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Unread 11-03-2011, 10:36 AM   #1846
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We've been in quite a few mines in this area and the ones that are easier to access have been picked clean. Since this one is difficult to reach and deep, we found things like this. It's a cord of fuse just tossed on a support.

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Unread 11-03-2011, 10:38 AM   #1847
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Here's another hazard we came across. A stick of dynamite just laying on a bridge. The person who found this before us was obviously experienced enough to know not to touch it. Even a slight movement or impact could detonate it.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 10:40 AM   #1848
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Another danger we came across. This is a blasting cap. Dangerous, but not a volatile as the old dynamite. Stepping on this would likely blast and burn a hole in my boot. There was a sump (pit) nearby with water in it. The blasting cap was dropped into it.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 10:43 AM   #1849
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Last picture of this mine.

This was just below the surface. After all the old artifacts found here, this came as a surprise. Electrical breaker boxes. After a little research, it was learned that this mine was active until the early 80's, so it made sense they would update the technology a bit.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 10:46 AM   #1850
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Looks good, Davidson. I've been tossing around the idea of building a simple site, but nothing as intensive as yours. Mostly, just a place to park the thousands of pictures I've been collecting. I think bandwidth for such a picture site would kill me.
Not necessarily. A lot of hosting companies offer plans that include unlimited bandwidth. Mine gives me unlimited bandwidth and unlimited disk storage for a pretty low rate. Many companies charge less than $10 a month (i think I've seen it $5-6 a month) for this deal. There are websites that work for just pictures, but it's nice to be able to add other content and do it the way you like.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 10:52 AM   #1851
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...I was about to start walking around and introducing myself to anyone who could have fit the bill.
So, what are you saying? We all look alike? It's true. We do.

When I was much younger, our family went to a shopping mall. After shopping for a while, I looked up at my Mom and saw I was holding the hand of some random Asian woman. Strange that she said nothing about some strange kid holding her hand. True story.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 10:54 AM   #1852
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The animations in this video were awesome. I expect it was cheaper than a stuntman.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 10:56 AM   #1853
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So, what are you saying? We all look alike? It's true. We do.

When I was much younger, our family went to a shopping mall. After shopping for a while, I looked up at my Mom and saw I was holding the hand of some random Asian woman. Strange that she said nothing about some strange kid holding her hand. True story.
She must have thought you looked like her own kid.

Oh, and I have excellent Filipino radar. I lived there for a while ... can't remember if I mentioned it before.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 11:00 AM   #1854
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The animations in this video were awesome. I expect it was cheaper than a stuntman.
Weren't they? It was like video game. Good info in that one. I like to see videos of mine exploration, but it annoys me to see people climbing the ladders without any equipment. When we use the ladders, it's only at half weight with two safety ropes, three support points and tethered to each other.

I'd like to know how those people expect to get back up when a ladder breaks. Nobody can hear you screaming way out there. Eventually, the batteries in your lights will fade. Days later, you'll die from lack of food and water in the dark. What a way to die. As your final kick in the nuts, at the surface, someone will be stripping your Jeep.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 11:01 AM   #1855
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She must have thought you looked like her own kid.
Racist.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 11:01 AM   #1856
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Unread 11-03-2011, 11:27 AM   #1857
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Could you imagine what could have happened if your neighbor came across some dynamite that day???
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Unread 11-03-2011, 11:46 AM   #1858
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Oh, shyt. Our bodies would be forever stuck at the bottom of that mine.

Just the other day, he asked if we wanted to go out to the mountains again. We told him we'll let him know. We're never going to let him know.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 12:02 PM   #1859
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She must have thought you looked like her own kid.

Oh, and I have excellent Filipino radar. I lived there for a while ... can't remember if I mentioned it before.
You may have mentioned it, but my memory sucks. What were you doing there? Navy? Your wife didn't look mail order.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 02:58 PM   #1860
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You may have mentioned it, but my memory sucks. What were you doing there? Navy? Your wife didn't look mail order.
Nope, my wife was born in southern California. I spent about a half a year on Negros Island as a missionary in 1994. I loved it. I would've been there longer, but I found out while I was there that rice tends to kill me. It's a long and interesting story. To help tie it back to a jeep(ney) topic, this was typical of public transportation where I was at:



Except, of course, we occasionally rode on the roof or clinging to a rail bolted to the side.
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