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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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Shitty cheap setup for 2 people, some amazon prime tier hammock and an all purpose tarp from REI. Slept pretty warm with the gf and doggo though

Post your setups familias
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>want to get into hammocks
>realize half the places I hike are above tree line
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>>1121481
No, you fucking fudd
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>>1121487
Pick better hikes
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>>1121499
below treeline is for crowds.
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>>1121487
Get a bivvy

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I plan on visiting Big Sur for spring break next summer with 2 other people. Where should I stay and when should i make my reservation?
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Be advised that the Bixby Canyon Bridge and the road leading up to it is closed due to landslides and the bridge itself cracking. Will be awhile till they fix it but you can still approach the park from the north.
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>>1121166
go to yosemite instead big sur sucks in comparison
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What the other anon said. Most shit is closed down right now to massive land slide damage. That said you can still get in from the east side through Fort Hunter Liggett/Nacimiento Road. You can camp for free on Nacimiento Road but it's probably gonna be packed on a three day weekend so go early to get a spot. Really sick camping up there. If you want an actual campground to reserve Kirk creek isn't bad. You could also try to camp south of big sur at San simeon but I'm not sure if highway 1 has been repaired on the southern section between the two yet.
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>>1121211
Big Sur is great and way less crowded and way easier to get in.

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Actually outside edition.

Feel free to post tobaccos (no weed allowed), pipes, collections, pics of favorite combos for going /out/, pics of what you're doing with your pipe and any questions you might have.

Want to get into smoking pipes without spending too much cash?
Get a Missouri Meerschaum Legend corncob pipe and a pouch of either Prince Albert, Carter Hall or Half and Half tobacco, available at most drugstores.
What you'll need: pipe, tobacco, lighter or matches, pipe cleaners, and either a regular old nail or a pipe tool (combination tamper, scoop, and small pick).
All of these together should run you less than $20.

Having trouble keeping your pipe lit? Fill it with less tobacco and smoke it slower than you think you need to, lightly tamping as needed when the smoke starts thinning out.
If you're still having trouble, try filling your pipe this way:
https://youtu.be/0XHYPso7TXs [Embed]

Old thread >>1101532
Come on in and get comfy.
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>>1121722
Cool. Definitely come share, post pics and discuss tobaccos.

It's a fun hobby. I find it complements hiking nicely, and day to day I like having a moment of contemplation. You still get a tiny bit of a buzz but it's just what you get through your mucous membranes.
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>that first hog of Copenhagen Snuff in the morning
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>>1121722
i picked up some Frog Morton like the anon above you said, its some pretty good stuff once i got used to it. but ive never smoked anything before all of this, so it took me a bit to get over having smoke before i could actually taste it, probably 2-3 bowls. but now i can, maybe ive just gotten a little less shit is all.

what i mean is don't give up if you cant taste it, takes a bit of getting used to
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>>1114581

does anyone on here know where to get pipe tobacco in Australia? went to a shitty smoke shop in the mall and the wanted $80 dollary doos for a 50g pack
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>>1118533
>reading Kino while /out/
>with whiskey and tobacco
My fuckin' man.

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paying for tours doesn't count edition

Previous thread: >>988998

Asking 'any spots in x' will most likely not yield any useful responses. Find your own locations, it aint hard, google earth and flickr's map search are your friend.

If posting photos, your phone pictures don't need to be 3.95mb, resize.

proper pastbin coming soon
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>>1090412
Former Ami here.
Used to walk all over Bremen and B-haven.
I'd love to see Garlstadt, near Osterholz-Scharmbeck, if you ever get out that way.
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>>1120201
Oh, sorry; disregard.
Looks like the base (Garlstedt, formerly Clay Kasserne) is now a Bundeswher logistics school.
Take care
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>>1018614
>>1045735

Thought it was NI too. Looks like an abandoned linen mill near me
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>>1105272
I took a porcelain dog from an abandoned mansion in Oxford, the place was gonna be demolished so I saved him, he sits above my PC
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>>1120420
Spooky
Also reaction pic worthy

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>no knife thread
Maybe it's for the better but I'm starting one

I'm looking for a good, small carving knife. Something that's easy to handle and can get in those tighter spaces. So far I've narrowed it down to an Ahti Tikka and a Roselli Grandmother knife after a small amount of research. I'm leaning toward the Ahti since they made my current knife and it's excellent quality, but the Roselli seems more what I'm looking for in terms of the blade geometry. Anyone have any input on this? Price is comparable (+/-1$) so I'm not factoring it in

pic related, the Ahti
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>>1121625
It's my EDC, I live in a relatively rural area so carrying a fixed blade isn't out of the ordinary
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>>1121635
Pretty pretty nice then, friendo.
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>>1120596
Benchmade 535 shits on those specs, except for price and simplicity, but is worth it IMO for axis lock. Axis lock <3!
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How do bayonets cope?

