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Where would you set up camp?
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>>1770758
>two miles
>several hours
How could you expect to put on serious mileage if you waste so much effort walking two miles?
It should take <1 hr.
Also, the op said we were setting up camp. I'm just going for water, so I don't have to carry my full kit
And I already said I wasn't next to the lake
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in one of those buildings
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>>1767378
da
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>>1770812
Pussy
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Trick question. You don't set up camp, you go where people already are so as to have less of an environmental impact. Setting up camp out there would be like shitting in a hole directly outside a public bathroom.

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Missing hiker posts are pretty common if you join a lot of local outdoors groups. After a week or so they usually find the body at the bottom of a cliff, buried in an avalanche, or floating in a river. But on three of these occasions they reported finding the person without any further explanation and everyone that knew the person acts really awkward. Most people would then assume these were suicides. In fact I believe a lot of supposed "accidents" are suicides framed by the victim in a plausible way so they doesn't disappoint their family. They jump off a cliff and everyone will assume it was an accidental fall. I just thought this was interesting because I literally never hear it talked about and it constantly seems to happen.

What percentage of missing people missing indawoods does /out/ think are suicides?
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>>1773337
Bring a gun and a PLB.
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>>1765948
Holy fuck even if doing this ironically neck yourself
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>>1773334
unless you're doing a ton of molly and ket a good source. Get a Jack Daniels tattoo right over your liver if you want to maximize your chances of not being taken
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>>1768987
3 Xanax bars and a few shots for $6900 Alex
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>>1765490
Based. I got divorced from a toxic slampig and thought I'd lose my son. Fast forward almost 7 years later and he lives with me and she's out of his life. I dread to think what his life would have been like if I had given up. If anons ex has driven him to plan out his suicide you can only imagine the caliber of human he's working with. Court and divorce is hard and it's scary, but no amount of money will keep his son happy and safe without him.

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A question for any soldier/outdoor anon here:

What's the best thing I could buy/get from Amazon to prevent feet blisters?

Had to drop out of the austrian equivalent of a hell week because of a infected blister.

Any tips are welcome!

Also: general comfy army pics thread
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>>1762064
Nothing really since your feet are pampered. You just have to pop them, clean them regularly, and let the callus form. You it sucks at first, but just be a man and push through, and eventually it'll be a non issue.
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>>1764251
I use extra length under armour compression boxers for my fat thighs.
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>>1772596
>Moleskin is great. It's prevention, not cure. As soon as you feel that hot spot, take boots off and apply.

Here’s the thing. You can’t larp when the subject is hiking. Too many people actually do it, and very often what may be considered common knowledge is just plain wrong. You’re obviously just parroting shit you read or something you think rather than things you’ve experienced. I know this because I actually hike.

Moleskin is absolutely horrendous blister prevention. The adhesive is garbage. It just straight doesn’t last. Moleskin is thick and not very slick, so it will get caught on your socks and rubbed off.

And it is used as a blister treatment. This is basic shit.
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Soak your feet in epson salt after hiking
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>>1773732
>Here’s the thing. You can’t larp when the subject is hiking.
Fuck you, faggot. I rucked for a living. I lived this shit and I hike to this day. If you have other advice share it but thinking anything beyond your own experience can't work stinks of amateur.

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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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>>1773624
I never heard of using egg yolk thanks man, that would be so much cheaper and easier to get. I had to talk a local butcher into ordering me some every couple of months or so, and had to pay him out the ass for the inconvenience, because apparently I was the only one using it. There's a lot of fur trapping around here, but for selling it to fur buyers all they have to do is skin>scrape>salt>sell.
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>>1773643
>>1773624
Btw I started off using the animal I killed brain which worked much better, but I'm pretty worried about rabies so I switched to cow brain. Thanks again man.
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>>1773643
I was actually trying to source brain originally and even around here I haven't found any. Hearts, livers, yeah. Brain, no. Interesting that it was so expensive; I guess because he'd have to scoop the brain out of skulls?

>>1773644
That was my worry too, animal diseases and stuff like brain parasites. Despite it being rare, I remember hearing (a news story of) one old guy finally dying from eating cooked squirrel brain, something that was a traditional meal in his family. No one else ever had it happen in his family. The thing that freaked me out the most is that while rabies can be cured if caught early, even if they have to do a lot of work to make sure you don't die, the brain parasite was unable to be cured. Nothing to do. Even if it's rare, even if I'm not eating it, I'm not taking the chance; I don't need any more risks of dying. Also I like headshots on squirrels, so the brain is already damaged. I know it's rare, I know it's unlikely I'll ever shoot, work on, or even see a squirrel that is affected by it in my life, but fuck the chance.

