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Forum: Conservation Corner   12-21-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,313
Posted By sgRant
Anyone curious about this subject can simply...

Anyone curious about this subject can simply google for "birds killed by wind turbines vs cats". You will be hard pressed to find support for the idea that wind turbines are high on the list of...
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   12-21-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,942
Posted By sgRant
Those nominated are being asked privately if they...

Those nominated are being asked privately if they wish to stand for election. Responses are due by the end of the year, and presumably voting will follow.
Forum: The Lodge   12-08-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By sgRant
Popcorn Recipe - make plenty fast

Popcorn seems to be on some folks' minds these days.

Here's a way to make large batches of great popcorn with minimal cleanup. Besides cleanup, another problem with making popcorn at home is that...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   12-07-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By sgRant
Beware that at Canadian Tire, where the chains...

Beware that at Canadian Tire, where the chains are on display, people swap more expensive chains into packages and bags labelled for cheaper chains. This way they get a discount. Two years ago...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   12-07-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By sgRant
Are you trying to get my vote to be a moderator?:)

Are you trying to get my vote to be a moderator?:)
Forum: The Lodge   12-07-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,430
Posted By sgRant
Is this the sort of thing you're talking about? ...

Is this the sort of thing you're talking about?
https://forums.clubtread.com/28-lodge/48584-brazen-park-parking-lot-break.html

I offered you an olive branch, and you chose negativity. Further...
Forum: The Lodge   12-07-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,430
Posted By sgRant
I'm interested in your take on the numbers that...

I'm interested in your take on the numbers that follow the background quotes.








MEC Average/Overall Markup %
Forum: British Columbia   12-06-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,390
Posted By sgRant
About the ski racks, it could be nothing as you...

About the ski racks, it could be nothing as you say. But these things may be regulated tightly enough to make it a problem. I don't know.

In terms of responsibility, there are similarities and...
Forum: British Columbia   12-06-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,390
Posted By sgRant
Without racks etc. they aren't going to like what...

Without racks etc. they aren't going to like what skis will do to their gondolas.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   12-06-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By sgRant
The summer route doesn't avalanche except in the...

The summer route doesn't avalanche except in the worst avalanche conditions. People doing laps use the summer route all winter. The steeper parts where the summer road first traverses the side of a...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   12-04-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By sgRant
Old 4-Runners have extensive rust issues, and...

Old 4-Runners have extensive rust issues, and repairing the power tailgate glass is a standard and costly problem.

(Whenever old 4-Runners come up, I always put in a plug for equivalent...
Forum: The Lodge   12-04-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,430
Posted By sgRant
REI, while having many similarities to MEC, has a...

REI, while having many similarities to MEC, has a somewhat different history. For instance, the focus on products for non-motorized backcountry recreation was always less pronounced at REI. I...
Forum: The Lodge   12-02-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,430
Posted By sgRant
In the interest of decarbonizing the discussion,...

In the interest of decarbonizing the discussion, the best interests of the site, practicing self-moderation etc. I have removed my response to your comments regarding my personality. I expect you...
Forum: The Lodge   12-02-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,430
Posted By sgRant
You're correct, I was confusing markup and gross...

You're correct, I was confusing markup and gross margin. When calculated they are significantly different, (but not hugely different).





For an...
Forum: The Lodge   12-02-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,430
Posted By sgRant
I just went to look at the Craigslist post, and...

I just went to look at the Craigslist post, and it's been removed. How much of it did you reproduce in your post? Does the removal from Craigslist affect its presence here?
Forum: The Lodge   12-02-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,430
Posted By sgRant
So far as I know, no one beyond MEC's upper...

So far as I know, no one beyond MEC's upper management and the board's financial committee are party to markups on classes of goods MEC sells. But the overall markup is easy to calculate from the...
Forum: The Lodge   12-01-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,430
Posted By sgRant
There are some products retailed at cost or even...

There are some products retailed at cost or even less. The idea is to make money on financing, service, parts etc.

I realize much retail, especially in clothing, has a 100% markup. I was...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   12-01-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 508
Posted By sgRant
Early Season Off-Piste Glacier Skiing at Blackcomb

As you can see from the webcam view
http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/the-mountain/web-cams/horstman-hut.aspx

A few people are skiing just west of the Horstman T-Bar. It certainly looks like...
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   12-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 21,829
Posted By sgRant
Ahh. Oops. CT never had one before. Excellent!

Ahh. Oops. CT never had one before. Excellent!
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   12-01-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 21,829
Posted By sgRant
Selection of moderators and what they are tasked...

Selection of moderators and what they are tasked with are critical to the appeal, and therefore the traffic level, which in turn is reflected in value to advertisers. So in terms of a commercial...
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   12-01-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 21,829
Posted By sgRant
I suggest the provision of a "Report" button on...

I suggest the provision of a "Report" button on each post would vastly reduce the workload for moderators. They wouldn't have to read everything, and anything no one objects to would be assumed to...
Forum: Site Feedback, Help, and Suggestions   12-01-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 21,829
Posted By sgRant
It seems inexplicable that despite these...

It seems inexplicable that despite these suggestions being made repeatedly and regularly on CT, certain people just don't take advantage of them and make their lives much less stressful. When things...
Forum: British Columbia   12-01-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,390
Posted By sgRant
Sea to Sky Gondola Winter Operations

I don't think I've seen any discussion on CT of this.

The Sea to Sky Gondola is offering snowshoeing, winter walking, tubing and ski touring this winter.

This will be a great place for...
Forum: The Lodge   12-01-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,430
Posted By sgRant
MEC still has such a positive brand image that...

MEC still has such a positive brand image that such criticism, warranted or not, isn't going to get much traction. And even if it did, nothing will change because the members have been tricked into...
Forum: Conservation Corner   12-01-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,624
Posted By sgRant
While I agree with most of your thoughtful post,...

While I agree with most of your thoughtful post, I have to disagree that the NEB is a "fine" board that listens to everyone.

From:...
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