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  • Sustainable Seafood Guide

    Posted on May 22nd, 2022 cwmoore No comments
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    This guide aims to provide a high-level overview of the seafood landscape in order to empower folks in making seafood purchasing decisions. It’s important to note that ethical consumerism alone won’t save our fishing communities nor the ocean. This guide hopes to raise awareness and encourage everyone to work toward changing public policy and getting more connected to your local seafood providers.

    This guide also acknowledges that the current system is rife with inequities that prevent many people from having access to a range of healthy foods. In addition, the commodification of marine animals for the global seafood trade has pushed seafood off the plates of many peoples — especially indigenous peoples — who have historically relied on seafood for sustenance and subsistence purposes.

    Still, millions of people eat commercially produced seafood and use labels and certifications to help them make their purchasing decisions. When seafood eaters base their seafood purchases solely on the label, they delegate their individual responsibility for making good purchasing decisions to the corporations trying to sell their fish. Having a few simple rules of thumb can guide sustainable seafood choices and prevent one from



  • Winnebago Journey DL Main Slide Repair

    Posted on May 13th, 2022 cwmoore No comments

    This will be a living document up and to the point that I have completed the full install, front & rear, of the slide pad kit assemblies. I bought two kits, one for each slide. We have not done the install yet but based on the instructions it appears as if the slide needs to be separated from the inner (smaller) rectangular tube completely. This will require disconnecting the hydraulic cylinder from both tube assemblies and disconnecting the other end from the slide shell. We intend to use 4 floor jacks to support the slide shell while the tube is fully disconnected.

    When the slide tubes are disconnected fore & aft the inner rectangular tube can freely move, first to replace the aft slide pads and second to replace the forward slide pads. After this is done, the forward end of the inner tube will be connected back to the slide shell and then the aft end will be reconnected to the hydraulic ram.

    I will explain in more detail as we go through the actual sequential event steps. We think it essential to have all the tools necessary to do this job completely on hand ready for easy deployment. Below are attached the the Kit hardware components and the instructions for performing the operation.