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Old 05-11-2013, 02:28 PM
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Default Only Alberta?? Weird things found ANYWHERE!

A bush camp, logging-hunting, who knows but nothing left standing.I pulled on a protruding swedesaw frame & snagged a bit of a wool blanket. Along with the blanket came this Pepsi bottle and it seems to have a label still on it. Can't even scrape it off. Where's that Pepsi bottle dater guy, and don't send me on a www.crap quest 'cause I'm dated also! note:lots of other stuff found under that old blanket.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:34 PM
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Very cool.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:41 PM
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That old blanket seemed knitted of raw sheepwool or something. Would that assist in preserving items?

These appear to be ancient sunglasses?
What about this soldered tin they were in?
Hasn't deterioated in all these years.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:05 PM
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Default moosehide grain-breaker/pemmican pounder

Not a rare find in the Parkland fringe area.

What tickled me is that I found it nestled undisturbed in a semi-open primitive camp area. Last weeks campers' realistic tipi rings & firepits surrounded my find. This had been a Cree Native "culture camp" for youth to re-discover their roots!
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:09 PM
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A bush camp, logging-hunting, who knows but nothing left standing.I pulled on a protruding swedesaw frame & snagged a bit of a wool blanket. Along with the blanket came this Pepsi bottle and it seems to have a label still on it. Can't even scrape it off. Where's that Pepsi bottle dater guy, and don't send me on a www.crap quest 'cause I'm dated also! note:lots of other stuff found under that old blanket.
Based on the logo type and label I would hazard a guess of 1935 to 1940. Cool find. Good place to be running a metal detector.
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Id be back there so quick with a shovel and metal detector it wouldn't be funny
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:22 PM
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Thanks, Lornce.
That would have made it only 13 years old when I found it. And yes, I guess the lable does peel off if an idiot worked on it enough, oops.
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thanks, lornce.
That would have made it only 13 years old when i found it. And yes, i guess the lable does peel off if an idiot worked on it enough, oops.
don't touch the paper, back away slowly from the lable!!
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Id be back there so quick with a shovel and metal detector it wouldn't be funny
And unlike every tale of finding treasure, I know Exactly where this is.
Trapping 3 years ago, I was reflecting on who stayed there & what became of him. From the west very very close came the most mournful wolf howl. That snapped me back to reality & being a wolf hunter, mouthed my ever present CowTalk elk call. Two high-pitched calf calls and there across the little creek at a distance of 25 paces stepped a beautiful silver-grey wolf. I just stood there mesmerized. As when close-stalking elk, I remember scanning his eyes for the sudden fear that signals flight. There was none and I think that he was doing the same to me. Then he was gone, leaving me with my rifle still tucked under my arm. So, yes I sure remember the place!
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:15 PM
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Found in leather? bag in spruce outside Alta, app. late 50's
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Found in leather? bag in spruce outside Alta, app. late 50's

Do you have a picture of the leather?

Is that sweetgrass or sinew wrapped in the grooves?

Do you see the owner in the fur?
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:33 PM
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Do you have a picture of the leather?

Is that sweetgrass or sinew wrapped in the grooves?

Do you see the owner in the fur?
All I have now is an old pic that was taken way back.
The "bag" may even have been folded hide, there was basically nothing left.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:55 PM
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Northeast Canada has some mighty big areas of bush and rock. On a 4 day jaunt that included a waterproof, lifted 67 Bronco, 2 winches, ropes and a chainsaw put us well back from civilization. Came to what appeared to be a huge demolished camp or town. These bags that we found under other junk, leads me to believe that we were guests of a POW camp! Eagle emblems, pins with small German writing & more eagles! I'd never try that trip again.
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