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Why Canadians Love Working Home Appliances and Fast Washed Cars…

Not every nation is as clean as Canada. We get to benefit from many hard working men who have made use of long-standing Western values to create a great country, and the greatest metaphor for such a feat in our mind here at West World Canada is working home appliances and freshly washed cars. In other parts of the world where kitchen appliances are in a dearth and clean cars are nowhere to be seen, we here in Canada must be grateful for what we have, but it all came deservedly from ethics and putting hands to tools.

We love kitchen appliances, even when we’re camping in nature, because when we can spend less time cooking and cleaning it leaves us with time to do other things like fishing, build infrastructure and committing decades to science and study. Also, the reason we love freshly detailed and washed automobiles is a different reason. After working so hard, we need something to show for it other than internal satisfaction. External satisfaction like a new car without a single speck of dirt humming down the clean, debris-free highways of British Columbia, is a great display of success indeed, and there’s nothing wrong with flaunting what you’ve earned from hard work, as it inspires other people to work hard as well.

It’s hard for people from other cultures to understand this, but we promise that after a few years of living comfortably with a working fridge and oven, and just one minute of driving a freshly cleaned car, anyone can understand. We work hard to support each other and success never comes when it isn’t deserved. We would vouch that this lesson is taught in nature itself, as a hard working bird gets a nice nest with all her eggs in a row while a lazy bird can sit back and wonder what the big deal is. Well, we just do what makes us happy, and that’s that.

I hope this allowed some people to understand why Canadians thrive off appliances that aren’t broken and cars that aren’t rusted up and dirty.

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Should You Get RV & Car Detailing Services Before a Camping Trip or Road Trip?

To answer the proposed question–“Should you get auto detailing before a vacation?”–we must analyze several possibilities as the answers will fluctuate depending on the context. So let’s discuss a few contexts before we get started. Much like repairing an appliance, detailing and cleaning the exterior of an automobile takes skill and knowledge that the average person doesn’t have. Sure, it’s easy just to take some kitchen dish soap and a garden hose to your motorcycle or recreation vehicle, but to get that finite auto detailing touch is much different. If you plan to take your car through a bunch of dirt roads or go off-roading with your truck, then getting car cleaning services before your trip might be a waste of money. But, on the other hand, if you’re going with your family on a long trip across many highways in Canada, from Victoria BC to Toronto ON for example, then getting a professional auto detailing service, for both the exterior and interior of your car, might be worth the hassle and the cost. Another thing I just want to quickly say before we dig into the details: thank you for visiting West World Canada!

To make things easy, I’d like to share 3 reasons why you should get car cleaning services before a road/camping trip and 3 reasons why you shouldn’t.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Get Auto Detailing Before a Trip:

  1. It might have a been a long time since you got your car professionally washed inside and out and so getting a full car wash before a trip might make the experience a whole lot more memorable.
  2. If you have children with you for your trip and you want to show them the importance of staying tidy, getting interior car cleaning before a trip will be able to show them how dirty things can get when you’re not paying attention, because I assume that by the time you get back home you might need a second interior car cleaning service. This contrast can serve as a great lesson for kids to clean up after themselves, and they will grow to appreciate a clean environment.
  3. Simply put, from my own experience, getting auto detailing services at any time, even if you never plan to drive your car again, is something unique that only car collectors can fully understand. If you’ve never experience getting a full body detail on your vehicle, than I feel safe to say that you don’t collect cars. Getting your car expertly cleaned is like going black; once you do it once you can never go back…

3 Reasons Why You Should NOT Get Auto Detailing Before a Trip:

  1. Say you’re taking a four-by-four jeep to inner BC to do some off-road mayhem with the boys. If this is the case, then, yes, you might as well just use dish soap and a garden hose to get the job done because that sucker is going to get dirty again anyways. In this case, unless you can easily afford it, then getting an auto detailing service right before a trip is like renting a car before you get on a plane.
  2. Some people have certain aesthetic styles and they prefer the rusty, dirty look of a well-used truck or other vehicle. I respect these people and have met a few in the farmlands of British Columbia. In fact, in one of my visits to Victoria BC, I met a farmer who was in his late 70s and never got a car detailing service in his life, let alone had he ever cleaned his own car by hand at home, because, metaphorically speaking, getting a car wash on a car you love is like a gang member washing their bandanna; it takes away the historical value. Many car restoration experts struggle with this moral situation and more oft than not a rusty vintage car can have more value than a restored car depending on who’s buying it.
  3. This reason may come across as somewhat obvious for some people, but it’s still worth mentioning for some people. If you bought your car for $300 and could care less about it, then what’s the point of getting auto detailing services? Like, really, eh? Here in Canada, it’s possible to get a used car for next to nothing and I learned this lesson personally after a friend told a great story. The story goes as follows: My buddy, Calvin, who I had gone to high school with, once bought a used car for a little under $600. This car was what most people would admittedly refer to as a “beater” but Calvin loved it a lot and treated it like a delicate princess. Within the first few days of owning it, he got car detailing Victoria services during a road trip on Vancouver Island and spent over $700 getting the interior seats vacuumed and steam cleaned, getting the headlights restored and the frame rust checked and so on and so on. Overall, in other words, Calvin did something un-economical, and every one who knew him slapped their knees in laughter after the car broke down the next day. We all said he might as well have just gotten a cheap oil change and then he might not have needed to pay yet another $700 to get his car fixed and repaired by a mechanic. He learned his lesson early and life, and fortunately he was my friend so I go it to learn the lesson, too, and there’s no way I’ll ever make that mistake. Now, hopefully, you won’t either.

