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    What are you trying to do? Kill us?

    What are you trying to do? Kill us?
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    Used to love driving up to old Fitchett's cabin...

    Used to love driving up to old Fitchett's cabin on Bear Lk, and head up the old mine road into London Ridge for the day. Such gorgeous country and conditions. And no one there but old freeheel...
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    BITD, dentists and lawyers in the area even...

    BITD, dentists and lawyers in the area even accepted product, over the dirty US currency that was in everyone's pocket. That was the real rub, getting that yankee greenback traded without raising...
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    There is a reason dogs sniff each other where...

    There is a reason dogs sniff each other where they do when they first meet.
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    Right? I only see them now when I seek them out...

    Right? I only see them now when I seek them out via the Cannes list, and maybe the superbowl.
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    It translates poorly, and maybe a german fluent...

    It translates poorly, and maybe a german fluent mag can tell it better. It goes along the lines that it's only acceptable to be a dirty hound when you are a member of the pack. Dad would say it when...
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    "You want a beer?" Sure. "Get one for me too...

    "You want a beer?" Sure. "Get one for me too while you're at it"

    "Pour me another shot of your inheritance"

    "So recht von herzen hundsgemein können nur verwandte sein"
  8. My wife is the same. So the smoke alarm goes off...

    My wife is the same. So the smoke alarm goes off down the hall on a frequent basis, causing the hound to cower under the bed. Half the time I am home, and tall enough to reach the alarm to remove or...
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    What's that saying? You can't fix tomorrow's...

    What's that saying? You can't fix tomorrow's problems with yesterday's solutions? Or something like that. Asking the older upper middle class to change their lifestyle while not addressing dozens of...
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    There was a post on the local FB page of a person...

    There was a post on the local FB page of a person lamenting the view of an eagle flying by with what the observer believed was someone's kitty. There was a huge outpouring of grief and lamentations...
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    The max indigenous pre-contact population in...

    The max indigenous pre-contact population in Canada was estimated at 2million, and the highest mortality estimate due to disease, famine, and war, approached 80%. That is staggering to contemplate....
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    Many 1st Nations communities and reservations...

    Many 1st Nations communities and reservations early on took the position of closing their communities to any outsiders here in BC. Many exist on main highways, and the handmade signs saying no...
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    FIFY

    FIFY
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    Can't believe the Pulaski hasn't been recommended...

    Can't believe the Pulaski hasn't been recommended yet. Cheap, easy to sharpen, and very effective at grubbing out and hacking up roots.

    And there are splitting mauls, and splitting axes. Couldn't...
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    They feed on sap of crop plants like fruit trees...

    They feed on sap of crop plants like fruit trees and some crops like sugar cane. Not a big issue most of the time, but like any insect epidemic....
  16. That kid was one cool cucumber. Glad this...

    That kid was one cool cucumber. Glad this encounter ended well, mostly due to the young man's composure and correct action. Even with my experience with bears in the backcountry, I'm not sure I could...
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    I don't know shit, but when I take care of the...

    I don't know shit, but when I take care of the macro and the micro, my brain seems to work alright when life gets complicated. When my place in my community and family is strong and secure, and when...
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    It's not even worth it for the 30lbs tanks. Brand...

    It's not even worth it for the 30lbs tanks. Brand new with fill for $110, or recert for $100, then still pay for a fill. We've got a 60lbs tank at the cabin that it might be worth doing the recert....
  19. So this is any Jim Henson puppet, or just from...

    So this is any Jim Henson puppet, or just from the muppet show?

    From the muppet show, I'd like to share a spliff with Gonzo, and somewhere in that wack conversation, find out just what/where the...
  20. Thread: Garden 2020

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    Plants that germinate well in warm soil like...

    Plants that germinate well in warm soil like carrots, bush beans. If you have already started them, transplant cucumbers, or squash. If your thanksgiving table includes them, maybe give Brussels...
  21. Thread: Garden 2020

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    Once the greens bolt, not much you can do but...

    Once the greens bolt, not much you can do but pull them and start something new. Unless you don't mind the change in bitterness. Keep one or two for seed for next year if you like your variety.

    To...
  22. Yes, methyl hydrate = methanol. But next...

    <shrug> Yes, methyl hydrate = methanol. But next time you go to the hardware store, let me know when you find the container labeled methanol. I guess they don't want the idiots out there to mix it up...
  23. Methyl hydrate works as well as isopropyl. And...

    Methyl hydrate works as well as isopropyl. And it's cheap. A little hot/boiling water to soften the gunk doesn't hurt either.
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    I've never applied KY on my feet, but somehow I...

    I've never applied KY on my feet, but somehow I doubt a water-based lubricant will be much help in this aspect. YMMV
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    The storm that put out the blaze a couple days...

    The storm that put out the blaze a couple days later probably didn't help the damage any either.
    All this wonton destruction because Col Campbell couldn't control his sadistic side in the raids in...
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    For those worried about damp feet day over day,...

