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Trip Planning » Reservations before May 14th » 4/06/2020 7:34 pm

boknows
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Barry  The video you shared is not what I remember hearing or seeing.  Perhaps I was reading the small posts at the bottom of your TV when this is airing or had aired. I really do not remember.  But I do remember hearing or reading that exercising outdoors at the moment is not the right thing to do. So whether you are exercising in Toronto urban parks, and/or a main lakeshore path or some other area, you still have the risk of picking up the virus on your shoes and taking it back home with you. I never heard about this until today.  To me, that is a simple conclusion to arrive at.  And just perhaps l am mixing what Ford said to what is now happening in Ottawa.  And that is to stay inside, no unnecessary driving (no Tim Horton's coffee in the morning for me), only 1 person per family to go shopping at any time, and reduce your trips to do your shopping.  Anyways, let's hope for a breakthrough for this ugly virus. The precautions seem to be changing every day.  I have been staying in for the last month (except for a morning drive for a drive-through coffee) and will continue to do so because I am in the higher bracket of catching covid-19 due to age and a previous heart operation.  Everyone just stay safe and stay inside more than you have been already.  The experts all say that this will help.

Catch-all Discussions » Total Fire Ban Coming To Ontario Friday » 4/06/2020 5:07 pm

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 As per Premier Ford earlier today, those who had been going outside this past weekend for an unnecessary long walk, run, jog, etc. were being irresponsible.  And now these are now silent for some reason.  I wasn't able to do any of these healthy activities due to bad knees.  As I read in other posts, the walls are closing in fast and just staying inside WILL NOT cure this virus.  Pray for a fast vaccine.

Trip Planning » Reservations before May 14th » 4/06/2020 2:11 pm

boknows
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Now we have what I call a lock down in Ontario, even though that term is not used by Premier Ford.

He did say though early this afternoon on CTV news that we should not drive anywhere, not go walking, running or bicycling at all in Ontario because you might get covid-19 on your shoes or bicycle tires and track it back home.

He was basically speaking about what he witnessed Torontonians doing this past weekend on walk ways, path ways and bicycle paths..

 

Trip Planning » Reservations before May 14th » 4/05/2020 6:12 am

boknows
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NAH. time to shut er down as this really isn't a forum for this topic.  Stay safe!


 

Trip Planning » Reservations before May 14th » 4/05/2020 5:41 am

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Psychology. In Italy when the government instituted a total lockdown people began to feel helpless and thus began to ignore the lockdown and that’s why Italy was the biggest centre for this outbreak.

Really?  And where did you get this information from???  Your mind???  Your words here are 100% untrue!!!  None of the experts (and I know you are not one of them) agree with what you have stated here. The GRADUAL lock down in Italy was implemented to decrease the spread of Covid-19 THAT ALREADY EXISTED IN HUGE NUMBERS.   Italy's main problem with Covid-19 had to do with a very older population, citizens having other major health issues, and a very close knit family situation. That is how this virus got out of control, not because of a Government lock down!!!!! 

 

Trip Planning » Reservations before May 14th » 4/05/2020 4:02 am

boknows
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FACT #1:  Ontario Provincial Government HAS closed ALL provincial parks.

FACT #2:  Ontario Provincial Government HAS instituted a fire ban for all of Ontario.

FACT #3:  Ontario Provincial Government HAS NOT implemented a LOCK DOWN for all Ontario residents.

FACT #4:  Ontario Provincial Government HAS NOT closed crown land for camping.

Could the above have to do with the ONTARIO CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS?  I suggest everyone read this important Charter.  


 

Trip Planning » Reservations before May 14th » 4/04/2020 8:16 pm

boknows
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Jdbonney wrote:

Back to my original post.

“Sorry.....but that just doesn't work for me!”

You’re quite selfish. This isn’t about you and what works for you.

Again, you don't know what works for me!

I would suggest you read the rules of this forum about trying to invoke an argument.  I feel this is what you are looking for and you won't get one from me.  I will no longer have any other debate with you on this subject.  Stay safe.....and I will try to do the same!

Trip Planning » Reservations before May 14th » 4/04/2020 7:50 pm

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Sorry to hear about your grandmother.....that is a tough one for sure.

However, if you knew me and had read my other posts on this subject, no one will be asked to get me out of some trouble if I run into some.  I have taken survival courses so I am prepared for whatever is thrown my way.  And I will have no contact whatsoever in getting to my crown land lake.  Although I don't think I will need any, I am even throwing in an extra 5 gals. of gas.

