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RE: Does Such A Computer Program Exist?

Quantity of salt will NOT be something that program could do. Even for so called fresh foods in a grocery store. & really, I doubt that a 2 litres of milk in 2% fat in all brands in Canada and the US would remotely be the same in grams of salt. Canada's government is said to be trying to get process food producers to have a lot less salt and other chemicals in their foods. & those food producers are resisting like crazy. One brand of canned one litre of stewed tomatoes may have 10 g. of salt, another 400 g of salt. I kid you not. Though I only know of 1 brand with just the 10 g. I have been known to have high blood pressure. Heavy quantities of salt are also bad for those with heart and kidney problems. :C But try government departments of health or US Dept. of Agriculture. There's a book called Putting, Food By by Herzberg, Green, et al that's supposed have USDA input.
Little Kopit 01/20/15 08:39am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: RV travel to Canada

In a nutshell, you can be through customs/border questioning in 30 seconds or 3 hours. I have been known to think a lot of it has to do with what has previously been decided, 'x number/percentage will be examined very carefully today'. & I remember when I was youngish (under 30) trying to persuade folks with me to dress 'middle class' careful, rather that fashionably comfy. If I didn't succeed in my persuasion it would take us awhile to cross the border. & yes, I have had a more thorough search when traveling on my own. Yet, the day when I came back into Canada with my newly purchased made for me truck camper and answered "Did you buy anything?" by reaching back and patting the camper, I just went inside, showed my papers and paid my GST, then was off on my way in about 5 minutes. Of course, entering the US, I had answered the question, "what is the purpose of your trip". "To purchase a truck camper which is waiting for me." They could have put that in the computer file. :C
Little Kopit 01/20/15 08:29am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Can we please increase the max image size?

Agree with the 640 width. There are some forums out there where they keep the size to less than 640 but have some kind of software where you say, "keep original". Then as viewer you have the option to download and see the larger image. Re dial-up, you have to ask????? How come you can't see that this is a big continent with some places where population density is pretty sparse? Internet Service Providers are really in the business to make money. There will always be something for the sparsely populated areas. :C
Little Kopit 01/18/15 10:36am Forum Technical Support
RE: FYI: Canada/US Information Sharing Agreement

There is s thread on this article over in the General section, called Canadian Snowbird Advisory, http://forums.woodalls.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28153408.cfm I agree that the topic fits better in this section, but experience has taught me that it's very hard to get the moderators in General to move a thread until it has had a chance and has so many posts that slow readers will be discouraged from checking it out. The most interesting thing is that this ruling from the US and Canada makes stays in the US truly feasible for a much shorter time, ie. 4 months vs. 182 days, or the health service coverage in Canada view point. Or the US is looking for a time period when they can get $ from non US citizens resident in their country. :C
Little Kopit 01/17/15 10:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: CDN snowbird advisory....

Everytime I get reading about the US / Canadian border it just brings up images of those World War II movies where they are going down the aisle of the train asking for peoples papers. Is all that C**p really necessary? Yep!!!! in spades. There's another one just made more strict this year. The USA got the law through that demands that Canadian Banks report any customer with an account who has anything but straight Canadian marked on their application form. With that any different thing, the bank has to tell the US revenue soles, who you are and where you are. & you have to prove you don't own the USA any income tax for all the years you have lived in Canada. So, supposing you are the survivor of an American and due some kind of a survivor's pension. This is now, ????is this worth applying for???? Seriously, this is real. If such things apply, the Canadian bank has to comply or risk serious things from the relevant USA business and Internal Revenue Service. :C
Little Kopit 01/17/15 02:08pm General RVing Issues
Wintering in Dawson City

I did an advanced search and did not find an existing thread on this event. It made the CBC online page for NEWS today. Or, http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/musician-in-dawson-city-winterizes-camper-van-with-117-straw-bales-1.2916737 One write up, one photo, one link to interview (which I haven't done yet). A musician with a camper van is wintering in Dawson City courtesy of some insulation, ie. 117 straw bales and 1 wood stove.* Have any of you up that way any more photos? *Yeah, he's also in the process of building a log cabin. ;)
Little Kopit 01/17/15 01:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Trans Canada highway

I think you have the same idea of boondocking that I do and understand what that word means. Parking in parking lots of stores and truck stops is not boondocking, but urban parking. Yes, it is important to do so by times to get rest. In many parts of Canada you can boondock. Newfoundland has more such places than most provinces. I can pick out those places in other provinces because I can recognize types of human usage, things that say there is no single property owner. I am much better at this in eastern Canada than in prairie or western areas, but I know they are there. I've never googled up the words 'free camping', but I think there may be places to find this way. :C
Little Kopit 01/15/15 10:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Trans Canada highway

Much depends upon the population density adjacent to the Trans Canada (aka TCH). If the density is high, there will be fewer places to pull off, the high way will be a 4-laner, limited exits, etc. More rugged terrain, smaller population, will have more places to pull off for boondocking or puppy pit stops. In Quebec west of Rimouski all the way to Ontario past Ottawa is multilane with rest stops. Look out when you get off the ferry at Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, speed limit when I moved away in 2008 was 80 km. Folks trying to drive the speed limits on Nova Scotia side had more accidents. Further along the TCH is 100 km. & at night, get in between the truckers and stay there. You don't want to meet a moose, now do you. Did that one night after changing a flat just after Cow Head when Mr. Moose came up out of the ditch to run ahead of me and I was doing speed limit of 80. Suffice it to say, it took me twice as long to make it to Corner Brook as usual. I might have quit but for the fact that a coworker needed the work van the next day. Or, adapt to local conditions. I have been known to pull over on the side of the Trans Canada, when I needed to stop. & believe me, if you need to quit driving, I can't imagine any cop who would give you a ticket, for just pulling over out of the line of traffic. ;)
Little Kopit 01/13/15 11:53pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Route to Alaska all the way through Canada?

