I was raised my whole life to never release a catch. I was taught that throwing a fish back into the water with the hook wound in its face causes a slow death by infection, which is less humane than eating it later that day.
>>624039 There's no denying that C&R causes some fish mortality. But a conscientious and careful fisherman will minimize that to a very, very low amount.
To minimize mortality consider the following points: -Minimize handling of the fish -If you have to pick it up, wet your hand first to remove less of its mucus membrane Never put your fingers in its gills or hold it by the gill -use a rubber net, not a cloth mesh one (takes off less slime)
-Do not fish with bait; use lures or flies -Pinch... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm assuming there are a lot of Coloradans on the board, given how many people in CO like the outdoors. So let's have a Colorado thread.
I just moved here over the summer, one thing I noticed is there are less trees than the east coast. I'm not sure what camping is like in the winter or if I'll have to wait until Spring, but whatever time of year people go camping, are there good camping areas that actually have trees? I'd like enough trees that I can just pick up branches off the ground and make a fire. Doesn't have to be right next to Denver,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Alright so here in this thread we can talk about what skills weve learned what techniques we think are the best etc aka woodland knowledge, feel free to post videos or infographics if they happen to apply
Example: best way to make a shelter
This should be based on personal experience and can be a little thing that makes shit easier or a bigger skill that took practice to master
I will start with just a simple trick I've learned which is bring 91% isopropyl alcohol for quick wash downs after exposure to bad shit such as poison oak or poison ivy, I used... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>624020 perhaps silly, but using snacks as kindling works well. I was recently in Big Bend NP. No open fires allowed; only charcoal grills (absurd rule) and being desert there is no kindling to collect even if i wanted to. I had cheapo charcoal but no starter fluid. I used a handful of Doritos to get the coals started and had a lovely dinner of canned corned beef hash. There is enough oil in fried snacks (doritos, fritos, cheetos....) that they burn like a candle
Hey /out/. Does anyone here have the ultimate goal it be totally self sustainable off the grid? I have a pretty good life in society but I'm really getting sick of it. I think I'm going to start saving up my money for it.
For an individual. I believe its be a lot of work, but totally possible. I would think that coming I to town to trade or buy supplies like anyone did for thousands of years. That idea isn't unsavory. People need things that they can't make themselves. Unless you plan on having one person who specializes in a trade living with you.... Who might want to have their own house.... Who might live next to you... Oh wait, this is starting to sound less off the grid and More like A TOWN
>>623791 >Personally, what is your layering set up, for what temp range It really depends on what I'm doing and you have to experiment to find out what works for you. Running I generate a lot of heat so I don't wear much or I overheat. Usually wear a windbreaker walking to the park, which I take off within the first half-mile. Same for XC skiing. Cycling I need more insulation or a wind layer because I'm moving fast enough to make my own wind chill. Walking even more because i'm not generating as much heat.
>If it got too cold for your set up, what would you add Usually another mid layer, or I go faster to warm up. But lately on winter bike rides I've strarted dressing so I'm comfortable without a wind shell (just wool and/or polar fleece). When I stop to eat or walk around I'm usually still comfortable because I'm not making my own headwind. If it gets colder I just need to throw on my windbreaker. Less stuff to carry that way.
> Do people wear multiple base layers for colder conditions? I guess you could, usually when I double up it's because it's a bit too cold for a base on its own but not cold enough to warrant a fleece jacket (eg a technical T over long sleeve base when I'm running).
I do a couple of activities, and mostly use the same stuff for all of them. The insulation layer varies with temperature, the outer layer with weather and general conditions/activity.
Always cheap walmart/aldi tier synthetic base layers. They start to smell fast, but they do their job well and aren't as fragile or expensive as merino.
Always cheap milsurp polartec 200 fleece and some other walmart/aldi tier fleece as well as a couple of wool pullovers. The fleece longsleeves are in various thickness. The fleece is fucking amazing, especially considering that I paid $5 on average.
>summer/spring ski touring/snowboarding softshell jacket, Goretex pants, thin gloves, etc. Usually no insulation layer on the legs, and rarely more than a thin fleece on the upper body
>Winter ski touring/snowboarding When it gets down to -30°C with crazy winds, I still feel pretty comfortable with hardshell pants/jacket, and a polartec 200 fleece overall/longsleeve
>mountain hiking, mountaineering, trekking Insulation layer variable depending on the temperature I'm expecting. A thin rainjacket as outer layer. Works well against wind and rain. Often gaiters when I expect snow and usually underknee wool socks, except for warm summer days.
Does /out/ have any outdoors related jokes? I only have one so I'll start.
>There's two trees growing side by side. >A birch tree and a beech tree. >There's a young tree growing in front of them. >The birch tree says to the beech tree, look at my kid. You can tell it's mine. It has my trunk and leaves. >The beech tree says, obviously it's mine. Look at the branches and bark. Definitely mine. Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
A man goes to a psychiatrist. He says to the Dr. "I am having this recurring dream that is causing me anxiety". "In the dream I start out as a teepee then turn into a wigwam." "Then I turn back into a teepee, then back to a wigwam, then back to a teepee." "Dr. What could it meant?" The Dr. Replies "it is simple sir, you are too tense."
>>623629 MCQ is good and i watch lots of his stuff, but i wish he would be a bit more succinct.
the thing that sets Alfie apart, for me, is that he doesn't continue to fucking waffle after he's made he's point. it's so rare in the survival/bushcraft video community. maybe the rest of them just love the sound of their own voices or something.
How often do you forage when your /out/? Fo you go out specifically to harvest wild food, or do you just find something to eat while out camping? Do you practice foraging for survival emergencies? Do you pare foraged food with wild game? What are some good food you find out in your area?
Nothing to add to this other than a question How can a beginner learn about foraging for wild edibles? I know a few basics but are there books or online resources specific to my area? I tried google, but got very generic results (shit from websites like artofmanliness) so that's not a giant help. Any tips, book series or publishers, etc would be nice, or links to websites are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I'm in Texas (Houston) and use Foraging Texas quite a bit. The guy there is the next best thing to learning from an expert in the field. The rest of it is just learning about wild plants in general - not only for eating but for their various uses (medicine, tanning, soap making, bug repellent, etc).
In my area, the wild persimmons are finally coming in depending on how much water and sun they've been getting. I need to go on another run to get enough for some good wild persimmon butter. Elder berries... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I went hunting for the first time ever this week and I have a question. I found that of the 4 squirrels I killed, 3 did not die right away. I didn't give them much time to suffer and quickly gave them a life-ending bashing. How often should one expect to have to dispatch an animal when hunting? Did I fuck up or is that normal?
>>623425 They are tough little fuckers. I felt sorry for them honestly. I doubt it was worse than getting eaten alive by an owl or dying from some parasitic infection, though. And they were tasty after being fried. I think next time I am going to bring along a bashing stick of some sort.
Hey guys, as a lover of the outdoors and being there as much as possible, it's worrying to read about the mysteries and disappearances in these stories. Clusters of missing people with similar events taking people, people just vanishing.
What do you guys think? As a bonus does anyone here have any stories of weird things happening or something you've heard? Something that was out of place or hard to explain?
For the best introduction on the topic here is a link with probably the best one to get you going.
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