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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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fuck these bastards. all they do is infest grass and fly into your room and be loud annoying shits
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These fucks always get in my room and buzz against the walls when I try to sleep in the summer. Good thing my cat likes to eat them.
Only the male ones.
Crane flies? Are you one of those screamers who thinks they are giant mosquitoes?
yep. they are conpletely useless. only good for appearing in your room and while you go get the newspaper they are nowhere to be found making you slightly uncomfortable.
They legitimately....scare me. They are like flying spiders. Hate 'em.

What motivates you to go /out/ ?
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Getting away from people and civilization.
Because it's part of my job. Nature is pretty cool when you get per diem, base pay, and hazard pay to work in it
Motivation? That's like asking what motivates me to play videogames. It's just fun.
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>It feels good, man. Especially since its warming up (there's ticks and mosquitoes sadly).
Pic semi-related

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Lets talk hiking boots.

After a few years of cheap-o shoes and discounted trail runners i decided to give combat boots a try. I often go off track and live in a rocky environment so should prove useful, though god knows what ill do when it gets hot.

What boots does out use?
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Boots have gotten better over the years. episially hiking boots. cheap hiking boots to super hyper hiking boots that are legendary!
I find socks to be just as important as boots.

Everyone shills Darn Tough, and for good reason, but wool socks in general were a massive change for me.

No rubbing, less sweat (even in waterproofs) and no smell afterwords. 10/10 . Also, im a dirty fucking shill.
>goruck MACV-1 boots

I don't know, they might not even be that bad, but why are you considering boots made by a literal LARP company instead of, you know, a boot company?
No one with experience with Zamberlan in here?
Yesterday I took these bad boys out into the bush and hills and came to the conclusion that boots are completely unnecessary outside of winter for any possible conditions that aren't alpine.
You all a bunch of larpers.

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Mt. Fuji is the world's most aesthetic volcano
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Old thread: >>1474989

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you should never feel full strength compost tea. Dilute it to at least 50%

if you are putting in some type of fert like fish fert or hydro fet cut it down more.

I only use it for outside so have no idea what you would feed seedlings.
At seedling stage I use 1/4 amount of fert every two weeks.
4 Gauge Dragons breath rounds.
First sprout in my history of vegetable gardening- French breakfast radish.

Plz no bully

Thinking of starting some radishes myself here pretty soon I just need to make a decent plot first.

I'm scared my corn is growing too fast for the pot I have it in and I didn't think far enough into the future to find the next spot for it.
be sure to post progress

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im planning on liberating a boat from some yuppies & going on a journey to where ever the water takes me 3rd April what do i need to know

> currently at the bottom of Caribbean close to venezuela going & try to sailn up to the US or death
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Every one of those movie is the same, you literally can't tell them apart.
>teach me to do thing
>wtf they're all just doing the same thing!?
>coast guard
>lighting up anything

hahahahahahaha holy shit, thanks anon, i needed that
Trinidad?. You gonna steal it from the yatch club or chagaramas?
Op please do this!!!... Omg please!

So /out/, how do you think your skills would serve you in a zombie apocalypse, or any other end-of-the-world scenario?

Post comfy larp gear
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very nice setup, makes me want to dig mine out of the basement.
we have the same Stetson hat too i think
where 2 cop
i swear the heads get smaller every time this is posted
am just checking

Patrician taste in /out/ime, anon

>pic related my motorrad

It’s just poor outdoorsmanship.
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How did you hollow the stem out? Drill? Awl?
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University of YouTube.

I got tired of cutting myself accidentally so I went to youtube to learn how to use a knife safely, carving out lots of Mors Kochanski's try-sticks is what really got me more comfortable with using a knife. Main thing that stuck with me is to use as little force as possible to make the cut.

the short one:

and the real one...longer, but worth it just hear Mors talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS_IP18_nQ8

My grandfather was a butcher, but carving wood is something else.
Made a small starter hole with the knife tip and then put it in a vise and used a drill on slow speed.
You know, what you see on this mora classic is a palm swell. It fills out your palm and creates strong friction. Your hand simply won't slip.
>inb4 hurr durr but hammer grip stabby stabby sUrvIVal with 4 inch knify

The guys who created those designs were the guys who actually used them daily and hard.
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What drives you to go out? What's wrong with living in the city? The city can be convenient and fun depending on your outlook.

