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by dreamofcream
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: These Boots Were Made For Walkin'
Topic: Buying leather caulks in BC
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Buying leather caulks in BC

Hey all, I'm looking for a store that I can buy leather caulks in Vancouver or Nonaimo. I'm interested in the Hoffman products, and am hesitant to buy online because I want to trust the fit. I know Viberg is based out of Vic, but I have heard the quality has dropped. Alternatively, I have worn and n...
by dreamofcream
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Thanks Scooter!
Replies: 15
Views: 747

Re: Thanks Scooter!

Definitely a big thanks in in order. This website has helped the tree planting community immensely.
by dreamofcream
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2015 Public Bid Results
Replies: 118
Views: 24677

Re: 2015 Public Bid Results

It's hard to say for sure, but I would not be surprised if AKD dropped that bid if KKRF didn't win it. It's highly unlikely they have other work nearby, so logistically it doesn't make much sense to accept such a low price on a reasonably small contract. Also, this is not KKRF's first job (re - brea...
by dreamofcream
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2015 Public Bid Results
Replies: 118
Views: 24677

Re: 2015 Public Bid Results

Full bid listings Steve, if you have them? Not sure if this got posted: Bunny Lapin BCTS Revelstoke PL16TKR002 - 207,438 trees KING KONG $72,434 $0.349 --- Sniped it from AKD with only 1000$ on the table. Good job, King Kong! AKD $73,556 $0.355 FIREWEED $93,572 $0.451 EVERGREEN $94,597 $0.456 ALLST...
by dreamofcream
Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Health, Safety & Training Information
Topic: Barge Safety & Lasqueti Daughters
Replies: 38
Views: 3444

Re: Barge Safety

Really sorry to see this. Hopefully it doesn't affect Impact's Spring too much, and the workers get some reimbursement. At least everyone was safe. Was it this barge that had to get rescued a few years ago after getting hung up close to shore on some rocks?
by dreamofcream
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Videos & Websites Related to Planting & Forestry
Topic: Treeplanters as Logisticians
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: Treeplanters as Logisticians

It's a pity it looks like the wage starts at 1900$/month. If it was even just a little higher I'd consider it. Thats true, but look at some of the benefits and think about them relative to the lack thereof in planting - 25 days paid vacation - Life/Health Insurance (including dental, vision) - RRSP...
by dreamofcream
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Videos & Websites Related to Planting & Forestry
Topic: Treeplanters as Logisticians
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: Treeplanters as Logisticians

I just got a message today from a friend currently working for MSF linking to the youtube video from the start of the thread and asking to send it along to people who may be interested in working as a technical logistician. Here's a couple of quick links that may help people who are serious about th...
by dreamofcream
Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: How Many Planting Camps are there in Western Canada?
Replies: 21
Views: 3675

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

If we count from Manitoba West as Western planting, then these I’m sure of. Zanzibar – 1 NGR – 4 Corsair – 1 (at least) Outland – 6 Northern – 1 Smoky Lake - 1 And these I’m speculating A & G – they used to have a camp, not sure if they still do Hybrid 17 - 1 Nature’s Treasures – 1 Roots – they migh...
by dreamofcream
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Tree box unloading
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Tree box unloading

Unloading the reefer usually turned into a pissing contest for the people in my camp and myself. Get a couple of strapping young lads trying to outdo each other and add "the sooner you get this done the sooner you eat" in the mix and that reefer's toast. you need to leave wherever you have been wor...
by dreamofcream
Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Tracking stats
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: Tracking stats

Aeryk, here's the system I've used for the past 4 years, which I think has helped me out a lot. Stats - Date, Trees Planted, Tree Price, Dollars Earned, Hours away from camp/motel, Hours spent planting, Camp Costs and Notes. Notes is used to record anything that had an influence on your production o...
by dreamofcream
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Where is the line between North Interior and South Interior?
Replies: 4
Views: 2694

