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    05-18-2016
    Never, never forget the figure 8 stopper knot if you're running climbing line for a long lanyard.
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    05-17-2016
    You still order from their office in California. From what I've seen on the parcels their postmarked from Windsor,Ontario. Never got charged duty and other border charges.
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    05-17-2016
    I might have to go back to Baileys as they have a warehouse in Canada where I can get a break on the duties taxes. Shipping is better too. Last time I ordered big out of the U.S. from TreeStuff our Canadian dollar was worth 5 cents more then the U.S dollar.....sure a shock right now. But we're slowly climbing back to where we were. It seems as I get up in my later years, a more of a penny pinch I get every day :)
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  • HolmenTree's Avatar
    05-17-2016
    TreeStuff order today. 6 chipper knives ($43 ea) 10 Greenteeth ($8 ea) (low inventory ) Shipping $47 Taxes duties $68 Coupon discount $17 Grand total $447 U.S. Add 20% ( $90) $537 CDN:O I didn't bother with the rope this order (Samson 1/4" Amsteel X 200 ft with double eye splice) Fast shipping though....under 2 weeks.
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  • HolmenTree's Avatar
    05-16-2016
    I gotta order chipper knives and some rope from them tomorrow, thanks for reminding me Sean.
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  • HolmenTree's Avatar
    05-14-2016
    yeah I heard that too. I think you can buy a AC inverter to plug into your cigerette lighter from most automotive store. I just tried my charger again in my truck plugin and it charges just fine even with the motor not running. Might help that my pickup has two batteries but I do idle the engine abit just to be safe to not drain the batteries too much.
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  • HolmenTree's Avatar
    05-14-2016
    Mick, my truck has it built in. Doesn't power the charger as well as a home outlet but does the job.
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  • HolmenTree's Avatar
    05-14-2016
    Having said the above I'm seriously thinking of buying a 536 rear handle now while the sale is still on. $520 and comes with a 14" b/c, I already have the charger and 2 batteries. Perfect little saw for doing light ground work like limbing and taking out bushes etc. Even felling and bucking. The less I use a noisy gas saw the better and will drum up more business as I work in a shift worker city.
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    05-07-2016
    HolmenTree replied to a thread Fort McMurray in Odds and Ends
    Yep alot bigger fires here never made the news but 90,000 people getting evacuated from a place that greatly helps drive the Canadian and American economy definitely has opened a few eyes.
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    05-07-2016
    HolmenTree replied to a thread Falling Spikes in Chainsaws!
    What size of bar on that little beast......20 inch?:lol:
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    05-07-2016
    HolmenTree replied to a thread Falling Spikes in Chainsaws!
    :lol: you guys aren't serious are you??
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    05-07-2016
    HolmenTree replied to a thread Fort McMurray in Odds and Ends
    92F at the start of May in northern Alberta is definitely a heat wave but you have to factor in heat being absorbed from the sun by the dark green landscape of the Boreal Forest. I logged in this forest when it was -40 below on a bright sunny day, snow was melting off the dark green spruce branches. It's been a weird spring as others here have commented, El Nino is definitely rearing it ugly head. Thank goodness California is getting some more moisture.
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    05-07-2016
    HolmenTree replied to a thread Fort McMurray in Odds and Ends
    Read the story Raj.....
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    05-07-2016
    HolmenTree replied to a thread Fort McMurray in Odds and Ends
    The Japanese tried it in 1944. Here's a good read, memories of stories from my childhood days in Saskatchewan. http://kentondejong.com/blog/the-bombing-of-saskatchewan
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  • HolmenTree's Avatar
    05-07-2016
    HolmenTree replied to a thread Fort McMurray in Odds and Ends
    Sorry I wasn't clear, I meant other recent fires in Alberta were arson started like the firefighters son for example I just saw the CTV news yesterday and they said there was no reports of sightings of lightning in the Fort Mac area prior to the fires. So I think man made is the culprit whether it's accidental or arson.
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  • HolmenTree's Avatar
    05-06-2016
    HolmenTree replied to a thread How is an 038 Mag in Chainsaws!
    Back in the day Stihl 038 was a great summer saw and the Husqvarna 266 / Jonsered 630 were great winter saws. The solid carb mount to the cylinder on the Husky and Jonsereds kept the carb from freezing up in winter, but would vapor lock in the summer. The rubber intake manifold on the Stihl isolated the carb from cylinder heat in the summer, but the carb would freeze up in the winter.
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    05-06-2016
    HolmenTree replied to a thread Fort McMurray in Odds and Ends
    Trouble today is arson is a major problem what now looks like what happened in Fort Mac. Already a couple of arsonists have been charged in Alberta, one of them was a firefighters son looking forward to a season of steady employment.
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  • HolmenTree's Avatar
    05-06-2016
    HolmenTree replied to a thread Fort McMurray in Odds and Ends
    Fire makes our Boreal Forest healthy. About every 150 years it's completely burned in patches of rotation . We do have the odd big spruce tree that have escaped the fires and lived to be 300 years or more. As long as forest land is protected as a park and fires and logging is kept out with people living in them we will have problems.
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  • HolmenTree's Avatar
    05-06-2016
    HolmenTree replied to a thread Fort McMurray in Odds and Ends
    Living with trees has its risks alright I see it all the time up here in Thompson dead center in the heart of the Boreal Forest. Like Fort Mac we only have one highway into our community surrounded by thousands of square miles of heavy forest that deer can't even adapt too. My advice is all communities at risk of forest fire should have a wide perimeter of forest logged out to be used as a fire break. That's what Fort Mac should have done years ago. Hard to do though as with the desolate tar sands in the background you want to make your community look as green as possible.
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  • HolmenTree's Avatar
    05-06-2016
    HolmenTree replied to a thread Fort McMurray in Odds and Ends
    Not all of Canada is covered by the Boreal Forest. Any fuel wood from drought or insects is not a problem in the Boreal Forest. Funny how little most people know of the world's largest forest.
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  1. Hello Ben, I'm up north at The Pas about a 5 hr drive from the Riding Mountain/ Elkhorn resort area, if that's the Elkhorn you're talking about.
    Where about in Alberta are you located?
    I plan on going back to Calgary in June for another ArborCanada Training course, had a blast at last falls course.
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