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What is the best length for an all around axe? Is it hatchet sized or small axe? I’m trying to decide on a new gransfros bruk axe, I already have the wildlife hatchet which goes everywhere with me /out/ in the last 2 months when I got it.
What do you guys recommend and what do you have, pics of your axe appreciated.
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>>1237494
why not just drive out to the woods (or your fucking backyard) and throw and axe at some wood?
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>>1253950
>>1254025
The Coldsteel shorts wearing fatman actually posted on /k/ a couple of times.
Not shilling or anything. Just replied to some posts like he was a long tome lurker.
Kind of creepy honestly.
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>>1254169
I have the Wetterlings equivalent.
The rounded poll is used to separate hides from flesh when skinning big game in colder regions.

It will not make much of a difference to the axe itself when hammering, but might damage tent poles because a smaller surface is in contact, therefore the force is more concentrated.
I doubt it will actually make a difference to the poles either, but if your they start mushrooming, try holding a flat piece of wood in-between the poles and axe.

When people talk about the axe being damaged from hammering. they usually mean the eye losing it's shape from hammering steel on steel
This generally happens on the sides of the eye.

On the Swedish meme axes the eye is retardedly large for its weight of head. I wouldn't worry about it damaging it. It's not like you're going to be swinging it over the head like a sledgehammer.
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>>1254173
My friend worked at the Fjallraven store and had a 50% discount on all items. He was going to quit that month so that's why I went and bought an axe without really researching it.
>>1254190
Thanks. This is all useful information.
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>>1240864
>>1253950
Man I literally posted a pic of how the handle is shit because of the grain. It's a $23 axe though.
Some people on this board are so paranoid, who the fuck would market to like 50 autists on a near-inactive board?

In the ER about to get my first ever tick removed.

Ask me something.
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>>1244945
KEK we always removed ticks ourself. Mfw when I where a kid I got easily 5 of them after camping as a boy scout . Even got Lyme but antibiotics removed the disease
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>>1245285
Yep, same here. Broke my tibia in a car accident, ER visit with x-rays, cast, and prescription anti-inflammatory. Of course, on the way to the hospital, they ran an IV (I was fully conscious and fine, just banged up tibia), did an MRI to "check for head injury" though I told them I never hit my head, did an ultrasound of my lungs "to check for blood clots" and kept me in the hospital for 2 days in an inflatable cast until they got around to putting a real one on. Hospital bill $112,500.
Healthcare in the US is expensive as shit. And yes, it's absolutely true that they'll give you a Tylenol and charge you $60 for "oral medication administration." Unnecessary procedures are the norm, once they find out you have insurance or Medicaid, it's like a stripper finding out you have cash in your wallet.
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>>1254452

>removed the disease

I hear Tylenol cures cancer too
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>>1245599
I'm trying this, and I've been griping at the tick's head for over an hour now. I'm running out of things to gripe about, what do now?
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>>1254463
Lyme disease can be halted with antibiotics in early stages, It cannot be cured once it takes effect tho.

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>be me
>be 13 years old on a scout camp
>we be doing a activity in the middle of the bush
>no toilets in sight
>have to shit
>the scout leader tells us we are going to play hide and seek
>perfecttiming.jpg
>quickly run down the path and then like 5 meters into the bush
>quickly pull down my pants to take a shit
>hear a kid coming
>ohfuck.jpg
>kid that is seeking finds me taking a shit
>he screams and runs off and tells the scout leaders
>ifyou'regoingtofuckmeIamgoingtofuckyou.jpg
>didnt wipe my ass

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The best part of summer and boy scout camp is not having to wipe or shower and no mom to complain about it.
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>another intellectually challenged frogposter felt the need to create a useless thread to post his moronic drivel
Just go back to /b/.
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Posts like this make me think I share a board with some actual retards.
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>>1254097
>taking a shit specifically when someone is looking for you
>surprised when they find you midshit
>proud of being "that kid who smelled like shit the whole trip"
congratulations on being the dumbest person i've seen post here in the last couple months.

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Primus stove thread.

I have an really rare Optimus 101. The first in it's line. Only a few thousand made by the Swedish army back in the 60's i think. So it is a prototype of before Optimus 111 thats been used in the Norwegian force for around 60 years. It takes almost any type of flamable liquid because you heat up the liquid into gas. You can even use stearin or fat on it and it burns like a dream. The ultimate tool for camping outside.
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i've been using one just like this since '91, didn't even had to clean it, works incredibly well.
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>>1252882
A primus thread?
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>>1253091
I have the stove in the picture. $30 CAD on amazon and can buy refills anywhere. I'm happy with it.
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Thirding the Primus Classic, it's the AK47 of cannister stoves.
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>>1253564
Fun fact - I'm Polish (from Poland), 43yo.
I have this thing, I got it from my dad, when I was a teen, he bought it while beying teen too.
I shit you not - as critical as I am of soviet engeneering, I was dead sure it's a soviet design.
Shit.

