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Forum: Canada 04-02-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,709
Posted By mac10
Everyone has mentioned the snow possibility, how...

Everyone has mentioned the snow possibility, how to avoid Kootenay pass, and alternate routes in the US if need be. Weather depends on luck and you won't know for sure until the day approaches. One...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,808
Posted By mac10
Good ideas here! I keep my phone in my inner...

Good ideas here!

I keep my phone in my inner jacket pocket,sealed at the top with Velcro to keep it there. it lives in a waterproof Lifeproof case. I keep the GPS feature on to aid in finding me....
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,582
Posted By mac10
I switched from a black Kilimanjaro to a hi vis...

I switched from a black Kilimanjaro to a hi vis Darien after 10 years. I always wear a white helmet. Cagers now see me and treat me with much more deference and much longer following distance. I...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-01-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 46,484
Posted By mac10
I use a methyl hydrate burning pop can stove,so I...

I use a methyl hydrate burning pop can stove,so I always have at least 2 or 3 Mickey bottles in the saddlebags. Methyl works well for drying out wet gas, and is sold as fuel line de icer. A cup full...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,863
Posted By mac10
I have a couple.I have a small slime version for...

I have a couple.I have a small slime version for backup. I especially like the airman, but my favourite is a bigger one gutted out of its housing. I hang it off the rack or the bars when in use so I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,088
Posted By mac10
The cheapest grade of walmart furniture polish...

The cheapest grade of walmart furniture polish works too. If it smells of lemons, the wasps like it, along with all the bug guts sticking to the windward surfaces. Bikes are mobile entomology...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,319
Posted By mac10
I have a whistle, and a small strobe type...

I have a whistle, and a small strobe type flashing light wired to my jacket zipper pull. That way I can get them when I need them. Give me something to do while I wait in the ditch to be found after...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,109
Posted By mac10
Look up whitewater canoe rescue gear. Some rope ,...

Look up whitewater canoe rescue gear. Some rope , a couple of carabiners, and some brains. Light, cheap effective and small. Commonly called a Z drag system. There are other variations. Used for...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By mac10
A small amount, diluted, will stretch your gas....

A small amount, diluted, will stretch your gas. What is a small amount, varies engine to engine.Too much, and it will probably die. Older engines digest it better, newer fuel injected ones, hard to...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-03-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,108
Posted By mac10
Good information in this thread. As usual,...

Good information in this thread. As usual, context with bear hazard is important, and thinking through what you are dealing with is important.

The portable kind of fence as used by backpackers...
Forum: Americas 03-02-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,655
Posted By mac10
Search this site for some information sources re...

Search this site for some information sources re bear tactics. Brains and intelligent behaviour first, using real information from expert sources. Avoidance and prevention tactics based on a real...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,475
Posted By mac10
Bluhduh Little dogs named Muffy etc,

I was reminded today in midwinter about spoiled little dogs, and the hazards their owners, and those little dogs , represent. Had to brake hard to avoid one from down the street when it ran under my...
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,213
Posted By mac10
This is humid air condensing on your cold...

This is humid air condensing on your cold windshield, whatever the cause of the humidity. Try dumping the warm air in the car by leaving a door or two open for a minute when you park for the night....
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 407,213
Posted By mac10
Wooden oil filler cap

I once whittled a temporary oil filler cap out of aspen wood. The green wood was chosen because it was the closest tree,but it is also soft enough. Get the diameter right, and the threads in the...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-26-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,835
Posted By mac10
Here is a summary: Wasp spray is not proven...

Here is a summary:

Wasp spray is not proven on bears as an attack deterrent. Bear spray is well proven and highly effective. It works with almost perfect certainty. Wasp spray effectiveness is...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,802
Posted By mac10
Air horns are used around here when working or...

Air horns are used around here when working or hiking, to let bears know you are around. I use a double honk, a few seconds apart every few minutes. The double honk seems to not be ignored....
Forum: Americas 05-23-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By mac10
Weather in most of BC can be reliably mixed until...

Weather in most of BC can be reliably mixed until July. May and June usually have plenty of rain. Odds probably won't improve in one week.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-21-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,860
Posted By mac10
This is good thinking triplenickel. Campsites...

This is good thinking triplenickel. Campsites used by people have an unknown history. If a bear found food there before, that location is on its route. If food there is a regular occurrence from...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,802
Posted By mac10
The odds must be about a buhjillion percent...

The odds must be about a buhjillion percent better to be run over by some dumbass in a cage than attacked by a bear.

I agree Jim. We need a rider to invent Cage Spray!
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,802
Posted By mac10
Thanks Bill310. I have already saved all this...

Thanks Bill310. I have already saved all this discussion, and am working on a point form summary, with references. I regularly teach folks about bear safety skill-this just adds to it, and will help...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,802
Posted By mac10
Rifles for bear defense at close range-50 yards...

