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  1. When I was about 10 years old I spent 2 months on holidays at my great Uncle George and Aunty Ollie in a remote farm in Tasmania. Most of the meat we ate  was rabbits, possum and Kangaroo that was either trapped or shot on the farm. Cows were of the dairy breed and used to make Milk, butter and cheese only. I must say I had enjoyed trapping and the food at the time. 

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  2. Creamed Possum in Coon Fat Gravy Garnished with Sweet Potatoes (Gag Can)

    Product details

    • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
    • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 3.75 x 3.75 x 4 inches; 9 Ounces
    • Item model number ‏ : ‎ 1001
    • UPC ‏ : ‎ 712324581294
    • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ BluePirate LLC

    Customer questions & answers


    Is this gluten free?


    Yes, gluten free, fat free and free of anything edible! Contains inert inedible organic matter.
    By BluePirate Canned Stuff SELLER  on August 28, 2016


    Does the lid pop off the can so you can put something else inside (like a real gift)?


    No it's just like a real can.
    By Amazon Customer on December 10, 2016


    Is this supposed to be something like from "Wacky Pachages"?


    Yes, similar concept- a "can" of something humorous that does not reflect what is actually in them.
    By BluePirate Canned Stuff SELLER  on November 2, 2015


    Would this be good in a chili for a chili cookoff?


    By Marina Callaghan on June 11, 2019

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  3. The main damage done in cleaning coins is by rubbing when dirty or using a an acid. I found this advice a few years a go, and was effective with ultrasonic cleaning device.

    Patina (also known as toning), whether it's colorful or gray, is integral to a coin's surface.
    Remove it and you've cleaned the coin; you've changed the surface.

    Dirt (along with glue, tape, etc.) is just foreign debris on a coin's surface.
    Removing it is called conserving and is generally done with such things as distilled water or acetone.
    Once removed you can see the current state of the surface of a coin.
    That could be pristine or damaged but NOT changed.

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  4. Keep an eye open for claim jumpers for me. Don't worry about Simon, he will only last a few minute in QLD temperatures as he has just about turned into a Kiwi in his cold south island.

    Look after the bay and remove all the easy good targets as that will stop those claim jumpers from knowing how good the silver mine is. In case you are watching Simon I will not tell you that your Coin Utopia has less finds, but you may have to return to it to catch up. 😜

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  5. I found that the ground I detected ( Vic, Qld & WA ). WA was the worst for hot rocks with a low frequency VLF detector I think Vic Beggary Hills in Wedderburn 1980 with the same detector was less effected by hot rocks but the depth was reduced more than WA. As far as PI detectors were concerned the only problem was salt patches in WA. As far as Qld was concerned the Rangers at the time, the ones I encounter,  put me off nugget hunting and found the beaches were too kind to me, to chase the nuggets instead of gold rings. By the way I have found ground that was worse the Beggary hills for depth, when I was exploring new ground for patches in both WA and Vic..

  6. That hail storm was wide speed in Victoria. We got it here too however no damage personally, but had put a large bit of cardboard (an open box from a large TV ) over the car, but other here had a lot of damage. Your photo is very similar to our lawn area. Best of luck with those insurance claims. 

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  7. The problem is a young mind does not see the point of swing a detector all day for no gold, which we have all done at the start of our prospecting. Coins can be found with a lot more frequency and that may get him hooked. Back to gold, get a detector that can find tiny gold, 310 gold nuggets @ 0.1 grams is more likely to happen than 1 single ounce (31.1 grams) and will keep him more involved till he finds the ounce.

  8. 3 hours ago, Rattlehead said:

    Also, on one of the deeper signals (penny at 9”), I lowered the sensitivity down one digit at a time to see how low I could go and still get a good dig-able signal. Started at 27 and took it all the way down to 19. Surprisingly, it still sounded pretty good even at lower levels. Below 19 it started to fade a bit. That was using the Depth theme, so even the deeper targets tend to sound off pretty well. I need to test it again using one of the more traditional audio themes with some modulation to see how that sounds at lower sensitivity levels.

    That is the type of test that I like, it lets you know that you can back off a bit with out losing you target under bad situations. Thanks.

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  9. I know how Vern felt. One of my hobbies is sea kayaking in large lakes. On an adventure in a new lake, I paddled up to the edge of the shore. The water was only inches deep and I could not get any closer. Extracting one's body from a sea kayak is adventure in it self. However I got out, in a bed of mud and went up to my knees. When I lifted one leg of coarse all my weight went on the other pushing it deeper and so on. I finally got out using the kayak for support, got to edge of the lake finally. By the way an Eskimo roll was not considered in that situation.


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  10. Rattlehead your report is an Encyclopaedia, it cover everything that I can think of. 


    3) Minelab has always mounted the shaft in the center of the coil on most of their detectors. This is how it should be, in my opinion. It just balances better and it’s easier to keep the coil level with the ground. For whatever reason, they moved the mounting point slightly to the rear on this one. Not sure why manufacturers do this, but I am not a fan.


    Most likely they off-set the coil mounting is it enables them to reduce the length of the unit when fully collapsed, by folding the long end towards the control box. I prefer a centred mounting myself. 

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  11. Back about 1974 one of our work mates found a ww2  canon shell about 15 inches in length in the remote PNG jungle (Bougainville island ... Croc gold location) The idiot removed the explosive from it in the PowerHouse workshop on night shift without permission. He ended up drowning while trying to remove a port window from a sunken war ship 6 months later.

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  12. That is a point to consider, Valens Legacy.                      Australian  Coastal Taipans have the longest fangs of all Australian snakes- up to 13 mm, or half an inch long! They are also the longest venomous snake in Australia. They strike extremely quickly, and can inflict multiple bites and inject large amounts of venom – up to 60 mg.                      I personally have top class bushwalking Gaiters and have been struck by a Eastern brown snake but it only hit my Bushwalking boots and left the venom on them.              Brown Snakes have relatively short fangs compared to some other non-Australian species such as cobras and vipers. Although they will bite repeatedly if provoked, they inject only a small amount of venom — about 4 mg (less than one-thousandth of an ounce but is very deadly).

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  13. Found this on an Aus. forum......Cut the base off an old pair of gumboots if you're short of funds, easily acquired at most OP Shops if sizes are available. Slip on the gumboots with the base cut off then put on your preferred footwear and slide the gumboots down over the top ....... Has anyone ever tried this.

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