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  1. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    LOL no I've Have a Pair of "Real Tree" Suspenders https://www.suspenderstore.com/realt...SABEgJoh_D_BwE from Walmart

    I saw a Pair with Nuts & Bolts online https://www.absoluteties.com/nuts-bo...SABEgKC-vD_BwE

    but I don't think anyone else has thought about Detectors or Teeth.
    Never know though, I Never thought of Nuts & Bolts
    Thanks again Jeff!

    Do the metal clips set off security metal detectors? Occasionally I go through actual security at gov't buildings and have to remove my belt. But I've seen no instructions to remove suspenders. (if I was dangerous, I could pinch somebody with those suspender clips..."Watch out - I have suspenders and I'm not afraid to use them")
    Last edited by Megalodon; Jul 06, 2019 at 09:35 AM.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams

  2. #47

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon View Post
    Thanks again Jeff!

    Do the metal clips set off security metal detectors? Occasionally I go through actual security at gov't buildings and have to remove my belt. But I've seen no instructions to remove suspenders. (if I was dangerous, I could pinch somebody with those suspender clips..."Watch out - I have suspenders and I'm not afraid to use them")
    I don't know I Only started Wearing them Recently, But I Have almost always Set off those Detectors.
    they just use their handheld Garrett Wand & Pass me through.

  3. #48
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    World's Grumpiest Old Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon View Post
    I wish I could use a belt pouch - but weight in one just helps pull my pants down.
    Now that just cracks me up!
    "There are only three things to do in this part of Oregon. You either work in the woods, collect disability, or grow weed. I don't work in the woods, and I'm not disabled."

    - a casual remark made by a man I met while bushwhacking in rural Oregon.

  4. #49
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    World's Grumpiest Old Man

    Dec 2014
    St Helens, Oregon
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    OMG Megaladon - Western Civilization as we know it is doomed!
    RustyGold, Hughett and devldog like this.
    "There are only three things to do in this part of Oregon. You either work in the woods, collect disability, or grow weed. I don't work in the woods, and I'm not disabled."

    - a casual remark made by a man I met while bushwhacking in rural Oregon.

  5. #50
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    May 2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper John View Post
    OMG Megaladon - Western Civilization as we know it is doomed!
    When you think about all the stuff we carry in and pack out in & on our pants, I'm surprised metal detecting butt has not replaced plumber's butt in popular lexicon.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams

  6. #51
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    Hi Tim. I'm in a similar boat as you are. Over 300lbs and arthritic. I have a herniated disc as well so I know the pain too. I don't get out much to detect, but my detect sessions are short. It will come to an end for me sometime down the road due to other medical reasons, but no matter what I still try to do some detecting at some time. Activity is vital for everybody no matter ones age or health. Not easy in many cases for sure. I do use knee pads and would love a chair, but as you pointed out, there's allot to carry as it is. Using a long digging tool to prop me up is something I haven't tried as I haven't carried a big long digger on a hunt in quite awhile. It's a minimizing of things needed to be carried thing. Mine is straight handled though and I suspect a D handle would suit better or like the one that was already pointed out with a question mark shape to it. I also know of some garden type stools that you can kneel onto and are versatile. I just haven't tried anything like them as of yet and again, it's more to carry. You aren't the only one that has the problems you face. I also know other detectorists won't go with you because they think you'd hinder them somehow. Maybe, but most just don't want to share finds with anyone else so you get to do this solo. I too am going to keep a heads up on this thread to see if any NEW ideas come forth that may help.

  7. #52
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    Don’t give up and don’t sell if you haven’t already. Use the hobby as Motivation. Find a local club. If you where in my area I would go and dig it up for you. Good luck! As for your digger issues. Open carry a big gun Holstered to you your belt. They most likely will not say anything about your shovel.
    Hawks88, alan m, smallfoot and 3 others like this.

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    Timothy Gilmore

    Jun 2019
    Mundelein, IL
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    Scooter - Bank Coins - Ohio farm dig metal detecting news.

    I can't wait for the Ohio hunt at my father in law's farm. On a related note: I bought an EMS-48 scooter that is fast - can go up to 25 or 30 MPH on a 45 mile electric charge. I'm getting my Outback fitted tomorrow with a towing hitch and will pick up a carrier for the scooter. I have also ordered a small crate size trailer (2 wheels) that hitches behind it to carry my metal detecting stuff. Its really for my wife to get her out of the house (doesn't drive) but I'm going to use it also when I can. I'm not sure if I will need to take it to Ohio from Illinois but it's doable.

