Another exploratory trip, found something this time

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Currawong, May 19, 2019.

  1. Crosier

    Crosier Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    Thank you for this. Really enjoy all of your adventures and appreciate you sharing along with the epic narrative! :thumbsup:
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  2. gotgoat

    gotgoat Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2016
    very cool, thanks for sharing your adventure
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  3. Thesian

    Thesian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Woah! That was awesome man...more plz!
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  4. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Brilliant stuff mate as usual !!! Gold Rush areas are always a bit interesting !!!!! Where i grew up there was lots of mining to the east back in the day. A couple of the properties I hunt wont let people go into a couple of areas (i am allowed as I have been going there since I was a teenager) as there are too many uncovered vertical shafts still. I WILL NOT walk out of there at night as even though I know most of them if you go down one it's over. Love those little leeches we get the same stripped one's up in the New England area as well !!!

    Now about that ASH. You made the mistake of only working with the lower levels guys, I have bought middle and upper management off...they will be over to seize it for "further examination" shortly.... :D :D :D As an experiment....go lay it in your backyard tonight and then check on it in the morning....I guarantee that it will have moved several metres toward Sydney all by itself. That is a naturally occurring phenomenon... you can't fight it...!!!

    I am off bush myself on Friday for a week..... :D Just bought another Landcruiser on the weekend (that is going to seriously curb my knife buying for a bit) to help facilitate such adventures !!! As soon as I am home from that trip go in for surgery so I can properly enjoy my time in the outdoors again and become less "murdery" in general !!!

    As other's have do a great job documenting our beautiful country !!!! But don't do too good a job or this lot will all want to visit .... :D ;)
  5. Azula Gun Holsters

    Azula Gun Holsters KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 19, 2016
    Thanks for sharing. Pictures are wonderful.

    Any animals in that area ? Snakes ?
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  6. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    TOTALLY cool!!!:thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
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  7. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    I knew my BG ASH1's were farther "south" under the bed than where I left them.
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  8. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    They're eucalypts and have smooth bark above and rough bark at the bottom (called a stocking). When the rough bark peels away in big streamers on some species they are called stringybarks.
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  9. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    ..... not sure of the exact spot my fellow Aussie was exploring but yes, there will be some Kangaroos/Wallabys and I am guessing some deer. There are snakes EVERYWHERE here. Not sure if I mentioned it in another thread but I did the snake dance on my front stairs at home here in suburbia a couple of weeks ago.... little bastage was catching some rays when I came out in shorts and no shoes...I had to wait him out for another half hour to send him onto snake heaven, I will say that I never kill snakes in the bush - live and let live, they do a great job of keeping down vermin, but I wont tolerate them around my house, my pups mean too much to me (albeit they killed the last snake in the yard). just happens..... cosmic forces and such.... ;) :D
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  10. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    Lot's of possums, gliders, wallabies, antechinus, the occasional quoll, drop bears, yowies. I learned long ago to stomp my way through the bush... the snakes feel the vibrations and scoot off... usually.
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  11. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    Actually I discovered I can use that ASH for navigation if I forget a compass... it always seems to turn until it is pointing towards Sydney :D
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  12. Heb412


    Jul 12, 2011
    Awesome stuff! Thanks for sharing

    Just on:
    Take note other Aussies, I had to bribe customs in Sydney not to redirect this to Andy!!
    Does Sydney custom put on hold an Ash1?? It’s not a double blade, why would they?
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  13. Currawong

    Currawong Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 19, 2012
    Well no, they make it through just fine, it's just that Andy the Aussie then steals them all. Then you have to raid his compound and fight your way through his vicious dogs to retrieve them. Easier to just bribe customs with a couple of boxes of sausage rolls.
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  14. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    Thanks for sharing your adventure! That was a great read!
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  15. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Wow !!! Just Wow !!! Great read and awesome pics !! Thank you for sharing all this :)
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  16. 416isToronto

    416isToronto Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2013
    Awesome! Thanks for sharing! Must admit, i was anticipating a pic of a nugget after the ‘fog’ passed you! :D

    Edit to add:
    Just saw this:
    Australian finds A$100,000 gold nugget using metal detector
    Last edited: May 20, 2019
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  17. Turbo Tension

    Turbo Tension

    May 6, 2010
    I’ve heard of the fog thing, but only in passing, from old mines in southern IL. Basically the caves atmosphere can be so different from the outside, that someone walking in can actually effect the balance. I’m guessing you would find a lot more cool shit if you weren’t in a rainforest, where the humidity and forest can swallow everything.
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  18. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    What an awesome adventure! Did you have a GPS or did you "pin" that area with your phone so you can go back? I'm sure there's gold in them thar hills!

    Modern equipment like metal detectors can go a long way towards tracking some down. I feel there wouldn't have been all that work if they wouldn't have found SOMETHING!

    Here's to hoping you find one of those $100K nuggets!
  19. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    @Currawong , Thank you for sharing another great adventure; VERY COOL! :cool:
    I'm glad you returned safely!
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  20. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    I would have figured it was the drop bears or yowies that caused that. Good to know it’s just natural for that species of tree.

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