    For those worried about damp feet day over day, try slathering on a layer of petroleum jelly on the foot before putting on your sock. After a lifetime of eczema on the feet, and working in the...
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    I've been so very impressed with Dr Henry....

    I've been so very impressed with Dr Henry. Personable, empathetic, mild spoken, can explain complex topics without sounding elitist or condescending, and even has a humorous and sensitive side. Heard...
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    There's always a current bush nearby.

    There's always a current bush nearby.
  29. Thread: Freezers

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    Looking online at home depot, and a few models...

    Looking online at home depot, and a few models are upright manual defrost. Most under 10cf, which is too small for my needs, but there is one 21cf behemoth that might hold most most of a moose. Still...
  30. I was getting pain in a couple of teeth, enough...

    I was getting pain in a couple of teeth, enough that I thought I had cracked one or more teeth somehow. So off to the dentist, and he is trying to replicate the hurt with one of his tools, getting me...
  31. Thread: Freezers

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    A chest freezer can be purchased with a locking...

    A chest freezer can be purchased with a locking lid. Just in case that hooker wakes up and all...
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    They are perfect for putting in the marine...

    They are perfect for putting in the marine coolers for going for a trip the big city shopping, trip to the cabin, or whatever. And if the power goes out while we are not home, those full freezers go...
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    We've got a 12cf and a 16 chest freezers, both...

    We've got a 12cf and a 16 chest freezers, both kenmore. The smaller one is about 20yrs old, the larger about 8. They are not self defrosting, so food doesn't get burnt nearly as fast as an upright....
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    Snowbird down in Kamloops. Trying to boost moral...

    Snowbird down in Kamloops. Trying to boost moral during these trying times. Your service will not be forgotten Capt Jenn Casey....
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    We just went with the rainbird system, with a...

    We just went with the rainbird system, with a solar powered timer off of the house like this: 328935
    Simple, but allows us to take a 3 week vacation in late July/August. We alternate our beds, so...
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    The plant originated somewhere in China, the...

    The plant originated somewhere in China, the original sweet and sour sauce!
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    Old CD's and DVD's hanging from a bit of twine...

    Old CD's and DVD's hanging from a bit of twine works too. But silhouettes wouldn't look as trashy for sure.
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    Not sure which part of the province you are...

    Not sure which part of the province you are frequenting, but at least in Kamloops to PG hwy95/16/5 corridor, I would say the parts availability goes 'doo > polaris > cat
    This last season it seemed...
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    We are in a bit of a conundrum right now with...

    We are in a bit of a conundrum right now with regards to returning our daughter to school. A brief memo was emailed and my wife spoke to the teacher yesterday as parents were being canvased on which...
  40. I thought that's what this thread, and the padded...

    I thought that's what this thread, and the padded room in general, was.

    The dog combined with a wife (and family) is funny. I am in a similar camp in that I am not really inclined to have another...
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    7yr old daughter. My wife is a nurse at the local...

    7yr old daughter. My wife is a nurse at the local hospital. We have been keeping our distance from friends, all our family live several hours away. Daughter is a trooper even when seeing her friends...
  42. If he's like most of the chicken farm dogs I have...

    If he's like most of the chicken farm dogs I have known, he is waiting for a nice fresh turd to drop. Nudging the ass is just to hurry the hen's business along. Even more delectable than kitty...
  43. Early on in our relationship, we discovered that...

    Early on in our relationship, we discovered that we have entirely different kitchen etiquette. I wipe down the counter and wash dishes between tasks, my wife not so much. When our daughter was about...
  44. Got a laminator? Print off a bunch of portraits...

    Got a laminator? Print off a bunch of portraits of your wife, laminate, and place in empty jars. Record reaction.
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    We have a 17ft tripper that works very well for...

    We have a 17ft tripper that works very well for the 3 of us human with hound. More cargo space, and 2 paddling adults are faster than you with you non-paddling grom in the kayak. We paddle up to...
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    327409 Marabunta!

    327409

    Marabunta!
  47. I've got emergency wool blankets in each vehicle...

    I've got emergency wool blankets in each vehicle and in the trailer. They're 50/50 wool and 'unknown' fibres. Last forever if you keep them away from the fire, and about $15 each. Nothing fancy but...
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    Chainsaws make terrible mills, but if a 90cc saw...

    Chainsaws make terrible mills, but if a 90cc saw is sitting in the shop lonely, then it could a fun toy with a beam/cant cutter or alaskan mill. But kerf and other cutting efficiencies really...
  49. Equipment guys up north would get old surplus...

    Equipment guys up north would get old surplus parachutes, drape them over their big iron, stake it down, and have a port to put in a big propane heater/blower. -40C outside, and +10 or more under...
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    An MS661 goes goes for about $1500CAD new. A...

    An MS661 goes goes for about $1500CAD new. A magnum 880 (120CC) goes for north of $2000. And this for saw tech that is not 40+years old, and is almost half the weight.
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