Whats the best find you have made.

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  1. hog

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    I have heared of finds such as good knives etc, perhaps a compass, I have never found much more than junk.
    Has anyone here found anything realy GREAT ?
     
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    $20.00 beside a trash can... :54:
     
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    I got one of those registered geo token things that you're supposed to pass on but have misplaced it. Mostly junk though.
     
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    Morseth knife and sheath. Just laying there, on a river bank. Looked around. Even asked a few fisherman. Wasnt theres. So i took it home. Great little knife.
     
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    Not me , but my dad. Found a single shot .410 and a .32-40 Winchester in a garbage can in the 60's. My luck seems to be only little things like lighters or a few dollar bills.

    He got rid of the Winchester long ago , but I got the .410 Excel before he passed.
     
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    A buddy came across a compound bow with accessories once. Obviously a stash from a local poacher. He marked the location and posted it on a local Geocaching site stating that it was up for grabs. Someone went out and grabbed it. Later they posted a picture of it with a web site listing the bow at $380. Not counting all the accessories (bow sights, bow trigger, arrows etc).
     
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    While trapping beaver under ice, I found a soft side lunchbox looking tackle box in the weeds and snow, it had at least $200 worth of tackle and a new GPS and a quality head light. Had people looking for the owner, put an add out " tackle box found, describe it and it's contents and you can have it" but no takers. Must have been a fisherman from out of the area, and there was nothing loaded in the GPS yet to give a clue.

    Found an old rusty "Geco" single shot .22 when I was about 12. It wasn't in useable condition, found a Remington nylon 66 .22 cal leaning against a tree in the BWCA, it was rusty and the action was broken, I think it was discarded. Used to find lots of moose antlers, but the wolves ate all the moose.
     
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    a bobber
     
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    Have found a few pocket knives. A duffle bag full of army uniforms.
     
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    We were hiking through the kettle moraine north unit, and stopped at a lake for a nap. just as we finished lunch we found a still cold can of IPA in the weeds.
     
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    im assuming this question is in Relation to Geocaching? not just stuff randomly found in the woods?
     
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    When we were younger, my brother and I found an old motorcycle in the wood behind our house. We fixed it up as best we could but ultimately we just left it back there. Not long after that it was gone.

    In caches, I've only found junk and 1 geocoin.
     
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    Nothing useful. But I found one that had good smellin' handmade soap in it. Pretty cool.
     
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    Found a leatherman micra once wile looking for a cache. Got a New Geo coin and a new book as FTF prize.
     
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    What I found wasn't so much what was in the box as much as the beautiful hike it took me and the girls on today...what a great day can't wait for the next outting.

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    My intro to Geocaching was a friend. He said he needed to stop at an Island on Lake of the Woods Ontario. OK? sure I said. His kid was looking all over for something. He found a bucket filled with a bunch of lures and line! An island in the middle of this lake! How the Hell did he know this? I was hooked!
     
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    never geocached. seems like fun though
     
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    Found a filet knife sticking in the ground near a remote strip mine pond once. Found a cheap hunting knife in a used car I bought. Found a few flint arrowheads without actually looking for them - just noticed them laying on the ground after plowing and even found 2 quarts from the 1930s once while plowing. And the biggest thing I found was an 8' johnboat stuck in the mud after a flood with a broken top rail. Dug it out and it had no numbers or stickers on it, so I straightened it out and repaired the rail and put it to use for a short while then gave it away because it was too small for my use.
     
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    The best "thing" I ever "found" while geocaching was the food and view at a gas station just off the Tioga Pass outside of Yosemite.

    GCPG70 Don't Miss Whoa Nellie Deli
     
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    Best find...

    I'd have to say the best thing I've found so far was a Gerber tool I found on a job site and which I have very good reason to believe I'd lost there the year previous.

    It cleaned off perfectly. It's now my daughter's.

    gvi
     
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    I have never found anything really cool in a geocache, just log books and toys. I have left p-38 can openers and in one i left a gerber dime. For me geocaching is just another reason to get out into the woods.
     
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    well...I found a full sized recent model refrigerator that I have no reason to believe wasn't functional. the recycling agencies over here actually charge you to leave things, and the vast majority of people have no interest in buying used it seems so there is just a massive amount of dumping on the sides of remote roads. given how mountainous Japan is, those sides are usually part of steep hills, and things roll downhill into the valleys and are even sometimes carried along small creeks and rivers and then wash up on the banks.

    so you can be a couple miles from a road and find all kinds of junk that's still functional.
     
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    i find cool stuff all the time!once i found a perfect condition old timer pocket knife with all the blades open,lying right in the middle of a path.maybe some kid playing with a dads knife and dropped it. i like to walk right down the middle of rivers and streams,up to my waist and i bring a steel gravel rake,i find old clay pipes from the 1800's,old bottles,once i found a ale tankard that dates to the 1800's,i donated it to my historical society(of which im a member).and im always out looking fer native artifacts and points and have a great collection.and ive come across a few geocaches over the years inadvertantly,mostly filled with little toys and stuff fer kids.
     
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    Almost all dollar store toys and trinkets. I have some really cool old and foreign coins. I lot of people leave custom wooden nickels too.
     
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    I found this pic on my trailcam last night. A month worth of pics and only this one dark pic of him.

    megabuck.jpg
     
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    I found a mint 1964 Fender Bass Man amplifier at a pawn shop for $250.
    I also picked up a pair of NVA 7x40 DF Carl Zeiss binoculars for 200
     
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    yea. bushcraftusa.com ! :D
     
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    I spent the day Caching today, found lots of plastic crap, which does not worry me too much as I don't do the whole swag thing.
     
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    I found some old casino chips in one. They seemed neat to me. We leave a shirt button with our team name on it or we leave ball compasses with a pin on them. it's usually the compasses unless it's a really cool one.
     
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    Lots of fishing hooks, gloves, hats, miscellaneous junk.

    2007 pre-deployment briefing, found a Garmin rino under the theater seat where the briefing was taking place.

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    Earlier this year, a friend and I on a canoe day trip found an upside down 60s model Buick-ish in the river. Haven't claimed that one as mine yet, but one day we'll get it running and bring it home.

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    Do use of coin detectors count in bushcraft Geocaching finds, or is it only with a GPS unit?
     
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    I once found a very rusted metal stake of about 5 inches in height and 2 inches in diameter sticking out of the ground in the middle of a heavily wooded area. I did some research and it was most likely an anti-carriage measure that wrecked anything with wheels passing over it. What is strange is that these were used in roads, but I was standing in the middle of a forest; no road in sight. I like to think it was placed there by Americans during the Revolutionary War to stop those British folk from riding too and from places :p
     
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    You can use whatever you want. I heard of a guy who used a dog to help located them. I have used maps and a compass, so, no a GPS is not the rule here.
     
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    I found M1951 wool shirts for $4.50 each! My wife gave me four of them for Christmas.
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    I don't find things,I lose them.Then sometimes they show up a year or two later in the vicinity I lost them.Most recently it was my glasses on a November hike,and my cell phone when I fell in the %&*%$ mud this October
     
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