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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
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    It was brutal!!!

    Stayed up all night left at 4:30 for New Orleans to hunt the Fort. Staring at 6am the humidity is in full effect. This spot is unusual because after being a French then Spanish Fort in the Rev period it was also a Amusement Park in the 50s then a public park sense. So what I getting at this theres everything from pull tabs, hot rocks, old bottle tops, lots of square nails below 4 but also a Rev buttons which fall into the 10-22 range which takes time and luck to find. With the humidity and heat Im only getting 2 hours in and then it starts getting exhausting. My last beautiful and only solid 24-26 was hitting by a old Oak and with the 6 it was pegged unfortunately under 4 roots intertwined and I chopped, dig and couldnt even get close enough for my pinpointer to go off. After 15 I started feeling sick and dizzy. My truck was about 50 yards away and had to take many stops almost scared. Finally made it in the truck hit that ac hit the water and sat for 15 mins before driving off. Got a fired round ball. Ugggh Click image for larger version. 

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    Detecting is something you have to love because if not I clearly out of my mind.

    Stay safe and stay hydrated. Ill definitely bring my water next time. Cant wait till summers over because the spots I hunt unfortunately nothing comes easy so you need to put in hours.

    Good luck everybody

    P.S. I like this setup for coins and relics Ive been trying out. Try it maybe youll like it. Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by Truth; Jul 20, 2019 at 11:11 PM.
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  2. #2
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    May 2019
    Flawda
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    Still a find Truth! I know brutal here too. Haven't been hunting in a few days due to helping a buddy build his house. What the hey are we doing on a roof in the middle of July in Florida. Just as soon as you get to the top of the ladder, you get just above some fine old black tar paper and your head feels like you just stuck it in the oven. I'd rather be hunting relics...
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
    EQUINOX 800
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    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by smallfoot View Post
    Still a find Truth! I know brutal here too. Haven't been hunting in a few days due to helping a buddy build his house. What the hey are we doing on a roof in the middle of July in Florida. Just as soon as you get to the top of the ladder, you get just above some fine old black tar paper and your head feels like you just stuck it in the oven. I'd rather be hunting relics...
    My college boy has been working his way through college and he was coming home complaining about his grocery job and out of place cans or something. Put in the truck drove down a ways where know theyre building a subdivision Iwas scouting and we sat for 15 minutes watch the roofers at work 4 summers ago. I said NOW THAT HARD WORK he quit complaining and Im so proud of my boy. 2 more years he a nurse in the burn unit. Take a different breed of cat to work that floor.

    I remember the guys on the roof were setting up to walk on fly paper when they go up there lol
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    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
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    Sorry to read about the brutal heat and humidity where you’re at Truth. Hope it cools off soon. Good for your son’s hard work in school. Good luck!
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    Bob

    Jan 2018
    Central Massachusetts
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    Be careful brother, we have NOLA style weather here today. I was at an outdoor concert last night. At 7pm (ish) it was 91* with a 107 feel, frikin crazy. We’re hitting an 1860’s house this morning starting at 6am, we’ll be done by 8am, way too hot. Hydrate hydrate hydrate
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    I was a kid once, but I wasnt very good at it

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    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    My buddy you are about as nuts as I am! It was 100 here yesterday and the humidity was horrid.
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  7. #7
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
    EQUINOX 800
    11,024
    23578 times
    Metal Detecting

    It was brutal!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe-Dirt View Post
    Be careful brother, we have NOLA style weather here today. I was at an outdoor concert last night. At 7pm (ish) it was 91* with a 107 feel, frikin crazy. Were hitting an 1860s house this morning starting at 6am, well be done by 8am, way too hot. Hydrate hydrate hydrate
    I am yeah Im maximizing out at 2 hours of digging and I not one the cherry pick and wind up just walking about. If Im out there in the heat I wanna hit hard then go where I want to or not. Ill be out there at 6. Im doing a 1820s permission. Im sure youve seen me post a pictures. Total beautiful Louisiana Spanish style Villa. But it was hit for 10 years by a guy with a etrac he had it all to himself from the previous owner before it sold. So you know I had to home stalk this property when I made my monthly drive by it was my dream hunt because it was not lived in and when the guy died kids where selling and I saw that For Sale sign after a years of visiting the sight one this one way in one way out road. So I stepped up my game and caught the new owner, couple from Uptown New Orleans whiting a summer Villa for the summer. Even though ive had major success in knock down homes and move that old dirt, but once you see this home Im happy that hes probably the only guy who didnt knock it down and built the mansion it one the largest piece of property out there. Ill just work this iron and get lucky after hard work because the house is one of a kind.

