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Old 03-23-2015, 09:21 PM
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Default Here's what to look for to find bottle dumps in the woods

OK all you bottle hunters, it is now time to hit the woods to look for those bottle dumps before the vegitation hides everything. Here's what to look for, and these are the easy ones. The dumps hidden below ground with nothing on the surface - harder to find without MDing or probing. Also, check along creeks, in ravines and low-lying areas for anything that is "foreign" to the landscape. Even old pitcher pumps in the woods are signs of an earlier homestead. Dumps are everywhere waiting to be found. Happy hunting and let's see those finds!
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:05 AM
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OK all you bottle hunters, it is now time to hit the woods to look for those bottle dumps before the vegitation hides everything. Here's what to look for, and these are the easy ones. The dumps hidden below ground with nothing on the surface - harder to find without MDing or probing. Happy hunting and let's see those finds!
I only wish I could find a spot like this. I have walked the woods, rivers, creeks, etc. but have yet to stumble upon any such site. Maybe it's time to take another trip to the woods. This would be great, any tips? I have been told just walk the waters edge (rivers) and sooner or later you should find something, maybe.

Forgot to add, I have searched and searched for old dump sites but just haven't been able to locate any as of yet, well, at least none with bottles. I have found old mattresses, refrigerators and such.

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Old 03-24-2015, 01:17 AM
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I like the old bottles and not long ago came across a huge bottle dump while detecting. I had no way of carrying any of it but I did manage to grab the easiest one to get to which was a fluted Dr.Pepper. Have no idea what it's worth and wondered if I should go back to the site.

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Old 03-24-2015, 06:07 AM
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Here in lower Mich there are thousands of mid-late 1800's farms with old dumps on the back forty. Many times the garbage was dumped over a ravine or edge of swamp. It's difficult to notfind the bottle dumps at times.
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That would be paradise for a couple of kids with bb guns!
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:08 PM
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That would be paradise for a couple for kids with bb guns!
Hey, I have found some bottle dumps that WERE!

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Old 03-28-2015, 06:44 AM
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I love digging old bottles!!

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Nice pics. It is finally drying up a bit here. Went by the place I've been hitting pretty hard the past couple of years and the creek (overflow of a lumber mill pond from the 1800s) is still pretty high. It's a few feet deep until the end of spring. It gets to about 2" with I don't know how many feet of muck.
Deep enough to scare me. Was standing on what I thought was just the wet, grassy bank.
My foot bumped what looked like the tip of an arm on an anchor.
Ended up being an old front quarter panel with a pedal still attached. Deadlifted it out of 3' of muck that I was standing on.
Be careful when exploring this spring.

I hope you grabbed that Pepsi !

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Old 04-02-2015, 06:19 AM
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I plan on doing some snorkeling/diving in creeks/lakes this year for old bottles.

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Old 04-02-2015, 11:38 PM
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I hope you grabbed that Pepsi !
No, the neck was broken.

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in this day and age most suffuse dumps have been dug up ( every body seems to be looking for a quick buck ). you need to look for ravens and places no one will go. like the ghetto part of town and deep in the woods. cheek out old usgs maps of your area and good luck.
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I find the most by asking the old farmers in my area...they know where they are

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Old 04-18-2015, 05:33 AM
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in this day and age most suffuse dumps have been dug up ( every body seems to be looking for a quick buck ). you need to look for ravens and places no one will go. like the ghetto part of town and deep in the woods. cheek out old usgs maps of your area and good luck.
Interesting. So you mean crows can lead you to old dumps?
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That water pump means there used to be a house there. I would be bringing my hacksaw along with my md.

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Old 04-18-2015, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by kingman mikey View post
That water pump means there used to be a house there. I would be bringing my hacksaw along with my md.
Y'know, I did exactly that when I found it back around 1999.

That pump is all restored and is proudly displayed in my garden.

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Y'know, I did exactly that when I found it back around 1999.

That pump is all restored and is proudly displayed in my garden.
I want to see a pic of it. I bet it's nice done up.

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Old 04-18-2015, 09:04 PM
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Yeah, someone else would have taken it or it would have slowly rusted away.
That was a good save.

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I want to see a pic of it. I bet it's nice done up.
Maybe when I get some nice flower action we'll put up a pic.

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Interesting. So you mean crows can lead you to old dumps?
yea follow them to hell.
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where is this dump at whick woods??
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