Also, that is the original method of tanning as far as I know. This is, of course paraphrased, but someone once told me that the Native Americans used to and still do brain tan animal hides, "Every animal has enough brain to tan its own hide" (though oddly, apparently Buffalo are the exception, at least in North America).
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>>1773650
I don't think he orders whole cows, I think he buys parts then butchers. So it wasn't financially worth it to him to order a cow head for one person just to sell the brain.
I guess "out the ass" is relative, he charged me $15 a pound.

Yea that's why I started using the same animals brain, the way my grandpa said it was "Every animal has enough brain to tan it's own hide, except buffalo and some people I know."
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>>1773635
A .410 from close range will fuck up a pelt just as bad as a 12 from slightly farther, you're still talking scatter shot.

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So there is not a single thread for metal detecting or treasure hunting. WTF are you guys even doing with your lives?
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>>1772757
I’d do it if I had the equipment. I bet it’s pretty fun if you live in an area that has a history going back to the 1700s, or where revolutionary or civil war activities took place. I bet on the west coast it’s probably a little mundane though
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>>1772757
I have a garrett 250. It's fairly entry level but it get's the job done. I have found some extremely interesting items within a couple of years.
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>>1772757
Magnet fishing is kind of similar, but I think this stuff is cool too
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I have a Fisher F2 Special Edition (don't know why it's special) and a Garret Sea Master )(might be Sea Hunter, can't remember) for under water stuff. Great fun!

Very much like fishing!
In the same sense that you zone out and enter some kind of a zen state, and you snap out of it in excitement when there is a audible signal or a fish on your hook. Can recommend!
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>>1773739
nice pic

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CUT it out edition

There are always multiple threads up about machetes, hatchets, and knives at any given moment. Why not have a general for it? Now we do. This thread is for discussion and advice regarding cutting implements of every kind. Post yours, ask questions about, and discuss various different brands and types of cutlery.
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>>1741443
store.goughcustom.com/collections
Found this guys website and wanted to see alternatives that aren’t really expensive.
New to knives — so looking for an all-purpose knife that I can at most use to baton.
And also is it gay if I want a sheathe
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>>1772747
that is cool never thought of that
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What spyderco should I get for an everyday camp carry?
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Anyone familiar with Steel Will?
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>>1741443
Sometimes you must even cut the earth itself.

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What happens if you place your backpack's hip belt too high up, so that it sits around your stomach instead?
All the guides I've seen warn against doing this, but they never specify why
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external-frame-anon needs to take his meds and chill out. his campaign of propoganda has been relentless lately.
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>>1773396
I'm taking a break hating on NATO straps.
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>>1773429
We all need a hobby I suppose!
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>>be 6'5"
not a single fucking pack comes with a low enough hip belt to be functional for me. Why are so many packs designed for <6' manlets?
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Could you handle K2?
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>>1771301
Not like you can see anything from up there anyways, K2 wasn't even discovered until the british started surveying the karakoram range, it's that remote
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But why are people scared?
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>>1717258
I'll give you a large wad of something. BWAHAHAHA!
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>>1717253
I think it would be alot cooler/more enjoyable to climb something like Annapurna or the Ogre, K2 almost seems like a meme at this point with how many documentaries and shit gets made about it.

>>1764044
Logistics is what makes climbing an 8000 metre high mountain the hardest(excluding everest/lhotse) especially in places like Pakistan where you are literally hauling gear for two weeks to get to the foot of the mountain.
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>>1765139
Legal highs are the worst

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There are way too many LARP threads shitting up the catalog right now

Prove that you actually go outside by posting a pic from your most recent /out/ing
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>>1773239
great shot. where abouts is it?

I've been in my home area just working and studying. Waiting for inter-european travel to open up again so I can head to the pyreneese or the alps.
In the mean time I'll be reading in my tree hammock.
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>>1773255
It's in Skåne, southern Sweden.
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>>1773323
Nice. Do the bugs get bad down there when the wind drops?
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>>1773329
Not a single winged one, actually. I'm surprised by the lack of mosquitoes so far this year.
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>>1771326

It appears I may need to make a trip to Texas at some point after all

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With bears finally out of hibernation, lets share some bear encounters to remind each other why our ancestors feared the woods.

