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    A guy at our office has those on his little Jeep...

    A guy at our office has those on his little Jeep SUV. We call him the alley kitten hunter when heís not around. He just moved from Cali and put them on when he got here. Move to Idaho for the...
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    The picture I was referring too has two water...

    The picture I was referring too has two water jugs and no fuel. Unless he puts fuel in the white ones which would include a stern lecture from his overlanding troop leader.
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    It's hard for people to know how hard core you...

    It's hard for people to know how hard core you are if things are on the inside.
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    20 mm ammo can and compactor bags for trash if...

    20 mm ammo can and compactor bags for trash if weíre somewhere with scavenger issues. But if there were scavenger issues with poop, I wouldnít have to scoop it up.
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    Out of all the stuff people buy to hang on their...

    Out of all the stuff people buy to hang on their cars that will probably never get used or could be stored on the inside of their bug out vehicles, the spare tire back pack is not something Iím going...
  6. Thread: Poor Idaho

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    They hate them for other people.

    They hate them for other people.
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    Plenty of responses come to mind.

    Plenty of responses come to mind.
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    Some have described it as strong to quite strong....

    Some have described it as strong to quite strong.



    PM for discount code. And I'm only outwardly judgey on ski forums.



    6', sandy aka a little salt in the beard, and I need to use foam...
  9. Thread: Trucks.

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    Mine do. They also fit in a 6.5' bed. I fit in...

    Mine do. They also fit in a 6.5' bed. I fit in a 6.5' bed. My skis also fit diagonally in a 5' bed. Gets tricky for me there. 4.5' would probably be a stretch. Coolers and dry boxes also fit...
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    Tenative dibs on the chain...depending of course...

    Tenative dibs on the chain...depending of course on your chain maintenance protocol.
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    I was unaware that overland consulting is a...

    I was unaware that overland consulting is a thing.

    http://overlandingconsultants.com/about/

    Gives me hope that my life long dream of being a Car Camping Coach may come true after all.
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    We have a Starcool which works really well and...

    We have a Starcool which works really well and cools things off nicely but it does have to be plugged into shore power or it will toast the house batteries. We have a pretty big bank too.
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    Isn't Graham a mag and founder of GFC? I'm...

    Isn't Graham a mag and founder of GFC? I'm confused. So are two of the owners the bad guys? Are Graham and Eric the bad guys? Who are the owners? Who are the good guys? How many owners and how...
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    Hinge step. Part of it folds down for roof gotos...

    Hinge step. Part of it folds down for roof gotos access.

    When you run out of things to bolt to your Jeep, the Jeep elves design more stuff.
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    And watch through open air as the 300 lbs of...

    And watch through open air as the 300 lbs of stuff up there sways and shakes and slowly busts welds and strips bolts on the rack if you actually offroad.
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    You're right, Sea/Tac is the hotter, prettier...

    You're right, Sea/Tac is the hotter, prettier market.
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    Total Boise move. I guess Redfin's algorithm...

    Total Boise move. I guess Redfin's algorithm counts other things to make a "hot market". Median sale prices at 11% higher growth than Tacoma's isn't worth pointing out using the same data source. ...
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    Let me know when you hit 40%. ...

    Let me know when you hit 40%.

    https://www.redfin.com/city/2287/ID/Boise/housing-market
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    Two reasons not to get a trailer in your...

    Two reasons not to get a trailer in your situation. With as busy as the woods have been, if you're trying to find a dispersed site, you can't get as far off the beaten path and it might be tough to...
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    You don't have to heed my warning but I recommend...

    You don't have to heed my warning but I recommend not going down this road in this thread.
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    I've already bitched about that and don't...

    I've already bitched about that and don't recommend it.
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    I could see that in resort towns. Take my block...

    I could see that in resort towns. Take my block as an example. Seven houses. When I moved in, it was all long term owners. Then a couple moved out but long term rented it. Then Air B&B and VRBO...
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    Some people don't see the hypocrisy of Idaho...

    Some people don't see the hypocrisy of Idaho Republicans. They are all "small government" creating more state laws so communities can't govern locally.
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    Yes. I always hand calculate, start full on a...

    Yes. I always hand calculate, start full on a trip, fill up when home and divide miles driven by the amount of fill up. Also track along the trip if I fill up. A 46 gal tank gets me pretty far...
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    What does a Sprinter conversion get for real...

