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  Hey! This is an export that we did not want!
Posted by: BCGuy - 10-14-2021, 05:06 PM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (10)

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/wild-pigs-runn...13323.html
Wild pigs have infested parts of Saskatchewan, rooting up crops, plundering endangered bird habitats and reproducing so virulently they could soon outnumber people in the province, according to one expert.
Wild pigs made news recently when they were found in Elk Island National Park near Edmonton, the first time the invasive animals were located within a Canadian National Park.
Ryan Brook of the Canadian Wild Pig Research Project, based out of the University of Saskatchewan, said that while the Elk Island sightings hit the headlines, there are more wild pigs in Saskatchewan than anywhere else in Canada.
"We are well on track to have more wild pigs than people here in Saskatchewan," Brook said.

He said the wild pig population is largest in east central Saskatchewan, where they can hide in the bush and feast on cropland.
"It has all the characteristics of an ideal pig stronghold: Big huge chunks of forest and in areas that are hard to access with lots of wetlands."
While the animals often move around at night and keep well hidden, Brook said they have been spotted in large numbers near Prince Albert National Park.
"They eat virtually everything and live in almost any habitat. So they're perfectly adapted as an invasive species," Brook said.

Wild pigs were first imported to Saskatchewan and Alberta in the 1990s to help farmers diversify their operations. However, some escaped and have thrived in Saskatchewan's rural areas.
Wild boar are smart and destructive. They adapted quickly to the Canadian climate and are difficult to hunt, Brook said.
He said an attempt to cull their numbers by opening hunting season on them failed. Instead, he said, it made the pigs smarter, driving them into hiding and turning them into nocturnal creatures adept at avoiding humans.
"If you want lots and lots of wild pigs, open it up to sport hunting."
Sows can produce two litters each year with up to 12 piglets per litter, further adding to the pig population problem. The animals are large, some topping out at 300 kilograms, Brook said.

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  So anyway
Posted by: Cammalu - 10-13-2021, 02:35 PM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (9)

Shatner goes into space on this rocket….

https://fb.watch/8D2Cdyd5UX/

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  Quiet 4 stroke inverter generator $180 1000 watts
Posted by: Gr8ful - 10-13-2021, 10:40 AM - Forum: Generators - Replies (3)

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/produc...r-gen1000i
56 db Looks like a good deal to run a charger & it's inverter so you can run computers etc. $180

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  Hmmm. Listening to a bootleg of the Doors.
Posted by: Scott7022 - 10-13-2021, 08:40 AM - Forum: Story time with Scott - No Replies

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  Supply chain failure
Posted by: justjim - 10-13-2021, 02:05 AM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (15)

I am leery of posting this as the last time I tried to say if you need to go shopping to do it soon I was accused of trying to incite panic. Then of course shelves here were all but bare for a month and a half after.

Anyways, I was in Discount Solar today picking up batteries for a customer. While I was there the owner was telling me that the only reason he has the stock of panels and batteries that he does is because his long term suppliers called him to warn him that when they were out of stock, it was going to be like that for a while. He bought everything he could then and recently went back to buy more and there wasn't anymore available. So when he is out of his stock, he is out.

He has LifeBlue lithium because he is their oldest distributor and they are letting him take most of their stock. Neither they or Battleborn can get parts to build more batteries. He has a handful of Full River lead acid but said he got all of his lead acid from one distributor and they have nothing to send him.

He was also telling me that a company like Libby has had to close a plant because while they can get the veggies like green beans grown here in the states and the cans come from Washington, their labels come from China and they can't get them. They went back to their original label producer but they went out of business due to losing the Libby account.

Personally I can tell you that it's been getting harder to source the components I put into my designs. Some things started out being available at a later date, then temporarily out of stock and now are not listed at all. I am now telling people that they need to order the components as soon as possible because if they wait I may not be able to find them again. A example is the Victron 100/50 MPPT charge controller I was looking for today. I could not get Amazon to bring it up until I clicked on one of my old links to another customer which brought up a listing that had two in stock. I told the customer to order that first.

The last time it was real but it was hording. There was still stock in warehouses that just needed to be delivered. This time the warehouses are running out of stuff to deliver.

Me? I'm lucky in that I have a big ass trailer that I can stock up. I was holding off on buying some components that I needed to double the watts on my roof until I found the panels I wanted but now I am ordering the little things like switches, fuses, branch connectors and such to hold onto until I find more used SunPower 250's. It's not like I really need more solar but I am going to get it while I can.

I'm not trying to incite panic, just letting you know what's going on around me.

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  inverter
Posted by: Blacktank - 10-12-2021, 01:50 PM - Forum: Solar/Electrical - Replies (8)

i gave it the ol collage try but it came down to charging things,they all have their own charger and had a vision of a box full of 12v adapters so inverter it is then

what size gets folk by? not going to be trying to run a a/c or microwave,for phone,laptop,power tools chargers and maybe a tv

been browsing this site https://invertersrus.com/

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  Europeans should really watch more Hollywood
Posted by: Scott7022 - 10-11-2021, 11:33 AM - Forum: Story time with Scott - Replies (6)

What could possibly go wrong.

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  Time to relax ............
Posted by: rvpopeye - 10-10-2021, 07:14 AM - Forum: YARC - No Replies

Underwater in fishland...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i8ARjIeM2k

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  Three things to ponder.
Posted by: Scott7022 - 10-09-2021, 08:05 AM - Forum: Story time with Scott - Replies (10)

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  Ain’t right fish
Posted by: Cammalu - 10-08-2021, 08:15 AM - Forum: YARC - Replies (2)

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https://apple.news/ARYbOOpKUSsuTrHA6lLdvGw

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