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One last thread before all the snow melts and we go back to being coomers for 8 months.

Where's everyone finishing their season? I'm heading down to Monarch pass to ski backcountry this weekend, then down to Telluride the next weekend for resort/backcountry.
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Have been seeing the Enforcer being shilled a lot in this past few years — seems I will have to try those next season will put them up there on my list. As far as reviews go the Kästles have a reputation of being more hard charging skis with not-playful shaping. I enjoy ski testing anyways so yeah can‘t wait to get to test at least the Nordicas!
Tomorrow's the last day of my mountain's season and I'm working. Snow has gone to shit recently so I'm not too bummed, but would've been nice to get one more full day in. At least I'll be able to get in a few runs on my breaks
>As far as reviews go the Kästles have a reputation of being more hard charging skis with not-playful shaping

I haven't skied dozens of pairs nor do I get paid by ski brands to promote their brand/call out inadequacies in others, but the Kastle BMX 105 is more playful than the Nordica Enforcer Free 104 imo.

For what it's worth, my daily driver 95% of the time inbounds is usually the Icelantic Nomads or the BMX, I feel comfortable hitting any terrain hard in either, but slightly prefer the nomads if there is fresh snow.
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I've really liked my enforcer 93s. They aren't the most playful things ever. Rail turns better than the QSTs that I tried. Wish I had a wider waste for powder.

What goes on here /out/wise? (minus fishing obviously)
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Just go to the Upper Pennesula of Michigan. Camp on the coast of Lake superior. While surrounded by forest and no people for miles.
unless there's a gale
that time sucked
The UP is generally great and the people are cool but normies are starting to flock more. I lived in Chicago and went on backpacking trips in the Porkies every year the last decade and crowds are getting worse. I last went in October and it fucking sucked - I just want to be alone and take mushrooms by myself innawoods. I moved to CA a few months ago and even though it is pozzed the /out/ is great.
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I'll take this bait
LOL quality post

Is there any possible way for me to make money off of livestock if I have a small lot of land out the back? Or would keeping livestock just be a money sink? I don’t mind either way as it’s a hobby I would like to pick up.

I was thinking something that can graze more easily off the land such as some sheep or a couple of goats. I have 0 experience with this and only a half acre of land, so if anyone could help me out with some advice or material that would be great.
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i want a riding yak.
>half an acre
Looks like you're gonna be limited to chickens, rabbits or mini goats.
You’re not going to be able to run a profitable agriculture business on a half acre. If you’re trying to make some cash, your best bet these days would be agro-tourism. Get something popular, like llamas, and charge people to pet them, take photos with them, etc.

My friend has a fairly large acreage in the south of England that his family used for bovine farming for generations but it was bleeding cash so he converted it into a petting zoo and he’s making a profit for the first time in years. Makes an absolute killing renting some of his animals out for TV adverts, apparently, especially his pigs.
Dont have experience with selling but if i was in your shoes i think getting a bunch of quail and selling eggs to fancy upscale restaurants would be your best bet.
Non livestock options would be selling things like herbs, microgreens, and mushrooms to these resturants.
Try chickens or turkeys, you can have a couple of nigerian dwarf goats. The goats would be small enough to warrant being on a half acre.
Sheep wouldn't be a good option imo, because they need more space and you just don't want a couple. They don't really do well with just 2, and half an acre isn't enough for more than that. I would get chickens or turkeys though in that situation. Good luck!

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Broke my Vive hitting some dead rotted oak branches. :(

They were $25 on Amazon but now they don't mention Anti-Shock, but a "not currently" Vive says Anti-Shock, so maybe changed.

Ordered these but....THEY ARE NOT ANTI-SHOCK, which means actual spring action in tip.https://www.amazon.com/XMmux-Aluminum-Trekking-Poles-Shock-Absorbent/dp/B07S48FVK9/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=xmmux+poles&qid=1617896499&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-1

WTF does no one on Amazon "get it"?

Can anyone recommend me some poles with Anti-Shock for under $100?

Hopefully longest they come in like 55" since they are most needed on the steep downhills and I'm 6-2 with heavy pack.

