Take your nails with you!

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Take your nails with you!

Post by RAD4EVER » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:25 am

Yes, I burn old wood from building sites, replaced fences and broken upped pallets along with logs from neighbors who remove their trees.
I also remove the nails, screws and staples with a huge magnet that I drag around the campsite (Wash Sites) before and after the fires.
How many times I've filled the bucket with metal objects would surprise most of you.
What I love is showing the surrounding campers my catch and witnessing the looks on their faces!
Please, make a effort to remove all metals (Barrel rings, box springs, couch strings, TV frames, steel tire belts, stoves included) in and around your campsite, it may save a tire or two! Not to mention littles ones getting their feet punctured?
NONE-METAL item: Most wouldn't believe the amount of yellow caution tape my wife and I collect after a major weekend....garbage bags galore!!
Not ragging....since we do it for exercise and a stretch of the legs.

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Post by Sandcock » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:43 am

Good to go Radical \:D/ I've been meaning to buy one of the nail magnets at home depot to collect the nails, screws, glass, aluminum cans, etc. when I go out. Last April I went out when there was some major wind. Accumulation of years of buried stuff was uncovered. At one camp fire site by Pad 4 I think we found a whole house there. We did, however, find a whole lot of coins in that particular area 8) It amazed me of how many nails, screws, etc. that we were riding over #-o I like going out and picking up stuff for something to do.............one man's garbage is another man's treasure :wink:
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Post by RAD4EVER » Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:55 pm

I like going out and picking up stuff for something to do.............one man's garbage is another man's treasure :wink:[/quote]
Rooster, bought a 10 (?) pounder at Harbor Freight in Montclair, Ca. and it's one powerful mag! Cheap too!
Yeah....like too walk the sites for fun.
RAD is my "First/Middle/Last" name in reverse.
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Post by OBSESSED » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:04 pm

1--Get the kind of Mag that has a long handle [less bending if you are nail hunting sometimes you find a nail mine and must go at it for some time]

2--Get one that has a release handle [twist the release and nails fall off into bucket]

3--Buy two and bring some camp kids along for the 'treasure hunt'

4--Show everyone that is camped near you your treasure!

I like to do this in afternoon after a long hard mid day ride.

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Post by the_fog » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:30 pm

Maybe I'm being a ****head, but I dont bring wood with nails. You can't get all of them all the time!

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Post by OBSESSED » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:06 am

the_fog wrote:Maybe I'm being a Richardhead, but I dont bring wood with nails. You can't get all of them all the time!
Most of us don't.

Those that do and leave them behind I agree are 'RichardHeads' also.

I like to walk next to an adjoining camp at Cement Flats and clean a 'Pit' that has obvious nails/debris left behind. I know I will camp again at CF, so in essence, I am just protecting my future tire tracks and building good nail karma.

Wood with screws/Nails anywhere are bad, however, especially bad at CF because there is no where for debris to sink into. The nails just set on the surface of the slurry.... Ready for the next rail or trailer to run over them.

Idiots!


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Post by the_fog » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:53 pm

Scotty, I like the big magnet for glass line, I too have one of these.

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Post by Sandcock » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:49 am

Stupid Sandcock says
I've been meaning to buy one of the nail magnets at home depot to collect the glass, aluminum cans, etc. when I go out.
Yep I found one of those Fast Old Guy :lol:
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Re: Take your nails with you!

Post by RAD4EVER » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:48 am

Don't know why I didn't post this some time back?
Just paid out $250 for a new tire that had a nasty nail between the tracks :oops:
Had it double patch, now designated as my spare tire with the proper OD! [-o<
Nails, oh how I hate them :evil:
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Re: Take your nails with you!

Post by Astro » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:33 am

The set of tires :evil: I had to purchase @ Costco El Centro a few seasons back says don't bring firewood with any metal :shock: After borrowing enough spares to get to Costco of El Centro I had to scrap my Michelins with only 20k on them to get a new set :roll: Don't burn or leave anything with metal or glass @ the Dunes :idea: The Magnet sounds like a good idea to clean up after previous campers messes though =D>

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Re: Take your nails with you!

Post by r erfert » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:33 pm

One could simply pull the nails Before you head to the dunes.

I've been meaning to buy one of the nail magnets at home depot to collect the glass, aluminum cans, etc. when I go out.
:o Must be a type O >>>. a magnet for aluminum cans??

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