So Should You Get Car Cleaning Services Before a Trip?

As we’ve seen, the answer of whether you should get auto detailing all lies in the details–no pun intended. Here at West World Canada we want our readers to have the upper hand when it comes to quality advice that no other blogs can give about Canadian life and so we honestly say–at the end of the day–take the time to think and decide is it really worth it to pay for car cleaning services when you’re about to take your car on the road? For hard working people who can easily afford it as if it’s nothing more than simply cutting their finger nails before going to the swimming pool, the answer is obviously YES! But for other pleasure-loving people who just want to take a cheap car into the woods, the answer is obviously NO! So make the decision that’s right for you and think for yourself. We here at West World Canada hope we gave some information that can make your decision easier. Until next time, thanks for visiting our blog!

Postscript: We’re planning a large upcoming blog post that a lot of you might enjoy and possibly benefit from. A poem was submitted to us from a kind young lady in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and we’re honored to be it’s publishers. If you have a poem or other Canadian work of art or business related information you’d like to send to us to feature as a guest post, please contact us via email today. We’ll get back to you if we’re interested.

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The Art of Appliance Repair in Canada (3 Secrets)

We’ve talked about appliance repair before because it’s one of focuses on this blog as of late, especially as we love the art of it and today, for those of you who don’t know, we’d like to share 3 things about the art of appliance repair that most people are unaware of! Let’s get started.

In an age when technology is making life in the kitchen easier for everyone who cooks and cleans, appliance repair is an essential part of society so it’s no surprise that many professionals have created a science and art surrounding it.

3 Secrets of the Art of Appliance Repair

  1. Put faith in your expertise. Much like auto detailing, expertise in any field is supposed to make your end result shine and sparkle like brand new. Trusting in yourself gives you the power to do things that people who don’t trust themselves can’t do. If you know the process, trust the process, and that appliance you fix may never break again.
  2. Use the best tools, not the cheap ones. This tip goes for every trade like plumbing, auto detailing, etc, not just appliance repair services. If you buy the best tools, you might as well pay a little extra to get a lifetime warranty on them because they’ll serve you well and that way you can replace them for free after they get worn out. Having the best tools for repairing home and commercial appliances like dishwashers and gas ovens will also make your work go by smoother, faster and the end result will be better. Plus your clients will appreciate the professionalism.
  3. Put love in every service. A lot appliance mechanics and refrigeration technicians don’t take the time to put love into not only their hand shake with the customer but in the job they’re doing. Moving quickly from one job to the next can make it easy to forget to put love into each service. So the trick is not to have the mentality of moving quickly from job to job. Putting love into your service means taking the time to do it right the first time.

If you’re an appliance repairman or repairwoman then I hope these tips help you in the industry. Coming from Vancouver BC we here at West World Canada wish you much luck and success in your family business. Cheers from the team! 

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Will Hunting as a Sport still Exist in 100 Years?

Compared to now and 50 years ago, especially after the environmental movements of the ’70s, hunting has become less and less appropriate and ethical. Opinions for and against this are numerous and I could easily share my own, but I’d rather like to avoid opinion and ask the question: Will hunting as a sport still be around in 100 years? Hunting as a means of survival will always exist, unless for some reason we totally wipe away all wildlife and have to resort to farming absolutely everything. That is unlikely to happen, but I would go as far to say that even within the next 20 years hunting as sport may be completely illegal in many areas.

It’s easy to see why environmentalists and zoologists are calling hunting unethical, especially as we see such things as rhino poachers and various extinctions. Even in medieval times there were hunting regulations. Forgetting the king’s wardens and verderers, even lords with their own private land would hire woodwards to make sure strangers weren’t killing the dear and boar in their forests. We can notice how these regulations slacken in areas where authority has trouble reaching out its hand, like in North America when invaders were going mad over beaver and bison for the fur trade. We can argue that hunting regulations may have been a good thing in this case. Today many rednecks and hillbillies across America would laugh in the face of banning hunting as an idea let alone a practice. They, too, have their reasons which make sense. They hold the conservative assertion that all the land has to offer belongs to man and his exploits to benefit from.

