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What kind of animal makes this den? Minnesota USA, west of the twin cities
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what is that
Half man half bear half pig
No, it's half man, half bearpig
Did you purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka?

Can you get /fit/ from backpacking alone?
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>...the feet themselves are unfairly blamed rather than the conditions forced upon them.

Ain't that the truth? Very eloquently said.
It really is amazing the amount of people that claim thru status but didnt do the whole thing....disappointing in that it takes away from those that did the whole thing...
bitch looks exactly the same in both pictures, what am I missing here?
You're not missing any major changes between her before and after thru hike pictures, which is somewhat impressive in its own right.

Obviously "adventure" trips and motorcycle camping in general are pretty popular, but has anyone done extended off-road trips? I went on an overnight last weekend on a whim and had to turn a poncho into a windbreak, so any advice on how to stay comfortable without compromising off-road capability would be great.
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Never been camping before, went on some trails yesterday and set up a hammock for the day. Want tk try going out for a weekend. Whats the base stuff I need to get started? I have a stove, pots, and sleeping bag. Do I need a tarp/paracord to put over it?
Do it BDR style. Book hotels. Ride like hooligan all day on any bike. Beers and showers at every stop. Credit card ADV yo.
No cause I'm poor, it's sleeping underneath a bridge with the hobos at night for me
Just treat it like your're backpacking, when I go motocamping I've just got everything in a drybag backpack that gets lashed to the top rack on the bike, wearing the backpack is doable but it wears you out way faster offroad.

If you're serious about it, having two smaller side bags is advantageous for weight distribution but you're better off just packing lighter anyways.
Ask around. Often times people will have a bike thats been sitting for years that they're willing to sell for cheap. Could be a dirt bike that you could convert to a dual sport if your state allows that. Hell, even if its a cruiser, you could probably sell it and go buy what you want.

Goodyear thread.
ITT we discuss work and hiking boots that can be resoled and rebuilt again and again.
If you love trail runners thats fine, start your own thread.
I want a heavy boot that I break in one time and never again for many years .
Anyone have boots like this?
Pics of your worn in boots please!
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had not heard of these , which ones did you get?
That, sir, is a heinously ugly boot. It’s what a stripper would wear if she worked at the town from the first Rambo movie.
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Men should not make determinations about feminine fields of interest like fashion aesthetics
That would be hot actually.

Harmonica thread.
do you take a harmonica out with you?
recomendations on harmonicas?
post your harmonica
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It's pretty much "just the standard", but some keys of some models are a little more "difficult" to operate. C harps tend to blow easily, in that less breath is required to vibrate the reeds.
I built one a good many years back and gave it away when I became something of a hobo. I'd been around them all my life, uncle and dad played 'em.
Washboard is pretty common. Less popular but sounds really cool is when people play the saw. These are just the first videos that popped up after a search, not sure if they're actually good but you'll get an idea of what they sound like.
Indeed, I gave away an 1800s washboard with thimbles same day as the washtub bass.
I have two collections uploaded that you should listen to for legit old "hillbilly" music and what kinds of things it consists of:



Are any of you guys familiar with southwestern Sough Dakota? Going there in June with a couple friends, gonna do hiking and sightseeing and want to know some more about it.
Already planning to visit -
Badlands national park
Black hills national forest
Wind cave
Devils tower in WY
Black Hills Geological institute
Obligatory Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse memorial
Maybe the Little Bighorn Battlefield

>What other places should I have in mind?
>What do the locals know that I might not get from the internet?
Bonus points if you can tell me about Rapid City
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>Black Hills

Beautiful and peak /out/ country but watch out for the RV boomers & fatties from Mt Rushmore. Never camped there butI did drive through on my way to the Badlands.

