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I got an old canvas backpack and I'd like to weatherproof it. Some cursory googling yields a number of waxing methods, either beeswax, paraffin or a combination of both. Some recipes also call for adding boiled linseed oil and/or turpentine. Wax is either painted onto the canvas while melted, or rubbed on once hardened. Then you apply heat with a heatgun or blowdrier to set the wax into the canvas.

Anyone have experience doing this themselves? Can you recommend a recipe? Apparently blo can make the fabric susceptible to mildew and adding pine tar can help with this? Turpentine seems optional and is added to help work the wax into the canvas, but can leave it smelling and requires a lot of time outside to evaporate. Also apparently this treatment can make the canvas quite flammable, is that a concern?
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>>2097066
apparently greenland wax is just 7 parts paraffin, 1 part beeswax. would be much cheaper to just make your own
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I unironically use surf board wax, haven't found anything better.
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>>2101524
What is in a typical surfboard wax? Isn't it designed to be lumpy for grip? I imagine that would impede getting an even coating on canvas but I'm talking out my ass having never surfed.
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>>2100072

One would have done it. I waxed that entire parka, inside and out, along with my Rhodesian hat, and still have over 3/4 of the bar left.
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>>2096565
don't even bother. I tried waterproofing my M56 and other stuff like my canvas poncho, it doesn't work. Just get a cover for the backpack, or wear a poncho over yourself and your gear when its raining.

Ignore liar's who tell you otherwise. I tried all the expensive spray they advertise here. Shills, all of them.

Lush Deciduous Forests Finally Greening Up Edition

Where do you have adventures planned this spring or summer? Please contribute photos and plans!
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>>2104612
i think you missed it in the catalog there is already a appalachia and west virginia hiking general here >>2104569
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>>2104612
Gotta love Linville Gorge
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Favourite piece of your kit?
For me, its the Wood Craft pack axe (19" handle) by Council Tool, made right there in the USA.
As you might guess, I frequently LARP as somebody who had a father. Just yesterday, I took my kit down to the local creek and set up my tarp just to take this picture. A minute or two later I chipped my brand new axe on the rock at bottom of frame while removing offshoots from my centre pole.
I love my trusty axe. Nothing makes me feel safer in the woods or at home with my stepdad than feeling the heft of the axe through its supple haft and seeing the silvery gleam of its unhoned edge. I love the curve of the wooden handle, widening out from raw beaten steel and curving to a slightly bulbous tip, balancing the tool perfectly as I grasp the shaft just below.
My only complaint is that the wood face at the end of the handle was left fairly rough after planing. I needed to give it a vigorous sandpaper rubdown to attractively smooth it out, and then oiled it deep with bare hands before it was totally smooth and ready for the abuse I plan to put it through.
What about you, /out/?
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>>2102646
You posted this on /pol/ too.
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It's comforting to know I can see all without using any lights of my own.
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>>2102787
you can suck my dick for 1 merc dime buddy, normally it's a half dollar
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>>2102660
That's fuckin gay dude. Just spit on your TP like a normal man.
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>>2102660
imagine the smell

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Thru hikers get in here. LARPers strictly forbidden
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>>2104634
Tonnes of 1 to 2week backpacking hikes in all kinds of terrain, never anything of this caliber though.
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>>2104633
Don't be afraid to reassess your needs and pack weight as you go. Wash yourself and clothes and socks in streams often. Drink more water than you think you need and start drinking when you wake up. Stretch throughout the day
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>>2104325
>hiking 100s of miles in jeans and a cotton t-shirt
My nipples and thighs hurt even thinking about it.
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>>2104409
>literally everyone on this forum wears cotton
Sure, but not when I'm going to be living in my clothes for days/weeks on end.
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>>2104633
Bring a map and don't be shy about taking rest days.

>>2104781
Cotton is the material of choice if you're thru hiking in summer/humid conditions guy.. It doesn't smell after weaks like any synthetic and wool dries too slow.

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What is the best /out/ meal and why is it cup noodles?

>post pics of your cooking setups and meals
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>>2104591
Outdoor soup is best soup
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>>2104591
Mix those with Idaho instant potatoes babey
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How are people content with eating slop?
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>>2104735
Protip: corned beef

Add to pasta sides mushroom stroganoff or to dehydrated hash browns or to instant mashed potatoes.
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>>2104758
You sacrifice a variety of texture for weight savings when you intend to hike a very long way.

