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Goldflower
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19 June 2017 04:46 pm

We raked up around several trees and found a couple of gram plus nuggets. It looked that good we decided to camp there.

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Some camp oven cooking. The boys doing it tuff in the bush.

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19 June 2017 04:54 pm

Looking good, did my invite get lost in the mail ? cry lol


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19 June 2017 05:00 pm

Good looking camp and great looking food. Roughing it eh. big_smile Good luck with the rest of the hunt.


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Goldflower
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19 June 2017 05:21 pm

xcvator wrote:

Looking good, did my invite get lost in the mail ? cry lol

I sent it,,, honest tongue


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Goldflower
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19 June 2017 05:24 pm

Breakfast was great too.

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19 June 2017 05:41 pm

Nice work GF the tucker looks sensational thumbsup

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19 June 2017 06:55 pm

I see you have a goldmonster in your tag line, how are you finding that mate?


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19 June 2017 07:07 pm

Hey Goldflower, very nice indeed. A question if I may, do you always camp under hardwood trees as I thought they were dangerous for falling limbs?
Cheers
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19 June 2017 07:32 pm

That reminds me why I wanting to go gold detecting,for the food tongue


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19 June 2017 10:48 pm

Mackka wrote:

Hey Goldflower, very nice indeed. A question if I may, do you always camp under hardwood trees as I thought they were dangerous for falling limbs?
Cheers
Mackka

Just have to look up Mackka, if no dead limbs above you no worries.


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19 June 2017 10:57 pm

Occasional_panner wrote:

I see you have a goldmonster in your tag line, how are you finding that mate?

Different, it sort of reminds me of why I sold my Garrett A2B Ground Hog back in the day.

I only have 4 hours under my belt with the GM in the WORST trash area in the world. In saying that it did what it says it can do.
I will get use to it and give a full review from a newbie as have little to no experience with VLF machines.


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19 June 2017 11:27 pm

Goldflower wrote:
Mackka wrote:

Hey Goldflower, very nice indeed. A question if I may, do you always camp under hardwood trees as I thought they were dangerous for falling limbs?
Cheers
Mackka

Just have to look up Mackka, if no dead limbs above you no worries.

If only it was that simple! Are you not aware that eucalypts drop perfectly healthy-looking branches from time to time? From my personal experience (local Perth parkland and ownership of 500 acre bush block in southwest WA), they usually fall without any warning in still, hot weather, rather than during storms, although a strong wind can bring them down too. Take care, mate - they're not called "widow-makers" for nothing.


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20 June 2017 12:18 am

grubstake wrote:
Goldflower wrote:
Mackka wrote:

Hey Goldflower, very nice indeed. A question if I may, do you always camp under hardwood trees as I thought they were dangerous for falling limbs?
Cheers
Mackka

Just have to look up Mackka, if no dead limbs above you no worries.

If only it was that simple! Are you not aware that eucalypts drop perfectly healthy-looking branches from time to time? From my personal experience (local Perth parkland and ownership of 500 acre bush block in southwest WA), they usually fall without any warning in still, hot weather, rather than during storms, although a strong wind can bring them down too. Take care, mate - they're not called "widow-makers" for nothing.

Thanks Grubstake, I will keep that in mind.

The desert timber is a little different to the Eucalypts that grow in the higher rainfall areas down South. The Karri is the main one to look out for.
Not all Eucalypts are the same. If you saw my house you would freak out. For one the fire risk, secondly limbs and whole trees falling and thirdly just plan scary for some in a big storm.

I have a property in Walpole with 400 year old Red Tingle, Karri, Marri and have milled and worked in the forest for many years. And who knows, the bush might take me one day.

One can not get complacent though so thanks thumbsup

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20 June 2017 01:45 am

grubstake wrote:
Goldflower wrote:
Mackka wrote:

Hey Goldflower, very nice indeed. A question if I may, do you always camp under hardwood trees as I thought they were dangerous for falling limbs?
Cheers
Mackka

Just have to look up Mackka, if no dead limbs above you no worries.

If only it was that simple! Are you not aware that eucalypts drop perfectly healthy-looking branches from time to time? From my personal experience (local Perth parkland and ownership of 500 acre bush block in southwest WA), they usually fall without any warning in still, hot weather, rather than during storms, although a strong wind can bring them down too. Take care, mate - they're not called "widow-makers" for nothing.

Back when I started cutting Timber they taught us what to look for, The branches you need to watch out for are the ones that get a brown stain just below where the limb joins the trunk, The darker the stain the more risk there is of it letting go,

John.