Seeing Canada options. East http://cdn-3-service.phanfare.com/images/5025821_2218023_33015150_Web_3/Image-5025821-33015150-2-Web_0_67f7bddc6cc6263283457ea92bad93f8_1.jph width=640 West http://cdn-3-service.phanfare.com/images/5025821_2218023_33015157_Web_3/Image-5025821-33015157-2-Web_0_b74533d3f2db0a4368bd94462728e325_1.jpg width=640 I think its close enough to the trip now to get your provincial visitors guides and provincial maps. Go to www.google.ca use search terms "name of province" & "tourism". Go into site and request these items. If you have special interests, such as, formation of Northwest Mounted Police (name before RCMP) or hiking, or, fishing.......telephone these offices. The probably have special pamphlets. Then when you get them pick out what you want to see. Again my ideas, 15 days going across to AK, YT, NWT & 15 days coming back. I've had times of working Ontario and in Quebec, so my 15 days will be more to the west :B
Little Kopit 01/07/15 05:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 72 days 9 hours 21 minutes...

Get out there and enjoy the winter. Like me you are blessed with having a multi-season climate. Love the crunch crunch crunch sound of well packed snow under my feet as I walk a much used (but not so much used that some have gotten rid of the snow) trail. Take your camera and open your eyes to place which look so stunning with snow. ......... :W
Little Kopit 01/07/15 04:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gaspe Peninsula

Your timing is good. Quebec construction workers will be taking their holiday July 19 - August 2. There are lots of town parks that have overnight camping. Make sure to stop and prowl as you go. One can also boondock here and there. http://cdn-3-service.phanfare.com/images/5025821_2218075_33016756_Web_3/Image-5025821-33016756-2-Web_0_c075b881474ca53a39bd78a185348c7a_1.jpg width=640 & remember Forillion National Park. :B
Little Kopit 01/07/15 01:42pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Newfoundland

http://www.roads.gov.nl.ca/cameras/ has scads of links, including various ferry services. Memorize it so you can go there no matter where you are or on what camera. :C
Little Kopit 01/05/15 04:29am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Closed Posts

And this is exactly why ORF needs an "Answered" status like many other forums out there. The OP and the MOD are allowed to throw the "Answered" flag on a post, immediately turning it off for additional replies. Actually, a good idea. OP can already request their thread be closed by Notifying a Mod. Sorry, that concept implies that there is one answer. But......I've been told by some, note some, not just one, but some (especially those in rv retail), rvers are noted for wanting to do things a bit different from their neighbor, the one they just passed on the road, the one coming along now. Which is why we have so many different rigs, so many different floor plans............ If I ask a question, I'd bet I'd be open to hearing a slightly different idea. So, if I say thank you all who replied, it just means that helps. but if there is more help, I'll keep reading. ;)
Little Kopit 01/04/15 06:26pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Algonquin Provincial Park - power access

Having worked between Sudbury and Hornepayne in the 70s, I know what the roads can be like. :C
Little Kopit 01/02/15 10:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Algonquin Provincial Park - power access

Thank you for all answers. :B
Little Kopit 01/01/15 09:04pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Algonquin Provincial Park - power access

I don't for one millionth of second think that there is no boondocking in Ontario. But you're saying anyone who does boondock could get some kind of a fat fine, right? :C
Little Kopit 01/01/15 07:06pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Algonquin Provincial Park - power access

Assuming former provincial park land continues to be crown land, may we expand/broaden the topic to include paying to camp on crown land. As I recall from my former residence in ON in the 70s, one pays to park one's rig, (including cars, pick up trucks or other stand alone vehicles), on crown land beyond two nights. If I'm right that would mean one could park, ie dry camp on the crown land of former provincial parks through some arrangement and the province would collect some revenue from our doing that. Enlighten me. If you don't know, please say how to find out. :C
Little Kopit 01/01/15 05:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: FYI-Where folks live in Canada

TROC = The Rest Of Canada I've been to all eighteen provinces. GM Once you get past the 10 provinces who send members to Parliament and the 3 Territories yet to become provinces, name the additional 8 provinces, pretty please. ;) Kentuckistan, the Rock of Gibralter, Nano0k of the North, Freedonia, Smorgasbord, Arizona and Campbell River. GM Not including Baffinland, Canada's largest island? :P
Little Kopit 01/01/15 05:51pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: FYI-Where folks live in Canada

TROC = The Rest Of Canada I've been to all eighteen provinces. GM Once you get past the 10 provinces who send members to Parliament and the 3 Territories yet to become provinces, name the additional 8 provinces, pretty please. ;)
Little Kopit 01/01/15 08:35am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Happy New Year

Yes, Happy New Year everyone everywhere. :B
Little Kopit 01/01/15 08:32am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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