Amazing and also really excruciating to hike. Did an off trail 20 mile loop in June a couple years back and there is no water, no sun protection, and waist high grass to wade through. So prepare to be hiking in pants, long sleeved shirts and boots in 90 degree heat if you do it in the summer like I did. Dont make the mistake for using trail runners here. You will pay the price of spending the next month pulling out grass burrs out of you shoes and socks, not even mentioning the 2 inch tall cacti that hide under the 30 inch tall grasses. Also make sure you are comfortable with scree sliding. The loop we did was 100% off trail and involved hiking into a ravine, following it about 6 miles out, bushwhacking into the next drainage, following it up to its end, and sliding down about 40 feet of scree at an 80% pitch. The hiking is marked by random scree terraced falloffs that drop off 20 feet before jutting back up just as quick (pic related). But it was one of the most memorable hikes of my life. Got to see buffalo rolling around in the grass like a dog on a hot summer day and some of the most unique hiking environment Ive ever seen in my life. Do not miss this, but try to pick a loop that will be off the beaten path. And get ready for the weirdest town in the entire world that is wall, sd.
OP here, anyone else on this board with helpful advice? Or is it time for this threat to fade away? Pic related.
Pay Carl in Hot Springs to give you a tour of the area.
If you’re driving in from the East the Corn Palace in Mitchell is a cool bit of roadside kitsch Americana.
>Carl in hot springs
>seems legit

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Karl and Gaby in Australia take their Jeep out into the outback but their vehicle got stuck in the sand and the guy was not smart enough to let out enough air from the ties to get them unstuck. Despite leaving a note with the hotel to call for help if they were not back in a couple days after waiting two days (while next to a shelter by their campground with 300 liters of water) they decided to out into the 40c (104F) heat carrying with them 17 liters of water and leaving 348 liters of water behind.

After 5 hours of walking in the heat they had finished half their water and Karl is too weak to make it so Gaby takes his boots and water then leaves him and continues onwards. Gaby was found dead 5 days later having collapsed after having walked past troughs of water for cattle and dams containing water.

Karl survived as he returned to their campsite and waited for the promised help to arrive. RIP Gaby Grossmueller. Pls don't bully I know this story is from 3 years ago. Link: http://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/people/tragedy/display/111067-gabriele-caroline-grossmueller--
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Maybe. Is it a man though?
If that's the only gear you really need, then you are a giant faggot.

>If anything comes up, I'll just call my mommy!
>The disappearing stick shift: Less than 3% of cars sold in the U.S. have manual transmissions
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nice work, detective
>carrying with them 17 liters of water
>After 5 hours of walking in the heat they had finished half their water
I don't know what it's like in the outback. But more than 4 litres each in five hours, when you know you have to conserve it? Isn't that kind of excessive?

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Spiders are bros.
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Le epic spiderbrorino! XD
Spiders always wait until I kayak into the middle of the lake before making a kamikaze run up my short’s leg.
Wholesome thread, lads.
I let the spiders stay on wall because I know they get rid of mosquitoes and all that much more annoying wildlife.
Use Newpipe, fag

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I live like 15 minutes away from the Potomac River - DMV area.

I've got an old shitty one but I want a new one. Probably with foot pedals.

What companies make the best pedal river kayaks for a 1-3 day trip. Enough space to feel comfortable, I'm 6'3.

Again, I guess firstly are prices down because of the pandemic.

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RV are also selling out
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Why do you call that sit on top a "river" kayak? Pic related is a river kayak.
these. open waters are like public pools right now. sucks.

my ass. it's bumper boats around me.
You might see a bunch for sale on craigslist in a few months
Find a new spot then. I have no problem distancing where I'm at.

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Hi all. I am not sure if this is the right board but I thought that you guys could help. This picture was taken probably taken in the 40s but I am not sure where exactly. A friend of mine is trying to figure out if this is his car. If the picture is taken in Trinidad and Tobago then it's most likely his car. I couldn't figure it out using Google earth but I thought that someone here could recognise that mountain.
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Thanks for the help
It does look very dry with a lot of areas without trees. Looks like Italy to me.
Mystery solved. It's Table mountain is South Africa.
How did you find out?
Looks like sedimentary rock. I believe Trinidad and Tobago are volcanic in origin, and thus wouldn’t have rock layers like that. Not a geologist - just making this up on the fly
Nevermind I’m wrong

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Is there any greater menace to the outdoorsman than these? As a duty, I go out of my way to murder any t*ck I come across. Revolting, ugly and demonic creatures.
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Download. These creatures from hell. I'd pray for ticks over this
do the tick removal tools for dogs work just as well for humans?
I see disgustingly prevalent anti-semitism in this thread. Fuck you racists.
What are uoa?
Getting stung is extremely unlikely if you don't behave like an idiot or wear weird perfumes.

