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by chronic
Sun May 29, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Pie and Coffee
Replies: 29
Views: 2573

Re: Pie and Coffee

OK. now i cannot take your pie talk seriously after this post.

Live in Salmon Arm, and I am sorry but their pies are substandard. No butter crust, but lard crusts and tastes are not perfected. You obviously still have not had a good pie if you think their pies are great.
by chronic
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Beetle 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Beetle 2015

its great work. but does the info really want to be shared? thats what happened planting. more and more people with no experience start. crappy low bid contractors come in, and it starts to ruin it for the experienced people. its already bad enough, i saw sh.tty planting companies subcontracting las...
by chronic
Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: tailgate of shame
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

Re: tailgate of shame

I can get where your coming from. My training is in forestry, but don't use the degree as i hate hourly rate jobs and what the forest industry has become. But I have been planting for over 20 years now, and did development/silviculture work prior to that for several years. There has been a huge chan...
by chronic
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: BushPro vs Workwizer
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: BushPro vs Workwizer

workwizer in the past for shovels. didn't get a last years blade or this year yet. bush pros are slightly heavier blades, i like the lighter weight of workwizers. workwizer plastic handles (not last years metal shaft/blade ones) are by far and away the best. lighter weight and the plastic shaft abso...
by chronic
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: How Many Planting Camps are there in Western Canada?
Replies: 21
Views: 3441

Re: How Many Planting Camps are there in Western Canada?

Rainforest is only on boats for short contracts/periods of time, and not much at that. Do not do camps.
by chronic
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: shin pads
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: shin pads

Do not buy used ones. Thats just cheap. I Know a person that did that and got a weird staff infection. Can't say for sure it was from used shin pads, but shortly after a friend got some used ones, got a slight rub, then staff infection shortly after. Who wants someone else's sweat when the things on...
by chronic
Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: shin pads
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: shin pads

do it. you won't regret it. i wear soccer shin pads and won't plant without them. can smash and lean into shit. for 25.00 best money you will spend.
by chronic
Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Forestry Tech Diploma
Replies: 26
Views: 1775

Re: Forestry Tech Diploma

they both offer shit wages. if rpf, most likely you will sit in an office signing more paperwork than being in the field. tech you will travel lots, and lot of time working under an rpf who was a city kid who decided he wanted to be a forester. sorry, been there, done that. went to school for forest...
by chronic
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Rainforest contracting
Replies: 10
Views: 2936

Re: Rainforest contracting

Yes, but smaller program this year. Spots even more limited this year. Unless your a very regular, regular not much chance of work.
by chronic
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: New gear website
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: New gear website

To plant trees. Wow you can tell who's old school and new school these days.
by chronic
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Micro folding chair
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Micro folding chair

the tri-folds are better. although that being said. just more shit in your kit to pack around. usually fall out in truck so you have to dig for them. also when sharing a cache, usually some douche sitting in your chair since they don't have one. f.ck off. don't bother bringing anymore. collapse a bo...
by chronic
Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Anyone experienced in modding Workwizer shovels?
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Anyone experienced in modding Workwizer shovels?

Option #1 won't work for you, as its solid one piece plastic to the bottom, no rivets or screws like the old wooden shaft handles. You would need to go option #2. Get the handle and blade apart and you will see the metal sleeve in the bottom of plastic shaft. This metal would need to come out and th...
by chronic
Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Tree Planting Robot design
Replies: 20
Views: 1561

Re: Tree Planting Robot design

However the flip side to that, having done tons of surveys is that there can be sporadic densities throughout blocks with NSR areas that have to be planted later on anyways, often in tough to reach places driving up costs because of access issues, walk in areas, ect... A lot of times direct seed blo...
by chronic
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Random poll for coastal planters: slash vs hills?
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: Random poll for coastal planters: slash vs hills?

I don't care so long as its priced right. Thats all cream is; a good price, not land. Hell I'll take steep and slashy if its priced right.
by chronic
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: What's your favorite flagging color? (for planters)
Replies: 15
Views: 3053

Re: What's your favorite flagging color? (for planters)

still a different colour than blue ribbon. have planted through fields of these with blue ribbon. no problems. every company i've worked for blue is the first to go or run out. and every year theres a bin of shitty old rolls of other colours carried over. as with everything in planting though, techn...
by chronic
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: What's your favorite flagging color? (for planters)
Replies: 15
Views: 3053

Re: What's your favorite flagging color? (for planters)

pah. blue blue blue. its the only colour you need. its the only colour that stands out. all light conditions. lupins are purple not blue. fck. teal. its only a backup. yes I've used them all. 20 yrs plus. give me blue or fuck off and try and find my trees.
by chronic
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Workwizer flagging pouch with cutter
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Workwizer flagging pouch with cutter