I do take this coronavirus very serious.  However, when one hears it could go on for 3 month or more, that doesn't fit well with me at all.  Call me a rebel but there is no way I can stay inside for 3 months or more.  I am not made that way.  And if I can do what I LOVE to do without hurting anyone else, or drawing upon any other services out there, the urge is very strong to go camping.  Being retired I am very up to date about corona and how it is changing from hour to hour.  My final decision will be made once I have and know the latest about this virus. And should something come to light that my actions (in my mind) could possibly put others in danger, than plans would have to change.  For the record, I heard today that we could be house bound for 4 months or more.  Sorry.....but that just doesn't work for me!

Trip Planning » Reservations before May 14th » 4/04/2020 6:41 pm

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You don't even know me, but you are entitled to your opinion.  You don't even know that I might have only 1 month to live, that camping is what I need to feel whole,or that I might even want to do the inevitable and have one last camping trip. I never tell anyone what to do and would appreciate others not telling me what to do.  Everyone has reasons for doing what they want to do.  Freedom is freedom and going camping without harming anyone else is freedom for me.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA ( e.g.what lake were these trout caught in) » 4/04/2020 3:50 pm

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Seeing I am in the picture( one on the right) and know the answer, I will zip my lips which is unusual for me these days!  However, I can give a hint and this picture was taken before 2009!

Trip Planning » Reservations before May 14th » 4/04/2020 3:45 pm

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My proposed crown land camping trip does not have any interaction with anyone.  I leave Ottawa with everything I need due to detailed planning, with even extra gas should I need it, but doubt that I will and with all necessary precautions taken.  I STRONGLY doubt I will see anyone on the lake I am planning for as it is not widely known.  It is nice also that I am going into Zone 15 and, unlike Algonquin Park, trout season is open all year round.  So as soon as ice goes out (and I have feelers out there), I plan on going unless something more drastic than now happens in the days ahead seeing this virus precautions change every hour.  Fingers crossed!

Catch-all Discussions » Total Fire Ban Coming To Ontario Friday » 4/04/2020 9:17 am

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scoutergriz wrote:

Ken, that's not the  consideration f you were to become stranded or injured, or your heart went sideways, you'd be pulling sorely needed resources away from other duties. even a simple sprain may require the need for a helicopter, crew, medic, ambulance and crew, doctor, nurse, and administration staff. That's a lot of moving parts

I have never used outside resources in the past 50+ years of camping, and never plan to do so.  I have taken a few survival courses which has previously helped me before with a sprained ankle and a tear in soft tissue in my knee.  I knew what to do in situations like this. And I made it out by myself!  However, I have never had any heart problems while camping and again know what to do should such a thing happen.....no outside resources....just me.  And should I die, well, if I died where I am camping or if I died at home, I don't see much of a difference. I don't take in devices like people do these days in times of emergency. I guess I am just an old timer and prefer to handle things myself.  

I am not saying that everybody should go camping on crown land and I know just how serious this pandemic is in regards to coronavirus.  I am only speaking for me.  Stay safe!

Catch-all Discussions » Total Fire Ban Coming To Ontario Friday » 4/03/2020 11:00 pm

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With all due respect, I would not be a danger to anyone camping on crown land having taken all safety precautions to get there, and not stopping anywhere to pick anything up.

I am responsible and just don't TOTALLY believe the graphs where it predicts what will happen over 2 years.  Of course, the numbers would go down because the last thing I have heard re a vaccine for this virus would be ready in about 12-16 months.

Like I have already said is everybody do what they think is right and I will do what I think is right for me physically and mentally.

By the way, I bought my battery operated campfire from Amazon as well as some battery operated lights to enhance my campsite.

Trip Planning » Reservations before May 14th » 4/03/2020 10:53 pm

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solos wrote:

PaPaddler wrote:

I think the reason they would establish a fire ban is to reduce the potential need to use emergency response personnel for a fire when they could be saving human lives.  

 Totally agree! All those backcountry firemen are needed to make sure COVID sufferers get their treatment.

Somewhat agree but just perhaps we (campers) were just thrown a small bone!
 

Catch-all Discussions » Total Fire Ban Coming To Ontario Friday » 4/03/2020 6:32 pm

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Well, looks like I will have to take in my battery operated campfire should I go camping on crown land.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 348 » 4/03/2020 8:23 am

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I have no idea where this is, but right now I would even camp on that shoreline!    

Trip Planning » Reservations before May 14th » 4/03/2020 8:16 am

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I have camped before (not long ago) when there was a fire ban in Algonquin Park.  Definitely, this will take away some of the beauty of camping but unless they close crown land camping, there will be many out there camping.  Every day I see geese flying over my house, pictures of lakes giving up their cover of ice, mild temperatures and hours upon hours of looking at my maps.  Some choices to be made once early May arrives.

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