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Has anyone used one of these Maven spotting scopes for hiking or hunting?

This is the model they recommend for use if you're mobile.

Can anyone give me a recommendation one way or the other? I have a pair of Steiner 8x30 Mil-Marines which I've really enjoyed using for picking up interesting things. Now I need something to really get a good look.

I am in the US Northeast in mostly woods and coastlines. The woods are obviously dense but along the ocean I want to use the magnification to really ogle seals and birds out on the banks.

Thanks for your help frens
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Get a job
Lol “the sweet spot”. You have no idea how good top tier binos are in a low light environment.
I've used plenty of high end optics. I have Leupold rifle scopes. if you're buying optics for low-light conditions and aren't getting the biggest objective lense possible, you're doing it wrong, regardless of what you spend. anything above x40 with decent glass can make out detail of tree bark under good moonlight. I use my x42 at 9pm in the winter regularly. I can see owls up in trees still with prety good detail considering the light conditions. it's not just a silhouette. you're just being a price shill and have no experience personally I bet. there is WAY more that goes into low-light performance than price alone.
Leopold is mid at best, boy. Now post your best kill.
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>the "sweet spot" is $200-250 binoculars when you're talking "name brand."

Anon, I......

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Some friends invited me to go camping next month, but I'm a complete zombie until the sun sets. I wake up with a bloated stomach, physically feeling like I'm going to pass out, like I've just ran a marathon. Walking up a set of stairs is physically exhausting. Now the physical exhaustion sucks, but I can deal with it. Usually going for a 6mi run gets me half-way to feeling normal.
The real problem is the mental exhaustion. As I mentioned, until the sun sets, or about ~12 hours after I wake up, objects around me are all blurry. It feels like extreme disassociation coupled with literally zero short-term memory, like not being able to remember what you did three seconds ago. This has gotten worse over the past three years, despite me getting in better and better shape (in 2019, I would wake up feeling energized despite weighing 170lbs and having a shit diet).
I'm 23, 5'11, 150lbs. I have a healthy diet (get protein from meats, sometimes tofu, avoid gluten, carbs from rice/potatos; and I avoid processed food), my sleep quality is good (get 8-9h a night), take proper vitamins, etc.
In terms of supplements, I have tried each for at least a month: CBD oil, anti-inflammatory supplements, GABA, nootropics, stimulants (modafinil, ritalin, adderall). Nothing really helped.
Diet-wise, I have tried keto and carnivore, each for two weeks. On them, bloating and physical exhaustion weren't as bad, but my mental exhaustion was considerably worse (it felt like half of my brain completely shut down, even at night)
The only thing that made me feel remotely normal was fasting, but obviously this is not sustainable long-term. It's like my body is allergic to sleep. Fucking hell.
The closest doctor is a four day hike away (I live on a farm without a working car, and in the past mayoclinic has been more helpful in diagnosing problems than my GP has)
Right now, I need to go for a 8 mile run every single morning to not fall asleep an hour after waking up. Any suggestions?
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I'm also experiencing this kind of fatigue, only not as bad. I live a really similar life but with sleep deprivation. you get energy in the evening, i found that too, but now days i can fall asleep easily at 4pm. and that's why i'm sleep deprived, right? sudden energy at 8pm? well i'll be up late but then shit, need to be in bed to get 5 or 6 hours of sleep before work.
>mayoclinic has been more helpful in diagnosing problems than my GP has)
yes, online medical resources have also been better than GP's for me too. i halfway think it is diabetes but i need a test for that.
maybe heart problems, i know lack of oxygen caused by heart problems gave my grandad basically narcolepsy, could fall asleep anywhere and everywhere and eventually lost his mind (short memory, retardation etc)
How are your teeth? Root Canals can rot and cause inflammation, amalgam fillings can leek mercury, tmj or teeth grinding and pelvic floor connection is also something worth investigating

Also looked into working on your microbiom by including more fermented foods in your diet and try a good liquid probiotic. Look up Natasha Campbell.

Another thing for mention is your breathing during sleep and trying to correct it by putting some medical tape over you mouth to promote nose breathing
Diet is less important if your activity level. In fact its not important at all until you greatly increase your activity level. Then your body will make sure that your diet is matching your activity level by making you hungry. You achieve this by only eating when your body is genuinely hungry, not out of habit, stress, or when you see food cues, or any other kind of appetite stimulus.
People that report improvements on keto usually only break a sweat once a day or not at all. If you want to be healthy your metabolism has to be up all day. Its ok to take a nap if you feel exhausted but otherwise always be awake, active, and warmed up. This is the only way to be healthy and grow at the same time, no matter how you eat.

