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Slingshot/sling thread
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>>2467550
thats pretty badass il definetly try to skim stones with it
i dont intend to hunt tho just throw stuff for fun
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get a pana instead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbffKP6BtG8
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>>2456937
OP here. The Axiom Ocularis in the OP is designed after one of Nathan Master's personal slingshots. However, SimpleShot does make a duplicate of Fowler's handmade slingshot, The Sparrow, which he used on the third season of Alone. Pic related.
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>>2463778
Nice. That mesquite grain looks really good.
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ITT: We talk about our most recent /out/ experiences whether it be hiking, fishing, forest exploring, etc.

I'll go first. About three days ago me and a friend went to our local creek and kept following the creek upwards. We eventually came across a gigantic lake that forms into the rivers that lead to the creek. There was a dam that was basically preventing the whole lake from spilling into the series of rivers. We crossed over the small river flowing from the dam and found a series of horse/dirt bike paths. We followed the paths until we found a much larger lake that had chairs, a gazebo, and a not-fully-constructed zip line (pic rel). Anyways we save the location's coordinates on google maps and plan to return again.

Fast forward to today, we go again and bring another friend to show the two lakes we found. When we get up to the second and much larger lake again we come across abandoned canoes. So we hop in and paddle our way to the opposite side of the lake while seeing beavers swim far away from us. We go to the other side of the lake, walk around, and then get back in the canoe and paddle back. Rain started to downpour on us, but it was still an amazing experience.

So what did you guys do recently?

P.S. sorry for crappy android phone quality.
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Stumbled out onto some cliffs hiking Black Mountain in TN.
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>>2467877
And scouted out some climbing routes while I was up there.
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>>2464677
Haven't properly gone out in 2 months. Feeling extremely unmotivated and shitty for some reason. Went out like at least twice a month for 2 years straight before this.
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>>2467908
Perhaps it's the lack of sunlight making you feel like this.
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>>2464677
You said most recent, so that was my foraging trip this week. Nothing too special, just a walk through the woods with my foraging kit. I'm still new to foraging, so my goal was just to walk a bit and look what I could identify.
Walked across town, got a beer and a sandwich at a gas station, then walked into the woods. Had a nice picnic there, then went looking what I could forage.
Didn't find super rare plants or anything, but identified some acorns, beechnuts, a few hazelnut bushes, a whole lot of blackberry bushes and clovers.
Harvested some nettles, broadleaf plantains, dandelions with roots, a few rosehips and elderberries.
Weirdest find was picrel near a footpath at the entry to the forest. I'm certain it's some sort of brassica, possibly brassica incana, but I don't really think those are widespread here so I wonder if it propagated from some garden or something.

Will probably go on a fishing trip in 2 days, so that'll be nice as my next small getaway. Real /out/ adventures are of course great, but I like these smaller trips too. I take any chance I get.

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ITT: /out/ albums

pic VERY related
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>>2466390
aright ill stop.


most of these i just have memories of playing while cruising around to all the slightly wilder places on the edge of the city when i first got my car and could get out for the first time.
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>>2466390
one of the best albums of the year. Easy top 10

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Revamping and updating medkit, so rate and mock my shit. By actual sheer coincidence, I had to take a refresher course on first aid and CPR yesterday for work as well.

In the little bottles are acetaminophin capsules and potassium tablets, with cotton batting.

Not pictured that I probably need to add:
>hydrocortisone cream
>nitrile gloves, I guess
>thermometer maybe, but why? if you even think you need to check temps it's probably time to GTFO ASAP anyway

Things not pictured that I do have, but that aren't kept in the kit:
>iodine tablets
>emergency thermal blanket
>small "emergency" bottles of bug spray and sunscreen

Dumb shit I should probably remove:

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Picrel - it's not for you, it's for the inevitable person you find that "hasn't had a problem for years", then falls in a cold stream / huffs n puffs up a hot dusty track / whatever.
I used to carry one in my PFD raft guiding and it got used every other day. Still carry one in the hills, have used it a few times, never needed one myself.
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oops
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>>2467573
That sounds made up. If (big if) drone operator who fly kill missions get more traumatized than grunts, it has everything to do with their job being dishonorable as hell, and the fact that they are probably not selected for, or trained to develop a typical warrior-mindset. They have no skin in the game, so every single kill is straight up assassination.
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>>2467573
I'm not the guy you were responding to btw.
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>>2457480
Two things are missing from 99% of "medical kits":
1. Benzalkonium chloride spray is fantastic for debridement of wounds and killing the bacteria. Most medical kits are only useful for office paper cuts and not outdoor dirt, punctures, or lots of bloody mess.
2. Paper towels. Simple, clean, paper towels. If you've treated wounds outdoors the wounds are not always going to be neat little cuts. No, lots of dirt, mud, blood, etc. are bound to happen. What are you going to initially clean it up with? A single tiny antiseptic wipe? Think about it, when you or someone else gets a bleeding or dirty wound do you just smear ointment and stack a bandage on it? Ridiculous. Most people do one of two things, run it under a faucet or wrap a paper towel (or equivalent) around or on the wound. So, get some paper towels (or equivalent), stick them in a ziplok bag. I've packed and used them.

