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post your photos
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>>2720298
Yeah you have to wade around in bottom lands and pick your way around but I could piddle around in them all day looking at the different plants and all.
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I just biked the C&O Canal
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>>2720341
Cool waterfall. Is the pool at the bottom swimmable?

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Pol/ack here, I am gearing up to backpack Scandinavia appreciate all the tips from other euro bros here, also what weapon of defense can I legally carry? Any tips for good bivy tent, don't mind it being chink if it's good.
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>>2719939
/pol/ease don’t come here, we’re full
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>>2720021
>a good hunting knife, a large survival knife, a sturdy little karambit, a hatchet
>a sturdy little karambit
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>>2719939
>Pol/ack here
Please stay there, you guys ruin every other board you infest
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>>2720021
A karambit is repurposed farming equipment.

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starting this because i don't want to clutter the catalog with my dumb ass question. i am trying to plan an /out/ing, 4-day weekend type deal. i would ask my best friend who i usually camp with for advice but he's deployed. i'm planning on getting a tent, foam pad, sleeping bag, and solar phone charger. i already own clothes, lighter, water bottle, plenty of packed food, and a mora companion (it was on sale for like $14 and i like to get plant and mushroom cuttings) and flashlight. do i need anything else, or is it all just consumerist memes? forgive me if i forgot anything super crucial, i'm retarded (89 IQ). i don't plan on making fire. i just want to hike and sleep. it's a normie campground so i don't need water purifiers, i think. it'll be in southeast oklahoma, sunny and hitting 60F at night. good weather to not go missing? thanks in advance! :)
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Walkfag reporting in. I just got my first bike and have started to learn how to ride it, but I need a lock. I live in a comfortable white suburb but I'm still not comfortable leaving it around when I go out. What's the best lock/ brand that you bikefags would recommend? I don't want to get some shitty cheap stuff that can be broken with a pair of pliers.
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>>2720281
try to find a lock that has a mesh cut-proof fabric on the outside. don't have a link, but my buddy showed me his and all his family's bikes have been stolen except his. his lock has a bunch of marks on it from where people would try to cut the mesh and it just wouldn't give. im no expert though, wait for someone who knows what they're talking about to reply b4 u buy
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>>2720281
I've had the same kryptonite evolution U bike lock the past 15 years, 10 of which I was bike commuting and locking my bike up in public, downtown almost every day. I live in a city and never had my bike stolen. Make sure to lock through the front wheel.
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>>2720198
>End up sleeping in wet gear nonmatter what
I live where it rains allot--this isn't true at all.
>>2720192
Get a freestanding tent that has mostly external clips. I can have my tent up with the tarp on in less than 4 minutes and my pack has a pack cover. I've never gone to bed wet.

You also want to "read the storm." If you can (which is more common than not) you can wait for the lull in the rain and set up then.
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>>2720281
I wouldn't overthink it, any U lock is going to be pretty hard to cut without huge, heavy duty bolt cutters, if you need more flexibility and range for whatever you're chaining up to then get a metal chain made out of marine grade stainless steel and a big, tough padlock.
Like this guy says >>2720471 kryptonite is a good brand but if you can find a cheaper U lock at a hardware store or online then get that.

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Seriously why tf are people like this on the LT and AT. I tell people my legitimate name and they always surprised when it’s my real name.
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>>2716452
anon is grounded in reality. good on you

>>2715959
I read a biography of a thru hiker when I was younger. he called himself "fozzie" and described the trail names of everyone he met, so i don't think it is a meme. can't remember the name of the book but it was actually quite good
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>>2715952
I always say something really over the top and cringe/scary. Hi my name is Blood Bath. My name is Mr. Money Bags. My name is Crack Rock. My name is Grand Wizard.
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Trail names are a meme. I've gone hiking at least 20 times a year for more than a decade. I average talking to at least 5 to 10 people per hike, 80% of it is hi or where you from or a couple sentences around a camp area. I've never had someone tell me a trail name. That includes hiking extensively in hyper cringe places like CA and CO.

If the person looked completely deranged like I imagine the average /out/ poster I'd probably make up a fake name too. (some creeper) hey I'm uhhh moonlight... your trail name is now the last tool you used coupled with the last meal you ate. I'm now hammer pancake.
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>>2720451
>I've never had someone tell me a trail name.
Trail names are for fun people only. Sorry that you weren't considered worthy.

