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Offline Tasrog

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Re: How to become invisible and other handy hints
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2016, 22:52 »
My 2 bobs worth.
In summer I usually dont go in parks. The only time I do is when there is rain forecast in the next couple of days. Of course that is easier in Tassie than in the drier areas. I dig a 3 sided plug leaving the fourth side attached and try to leave the target in the hole so I dont go damaging the plug. I then probe around in the hole or locate again with the pinpointer and remove the pul erm target that way. I also like to check my diggings after a week or so and usually would have less than 10% fails but of course that is 10% to many in some areas.
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Re: How to become invisible and other handy hints
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2016, 05:45 »
My 16 year old Grandson comes on park hunts with me sometimes. We both wear our invisibility cloaks, (bright fluro jackets) and attract no attention. I make a point of arriving at dawn so we get at least half an hour before the walkers arrive. We do slides and areas that are near tracks first. The fluro jackets cover the lesche and screwdriver on our belts. If my tuned pinponter cannot reach a target then i leave it. A lot of times the deeper targets are only screw tops giving the same signal number as goldies.
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Re: How to become invisible and other handy hints
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2016, 08:41 »
I hunted a park once in a town north of Perth with no tools just a plastic scoop and pinpointer, whilst  walking back after working the local beach. I was there not more than 2 minutes when I got an ear full from a local woman as she was coming out of church. Now I'm a bit of a gardener so I respect all things green so to speak and leave hardly a trace of where I've been. I reckon if she had a shotgun she would have used it.
I tried to explain, but she wouldn't have a bar of it, as the saying goes, you cant reason with unreasonable people.
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Re: How to become invisible and other handy hints
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2016, 07:16 »
I have just modified reply 7.
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Re: How to become invisible and other handy hints
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2017, 14:09 »
c c  thats the best i've heard for this caper were in very sensible   kanga1934
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Re: How to become invisible and other handy hints
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2018, 00:11 »
I use a 2mm wetsuit in the surf during winters. Tip: get changed before working parks etc. looks a bit suss otherwise


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Re: How to become invisible and other handy hints
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2018, 13:15 »
It's ironic that a person that leave a place like a park or a forum undamaged and take all their rightful possessions  with them so as not to leave any traces ...... are then accused of leaving holes. ???

I like water hunting where the diggings are not open/visible for long.

I'm also fully dressed to minimize the use of sun screen lotion that some people now complain about as it is said to be harmful for the coral reefs.

What they do not want to know is how many beach goers/bathers enter the water to cool off and have a pee.

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Re: How to become invisible and other handy hints
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2018, 01:15 »
Great post!  Feel like i have just read "The Secret" of metal detecting in urban areas.  On the few occasions i have done this and being mindful of the pristine lawns, i have turned my sensitivity right down to minimise deep holes.
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