>>872995 >Why should we preserve the wilderness? 1) the majority of people enjoy it it's calming too much hassle to live in it but we like the occasional visit and future generations will too. one could argue you have a right not to go in the woods if you don't enjoy it but can't take the woods away from the future generations. 2) earth ecosystem is complex farming is necessary to provide us with the raw calories but it doesn't not provide enough biodiversity for it all... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I was borrowing a friends alice belt, aka pistol belt, and she asked for it back.
So now I am in the market for a new one. I cant figure out which is which. Alice, LCE, ILCE, there are a ton of names.
I need a belt, and some large, soft pouches. I use these when camping, and at festivals. I attach all my shit to them, water bottle, photo gear, knives, etc. I keep everything else in the pouches. Lighters, ID, money, etc.
I honestly have no idea what the proper names for these items are, and in turn having a hard time finding them for sale online.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00P40SAJY/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1476136391&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=alice+belt&dpPl=1&dpID=51A-USC3WsL&ref=plSrch I find Amazon to be a pretty good site for milsurp.
>>872816 Thanks the " M-16 Ammo Pouch" looks very similar what I had before. Sans the plastic lock. But searching for that yields too many variations on the item. Is there a more specific name for that type of pouch?
Lets tell stories of times we caught the big one, or fucked up big time.
>Be me >Be 14 >Im out fishing for steelhead with my dad >Good times >I have these nice waders my grandpa gave me >Also have a G. Loomis rod (from before they were shit) >Getting no bites If you have never fished for steelhead before then you should know that the little... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I have one >Be at the pink salmon run in 2014 >Was a record run >and for good reason >Go out to fish a little bit, not expecting to catch much >Sit out there for a bit, dont get a single bite. >after the 4th cast I get a bite >Im ecstatic since I never catch anything. >Real the feisty little bugger in and put him in the bag. Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>871602 I think it would be an interesting experience to go /out/ for a few months and see how far you could go doing nothing but primitive tech. You go with the clothes on your back and that's it. With the intent of making your own clothes at some point. It's like irl age of empires.
So guys, if this whole Russia vs the West thing boils over into conflict, and/or if the predictions of a second 'little iceage' in 2019ish occur, whatcha gon do? Would going /out/ even be preferable in either of those situations?
Ok /out/bros, if 4chan suddenly shuts-down, where are we all gonna link-up? Is there another forum or interhangout we can all be together again, or will it all be over forever? I don't want us to get torn apart like that, and given the current situation I think we should be prepared for a potential blackout.
Also, New Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread General
>>870456 I think overtime one if them will become the new 4chan; one of them will succeed and by then the majority of people will already be apart of the community, or st least spent some time lurking around.
If you are a newfag: a school bagpack, a foam sleeping mat, a secand hand sleeping bag, a home depot tarp, sandwiches and beer is really all you need for an overnighter. No need to get high end shoes or a fancy tent. Trust me, its that easy!
In case you aren't a newfag: please post pics that would be good to illustrate gear. Nothing fancy, just pics where the item is on a light background and clearly visible.
Also, point out mistakes in wording or factual statements. We want to make this one better over time.
It depends on what i'm doing. If i'm just relaxing by a lake or pond I usually like to listen to Loren Connors Airs, but if i'm hiking I like to listen to jazz (Kamasi Washington The Epic) or ambient (Andy Stott Luxury Problems). Just situational.
>>862118 The only drawback is no stealth camping. Deal breaker for me. Spent a cheap vacation last year going up the west coast camping near beaches. Would have cost me a fourune to be in those places legally
>>843230 Everytime I see things like this I chuckle.
Since mud especially pic related. Is mostly water. Idk why off road guys dont just seal up the 2/3rds of their trucks/cars like a boat. Put some decent knobbies on for pedal purposes and chooch right along mud. You can cross mud like that in a honda civic, as long as it could float like a boat. Such a simple solution nobody ever thinks of. Well. The us military did... I suppose maybe its more expensive then jacking your truck up 12 feet in the air. Idk really tho.
Guys I live in the city with no reliable means of transportation to go someplace cool. I'm also in college so even if I were to bike somewhere far and try to stay out there for a bit I would have to come back of course.
So for now I'm just planning on going to the pic-related area, Mt. Airy Forest. It's only like 1500 acres but I want to just get out there as much as possible because I'm tired of sitting around at home.
So I went ahead to their website for a map and this was the only one they had. Apparently all the trails in red are closed?... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>875083 Trails get closed for multiple reasons. Sometimes trails are cycled through- once one area starts to show signs of use they're closed so they can recover and others are opened up. Sometimes its because of a protected species breeding during that time of year. This might be something as small as a rare butterfly. On occasion its a safety concern- sinkholes, abandoned mines with dilapidated barricades.
Mt. Charleston in Nevada has a rare butterfly that may be extinct now because of a fire a couple years ago- the fire was centered in their only known habitat. So even if it makes no sense why an area is closed, it could be for something very important. Stepping on one Mt. Charleston blue butterfly caterpillar could mean the difference between survival of the species or extinction.
