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  1. The Provincial Parks just shut everything down...

    The Provincial Parks just shut everything down today. No idea how they will enforce it, over such a large area. While most of the park trails around here are still covered in snow, with only a few...
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    That a man such as Trump could remain wealthy,...

    That a man such as Trump could remain wealthy, and be elected president, says far more about the country he resides in, than it does about the man.
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    They are better suited for cooking acid foods...

    They are better suited for cooking acid foods like tomato sauces, chilis and such, without eating away either the patina, or the iron itself. Our le creuset stewpots and roasters are used almost as...
  4. The national parks in Canada are more or less...

    The national parks in Canada are more or less closed - highways through the parks are open but parking, campsites and all facilities are closed. So unless you are biking or hiking into the park from...
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    That looks fan-fuckin-tastic! Was the bed of...

    That looks fan-fuckin-tastic! Was the bed of coals in an indoor fireplace, or...?

    Not cast iron related, but the snow receded enough to bring out the weber kettle and charcoal for a few ribeyes...
  6. The rural/urban and high population density vs...

    The rural/urban and high population density vs low density areas, coupled with entitlement/FOMO/insensitivity are really starting to get interesting. I canít wait to have this conversation compounded...
  7. Still working, either at the office or...

    Still working, either at the office or play-acting as schoolmaster. Weekends volunteering and the usual chores.
    But I have ordered a 5 gallon pail of SRD for the fence. It needs some new panels and...
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    Ha! Coarse and crazy hair required a biweekly...

    Ha! Coarse and crazy hair required a biweekly trim to contain, until I no longer needed to keep it above the collar to make money. Now, I trim the ends every 4months or so. Funny cause just when it...
  9. And Ullr would weep. Given the snowpack here this...

    And Ullr would weep. Given the snowpack here this spring, that would drown us all.
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    What do you need facial recognition for if most...

    What do you need facial recognition for if most everyone has a phone on their person with a mic, camera, and location services enabled?
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    It goes on a 3-burner camp stove, covering 2 of...

    It goes on a 3-burner camp stove, covering 2 of the burners. Splatter would be terrible in a non-professional kitchen, but fine in the yard or campsite. Definitely hot spots, depending on how fast...
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    There are nuances to publicly funded care for...

    There are nuances to publicly funded care for non-BC residents. If you visited the whistler care clinic (not a true hospital, but part of public Vancouver Coastal Health) with an unstable injury,...
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    Heh. Was late to the office this morning due to...

    Heh. Was late to the office this morning due to the dog down the street that gets out from its prison, and comes to torment my hound that is behind the fence. My hound has a massive hate on any dog...
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    We have the griddle for our campchef. Summer...

    We have the griddle for our campchef. Summer kitchen and glamping, just love the real estate on that chunk of iron. 323382
    Their selection of cast iron skillets, pans and ovens isn't bad either, but...
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    Well, if you count the days of the year...

    Well, if you count the days of the year consecutive, day 92 is usually on Apr 2nd, but this being a leap year, you can claim the 1st if ya want!
    Happy birthday!
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    Congrats on hooking a seemly very interested...

    Congrats on hooking a seemly very interested party. But this bit above would be just too temping to me. Dress the hounds up in costume, flip a few pics or art upside-down, have someone in the gym...
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    I picked up a lid a couple years ago for our 12"...

    I picked up a lid a couple years ago for our 12" skillet. Great for poaching fish, eggs, and the like, or just keeping the heat in a little longer, etc. If you are making an online purchase or...
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    Based solely off of internet pics, but the big...

    Based solely off of internet pics, but the big thing I see is trapped/caged live wild animals being offered at those markets. Not only are they allowed to sell wild meat, but also the care to the...
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    I would hope that our physicians are supported in...

    I would hope that our physicians are supported in their protocols and resulting decisions in determining when and to whom limited specialized care is provided. I am sure there are a myriad of...
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    I don't get this 'old folks have no societal...

    I don't get this 'old folks have no societal value' argument. I interact with many older people, from several distinct cultures, and none of their lives I would consider 'supplementary' to our...
  22. 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.
  37. 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...
  42. 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.
  43. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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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