>>2716452
>>2716326
Do you happen to have autism by any chance? Or are you just alergic to fun?
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>>2715952
In my (limited) experience, trail names come in two flavors.
The gay retarded ones like what you're posting about, which makes up the majority of trail faggots.
Or, the slightly personal nicknames. For instance, when I did a portion of the AT, I met a man named 'baby step bill' who's real name was Bill, but he often advised passerbys on acclimating to higher altitudes by slowing down your walking pace into smaller steps. He was quiet, and wore dull colors, enjoying nature on his own. We leapfrogged along the way, with me still getting used to the thinner air and keeping up my long as strides, needing to stop regularly, and him making a slow steady pace all day. By the end, he named me machete matt, because I was a dumb kid who thought I needed a machete. The name felt cool then, but looking back it was kind of silly.
Those are the trail names that are all right. Small nicknames with a small detail or story behind them. People who go "haha my name is caveman because my arms are hairy" need to be flayed and salted.

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Atmospheric CO2 levels are actually very low right now, if it increases it would absolutely benefit plant growth.
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>>2720512
Greening deserts is done with irrigation, moron. It doesn't just happen on its own. Look up any desert reclamation project.

>>2720528
Read your own source. It merely compensates for the difference in stomata diameter.

>>2720529
Alright, let's see you pop some oaks in a random desert and keep them alive without irrigation. You can give them as much carbon dioxide as you want.
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>>2720547
>Greening deserts is done with irrigation, moron. It doesn't just happen on its own. Look up any desert reclamation project.
"plants don't just grow, moron. People have to make them grow"
Yeah man. Sorry. You're right
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>>2720551
Usually people are also the reason for the desert expanding. People have more control over the world then you seem to want to believe.
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>>2720553
That's why I always remember to thank my ancestors who planted the boreal forest

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How green are my valleys?
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>>2719932
thats pretty green
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>>2720047
It's NC, with Linville Gorge on the left and the Black Mountains on the right, likely taken from somewhere near Roaring Creek
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>>2720534
which part is linville gorge? I've been trying to figure out what it looks like in the map but I can't
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>>2720535
The pointy mountain on the far left is table rock i'm pretty sure. I was just climbing there today and it really is the only thing in the state that has that pointy outcrop shape
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>>2719894
not very.

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i've got this jansport "fifth avenue" fanny pack. it cost like 20$, holds 2.5 liters.
it's good but it's also like the bare minimum. it's not nylon, and i've had to resew one of the seams that blew out. mines also black and that's kind of boring. i feel like it could be better but for what it is, it's very good.
i can fit a whole bottle of water in it, my phone, keys. it'd probably fit a glock.
i just want something better. it was a sort of "joke" purchase for a festival i went to years ago, and i've kept using it basically any time im innawoods so shit doesn't fall out of my pockets.
maybe something bettery quality made out of better materials. better looking, better designed, etc.
any recommendations?
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>>2705543
For me, it's the pinnacle, the Maxpedition Pili.
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>buying a fanny pack
>literally the easiest diy project that everyone new to sewing starts with
ISHYGDDT
where are my myog homies at
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I went with a kelty 5L which is either too big or too small. I'll get it figured out, use it for day hikes and got tired of carrying a backpack.
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>>2716608
These are pretty nice, also can surprisingly fit a 19x with a spare mag while still having an extra pocket for gum, or a phone securely sticking out.
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>>2713277
...dude just get a little 18/20 liter daypack...

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The Ohio River overflowed its banks.
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>>2716287
>track closed
At first I didn't get it, but then I understood.

>The unincorporated community of Rosbys Rock is so-named for the boulder. The rock became famous in 1852 after the last spike was driven into the railroad there, completing the line from the the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia, from the Cheapeake Bay at Baltimore, Maryland.
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>>2717543
I wish we had more nature for how big this country is but instead of working with and building around nature like humans we paved absolutely everything we could and dominated or flattened the rest. My local woods aren't even supposed to be there
I don't think we're as good for/out/ as people say
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>>2717542
Facts
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>>2719277
That's depressing.
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>>2720426
The eradication of the old growth is just as sad. The entire west coast of america used to be covered with 600 to 1000 year old trees and they cut down almost all of them... which is why it's hard to find trees older than 300 years old even in national parks even though they used to be ubiquitus.

