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Icy mess incoming?

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Boots, Feb 3, 2022.

  1. Goodson

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    a brutal winter? you guys didnt even have snow til like January.

    you wanna compare brutal winters.... try me
     
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  2. Grifter

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    Or me. Brutal winter... :lol:
     
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    I was working out of Moncton today and the amount of snow they have is absolutely obscene. They can keep it :lol:
     
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    Not a bad drive in. a little icy
     
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    or me lol
     
  6. Boots

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    oh you win. We have wussy winters compared to most parts of Canada lol
     
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    Born in Regina, 2 different Halloweens were canceled for snow
     
  8. Boots

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    Where's Cooper.. I miss her telling me that Edmonton is warmer than Halifax lol
     
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  9. Grifter

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    Did she really do that?
     
  10. RoryTate

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    It's a dry cold.
     
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  11. Miss Shawty

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    We only lost power Thursday evening from 10:30pm to about 2:45am....

    Can someone explain why my TV turned on when it wasn't even on when the power went out? :kekeke:
     
  12. Boots

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    lol
     
  13. Goodson

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    in November we were already driving full-sized vehicles on frozen rivers -- and meanwhile my folks were sending me pictures of the lake in the back yard with people still kayaking in it
     
  14. Boots

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    You also have to run from bears. You're in a different world lol
     
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    where i live -- the bears run from us (black bears)

    its the brown or white ones you really gotta worry about.

    i paddled past a black bear on the shore line, got about 10 feet away and slapped my paddle on the water and he ran away. they are like big house cats
     
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  16. HairyAss

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    ... until you find yourself between a mama and their cub.
     
  17. Grifter

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    I'm not minimizing black bears. But they are typically the ones to run away. Now a grizzly? Fuck that.
     
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    fyi tons of water down
     
  19. Wayne

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    Snowed all day again in Fredericton...this is getting ridiculous.
     
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    yeah i wouldn't go near that - no matter what species. angry mama's are no joke

    this was just a lonely solo fuzz ball on the shoreline eating some berries
     
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    My brother-in-law got attacked by an angry black bear mama in the Yukon. Scary shit!
     
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    Jesus! Not too often someone can speak of actually knowing someone who's been attacked by a bear. Was he ok?
     
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    Yeah, he was prospecting for a mining company where they would drop him off by helicopter in the wilderness of the Yukon. He was on his way back to the rendezvous point, saw the mama bear, turned and saw the cub and said... "fuuuuuck". Mama charged and got a lock on his knee with her jaw. He pepper sprayed her and she wouldn't let go. Managed to get his hand on a rock and started bashing her head and she finally let go and took off. He managed to get to the helicopter rendezvous spot and back to civilization for medical attention. Definitely a crazy one and it doesn't happen often. It was a year or two later that I was up visiting when we did the Top of the World/Alaskan highway and I remember being somewhere in Northern BC talking to someone about bears and he said something about, "it doesn't happen often but there was a guy in Yukon who was attacked just over a year ago..." Me: "You mean my brother-in-law?". Crazy.
     
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  24. Grifter

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    Jesus, lucky guy! Like I said earlier, I wasn't minimizing black bears, I wouldn't fuck with them but they don't put the fear of God into me like a grizzly does. And that story isn't something you hear of too often. But yeah, brother in law is a lucky guy for sure.
     
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    I do a ton of hiking and would similarly be immediately scared of a Grizzly but because of this story, whenever I see a black bear (which has been often), I start scanning for cubs.
     
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    Having worked in remote areas of BC for over 10 years and a lot of that being dropped of by helicopter and in the summer at times it could be for days. I don't trust any Bears. I was stalked by one in the bush and could only hear it because the brush was so thick from an old forest fire and the old bastard was just circling us. Every once in a while we would catch a glimpse of the bugger, luckily I was able to call our helicopter in to get us a lift out.
    After that day I was packing my gun, I had left it in camp up until that point because I didn't want the extra weight to pack around all day in the heat with all my other work gear.
    All the time I spent working in some of the most remote areas of BC I have to say I have not had to many bear encounters. Just thinking back I think all of them were on the North Coast including one AMAZING Wolf encounter that happened where a pack went around a group of us howling and it sounded like they were right beside us but not one was seen, SPOOKY and so cool :eek7:
     
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