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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Alaska - it has to be


 

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    1. True dat...about Maine, anyway.

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    2. My Florida wife (Don't go there!) thought Minnesota skeeters were dragon flies. Wasn't 'til my Uncle John backed me up that she believed it.

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    1. In the San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado the running joke is that you're one of 3 M's -- Mormon, Mexican, or Mosquito. They're very large thick there too. For a couple of weeks in July, anyway. It's too high altitude to be warm enough for the mosquitoes to last very long, at least.

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  3. No, it's the sign that you've arrived at Maryland's Office of the State Comptroller and everyday is 15 April.

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  4. If it were Nam there would be a stamp on it's ass saying Malaria.

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    1. And it would be carrying a firefly or two for illumination.

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  5. In Alaska they are assigned tail numbers

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    1. In Louisiana they may not be big enough to require FAA regulations, but they have tank holds like a KC-135.
      MadMarlin

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  6. It's not Upper Peninsula Michigan, or it would be a black fly. They usually bite off a chunk and go sit on a stump to chew on it, according to my Grandad.

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    1. Your grand dad was right. Over the years I've encountered the black flies on the great lakes as far south as lake Erie. They gargle with mosquito repellant and leave a welt the size of a 50 cent piece. I've been driven off more than 1 beach.

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    2. We have a cabin in Paradise, Michigan. You can only go there in the late fall and winter or the black flies will eat you alive. You can go other times if you haul ass to the door and never come out.

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  7. The ones I saw in the upper elevations of Colorado needed navigation lights.

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  8. Growing up in Anchorage the four engine variety were the most common.

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  9. Alaska State Law:

    AS 02.35.110. Emergency Rations and Equipment.

    (a) An airman may not make a flight inside the state with an aircraft unless emergency equipment is carried as follows:

    (1) the following minimum equipment must be carried during the summer months:

    (A) rations for each occupant sufficient to sustain life for one week;

    (B) one axe or hatchet;

    (C) one first aid kit;

    (D) an assortment of tackle such as hooks, flies, lines, and sinkers;

    (E) one knife;

    (F) fire starter;

    (G) ONE MOSQUITO HEADNET FOR EACH OCCUPANT;

    (H) two small signaling devices such as colored smoke bombs, railroad fuses, or Very pistol shells, in sealed metal containers;

    (2) in addition to the equipment required under (1) of this subsection, the following must be carried as minimum equipment from October 15 to April 1 of each year:

    (A) one pair of snowshoes;

    (B) one sleeping bag;

    (C) one wool blanket or equivalent for each occupant over four.

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  10. Yup,
    You got that right.
    The mosquito is our unofficial nasty state bird...

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