It was a massive slash and burn that went on for almost 100 years before some of the forests were turned over to the NPS and the rest was handed to DNR (which they still wont' allow old growth in most of their properties and lie like bastards about everything forestry related)

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I really really like the way Slingbags look, but I hear they are bad for hiking since they distribute the load unevenly. How retarded would I be to get one as a daypack for 6-8h hikes with around 2500 feet elevation, hiking in the alps?
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>>2716586
I know a guy that has back problems because he biked with a sling bag for almost a decade and never realized the connection.

These things are awful, just get a two shoulder bag.
>>2716595
I've hiked with shoulder strap bags before as an experiment--they're awful. I'd rather just get at 20liter day pack with two straps.
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>>2716586
You're not gonna get back problems from a bag that small
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>>2719285
Depends how much you use it.
There is no reason to get a single strap pack though. Just get a purse if you want something impractical that you're mostly wearing for style.
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Sling bags have notoriously bad ergos for comfort and weight. There are hardly any sling bags that can hold more than 10 or 15 pounds comfortable. You'd need a waist belt. You'd also need an ambidextrous sling bag so you can switch shoulders regularly as not to poopoo your posture. I still like sling bags but they are for carrying guns in that you can sling around fast and unzip and blast someone in the face while urban exing. The most notable sling bags are maxpedition and I wouldn't trust anything else much.
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>>2719698
I keep my gat in a neon fanny pack.
No one ever suspects.

My mom never let me go to Scout/summer camp because she was afraid that I might get raped.

What did I miss out on?
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>>2713578
Camp Hinds?
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>>2717956
>>2719152
You have no idea how much I wish I could’ve had this growing up. I hate that I was sheltered so much
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>>2719693
The best campouts were in the fall we would do a forest festival booth and we'd be camping right next to the girl scouts. My first date and first gf (2 separate girls) were both from that girl scout troop. Man I would pay anything to smell my first gf's perfume one more time. Still one of the most pleasant smells I've ever experienced to this day. No idea what the hell she wore but it put me in a trance.

I'm sorry you missed out those were seriously some of the best days of my childhood.

We also never had any drama or allegations of sexual misconduct from leaders. The only drama was at summer camp, supposedly my buddy told me he was going to some part of the camp, I went back to our site to prepare to meet up for dinner. He never showed up for dinner and people freaked out. I don't remember him ever telling me his whereabouts nor why he didn't just come back and get in uniform for dinner (breakfast and dinner at summer camp we were required to meet in the field in front of the mess hall in uniform for announcements and the flag raising/lowering ceremony.) This was before it was widely accepted for kids to have cell phones plus camp banned them out of principle, so nobody could contact him.

The adults got blamed. He eventually got found fine but that was the beginning of the end of our troop. Over the years less and less kids joined because again our feeder school got merged. One of the scoutmasters retired, the others wife kept scheduling events on camp out weekends to try and force him out of it, and nobody stepped up to really take his place. We were down to 5 people at the end.

You probably would have fit right in and we would have loved to have you.
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>>2717956
This is pretty similar to my experience in scouting. Im not from america, so ranks and ages are different.
My scouting experience peaked during my Rover phase (16 to 20 years old). It was basically all boy led, with our 2 scoutmasters who were a 30's really chill guy in we all trusted, and a young late 20's firefighter guy who teached us everything from welding and using all short of electrical tools, to driving or building 8 meter watchtowers out of logs.

We had 1 weekend campout and 1 full day of volunteer per month. The volunteer day mostly consisted on going to a field wich an old ex-scout lend us, so we can build shit on it, like a construction barbecue, or a place to hang out, as well as othe construction proyects, turning the field into a great campsite. We even built an automatic irrigation system so tjhe trees we plant can grow up (all thanks to the firefighter guy).

We also had a 5 days route on easter holydays and the 18 days summer camp wich included another 5 days route, in wich we did some of the highest peaks in the pyrenees.

