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    Dismal year for the thompson steelhead as well. I...

    Dismal year for the thompson steelhead as well. I think there were less than a couple dozen fish at the spawning gravels. Salmon returns not great either, but waiting on the final counts for the...
  2. Our girl doesn't eat the feces (at least we...

    Our girl doesn't eat the feces (at least we haven't caught her), but she loves to disguise her scent with whatever prey or other suitable smelly goo she finds. More than once she has run into the...
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    Well, except for the 99 sliding further towards...

    Well, except for the 99 sliding further towards the Fraser at Fountain, the trip to the cabin and back was uneventful. Driest I've seen the hills this time of year along the Duffy though. But an hour...
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    That should summon Alaska Rover from the...

    That should summon Alaska Rover from the hinterland.
  5. Geez guys. I know that the music clubs predate...

    Geez guys. I know that the music clubs predate gen X. Music file sharing AKA Napster was gen X!
    And ya, that it abused copyright wasn't our fault!
  6. Oh Fuck ya! On that note, how about Columbia...

    Oh Fuck ya!

    On that note, how about Columbia House and BMG Music. Set the stage so well for Napster. Gen-X's gift to the Millennials.
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    Don't worry guys, I'm heading down to Pemberton...

    Don't worry guys, I'm heading down to Pemberton with the daughter to winterize the cabin. Just a quick in and out trip over the duffy this long weekend. The snow gods can't resist such an opportunity...
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    Yup. And anything serious is sent registered...

    Yup. And anything serious is sent registered mail. No mistaking there is issue with your relationship with the crown.
  9. Wow! What area of the (dark) continent did you...

    Wow! What area of the (dark) continent did you grow up? We had apple IIe in the class in 85, and an amiga 1000(?) computer lab by '87. And this was in bumfuck kootenays (it was real depressed there...
  10. Thread: Rare Steak

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    For those worried about e.coli in their ground...

    For those worried about e.coli in their ground beef, there's evidence to support that mixing a unit of ground beef with 5-10% powdered (not 'prepared') black or brown mustard seed will kill the...
  11. Thread: Rare Steak

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    During the college gigs working in hotel...

    During the college gigs working in hotel banquets, we would get the Alberta Cattle Ranchers Association every year. To a man, every one of those good ol boys ordered their prime Alberta beef well...
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    Size of roads in urban centres in Europe and Asia...

    Size of roads in urban centres in Europe and Asia for one. Our roads were designed around our vehicles whereas their's were built to a much older transportation system. I couldn't imagine trying to...
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    I have a 1st gen taco (03), and a 1500 chev...

    I have a 1st gen taco (03), and a 1500 chev crewcab. The taco holds my sled just perfect, is still the narrow bodystyle so hunting old roads works w/o scratching paint, is all I need to make runs to...
  14. Thread: Wildlife

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    Prime western lynx and bobcat were averaging...

    Prime western lynx and bobcat were averaging almost $400USD this past Feb auction.

    Seriously though, live trap and relocate is not a kindness on most animals. The animal is being placed in...
  15. Thread: Wildlife

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    No farther than the local furrier.

    No farther than the local furrier.
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    My heart bleeds for all you wage slaves that...

    My heart bleeds for all you wage slaves that can't approach your employer and adjust your hours of work by 1hr. And here I thought all the call centre desks had been outsourced to India...

    So of...
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    Comox valley, eh? Sorry, not true rural in my...

    Comox valley, eh? Sorry, not true rural in my opinion, but that's neither here nor there. Is you property of interest in the ALR? That might restrict options to make money off your place in the...
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    The east Kootenays (Fernie, Golden, Creston), and...

    The east Kootenays (Fernie, Golden, Creston), and the Peace (Dawson Cr, Fort St John) are on permanent Mountain Standard Time. Spent a few years in both those areas, and I preferred the single time...
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    I'd recommend something from Stanfield (made in...

    I'd recommend something from Stanfield (made in Nova Scotia eh) but unfortunately I don't see a vest in their catalogue. I rotate through 3 henley shirts, from fine dining at the campfire, to cutting...
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    Some years ago I heard some study that when...

    Some years ago I heard some study that when people are put in a room and tied light to persons' circadian rhythm. A subset seemed to trend to a 25hr cycle rather than 24hr. Alien DNA I tell ya. Got...
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    There's talk, and legislation tabled, to put BC...

    There's talk, and legislation tabled, to put BC permanently on DST. I much prefer standard time, with noon being when the sun is highest, and equal daylight at both ends. But the cubical, cave...
  22. My father still uses the filter queen mom...

    My father still uses the filter queen mom purchased in 1970. Attachments and rubber bumpers are a bit rough, but the motor and such are still perfect.
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    FIFY

    FIFY
  24. Our regular dentist is Dr. Wotton in Kamloops. He...

    Our regular dentist is Dr. Wotton in Kamloops. He is referring us to Dr. Farquhar in Kelowna.

