Metal detecting essentials ?

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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by Polaris100 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:04 pm

Something I find very useful and weigh next to nothing are zip lock freezer bags. The larger sizes are ideal transparent rain covers for controls and batteries. In dry weather I usually detect in just a tee shirt or sweat shirt (no pockets) so I also use one for my mobile phone which I keep in my Garrett finds bag. Doesn't matter what junk I put in there the phone keeps clean and dry.



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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by veryoldshep » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:18 pm

BUTTIES lots n lots of wasp attracting butties...
Look to the future n dig the past.

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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by peteh » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:35 pm

New addition to my armory - Braces :)

Fed up of keep pulling my trousers up after bending down! even with a belt
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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:58 pm

You'll never make a builder 'peteh'! :D Regards ss47.
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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by peteh » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:09 pm

Battling against it ss47 ::g
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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by Macroman » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:56 pm

................Untold PATIENTS !! :E .... ::g

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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by 633 squadron » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:45 pm

you need a lot of luck [:)

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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by BlackBridgeBoy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:04 pm

My thoughts are - BOTTOM -
Brains - look around the site, and see what it tells you
Observe - what others are finding and where
Time - take your time to detect - don't rush
Temperament - don't get upset if you find nothing in the first hour or so - patience is a virtue
Outgoing - talk to those around you, and enjoy the day (regardless of finds)
Mood - you're not at home doing those DIY jobs, or the Ironing, so just enjoy yourself!
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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by WINDSONG58 » Sun May 13, 2018 5:56 am

My must bring will be a backpack I can carry my metal detector and spade etc, etc in. I bought a detector bag (one strap across the body) and on my first outing found that when going down stairs at the train station, the bottom of the bag hit every stair and caused the coil at the top of the bag to smack me in the head !.........also when I was detecting or digging, the bag (which had my crutches in ) would swing around and pull me sideways. I still had a great time lol. but next time I will have to MacGyver a backpack or learn to live with pre-detecting concussion, lolol ;-)x

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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by roodymiller » Sun May 13, 2018 11:16 am

My trusty Eddy penny to make sure the machine is set up right and stop the paranoia 🤔

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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by Dom » Sun May 13, 2018 11:22 am

Kitchen sink.
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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by Batman » Sun May 13, 2018 11:39 am

peteh wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:35 pm
New addition to my armory - Braces :)

Fed up of keep pulling my trousers up after bending down! even with a belt
So true ::g

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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by saltwaysweeper » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:33 am

When i started taking photos with a small compact camera, i took more photos because i could always carry the camera around, i became familiar with the software and learned quickly.

So when i started detecting i quickly came to the same conclusion (after hearing the only bit of advice that matters to us all, you have to walk over it to find it) that the more miles you walk the more chance you have of hitting gold.

So i always try to think about going lite.
Deus lite +WS4 is the basis of the kit, less than a kilo for the main event.
A small ripper SS trowel rather than a spade.
Even clothing/footwear has to be light weight and comfy.
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be comfy, go lite, walk further, stay longer

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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by Sir Upanotch » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:37 am

Elastic for my glasses, to stop them from keep falling in the hole :))
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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by Jacza » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:48 pm

I always try to keep on moving and not to slow down, even if I find nothing other than trash. That's my secret for a higher find rate.

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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by deputyduke » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:39 am

Wellie boots folks for those soggy fields!

I just bought a green utility belt for £12 from a well known sports superstore beginning with the letter D

It is made of nylon and plastic with no metal parts to avoid interference it has 4 pouches and 8 loop holes for spiral leads with hooks

Great piece of kit

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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by golden » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:23 pm

I have a small hand bag. All my my forget stuff is in the bag. Keep it all together. Two bags. Detector bag and detector stuff bag. Works for me well. =D>

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Re: Metal detecting essentials ?

Post by Pete E » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:44 pm

Might I add a large scale OS map of the area..1:25000 or even better 1: 10000... This can help you understand the landscape and give you clues about where to try ect
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