It was great. We planned all of our activities, and we created a great friend group of 13-15 senior scouts. We also sneaked out of the camp to go drinking at night. We had the joke that it was indispensable for us to carry two water bottles to our campouts, one full of water and the othe one full of vermout. Our scoutmaster always told us to do whatever we want at night, with the condition of us dont waking them up, and we waking up the next mornign at 8 a.m, perfectly fine and out of trouble.

Life long friends, useful skills (both "physical" and social), lots of fun, and experiences I couldn't live outside of scouting. Thats why me and few buddies from that time are still scoutmasters in the same group, trying to get new young people similar experiences to the ones we had
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Scouts are less rapey in Mormon hands. Maybe having a harem of obedient blonde wives drains them of energy.

Are CRISPI boots any good?
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>>2720134
Yes but i wont spend 250€
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>>2720134
>Are CRISPI boots any good?
Don't know but americans will say "Yeah" even if they have never tried it
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>>2720134
Never used them.

>>2720158
L
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>>2720158
>rent free

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I am thinking of ditching my tent and matress and sleeping bag for a tarp and a hammock.
Any experiences on this?
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Re: Ridgeline for a tarp
Is the Ridgeline for a tarp really meant to be amsteel rather than just using parachord which you can easily knot together? And if so, do you make a whoopie sling for it just like you would for normal hammock suspension or the structural Ridgeline, except much longer?
If I have a hammock that's ~3 meters long horizontally (so 3.5 meters actual length), 2 whoopie slings that are about 3 meters max length each and then we add the length of tree straps, do I really need to use 10 meters of rope for a ridgeline whoopie? Maybe even 11? Or do you anons have better and easier solutions?
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>>2720162
You can use anything you like that has enough strength. There is no ridgeline police writing out tickets.
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>>2720310
550 parachord it is.
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>>2720393
Sounds good.
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>>2720393
REEEEEEEEE

i understand everyone on this board is TOTALLY EQUAL ORGANIC PERMACULTURE HOMESTEADERS, but i gotta water well nigga just to water my garden your water catchment aint shit your plants will be dieing when the soil harden. fuck now water fags
anyway no well having larpsteaders btfo, eternally
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>>2719959
you wouldnt need that much water if you incorporated some organic matter into your rock pile there bud
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>>2719978
>>2720189
This.

>>2719980
You should really add some compost and biochar to your soil.
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>>2720221
post pics of your land then rentoid
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>>2720453
No. This isn't a dick measuring contest. Learn how to take care of your property.
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>>2719959
Lot's of permacultures have wells and cisterns. I don't think you know what permaculture is... Water management is as much about groundwater recharge which feeds the aquifer your well accesses as it is about "watering plants."
Permaculture focuses what the watershed is doing and what the aquifer is doing and how to maximize that water.

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Morel edition
Found about a half pound over Easter weekend, upstate SC.
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No luck finding morels, unfortunatly. I did find a couple Gyromitra esculenta. I don't personally eat gyromitra. I know you can if it's processed and cooked properly, but I choose not to.
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WA fag here.
Wednesday temps are supposed to be around 56° F after two days of rain so I'm gonna try my hand at my usual spot to see if anything is growing.
Usually find a large amount of oysters but hopefully I can get my hands on other varieties.
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Does anyone know if new morels can fructify in the same spot multiple times in one season? ive found my first morel spots recently but all of them were basically starting to rot/mold

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what is the point of these things? literally the worst of both worlds. I'd much rather be in the actual woods in my tent or be in actual suburbia in my comfy home. not an awful mishmash of the two.

t. begrudging camper owner due to wife
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>>2720002
son, sit down and listen slowly, that post was making fun of wankers who are upset that they had to see RVs in a place made for RVs and car camping, when if they were the "hard core outdoorsmen" they want to pretend they are, they could go just a bit father into actual wilderness where RV's couldn't follow them.
But they are too fat to make that passage.
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>>2720108
>but want to save money on hostels
Why would you ever stay in a hostel in the first place? Why would you want to bunk with a bunch of disgusting foreign strangers? I'd literally rather sleep under a bridge.
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>>2719604
i tend to agree, but people like it. who are we to tell them no
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>>2720461
>son
Opinion discarded
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>>2720508
your father isn't coming back from the store, you should get that dad advice where you can.


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