    Dr. Magee's resume on his website is quite interesting.
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    Very nice quiver. We have a few pieces all of...

    Very nice quiver. We have a few pieces all of which get regular use. Not big on decorative pieces myself, but there is a lot of excellent pieces in there.
  26. We have Honda 3000is and a 2000i. The 3000 is...

    We have Honda 3000is and a 2000i. The 3000 is 110lbs so not portable by the wife. The 2000 is 40lbs. Both on gas, and I have no issues cycling the gas as needed. Premium fuel only. They run quiet and...
  27. The 3 of us just visited the dentist yesterday....

    The 3 of us just visited the dentist yesterday. We like the guy, real clean shop and excellent staff. Our 7yr old came back with 6 cavities. He was watching them for the last year, but they have...
  28. Solid genX. I found a set of Corel office suite...

    Solid genX. I found a set of Corel office suite on 3.5" floppies the other day. I still miss those Canadian made programs. Developed in the womb to some excellent music enhanced by electric rather...
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    Sorry 'bout that. The wind in BC blows cause...

    Sorry 'bout that.

    The wind in BC blows cause the Flames still suck! :the_finge
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    Skip the bar seats. Just make sure there is a...

    Skip the bar seats. Just make sure there is a proper footrest along the base of the bar. Bloody philistines!
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    Umm, I don't think you really understand the...

    Umm, I don't think you really understand the equalization payment process.

    http://https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-votes-2019-equalization-payments-provinces-kenney-1.5281736

    In a...
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    Hmm, the googles say you correct, husky is...

    Hmm, the googles say you correct, husky is selling to tidewater. I see all the husky gas stations around here have gone to Esso.

    As for the canuck politics, the wexit talk online is just...
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    I think the now defunct Canada's People Party was...

    I think the now defunct Canada's People Party was the attempt to achieve that right of US centre politics this last election. Went over like a lead balloon if the election result is any indication.
    ...
  34. Ha, the baba yaga is even more ugly than I...

    Ha, the baba yaga is even more ugly than I thought!
  35. This what we do. Steaks or fillets. Good for 9mo...

    This what we do. Steaks or fillets. Good for 9mo in a non-defrosting chest freezer.
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    For those wanting to pave roads in mountain...

    For those wanting to pave roads in mountain country - just remember, you can't grade a paved road. Most forestry roads I know never support good paved caps due to poorly constructed sub grades....
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    HoLeeFuck! How can there be anything left of that...

    HoLeeFuck! How can there be anything left of that poor chicken?!? Or horse if either of you prefer? Sweet Jeebus!
  38. Thread: Garden 2019

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    What's coming up? Local colonizers like...

    What's coming up? Local colonizers like grass/plantains/etc, or are they parsley/dill/spinach that self seed (especially when they get put into the compost)? I just weed them out from the more...
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    Ya, it was the wind that kept the freezing levels...

    Ya, it was the wind that kept the freezing levels so high here. It was gusting near 100kph during most of the precip. Lots of powerlines and phones down, some roads blocked for a bit with the...
  40. Thread: Venting

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    MTT, I feel this. Shit happening here with a...

    MTT, I feel this. Shit happening here with a friend's family as well. Sucks big time.
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    That storm was wet right to 2400m here. With...

    That storm was wet right to 2400m here. With tonight's freeze, I think Sunday will be chasing deer over alpine exploring. Wonder what the conditions towards the trench are though. Snow in Albreda was...
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    Millennials. :cussing:

    Millennials. :cussing:
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    Damn Christian appropriation. It was never about...

    Damn Christian appropriation. It was never about the kids, just like Yule was never about a baby's birth, or Easter about death and resurrection. You followers of Abraham ruins everything!
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    Well, for slednecking and sled touring around...

    Well, for slednecking and sled touring around here, itís either bibs and powder skirt, oh go with a sledneck onesie. All this dry powder snow here, itís a travesty I tells ya!
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    FFS, school is a fashion show on the regular...

    FFS, school is a fashion show on the regular anyways, unless you are in some uniformed institution. My little princess spends more time on wardrobe than breakfast since pre-school. Let the little...
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    Put me down as another who can't remember your...

    Put me down as another who can't remember your name 5min after you tell me. As for pronouns, it's mostly 'we', 'they' or 'them', if I use a pronoun at all.

    And I don't care what you call me, as...
  47. Thread: Garden 2019

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    We've struggled with powdery mildew. Due to...

    We've struggled with powdery mildew. Due to space, our summer squash, zucchini and the like are in pots, with drip irrigation. We have just changed seed and seed source each year until we get...
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    Heh. Most of us have spent 5 or 6 seasons in Lynx...

    Heh. Most of us have spent 5 or 6 seasons in Lynx River at least!
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    I would submit that the moon has to rise to at...

    I would submit that the moon has to rise to at least 60 or more degrees above the horizon for one to even discern individual shadows. Less than 50 or so, and and they all too long and just blend...
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    Sheesh. You just can't help some people. ...

    Sheesh. You just can't help some people.



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