What are Canucks supposed to post?

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  1. kgd

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    Its pretty cool that BUSA set-up a Canadian forum. But just what is it we are supposed to post about?

    -The price difference of Tim Horton's coffee (with or without a harmonized sales tax)?

    -Do you prefer your maple fudge cookies with milk or tea?

    -How come Canada used to have the good beer compared to the U.S. and now mostly the opposite?

    -I think poutine would be much better with yellow cheese curds -- discuss --

    -Who has managed to convince their significant other to wear moose poop earrings?

    -Did Troy Hurtubise every get to wrestle his Grizzly Bear with his bearproof suit? Where is Troy today?

    -Country style donuts holds nostalgia for me, how about you?

    -Show off your Grohman folder - the better buck 110!!!

    -Where can I buy some genuine Codet wool pants using a Canadian distributor?

    Okay, thats it for now.
     
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    This is a good place for us to: apologize, say excuse me, bitch about not being able to carry guns, praise health care, bitch about Harper, say Eh! safely, talk about heavy snowfall warnings and studded tires, and monitor Peter Mansbridge's hair loss.:D:D:D
     
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    MEC has some pretty good stuff we can't get here (though i forget what, exactly... came up on another forum a few years ago).

    you could discuss Red Green, and explain the suspenders thing for us...

    you could (and here i'm being serious) post on anything unique to your neck of the woods, bushcraft-wise. for example, your wildlife and vegetation are much different than mine here in Louisiana... i might post about how to keep cottonmouths out of the bateau... you might post about how large a pile of rocks it takes to keep a wolverine out of your cache. you get the idea...
     
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    In regards to the beer, it's because just about all the big breweries have sold out to american companies! lol. Molsons was pretty much the last big one, and they sold out a few years back.

    Labatt - now owned by belgians.
    Molson - merged with (shudder) Coors
    Sleeman - Owned by a Japanese company.
    Carling - merged with Molson (see above)
    Lakeport - owned by Labatt (see above)

    We still have Keiths and Moosehead though.
     
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    Ya could explain why you say ey after everything :D

    Hello from Kid just south of you in northern Maine
     
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    Stop sending all that cold air down to us in the winter damn it.

    It needed to be said.
     
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    Forgive me for buttingin on the Canuck group but it must be said....

    Red Green is the MAN. The only person on earth more manly than Red is Chuck Norris.
     
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    How aboot that Stompin Tom Connors eh?
     
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    f'n eh...
     
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    Stompin Tom RULES!!!!!!!:D
     
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    hahahaha... great show... "i'm a man.... i can change... if i have too... i guess..."
     
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    And all this time I was thinking the Canada side of the house was here to:

    Try and explain how curling is NOTHING like shuffle board.

    How Timmys is far and away better then Starbucks...

    To remind us... that yes...Les Stroud IS Canadian.

    That "please".."Thank you"...and "Im sorry" are words you can actually use in public.

    but if you do none of those things....can you at least post the info about the current sale at Canadian Tire. (I miss that store):(
     
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    Timmy will never succeed in 'merica - it's Peoples Coffee.

    Canadjun Tire has crock pots on clearance as well as the Fiskars stand up weeder. Does that satisfy your fix?
     
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    they have computers in canada????? just teasing ! i think you find a bit for everyone here!
     
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    Okay, let me make it clear from the get go that I don't want any political fighting to ensue due to my question which is this:

    You mentioned "praise healthcare". How do you Canadian's really feel about your healthcare system? We only get very politically charged hype one direction or the other from the media, etc. here in the U.S.

    Based on your comment, I can only guess that you like the Canadian system personally, and I have had political discussions with KGD in the past, so I think he might lean the same way. I have talked to several Canadian's however who can't stand it. What say all of our Canadian members?
     
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    I personally like the health care system. There has been a lot of pressure in recent years to change it. I think most recently they wanted to create a "tiered system" that would allow the rich to have more coverage than the less well off.

    With any system, there are going to be flaws, but I like being able to walk into a clinic, hospital or my doctors office when I'm sick and not worry how that is going to kill my budget. I like not having to worry about an HMO bending me over and lacing the KY with shards of glass.

    Most of the biggest complaints I've heard are actually from the health care professionals who don't like being told they aren't legally allowed to charge whatever they want. Fees are standardized, so no over-billing can occur. The biggest issue we're having is the migration of doctors south of the border to where they can make a lot more money.
     
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    Well now, all sorts of things you could talk about.

