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    Mega Eastern upslope storm coming in this weekend...

    Mega Eastern upslope storm coming in this weekend with up to 70 cm forecast for Pincher Creek. Too early to tell but not a bad thing.
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    For the last 15 years all our vehicles have...

    For the last 15 years all our vehicles have remote start. Ski by on the way to the lift, hit the button and the heater runs 15 minutes. Once mid morning, eat lunch in the car or RV then again mid...
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    Ridiculous. High end home made. No mention of...

    Ridiculous. High end home made. No mention of insulation so guaranteed to freeze solid first cold night.
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    Mountaineer Canada made a similar unit for the...

    Mountaineer Canada made a similar unit for the full size Blazer. The only difference was the fridge was on the other side. I had one for a couple of years but it was my only vehicle and I couldn't...
  5. If you are in Canada check out The Last Hunt....

    If you are in Canada check out The Last Hunt. They sell all the big brands including Artcteryx usually last years stock at about 35 to 50% off.
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    Not exactly a car but big @ 14,000 pounds and...

    Not exactly a car but big @ 14,000 pounds and lots cylinders @ 10.293699
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    Me too. Using one since 2004. Excellent units.

    Me too. Using one since 2004. Excellent units.
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    In addition to heat tape on pipes you can buy...

    In addition to heat tape on pipes you can buy heating pads for the fresh and waste tanks.
    https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Fresh-Water/LaSalle-Bristol/277-000164.html
    However finding a place to dump...
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    That is discouraging. In Canada you just show up...

    That is discouraging. In Canada you just show up at the ER because we have Healthcare so no insurance required.
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    I have had two diagnosed severe concussions. The...

    I have had two diagnosed severe concussions. The only thing I would add to the discussion is ALWAYS get a CT scan. None of that macho bullshit 'cause a brain bleed will kill you, not right away but...
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    Here is some more Castle from the 2013 Freeride...

    Here is some more Castle from the 2013 Freeride Qualifier event.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA9vq7UXETY
    I'm not sure how that links to the OP post but the skiers hiked up from the top of the...
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    For those of you who might be curious about...

    For those of you who might be curious about inbounds Castle here is my Unofficial Guide to Castle
    https://www.pugski.com/threads/unofficial-guide-castle-mountain-resort-ab.4764/
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    I put this bike together for my wife. Basically...

    I put this bike together for my wife. Basically it’s a US Beta Evo 200 Sport which is not available here in Canada. Slow throttle, bigger counter shaft, long ride kit (7 litres total fuel), shorter...
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    Are you looking for real estate suggestions or...

    Are you looking for real estate suggestions or going for a vacation tour?
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    If you mean truly four seasons as in real winter...

    If you mean truly four seasons as in real winter and good for skiing then IMHO Bigfoot is the only option worth considering. Made in Armstrong BC. Check this out....
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    If you really want a cold weather capable RV,...

    If you really want a cold weather capable RV, look for a used Triple E class C either a Regal (their rental model) or Regency. No difference except for lino floors in the rental. I have had mine to...
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    For those interested in egg trailers I checked...

    For those interested in egg trailers I checked out a relatively new brand built in Armstrong, BC called Armadillo. They have lots of experience (ex Bigfoot employee if memory serves) and are...
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    Anyone considering purchasing an RV for skiing...

    Anyone considering purchasing an RV for skiing needs to give it some sober second thought. I have done the winter RV thing and would make the following observations.
    -You can't go cheap or small if...
  19. I am also a Sikens fan and used this combo to...

    I am also a Sikens fan and used this combo to refinish a red cedar garage door. Works very well but if I remember correctly that combo is for vertical surfaces. I use Cetol SRD one coat for...
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    is this even conceivable, and/or would it be even...

    is this even conceivable, and/or would it be even somewhat enjoyable?[/QUOTE]

    Conceivable - yes. Possible - maybe. Somewhat enjoyable - no.
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    Assuming you are American you might also check...

    Assuming you are American you might also check whether you can work in Canada. I imagine there is some provisions for grad students to work on campus but outside of that there may be a problem....
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    $30,000 in Vancouver might be doable but the...

    $30,000 in Vancouver might be doable but the quality of life would be abysmal. A TA job plus some pt work to bring it up to $50,000 would be much more palatable. BCMtnHound's suggestion to check out...
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    If Whistler is too far, check out the Sea to Sky...

    If Whistler is too far, check out the Sea to Sky Gondola.
    https://www.seatoskygondola.com/
    X2 on the Acteryx factory outlet in North Van especially because you're paying in US $ worth about $1.38...
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    Another small RV

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    I saw this in Manly on a recent trip to Australia. I wonder if Winnebago would sell these in NA?
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    Ridiculous price for a tarted up old Chinook with...

    Ridiculous price for a tarted up old Chinook with a questionable history.
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    Not sure if this has been posted already but...

    Not sure if this has been posted already but cheap Chinese diesel (you don't need a diesel vehicle) heaters are on the market....
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    Fernie is another 327 km past Nelson and not...

    Fernie is another 327 km past Nelson and not really worth driving that much each way. If she is into wine the Okanagan is the place to be. Way more than 100 wineries within 4 hours on Hwy 97 between...
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    Only remove one bolt as removing both will eliminate the boot's rebound. The professional way to soften a boot is to carefully cut the saddles of the clog until you get the flex you want....
  29. I'm definitely a geezer jock but that's not...

    I'm definitely a geezer jock but that's not really relevant when it comes to concussions. Long story short - there is no short cuts with concussions. I have regained consciousness in Emerg twice with...
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    Two Canadian manufacturers make proper winter...

    Two Canadian manufacturers make proper winter campers and both are in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley - Northern Lite in Kelowna and Big Foot in Armstong. They are definitely not light nor cheap...
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    We have Nokian Hakka 8s with studs (lots and lots...

    We have Nokian Hakka 8s with studs (lots and lots of studs) on our AWD and they are amazing. The road to Apex climbs from 1200 feet to 5000 feet in 32 km. Much of the elevation gain is a series of...
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    I forgot to mention the factory outlet in North...

    I forgot to mention the factory outlet in North Vancouver has some good deals although the selection is hit and miss. Check it out if you are in the neighbourhood going to Whistler for example.
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    I have bought several items from The Last Hunt...

    I have bought several items from The Last Hunt including two Arcteryx shells saving about C$500. However if you are in the US you may be out of luck as they might only ship in Canada. I would contact...
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    This one...

    This one
    https://www.thelasthunt.com/collections/all/brands-arcteryx
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    For discounted Arcteryx merchandise Google The...

    For discounted Arcteryx merchandise Google The Last Hunt
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    FYI re Castle I put this together a few years...

    FYI re Castle
    I put this together a few years ago
    https://www.pugski.com/threads/unofficial-guide-castle-mountain-resort-ab.4764/
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    options for cheap powder skis

    Action Sports Outlet has Rossi Star 7s on for $299 with Rossi bindings and free shipping.
    Might work
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    heater condensation

    Both catalytic and non catalytic unvented heaters (Buddy heater, etc.) release significant amounts of moisture as a byproduct of combustion. Ventilation is crucial for all unvented heaters because...
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