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so i've always hunted fully camo'd out but i bought this really comfy and warm parka from Varusteleka.
>pic related
obviously it wouldn't matter to much in my blind but i have some concerns from my stand. does anyone have any experience hunting in solid colors.should i just bite the bullet and cop for some sitka gear? i hunt in heavily wooded east Texas for reference.
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real loden is rather expensive. american hillbillies cant afford that.
Birds see color better than humans
>source:Dude trust me
I hunt in solid earth tones all the time. Honestly the most important part about camo is understanding how it works and placing yourself in the right place to take advantage of shadows and lighting.
I have one of these, it weighs a ton but it's by far the warmest jacket I own. Mine doesn't have the hood though, I got mine on ebay for $15 or $20 years ago

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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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Thanks. I have never had so many tick encounters until this summer.
fuck chiggers, fuck mites, and fuck jannies
Blouse your pants.
No worries, you're just paranoid.
People get more and more afraid of everything nature. Fucking wasps now scare people.

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What is the farthest you've hiked in one day?
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Ive done this a couple of times bit my latest was my fastest yet
this is kind of an odd take on what you are asking OP
but back when i got out of my wheelchair the last time, doctors said i should take it slow, i did and i know my pace
i would walk until i was the most exhausted ive ever been in my life, i wasnt hiking, i was just walking in my town.
but damn if those, acording to google maps 22 minites of walking, didnt take me a long time and was the most exhausting but illuminating walk

that was where it clicked for me, not gonna be here long, not gonna walk here long, so make the most of it
12 or so miles over hilly terrain
with a pack
LHHT in 43 hours. 33 ish was the max

Springtime edition

Feel free to post tobaccos (no weed allowed), pipes, collections, pics of favorite combos for going /out/, pics of what you're doing with your pipe and any questions you might have.

Want to get into smoking pipes without spending too much cash?
Get a Missouri Meerschaum Legend corncob pipe and a pouch of either Prince Albert, Carter Hall or Half and Half tobacco, available at most drugstores.
What you'll need: pipe, tobacco, lighter or matches, pipe cleaners, and either a regular old nail or a pipe tool (combination tamper, scoop, and small pick).
All of these together should run you less than $20.

Having trouble keeping your pipe lit? Fill it with less tobacco and smoke it slower than you think you need to, lightly tamping as needed when the smoke starts thinning out.
If you're still having trouble, try filling your pipe this way:
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I tried the Captain Blacks "Royal" blend and it was similar but not as sweet and aromatic as what I remember. I guess I'll try Lane 1Q next
Unless you last had it under Murray's or even when Dunhill was blending it in house, it's been blended by the same people, STG. They just did it under license for Dunhill, then put the same exact blend on the market again as Peterson.
Not trying to discourage you, but there are a lot of aromatic blends that have gone away in the last couple of decades, and many more are on their last legs, sales-wise. Hopefully you can find the one you’re looking for.
Some other possibles:
Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic
Paladin Black Cherry
Borkum Riff
Grainger (always wanted to try this but never have. It only comes in 1lb tubs now, and that’s A LOT of tobacco to buy when trying stuff out)
Half and Half
Sutliff Mixture 79
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Those look really neat, should fit the bill well, thanks!

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What's the best rifle for hunting small game like rabbit or pheasant for their pelts? I'm thinking a 22 is the way to go but my Uncle won't stop telling me about his glory days with a 20 gauge shotgun. Wouldn't the pellets fuck up the fur and feathers?
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CZ for bolt
10/22 for semi. Just mod one with Kidd parts if you want better accuracy. 10/22 detachable for that stock to store ammo/magazines in.
.22s because they're quiet and light
>Trap the animal and inject everclear or vodka into its heart with a medical syringe to completely preserve the pelt.
Seems serial-killer-like, and a waste of everclear
The alcohol sends them into immediate shock and they feel minimal pain, it's not much different than a vet putting an animal down. Everclear is also super cheap and I only use less than half an ounce.
That's because he couldn't shoot, and dint take the time to learn how. Shotties are normie EZ mode. Get a Ruger 10/22 and don't look back.

