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    Bear spray is found to be very effective against...

    Bear spray is found to be very effective against all north american bear, including polar bear. While the actual number of cases examined are small with regards to polar bear, in both sample cases,...
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    Incontinence pad for a Harley rider. Gotta...

    Incontinence pad for a Harley rider. Gotta protect that leather, and chaps are assless.
  3. First thing that came to mind from skared's post...

    First thing that came to mind from skared's post
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    Which, in the context of my stance with the bathroom model, seems entirely appropriate :D
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    I started the conveyance permit process many...

    I started the conveyance permit process many years ago. Much of the ease depending hugely on the local po-po; if the local detachment chief wasn't on board, or didn't like you personally, forget it....
  5. Yup, much larger area to catch everything than...

    Yup, much larger area to catch everything than most cabinet sink setups I have seen. My wife hates our pedestal sink. She 'accidentally' dropped a heavy glass onto the porcelain and put in a large...
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    State of emergency declared in BC by the prov...

    State of emergency declared in BC by the prov govt.
    https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PSSG0047-001404

    Not enjoying the smoke, office smelled like a campfire despite the industrial air...
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    Whup, didn't scroll down far enough before...

    Whup, didn't scroll down far enough before creating my own post, thanks Teleee.

    Mike definitely was a big dreamer, and made much of his vision come true. The 8 Peaks proposal is still being worked...
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    Raising a glass for Mike Wiegele

    A damn good run, ends at 82. A great contributor to early powder skiing in western Canada, and a massive supporter to snow science via UofCalgary.

    Cheers Mr Wiegele. Last we spoke, you were in PT...
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    These 'moral dilemmas' are like complaining of...

    These 'moral dilemmas' are like complaining of the lower class getting a few bucks welfare - the real crooks and scam artists we should be pissed about are condoned or even celebrated for their...
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    Yah. Not sure I understand the desire. When I...

    Yah. Not sure I understand the desire. When I think toy hauler, it's motorized gear like motos, quads and sleds. Lots of options on TTs for exterior bikes, and your new rig will easily handle both a...
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    Hah! I mentioned this to my wife about perhaps...

    Hah! I mentioned this to my wife about perhaps putting up her beloved trailer for sale as we could likely get 25% more than we paid for it 4yrs and many trips ago, and then look for an upgrade when...
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    The Hwy5 here is getting real busy. Like normal...

    The Hwy5 here is getting real busy. Like normal pre-COVID long weekend kinda busy. And the RV numbers have gone way up from before the new health orders. Both directions. Mostly BC and AB plates...
  14. Thread: Garden 2021

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    On the lower mainland/Vancouver Island, the...

    On the lower mainland/Vancouver Island, the flowers are mid June, with the fruit ripe in early to mid August, so say 6 to 8wks depending on weather.
  15. Thread: Trucks.

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    Trucks.

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  16. Look on the bright side, at least it wasn't the...

    Look on the bright side, at least it wasn't the gas line!
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    Lexa has lifted her leg to mark territory since...

    Lexa has lifted her leg to mark territory since she was 9mo. She is a very dominant bitch.

    There was a farm mutt or two that wouldn't lift their leg, or took a long time to become interested in...
  18. Yup, removed all the bifold closet doors in this...

    Yup, removed all the bifold closet doors in this place before I got married, except the front door closet (which I hate, but haven't found a solution). The small bedrooms have a rod and curtain. In...
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    Local SAR assisted a subject out of a popular...

    Local SAR assisted a subject out of a popular hiking trail this Saturday. First thing the injured party and their support said was that they had their vaccinations. It was a very busy trail, with...
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    One bonus in feeling a week of temps >40C - temps...

    One bonus in feeling a week of temps >40C - temps in the mid 30's which would normally cause system collapse with the family now feel reasonable!

    Many of the local lake that are favoured for...
  21. Thread: Wildlife

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    My vote is for a (late?) juvenile sharpie...

    My vote is for a (late?) juvenile sharpie (jay-sized vs crow sized, colouring/marking suggests a younger bird, head not overly large in perspective with body and not so 'blocky' in shape)
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    Heh. Yeh, wrong forum at the least. Roger Wilco

    Heh. Yeh, wrong forum at the least.
    Roger Wilco
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    That’s it...it’s time to play G.O.T.O.S.

    We will use a full serviced RV park when travelling between forest rec sites camping. Some are better than others. It's like hitting a motel for a night - hook up and hit shower, full-time power w/o...
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    Timely bump. With the crazy heat, we've got the...

    Timely bump. With the crazy heat, we've got the little window AC unit going 24/7, and a few other fans in addition to the ceiling fans moving air in the house. The window AC, the dining area ceiling...
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    And most of those are from the t-storm I...

    And most of those are from the t-storm I described above and discovered on Jun 30th. Very little updates yet for those sparked from last night's t-storm. That map could look very ugly by the evening....
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    The Sparks Lk fire. Been burning for a few days,...

