Use rubber gloves when handling
any gold or silver bars from a land cache. There is
enough arsenic & other chemicals still ON them from the
forming process to kill you or make you very sick. In
addition ( as a form of booby trap ) they were sometimes
coated with EXTRA poison.
Coins & other relics are not as
likely to be "poisoned", but extreme care should still
be used !
BEFORE moving or lifting ANY
treasure: make SURE there is not a wire attached to it
! Lifting a booby-trapped bar, keg, etc. will set off
explosive charges. BOOM !
After you open a cave---wait 24
hours for it to air out. You can speed up the process
by using a generator & fans. I still advise oxygen
masks, or at the very least---dust masks. Wear long
sleeves, hat, even goggles: cover as MUCH skin surface
as you can---poisons, mold, dust, bat crap, etc---these
all can be toxic !
If you think you have an
opening--drop a few colored smoke bombs down the hole &
stuff your jacket in the hole---this "should" force the
colored smoke to come out any OTHER openings--& they
might provide easier access.
Red dye packets dropped into a
water source will show up downhill in OTHER water
sources---if they are connected ( underground, etc. )
CAREFUL of any old ladders---not
only might they be unsafe, but they can be wired (
booby-trapped ! ), also. Usually the 7th step.
Never descend a tunnel or pit
that has ANY over-hanging rocks that be be tripped &
seal you in.
Careful in moving smaller rocks
that have Larger rocks Higher than them. Again---this
might be a trap.
Just an idea: pretend like YOU
put the cache there & think like a KILLER---how might
YOU protect YOUR stuff ?
Play Safe & take things SLOW---so
you will live to enjoy your treasure !
What if there was a major
disaster in your town and you had to "survive" for a
year or so---in the hope that life would return to
normal? What items would you want at your
house---assume you will have NO utilities, water,
etc. Send me YOUR ideas & I'll compose a MASTER
LIST & email you back a copy---to the ones that
participate in this little exercise.
Here are a few ideas to
get us started:
Food, water, paper
products, firewood, fuels,first-aid kits,
prescriptions & pills,guns, candles, flashlights,etc
Everyone please have a
FUN & SAFE Memorial Day Weekend ! We will be doing
our annual motorhome-camping trip ( my birthday
weekend ! ).
To my all-time favorite
"camping buddy"---my wife of 7 years: TARA !!