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We encourage you to have a look around the catalog first to see what we’re all about before posting your first thread. Topics typically posted here include:
>Outdoor recreational activities (Hiking, trail running, bushwhacking, camping, spelunking, geocaching, orienteering, expeditions, urban exploration, backpacking, etc.)
>Gardening, farming and related activities
>Hunting and fishing, and other activities involving the stalking or taking of game (including bird-watching)
>Outdoor survival, bushcraft, foraging, self-sustenance in nature, train-hopping, hoboism, etc.
>Outdoor destinations and exploration (specific trails, parks, regions, etc.)
>Water-related activities (boats, diving, etc.)
>Outdoor philosophy (conservation, Leave No Trace, protectionism, etc.)
>Outdoor building and living (cabins, huts, treehouses, etc.)
>Outdoor social activities and organizations (meet-ups, Scouts, NOLS, etc.)
>Gear related to any of the above topics

Most topics related to the outdoors are fine. Write properly, behave politely, encourage a respectful community, and most importantly, GO OUTSIDE!!
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Just a friendly reminder that threads about weapons which do not pertain to their use in outdoor activities should be posted on /k/ instead. Thanks.

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What would you do if you came across a dead body (fresh, suicide) deep in the woods.

Sickos keep out please
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That’s a tough one. Smart money is never say anything. You were never there and no one is going to fuck up your life trying to pin a murder on you. Backtrack a few miles and cover footprints. I guess the moral option would be document the scene first. Take pictures, describe the scene with words, draw a picture, whatever you can do. If it’s fresh animals are going to come. Maybe if it’s a small chick or soy boy, you could pack them out, but more than likely you are going need to somehow preserve the body. Hang it like a bear bag in a tarp or maybe cover it with rocks. Idk. Take an ID or credit card for the identity to the authorities. Be ready to be questioned for hours and make sure you know how to get back to the scene. Fuck if you packed them out, are you just gonna call the cops and tell them you found a dead body you need to get rid of? Or if you have to lead them back to it, you call and say “yeah I preserved a body in the woods, I think you should check it out”. Fuck this is a bad situation. If you just leave it there, it’s going to get eaten. In bear country, that may be the last you see it. Yeah fuck this person who died in the woods making my life difficult. This is why you should not go out and just let me do it alone.
Idk where you live, but coyotes and buzzards would strip a body around here pretty fast. Somewhere with bears, it would probably just disappear entirely
reporting in from /k/ here. being in possession of a gun thats not your is an easy way to get vanned
isn't the moral option to just bury them?
They died and it was a suicide, so there's nothing left but to put their body at rest.
>from /k/
>wouldn't take a free gun

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Grew up in the city, zero camping experience but love the country. I want to try camping by myself but have no idea how to start. What I need for gear, where to go, etc. Do people just find a state forest and just walk off the trail into the woods and make a clearing for a tent? How did you guys start out? Anyone else /out/ there start off alone with zero experience and just fake it til you make it?
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>ree why are people trying to learn socially on a forum instead of just reading the archives.
Watch Yuru Camp. Is comfy slice of life anime with cute girls and basic camping advice.
All you need is a good plan - research the area in which you want to hike, find a trail you think will be available for you (web pages of national parks are really useful), then buy/lend some basic stuff which will be suitable for that terrain (you really don't need all these expensive ultralight things, trust me) and try to foresee what would you do - where will you sleep, how will you acquire water, what will you eat, what weather will be etc.

However, for your first /out/ings I'd recommend just a one-day trips. They're still fun and will help you to understand how far you can go in a day, which clothes are good, if your backpack and boots are suitable for such an escapade etc. Just remember to take some food, water, flashlight, phone and a map. Safety should always come first. And don't start a fire if you're not 100% certain you know what you're doing. Godspeed
Lol ur a phat phuck

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Finally got a sample of the patch we were discussing previously.
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Back in the 1980s, now sure what year, a group of our parents did this with all their families. We watched, "Ewoks: The Battle for Endor" and "The Dark Crystal", deep in the woods on a huge screen. I remember it was the film-to-film style projector borrowed from the elementary school that was kind of loud. We had a campfire and roasted marshmallows & hotdogs. I don't remember much about it other than having fun and being really sleepy.

At school we used to watch old Disney movies like "The Swiss Family Robinson" and "Mary Poppins" in the gymnasium during big sleepover events where everyone had their sleeping bags.

Damn, I just realized how cool the 1980s were. That stuff doesn't happen now.
>ranger eye

Most of those seem to be plastic or something.
Sounds like Unlikely Hiker on instagram.
>"Ewoks: The Battle for Endor" and "The Dark Crystal"
Sounds like kino night.
>school sleepovers in the gym

that sounds fun as fug


I know there is a divide on bringing copious amounts of electronics to escape civilization but put that aside.

Light weight and efficient solar panels. Does anyone have any experience? There are a lot of bogus claims by manufacturers but I'm sure there are some gems.