As the majority of young people in universities are leaning leftward (can we really blame them for doing so?), partly through the ranting of their teachers and partly through the empirical view of the world’s affairs, we can use our imagination to see where things might lead as these young people grow old and take positions of power in our regulation-setting offices. If sport hunting continues at the rate it does now, more extinction warnings may come about in the future than if by chance we tightened the belt of regulation. Often the case is that some animals need to be hunted to save the lives of other animals and crops. Sometimes dear populations can rise too high in areas, which leads to many consequences, but ultimately these dear populations aren’t rising because we’re not hunting enough but because we’re hunting too many wild cats which hunt dear naturally. So in a way hunting as a solution to over population is extremely paradoxical.

I would not be surprised if even fishing as a sport or hobby becomes illegal in the near future. It’ll be a hard fact for many forest-dwellers to accept, but then again so is the fact that our precious lakes are needing man-set spawns in order to keep them populated with fish in the first place. If I wanted to set my opinion into this discussion I would go on for hours about why hunting as a sport should’ve been made illegal a long time ago. The only legitimate excuse people who like to hunt other than “it’s fun”  have to save their precious hobby is the rise of dear populations. But there are better solutions to handling the consequences of too many dear than by killing them. Even the medieval people had a solution for this–the “dear leap.”

With that said though I find sport hunting very fun, and since it isn’t illegal you can catch me hunting in the woods now and then. But don’t be surprised when you see laws going through office asking if hunting should be banned in the near future. There are more reasons why it should be banned than reasons why it shouldn’t be.

Now I’d like to hear what your opinion is, just out of curiosity. If you have something to say about this, please leave a comment or contact us today.

Thanks for reading! We’re here to keep the forests healthy, whatever it takes!

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Should You Bring Cooking Appliances on Camping Trips?

As you might be expecting, this is one of those “it depends” questions. Of course you don’t want to bring all your domestic appliances with you, but some small appliances might be handy. Unless you’re going camping for the full nature experience, it’s nice to have some residential comforts to keep you company. Not everyone enjoys collecting firewood. I have a microwave in my camper for those lazy days when I want a quick coffee without spending thirty minutes preparing everything the hard way.

Now you might ask “Is this the Canadian way, to bring a microwave camping?” Overall, I’d say the answer is no. I’m just unique. Most of my camping buddies actually laugh at me for doing this. But when they’re cold and grumpy in the night because it’s raining and they can’t keep the fire up to cook their tea, it’s my turn to laugh. Sometimes they ask to use my cooking appliances and I always jokingly say no before I let them.

Sometimes all you need to bring is a cooking stove or a BBQ. Depending on how long you’re camping for, you’ll need to bring a good supply of propane. I love camping in the interior of British Columbia where the wildlife is plentiful. I’m not much of a hunter, but I do love fishing, and to me there’s nothing quite like a barbecued fish.

When should you NOT bring cooking appliances on your camping trip?

If you’re going camping with a date or fiance, then I’d recommend you don’t bring cooking appliances because there’s something romantic about doing everything the pioneer way. If you’re a man, you get to show off your toughness by chopping firewood for your woman, and if you’re a woman you get to show off your innovation by cooking without kitchen equipment. If your man is anything like me, he’ll be highly attracted by seeing you in your overalls and mud boots gutting a fish. But not all men are like me. If you’re man is a dainty French prince then he might be turned away by such a sight.

Another good reason NOT to bring cooking appliances on your camping trip is to experience nature with all of its charms and struggles. Every once in a while, especially on shorter trips, I’ll bring nothing but an axe for chopping wood because it’s nice to get the full camping experience. For a shelter I’ll chop down limbs and make a hut, which usually takes most of the day. This is a lot tougher of course, but when you’re curled up by your fire at night eating the fish you cuaght you feel way more accomplished.

When SHOULD you bring cooking appliances on your camping trip?

If you’re going camping with children, especially an infant, it’s wise to have back up ways of cooking food, because these kids will be dependent on you. If something goes wrong, you’ll have a way to feed them. It’s nice to teach kids the old school ways of living in the forest, but it’s not fun to hear kids crying their lungs out because they can’t bear your burnt fish and seaweed soup. Bringing some urban food to cook for them will satisfy their cravings for normal food and save you a headache.

