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    Does this mean we will all just know what to get...

    Does this mean we will all just know what to get our friends and family for Christmas now?
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    First winter in years that I haven't had to deal...

    First winter in years that I haven't had to deal with serious cracked lip. :D
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    Long cool rise develops more flavour, or so they...

    Long cool rise develops more flavour, or so they say. Put them both in, rise overnight and then bake them off in the morning. If your time is a cheap as you say it is these days this scheme should...
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    Final rise in the fridge aka retard? That should...

    Final rise in the fridge aka retard? That should allow the second loaf to hold better. I do my usual two loaves overnight, and bake them about an hour apart. Don't notice any difference between 1st...
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    Salomon X-Pro 120 with WTR sole blocks. No walk...

    Salomon X-Pro 120 with WTR sole blocks. No walk mode. Sadly doesn't seem to be an option any more. Will probably get a pair of Solly's reno'ed by the CAST crew next time around if I can't find a non...
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    One of today's loaves turned out to be the most...

    One of today's loaves turned out to be the most aesthetic yet:

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    Just a little tip: Occasionally my brake...

    Just a little tip:

    Occasionally my brake retainer clip comes undone while walking - annoying, but usually my fault for not clearing snow out of it. It's actually quite easy to pull up the brake...
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    Or shipping next week at least. Thanks for the...

    Or shipping next week at least. Thanks for the heads up - rack ordered.
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    Read back through the thread, you'll see that a...

    Read back through the thread, you'll see that a few of us do run CAST shoulder bolts & plate up front with Binding Freedom (or QK if you must) inserts for heels. Works great. I have three pairs of...
  10. Not to speak for kootenayskier - but you guess...

    Not to speak for kootenayskier - but you guess wrong.

    I also work for a tourism based employer, and I would support enforcing limits on travel. What he says above is our biggest worry in my town....
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    You know what else is super appreciated that...

    You know what else is super appreciated that people have alluded to above? Checking back in and sharing what your diagnosis was. We send so many people off to never hear from them again, and wonder...
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    What they all said up there. ^^ The beer and...

    What they all said up there. ^^

    The beer and the treats are super appreciated, hard liquor works too, often getting squirrelled away for the year end blow out.

    We had one guy who would somehow...
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    Seems like they dropped it from their line up but...

    Seems like they dropped it from their line up but the Salomon X-Pro had swappable soles compatible with their pin soles. It's what I use at the resort and occasional forays out of bounds. 0 of...
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    You can get the opinion of another coffee nerd on...

    You can get the opinion of another coffee nerd on freezing here on youtube;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uT5_IWWb00
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    Rocky can be modded fairly easily for infinite...

    Rocky can be modded fairly easily for infinite grind adjustment. I've had mine setup up this way for... Whoa 15! years apparently.
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    Today's (slightly blurry - sorry!) production. ...

    Today's (slightly blurry - sorry!) production.

    A repeat of the cinnamon rolls. Beautifully light brioche this time. No glaze yet.

    The loaf was a new recipe. I'm looking for an easy, simple loaf...
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    Foodgeek on youtube just started a series...

    Foodgeek on youtube just started a series exploring how to get more sour.
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    Over proof = collapse of loaf when scored. I...

    Over proof = collapse of loaf when scored. I proof with seam up, then flip over with seam down for baking. Score and straight into the oven.

    Yesterday was my best result yet:

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    Not quite what you are looking for, but what I do...

    Not quite what you are looking for, but what I do is mount the toes normally on both skis, then use BF inserts for the heels and risers. Not quite as elegant for packing multiple sets of planks, but...
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    I always carry the rubber band that came with...

    I always carry the rubber band that came with mine for times when the brake retainer might get a little tweaked in the field. I use it to keep the toe pieces together in my pack. Not sure current...
  21. Thread: SAR tobos

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    I have a friend from Michigan on our crew and he...

    I have a friend from Michigan on our crew and he used to use them lots. You can pop off one or two handles to get through tight spots, pop them back on etc. You can also do falling leaf manoeuvres...
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    HIlleberg - cry once. I've spent many stormy...

    HIlleberg - cry once. I've spent many stormy nights as well as week long winter trips happy and cozy. Have to travel to the USA to get them though, or find a re-shipper? Not going to be easy to...
  23. Thread: SAR tobos

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    Cascade carbon/ti 2pc Model 350 is the bomb like...

    Cascade carbon/ti 2pc Model 350 is the bomb like Summit said. We got the 2 part carbon handles for packing it in and a set of 1 pc alu handles for more accessible missions and training. We can just...
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    I've been getting pretty consistent results with...

    I've been getting pretty consistent results with my regular loaf, so not posting pics because that might get boring. I did finally get my hands on some proofing baskets, so my loaves are coming out...
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    Seen this...