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>After fierce public outcry, the agency is indeed hiking daily entrance fees at some of America's most popular parks by $5 to $35 a vehicle. The new plan replaces a proposal that would have charged $70 for cars to enter perennial hotspots like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite and Zion, the release details.

How does it feel to get priced out of going /out/? Soon to be 70 dollar for day passes.
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>>1254321

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/texas/about-forest/districts/?cid=fswdev3_008441

Wow, you are butt-fuckingly retarted, dipshit. How do you manage to breathe and walk at the same time?

Would you look at that, you inbred creep?

http://www.texashiking.com/Locations/ShowLocation.aspx?LocationID=1641
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>>1254321
Not him, but Davy Crockett is a national forest.
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>>1254291
you can do that in yosemite as long as you hike in from outside the park and dispersed camp in the backcountry.
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>>1254334
I know. He thinks it is a national park

>>1254335
Entrance fee
>Foot, bicycle, horse, or non-commercial bus or van with more than 15 passenger seats
$15 per person aged 16 or older
$20 per person aged 16 or older effective June 1, 2018

Wilderness permit
>Since many trails are very popular, reservations are recommended ($5 per confirmed reservation plus $5 per person).
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>>1254352
entrance fee is only if you go through one of the gates (arch rock, tioga, wawona, and whatever the 4th one is i never remember the name of), no fee to hike in from cherry lake or twin lakes, and reservation fees are RESERVATION fees, the wilderness permit itself is free.

Hey /out/
My mom wants to do a controlled burn for her yard, front and probably back. Any tips?

I'm located in StL Missouri, humidity is probably going to stay pretty low when it's not raining, like today.
It's a pretty small house, the lawn is probably no bigger than 40'x10', with the back yard being slightly bigger

My neighbor did one maybe about 3 weeks ago, which was probably a better time to do it, but I'm not seeing any real grass growth except for weeds so maybe it'll work out?

pic hopefully unrelated
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>>1248829
OP, can you draw a rough diagram of the yard and surroundings? If it's what I'm imagining though you can probably just water down anything you want to keep unburned, dump some gas on the lawn, and let her rip. Keep watch and keep a hose in your hand if things start going south.
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>>1248829
Post the aftermath!
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>>1253740
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhBpDmWzQcg
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>>1253958
Oh fuck, I've been memed
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>>1248829
>controlled burn for a yard in St. Louis, MO
>the lawn is probably no bigger than 40'x10'
Oh my God. What the fuck. Tell her to buy a lawnmower like a normal human being.

>>1248853
>the weeds still grow back
>the idea is to make sure that it's just all one type of grass
So use Roundup or some other type of herbicide, idiot.

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Hello, fellow camper!
My tent is 5 mins down the trail, I am brewing some coffee, you are welcome to some if you like.
I will let you set up your stuff now, you are welcome to come later, bye!
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>>1253985
Hm! Oh! Pardon my Fiddler on the rocks (FOR is shortform around here stud ;)) but me and my friends would rather stay at the site and pick sweet berries out of our hairy tangled ass hair. Its been a long day of hiking and fishing for us so theres no need for coffee, just a sip of the hot river spit and we will be off to bed. Bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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>>1253985

Ok, I'll see you there buddy.
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>>1253985
oh how I love Israel Keyes !!!!
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>>1254327
only a month prior to his arrest
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See you in 10 minutes, buddy.

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Hey fellas,
Has anyone on this thread had any experience working in Nat Parks services as a Ranger? I recently finished up my B.S. in Geology and I'm thinking about getting into the Ranger line of work. Maybe eventually incorporating my interest in criminal justice later down the line. Was wondering if anyone here had been in the profession and could provide any advice you would deem necessary.
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>>1252258
Not a ranger, but currently working seasonally for NPS in GIS and database management.Ymmv.

Federal hiring is a huge pain in the ass. I think the expectation is that people who really want a permanent position there will be willing to work seasonally for as much as 10 years before they 'get in'. Personally, I think of employment with NPS as existing on a scale of sorts, with permanent full-time on one end and 1039 seasonal employment on the other, with many shades in between. I expect this varies a little between parks.
Also know that many people, especially those looking to climb the ranks into upper management, move from park to park with great frequency. There are many positions only flown internally.

That sounds kinda shitty, and it is, but i also want to say that I can't speak highly enough of my coworkers at my park. I dont know how representative of the whole NPS this is, but everyone I work with is smart, good at their job, and hardworking.

