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#151976 - 10/15/08 02:55 AM Re: Outdoors-magazine.com [Re: Blast]
Grouch Offline

Registered: 07/02/08
Posts: 395
Loc: Ohio
Some of the content can also be found at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://outdoors-magazine.com/

#151998 - 10/15/08 03:06 PM Re: Outdoors-magazine.com [Re: Grouch]
clarktx Offline

Registered: 07/01/08
Posts: 250
Loc: Houston, Texas
Yes, if possible he should try to spin it off. He might be thinking "nobody wants this" but usually there is someone who does. And they will usually be willing to pay a few hundred bucks for it. If they know how to market the site, they can usually make that back pretty easily. And the URL is worth something.

I know of 2 websites that the old owners got tired of the upkeep, and more or less gave to someone else. The new owner was really able to make it work much better. Sometimes it takes a fresh perspective.

Its disappointing...

Or maybe its just a botched server transfer, and after the DNS replicates it will be back.
You can't teach experience.

#152002 - 10/15/08 03:51 PM Re: Outdoors-magazine.com [Re: clarktx]
Paul810 Offline

Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 1428
Loc: NJ, USA
Didn't they just start a new forum as well, not too long ago? Kind of strange to see it disappear like that. Do we know why yet?

I always liked that site, a lot of info on more traditional survival skills and equipment, as well as multi-cultural survival techniques.

#152005 - 10/15/08 04:01 PM Re: Outdoors-magazine.com [Re: Paul810]
Henry_Porter Offline

Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 111
Wonder if there's common ground with Jeff Potter's Out Your Backdoor?


(which maybe does not use readiness/preparedness/survival terminology too often but seems to share values of pragmatism, self-reliance, resourcefulness, community, quality equipment and enjoyment of being outdoors). Good stuff produced by essentially one fellow.

#152023 - 10/15/08 06:27 PM Re: Outdoors-magazine.com [Re: Henry_Porter]
Schwert Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 905
Loc: Seattle, Washington
James emailed out his notice last night. He just needed more free time for himself and family, so let the domain expire.

It is not coming back. All the content was saved however, and I would not be surprised if some of it resurfaces in other places.

The magazine was made up of a tremendous number of authors and viewpoints, so while old and tired to some, had much more originality and diversity than I have ever seen anyplace else.

I will miss it as a good author friendly outdoors site.

#152124 - 10/16/08 04:37 PM Re: Outdoors-magazine.com [Re: Schwert]
justmeagain Offline

Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 67
Schwert, your articles were the best part of Outdoors-Magazine. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading them, and have several printed out in color to capture the wonderful photography that you integrate into your articles. The series on urban survival kits is excellent reading. Keep us posted if these articles become available somewhere else on the web or if you post future articles on another web page.

#152133 - 10/16/08 06:16 PM Re: Outdoors-magazine.com [Re: justmeagain]
Paul810 Offline

Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 1428
Loc: NJ, USA
Is there any way someone else here with a website could get their hands on the articles and maybe host them on their own site (with permission of the original autors of course)? Many of them were well worth the read, it would be a shame just to let them die out completely.

#152136 - 10/16/08 06:27 PM Re: Outdoors-magazine.com [Re: Paul810]
Schwert Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 905
Loc: Seattle, Washington
Jim of OldJimbo's is going to host them I think. He cross hosted several of them when the magazine began.

He is currently downloading them. I downloaded them yesterday but all the images are lost. I imagine if Jimbo gets them up the various authors may be able to relink in some of the original images, or even better update some of their text and add new images.

I had a couple of articles that I had planned on reworking. I will let you know if Jimbo is sucessful with this.

#152151 - 10/16/08 08:24 PM Re: Outdoors-magazine.com [Re: Schwert]
Nicodemus Offline

Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
Glad to hear that some of the information can be retrieved and hosted elsewhere.
"Learn survival skills when your life doesn't depend on it."

#154270 - 11/04/08 05:21 PM Re: Outdoors-magazine.com [Re: Blast]
JMS Offline

Registered: 11/04/08
Posts: 2
Hello friends,

Thanks for the concerns. It was time for me to claim back this part of my life (and it was getting largely too much).

I pulled the plug without warning, because I know that any other solution would have kept me involved one way or another. And I am extremely happy about that !

Anyway, content is saved, and will popup slowly as archives.

Here is a server where you will find most articles.

All are in PDF format:

and a zip containing it all:
http://outdoors.free.fr/all-om-pdf.zip (275 MiB)


Edited by JMS (11/04/08 05:22 PM)

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