Got my old two fer $12.99 from Ebay that ARE anti-shock but handles are bit small and just hard plastic and they seem to bend and generally sorta cheap feeling, so willing to upgrade.
I guess I might need to go to local REI to check if they are actually Anti-Shock and pay $120-discount. WTF wont REI show me WTF the Reviews say? 3/5 ain't too high, but I guess Amazon inflates all their reviews. They wont let me post or ask questions, I guess from telling the truth one too many times.
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You are weak and your brain is full of mush.
teach them to endure hardship in pursuit of their goals, persevere and overcome obstacles
just had full hip replacement plus I just like carrying heavy pack for LARP up and down steep CA rolling round hills, plus most trails are hard clay so spring just feels nicer and more fun.

I've re-discovered the entire "outdoor" retail sales staff are clueless.

about 4 years ago when I first started using poles I didn't even know about anti-shock and just by chance my first set, and 2nd set, of cheap poles were sprung.

Now that seems to have gone away and everyone is playing dumb.

Black Diamond seems to have good anti-shock system but they fucked up with some "slam lock" system that everyone says breaks so for $150 I'll pass.

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I'm in the UK, What's a cheap nesting cup for the Nalgene 1L, Looking for abotu £10 or less
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get titanium instead
Only really an issue if you cook with it, although the same is probably true of Aluminium to be fair.
I hate Al because if you scratch it all it gets that ugly oxide layer
Get a pure 24k gold and be cancer free
fake news
fake news, stainless steel is the ieal bottle material.
ffetitanium is too expensive to my knowlege

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Anyone have any luck this year? Going to try this weekend for some in SW Ohio,
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Oklahoma! This was also me >>2067582
but new morels are still coming up so I'm hoping for a few more weeks.
Ok thanks. Shame they perish so fast.
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37 today, plus I left a good deal in the really bountiful spots.
Going to make a morel bisque tonight!
Even if they look the same the onion/garlic smell is a dead giveaway.
I've never been morel hunting before, but really want to get into it. Tried looking around on forums and taken notes on all the techniques I can but I'm not sure of any good spots around me. Any tips for how to start looking? Obviously no one is giving out their secret spots, which is fair enough, but I'm not certain about the etiquette of if you stumble onto someone else's spot. Do you just leave?
just start looking. try to learn the trees they're commonly connected to- elms, tulips, ash, etc. look around half dead/ recently dead trees. spots are first come first served. tho if you see someone clearly doing the same thing, move on to a different area. prepare for a lot of disappointment. to the point you'll think they're a myth.

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dude trout are retarded you can catch them with rolled up bits of paper
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by spinner you mean pic related?
different types need different speed to spin, you feel them spinning as a slight drag in your rod when you wind them in. pic related is a type that spin at slow speed, slow speed also means they go deeper and so on...i could give you my full autistic explanation of this but basicly make shure the spinner spins and not drag it along the bottom then you are on the right track
Do you think you could make a SPAM fleshlight?
Then feed it to

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mess kit vs billy pot, which is better? never cooked outdoors besides sausages and tomatoes
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I actually fell for this meme. These milsurp mess kits are cool but that’s all they are, MESS KITS. They’re meant to have hot food poured in then, not to cook on. Cooking on aluminum will give you Alzheimer’s. If you’re using it for its intended purpose as a mess kit you’ll be fine. I suppose it would be alright for survival if you’re actually lost and your life depends on it to cook
Hey Anon, do you have some freshly published research about that aluminum thing? Because everywhere I look says its bullshit.
I have an East German mess tin, I sand blasted the paint off and I use it to boil water and cook. Not as good as a Czech steel pot mess kit but it serves me well

couldn't some provide a superior alternative rather than act like a pseudo janny? you're like someone who pretends to be a cop lmao
THanks anon!

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batony chop chop worth it or not? Some say it is useless and only breaks knives, some say it is raelly useful.
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She's married, bro. You don't have a chance.
I tried batony chop chop on some firewood while larping in a campground and it did not work at all. I just embarrassed myself and probably woulda got hurt if I tried much longer. Shaving the wood to make kindling was fun though. Not really necessary, it's just something to do I guess.
the trick to contact splitting is to make sure the blade has already bit into the wood before you try to split it.
Why would you swing an axe at something in your own hand?
i cant afford one, or well i could but i dont like spending money in vain

