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Observations from far Eastern Oregon to East Texas.

February 24, 2018 05:29PM avatar
First, don't mess with East Texas weather!
I'll trade you.

When I left, the sun was shining. Soon as the Compadre was swept a few minutes-rain! Hide under school walkway for a few minutes- pause in sprinkle. After about 5 times running back and forth, I was almost blown off my feet- in about a sudden downpour with no warning and I thought I had stepped in the middle of a tornado! I could barely see to drive out of the parking lot!
We've had several weeks of above normal spring-like weather. I loaded up my detectors this morning, 30° and 3 mph wind, and headed out. Brutal wind came up shoving my pickup all around, then snow, and more snow, which finally cleared off late in the day, but the winds didn't let up. Cold!

(1) Plastic grocery bags make good bags to place trash.
Yep, use them.

(2) Plastic grocery bags make great detector coverssmiling smiley
Used to carry an extra when I lived in the Western Oregon 'rain belt.' Very handy.

(3) How am I missing all those coins with other detectors?moody smiley
We all do, but I always enjoy taking one of my Tesoro's out to play, even hunting sites I have recently cruised through with the more featured units. Hunting slowly and methodically comes natural with a Tesoro. You aren't distracted by or ignoring questionable audio Tones or jumpy Display read-outs, you just get a 'beep' and dig. That brings us to a stop for target recovery and then we get started again and before we can build up speed and just ignore some responses, we get a 'beep,' stop to recover the target, and that helps to keep us working at a slower and more efficient pace. thinking Seem logical to you?

(4) A thin screwdriver/retrieval tool is a great alternative ID. You can actually hear the scraping sound of aluminum. The point will stick in cans. Coins feel solid.
I've used a thin screwdriver for over half-a-century, but I do my best not to scratch or poke ... but I know what you mean.

(5) Pencil erasers should be banned! After all, isn't it better to NOT encourage mistakes?
Can't figure it out. Kids use their calculators and other electronic gadgets so much, what are they doing with pencils in the first place? You would think they could have created plastic eraser holders by now, too, instead of the annoying metal we keep finding.

(6) I would like to meet the guy who says a Compadre has little depth and let him explain the 5" pulltabs!
Well, I'm at home drying out, so enough for now.confused smiley
I agree, the Compadre, like my Mojave, can get all the typical detection depth for day-to-day Coin Hunting we need. We do hear people talking them down as if they struggle to get over 2" in depth. Not so.

I hope you're drying out and warming up. I'm headed out in a few minutes to get more wood for my wood stove and kick back and dream about the arrival of real, lasting, springtime weather.


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Lessons from a short Compadre jaunt....

slingshot 575 February 24, 2018 03:53PM

Observations from far Eastern Oregon to East Texas.

Monte 516 February 24, 2018 05:29PM

Re: Observations from far Eastern Oregon to East Texas.

slingshot 414 February 24, 2018 07:56PM

East Texas

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