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  1. My ‘85 Marty McFly Toyota p/u came just shy of...

    My ‘85 Marty McFly Toyota p/u came just shy of 500000km, the vast majority of them on forestry roads when I was consulting. That truck never left me stuck or stranded. I was rebuilding the rusted out...
  2. IMO, the only way humanity will survive the next...

    IMO, the only way humanity will survive the next few centuries without massive hardship is either a) wealth distribution raises the standard of living so that population slows and even reverses...
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    Fuck, I go into the field on a beautiful Monday,...

    Fuck, I go into the field on a beautiful Monday, see fresh snow above 2100m, then come back to read another thread has been deleted! Fuck!
    What I really want to know is, does my post count drop...
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    Sadly, if we were to vote for our leader...

    Sadly, if we were to vote for our leader directly, there is a percentage of our population that would cast a vote for a Trump. I’m not sure they would apologize for it either.
  5. Thread: "The Turn"

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    Kamloops isn’t for me or my wife, but it...

    Kamloops isn’t for me or my wife, but it definitely hits a lot of the qualities for a lot of active, semi-retired people. Good hospital, central on the highway and close to all kinds of fun places,...
  6. Small town partner-swapping in full effect here....

    Small town partner-swapping in full effect here. 3 couples we know and engage with are on the outs. All with kids our daughter plays with. Small town, with a major employer that also just quit the...
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    Iíll give a 3rd comment on the neck. Always have...

    Iíll give a 3rd comment on the neck. Always have had neck issues, even before my recent flight down the stairs. I have a chiropractor that I like, and about finding the inflamed joint and addressing...
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    Thats a hella lot better than the F250 and 350...

    Thats a hella lot better than the F250 and 350 fords with the 6.2L at work. Luck if they get 12 mpg running empty.
  9. Thread: Trucks.

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    Who on this board doesnít?

    Who on this board doesnít?
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    No, he said walleye, not pike. Big difference in...

    No, he said walleye, not pike. Big difference in palatability.
  11. Our local guy is affiliated with WMA, and also...

    Our local guy is affiliated with WMA, and also provides our WorkSafe level 1 with endorsements. Highly recommend WMA. Also great fun to do both series seeing difference between 15min to a hospital vs...
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    Lots of National Film Board of Canada on reel to...

    Lots of National Film Board of Canada on reel to reel, but the xmas specials of Ben Hur and the 10 commandments were either VHS or Beta cassettes.
  13. Thread: Sexy Beast

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    I enjoy most of Sir Kingsley’s work, and this was...

    I enjoy most of Sir Kingsley’s work, and this was no exception. Been some time since I’ve seen it, not sure if the wife has, so might be an opportunity to re-visit.
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    Not a nominal fee anywhere around here. $60CND in...

    Not a nominal fee anywhere around here. $60CND in ‘loops for my 30lbs RV tanks at every place I’ve checked. $90 for a new one. But interesting about the filling restrictions the swap tanks have -...
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    Except when the tank is nearing expiry date....

    Except when the tank is nearing expiry date. Nothing stopping me from getting an exchange tank, filling for less than a swap, then swapping it before the expiration date. Best of both for our 20lbs...
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    5 weeks ago I took an header down a flight of...

    5 weeks ago I took an header down a flight of concrete steps. Smacked my noggin better than I ever had before. First real concussion. Lost about 10min, came to in front of the bathroom mirror trying...
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    Still about 3wks of summer yet even if the nights...

    Still about 3wks of summer yet even if the nights are now dipping to 5C on occasion. Enjoying salmon and ling cod from our fishing trip a couple weeks ago, with our garden corn, beans, tomatoes, and...
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    Thanks for the introduction. Someday I will...

    Thanks for the introduction. Someday I will venture to the southern part of the Canadian Rockies!
    And congrats on getting hitched!
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    Speedos vs board shorts issues?

    Speedos vs board shorts issues?
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    Picked these up about a month ago. Shed this...

    Picked these up about a month ago. Shed this spring, so the fella will be in the area this fall. No big moose draw this year but I will tempt a spike bull if the opportunity arises.
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    Maybe an opportunity to approach your old agent...

    Maybe an opportunity to approach your old agent and negotiate a rate for them to process the transaction? Might be a middle ground win for both.
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    One for every turn?

    One for every turn?
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    Absolutely an amateur. My 188cm, 100kg frame just...

    Absolutely an amateur. My 188cm, 100kg frame just doesn’t fit in Air Canada coach. So I will never seek such torturous experience to improve my cred.
    Telemark skiing is less painful.
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    Never had a sauna next to the beach, so I am...

    Never had a sauna next to the beach, so I am biased.
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    We spend a week each summer in the Sunshine Coast...

    We spend a week each summer in the Sunshine Coast islands, a week tidal fishing on the west coast of Van Is, and live a dayís drive away from the ocean in the southern Cariboos/northern Monashees....
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    Fucker, you made me douch my sinuses with whiskey!

    Fucker, you made me douch my sinuses with whiskey!
  27. Isn’t it an American axiom that here’s no such...

