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  1. #16
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    retired bumb and part time Hobo

    May 2005
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    Good words of advice !
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  2. #17
    MAGA

    Dec 2015
    Jefferson Coast
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    Lots of good advice. Long ago I learned to use a walking staff to bang on the ground to warn the rattlers of my approach. It is also in my nature to "dispatch" the critter not out of vengeance, but to prevent the critter from harming another person or or pet. always bury the head to prevent a yellowjacket from injesting the venom and then stinging someone. Any opinions on what the first aid is nowadays for a rattlesnake bite? Last I heard it was to ice the wound, keep calm, elevate the heart and seek a doctors care. Don't make an incision to suck out the venom. This may not always be possible. What's the answer?
    Last edited by wildminer; Aug 14, 2020 at 12:24 PM.
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  3. #18
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    Prospector

    Apr 2014
    Modesto, CA
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    Quote Originally Posted by et1955 View Post
    Hey SHR, I was just thinking of you, I was mining at the place I took you, last week, found a rich spot over 200 flakes per pan and you ounce stood on it, LOL. My method to prepare for a trip is Pizza and Beer, always works for me. As I always said get in shape to mine not use mining to get in shape.
    Hey Ed!! I think of that trip often. I learned a lot. I remember you telling me that the gold was on the top 6 inches... I kept wanting to think the good gold would be deeper, and by the end of the day realized -you were right, that the gold was on the top 6 inches LOL!! Now whenever a fellow prospector shows me a new spot, i tend to listen to their advice a little better now!

    Beautiful lush forest you took me to, and we got some decent color for just panning. The sad thing is - The room keeper at the hotel i was staying in threw away my snuffer bottle thinking it was trash LOL... adds to the story i guess Hope all is well my friend!
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    Mike

    Dec 2014
    Bodfish and Marin county CA
    Garrett , Whites keene puffer drywasher , Keene A51 Sluice
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildminer View Post
    Lots of good advice. Long ago I learned to use a walking staff to bang on the ground to warn the rattlers of my approach. It is also in my nature to "dispatch" the critter not out of vengeance, but to prevent the critter from harming another person or or pet. always bury the head to prevent a yellowjacket from injesting the venom and then stinging someone. Any opinions on what the first aid is nowadays for a rattlesnake bite? Last I heard it was to ice the wound, keep calm, elevate the heart and seek a doctors care. Don't make an incision to suck out the venom. This may not always be possible. What's the answer?
    I've got a dirty joke about this -- not appropriate to tell here.
    But the punch line is "looks like your going to die"
    Stay thirsty my friends

  5. #20
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    Ed Tracy

    Jan 2015
    Shoreline,wa
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildminer View Post
    Lots of good advice. Long ago I learned to use a walking staff to bang on the ground to warn the rattlers of my approach. It is also in my nature to "dispatch" the critter not out of vengeance, but to prevent the critter from harming another person or or pet. always bury the head to prevent a yellowjacket from injesting the venom and then stinging someone. Any opinions on what the first aid is nowadays for a rattlesnake bite? Last I heard it was to ice the wound, keep calm, elevate the heart and seek a doctors care. Don't make an incision to suck out the venom. This may not always be possible. What's the answer?
    I prefer a #2 shovel and while I don't have deal with snakes, bears, cougars and bobcats are always around the places I go and a #2 shovel makes a lot noise when it hits the ground or rock.

  6. #21
    us
    Jun 2013
    El Dorado County
    GRIZZLY GOLD TRAP - ANGUS MACKIRK EXPLORER- BLUE BOWL - GOLD CUBE, MINELAB PRO 25 PINPOINTER-
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    SOHR - Why did you let your buddy talk you into such a disaster?! Never listen to that guy
    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDoozah View Post
    The fact that homo sapiens teach genetically engineered canines tricks, on the third planet of this particular star in the Milky Way, is extremely unlikely.

  7. #22

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    Years ago when the wife and I were dating, we went camping in the backcountry. She has zero experience at the time and asked about bears and cougars. As I was explaining there is nothing to fear, she let out a scream............I turned around and noticed she was looking at the ground. After 20 yards or so, I stopped running, looked back, and started laughing.

    Bear? No problem...........I will fight it.
    Cougar? No problem....... I will protect you.

    Snake?..........Try to keep up because you are on your own.

  8. #23
    us
    retired bumb and part time Hobo

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
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    Why pass up on fresh meat for lunch ?? A little butter and some garlic salt and away you go !

  9. #24
    us
    Apr 2015
    Oshkosh, WI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Underburden View Post
    Heat took me down last August and this year I'm waiting until early September to over exert myself. Got to be cautious when your odometer reads 70 years old. Staying well hydrated is key.
    Make sure you get salt too! Working out in the sun all day at EAA, I've learned to get that supersized fry for lunch. Haven't dropped in 24 years of working out there, but many of the newbies have.

 

 
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