Wouldn't give him any problems and he could destroy 98% of the people on this forum planting. It's all technique.
by chronic
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Workwizer flagging pouch with cutter
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Workwizer flagging pouch with cutter

I have my own system, but the best line I had from a long time coastal planter was. Do you want cancer of your nuts or ass. He chose ass, and always back bagged his fert.
by chronic
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Paying for flagging tape
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Paying for flagging tape

What is up with these low bid contractors charging for flagging tape. WAgner and all-stars. Rediculous. Passing on the cost to planters so they can bid even lower on contracts. WTF. Planters should boycott these companies on principle so the industry can try and improve. It's already bad enough you ...
by chronic
Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Ideal Shovel Specs
Replies: 22
Views: 1254

Re: Ideal Shovel Specs

Yup entire first season as well. Pl and Sx. In the interior and on the coast
by chronic
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: allstars
Replies: 28
Views: 3821

Re: allstars

I know people that have well over ten years experience, working for the BEST try these guys out last year. Needless to say, they won't be going back. Nuff said.
by chronic
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Flagging Tape Dispensers
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: Flagging Tape Dispensers

Not sure on shipping or the like. I used to go into their shop in Vernon directly. But the guy was always good to deal with. If they don't show online give them a call.
by chronic
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: "EATING DIRT" non-fiction book by CHARLOTTE GILL
Replies: 37
Views: 2995

Re: "EATING DIRT" non-fiction book by CHARLOTTE GILL

Really. As a long time planter and avid reader, I thought this book sucked. Maybe 15 pages of interesting planting anecdotes, but the rest was BORING. Waste of money.
by chronic
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Flagging Tape Dispensers
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: Flagging Tape Dispensers

contact bushpro. they do sell spair pouches as I used to buy them to modify. they were cheap and shipping shouldn't be much.
by chronic
Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: These Boots Were Made For Walkin'
Topic: BOOTS backpacking boots VS mounteering boots
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: BOOTS backpacking boots VS mounteering boots

Whatever. I know many people that plant in caulked scarpa invernos and love them. Shells last forever. They always have dry boots since the liner can be taken out and dried. You can also buy spair liners. I will only use sportiva nepals that have been caulked. And they do not slow me down at all. I'...
by chronic
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Beetle Probing?
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: Beetle Probing?

So have things gotten better in Northern Alberta. That snow set up at all, or still tough going?
by chronic
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: These Boots Were Made For Walkin'
Topic: Where can I get a pair of Vibergs
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Where can I get a pair of Vibergs

Buy them directly from viberg victoria. excellent service, and then you are on file if anything goes wrong with boots. they have exceptional service. reasonable shipping. and you can get any boot you want. some stores only stock certain models.
by chronic
Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: FS 2 sets of New Bushwackers
Replies: 0
Views: 195

FS 2 sets of New Bushwackers

Have two brand new sets of Bushwacker bags that I know I don't need to hold onto. You who know these bags know how hard they are to find since they aren't made anymore. No padding as usual. 125 a set. Bags are in BC
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by chronic
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Shovel Handles
Replies: 29
Views: 3269

Re: Shovel Handles

Its all the fricken same. Pick one and learn how to be efficient in your technique. I started with a staff and planted for 8 years with variations in lengths, ect... Went to a D in 9th year and have been planting with a D for 7 more years. And I have been able to keep up with the BEST with either. i...
by chronic
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Health, Safety & Training Information
Topic: Should Planters Wear Hardhats?
Replies: 52
Views: 4409

Re: Should Planters Wear Hardhats?

I am amazed no nobody seems to mention that wearing these stupid things in the heat create a safety concern itself. I have been on numerous coastal fall shows where temps are disgustingly warm. I know for a fact that changes my whole internal temp. I drink way more water and have a much higher incid...
by chronic
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: 18 cent trees (coastal)
Replies: 9
Views: 3091

Re: 18 cent trees (coastal)

16 cent trees 80/ 90 cents cones hahaha
by chronic
Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: These Boots Were Made For Walkin'
Topic: FS Custom SCARPA inverno Caulk Hiking Boots
Replies: 3
Views: 986

FS Custom SCARPA inverno Caulk Hiking Boots

Have for sale a like new pair of black scarpa inverno hiking boots that I had custom caulk (corks). I am a gear snob, so these have a professional resole for corks. I bought these boots brand new, and did the change right away. I wore them maybe three times. I prefer my custom corked leather sportiv...