Re: Where is the line between North Interior and South Inter

In terms of the Forestry Management Areas for BCTS South - Kootenay, Okanagan Columbia, Chinook (partially), Kamloops (partially), North - Cariboo Chilcotin, Prince George, Stuart Nechako, Babine, Peace-Liard, Skeena (partially), Kamloops (partially) Coast - Seaward Tlasta, Strait of Georgia, Chinoo...
by dreamofcream
Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2014 Public Bid Results
Replies: 157
Views: 44781

Re: 2014 Bid Results Thread

Rob Miller - President of PRT
S.M. Forrest - S.M. Forrest Engineering consultants
by dreamofcream
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Top 5 planting companies
Replies: 40
Views: 5482

Re: Top 5 planting companies

Corsair is run by a former partner of Backwoods named Jason Lorraine, who left to incorporate under the name Corsair and exclusively owns the company. Backwoods still exists but no longer is involved in planting. And yes, it is a really good place to work, at least it was when I was there
by dreamofcream
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2013 Public Bid Results
Replies: 195
Views: 30381

Re: 2013 Public Bid Results

BCTS Cranbrook - 1,203,300 trees $433,000 - 36.0 - Brinkman $447,444 - 37.2 - Zanzibar $489,902 - 40.7 - Fieldstone $507,442 - 42.2 - Evergreen $519,536 - 43.2 - Akehurst & Guiltrap $562,822 - 46.8 - Next Gen (did the job last year for 38.4) next gen hasn't worked in cranbrook or anywhere in the ko...
by dreamofcream
Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2013 Public Bid Results
Replies: 195
Views: 30381

Re: 2013 Public Bid Results

Here's one that seemed to be missed; BCTS Vanderhoof PL14TJE004 opened Sept. 19 3,000,000 trees 35.3 Next Gen 37.7 Folklore 46.4 Spectrum 47.6 Apex 55.8 Celtic what is going on with the huge discrepancy here between the first two bidders and the latter three? Was there a serious error on the part o...
by dreamofcream
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Corsair (formerly Backwoods)
Replies: 37
Views: 5160

Re: Backwoods\Corsair looking for planters/pounders

Sorry Eagles, I don't think either myself or Screefhead made it sound "terrible". We said there were issues with our pay and that planters should ask some very basic questions about getting paid for their work. I even went out of my way to be nice and say that they had some good people working for ...
by dreamofcream
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Vacation Pay, Who pays on top?
Replies: 51
Views: 10983

Re: Vacation Pay, Who pays on top?

On a side note, it would be interesting to see if all of the ads in the jobs section that quote a price or price range are from companies that use "price" properly and then add the vacation/stat.holiday on top. Because if they weren't, then someone working at that company could take a screen-shot o...
by dreamofcream
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Who works in the Grande Cache area?
Replies: 7
Views: 1790

Re: Who works in the Grande Cache area?

I feel like I've heard of Little Smoky working in the area in the past.
by dreamofcream
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Planting in Ontario/Quebec
Topic: List of Quebec Planting Companies
Replies: 11
Views: 3051

Re: List of Quebec Planting Companies

I didn't see Reboitech in here, they're another Quebec planting company that a few friends of mine work for and enjoy.
REBOITECH
112, rue de la Pinède
Laterrière (Québec) G7N 1B8

Téléphone : 418 545-2893
Télécopieur : 418 545-4329
http://www.reboitech.qc.ca
by dreamofcream
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planter Recruitment Program
Replies: 71
Views: 3549

Re: Planter Recruitment Program

Alright, beyond my stupid point above, I watched the WSCA workers panel online and there were a few points mentioned that I would like to touch on relating to the challenges involved in recruiting new planters. Specific problems relating to being a first year planter – Being a first year planter usu...
by dreamofcream
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planter Recruitment Program
Replies: 71
Views: 3549

Re: Planter Recruitment Program

if the army can get people why cant we
by dreamofcream
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: 78 Days
Replies: 41
Views: 3933

Re: 78 Days

although planting fast ground requires a slightly different skill set than coastal ground, I don't think it's necessary to belittle the ability to be efficient and quick while "racing down trenches". To be successful at either one entails skilled labour as well as a strong work ethic.
by dreamofcream
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Next Generation Reforestation (NGR)
Replies: 66
Views: 14155

Re: Next Generation Reforestation (NGR)

