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  1. There are a few of us that have hunted and found gold from the lake north toward the public panning area and a few of the tributary areas. It is there if you can put up with the trash.
  2. I have only had a chance to wear them for a couple hours ... was surprised that even though they were extra wide that they were a little narrower than I thought they would be. Now that was and is not a negative just an observation. I normally get a 10.5 EEE boot because of the sock I wear but this time I went with the 11 EEE because I was ticking my big and second toe toenail on the inside of the boot on long hikes or all day in very hot conditions with the old 10.5 EEE boots.. Secondly I like to wear a heavy boot sock ... or a sock liner and medium weight boot sock ... when I wear boots ... it prevents me from having blisters on a long, forced march into the wilderness chasing golden nuggets. I think these new boots are going to work out nicely for me once I get by something that I never expected or saw coming. Not sure why but a couple days after receiving the boots I got Gout in my left foot big toe! IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOTS! Just wanted to make that perfectly clear. Once the Gout is handled and I can get back into the boots I will take them on a short hike to help break them in. Initial reaction though is ... YEA! I have a new pair of boots and they fit well!
  3. often have thought to get my license and a handheld for that very reason. I prospect a lot all by my lonesome and many times I am miles from the road. Also when hunting in the North Maine Woods one can find themselves 10-15 miles from help depending on how adventurous one wants to be. I have little fear of the woods and often find myself farther out than I at first told other members of my party. a HAM or shortwave as I call it could be the ticket to communication in either of those situations. Of course in the hunting situation someone else would have to have one too to make it worthwhile.
  4. Turns out unbeknownst to me my computer was in the middle of an update when I tried to view that video. Just got off of it a minute or so ago ... very well done. That guy is a natural in front of a camera.
  5. Couldn't open the video ... is there a problem with it or has it been taken down.
  6. Rob ... I asked Doc to hold them at his shop until I return to AZ around the 10th of August. They are all paid for just being held so I can't tell you for a month or so. Looking forward to having some new boots though ... the old ones are literally being held together with Shoe Gu!
  7. Rob ... Bears are known to run at speeds in excess of 30 mph for short distances. Just think ... 30 MPH is 44 feet per second. You spot a bear coming at you from 30 yards away and it is on you in about 2 seconds ... Can you recognize the danger, draw, aim, fire a .44 Magnum revolver and hit a vital organ stopping the bear in its tracks before the bear is on you in those precious 2 seconds? Most people will initially freeze and then try to react ... too late ... next option is to play dead when it knocks you to the ground so the bear won't try to maul you to death which of course it is very capable of doing!
  8. Looking forward to new my new 'soul' !!! Two pair of new boots at the same time my poor feet won't know how to react! LOL!
  9. The Invisible Prospector!!!
  10. good job Chris ... New and experienced electronic prospectors can glean or review a lot of info here not only for the GM1000 but other detectors as well ... most all of it applies! Thanks, Mike F
  11. Jen ... I would rather a bear in the bush than a snake in the grass! But both can be deadly ... One I can see more easily and get away from ... but that is just me! Mike F
  12. Actually I think the opposite ... I think it was a great story ... both the man and the bear lived another day. Had the man shot the bear instead of using the bear spray it would probably be like killing 3 bears as the two cubs chance for survival without the sow would be slim ... especially if they were under a year old ... in other words born that year. So kudos to the guy for not shooting the bear AND for having the internal strength to survive the 2 attacks!!! Mike F