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    Small mountain lion found on the edge of our...

    Small mountain lion found on the edge of our property in Wyoming a few years back. Called game warden because it was out of season. Official report, probably poisoned because it was harassing...
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    This thead is a question - Did you find the buried treasure based on the...

    Did you find the buried treasure based on the clues? I forgot the name of the man that buried the treasure and started the Great American Treasure Hunt. If so it explains your mansion.
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    Loved the video from a historical perspective and...

    Loved the video from a historical perspective and always liked John Melloncamp.
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    Although we are 30 miles from any town, we are...

    Although we are 30 miles from any town, we are within an hours drive of Mt. Rushmore, Devils Tower, Sturgis Bike Rally, and many other venues. One concern at our age is it is an hour and a half to...
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    This is our cabin in Wyoming. We rent it out...

    This is our cabin in Wyoming. We rent it out occasionally so the business is whited out. We have two smaller cabins as well on the property. It is popular for snowmobilers and hunters because we...
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    More pictures of natural isolation. ...

    More pictures of natural isolation.

    https://i.imgur.com/xdUP6hz.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/dWYh3NL.jpg
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    Many suffer from being home bound and isolated...

    Many suffer from being home bound and isolated because of the Coronavirus. This is a daily thing where I live. Imagine plowing through this to travel 15 miles to a mom and pop grocery store. There...
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    https://i.imgur.com/gNuD4fp.jpg A picture of...

    https://i.imgur.com/gNuD4fp.jpg

    A picture of our ranch house, built in the late 1950's. A kit home from the Sears catalog I think. It is a three thousand sq. ft. structure with a full basement...
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    This thead is a question - I have been thinking about taking out a mortgage...

    I have been thinking about taking out a mortgage on both of my places even though they are paid off just to invest the money. I have not had a mortgage for over 20 years and have to admit it is a...
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    Where do you scrap

    Wanted to start a thread to encourage people to share where you scrap. Please share pictures of the landscape, terrain, shop, house, everything and anything your heart desires. Pictures of...
  11. When scrapping I have talked about carrying guns...

    When scrapping I have talked about carrying guns for varmints and forgot to mention rattlesnakes. Thankfully I do not have to worry about copperheads and water moccasins. At least rattlesnakes try...
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    I wanted to revive an old thread on a similar...

    I wanted to revive an old thread on a similar topic as a recent one. Some old timers chimed in on this thread. Mick was one of the best and it is only fitting to quote him.

    The only time I pull...
  13. I just want to clarify my statement above. I...

    I just want to clarify my statement above. I think one should be careful with the information a person posts, but I am not afraid to talk about guns and ammo especially with the way things are going...
  14. Heard a story about a newspaper that published...

    Heard a story about a newspaper that published the names and addresses of all conceal carry permit holders in a county. One person identified posted a sign in his yard admitting he had a permit and...
  15. This is not an attempt to hijack a thread, only a...

    This is not an attempt to hijack a thread, only a follow up on my last statement. We had a protest that blocked the one of the main routes to Mt. Rushmore. That was quickly disbursed. The hills...
  16. I do not own a .40 pistol, but it is a good...

    I do not own a .40 pistol, but it is a good compromise between the 9 mm and a .45. You could not go wrong between the .40 and the 357 in my opinion. Each is special in their own way. You make a...
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    This thead is a question - You give the impression that you are near or at...

    You give the impression that you are near or at retirement age when most people are downsizing or is this downsizing. An old timer told me the two best times to plant a tree is today and twenty...
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    Welcome to SMF and thanks for the introduction. ...

    Welcome to SMF and thanks for the introduction. Be careful, this lifestyle can be addicting. If you do get addicted there are some great counselors here as well.
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    I do not know of a buyer and my strategy is to...

    I do not know of a buyer and my strategy is to separate the ferrous from nonferrous and sell in that manner. All electronics are sold to a local ewaste scrapper in bulk, maybe every two years.
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    "legally collect and recycle electronics in my area."

    It might be time to move. The more populated the area, the more rules, the more people to make rules, and politicians think they are...
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    A man of many of talents and lots of knowledge. ...

    A man of many of talents and lots of knowledge. Thanks for all of your contributions.
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    Welcome to SMF and the University of Scrap. That...

    Welcome to SMF and the University of Scrap. That is one of the best intros I have seen and highlights your passion for this lifestyle. Thank you for your service and your continued service to the...
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    this thread has a poll - I am sorry to hear about your experiences with...

    I am sorry to hear about your experiences with the coronavirus. I am self isolating, not because of the virus, but because of the chosen lifestyle. We are still safe in this part of the country,...
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    No doubt, you are a man of many talents.

    No doubt, you are a man of many talents.
  25. This thead is a question - Karma and a journey lasting thirty years led to...

    Karma and a journey lasting thirty years led to being a full time scrapper. Worked through college as a millwright helping build the most advanced saw mill at that time. Learned how to weld and...
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