>What happens when you are having a low energy morning (by sleeping in, or sitting in front of the PC), or entire day or lifestyle?
Carbs will cause inflammation
Fats will clog your arteries and make you sluggish.
Any supplements or macro nutrient ratio wont do anything at all.
Food won't digest correctly.
You will not be hungry. The only thing you will feel is appetite.

Portion size has to be small, not American. You avoid appetite by being active and distracting yourself.
Drink TWO portions of half liters of water in the morning to kickstart your digestion before you eat anything.
If you don't walk between meals you will get digestive issues.

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You can eat nothing but 3000kcal of cookies for an entire month and be more healthy by the end of it.
By walking 25 miles with a heavy backpack every day all day. If you are looking to diet to fix your issues when you are a city faggot you're ngmi.
sounds like hangover to me, are you drinking every night?

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September is the hottest month in the entire Earth, because the sun releases more fire from this spot that happens to be turned at Earth at this time of the year during the Translation.
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>I don't hate it like February or June
Nah in the southern hemisphere late February early march turns it up too. Dunno why.
why do you hate February and June?
Because orbit and orientation
september is cold where am. aug or july sure

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post your beach pics
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Shit, this thread reminds me I haven't set foot on a beach in some 5 years and I fucking live 10 km from the ocean.
But my /out/ings are more sitting in the shade and playing around with knives and saws. Not much of that on the beach. Still, need to go for a nice day hike on the cliffs one of these days.
this is my favorite
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I love living near the beach bros

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This is actually less retarded than other folding axes I've seen.
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not OP but ive had to cut up some down trees on paths for portaging, simple estwing hatchet made quick work of everything
> gear fags have lost the plot again
Very perennial
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hold on, why has nobody mentioned this yet? i have been reading the thread for a few days but this time i hovered the mouse on "Embed" and this came up
ok, after opening the video she looks like shit and not even the boobs redeem her, i regret mentioning it, her voice is terrible too
her gf was uggy so theyre probably being reeducated

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How did your duck opener go hunters of /out/
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Hunters are scum.
Louisiana. This is where mallards go when they head south for the winter. It’s the same in Arkansa.
What do you hunt ducks with, 20 gauge or what?
You don't go outdoors.
>Verification not required.
started 20th last month in finland.. not alot of ducks.

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Can anybody rec me some good camping spots in the mark twain nat'f forest?

I left land between the lakes after staying there for a few days and Im an hour away now and gonna crash out in my car in a walmart parking lot tonight then head in and try to set up camp for a few days

Ideally somewhere shady or near water that I can dip my feet in/swim

I have a mazda hatchback so I cant do any serious offroading/mudding to get to way out spots

(Also land between the lakes wanted me to self serve pay 10$/Night for "dispersed camping" that wasnt even dispersed I could literally see/hear my neighbors wtf?! luckily I didnt actually pay I just filled out the ticket left it on my spot and left the envelope with cash in my car and planned to say "oh my bad I forgot :)" if I was caught, has anybody dont this before? How often do they check that type of shit?)

Pic related my treck so far, Kentucky was seriously underrated, the state parks were all free and pretty neat!

I didn't realise how insanely monotonous the UK climate was until I started looking at these for other countries, is this something you guys are interested in? Any other countries with insane climate diversity or unusual patterns? I don't come to this board often. God Bless
Look up the mega diverse countries, and also micro climates. Most macroscale maps are using hundreds or thousands of single point stations to derive the climate, when there are actually many thousands of more places than slip through because they are microscale. Many climate classifications are also incomplete, for example W North America has no less than a dozen unique climate types that fit into either two or more Koppen types or fall between two Koppen types.

Porstmouth nh, allentown pennsylvania, and duluth minnesota are wildly different climates.

This map is shit.
>I don't understand what climate is: the post
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It's a great resource for people like us.

i’m a new /out/ chad and i’m looking for some advice. i live in rural USA (pa) and this is what i’m dealing with

>nothing but long winding roads around them
>everything is surrounded by super dense forest you can’t really walk in and out of it
>there’s a small park and railroad tracks nearby but not much else than that
>the rest is just long country backroads
>any field or similar is owned by someone and private property

it feels like there’s no places to actually go outdoors even though i’m surrounded by it.

i don’t have a car all i have is an ebike.
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oh just fucking kill yourself already loser
I find it hard to believe there's nothing. Try alltrails.com/explore and use the community tab to find more obscure trails.
You can just walk off into the forest to the right and have a good time.
Looks better than 90% of Europe.
Forests tend to be more dense near the roadside because it's where it gets more light, once you get between the trees it should be less overgrown
That's a rich statement coming from someone soliciting ""advice"" that anyone who isn't brain-dead can figure out immediately. Work for what you want to achieve in life, it isn't rocket science.

