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•••OT: what if••••? #7339209
08/25/21 12:14 PM
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Could i walk across the US picking up enough aluminum cans along a highway, sell at next available recycle place, and do ok getting money for food?
No not getting divorced just wondering


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Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339215
08/25/21 12:21 PM
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I bet you could cover your food


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Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339217
08/25/21 12:22 PM
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I think there'd be stretches where recycle places would be a LONG walk apart.

Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339240
08/25/21 12:52 PM
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A handful of snares to secure food during those long stretches k snow mentioned.


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Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339254
08/25/21 01:15 PM
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Iowa
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$.05 deposit here, you'd likely make lunch money in less than 2 miles.

Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339366
08/25/21 04:10 PM
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Might bum odd jobs also


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Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339369
08/25/21 04:13 PM
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A fishing pole and you should be able to find some brim in just about any creek along the way

Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339378
08/25/21 04:25 PM
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Here you could take a large trash can full of “cans” in and you might get enough for a cup of coffee.

Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339382
08/25/21 04:28 PM
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I've thought about that a time or two. If you have a tent, sleeping bag, food etc. that's a load without the cans. you could smash the cans to cut down on volume, some places don't want them smashed. So you are going to need a truck that you would have to leave at the side of the road and go down and came back up on the other side. So I decided to factor the wife into the situation and that was where I met strong resistance. Oh well it was a thought.
How many cans = 1 coon hide.

Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339383
08/25/21 04:29 PM
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Might be able to find enough roadkill you wouldn't have to worry about collecting cans for food money.

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Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: Foxpaw] #7339385
08/25/21 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Foxpaw

How many cans = 1 coon hide.


2 if you live in Mississippi

Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339416
08/25/21 05:26 PM
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Our ditches up here are pretty clean as far as aluminum cans go. Might consider pulling a small wagon to help out with some of those honey holes.


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Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339445
08/25/21 06:01 PM
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Just remember that not every scrap yard buys aluminum cans.


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Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339493
08/25/21 07:12 PM
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I sold 10 garbage bags full of mostly smashed cans yesterday got 44 dollars. You better plan on eating beans.


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Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339517
08/25/21 07:45 PM
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I think it was .40 a pound a few weeks ago..... eek


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Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339541
08/25/21 08:20 PM
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Clearly you need to take them to a redemption center and not a scrap yard. May be tough to carry them all across a state to another one with a can deposit.

Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339579
08/25/21 08:57 PM
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Which states have the best can deposits?


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Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339720
08/26/21 12:59 AM
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He said walk across the US the answer is a resounding no. There are multiple hundred mile stretches in the US that have very few cans per mile and zero redemption centers. Now if he was talking about the BIG MUDDY East to the coast maybe. Its been over twenty years since I was in that part of the country probably still just as much trash as ever if not more.


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Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339824
08/26/21 08:17 AM
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Michigan is a good bet. We have a $ .10 deposit here on all carbonated beverages. You could make a full time living walking Michigan alone.. People throw them out all over the roads. There is a fellow that lives by me, just telling me the other day that he has already returned 20,000 bottles and cans this summer. He's a little touched so he doesn't travel far. With a large range he would make much more.

There was an old Seinfeld episode where Newman was filling his mail car with cans from NY to bring them to Mi to return them. Pretty funny.


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Re: •••OT: what if••••? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7339838
08/26/21 08:39 AM
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