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  1. #1

    Dec 2018
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    Brand new to this. Just picked up a minelab go-find 66 and I was wondering what are some essentials you folks take with you on your journeys?

    I was thinking of getting a Hori Hori knife for digging, but after that...kind of lost. Any help?

  2. #2
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    Jun 2008
    York County, PA (USA) Brevard County, FL (USA)
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    While waiting for member comments - you might browse Brands > Minelab. I found a few threads with others using the Minelab GO-FIND 66...
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  3. #3
    Oct 2013
    Tulsa Ok
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    I recommend a Lesche Sampson T-handle shovel and a pinpointer.
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  4. #4

    Jun 2016
    New York
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    I second that. The pinpointer makes recovery fairly quick and easy. And a good shovel doesn’t hurt.
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    Lord ringpull

    Oct 2015
    Kannapolis nc
    Fisher f2, Tesoro vaquero
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    Any small shovel to start, a nail pouch to start, a cheap pinpointer like the gp pointer to start. If you plan on beach hunting get a long handled screen or hole type scoop- save your back, as for the hori hori- make sure the grip is comfy, i picked up a good cheap one off amazon. Once you decide you're in this for the long run go for the lesche, garret pro at pointer, etc..
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  6. #6

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
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    Welcome to tnet from Niagara Falls.
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  7. #7
    Jun 2015
    NW CT
    Equinox800 / AT Pro / AT Gold / Makro Racer Vibra-probe / TRX pp
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    Welcome to Tnet from Goshen, CT - "the land of milk and honey"... and big a$$ bears!
    I carry a Hori knife and I think, especially when asking permissions or hunting parks,etc. it is much less intimidating to the public than carrying a shovel. In many people's minds, shovels equal big holes andproperty damage.
    Good luck and HH

  8. #8

    Dec 2018
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    Thanks for the replies folks!!! I did pick up a cheap pinpointer, a Hori knife, and I foldable trench shovel. Of course the Minelab came with headphones.

    I guess I need a "find" bag? And probably a strap style canteen. Some of my medications cause dehydration, so I have to watch that.

    I didn't know if there was something that nobody ever thinks to carry that isnt a necessity, but comes in handy.

  9. #9
    Been there...Dug that

    Mar 2015
    Northern Illinois
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    I always carry a small, kitchen-sized towel to put extra dirt on. Makes it easier to put all the dirt you extract back into the hole.
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    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
    South Central Upstate NY in the foothills of the headlands
    Minelab Musketeer Advantage Pro w/8" & 10" DD coils/Fisher F75se(Upgraded to LTD2) w/11" DD, 6.5" concentric & 9.5" NEL Sharpshooter DD coils/Sunray FX-1 Probe & F-Point/Black Widows/Rattler headphone
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    I cut a 14" circle out of an old tractor inner-tube. I can put dirt on it when dry so can tip it back into the hole and I don't leave a spot on the grass that looks "dead", and when wet I can kneel on it.
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  11. #11
    Dec 2007
    Whites MXT, DetectorPro HH Underwater
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    I use a sand bag to put the spoils on, even mud doesn't stick to it. Easy to dump back into hole. Knee pads or something soft to kneel on is a pain saver on the knees, especially for older guys.
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  12. #12
    Aug 2015
    Raleigh, NC
    NOX 800
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    Dollar store foam kneeling pad (garden section) I hate knee pads.

  13. #13
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
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    Depending on the time of day and temp, and where you're hunting...... backpack with spare batteries, headphones, first aid kit, hat, sunscreen, hiking boots, snake guards, and bug spray.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  14. #14

    Aug 2018
    North Carolina
    Minelab Safari
    10 times
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    This may sound wimpy but gloves. You will find glass and gloves helps reduces cuts.

  15. #15
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    Aug 2009
    New Hampshire
    Garret Master hunter Cx Plus
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    Bigbore sidearm of your choice.


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