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Has anyone ever ordered a custom zippo?
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I want to buy a bike and only have 150 dollars. I want it to last around a year, after that I would be willing to buy a more expensive bike. What bikes do you recommend?
Hey /out/. I am going urban... 8 posts and 1 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hey /out/. I am going urban exploring today and I need to get up a 2m wall. There is a balcony directly above the wall. I am thinking of throwing rope around the balcony and then rapelling up the wall. Does this sound possible?
Climbing General!Any... 10 posts and 1 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Climbing General! Any /out/doorsmen that are into climbing? Wall or boulder? What level is the hardest route you've done? Locations?

Osprey Circlejerk

Osprey Circlejerk 17 posts and 1 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Been looking for a backpack for canoing, hiking and backpacking. Found the Osprey Aether 70. Like the features, but I would love to know how it cope with wear and tear.
Maybe some canuck anons are... 4 posts and 1 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Maybe some canuck anons are available for a discussion on burgers outdoorsing in the provinces. I'm planning a trip for just a week to Ontario in July. We'll be seeing friends in Sudbury and heading north a ways for hiking and fishing. Questions: >Land use From what I understand most of the public land in northern ON is crown land, and outside of provincial parks non-residents can pay for a camping permit and hang a hammock wherever, right? In the states you'd have to get landowner permission or do the whole outdoors-on-rails national park thing. Is there really as much empty wild land as there appears to be? Some more links to detailed land use maps I haven't seen so far might help >Licensing So we'll each need to buy an outdoors card and an 8-day fishing tag? Which tag will we need for (hopefully) catching dinner for a couple nights? Conservation or sport? I sometimes like to supplement my packed food with squirrels and rabbits too but fuck that $120 CAN tag

Recommended - Ray Mear's Bushcraft on Youtube

Recommended - Ray Mear's... 1 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Very interesting series, more of a natural history + craft perspective than the edgy entertainment style of other shows. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th6EOlLK0DA
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What are the benefits of wearing a special camo/and or ghillie suit when hunting deer? I've done well wearing nothing but plain brown chinos and other earthy tones, but there seem to be an enclave of hunters who insist that I'm doing it wrong. They have also suggested that I buy some kind of scent masking spray. Is all of this really necessary? I mean, the hunter gatherers of antiquity were able to feed themselves without all of these modern crutches, so why can't we? Of course, their success rates were low, but wouldn't a compound bow with near perfect accuracy give you a sufficient advantage? These same people also insist that I use a blind and purchase a range finder in order to maximize my hunting experience.
I'm traveling, and trying... 1 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
I'm traveling, and trying to find a good place to camp near portland maine, is there some kind of index?
so is this the right place for... 10 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
so is this the right place for a storm chasing thread?

guano

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i ordered the following seabird guano: 10-10-2 jamaican bat guano: 1-10-.2 seabirds specifically says HIGH NITROGEN (great for growing stage) jaimaican bat guano says HIGH PHOSPHORUS (great for blooming stage) but it seems seabird has equal parts phosphorus but doesn't emphasize it the jamaican bat guano specifically says HIGH PHOSPHORUS

Mice and a lazy cat

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How do you recommend I kill mice? They're chewing through my food and shit and frankly, they're dirty fucking animals.
Going to Olympic National Park... 9 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Going to Olympic National Park at the end of the month for a week. Anything /out/ recommends? Going to be staying around Port Angles
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Hello /out/ I'm a poor Arizona geology major with a shoe conundrum. You see, I have a pair of 5+ year old Hi-Tec hiking boots, and they're starting to fall apart. Now that wouldn't be a problem, but I'm going on a month long /sci/trip to Michigan soon. This trip is all about dendrochronology, so I'll be spending time out in the woods, screwin' trees, and camping for a majority of it. That being said I'm looking into two boots from REI. They're both Hi-Tec, and from the REI outlet store cause I don't have a lot of spending cash, here they are: http://www.rei.com/product/875770/hi-tec-lima-hiking-boots-mens-2014-closeout, and http://www.rei.com/product/875769/hi-tec-flagstaff-waterproof-hiking-boots-mens-2014-closeout. Should I look into the Waterproof boots, or the regular boots. I'm leaning towards the regular boots cause I'm in southern AZ and open bodies of water/wet are hard to come by most of the time. But if these choices are terrible, like really really terrible are there any $75 ish boots from REI that are better. TL;DR Waterproof vs Normal boots ? Are these Hi-Tec boots okay ? If not what are some good cheap boots (preferably from REI) ?
any rockhounds out there?lets... 78 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
any rockhounds out there? lets get a mineral thread goin >your best find >places to go collecting pic related, herkimer diamonds i found (not exact ones)
Any French /out/casts... 10 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Any French /out/casts here? I'm Spanish and I'm planning on a little trip this summer to the Landes area. The plan is: surf all day, eat in the car, sleep in the woods. So I have to ask, what's the camping legislation in France? Will the gendarmes fuck my over if they see my car parked overnight close to a beach? It's pretty much illegal to 'free camp' anywhere in Spain, so I'll take anyting as a positive.

Firewood aging

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What are some quick ways to check if firewood is dry and ready to burn? >>throwing a big party next weekend >>bunch of free firewood adverts on my local craiglist >>how to make sure my wood is gtg.
Survival Situation.Rougly 5... 21 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Survival Situation. Rougly 5 acre island in the san juans. Your stranded, what you have on you is a fishing rod, a fillet knife, gallon milk jug modified to be a crude baler, a few empty pop cans. Your boat is wrecked and assume you need to survive for 7 days in this situation. The island you have been stranded on is devoid of any large game, some river otters and mink keep to the shadows around the coast. The water is too cold to make an escape without risking hypothermia, theres a bounty of fish in the surrounding kelp beds but you only have 1 lure and theirs a risk of losing it on the kelp. Several edible plants are on the island like oregon grape and selal. Its summer and most ground wood is dry so firewood is common, but this means water is scarce. No springs or fresh water sources are on the island and the likelyhood of rain is slim. So sc/out/s in this HIGHLY hypothetical situation, what is your initial course of action? How do you supply yourself with a steady caloric and fluid consumption for the 7 days?
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This is the closest board to /gardening/ i could find. So ive been doing some landscaping and stuff, and putting down new compost/topsoil. Only this stuff i used stank like hell for some reason as soon as i opened the bag (like piss/ammonia?). Bit surprising but i carried on. Wasnt long before i noticed i was coughing a bit and now my throat hurts and i generally feel like shit. What the fuck happened to me? Fumes coming off the compost or something?

Plant identification time

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What is this shrub next to my house? It's about four feet tall with button-like white flowers. (location: eastern PA)
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