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20 June 2017 09:44 am

grubstake wrote:
Goldflower wrote:
Mackka wrote:

Hey Goldflower, very nice indeed. A question if I may, do you always camp under hardwood trees as I thought they were dangerous for falling limbs?
Cheers
Mackka

Just have to look up Mackka, if no dead limbs above you no worries.

If only it was that simple! Are you not aware that eucalypts drop perfectly healthy-looking branches from time to time? From my personal experience (local Perth parkland and ownership of 500 acre bush block in southwest WA), they usually fall without any warning in still, hot weather, rather than during storms, although a strong wind can bring them down too. Take care, mate - they're not called "widow-makers" for nothing.

If not the limb you have certainly hit the nail on the head Grubstake ....................... my old man was a big timber man all his life and as far as he was concerned the first and only warning you get is the crack like a rifle shot ........................... then it's over. Danger times are especially after a dry spell then a rain when dried limbs become heavy with water ................... don't worry about looking for signs as you will not see anything visual in most cases. If amongst timber in winds using headphones I will even c@#k off one ear so peripheral sounds can still be heard.

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20 June 2017 01:28 pm

Bogger wrote:
grubstake wrote:
Goldflower wrote:
Mackka wrote:

Hey Goldflower, very nice indeed. A question if I may, do you always camp under hardwood trees as I thought they were dangerous for falling limbs?
Cheers
Mackka

Just have to look up Mackka, if no dead limbs above you no worries.

If only it was that simple! Are you not aware that eucalypts drop perfectly healthy-looking branches from time to time? From my personal experience (local Perth parkland and ownership of 500 acre bush block in southwest WA), they usually fall without any warning in still, hot weather, rather than during storms, although a strong wind can bring them down too. Take care, mate - they're not called "widow-makers" for nothing.

If not the limb you have certainly hit the nail on the head Grubstake ....................... my old man was a big timber man all his life and as far as he was concerned the first and only warning you get is the crack like a rifle shot ........................... then it's over. Danger times are especially after a dry spell then a rain when dried limbs become heavy with water ................... don't worry about looking for signs as you will not see anything visual in most cases. If amongst timber in winds using headphones I will even c@#k off one ear so peripheral sounds can still be heard.

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Wow, if the limbs don't get you that saw will. One dangerous bit of gear right there. Great pic thumbsup


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20 June 2017 01:33 pm

Yeah ............... I don't think health care and safety had been thought of back then. wink Was what was called a swing saw with a ripping blade that had teeth about 50mm long that you could cut your finger on. As a pre school kid out the bush with Dad was well informed on not being or going anywhere near it whilst operating. Swing saw in fact killed quite a few over the years that either stepped back into them whilst left running when setting up logs or when dropping the tree were not quick enough to get away if the tree fell the wrong way. Cutting sleepers for the railways thumbsup

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20 June 2017 01:51 pm

So is that your old man in the pics Bogger?


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20 June 2017 02:09 pm

Yes mate that's him ....................... original bushie tough as nails. I've seen him sink an axe into his leg handle deep and just wrap a hankie around it and keep working ................ then drove the old Austin 8 ute home and light the chip heater and have a bath as he didn't want to go to the doctors dirty. I know where I would have been heading dirt or no dirt. He used to lug wheat before school and then unhitch the draught horse and ride it to the Moliagul school. Men of his era I think were just tough simply because they had to be as life in those days was just that ................. tough. thumbsup
Those pics were taken at Woodbrook in Victoria January 1960 so I can guess it wasn't with a digital camera big_smile

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20 June 2017 02:12 pm

Yep
He sure looks like one old school hard as nails bugger


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20 June 2017 02:14 pm

They certainly don't make em like they use to. Very cool pics thumbsup thumbsup


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20 June 2017 02:48 pm

A couple of pics of me and my boys cutting firewood down south at our place. Not as tough as your old man but gets them off technology thumbsup

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20 June 2017 02:55 pm

Good to see the boys outside in the rough and not on a playstation thumbsup Your boy on the log could be doing the BCF add thumbsup
Mate you could have got away with the tough as nails ....................... but those gloves gave you away wink big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile
Some big timber there .................. where are you south ? Looks a bit like gippsland area ?

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20 June 2017 03:24 pm

He's a mean looking bloke at the front in that 1st picture yikes yikes lol


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Goldflower
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20 June 2017 03:40 pm

Haha, yeah the gloves thumbsdown South coast WA a place called Walpole, Valley of the Giants

I'm in Kalgoorlie ATM so that's the holiday house now.


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