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  • Birthday 01/13/1946

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  1. What a nice looking family and a good mess of fish to boot!😊
  2. Last year when I went South the place I rented didn't have a BBQ. I ended up at Wall-mart and found a little portable charcoal one for $14.99 US, bought a bag of briquets and proceeded to cook all sorts of things on it. It's not very big, perhaps 14" in diameter but it was perfect for two people and I have even managed to cook 4 decent size steaks on it at the same time. I liked it so much that when I got back home I bought two more of them ($19.99 at Wall-mart here), one for here at the house and one for when I am up North. It was a little slower than propane but I kind of liked the way things turned out so I took a little extra time. Last week I was reading that if you want the best BBQ flavors you should use charcoal instead of briquets and that even the quality of the charcoal makes a huge difference. I had tried charcoal last year at one point but wasn't too impressed with it, I found it hard to light and it didn't seem to get very hot so I kind of gave up on it. Last week I was in CTC and bought a bag of Royal Oak charcoal, it was more money than some of the other brands but I thought WTH I'll give it another try; WOW what a difference! Easier to light, burns really nice and hot, gets hot fast and it hardly uses any charcoal. One of the other features I really like is that since I am usually only cooking for 1 to 4 people I only need a couple of handfuls of charcoal to cook the whole meal, most of the other BBQs I looked at would need a small pail full just to cover the bottom. Anyway, just thought I'd share, it's not the best quality BBQ I have ever seen, this one is now on it's second season and it's starting to get a little rusty on the outside but for $20.00? I can afford to replace it every two years if I need to and it's still a lot cheaper than buying a propane one😊
  3. Boy I really appreciate all the replies and incite, you guys have really helped me narrow it down, thank you! Based on your replies I put together a pros/cons list and it looks like I am going to go with the propane. 😊
  4. Some really good points, I could go with propane, I did have it out at Snug Harbour, I'd have to get lines run which I'm told would cost me about $500.00 then there is the cost of the stove. Cleaning is about the same as ring type burners although I did find propane discolored the bottoms of my pots and pans. Might be something to consider especially if we can get rid of this "carbon cash grab".
  5. Thanks Bruce, some interesting reading there
  6. Well, it's time for me to buy a new stove and I am having a really hard time deciding which one to buy. The trend seems to be toward flat tops but never having one I'm a little hesitant to go that route, I've been told that they can be finicky to clean and polish, are prone to scratching, and you have to be very careful what pans you use on them. The ring elements; well, I know they can be a pain to clean if you do have a spill but but I'm pretty careful and that doesn't happen too often. I sort of like the fact that if an element does burn out it's easy to repair..... Who has what and would you buy that again and if so why/why not? The other question I have is : Stainless or white, I was going to go with white but it seems that stainless is the trend right now and my choices in white is somewhat limited, I've been told that stainless shows finger prints and such like crazy. Again, not a huge deal but I'm looking for feedback. Any other concerns/recommendations? Any help would be much appreciated!
  7. I hope you and yours are safe, I saw on the news that a 3 year old boy was killed when a tree fell on their house. So very sad!πŸ˜₯
  8. I have the crimping tool, rosin core solder, heat shrink tubing, and top of the line soldering station. If you want to make a road trip to Lindsay, I can given you a hand.
  9. That's one fat squirrel 😊
  10. I stopped by yesterday, only saw a couple of them, I think the spawn is just starting here.
  11. Had a few chores to do yesterday then I decided to check out a few of my favorite spots for fiddle heads and crappie. Well, it's way too early for the fiddle heads (up here at least) and I didn't have much better luck with the crappie. I checked out a spot I know on Pigeon lake, water level is way too low yet and there is still plenty of ice on the lake. Cameron Lake had a few open spots but I couldn't get a bite. I was about to head over to check out a couple of spots I know on Sturgeon Lake when the sky opened up. Oh well we have a couple of warm days coming up and I think I'll check out Sturgeon Lake today, got to get me some fresh fish 😊
  12. Any time Bruce, just let me know when. I'm going up North next weekend to spend Easter with the kids and see if we can find some smelts but apart from that I should be around! Have fishing rod, will travel 😊
  13. Ok, now you have made me hungry, guess I'll have to go see if I can find some open water and a few crappie 😊
  14. So nice to hear from you too Cliff, I came across the CD you gave me years ago with some of your music on it, brought back some wonderful memories! If you ever feel like a road trip up this way I'd love to see you guys again. Just made me think of the time Sidney went swimming in our big bath tub with a life jacket on 😊 so many wonderful memories!
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