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    Local lumber in the land of hewers of wood:...

    Local lumber in the land of hewers of wood: paying $110CND for each 3/4" standard 4x8 fir plywood. Softwood market kills the local real estate/development market more than it kills you in this ....
  2. Thread: Trucks.

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    I look forward to trying out production-level...

    I look forward to trying out production-level etruck. Efficiencies in range are close, and within range for 3/4 of the work. We don't have a public or fleet plug-in installation yet, but other public...
  3. Don't have the numbers but I remember reading...

    Don't have the numbers but I remember reading that German was the unofficial second language of the US up until at least the 50's, and a very close 2nd in Canada for the same time period.
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    I haven't the patience to wade through the...

    I haven't the patience to wade through the numbers, but the ford #1 claim always tweeked me in some way. Has anyone ever taken the numbers, and combined total truck sales between GMC and Chev to see...
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    Bwaahhaa! Took the daughter to the schoolbus stop...

    Bwaahhaa! Took the daughter to the schoolbus stop this morning, and a new guy in his late 20's or so, in skinny corduroy pants walking a very well groomed pomeranian, walked up to the kids. No...
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    Ski RV's, who's sleeping in parking lots?

    The only reason not to get a hunter's special trailer (other than what you already stated) is that you are then restricted from towing anything else. I would like to get a nice 18 or 19' aluminum...
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    Ya, I know the ice bath method. But that takes...

    Ya, I know the ice bath method. But that takes making the ice bath, manually spinning the container, then dealing with the bath afterwards. I just want to push a damn button and make my beverage off...
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    I appreciate the microwave for heating leftovers...

    I appreciate the microwave for heating leftovers and liquids up. But why can't they produce a reverse contraption that can cool a glass of beer in under a minute?
  9. Yep, just a bit of a June heat wave here, just as...

    Yep, just a bit of a June heat wave here, just as the freshet reaches its peak. The work phone won't be far from me as the t-storms and rain comes this weekend even with the forecasted low temps....
  10. Just did the same. Pfizer #2 on Monday afternoon....

    Just did the same. Pfizer #2 on Monday afternoon. A benefit of a small community vax program.
  11. Worked in the Bush Arm in the early 90's, when it...

    Worked in the Bush Arm in the early 90's, when it was the end of the forestry road. A few of us decided on a lark to hike up the headwaters and try and reach Snow Dome. Road only went not even...
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    It is here too:...

    It is here too:
    https://protectourwinters.org/pow-international/
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    Buddy's fishing boat has 'Conversation Officer'...

    Buddy's fishing boat has 'Conversation Officer' on the side. It's govt green too. The last time we were boarded by DFO/Coastguard for inspection, they got a good chuckle over it.
  14. Experiencing the backcountry for the first couple...

    Experiencing the backcountry for the first couple seasons is all about the suffrage. Take all the good advice posted above and file it away for at least 2yrs. Take your favourite alpine setup and get...
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    I think it was preaching 'turn the other cheek'...

    I think it was preaching 'turn the other cheek' in the new testament where it really jumped the shark.
  16. Thread: Trucks.

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    Bwahhhaaa!

    Bwahhhaaa!
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    LOL, it's an annual discussion between me and my...

    LOL, it's an annual discussion between me and my wife. Especially the last 5 yrs with the heat spells in April and early May. She gets excited and wants to plant everything. I say nope, not frost...
  18. Ha! Take away the visits to Costco and Trader...

    Ha! Take away the visits to Costco and Trader Joes 15min south of the border and tell me those stats again ;)

    Wow, I get tied up for 1 day, and geeze, you BC rec and Montreal strip club lovers get...
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    Congrats on the test result KQ. Like you, my...

    Congrats on the test result KQ. Like you, my sinuses hate spring. I love seeing all the plants in bloom, but the false solomons seal and lilacs can almost knock me over now. And the lodgepole pine...
  20. Ya, looks like the family fish trip in June is...

    Ya, looks like the family fish trip in June is fucked - we were to leave on June 11th, with the first full day fishing on the 14th. Was hoping they would open the health authority boundaries with...
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    This^^^ Do not use that coupler again.

    This^^^
    Do not use that coupler again.
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    I suppose in the classic european sense, you can...

    I suppose in the classic european sense, you can buy title, but you can't buy class. Perhaps if we construe class as being culture, then no. But where is the line between a theology and a culture.
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    Tommy Chong today as well. 83 yrs young.

    Tommy Chong today as well. 83 yrs young.
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    I'm curious. Can one be an atheist, and still...

    I'm curious. Can one be an atheist, and still regard themselves as a 'local' with the privilege and entitlement afforded as such, by a fluke of birth? I don't intend this to be a query of a culture...
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    Yeh, 22r in an '81, 22re in an '85, now the 3.8...

    Yeh, 22r in an '81, 22re in an '85, now the 3.8 in an '03. The fourbangers would get above 20s mpg, loaded high teens. The 3.8 is lucky to break the 20s, and loaded gets at best 12mpg. Dependable,...
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    Works in a small or relatively closed market, but...

