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Old 01-21-2019, 11:04 PM
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Fellow RPDC member Mike suggested we detect our local high school. This was my first time there. The snow had melted and it seemed like a good idea. Although, the snow was gone, the sod was super saturated and squished under our feet as we walked. My knees were soaked, along with the toes of my boots. My gloves needed to be wrung out as they were completely saturated also. The weather was pretty good for the middle of January and the school didn't disappoint. I found 42 coins and a little piece of bling. While retrieving a coin, I came upon a piece of glass that ended up sticking into my glove. Lucky for me, I was wearing gloves, as I always do. Good lesson for those who don't wear gloves.
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Old 01-21-2019, 11:20 PM
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Glad to hear that you were able to get out and detect. Here in northwest Ohio the ground is frozen solid. With nighttime lows in the negative digits it'll be a while before we're able to get out.

Thank you for the reminder of wearing gloves. This past fall I pulled a handful of sand out of my hole only to find that my signal was a broadhead from an arrow.

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Old 01-21-2019, 11:25 PM
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Cool post and pics, I just started using gloves again due to almost having a glass shard in my finger.

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Old 01-22-2019, 05:48 AM
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Fellow RPDC member Mike suggested we detect our local high school. This was my first time there. The snow had melted and it seemed like a good idea. Although, the snow was gone, the sod was super saturated and squished under our feet as we walked. My knees were soaked, along with the toes of my boots. My gloves needed to be wrung out as they were completely saturated also. The weather was pretty good for the middle of January and the school didn't disappoint. I found 42 coins and a little piece of bling. While retrieving a coin, I came upon a piece of glass that ended up sticking into my glove. Lucky for me, I was wearing gloves, as I always do. Good lesson for those who don't wear gloves.
Excellent reminder for the new hunters!!! You just never know whats in the dirt.
I have been surprised by glass, razor blades, random jagged metals, even sharp arrow heads.....Ive even dug numerous live rounds from 12ga, 22s, and a 45 cal a few months ago.
But probably my closest "thank god" moment was the surface penny signal and I non shallotly reached into the grass and felt around and felt my middle finger swipe across something sharp.....to my amazement it was a hunting arrow. I even had the benefit of having Kevlar coated gloves on and the blade still managed to slice a bit of the glove !!! I hate to think what a bare finger would have looked like .

So , yeah....Its worth dropping a couple bucks on some gloves guys.
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Old 01-22-2019, 06:37 AM
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Gloves are always something I wear when out detecting. Good hunt in that high school.

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Old 01-22-2019, 01:19 PM
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A very nice outing. Gloves are part of the uniform. Trapper

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I did not use to wear gloves when I first started back in the 80's. But anymore I always wear gloves. With the newer style gloves that are out now days, they are not so bulky and are a real pleasure to wear so it just makes sense to wear gloves.

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I can't believe that you guys hit the whole school, are you guys going back to HS for some more?

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Old 01-22-2019, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by RayK View post
I did not use to wear gloves when I first started back in the 80's. But anymore I always wear gloves. With the newer style gloves that are out now days, they are not so bulky and are a real pleasure to wear so it just makes sense to wear gloves.

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I can't believe that you guys hit the whole school, are you guys going back to HS for some more?

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Didn't detect the entire school. Spent a couple of hours detecting and will be going back again.
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:31 PM
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Good to see you got out Man!

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Nice hunt! My grandma lived on the base of C hill.

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great reminder to always wear gloves, also nice finds
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Sweet, was that Damonte?
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:53 AM
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Sweet, was that Damonte?
No, Damonte is in Reno.
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Good thing you wear gloves! High schools can be good hunting. I found a 1911 Canadian half at one and a modern silver ring at a local one, of course lots of clad too.Happy hunting.

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Originally Posted by RayK View post
I did not use to wear gloves when I first started back in the 80's. But anymore I always wear gloves. With the newer style gloves that are out now days, they are not so bulky and are a real pleasure to wear so it just makes sense to wear gloves.

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I can't believe that you guys hit the whole school, are you guys going back to HS for some more?

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Since I've been a mechanic most all of my life, in the later years they came out with gloves just for mechanics. I like the ones with the supple rubber palm and the thin stretch cloth on the back. They can be had for less than five dollars at most auto parts stores. They are thin enough to work the controls no an AT Max and you don't have to scrub your hands so hard when you go for lunch.
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:14 PM
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Gloves have never been needed here. My Sampson 31" digger gets the target above ground and in plain sight before grabbing it. jm2c
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Originally Posted by Haldean View post
Since I've been a mechanic most all of my life, in the later years they came out with gloves just for mechanics. I like the ones with the supple rubber palm and the thin stretch cloth on the back. They can be had for less than five dollars at most auto parts stores. They are thin enough to work the controls no an AT Max and you don't have to scrub your hands so hard when you go for lunch.
I have those type of gloves too, completely changed my opinion of gloves. I use them all the time for work around the house and yard now too and of course working on the car or bike. Nothing like doing a brake job then taking off the gloves and having clean hands.
Just have to remember to take some out detecting with me now.

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