I need a knife for hunting/camping, but it seems a bit over excessive.
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>>1121801
they don't, really.

A bayonet is made for stabbing people - that severely impacts their cutting performance. Also, being purpose-built to be mounted on a rifle (like the AK bayonet is) doesn't do much good for ergonomics.

Pic related has great ergonomics (seriously, this has the most comfortable handle I have ever used), and for a general-purpose hunting/camping knife it is perfect.

I wouldn't recommend it, though, unless you have money to burn, as it's $240 - you can get a good hunting/camping knife for much closer to $100 or less. Some recommendations:

LTWK Bushcrafter HC
LTWG Genesis/GNS/Next Gen
ESEE 3 hm
ESEE RB3
TOPS Scandi Trekker
Falkniven F1

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sup /out/,

my friends and i are/have been trying to plan a trip to big bend the first weekend of november and idk, things just aren't coming together. one thing i read said that we can't reserve a site in advance unless we have 10 or more people (we don't) but then i think i saw some sites that say you can reserve smaller sites. but then we've got the question of how far into the park the site is, plus none of us really know what each area of the park has the best X or Y type things. so could i just get a little help and guidance from some of you who have been there before?

it's gonna be just the 6 of us bros broing out and catching up. don't really want anything TOO primitive, still want to be able to do hiking and have access to electric outlets.

thanks in advance.
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>>1121772
>Camp
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the best way to reserve a site in big bend is to primitive camp or zone camp. there are some primitive campspots not too far from the main lodge, if you are willing to walk back and forth each day for amenities. For car camping, try to get a spot in chisos basin if you can.
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don't forget to buy mexican walking sticks along the river

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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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>>1118502
Where is your waterproof layer? The rainfall/snowfall is intense and is worth deadweight if only for the insurance.
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i want a 1 man tent, i looked at the terra Nova zephyros 1. but no bathtub floor, and that the door rolls down for no reason bothers me.
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>>1121515
nice design, too heavy. consider the tents by six moon designs. more space and 1-2 lbs lighter.

why do you feel a bathtub floor is essential?
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>>1121647
i dont know its essential, its just that the reviews of it ive read said it was a big deal
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>>1121515
Look up Trekkertent if you're in Europe. MLD makes some good stuff too. Recently got a trailstar from them, and I'm taking it on it's first trip tomorrow.

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Looking at buying a block of land, going to build a cabin and decent garden. What else should I do with it once I've got it set up? What would /out/ do with their own block of land?
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>>1121425
Good luck mane. Do you have any experience in anything?
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>>1121425
Please take pictures so /out/ can experience it with you along the way.
Btw I'd work on your farm for a few months for cheap pay and a quiet place to camp by the river alone.
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>>1121471
>>1121425
This would actually make a good blog/site
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MGTOW compound
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>>1121511
>mgtow
Nah, that's fucking retarded. I'd rather not have a bunch of bitter neets hanging around my property you fucking sped.

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DCF or Dyneema Cuben Fiber whatever you wanna call it. Thoughts? It's expensive but light. Anyone own and DCF gear? What are your thoughts?
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>>1120944
>thoughts
Light but bulky and can't be stuffed (has to be folded). It's also noisy/crinkly. When comparing 10x10' square tarps it weighed just over half what a silpoly did but took up twice the space (coke can vs.1L Nalgene bottle sizes)

The 0.5oz/yd stuff is less abrasion resistant than 210D nylon and not ripstop so expect to replace it regularly if you're trying to use it for anything other than tarps. The thicker stuff has use in backpacks, but again since it's not ripstop and not very puncture resistant don't expect it to last even if you baby it.

It's crazy expensive even for DIYers, I have over $110 sunk into my DIY'd 7x10' 0.5oz/yd tarp between the CF, grosgrain, CF seam tape, and guy lines. And that was with getting it at a discount over what I would've paid through ripstop by the roll or MYG.

