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Old 01-09-2012, 12:38 PM   #46
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I found the meaning of life once...but lost it few days later.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:40 PM   #47
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ISince going to LED flashlights I had forgotten just how lame the mag lights are. With as much battery power as that mag light a LED light would be horrendously bright.
It just doesn't work this way. It would last longer though.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:59 PM   #48
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melted into asphault (tampa) are brake pads, springs, coins, occaisionally a screwdriver/wrench, and a 2" trailer hitch ball. yep.


what i've found that was usable:
12" crescent wrench
pliars
zip ties
20$-30 in cash
endless cellphones (always around the corner from gas stations)
wallets
keys
bungie-cords
belts (wtf ?)
ear rings
a watch
socks
a cb radio
some kind of RF tester thing
on the rare really good day, 1/2 a joint
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:13 PM   #49
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I found a cash register/POS terminal in the ditch at a small pull-off on a highway a fair distance from any towns. The terminal was smashed and there were no identifying marks or cash. I salvaged the barcode reader and pin pad/card reader but have yet to find a use for them.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:24 PM   #50
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Found

5 gallon jerry can, empty of course!
Craftsman channel locks.
Assorted sockets, mostly 10mm!
Money, mostly quarters.
Emergency reflective triangle, folding type.
Beer!
Bungies.

Why only one shoe?
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:47 PM   #51
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I found an army shovel on a trail, one of the good old wood handled ones.
Keep it under the seat of my truck for emergency's.

A group of us stopped for a break along Dr. Park trail in Taylor Park. One of my buddies says, "Lookee here!" A little pot pipe was sitting right on a tree branch. We called it "dope pipe trail" from then on.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:32 PM   #52
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on Wolf Pen Gap Road between Suches and Vogel State Park

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Old 01-09-2012, 08:35 PM   #53
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I face planted, hard, on a trail in the Cove, in Virginia, sitting right in front of my face was a pair of really cool and expensive looking sunglasses. They where in perfect shape, I wore them the rest of the day, handy since my googles kept fogging up. I then left them in the pocket of my riding pants when I put them in the washer, and broke them.....
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:35 AM   #54
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:58 AM   #55
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I found an Echo gas powered weed eater. It was fairly damaged from hitting the road, and would only do half throttle, which was more than enough for my little yard. I used it for about 5 years before it wore out.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:34 AM   #56
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:59 AM   #57
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Friend was telling me last night how about 25 years ago, he saw a big metal toolbox sliding down a street in New Orleans in a shower of sparks. No vehicles in sight so a complete mystery where it had come from. Guessed that someone had it in a pickup and hit a bump then turned off while the toolbox carried on for a couple of blocks by itself. Contained a complete set of SAE tools (wrenches, sockets, etc.) so nothing terribly useful unless you're working on an old tractor

I don't remember finding anything terribly exciting while riding (a couple of screwdrivers maybe) although I did pick up a box of high explosive shaped charges one time when in my car.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:19 PM   #58
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I found an Echo gas powered weed eater. It was fairly damaged from hitting the road, and would only do half throttle, which was more than enough for my little yard. I used it for about 5 years before it wore out.
Two stroke? I worked for a landscaping company and we had a bunch of those... They were great, but they would gum up real quick if you didn't keep them WFO all the time.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:21 PM   #59
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A very cute hitchhiker. She really appreciated the ride, and returned the favor.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:36 PM   #60
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A very cute hitchhiker. She really appreciated the ride, and returned the favor.
Wasn't down by Rusk was it
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