    Isn’t it an American axiom that here’s no such thing as bad publicity?
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    Heh. I remember when it was worth drinking too.

    Heh. I remember when it was worth drinking too.
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    I would need a support animal. Maybe a snake, or...

    I would need a support animal. Maybe a snake, or even better an rea.

    Seriously, did a flight from Frankfurt to Vancouver for 14hrs on Air Canada coach once. Never again, it damn near crippled me....
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    Ouch, that sucks! Just back from our...

    Ouch, that sucks!

    Just back from our Vancouver Is vacation and the bikes on the roof of the crewcab never garnered a second glance. Guess it pays to have a 08 spec enduro and even older norco...
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    My father had a crow when he was a boy. His story...

    My father had a crow when he was a boy. His story was that he sold it 3 times, and twice it returned to him. Never heard why it didn’t come back the third time.

    Ditto on the others recommending to...
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    I looked into a saw mill some years ago, and felt...

    I looked into a saw mill some years ago, and felt that it would only be useful for making cants. Too much kerf with a chainsaw, for efficiency it’s recommended at least a 90cc saw, and of course...
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    Thanks! Despite taking a few stitches the head is...

    Thanks! Despite taking a few stitches the head is actually just fine and thankfully no major concussion. My shoulders and wrist seemed to take the brunt of the impact and they are where all the hurt...
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    Having a hard enough head and bone to survive an...

    Having a hard enough head and bone to survive an unexpected trip down the outside concrete basement stairwell without breaking anything. And so thankful for my wonderful wife who saw it happen, who...
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    IMO, the biggest factor in making a tow trailer...

    IMO, the biggest factor in making a tow trailer winter capable is applying a skirt (and even better with a small heater) around the trailer, along with determining a power source to run both the...
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    Iíve had sleep like that before too. But canít,...

    Iíve had sleep like that before too. But canít, you know, just unzip the door and see where the thief took you?




    I kid. Sorry to hear. That sucks. Best of luck in its recovery.
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    I exchange yak lock sets between vehicles and...

    I exchange yak lock sets between vehicles and racks fairly frequently. At each change I always blast the cores and towers with WD40 to clean, wipe and dry, then spray some dry graphite lube into and...
  38. Thread: Garden 2019

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    Macro-nutrient deficits shouldn’t cause such...

    Macro-nutrient deficits shouldn’t cause such widespread or sudden issues, and producing symptoms in the foliage that can be traced back to the deficiency. Any idea what your pH is? Did you prep the...
  39. If that bothers you, I won't tell what yeast is...

    If that bothers you, I won't tell what yeast is doing in your beer!
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    doG piss in the gas tanks?

    doG piss in the gas tanks?
  41. Thread: Garden 2019

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    Just enjoying the view. After 2yrs of drought and...

    Just enjoying the view. After 2yrs of drought and fire, its Victoria weather in the BC interior.

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    Beans and squash on deck
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    This lady doesn’t squat. But ya, dog pissin’...

    This lady doesn’t squat.

    But ya, dog pissin’ is like TRG for the canine nose, dude. Don’t mess with their social media. They’ll pass, and we’ll abide.
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    Very nice specs and nice weight distribution...

    Very nice specs and nice weight distribution lines. The big tanks eat into the CCC pretty quick, but I’ll vote more fresh water and put cargo in the 1/2ton. Is the furnace ducted to the tanks?
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    Nice looking unit. Congrats! What’s the gross...

    Nice looking unit. Congrats!
    What’s the gross trailer weight? Any pics of the interior layout? Wheel clearance in the wheel wells look a little tight but maybe that is just the pic?
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    Yup. Some folk on here sure are prissies. I...

    Yup. Some folk on here sure are prissies.

    I allow my hound to piss on the edge of the easement, either on the grass or on large shrubs that extend into the sidewalk. I dare you to come up and tell...
  46. Thread: Wildlife

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    Hard to tell from the photo, but I’ve never seen...

    Hard to tell from the photo, but I’ve never seen a mtn lion sit on its tail. Actually, that’s often the only part that I get a glimpse of.
  47. Thread: Wildlife

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    Up close and personal I can usually tell them...

    Up close and personal I can usually tell them apart. Often can rule one or the other out from the habitat they are roaming - bobcat prefers the riparian and lynx is more an upland hunter around these...
  48. Thread: Wildlife

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    Looks more like either a lynx or a bobcat. Nice...

    Looks more like either a lynx or a bobcat. Nice specimen of either though!
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    I’ve seen a cheap version made of plastic but...

    I’ve seen a cheap version made of plastic but similar frame construction; this one looks far nicer and a bit more robust. We have a kiddie table that collapses flat that is the bees knees for the 6yr...
  50. Thread: Drugs

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    Iíve been enjoying several podcasts on CBC ideas...

    Iíve been enjoying several podcasts on CBC ideas regarding drugs in our culture.
    michael-pollan-on-the-therapeutic-use-of-psychedelic-drugs...
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