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Is there something I'm missing here? If you look around at bushcraft and camping stuff ALOT of the material is sperging about splitting wood with a sub optimal tool. When you look at knife focused stuff it becomes almost obsessive. What is so fascinating about this? Do people really spend large amounts of time breaking down tons of wood and for what? Beyond getting a fire properly going with bigger chunks and a nice coal bed what is the fixation on making stick sized wood shards in the dumbest way instead of just using sticks? It comes off as autistic cope for geartards looking for something to do.
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To be fair, statistically it is a good bet based on the tone of the fun making. It's not "haha", it's "I earnestly hate this thing." This took over as the majority style of mockery on 4chan from about 2012-2014.
>This took over as the majority style of mockery on 4chan from about 2012-2014.
Based noticer of things.
>I've never done the thing
>but let me tell you all about it anyway
Opinion discarded
I did just pick up a chisel knife for batoning. I like batoning for situations where I don't want to whip out an axe or hatchet, especially if I'm trying to be more covert and do stealthy camping around my town. Home Depot has a decent one by fatmax called "wrecking chisel"
First of all, skill issue. Second, looks like you’ve never owned a quality knife.

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Post your recent /out/ photos.
Tried looking for the sun this weekend, but it was still a bit too early.
It rises above the horizon now, but still not above the mountains.
-20 and quite windy, but it was still a nice trip.
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Tell me a story /out/. You guys have the best stories.
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Mono = one, single.
Lith = stone

That thing is made of more than one rock, and you didn't need to say stone either.
I'm sorry anon
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>go for a jog on a local river trail
>public, lot's of runners
>couple miles in, need to poo
>pull a 180 and start heading back
>pressure building
>guts rumbling
>about a mile out from the trailhead now
>no way i'll make it in time
>it's now an emergency
>poo imminent
>didn't bring anything that could be used to wipe
>decide to take a chance with the river
>cut to the right and hop the 10 yrds to the river bank

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a-and dilate?

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Is there any chinkgear out there that's actually a good value for the money?
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i was going to ask if this was going to be /out/'s /csg/. Not a bad idea really. However, I'd keep the two separate for obvious reasons.
>everything in your picture

DO NOT get a sawyer mini, get the full size one. The mini is so bad even ultralighters won't tolerate it.
>i was going to ask if this was going to be /out/'s /csg/. Not a bad idea really. However, I'd keep the two separate for obvious reasons.
why? the general speaks about whatever, if you count lanterns and multitools as /out/ in many threads there is more /out/ talk than proper /g/
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can you do this without getting arrested when you are white?

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For real there is a fucking thread about leaving your shoes on or not but not actual river crossing safety and strategy. Common /out/ you can do better.

How do you deal with rivers that are swollen, or if it's dirty water? Have you ever been caught /out/ by a flood?
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>Lrn2read water
Why? If I’m there on person, I’ll obviously see which way the currents flowing.
wait, are you a river shitter or a face shitter? there is a distinction
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try this
what if your party is a bunch of whussie 1's and 2's
The only time you should seriously consider swimming a cold swift river is if you'll certainly die if you don't. If the river is too wide to throw your outer layers across (tied into compact bundles) you'll have to make it to warmth before hypothermia happens. Swimming across might not kill you but you'll be cold on the other side, and you might only be wearing base layers. Cross at the head of a pool, or well above rapids. Dog paddle and keep your head above water.

>a month ago
>walking pretty late in the forest because forgot to account for it getting dark early, have flashlight out
>walk fast but super paranoid about my surroundings
>suddenly see the shape of something hiding in the bushes
>don't wanna be trafficked
>shoot it
>it does a Mel Blanc/Tom and Jerry scream like *YAAAOOOW* and runs away
Probably a wildcat
Yeah I shot a couple skinwalkers in my day.
only women get trafficked

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what is up my dudes
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I’m glad the Ojibwa kept the Lakota from putting redskin gibberish on the flag, and I say that as a man whose ancestors were harboring Indians while the Sioux Uprising was being put down.
The winter is depressing and shitty because it’s not cold or snowy enough for me.
You would think that keeping all of the soft fats that need to drive a truck to the fishing spot off the ice would at least make the fishing good this year, but even the fishing is shitty. Can’t catch anything but dink perch.
Went out for a nice walk today, the temperature was alright but with the wind it's still too early to feel like Spring. Hoping tomorrow will be calmer and I can go out to shoot my bow.
Next weekend it should hit 60 degrees, hope you guys are planning to go /out/ for it.
We should have scalped the ojibwe and you too
You were getting scalped by the Ojibwa even before the whites showed up. They pushed you out of the woods and into the grasslands and it wasn't because you wanted to live there.
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I'm gonna spend this coming weekend in a state park by myself. What are your best tips for not dying?

