I’ve just started watching Gold Rush Alaska. They just mentioned those guys planned to use 7 generators to power their camp. HOLY COW! I can’t believe how much gasoline that must take. I also can’t believe they can’t make do with less electric…. For example, it showed them using an electric pump to pump water out of a spring into their water tanks….they could have put the pipe up a bit and let gravity fill it up.
I’ll probably keep watching, but these guys won’t get gold unless they get lucky. They don’t have a clue. It makes me think of this.
I wish I could watch more Gold Fever. Sure, the theme song is over the top, but it is an awesome show.
[Update 2012-01-14 10:46:35] The seven generators were just for their camp. They had a large 300kw generator to power their wash plant.
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