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  1. Wow... wonder what happened and how long they had been out there.
  2. Is this where Bob found the jar of coins? Kind of reminds me of that one.
  3. Each spot is subjective. I've seen some backcountry cabins and cow camps become ruined because nobody knows about them or an old lock is left on. With nobody to come by and care for them the weather and animals take their toll on a place. These are generally all 5 plus mile hikes. Things that are easy to drive to are more in danger of being vandalized or looted. If there is something worth taking don't disclose the location. If it is something that is at risk from being vandalized by NF or BLM (aka bat bars or torn down) like a mine or an old structure built without a permit don't disclose the location.
  4. I have seen a mountain lion abandoned it's kill after a couple days for what I'm guessing would be gross reasons in combination with plentiful food availability. Killed a deer sometime after Monday, rain really hard Wednesday night, and had left it by Thursday. What looked to of happened is the vultures had picked at the entrails at some point before the rain. And the way the body was positioned in a small gully when it rained the body cavity got filled up with water and soaked the remaining deer meat in it's own crap. If other sources of food are plentiful I don't think it would be uncommon for animals like coyotes to pass on something that has been sitting for awhile. Also you'd be surprised how long something can sit out in the desert not scavenged. I think people believe that any piece of food left out will be found by coyotes or other animal the first night it's out there and it's simply not the case. Bones could be spread out some after a long time but I think it is a misnomer that a pack of coyotes would come upon a body and all run off miles in different directions with different parts.
  5. So the story on this area according to a resident in the area was that there was an alfalfa field put into the West of the town. They disc'd too deep though the top soil and with the sage brush gone and I presume the alfalfa too the sand was left exposed to be carried by the wind. And blew it did right into this town. The land owner of the farm was supposed to of made a large berm to stop the sand from blowing into the town but did not and into town the sand went. I was told it accumulated against the homes fairly quickly and if you were not on top of clearing it away it could overwhelm the buildings quickly. Some were older and unable to do that so them left and the sand had it's way. I really did not have the time to give this place a good look though as there are dozens of other places. Some of the most surreal ones were the ones people were still living in with sand blown up against the west sides. If I didn't still have a few hours ahead of me I would of loved to gone up to some of the completely buried buildings. A berm was finally made and as you can see a ton of plants have finally taken root in the sand so it doesn't seem to be much of an issue at the time I was there but it was too late for many of the homes. The area that had the alfalfa field now has a solar farm being installed.... wonder if that'll expose more sand again.
  6. There is an old NIKE missile site by me that you can/could get into one of the underground storage bunkers. It is really cool. Has a lift that would elevate the missiles out of the bay doors to where they would be setup and prepared for launch. Inside where really heavy steel doors and some sort of bunk quarters. Really interesting if a prep crew actually slept in a place like that as it was tiny. I'd imagine a site in NV would of housed something MUCH larger then NIKE missiles were and would be even cooler.
  7. Sex offenders "should" pop up on a geographical search though megan's list. However many register illegally as transients to prevent themselves from showing on a geographical search and will only display in specific name searches or county wide searches. They should be given a rating between -3 and 10 (10 being the worst) in relation to recidivism risk but often offenders from longer ago don't have ratings regardless of how bad their crime may of been because it was before they gave ratings. While going out there, doing a story, and exposing or doxing (they are required by law to do so themselves) should be perfectly legal in the case of sex offenders I would tread lightly if there is an isolated community of them that is less of a public safety concern in the circumstances they have chosen for themselves. While it may be an interesting story I would be cautious of disclosing the location and people. Even though it would be perfectly OK to do so, probably do not want to piss off a group of people of that nature that may not be to far from your home base in the same state as you. Particularly with your girls. Back to speaking on shooting... Woohoo! We can have normal magazines again in CA... for the time being. I consulted with the mag wizard and his high speed spinning spiral wand and it seems I now have dozens of regular magazines again!
  8. Just delete that one video which is a repost of NatGeo. Not worth trying to keep up if it may be causing issues. I know your using Kevin McLeod for your intros which should be OK but who knows what people may be using to to try and claim false things. Maybe see about hiring somebody to make something completely original that you own moving forward just to eliminate that kind of abuse in the future even though it should be perfectly fine. A search of your name on youtube turned up a pretty odd accusation of threats and vandalism toward you from another youtuber. I'm guessing that is the source of your copyright harassment. Have no idea what is going on there or what kind of evidence (if any) there was to back up that claim but a number of people seemed to think he was correct. Seems like something that could of been done by anybody so I'm unclear as to what is going on there. I noticed he seems to of posted a vid of himself legitimately over the back gate line, like up on the hill over, seems like a dumb ass thing to of done. People don't seem to be big fans of youtubers in that area if I may so so myself. So be careful. Also so nice of youtube to cite the videos and timestamps of what they feel is a violation so you can correct it. Such a fricken joke the way they do things.
  9. LA's "stupid" solution was to put up no parking signs only in the areas that they parked prohibiting vehicles above 7' tall from parking between the hours or 2am and 6am. So now instead of being parked in the industrial areas or areas where they were they didn't really bother people as much they now go park in neighborhoods or in front of elementary schools, etc during those hours.
  10. One mile west there is BLM land I believe. Unfortunately it's is a rock in the ocean so it won't do you any good. Realistically I think Panoche Hills or Red Hills maybe the closest BLM areas like that and those are not close. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a spot farther away from BLM and NF in the state then you are now. If this is a long term situation maybe consider transferring your medical needs to a different VA. Short term I'd look into camping options in other areas like state parks or national recreation areas, etc.
  11. You escaped? Funny thing about the AR mags... I don't even own a true 10 round. I just put aluminum rivets in the normal ones to reduce the cap to ten. Some wizard with a tiny spiral wand always performs some magic on them every time I leave CA and I have to block them again before returning. Ah the pointless nonsense of CA.
  12. This is one of the cabins I'm not sure what the legal status of it is supposed to be. All land maps I've looked at indicate the area as BLM. The outside of the door had messages of people coming upon the cabin and enjoying it going back decades. Cabin had 2 large masterlocks on the door last I was there and a couple new messages asking why it is now locked if I recall correctly. There are a few up to date claims in the area, have no idea if any of those include rights to the cabin or not. My suspicion is somebody may of just claimed the building as there own. There are also a few Historical ranch homes lower down from this one that sadly were restored somewhat and have since been vandalized pretty bad. Broke out windows, etc.
  13. Wasn't Bob's video today about what happens if you cross the line? Guess this answers that if you cross in 8 miles deep.
  14. I believe I tried both ways. I'll try again later to check. I know I tried with other clips in the timeline already and I think I tried later alone with the same result. It is an issue with getting to view it in PP playback. When opened in source window or dropped into timeline it appears as a green audio only. My laptop has an intel i5.
  15. Yeah I'm good with most the stuff I want to do now is 2.7K 60fps, which is not put into HEVC. But I know I'm going to want higher frames or res on smaller clips I'd like to slow down more or zoom into things with 4k at some point. Will be something I need to figure out. The frustrating thing about adobe is I'm not sure if this is some dumb bug or if I'm doing something wrong.
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