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#301653 - 05/19/23 04:36 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
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I purchased two additional boxes of flushable wipes and three more tubes of toothpaste two days ago, bringing my toothpaste total to seven, including the tube I am currently using.

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#301670 - 05/23/23 01:43 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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I watched the rain come down. Our catchment is topped off.
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#301675 - 05/24/23 06:29 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Today, my mom purchased a backup toaster and coffee maker. While we were at the checkout, the cashier inquired why I wasn't purchasing any books today, as I usually do when shopping at Ollie's. I informed her that I plan to return within a week or two to purchase more books.

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#301691 - 05/27/23 02:10 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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The extreme fire season and severe drought in my area have me on edge.

I re-assessed the fuel load around my property, especially on some steep hills, and did not like what I found. In a wind driven fire, in these conditions, I could lose all of my buildings.

I think my work for the summer is pretty clearly laid out.

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#301692 - 05/27/23 02:17 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: aloha]
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Originally Posted By: aloha
I watched the rain come down. Our catchment is topped off.

Aloha, send a little bit my way. We're dry as dust.

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#301693 - 05/27/23 02:27 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: dougwalkabout]
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Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
I think my work for the summer is pretty clearly laid out.


Please keep us in the loop as you can.

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#301694 - 05/27/23 06:23 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Thanks, Chaos, I appreciate it.

I guess I have to design for crazy dry times. The Prairies go through these crazy shocks. Dirty Thirties etc. It doesn't usually hit us so hard in the aspen parkland zone, but here we are.

So, it's chainsaw and my little tractor, pulling all this fuel down the hill. Easier said than done, on a 40 deg. slope, cable and chain and winches. I think I have a plan that will work without cracking my skull.

Closer to the house, I suspect several magnificent spruces need to go. I think I'll engage with my insurance provider to double check on this. They can be jerks. But I won't enjoy taking them down.

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#301695 - 05/28/23 06:37 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: dougwalkabout]
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Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
Originally Posted By: aloha
I watched the rain come down. Our catchment is topped off.

Aloha, send a little bit my way. We're dry as dust.



I would if I could.
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#301697 - 05/28/23 03:50 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Registered: 12/05/05
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I was checking some of my projects (water collection system from the AC unit drains) and noticed two cheap rusted knives that my wife was going to throw in the garbage . Blades were bout 7 inches each and they were not full tang.

I am not fan of throwing anything, no matter how useless it is. So, I used the Dremel to cut their blades to 2.5 inches. They are not less cheap now, but since the blades are much shorter now, they are more controllable and useable. They sit on the workbench and already started using them. They save better knives for more important jobs

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#301699 - 05/28/23 06:13 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Chisel]
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: Chisel
I am not fan of throwing anything, no matter how useless it is. So, I used the Dremel to cut their blades to 2.5 inches. They are not less cheap now, but since the blades are much shorter now, they are more controllable and useable. They sit on the workbench and already started using them. They save better knives for more important jobs

Good thinking. All of my workspaces have a junk blade for scut work.

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