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    Both. In the Pacific Northwest my house is on the...

    Both. In the Pacific Northwest my house is on the beach and I am 35minute from the parking lot at the local ski hill. No surfing at the house but I can paddle board, kayak or fish in front of the...
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    273790 Iíve been lucky enough to spend a fair...

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    Iíve been lucky enough to spend a fair amount of time in the Yukon and NorthWest Territories guiding. Iíve managed to see the northern lights lots in August and September, pretty much...
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    I run warm and have been wearing the Sitka core...

    I run warm and have been wearing the Sitka core lightweight hoodie. The polygene doesnít seem to get too funky and the built in face mask is a great feature. Comes in basic black for formal occasions...
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    Me. Seems like a waste of good hockey viewing...

    Me. Seems like a waste of good hockey viewing time.
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    Trew has a sale on this weekend. 40% off with...

    Trew has a sale on this weekend. 40% off with POWHOG code at checkout. Trewth bibs are sweet.
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    I just compared my old 2015 (blue and white...

    I just compared my old 2015 (blue and white mountain scene with yurt topsheet) 195 Hojis with this yearís 187 version with the falcon top sheet. The new ones seem to have more rocker. Iíve only got...
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    Iíve got a quiver of quivers so to speak. In...

    Iíve got a quiver of quivers so to speak. In plain terms too much stuff.
    Way too many ball caps,
    Jackets, hard shells, soft shells, puffy coats,
    Boots, hunting boots, work boots, gum boots, etc...
  8. Isnít it obvious?228879

    Isnít it obvious?228879
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    Heroin chute on Mount Washington, Vancouver Island

    Heroin chute on Mount Washington, Vancouver Island
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    It sure looks like cheap Helly Hansen Impertech...

    It sure looks like cheap Helly Hansen Impertech rubber rain gear. Maybe itís the cheaper Columbia version...
  11. I wonder what kind of wax his tech uses. When I...

    I wonder what kind of wax his tech uses. When I ski on rocks and dirt in the parking lot my skis get all grabby so itís hard to keep the speed up...
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    Not that I care one way or the other but over all...

    Not that I care one way or the other but over all of the years Iíve spent guiding hunts in the Yukon and NWT the only time Iíve ever had a grizzly tear up a tent it was full of woman smell. I dunno...
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    I used a nallo 2gt quite a bit last summer and I...

    I used a nallo 2gt quite a bit last summer and I found it to be a good one person tent. Not sure how keen I would be on the regular version without the big gt vestibule tho.
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    Looks pretty much like your standard western...

    Looks pretty much like your standard western hemlock regen stand from coastal BC. As somebody pointed out earlier high stocking density tends to create stands like that.
  15. Thread: What Heli Now?

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    Gregís an unreal pilot. He can do things with...

    Gregís an unreal pilot. He can do things with that R-44 that are tough to believe.
  16. Thread: What Heli Now?

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    If it floats, flys or fucks. Renting is...

    If it floats, flys or fucks. Renting is preferable to owning.
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    Forecast looking good. Partial opening at...

    Forecast looking good. Partial opening at Washington this weekend.
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    That's a tough act to follow. Well done

    That's a tough act to follow. Well done
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    You must be a lawyer the way you took one part of...

    You must be a lawyer the way you took one part of a sentence out of context and tried to make it suit your self serving opinion.
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    As someone that guides hunting not skiing I would...

    As someone that guides hunting not skiing I would say it depends on many factors. Most of the time your guide is doing what they do for the love of it and receives modest wages at best so tips are...
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    191900 These things are what I was talking...

    191900

    These things are what I was talking about
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    I have a couple of saws Stihl ms180 and ms390....

    I have a couple of saws Stihl ms180 and ms390. The little one is light and handy for brushing, limping and cutting up windfalls etc. If you are cutting a lot the bigger saw with the longer bar is...
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    Last time I checked you can do pretty much...

    Last time I checked you can do pretty much unlimited mounts on a horse without having to worry about them breaking in half if you ride them hard. But maybe cross post to tech talk if you are worried...
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    I'm sure some of the AK mags can back me up on...

    I'm sure some of the AK mags can back me up on how dall sheep are prime eating.
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    41 1/2" x 381/2. 11 years old. Probably low...

