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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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I am looking for tent recommendations for a tent for four 23 yr old guys, or 2 tents for 2 people each. We are going up to pictured rocks for 8 days to go hiking, setting up about a mile off the coast most days.
Gosh that looks beautiful.
whatevers on sale at walmart
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Is this a decent tent /out/?

Found one for 60 dollars

Quechua is a good brand afaik, although I'm sure they outsource their tents to someone else.
Good 2 person is the kelty salida 2 if y’all don’t mind getting close

The passage 2 is on sale at rei currently for 99$

Of if you have trekkingpoles the 3f ul lashan is a good option
If you get the 40$ cascade trekkingpoles that’s a decent stater UL setup

Sup guys, yes I checked the catalog, no it didn’t answer my question.
So I’m planning a 3-5 day /out/ting here in the next foreseeable future. As I’m browsing my local grocery store for my typical items for this trip I started to wonder what other calorie dense but relatively light foods you guys took with you? I usually take a couple of jars of peanut butter, 3-4 bags of assorted minute rice, a few packs of tuna and/or chicken, and some tortillas. Though other things change around them, those are the staples. What else is a good idea or what do you take with you?
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This is where I got my info
Good old Steve1989
Puritan is the brand I like. Whatever you get make sure it has the little potato cubes. That's what makes it a hash, non-potatoed corned beef is pretty shit.
>I read online about freezing it for an hour. Makes my life all the more bearable and takes way less time.
his is true, it helps a lot, also cutting it across the grain for a less chewy jerky and with the grain for a chewy jerky.
I also prefer to make my own teriyaki marinade with a combination of soya sauce, juice, spices, crushed cranberries from can or any fruit and whatever else makes it taste good.
I don't like to use the packaged jerky mixes because of the sodium nitrite, and other stuff.
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>7 day meal kit
>only $60
>tfw spend $250 on groceries a month anyways
im vegan, i guess there's no hope for me.
can you guys rec me vegan high calories /out/ food

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how do you get your food hot? Campfire, gas stove, esbit? Do you carry different pots and pans or do you ram a stick through a animal and hold it over fire?
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I usually cook with one of those metal hand grills that clamp your meat/toppings/bread/et cetera.

I really have to burn down some coals to get good even heat when cooking multiple servings but I"m usually by myself so I try to do everything at once. Which is stupid, some stuff gets underdone and some stuff scorched.
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I do like it though. I've got a smaller one and if I got another smaller one I could do onions/peppers cooking down in one hand and hamburger or spam in the other hand cooking evenly.
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Wow that's such a pretty fucking picture. Max-envy here.

I'm thinking of camping on the creek not that I've got my tent-cot, a lot easier on the gravel bars you find here in NW AR.
Japanese take food very seriously. If you watch Japanese TV usually 80% of it is about food. Their travel brochures for remote parts of Japan or other countries are all pictures of local food to eat. They teach kids at school how to cook and prepare their own food from a young age and they spend 1/3 of their PE classes studying healthy eating, cooking and preparing balanced diets.
I have 5th grade students that already know how to scale, gut, fillet and cook a fish.
Makes sense that they'd put some effort into drawing pictures of food well.
Seems to be, yeah.

That was the first time I used it.

I love my hiking boots, but I'm not so sure my feet do. I've had them for a good year now and they probably have close to 200 miles on them; well broken in. I can't get more than 11-ish miles until my dogs start barking and I have to pitch camp. They're sized correctly, I've tried multiple insoles.. my feet just can't get used to them.

Now... I like boots. If I had my say I'd stay with them, but I'm starting to think it may be the weight causing my feet to work harder at longer distances. Should I try going with a lighter shoe style? Is it just this brand of boot that's not working for me? Should I still keep looking for other boots, or will it be a waste of money when I want to crunch more miles?
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hiking boots are a fuckin meme. get hybrid approach/trail shoes and you'll be laughing shaving hours off your trail times and your feet will be cooler and more comfortable
Hey OP, your boots might not be the problem. In my experience, socks make more difference than boots do. Especially if your boots are well broken in and still giving you blisters.
I wear Garmont bifida combat boots (cuz military) but they're my go to at this point for recreational hiking as well. They're just amazing boots. However, if I try to do 12 miles with a ruck on wearing cotton socks, I'm fucked.
Also, read up on how to take care of your feet on and off the trail. The condition of your feet before you set out can affect your success. Pro tip: thick calluses are actually bad.
seconding approach shoes. bought them when i spent a summer at a ski mountain and now they're all I use.
>I'm starting to think it may be the weight causing my feet to work harder at longer distances
Unless your wearing sabatons or are a complete beginner, that's pretty unlikely.

