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I'm looking to get some new optics. I have an old pair of binoculars but the lense is cracked and they are old and shit anyways. What's better for hiking/hunting monoculars or binoculars?
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I like my Leupold Bx-1 Rogue
If you want good birding binos in that price range, try Celestron Nature DX 8x42s. I do a lot of birding, including for work, and those have served me well for years. If you’re willing to spend more, you could try a pair of Nikon Monarch M5 8x42s.
Vortex Diamond Back 8x42 full size. Nikon Pathfinder 8x25 compact. Nothing fancy just suits my needs for reasonable $.
I use Trinoculars not bitch Binoculars
binoculars. keeping both eyes open is less fatiguing and more natural.
if you want compact/light and quality for that budget, Vortex Diamondback HD 8x32 are the way to go. if you want a bit better low-light capability at the cost of being slightly larger and heavier, Diamondback HD 10x42 or Leupold BX-2 10x42

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Hello. I live in Alaska and am looking for some info on the temperature rating of boots based on their grams insulation per square meter.

Typically I only hike in uninsulated Keens in summer, which feel fine down to ~+20F with a thick sock. I wear Steger Mukluks in the winter from -50F to 0F.

I'm getting more into hiking in the colder weather and want something I can backpack in from ~-10F to ~+20F.
Could someone please suggest how much insulation I'd need? Is 400g/m^2 enough for this?
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I've heard that primitive people would rest on their shins on frozen ground
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>You only need serious insulation if you stand still a lot, not when hiking

Agreed. I just got a pair of chaco ramble puffs for putting on when im not hiking. theyre light and the insulation seems great. good camp slipper. Also have an insulated boot for low stress activities but know nothing about em.
klamath area

i have decent boots at home, i dont want to buy a second pair

im thinking i should just take shoes off and wrap them in wool
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the answer is always xtratufs

Just get a good set of hunter's insulated rubber boots op

And why is it a clipper lighter?
>can be refilled and the flint can be changed

Is it even a thing outside of Europe?
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It also kibda sucked for my pipe, but that's all butane torches.
I will stick with the Djeep I think.
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I'm regretting buying the Zippo, but I'll probably gift it to someone as for the right person it's going to be great.The noise they make as you open/close them is lovely, it becomes part of the experience. TINK-SHHHT.

But the finish on mine was crude, with a little crater on one of the corners that they didn't grind out. I then took a fine file to it but it went too deep to fix so I had to stop. I guess that's what the Zippo guy thought when he left it there that motherfucker. Point is, it shouldn't have made it to England in that poor condition -- it should have been recycled into one that was made properly. And the flint? I got about a week out of it before it was completely spent! After using Clippers for a looong time I couldn't believe that this is considerded normal because a clipper flint will last for 6-10 weeks of heavy (if the lighter is refuelled).

If you have to make a hobby out of using a lighter then it's a shit hobby and I regret spending £30 on mine. But the opening/closing sounds are nice, TINK-SHHHT! TINK-SHHHT!
How long does your Zorro retain fluid? And where can you buy them?
zippos certainly have an iconic sound, but they sound really cheap compared to nicer lighters.
like comparing a tin can to do crystal bell
the rubber seal does very well limiting evaporation, left mine for 2 ½ months. it sparked up perfectly. id be more than happy leaving it in a pack or kit for longer. but as always, carry a backup. two is one, one is none.
i got mine from ali express but there are other retailers available, just do some hunting online

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Hi all,

Been thinking about getting into predator trapping (fox, bobcat, coyote, etc) but don't know much about it. Is it an /out/ approved hobby? What animals do you trap? Any recommendations for a total beginner?
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Simple .22 caliber rifle can provide more of anything that lives and moves around in the daytime. Also less work than hauling heavy traps and boiling and waxing them anyday.
> /out/ encounters a woman
I've had some experience doing this anon, it is a lot of work like any sort of thing in life. It's a good hobby, you'll certainly get your exercise in, but unless you're trapping for your own needs, it's not profitable. It's enough to make a living off if you're in Alaska or NWT or Yukon, but the guys I knew who did it professionally used to lament the fact that they'd be paid £15 for the skin that becomes a $3000 coat.
Why are you here?
Respect her pronouns.

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How did he kill his own mom?
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You are an idiot.
that woman kind of looks like a rotisserie chicken
I have no idea how people can defend the COVID hysteria in hindsight.
You know what is even weirder? Along with all of those mysterious accidents/deaths he is involved in, Crazy Neighbor broke some bones in his body after some bizarre accident involving a motorcycle. Watch his channel. I don't think Steve sounds crazy, but he honestly could be.
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sunk cost fallacy, they invested ...

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A thread for all things putting wild food on the table. Post racks, kills, weapons, questions, anything hunting related.

Posting from elk camp.
We need a general this time of year, and here it is. Good hunting gentlemen
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I shot an elk with my bow and failed to recover him. Searched within a .5 mile radius the past 3 days. Not sure if he's alive or dead. Feel like shit.
Retarded niggerfaggots like you shouldn‘t hunt in the first place. Rifle or bow.
Lol it happens bro get over it. He needs to get over it too
67 lb draw with a 125 gr broadhead shot 20 yds downhill through timber broadside with a slight quartering to. Hit right behind the front shoulder at the crease. I have it on video and was able to replay it. Bull spooked just before impact that might've caused the arrow to miss vitals. Found weak blood trail as far as 150 yds downhill from where it was hit. Just small drops of dark red blood. Hole was most likely plugged from arrow. Was unable to recover arrow as well. Gut wrenching situation for me as this would've been my first elk. Hunting for 3 seasons now. Grid searched thoroughly for 3 days over 20 miles covered. This will haunt me for life.
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Calm down captain autismo, no one shoots perfect every time. Unless you're me that is.