Spare me the obvious ones like:
>dry yourself off because moisture wicks heat
>make sure you actually eat food and drink water
>don't sit on the snow it makes you cold

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He was a fucking retard
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He (was) the living embodiment of a midwit.
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

Lots of people can run (Americans u can ignore this) but a few people know that when you run, or walk you get tired. And that by the time you realize it you're too tired to go back where you came from.
In an emergency situation spanning weeks, many people would simply die due to exhaustion. Underestimating distances, overestimating capabilities.
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He wanted to tell God face to face that those ppl are faggots.
Okay, I can respect that.
Only other option was to poo on the loo
>In an emergency situation spanning weeks, many people would simply die due to exhaustion.

Nigga that's what a tent and mattress are for, to rest. As for food, most American Tubber's can last 4 months without food and your only concern is water.
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Nobody ever told Mao Zedong this

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Is this the iphone of /out/ gear?

$400 for a rain jacket? It's just for the brand name isn't it? For appearances?
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arcteryx is way worse
the only backpack I have ever bought is a north face. i thought columbia was discount/second tier outdoor brand now. i would put north face in the same tier. low a, high b, probably a little overpriced if you are not careful.
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I have a The North Face raincoat that my dad gave me since i was 18, never needed another raincoat ever since

But it's true, like most up tier brands, it's about showing off and keep appearances of status regardless of their true utility.
Their casual wear is pretty cheap but nice. I got my favorite pair of shorts from them for like $20
As predicted, just some vague "take a look at this other brand" suggestions.

>consider whether you need some high end shell for what youre doing
And the always reliable "well you don't really need gear that good". You lot always fall back to that once you realize you can't name a single piece of gear that is just as good but cheaper.

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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

>trailhead elevation 13900
>interstate grade switchback fest
you call this /out/, intermontanon?
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Pretty shitty meme, I don't usually come to this board though... Was just bored with o and fit. Oh well, go fuck yourself faggot
theyre still graded out homie I do a 2 mile 2k elevation hike right up the road and its just a 45 minute switchback lmao.
t. cascade dweller
Not in the North Cascades
>Eastern Sierra are at least 6-7000ft elevation gain
Lmao what
If you dont start every hike in the Challenger Deep, then you have never hiked

Dudes I went to high school with now have house, wife kids truck dirt bikes side x sides and fuckhuge camper trailers

I'm fucking disgruntled
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>mommy and daddy's money
>"put it on the card honey life waits for no one"
>certain % actually get 6 fig jobs out of college
>grampa died and they put a fraction of the cost into fixing the rot and shit
Lifes not fair, the rich arent ashamed of intergenerational wealth inheretance, and morons will always have 0 impulse control and go bottom up on splurge purchases
Only thing I can recommend is play your own game to your best ability and spit at god for not giving you a winning ticket to life
Yeah easy call to make when you don't have any other choice.
>hey repeatedly get sent to various camps/reeducation centers if they dare to use tents to camp in this social climate
WTF are you taking about?
People camp in tents all the time in state parks and national parks and BLM land and all that shit. There is no social stigma against tent camping unless you mean they don't allow it at boomer RV parks but who wants to go those other than boomers?
If anything tent camping is too permissive because they let hobos do it on the sidewalk of every major city.
Bro a lot of that stuff is given to them they don't pay for it. And I don't mean by their parents I mean by manufacturers and dealers and stuff since most all the people in your pic are social media influencers.
I don't get why more people don't do it to get free gear but I guess a lot of you are too normie or have no charisma or are ugly or something. I get all kinds of free shit just to do my tiktok videos. Got UTV to keep for a couple of months. Got like 4 tents from tarptent I told the guy it would take me like 2 months to post about all 4 of them but he wanted me to keep them anyway, Get new skis free every season and boots and poles and snowboards.
I got so much shit I have to build racks in my garage to hold it all.

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>love eating

>start eating a lot
>now full of energy, work out a lot and have fun /out/side
>become muscular
>can eat even more and be healthier
>go out even more
>it's even more fun because now you're /fit/ so running and sweating is fun
>the cycle continues

>eventually you become /fit/ and chad enough that you don't need to rely on society and can just live in nature so you can quit your job and spend even more time eating and going /out/

What the fuck, is this life hack the truth to happiness??
Okay, the line
>you can quit your job and spend even more time eating
Is pretty funny out of context

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Hello /out/ it has been a while. perhaps it is time for another abandoned mine thread.
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I believe it is a ringtail cat
I've driven nearly every dirt road in the northern 2/3rds of Nevada. I recognize some of the surface structures from your pics. I've found old as F explosives still in wooden boxes. I hear they are unstable after 100 years so obviously let them be. Seems a lot of the smaller mines were abandoned by the 20's.

The vertical shafts at silver city just south of the Duck Valley Indian reservation are amazing. Beautiful stone buildings falling down. That Silver city (there were many) was a happening place until it all burnt down. You can find Chinese opium pipes in the ruins. And an amazing cemetery filled with children who died in the 1918 flu epidemic. Thanks for the pics. Your Rip
Was that actually his?
Nevada is home to me. I got a couple buddies willing to hide my ashes in one of these mines, after I die. I'm still trying to figure out what one exactly.
Grew up in Tonopah. Never heard of stay out stay alive until high school.

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