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Hey, fellas. This is my first time posting in /out/, looking for some friendly advice. If the thread doesn't follow the board guidelines please delete it.

That being said, I'm going on my first solo outing this weekend to the northern outskirts of Madrid. I have a group of friends (four of us in total), we have a past-time of hiking through different woods all over the country looking to find ourselves. This is the first time I'm doing it by myself, and honestly, it's kinda scary. I just wanna make sure I'm well-prepared and wont find myself in a horrible situation I can't escape from. I'm not going too far away from the city so I don't expect there will be any wild animals or anything of the sort. But still, I wanna know what your advice/recommendations/experiences are when going on a hiking trip by yourself. I'm doing this for a specific, personal purpose. I need to be able to take care of myself in the wilderness.

So, general /solo/ thread?
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Is that a good time? I wanted to climb Ben Nevis at the end - not sure if that is possible then? But sure, don't see why not.
Every environment is uncontrolled if you think about it.
>Is that a good time?
Probably as good as any other.
>a pack of wild diversity
Top fucking kek, made my day
Op, are you from Madrid?

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What... exactly is this meme?
do you want chips?
It should be in the sacred archives somewhere.
An anon used to get in strangers tents as a practical joke.
They took it all wrong.
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Stop posting that

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Why is wetness so rarelly mentioned in /out/?
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6'3" 192lbs. I sweat when it gets above 75°, or after 10 minutes of hiking. Usually by about 7 miles my first layers are 80-100% saturated. Anyone else know this feel and how to reduce the misery as much as possible? Right now pre soaking my undies and headband are the only solution, so at the end of the day I am soaked in some water and some sweat instead of 100% sweat.
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OP here. Thanks for all the comments.
But I wanted to direct discussion twards drying stuff while /out/ it is a rare subject.
If you go for a +3 day trip you will need to start washing socks, underwear, and dry it. t-shirts, too, if it takes longer. Whe I live, eastern/central Urop, there is morning daw even on hottest summers. There WILL be humidity on everything.
I'm not a phaggoth, I learned to use my body as dryer during one 4 day long hardcore milsim training, I do use quick-dry-when-in-use boots, but I'd love to hear hints from other XP anons.
Also, wtf I love laterns now.
>The only time he leaves his house when it's raining is to go to the bar.
I have no idea why I can translate from Scots-English so easily.
>5'10", 200lbs of mostly muscle
I can literally sit on my couch in just my boxers and sweat with the thermostat at 67F.
>synthetic boxer-jocks with at least a 7" inseam
>a stick of runner's anti-chafe (bodyglide or similar)
>take outer layers off while active
>no cotton unless you're innadesert and need to stay cool

A good wicking base layer (polyester or merino wool) that actually gets a chance to vent to the outside will generally keep your skin dry enough, and itself dries out fairly fast once removed and hung. If you have issues with chafing, something like Bodyglide works pretty well (talcum powder tends to saturate and clump, then it stops working). Some people use antiperspirant on their feet, personally this is super uncomfortable to me.
Just fucking use outdry

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I'm seriously considering just ditching where I am and moving somewhere in the wilderness. I will have to move country, because where I am this is not possible. What is the minimum, and I mean absolute minimum you would need to do this? This includes signing up with some sort of organisation like a charity, what sort of skills I would need, and funds/skills. If, for example, I would want to move to the USA, Canada, or Russia. What would be required to do so to survive and live within a woods or out in the countryside?
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>why I mentioned Russia
a few million dollars to pay off local authorities every time you want to scratch your ass
just help the guy or don't, everyone starts somewhere you miserable cunt
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Californian here, we have an open border policy and the state and county governments shield illegal immigrants from federal deportation. Even violent felons. What's more is you can still get welfare. It only works if you brown or black though. If you're white or worse people think you're east European or Russian it's a no go because they'll accuse you of being Putin's spy and supporting Trump.
Hope this helps.
a) there are about 900 "how do i start to /out/" threads active right now, plus homesteading, hunting, fishing, bushcrafting, and probably a hobo one
b) this isn't a real idea, just op fantasizing about running away from mommy and daddy because they're big meanies
c) op has already established himself as a cunt as well
d) he's already received the best information he'll get >>1379081
e) you know he's not going to suck your dick for white knighting for him, right?
>since I've been told by Russians that they're looking for people to settle there, and that they give land away to people who live there for about 5 years. The main issue would be residency requirements for all cases, anyway.

Yeah, I think I've heard about that. The Russian government is trying to get people to settle in Siberia. The only problem with this is that they are only giving out the land to Russian citizens, not foreigners.