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This week is the week, lads. It's morel week. Anyone know any good places around the Hudson River Valley to go for morels? I'm not familiar with the land out here so any advice is welcomed. If anyone around Albany is going morel hunting this weekend, I'm looking for another member for our group.
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>bro just give me your morel spots
>no i'm not going to put any effort in finding my own, not even any effort to check the catalog
you new york cityidiots really are another level of entitled

I'm not even from America you fucking faggot, I've been looking at forums for half a year but there aren't many people really giving out their spots around here. Not a crime to ask for help you pathetic LARPer urbanite

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Do you guys real go outdoors?
I mean in real-life like going for an walk in the wood or go swimming? My feet neither my shoos torched grass in an decade. What are you outdoor guys like?
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but they are, I am the only one who isn’t
i go out but i dont tru hike. i hike in mountain above my house once a week, i even go camping, few times per year. i dont survive outside and i never slept in woods more than 3 nights. I usualy sleep one or 2 nights. i dont do bushcraft i just take some of my friends borow them a tent and sleeping bag, and we make sandwiches and cook instant noodles and tea in the nature and swim in river or sea. Also my out is all about hiking or camping, i have never don long distance trip, usualy i find spot i like than i stay there and larp around. I hope i will go on 60km-100km hike soon so i can expetience that. also i go for walk in nature every day almost. but civilisation is never too much away. i am blessed with place i live i have sea, rivers and mountains sorounding me with 15-30 min drive i can be in mountains or river and i have 2 min walk to the beach. but if i lived in some big city i probably would not go in nature often as now. So depends i am not true hiker or survivalist i am just weekend camper and nature entusiast, nothing hard core. if i buy some more gear maby i could take more people out with me, usualy i need to borow my stuff to friends.
It is actually really nice. You should try it op if even if just a 60 minute trail hike. You will feel better and there is nothing to lose. Go for it
No i just roam in the witcher iii, im too afraid to go in the woods what if i get ambushed by a kikimora or some shit
I will begin /out/ing soon
Even bought a couple patches to display in photos of my inevitable shenanigans

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Well, out, I'm back in the UK after eighteen months spent abroad. I posted on an old thread saying I'd arrange a meetup and I'm delivering.

I'm based just north of Inverness. If some of you /out/ists can get to Inverness, or better still to Dingwall, I can pick you up and take you on a 2-day trip in the highlands. Post ITT if you're interested.

OFC, this will be once covid permits.
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grand pic, where is this?
Gotcha, will send.

Just back from doing three of the Beinn Dearg group Munros, really good weather over there.
If you can put up with retard tourists and city niggers:
- New Forest (Has horses which is nice)
- North York moors
- Norfolk broads
- Brecon beacons
- Snowdonia

Anywhere in Scotland is good and they have the right to roam iirc, but I can't suggest places because I've only been to Scotland like twice and one time I was on a Narrowboat the whole time.

Just remember that Britain is ridiculously population dense so you're never going to get total isolation.
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Edge of the Cheviot Hills looking out
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Nice dogs.

Pic related; OP today.

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They are analdildos for larping faggots.
Not the guy you are arguing with, but
>He says why continuing to not post anything he owns because he is a larping faggot
Time to leave kiddo
Dunno how useful that spike would be for camping but it could be useful in case of zombie bears.
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>never used gransfors
Keep coping larp boy
give me reasons to buy hultafors premium hultån its on sale now but i need more justification

>other than cutting dead wood for campfire

Is Appalachia a decent place to move to if you don’t care about the local job market and just need a decent internet connection? I’m debating buying a house in WV, KY, or TN. I’m also considering to look in the upper Midwest like SD,ND,MT. Is one region significantly different than the other besides the obvious geographical and weather factors?
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LOL, I can think of 109 reasons why not
I visited burlington and watched a group of marginalized folk harass an old white couple completely unprovoked. Then watched two women go up to a cop car and kick the doors for no reason. God I love nh

Not same anon, but lived in Pittsburgh for a few years.

Rachel Carson Trail was always nice

thinking about getting one...are they any good for kayaking at sea, /out/? going beach camping this summer.
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It's an hour and a half paddle for me to get from the put in to the proper 7-12ft water depth to set crab pots. And that's if I don't sit around or have to pee off the side.
It's not even about rushing. It's about enjoying your time out there. A boat that you don't have to fight the whole time is much more enjoyable to paddle.
speed and enjoyment are not congruent
Speed and power are all that matter
yes they are

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