    Heading there know. Wish me luck
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  8. #8
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    May 2019
    Flawda
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    Good Luck!
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  9. #9

    Aug 2016
    MI
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    Over 90 degrees here the last two days. High humidity too. Anytime we get 90, we get very bad thunderstorms. Finally cooled off last night. Luckily we still have power but many neighbors don't have it. Stay safe and drink some liquids with electrolytes.
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    Bob

    Jan 2018
    Central Massachusetts
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    Just got back from my hunt, the humidity isn’t as bad as yesterday but my 1860’s home site has been whacked before, nothing older than a few memorials Lincoln’s and 2 fake Spanish coins. Oh well, on to the next. Good luck
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    I was a kid once, but I wasnt very good at it

  11. #11
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    Apr 2015
    Oklahoma
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    You be careful out there, Truth. I’d rather read about your finds, good or bad; than be praying for you in a hospital room. It’s hot in Oklahoma too, and the ground is rock hard. Like you, I’m a hard head and go anyway, but I carry a lot of water, and don’t get too far from the truck. Come on rain!

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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
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    You are definitely a dedicated metal detectorist. Take care in this heat.
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  13. #13

    Apr 2016
    South Western PA
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    I got a permission to hunt yesterday on my business trip to Louisville. Was 96, heat index 106, but hit it from 7-9pm and in the shade the temp was not bad. Only 2 wheats, but was a fun diversion from work.
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    Kim

    Jul 2017
    RI
    White's XLT Spectrum, TRX Pin-pointer, Garrett AT Pro Pin-pointer, Eagle II with Bigfoot, Equinox 600
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    You are more dedicated than I in the heat...I have managed only a couple of hours in my own woods to find gunshot, nails, and a 10 pound sledge hammer head! Take care out there. I am glad you made it to the car, got hydrated and cooled down.. I found that a cooling buff is helpful but still not enough for me and this heat.
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    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.....

  15. #15
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    Mar 2012
    Georgia
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    Truth, as said, take care in this heat. It's hot here in Georgia too. Heck, it's hot everywhere it seems. I've been busy with projects here around the house, but I don't think I'd attempt to relic hunt where we do this time of year. When I was younger, I'd go most anytime but I just can't tolerate our not temperatures coupled with our humidity now that I'm older. You are absolutely correct in staying Hydrated. I had to lay a pallet of sod just over a week ago in the heat. I was staying Hydrated and taking short frequent breaks and was still getting beat cramps in both legs. When your out in the heat always be mindful that if your legs begin cramping and feel as if they are going to fold up underneath you, this is the beginning of heat exhaustion. Next stop: Heat Stroke. Your body can get overheated in a New York minute and you can get into trouble. Cut off time here in the am is about 10:00. You come inside soaking wet. Horrible. You are right too in that it takes a special person to work in a burn unit. I was nearly killed in an arson house fire back in 1990. Overall I was lucky in that I suffered 2nd and some light 3rd degree burns to the top of my hands, my ear, and a small area on my neck. I was held overnight in the Grady Burn Unit in Atlanta. The nurses and staff working the unit were great and helped me to rehab back to work much sooner than most would have expected. It takes special medical professionals to work in a burn unit and have to both do and see what they deal with day in and day out inside one of these units. Tell your son Thanks for the specialized care that he will be providing from an ole' retired Firefighter.
    Last edited by devldog; Jul 23, 2019 at 06:40 AM.
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