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Alox Soldat Edition.

Topics include:
>pocket tools and semantics
>sharpening systems and techniques
>knife etiquette
>knife customs and legends
>famous knives
>obvious beginner mistakes
>sheathing and carry systems
>acid etching versus stamping
>news and industry rumblings
>home forging
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Just bought the Benchmade 940-2 Osborne. So far it's really nice.

I just question the Axis Lock's omega springs. I hear stories of them breaking on people.
>Aus8 and d2 are both kinda suck

What are you people using your knife for that requires steel stronger than those you mentioned?? Are you people bush crafting? Are you cutting tubes all day long? Prying things open constantly?

Why do I feel like 99% of all knife people use their knife to open up Amazon packages.
I wanted an opinel for years and I finally got one for a trip to Patagonia. It worked fine for a few days, but after being out in the damp and after about 5 days of heavy use, the wood swelled up and the it became impossible to close. My day was ruined and my dissapointment was immeasurable.

the goal posts have moved a lot with the introduction of 'super steels' out there like M390, 20CV, etc. That being said, cardboard dulls the shit out of your knife, so having a steel with better edge retention isnt a bad thing. That also being said, you can maintain a very sharp edge with D2 if you strop it regularly
I think i'm going to stick to $60-$100 knives instead. I just spend $240 on the 940 Osborne and I kind of regret it to be honest.

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Hey, /Out/ I plan on hunting coyotes for the first time in the coming weeks. I have learned the basics: have a spotlighter with a light, ideally a red or green light, and get a rabbit caller and use it till they eventually show up. Anything I'm missing are first-time hunting predators and don't have any fancy shit, just a caller, a 12 gauge or a sks, no clue which one I'm going to run, and a decent spotlight that I and my buddy will use.
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>beavers don't deforest
My land was forest 10 years ago before beavers showed up. It is now mostly lifeless marsh with no standing trees.
They even chewed down the power poles three times until the company put cast iron collars on the first few feet of them.
Was /out/ always smelly hippy infested?
Pick one
let me guess, it was full of alder and vine maple. I'm not shocked at all you have such garbage city managers that they couldn't figure out how to beaver proof infrastructure.
Yes. Boomers deforesting to build their McMansions and hunting for sport came much later. Basically the trump tard crew behaving exactly as you'd expect them to behave.
In the stone age people like you would have been left behind if you broke your leg
>A vanity tree is a non native species or a native species pruned into oblivion to look like some retarded gematric shape.
They're native trees and they're not pruned, retard.
>You also missed the point: beavers don't deforest--they're permaculture experts--and it is easy to keep them from eating trees you don't want them to eat.
When I say "deforest" I mean they cut down the trees on my property. I don't care that it's perfectly natural behavior in a natural ecosystem. I don't want to wait 50 years for my yard to fill in with trees again.
The life in a marsh is not pleasant to actually live next to. I don't want massive swarms of mosquitoes in my yard and I don't want to smell bog water.
>city managers
You know people can live in the country, right?

are you thankful to your parents for the /out/door skills and appreciation they imparted on you?
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I wish
Why so many fatherless? I swear it didn't used to be like this when I was in hs
No, all they ever really did was watch TV and eat
My parents gifted me with PTSD and raging alcoholism.

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Why do you out? Are you an environmentalist or something? Tradition? Loner? Poor?
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I dont think I am ever actually happy unless I'm out.

I feel as though I am addicted to the toxicity of the internet, hence being on 4chan, and the only way to escape this is to go where there is no internet.
>people wanting to molest all of nature for financial gain and people wanting to leave parts of nature untouched are the same
>Leave nature untouched
That's not what most environmentalists are after. It's absolutely not what the EPA does.
The EPA is a regulatory body. They don't do anything to nature, good or bad, and they fine people who actively harm the environment.