Rifles for bear defense at close range-50 yards or less-have iron sights( (doesn't matter what kind-I like the peep type, just be good with it) relatively heavy bullets for the caliber, and tend to...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,802
Posted By mac10
I know two people who sprayed moose with their...

I know two people who sprayed moose with their bear spray while working as foresters. The stuff worked to make the moose leave. Good to know. It hasn't been tested on everything, but it is a fair...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,802
Posted By mac10
Bear encounter risk increases the more time you...

Bear encounter risk increases the more time you spend exposed to it. People who work in the bush on foot, have a very different view than people who are not exposed. Ask any forester or tree planter...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-13-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,860
Posted By mac10
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685610


A lot more bear avoidance info in this thread
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,802
Posted By mac10
Bear Attack Discusssion Inevitable Degradation...

Bear Attack Discusssion Inevitable Degradation Score: 6 out of 10, and rising<!--[if !mso]> <style> v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:*...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,802
Posted By mac10
Pump shotguns are reliable, allow fast follow up...

Pump shotguns are reliable, allow fast follow up shots, and are proven effective. Both hands are used to fire and operate the actions-misfires are cleared quickly. Try that with a bolt, or a semi-too...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-12-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,860
Posted By mac10
"Now I take super reach wasp spray. Only 15-20...

"Now I take super reach wasp spray. Only 15-20 ft but it is thick & sticky. Test it on yourself or a nasty dog trying to bite you. That stuff is unbelievable & legal. Screw pepper spray."
...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,802
Posted By mac10
Thanks Kinsman, you beat me to it. ...

Thanks Kinsman, you beat me to it.


Actually, that is a picture of a couple of guys who survived a grizzly attack... Met them (or him?)once.He works as a spokesman for the bear spray lobby, in...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,802
Posted By mac10
There is no avoiding insistence on "the best gun...

There is no avoiding insistence on "the best gun for bear", no matter what is said. (Google the Dunning-Kruger effect to find out why. I see it a lot, especially talking to people about bears, and...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,802
Posted By mac10
How do you get that shotgun or even pistol out...

How do you get that shotgun or even pistol out when the bear jumps on you in your sleeping bag? How do you spray the bear in the face when he is out side the tent and you are inside?


I will...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,802
Posted By mac10
Just be sure to only use it to spray bears in the...

Just be sure to only use it to spray bears in the face. It can give you a bad rash if you use it like bug repellent.

You don't have to outrun the bear --- you just have to outrun your...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,802
Posted By mac10
Guns are major hassle in Canada as you will...

Guns are major hassle in Canada as you will discover.

Better, buy two cans of bear spray.Keep them on your belt when in camp or walking in bear habitat. I keep one in my tank bag., Buying in...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By mac10
Cool2 Here is a sample of the Canadian version ...

Here is a sample of the Canadian version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0lOf5VlzWU

Chicken artillery is an international phenomenon, co discovered in many places. This must say something about...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,883
Posted By mac10
Bluhduh My choice is white, with hi vis tape. White is...

My choice is white, with hi vis tape. White is much more visible in the dark than yellow or plain hi vis. Reflective solas tape makes it jump out. Things that visually jump out get the attention of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,863
Posted By mac10
Good advice. What I was told sounded suspiciously...

Good advice. What I was told sounded suspiciously easy.

I noticed that the greasy feeling ointment allowed the plugs to fit better, and seat themselves easily without a lot of twisting. Less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,863
Posted By mac10
Ear infection tips-prevention idea.

I recently had an ear infection on a trip, while using foam plugs. First time it has happened to me, ever. No doubt an abraded ear canal from days of plug use, moist conditions, and lengthy daily use...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,367
Posted By mac10
I just switched from an all black jacket(10 years...

I just switched from an all black jacket(10 years riding with it) to a hivis Darien.

Drivers give me extra room, and 50 more feet following distance at least. I have had no cut offs, or left...
Forum: Canada 08-29-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,107
Posted By mac10
Bannf area, and all of southwest Alberta and...

Bannf area, and all of southwest Alberta and southeast BC is beautiful in the fall. You will be a bit close to cold and maybe brief snow, but it is reliably warmish and dry in September. Mountain...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,898
Posted By mac10
I use an empty lexan mickey bottle. Free or 10...

I use an empty lexan mickey bottle. Free or 10 cents at a recycling place. or bar. Flat, big enough, and packs easily. Just mark it with a felt pen with a nice skull so you don't drink it. In my pot...
Forum: Americas 05-18-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,190
Posted By mac10
Canadian pardons mean nothing to US authorities...

Canadian pardons mean nothing to US authorities They are interested in the fact of a conviction. Don't assume a pardon means anything. Check first.
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