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  • Bermy's Avatar
    10 Minutes Ago
    I base tied in a Eucalypt the other day, my TIP was a relatively small branch/leader up high with nothing below it for a 'fall back' and my down side was in free air as well, not touching any other branches or leaders, I like to have at least one branch below that would catch if God forbid my tip failed and a bit of 'fishing pole' friction on the down leg...so before going up I got the hubby to really jump on it with me, we made that sucker bend and sway...seemed ok so up I went. Still here.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    19 Minutes Ago
    Yeah...but then what about the job is done, they are happy, but they ignore your "terms 7 days max" on the invoice and take six weeks to pay?
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    21 Minutes Ago
    I think Gerry mentioned before that it needs a minimum number for a print run...and before, boxes and boxes sat unsold. But now....
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    42 Minutes Ago
    Like the trolley, Peter! Indispensable, I bet.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I was impressed with the organization of the Incident Management on the fire...Lots of comms happening so even though we were off in another sector we could hear what was happening, and check the maps we were issued, so we had a heads up quite a bit before we were told to bug out. Also all the trucks have GPS trackers, that were being monitored at the staging area. IN another life, I would have loved to be a full-time Firey or SES officer.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    What's LIB? Ditto on the equipment, now I have a chipper we'll bring it along sometimes on a smaller job just for marketing, only have a few branches to clear and they could just go in the back of the ute, but it looks good. Charge an hourly rate, at least get coffee money, then people see it with my telephone number on it. Also cones are good, an inexpensive way to say "I care and am thinking about more than just making a buck'. We've also added a slew of traffic signs (had to for Council work, including traffic management plans) they look good too. Uniforms of some description and a clipboard with a job sheet...plenty of strategies to separate you from the herd.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Official nerd alert!!!! Klaxons blaring
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    14 Hours Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    In August's test I only saw question marks. And in this comment I am putting an apostrophe in the possessive form of August which is the second word in this post. And in this post I'm now going to insert 6 apostrophe mark and then three question marks ''''''???
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    Likely a good experience sharing hard work like that with similarly trained people. Keep your head and eyes on the swivel out there, Bermy.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    19 Hours Ago
    Part of the difficulty I have with pricing is living in the country where most people are practical and pretty self sufficient...they do a lot themselves and if you get called in to look at something (usually involving climbing) they can't quite make the switch from 'do it yourself' pricing to 'I have to hire a professional' pricing. Also, people who move down here from the mainland for a lifestyle change, once they get to know a local 'do it all handyman' or the new friend's handy husband, also can start to balk at professional pricing when a more complicated job comes along. But, then there are those who recognise what they can't do themselves or ask a handyman to do, and just want the job done for a fair price and pay up no worries.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    19 Hours Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Spent Sunday fire fighting, 5500ha fire two hrs. NE from us. They are starting to call in brigades from further out to come in for the day or a couple for relief. Two divisions, six sectors...4wd only, hilly terrain, ironbark and tea tree. dozers putting in tracks. Water point was a little creek we had to draught out of. Were told the worst hazard was falling trees and branches. Our sector got flanked in the afternoon when the fire got away south of us, had to pull out on the fallback road. Safe area was a paddock near a house, they had a big portable collar dam set up, we watched the helicopters come in and dip and fill their buckets...cool! 12 hr shift. Caught up on sleep today.
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    22 Hours Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    ? Mark's show here also. Makes me think something is funky with the server software
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Thanks, Sean...I saw that, too, but was resisting the urge to be the nerd. You win this time.:lol:
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    Looks good, your knot is the same as mine. Tie it more snugly from the start...
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    HH fan all the way here, someday will upgrade to HH2 just for the more compact size. My self tending improvement is a bent gate biner clipped to your bridge ring and clipped over your rope just where it comes out at the bottom of the HH. Easy on, easy off. However since I switched to Tachyon 11.7 with the beeline, I haven't needed anything extra. It tends very much better than the XTC 13mm I started on. My VT is 4:1 (I think...I mean the legs do cross once at the bottom...)
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Nor me....
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Big stuff there! Levi is looking good...good sidekick.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Oops....missed a page
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Levi. (Rocket if I remember correctly)
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Great post, Stig...good info...good stories.
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Relatively new to climbing, about a year as of March 2014. SRT now using Rope Wrench. Recently purchased Hitch Hiker, will try it out soon, as weather gets warmer. I'm not a pro arb, just in a learning stage now, pruning deadwood for friends and family, mostly with my Silky saw.
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