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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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#150-"True Love" Edition

Previous Thread:

I wanted to do the Spring™ edition of the F&T Secret Santa, possibly making it an Easter basket but forgot all about it. Still tried to come up with an excuse to do it for the new season but so far Zuriss and one anon are the only people who showed interest so I'm not sure it will happen. I guess people just don't have the same holiday spirit of giving in April.

Thinking about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here!

Talk about fishin
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Lad, I just started rocking shit on Texas rigged worms. Not a single hang up today even fishing the canal which has trees 70% around the banks. When you get one in a tree, reel it in slowly so it doesn't pendulum when hanging off a branch, you don't want it wrapping around. When the lure is all the way up, touching the branch, I normally try and reel it in slowly over it, often letting it go back down to try another orientation. If not I pop it quickly off the branch, and sometimes it'll hop over other branches if I happened to cast it far into a tree.

Again, Texas rigged worms with the hook not exposed. That worked for me and I got three pickerel + a bass.

If you want to fish other lures like something for bluegill you'll just have to find better spots- or get good
The only way you get more confident fishing with new things is by fishing with new things. I used to use the same 2 lures but after actually using new stuff a couple of times I fish with new shit a LOT and actually have quite a bit of confidence that fish will hit just about anything if you present it correctly.
It's okay skid did mine and none of my puppers have been raped

>tfw still haven't got anything on that giant jitterbug

>tfw tarpon season is gonna be over when I guy
>tfw the fish are still 50-80lb

Not even mad
still not a fan of giving my name and address to random weirdos online but have fun with it
>has never ordered anything online

A Taiwanese hiker was rescued in the Himalayas after spending seven weeks lost. His partner was kill three days before rescue. A major snowstorm hit while they were on a trail and they made the smart and wise decision not to turn back or set up camp until it passes, but rather chug on. Once the blizzard passed and they realized they were thoroughly fucked they lived off of salt and water.


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Secondary Edible Parts of Vegetables:
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Can you grow two brassica oleracea varieties and collect seed without cross pollination by starting the second variety in the second year of the first variety, or would that not somehow work?
First year should be free of cross pollination, but they will mix the second year.
So you get pure seeds for only one variety, imho.

But there are better ways to prevent this anyway. Pic related.
A potato bucket that I neglected and left on the balcony for 3 months. This thing has survived -2 celcius and snow for several nights in a rowe. This plant doesn't give a fuck.
I'm surprised no one ever mentions One Yard Revolution, very comfy informative videos
That's because the walls and floor have tons of thermal mass that help a great deal. That's why espalier fruit trees do so well against walls. Like the Montreuil fruit walls.

You will know as soon as it warms up. The damage will be very apparent and show up the instant it melts. Frost is much different than simply having cold temps or even snow. It bursts the cell walls of the plant. To help prevent frost you can turn on a sprinkler that night until the sun hits the garden. I've had to do that in the past because I didn't have enough stuff to cover all the plants.

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This is my pupster, he's a chihuahua terrier mix (probably) and about 25 lbs. We're moving to Denver from SoCal pretty soon and I'm really excited to do some real winter camping for the first time. I've already done a bunch of research on winter gear that I'm going to need, but I'm finding very little info on winter dog gear. I figure I'm gonna need to get him some booties and a coat, but do I need anything to protect his little doggy arms from the cold? Do I need little sockies to go under his booties? Do I need a sleeping bag for him? Anyone with doggos go winter camping?

Also general outdog thread.
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Personally, I agree with the salty fuck. Go back. The Florida assholes are bad enough, don't need any more commifornians shitting all over everything too. Take the fuckers from aspen too while you're at it...
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My hounds

the best winter gear you can get for a chihuahua mix is a dog sitter. They like goofing around in the snow for maybe an hour, then they're gonna get cold and want to go inside. I've had to hike my dog out in my coat before when she got too cold and tired to move. She had a coat, but she's only a few inches off the ground so the snow soaks her.

I enjoy taking her on hikes in the other seasons and she's good for 15 miles at a time, but Chihuahuas are 3-season dogs.
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Living in a city now so I have no pets. Threads like this make me miss daily /out/ adventures with this horse like creature when I was growing up on a property.

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if youve got a spare dollar hit me up trying to raise some cash to go to creamfields in the uk and get riggidty rekt surnnnn also before you ask i got fired from burberry clothing inc when sales dropped so hence the e-begging
donation link below -

Make a very convincing argument for why I should pay for you to get "riggidty rekt" when you're too lazy to get a job and I might.

I'm bored /out/, post the scariest shit that's haooened to you in the woods.
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I was wild camping on a nice meadow in Bosnia-Herzegovina, no tent, just a mattress on the floor.
As I was packing the following morning
>I discovered that I slept on a fucking land mine all night long
One false turn in the sleep could have scattered by body all over the perphery in a quantum of a second.
BOOM shake shake shakey de room, BOOM shake shake shakey de room, take take takey de broom
Yup, in Patapsco state park. I was just there a couple weeks ago
Touchy boy
Don't brake. At least, if you're going fast enough anyways. One time I did that going around 70 and I ended up in the ditch anyways.

Just take the hit if it comes down to it, don't be like the dumbass in the truck who fucked up his vehicle and almost killed some people. Hell, don't be like me. I ended up going sideways and skidding into the oncoming lane before I went in the ditch. If someone had been coming from the other direction we would have collided.