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I did a quick dip in a river the other day, no training, kind of spur of the moment. It was snowing and the temperature was right around freezing, idk the water's temp. Was fun, would like to do it again. I understood that there may be adverse effects so while I was drying off I did a multiplication problem in my head to make sure I was thinking straight. I only forgot to carry a ten which is pretty par for the course for me. I went back to my car (probably 50 feet up, gentle incline) and got warmed up and drove home without problem. Then I looked up tips for next time.

Apparently you can fucking die? Like I get shock (at least I think I do) but I was perfectly fine. Then they say stuff like practice with warmer water and I was like I was fine? They say to never do it alone it's so dangerous. So I'm rethinking.
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I recall a memory from long ago. My friend's grandmother told me that her son, a young man, had died from a sudden heart attack when he jumped into a cold swimming pool.

But that's why you're testing yourself easy does it style, right? Just get to know your capabilities and don't go crazy. Personally I sieze up when faced with sudden extreme cold, my spine goes stiff and I feel like I want to close up like a deckchair, so I know that it's not for me.
I can’t stand pussies like you. You’re right next to a warm car. My 59-year-old mother does this is far, far colder temperatures, except she doesn’t even drive so she’ll always have to take a 30 min walk back home.
Sounds like bullshit. If it isn’t, mind sharing some further reading material on this?
Yes I am certainly not jumping into this water. I go knee-deep then sit down then lean back to get my head under. The natural bodies of water around me are simply put not warm at any time of year. They don't feel much colder when it's snowing than they do during summer, although that's obviously going to do with the air/water temperature difference.
Retard he died from shock from accidentally falling into ice and not being able to get back up, not a controlled cold dip.

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What did /out/ think of the movie, Into the Wild?
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Homosexuality and brainwashing.
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Let's pretend his passion was Nascar driving...

Christopher McCandless sets off, from California in an old car he rebuilt himself (he replaced the fenders and painted it), on a trip to the Daytona 500. He only gets across the state line when he runs out of fuel because he forgot to fill it up. Instead of simply walking to the nearest gas station or flagging down help he decides to push his car over an embankment and set it on fire. He then proceeds to walk on foot to the nearest car lot (which happens to be in Mexico for some reason, mostly because he burned up his map in the car and he's been taking backroads.) He finds an old bicycle in a garbage dump and uses that.

He finally gets to the car lot and buys a fixer-upper for $50. Before leaving the car lot he has to change a tire, which he replaces with the solid rubber donut. He buys fuel and heads off to the Daytona 500 again. Only he's heading deeper into Mexico and eventually ends up broken down in front of, "Autodromo Internacional de la Jolla" due to no water in the radiator. The engine block has seized up. Luckily, there's a race about to start. Christopher...er "Alexander Superspeeder", who changed his name, pays the $125 entry fee for the race.

Unfortunately, Alexander Superspeeder doesn't have a race car. He does however have an old bicycle still. He uses the bicycle to race. He makes it only 3 laps before he is too tired to steer straight and veers off into a race car and is killed.

Some Jew picks up his story and writes a book about his life and how he followed his dreams. Another Jew makes a movie about it. Armchair racers around the world adore him.

The End.
>being so mad about what some other guy did before he died that you sit down and write a lengthy but still half-assed copypasta complete with image
>imagine being this new
>t. nu-out

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are there really people that live in generic default zone
I went out last weekend along a section of the infamous avon trail.

I'm working until dark.
It's freezing out and I don't have the proper equipment.
I live in a city and it takes at least an hour to get to the wilderness.

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I'm heading /out/ soon to the middle of nowhere in rural Alaska for about 3 months for work. Will .303 British reliably stop a black bear? I figured it was best to bring something to defend myself as a last resort
>shotgun with brenneke slugs
if there were brown bear that's exactly what I'd do, but there will only be black bear
>Glock 20
plastic strikershit is gay and I don't have the money to buy a new gun anyway
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Based retarded digits
don't listen to the anons/undercover bears telling you not to worry about black bears
i don't think they have ever had to deal with brown bears before because their behavior is not too significantly different; you can also shoo off a brown bear in most cases
the majority of the time both bear species don't want to attack you but if you do something to bother them or if they happen to be in a bad mood they will attack you and win if you don't defend yourself
that being said 303 is enough for black bears if you can hit them and the chances of getting mauled if you aren't dumb around bears are pretty low

certain areas have more or less brown bears and bears can be awake at much earlier times of year than may, especially in the southeast which seems to be what op is describing
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it was good enough for the boers in s.a. lol
pick one lol