Hello, /out/. I'm going to a hippy festival inspired by Burning Man tomorrow. I'm not much of a hippy at all, for the record.
Some of the core tenants of the festival are self reliance and bartering. My experience with outdoors is limited to watching Ray Mears and a camping trip once, but I've always wanted to get into bushcraft, so I figure this might be a cool opportunity to give it a try.
I'm not expecting to accomplish anything too complex, but I want to try some basic stuff, hopefully even starting a fire on my own.
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I did a quick search of the catalog, forgive me if I missed a more relevant thread. This isn't my native board.
I just moved to the American north-midwest from the more temperate east coast. As I'm preparing for the nearing winter, I'm trying to find good, durable brands of clothes/equipment, but it's difficult separating the wheat from the chaff.
What would your recommendations be for gloves, boots, thermals, and car emergency kits? I already have a nice AI parka, so I should be good there.
How do you pack eggs while backpacking, out? Dehydrated eggs aren't as good as the real deal and the plastic egg containers are a waste of space as soon as you use your eggs. I'd like to crack half a dozen eggs into a thermos along with chopped up veggies and precooked bacon for a comfy first morning meal. In cooler climates this would be fine year round but I'm in the southeast US so I'm worried about spoilage when the highs get into the 80s and 90s over the summer. Anyone have any ideas?
I've got a shitload of firewood, one of these, and no idea how to actually use them in tandem. It's pretty sharp, but I can barely dent the wood, let alone split it. Can someone recommend a tutorial for wood splitting?
It's not hard. place dominant hand close to head, non-dominant hand near base, lift over shoulder, tighten your non-dominant hand, and swing, sliding your dominant hand down the shaft. Contrary to popular belief, you don't want your maul stupidly dull as you do want it to be able to go into the grain from above, sharpen it until it has a burr or just before, but not much further.
10 seconds of google gave me this video, and this is pretty much how you do it.
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To process logs into firewood, you have to cut the logs into stove-length "rounds". Your actual desired stove-length will vary according to the stove it is to be used in. I find 18" a good size for my little wood stove. Outdoor wood furnaces will take much larger sizes. Then you take a "round" and stand it on end and split it with the splitting maul. Knot holes will be hard to split through, so try to avoid those.
Some of the tough pieces I "baton" by placing a single-bitted axe on it and striking the back of the axehead with a 2.5lb... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>873285 If the wood requires a decent amount of force I like to start with the head hanging completely behind my back, arms bent overhead but tense. Then dip into a quarter squat, and quickly straighten again, bringing the maul overhead. Finally complete the swing with a little arm involvement, letting gravity do the work, ending in a quarter/half squat depending on how much force is required. This is what let's me go on the longest because it saves the back while letting the legs do most of the work gravity doesn't do.
Work in a out/surplus local retailer. Isn't too bad aside from problems with the owners and such. Avoid people that appear to be gearsnobs, they don't want your impute they mostly want to brag about their vast trove of knowledge and how the solo'd the local dirt path in the park blindfolded. Normal people will only ask if shit is waterproofed and maybe what % wool/cotton it is
im ordering mine later this week once I feel more confident in the right size to choose for chest and hips. The only con I can see is that the load limit is 30 pounds, meaning that since my base weight is 15 pounds, I can only allocate 10.6 pounds to food, the rest going to 2 liters of water. And if I want a extra liter, there goes 2.2 pounds. And on a superficial level: it ain't a unique pack.
>>873013 Same anon that was picking up the Circuit in the coming week.
I actually hiked the PCT in '15 with that pack. It's pretty good. I had the same "problem" of it having too much space when you pack lightly. For me it kinda fucked with the frame if I rolled it down too much. Also, can't easily grab water bottles from the side pockets when wearing one. It can fit a BearVailt BV 550 horizontally which the Circuit can't. And it's durable as fuck. Mine is still in good condition.
>>872921 I take all my knives to a professional knife sharpening place. They charge $3.50 a knife.
I am not experienced enough in the proper wet stone technique. My survival knife has a built in sharpener, but I've never used it. Maybe if I am stock on an island for 5 years, I will use it, otherwise, I take it to a pro.
The honing tool is just for prep work in the kitchen, it does not sharpen, just removes any flack you may have on the edge.
Hi AZ bro. Don't know much about hiking spots in this area, I just moved to Tempe from Sedona so I have the same question.
On that note, I'm also looking for good shooting locations. The only shooting ranges nearby are indoor and I really don't want to shoot my rifles inside, and I don't want to make a trip all the way up to Ben Avery. As far as I can tell, it's legal on all BLM land as long as you follow the rules. I was told that Usery Mountain is a good area. Any other suggestions?
I want some boots that are: -warm -water resistant -tall -accept crampons -light -warm
I don't mind paying a bit more. I currently have Lowa Zephyr GTX TF Hi's that I've worn in 10F and been okay in, but I'd like some that can go a bit colder. I've been looking at: Lowa Hunter GTX / Mega Camp / Yukon Ice GTX / Tibet Superwarm GTX but I'm having some issues narrowing it down. I'm open to other brands as well.
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