    41 1/2" x 381/2. 11 years old. Probably low 160's. I am not that into scores. Dream ram for me.
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    Of course! Dall sheep are great eating

    Of course! Dall sheep are great eating
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    191139 I got the chance to take this fall...

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    I got the chance to take this fall sheep for myself at the end of my guiding season in the NWT.
  29. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

    by Flake
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    I second this. Plastic stocks suck. I would do...

    I second this. Plastic stocks suck. I would do this at minimum but personally would upgrade to a McMillan or something similar that is a step above Bell & Carlson. In my experience high quality...
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    For 90% inbounds with occasional side country...

    For 90% inbounds with occasional side country trips I would say look into getting some CAST touring plates. You ski your regular alpine clamps on the downhill and swap out the toes for dynafit for...
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    I know some of you guys like the whole "free...

    I know some of you guys like the whole "free heel" thing but those heels aren't even attached to the boot. Isn't that taking the whole "free the heel, free the mind" thing a little too serious!?
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    I like that glass insulators thing. I've got a...

    I like that glass insulators thing. I've got a few of them lying around. Might have to copy that idea.
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    Can't wait to see the controller! Kevin has the...

    Can't wait to see the controller! Kevin has the coolest job on earth! Well... other than the heli crashing part. That sounds crazy!
  34. I usually feel like I end up back seat when I get...

    I usually feel like I end up back seat when I get tired or just lazy but the pow NAS seem to have cured me of that. They kick me back into a more aggressive position whenever I get lazy. I feel like...
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    I've had a couple of pairs. I've never tried them...

    I've had a couple of pairs. I've never tried them for skiing. The lack of powder cuff has made that a no go for me but I've worn them a ton working as a horseback hunting guide in the Yukon. They are...
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    Gotta get the 191's. I can't say enough good...

    Gotta get the 191's. I can't say enough good things about mine. They are awesome.
  37. It is the new math. When I got separated from my...

    It is the new math. When I got separated from my X. I was 37 with a 23 year old girlfriend and the running joke with the guys at work was "Q. how many times does 37 go into 23? A. A lot more often...
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    Paging vanisle.

    Paging vanisle.
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    Any updates? Trip reorts?? Anything???

    Any updates? Trip reorts?? Anything???
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    I hear Crystal makes good waffles in her hut.

    I hear Crystal makes good waffles in her hut.
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    Glad to hear there are others in the same boat as...

    Glad to hear there are others in the same boat as me. I'm six months out from a tumble that apparently gave me a partial tear of the acl according to the mri. No swelling when it happened, pain when...
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    For sure a feel good story for those of us that...

    For sure a feel good story for those of us that are getting older. Thanks for all the good work Mike!
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    I go to Cain for the groomers and moguls. It'd be...

    I go to Cain for the groomers and moguls. It'd be perfect if they had a park. Oh yeah don't forget the long lift lines that give you a chance to rest your legs before the T-bars drag your ass up the...
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    Nicely done Colin! Excellent product placement...

    Nicely done Colin! Excellent product placement with the 196 Lhasa pow's. Next thing you know you wont be a Bro demo center, you'll be sponsored.:fmicon:

    Sad to see my tipcross to faceplant gear...
  45. Buzzworthy is the man!! If more people used paper...

    Buzzworthy is the man!! If more people used paper I'd still have a job making said paper. Instead I'm back in University studying Biology to get a job and make half as much as I did making...
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    I second the volunteer firefighter thing. Usually...

    I second the volunteer firefighter thing. Usually one night a week of training and call outs. I enjoy it.
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    I haven't worn Vasques for years now, but I've...

    I haven't worn Vasques for years now, but I've got some Schnee's sheep hunters by Lowa that remind me of the old Vasques that I loved in the early 90's, so Lowa may do it for you.The Schnee's...
  48. Thread: Rockered Mantras

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    My first generation mantras have zero camber....

    My first generation mantras have zero camber. Hadn't thought to ski them in the powder with more fun skis in the quiver.
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    My wife skis. I also tell her "speed is your...

    My wife skis. I also tell her "speed is your friend".
    We've been skiing together for three years now. She's improved alot over that time. Not from anything I've told her of course. Like anyone she...
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    I can't really say much about solo touring as in...

    I can't really say much about solo touring as in past I've always been a team player outside the ropes other than a couple of in close slackcountry laps but reading the last few posts in the self...
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