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  1. #1

    Jun 2007
    Treasure baron with Goldtrax
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    How much more do you notice now

    Since starting to metal detect I find I'am becoming much more aware of my surroundings noticing small details that I haden't even thought about before.

    The way the sand and sea and wind act as a single entity to shape the landscape and also where things might end up.

    Trying to form a mental picture of days gone by is becoming easier and almost second nature. I judge my increasing perfomance by the fact that more often than not my hunchs are starting to pay off.

    Once I started by grabbing my detecting rushing out and expecting to find things just by sweeping now I make educated guess's to where to sweep

    just a thought S.I.R
    Silver is Nice
    But Gold Is Better

    copyright strike it rich 2007

  2. #2
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    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
    Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them.
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    Re: How much more do you notice now

    Yeah, I notice my knees hurting with each step. When I get a beep, I wonder if it is worth kneeling down to retrieve it knowing I'd have to crawl to a picnic table to get up again. I notice that now when I see a penney on the pavement that if I can't see the back to see if it is a Wheatie, it stays there.

    It's not really this bad, but some day..........
    (C) Sandman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
    "TIME IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEVER GET BACK, WHY WASTE IT SWINGING A DETECTOR THAT ISN'T UP TO THE TASK."

  3. #3

    Aug 2006
    MA
    MINELAB EXPLORER II & the sun ray probe
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    Re: How much more do you notice now

    well on that happy note welcome to the net. I look for old dates on homes with the oldest being a 1717

    HH DDEII

  4. #4
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    Dec 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Whites GMT, Whites M6, Vibra-Probe 570, Ace 250, Bounty Hunter 202, Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505, Whites MXT, 2 Bullseye11
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    Re: How much more do you notice now

    I've noticed I'm more in tune with nature. Since I hunt alone I now pack a gun as well as a knife in my pocket apron. A bird can move, or a leaf, and I notice it right away. Use to I would not have noticed. It is not fear, it is awareness.
    ...Wait a minute....just slow down.... you're gonna miss this....you're gonna want this back.....

  5. #5
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    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
    South Central Upstate NY in the foothills of the headlands
    '72 RS Kit/Musketeer Advantage with 8" & 10" DD coils/Fisher F75se with 11" DD & 6.5" concentric coils/Sunray FX-1 Probe/Black Widows/Rattler/F-Point/Merlin SXL Pinpointers
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    Re: How much more do you notice now

    When you hunt whitetail deer it pays to be observant and hunt the natural "funnels" where they are likely to concentrate. The same can be said for coin drops. Think: "Where would someone be reaching in their pockets?"

    People sit on low stone walls. People throw jackets over rail fences near vollyball, tennis, basketball etc. courts (Boy, has that revelation paid for itself for me). People sit under trees. People might have sat under really big trees back when silver was in circulation. When your town park has a fair or carnival make a note of where the ticket and concession stands are parked.

    And hunt everywhere anyhow. Coins and jewelry are lost accidently, which means there are no rules.

    As far as being observant to dangers: I hunt with Rattler one-earpiece headphone almost all the time anymore. When I'm in the woods I often have a .45acp in addition to my Lesche and rock hammer.
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

  6. #6
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    DFCA

    Dec 2006
    Kansas
    Minelab E-trac
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    Re: How much more do you notice now

    notice of surroundings = research = educated guess of where good finds could be = cha ching ching, lots of bling bling

  7. #7
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    Jul 2005
    N Louisiana
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    Re: How much more do you notice now

    Sandman, I'm with you, as will these Whippersnappers before they know it. I noticed this year deer hunting that I could count the leaves falling. Raccons go UP the tree in the morning and DOWN the tree in the evening. If I was lucky, I could catch both performances! Lots of life and love in those woods! -Noodle
    Dear Lord, lest I continue in my complacent ways, help me to remember that someone died for me today. And if there be war, help me to remember to ask and to answer "am I worth dying for?" - Eleanor Roosevelt

  8. #8

    Jun 2007
    Treasure baron with Goldtrax
    870

    Re: How much more do you notice now

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman
    Yeah, I notice my knees hurting with each step. When I get a beep, I wonder if it is worth kneeling down to retrieve it knowing I'd have to crawl to a picnic table to get up again. I notice that now when I see a penney on the pavement that if I can't see the back to see if it is a Wheatie, it stays there.

    It's not really this bad, but some day..........
    poor Sandman seriously though out of all the terrains I've detected thus far I got to say the beach was the most challeging in terms of finding the hotspots.
    Silver is Nice
    But Gold Is Better

    copyright strike it rich 2007

 

 

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