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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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/out/, how do you take a girl innawoods?

I was going to take one up to the moors, watch the sunset, hang out by the fire and drink whisky with

How do you keep a grill entertained outdoors? I was probably going to give her a stick and let her try to make feathersticks whilst I got the fire ready

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Proper hiking boots thread! Share the images of your boots, recommendations, tips and so on.
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There's slight ankle support. There is a mid length ankle one with the same properties
Diffferent Op here. I am going on my 4th pair now. Hands down best shoe I've owned. No more ankle support than shoes of similar height. They do however make it in a mid. Which is more like a high top. I've never felt the need for more ankle support. Maybe you have feminine ankles though.
how are they? do you like zambos?
They're a superb mountain boot, wouldn't recommend for long hiking/backpacking due to the weight but I use them mostly for basic mountaineering/scrambling. Despite the age they're still barely worn in and have a steel shank in the sole for rigidity when climbing with crampons.
Things can be judged based on understanding of certain things. Those salomons have lot of stitching and fabric, attributes that are usually considered negatives for durability of good trekking boots.

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Knife thread...COMMENCE!
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>theoretically there could be a Chinese person with a soul
never gonna happen. Mao killed them all and the rest is now starved in the countryside or dying of pollution
>no Gransfors
fuck off you wannabe hipster, real hipsters only use Gransfors
Ahti anon here

My knife left Helsinki on a plane at 4am gmt (i think) so it might actually be here today which is pretty good considering that it was dispatched yesterday evening
i'd be pretty content with your set of tools
Cutting belongs on /r9k/ newfriend

Does anyone /out/ like bike touring? Heres my bike I just finished building.
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How do you like having everything on the back wheel? I always heard most of the weight was supposed to be on the front.
I love cycling. I'm planning on doing a tour this summer.

Leaving southern NM to Yellowstone
Yellowstone to Canada
Canada to San Fransisco
San Francisco to Moab UT
Moab to back home

I'll be riding a Surly Long Haul Trucker
Ive only ever done a 100 mile tour, but have been riding my bike for a while.

Will have plenty of camping experience by the time the tour starts.
I like that you used your seat post. Clever.

What kind of tarp is that? Also, what do you have under your sleeping bag?
Its a Mountain Laurel Designs Trailstar, bit pricey but I picked it up secondhand so it wasnt too bad.

Under the bag is a sea to summit ULpad and under that is a sheet of tyvek, a housewrap favoured by ulta light hilkers as a ground sheet due to its low cost, low weight and how damp proof it is.

Its a pretty nice setup, the tarp is real roomy. You could squeeze three under there or sleep two really comfortably.

Packing light while bike touring is a good idea imo, its nice to not feel like your riding a truck and enjoy the ride a bit more, covering big distances gets pretty addictive once your taints broken in
What about mosquitoes?

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Not sure if this would fit more in /o/, but does /out/ consider motorcycling a outdoor activity? If so, what scenic routes have you rode?
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>implying it isn't
More /o/ or /asp/
Pavement bicycles are /n/. Pavement motorbikes are /o/. Dirt bikes and bike camping, with or without an engine, are /out/.
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Have you ever been to /asp/? I went last week just to see, and after hiding all the wrestling threads this is what was left. So think twice before sending someone there.

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Didn't see one and was told this was the board to go to for such matters.

Essentially, I will be homeless within the week and thought it'd be a great opportunity to see the states.

My questions are: what do I need to bring, what is the best way to get from place to place, and generally what should I expect from traveling?
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Im neither of them, but its fucking amazing anon.
This looks very lovely, I wouldn't mind it.
>had to

Ill never have to mein neger. Thats the whole point.
Any homeless or former homelessfags here ever had any close encounters or situations where you needed to defend yourself? I have access to a shotgun and it would be really nice to have for defense and small game hunting, but I'm scared of it getting stolen or trouble with the police. I'm probably not going to be bringing it but what do you anons think?
Procrustean, ironically, is the word for this cucked perspective.

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Finally getting back to normal again edition
Enjoying a surprisingly warm January night with some Dunhill 965 and a pre-WWII GBD.

Have a bunch of tobaccos I haven't smoked yet, anxious to try them out.

Feel free to post tobaccos (no weed allowed), pipes, collections,pics of favorite combos for going /out/, and any questions you might have.
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Nicotine killing the bees :'(
You mean the non-native bees that were introduced by Europeans and started wiping out native species?
Such a shame.
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Haymarket- house blend at Hill & Hill is my favorite.


kek newport-guy

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Hi all.
I’m hoping to get some advice about ski touring.

I’ve bought Armada Declivity skis not long ago, but I’m still missing bindings and boots.

How should I go about buying those? First boots, then bindings? Or do I buy bindings and then search for the appropriate boots?

As for compatibility between skis and bindings, is there anything in particular I should be paying attention to?

I’m a beginner when it comes to ski touring, so I’m first looking to buy equipment that will actually allow me to ski, so I can test it out on non-exposed terrain. I’ll buy the safety equipment once I get serious about it.
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no, not yet. I’ll attend a seminar and buy the equipment soon after.

I just wanna try the skis on a small hill behind my house first where i definitely won’t find myself buried under tons of snow.
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I would suggest taking the training after you have the gear - use your gear through the training.

Your equipment won't do you any good should you find yourself buried - your friends have to have the gear and be proficient with it to coordinate effective rescue. Take a class with your friends, it's more fun that way anyways.
Airbag pack's the only piece of rescue equipment that you wear for yourself. The rest of it's to save your friends life.

Modern digital 3-antenna beacon... T2's fast, fairly inexpensive, works well (what I use). T3's a little smaller, a little faster, has a couple of nice more-advanced features. 3+ does better at pinpoint search over the T2/T3 in my experience. Element is a good basic beacon; Pulse is nice/expensive and has a LOT of features, also the most complicated to use and figure out.

