Hey guys, just bought a Dutch oven for a real good price. Do you guys find them practical for long trips or only short ones? I am interested in taking it with me on an ice fishing trip this year since I figure that I will probably find some way to warm my ice tent anyways with some sort of a fire. Pic unrelated
I'm about to get into back-packing, and of course, I need a back-packing backpack. One of my biggest questions regarding backpacks is if I should get a pack with an internal or external frame. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
I am a big fan of external frame backpacks, but there are some pros and cons. An external is wonderful at distributing weight and makes carrying things a breeze. You can strap loads of shit onto it so you can easily become a human pack mule. The frame also keeps the pack away from your back so they breathe very well, which is a huge plus for someone like me who sweats a lot. They also have the "classic" look if that's your thing. They also aren't super popular nowadays compared to internals, so you can usually get them extremely cheap and in good condition... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>851273 Internal frame is lighter and more compact but if it breaks (which it can easily) you need to buy a complete new pack
External are a little heavier and bulkier but are cheap and easy to fix and more durable
In terms of how much you can carry internal frames especially expedition packs can carry more than you'll need, but with external frames you can strap a lot more to the outside of your pack making it more accessable
Do any of you get Achilles tendonitis when you backpack? I've been getting it almost every time I go, and I think it's my boots that are causing it. I have Keen Voyageurs, and the back of the boot presses into my tendon every time I take a step hiking downhill. Once my Achilles starts hurting, then it turns into more pains because I favor the one foot (knee or hip pain).
I was thinking about ditching my boots and getting hiking shoes instead so the back of the shoe doesn't ride up as high. I read that boot heel support is a bit of a myth anyway. Is this my best option?
imo you can try go to a doctor but it's a waste of time with stuff like this. they are about as clueless as your average dog when it comes to these pains. stretch it more when it doesn't hurt and try working out on your calves get a feel for how many repetitions cause pain. you can try to decrease repetition and increase weight.
i fucked up my knees during a hike well it was 2 consecutive hikes and i did not rest enough between them. what... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>850964 I live in the middle of a city and have no car, so actually getting /out/ is rarer than I'd like. I did go for a walk in the park though. Better than nothing, it almost feels like you aren't surrounded by streets in some places. Here's a shitty picture of a woodpecker in the same park from a while ago
I used an REI quarter dome when I did a 5 day solo hike in Colorado, and it was super comfy. It was sturdy enough to survive a hailstorm pretty easily, and roomy enough to make things quite comfy. It's ~2 pounds, but it's about as minimalist as a solo tent gets.
Is everybody ready for cooler water and spinnerbaits instead of skeeters and Texas rigs? I can't wait but lolsouthflorida so I still have a couple months until the largemouth get moving good. February is by far the best time for bass.
I'm probably moving soon too which means I will lose out on fishing time. I'm probably going to be even closer to saltwater, which means further from freshwater. Haven't decided... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I went out a couple days ago and caught 4 crappie and a couple of bass. Thanks a lot to whoever recommended me the white powerbait grubs cause that's what I caught all the specs on.
Pic related got me 2 bass and another that pulled drag for a good 5-6 seconds and broke me off on underwater trees. Had to have been atleast 4-5 lbs. I think pepsi told me to try out finesse worms like two months ago and now I want more cause these things worked great.
Have you failed to integrate into the average social parameters? I mean, I see my youth friends all getting married, working and buying houses meanwhile I do not work neither have a gf, mostly because I don't give a fuck and spend my time /out/ing alone.
How do you get yourself into the working and dating market while prioritizing /out/?
Hi guys. Next week i'm going on a trek in the Carpathians. Weather should be good, terrain is rather rocky, kinda like pic related. I have two pair of boots that are kind of appropriate but not quite. One is a pair of tactical boots and the other is a pair of Palladium Palabrouse. Which one would you choose? And no, i won't buy a pair of real hiking shoes :^)
4craft is back and probably shittier than ever, but there's still an /out/ faction! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>What is 4craft? A recurring Minecraft server wherein each 4chan board is a faction, usually at war with one another. This is the "9th" iteration of it, with /out/ having participated since the 5th.
