Need some help finding a hiking pant. I own TNF paramount peak convertible pant. I like the weight of the material, convert ability, and layout of the pant. However, they are a little too baggy for me. I also own the Columbia silver Ridge pant, and they fit well but the material is just a little too thin.
Anyone know of a pant similar to the silver Ridge pant that's more durable? It needs to be in either natural colors or camouflage would be great. Gonna be using them as an early season mountain hunting pant. Not really looking for traditional hunting brands because... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Does anyone else have an intense fear of being alone in the woods at night? I hunt whitetail deer in georgia, but even with my gun i feel panic the moment i cant tell the difference between animals and shadows at 200 yards. I cant stabd it, ive started to stop hinting half an hour before sunset because of it. Please tell me im not the only one. Pic unrelated
>>900986 I don't like fishing in the dark either. Hard to see your line and lures and shit.
And then sometimes I will be walking along the bank and some fuckhueg bird takes off from the tall grass like 2 feet away from me. Or the one time a big ass bird comes flying from across the lake in the pitch dark and lands 10' away from me.
I was bored and wanted to exercise a little to burn off Thanksgiving fatness so I grabbed my headlamp and went for a hike in the forest, when I got to the trail head it was almost dark. I walked for about 10 minutes and turned my headlamp on. There is so much creepy shit at night it's not even funny. Something huge was on the ground then flew up in the trees, we do have eagles where I live but what would it be doing on the ground at night. I shined my light where I thought it went and I didn't see anything. And you hear things like voices, I was on a trail that lead... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>900474 Can't tell ya much about that area. Willamette valley here. Visit the Oregon vortex. Hw20 to east Oregon brings you to sisters and some great looking trails. Willamette nf is my favorite and my home away from home.
>>900279 >Is a cheap bag ok? Depends on what you're doing with it. >What is really the difference between this ans a $100 bag? That looks like a decent enough sleeping bag though that's probably more to do with it being on sale. Don't know if Amazon takes black friday as seriously as other retailers but it looks like it from your pic.
Generally speaking, the differences are in weight, size when packed and what temperatures are comfortable. That one claims to be good down to 20 degrees armpit but I'd take that with a grain of salt.
>>900314 Because differences in use, environments, preferences and so on. That sticky would end up being as long as the bump limit and nobody would agree on anything. You'd be better served by just reading the catalogue of a sports store.
Hello hikers, I'm an artist who's fascinated by post-apocalyptic survivalism and bushcraft. I'm working on a graphic novel that deals with these themes. I want to keep this short, but it's going to be set around 80 years after society has officially collapsed. No zombies, no nukes, just a blend of complex factors that made widescale society and large populations unsustainable.
Being set that far after the end, the only survivors are experienced with bushcraft and basically live in small communities or Innawoods. I'm going to focus the story on... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>clothes and boots anything leather, fabric, or rubber that has sat unmaintained for 80 years will be useless. either rotten or brittle. >shelter if he's lived there for several years he'd have a comfortable, established, secure shelter (i.e. cabin). the only reason to stay with a tent is if he's nomadic.
I have been losing since July. Hiking mostly, caving (once), eating about 1/3 or less than what I used to. Last backpacking trip was 4days/3 nights and about 10 miles with ~4-5 mile day hikes. Took apitite suppressant pills, lighter than carrying food.
Don't even know how much weight I've lost, but my legs are made of wood now!
The average life span is 78.7 years (28,744.6 days or 41.3 million minutes) in the United States. Don’t spend your life at a job you hate, earning money to buy things you barely have time to enjoy, filling up a house that you mostly just use to sleep in. Kill your debt & kill your television (they are equally toxic). Stop putting your dreams off until someday. Rich or poor, all of us only have 24 hours in the a day. Make them count. You are the author of your own story: Make it a story worth telling. Downsize and simplify, because less truly is more,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey /out/! I'm looking to pick up a monocular to give as a christmas gift. Nothing too high end, something that could be used for bird watching basically. Can anyone give me some recommendations? I have no idea what to look for.