I've spent the past two seasons working for NGR, and have had a good experience overall, although there have certainly been frustrating times. With this company, I feel it’s important to distinguish between its operations within BC and Alberta. Within BC it is very fair to point out that it is a lev...
by dreamofcream
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Next Generation Reforestation (NGR)
Replies: 66
Views: 14155

Re: Next Generation Reforestation (NGR)

lets get debating then...
by dreamofcream
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Planting in Ontario/Quebec
Topic: A&M Reforestation Question
Replies: 43
Views: 2438

Re: A&M Reforestation Question

even looking beyond errors in payroll, for me 7.5 cents a tree is always unacceptable.
by dreamofcream
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Planting in Ontario/Quebec
Topic: A&M Reforestation Question
Replies: 43
Views: 2438

Re: A&M Reforestation Question

Hey guys. Planted this past year with A&M, (Spring 2011) as a rookie. Long story made short, I think I got screwed by these guys. I don't think I was a terrible planter, nor was I a highballer. In my crew, I was definitely in the middle of the pack. In July, I got a cheque for sixty bucks (I also g...
by dreamofcream
Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: How Many Camps Does Your Company Have?
Replies: 14
Views: 3502

Re: How Many Camps Does Your Company Have?

NGR had 4 camps last year, with one of them only operating during the summer. Outland had three in alberta, two in manitoba, around 4 in quebec and an additional 2 to 4 in ontario.
by dreamofcream
Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2012 Public Bid Results
Replies: 205
Views: 29051

Re: 2012 Public Bid Results

Does Coast Range have any relationship based contracts? I'd find it challenging to manage a business model based exclusively on government bid contracts. N. They failed to complete a job last year in the Okanagan and were forced to give the remaining trees to another contractor for a greater price....
by dreamofcream
Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: pimping out the old bags...
Replies: 20
Views: 2902

Re: pimping out the old bags...

bag mod of the season - putting the belt from my old kuny's carenters apron on.. better than the seatbelt, tough as nails.. adjustable in a flash, no resizing evar... never been able to find the replacement hip pads at mec, maybe i shouldn't live in winnipeg so much.. I had to go to the "repairs" s...
by dreamofcream
Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: What do you value in an employer/contractor?
Replies: 20
Views: 1161

Re: What do you value in an employer/contractor?

2) Reputation: The forestry industry is a rather close knit community and word quickly spreads among foresters about certain contractors. There are a few contractors that, based on my own and on other’s experiences, I would never hire – ever. Once a bridge is burned it’s very hard to rebuild it. Th...
by dreamofcream
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: What do you value in an employer/contractor?
Replies: 20
Views: 1161

Re: What do you value in an employer/contractor?

Within the last two years? Things have been changing quickly, I think. Maybe we should have a Hall Of Shame here. Although it isn't admirable to not be paying on a proper schedule, a lot of these jobs have been exceptionally well paying and run by successful contractors who have been around for qui...
by dreamofcream
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: What do you value in an employer/contractor?
Replies: 20
Views: 1161

Re: What do you value in an employer/contractor?

on time pay. Really, are there any mainland companies that are NOT doing this by now? I've heard rumours that two are still doing advances, but I can't believe that. I can think of at least three companies that I have worked for that do not have two week pay periods, and many many others that frien...
by dreamofcream
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: What do you value in an employer/contractor?
Replies: 20
Views: 1161

Re: What do you value in an employer/contractor?

I planted for 6 companies over 7 years and never left a company to go work for a different company that paid less. Interestingly, I found that the companies that paid the best had the best foreman, safety standards, organization and work environment. In short, I never found I was sacrificing anythi...
by dreamofcream
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: pimping out the old bags...
Replies: 20
Views: 2902

Re: pimping out the old bags...

Nothing in terms of equipment has influenced my planting more so than this one relatively simple modification. I would rather plant in wal mart hikers and have this bag set up then in zamberlans with a normal bag set up., at least with the way bushpro are designing their padding nowadays.
by dreamofcream
Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: What do you value in an employer/contractor?
Replies: 20
Views: 1161

What do you value in an employer/contractor?