>Why would any self-respecting /out/ist be caught dead playing Minecraft? I'm... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>850011 There's custom mods for board factions and alliances with chat channels, as well as block reinforcement. Older versions used the Factions plugin, but this one's a weird experiment. There's a few other things like anti-xray and other exploit fixes, but for the most part it's Vanilla.
How does /out/ feel about Les Stroud and his informative style of video making. Actually going out with just him and his cameras and doing survival in various environments. Not dicking around doing edgy jumps and then fucking off to a hotel at night like some tv outdoorsmen.
Hey guys. I get /out/ from time to time. Most the time its to my cabin which is stocked with supplies. But sometimes i go elsewhere and dont have these things. So ive had this pouch lying around for a while doing nothing, but im not sure what to do with it. Suggestions? It has molle straps on the back of it.
I never frequent this board, but today I come to you /out/ for a very important question. Any of you anons from the Northeast US know of any good dispersed camping spots? I want total detachment from civilization. I was thinking somewhere in the Adirondacks or Catskills, lots of hills and mountains but "primitive" hiking doesn't seem to fit my standards there. I need some feedback from experienced hikers and campers.
I am a domesticated man, and I hate it. I want to track, kill, skin and cook. I want to forage, build, eat and sleep. I want to listen, see, feel and sing. I want to live as though I should, but I am an 18 yo from the ghettos of Indiana, and I know nothing. All of you guys seem to have your shit together, and I'm sure a lot of you have been in my situation, what do?
>Are minorities and working class people simply uninterested in nature?
Minorities and working class people love nature, because we're poor, and going outside is free.
>Today, a walk through a Chicago city park often provides a window on America's demographic future. >The National Park Service can solve it's diversity problem. To do this, it needs to establish many... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>849182 >It also needs to do a better job of interpreting African, Asian, Latino, Native American, labor, LGBT, immigrant and women's history on national park landscapes. You know, it's strange how few movies feature non-white cowboys. You sometimes get hispanics, but that's about it. Which is strange, considering there were a good amount of black cowboys running away from Reconstruction at the time. Yet the only times we really see them is the occasional buffalo soldier.
>>849203 Every cowboy movie made now has a black hero (as it should be) but until there are only black and POC cowboys in all movies past and present the struggle for fairness will continue. But when will the trans cowboys be recognized
>>848797 Because people dont bother me, fresh air, nature is cool, nature is scary, i get to be apart of it. Really it just feels natural to me.
>do you have a life. no, not really. But what is a "life". does it mean that i hang out with people or that i do things in general. If its about people then im a fucking loser, if its about doing things then im alright.
>what dont you like about outdoor?(im adding a question) my dad, he doesnt... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Water belongs in lakes, rivers, and oceans. I know TXfag is sick of it too. Can't wait for Fall with no rain and low, low humidity. No more water falling from the sky or in the air as vapor. If you can't fish in it, it's shitty water as far as I'm concerned.
Pastebin and Imgur. Thinkin about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here! http://www.pastebin.com/u/fishingandtackle https://imgur.com/a/1Xw3N
Talk... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>848691 >But is it 4 dollars better? yes. the material they use on scum frogs is much cheaper and the hooks are shittier. ive lost two scum frogs due to them getting ripped in half. never had that happen ever with any other brand of frog.
My lifelong dream has always been to be able to either through private ownership or a non-profit create wildlife preserves with megafauna. The problem is, I'm poor and in this climate of anti-environmentalism I don't see how I can ever make that possible.
My fiancee and I just moved to Montana, problem is is that she's from Florida and can't handle weather under 70 degrees. What kind of warm weather wear would you guys recommend? Winter is coming up and we'd like to hike some trails in the snow, nothing too crazy though.
Good light weight base layer is a start, keeping moisture off your skin important. Then maybe a fleece or wool sweater, then something for wind and rain like a shell. Learn to layer, de-layer before you start to sweat, get acclimated to the cold. More you "fight" the cold it will get to you faster so learn to relax. Foot powder isn't just for your feet (helps keep the base layer do it's job). Make sure she is eating and drinking plenty of water, it will keep you warm.
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