>Should I try going with a lighter shoe style?
Depends on what your current style is. If it's mid-height boots as in your pic, those are fine pretty much everwhere. I've got similiar ones (Lowa renegade TF) for EDC. If it's heavy mountain boots but you're only hiking on even trails, using lighter boots might help.

My guess is that either your boots don't fit right or are laced improperly. Normally, they should be tight around the ankles and lose everywhere else. You only tighten them up when you're entering rough terrain. Also, if you've got full leather shoes, your heel should slip around half an inch / 1cm on ever step, otherwise they're to tight.

As for the main question
>Boots vs. Shoes
I aways choose boots, simply because I haven't found shoes that fit me. with boots, the fit a the foot is less important as all the force is transferred at the ankle, but with shoes, I only have the choice between lacing them way to tight (and losing joint mobility) or slipping out of them at the most inopportune moments.
I just wear boots to protect my ankles from sneaky sneks, and i find them more comfortable

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Is there any reason to not live the hobo lifestyle? I mean what are we missing out on? Wagecucking till our 60s, only then we can enjoy our freedom with our shriveled up cock and sexless marriage

Or a life full of new experiences each day and zero commitment while we are young. Living the life of a traveler seems like no brainer, I mean what's the point of wagecucking for a house till your old age only to die once you paid off the mortgage.

Why not just build your own house in the woods? All achieveble with time and only requires some time and effort.

Fuck being a slave to the zog
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pallets make good floorboards not too mention bedframes.
Its all owned by someone and as i'm in the UK unless its a shiity field the cost is astronomical.
Can't build on it either. at best you are allowed to build a cuck shed.
>Population density.
You're never more than an hour away from a city. Chavs enjoy smashing things up in the woods and people will wander though your property stealing things. Pikeys /Gyppos will murder your and burn your corpse [This did happen to a woman who built her own cottage near me]
No water very few streams which aren't full of agricultural run off or that you can extract water from. Wells are almost unheard of.
No power
No phones

If you want to do thisin the UK you have to already be rich, like a couple of million pounds in the bank rich with an income from your city portfolio rich.
You'll probably find she's more likely to leave you as she will be thinking about what she's missing out on by settling down early.
Its nice in the summer, what about the winter?
where to find one?

I’m going camping in a cabin for the summer does anybody have any good nutrient rich soup recipients that can pack in all of my needed nutrients?
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Oh never mind I thought this was referring to >>1274667
here's my borscht recipe:
grate onion, carrot, celery and beets, then sweat or saute these on a pan. this will help bring out more flavor. set aside.
load up a pot with water, add potatoes, beef is optional. add salt, peppercorn, two bay leaves. when potatoes/beef are almost done, add the veggies you cooked earlier, as well as shredded cabbage. add a bit of lemon juice or ketchup to taste.
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There are various soups comming to mind, but I want to mention wheat semolina soup. It's tasty and give a lot of energy compared to igriedients needed. Semolina doesn't need much space and is lightweight.

My braindead easy recipe needs some oil and some instant vegetable soup.

>heat some oil in a pot
>put a bit of semolina in and fry it golden
>put about double the amount of water in the pot as to whats written on the instant soup
>stir half a cup semolina and the instant soup into the water (maybe a pinch of salt too)
>let it boil and after 5 minutes and it's ready
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>beef bouillon
>couple big cans of stewed tomato
>couple tablespoons of dry pearl barley
>chopped onion and minced celery (these are best toasted till the edges are golden in cast iron first but this is not necessary)
>get that shit simmering but not a rolling boil
>add chunks of stew beef (these are good seared only the outside if you can, then add them to the lightly boiling water, or just add the cold beef if searing isn't possible)
>let it simmer about 30mins till the beef is tender - do NOT overcook the beef or it'll get dry and hard
>add ditalini pasta and a couple generous handfuls of kale
>when the pasta is al dente you're done

>if you can cook the pasta separately and add it to your bowl rather than leave it in the soup it won't get mushie
Are you near water that has fish? Fish head soup proud choice of Fowler

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Hi all, last thread is archived so here is a new one.

Outdoor Activities Club patch is RESTOCKED!

Previous thread: >>1224424
Patch Pastebin (look for Badgerhound): https://pastebin.com/cXZTGafD
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Add a table or bear in hammock?
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Just got a new one today.
I think a bear would be better imho.
Which is new the flowers of california?
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Thought you guys may like, also he says shipping is $4 int
The "You're Gonna Carry That Weight", I haven't sowed it on yet but I'm excited too. Crimson Caravan has some sick patches. They have a cool /out/ patch too imo.

