Hey /out/. First time here but I've been camping and hiking most of my life(thanks dad :)
I've recently gotten my shit together and got a decent job which will allow me to do the things in life that I want. As I am getting older I feel I should also prepare for retirement(in 23-25 years), so why not take into account my love of the outdoors(camping, hiking, fishing, hunting). I have decided to buy some acreage as vacation & eventually retirement property.
I figure my price range is about $300,000 & I want to get as many acres as possible. I am... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
How the fuck do all of these blue collar looking people afford $50K trucks and $70K bass boats?
Every time I go to the damn river, I see the worst looking people with dip in their lip and missing teeth hopping out of their brand new Dodge Ram 2500 to back in their brand new shiny Legend bass boat.
Even if they finance that shit, how can they afford the payments? My $27K boat has $270 monthly payments and I feel like that's a lot, considering my take home income is like $2,900 a month.
>>900395 they don't have nice houses, they don't pay taxes, they don't have children, they don't enrich their lives eating good food, drinking good drink, and travelling the world, and they don't save for retirement.
>>900395 When you live in a trailer, the mortgage is cheap.
All depends where you put your money. Dudes could be making $90k doin union construction work. If they aren't living in a $500k suburban house and have kids in private school, it leaves some money left over for toys.
Hey /out/ I'm wondering what type of shoes I should buy for just standard running. My shoes right now (Vans lmao) cut up my feet and I'd prefer to have a better balance and more traction when I run. Also it'd be preferable if it didn't have the autistic colour schemes that most running shoes do whenever I look them up. I've done a little bit of research but I'm still figuring out which has the most viable brands as well as the most durable material.
One site recommends the "Brooks Ghost 9" but I can't find a pair that doesn't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>900309 Different manufacturers use different lasts and the right shoes are the ones that fit best (for me that's New Balance). Go to a shoe store and try some on. A good running store will tell you if you need a model with extra support for pronation or supination.
Hi /o/, I'm looking to get a one-person tent and I am having trouble choosing, would any of you have any recommendations about what would be the best one? Or just recommendations for materials/designs/things to avoid?
Hey /out/, I'm going to be moving to New York City from Phoenix at the beginning of May, but instead of flying or driving, I want to walk there. My best estimates say it will take about 5-7 months depending on how many sidetrips I take, assuming an average of 15 miles a day, which shouldn't be too difficult once my body gets accustomed to the strain. I'm planning my route to use as many established roads as possible, but given the nature of many highways either having no room for pedestrians or being illegal to walk on, I am going to have to follow rivers or use... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>899828 Oh but i do sugest getting all your gear together sooner rather then later and do a few weekends to get used to the weight and how your backpack sits... im looking for a bigger one atm my talon 44L is just a wee bit small and doesnt sit quite right (but i may just modify it a bit)
>>899831 Yeah definitely. I have a few grand saved up already, and I project I'll have at least $6,000 by the time May rolls around, so between now and then I'm going to be purchasing some high-end lightweight equipment to get my total pack weight down to 25lbs wet. But I don't know what's worth the price and what's not, so I want some expert advice before I drop money on anything.
Didn't know where else to ask this but would this make a good Xmas present for a serious mountain biker? Are tyres something you'd have a set preference for or could they mix and match on the front and back?
Mixing and matching tyres is perfectly fine, as long as they are vaguely of the same type. The only people who refuse to mix and match are autists who care about how their bike looks. Tread pattern really makes no difference, despite what anyone says. Width and overall profile is a big deal though.
Tyres aren't cheap either, and buying a pair is going to cost... well, double what a single type costs.
The only thing you need to be wary of is the type of tyre. i.e. XC,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I have a Cabelas rotomolded cooler I picked up on Craigslist.
To me the whole "which super cooler is best super cooler" is pretty lame. They all keep ice about the same and all are durable for normal use. Yeah if you live in the tropics and need to regularly toss your cooler out of a moving vehicle maybe you should read the reviews closely...but other than that they all do fine.
i have that exact cooler..it's true that it'll hold ice for days... Bad part is its fucking heavy empty, fucking stupid heavy once loaded with food and ice.
Personally if i had it to do over again, I'd get the new soft sided ones that are out.. i was just in walmart looking @ the Ozark tumblers and saw that they have a soft sided cooler now just like the Yetis... I'll assume its the same quality as well.
>>897524 I work at a well known store that encourages you to Go /out/doors. So my knowledge is mostley limited to their stock range.
Pic looks like Karrishit Orkneys, ok choice for sub £100. But best boot in that price range is Hi Tec Summit (£90 with discount card)if it fits you properly. Any Jacket that has gortex event pertex shield and a brand you recognise will be ok or better depending on other factors. Less than £100 will probs not get you this and your jacket will be a sweatbag. Cheapest I have seen is craghoppers... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>899447 did'nt see "warm" erm that fucks it craghoppers compress light £50 for warmth then shitty best hardshell you can afford. Go Outdoors does a good price match will beat all others by 10% so you may just get all your gear for £200.
Let's be real. You live in the UK, so it's not gonna get that cold. If you're pushing yourself while hiking, your feet are probably gonna over heat fairly easily. That being said, Kamik's nationplus are amazing.
I work in a freezer, usually at about 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Usually just standing in place, packing boxes, or some shit, and my feet are usually the most comfortable part of me.
Howdy, /out/. I'm pretty new on this board and have just gotten in to hiking and generally being outdoors. A couple days ago, I was at Shenandoah national park, and I found this stick laying on the ground. What type of wood is it, and is it a good walking stick?
/trv/ suggested I try this here. Is snorkeling /out/? I am headed to mexico this winter and wondering if these new one piece mask/snorkel dealios are worth a chooch . I am not a serious swimmer, just want to check stuff out and maybe spear a fishie or two. Also I have a beard. Anyone have experience with these units?
>>891598 I've never heard of them, but I've snorkeled since I was 8. You want a decent mask that fits the shape of your face (not always easy to find) and then the snorkel ia just a generic plastic tube you add to the side which you can use in shallow water and ignore while scuba diving. Never had a problem with that,. I don't see what benefit there is to integrating them, only complications and more expense.
They seem to be full of liberal hipsters and soccer moms who focus on biking and going on 3 mile walks around the local urban park with occasional hiking trips planned. But that might be a good place to start if I want to start to do more /out/ stuff. What I'm interested in doing eventually is rucking/backpacking, orienteering, hunting, multiday camping and survivalism, and I don't know if there are any clubs out there for that or I just have to find my own path.
>>901371 i do not. unless boyscouts counts. why cant you just start off doing /out/ stuff? go to a local park (state, national, whatever is near you) and just hike one of the trails. its not like you have to be particularly fit or anything. just bring some water, and sit down when you get tired.
>>901371 No experience with clubs but if you got at least one buddy who enjoys /out/ you can hold yourself down. I've done 10 mile hikes alone and getting the motivation to do so if you're not in good physical and more importantly mental shape is a bitch. On the other hand if you make plans a day or so in advance with your buddy you'll feel much more obligated to go. I did the same 10 mile hike yesterday in the rain with my long time /out/ buddy and was bretty neat.
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