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Old thread reached bump limit and 404'd, so I figured I'd start a new one of these. Share your new and old recordings, tips and tricks, gear and equipment recommendations, etc.
Just went out in the field with my new Tascam DR-100MkIII. Was rather impressed with the preamps and quality of the recordings but I still have to get the hang of the proper input levels.

Here's a recording taken today at a new spot I visited, along with the desert spring in pic related. The recording has been unedited aside from cutting off the head and tail of the recording and boosting the loudness to TR-B32 standards. I had the input levels set at "18.0" while recording, as well as the built-in low-cut filter set to 220Hz. Huge improvement over the DR-05, probably even more so when I get better at using the device to its full potential. Let me know what you think, thanks! The band-tailed pigeons periodically hooting in the background are my favorite part. Thankfully the recorder did not pick up much of the thousands of flies/mosquitos/annoying flying insects swarming my exposed skin and face. They weren't bad in the meadow areas but were hellish in the shade of the forest canopy.

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Bump, attempted to get a field recording at a rapid stream, might have actually been too close, active and loud to make for a good recording (water sounded like noise/hiss), will have to edit it later. Any tips on recording near loud water sources?


Pic and vid related.
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I hope to get out again before the 1st frost hits. It's already time to be looking for some off-season recording ideas.
Whenever listening to a track where water dominates, I have to keep getting up to use the restroom.
>It's already time to be looking for some off-season recording ideas.

So quiet out here
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...still some interesting sounds

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I want to get into bushcrafting. What is /out/'s opinion of bushcrafting boxes? This one looks pretty good.
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Boxes like this are extremely gimmicky. I don't think you ever actually come out ahead on these kinds of boxes BUT the one good thing that I will mention is that they introduce you to new products that you may not have known existed, and potentially add into your camping /out/ gear

IMO every month you should spend what the box would have cost on a piece of /out/ equipment
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fine post
Some of the fishing ones (MTB, LTB) are pretty good simply because lures and terminal tackle are consumable.


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Does any one know if this is a dogs of a fox skull, found while innawoods that i frequent. I checked my dogs head and he has the same fin looking thing at the bacl of his skull.
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thats a good idea, here have this fire salamander
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whitened and glued, also had to clear coat it cuz the peroxide was abit strong and made it brittle
what did your dog think when you compared it with him? spooky af
good job, now it looks like plastic crap

probs a coyote

What mushrooms have you found lately pals? Here’s a couple I found in The trossachs last week
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Found it guys, its a stinkhorn
Honestly, no
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The other two are mine, don't know what they, I can spot the super easy mushrooms and that's all I know but if I see one that catches my eye I take a photo. I find them pretty intriguing little things mushrooms.
Fistulina hepatica, mostly on oak trees. Tasty.

Bost mushrooms you find while /out/ or mushrooms.
Tagging your state and the species would be also be appreciate.

>found in north GA
>russulua emetica

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Bought some raw land. Need a driveway cut in, stat. One neighbor with a camper and, apparently some without. Saw this youngster right by a trail in the "neighborhood" of where I bought.

Pretty excited to get started on this after 10 years of talking about it !
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How is “””owning””” land worse than “””owning””” a house or renting in some shitty highly populated publicized area?
He's a college retard who thinks there is no property tax built into the $2000 rent on his apartment in chicongo
Found the wage slave.
Pic related.
A not so big lie

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If you're a somewhat experienced sc/out/ but lack the funds to improve your winter gear, what should be your absolute priorities?

As of now I'm lacking a low temperature rated sleeping bag, my sleeping pad is a shitty 8mm foam one, no hardshell at all, my tent can suffice but not really, it weights like a motherfucker and is rather cheap so it will probably be blown into pieces in moderate wind and rain, no decent insulation upper body garment either but I can work around that with proper layering so not much of a problem. Budget is tight lads but I need to get that fixed because I want to go innamountains during this winter. Backpacking/camping tbw. Yelp.

Pic somewhat related and OC
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Just don't sleep in them if they are even remotely "tight" or they could cut blood circulation enough to give you frostbite problems. This goes for all socks. I have a pair for stretched out wool socks (just an old wore out pair) specifically for sleeping in. You should also know that the thicker the socks are the tighter your footwear will be, which may also cause blood circulation problems.
How are you a "somewhat experienced scout" with Wal-Mart level poverty gear?