Probe, 270cm minimum. 300's nice to have but doesn't fit in some smaller packs. Stealth has the best latching mechanism IMO. As a professional I blow out about one a year, cable starts to delaminate and snags on deployment. Never had a full-failure, just gets more and more difficult to deploy. As a filthy casual they'll last you years.

The "convertible" shovels that switch between shovel and hoe are nice. Dozer's what I ride with, switching between two modes is kind of clunky (handle flips over entirely). Kodiak's a better shovel all around imo, angry shoveling edge and a better handle system. Don't go too big, otherwise you take bigger bites than you should and wear yourself out quicker.
How does one decide what kind of skis, boots, and bindings to get for backcountry? It looks like there is a wide array of Dynafit options and I'm not exactly clear on the differences. I've only done resort skiing.
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All my skis are designed to mount up to a spindle. Haven't put skis on my boots in nearly two decades.
So why are you even in this thread, Mule?

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How do I travel forever? 26 year old with a master in economics and ~155k euros in stocks but some could be sold. I get ~440 euros a month from dividends.

How do I travel forever? My current plan is to refit a van and drive around but then I need more income.
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Convert van to also take LPG. Travel long for extremely cheap.

Acquire stove. Cooking yer own food will be miles cheaper than 16 euros per day almost anywhere.

There. Done.
>Master in economics
>Asking for economic advice
must have studied macroeconomics
I hitch-hiked for three months off $200 total; saw some awesome shit, met a ton of amazing people, bathed in a lot of lakes and rivers (nosoap). I could have stretched it out a lot longer, but whenever I was stuck in a major city I ended up getting a cheeseburger and a coffee so I could catch up via the WiFi. I'm doing it again this spring with no money this time; forcing myself to make riskier decisions because it was the only means I had to get where / what I wanted ended up being the best experience of my life.
You don't want to travel forever, you want to be a tourist forever.

Go talk to /trv/, posh boy.

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If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring three items, what would you bring?
>Only stuff you could carry with you
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A large ball of the best synthetic cordage
A knife set
SAS survival guide
sat phone

horny teenage flip girl

a case of redbull
Hammock tent
All the chicken tenders i could carry
One of those "life straw" things so I can drink whatever water I find without worrying about getting some weird tropical parasite infection.

A giant ferro rod the side of a brick so that starting fires is never an issue.

The strongest most well built machete I can find. Something that can withstand years of cutting, hacking and batoning.
Three items to satisfy food, water, shelter, and warmth?

I'd have to assume that any island that wouldn't already have an existing population, likely also wouldn't have a fresh water source, and you can't filter salt out of seawater. I'd want a pot with a lid that can be inverted to distill seawater, and a container to place inside it to catch the fresh water, subsequently concentrating salt to use for brining and salting any surplus meats. So my first two items would both be stainless steel pots. That leaves food, shelter and warmth and only one item to procure all three with. I suppose that would have to be a large handsaw; high-carbon steel can be struck to produce fire, as well as being used to procure firewood and shelter materials, plus I could snap a small section off the tip to make a knife. Food would likely end up being small mammals until I could set up a tidal fish trap, but with both a saw and a knife, spring traps should suffice.

where are some of the spookiest places to go outdoor in america?
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Floridafag here, what makes it so spooky?
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UP Michigan is absolutely fucked.

Everybody says "oh New Mexico is spooky" but I think it's pretty comfy. UP Michigan is way creepier

In rain, snow or shine is there a better hat to wear than the classic felt hat?
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I just changed my Akubra Territory to an open crown, did go for a campaign crease but its kind of stolen valour even though it is legitimately to keep the rain from pooling in the crown.
Do you fucking retards on out even know what stolen valor is?
Something Americans obsess about.

Well I am a New Zealander and the campaign hat or "lemon squeezer" is synonomous with our Army particulary those that served in WW2, I couldnt be bothered fielding the questions and comments wearing a hat with the same bash.
helmets > hats

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Would any of you dudes be up for it? We could choose a random country and meet there for a backpacking/camping trip during a couple days or so. We have anons here from pretty much every Euro country and some of you lack /out/ buddies, so why can't we make this happen?
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28 years old here.

Based in France/
I'm from the UK. I'm down for this. (24yo)
Anyone else? Let's do this, anons.
Would be cool - No moneyz for gas no even to go to a random country for meetup... but you go... Have fun without bums
Where you at, m8? Maybe I can pick you on the way?

Ok guys, I know its early but I have it on good authority that the Rainbow Gathering will be in Oregon this year!!
Can we have our first /out/ meetup there?
I know there was a push for this last year but it started too late for people to plan.
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Yeah makes sense, dont stay in car camp. Car camp is to get fucked up in. Same as hobo alley. If you stay in your car at a national gathering you are missing the entire thing.
It was just a regional, but yeah. I sorta had to figure that out on my own, I went to that gathering alone and had no idea what shanti sena meant
Thats funny man. I was at Utah nationals and the first thing i saw walking up into car camp was rangers beating some poor kid so bad he had to get life flighted off the top of the mountain. All you heard was the cop hammer fisting the kid and SHANTI SENA SHANTI SENA

Regionals car camp isnt quite as extreme, nationals car camp gets fuckin nuts. Its like that on purpose though, weeds the pussies out and keeps the LEOs distracted. Same as hobo alley. You gotta think with nationals car camp can be like a mile away from main meadow, which is so far from A camp, which is so far from B camp, etc. You have totally different experiences depending on how deep you want to go into the mountains.
if you're ever in oregon can I pet your doggo?
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Yep. outinnawoods@gmail

See you in June

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