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>west / central / northern Maine
What goes on here?
Does /out/ have much experience in this area?
I live in New England (NH) but have never really investigated. Is there anything especially of note? It seems sparse as fuck.
Any info, suggestions, recommendations, spooky tales, etc. welcome.
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Have you ever actually stepped foot outside your home before?
I live in Florida and even I know the only worthwhile thing in milo is the bissel brothers brewery in bum fuck nowhere milo.

OP check out east brook or Franklin. My father's cabin built by my based grandfather and great grandfather is in Franklin and has population of under 500. Everyone is nice. Some guy down the road removed like 9 trees for like 600 bucks. That's like trimming 4 palm trees in Florida. He did most of them for free and the biggest was a fucking monster tree planted in the 1800s based on the rings. Property is fuck cheap and a lot of them live on propane power for electricity and heat. God bless America. This is about as good as it gets for whites. It's a pleasant 30 mile drive to Ellsworth maybe an hour from Bangor depending where you set your house up.
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Here's a pic of a drive to town.
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Last pic. We acquired the cabin in said photo from the descendants of the original squatters that no longer used it or wanted to pay taxes as they lived across the pond. My dad paid $500 no fucking joke. The ultimate /out/ living. Its rocky so you can wire your property let pigs be happy fucks and be your pig bros. The loudest noise you'll hear are whites occasionally driving up the road on their 4 wheelers. No bigger bass. No loud Puerto ricans. Winter will suck, the rainy season sucks and summer can get more buggy than florida so be sure to trade out a beater every few years to avoid rust and you should be good.
That's pretty great, I'll have to keep my eyes out for that if I ever make it up that way.

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Just scored a pair of these of Amazon for $28.
Is stretch fit hiking clothing a meme or is it really more comfortable?
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I have a pair of Duluth dry on the fly flex shorts and I fucking love them. Hiked in a rainstorm and they dried out fairly quick after, very flexible when I had to scramble up some steeper stuff, very comfortable overall. Oh yeah and the crotch gusset means my thighs/balls aren't constricted
i like stretchy jeans. thick enough to walk through thorns without stopping because you don't feel it, durable also.
Jeans are hotter in the summer, colder in the winter. Dries slowly when damp, not flexible, causes chaffing on inner thigh. Cotton also has a tendency of causing hypothermia when wet. But it’s tough and I guess you look cool
Hard to tell what brand those are, but as long as they're light and keep the rain off then it's a great investment. I'd be weary because the cheaper pants tend to not be anywhere near as durable as one that's in the mid 40s range, at least from my experience.
how the fuck did you snag those for $28?

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I wish the suburbs didn't replace this
Every hill and dale carved up for the Nascar; unchecked nigger consumerism.
Anti private farm regulations are strictly a left leaning commie past time.
Because private farms turned out so great for nature, the biggest buying up other small businesses and thinking profit first fuck everything else.

At least with state owned you had the potential of returning to OP if democracy decided against cheap abundance and for ecofriendly & pretty.

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Suggestion for /out/ books?
Preferably books that include dogs.
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>went home to mummy every week to get his laundry done
Checks out
The Southern Counterpart to Lewis and Clark could be a good start. John Wesley Powell speculated on the carrying capacity of the SW in his expedition's report
Add South! by Shackleton
Leopold gang rise up
foxfire is the best homesteading/farming/back to the land books out there, hands down. the chapter on log cabin building alone is untouchable and some of the best archiving of proven methods i've ever seen. thank god they captured those skills in time, before they were forgotten
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I guess it could be considered an /out/ book because you need to drive outside, however the dog criterion is easy satisfied.

