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    Absolutely. My 03 Tacoma has a beefed up...

    Absolutely. My 03 Tacoma has a beefed up springpack and carries my 700lbs sled with wood platform deck full time almost like the sled isnít there (except the centre of gravity and front suspension...
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    Real Estate Crash thread

    A lot of the local vs newcomer mtn town angst sound very similar to the small buttfuck nowhere towns I have inhabited over the past 30yrs. Valley royalty bemoaning the influx of new blood looking for...
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    Itís the best saw to loan that pesky neighbour...

    Itís the best saw to loan that pesky neighbour whoís always asking to borrow your tools and is slow to return Ďem. Hey bud, here try this homelight- it was my fatherís favourite saw! ;)
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    I can concur. I installed the yellow 2800lbs...

    I can concur. I installed the yellow 2800lbs sumos on my 1500 early last summer, and have had no issues, with improved handling & towing a 5000lbs trailer, and truck at max GVWR. Would install again....
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    ^^^This. I pay for the device, I choose how I use...

    ^^^This. I pay for the device, I choose how I use it, sometimes I am an ass about responding back to one form of inquiry or other, sometimes I feel like responding to everything immediately. Deal...
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    Based on the height of the Fraser and that many...

    Based on the height of the Fraser and that many griz are lower down feeding this year due to slow melt, it might have washed down the river and then floated back in to shore.
  7. 2022 SHITTY FISHING PICTURES AND TALL TALES OF THINGS THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN

    Ocean trip this year went quite well. Given the unseasonably cold weather and ocean temps, not much was running before we arrived in Nootka Sound, the seas rough, and the rains heavy.

    First day...
  8. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    So my house policy of no cats (not a fan of...

    So my house policy of no cats (not a fan of well-fed invasive predator species in subdivisions, so many cats here and the birds definitely suffer) has been firmly over-ruled by fate.

    On the annual...
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    Sticky: Damn sad news. Been following the search through...

    Damn sad news. Been following the search through the BC SAR grapevines, never knew his connection here. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
  10. Thread: Garden 2022

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    Pull up one or two of the dying ones. If the...

    Pull up one or two of the dying ones. If the skins are rotting, and even seeing white mycelium on the roots, you have white rot and that bed is verboten for any garlic or onion growing. And it...
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    Poll: Yup. I live in such a place, and none of the...

    Yup. I live in such a place, and none of the proposed or existing laws in Canuckistan will change that for that small percentage that choose to rely on wild sustenance. But there is always the...
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    Poll: If only there was something we could do...

    Not accounting for time - gathering wild food for oneĒs own table is a pleasure. But the fish vs ungulate is spot on. Given the rise of fuel this year, our ocean trip will break even on store-bought...
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    Well, it was the season that has yet to end, but I called it last night, and fogged the engine, stuffed the exhaust, removed the battery and siphoned out the premium fuel (at $2.30L and rising, I...
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    Ya, I could have been more clear. The bottom pan...

    Ya, I could have been more clear. The bottom pan at the base of the fridge is all but inaccessible. Try to suck out the dust bunnies when it is dry with the shop vac. The pans I actually needed to...
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    Would you eat it?

    On a somewhat related note, water has been pooling in the bottom of the fridge the past week or so. Pull out the unit, and remove the rear panel. Find the drain tube and try blowing it out. It...
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    Poll: Yes you are. At the very least, to yourself. As...

    Yes you are. At the very least, to yourself. As evidenced by actions recorded and presented on this very forum. Actions that raises the hairs on the back of the neck any person who is properly...
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    Also one of my favs. His voice at that time,...

    Also one of my favs. His voice at that time, along with the hallís acoustics, was so good compared to just a decade later on both live and studio recordings.
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    Not sure why so many have issues with cleaning...

    Not sure why so many have issues with cleaning their cast iron. We have an 8Ē, a 10Ē and 12Ē, all different brands cast iron, but all seasoned for decades. Even the most baked on char comes of easily...
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    Fantastic hauls everyone. Harvested a couple lbs...

    Fantastic hauls everyone. Harvested a couple lbs from Dadís lawn during the May long and half filed a gallon jar once dried; I leave the local wildfire morels to the Quebexicans, First Nations and...
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    The fruiting body may remain Ďillegalí on the...

    The fruiting body may remain Ďillegalí on the street , but as has been for many years thereís no restrictions on spores for Ďeducationalí purposes. A couple loonies online gets you a kit with the...
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    X1000 Steroids donít react well with me (hives...

    X1000

    Steroids donít react well with me (hives and other issues as Jax alluded to), drugs are a constant trade-off between alleviating symptoms and managing the side effects, mucus membrane and...
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    Poll: It shouldnít be so hard. 417653 ...

    It shouldnít be so hard.

    417653

    Elimination Ė Physically remove the hazard
    Substitution Ė Replace the hazard
    Engineering controls Ė Isolate people from the hazard
    Administrative controls Ė...
  23. Yup. I wish I had his discipline. Gonna miss ya...

    Yup. I wish I had his discipline.
    Gonna miss ya Hawk.
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    Rock On, Mr. Ronnie Hawkins

    Thanks for the tunes and influence. And a deserved recipient of the Order Of Canada.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/ronnie-hawkins-obituary-1.6470162
  25. Thread: Wildlife

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    Some alligator lizards getting it on at Galena...

