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Who does this, and why? Is there a thrill of the near-death experience? Is it enjoyable to control yourself when you are underwater and stuck in a small hole and your body screams for you to panic but you don't?

Is it worth the risk?


>he doesn't know about the treasure
I'll stay above ground, thank you very much.
>being scared of unchartered territory
>worrying about going places daylight has never shone
>doesn't understand explorers
Kids today I just can't even
>he doesnt know how to use the three sea shells

>Can stuff the chimney with kindling if you run out of fuel
>Can use any liquid fuel
>If you run it over Zippo will replace it for free

Why dont you carry a zippo when you go /out/?

Also post your zippo if you do.
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>buys a 30 euro lighter
iShit generation is cancer
>30 euro for zippo
this is what happens when you live in a third world country.
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I can't handle the suspense.
i kinda get what he's saying though
i've always found people who smoke and use zippos as total tryhards trying to look cool
but that isn't the point of the thread
it's about using it while being /out/ and the lighter really shines in that situation

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The US National Parks system owns some of the most valuable real estate in the entire WORLD. The government is currently PAYING MONEY to manage and maintain these lands, when they should be creating massive profits via property taxes and other forms of development. It is estimated that a land auction of six national parks alone (Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Teton, and Crater Lake) could raise TRILLIONS of dollars - money which goes DIRECTLY into the federal budget. Why hasn't this been done yet, /out/?

Pic related, why hasn't this been developed yet?
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Take money from military funding and spread it to other government agencies that actually help people.

Crazy idea, I know.
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Why not just invite putin to the white house and have him move in a take over?
Would save a ton of cash to not bother fighting him off

Yes, because only that billions of dollars of military spending is keeping Putin at bay. Stockholm syndrome is a hell of a thing.
You are an idiot.
Fuck off Chaffetz I keep voting against ya yet you stick around.
I love my ability to be able to just wander out into the desert onto some BLM land and camp, or go shooting.

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Wow nice stack of rocks you made there Chad.
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>be on long distance mountaineering trio in Turkey
>not seen town for days
>trails not marked for shot
>water running low, no food
>in the distance a cairn ... could it be
>run over to it, yes!
>based precursor hikers showing me where the trail continues...
>show up at mountain village, wedding in full swing... people see me emering out of the ticket... get happy and exited ... “come come...[turkish gibnerish]”
>feed me endless food
>dance with groom and bride
>tea with the uncle truck driver and beekeeper grandpa
>offer me a room, thank them, won’t let me leave without lots of gifts and foods...
>leave, camp nearby the local creek. Serene.
>get supplies from the market and continue on...
Is this the hidden magic runic power all cairns are deemed to confer to those worthy?

If seeing a pile of rocks is enough to ruin your hike, you need therapy.
For real. Cairns are amazing if you’re lost or somewhat off trail and not sure if you’re gonna make it.
Not so cool for suburban dog parks I guess tho.

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Sooo, I plan a short trip next month - 3/4 days, walking ~9 h per day, no camping, sleeping in huts.

Terrain is small mountains and hills, with grass and stones. Windy weather and rain quite possible (and so mud on trails as well).

Was seriously thinking purchasing hiking sandals but never had any of these before, always using running or hiking shoes... not sure what to expect.

Any opinions?
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>open-toe sandals
>small mountains and hills
>Windy weather and rain quite possible

Enjoy your broken and freezing toes.

What you want is a pair of lightweight boots that protect your toes and ankles.
I don't like those at all. I want something to actually hold on to my foot. Also the string between my toes bother the fuck out of me. The shoe on the OP picture looks comfortable as fuck.
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>wearing sandals
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I like Chacos a lot. I have the Z/2, which has the toe loop, but if you get the Z/1 you can wear them with socks (which seems odd to me but some people swear by it).
I absolutely hate wearing my Havianas on any significant slope.

I'm going to be gradating from college soon and I want to dump my shithole East coast city and move out west to find a job. Which cities are surrounded by the most nature to explore? I've never been camping or hiking, but I've always loved nature and it's important to me to be somewhere where I can leave town and be immersed in nature easily. From what I've researched, Boise, SLC and Reno look like great choices. Thanks in advance for any suggestions
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Fresno is the sunniest city in California. Its hot and dry often.
Does Spokane still smell weird?
>Ocean of Canada
There's some town in Ohio that starts with a "C" and smells like rotten cabbage 24/7/365. Like overwhelmingly so.
What's Missoula, MT like for /out/ stuff and in general? I'm from NZ but my uni has an exchange program with the University of Montana, and I've got a fascination with some of the more rural US states, especially those in the mountain west. Worth considering?

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does /out/ have a bug out bag? if yes show me yours.
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if using a condom matters then it's not the right time
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I'd bring my multi-day hike setup minus the 357. Substitute akm and g19. Chest rig with 3 mags each and level two bullet resistant vest with level 1 anti-stab. Backpack supplemented with multiple resupply cashes of food/ammo/cook fuel along bug out routes.
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Dressed head to foot in realtree™
around vaginas, never relax.
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Car flares are useful

Feel free to post tobaccos (no weed allowed), pipes, collections, pics of favorite combos for going /out/, pics of what you're doing with your pipe and any questions you might have.

Want to get into smoking pipes without spending too much cash?
Get a Missouri Meerschaum Legend corncob pipe and a pouch of either Prince Albert, Carter Hall or Half and Half tobacco, available at most drugstores.
What you'll need: pipe, tobacco, lighter or matches, pipe cleaners, and either a regular old nail or a pipe tool (combination tamper, scoop, and small pick).
All of these together should run you less than $20.