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What sort magazines or other print media does /out/ read?

I'm mostly interested in a resurgence of indie outdoors publications catering to backpackers or covering general "mountain culture", like Mountain Gazette (mountaingazette.com), which is a reboot of a 70's magazine (some say the first "counter-cultural" outdoor magazine, i.e. that wasn't geared towards hunting / fishing -type content), or the forthcoming Trails Magazine (trailsmag.net), which I guess is trying to recapture the vibes of 80s-90's era Backpacker magazine (before it became a low-quality shitfest of listicles and adverts masquerading as gear reviews).

I managed to pick up a bunch of physical issues of original 70's-era Mountain Gazette. There are neat pieces in some by the likes of Edward Abbey, and adverts for some of the giants of outdoor gear back when they were just out of some guy's garage.

Alpinist (alpinist.com) is cool too, but more geared towards climbers.

What other stuff like is worth picking up? Trying to find stuff that isn't just full of gear reviews and ads (so like, not Backpacker, or Outside, etc... FFS I just went an looked at outside and they have a fucking article reviewing Mountain Dew).
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bump
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>>2465748
Adventure Journal is also along the lines of what you're looking for. Indie, not too many ads, etc.

also fuck captcha

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I want to do a begginers scuba course. PADI or SSI? Why?

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Have you been practicing with your bow anon?
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>>2467552
Your basement isn't climate controlled and probably gets damp. Something like a root cellar is good for storing veggies, but not so much meat (at least not long term)

Smoking, salting, and drying are the best options for preserving meat without electricity. Canning with a pressure canner can work, too. Do a lot of research about canning and curing meats, winging it is a good way to die of botulism.
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>>2467655
I don't give a fuck how rich you are, arrows are not cheap
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>>2467790
lmao poorfag
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>>2467880
>Rich people get rich by making a habit of pissing their money away.
A peasant's take on the affluent.
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>>2467937
>I'll be the next Elon Musk if I can save an arrow!
stay coping poorfag

what's in your bag, anon? i picked up an alice yesterday for $15 and i wanna fill her up.
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>>2467917
not him and I hate how gay trekking gear looks, but a little piece of string doesn't really break your camouflage
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>>2467917
if the axe is out you're going to make noise with it, that's much worse than having a colored lanyard on it
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>>2467918
>>2467919
>either camouflage or hi-viz
I hate binary strawmen too.
>good luck not stepping on
I've never stepped on my axe, saw, knife, rifle, AT4 or any other tool, because I don't just leave that shit lying around.
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>>2467922
>either stealth or hi-viz
See above.
I'm not OP, btw. Not my kit.
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>>2465890
First aid kit, raincoat, clean shirt, sweater, hat and handwarmers in a waterproof bag, toilet paper, tissues and headlamp.

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encountered in the woods, wat do?
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>>2467381
the skinwalkers are teaching themselves english.
someone give them an oxford dictionary instead so we can spot the obvious skinwalkers as out of place brits
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>>2466796
start a cult
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>>2466796
start a fire
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>>2466796
start a fire cult
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>>2466796
A decentralised book drop movement that names the jew
The book contains a small fraction of their crimes and is mainly a list of other books

Anthropocene extinction Just getting started
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>>2436065
Go back, tourist
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Even if rainwater is still clean now, (((they))) will make sure it doesn't in the future
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>>2442913
Yeah this honestly isn't as dumb as some of the "bottled air" you see branding itself as "clean, unpolluted air". This stuff is straight oxygen like you'd see in an O2 tank for a senior citizen. The purpose is to get your blood O2 up quick, nothing to do with pollutants.
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>>2464481
Antifa Antiracist Pride Party
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>>2467843
top kek this never gets old

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Lol the east coast? Come on now, it doesn't even have any real mount-ACK!
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>>2463955
One factor you've totally failed to take into is account the death toll (and injury toll, and destruction of property toll) that results from everyone driving automobiles everywhere all the time.

