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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...
  2. 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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    ‘Corp profits’ will exceed labour for some time...

    ‘Corp profits’ will exceed labour for some time to come, given the investment return needs of the pensions of the aging population, not mention the lifestyle of the upper classes of the 1st and some...
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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...
  8. 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...
  10. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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.
  26. 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...
  29. 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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    Off Grid Cabin Resources/Ideas/Suggestions

    Donít underestimate the convenience of a 20 or 25ft travel trailer. Self contained with all the amenities already incorporated, mobile if you want to change the office view, and with a few...
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    Donít forget the dutch hoe!

    Donít forget the dutch hoe!
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    Iíve been thinking of getting our hound tested,...

    Iíve been thinking of getting our hound tested, due to a bit of back end stiffness, and a general lack of energy, which is atypical of her parent breeds. She has had several ticks latch on over the...
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    Apocalypse

    Apocalypse
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    I stand by my recommendation for a quick cool...

    I stand by my recommendation for a quick cool thaw, but concede that halibut and ling cod do absorb water, whether it is frozen in freshwater, or thawed and left to sit in the waterbath too long....
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    ^^^this. Fish is best thawed as quick as...

    ^^^this. Fish is best thawed as quick as possible, while still keeping it cool. A slow drip from the faucet while taking the hound for an evening walk after work usually does it.
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    Where to Buy Fresh Fish?

    Fresh, whole, in-season sockeye makes it as far as Kamloops to the larger chain grocery stores in early Aug. Ďloops is about 4hrs from Vancouver. I have no qualms buying 4 or 5 fish or more if I time...
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    Where to Buy Fresh Fish?

    The guide and his boat is booked for the 1st week in august. $600 cash plus fuel per day, 4 days booked as a few more family members are joining. Chinook, coho, ling cod, halibut and some rock fish....
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    People dying on Mt. Everest, what else is new

    That old saying that something is rotten in the state of Denmark? Well, that stench isnít necessarily from the politics of a royal family...
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    With 7+billion folks out there and counting, I...

    With 7+billion folks out there and counting, I think we can manage a few sloths
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    Put me down for the removal of original sin:...

    Put me down for the removal of original sin: Pride. Too many inflated, fragile egos out there.
  44. If I remember right, having parents was equally...

    If I remember right, having parents was equally tiresome. ;)
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    I imbibe to moderate excess to make young sober...

    I imbibe to moderate excess to make young sober self-absorbed folk more interesting.
  46. Thread: 6/6/44

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    6/6/44

    My father was born in Ď41, in Wesel. Most of the men in his motherís family were killed in WW1, or had aged out of active service for WW2, so those still around served in the equivalent of the home...
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    LOL, between menopause and puberty, Iíll get at...

    LOL, between menopause and puberty, Iíll get at least 4 different woman out of the 2 I have now, so there is truth to his statement!
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    American Tourists Dying on Vacation

    My daughterís behaviour when Daddy isnít around to police is such that Mom and Gran are so exhausted after 10 days that such conspiracy doesnít have a chance to take root. While I refuse to admit...
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    American Tourists Dying on Vacation

    Forgive my english, been up and down in a helicopter for the past 3 days.

    Wife and daughter visiting wifeís mom.
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    Heh. Iím in the camp of sending both mom and 6yr...

    Heh. Iím in the camp of sending both mom and 6yr old princess off to Maui to visit Gran in Jan, and I get 2 wks to go skiing, touring, sledding, drinking.....
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