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Previous thread: >>1095855

ITT: We discuss gear, ask and answer questions, and post our own stuff.

I have no question to start us off.
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>>1118287
Not able to post gear right now, but when i get home ill post a pic. Also whats a decent pack that doesnt weigh a shitload empty but doesnt break the bank?
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>>1118303
How big of a pack? What is it for? Multi day, single day, "Bushcraft" etc. What kind of materials do you prefer?
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>>1118304
A multi day pack, 40 to 55 liters are usually what i prefer. No canvas or cuben fiber. Also if it can fit on the back of a motorcyle is a plus
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I have tried dozens of boots but nothig fits me like a Rockport. Wide feet suck.
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Picked up a Carenthia defence 4. A Ulvang wool sweater and some surplus flecktarn pants
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>>1118320
Very comfy bag. Larger then my old one but also way warmer
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>>1118321
Rough size comparison with my Mammut Alpine UL bag
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its rated:
comfort -15c and extreme -35c

i was mostly looking for a bag with a better zipper, the mammut one was so fucking annoying, got stuck constantly, and thought i´d try a bag with the zipper in the middle
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Just bought a patrol bag, wool blanket and a decent 1 man tent. Planning on doing some overnight trips come late February/March. Might be able to squeeze one in this year depending on how the weather holds up.
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>>1118320
We Farmen now - how much did you pay? When it gets closer to winter they'll go for 350 NOK

I've slept in a Carenthia before, but don't remember where - are they milsurp?
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>>1118408
about 800dkk if you mean the sweater, if you are being serious about them going for 350nok then i can only say one thing, gib oil money

the sleeping bag factory fresh but DK military uses them.
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>>1118419
They're sold for 1000nok at some stores, but once stores start dropping the price against eachother they can get down to 350 nok. I would say 550 is an okay price.

The bag is probably the one I used in the army (might have been another model). My coldest night in it was @ -20c, I was fucking freezing when I woke up - all over a great bag though. You'll be happy with both these purchases!
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Rate/suggest my stuff for a 3 month trip to nepal. Not pictured: camera, ereader, laptop, top quilt, 2 sets of clothing, sun hat, and a down jacket.
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>>1118502
fug that's blurry. I'll take a better one later
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>>1118502
>tfw you don't own a pretty red arcteryx pack
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>>1118504
>arcteryx
look again
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>>1118504
It's an atmos 50 ag. Obviously, it's difficult to tell what I have, so the other important stuff is a ridgerunner, superfly, and a large neoair xlite. The rest should be pretty easy to see.
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>>1118513
>>1118505
Haha I swear at first glance that looks more like the arcteryx logo than the atmos logo

not ashamed though, but not as jealous anymore
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everything is thrift store, yard sale, or handmade
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>>1118886
same here
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>>1118887
Definitely prefer nylon convertible cargo pants and nylon shirt, got really lucky lately at goodwill and salvation army

scarf is wool, socks are hand-knitted wool, real witney blanket, down vest, etc.
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MSR or Zebra?
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>>1118919
i never understood theese
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>>1118955
What kind of pot do you use? Not committed to the design, it just feels really good in the hand
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>>1118957
Esbit cook set
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>>1118919
Stanley Steel Cooker with Nesting Cups
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>>1118985

I second this. Cheap as fuck and works.
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What is a good length combination to cut 100 ft of paracord? Four 25 feet strands? Two 25 feet and one 50 foot? Not sure as to what else i'll be doing with it besides setting up a tarp.
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>>1119358
you should know, thats the thing. if you dont know precisely what youd be using the lengths for, 25 foot segments would be as arbitrary as 100 ft

i myself am in the situation. practicing configuring a tarp into pic related, i need to know how much cord i need for a 1-rope config, as well as marking the cord in the different lengths for where the tie-offs belong

practicing with rope will teach you about lengths and marks that you will want in it, or how much length you need for certain jobs. using body lengths as measurement tools. for example for a hasty harness, i 'know' how many arm lengths of web i need to create an adequately sized loop

the most common use of precut paracord are for stake tieoffs, once you know how much they require. etc etc. im not a professional but i do like practicing with gear, and with that comes certain revelations. while i do prefer to leave you to those revelations yourself, there is information that one doesnt consider until a close call happens. like in the stealth camping thread, in the info dump, one piece of info was to not camp under large branches, aka widowmakers. that isnt something you normally consider when practicing, and isnt something you necessarily want a revelation for
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I spent 450 dollars on the Hyperlite Shell ama
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>>1119358
being said though, simply working with cord is a lot more manageable with shorter rope, in those situations where you might have to pull 25 ft of rope through a loop instead of 100

paracord is meant to be cut up. while its good to know what you want to use it for, paracord is the duct tape of cord. you arent supposed to feel a way about cutting it up for small uses
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>>1119358

My setup:

**50ft length for bear-bagging food. Not needed for every trip.
**40ft length for tarp ridge line. I "two-strand twist" this into a strong, 20ft ridge line. Length is dependent upon how many 1ft loops you need.
**1ft loops tied to each grommet point on my tarp so I don't need to mess with it in the field...makes for quick tarp setup should the need arise.