Tens of thousands killed and millions injured in the US alone, and how many tens or hundreds of billions of dollars in damage?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_vehicle_fatality_rate_in_U.S._by_year

So yeah, even if you are right (which I don't concede), you are still wrong, because trains and bicycles don't kill, injure, and destroy even a fraction of a fraction of that.
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>>2464150
The lowest fatality rate per capita by method of travel in the US are actually buses which use the same roads that single passenger vehicles use. While trains are statistically safer, the cost of an individual car accident is massively smaller than even minor rail accidents and combined still doesn't exceed the proportional cost threshold of rail vs roadways per capita in maintenance or construction costs (cleaning up accidents is maintenance). When you have a country of 335 million people, of which 230 million of them drive, accidents are bound to happen. The actual chance of getting into an accident whenever using your vehicle in the US is 1 in 84 (45k deaths), chance of death from the accident is at most the same or much lower when using different stats, for example deaths in car accidents in the US compared to total licensed drivers is 1 in 5,000. By comparison your chance of getting cancer in the US is 1 in 7 (650k deaths), chance of heart disease is 1 in 5 (550k deaths). If you are so insecure about living life you should just let the government feed you bug paste and live in a pod for your entire life and let everyone else live theirs as they see fit.
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>>2455781
East coast cope is only surpassed by their obligation to lie about their tiny mountains.
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>>2454881
>says something retarded about the US
>Doesn't mention which country they are from
You 80iq subhumans are the biting flies of 4chan
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>>2456865
>I was only pretending to be retarded

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Do they still make quality stuff? I've heard mixed results, mostly from this board, regarding current quality, etc.
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I like their fleece lined flannels but they're way too long, I get it's a traditional fit but it needs to be cut a little shorter.
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Are their flannel shirts good?
I kinda want one for autumn
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very based brand. sleeper champ
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LL Bean > Land's End > Eddie Bauer
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>>2466779
Yeah they are. A lot of Bean's stuff is still good. Flannel, canvas, Technical fishing clothing. I think their hunting stuff has degraded, and I would buy wool from filson or Johnson Woolen Mills instead. Bean boots are ok if you use them for the right things. I have a pair that are my winter boots, but I'd probably hunt in Lacrosse Alpha Burley's or Le Chameau's

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>want to homestead
>office job
>no savings
>no gf
bros how do i escape
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Homesteading life sounds difficult to do on your own. Isn't it better to just enjoy outdoors in your leaisure time?
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>>2454171
Member back before income tax and land tax and all other taxes? You just owned your land. That was it.
Now you have to pay or else Uncle Sam will evict you through the local police. Now you can't just own land and grow potatoes and have cows, now you must have a tax per cattle head and the government pays you to grow corn, which is less useful to you but hey, free money.
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>>2454171
I've been looking into it and land plus a trailer is about 100k with utility hook ups in the midwest. You can find existing properties for 60k+ but it is harder to find land with it and not in a small town. If you buy it plus land plus a steel barn it is doable for 200k. However if you want to get out and sell the property it will be a huge loss so you will be stuck. To dip a toe I would buy a small trailer on an acre and start there. Once you run utilities to a trailer and own the land you can remote work for income (preferably in tech) and then custom build on the land at your discretion later. Peraonally I would keep it as small as poaaible because I don't believe in property taxes.
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>>2467694
Taxes have always been a thing, it's just that they used to be called "tribute". Back in the colonial days, they taxed the shit out of people, it's what caused the American revolution. Back before that, we had serfdom. Thousands of years of tax and tribute for kings and conquerors, required offerings to temples and high priests, all the way back to the dawn of history. Pretending like this wasn't the case is historically illiterate.
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>>2467713
my understanding is that in earlier days in the Americas, taxes were levied against each person rather than against their property

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I found this Buddhist site while marching through the woods in Virginia
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>>2466562
Near Nelson? Probably Ligmincha related. Good people.
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>>2466562
>buddhist
you mean stoners
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>>2467711
my friend explained some people are trying to renew with the old celtic beliefs, very based
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>>2467731
Extremely based and ancestor-pilled. I don't take pictures of my religious activities innawoods, but I do something similar. You can also find plenty of sites that are hundreds to thousands of years old innawoods or in fields across Europe. Reject modernity, embrace tradition.
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Hello anons, what do you do when alone /out/ camping, usually I'm so tired from walking I just go to sleep when it's night.
What about ya'll? is there anything you like to do when camping alone in the woods at night?

#ThreadDiedForThis
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>ya'll
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>>2466646
'Bout them beans?
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>>2466497
Going /out/ is usually a social activity for me.

If I'm with my wife then we'll play some chess or backgammon, watch the stars, maybe read a bit and usually fuck. She likes lakes and waterfalls so we'll usually spend some time swimming.
If there's a group then we'll play some cards, have a few beers and talk some shit.
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>>2466497
read a book
do some crossword puzzles
tend fire, stare deeply into it
cook, ideally via the fire
star gaze/astrophotography
whittle
drink lightly

Another thread has me thinking that I might get a slingshot, so maybe target practice
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>>2466839
*thos beans


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