    Other exciting and surprising news. My recently married 30 yr old son from KY (grew up in CA) texted me as he is getting into metal detecting and has an Equinox 800 ordered. I told him about this site being the best there is in treasure finding. Currently he just started buying 1/2 dollars in large quantities from his bank ($5K-$10K) and has found a few 90% silvers but mainly 40% and clad(?). I'm sure he'll be a new member if not already soon. Too bad he didn't live so far away in KY as I'm from IL.

    I'll post pictures of my detecting in Ohio in a month from now when I go.

    Tim

  9. #54
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    Great positive attitude Righteous!
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams

  10. #55
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdg8934 View Post
    I have been practicing in my back yard for a few minutes to a 1/2 hour on the weekend - Garrett Ace 350 / Pro-Pointer. I really enjoy it (except for the bugs-lol). I'm in my mid 50's and about 350lbs and getting up/down to dig my findings has been very hard if not almost impossible at times. I get grief from my wife about me doing this hobby at all - not supportive, and with restrictions in digging and not knowing where to go, I've gotten a bit down on this to the point where I have my detector and pro-pointer for sale on a local neighborhood app. Have others experienced this like I have? Any words of encouragement? I suppose the biggest issue is not being able to easily get back up off the ground (painful a bit on my knees if down too long also). I tried making a pvc pipe extension for my pro-pointer which helps but ultimately I need to get down to dig. I also have a short 36" shovel for metal detecting and digging roots (saw blade on sides) I found on Amazon. But I'm afraid to take it with me for fear of others seeing me digging up the park or wherever. For now in my yard, I have been trying to keep it simple with just my detector, pro-pointer and a screw driver for coin popping - but finding only pennies, dimes and many beer caps.

    Thanks for your help. (Tim)
    Hey Tim,
    We all know what you need to do so do it and save your life. I was 224 lbs when I decided to lose weight. I bought every diet book I could find. After reading them all I came to the conclusion "just don't eat anything white" and snack on pickles and olives. I did that and lost 39 lbs in 4 months without exercise or anything else. It was easy because you can eat red meat, pork, fish and just stay off the bread, pasta, rice, potatoes etc. And as a side note.... putting a pound of butter on popcorn to make it yellow doesn't count...... Good luck my friend.

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    Timothy Gilmore

    Jun 2019
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    I found treasure! (well coins)

    I went to my father in laws farm in Ohio over the weekend. It was very hot outside so I didn't spend much time detecting. But after 30-45 minutes or so I (with my nephew - digging) found some nails, bottle caps, modern pennies and dimes and wait for it....buffalo nickels, and Morgan and I think a mercury dime. I'll put pictures up when I get home or later this week.

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    Everything worth doing takes effort, and it seems to me that as I get older, more effort is required, but thats the way it is.
    in the mean time however, this looks like a good idea.Click image for larger version. 

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    hang in there and keep doing what you love.
    time for another drink

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    Timothy Gilmore

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    Test picture postClick image for larger version. 

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  14. #59
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    Kim

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    Picture came through great. Lots of good suggestions. Taking care of self, tools to make the detecting easier...I like the idea of working with an enthusiastic youngster whom is interested in the hobby. I find that detecting takes my focus off of bothersome body issues.
    The detector is my stethoscope to the earth, discovering the heartbeat of the past, to breathe new life into artifacts for us and the future.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahoegold View Post
    So, this poster says he has health issues and is sad and heavy. Several people post that he should watch what he eats, instead of giving advice for detecting and the encouragement he asked for before he sells all his detecting gear.
    He has health issues that most likely pertain to his weight and the detecting was his way of having fun, his wife didn't get it. Then he comes here for encouragement. The first post after his is about food. Then many others say the same. He's probably sold his stuff and never going to respond. I wouldn't.
    Lets hope not.

    I am in a 'similar' situation.

    So before I take 30 + min to reply , I want the OP to see it.

    We all have issues , many worse than others , some issues are unfix able but some are with effort on our part.

    'Me' I need to fix what I can or Quit ( i'd feel 100X ) worse if I quit.
    GL
    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

 

 
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