We encourage you to have a look around the catalog first to see what we’re all about before posting your first thread. Topics typically posted here include: >Outdoor recreational activities (Hiking, trail running, bushwhacking, camping, spelunking, geocaching, orienteering, expeditions, urban exploration, backpacking, etc.) >Gardening, farming and related activities >Hunting and fishing, and other activities involving the stalking or taking of game (including bird-watching) >Outdoor survival, bushcraft, foraging, self-sustenance in nature, train-hopping, hoboism, etc. >Outdoor destinations and exploration (specific trails, parks, regions, etc.) >Water-related activities (boats, diving, etc.) >Outdoor philosophy (conservation, Leave No Trace, protectionism, etc.) >Outdoor building and living (cabins, huts, treehouses, etc.) >Outdoor social activities and organizations (meet-ups, Scouts, NOLS, etc.) >Gear related to any of the above topics
Most topics related to the outdoors are fine. Write properly, behave politely, encourage a respectful community, and most importantly, GO OUTSIDE!!
These are always fun. >Talk stalking >Horn and sinew vs magnesium and steel >Why grug 70# firstbow no shoot good? St Hubert, pray for these /out/ists
I'm working up to warbow weight, but am frustrated with my left hand shooting. My father's glove is formed for right hand shooting, so it slips off when I switch. Got a new deerskin and am forming it as we speak. Anybody shrank a glove before? I've got 10 minutes in hot water and am flexing it regularly. Was considering shooting while it dries, but I think it will distort the fingers too much? Should I rehydrate it with olive or mink oil?
Since this is the first (maybe last?) thread I guess a good start would be asking anons some questions: >Have you tried or thought about trying it? >Are you certified (what certs, how many dives)? >Experiences so far?
FAQ: >Why bother? It's a pretty based hobby if you like getting wet. Staying and breathing underwater for longer periods of time exposes you to a completely different world and experience. You should at least try this once in your lifetime. Also, there's no talking underwater (except occasional hand signals), so you won't have to deal with nagging from other people except for a short period on the surface. >Is it expensive? Any hobby has its expenses. If you choose to own your own gear instead of renting it you'll quickly drive up quite a hefty cost. However, if you turn out to be an active diver the initial investment is usually worth it over time. >Isn't SCUBA diving dangerous? Yes, you could die with very little effort (hold your breath and ascend: boom, you're dead). You should keep this in mind every time you dive. The risk is worth it though, and quite low when it comes to recreational diving between or shallower than 18-20 meters.
Has anyone got any experience wearing a gillie while out? Not really for hunting but just for like being invisible to animals and other things, observing nature as if you weren't there. One thing I've been considering is trying to bait deer close to me and just try to grab them, not to kill or anything but just to see if I could I know this sounds retarded and I'd probably get shot doing it but something about it just tickles my autism