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Old 08-09-2019, 11:06 AM   #381
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These all sound like great reminders of the fact we should never forget: Nature is always trying to kill you. Let’s kill it first.
We do seem to be moving pretty quickly in that direction...
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:21 AM   #382
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:27 AM   #383
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This actually happened to me once when I was up north (also, don't eat the wild mushrooms):

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Old 08-10-2019, 09:12 PM   #384
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https://theprovince.com/news/crime/b...box=1565123183

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Nathan Neckoway, a councillor for Tataskweyak Cree Nation, about 87 kilometres southwest of Gillam, posted online that he believed the boat belonged to a family member. He said it was already damaged and he doubts whether anyone could have used it.
Not new news, but easily missed the first time through. Of course there is no guarantee that this family member lived on Split Lake (or that the boat was theirs), but it would be really interesting if the damaged boat originated in relative proximity to York Landing.

It would be strange for them to travel all the way to Split Lake area, only to end up right back where they started, but the boat discovery timeline is also strange...
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:25 PM   #385
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Horse flies tried to kill me hiking today. You can take your mosquito spray and huck it in the garbage if you have to deal with horse flies. Horse flies don't give a f. They've either figured out how to dive bomb in and out before it takes effect, or they literally don't care about deet. You have to use bear spray on them. I have three knee caps on each leg now. The bites swell up hideously. Is that even normal?
Ah thanks for clearing that up. As a "fly" i was wondering why they are so annoying. I didn't know they bite. I just thought they annoyed you like the common flys in Calgary. Like land on your food or buzz by your ears... haha

So i'm guessing there are no horse flys in Calgary? flies? Shows you how much i know about insects. Not even sure what is the plural for fly....
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:57 AM   #386
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After hearing about the insects I’m wondering how the fur trade ever got going. Did the natives and early Europeans have some type of insect repellent or were men just a lot tougher back then?
As I recall from a Jack London short story they would cake themselves in mud, head to toe
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:53 AM   #387
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Ah thanks for clearing that up. As a "fly" i was wondering why they are so annoying. I didn't know they bite. I just thought they annoyed you like the common flys in Calgary. Like land on your food or buzz by your ears... haha

So i'm guessing there are no horse flys in Calgary? flies? Shows you how much i know about insects. Not even sure what is the plural for fly....
Horse flies don't really bite. They slice you open and then lap up the blood. They use some kind of anesthetic so you don't feel them doing it. They are also big enough to survive multiple swats. They leave a large welt.
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Horse/deer flies are brutal. I don’t believe you can apply spray to ward them off like skeeters.

Two years ago I biked frisby ridge in revelstoke. As we were getting above the tree line they became worse and worse. When I was done riding I had over a dozen bites on my back.

Having a mechanical issue on that trail would have been no fun due to them attacking
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My first job after high school was doing some tree-wrapping and noxious weed removal for an Alberta conservation non-profit, Basically, wading through the bush along the Bow River south of Calgary in one of the worst horse/deer fly seasons in Albertan history.

You learn really quickly that you need to wear tough canvas trousers and long sleeves in the bush, and something to cover your head, but for the first little while, I would just go out with bug spray in shorts and tee and was coming back covered in giant horsefly welts.

In addition to the pain, they also inject you with some kind of blood thinner, so the wounds take forever to close and would open up again really easily.

Goddam, they are the filthiest of creatures.
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That sucks. I was hoping it was the elements that got them. At least they would have suffered a little bit.
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https://globalnews.ca/news/5740372/b...topsy-results/


I have to assume the elements wore them down a bit. At least they were probably hopeless in the end. I'm pretty sure this isn't how they planned things to go...
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I have to assume the elements wore them down a bit. At least they were probably hopeless in the end. I'm pretty sure this isn't how they planned things to go...
CBC news is saying suicide by gunfire.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...date-1.5243741
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They died like sad pathetic numpties, nothing heroic or laudable about them, I'm ok with that
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They use some kind of anesthetic so you don't feel them doing it.
Well the one that got me must have skipped that step, hurt like a MF. Nice welt to boot. Least I killed him when I felt the searing pain in the back of my leg. On par with a hornet sting.
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"In the first of three videos, Mr. Schmegelsky, 18, said the two were responsible for the deaths of Chynna Deese, Lucas Fowler and Leonard Dyck. They planned to make their way to Hudson Bay, hijack a boat and go to Europe or Africa, he said. In the second video, Mr. Schmegelsky said they have reached a big and fast-moving river and may have to kill themselves, to which Mr. McLeod, 19, agreed. They again took responsibility for the murders and showed no remorse. In a third, the pair say the video is their last will and testament and ask to be cremated." https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...they-recorded/

"The young suspects of three murders in northern B.C. this summer admitting to the killings shortly before their own deaths, but did not say why they committed the violent crimes. RCMP released the information Friday along with its exhaustive investigative findings into the murders, including several other pieces of evidence that linked Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod to the deaths." https://globalnews.ca/news/5961627/northern-bc-murders-rcmp-findings/
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