Can you get /fit/ from backpacking alone?
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Left looks so gooooooood!
Don't you think she looks healthier before?
She has natural curvature, she doesn't really need to go rail thin to have a waist.
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Fuck you OP, before picture reminded me of the last girl I fucked
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Non-footfags exhibit pathological behaviour. Notice their perpetual anger, their idiotic incredulity. No other fetish seems to inspire such devoted hatred, it is not only that “they don’t get it”, but that for some reason they believe that no one should “get it”, they must crusade against it. It is bizarre. All kinds off odd and abject bedroom rituals get a free pass, and yet partialism for a part of the human body, something on literally almost every single person, inspires obsessive, unbridled antipathy. Perhaps the rage is because other people’s healthy desires reminds the anti-footfag of how they are alienated from their own bodies. It is probably a very Western prejudice, an affliction of modernity (even a century ago I notice in proper bourgeois literature references to “pretty” or “handsome” feet, not something that would appear in today’s literature without the connotation of fetishism). Feet are kept out of sight and out of mind. And keeping them bundled up tight in shoes all day is what is responsible for most of their unpleasant characteristics—infection, odour, misshaping; meaning that when the shoes finally do come off most people, presented with their neglected feet, associate them with disgust... the feet themselves are unfairly blamed rather than the conditions forced upon them. Notice the completely disproportionate commodity fetishism built around shoes. I’ve had some “people” remark to me that they prefer the gaudy design of designer label sneakers over the limb you wear them on. Is there a more rotten, insectoid, consumerist and anti-human attitude than that? Preferring literally cheaply made industrial fibre, cynically marketed, a fad, over flesh and skin of an anatomical marvel which has served us for tens of millennia.

Imagine being camped /out/ inside the Mt Saint Helens exclusion zone for observation. The only soul in hundreds of square miles and you get the first look at the big happening.
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some chose to join the mothership, others McCandless themselves.
others die alone in an oldfolks home safe in knowing that they never took any unnecessary risks
>unnecessary risks
I can watch shit explode on youtube man.
info on this? whats his name?
David Johnston was an American United States Geological Survey volcanologist who was killed by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens i

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>''Heres a small portion of rice and a few dried up veggies, just fill it with water, that will be $10, thank you''
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I want to ______ that anime girl
A lot of the guys who subsidize the lives of e-thots are “rich”
People who obsess about the brands they consoom are also cohencidentally upper middle class to upper class
It only needs to last for the summer. Better to have a nice assortment of rice, seasoning, and dried fruits than the overpriced crap that is usually sold to hikers.
instant rice, instant potatoes, ramen, some canned stuffs, starkist chicken pouches, jerky, cured pork products, a good blend of seasonings, and an assortment of snack products is all you need. premium stuff like mountain house is nice for the convenience of it but you can make do comfortably for a lot cheaper and with similar ease of cooking.

>geology grad student
>go do field work for thesis work
>pick off at least 7 ticks
>find one in my car later that day when I’m home
>gf finds one crawling out of my hair after I’ve showered

How do I prevent this from happening? I’ll be going out like 10 more times at least.
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Found a tick on my dog tonight, lads
Not sure how long it was on there
Mine always get the fuckers
Get them on meds so they can just passively kill the ticks
Controlled spraying shouldn't negatively impact humans or birds.
Hello fellow geology student. I stopped caring sometime between finding ~100 Ticks on myself after picking the wrong sleeping spot when i was at the scouts and getting vaccinated against tick-born encephalitis before a trip to the balkan.

I found the easiest way is to wear short shorts with a tighter fit around the upper legs and just look at your legs from time to time (and after very dschungely parts) to brush them of while they are still crawling for cover.

Just remember or better mark the spot and look for unusual signs of your body. If you get weird big red spots visit your doctor and hint at ticks.
Im not that anon but you’re arguing semantics when downplaying the dangers that stem from the bug. You are a low class brainlet. Eat a bullet.

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what is a good reliable way to make campfires in humid places like coastal finland? or potentially snow?
Coastal Finland is not really a humid place in sense of fire starting. Snow is a rather easier issue. Use inside of the branches which stay relatively drier.
Tinder is the biggest issue in wet areas, so try to prepare tinder for next day and keep it dry.
i see, i guess i'd better grab tinder with me? it's not like tinder is heavy
Cotton balls soaked in vaseline.

Char cloth. Cotton balls soaked in Vaseline. Fatwood. Tinder rope. Solid fuel cubes like Esbit fuel.

I’d say it’s about 1/10 in the South, and 1/100 in the PNW
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Camo being worn outside of military situations is always cringe. I tihnk, maybe if you're a kid you can get away with it, but not adults.
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>caring about the visual design on a bag for carry stuff.

Main points for everything.
2. Budget
i wear camo shirts cause they are cheap as fuck and last forever
I still love my camelbak, and the cold weather gear. Nothing beats those waffles and the poly-pro
That sleep system was absolutely bomb and underrated. If anything it was massive overkill and most of the layers probably didn't get used by most.

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