**So, cut your 50ft line, cut your 1ft loops, use the rest for your ridge line.
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>>1119375
>>1119382
>>1119390

The way I see it, I have no use for a 100 ft long cord, but I can see uses for the 50ft, and the rest I can cut it up to whatever else I need based off your comments
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i bought this thin water"proof" jacket for about 2.00 local currency, less than a dollar , it's VERY thin (less than plastic bag thin) , still good since it's a quarter of the thickness and less than 10% of the weight of my everyday use weatherproof jacket
also what are your toughts on paraboni axes ? the edge rolls super easy if you hit hard wood but it chews through soft wood and small sticks , good for smaller work desu
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>>1118919
I like my MSR pot, but I've never used a Zebra, so I can't really compare them. DESU, they're both just pieces of steel that you cook shit in, the brand probably won't make a difference. Just get whichever is cheaper/ looks better.
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How do you go about sharpening an axe? The grind kinda feels convex, but I feel like if I try to sharpen it, it will turn into a scandi grind.

I have a puck already, am I supposed to end up with a scandi grind over time?
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>>1120109
it will always be convex if you hand sharpen it. even when trying to hand sharpen a chisel on a stone, you make it more convex than before.

just practice and feel out the edge
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>>1118321
>>1118324
>>1118327
The Carinthia worked out very well, super comfy sleep
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>>1120109
All you need to know about axes right here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22tBYD-HMtA
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>>1118985
>that indent on the bottom
I hate it so much make cleaning a bit of a pain other than that it's perfect
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>>1118974

Have basically the same, love the little thing.
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>>1118313
Deuter ACT-LITE 65+10
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just bought the atmos ag 65, got it in "One Size" hoping it's good for a manlet
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I like my new toy
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What sort of bag do you guys hang your food in? Nice chewed through mine and ate a few days worth of trailmix this weekend.
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>>1120162
Very interesting video, I wonder if he has one about boots for hiking

I get that you use the stones against the edge, but I didn't understand how you keep the grind feeling convext

>>1120138
Can you explain how and why it will remain Convex?
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Is milspec paracord that much better than commercial paracord? Is there anything milspec paracord can do that commercial paracord cannot? Should I only trust milspec paracord with my life?
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>>1120858
Depends on what you are using it for
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>>1120858
i imagine the difference is whether or not there is quality assurance. like with climbing gear, all the gear needs to be assured. chink paracord though is probably made to the same spec, but with less quality assurance
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>>1120457
Looks like a good pack, thanks anon.
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>>1120858
mil spec only means it's made to those specifications, civilian can be better or worse. so it might make sense to pic one or the other depending on your needs.

>>1120456
i have the same one but with 2pots probably used it over 100 already heavy but great. in winter i often snowshoeing and then enjoy a hot soup or wine.

>>1118287
what mat /pads do people use for hammocks? (no UQ because some trips go above treelines.

so pic related i got the DD SuperLight Jungle Hammock. and want a pad for it.

i looked at blow up pads like 1 they are light but have like really low r-value or cost like 150+. i kinda would like durable foam like 2 as i can get 1mx2mx20mm for like 30-40€ from the same stuff as the z-lite is made that i could cut into 3's shape. so i don't get cold shoulders like with 1. and the r-value should be around 3,5 -4,5. (comfort is not a issue i can sleep on bad terrain and i'm used to the z-lite) and weight for the 1mx2m uncut foam mat is around 1,1kg. so cut it should maybe a third or more lower

are there any better solutions or hammock pads ? any ideas or recommendations what i should look into?

needs
warm shoulders
down to around -10°C
cheapish g
ground + hammock
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So I have a Slumberjack 2500 Railhauler. I want to get a roll top or bag that I could use on it. Current roll top is only 40 liters and I want something with a little more space. The frame has lots of straps and attachment points to keep the bag secure. It also has compression flaps.
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I need some fucking shoes, /out/. Or boots. Either works.

They need to be steel toed, puncture resistant, waterproof, and quiet to walk in.

I played MGS3 for the first time recently and now I think I'm autistically fixated on stealth and survival.
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Anybody do urban exploration here? What do you use to hold your gear? I was looking for a small-ish backpack with MOLLE or a place to clip my flashlight onto the shoulder straps, but I'm not sure which brands are good.
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>>1120749
How easy is it to program points on the fly? Debating on this vs the Etrex
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>>1121107
Do you really need steel toes? Requiring them is alienating yourself from basically all high quality hiking boots, many of which offer more toe protection than most people need.
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>>1121121
>urban
>/out/
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>>1121128
How so? I don't know much about shoes, I'm just worried about breaking my toes. What do you recommend?
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>>1121132
If you're not worried about crushing your toes with heavy ass objects then don't get steel toes. A toe like pic related is bomb proof for trails without the added weight of a steel toe cap. Biggest concern outdoors is accidentally kicking a big ass rock or getting your toes stuck between rocks. You can kick shit all day in these bad boys and never feel it.
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>>1121131
Are you aware that there are shitloads of abandoned buildings outside of cities?
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>>1121139
>Urban exploration
>Outside of cities
>Urban
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>>1121144
dumb animeposter
urban exploration is the exploration of anything manmade, whether it be in the middle of detroit or 200 miles from civilization
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>>1121146
>200 miles from civilization
>urban
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Guys pls rate
For early November 30 hours

Usgi goretex bivy
Unknown brand sleeping bag rated to
-25c
Zlite mattress
Rush72
Fleece sweater
Salmon 3d mid shoes
Thermal undies
Goretex level 6 jacket and pants




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