Another good reason for bringing cooking appliances is for an easy, relaxing experience. Not everyone wants to go through the hassle of working hard on their vacation. If all you want to do is relax and enjoy your time to the max, having a microwave in the RV might be a really good convenience. Some people even drive to a hotel at night and then come back to the campsite in the morning. If you’re bringing appliances for cooking on your trip, just make sure you bring a satellite phone in case you need an appliance service. If you’re not prepared and you rely on your appliances for sustenance, having your RV microwave break down might mean going home early. But if you have a means of calling an appliance repair company who’s willing to make the trek to your campsite, then you’re golden. Also a satellite phone can be handy for hundreds of other emergencies. It’s always wise to bring one.

Sometimes you can bring cooking appliances and only use them in emergencies. Whatever your choice is, I hope this post was able to help in some way. If you’re going camping for the first time it’s important to know these things. Some people even bring bathroom appliances like hairdryers to make camping what we call “glamping.” Whatever you bring though, no one can deny that you’re living in the woods. The main thing to remember is that you’re not at home, and it takes courage to do this.

So enjoy you’re camping trip! Thanks for reading West World Canada and check back soon for more interesting content! Bye for now!

 

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Saving Old Growth Forests for Future Medicinal Discoveries

Canada has the pleasure of containing many ancient forests with barely-studied plants and mushrooms. These mushrooms and fungi have the potential to reduce disease in populations around the world. For example Lion’s Mane is known to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Other rare, un-farmed mushrooms that have medicinal properties which can only be found in nature are becoming more rare by the year as old growth forests disappear under the hatchet of woodcutters.

The potential to discover new medicines dwindles every time a tree is cut down. Nature holds so many secrets waiting to be revealed and if we continue to chop away forests at the rate we’re doing today these secrets may never get discovered. All the drugs and medicines known to man today came from the grace of nature and this is how we pay her back?

This rant is for old people who may not understand the seriousness of this problem, but mostly it’s for young people growing up in this world who are seeking a calling. If saving the forests is the activity you wish to take up in this world, dear young person, you will be doing the most important service known to man. One of the factors why bee populations is decreasing is because of the lack of real old growth forests. And without the bees we’ll lose 70% of our food diversity, including honey, coffee, many fruits and vegetables. We as a species cannot afford to let these forests go away. If we do we will learn the lesson too late.

But it’s not too late. The reason why my blogging partner and I love to spend so much time in the forest is because we praise it as if it were a god. Jungles and wild growth give us everything we need to survive. Therefore without them we cannot survive. It’s that simple.

One of my favorite idles is Paul Stamets because he is an expert in mushrooms and is fighting hard to save the bees with powerful medicines derived from mushrooms. If we had more people like him in this world we wouldn’t need to worry about anything!

So one last time … if you’re a young person reading this and you’re not sure what career path to take, there are so many fields to enter that mankind desperately needs. We need scientists, forest keepers, rangers, survivalists and a host of others. I honestly believe one man who works hard to save the woodlands is more valuable to mankind than 100 lawyers, and that’s not supposed to be a funny joke. I’m serious. We really need to take action at this or soon this blog will have nothing to talk about…

Thanks for reading and please spread this important information!

 

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Our Plan for the Future of this Wilderness Living Blog

The members of this blog never see each other, because while one’s out fishing on the lakes of Ontario, the other’s visiting the city to catch up with family, and when the former reaches town to see his kids, the latter’s then out with the camper hitting the lakes herself. You see, we’re quite busy, but since we’re both never out in the wilderness at the same time, this blog will never be neglected, unless, of course, we get bored of it; but that’s not likely to happen any time soon as we’ve found a passion for writing about and sharing our live for wildlife, camping, fishing, et cetera.

We wanted to make our first post an introduction about what we plan to do here, for potential readers to get an idea of what we’re really about. My name is Alice Scott, and my partner wishes to stay anonymous as he already has a bit of fame in this field, and wishes to have a place where he can really express his true feelings without disappointing his fans.

Following this blog you can expect to read about cool survival tips, how to stoke a fire the right way, why fishing is the best family activity–you know–stuff like that. Personally I have more experience in camping than in outdoor surviving, compared to my blogging partner, who is an expert in survival, a former police officer. Most of all we’re doing this because we enjoy it, but we also hope to create a long-term foundation for creating a second source of income via advertising. We’re being wholly honest with you when we say it’s our dream to be able to make money off a blog while we’re camping. That would mean we can go camping more! But in order to accomplish this we really understand that we’ll need to provide a sincere service here, giving valuable information and doing all we can to make our wilderness outdoor living advice wholehearted and detailed. We dream of also running a magazine one day, as we have endless stuff to talk about when it comes to this topic.

So if you enjoy reading about Canadian outdoor living, then stick around and check back on us ever and anon, for we’ll be surely ranting ,rambling and giving this blog our whole hearts. Thanks for your interest!