I will continue to use it in limited applications because A. I can afford to, and B. weight is usually more important than bulk to me.
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Seems like solid stuff but still out of my price range for the time being. I'm less interested in tarps and backpacks, but I've been reading some interesting stuff on using it for pack rafts.
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My entire kit is cuben fiber. All zpacks gear. I love it. I love cuben fiber.
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>>1121030
Op here. Yeah I agree I was looking to make a tarp and it's like 120 bucks for the matrials i need. The cheapest source for raw material is Zpacks. Kind of unfortunate it's so expensive amd theresults not many vendors of the matrial itself. I think for backpacks cuben is far from a good choice. Shit evend straight polyester packcloth is better IMO. The material shines fot tarps though. Besides tarps the best application I know is for food bags like zpacks sells. The 1.49Oz material is a sweet spot for weight and durability. I've seen several well used food bags that have survived entire AT thru hikes and we're only slightly fraying with minor pinholes.
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>>1120944
Pointless. Just use a trashbag and some belts, or make a Yukon-type pack using a tarp and hammock straps.

Once you get under 15lbs, frames become dead weight.

Hey Spain can you annex us already? Who /no /out/ because the country is burning to the ground again/ here?
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>>1120707
>New update counts 27 deaths.
36 causalities confirmed.
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>>1120760
Kek I never heard it put that way, but it totally makes sense. If Hillary won and had a Democrat House and Senate, the internet would be owned by the Government.

I can see it now, within 18 months of Killary getting into office, 4 Supreme Court Justices (all Conservatives) die in freak accidents and she appoints 2 black women and a Mexican guy from California and a tranny from Boston.
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Thanks for releasing all that fucking carbon your worst Europeens.
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>>1120751
>still 1000x better than Killary
This is what conservatards actually believe
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>>1121818
one thousand times they say, anon. one thousand times better.

*shoots 8 moose without a license*
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I've got a buddy that killed 75 deer in one year. Not all in season, mostly doe. Donated all his meat to homeless shelters. Also killed countless coyote and racoon and literally any bird or squirrel that came near him. The guy is sadistic.
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>>1120025
Move off the reservation and get a fucking job then
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>>1120840
>I raffle them. 400 tickets. $5 a ticket.

clever goy
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>>1119893
>native Americans
>thriving
Son have you ever stepped foot inside a reservation? The conditions are akin to that of third world countries. Most people live well below the poverty line.
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>>1119728
you obviously know nothing about treaty rights.

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I want to get a bushmeme tarp to replace my blue walmart one. Can anyone justify the DD over my other two options?

https://www.amazon.com/DD-Tarp-3m-Olive-Green/dp/B005FPN7GE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507809810&sr=8-1&keywords=dd+tarp

https://www.amazon.com/Bushcraft-Camping-Tent-Tools-Lightweight/dp/B01KIJM0FK/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1507809810&sr=8-10&keywords=dd+tarp

https://www.amazon.com/waterproof-Lightweight-polyester-Backpacking-accessory/dp/B06X3ZZ7Y2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1507810108&sr=8-2&keywords=chill+gorilla+tarp
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>>1119958
>Have one myself
proof it?
>ITT shilling
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>>1119958
you did what? with what?
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>>1119953
Plasches are quite small, if you're the kind to not sleep in the fetal position it may be unsuitable.
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OP here, I decided to order the DD a few days ago, will post when it arrives. Decision came down to the tie-out points. DD looked the most solid out of them, and I've heard that silnylon is generally better than poly.
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>>1118189
If you can't find what you want, just make your own. All you need is a king-size bedsheet, a sewing machine, and tar/silicone/boiled linseed oil.

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What's the best survival/hiking belt system without looking like a military poser?

I want to carry a pouch, water bottle, and knife.
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use a backpack and your pockets like a normal person
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Old alice gear doesn't look to bad
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>>1121768

>best
>I want to carry a pouch, water bottle, and knife.

This is not very much, I'm sure you could find some generic belt/pouch thing that would fill those needs...?
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>>1121804
Forgot to add:

I want it to look cool
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>>1121768
You'll need that paracord for when the shit goes down so you can finally hang yourself.
>>1121809
On second thoughts, don't bother waiting for the shit to go down.

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What passes for "skill" when it comes to fishing? How do you git gud at this?
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Dump a sizeAblebligbof poop, stick some treble hooks in it, dehydrate until it is solid as a rock, use it as a top water popper. This is the secret used by every professional
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Over time you will get better, there is nothing else to it.
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>>1121697
When using a pole, just bait, what kinda fish you're angling, and weather. Ask old people in town for advice or fishing spots. Some will even let you fish on their property
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i need tips, i've been fishing for hours and didnt get anything but old man beside me just came and get so many fish
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>>1121713
>>1121720
This aint >>>/b/ you pole smokers!



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