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is .357 good enough for dangerous wildlife in Texas, or will .44 be a better caliber?
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You guys have wild hogs and the cartel dont you?

I'd carry a large caliber semi auto like glock 20sf 10mm or glock 21 .45auto

Or pay your tax stamp and get a SBR, A bushmaster xm15 in .300 blackout
especially not your wrist
Bro, you are so full of shit it's not even funny. A .357 is adequate for cougars and hogs. One of the world's largest grizzly bears was taken out by a ranger with a .357. That being said, I wouldn't want anything less than a .44 mag in grizzly country.

.357 is plenty for Texas, if you don't wanna carry a shotgun loaded out with slugs.
hate to pile on but yeah you're wrong. My dad hunts hogs and he told me a .357 is the minimum recommended sidearm. So, yes it is plenty effective, especially with the right loads. Hogs have very thick hide so look up what loads are recommended.

.357 mag is plenty
357 will kill everything from a rattlesnake to a mexican gangbanger just fine. OTOH overkill is a very Texan virtue.

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Hat Thread

Do you guys customize your boonies or hats? If so with what?
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>owns 3 trilby's with nylon feathers in them
Songbird feathers in a trout fly on one side, a bear claw on the other, sweatstains throughout.
Jew detected
Hat fits goy
>nylon feathers
"No chickens were harmed in the decorating of this hat ... m'lady!" *tipping intensifies*

I always imagine a warbling vocalization while the tipping of the hat jostles the host's neck in a rapid effort, sort of like a kid riding a shopping cart in a roughly paved parking lot while mommy pushes the groceries to the car.
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That's pretty funny.

What does /out/ think of California? LA and the Bay Area are shit, but I mean outside of those areas. Everyone visits Yosemite, but Redwood, Lassen, Sequoia, and Joshua Tree are all less crowded National Parks. And there's all the state parks and forests like Trinity, Shasta, Angeles, Six Rivers, etc. I like how diverse the geography is, ranging from forests in the north, lots of mountains throughout the middle, and dry deserts with lots of flora and fauna in the south east.
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Is there some sort of structured trail for Lost Coast with campsites and such? Im still very new to backpacking and have never done it alone so I's prefer to have a solid plan.
Youre probably thinking of the Channel Islands national park that has San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, and Anacapa Islands. Im fairly certain you can access those 4 by kayak since theyre space closed together. Otherwise youre probably gonna have to take a ferry to each island. Or if you own a boat, you can just go to those and the other 4 down south as well. I'm sure other anons can probably give you more reliable and accurate info.
i think you need a special permit for the lost coast
Nothing really. Although a Aussie does or did own a shop there and was good for bants.
Yep many times and even to the top.

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Eastcoast friends, how do we enact the tick holocaust?
Do they even have a point on this earth, like bees?

Spent a night in the Pin Barrens. Covered my ass in multi-insect spray (which includes ticks), and one spray which was tick specific. Had high socks on and only walked through brush once. Waking up in the morning, I could see the fuckers crawling on the outside of my tent like a fucking horror movie.
Had half a dozen or more on me, buddy had like fiffuckingteen.

What do we do as a country to end this? It gets worse every year.
Why do we need ticks? How do we destroy them?
What do you use in defense of tickAIDS?
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Tennessee here. I’ll gladly help in this Shoah.
>Daily reminder to get tested. I just did.
how early did you start your course?
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My 2017 thru hiking buddy just found out he has lymes I think hes ligamently fucked. We need tick genocide I say we just start shooting
You see if you want to remove tick, you must first remove deer. Deer are the welfare of the tick world.
OP, where were you in the Pine Barrens? The other month I had to cut my thru-hike of the Batona short because I had dozens of the fuckers on me. Luckily, I just got blood work done and no Lyme. For the Pine Barrens, just go in September/October.

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collected some mushrooms today. anyone know what they are? inb4 I die.
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>Show me a mushroom that DOESN'T have gills at some phase of its development?
Are you fucking serious? NIzza you dumb,
where do you live anon?
different regions have different mushrooms
Whatever happened to mushroom general threads? They were one of my favorite parts of /out/
pretty based, anon
>Still alive the next day
Wait a week instead. Some mushrooms take a week to kill you.
Also some are fine to eat once or twice but become more poisonous the more times in your life you eat them.

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Not sure whats wrong with it. I think its a fungi infection or since its been there for about a month, it could be in shock.
Is it salvageable or should I return it if possible?
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If the top is dying off it’s most likely not going to survive the season. Look for bore holes and scrape some bark to check for fungus
It's tough to diagnose this. Where do you live?

The fact that the top of the crown is showing these symptoms is interesting. There is no mechanical damage to the stem or possible root damage caused by compaction/disturbance around the soil?

I wonder if this could be oak wilt, which is an invasive disease that is bad news for our native oak species. Red oak is particularly susceptible too, which I believe is your tree?

I'd chop it down and look for discoloration in the cambium and insect bore holes. Depending where you live, you might want to submit samples or let the city know about it (ie oak wilt might not be known in your area yet). Keep us updated.
Also, in the future don't leave that string tied around the stem of a tree, it can girdle and kill it over time.

