm for small jobs, mostly when I shoot rabbits or foxes impromptu and need to quickly clean them on the spot or cutting twine when I'm feeding out and that kind of stuff, opening lick block bags etc so it wont be doing any super hard rigorous stuff like wood and such that you might expect from a camping tool. It literally is to fill that traditional "pocket knife" role which everyone just calls edc these days it seems.
I acknowledge the criticisms that's its too expensive for what it actually is but from what everyone has said it seems as though the quality wont disappoint me and hopefully its a nice knife that I enjoy using for many years to come.
Thanks again fellas, I appreciate the genuine input from everyone.
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>>1947954
absolutely man. the paramilitary 2 has done me well for years. congrats on the new knife. if you have the torx bits, you can take down and put together the knife completely to really keep it cleaned and maintained. its a really simple design. id recommend looking up how to do it and trying it out. you dont have to fully clean it often, like MAYBE once a year if youre chinsy, but knowing how is always nice. good luck out there senpai

What makes Louisiana a sportsman’s paradise?
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>>1947890
>Missishitty criticizing any other state
Fucking lmao
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>>1947890
Lmao i went hiking in mississippi once and there were literal mounds of trash. Mississippi is the poorest state in the country. Prett much the only state in the country worse than louisiana.
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>>1947626
No idea. From a leaf perspective it just seems like a hot swamp full of negroes.
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>>1948042
>>1947928
genuinely louisiana is poorer than mississippi. new orleans money doesnt leave the city. and yall, i know mississippi is bad, but louisianans truly are really really bad drivers. like fuck man, yall would be amazed. you can deduce my experience because of my state, but im around them more than most of yall
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>>1947626
It's low populated, poor and there's little restrictions on firearms.

Is White Sands National Monument worth checking out in New Mexico? I am driving East and am considering altering my route to take a look at this. Any tips? I know it's just a bunch of sand but I am interested in doing some quick photography so if you guys have any tips for the best parts of the monument to check out I would love to hear it. I only have about an hour to kill there
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>>1947945
>>1947938
So, here's the BLM telling you to fuck around and find out.
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I just went there OP, I'd been 2 other times when I was a teenager. It was actually better than I remembered. I'm too lazy to attach a pic but it was really beautiful at sunset.

Like others said, it's nice to hike out into the dunes where you can't see anyone. It's also cool to fly a kite. It's definitely not a great place to get a strenuous, all-day hike in, but there are a lot of places nearby to do that anyway.

When I went, there was plenty of space to get away from the tourists. Drive to the end of the loop, find a parking spot, and just start walking out.

I wouldn't go in the summer though.
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>>1947086
That seafood place in palacios run by vietnamese is the shit

You're a dumbass though, nobody from your side of Texas goes to big bend because it's like a twelve hour drive, and it probably dries their skin out
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>>1946448
Its only a 3 or 4 day drive to the beautiful, deciduous forested hills of WV or TN.
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>>1947938
>>1947945
>>1947951

Yea, used the rope to climb up and repel back down. The repel was scarier and had worse consequences for fucking up.

Once I made it up past the big orange rocks, I was having to catch my breath ever minute for the entire way up. It's more of a scramble than it is a hike. Also, there isn't much of a trail, so you need to be good a route finding. If you park at the visitors center you're limited to getting up and back down during their open hours which was just enough time for me. There were only two other groups there when I did it, and only a few people made it all the way. Don't look like a pussy and scoot down the mountain on your ass. Yea, it's really steep but you won't make it down in time and you look like a bitch.

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Knife thread fuck your format and schlob my knob edition
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>>1948173
its 5160 Alloy Steel
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I like small
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>>1948170
>batoning
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I've got too many to post, but I took this one yesterday for the spyderco thread. This is my most common /out/ setup. I'll post my extremratio's later.
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>>1948201
yes to make kindling

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I keep following Collapse discussion boards and watched a youtube video an anon reccomended to watch.
The channel has around 500.000 subscribers and only talks about stuff like that.
He says Europe isn't safe from flooding water and you need to be at least 500 feet above sea level.
The comments mostly say "I live in Netherlands below sea level I'm so fucked".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oKafyk7MQA [Embed]

So, what are they talking about? Climate change and rising water levells over the course of centuries, or what? I understand it's good to have a bugout location, but why is it dangerous to have it in a flat area? Will there be some HAARP strike or something like that? Alois Irlmaier being correct? Why is it problematic to live in a flat area?
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>take the vax anon
Fuck that. I can hear the headlines now. "At the time we took all the precautions we could. How could we know that 3 years later everyone would become drooling retards"
Every well intention but rushed government project.
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>>1948219
Water ice is already part of the water. Land ice isn't anon.
I hope this was a troll but suspect it wasn't.
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Why would I take a vaccine for a virus that doesn't exist?
LMFAO
M
F
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>>1948219
Antarctica
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>>1948209
All these peoples lived in areas that would have been affected by ice age flooding when essentially oceans worth of water was released in a very short time due to interior glacial flood barriers breaking.
Last time I checked there aren't huge pools of water locked in glacial planes ready to be released.
Rapid onset flooding is a meme. Also doesn't take into account increasing volumes of atmospheric moisture due to heating, increased plant growth etc.
>Hurr global warming is bad
So why did the most stable and bountiful period of life exist in temps way higher than we have now.
They dont like this question

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>>1943010
this
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>>1927170
This. This anon nailed it.
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>>1927273
They do this shit on /fit/ too.
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>>1927170
Based.
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meet girls from church

Jesus guys , I nearly forgot this year.
Forgive me


LONG JOHN SILVERES THREAD!!!!111
Post link to great sales.
Post favorite LJS brands.
Argue with fellow boardmembers about merino wool vs cotton.
Everything long john silvers related belongs here.

Its getting cold, do you have yours yet?
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>>1934866
Just buy every size and return what you don’t need.
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>>1942998
Thanks bro
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>>1924291
>Wool is itchy. All wool, even cashmere and merino. Cotton is never itchy the way wool is. I am not allergic to wool and I have tried very soft wool and it still abrades my skin.
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>>1924291
>Wool is itchy.
you are weak
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>>1946905
Depends on what part of the country
I just usually say silvers

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I have never been more proud of /out/ than i am at this moment.
You did real good in the world this week.
I honestly wept
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>>1947753
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Use the catalog you fucking moron
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>>1947800
Like the Sears Catalog ?
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>>1947829
that's what we fapped to before the internet sunny
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>>1947833
I am old enough to have done this:(




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