    Some alligator lizards getting it on at Galena Bay.
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    TL;DR The wind in Edmonton blows cause Ö.. ...

    TL;DR

    The wind in Edmonton blows cause Ö..


    Calgary sucks!
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    There was a time when the Leafs were majority...

    There was a time when the Leafs were majority owned by the Ont Teachers Pension Fund. The team was designed to generate revenue, and somehow it was decided that playoff was good, but winning a cup...
  28. Thread: Trucks.

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    Yes, at least as of 2017, Ford retained their...

    Yes, at least as of 2017, Ford retained their horrible placement of their manual window levers. But I also can appreciate a proper base work p/u.

    Expecting a couple 2500 Chevys and a Ford f450...
  29. Thread: Trucks.

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    Trucks.

    Yes, except for the stick - that takes a special factory order. All our fleet trucks are base, but base does mean something different with each mfr. Ford comes with the least, one of ours only has...
  30. Thread: Trucks.

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    Trucks.

    Ha! In addition to the Silverado, my daily driver is a Ď03 taco xcab with the 3.4. Love that little truck (as I loved my Ď85 Marty McFly p/u before her), but yes, my 188cm 100kg frame wouldnít fit...
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    Itís that combination of demure and sleazy that...

    Itís that combination of demure and sleazy that draws us in like siren drew sailors onto the rocks. Most canít handle the heat. Cíest la vie.
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    The ones I saw previous to this current craze was...

    The ones I saw previous to this current craze was Vancouverites or other lower mainland folk moving to Nelson and similar areas. They couldnít move back to Vancouver without a major loss, but they...
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    Real Estate Crash thread

    It will be interesting to see how many WFH expats to the boonies will stay more than a year or two. A bit more obvious here in bumfuck nowhere, but Iíve seen many urban and suburban refugees head to...
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    Poll: Canadian datapoint that may be of relevance: ...

    Canadian datapoint that may be of relevance:

    1)All firearms and ammunition sales first require the buyer to have a license to buy/borrow/trade (which requires training in the class of firearm the...
  35. Thread: Trucks.

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    FWIW, Iíve had a 2015 Chevy 1500 since new, and...

    FWIW, Iíve had a 2015 Chevy 1500 since new, and only repair issue has been a short when a driverís side wiring harness got a rub spot. Just turning 70000km, mostly highway and often towing a 5000lbs...
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    Is that a can inside a can?

    Is that a can inside a can?
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    Poll: Knock knock knock - ďHey, itís Dave. Let me in...

    Knock knock knock - ďHey, itís Dave. Let me in man.Ē

    ďWho, Dave? Daveís not here man.Ē



    Seriously though, this tragedy breaks my heart. And reading much of this thread angers me not a...
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    Going to sleep before the sun comes up when...

    Going to sleep before the sun comes up when visiting Amsterdam. You are officially old mr liv2ski.
  39. Thread: Wildlife

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    This gobbler ran across the lawn while enjoying a...

    This gobbler ran across the lawn while enjoying a morning coffee with Dad. It wasnít wait Iím got pose, must have somehow lost its flock. Lots in the neighbourhood but generally do not visit Dadís...
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    Yep, there is no down and dirty that matches easy...

    Yep, there is no down and dirty that matches easy and effective. Itís pricey, but I treat my cedar panel fence and decks railings with Sikkens SRD. Last application lasted 10yrs, then pressure washed...
  41. Thread: Monkey Flu

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    Hey, solid GenX here with a SP vax scar.

    Hey, solid GenX here with a SP vax scar.
  42. I thought the same. As mentioned more than...

    I thought the same.
    As mentioned more than once, El Hefe is a very fortunate man.
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    Shit that annoys you

    Ouch. My sympathies.

    With a nurse wife, and a daughter cursed with my sensitive sinuses, Iíve been relying on the rapid tests wife give daughter almost weekly to gauge if I need to take my...
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    Fun game to watch. For a game or two. Suck the...

    Fun game to watch. For a game or two. Suck the casual viewers in to watch (like me). But like said above, this was a game of shinny and not really the kind of play-off hockey to keep me engaged.
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    Living in Nelson for Whitewater?

    Essential services like healthcare is served by 3 towns - Castlegar, Trail and Nelson. Trail and Nelson used to be run by old Italian families, not sure if that is the case so much these days. Lots...
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    Damn bunch of navel geezers here. The best time...

    Damn bunch of navel geezers here. The best time to be alive is right here, right now. Everything else is a memory or hopes & dreams.

    Thereís magic in every decade I have lived, 70ís through to...
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    Close to my argument when the crusty US draft...

    Close to my argument when the crusty US draft dodger kootenay hippy corrected me as I was wrenching on my truck in his shop for a rate a young broke buck could afford. He lectured me for several...
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    Ha! I still have one in my 03 taco to plug into...

    Ha! I still have one in my 03 taco to plug into the old MP3 player (which is also on death row).
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    If you were talking just bikes I could forgive......

    If you were talking just bikes I could forgive...



    Thank you Mr Chup, you know your wrenching. Working on automotive vehicles that are specís to imperial measurements means you are using...
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    Office was in some new terrain today. Nice views...

    Office was in some new terrain today. Nice views looking east to Kamloops on the way home.
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    Made up for the busy JOHS meeting in the AM.
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