Goodwill Finds

What have you found in the thrift stores that you can modify or use as is?
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Goodwill Finds

Post by samh » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:42 pm

I was back home visiting my folks this past weekend and hit up my favorite Goodwill.

Two pair Patagonia silkweight polypro tights $3 apiece
One set of REI rain pants (like new) $5

I don't even use rain pants but the deal was too good to not jump on.

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Re: Goodwill Finds

Post by zelph » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:41 pm

samh wrote:I was back home visiting my folks this past weekend and hit up my favorite Goodwill.

Two pair Patagonia silkweight polypro tights $3 apiece
One set of REI rain pants (like new) $5

I don't even use rain pants but the deal was too good to not jump on.
I keep my eyes open for wearing apparell but cant seem to score on the good stuff like you do. I'm going to pass by deluth at the end of June on my way to the Keweenaw peninsula in MI. I'll hide a something in the area for you to find with a GPS unit. Give you something to do in your free time.
I don't even use rain pants but the deal was too good to not jump on
I do the same thing, what's that all about :D
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Post by samh » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:56 am

Zelph -

What are you doing up in the U.P.? Heading out to the woods I hope! Keep me posted and I'll keep my GPS ready ; )

You comment on my ability to find the softgoods, but I could just as easily comment on how in awe I am of the hardgood finds you make at the thrift stores!

- Sam

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Post by zelph » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:33 am

samh wrote:Zelph -

What are you doing up in the U.P.? Heading out to the woods I hope! Keep me posted and I'll keep my GPS ready ; )

You comment on my ability to find the softgoods, but I could just as easily comment on how in awe I am of the hardgood finds you make at the thrift stores!

- Sam
Going on a hike with my daughter. She's in St. Paul area. Going to pick her up and go north to wright MN to visit my cousin, then heading due East to the peninsula to see what their trails are like. Do some searching for native copper and lake superior agates and other minerals(another interest of mine :) ) Going to do some researh on Ancient Inhabitants of North America. The copper mines in the area were originally mined 6,000-9,000 years ago. They were mined by a very large group of Natives. Lots of copper artifacts are found in the U.S. that are believed to have come from the copper mined in the UP. I found a 5 pound nodule here in IL that may have been brought by the glaciers or by the Natives from the UP. It was a popular trade item throughout the upper states. The copper found in the UP is 95 percent pure right out of the ground. The mining industry dried up and just the ghost towns are left.

I'll let you know when to start looking for the cache :D I think the gps technology is fantastic!!!!!

Took a pic of the nodule:

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Post by samh » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:19 pm

That is one massive mineral. It's amazing to try and think of what was going on 5 and 10 thousand years ago. What life would have been like. We think places are rugged now - - imagine then!

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Re: Goodwill Finds

Post by zelph » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:43 pm

Take a look at this 17 ton chunk of copper they found offshore of the peninsula.


http://www.webmedia.mtu.edu/quicktime.php?CBoulder

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