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bump for interest

most people agree power banks are better until reach the point where solar had the time and conditions to produce more mAh.

but keep in mind many claims are in ideal conditions. So clear sky, dry air, midday sun, perfect angle, cold surface.

so if you charging in the morning or evening with less ideal conditions. or if the weather in your region is just plain more cloudy it's going to be worse.. but even when you only get some output overtime it still adds up
I live in BC, so lots of forested areas but I have a solar light that I love

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/out/, what's your thoughts on wearing cotton as middle layer over a merino base layer?
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Cotton is shit for heat too. It works like a sauna.
Not anon, but what are you talking about? A light weight Cotton is great for warm weather, breathes very well and soaks the sweat so it can evaporate.

Linen is maybe the only thing better than cotton for warm weather.

There's really no use of wearing cotton as a mid layer. If it's cold out, you'll be cold when the cotton soaks the water. If it's hot out, there's no use of the base layer.
Or perhaps Lyocell over cotton for hot weather because it wicks, absorbs, and has much better UV protection.
Any dense-knit cotton is awful. For cold and warm.
When it absorbs sweat, it stops breathing. As more moisture is produced, it traps humid heat.

What materials would you suggest for hot weather?

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What's in your first aid kit /out/?
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>If I'm ever four days into the brush and get a bad case of the diarrheas
then just grab some chaorcals from the firepit and chew up a handful... but help can get to you in about 30 to 90 minutes just about anywhere on the planet. that's the timeframe faks have to address.
The only invasive thing that's worthwhile to bring is probably a syringe full of epi, fullblown anaphylaxis is immediately life threatening. Glucometer & insulin if you have the 'betus.

All you idiots bringing full trauma kits with tourniquets, slings, splints, LMAO. If you can't put one of them together with a couple spare scraps of para cord and sticks you have no business carrying one. You're not helping yourself by superglue-ing your dirty wound closed (and NO it's not possible to completely clean it in the backwoods). Leave the hydrogen peroxide at home grandpa, no one has used that shit for wound cleaning since the 90's for good reason.

All you need in your first aid kit is a few otc drugs to treat basic shit (anti-analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrhea) and some common sense. If you ever think to yourself "Is this a bad idea?" Yes it is, stop doing it, and then you won't get hurt in the first place. Don't bring an axe to choppy choppy in the woods if you're going to chop your hand off. Basic common sense people.
>syringe full of epi, fullblown anaphylaxis is immediately life threatening
i agree in theory it could be helpful but it's not practical. epi does not tolerate very well the varying temperatures a fak can safely be exposed to. nor has long enough self life to be a passive item in any fak.
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Literally nothing.

I am in top shape always so I never have to worry about bitch shit like twisting an ankle. I have an excellent immune system and have never gotten sick even from drinking the worst water. If an accident happens (rare) and I get a large wound ill use a shirt to bandage it and GTFO, at that point, no matter what you have you are fucked anyways.
you probably have a first aid patch so everybody knows how fucking sick you are, don't you faggot?

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What is the best car model for going /out/?
What car do you drive?

Are Subarus god tier?
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What's /out/'s opinion of Xterras?
GMC Yukon. Anything else is a compromise
Jokes on you, none of those ever made it to 100k
My 2017 forester was great except the three quarts of oil between oil changes.

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holy FUCK i just came back from camping for essentially the first time and JESUS CHRIST IT GOT COLD. we planned to stay for another day and night but the first night was so demoralizing that we just ended up finding a way back to the parking lot immediately (we ended up sliding down like 100ft of rock to get there because we knew the direciton we wanted but didn't know if the trail we were on would take us there; it was a really fun trip but the night was unbearable)

the point is that you all said to not go full out when buying gear for the first time. you make fun of people who spend upwards of $300 on fancy gear as a unacquainted first-timer/noob. BUT WE SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT FANCY GEAR BECAUSE WHAT WE HAD FUCKING SUCKED ASS. one of those expensive sleeping bags that are made out of some magical heat insulator that fold up to the size of a soda can would have been fucking amazing. while we were hiking we felt over-encumbered and we didn't get anything out of that because our heavy clunky tents and sleeping bags sucked anyway.

the earth is very big and as your body heat dissipates into it, it's like a black hole. it sucks everything out of you; i never understood this before.
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>the earth is very big and as your body heat dissipates into it, it's like a black hole. it sucks everything out of you; i never understood this before.
Please don't tell me you lads didn't bring a simple foammat or something to insulate yourself from the ground.
we did not
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Well, learn from your mistakes and bring one the next time you go /out/. There are top of the line inflating ones filled with down feathers and there are simple closed cell foam mats. I have one of the latter. Works like a charm, unless you decide to camp on ice.
>this is the power of yuru camp?

Are tiny houses /out/?

Would you consider living in one?