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EDC thread? every other board seems to have one.
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>>2103439
>empty phone case
Weak
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>>2101849
>The leatherman is large and difficult to hold for large periods of time, the thickness of the body hurts your hand and the squareness of the entire thing digs into your hand after a while
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>>2103143
Good reference.
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>>2104474
t. larper
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>>2102015
Wouldn't a flask be more convenient than a full size bottle for EDC?

Hello does anyone have any experience with paddleboards? I'm thinking of getting this one but not sure if I should go for it or one of the many on Amazon that are $300-400 instead.
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>>2102186
whenever i'm swimming or in a cayak and I see someone I get the insatiable urge push them over with my paddle/hands
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>>2102186
How tall are you and what are the conditions like in the place where you plan to paddle? Also what do you plan on using it for?
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>>2104787
I plan on falling for a stupid fad, having it sit in my garage, then selling it at a garage sale for 1/10 of what I paid in 5 years when I want to move again.
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>>2104791
you should probably go for the cheaper option then
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>>2102186
Don't listen to the retards in this thread, stand up paddles are great fun and exercise, part of the fun is the challenge of staying upright on them. I do love kayaking too, and it is much more efficient and useful if you're carrying lots of gear as well, but if it's just plain exercise you want and you already own a kayak then I'd go the paddle. Kayaking can get a bit dull sitting down for hours, your back can get a bit sore

how come cities have to be so awful? i'm sure most of the people reading this remember learning about how the hanging gardens of babylon was one of the wonders of the ancient world, how come our cities can't be more like that?
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>>2103395
you can still benefit from a system materially and not enjoy it anon. i can appreciate that i have meat in my deep freezer that i didn't have to chase down on foot for a week without enjoying the fact that big cities are generally hell-holes.
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>>2104169
The Bible is a book of half-assed mythology. It's interesting as an historical study in understanding English literature, but an understanding of *actual history* it's complete bullshit. The Jews were never slaves in Egypt. Exodus did not happen. Genesis (both versions) is utter nonsense. Jesus did not exist. Believing that there's any moral authority in a book that ranks the sin of fucking boi-pussy the same as the sin of offering a burnt offering of sesame buns on a Wednesday and wearing mixed fibres, is just fucking laughable. Even the ten commandments are ridiculous - TEN commandments, and FOUR of them are about God apparently being a jealous little bitch boy? GTFOOH.
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>>2104257
i'll leave you alone since this is a point of pride for you, but saying that Christ didn't exist despite the well documented paper trail of writing about him is absurd. He made notable political waves in judea that contributed to the first jewish-roman war. tacitus wrote about him. at least a few roman officials wrote about him.

and whether or not the Bible is pure mythology or not (it isn't) has no bearing on the depth of philosophical insight it has. ecclesiates and proverbs, for instance, can't be written off as "half assed". Job is one of the foundational attempts to reconcile the existence of evil with a supreme good, a question that's haunted the world since sentient thought. you can't write that off as pure mythology without being willfully ignorant. you strike me as having never read the Bible, but became a fedora tipper who read a lot of hateful secondary sources about it. you smell like reddit.
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>>2104327
>the well documented paper trail of writing about him
Well that's just bullshit.
Jesus is supposed to have lived during a time when there were literally dozens of chroniclers / documentarians living in the Mediterranean region, and yet not a single solitary one of them mentions anything about him. The first extra-Biblical mention in writing isn't found until well over a century later, and refers to "the cult of Christ". Hell, even the first Gospel wasn't written until at least 70 years (probably 110 years) until after Jesus supposedly lived. Given life expectancy at the time, we're talking at least three generations later. Face it. Christianity was the Scientology of its day, and the Bible is no more factual than anything L Ron Hubbard ever wrote.
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>>2104327
>attempts to reconcile the existence of evil with a supreme good
Job fails to solve the problem of evil because it ignores the simple truth that morality is relative not absolute, because there is no supreme all-powerful law-giver, i.e. there is no God.

pic related. did Boy Scouts pre-diddling and received this, always fascinated with the depth as a city kid but picked it up recently and starting to apply the shit innawoods now that i moved. anyone else have good reads to fill the time between outings?

weekend camper/hiker until summer hits so would appreciate content related to that, but general survival books are appreciated too
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>>2101040
>>2101043
Thanks anon, those are both very beautiful poems. I'll check them out :)
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any of you lads know any good 'scout'/'cubs' books with a bunch of activities and what not
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>>2101006
The stand
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>>2095601
Lost In The Barrens is really good, especially if you get a good paperback copy, they read it in schools from the 1950s to 1990s apparently so theyre pretty abundant here in Canada