>Mountain Biking with a friend in NW Wyoming
>Riding along mountain ridge and begin dropping into canyon
>Drop into the treeline and make a blind turn following the mountain
>Pass by a pine tree and hear a loud whack through the brush and loud cracking come from the tree
>Come to a stop about 20 feet away and see a large shape making its way up the tree
>Black Bear cub has made its way to the top of this 25 foot pine tree in the time it took me to stop my bike.
>friend comes around the same turn and stops with me
>While I'm looking at the cub, friend spots momma bear hauling down the mountain on opposite side of the canyon
> even being more than 100 yards away can hear her grunting and punching the ground on her way down
>Nope the fuck out and have a great story for the bar that night.

If we had come down the canyon just a few minutes later I have no doubt we would have had a face off with that bear.
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>>1773555
Same.

Also pigs, except they run before I even do anything.
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>2 weeks ago in northern PA
>walking on the side of a hill scanning the valley bellow for wildlife
>Spot a mother black bear and two cubs
>They hadn't noticed me
>The cubs were wrestling and chasing each other up trees
>Mamma was absolutely massive
>Watched them for about five minutes
>I had a rusty piece of metal that I found earlier as a weapon incase they attacked
>Seriously considered fighting the mamma and taking one of the cubs

This was one of the few times I saw a bear before it saw me. It was cool to observe their natural behavior. Bears are chill.
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>>1773659
Larp harder
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> bowhunting in creek bottom
> only way from truck to stand is a trail through thick ass pines and blackberries and brush (pic related)
> no game at dusk so I head back because it gets dark in the bottom first
> stalk back up the trail. Wet grass, loud crickets, good breeze. Moving very quiet. Getting dark.
> turn corner and a big black hole in the trail ahead stops me
> hole turns and looks at me
> "oh shit it's a black bear!"
> "oh shit it's a white man!"
> bear runs up trail around a blind corner and stops
> I have a bear tag so I draw bow and pie off corner
> can't see shit through sight aperture. Can't get a good shot. Too dark.
> bear jumps off trail behind bush, stands up 10 yards away
> I've had enough. Draw down bow, draw based Colt .45
> yell at bear, "Fuck off or else!"
> bear fucks off

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>>1773681
>>Seriously considered fighting the mamma and taking one of the cubs
Do it next time. Should work out great and you'll have a little bear friend to cuddle.

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What kind of animal makes this den? Minnesota USA, west of the twin cities
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>>1771525
What is this?
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>>1769647
>>1769626
fucker cuck
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>>1771525
WHAT IS THIS?
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>>1769513
considering the amount of hmong in Minneapolis, definitely a possibility
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>>1769415
its a gopher hole

Post outdoor fashion, also anyone know where I can get the pilgrim outfit from The Holy Mountain?
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Id love to have a poncho that opens in the front, as mentioned in mother thread, for a few reason.
-better temperature control during intermittent rain
-I get to LARP as a fantasy medieval woodland ranger
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Ok. What are some good jackets? Preferrably something that is viable even in really cold like -30°C but comfortable in 0-15°C. Green or camo preferred because hunting
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>>1760300
Based and breenpilled
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>>1770483

based, and Dr Kaczynski pilled

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Getting more interested in geology and paleontology.

What do I need to know to into paleontology, and geology. (Bonus points for archeology)
Any quintessential books? Good youtube channels? Etc.
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>>1771316
You'll get more replies here >>>/his/catalog
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fossils were put there by the devil to trick you into turning away from god.
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>>1771336
No its not. I'm Christian. I don't see a theological problem with fossils
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>>1771336
>this is what american "christians" believe

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found a fairy ring bros should i make camp next to it? also what kind of mushrooms are these?
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>>1769465
if the stems arent hollow and the gills dont attach to the stem its a fairy ring mushroom
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>>1769465
at least it was a fairy ring and not a faggot ring.
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>>1769465
Make sure you're not near any boulder fields...
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>>1770836
>Imagine a moomintroll coming at you in the dead of night.
I'll carry a gun and a gps locator forevermore
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>>1769555
Checked, did you return?

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does anyone know a semi decent cheap gas station cigar that I could get to throw in my pack for hike? I live in BC so ideally something that I could just go and grab at a 7/11 or another convenience store here.
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OP just get a decent tobacco pipe and buy a couple ounces of good pipe tobacco online and youll be set for years
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>>1771136
>being a pretentious fag about flavor
just about any flavored gas station cigar invariably is better tasting than any real cigar
real cigars are gross
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Swishers or whatever .99 cent cigarillos are sitting by the checkout
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>>1770662
this
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>>1770394
Maybe just try a few? Its not like it's a big monetary loss if you don't like one.

There are like 3-4 mini cigar brands that are sold everywhere and enjoyed and talked about by many...


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