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  1. Be informed, be prepared, be conservative. Stay...

    Be informed, be prepared, be conservative. Stay close to home. And above all, stay healthy.
    There are a lot of worse decisions people are making right now than going for a mellow skin/tour, MTB in...
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    Bloody CBC news report for BC...

    Bloody CBC news report for BC
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/physical-distancing-bc-covid19-coronavirus-1.5512269
    Most people on social media don't get to the bit that we are not...
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    I think this is already happening. People have...

    I think this is already happening. People have been at home, working and otherwise, for the past week, and they and their friends have not gotten sick. Compound this with daily updates by media, with...
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    Just like you and your dad, I suspect many...

    Just like you and your dad, I suspect many elderly are using the opportunity to support their extended family during their privileged shopping periods. Thus the shortages when you 'younger folk'...
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    Neighbour has an unpermited addition on his house...

    Neighbour has an unpermited addition on his house with a metal roof. The eve is right on top of the property line. In a big snow year, like this one just past, it drops its load onto our back...
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    Its the urban poor, and working poor, in the...

    Its the urban poor, and working poor, in the cities that I think are most at risk in places like India. The ones that scrape by off of charity and at the bottom of the employed classes.
    The rural...
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    If the virus doesn't get them, the resulting...

    If the virus doesn't get them, the resulting economic collapse probably will. A morbid thought, but the total death toll after all is said and done will be staggering. Just have to hope the drop in...
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    Government lackey in natural resources sector...

    Government lackey in natural resources sector here, in a small town sub-office. Most of the office is WFH, about half my team is still in the office and/or out in the field. Trying to keep the lights...
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    Yup, just coming to post about the forecast ...

    Yup, just coming to post about the forecast
    https://www.avalanche.ca/news/avalanche-canada-shutting-down-forecasting-for-the

    It will put a crimp on some of our ongoing field operations, and of...
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    Thanks for the stoke gents! Was out with the...

    Thanks for the stoke gents!
    Was out with the little princess today on our local T-bar bunnyhill. Donations only for lift and rentals, basically went into the shop, got the daughter's usual boots and...
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    If you haven't yet acquired said genny, and cold...

    If you haven't yet acquired said genny, and cold (below -20C) and elevation (above 1500m) isn't a concern, then consider propane. Way better fuel for prepping (shelf life, engine longevity, run time,...
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    3 main options in our store: regular...

    3 main options in our store: regular imprisonment, free run (open barn concept), and range free (open to pasture/outside). But I find the biggest taste difference is the type of food - even range...
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    Fuck, I wish. Daughter brought home some GI virus...

    Fuck, I wish. Daughter brought home some GI virus or bug last weekend. Wife had a mild case the day after, then it hit me Friday night. Spewing from both ends and horrible cramping. I'm hoping I can...
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    https://www.facebook.com/groups/AirstreamAddicts/?...

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/AirstreamAddicts/?fref=nf
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    I'm on an RV facebook site. Lots of stories of RV...

    I'm on an RV facebook site. Lots of stories of RV campgrounds shutting down. So if you want hook-ups or the other amenities, you might have to search elsewhere.
  16. Thread: Trucks.

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    A lot of this. From the vehicle logs in the work...

    A lot of this. From the vehicle logs in the work fleet, if you can keep within the payload and towing capacity of a halfton, then do it. The 3/4 & 1ton trucks ride rough empty, and this affects not...
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    Yep, but when you see that dirt, stop. Put my...

    Yep, but when you see that dirt, stop.
    Put my back end into a creek on Sunday, spun some mud, and a rock came up. Put a nice hole into the front heat exchange. Time to get on the used parts scene...
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    Maybe try forestry as a resource sector. Toilet...

    Maybe try forestry as a resource sector. Toilet paper future are up!

    Seriously, that sucks. Been through more industry downturns and communities than I care to admit, but once the family schtick...
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    Ya, not sure the 'true' origins myself, thought...

    Ya, not sure the 'true' origins myself, thought it was part of one of the wold war efforts. As for the farmers, certainly not for the cows; both Creston/E.Kootenays and the BC Peace are big ranching...
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    I still think adjusting the time an hour forward...

    I still think adjusting the time an hour forward for 'daylight' purposes is dumb. I still think going to 'daylight' time year round is dumb. The sun rises and sets regardless of my work, family or...
  21. Doh! Forgot all about that gossip. Been fixated...

    Doh! Forgot all about that gossip.
    Been fixated on JT being Castro's son. Cause that's the important shit in the world LOL.

    That meme still is fuckin' funny.
  22. Um What? Queen Elizabeth is Prince Harry's...

    Um What?
    Queen Elizabeth is Prince Harry's grandma. That isn't Victoria on the Canuck $20.
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    Oh my. This hurts. My sax may be long gone, but...

    Oh my. This hurts.
    My sax may be long gone, but I might have to scrounge up a turntable to spin some Coltrane vinyl this weekend.
    Thx for sharing.
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    Oh, the places you'll go. Daughter had been...

    Oh, the places you'll go.

    Daughter had been read, and is now reading, all of his works we have available in the house and local school/library. The Doc kept it real, both in his prose and...
  25. Addiction is addiction. For the person addicted,...

    Addiction is addiction. For the person addicted, I vote the mj is easier on both the body and society.
    For being around the the poor soul, tokers tend to be more self-righteous if they can move at...
  26. Thread: Trucks.