I'm curious to see what in particular planters, staff members and foresters (RPF if your out there) find important in selecting a contractor to regularly work for, or work with. How do you prioritize these characteristics. Do you value the maximum opportunity for money earned over a pleasant work en...
by dreamofcream
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Fieldstone
Replies: 19
Views: 6161

Re: Fieldstone

I also don't believe the company pays day rate like under the previous owner. From what I have heard from the staff are all very professional, the planters are definitely on the experienced side of the scale. No rookies, save perhaps a few lucky individuals who had inroads via a planter or owner. Ba...
by dreamofcream
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Fieldstone
Replies: 19
Views: 6161

Re:

mwainwright wrote:i hear that a fellow by the name of mike clasby just bought this outfit
Several years later I believe this is now true
by dreamofcream
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Health, Safety & Training Information
Topic: Manitoba Fat Hand
Replies: 14
Views: 2854

Re: Manitoba Fat Hand

Seabass wrote:
Scooter wrote:Krahn, this might be what happens when someone masturbates too frequently.
Scooter finally said what we were all thinking.
Then clearly everyone thinking is spending too much time in the bush
by dreamofcream
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Health, Safety & Training Information
Topic: Manitoba Fat Hand
Replies: 14
Views: 2854

Re: Manitoba Fat Hand

when i worked in manitoba this was discussed as well. I think it just became a name for any type of swollen hand injury related to planting...which there are lots. I don`t know if there`s any merit to they`re being an actual bacteria in the soil in Manitoba causing the swelling, and if it were true ...
by dreamofcream
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Rainforest contracting
Replies: 10
Views: 3050

Re: Rainforest contracting

they're pros.
by dreamofcream
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2012 Public Bid Results
Replies: 205
Views: 29051

Re: 2012 Public Bid Results

I could'ynt find results as to who else bid on the job, but Leader was just awarded a contract around Chilliwack/Squamish for the planting of 15746 trees and Plantskyyd (pigs blood, awesome) re-application for an additional 80 hectares for 23349$. Sounds both profitable and disgusting
by dreamofcream
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: B.C. Fall Season Recap
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: B.C. Fall Season Recap

In fact, I know a company owner who has a theory on bidding practices. Essentially, you've got your high range of bidders, mid range, low range and then coast range
by dreamofcream
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: B.C. Fall Season Recap
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: B.C. Fall Season Recap

Sitka and Evergreen were both paying very well is the word on the street. Did anyone work for the new fieldstone (Clasby) on the coast this fall? I heard really good things about their work near Williams Lake during the spring. I also don't understand why we're still talking about Coast Range, I'm f...
by dreamofcream
Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Tree Planter Ball
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Tree Planter Ball

Way too much fun, recovering not So much
by dreamofcream
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Speeding up?
Replies: 13
Views: 3441

Re: Speeding up?

work harder
by dreamofcream
Thu May 26, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Snow & start dates...
Replies: 37
Views: 2585

Re: Snow & start dates...

To get back to the original point, it's snowing right now on my blocks south of kelowna. I hate unpredictable mountain weather.
by dreamofcream
Thu May 05, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: A&M (Ontario)
Replies: 101
Views: 6139

Re: Moose Creek Reforestation VS. A & M Reforestation

When I expressed my experiences working with A&M it was not slander. There are people that work for the company that know their shit, including Chris who is well versed in silviculture, and simply a nice guy. The issues I had with the job were all related to circumstances arising frequently in Ontar...
by dreamofcream
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: kenax and Hardcore Treeplanters.com
Replies: 21
Views: 1506

Re: kenax and Hardcore Treeplanters.com

boo this page, boo to mass posts, boo to helping lazy people get jobs for good companies...That's part of the advantage of sticking with the job for more than one summer and planting "just for the experience"
by dreamofcream
Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: A&M (Ontario)
Replies: 101
Views: 6139

Re: Moose Creek Reforestation VS. A & M Reforestation

Was supposed to sleep on the floor of a gym. Ate a single hard boiled egg and a single sausage for breakfast one morning. Long hours and long shifts, I never saw a tree tally total until i received my pay (i was paid in full). I didn't pay the deposit because I told them i didn't want to, they said ...