If bad video and audio bother you then please don't watch this video. This is some AM Medium Wave Radio DX, mostly with my 1979 AM only ford radio, which is amazing! Todderbert - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLmim0ytaVc98Ec-BH3S5TQ

Dug a couple of hours and found $3.39 in clad. On the board for 2019 and it feels great to be back out digging again!

Every detector is different, and I am getting used to this new one. Did I mention how much I hate Windows 10? Happy New Years, be safe & have fun!

The Amazon Jungle Survivor has passed my torture testing and will become my hiking, hunting, camping, and survival big knife replacing my long carried Camillus USMC knife.

In all respect to the knife, that green tulip wood spear handle was very heavy, weighing in at 5 lbs., which I think would break or bend any knife at it's point like this, especially hitting seasoned dense hackberry wood. I pounded the blade back out straight and will be doing extensive torture testing in part 2.

Mark your discriminator knob and don't just guess, that is very important. Also be aware that as you turn up the discrimination that you loose some depth also, and that non US coins can be anywhere on the dial, even in iron. GL & HH !!

I'm a Kukri knife fan and wasn't expecting much for $20 but was pleasantly surprised after sharpening and testing this big knife out. I will be modifying the handle as when chopping from the right the Kukri is twisting and glancing to the left, and that's how it nicked my knuckle.

Just a short fun clad dig.

Rived a 10" x 78" black walnut log and got 3 excellent bowstaves & some not so good ones.

Gathered a basket full of pecans and black walnuts then went detecting but was skunked and found no coins. I never do well detecting when I am in a hurry as I was today.

Cut down some dangerous tree sections today, both would have ended up on my house or power lines. Black Walnut and Hackberry make good bows and will be doing a follow up as I cut and rive these for bow staves.

Happy Halloween! The longbow is completed, it finished up 45# @ 28", 72" in length and has 2" of string follow on the upper limb, with 1 1/2" on the lower. Sanded down, 2 coats of urethane, and built a 14 strand string of B-50. Not fast I'm sure, but a sweet shooter with accuracy potential.

72" longbow, tillering is completed and it came in 45# @ 28". Now I'm breaking it in with about 200 shots at less than full draw length. More to come as I finish this bow up.

A few $1 store items I picked up recently that will be going into my hiking, camping, survival gear.

Dug for about 1 hour with my brother and ended up with $1.49. The ground is still dry here, just waiting for a long soaking rain to kick off the gold ring hunting season.

An overview of slingshots as tools for survival.

With the heat from summer passing now is a good time to keep a detector close by for the small micro hunts that often materialize when you least expect it.

Not a great day for coins, but did get out and have some digging fun.

Department store bicycle pedals, these can confuse you because the left hand side of the bicycle has reverse threads to keep the parts from unscrewing themselves while you are riding. A small crescent wrench will usually work to remove or attach and since I do a lot of them I use a dedicated pedal wrench which sometimes is the only tool you can get into the area.

How to handle multiple coin spills when detecting in high discrimination.

Sorry - my camera shut off & I didn't realize it, but was done except for saying goodbye, so there you go, lol. I enjoy my 202 and have been using it for at least 18 years, I can cut out zinc cents in notch or auto notch and still detect Indian Head Pennies, something most detectors can't do. Remove any trash you dig & cover your holes back & have a GREAT time!

Not a bad day for detecting in the US, $8.37 in clad with the "kids" Bounty Hunter Junior.

Acorn & Butternut squash are called Winter squash because they will keep through the winter. Of course they need to be grown in warm weather, and are considered 120 days to maturation. So depending on your zones average frost date you need to plant them 4 months ahead of that frost date.

Cheap detectors & clad - here's why,,,

First hunt with the Bounty Hunter Junior, needs some mods at this point which I have now completed.


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