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    They look like a pair to draw to...LOL I've seen that "head in the sagebrush" scene a few times myself! Jim
  2. Want Dry Washer

    LOL...I didn't even know what model it is. Nobody in my area wants a drywasher, so it just sits around plugging up the shop. Probably walked around it 10,000 times. jim
  3. Want Dry Washer

    I've got an old, but hardly used, Keene with a 3 1/2 hp motor. Needs a new hose (died of old age). I bought it new about 35 years ago, and we used it about 3 hours, and realized Idaho is way too wet for a drywasher. It's been sitting in my shop ever since. I cleaned it up last year, and changed the oil, cleaned the carb, and it fired right up. I'd take $550 + shipping. Jim

    LOL...that's the truth AU. I've got a big brushpile in the back, and the rabbits live in it. She's got a racetrack worn in the ground where she runs around the pile. So far, she's only caught 2 on the place. Sure keeps her busy though. She digs gophers, too. We had a big gopher problem in the area a couple of years ago. I kept track, and she either caught, or dug out of the ground, over 300 hundred gophers that year. Ate every one of them, too. We have a fenced yard and the only time she could catch them was on our walks twice a day. She's relentless...LOL jim

    She's a heeler cross, Jim. Not sure what she's crossed with. Doubtful it's Chow, as whatever it was gave her much longer legs than the typical heeler. I adopted her because of those long legs, and large feet. Makes for a great rough country dog. I've had 13 other dogs, including 7 German Shepards, and Heidi is the smartest, and best behaved of the entire bunch. The only negative thing about her is her ranging. Out in the wilds she disappears for 30 minutes at a time, and I have no idea what she's doing...LOL Hard to imagine that when I adopted her it took 3 weeks to get her to move more than 3 feet from me. Jim

    Heidi in Wyoming prospecting for rabbits while I prospected for diamonds. She had better luck than I did....LOL She's the only dog, of the fourteen I've owned, that can feed herself by hunting. She'll probably be my last dog, assuming she lives a normal lifespan
  7. Metal Detecting NAKED !

    Aah boy, Doc, I got a chuckle out of that this morning, and some great advice..."watch those cactus"....Hahahahaha Jim
  8. No more NFL

    I agree they have the complete right to act as they please. I served 4 years in the Air Force to help protect that right. They don't have the right to do so on the job, unless their employer is OK with it, which in this case they are. But, and it's a big but, we, as the corporation's customers, have the right o complain about it, and to stop being their customers. Not a big deal. Most of us on here have made that decision. We'll see if we all have the determination to follow through. As for Trump...he has the right o his own opinion on the subject, and stated it. If they don't like it....tough! They used their celebrity to boost the impact of their actions. Trump did the same. Jim
  9. No more NFL

    LOL...I remember in 1976 when the government's new TETON dam failed, and we all got wiped out in the flood. That was a big help. No government entities to be found. We Idahoans just went to work, picked up the pieces, and cleaned it all up. As I recall the government sent me a check for $1,200 for my flooded 14 x 70. In a year or two, you could hardly tell there'd been a flood. The government did pay for the damages, but we handled the labor part of it, mostly ourselves. Jim
  10. No more NFL

    Hey Home, That's what libs do...they reverse everything. Mirror image. And the last time I looked, the President's job isn't to improve the lives of Americans. His job is to protect our freedoms, so we can get on with the job of pursuing our individual happiness. For myself, I don't WANT the government helping me.....that never works out well for anybody. jim
  11. No more NFL

    I haven't watched an NFL game in 5 years. As soon as they started with the lefty politics, they lost me. I have never rewarded bad behavior. It's a personal crusade with me, and has been my entire adult life. They act like a bunch of spoiled little kids. Ever since they were kids, all they've done is take. Got rewarded, got scholarships. lots of pats on the back. Bunch of whiny brats. Jim
  12. Solar Eclipse on August 21st

    I have to drive about 5 miles to be in totality. Thankfully I can get there on back roads. They're predicting as many as 500,000 people coming to this part of Idaho. I can't even imagine what the traffic is going to look like. Watching the tourists may be more interesting than the eclipse! Jim
  13. research

    The only suspension on the one I had was the seat, and rear tire...LOL. But, man, they'll go anywhere. Jim
  14. stung by a crazy unknown bug

    Andyy, just about anything with the ability to bite, will bite, given the right situation...you just got lucky. I did that once with a hobo spider in my pants leg. Heading to town for coffee and notice something moving around on my lower thigh. reached down and pinched the fabric and held it 'til I got to town. Got out, and shook my leg, and a big 'ol Hobo falls on the pavement, Really lucky. Wind scorpions have the most powerful jaws of any insect, from what I've read. Their jaws are the only weapon they possess to get fed.....LOL Jim
  15. research

    I had a Rokon for several years. They'll go where nothing else will, but they are hard on your back and kidneys! Jim
  16. stung by a crazy unknown bug

    Cross between a spider and a scorpion sounds like a "wind scorpion", what they cal camel spiders in the middle east, but I didn't think any of them were poisonous. They are common in all desert areas, and we have them in Idaho, and Wyoming, and I assume Utah, and other northern states. They have really powerful jaws. Jim
  17. I've never tried the 8 x 14, but read a number of negative reports on it. I'd sure be interested in your opinion of it. Jim
  18. Utah gold

    Wow! Nothing at all wrong with that take! Jim
  19. I like the new 5.3 concentric on the GMT, but where it's REALLY hot is on the GM 2 I bought. On that 1 grain gold bar of mine, it's 30% better than the GMT in an air test. Still waiting out this hot weather to get out in the field. J
  20. Nice-looking unit, but had a tough time getting it ground balanced. Finally figured out the Sensitivity (gain) pot was shot. Every time I touched it I got loud howls from the machine. The pot is soldered into the circuit board, so I needed that specific pot. Couldn't find one on the 'net, so called Whites, with the intention of buying one. tech said...no problem I'll put one in the mail. No charge! So I got it yesterday, and took things apart last night and got the new one installed. Took about 1 1/2 hours. had a tough time getting the old one out (5 pins). Then had to drill out the holes with a #59 drill to allow the new one to go in. The rest was easy. Now I've got a nice backup unit for the GMT, and for a buddy to use when I'm out and about. Whites never ceases to amaze me with their service. Jim
  21. Miners.....

    They look like 20 year-old concrete workers, like me...yuk, yuk Jim
  22. Miners.....

    Pictures make me wonder "weren't there any young prospectors??" Jim
  23. Miners.....

    Another great illustration. I can't imagine how much fun it would be to have that ability. Jim
  24. Miners.....

    Gotta like that, Bill! Makes me wonder if Charlie Russel ever did anything on miners. I would imagine he did. Jim