MD kit suggestions?

DZNZ

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May 14, 2008
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Ok, I ordered the MD unit--now, where do I pick up the belt and digging tools? Are there kits out there? What primary tools should I look for?

Also, does anyone keep their MD in a bag?

Thanks--and pardon the noob questions.

DZNZ
 

hsjrev

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You can get a cloth nail apron from Lowes for about $1 that will do the the job. If you decide you want something fancier later, no big loss and it's a good thing to have a nail apron around the house anyway. Lowes also has a pretty good digging tool that a lot of MD'rs use for about $14 called the "planter's buddy" I blieve. I made a digger out of an old riding lawnmover blade and a piece of water pipe with my little welding machine after seeing a design I liked on this forum.
 
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DZNZ

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hsjrev said:
You can get a cloth nail apron from Lowes for about $1 that will do the the job. If you decide you want something fancier later, no big loss and it's a good thing to have a nail apron around the house anyway. Lowes also has a pretty good digging tool that a lot of MD'rs use for about $14 called the "planter's buddy" I blieve. I made a digger out of an old riding lawnmover blade and a piece of water pipe with my little welding machine after seeing a design I liked on this forum.

Sweet. Thanks a million. I love "do it yourself" resolutions.
 

Eu_citzen

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Here's my kit I use:
Sand scoop
Shovels both big and small, small for parks and similar. Big being for relic hunting or when lazy. :thumbsup:
A bag for putting dirt on
Carpenters belt
Pinpointer
A few coils of different sizes.
A soft leather bag for valuables/rare coins/rings etc

Thats pretty much it
 

flyinguy

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nothing fancy here. simple is good. nail apron with 2 pockets. junk and good. small bottle of water for good coins, buttons etc. i carry a small cooler with drink, food,cell, which i leave in a "take a break" area. a hat and sun glasses if needed. travel lite and you will be more comfy. i use an old butcher knife. no shovel needed yet 'cause i am not a relic hunter. maybe some day. ido wear a sturdy rubber glove on my left hand because it helps from minor cuts and scratches from buried stuff. and a few germs. tetanus and whatever. enjoy. best of luck. bill
 
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Once again, members have come through. Thanks for sharing information!!!!! :thumbsup:
 

hollowpointred

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depends on where you plan to hunt, but for me i bring a small trowel, water, granola or something similar, a pocket knife, pepper spray (for dogs and dopey humans), a handkerchief ( to use as a ground cloth) a few band aids. that's about it for me. i only use a pouch in the winter time. in the summer its just too hot. then i wear cargo pants with lots of pockets.
 

PArebel

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Hi,
I use a canteen belt with a surplus ammo pouch to hold my finds. Bought a hammer holder that fits over the belt for my folding shovel and attached a bayonet scabbard with plastic ties. The bayonet I use when in the woods relichunting. If detecting a playground or park I leave the bayonet behind and carry a screwdriver. I am going to get another pouch to hold a water bottle. Please do not laugh, but when detecting in the woods I also wear a vest with lots of pockets. Can carry extra batteries, a bottle of water,and any other items I think important. I have a lousy sense of direction so carry a compass also. Was visiting friends in VA and while they were at work I did some detecting in the woods behing the house. Took a reading on the road in front and went on my detecting trip. After an hour of looking at the ground and not paying attention to the direction I was going I looked around and thought "where am I and where is the house?" Took the reading off the compass and it took me back.
Another thought for those detecting in woods. I bought a small folding saw. It cuts right through roots. Much easier than hitting the roots with the edge of the shovel to cut them.
And like the others have said, a cloth for putting dirt on.
Hope this has helped.
 

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