Or are tiny houses just the broke millennial's house. I only see trailer trash or hipster vegans live in them but they seem really comfy Desu.
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CNBC has people in ripple it was disgusting what they did to normies
I'm deeply invest into crypto but it's shaky and I hope it pans out
If we see another pump like last december I'm moving it all to gold
less construction materials so more affordable thus greater income overall.

you can grow warm weather trees in your house if you build the window tall anough
buy the land.

look at these Jews. Nice build for cheap

this one has a nice layout too
this company does steel frame.
dirty frenchman tiny house
these last two videos are must watch

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How many of you have actually encountered a bear while /out/? Are they as scary and deadly as people make them out to be? The local place I go day hiking at is supposedly home to many black bears, but I haven't actually seen any. Still too spooked to stay over night because of them though.
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>if he had kicked it in the nose through the mesh instead
>attempts to kick bear in the nose
>bear grabs at leg, rips that shit wide open
Didn't happen to me, my boss told the story to me when he was in the yukon golddigging. They met a bunch of natives one of whom had an arm missing. The guys up there are allowed to hunt grizzlies or something, was back in the 70's or so. They set out for the hunt following the tracks. Soon they noticed how the went full circle and in that following night two got mauled to death and he lost his arm before the bear went down. My boss also told me since they are just territorial I should stay clear of there area once i see signs of them. In addition he told me on advice from the natives firing of warning shots can actually just piss off the bear, running away at first but than sneaking up later to fuck you up.
Only the bear did
how slow and fat are you?
bears are slower than dogs and dogs are fucking easy.
Driving HMMWV on Army base inna woods ~10mph
Two black bear walk out onto road 20' in front of me probably 4' tall at the shoulder idk maybe 3-350lbs
We stop and watch, one bear turned back into the vegetation
As we are staring at the remaining bear I see in my periphery the missing bear coming directly at my drivers door (soft door)from vegetation.

Reversed out of there

Closest I ever came to combat

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Ok I'm at my wits end. I hate posting gear threads but I'm turning up very little.

I'm looking for a longer cut (to the thigh) properly waterproof (gore, eVent, etc), coat with a hood.

The only ones I can find are the city range by arcteryx.

I love my montane spine gore active pull-on but it's hip length, lack of pockets and smock design severely limit it's practicality in day to day use.

Get a German Goretex parka. I own one and it has lasted me for a year now. Also flecktarn is aesthetic as heckaroni.
If I were younger I would, or if this were purely for going inna I would but flecktarn is a no go for office/city/formal situations. Always was my fav camo tho

The arcteryx I found were the sawyer coat and theta jacket. Both a bit expensive tho, id like to keep it under £200.
Surplus police gear?

I don't want to look like army, police or construction worker. I want a nice actually waterproof coat and apparently its impossible to find - can find insulated parkas that are reasonably waterproof, or hip length waterproofs, very little crossover.

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What backpacks do you sport, kind /out/doorsman? What is your all-time favourite and which one you would like? Especially interested in those medium sized ones, around 30-50 litres, but no need to limit the thread.
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I have the divide. It is my favorite backpack of all time, the suspension really is unbeatable for the overall pack weight. I wore it for 1,000 miles hiking the PCT and it dug through my hip skin quite deeply, though, and I wouldn't want to wear it with anywhere near 100 lbs.
I got the 40 REI pack. Breddy good one.
can you use an Osprey Aether 70 for a rifle with a scope?
I know it depends on packing, but how many days worth of supplies could 34L get ya?


Looking at this backpack to start my /out/ adventures.
>zippers, zippers everywhere
My eyes hurt. Also 9000 different compartments to reduce packing options. I bet that blows up before one year of use.

Buy this >>1207178 instead. Same price but a lot better everything.

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Hey guys, work just told me I've got $125 to spend on outdoors gear. So I'd just like to know what you all might buy with a free $125 or what you might suggest I purchase.

Climate is temeprate rainforest, west coast of Canada. Wanting to do some weekend hikes this Summer.
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>what do I need
anon only you can answer that desu. Regardless of that a comfy pair of shoes, backpack or sleeping bag are always solid choices and priorities.
Tarp tents are cheap. Look into that with a 10x10 tarp.

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What form of entertainment has the best weight/size to entertainment value?
I was thinking of getting a gameboy micro to stick in my emergency gear due to its small size and durable metal body, but i'll probably go with a regular GBA due to the micro using an internal battery.

What do you keep in your pack?
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Yeah but i think you may not want to do everyday stuff in your phone. I think enjoying a stuff that you didnt do for long time would be better such as playing old vidya.
I'm going on a short camping trip for the first time next week and I'm bringing a notebook/pen and one book.
It is true though. You can play your video games at home in your parent's basement all you want. If I even once see one of you faggots on the trail with an electronic device, playing video games, I'm going to yank it out of your weak, soft, pale hands and stomp on it. There won't be anything for your to do but rage and cry about it when you get back home to your hugbox, kid.
it loses value once pages start sticking together
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