    You could try to answer for the horrible crime of not insisting that
    Trailer Park Boys go on for another five seasons. :D
     
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    I'd like to see this spot as place folks in the same area can organize outings and get together to learn from each other. I'm willing to drive a few hours to link up out on Crown Land somewere with a group to camp and practice skills.
    As for health care. I like not being billed. What I don't like is the months of waiting for specialists and that my local doctors are for the most part useless. They do next to nothing except bill the health care system. There are a few horror stories around here due to their neglect.
     
  20. EnglishManInOntario

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    Maybe someone could explain to me why milk comes in bags here?!?

    On a serious note, I'd love to see meetup suggestions in here.
     
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    There are pitchers specially designed to hold the bag:D:D
    had them all my life growing up. Ii think the milk was a little cheaper when in bags:D:D

    http://reference.findtarget.com/search/Milk%20bag/
     
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    I'd love to see an ontario meetup planned. I was trying to figure out where to start on putting one together myself a while back, but life got in the way.

    So, all those people in Ontario, what say you? What sounds like a good time to do a meet, and where? I know most of the provincial parks are pretty much booked solid on the weekends for the next while, but the local conservation areas here (Kitchener-Waterloo) usually have sites open.

    Someone throw out some ideas!
     
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    Kitchener/Waterloo area would be ideal for me too, it's only a short drive away. I'm not familiar with any of the camping areas around there though - we tend to go up to Algonquin for most of our camping weekends.
     
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    Ummm, stay north of the border.:D:eek: LOL.
     
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    Here's the one that is right in town.

    http://www.grandriver.ca/index/document.cfm?Sec=27&Sub1=127

    it's my usual hiking location.

    there are other locations on the grand river that could be looked at too.

    I'd love to go up to algonquin, but I have no way to get there :(
     
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    I'm interested in a K-W meet. I'm 2 1/2 hours north. I do shift so it depends if I'm working or not.
     
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    if we do a meet in KW, do we want to try and get a group site? or do we want to get a couple normal sites close to each other? Commonly, the regular sites allow between 1-3 tents. and are 30 bucks a night
     
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    A group site would probably be overkill, I don't think there's more than 4-5 of us in the area - unless those farther afield would be interested in travelling down?
     
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    Sorry, I thought they had a group camping facility at Laurel Creek. looks like they don't :( So we'd have to book a number of campsites close together if we can.
     
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    well, there's you and I and Theduck. KDG is in the windsor area, maybe he'd be up to coming out. And I know there's someone else in the KW area as well, someone new to the forum.

    yeah, I guess a group site would be kinda overkill. I think we could make due with 2-3 regular sites depending on if we can get 3 tent sites.
     
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  32. kgd

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    Eh? I'm a complicated boy, not above hanging with the Michigan Militia on occasion :D :D

    As for meets, I still haven't figured out what an ideal meet is yet. I really enjoy meeting different forum members. Ironically, I've met far more American ones than Canucks.

    Meets tend to come in three flavor. BBQ, the ones where everyone sits around and talks about the woods in the woods but don't ever venture into the woods and 'look at my fancy pocket knife' kind of things. I like meets, but they are always just sort of greets. It seems to take a smaller group to actually venture in the bush and do some nature stuff. No disrespect to the meets I've attended, but I think I'd like to go for a different direction. Hike the hike and walk the talk rather than the other way around....
     
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    +1 on that KGD. The whole point of a meetup (for me anyway) would be to actually learn something new from a practical standpoint, not just talk about it - I can do that online :)
     
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    Better than a Buck 110? That is pure unadulterated SACRILEGE:D.
     
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    Blah! Canadian and American beer both suck.
    German beer is the way to go. IMO
     
  36. Ursinos

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    well, there are a lot of hiking trails in Laurel creek. It's not a wilderness area, but lots of hiking to be had. There is also a fair amount of wild edibles to my trained eye. I DO want to get instruction on a few things, like work with people on primitive firestarting methods.
     
  37. OhCanada

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    That is the whole purpose of this section, it's not a discussion section but a way to find and get together with others in your area, be that NY, Texas, or Canada.

    Basic school level stuff: look at the context! Read the heading from the main board: "Local Groups Regional groups for bushcraft events and social gatherings"

    Now tell me where that says 'lets talk about bushcraft away from the other countries'. In plain English (the Queen's English thank you very much) this place is for people to post physical events related to bushcrafting such as camp outs (aka bushcraft events or coffee meet ups (aka social gatherings)
     
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    Sounds like most of the Canucks in Ontario are from K/W or Windsor area..