    The Sparks Lk fire. Been burning for a few days, caused the t-storm system that sparked all the fires between Bonaparte Lk and Canim Night before last. I might be heading out this weekend to assist...
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    2 highways - #1 and #12. Exits to the south...

    2 highways - #1 and #12. Exits to the south (Boston Bar), east (Spences Bridge to either Kamloops or Merritt) and north (Lillooet) out of town. Not fast highways, but gorgeous drives at any other...
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    Preliminary reports suggest a spark from one of...

    Preliminary reports suggest a spark from one of the two rail lines. Interestingly, one of those line's (CN) largest shareholder is Bill Gates.
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    There's several First Nation communities near...

    There's several First Nation communities near junction of the Thompson and Fraser. Hope the 1000 or so people there weather this storm. As long as they prevail, Camchin (Lytton) remains.
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    Well fuck. Most of you heard of that small town...

    Well fuck. Most of you heard of that small town in the Fraser Canyon in BC setting all the crazy temp records in Canada? Well, the town is gone now. Fire raced through around 3hrs ago. About 250...
  31. The Sparks Lake fire near 'loops was sending the...

    The Sparks Lake fire near 'loops was sending the smoke into the upper Thompson last night. Fire crews on high alert for the forecasted t-storms. Cumulus clouds building as we speak. Gonna be an...
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    If reason won't work, then treat em like any...

    If reason won't work, then treat em like any other banana republic the US wishes to influence - send in the spooks and get them to eat themselves from the inside out.


    Well, that's just you...
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    Exactly. And this is something that is a part of...

    Exactly. And this is something that is a part of the cultural export of the US for many years, the assumption that by waving a couple greenbacks you can get 99% of what you want from the world, and...
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    Just give it up guys. Arguing with the US about...

    Just give it up guys. Arguing with the US about the ramifications of their political choices is like wrestling with a pig in the mud.

    The border is closed to recreational travel, and it's staying...
  35. Congrats! Enjoy your new life's work!

    Congrats! Enjoy your new life's work!
  36. Thread: Garden 2021

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    We harvested our hardneck garlic scapes about a...

    We harvested our hardneck garlic scapes about a week ago. It was about a week early, but we lost another bed to white rot. Pulled all the hardnecks today, softnecks came out 2 weeks ago. No idea how...
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    Sorry to hear about your harvest KQ, and hope...

    Sorry to hear about your harvest KQ, and hope your animals make it through this heat.

    Our aging girl is digging holes all over the lawn to try and find a cool spot, despite hosing off her summer...
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    You weren't alone Gary. I spent a precious few...

    You weren't alone Gary. I spent a precious few moments trying to recall if Michel was ever in the news for drug dealer associations.
  39. “Smokeless” Fire Pits? (Solo, Breeo, etc)

    Gotta leave the parking lot apres in an unexpected rush sometimes, eh? [emoji3]

    Once turned off, it takes about 15min before the propane ring, bowl and rocks are cool enough to handle.
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    We use bamboo blinds on the outside of all our...

    We use bamboo blinds on the outside of all our windows that see the sun. Makes a big difference with that bamboo taking the heat before it hits the house. Does nothing for the ambient air temp at 43C...
  41. I have a propane fire ring, we've been prevented...

    I have a propane fire ring, we've been prevented from using it at a festival due to decree from the local fire chief. But mostly ya, we can use it camping during a campfire ban. It throws little...
  42. 42C here in the shade on the deck. Better than...

    42C here in the shade on the deck. Better than the 'loops at 44C! Washing the truck and trailer of the dust from the last 2 adventures, and soaking down with the hose was glorious. Used a buff to...
  43. Paddled Mahood Lk from the camp on the west shore...

    Paddled Mahood Lk from the camp on the west shore to the outlet on the east yesterday. 40km round trip. Work related; did a field visual assessment for the cutblocks above the south shore. Temps...
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    Like your gun culture. your southern border...

    Like your gun culture. your southern border policies. US health care anyone? etc, etc.
    Sorry, using the common sense of the average resident of the US as a justification doesn't really ring true to...
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    Our daughter at 8.5yrs is already tired of asking...

    Our daughter at 8.5yrs is already tired of asking us to buy some junk toy she has a current fixation on. For the past couple weeks she has been making comments on jobs she would like to do to earn...
  46. 100 degrees (F)+ for western Canada next week?

    Stuck in the office this week, and they still haven't fixed the HVAC from the last hot spell in May. 28C at my desk at 3pm yesterday. FML

    At least I got the AC unit in the house in place. With...
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    Just back from the family fishing trip on the...

    Just back from the family fishing trip on the west coast of Van Is. No american boats, and very few albertans. It was such a nice pleasurable trip. Caught our limits too. I could really get used to...
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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 ....
  49. 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...
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    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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