Having trouble keeping your pipe lit? Fill it with less tobacco and smoke it slower than you think you need to, lightly tamping as needed when the smoke starts thinning out.
If you're still having trouble, try filling your pipe this way:

Old thread >>1282306
Come on in and get comfy.
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I paid $21 for the London Club EMS at a B&M here in Canada when it's $3.29 online. Tobacco is so overpriced here in Canada.

I don't smoke cigars often and now my go-to are Junction Coronas for $4.85.
I didn't know Philip Morriss International used 4chan.
I love smoking and even I can tell you smoking kills and is bad for your health. Do what you enjoy but don't delude yourself.
I've had decent success ordering from Holt's. Only one shipment out of 7 got taxed. Mind you, my friend got nabbed 3 times in a row, so ymmv.
>smoking kills
Over a very long time. It's more harmful than not smoking at all, but smoking is not the death sentence antismoking propagandists would have you believe.

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A general discussion thread for your batonning device.

Discuss all kinds of knife-related stuff like sharpening and buying guides for newcomers etcetera.

Prev. thread: >>1295875
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Cross Knives
A bit pricy
>shilling against mora
Mira is the best price for performance /out/ knife with great designs. No reason not to like them.
Tbh, they kinda look like kitchen knives...
Who the fuck cares? It's $15 and the design is great for /out/.

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Best place(s) to go inna woods in South Texas?
Where abouts in south TX my friend?
I've lived in central TX and done a fair bit of exploring into south TX parks and I can tell you, though there's probably some bias, that central is way better as far as parks and cool shit to look at. Plus I don't like being a minority.
I'm in Austin, any recommendations beside enchanted Rock and pedernales? I'm still working on checking out all the trails in pedernales, probably my favorite out area.
Gonna be moving to Austin in a few days. Thanks for those tips, those look like pretty cool places. I was visiting my brother a couple of weeks ago and we went to Barton Creek. Pretty nice place for how close to Austin it was.

Mostly exited about how relatively close Big Bend National Park is. Would love to do a week long backpacking trip there
I think bbnp is about eight hours away. Pedernales has a lot of trails and a few random camp sites. If you want a quick after work trail there's Turkey Creek Trail. That one is only like a 2 or 3 mile loop but it's kind of nice. There's a wildlife refuge north west about a half hour that has a few trails. Ill think about some more of the ones that are decent.

hi /out/

I'd like to start camping on my own, but I'm a huge fucking pussy. I'm 26 years old and still afraid of the dark, especially while being outside. How do I overcome being this big of a puss?
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Don't worry OP, it's not like mountain lions will eat you just because you went outside in the dark. We very rarely just attack people when there are much safer sources of food.
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It's okay anon, a lot of people are. We live extremely insulated lives of light and civilization. Best cure is exposure and confidence. Just go out alone and sleep innawoods at night and take a leap of faith, everything will be alright anon.
I tell myself that i'm the scariest thing in this forest.
In my mind i imagine myself running around in the dark with my knife like some kind of maddened predator, taking out any foe, animal or human.
Walk around naked ready to rape anything that moves like a real man.

Then some one begins to mag dump into your general direction.

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> who will win?
> what are your 10 items?
> who will go first?
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>Crawling back into the green, smokey tarp... What if the storm lasts two days? With no windows, no friends, no family, no cat, no dog... Just loneliness and darkness.
yeah i would definitely win this show
Thas what im saying. They vet heavy. They want drama not real competition. Or the competitors would last literal years
>Or the competitors would last literal years
They specifically schedule the show so you don't have enough time to prepare for winter. They don't want people to last long.
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Unless they do a straight up arctic circle season that wouldn’t matter. There are enough /out/ people that apply that would manage if not thrive. They cast dramatic crybabies on purpose because it makes the danger seem more real. Thats why so many guys have pregnant wives/small children. Theyd never cast some real mountainman or hillbilly and let him try for a half million. Im not saying its not dangerous but they definitely want that aspect played up and exaggerated for ratings.

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>late to work sometimes because I stop to watch the osprey that nest just outside
>spend most of my lunches watching them too
> spend hours on end walking the same stretch of woods to get a good picture of a barred owl
>keep a regional bird book and binoculars in my car at all times

Pic related, that's momma owl
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man I love it too. Im on a lake - we get ospreys all the time and a bunch of other birds.
I been trying to get some orioles to show up - I heard they like fruit, but they dont seem to pass through South Carolina, lake murray area.
Reminds me I need to buy bird seed.
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I like birding and field recording birds.

My recordings:

Pic related, male house finch I saw the other day.
i think it's too hot, haven't really seen any lately. it gets cool they are everywhere.
I always seem to get Orioles on my hummingbird feeder, I guess they have a sweet tooth
OP here, I just spent 3 hours in a rainstorm watching 4 osprey circle a lake, it was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen

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Best places to drive to?
Also post cars /out/ing.

So I’ve made a terrarium out of this moss before but wasn’t that sure about the name I’m in the California redwoods to me looked like javamoss to me but not sure plz help
See: >>>/an/2754813 for the non-food plant people and >>1318557 for the food plant people. Though, /an/ may know better since some use mosses for terrariums, bonsai turf, and enclosures for animals/insects.

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