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    The Flying Dutchman!

    The Flying Dutchman!
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    I'm not saying it will ultimately sort itself out...

    I'm not saying it will ultimately sort itself out cause we can't let it. The interface is too large, for both rural residential and agriculture interests. It bleeds over and we tend to wield the...
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    Neither of these arguements are correct. The...

    Neither of these arguements are correct. The biggest influence that prevents 'balance' is humans. With regards to wolves, they will self regulate given time, but we aren't that patient. Usually the...
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    Land management descisions are incredible...

    Land management descisions are incredible complex, and not getting any easier. Everyone has an opinion about what they want their version of wilderness to be, but how is it determined which vision...
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    None are mine - I suck with the camera. I've seen...

    None are mine - I suck with the camera. I've seen a couple of pack take-downs from the air similar to the first 3 photos when working in the Ominecas years ago. The last pic of a hamstrung cow was...
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    Yup, the realities of the body do not tend to...

    Yup, the realities of the body do not tend to jive with our romantic notions of the spirit, for just about any flesh and blood aspect of our world. Mother Nature (heh) is amazingly beautify, but is...
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    Not sure of the WI wolf specifically, but the...

    Not sure of the WI wolf specifically, but the breeding period generally runs from Jan to the end of Feb. I suppose if you are trying to impact the population most severely in the short term, a hunt...
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    Was out last night on the XC trails, and there...

    Was out last night on the XC trails, and there was about 5cm of fresh snow over much of the upper elevation trails. A pack of at least 4 wolves were running over the whole area. Some tracks were a...
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    Regarding the boarding/care of the family hound...

    Regarding the boarding/care of the family hound and taking trips, we've never had any issue. We have a local doggy daycare/boarder that is fantastic and reasonably priced. Some of those boarding...
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    Ya, that's the one I got Dec 31st. 2 full months...

    Ya, that's the one I got Dec 31st. 2 full months and two emails later, and nothing.
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    Find a good local trainer, and get yourself and...

    Find a good local trainer, and get yourself and your son there a couple times to get the feel of training needs, and behaviours of a few different breeds. Make some connections and you might get some...
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    Sent off another email today. It's been since Nov...

    Sent off another email today. It's been since Nov since I sent in my beacons, for which I received one replacement. Last I received any correspondence for the second was Dec 31st. So given the new...
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    2 against 1 - yer fucked either way. So might as...

    2 against 1 - yer fucked either way. So might as well put your foot down and find a dog that fits your lifestyle/personality cause it's going to be yours anyway.

    Good luck!
  14. Yup. Climate models for ecosystems with regards...

    Yup. Climate models for ecosystems with regards to temp are pretty good and well accepted. The confounding part for those ecosystems is precip. Timing, duration and intensity are all big...
  15. This keeps me biting my tongue when reading this...

    This keeps me biting my tongue when reading this thread.
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    With a minor FIFY, this ^^^

    With a minor FIFY, this ^^^
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    Sad truth is that when I was between 15 and 25,...

    Sad truth is that when I was between 15 and 25, not everyone in my community and age group survived driving, including some that weren't under the influence. Scares the fuck out of me when I hear my...
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    So today daughter is in jackrabbits for an hour...

    So today daughter is in jackrabbits for an hour this afternoon. My wife works the night shift, so she goes early up to the tracks. Reports back that the 5cm that fell last night hasn't yet been...
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    Mr Klassen with Cariboo Weather dude on that Jan...

    Mr Klassen with Cariboo Weather dude on that Jan 24th layer. Big variability from the Trophies to Valemount here. Time to limit the exposure.

    https://youtu.be/IquWuPshhkI
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    Add me to the list that will call someone an...

    Add me to the list that will call someone an asshole that doesn't clear the roof of their vehicle from snow and ice. I honk and laugh when they come to a stop, and the load comes sliding over the...
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    The recent storm cycle weighting on that Jan 24th...

    The recent storm cycle weighting on that Jan 24th weakness claimed a snowmobiler in the Pine Pass (Hasler) area last Saturday Feb 20th too. More snow/precip to come, with winds and temps rising, over...
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    Valemount - Skier Fatality Feb 23, 2021

    Looking at the MIN reports this morning and came across this incident. Hasn't seemed to hit the local media yet, and some parts of the reports around date and times do not appear to be consistent....
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    Oh my. Memories from the stories here. Looking...

    Oh my. Memories from the stories here. Looking after a brushing crew that was mostly made up of recent immigrants from India. Part of the contract prework was discussions about how to poop in the...
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    Ya, I've a bit of experience with lynx,...

    Ya, I've a bit of experience with lynx, especially in the Omineca and Bulkley areas, and they are a different breed up there vs the ones I've encountered in the Kootenays, or now in the N.Thompson....
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    I must admit that flying into Maui with the...

    I must admit that flying into Maui with the family the couple of times I've suffered a beach vacation during the height of glorious winter, I was impressed with the Costco 10min from the airport. And...
  26. Thread: Garden 2021

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    Seeds are all purchased for this season - my...