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What does /out/ recommend regarding what park or forest to go to over Labor Day weekend? I was wanting to take a roadtrip with some friends to Zion for 5 to 6 days but we live 20 hours out in the Midwest. I still think it'd be worth it, but I'm sure /out/ has some recommendations.
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Are you dayhiking or backpacking overnight?
don't do shenandoah, it's overrated. If you're doing an appalachians trip I would do:

>Mammoth Cave (1 day)
>Roan Highlands (1 day, or 2 days overnight)
>Asheville (if you're not camping, stay overnight)
>Smokey Mountains (3 days)
>Nashville (if you have /trv/ city-friends you want to please, swing by here on the way back)

if your friend insists on shenandoah, I would go:
>Mammoth Cave (1 day)
>Red River Gorge (if you have extra time)
>Dolly Sods (1-2 days)

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Island in the sky and Capitol Reef both look nice! I'll add those to the list
We'll be dayhiking most of the trip I'd say. I had a friend who went to the Smokey Mountains last year and really liked it so this'll be a good backup plan if we do end up going to the Appalachians
Smoky mountains and Shenandoah are definitely cool, but southern Utah will be DRASTICALLY different from Missouri. Definitely think you will have more fun heading west
I think so too, a big change of pace from the scenery we're used to. I think they were favoring Shenandoah because it's less of a drive from where we are but I think they've already come around to wanting to go to Zion lol

hey didn't see a QTDDTOT so i thought i would start one.

i'm looking into handheld GPS. can anyone give any recommendations? how does pic related work?
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Any good nature or /out/ related podcasts bros?
> "its not even food"
> "it doesnt even taste good"
> "its just plastic"
plz respond
Footstuff is alright
I want to try dehydrating my own meals, but I’m a retard and can’t figure it out on my own. Are there any DIY dehydrated meal idea for absolute beginners/absolute morons? I have an air fryer, so that’s a start, right?

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Suggestion for /out/ books?
Preferably books that include dogs.
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literal mental retard
It’s pretty obvious Thoreau was autistic and by all accounts an incel who never hooked up with anyone male or female. The “Thoreau was a phony!” stuff today goes a little too far. It’s clear in Walden that he’s living near the railroad tracks within walking distance of Concord, and all his self righteous rants are undercut with a lot of dry self depreciating Yankee humor.
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I've been reading musashi's work
I've been enjoying the Rambo book. So far it's a lot better than the movie where everyone is a one-dimensional retard. The author really seems to understand trauma and post-trauma behavior despite him being a worthless academic and writing it in the late-60s- early 70s.
Also it takes place in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky and there's a motorcycle.
Here is one with a boy and a dog set in high plains of Colorado. The title says it all.

I wanna drive from Arizona to California to try surfing for the first time this summer, where does /out/ recommend I go to?
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Point mugu to Malibu, where most everyone else goes, or out at surfers knoll off Spinnaker drive in Ventura. NorCal sucks for surfing.
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Go get one of those bad boyz and all the crowds won't even be a problem, it's like driving a SUV in a crowd of people, everybody is scared to get run over and gives way, also because you have wayyy more volume and a paddle you can take off deeper than shortboard nerds and loggers and beat them at their own game.

I guarantee you noone else will get more waves than you on a SUP
San Diegan here.
It depends on what direction the swells are coming from and what type of weather is off the coast.
South mission could have 2 foot swells or 10 foot swells.
L.A. is more consistent.
Since you're a poser, just go to Venice beach like everyone else so when you get bored you can barhop and get herpes from some crack head beach bum who will fuck you just to use the shower in your hotel room.
better be careful you don't attract a shark, swimming with all that bait
>TFW Australian
>TFW you live in a country with 12,500 kilometres of top tier coastline with a total population thats half of california.

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