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#181 Bernard

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 03:26 PM

It is also a good reminder that you should never go into the back country alone.   Ideally you should go in a group of at least 4 so that if something serious happens one person stays behind with the injured person and the other two hike out.   Not enough people take the back country as seriously as they should and people in BC die from this each year.  Many, many more are badly injured.

 

In 1988 I hiked the West Coast Trail in late April, before the season started.   We were four of us and started at the same time as a dentist from Edmonton who was an experienced outdoors guy.  He motored ahead of us on the first day.  

 

The second day he stumbled into our camp at breakfast.   He had chosen a path to try and get to the beach but got stuck in a large blow down area as it became dark.  He spent the night sitting on a log because he could not get out of the area.  He realized that hiking alone was a bad idea and joined us for the rest of the trip.



#182 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 07:59 PM

I can’t find the vibrating Victoria thread.

but today is the 20 year anniversary of the Nisqually Washington quake that moved about 117 bricks in one building.

https://www.seattlep...sh-15982846.php

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#183 todd

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 08:54 PM

I was filling water balloons at the time thought when it first started the plumbing was about to blow.
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#184 Rob Randall

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 09:56 PM

^Water balloons? It was a Wednesday morning!


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“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 10:20 PM

I can’t find the vibrating Victoria thread.

but today is the 20 year anniversary of the Nisqually Washington quake that moved about 117 bricks in one building.

https://www.seattlep...sh-15982846.php

 

I remember that.  I was in grade 12 but was at home at the time with chickenpox.  (Canada was a little late to the vaccination game)


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#186 todd

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 10:29 PM

I remember that. I was in grade 12 but was at home at the time with chickenpox. (Canada was a little late to the vaccination game)


Now you need a shingles herpes zoster vaccination.

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#187 AllseeingEye

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 11:18 PM

Now you need a shingles herpes zoster vaccination.

 

Like Covid the shingles regime is two shots - the second one for both of us about two weeks ago put both me and my wife on our butts for 24+ hours. I have never reacted to any shot like that.

 

As far as the earthquake goes I was sitting in my office in Central Saanich when the entire building shook, and hard. We got the staff out in an orderly fashion and waited in the parking lot along with the rest of the employees from an adjacent building until the all clear was received. It was a heck of a good jolt and a stark reminder of what could happen - only much much worse - at any time along the west coast.



#188 Rob Randall

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Posted 01 March 2021 - 07:33 AM

I was in Langford and it merely felt like a large truck driving by. The only reason I knew it was a quake was that I thought, wait, there's no road directly out that window.


“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#189 todd

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Posted 01 March 2021 - 08:07 AM

We had an outbreak of a virus maybe we will have an earthquake?

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#190 todd

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Posted 01 March 2021 - 08:26 AM

^Water balloons? It was a Wednesday morning!

Yes I was supposed to be in class, I was told apparently the class was in the middle of covering earthquakes at the time.

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#191 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 01:50 AM

 

41 years ago today.

 

https://tdn.com/news...b320869c93.html

 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is once again making most events commemorating the 41st anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens virtual, but the mountain itself slowly is becoming open to the public as snow melts and pandemic restrictions ease. 

 

On the morning of May 18 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted, blowing away the top of the mountain and triggering landslides, mud flows and floods that killed 57 people, destroyed 200 homes and flattened 230 square miles of forest.

 

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Last year, an abundance of 40th anniversary of events had been planned, but were forced online or canceled when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the county and state. 


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#192 todd

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Posted 12 June 2021 - 09:38 AM

Oak Bay now uses Alertable: https://www.oakbay.c.../oak-bay-alerts

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#193 Mike K.

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Posted 12 June 2021 - 09:56 AM

The problem with that app is it dings you about all sorts of stuff, and every time it does, it scares the bejesus out of you with its harsh tone.

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#194 todd

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Posted 12 June 2021 - 10:25 AM

The problem with that app is it dings you about all sorts of stuff, and every time it does, it scares the bejesus out of you with its harsh tone.

In settings you can dial down some of the types of messages you receive. My tablet is set to receive more alerts in a wider geographic area than my phone

I guess they don’t need Twitter anymore?

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