Where were you today?

Discussion in 'Adventure, Hiking, Backpacking and Travel' started by Theodore, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Bushman5

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    Ugh this Weber is a pain to start. Used the choke, carb flooded. Put new Iridium NGK spark plugs in, checked the timing manually.

    Fired up very briefly but instantly died.

    Ran the battery down as well..... back on the charger
     
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    Soon, very soon......the venerable BushTruck will explore again.......need a few more things dealt with on it after Weber carb / Pacesetter header install..........but soon.......soon

    29 fricking years old, over a million KM's on it. SO MANY ADVENTURES AND EXPLORING , so much logging and firewood hauling over the years, plus delivery driving.......4wheeling where it should never have gone..........(its 2wd but i have a 4 ton Come-A-Long), river crossings up to the dashboard to get to the salmon holes on the Fraser River

    hot oiled 4 times a year, everywhere....only now JUST getting a spec of rust on the body.

    every time i open the doors...there is a odor of vinyl, plastic, and oil and forest.....those of you with OLD trucks know what im talking about.......its heaven to me.

    Once the wiring harness is cut down...there will literally be less than 12 wires ....... zBTMrzyl.jpg
     
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    Ah unfortunately nothing so cool. This is an old UST Tube tarp I bought way back in college. Still going strong though so haven't replaced it. Just re-waterproofed the seems last season though.
     
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    Spent the day at my summer job “hugging trees” the waxed canvas HPG Kit Bag is the berries for carrying a GPS, DBH tape, flagging, markers, pens, pencils (and HK VP9) while surveying oak trees for invasive insects. C04F80F4-5B67-4126-B8AB-E6ABC876135C.jpeg

    Looks like it’s going to be a great way to spend this summer.
     
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    You get paid to do that???
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    Yep, cavorting thru the fields and forest like an overfed leaping gnome! AND I get paid to annoy the bugs! :D
     
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    very cool job!
     
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    arrives at work today. The lead driver looked apprehensive and told me not to get too worked up.

    my "meter" started going red....... "what?" i said.....o_O

    he said the other driver dropped a full concrete bin on the side of your truck.

    o_Oo_O WTF? i said.....got out of my pickup and walked over to my tandem axle Sterling.



    :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    he couldn't wait 5 bloody minutes for me to move my truck before pulling the loaded bin from beside it? o_O:mad: I was just outside the truck yard , waiting for a lumber Super B Train to make the turn

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    thank god the fuel tank did not get damaged (not only are they like $2000+ to replace, it had 350 liters of diesel in it. (and at $1.60 per liter........$560 CAD. (and thats just the drivers side tank....passenger side holds 200 Liters and they are connected .

    just a bit pissed today. Awesome way to start a LONG day. Get to drive around with my tractor looking like CRAP! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
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    More testing of the "Mystery steel 4's"
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    A quick, simple lake side dinner: build fire, add meat.

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    I've been trying to do more smaller cooking fires as it's easier to deal with them and better fits my normal needs.

    This one consisted of two wrist thick hanging deadwood branches maybe 7ft long apiece with a small pile of thin limbs attached. No tools used other than a ferro rod. I broke the wood apart with my hands to get to the dry stuff. Scraped some tender piles using a rock.

    Increasing the difficulty was the fact that it had rained most of the day and did again off and on while I was building the fire. The Y stick in one of the pics was there to support a quick cover of branches if the rain got too hard before the fire could sustain itself.
     
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    I hike in the desert almost every night. Ran into this little tailless whip scorpion last night. IMG_7307.JPG
     
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    Out on a desert hike again last night IMG_7322.JPG IMG_7323.jpg IMG_7324.jpg
     
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    Edit. Wrong! Damn that's what I get for being hasty! See correct answer below.
     
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    It’s a “Nope Rope” not to be confused with a “Danger Noodle”
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    It's a long nosed snake. Singular nose scale makes a good tool for uncovering buried lizards and such. Super docile snake. Generally won't even bite when you pick em up.
     
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    We got them danger noodles too. I'll see if I can find one of them tonight for you guys. lol
     
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    My wife, daughter and I cleared it in 2.5 hours, lots of gawking. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why half the people were walking looking at the trail then the masterpiece of awesomeness before them. It left me astounded, so much to see. If you’re in the area, go do it.

    Some pics weren’t great, upward draft and dust particles made my pics look foggy. It was pretty dark in some areas, surprised my phone was able to kick out enough light! I picked out a few, had over 200 pics. Enjoy!

    My wife was so excited, you can see her running down on the first pic.
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    Left my flash off for these.
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    Went to The Gathering Place this morning.

    Still haven’t seen everything.

    Here are a couple of the play areas for the younger kids.

    We didn’t venture over to the larger structures today. Or the ancient forest, or the sensory garden. Or the swings. Or the reading castle.

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    Where I've been the last several days....

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