Anyways it doesn't sound like your climbing 14k peaks so what you need is wool socks, synthetic long johns, probably a new sleeping bag, and maybe a cheap rei goretex top. Don't camp in a blizzard.and your tent will be fine. You can sleep in a clean pair of long johns to help stay warm and a military wool blanket will help alot. That would be cheaper than a new down bag. But you need a good r value pad. I prefer inflatables but since you are apparently on food stamps a foam one will have to do.
Because I hike a lot since here it's baby weather almost the entire year and all I need is a pair of shorts, some shirt and lots of water. I'm asking advice for those 2 months of colder temps.

Plus this thread wasn't necessarily about skills advice (which I appreciate too) but more on making the logical economical decision when buying my next piece of gear, ie, where should I focus my money. Before creating the thread I was thinking about the hardshell but now feels like the pad/bag is what I look for first.
As you have probably realized by now due to my fucked up english I'm not american so even if I look at used gear it's not easy to find good stuff for cheap.

Thanks again senpai, honestly I mostly use synthetic socks but will follow your advice and try to buy at least a decent pair of wool socks, they aren't that expensive anyway.
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What are you thoughts on these? Any thing I should look for on a harshell?

Hey /out/ I’m kinda new here but does anyone know anything about living out of a travel trailer?

>be me
>get a job in Silicon Valley (San Jose)
>have no idea how I got it must have blew the interview out of the water
>will be making about 9k a month before taxes
>this is great money but still completely plebe status in that area

So I want to rent my house down here in so-cal and live out of a travel trailer up there. I had figured it would be a cheap way to live and now have to blow money on an apartment but then i looked and saw that the monthly rates for an RV park up there are about $1200 a month or more.

And to make matters more complicated I’m married with a baby on the way so I don’t want to put the trailer anywhere sketchy.

What do?
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I thought 4Chan was created to discuss how to build a skate park for a dead friend.

thanks for the info
Born & raised here. You outta luck there son.

>Help, how do I live in a trailer? The thread
The entire southeast laughs at you anon

Rent a corner of someones backyard. Piggyback fresh and sewer lines into existing infrastructure. Look at households average light/water bills over last year, pay rise in cost.

Travel trailers arent meant to be lived in full time so you'd better be capable of basic repair yourself or you should give up now. Trailers tend to sacrifice insulation for lightweightness.
Get some foam board and expanding foam and start insulating everything you can on your own. During the winter/heat of summer cut foam board to fit windows. You can further get cost down heating/cooling cost with a simple car awning to keep the sun off your roof
it can be done. my wife works with a woman who lived with her husband and 2 kids in a full sized rv in/near san jose for 2 years to save up for a house. a newborn will be way easier than 2 kids, because they're smaller, don't move around, and don't care about privacy.

most important, have you talked to your wife about this idea yet?

Short answer, get better at budgets faggot

You're making 109K a year. A quarter of that is $27,000. Split into 12 months is $2250 per month. Part of being an adult is accepting a quarter of your income will be spent indoors. After 30% taxes on gross and 25% of gross on housing you have $48,000 left over. The thing that matters most is how you budget the remainder, If you're carefull you can put $20,000 away over the next year and put a down payment on an actual house

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I live only an hour away from Yosemite but have never actually visited it, mostly because I'm poor and I'm scared my car might break down in the mountain. But now I just found out I can get a bus pass for only $5 that will let me go there every day. What should I visit when going there?
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You need a permit to visit a valley?
What buss pass it’s it? I’m an hour out as well
no. he's a retard. you need permits for backpacking or to dayhike half dome (when the cables are up). everything else is fair game.
Atwater or Merced?
do the glacier point hike

U guys mad about my view right now
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I get it but now I'm trying to force my brain to accept that as the sky.

>whoops, left my wallet at the store
This is great, can you do a wojak version?
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like this..?
Perfect, thanks my dude.
Brah you're not fooling me everyone knows there is NO cell service out there...

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>go to ebay or amazon or whatever,
Or just find a good garden centre. My LED grow light I bought online because better choice/prices, but everything else you'll find locally and it's not expensive. Fuck Amazon.
>find locally
when I need a drip adapter, I just went to a hardware store, and they had a whole section of parts with the sprinklers/etc

way cheaper than buying it online
(however I did get some emitters in bulk online that were much cheaper since I don't think it was a "name brand")
Tbqh im giddy.
My broccoli and arugala have sprouted, Im still a newfag to this but Im damn excited at the prospect of eating my own grown food. I think I may have put too many seeds per pot, but hey, im still learning.
Gratz. Yeah, you'll need to thin them out later.
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