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    I still lament the old size of the toyota pickup...

    I still lament the old size of the toyota pickup and 1st gen taco (I still have my 03 as a daily driver). The 2nd gen tacos are just too wide for narrow trails, and not wide enough when a large truck...
  27. Yup, those spring-loaded buttons are seized....

    Yup, those spring-loaded buttons are seized. Start with WD40 to loosen everything up, then a good film lubricant to keep the rust and frost from sticking those little nubs in the tube.
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    Put me down for the dried desert fruit, prepared...

    Put me down for the dried desert fruit, prepared meat, cheese and filled bota bag group. If the sled is a part of the tour, then the hotbox strapped to the can is a real bonus with re-heated fried...
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    Not a fan of most antler mounts, but those urps...

    Not a fan of most antler mounts, but those urps really pay big dollars for a nice match set of elk or moose. Didn't realize how valued they were until a set I stored at the folks years ago got eye'd...
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    Fuck there was a lot of un-utilized labour in...

    Fuck there was a lot of un-utilized labour in here. Bet you useless punks also got an allowance for being dimestore hoods.
    When the chores were done, drive and paths shovelled, and the woodbox...
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    for me it's some combination of 200weight tops...

    for me it's some combination of 200weight tops and bottoms, mostly icebreaker. Most days in winter working or playing, I wear a long sleeve shirt, followed by a short sleeve, then a stanfield henley....
  32. Straight up! Better than that overly sweet...

    Straight up!


    Better than that overly sweet Catholic piss Jameson's!
  33. Liquor prices here are outrageous compared to...

    Liquor prices here are outrageous compared to those south of the 49th. I must second the costco blends based on the shop after getting off the plane in maui. If they sold liquor in our costco up...
  34. Thread: Trucks.

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    Ha! Every middle class soccer mom here has a...

    Ha! Every middle class soccer mom here has a 1/2ton crewcab with at least mid-level trim. Most of their men drive the company 3/4 or 1ton with the fuel and tool box in the back. Even my city lady has...
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    It's still early, but there are indications that...

    It's still early, but there are indications that that griz ban has resulted in increased griz near folks (rural mostly still), and there has been a noted decline of black bears where the griz are...
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    Heh, you've been south so long you've missed the...

    Heh, you've been south so long you've missed the evolving northern dialect.

    I think your missus might get bored in SunPeaks village for an entire winter. Just guessing but I suspect she would...
  37. Thread: Trucks.

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    I am sort of wondering if you americans are...

    I am sort of wondering if you americans are reading the spec plate as lbs instead of kg. 900kg or 2000lbs seems more realistic. They are made in Canada after all.
  38. Thread: OCD

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    OCD

    I certainly am not the life of any party, but I always get the invite cause when shit goes sideways, I am the one that keeps his shit together and gets the group outa the soup.
    But ya, one old...
  39. Thread: OCD

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    My upraising was influenced by strict German...

    My upraising was influenced by strict German merchant mariner, my wife was by west van hippy mixed with American contentious objector. I bite my tongue a lot and probably should get a mouth guard...
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    Probably interference from the new 5G installed...

    Probably interference from the new 5G installed by Huawei at your local cell tower.

    Or aliens.

    Seriously, doesn't anyone remember how to open up their VCR, and with a cotton swap and a little...
  41. In the past 4 months, 4 couples in our close...

    In the past 4 months, 4 couples in our close circle have split up. All with kids, 3 of them with kids under 10. I am so done with this shit. Wife is still out helping the 'closer half' get their life...
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    Food if you are in the neighbourhood. A card and...

    Food if you are in the neighbourhood. A card and maybe a donation to a charity of choice if you can't make it. A photo you have of the three of you would be an excellent gift.
    If you really want to...
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    The lady looks impressed! And so are the rest...

    The lady looks impressed!

    And so are the rest of us.
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    Well, got to enjoy the alpine sun for a short bit...

    Well, got to enjoy the alpine sun for a short bit today, but now a drive pulley rebuild is in order. Hope my clutch didn't take too much abuse from the breakdown. Damn mid-season hiccups.
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    Truth. There's a retired contractor in town I've...

    Truth. There's a retired contractor in town I've been very fortunate to engage in a few house projects. He drives a 3/4ton van that can fit 8'plywood, 12ft lumber or 14ft moulding/pipe/etc fully...
  46. I hope you mean 20 and 15 in freedom units, or...

    I hope you mean 20 and 15 in freedom units, or those are the shortest straps I have ever seen :D

    Strong work there Swissiphic! The stays or whathaveyou back structures in many packs might work as...
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    Wife has used her vitamix daily for the past...

    Wife has used her vitamix daily for the past dozen or so years. Mostly for reducing morning greens to froth. She revs the throttle, and then hits high speed for 30sec. You can feel the damn thing...
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    Premrl and Emmett are at it again this year....

    Premrl and Emmett are at it again this year.
    http://https://www.facebook.com/klemen.premrl/videos/2827556857287955/
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    When running the work doos in the spring, with...

    When running the work doos in the spring, with those hard down low and soft up high conditions, a couple sleds would have the engine light go on like you describe. Scratchers down. And ripsawing with...
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    Too funny - wasn't this a boomer/gen-X complaint...

    Too funny - wasn't this a boomer/gen-X complaint 20+yrs ago?
    The only music I hear that I can't dictate to the artificial intelligence is CBC radio now. Guess that's the nice thing about being stuck...
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