>>904872 Go to the binocular thread, its a slow board and an unpopular topic, optics is kind of a niche here so the bino thread and certainly the even more specific monocular thread will die before people can actually learn something about it... Anyways make sure you wanna get a monocular, there's lots of disadvantages. If you want in depth info go to cloudynights or any other specific forum which is optic related (birds, hunting,...) or ask your question in the other thread, i'll answer it
what makes a three season tent unsuitable for camping in the winter or general freezing temps? if i have a near zero degree bag shouldn't i be fine anyway? my sleeping pad isn't insulated though i plan on correcting that with just a mylar blanket under it..
apologize for dumb question but i haven't been innawoods in a while, and never in teh winter.
pic related is my tent, it was on sale for nigger friday.
So I know the saying... carbon steel holds an edge longer. But why? When would I actually notice? Does it really make a difference? Is it that much of a difference that the extra risks of rust and pitting and all that are worth it?
What uses is carbon preferable and what uses is stainless preferable?
stainless steel has a number additives incorporated during the manufacturing process to make it stainless. These additives are geared towards that effect, and not towards making the steel stronger. Additives to carbon steel are geared almost entirely to improving the edge retention.
there are hundreds of different types of carbon and stainless steels, so these are only general rules. You can still get great blade characteristics out of stainless, but you tend to pay more for it compared to a mid-ranged carbon. There are still plenty carbon steels, just as there are... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>904271 Well that must have been the most annoying fucking thing in the world. I feel bad for anyone trying to actually enjoy their lives anywhere near that. Anyway I've never been tricked into hunting snipe.
Mine was in scouts. Yelling the bullshit snipe calls they taught us walking through some field at night and then scout masters dressed in full camo came runining out of the trees or from behind and bagged us up in big ass burlap sacks.
>>903575 i have the same problem with my north face jacket. In contrast to more classic shaped hoods it overhangs over your forehead to stop rain dripping down your face, it does work but like you say it constricts vision a lot when the drawstrings need to be tightened if its windy. What helps for me is putting my wool beanie on under the hood, but of course in summer that's not the best solution either...
Some hoods are designed to fit over a helmet, if you do not have a helmet to use the said jacket for. I find that using a hat and cinching it over that works. Also better brands tend to have a "halo" cinch that really helps.
Hey /out/, I'm looking to get into kayaking but I'm not totally sure on what to buy, what's good and isn't good, etc. so I thought I'd make a thread and see if you guys could help me out.
Here's my tentative requirements: >around $500 >can be used for fishing (rod holders are nice) and for camping (so needs decent amount of dry storage) >preferably able to be used both in small creeks and in lakes >prefer sit-on but... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
If fishing you'll most likely want flat bottom/open top. You could also take a look at Walmart, they got some cheap inflatable pontoon chair rafts that have motor mounts for a little gas/electric. My uncle just got one for fishing and he's been pretty impressed with it.
Personally I use a wilderness double just for the extra beer cooler space.
>>903452 with kayaks if you are on a budget dont get your heart set on a single model/size. play the overstock/used rental game. (depending on what country/state you are in) right now a lot of places are getting rid of last years stock in tent sales.
also fishing rod holders are an aftermarket feature you can either just make yourself or buy cheep.
>>903611 >with kayaks if you are on a budget dont get your heart set on a single model/size
this is good advice. i bought a expensive as fuck ocean kayak trident ultra (tm)(R) because of stupid web forum nerds talking about hull shapes and water resistance and whatnot. a year later i get exactly the one in op's pic for the kids. i end up selling the expensive one because they both basically did the same thing. as long as you're not racing it's all good. get something wide so... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I was hiking along and noticed something flashing up on a hill. I was on a forest service trail and it looked like it was maybe 200 yards away. When I got up to it I started noticing more markers until I came across one that had writing on it. It's dated 7-4-80. So I started to wonder how much they had to pay this guy to work on the 4th of July. Couldn't it have waited until the holiday was over? The guy might still be alive and I want to find him and ask him why he did this.
>>903141 Now that I think about it I don't think the trail I was on was around then. I think I'm going to take a pencil and paper and see if I can do that thing where you put the paper against it then rub pencil lead on it and see if I can read it better.