>be me squirrel hunting with the ol' longbow last weekend
>walking around for hours without so much as a squirrel chirp
>finally hear one and zone in on it
>see it, but it sees me too
>slowly begin stalking it through the woods
>stop and stand like a tree for 15 minutes while it "hides" in a tree
>it finally lets its guard down and comes down from the tree to look for food
>wait for a clear shot as it slowly inches closer to me
>at about 20 yards it finally stands still for long enough for me to get a shot off
>shoot it right in the neck/chest
>perfect shot, almost an instant death with the judo tip
>not an inch of spoiled meat

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What watch do you wear while /out/? I have a good collection of nice watches but I'm looking for something rugged. Was considering picrel or maybe g-shock/garmin tactix.
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I'd go for tactix. You can calculate artillery trajectory with it, enriching the data with weather information. Duck hunting will never be same again.
You don't need to calculate artillery, larper. Sit down.
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Casio 5610. The perfect watch.

Automatic radio sync so it's always accurate to a fraction of a second. Handles DST automatically. Solar rechargable so you only have to replace the battery every 10 years or so. Small and lightweight so you don't look like a faggot.
Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
That's what it says on the dial but it doesn't have a screw down crown. You don't have to worry about getting it wet but it's not a swimmer.

Just read this article on LA tunnels had anyone been? And are there more entrances and paths maybe restricted or hard to get into??

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>carry a gun
>in Los Angeles
especially in LA. got way bigger worries than the cops.
Enjoy getting ya asshole gaped while serving a life sentence.
prison is far safer than the streets, anon.
I bet you live in idaho.

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Fall Foraging Thread: pawpaw edition

Surely everyone is too busy foraging, and that's why there's no thread already.
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Happened across a little patch of puffballs this evening on a walk. Most likely Calvatia cyathiformis since I don't think we really get any of the other large puffball species around here.
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Wild muscadines, to be specific. There are other wild grape species in the US.
I basically just break them down into Muscadine, Scuppernong, and Bull Grapes.

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>spend 4k on high end hiking gear 2 years ago
>never went hiking

I have everything to hike yet I'm so scared
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>I'm so scared
>this thread again
he posts it every other week
Dip your toes first, go car camping -> stay at a campsite -> stay at a marked dispersed camping spot -> go backcountry camping

Also learn navigation helps build confidence outdoors. Landnav is a crucial skill for not getting lost.

I'm in the same boat as you though. Ive always wanted to visit Colorado, and now I actually have an opportunity to go visit and I kind of want to back out. It's the weather and wildlife mostly that gets me anxious. I don't want to run into a grizzly or attract one because I ate lunch an hour earlier. Same with mountain lions. Not to mention the chance of random snowfall or storms. Still, I want to see what it looks like above the treeline, I've lived in a swamp all my life and I want to experience the opposite of that.
I don’t think there are grizzlies in Colorado, and mountain lion encounters are even more rare than bear encounters.
Anon, where do you live? Someone could probably point you to a cool spot where it’s relatively safe.

has anyone ever tried picrel?

it looks really fun and apparently they can go super fast, but they seem hard to come by

I live near two pretty big lakes, and its pretty cold but not that snowy here, so for a lot of the winter, the lakes have thick, but relatively relatively uncovered ice

do these still work if there are thin patches of snow, or do they need completely smooth ice?
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Yep. Fun unless you attempt to jibe them. At which time you may be forced to appreciate the helmet worn. Ask me how I know. Juice isn't worth the squeeze.
I have tried similar but with wheels. Fun af and with good wind you can reach 60km+
and snow free ice
I've wanted one of these for ages but it hasn't fit into my life. One day I'll be a rich man with a cabin on a lake back home in Maine.
You just turn away from the wind until you lose momentum

/fa/ here. How do I get a dirtbag climber aesthetic? See picrel for my inspo. I was thinking a taped windbreaker. What's best for footwear and pants though?
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Go away and stay go.
Just go work for a tree company and be the big dick swinging climber on the crew
Those are the biggest dirt bags out there.
Bonus points if you are from the westcoast
that's motherfucking markoboy87
What are the essential pants for that vibe?
work at Miguel's for 6 months

Going here in a few days

Which one is better?
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>overcrowded shitholes
most people dont go more than a mile from their car you stupid cunt
I've worked in both parks for multiple seasons and the hiking is way better in Yellowstone. Tetons are kinda boring after awhile. There is always something new or different in Yellowstone
OP isnt going to either of them for multiple years. Both are novel
glacier > either yellowstone or tetons
We’re talking Wyoming but yes. Also:
Jasper > Glacier > Banff > Wind River Range > Tetons > Yellowstone

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Last statement about records in alpinism! There are none! There will never be any in traditional alpinism! I appreciate every alpinist, every alpinist who make their experiences on the big walls of this world. That's what it's all about life.I am and remain the conqueror of the useless but I have gained so much in my life that I can proudly say today I am a happy man!


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How do i smoke these? Im used to Black and Mild. These cigarillos are nothing but air not smoke and taste like shit. Will a cigar poker help?
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if you like flavored shit like black and mild then maybe get some acid cigars.
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Make sure they're not cracked and you're not having shit tons of spit in your mouth. Pull your lips back over your teeth and inhale like a straw then blow out your nose slowly. Macanudos are a mild smoke and suck I'd recommend Tabaks.
They suck. It's to make all the old Boomers who smoke in lounges for fun think they're "Cigar experts" i've smoked for a year in lounges nobody seems to know shit about what they're even smoking.
i like the dominican cohibas, their cigarillos are breddy gud, been awhile since i've had any but davidoff are good, acid blondes are good, havana honeys, i like the flavored ones but the cohiba and davidoffs are some good non flavoreds
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