    What does a Sprinter conversion get for real world mpg? I'm getting 14-15 mpg in my '04 E350 and it's a lifted brick with a high top. Can't imagine a Sprinter camper is getting 30...are they?
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    Yes, that is what I'm telling you. It's not as...

    Yes, that is what I'm telling you. It's not as bad as some areas in Idaho though. Average home price is over $300k in TF now. Way up over the last year. $300k seems like the range where people...
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    It's not creating more regulation. It's...

    It's not creating more regulation. It's enforcing regulation on the books and defining STRs as commercial businesses. I agree with Natty, if property is in an area zoned residential without...
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    Bidding wars, cash offers, and housing shortages...

    Bidding wars, cash offers, and housing shortages anywhere in a 2 hour radius of Ketchum. How many people have 20% down, much less all cash, to get in a bidding war when their annual after tax take...
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    Agree all the way.

    Agree all the way.
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    I voted yes for the school bonds that added $900...

    I voted yes for the school bonds that added $900 to my annual tab and will continue to vote yes when they come up. Regardless of massive pay increases on $50k a year jobs, that doesn't help them get...
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    Tents. We need more tents. ...

    Tents. We need more tents.

    https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/growing-idaho/affordable-housing-ketchum-rent-blaine-county-crisis-park-tents/277-6dcd3da9-7ce7-4722-81de-b1e379e0300a
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    Fly rod holder. Suction or magnet. Not...

    Fly rod holder. Suction or magnet. Not permanent. Not really GOTOS. Pretty handy for bouncing hole to hole throughout the day.
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    A new Earthroamer is $600-700k. That's probably...

    A new Earthroamer is $600-700k. That's probably why someone doesn't just get one of those.
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    Cattle and sheep are grazed on Wilderness and...

    Cattle and sheep are grazed on Wilderness and other public lands at subsidized and artificially low AUMs across the west in very pretty places. "from an efficiency standpoint, doesn't make much...
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    Sure. But everyone drinking that subsidized...

    Sure. But everyone drinking that subsidized water is doing so to survive. Not industrial farmers operating in a free market. It really is an environmental problem to be producing the kinds of...
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    I agree. We should make it free market and the...

    I agree. We should make it free market and the exporters can pay free market rate for water for whatever product they're shipping out.
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    Like they have chains to sell you.

    Like they have chains to sell you.
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    Back to property taxes...assessment is 19% up. ...

    Back to property taxes...assessment is 19% up. Still well below market. State passed an additional $25k exemption. City is looking for 3% max increase as quoted "to fund issues caused by growth". ...
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    The hang up with your argument of "difference...

    The hang up with your argument of "difference between can't afford and won't pay" is that the rest of us never complain about medical bills or health insurance costs right? Docs can afford to pay...
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    2-300 pounds strapped to that rack attached to...

    2-300 pounds strapped to that rack attached to the body sheet metal on long levers by eight bolts... Yep, I bet that guy hard cores to a lot of places. Like a lot of things, it costs a lot of money...
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    No community is entitled to having good doctors...

    No community is entitled to having good doctors providing medical care for its citizens either.
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    Grazing permits older than mountain biking on...

    Grazing permits older than mountain biking on multi-use public lands. Private land trail easements for public access. There are more. If I were a generational sheep rancher, it would be easy to...
  43. Get boots that fit and are comfortable to skin...

    Get boots that fit and are comfortable to skin in. Then try skis, bindings, and skins until you find something that 1-is a setup you donít think about or fiddle with while skinning 2-you donít say...
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    I didnít say what my water bottle was made of.

    I didnít say what my water bottle was made of.
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    Hey, I have a POW sticker on a water bottle and...

    Hey, I have a POW sticker on a water bottle and dig what they do. I didnít put it on my one ton diesel camper van that I own solely for recreation...seemed a little insensitive at best and that Iím a...
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    It's hard to virtue if you don't signal. At...

    It's hard to virtue if you don't signal. At least so strangers know you care.
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    The world needs less rules and less assholes....

    The world needs less rules and less assholes. But, in a society that makes decisions based on negative consequences, I see neither happening.
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    Mine is great and it's by a few of my favorite...

    Mine is great and it's by a few of my favorite pubs. Michael retired early a few years ago and I miss him. Jack is still rocking it though. I haven't caught the new lady's name but she grew up in...
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    If you expand to MSAs, not just cities proper,...

    If you expand to MSAs, not just cities proper, thereís plenty of continuous population areas seeing much higher growth rates.
  50. Thread: Trucks.

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    Metric users.

    Metric users.
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