    Seen this yet?

    I have one recently assigned to me for SAR and I like it. Simple, clean, minimalist - no pit zips, few pockets.
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    My best looking loaf yet! More aggressive...

    My best looking loaf yet! More aggressive stretching of the dough as I roll it into the final boule seems to help.

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    Back in the groove with my tried and true recipe....

    Back in the groove with my tried and true recipe. Also been digging some semi local flour that our supermarket carries. Smells so good and fresh. Tastes divine.

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    Getting better at shaping...
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    Sad, flat, tasty pancakes... 335572[

    Sad, flat, tasty pancakes...

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    Had my first fail yesterday, trying out a new...

    Had my first fail yesterday, trying out a new recipe for an olive loaf. Everything seemed good until I made the cuts, and the the dough just deflated. Ended up with two dense but flavourful pancake...
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    I don't understand the love for Darn Tough. In my...

    I don't understand the love for Darn Tough. In my experience the fit is awful. I have tried 3 or 4 different models and they only ones that were OK were the mid weight hikers. They all seem to wear...
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    Clever brackets.

    Clever brackets.
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    The worm drive mod has held up just fine, and I...

    The worm drive mod has held up just fine, and I don't think I would change anything! I am the same with the PID - set & forget. I do adjust the set-point for various blends. Typically a little higher...
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    Mostly. Before any one asks - the Rocky...

    Mostly.

    Before any one asks - the Rocky grinder modifications.
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    SC/CO

    SC/CO
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    Going for a particular shot time/mass doesn't...

    Going for a particular shot time/mass doesn't imply that I am running my shots blonde... I still cut them by appearance, but I adjust other inputs to work towards that goal. Influenced by James...
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    18 g of coffee in. Aiming for about 36 g out...

    18 g of coffee in.

    Aiming for about 36 g out in 30-32 s - when i bother to weigh the shot.

    We still try lots of different blends, but the best shots come from the coffee we know best in my...
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    I started in to espresso seriously about 18 years...

    I started in to espresso seriously about 18 years ago when I got a used Rancilio Silvia with a new Rocky grinder...

    The biggest things that have made significant changes to my quality and...
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    "Discard" has been one of the more exciting...

    "Discard" has been one of the more exciting revelations of this whole sourdough thing. Once back to work, I am not sure we will have time or energy to use as much of it, but for now we have been...
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    Today's effort, same recipe, much less chaos as...

    Today's effort, same recipe, much less chaos as we've done it once now... Yielded a more blistered crust, and just as tasty as last time. It has highlighted the fact that I need to sharpen my bread...
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    We also did a pan of boiling water in the oven...

    We also did a pan of boiling water in the oven just to humidify the air in general. Pulled the water and the bowl/lid at 20 minutes.

    Pic uploads seem to be working now!

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    Quarantine bread - 1st attempt at a sourdough......

    Quarantine bread - 1st attempt at a sourdough...

    Followed the "recipe" below except where we couldn't. No dutch oven = large cast iron pan with a SS mixing bowl over the top, and a baking stone on...
  42. Thread: Hey Patrollers!

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    If only. By the time we shut down, it was obvious...

    If only. By the time we shut down, it was obvious that we could not get the PPE required to keep running. The tiny bit we had left went to the local SAR team, as they had even less.
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    Slow and limited. Hopefully not, but possibly...

    Slow and limited. Hopefully not, but possibly even none... It's going to take a lot for a team to cover all the bases that they should be in terms of distancing etc. It may also take a toll on the...
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    Heresy! I guess it's all down to what you like. ...

    Heresy! I guess it's all down to what you like.

    Also good to know is Empire coffee - best coffee in town (IMO) and open early every morning.
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    Good tips, I am waiting for parts to do my third...

    Good tips, I am waiting for parts to do my third mount of these and will certainly be integrating as much as I can from what has been shared here.

    I am a little concerned about an issue I have...
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    Just got a chance to measure. Binding heels 4 x...

    Just got a chance to measure.
    Binding heels 4 x 10 mm + 4 x 20 mm - NB the "20 mm" ones measured out about 19 mm and look like I may have ground them down a little.
    Riser block 4 x 15 mm (These are...
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    Read the last few pages, but yes, plate and posts...

    Read the last few pages, but yes, plate and posts (2nd ski kit) for the toe on each set of skis, then inserts for your heels.
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    Summit Mountain Guides...

    Summit Mountain Guides Dave Lussier who is the principal guide is a local badass.
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    I use Binding Freedom inserts for the heel and...

    I use Binding Freedom inserts for the heel and the heel lifter plate. Works great so far.
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    A few thoughts... Single data point - We are...

    A few thoughts...

    Single data point - We are currently having to replace an otherwise perfectly good AED because the batteries are no longer available. The new one we are looking at uses non...
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