    Works in a small or relatively closed market, but now? I think these pains are with us for awhile, or another larger stressor takes precedence.
    And I really really want to rebuild my fence on two...
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    It would seem even the winky emoticon is lost...

    It would seem even the winky emoticon is lost along with the nuances of VM.

    But i would return to you - if these young adults are so pure with their acceptance of the downtrodden, why are we as...
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    heh. if there was an easy answer for XXX-er's...

    heh. if there was an easy answer for XXX-er's question, I could retire tomorrow. yes, the govt is actively trying to engage and negotiate land claims but for one, its awful hard to return something...
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    The only true crime is getting caught!

    The only true crime is getting caught!
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    Yup, I guess kindness is overrated for the latest...

    Yup, I guess kindness is overrated for the latest generations. Masochism on the rise as regular life is so easy now that the body seeks out external artificial pain and suffering to stimulate itself,...
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    To cede - to give up (power or territory) ...

    To cede - to give up (power or territory)

    There was an interesting piece on how property title came to exist in Canada on the CBC Doc Project. Well worth the listen.
    Did I buy a condo on stolen...
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    Yup. There ain't no quicker way to dickish...

    Yup. There ain't no quicker way to dickish behaviour than fear, especially the fear of the (lack of) afterlife. And there ain't no better huckster than the god of Abraham and its religions at...
  33. I know it's selfish of me, but I have been...

    I know it's selfish of me, but I have been enjoying the opportunity to reserve a spot in a provincial campground without all the travel bots snapping them up 2sec after the system permits...
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    Ya, just looking at my annual renewal papers. If...

    Ya, just looking at my annual renewal papers. If the house burnt tomorrow, no way it's getting replaced at the stated value in the policy. Time to call the agent I guess.
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    So 'normal' is a desire of the young folk these...

    So 'normal' is a desire of the young folk these days? I do miss when 'Why be normal?' was the mantra of a generation
    <sigh> Youth is wasted on the young.
  36. It's like the Friday Word Association thread. But...

    It's like the Friday Word Association thread. But in 3D
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    While I completely agree and would enjoy the...

    While I completely agree and would enjoy the opportunity, the fact that that is the most common forum for such awareness and pondering is exactly the tragedy ...

    when reading that we have managed...
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    Heh. And we are the now the gods of antiquity...

    Heh. And we are the now the gods of antiquity made real. Well, at least the titans of industry and society, most of us are less polished by tales of grandeur. To think of what we have accomplished...
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    It's a question that comes up constantly on the...

    It's a question that comes up constantly on the forums - choose for me this smaller model, usually a ~25', or a larger model closer to 30', and most responses are go larger. But then the demographic...
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    Here's a similar model near that vintage in...

    Here's a similar model near that vintage in decent shape:
    https://www.airstreamclassifieds.com/1988-airstream-excella-34-virginia-361295

    If there is no floor rot or other structural damage in the...
  41. Not sure how these developments impact this...

    Not sure how these developments impact this sacred thread of pitiful husband woes, but we just got a 10cm refresh above 1700m. Ullr approves!
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    Comon now. Airstreams have been produced and have...

    Comon now. Airstreams have been produced and have been marketable since the 30's not by being stupid ;)
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    Ask and ye shall receive. Well, used now, I think...

    Ask and ye shall receive. Well, used now, I think they were only available for 2009 and 2010, but they come up now and again on the classifieds....
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    Not too well versed with the '60's, but in 69's...

    Not too well versed with the '60's, but in 69's the owner changed and the trailers got a bit wider and less heavy finishing like real wood. Move was to go bigger/wider, and offset the weight with the...
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    There are a few Airstreams with slides, but the...

    There are a few Airstreams with slides, but the weight addition is significant.
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    And yup, interior storage makes a huge difference in any vehicle's care and maintenance. Ours is outside all...
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    When discussing the wife's cabin, and the family...

    When discussing the wife's cabin, and the family desire to spend more time camping, I said if she sold her place, we would buy a nice travel trailer (she is done with the tent thing). I foolishly...
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    Stumpage in BC for the large tenure holders is...

    Stumpage in BC for the large tenure holders is based on sale of auctioned standing volume in BC Timber Sales. About a 6mo lag between the log market and the correction to those stumpage fees. July is...
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    The grey has been advancing for the last 5 yrs or...

    The grey has been advancing for the last 5 yrs or so, almost in lock-step with the degradation of my vision. Some grey on top, but most are colonizing the beard. If there's a benefit to their...
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    Maybe. Both are depreciating assets....

    Maybe. Both are depreciating assets. Transferability is at least something with the shelter, probably zero with the titties.
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    Undercoating is better for sound than for rust...

    Undercoating is better for sound than for rust IMO. Especially on a vehicle not coming direct off the lot. Can't ever get all the nooks and crannies that hold salt coated debris cleaned after a...
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