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I own a few acres of land in Central California basically the middle of nowhere. The land is covered in a bunch of dry brush that makes it a pain to get to since its about waist high and makes it difficult to access( try to go camping each year). So what Im thinking is covering the land with a bunch of clover seeds hoping that will it will provide better foliage and all around more pleasant to look at too. I got this idea since I heard its very drought resistant and everything basically dies there in the Summer.
I think a lot of the stuff on the land is already invasive like veldtgrass and has stickers and pokers everywhere, but Im hoping the clover with basically take over and make my land more accessible.

So is this a feasible thing to do? It gets a lot of rain in the late Fall and Winter months, but otherwise its not like Im going to go there to water it. If it dries up in the Summer thats fine if it can return the following Spring. Also, would this be a bad idea to introduce it to the area? Its not like I can maintain or control it after I spread the seeds around so Im wondering if it will be invasive and detrimental to the rest of the surrounding area.
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For the link

We live in southern Oregon and went with white clover for our lawn. Doesn’t need watering (much) and comes back every spring after getting fried in the summer.

We now get so many bees it’s insane, also rabbits, they love the stuff.
Thanks anon, will look into these tomorrow.

There are some rare rabbits in the area, maybe that could attract some of them.
take the yarrow pill
Yarrow can grow tall as fuck. OP said he doesn't want waist high plants

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I need a pair of sturdy (possibly touchscreen-compatible) gloves for caving that would keep my hands cool, because i currently use regular working gloves and it feels like my hands are burning after some time in the underground heat. Are there some on amazon/aliexpress?
Those ones you have in your pic look like good gloves to people to find on your dead body.
Walmart has gloves like your pic. Just a few dollars.
these make my hands sweat and smell bad. I only wear leather or mechanix fake leather. Harbor freight has good options.
thanks for the tip, anon
Best glove maker in the industry.

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New neighbor moved in 4 years ago. Cut down GIANT, healthy, fruiting mulberry tree.

to add insult, they replaced it with a new, fruitless mulberry.

I have been grafting fruiting branches onto it for 3 years. so far, out of my 12 grafts, 10 have taken, only 2 failures.

I think this is the year. my first 5 grafts look to be making flower buds.
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Thank you fren
Mulberry trees are short lived. Deciduous trees in general aren't great yard trees. If it were an evergreen, most live for over 1k years, then I'd be annoyed.

I'd also sprinkle bird food in his driveway and yard all the time.

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what the hell is wrong with canadians?
90% live within 100 miles of the border/
Because they can't afford groceries in Canada they have to drive down here to go to Costco and pay taxes to bring it home lol.

Anyone familair with the keela brand?

Fancy gear. Pricey but a cut above the usual mass produced rubbish. I have a nice wool smock from them, well made

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He was a fucking retard
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Literally main character syndrome. He was basically the proto-zoomer.
>Guess that completely invalidates everything else he ever did.
In this particular case? Yeah actually.
It doesn't, everyone will die someday.
no it really doesn't. he rejected the shitty materialistic american society to do whatever the fuck he wanted as a nomad in the wilderness instead of being some corporation's bitch like most people. he's based for that alone. it doesn't really matter if his life was shorter as a result because those two years he had of freedom and adventure would certainly still have been better than having a boring shitty full time job
making profit is for jews
>It's not that hard to make mistakes.
*avoid making mistakes

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Im gonna forage now that spring is here, there are some decent free resources so Ill see what happens. During winter theres just spruce needles
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Spruce needles, roots, squirrel staches( he should have hidden it better, not my problem) or just nuts in general, acorns are edible after preparation, inner bark of certain trees
>stealing acorns from squirrel stashes
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