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here's a maybe stupid idea, What IF I were to use my heavy walking stick as a platform to attach an axe head from my pack? Maybe a bayonet lug sort of thing too for my knife. If strength is an issue, it shouldn't be hard to attach a metal reinforcing strip along the stick's side. When I'm done with the axe attachment, I'd be able to stow it in my pack

Why hasn't this been done? A multipurpose walking stick seems very practical. Pic vaguely related
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There's a few out there which sort of do this, ideally you could just make one out of a 3ft hickory stick with a 3/4" socket on the end out of steel, then just screw in an axe, shovel, saw for all your bear fighting and tree killing needs

It's native to more than one area too.
I've seen (on Saudi TV) bedouins in the Arab peninsula using such an axe.

Some have pickaxe style handles.

Easiest way to acquire such a tool is to buy a Tomahawk from Cold Steel, and haft it on a longer handle.
central europe here, used in high mountains for sheep herding
is great walking stick (cane for older shepherds), can help you climb rocks used as icepick, better to defend yourself from wolves than just stick, is used as hatched for making fires
I second this
carry your tools like a normal person, use walking stick on rough terrain, go with shepherd's axe if you fancy it but those type of gadgets are close to useless and cringeworthy

Wouldnt that be a halberd?
Somebody call /k/

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Wool blanket vs sleeping bag? On a budget, I already have a sleeping bag but it is very large. Using a hammock btw.
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I thought I was OP though...
i dont like it, too much condensation
no, it's a stalker lead dev's work station.
A breathable bivy wont condense on you as much as a cheaper one. Goretex and eVent make great material for bivys that yield a very breathable bag. I have a outdoor research helium bivy and it condenses despite being semi breathable pertex shield material. I have a usgi goretex bivy and it condenses sometimes, but not often as much as the helium. Im gonna get an eVent bivy since its supposedly more breathable than goretex.
blanket under a tarp, sleeping bag in tent and indoors

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What is objectively the best axe brand of all time? My vote is Plumb desu.

>stabil American steel
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I love my Norlund

I find that the smol cheeks on those types of axes means that it comes loose easier because there's less metal in contact with the haft
You could have saved that by welding. Probably still could.
Or by drilling a small hole at the very tip of the crack to stop it from spreading more

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Hi /out, haven't seen one of those in a couple weeks, so there you go

Post pictures from your last hikes, or from older ones if you want to. I'll be lurking hard

Opening with something from Southern France
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A little overgrown
Way to much precipitation

still relaxing and had a good time with some good company
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Short walk from banska bystica to spania dolina in slovakia
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Today after work, ended up walking back in the dark, still worth it
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>No human had ever climbed Nepal’s Nangpai Gosum II. The 7,296-meter mountain is so dangerous it keeps would-be adventurers at bay while many taller summits were climbed decades ago.

>This was so until October 3, 2017, when German climber Jost Kobusch, 25, reached the summit after three days of climbing. Even more impressive, he climbed to the summit alone.

>The peak contains sections of bare rock, thin ice, and a lot of rockfall. It’s also arduous to reach, surrounded by numerous 7,000-meter mountains, making any attempts incredibly challenging. Four previous expeditions failed.

>Kobusch first attempted the route on Sept. 25, but had to back down after the sun melted sections of ice crucial to his ascent. He tried again, successfully, beginning Sept. 30.

>The young climber adds another notable ascent to his growing resume of impressive alpine climbs in the Himalayas.

>hur dur can't go /out/ because no friends
When will sc/out/s stop making excuses?
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>trying to have the last words would make him right

not so sure about that tho anon
Don't be stupid.
>thinks he's not wrong since the beginning
Hey at least you know how to use the internet, not everything is bad here. I guess.
>guy climes a mountain so dangerous no-one else has done it before
>Lol sissy faggot
I'd put down $1000 on him being dead by 30. Still awesome.

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Why did they walk into the fire?
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To make 30k in like 4 months and then get all the pussy they want for being badasses with big dicks
Well it didn't quite work out that way for them.
is there a story behind this?
Those are the Granite Mountain Hotshots. That picture was taken a couple hours before they got burned up. For some reason they left their safety zone and hiked into that draw below them where the fire caught them.
thanks for the story m8

Have you ever gone hunting in the wild?
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I shot 40 coons off my back porch this year. I skinned the first one, a phhhaattt mufucka, right after he got out of hibernation because it was a massive and thick furred pelt. After that hassle I just decided to dump the rest. Cat enjoys his new sitting place

not sure, might be a wound from a coyote. That area is full of them.
>Going on a safari? Put those fukken kids in the back! Nature's dingo repellant.
Yes, in my childhood.

My father is hunting for 48 years now.

Soon i have to do the hunting licence, you know its tradition. My grandfather was hunting, my dad, my godfather...

In the future if its possible, i have to do it.

But yeah, here its pretty expensive and problematic. I dont know that i will be able to dish out aprox 10-20k $.


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I got no money and I was hungry so I shot and ate a mynah sitting on my roof.

I ate all the mynahs(4) and I'm looking at the pigeons now, but I am discouraged because people call them "rats of the sky".