    Seeds are all purchased for this season - my smarter half remembered some of the shortages locally for seeds last year due to the COVID rush so this year the order was placed early.

    We won't be...
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    Its like Aladdin's cave of the lamp. You go in...

    Its like Aladdin's cave of the lamp. You go in with singular purpose, but then get tempted by all the other treasure. And doomed to wander the oversized isles with your too small cart - better get a...
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    10km/hr for classic is a nice sweat if the wax...

    10km/hr for classic is a nice sweat if the wax and trackset are paired right.
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    Iceman posting from the gates of heaven? Give St...

    Iceman posting from the gates of heaven? Give St Peter a kick in the shin for me :)
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    Surprise! Good thing she wasn't a he with...

    Surprise!

    Good thing she wasn't a he with dangling bits to latch onto.

    I've always taken a couple squares of white gold, lit it and sent it down the pit. It scares the packrats away, and the...
  31. Ha! Never seen your better half on the throne...

    Ha! Never seen your better half on the throne yammering to her friends? You've led a sheltered relationship from my experience.
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    The state is not responsible for ground search...

    The state is not responsible for ground search and rescue in BC. Every SAR team is a non-profit society comprised of volunteers. BC Search and Rescue Association represents those teams in their...
  33. Here's a coroner's report from 2007 - 2018 for...

    Here's a coroner's report from 2007 - 2018 for all winter activity deaths. FWIW, here in the snowmobile mecca of the North Thompson (think McBride, Valemount, Blue River), numbers of fatalities are...
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    They grip the crust and ice as intended. As they...

    They grip the crust and ice as intended. As they are attached to the ski and not the binding/boot, they do create the odd occurrence of resistance as you stride forward. Only used them on my 96mm...
  35. That would the simplest, least nefarious...

    That would the simplest, least nefarious possibility. More likely that gym is where her female group has decided to go, to commiserate and plot revenge in their version of this thread.
  36. Maybe she started to whip it, but said fuck it...

    Maybe she started to whip it, but said fuck it after the first pass.
    Probably buys in bulk and stores it in the freezer, like my wife, and then pulls it out too late and tries to cut off slabs of...
  37. Being 'on time' means something completely...

    Being 'on time' means something completely different between my wife and I. She thinks that anytime within 10min after the time of the appointment is appropriate. And this includes finishing her prep...
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    http://kahtoola.com/product/microspikes/ Thats...

    http://kahtoola.com/product/microspikes/
    Thats the company that makes the originals. Lots of knock-offs on amazon for around half the price. Some of the lesser varieties have fewer spikes per foot,...
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    Heh. When out with the kid and hound, I just wear my double front carharts. If it's cold out, I might put on a pair of wool undies.
    When I'm out for serious workout on the track, it's usually some...
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    Same kind of conditions here this winter. Lots of...

    Same kind of conditions here this winter. Lots of snow over ice. Picked up a pair of microspike knock-offs for the wife and I, scored major points for it. 361896
    A little aggressive for some urban...
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    We regularly see griz tracks over ours during...

    We regularly see griz tracks over ours during field work in March. We've never been bothered by the early risers though. They are more interested in bulbs and wild tubers to flush the colon when they...
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    Quite a few backcountry skiers here have 550s &...

    Quite a few backcountry skiers here have 550s & 600 tundras for sled access. As long as there is a packed trail, they do just fine. Put them on over 15% grade on a foot of fresh on the trail, or...
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    He was a regular icon of the Stratford Festival....

    He was a regular icon of the Stratford Festival. And recognized with the triple crown of awards. He will be sorely missed.
  44. Ha! I must admit that this year my 7yo daughter...

    Ha! I must admit that this year my 7yo daughter will not likely even strap on alpine gear as the local ski hill is too low elevation for this year's freezing levels. But she is absolutely killing it...
  45. Wide stance? Sorry to break it to ya, but he...

    Wide stance? Sorry to break it to ya, but he might be a snowboarder waiting to be set free.
    Look on the bright side, at least he isn't showing signs of bending the knee! :D
  46. Ya, heating 5cft with 220V vs

    Ya, heating 5cft with 220V vs <1cft at 110V, for 2 - 4 slices of bread. The 5min broil/toast function of the toaster oven would take >10min in the oven to finish the same task as well.
    Betcha you...
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    My 2003 Tacoma payload (4X4, x-cab, off-road pkg)...

    My 2003 Tacoma payload (4X4, x-cab, off-road pkg) is #1500lbs. It will carry my 600lbs sled, and 2 guys and gear (500lbs) without issue. But that's it.
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    Yup. Our toaster oven also gets lots of use. Love it for melting cheese over bacon and tomato prior to topping with a fried egg. How about a tuna/turkey/smoked salmon melt? Warming corn bread...
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    I think it was old goat or maybe another retired...

    I think it was old goat or maybe another retired dentist that said none of the lenses really work. Something about the rods dying as we age and not being replaced. I am going through that now, I used...
  50. Only the ones they can walk under, but are at my...

    Only the ones they can walk under, but are at my nose level! Keeps me on my toes at least.
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