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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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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?
  12. 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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    Peas are mostly done.

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    Toms are doiní alright

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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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  21. 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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    On the trailer front, my biggest consideration...

    On the trailer front, my biggest consideration after a couple years with a 20ft, is the size of the tanks. Family of 3 gets a weekend out of <30gallons of fresh, 5 days with <30gallon gray (no...
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    This ^^^ Any space space in our chest freezers...

    This ^^^ Any space space in our chest freezers is filled with 4 and 2L milk jugs of water. A full freezer is more efficient when running, and always have ice blocks for the coolers as well.
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    Regarding generators, if heat, hot water, and...

    Regarding generators, if heat, hot water, and electric range operation is desired, then you are going larger than 5000W to get into a 240V pull. We have a couple of generators due to the cabin and RV...
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    Happy 4th. Now, stop grilling the burger.

    Have to agree with the no grill list myself. Camp chef pro with cast iron skillet over 2 burners is my preferred way to cook the red meat patties, veggies. And white fish, with a stainless bowl over...
  26. Thatís a big kitty! Must have been filmed from a...

    Thatís a big kitty!
    Must have been filmed from a passenger on some bike or scooter? The audio is interesting.
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    Dog food linked to heart disease.

    I would be willing to wager as well that despite all being different brands, and especially those that come from the same parent mega-corp, that they all likely source their ingredients from the same...
  28. Thereís a very popular local lake in the middle...

    Thereís a very popular local lake in the middle of town, about 65ha and spring fed with no outlet. Thereís a beach party there today for Canada Day. I refuse to swim anywhere near the main beach area...
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    Dog food linked to heart disease.

    I just remember our familyís farm dog when I was a teenager, some black shepherd mutt. Wonderful hound, killed skunks without getting sprayed, and treeíd porcupines unscathed. And he loved to follow...
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    You guys need to stroll over to the RV thread, or...

    You guys need to stroll over to the RV thread, or listen to Falcon3. Coolers are for fish and beer. Go to fish camp with two 60ís and a 130 extreme/arctic igloo/coleman/whatever. Fill all three at...
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    I am amazed it is able to speak at all! ...

    I am amazed it is able to speak at all!

    Kidding aside, you havenít detailed your current relationship with the neighbour, but assuming there is any current cordial rapport, I would at least...
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    Put me on the list that says this report sucks....

    Put me on the list that says this report sucks. Far too many factors involved to draw any reasonable conclusions.

    FWIW we feed our hound a locally produced feed Canadian Naturals - turkey and...
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    If they donít find ya handsome, they should at...

    If they donít find ya handsome, they should at least find ya handy!
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    With two offices and approx 90 field staff at...

    With two offices and approx 90 field staff at peak staffing, there are so many unused expired canisters available every year, our tight-fisted corporate supply managers never authorize the purchase...
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    Weíre in negotiations, but declining salmon...

    Weíre in negotiations, but declining salmon returns keep getting in the way...
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    Less than a century to reach that volume, my...

    Less than a century to reach that volume, my heart cries! The extra cuts below the stump on both sides, would love to hear your strategy on the felling with that.
    Great wood!
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    Mayfly hatch? Near water?

    Mayfly hatch? Near water?
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    I bear sprayed a dude

    For sure, but thankfully they have one of the best noses on the planet. Most often they will circle you to get downwind to properly assess you, especially if they truly have predatory intent. A momma...
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    Ya, would still advocate most folk using bear...

    Ya, would still advocate most folk using bear spray if their intention is not already to kill the bear. Any bear hyped on adrenaline is very hard to kill, even if it gets 200grains from a 30cal rifle...
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    I help with the OHS training for bear spray and...

    I help with the OHS training for bear spray and encounters, and we always use nitrile gloves. Known silly coworkers who tested their spray in the woods, didnít wash their hands, and then went to the...
  41. Thread: Trucks.

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    Trucks.

    50000km on our 2015 chevy 1500 crewcab, 5.3L. No issues so far, get about 13L/100km empty, about 22L/100km pulling 5000lbs trailer. Almost all highway miles. No chip, but a $200 range tech can plug...
  42. Thread: Wildlife

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    Wildlife

    Heh. Many times Iíve enjoyed annoying a passing american tourist with my negative description of their national bird. From a distance it may appear striking, but as far as raptor nobility goes, itís...
  43. Ya think? Wage loading the bottom end of the...

    Ya think? Wage loading the bottom end of the business is how most companies are able to pay for their top staff, let alone padding of the profit margins of much larger institutions.
  44. I donít mind true capitalists, itís the corporate...

    I donít mind true capitalists, itís the corporate and political poseurs that I would line up.
    A local mill recently shut down, owned by a very large publicly traded company. Forest companies...
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    Sorry to hear man. Condolences for your loss.

    Sorry to hear man. Condolences for your loss.
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    "My job is not my passion"

    31 yrs ago I started a summer job in my industry. Loved the science, and loved the field work, mostly alone in beautiful remote locations. Still do. Spent time consulting, sub-contracting, and then...
  47. All this believe and not believe in stories that...

    All this believe and not believe in stories that began several millennia ago. What defined a Ďgodí then, and what defines one now? Our current tech allows us to do much what was attributed to god(s)...
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    Lived in a house that was mouse haven twice a...

    Lived in a house that was mouse haven twice a year. Traps worked great, but after the first dozen or so, the chore got tiresome. Then a little least weasel moved in. Would also check out the trash...
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    Have you blown out or otherwise cleaned out your...

    Have you blown out or otherwise cleaned out your engine cooling fins? Back in antiquity when I ran saw for money, that was a weekly requirement on the 44 to keep her cool in the summer.
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    The fleet needs more italian skippers.

    The fleet needs more italian skippers.
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