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Any loggers here? I'm trying to locate a patch of woods (from satellite imagery) that is at very low risk of ever being cut down. I know what to look for to indicate logging activity, but not what to look for to indicate that area isn't suitable for logging.

Pic related for example has clearly been logged.

Look up the land use map of the area you're talking about

See if there is any area that is specifically reserved to not be logged
Mind to share why op?

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Survival genius or insufferable cunt?
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It seems you already have your mind made up.
Something wrong with that? My wife is 28, we got time for more.
She's Austrian.

Bushcraft has become all about consumerism and gearfagging.

We went hiking hard style (no packs no trail, just straight up in the woods) with my girlfriend's dad and her sister. It was pretty intense. Climbed over 2600 feet to a total of 4200ft, from the back of his property into wilderness area.
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i ditched both my dad and my kid to go backpacking with my brother.
Plantation probably. Also even-aged stands can be formed by large-scale disturbances such as fire.

Are you even /out/?
Built a garden plot box with my pops
Went camping, got rained out, went home.
Took my dad on a fishing charter. Awesome fun. Glad to have a great dad, wish I had the money to buy him a boat and help him retire, he deserves it.

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What's the difference between hiking and mountaineering?
A lot of cultures seem to say that mountaineering is equivalent to hiking, and vice versa.
Is hiking a mountain considered mountaineering even if the trail is without challenge?
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Better Question: What and where does scrambling up small peaks differentiates from Hiking?

Just helmets?
You could put a helmet on walking down the sidewalk and call it scrambling if that's what it went by.

It goes from hiking to scrambling when you are using your hands to pull on holds.

Let's ask wikipedia what it has to say about the YDS:

Class 1
Walking with a low chance of injury, hiking boots a good idea.
Class 2
Simple scrambling, with the possibility of occasional use of the hands. Little potential danger is encountered. Hiking Boots highly recommended.
Class 3
Scrambling with increased exposure. Handholds are necessary. A rope should be available for learning climbers, or if you just choose to use one that day, but is usually not required. Falls could easily be fatal.
Class 4
Simple climbing, with exposure. A rope is often used. Natural protection can be easily found. Falls may well be fatal.

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Shit yeah it's eldorado, good eye anon.
Noice. That's a fun one!
Is this your first day on this humble indonesian sewing forum?

A while ago someone under the name librarian posted a link to a google drive filled with info graphs Can someone post the link thanks Also infograph thread
Check here: https://archive.nyafuu.org/out/

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Hi guys, so i have a Venus Flytrap and one night i say that it was starting to grop a flower thing like in the middle, i was like ''noice'' then i went to bed and when i woke up it had fallen off..... i couldnt see it anywhere it was just gone. The stem is still there and growing but the top thing is just gone. Do you guys know if it will grow back? Or should i cut it down to make it grow back? I have no idea what to do to get it back, plz halp
You should probably ask >>/an/, the only real plant discussion that happens on /out/ is about foraging and homesteading.
see >>>/an/2721578

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I'm flying out to HELL-A today to help my friend move back to Pennsylvania. We're driving the west coast up to Washington and then heading east. What are some must see spots/destinations we should check out? We're experienced in backpacking and car camping and are looking for options for free/cheap sleeping arrangements, preferably away from normies.
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That's a long goddamned drive.
Fuck I know man. thats why I wanna see as much cool shit as we can between there and here. Plus, were spacing the drive out over a week so it shouldn't be too awful.
a week okay to spread out that drive, but isn't time for you to see fuckall outside a couple hours at the highlights on the way.
Mostly looking for places to camp along the way. It's not gonna be too hard to miss the big/popular destinations.

any point using a water bladder in a civilian environment like college or work?
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Sneaking bourbon and coke into a football game
i'm this >>1297466 guy. I used it for wine for like a good 6 months but one night I decided to do something different and put soda and vodka in it. The sugar in the soda made the inside of the bag sticky and the carbonated drink fucked up the bladder I think. It was never the same afterwards.
Yeah I had a friend who put screwdriver in his and he could never get it fully cleaned or get the stank out.
I try to bike a lot during the summer. Otherwise not really. Maybe if you're expecting a power outage or the city is cleaning water pipes and you need a supply.

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Sailboats are >>>/out/ aren't they?
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>million dollar flood damaged boat

Think again. Sub-million dollar boats that have been underwater since Irma are going for $50k-$150k.

Also, buying a flooded boat is like buying a flooded car. Everything electronic will likely need to be changed, which is probably gonna cost you like $30k-50k on a boat like that, all included. Water damage to interior will be extensive, as will mold and other growth.

On a "million dollar boat" you're easily gonna spend $150k+ to buy it and then probably another $150k-250k to get it liveable, but it will likely never be as liveable or work as well as a non-water damaged boat.
in a swell? not really. Otherwise it's fine though have a flare and radio shit.
There are only two days you really enjoy owning a boat: the day you buy it, and the day you get rid of it.
im not a shill but im gunna shill for a sec..

i think a lot of you fellas might want to look into see if there a "carefeeboat club" or "freedom boat club" or "SailTime" or other kind of boat share in your area.
Sailing is out on any level, but 20ish feet is where it gets good. That's when you bugger off for weeks at a time and live in isolation with maybe another mate.

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