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u/LessThanUnimpressed · 1 pointr/britishcolumbia

The Cascades are an entire range, with all that implies for hiking. Mt. Rainier is a huge volcano that stands alone. Lots of great of hiking on it, but it is a standalone feature -- You'll mostly be looking up at the same mountain all the time. The Olympic peninsula has mountains, but you're really going there for the coastal rainforests, I would expect.

For me, the north Cascades would win out. More options for hiking, the combination of alpine lakes, peaks, glaciers, etc., are what I go for.

The drive to the Cascades is only 2.5-3 hours from Vancouver, I believe. If you can find this book, generally the Copelands provide great hiking advice and the book would offer some good suggestions for day hikes.

u/Foxer604 · 4 pointsr/britishcolumbia

sure - most are basically re-purposed lawn sprinkler technology designed to attach to your gutter and provide a protective mist over your roof and surrounding area in the event that a near by fire threatens. this prevents sparks and embers landing on your roof and starting your home on fire, or at least makes it a hell of a lot harder.

Here's one - it's actually one of the more expensive ones i've seen:

Here's a bit from the manufacturer, who's in the lower mainland

Now - this system is very handy but obviously you can rig up a number of similar options using reuglar lawn sprinklers. I've seen other variations of this too, such as the 'ember defender' from austraila or others. I saw one last year, can't remember if it was canadian tire or lowes, it was seasonal but it was a gutter attach system and it was pretty cheap.

It would be very easy to make one as well. You get the idea - a sprinkler that shoots water onto the roof and gutters to make sure embers go out, kind of like 'sheilds' for your home.

now - depending on your risk level you can make this very simple or more complicated, you can by water pumps and the like to improve the number of sprinklers and such or add ones to spray in front of the home on the grass and such to keep that wet too.

But for a small amount of money you should be able to rig a pretty good system pretty cheap. It might be as simple as cutting some thicker pvc pipe in half - installing the sprinkler in the middle and putting those on the top of your roof in the summer. It's not like they have to be up all year and it's not like they have to have water hooked up all the time, if a fire breaks out in the area plug the hose in and turn the system on before it gets anywhere near you. You can get stupid-fancy - there are even controllers for irrigation systems which work remotely over wi-fi in case you want to activate it when you're not there if you want to get THAT crazy. And be sure to pick a system that uses enough water but not more than it needs to help if water pressure is down in the area. Or install a booster pump.

My threat risk is RELATIVELY low, so i use a very simple set up that i'll deploy if there's a risk. but- a decent system can really help protect your home from fire damage.

u/simgooder · 1 pointr/britishcolumbia

There are a few in and around Nakusp. It's worth picking up this book for some hidden gems!
I found a 1976 version at a book store in Kelowna a decade or so ago, and spent a couple summers hunting them down. It's a great book, and there are some wicked spots around!
Good luck.

u/randomfact8472 · 5 pointsr/britishcolumbia

Yes, all economists completely agree on this. There isn't ample literature from respected economists saying there is going to be massive unemployment at all...

Many economists disagree that jobs will magically appear this time. That makes sense, because previously much of the work was created by increased demand and urbanization. There isn't enough time in the day to utilize the services of everyone who has been made unemployed by automation when computers can do almost anything a human can do, cheaper.

u/forest_guy · 3 pointsr/britishcolumbia

They also make a guide for southern interior and many more for the rest of Canada. On the coast, plants of coastal BC and this book (linked) make the perfect companions.

u/hides_toonies · 1 pointr/britishcolumbia

If you can get a copy of this book- there are some routes in here that match what you're looking for. The book is a perhaps a little dated but the rivers haven't changed much. I'd also recommend these folks - if you need to acquire any gear while your out this way. Happy paddling!

u/Seawallrunner · 3 pointsr/britishcolumbia

Here are some books for you to get started:

Latest "105 Hikes in SW BC"

Backroad Mapbook - SW BC

These two books should help you get started on your research.

TLDR: There's LOTS to do 'round here.

u/literary-hitler · 1 pointr/britishcolumbia

Before y'all get out the hammers, nails, and crosses for the crucifixion, at least read the rebuttal. Often things are more complicated than they seem, I don't think this an exception to the rule.

u/DSJustice · 5 pointsr/britishcolumbia

I have a 2-hour commute a couple times a week. I want to use my phone for audiobooks and handsfree calling. I don't want to be permanently put on the distracted drivers list and have to go door-to-door telling everyone that I'm a convicted criminal, or whatever it is that "zero tolerance" entails this week.

Can anybody explain the "securely fixed" bit? The phrase is all over the law and the interpretive documents, but none of the official documents I've found have examples or a definition. Is it as simple as mounting the phone in a vent clamp?

u/AcrossTheUniverse2 · 1 pointr/britishcolumbia

Interesting interview this morning on the CBC with the author of this book: The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism Looks like what we have here is a "text book" case of entrapment - the authorities apprehending a "crime" that wouldn't have taken place if they hadn't got involved and egged it along in the first place.

Book description:

A groundbreaking work of investigative journalism, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism exposes how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than 15,000 informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the Bureau can then claim it is winning the war on terror.

An outgrowth of Trevor Aaronson's work as an investigative reporting fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, which culminated in an award-winning cover story in Mother Jones magazine, The Terror Factory reveals shocking information about the criminals, con men, and liars the FBI uses as paid informants--including the story of an accused murderer who has become one of the Bureau's most prolific terrorism snitches--as well as documenting the extreme methods the FBI uses to ensnare Muslims in terrorist plots, which are in reality conceived and financed by the FBI.

The book also offers unprecedented detail into how the FBI has transformed from a reactive law enforcement agency to a proactive counterterrorism organization that traps hapless individuals in manufactured terrorist plots in order to justify the $3 billion it spends every year fighting terrorism.