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Old post hit photo limit...new post, more photos

Pix related to Nicaragua outing
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wow, even better flipped
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I don't care anymore, the reflection is perfect
crater lake, beautiful day, still a lot of snow, did something really stupid and hiked a closed trail that was taped off, worth it though.
Spending time in Oregon
Good camera anon
Nice pic oregon friend

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Why does no-one make a one-piece rain hammock? I can only find them with separate rain tarps like in this pic.
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that looks pretty good to me dude. just double check the length to make it it stacks up against other brands and they aren't short changing you (you want it to be at least 2.5m)



Depends on your location. Hammocks are shit about heat retention. If it gets cold at night you'll freeze your ass off without am underquilt or other thermal layer. I made do a month ago with a sleeping bag, but I'm in Texas.


Also this. I'm 6'3" and I think my hammock is 10 1/2 or 11 feet long. You lose a good deal of space at the gathered ends.
I’m in PA, but for the foreseeable future I can only camp in the Summer anyhow. At a stout 5’8” the length should suit me fine. Says it’s abkut nine feet long.
no way lad. for real?
haha nah m8, i'm not even him was just joshin'

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My dream of living on a few acres of land in a tiny house is becoming more and more of a reality. Anyone done it?
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Nice try CIA
Whats the difference between a "tiny house" and a cabin besides the vabin being inherently smaller because of building material limitations?


Just build a shed or a normal house on a smaller scale then genius.
It shouldn't be more expensive per sqft than a normal house, right?
Just build a cabin, which is way more functional, those things are too ornate for living anywhere close to real nature. I don't see the point in something quite as small as the op image unless it was just for the summer.
>Every smarmy word of this post
Holy fuck, you are a gigantic faggot. Enjoy "not lying to yourself" living in your hipster cuckshed.
My wife wanted to sell our regular-size house and buy a tiny house and then live off the difference. Retire, essentially.

I told her it's fine, but before we do that she needs to pick 2 of her favorite possessions and then meet me in her parent's minivan with the kid to see how long she can stand it cooped up with us in a tiny space with nothing to do. She lasted less than an hour before the boredom and constant proximity to her loved ones changed her mind.

I guess it's fine if all you plan on doing is sleeping there, but if that's the deal get a tent.

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i have this little birb thing i want to grow flowers in it, but i want to grow something small that will also bloom for a solid length of time
any recommendations on what i can grow?
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Weed lmao
What about Forget me nots? Small and easy to grow, since they're considered a weed.
these look pretty, i'll try it out, thanks for the suggestion anon
You can bonsai near anything.

#228- “Soft Plastic” Edition

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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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Flip the spool over retard
most spools should be label up when putting the line on
no the reel spins clockwise and it comes off counter clockwise and u want it to come off the spool counter clockwise
Whats a good place to buy bulk split rings and treble hooks that are decent quality? i plan on buying a bunch of cheap lures off of wish so i can learn to use different types but i know those rings and hooks are gonna be ass
jannsnetcraft.com is the only place i can think of

Ok, cold weather has ended, where can I procure discounted merino wool long john silvers?
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You're responsible for this boner, OP.
It's an old /out/ joke newfie
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>the world just calls them "long johns"
Its a regionalism, many places call them the full "Long John Silvers" or just "Silvers" for short.
Long John Silver is the name of a fictional pirate.
behind the back of dumpsters after mardi gras and gay bars, find some femboy prostitute hunting grounds and take a look, don't take your wallet, and remember to wash them after you find them.

Oh and if you choose to put them on while your still in those areas, don't forget to spread for chad.

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is he /our/guy?
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fuck this might solve my trespasser problem
yes, pretty much the only wilderness channel (and youtube) channel that just shows you what you came for and doesn't have two minute intro (even some copiers of his channel who don't talk still do annoying unnecessary stuff to try to be funny. After not having a youtube acount for so long having to hear someone go on for about 2 minutes about what they're going to do instead of just doing it is fucking infuriating.)

At least with his videos he's actually humorous and his advice is short, concise and effective (not too mention universally applicable and not just lazy solutions to shit, no I can't use birch as a fire starter survival man I live in australia, but I can use alfie's video on building a bushcraft shelter, especially since he doesn't use any tools or anything and didn't get lazy and just use a tarp that female survivalist youtuber did when doing a video about making shelters. There are too many channels whose "solutions" are basically just buy waterproof matches or don't bother learning x or y skill just use this item I have because I couldn't be bothered showing you how to actually do the thing in the video. (or they just don't know.)
I was just checking I had the right guy, thanks.
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plus he's quite dashing
>tfw you'll never roll in the hogweed with Aldie

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