Road shopping

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bishop, Mar 24, 2016.


  1. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+

    Ok who all road shops if you don't know what road shopping is well h ere the run down your driving down the road and you see a tool or bungee cord or knife o sunglasses and you stop to pick them up that's road shopping I have found a lot of stuff road shopping knives some good some bad fishing poles cast nets clam baskets they are like a super strong laundry basket hammers screw drivers pliers money a bar in 270 it was returned to the owner phone's the best find I went around and my sister driving behind me stopped to pick it up was a 2600$ spear gun with all the bells and whistles my wife hates it when I road shop most of the time I did stop and pick up a unopened queen size comforter and some nice sunglasses she liked.
     
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  2. yeti695

    yeti695 Monkey

    I have done a litte of this, but my dad worked for the state dept. road crew and has found all kinds of stuff. Its was amazing to see what all he had found. He once found a ice chest full of beer, pop, and unopened lunch meat. After all day it still had ice in it.
     
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  3. Aeason

    Aeason Monkey

    Yes it is surprising what you can find along the road, axe's, crowbar ,tools,binders, metal plate, two wheel dolly just to name a few things I've found.
     
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  4. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    I have often thought that if one road-shopped long enough they could build a complete car from the parts they picked up.

    Of course it would be sort of a chevodgeordplymondasun, but with the Mercedes hood ornament it oughta look right nice.
     
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  5. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    One must actually HAVE Roads, to go Road Shopping.....[lolol]
     
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  6. duane

    duane Monkey++

    When the flatlander comes to Alaska and tries to live with the bears like that idiot a few years ago, do you get to keep the stuff the bears left behind? Seems like it would belong to the bears, not his next of kin, and I guess it is a closed casket funeral after the bear "recycles" him. Kind of a take of on road shopping I think.
     
  7. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    @duane Actually the State Troopers went out to the Site, to do the investigation, after the Bush Pilot made his Report... They Killed the Bear, and REMOVED, the contents of his Stomach, and returned that to the State Coroner's Lab, to confirm DNA, of the Victims.... I am NOT sure what happened to the samples, after testing.... He was an very OLD Bear... and on his "Last Legs" and couldn't hunt anymore, so he went for the easy Meal..... Idiot ,and Idiot's GirlFriend....
     
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  8. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+

    I watched the documentary on that and he said if that bear got the chance that he was going to eat him.
     
  9. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+

    Glacier shopping by bush plane.
     
  10. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Very few Bush Planes have Skis, to do Glacier Landings.... That is a REAL Specialty in the Bush Flying community... Now choppers, are a different deal altogether....
     
  11. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+

    Hey is it true that you can't be dropped off to hunt from a helicopter I know you can't hunt from one but I been told you can't be dropped off to hunt from one either.
     
  12. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Yup, Violates a State Staute, here in Alaska....
     
  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    The ladder I use most on jobsites, is a road find, and I've lost a few tools on the road, myself. I nice Gerber multitool, and a sawsall, for starters, and about half a socket set. (Side box door opened on the freeway, and cast tools widely.)
     
  14. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    BT, you got a road grader, built it and they shall come....
     
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  15. duane

    duane Monkey++

    35 + years ago I was on my way home and saw this woman standing next to her car with the hood up. This was well before cell phones and I stopped and asked if she needed help. Well the car was totaled, old and bad engine, but we have been married for over 35 years, so I guess that has been my best road find. LOL
     
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  16. Aeason

    Aeason Monkey

    Lol, new dating sight
     
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  17. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I do not road shop, I would be afraid of getting hit by a car. But I will admit to dumpster diving and garbage picking. I have gotten some of the best stuff.
     
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  18. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    First date with my wife, was a call to AAA. she was a dispatcher there, and I needed a tow truck. The ability to laugh, while I was the victim of a prank, turned her head. ( and she ain't been quite right since then );)
     
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  19. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+

    Well today I found a lady's wallet it has 160$ and change in it a drivers licence 3 ssn cards herself and two kids some medical cards no phone number what so ever I have tried face book she is not from this state so tomorrow I will call the med card number tell them what I have and give my number maybe I can get it back to her.
     
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  20. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+

    Found her got it back today.
     
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