The /out/doors is great and all, I'm just playing the devil's advocate.
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>living in an expensive, tiny apartment
>surrounded by violent niggers unless you live in a gated community
>everyone is oversocialized and completely dependent
>too noisy, loud and busy, constant stimulation
>no sense of community, everyone is anonymous and an asshole to one another. (4chan is great but I don't want to live like this irl)
>poisonous air, food and water
>any attractions or events you can just drive to, it's not like you have to live there to go to a concert or museum
>only exposures to nature are crowded metro parks
High population density is cancer.
I love the Outdoors, because time spent outside is never wasted time. There is also the thrill of seeing wild animals.
erm what?
I go out and live in the city, obviously, since this is where my job and friends are
these American and west European ideas that you just uproot your life and move for a better job or to a better town are totally alien to me
it feels good, like i'm scavenging or exploring or whatever. everything is better outdoors.

food? you can find it yourself
music? just listen to the birds
peace of mind? you'll find it and more
masturbating? nothing feels better than cumming on a tree.
one with nature.
You know that scene in Ace Ventura where Ace is surrounded by animals, then starts vocalising at the top of his lungs? That has always been my dream, but you can't do that in a city without drawing noise complaints.

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What are some more ergonomic options to lid type backpacks? Always having to unbuckle, lift the lid and then dig inside your bag for stuff gets annoying really fast, not only /out/ but specially when /trv/elling.
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Pads in hammocks suck. They never fill the whole compartment so you always feel an edge where they end. You change your sleeping position in the middle of the night and your body is no longer on the pad. Pads are used by people getting into hammocks on a budget, if you managed to skip this step be very glad. A pad is a severe downgrade from underquilt.
i dont see how unbuckling two buckles and lifting a lid is too much hassle. literally takes 5 seconds. i can only understand the annoyance if you have to do that every time you need something, in which case the problem is not the lid, but the fact that you have such stuff under the lid and not in the quick access pockets

but, if you don't need the ability to expand your pack volume or decent waterproofing, just get a pack with a zip opening. although, the sierra designs flex capacitor kinda has best of both worlds
I have a merino buff and love it. Much nicer that the normal one imo, just a little fragile, merino isn't the toughest material in the world.
What's the best color for tent pegs so you don't lose them? Was thinking silver, but I want to double check my logic.
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The pegs in question.

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Need some good hiking shorts
Will be doing /out/ings in the tropics this summer and need shorts without looking like a suburban dad in cargo shorts.

I have a pair of swim trucks so these are going to be 90% hiking 10% lakes and rivers I find on the out

Need something a bit more rugged than running shorts
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I have a pair of prana pants and I love them. I just wish they fit a little better and not like bell bottoms. Maybe I got a size too big but I do have trouble with how pants fit me often.

For me, it's the Columbia Outdoor Elements. Bought a pair two months ago and since then I've bought two of each color and they are pretty much my day to day wear regardless if I'm going to be /out/ or not. They actually fit me properly and I don't look like a sloppy bag of shit. I love these fuckers.
REI Sahara gang
Columbia silver ridge gang. They are convertible,same price as Sahara’s on the rei website and there not as big so you don’t look gay.
im #teamprana but have much love the sahara gang. great pair of shorts.
An yuros want to chime in? is there a reason for replacing my 10 EUR Quechua pants shaped plastic garbage

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do you feel it /out/?
the days are getting longer and the snow is melting and the birds are coming back

that also means the normies will be coming back. What will you do once /best season/ is over?
>also, spring hate thread
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Positive attitude man. I agree.

Also, I think its a little audacious for us to get angry about this kind of things just because we have some outdoors elitist mindset like "its great when I go /out/ but when others go there it sucks and its evil".

There's plenty of quiet places you can go camping.maybe if a few are really busy that's ok if it means more people will protect the outdoors. maybe we'll get more parks and protected areas out of it.
A little off-topic but maybe someone can help: I'll be heading in the general direction of Yosemite National Park in the beginning of May for hiking. However, I wanna circumvent the crowds. Are there any alternative places that have the same "feel" and or natural beauty but with less people?
Tiny thought.
Maybe just take a grinder like a psycho and grind the graffity away.
After that place some IEDs near the rock.
political compass
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>live in high-trust ethnically homogeneous country
>the number of people /out/ increases during the warmer months but doesn't really affect the experience
>less human litter than the surface of mars
>low-impact camping by those who leave the trails
>no drugs or loud music, ever
>most people are elderly, but more like the "athletic grandma" archetype instead of "Boomer in an RV"
>sometimes you see monks out and about, putting "ultralite" fags to shame
>everyone helps each other and promotes good outdoor skills and mannerisms
and the best part:
>laughing at ameriniggers from across the ocean

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Looks like one of those places that puts cheap chinesium crap in a nice box and marks it up tenfold. The fuck would you want "stealth" in an emergency survival kit anyway? To hide from any potential rescuers and provide stealth to the items you drop so you don't ever find them again?
99% of everything that's marketed as "survival" or "tactical" is a ripoff. People know dumbasses will pay money for garbage they'll never use.

>a pen
>a flashlight
>rape whisle
>a fucking tool card
>waterproof box

lmao, no
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Is "tactical" pen really a thing?

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