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Anyone else out deer hunting right now? I'm sitting in a tent blind in the middle of a dark thunderstorm trying to ride it out.
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Getting ready. I drew a tag for early November this year.
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>mfw there are 5 bucks that hang out in my backyard
Rifle season isn't for a month
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simple as
don't forget all the monetary assistance hunting provides towards conservation.

only waterfowl and squirrel season where I'm at for now. might plink at some squirrel with the bow later today. good hunting anon
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damn, those ain't no button bucks neither. healthy lookin boys.
Did this a few times. For a sport, blind hunting sure don't feel sporting. You're sitting in a tent with limited vision, just hoping something blunders by. It's the outdoors equivalent of paying a slot machine IMHO. Tree stands are more interesting by far - you get to actually see nature from a unique view and there's at least some art involved in concealment and lining up a shot without scaring your quarry. I would love to try something much more active like deer stalking, but where I hunt the deer aren't nearly plentiful enough.

Searched the catalog, none present. Making one, faggots.

This is indeed a stupid question and outside my pay grade. Calling on pelt autism bros to give guidance.

This thing right here is a full African Zebra pelt recently given to me. The leather is a bit stiff, the head and nose are smashed from being rolled up and shoved into a closet for 50 years or so. This ol’ Zebra is indeed old.

WTF can I do to save this guy from being so stiff and turning it into a rug or hanging it on a wall? Primary concerned about getting the head squared away (stuffed or prosthetic underside?) as well as softening the leather properly. Should I take this to a prof. pelt tradesman? Please advise.
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where to go /out/ in kansas. Just moved here from iowa
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am i gonna die?

Im gonna solo this walk in oct over 3 days ive got plenty of outdoor experience, but never done a solo this big.

Im pretty fit, i can swim 1km in 30 minutes in a pool, but obv hiking with a pack is pretty different
derp. the image is only the first day

day 2 and 3 should be less distance, probably 12 and 10 k with a lot of descent on the third day
pack light. wear good clothes and shoes. start at sunup . youll be fine.
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No question, I made a super cat and wanted to share

Been looking around for a bit now, and the best I've found is this. https://www.etsy.com/listing/589723999/a4-laptop-zip-pouch-dyneema-composite
Anyone have any other suggestions?
make your own. you can pickup a good sewing machine secondhand for 100$ and make it for probably 12 bucks in materials

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Anyone go foraging in Arizona? Is it just me or does it seem that most plants always ants and stuff on them? Also how do you clean the stuff you find?
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How do you clean your prickly pears? I've been getting the pads and dicing them up and eating them. Nice on the mushrooms though, if my shitbox could make it up the mountain I'd go get some myself
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I don’t cut pads, only fruit. I remove any bugs/spiders and toss them into a bucket with holes in the bottom. When I get home, I spray the bucket with a hose while shaking the pears. The holes in bottom will drain anything loose on the pairs with the water, including the larger spines.
You're missing out on the pads...

Thanks for the tip though
If you can't eat the plants you can always eat the bugs and snakes. Sonoran here and palo Verde beetles guts look like white rice and taste like boogers.

Also y'all got any good camping spots? I know of one secluded near Picacho.
When we was kids we learned to break of a few steps of Mule Weed, which was everywhere it seems.
Use the stems with the leafy tops to brush the fruits as they are still attached to the pad.
It doesn't take much brushing and swatting, the sticker spines just fly off with little pressure.
Then we use our fingers to pluck the fruit off the pad easily, no stickers.
Going threw the scrub brush hiking around the desert just barely touching a cactus will fill your legs, arms, hans and clothes full of the tiny needles. We always learned the hard way.
Nowadays I use a small plastic broom i salvaged somewhere and attached to a two foot piece of saguaro rib I had laying around. It works fine for picking cholla buds in spring too.

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Does anyone else walk literal miles outside alone in the middle of the night, drinking and smoking the whole way?
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I don't smoke or drink but yea. It's awesome. Sometimes I'll close my eyes and navigate on instinct and sound. Keeps you quick between the ears
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Lol hey grandpa.
What kind of a man doesn’t drink beer?
What kind of man defines their masculinity on what they drink?
would be alot more entertaining if i didnt live in north america where unpredictable junkies didnt roam every single place that isnt regularly patroled

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They closed sugarloaf mountain!
They claim someone tried to rob the mansion, but really it's just a way to try to fight against a new zoning plan that would restrict commercialization of the mountain and surrounding area.
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yeah and you can only climb it part of the year. its busier than some small towns
The problems of the world arent because we cant feed the poor, its because we cant satisfy the greed of the rich
>under-21 only night club
Why the fuck would you want to go to a nightclub without alcohol?
drinking age was 18
You can climb it all year. It is just more dangerous as you have to time short weather windows and avy conditions.

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