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  1. Dakota Slim

    Was It An Alien Probe???

    Cigar-shaped interstellar object may have been an alien probe, Harvard paper claims https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/06/health/oumuamua-alien-probe-harvard-intl/index.html
  2. Here's Why The Suzuki Samurai Outsold The Jeep Wrangler 2 to 1 in 1987...
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    Remember , AZ has Cactus

    Cholla are just plain nasty. My first bad experience came when one stuck to my pick handle while beeping at LSD. I didn't realize it until i went to grab the pick and ended up with a handful of it. It was stuck good -- to all my fingers, the palm of my hand and my thumb. I quit going anywhere that I knew they grew when I had a dog. Now I have no dog and I still won't go.
  4. Get one that has only lived in the desert if you can. They are out there -- with little or no rust.
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    Was It An Alien Probe???

    I recently read that some "experts" want to use lasers to lead aliens to us. The problem with that is aliens will either consider humans to be a food source or as direct competition for the available food and water. I don't think they'll try to trade beads for a base here but you never know.
  6. Dakota Slim

    Getting crowded out there?

    Trail gridlock prompting hikers to try unsanctioned paths PHOENIX — Heavy traffic on the streets and highways of metropolitan Phoenix is a common occurrence. With more than 4.7 million people now calling the area home, it is no surprise people occasionally want to get away from it all.... http://www.mohavedailynews.com/news/trail-gridlock-prompting-hikers-to-try-unsanctioned-paths/article_8c88178c-c2e5-11e8-b033-c30de454d66c.html
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    Was It An Alien Probe???

    Hey, it could have been a spaceship with camouflage. They don't call it mossy oak but maybe rocky space turd or something like that. They could have been filming us the whole time as they went by.
  8. Dakota Slim

    Full time prospecting?

    Gold is getting harder and harder to come by. The cost of everything is going up. Wear and tear on equipment is a big factor. The days of a prospector and his burro living off the land are over. Having said that, I have lived off the grid for 15 years in a motor home with solar power and spent most of that time camped in the gold fields. It can be done but you need dependable vehicles and an additional source of income or a savings account. The internet helps. A lot.
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    Getting crowded out there?

    Like a few others, I liked it better when you were 86'd Bob. You've been posting like a monkey on crack ever since they let you back on. The way I look at it, it's just a matter of time before you are gone again so have at it man. Don't worry about me, go nuts. I'll continue to do my best to ignore you.
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    Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    Sounds great. Put the leaching process on steroids.
  11. Dakota Slim

    Getting crowded out there?

    You should feel bad about it Bob. Here, let me show you the statute: (note the "in any manner" part) 30-8-4. Littering. A. Littering consists of discarding refuse: (1) on public property in any manner other than by placing the refuse in a receptacle provided for the purpose by the responsible governmental authorities, or otherwise in accordance with lawful direction;
  12. Dakota Slim

    Bad News, Good News...

    Good luck Ron. Follow the good doctor's orders.
  13. Dakota Slim

    Getting crowded out there?

    BBBBB, don't listen to me. Take if from nugget108 and BMc. There is nothing to discuss. Littering is against the law. Can you honestly say that making one piece of litter into 2 or 3 -- or more -- pieces of litter is NOT littering? Why not PICK UP the bottle? The bottom line is littering is the kind of behavior that leads to tighter regulations on public land which is what this thread is all about.
  14. Dakota Slim

    Getting crowded out there?

    I'm pretty sure I know what the Forest Service's position is, but what is the current BLM position on off road travel in your area? OK with a motor vehicle. or not OK? What constitutes a road on that BLM land? Have they created maps that show the roads that they consider to be roads (while disregarding all the rest of the existing roads)? I think most of us will agree that people who litter should be prosecuted to the max. Years ago, on this forum, I made the mistake of inferring that a prospector's right to access public land trumped that of off roaders (or hikers or hunters or birdwatchers or whatever) and I was called out immediately. As the population grows, the number of people who are into "whatever" are growing along with all the other categories.
  15. Dakota Slim

    Getting crowded out there?

    That's great Bob. I think the beer bottle thing is called "littering". Could spreading broken glass around the desert ever be considered a good thing?
  16. Dakota Slim

    Getting crowded out there?

    Yep, and some Conquistadors have admitted to doing just that while shooting every beer bottle in sight.
  17. Dakota Slim

    Getting crowded out there?

    Making new roads is not the same as closing existing roads. Remember, there is a definition of a "road". Does driving a vehicle across the desert make a road? Of course not. Our forefathers have been doing it for over 100 years. Who decides if and if when it's time to close off access to public land? It certainly wasn't the founding fathers.
  18. Dakota Slim

    Getting crowded out there?

    "Roads" were made to support vehicular travel, were they not? Here, let me answer that for you... road: a wide way leading from one place to another, especially one with a specially prepared surface that vehicles can use. https://www.google.com/search?q=definition+of+road&rlz=1C1CHLB_enUS552US552&oq=definition+of+road&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.8613j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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    Getting crowded out there?

    In 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its lands east of the Mississippi River and to migrate to an area in present-day Oklahoma. The Cherokee people called this journey the "Trail of Tears," because of its devastating effects. 4000 Cherokee people died of cold, hunger, and disease on their way to the western lands. (From: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h1567.html) IMHO, the "trails" the government is attempting to limit access to is also oppressive but if one considers the exploding population, obviously some degree of control is -- or will be -- required. Those of us who have known and had unfettered access to wilderness areas have been blessed. We've had more than a few discussions about road closures on this forum and I guess that's the reason I posted this. Enjoy it while it lasts.
  20. Dakota Slim

    Gold Buyers in Prescott ?

    I don't know about anyone else, but I'd have to bet there is some interesting stuff in there.
  21. Dakota Slim

    Nice bull.

    Way to go. You guys are killing it up there -- literally. Nothing beats a well stocked freezer.
  22. Dakota Slim

    Bucket-line dredge in operation + much more..

    Well worth watching. Pull up a chair.
  23. Which Walmart kitchen scale is that? They have hundreds... https://www.walmart.com/browse/home/kitchen-scales/4044_623679_133020_4496646_7719396
  24. Dakota Slim


    Ouch. Jerry, I sure wish I was reading something else -- like you found another nugget. I'll pray for you.
  25. Discovery of Ancient Spearpoints in Texas Has Some Archaeologists Questioning the History of Early Americas https://gizmodo.com/discovery-of-ancient-spearpoints-in-texas-has-some-arch-1829970738