    However, I'd be happy to start arranging a meeting here in my neck of the woods (Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes District). RangerJoe's been out this way before and has seen the forests we use for our courses and campouts. We've expanded in the last (nearly) 2 years and the forests are incredible.

    Just an offer, can take it or decline it, I'm cool with either.
     
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    Hey hey hey.. we're bi-lingual up here eh.. gotta say what you just said in Franco-Canadien now!:p
     
  40. Ursinos

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    I'd be up for it, would need to find a way out there though? I wonder if the GO bus goes out that way
     
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    I know the GO bus eventually gets to Peterborough. Not sure the times or how much.

    Maybe if there's enough interest there could be a carpool from your area? You in K/W or Windsor or what Mate?
     
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    KW. I know there's at least one or two others in this area besides my wife and I. yeah, might have to see if any of them want to carpool.
     
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    Bilingual? Yeah I speak the two official languages: Míkmawísimk and English ;) (I really can't speak Míkmawísimk)

    On several survival/bush craft boards the majority of people are in Ontario or out west; not many east of Quebec. Small land area? East Coast too tied to modern convenience? Wonder why there aren't more of us in the east? We do have a history of hunters and anglers here but that doesn't translate into folks interested in primitive skills (or even early 1900 skills) or survivalist.
     
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    My mother's family is from Gaspe, and have huntcamps up in the hills there.

    It's hard to discern why only so many people in an area seem to enjoy bushcraft or survival skills. My grandfather (a long time survival instructor here in Ontario) once told me how Europe has the strongest amount of students, America second and Canada third. I heard from an Australian friend of mine how there is little to no interest in Australia.

    Maybe it has something to do with how long a nation has been disconnected from the land and wanting to return to it.. maybe it's population densities.. no idea mate.
     
  45. OhCanada

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    Well if we are talking countries instead of province:

    Having been in different parts of the world via my TV some people are living at a level that we would call bushcraft anyway even if they have a small village, so the idea of getting away from it all and going back to the land for a weekend just means more of the same to them. In other areas people are too busy surviving than that even if they are in a dense city they can't afford the gear or the time...even our cheap thrift store gear kits would be these peoples actual living conditions. So that is location and poverty.

    What about developed countries. Canada/US have a recent history of living off the land and a sense of pride in our parks but I think you can mistake one for the other; that being parks for modern hiking with all their regulations and permits, and just naked land people don't go to. Sweden seems to preserve their traditions at a governmental level and I am not sure about Finland but that is another bushcrafty country. I really wish Canada would have more of a relationship with Sweden, Finland, Norway north, a lot of us may be from England but we live in a country now that has land mass extended up to the Northern points as these three countries.
     
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    Just a couple of points for clarity for our Western brethren (and sisteren?) and our American cousins:

    Toronto is NOT Eastern Canada. Neither is Montreal. Coast to coast tours do not begin in Quebec City and head west from there.
    There are only three provinces (NB, NS & PEI) in the Maritimes but 4 (add Newfoundland & Labrador) in the Atlantic Provinces.
    We don't really say "Eh" all the time, any more that every American says "Y'all" all the time.
    We are a big (very big) diverse country but one thing we all pretty much like to do is bitch about the other parts of the country where we aren't from.
    Some Canadians (too many for my taste) like to think what makes them Canadian is the fact that they're not Americans.
    We've got lots of trees and open air and water and the vast majority of the population wouldn't know which way is up let alone which way is North if you took them more than an ear's shot away from a major highway.
    While I haven't visited our North, I take great pride in knowing that somewhere out there we still have some people who understand, value, learn and pass on something that can actually be called a "way of life" rather than just a "life style".

    Just a bit of 'stream of consciousness' there. Anyway, just a few points for discussion and no offence is intended or offered.

    Cheers from Canada's right coast.
     
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    That would be me! Didn't realize there were KW types here until I was surfin' the forums tonite. Anyhow, I'm up for some outdoorsiness. There are a ton of nice woodlots all around here, unfortunately I don't know any farmers.:( Plenty of trails though.
     
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    got any recommendations for camping areas beyond Laurel creek and bingamens? lol
     
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    Not right in KW, but there are some pretty nice conservation areas just out of town. Valens, outside of Cambridge is a good one. It has a reservoir, swampy area and a bunch of trails through hardwood forest. That's several different environments in one place. There are some nice areas up on the escarpment too. Gotta look for the lesser known areas. We've stayed at Valens before.

    Would be kinda cool to get enough guys together to go up and visit OzaawaaMigiziNini. Truly Gods country up there for sure!
     
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    Well, if you'd be willing to car pool, I'll chip in for gas money! :D
     

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