Is it okay to eat them? I haven't been sick from mynah meat but I don't want to take a chance with pigeons. Also can you advise me on some good ways to hide from birds because I noticed that if other birds notice you kill another bird, they fly away the moment they see you, like they memorize your face or something.
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This is true. According to every survival book I've come across, all birds are edible.
jesus, there's shit all meat on those birds
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do not shoot pigeons unless its for sport. any other time, you become gollem from Lord of the Rings.

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Are you currently a Beekeeper, do you have any plans to become one, are you interested, etc

I started recently by joining a club at my university, I've become intrigued by this ancient practice

Also, sharing any files on history/practice/recipes would be greatly appreciated
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You can get an allergy test at any clinic, but it's far more cost effective to just get stung.

I got stung for the first time just a couple weeks ago, and I can tell you that if you're not allergic it's really not that bad. It fucking burns for half an hour, but honestly it's not bad enough for me to abandon my bees.

I will say that there is a step between "allergic" and "not allergic" for bee stings. Some people have extreme reactions to stings without having a proper allergy, they get stung and the venom causes several week long reactions that negatively affect the body, but does not cause anaphylaxis. My wife reacts badly to any kind of sting (even sweat bees put her out for a week), so I've seen this effect firsthand.
>I got stung for the first time just a couple weeks ago
If you're going to die, it's not the first one but the second sting that does it. The first one primes you.
Lurking with great interest. I've read the beekeepers notebook but that's it so far.
Why do they always die on me halfway through the summer.

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So I would like to start camping in winter and would like to know how it must be done. Any guides and/or tips?

Also what camping tent should I get myself for winter? Any specific products maybe? (Keep in mind that I am a student so budget is kinda important here)
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I dread dome tents in the winter personally, no matter how good, nothing like good wall tent with a stove
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>Leave no Trace
I see you are like me, try getting drunk and staying up till midnight, or ice fish at 4am.
where is wall insulation you want freeze to death?
Get a good sleeping bag, at least 15 degree, I highly suggest a high quality down

Also get a set of down pants and a down top. I happen to use KUIU Super-down since I hunt a lot in the late season.

Expect to pay $100+ for each of the jacket, pants and probably $200+ for the sleeping bag. It's not cheap but you don't want to be completely uncomfortable.

With the down top and bottom, if you'd happen to get cold you can thrown that on and it should be good enough to keep you warm enough to get to morning even in quite cold conditions.

I don't have any experience with sleeping bag liners though, they might be something to look into as well.

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Do you anons have any experience with this?

I would love to be able to make my own meals at home and take them with me on camping or hiking trips.

My only issue right now is finding the time and pressure for different foods. There isn't much information.
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That doesn't say anything about being useable with mylar retort pouches.
Watch the video on the site, it does.
I want to know more about this.
>sauces and soups
Are you just using it for liquids or for whole dishes? Like could i make a plate of chicken marsala and bring it with me?
Yup! You could put whole meals without issue.
Time for some gormet camp food

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Post cool waterfalls here. Bonus points if you took the photo yourself.

Pic related, hiked to the top of Vernal Falls in Yosemite this summer.
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Rare case of lateral waterfall.
It's a real trip man, you should check it out!
Did you keep us posted?

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I am new to the whole hiking/camping thing, mainly because of my geographic location. But I decided that I wasn't going to let that hold me back and am planning a 1-2 week hiking trip.
I don't have much gear currently so I am going to purchase a load of stuff.
Is this somewhat decent? I am going to be adding and removing things, so this is not a final list.
Would appreciate some advice or recommendations! Cheers.
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Never seen this one, looks like I’m changing the way I tie my work boots. 5.11 bootlaces never stay tied.
I can always make a double knot anon, not a big deal.

Don't have any rain gear actually, but I plan on taking a few heavy-duty black trash bags and a few other waterproof things. Maybe a rain jacket or poncho? Remember that I am missing some stuff, this is not everything I am going to purchase.
Rain gear is something I wouldn't cheap out on, I bought a set of Columbia pants & jacket for hunting and they are quite durable and keep me dry. Can't say the same for the stuff I get at work.

Also getting your sleeping bag wet sucks. After rain I like to dry out by the fire a bit and switch into dry base layer before sleeping.
They aren't normal laces, salomon has the tieless ones>>1122263
Okay lad, received some of the gear. Got the backpack, bear spray, filter, shirts, headlamp, and tent.
Everything is good besides one concern, I don't know where to mount the tent. Inside it takes up way too much space.


Sorry for all the links but it would take forever to upload all the pictures. The top one is not so stable, but the bottom one makes you lose balance.

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Post your rigs
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like how much was that?
It's actually cheaper to buy a couple of them for spare parts, or make your own.

I was a forest ranger that met the guy with it. This was his 3rd that he bought for $4k since it's got a hatch in the cab to mount a turret, the tarp, and had AC. He bought two more for $2k without ac or the turret mount.
And they needed no work?
Hey mate, pretty cool.
What's the make and model of this?
Is it reliable?
Wow. How much??

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I went outside on my trip to peru and saw this sunset, took a picture for you guys to see
That's a nice picture anon.
How's Peru? What's the landscape like?
Looks good pham.
Perus been nice so far the streets a pretty tiny tho but people been cool with me but busses are freaking uncomfortable but aside from that i been hving a good time

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