90% of /out/ doesn't go outside. They just shit post about gear like consumerists and talk about how you need to carry a 50 cal sniper rifle or 500 S&W revolver with you to defeat any threats, proving they've never actually gone out.
Fishing and Homegrown threads are the only decent content on /out/. The hunting threads are okay but usually turn into autism.
If you want 40% of the catalog about how you need a $150 knife to feather a stick or cut some salami, then this is your board.
Hey /out/, I've been lurking here for a while and it seems like this is the right place to ask. I'm doing some shopping for Christmas today since it's cyber Monday, was interested in getting myself a new water bottle. The one I had before was Aluminum that I got for cheap, the sealant wore off quickly especially with regularly hot water use. There is also a major concern of aluminum leeching, so I was interested in finding a stainless steel replacement. Preferably that comes with a non-plastic or aluminum cap too. Any suggestions? Would appreciate replies that... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
hello all, I'm usually on /k/ for the most part but action cameras aren't weapons related. Does anyone use an action camera for backpacking or skiing or anything? Any warnings or recommendations? Pic relatedis the Garmin virb xe, looks to be the best option that isn't wallet busting.
I got myself an SJCAM SJ4000. Cheaper'n dicks and really nice. It's basically a Chinese GoPro, that comes-with a shitton of accessories and is compatible with all the GoPro mounts. Has a WiFi and non-WiFi version.
I just watched some show on NatGeo about the powergrid going out. Shit fucked me up yo, legit scurred that i'm woefully unprepped for such a thing.
How would out cope? I live in a rural farming community near a large river, so I feel my basic needs would be taken care of. But the other people scare the dogshit out of me. Can i reasonably go innadesert and just let my house and home burn?
Yeah if you lose electricity, the first thing to do is leave 95% of your possessions and play Rambo in the wilderness.
Drop of a hat "SHTF" is a morbid fetish among obese armchair survivalists who think they'd be king of the hill because they have a bugoutbag. What is actually likely to happen in our lifetimes is gradual deterioration and division of society to the point of politicized paramilitary groups gaining prominence and perhaps civil war. The lower the population density where you live the better. Knowing your neighbors and a nearby farmer is probably a good idea. And owning a firearm. The ability to produce and preserve some of your own food. Having a decent supply of non-perishable necessities. Especially potential bartergoods like medicine and ammo, should supplylines fail or prices skyrocket.
I'm looking at getting a rifle, a house with a garden + chickens and the option to heat by firewood, a couple of sacks of rice in the basement and the tools and skills required to live as comfortably as possible in a less stable, less affluent future.
I think everyone should strive for a frugal, wholesome, down to earth, somewhat selfsufficient/resilient lifestyle even in the best of times anyway.
recently inherited some land and an old decrepit house and i'm looking into stopping being a citycuck and moving there and building a new house and growing food.
problem is, there used to be a copper mine in the area that supposedely contaminated the water that's in the sewer system. there is a fresh water well there, but due to some fuckery from the ex commie government, it's 30 meters outside of the land, across a road, so it's not very practical to use it.
my question is, is it possible to purify the water from the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>899854 OK, fine. Your first and only option should be to get the soil and water tested to see what it's contaminated with because the you can determine if farming or living on this land is even financially viable.
>>904145 >Just heard it's legal in Sweden, is that true? It's a right. Same in Norway and I think Denmark too. You know, that'd explain why I always meet Germans every time I go /out/. Just a side note for all Germans that want to come here, if you don't bring coffee with you to the mountains, don't complain when I give you instant coffee from my backpack. I know it tastes like ass but I'm not packing coffee filters and shit with me and neither did you.
>>904145 Swede here. We have what's called the All Mans Right which allows you to camp anywhere for one night, even private property as long as its not literaly someones Backyard or too close to someones house
not sure about the legality of firemaking but it's so engrained in outdoors culture that noone will think twice as long as you dont go full retard with it
Norway has much the same law, I think Finland too. not sure about Denmark but they dont really have anywhere to go
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