Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

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Re: Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

Post by poppydog » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:18 pm

Bought Oliver a plate carrier for his birthday; he know thinks he's Ross Edgley :lol:
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Post by Joeprez » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:52 am

Yeap, very cool Roger!
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Re: Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

Post by Selym » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:43 am

poppydog wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Bought Oliver a plate carrier for his birthday; he know thinks he's Ross Edgley :lol:
Body armor? Is he in the military? :scratch:

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Re: Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

Post by Joeprez » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:10 am

Had a pretty cool weekend, starting with stand up paddling Saturday morning. I'm really enjoying kayaking and now this.

Question, anyone has any experience with inflatable stand up paddles? I dont have the space at home for a rigid one. I'll probably just keep renting for now ($15 for an hour for the paddleboard, or a membership of $50 monthly for 6 hours of paddle rides, so $8.34 per hour), but if we really get into it, I wanna know my options. Another option I have is get a used, rigid board and pay for storage space in the Marina ($65 per month).

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Post by Ryeguy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:26 pm

poppydog wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Bought Oliver a plate carrier for his birthday; he know thinks he's Ross Edgley :lol:
If he really wants to be like Ross Edgley, it sounds like you should've bought him a 100 lb tree (from reading Ross' Wiki page).

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Re: Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

Post by SoCal C4S » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:55 pm

Selym wrote:
poppydog wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Bought Oliver a plate carrier for his birthday; he know thinks he's Ross Edgley :lol:
Body armor? Is he in the military? :scratch:
Probably for CrossFit.

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Post by Selym » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:22 pm

SoCal C4S wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Selym wrote:
poppydog wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Bought Oliver a plate carrier for his birthday; he know thinks he's Ross Edgley :lol:
Body armor? Is he in the military? :scratch:
Probably for CrossFit.
I learned something new today. Thanks! :thumbsup:

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Re: Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

Post by gwells » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:46 pm

i made a bee hotel on Saturday (and a little bit Sunday morning). it was a gift for my mom, but i'm going to make another one for our house next weekend.
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Re: Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:12 pm

gwells wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:46 pm
i made a bee hotel on Saturday (and a little bit Sunday morning). it was a gift for my mom, but i'm going to make another one for our house next weekend.

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we have a few of these. aren't you suppose to face them south west for the black bee's to use it?

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Re: Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

Post by BacoNoir » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:13 pm

gwells wrote:i made a bee hotel on Saturday (and a little bit Sunday morning). it was a gift for my mom, but i'm going to make another one for our house next weekend.
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Love it. Been thinking of doing one myself but haven’t researched it. I can see the lumber and logs that you drilled, but what are the small diameter pieces?
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Post by gwells » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:00 am

the other small pieces are bamboo. one big bamboo stick cut and a bunch of very small ones. you really just need something "reed-like." you can even use paper straws.

i made all of mine from scrap. blocks are from an old stair tread. log i just found in the yard. big bamboo came from a neighbor's yard waste pile. small bamboo was from an old broken bamboo fence sheet. exterior was an old shelf that was in the shed when we bought our house 20 years ago. and a leftover piece of wire mesh to cover it.

here's the site that has some basic instructions that i used.

https://findingseaturtles.com/build-bee-hotels/

for location:

In full sun, facing south or south east. Locate your bee hotel at least a metre off the ground, with no vegetation blocking the entrance. Keep it dry at all times, to prevent the contents going mouldy. Secure it firmly to a wall, fence or free-standing post while in use.

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Post by BacoNoir » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:04 am

Thanks!
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Post by YOHOHO » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:26 am

gwells wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:46 pm
i made a bee hotel on Saturday (and a little bit Sunday morning). it was a gift for my mom, but i'm going to make another one for our house next weekend.

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Very cool!

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Post by poppydog » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:11 pm

Selym wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:22 pm
SoCal C4S wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Selym wrote:
poppydog wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Bought Oliver a plate carrier for his birthday; he know thinks he's Ross Edgley :lol:
Body armor? Is he in the military? :scratch:
Probably for CrossFit.
I learned something new today. Thanks! :thumbsup:
Yes, that's what it's for. He just completed his degree in sports science and he and his friends are, as you might imagine, into fitness in a big way.
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Re: Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

Post by BacoNoir » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:54 pm

7 1/2 miles at 9,900 to 10,900 ft amsl today for some fishing and hiking. Fish weren’t biting but it was fun anyway.
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Post by JDC222 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:08 pm

^^^
Looks like a great day!!
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Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

Post by JDC222 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:13 pm

Joeprez wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:10 am
Had a pretty cool weekend, starting with stand up paddling Saturday morning. I'm really enjoying kayaking and now this.

Question, anyone has any experience with inflatable stand up paddles? I dont have the space at home for a rigid one. I'll probably just keep renting for now ($15 for an hour for the paddleboard, or a membership of $50 monthly for 6 hours of paddle rides, so $8.34 per hour), but if we really get into it, I wanna know my options. Another option I have is get a used, rigid board and pay for storage space in the Marina ($65 per month).

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The rigid boards are better all around but if you don't have the space, just get a good quality inflatable. I paid $1400Cdn for 2 used (like new, rigid) boards, fins, 3 new life-jackets and 2 adjustable paddles. One is 11'6 and the other is 10'6. The brand is RipTIde.

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Post by mattcantwin » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:56 am

I can always count on the house to give me something to do.


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Re: Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

Post by Joeprez » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:28 am

JDC222 wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:13 pm
Joeprez wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:10 am
Had a pretty cool weekend, starting with stand up paddling Saturday morning. I'm really enjoying kayaking and now this.

Question, anyone has any experience with inflatable stand up paddles? I dont have the space at home for a rigid one. I'll probably just keep renting for now ($15 for an hour for the paddleboard, or a membership of $50 monthly for 6 hours of paddle rides, so $8.34 per hour), but if we really get into it, I wanna know my options. Another option I have is get a used, rigid board and pay for storage space in the Marina ($65 per month).

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The rigid boards are better all around but if you don't have the space, just get a good quality inflatable. I paid $1400Cdn for 2 used (like new, rigid) boards, fins, 3 new life-jackets and 2 adjustable paddles. One is 11'6 and the other is 10'6. The brand is RipTIde.

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Thanks for the information!
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Re: Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

Post by unsub073 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:18 am

Joe,

I don't know if you have the space, but we have a kayak and SUP in our garage. Here is our set up.

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Re: Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

Post by amckiwi » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:56 am

Heading back into lockdown here for the next six weeks!

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Post by sierra11b » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:00 pm

After making bread the old fashioned way my entire life I caved and purchased a Zojirushi Virtuoso bread maker today. Gonna be fun and much easier! :mrgreen:

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Re: Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

Post by HapaHapa » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:58 am

This kind of news is inevitable, but really sad.
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Re: Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

Post by Ryeguy » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:06 pm

HapaHapa wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:58 am
This kind of news is inevitable, but really sad.
Yeah, Brooks Brothers got hit with kind of a triple whammy. Obviously, the economic shut down was a revenue killer, but layered on top of that is the increasingly casual workplace wardrobe I've seen. The days of the daily suit are numbered except for a small number of professions.

Add to this the"new normal" of working from home, and you really cut down on the number of "professional" clothes people require.

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Shirt and Jacket? Sure. Pants? Nope, that is just too much to ask.

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