Good luck, anon
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>>1252258
Can type 1 diabetics work as a ranger if its under control
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Bump

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What do I need for gear and knowledge for long term survival
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>>1250906
>he believes the nuke hoax
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>>1252626
>a nuclear winter
lol, pls refresh your knowledge. your 70s anti war meme is stale
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>>1252666
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Second_After
read it it's fun
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>>1254245
weev plz go
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>>1250823
In a nuclear wasteland scenario, everything will for a while be covered in radioactive dust. You will not be able to drink most sources of natural water. No rainwater, or stream water for the next few years.Everything will go overgrown with radioactive plants. These will have radioactive isotopes taken up into them, and are unsafe to eat. There will be more animals, but every creature will have a higher incidence of diseases and cancers. The average mortality will be reduced by 20 years, and crop failure will cause mass starvation, violence, and cannibalism.

It would be fun, but dying of radiation sickness is on par with having the worst flu imaginable and shitting non-stop while vomiting bile and blood.

What are essential crops for
1. Personal food
2. Livestock food
3. Cash

Pic unrelated.

Bonus points for crops for a southern Canadian climate.
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>>1253165
takes too long to cure properly
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>>1253077
Hemp
Hemp
Micro-greens ($25lb) or just grow good weed with your hemp
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>>1253077
potato
grass
weed
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>>1253096
Yeah.

>>1253077
Cash wise, this is a sample of what the local store sells (see pic). So micro greens are definitely the way to go.
BUT, have to figure out if the input costs are similar or not for each. If micro greens need special attention or set up, then the profits decrease (better to grow something cheaper and easier).
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>>1254310
"organic" sells for more. But maybe you can't advertise it without a certificate... which will cost money (another thing that decreases profits)??

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Are most americans scared of climbing trees like the man in the video?

https://vimeo.com/115442344
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>>1254189
No

I fucking love climbing trees
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Climbing trees is the archetypal activity for American children.
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Climbed lots of trees as a kid. As did other kids around me.used to jump from near the top of a three story pine tree onto the lower branches.
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Yes!
One guy in one video is scared to climb a tree
Therefore it is logical to conclude all people are scared to climb trees.

Where do dumb OPs come from?
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>>1254195
>>1254201
>>1254208
Good I was starting to worry

>>1254288
Excuse me?

how do I keep my dog warm when taking him backpacking?
Do they make dog down bags?
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>>1252632
>>1253054
>this
my dog actually seems to like carrying his stuff.

For a sleeping pad for my dog I use... a sleeping pad. I cut a z-lite into a 3/4 size for me in the summer and my dog uses the other 1/4 when it's cold out, otherwise he just gets a synthetic towel.
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>>1252632
a little kid's sleeping bag might do the trick
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>>1253355
Maybe,
I would like my bud to have ultra light gear, he is gentle with my blankets at home and burrows

I need
>dog sized down quilt
>quality dog backpack
>cut a closed cell sleeping pad up
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>>1252632

Look for baby sleeping bags. They come in a range of sizes and tog ratings.
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>>1253079
>leaving the dog home alone instead of including him in your fun
kys

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Sooner ya'll learn this, the sooner ya'll quit yer bitchin' and start enjoyin' innawoods
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>>1252566
you dont have friends do you?
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>>1252742
You are a doormat and a stunted human, aren't you?
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>>1252821
>having to interact with another human being is for weak-ass, pussy bitches
spoken like a true alpha manchild
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>>1252665

Do it on the palm of your hand. That way you wont need a compass anymore so thats -50 grams of your UL base weight.

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Has /out/ every been innabush?
Any bushy stories, tips or laughs would be great
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>>1249418
One of our /out/ buds is innabush as we speak. Probably sleeping right now tho.
>>1245863
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>>1249447
stop beating around the bush, anon!
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>>1251618
Beat off in the bush instead
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Yep.
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>>1249418
Only if it includes getting fucked up on Emu and rooting coons bud.

i'm confused on definitions. what's the difference between tinder and kindling?

is it that tinder burns easy but fast and kindling burns slow but not easily (needing the tinder flame).

but then if you have a lighter or match or other constant source of flame, can't you just bypass the tinder part?
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>>1253421
tinder is for thots, kindle is for books, some of these books are called dictionaries where you can look up definitions of words you seek.
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>>1253421
Tinder is what catches the spark to light the flame. After you've got a flame, you start adding kindling wood, which ranges from toothpick sized and up to maybe finger/thumb diameter, to generate coals and get the fire going in a sustained manner.
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>>1253421
Both are needed for roasting but one of them helps you find roasties.
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>>1253421
It's a step-by-step sort of thing. As long as there's always some way for air to get in to the bottom and come out the top it goes like this;
Tinder makes a spark (or a candle's worth of lighter fire) into a small flame
Kindling makes a flame into a small fire
Split-logs make&maintain a campfire proper

You can extend this process but you usually shouldn't
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>>1253421
try grindr



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