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  1. #1
    Aug 2012
    Farr West, utah
    Fisher F70 with 6.5", 10" Elliptical, & 11" Search Coil. Garret pro pointer AT, Minelab excaliber II (New machine)
    1389 times
    Metal Detecting

    gear bag and/or belt

    Seems I carry too much stuff and was wondering what "set ups" you all use to carry your treasure hunting gear. I change out my digging stuff based on where I am digging but I have a few must bring items and cant seem to figure out the best way to carry everything. Right now I am using a shoulder carry bag but maybe a belt holser would be better?? I am an electrician by trade and hate wearing a belt at work but it is convienent.

    Fisher F-70
    garrette pro pointer (new xmas present replacing my larger pointer)
    screwdriver "modified"
    brass rod probe (Home made)
    cheap garden trowel (being replaced with the Lesch..another xmas present)
    towel (for the grass digs...hold my dirt)
    water bottle
    coin bag
    garbage bag
    2 each cell phones (I hate work!!! lol)

    And a couple snacks or drinks for me, never seem to have room for them or forget to bring them.

  2. #2
    Oct 2012
    864 times
    Metal Detecting
    Detector w/headphones
    Pro Pointer
    Digging Trowel (re-welded to not bend/break)
    Apron (prefer the cheap two pocket one I got from Whites)
    Pill bottle (for coins)
    Towel sometimes
    Cell sometimes
    Pocket knife

    I go pretty light. The Pro Pointer fits into one of the apron pockets as does the pill bottle (screw top). I carry the digger in one hand and tector in the other. Sometimes have to make a trip back to the truck to dump off trash. (I pick up surface trash too). I try to leave my cell in the truck if I remember!

  3. #3

    Apr 2007
    Mertztown, Pa
    Minelab Etrac, Safari,X-Terra 705, Tesoro Tejon, Whites DFX, Garrett AT Pro, GTI 2500, 250, Fisher Gold Bug DP,F75 Limited
    101 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Having been a remodeling carpenter I use an electricians pouch, has all the necessary pockets for probes, pinpointers, towel, and so on, it sits higher and uses a tool belt to hold it which holds the lesche well an added benefit it doesn't weigh you down(could be because i wore a tool pouch for so many years but i don't think so.) The center is open for holding your finds and has a smaller pouch where coins, rings etc. can go.

  4. #4
    May 2012
    Minelab Safari, Garrett ACE 250, Garrett Pro Pointer, Lesche Digger
    120 times
    Metal Detecting
    I go real light...I wear cargo pants and keep my junk in my left cargo pocket, propointer in my right cargo pocket, coins go in my front left pocket and my cell phone in my right pocket and I swing with my right hand and carry the Lesch in my left hand.....I think cargo pants are the way to go..but that's IMO...sometimes the waterbottle goes in the back pocket....but it gets a little uncomfortable.

  5. #5
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
    7437 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    I'm usually the other way around.......I carry everything.....except if I get lucky enough to park next to the hunting area in which case I leave most items in the truck. I carry a back pack with extra batteries, water, phone and detector manual. I use a leather finds pouch with a zippered coin/jewelry section. I carry the pinpointer, probe, digger, and knife in it. I put a big zip lock bag in my back pocket to use as a soil/dirt/sod holder and sometimes a towel on my belt. Also, personal protection of various sorts. I don't usually wear gloves unless I know I'm going to need them for a particularly nasty hunt.

  6. #6
    Jun 2012
    Winchester, Va
    Garrett Groundhog, AT PRO
    49 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Was just looking at this today before I read your post... Condor Compact Assault Pack: Sports & Outdoors
    Looks right for me, 4 compartments and a decent price. Place for diggers, cell phone, batteries, water, snack, pro pointer.

  7. #7
    Charter Member
    Apr 2007
    Whites, Tesoro, Fisher and Minelab
    9 times
    I use a small belt pouch but I also wear a fishing vest. The vest is the best add on item I've ever used.
    Happy Hunting


  8. #8
    Aug 2012
    Farr West, utah
    Fisher F70 with 6.5", 10" Elliptical, & 11" Search Coil. Garret pro pointer AT, Minelab excaliber II (New machine)
    1389 times
    Metal Detecting
    Great ideas here thank you.

    Back pack is an option but it seams to be a bit more work to take it off and on to get to my "Tools"

    The cargo pants option is awesome....I wear carpenter jeans often and can stuff my pockets from my main carrying bag Brain is a ticking now.

    Fishing vest As my screen name says...ya, I fish alot and have two or twelve vests that may be the ticket and easy quick access to my "tools".

    Now I have too many options!

  9. #9
    May 2009
    southeast Texas
    Minelab 705, Fisher 1266-X
    6 times
    Metal Detecting
    I use a shotgun hunting game bag similar to the Filson mesh game bag vest. Search cabelas or some such and you will find them. The one I bought was a much cheaper version from Academy.

  10. #10

    Dec 2012
    2 times
    I just ordered the large pouch. I won't get it till March, but the craftsmanship is impressive.

  11. #11

    Oct 2012
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I put my Lesche digger on my right hip, then my pointer, then a cell phone holder in the front for coins, all on my pants belt. When locating, detector in my left hand and digger in my right.Works good for me!

  12. #12
    Jul 2009
    Whiting, NJ
    Ace 250
    1052 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Cute idea, but I roll with my official Batman Utility Belt. This best is endorsed by both Adam and I, and it works perfectly in the field too

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