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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bob » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:57 pm

Most snowshoes I've seen have cleats for getting a grip on ice, deejay risers, Thunderdomes, etc.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bob » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:58 pm

Ahem.

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Canoe » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:02 pm

stretch80 wrote:...Triple your stopping distance when the temperature is between 2C and -20C, when the temp drops below -20C you probably only need double the stopping distance. (Salt does not work on roads below -20C)

Try Hakka R tires. One and a half car lengths stopping on snow at 40 kph. Once below -25C, that's sometimes up to two to two and a half car lengths. Very cold black ice can be up to six car lengths, but is usually around three.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Canoe » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:08 pm

Bob wrote:Most snowshoes I've seen have cleats for getting a grip on ice, deejay risers, Thunderdomes, etc.

You're talking about those new fangled plastic thingies.
We're talking about real snow shoes. The kind you steal wood from the beavers for, and then heat it around the stones of the fireplace or the corner of the wood stove. In a pinch you can burn the rims to keep warm, chew the webbing for sustenance, and use the lacings for making snares and flossing.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Rice » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:16 pm

Canoe wrote:
Bob wrote:Most snowshoes I've seen have cleats for getting a grip on ice, deejay risers, Thunderdomes, etc.

You're talking about those new fangled plastic thingies.
We're talking about real snow shoes. The kind you steal wood from the beavers for, and then heat it around the stones of the fireplace or the corner of the wood stove. In a pinch you can burn the rims to keep warm, chew the webbing for sustenance, and use the lacings for making snares and flossing.

These are the dam things I used to wear: Image
-5% grip on ice...

My son has new snowshoes and they have the grip, teethy things:
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Rice » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:22 pm

Canoe wrote:
stretch80 wrote:...Triple your stopping distance when the temperature is between 2C and -20C, when the temp drops below -20C you probably only need double the stopping distance. (Salt does not work on roads below -20C)

Try Hakka R tires. One and a half car lengths stopping on snow at 40 kph. Once below -25C, that's sometimes up to two to two and a half car lengths. Very cold black ice can be up to six car lengths, but is usually around three.
(to two to two - owl with speech impediment)

I am talking ICE. minimal snow. It is actually more difficult to stop between 0C and -20C than it is at say -45C or colder.

(Not all winter ice driving is the same. Driving in Saskatchewan is completely different than Ontario or even Calgary at those temperatures... All depends on the humidity, or lack of it.)
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:32 pm

I carve mine out of cardboard.

They're perfect for summer wear! 8)
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:55 am

Bob wrote:[ Dork. ]

But he's ready for walking on ice or fire!
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bob » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:34 am

These might be useful this year as well.

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:43 am

I remember the first time I heard the phrase "I hate white rabbits" being yelled out around the fire ring to chase the smoke away. The phrase seemed more than a little odd. But the moment smoke made a move towards me at my next campfire I belted out the silly chant almost immediately. And the darn expression worked. The smoke drifted over to the next person in our group. It's as if I had some type of supernatural powers or something. That moment solidified a firm belief in the phrase and since then I've used it on a regular basis. But does it have any merit? Well, not really. It seems the whole thing originated from the idea that white rabbits were considered an omen of death and that in England good luck would come upon you if you called out "white rabbit" three times on the first of every month. The poor white bunnies have been cursed every since.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bob » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:52 am

Rabbit lawn ornaments placed around your camp will keep you from getting run over at night or in a whiteout. Works on the principle of reverse-jinxing the DPW rubric, "Don't brake for rabbits."

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Canoe » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:09 pm

Bob wrote:Rabbit lawn ornaments placed around your camp will keep you from getting run over at night or in a whiteout. Works on the principle of reverse-jinxing the DPW rubric, "Don't brake for rabbits."

And the no firearms, no driving around, rules should keep you safe from drunks in pickups taking pot-shots at them.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby oneeyeddick » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:59 am

Waiting until the last minute is rarely beneficial.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby mgb327 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:57 am

oneeyeddick wrote:Waiting until the last minute is rarely beneficial.



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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby shroom » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:46 am

Bob wrote:Rabbit lawn ornaments placed around your camp will keep you from getting run over at night or in a whiteout. Works on the principle of reverse-jinxing the DPW rubric, "Don't brake for rabbits."

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby illy dilly » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:03 pm

If driving a beater of a vehicle (especially RV's with unique parts) avoid traveling east on I-80 on Labor day. After Winnemucca the next open auto shop is near Salt Lake.
Or least that is the next Auto Parts store that will answer their phone on Labor Day.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby otakup0pe » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:33 am

Bob wrote:These might be useful this year as well.

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:29 pm

Bob wrote:These might be useful this year as well.

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Patsh » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:38 am

Somewhat pointless tip #4239:

Playa dust with a little liquid is an excellent polishing compound for brass, copper etc.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bob » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:57 am

Complete combustion is the best disinfectant.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby gyre » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:01 pm

Using rustoleum bright cold galvanizing zinc will leave microscopic, invisible body glitter everywhere.

You can only see it when it sparkles.

is it dangerous?
We'll see.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby graidawg » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:28 am

drunkeness is a cure for everything. best practised with rum.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby gyre » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:16 pm

Pointless?
Kind of subjective, like "Hope you're hungry?", and your location.

An adequate amount of high strength wire will stop any mechanical treaded vehicle.
This includes an Abrams or Leopard.
The wire must become fully engaged in the tread.


Also,
the Beast of War is a great film.
The film is based on the concept of nanawatai.

I wonder if the concept is honored today, as the chapandaz has been replaced by bikers?

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby gaminwench » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:55 am

when using solfeg, one must choose between 'fixed' or 'moveable' DO...

as in DO, RE, MI;

is DO here?

or

downhere?
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby gyre » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:23 am

Moveable DO?

Holy crap!
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby ygmir » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:46 am

gaminwench wrote:when using solfeg, one must choose between 'fixed' or 'moveable' DO...

as in DO, RE, MI;

is DO here?

or

downhere?


I'm not nuts you know........is that a rolling "DO" (dough)?..........and would one take a flying intercourse at it?
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Elorrum » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:34 am

do not step on the cracks.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby MyDearFriend » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:12 am

Elorrum wrote:do not step on the cracks.

Too late.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:39 am

gaminwench wrote:when using solfeg, one must choose between 'fixed' or 'moveable' DO...

as in DO, RE, MI;

is DO here?

or

downhere?


Solfeggio or solfugid?
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby gyre » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:41 pm

Hydrazine added to nitromethane will enhance your gas mileage considerably.
Mixture may become a tad volatile.

If you don't know your chemistry, DON'T TRY THIS!

If you really want to experiment, start with nitropropane.
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