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Has anybody here ever explored any old mines before? What are some things to account for if one is going to check them out?
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My parents live on property in extreme northern California that has an abandoned gold mine on it. They say bears winter in the mine.
So bears would be one of those things to look out for I guess.
Natural anthrax will make you sick, that's for sure, but it's pretty rare for people to die from it. In fact, I'm not sure there have been any cases of fatales from non-weaponized anthrax. You definately don't want to catch it, though.
Been in a few. Nothing deep, found a little open cut mine with lots of haulage tunnels around it.

In the US, USGS maps do a pretty good job of showing where mines are, and what type of entrance to expect (pits, adits).

This is why this board is shit, I posy oc, and all you faggots do is talk about nonsense from your mom's basements!

You ridicules faggots don't go out and would be scared of a cave after 10'!

Hey /out/ tell me how to properly fell a tree please. Thanks.
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1. don't fell it on your head
That is all.
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like this OP
Generally no. One-fifth is too small most of the time and a birdsmouth face cut is rarely appropriate. Go to a course.
Thats some balls. I would have sacrificed the shed and not take any chances that would damage the house.
Thanks. Into the trash it goes.

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Only space for 1 tool.
Do you carry...?

1. Folding saw
2. Hatchet
3. Machete/saw combo (pic related)
4. Other
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hatchet for temperate/arctic woods
junglass or something like it for hot areas

your pic is a weird compromise i have the gator version, the sawback actually works on that but the blade is weak shit only good for cutting grass. the blade profile is wrong for a machete the handle is wrong for a machete it's basically a very awkward saw of questionable quality.
4. Other

A bigger backpack
The water-proof version of "How to Survive in the Wilderness Without Any Tools for Dummies."
>4) other

An RV.
Full size axe, hatchets are useless.

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In about 4 months NA will be getting it's first decent eclipse in quite some time. Any of you guys got /out/ plans involving the eclipse?

Google map of the trajectory:

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If you're down in Jackson afterwords let's grab drinks. I will be the one with the beard.
If either of you come to Cheyenne, I'll be the one with the boots
NY fag here. Anyone can recommend a good place to go in South Carolina to watch the eclipse?
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Here's another map.
Nice! Bring your sisters, I'll be the one wearing the hat, sporting semi-wood!

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[spoiler]HOW DO I TELL HER TO FUCK OFF[/spoiler]
with your mouth
if not possible then do the middle finger schtik
also sage
you can let me take her /out/. im gonna slam that slut and stick my cock /in/ and /out/
It's called a black eye for a reason, cuck.

I used to think these were toys but apparently you can successfully hunt small game with them? Anyone have any experience? Easy to use? Which model do I go for?
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I used to hunt with them when I was younger (12ish) before I had my first pellet gun. I only killed grouse with them. Generally I would hit them out of a tree and they would be stunned on the ground but not dead. At that point I would just hit their head on a tree.

To be honest, if you practice your aim they are actually very effective. I take one with me whenever I'm out hiking just on case something happens. I know I'll have a reliable food source with a tool with unlimited ammo and will never jam or malfunction

>never jam or malfunction

don't the rubber straps break regularly?
My son has had his for years and never broke the rubber straps. The wrist slings break or fall off easily though but can be replaced by a piece of paracord.
Not regularly but they can. I keep an extra at home in a drawer. They're cheap and easy to replace.

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>mfw no qt 3fourteen to go hiking with.
>mfw live in a country that is too densely populated and pretty much everywhere you go hiking you will always run into hordes of other hikers doing the same thing.
>mfw more and more Chink and Gook tourists going hiking on your mountain.
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Get an Osprey Exos. Best cross between ultralight and traditional. If you have an REI close by you can go try one on. Carries super comfortable. Decently priced. Some dude recommended zpacks. Those are good packs that are very light but also super expensive and won't last. Most people only get a season or two out of their zpacks, so better off getting something a little more substantial unless you are super concerned about weight due to your condition. Zpacks quilts and shelters come highly recommended also, but also at a high price. If you are looking to save major weight they are the best route.
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Some of those crosses date back to the 19th century. Too bad in burger land 99% of all your landmarks and buildings aren't even that old.

When it comes to lightweight hiking I recommend also taking a fanny pack. I generally go hiking with a combination like pic related, though only really suitable for day hiking. That backpack has lasted me 6-7 years already, including travel abroad.
Either way, a fanny pack is a good idea for someone with back problems.
>He can't afford modern buildings
Worthless argument. Building new structures is cheaper or at least more economically viable in the long term than maintaining old ones.

It's also telling that the beautiful architecture of yore is dedicated to spiritual transcendence, whereas the modern kind concerns itself with satisfying earthly pleasures.
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Axe thread vol. 2
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Are cold steel hawks fine for a budget hawk?
I was thinking of picking up either the trail or pipe hawk.
They're not bad, the grind is awful and they come pretty damn dull.
they're kinda shit (poor finish, and poor grind) but with some tlc and a file they can be pretty good. id say go for the pipe hawk and buy a spare handle or two with it.
>buy a spare handle or two
Nah, the eye is so small and it's such a simple design that you really don't need to buy new handles, i often times carry just the head with some sort of blade protection on it and find a decent stick (even green hazel if im just out for the day) and dump the handle or use it as firewood when i get bored of it.

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