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Old 10-23-2017, 10:22 AM   #1
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Default The Outpost - Great Little Feeder

I picked up one of these earlier this year and just put it out on Sat. Easy to transport, very quiet operation and can be set up anywhere on a limb. Holds about 20-25 pounds of corn and can feed up to 4 times/day. I had a spot on my property I wanted to hunt for years but couldn't get to it with a motorized vehicle so I set this little feeder up with high hopes for November. For $80.00 it isn't a bad little feeder.

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Old 10-23-2017, 10:37 AM   #2
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That is an awesome looking contraption. Thank you for posting!
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:37 AM   #3
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Can you post a link to that product?
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:39 AM   #4
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Cool idea. Just ordered one. Thanks
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:04 AM   #5
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That is really cool. I like it.
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:10 AM   #6
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where to get ?
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:51 AM   #7
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https://outpostfeeder.com/
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:40 PM   #8
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I've got an addiction to Longbows and deer feeders...................yes, i just orered one too!
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:41 PM   #9
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I am seriously tempted... but will wait to see what your first impression is. I'm most interested in the timer/spinner.
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:46 PM   #10
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I wonder if it's very quiet ?
I've been using the Moultrie bucket Quiet Feeder the last few years. It holds about 50 lbs and I throw a rope over a limb and hoist it high up in the air.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:22 PM   #11
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The timer is replaceable for $32.99 from Outpost but it looks the same as the Econo timer I have seen at WalMart.

I was sitting about 18 yds from it yesterday afternoon and it spins very quiet. Much more so than my other feeders. I put it up Saturday and the deer have already found it.

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Old 10-23-2017, 09:09 PM   #12
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Neat feeder but I like them loud. That way I can hear them a half mile away and know that they are working.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:13 PM   #13
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Looks like the perfect feeder for a secluded spot. I bet an old buck is 10x more likely to eat there than a conventional feeder.
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:32 AM   #14
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It looks great but 20# will not last a week. Wished it was bigger.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:17 AM   #15
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It looks great but 20# will not last a week. Wished it was bigger.
That is what the 5 gallon bucket feeders are for. This one specifically is meant to be able to be packed in, setup, and discrete.

I have thought about making a similar type of feeder with 4" PVC. I totally have the skills to make a small timer board, I just don't have the time.
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:07 PM   #16
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That is what the 5 gallon bucket feeders are for. This one specifically is meant to be able to be packed in, setup, and discrete.

I have thought about making a similar type of feeder with 4" PVC. I totally have the skills to make a small timer board, I just don't have the time.
I've actually done this and made them about 4ft long. I've got throwers on them I can set for just a couple times a week or every day that also have eliminator plates to keep the corn from coming out. Still have to change my design a bit but they've worked pretty good for the most part.
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:26 PM   #17
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I've been building similar for several years. The ones I build hold two 50 pound sacks of feed.

I just put regular feeder motors & timers in an ammo can on them. They work great, and are easy to set out/move.

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Old 10-24-2017, 03:14 PM   #18
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That’s neat!
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:05 PM   #19
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It looks great but 20# will not last a week. Wished it was bigger.
It depends on how much corn you dispense. You can set the timer from 1 to 20 seconds I think. I have my main feeder about 200 yds away but wanted to hunt a secluded spot away from the main feeder and only dispense corn for 22 seconds twice per day. This will allow corn to fall for at least 2-3 weeks. In East Texas the bigger bucks typically do not come to feeders during daylight hours so I thought this might be the ticket to fool a big boy.

Best of luck to ya.
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:24 PM   #20
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It depends on how much corn you dispense. You can set the timer from 1 to 20 seconds I think. I have my main feeder about 200 yds away but wanted to hunt a secluded spot away from the main feeder and only dispense corn for 22 seconds twice per day. This will allow corn to fall for at least 2-3 weeks. In East Texas the bigger bucks typically do not come to feeders during daylight hours so I thought this might be the ticket to fool a big boy.

Best of luck to ya.
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Thanks. You as well. God bless.
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:28 PM   #21
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following, saw this the other day and looks interesting
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:35 PM   #22
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It depends on how much corn you dispense. You can set the timer from 1 to 20 seconds I think. I have my main feeder about 200 yds away but wanted to hunt a secluded spot away from the main feeder and only dispense corn for 22 seconds twice per day. This will allow corn to fall for at least 2-3 weeks. In East Texas the bigger bucks typically do not come to feeders during daylight hours so I thought this might be the ticket to fool a big boy.

Best of luck to ya.
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22 seconds? It must not throw very much per revolution (did you mean 2 seconds?) I have a remote walk-in only spot in a thick creek bottom that might be perfect for this feeder
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:39 PM   #23
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Very cool idea but I think I can make one for half what they are charging. It would be a good way to supplement hand corn for a week or so...

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Old 10-26-2017, 10:04 AM   #24
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22 seconds? It must not throw very much per revolution (did you mean 2 seconds?) I have a remote walk-in only spot in a thick creek bottom that might be perfect for this feeder
My bad. Yes, I meant 2 seconds. If it dispensed for 22 seconds, it would be empty in a couple of days. I just want enough corn for the deer to know it is there. Hopefully, they won't even notice the feeder above them.

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Old 10-26-2017, 10:07 AM   #25
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I love the idea. At our place, it would be a hog wallow in a week. I hate hogs!
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:49 PM   #26
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I like this idea and I've got a few spots where the small amount of feeding would be perfect for a long weekend of hunting. For the most part I hate running big feeders for the benefit of coons, squirrels, hogs and young deer.
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:33 AM   #27
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Received the Outpost and got it out in the woods. Very easy setup and perfect my use which will be short term in any location.

Yes I could make one exactly like it for a little less (not worth my time) or use a bucket for about half but I've not had good luck with buckets and coons.

How do you guys pull 50 lbs up with paracord over a limb by hand? I guess I need more horsepower. The nice thing about 20 lbs is it doesn't require a huge limb.


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Old 11-05-2017, 09:10 AM   #28
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Got mine hung yesterday. I’ll give it a week before I hunt it and check the pictures to see it ithe coons can get to it.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:55 AM   #29
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:48 AM   #30
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Can't argue with this!! That was taken this morning. Probably should have shot him. Oh well!


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Old 11-10-2017, 11:23 AM   #31
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Yes you might should've.

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Old 11-14-2017, 10:41 AM   #32
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Here are a few at my Outpost Feeder. I think they like it.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:22 PM   #33
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Mine has been out for two weeks still haven't hunted it yet. Hopefully soon if the wind is right.
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