Picrel. Fistfighting, using a rifle and wrestling are default. Leaving the rest up to you folks
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How to tactically use pronouns to induce maximum gender dysphoria.

https://youtu.be/EOUBhQlhG2w
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>>2103103
had to use youtube-dl to watch that. pretty good vid
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>>2103122
Another way is you put in the regular link (not youtu.be) and make it nsfwyoutube instead. I think that still works.
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>>2103103
Holy shit we found IT’S MA’AM 2
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>>2103098
wtf is this shit? how many boards do you have to talk about games, and post this here?
gtfo

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Beleric Vs Shepard edition
>Post Slings You've made/Matirials you used to make them
>Post how you made them
>Post pics of pots or jars you smashed with the slings you braided.
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>>2103226
I have not used one before, but the concept seems the same
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>>2103226
so I looked up sling staffs and found that they work pretty good, and that they were used as late as the 1800s to chuck grenades' or other incendiary devices. they were pretty much used until Firearms basically replaced Bows slings and crossbows.
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>>2103137
Based and Scythian pilled was thinking the same thing
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>>2103226
I can see why
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>>2104767
fuck, I forgot the link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbAshAZOK38&t=20s

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Do you guys go hiking alone or with "friends"? Normies tell me they wouldn't think of ever going out alone.
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>>2101233
wtf is wrong with your brain
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>>2096963
I usually go alone because no one will go with me.
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I don't go hiking.

I don't want to go alone, it drives me mad to be stuck with my own thoughts for hours and it's probably also boring.
And because I don't have anyone to go with, I never go anywhere.

I THINK that I could go alone if I had a rich social life, as some sort of relaxation from social interaction, but that isn't the case, at all. I'm constantly starved for social interaction, so I won't get the relaxation and enjoying thinking about stuff effect, it'll just feel bad.
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Both. I go with friends to campgrounds or on trails a few times during summer. But i love going back country camping and noone wants to go with me so i go solo. Its nice and relaxing plus you dont have to wait for anyone just move at your own pace.
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Hiking bonds me with my old highschool friend, so we go hiking and camping few times a year. Then I may make some one day/night trips by myself.

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So-called "nomads" and "van lifers" are just 21st Century hobos.
Change my mind.
>you can't
Go be homeless somewhere else.
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>>2096566
checked, not who you responded to but thanks anon
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>>2092664
>No war to kill off all the poor people
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>>2094121
Get fucked reddit commie fucboi
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>>2104438
Honestly you burgers are a plague on the internet. I wish you would get your own like china so I don't have to explain absolutely everything because you pretend to have a mental capacity of a troglodyte.
Yes, I meant a condo, a living unit inside a larger building, the only difference between the two being that you own a condo instead of renting it but you already knew what I meant
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>>2090957
>Go be homeless somewhere else
I think that's the point of doing it with a van isnt it?

In an effort to help out this slow ass board I want to try and make what is essentially going to be a LARP general. And guys I know, we’re all “planning on getting some land” and “making a homestead” someday, I think about it too, but after lurking for a few months I see too many asinine threads killing off threads that are slow but interesting (the bee thread for example) to ask the same question someone else asked yesterday.
tl;dr post your infographics in here, talk about homesteading in here, LARP with other anons who don’t actually /out/ either here. Stop shitting up /out/.
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>>2101430
>methane generator
How's Underworld going?
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>>2102351
Report him for what?
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>>2101981
Can we be friends?
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>>2101415
Strap one of them bad boys on top of my hemi and I'd be crushin' sooo much puss
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>>2104649
Building a waterwheel, I’m sure it goes against HOA in California or probably is just straight up illegal in that shithole

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You do partake in the most /out/pilled sport in the world, don't you?
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>>2104545
Are Americans really this retarded?
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>>2104545
Oops, irrelevant pic.
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>>2104545
>he doesn't portage and scout
f
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>>2104728
There are quite a few gorges here (west coast NZ) where the only practical scouting is from the heli on the way in.
Waitaha is a good example. Or regular drive ins like kakapotahi is basically running the entire river blind with someone who’s done it before.
In both cases, portage isn’t feasible.
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>>2100811
love kayaking but i would love to have a chance to do more heavy rapids when i have the time




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