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Lost My Carrot So Decided To Do Something About It

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A few weeks ago I lost my Garrett Carrot AT when detecting down at a local river, I didn't realise it was lost until it was long gone, I tried for a couple of days to walk the same path to find it but never did so I decided I'd buy another one and some gadgets to prevent me losing it too.

I have the standard belt holder for my Carrot but didn't like it, too high on my body for my Carrot to sit so it kept getting banged.

I first tried my Minelab finds bag to look after it, it appears to have Carrot holders on the side of it but it doesn't fit well which makes it difficult to get in and out and has no clip for a lanyard. It sits really high on the bag too and gets in the way of my elbows.

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So I hunted around on Ebay and found a Chinese made finds bag for a good price and it had a clip and fits the Carrot much better, the bag has more features and better quality too

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I like it's drink bottle holder pouch. A zip up pocket for the important stuff and a big area for the junk with holes to let out the dirt.  It was about $15 USD delivered.

Then I stumbled across bike torch mounts so I bought a few of them thinking I'll mount my carrot on my shaft 😀

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They worked fine but again, difficult to get it in and out but there was another model available that looked better.

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The top is firm rubber and lets you get the Carrot in and out easily and they're only about $1 USD each with free shipping to NZ.

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They hold stable and won't be lost like this, I don't notice the weight, some might...  I can use a torch in them for night detecting too if I wish.

And the best news bit of this story, I found my original lost Carrot today down at the river while testing my new T2, it's in that photo on my Equinox shaft after I got it back... lucky it's waterproof as it's been through a lot of rain and snow.   :laugh:

If anyone has a better method of not losing a Pinpointer I'd be interested in hearing it.

 

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24 minutes ago, phrunt said:

If anyone has a better method of not losing a Pinpointer I'd be interested in hearing it.

Yeah Simon, don't use one. 

Works for me :)

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22 minutes ago, jrbeatty said:

Yeah Simon, don't use one. 

Works for me 🙂

haha some of us have to detect coins and jewellery sometimes as our soils aren't riddled with gold 🙂

While my QED is away my coin detectors get to play.

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Hmm, I just use the holster that came with the pro find 35 or stick it in the side pocket of my cargo pants. I haven't lost it yet, but that doesn't mean I won't. 

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I go through some pretty rough terrain, a lot of hillsides and climbing up steep slopes, also going through barb wire fences, pockets are risky business.  Detecting flat parkland and so on would be a different story.

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Not lost one. But when I carry one its always in either my backpack with my GPX battery, or in another light carry pack that I use when I walk a distance that I leave in visual on a stump or some prominent thing, with a bright colour on my pack. The best I have found here in OZ is bright Red. Stands out great. 

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1 hour ago, phrunt said:

I go through some pretty rough terrain, a lot of hillsides and climbing up steep slopes, also going through barb wire fences, pockets are risky business.  Detecting flat parkland and so on would be a different story.

Well if I'm climbing mountains it's in my backpack till I get where I'm going.

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1 minute ago, Lacky said:

Well if I'm climbing mountains it's in my backpack till I get where I'm going.

I have to detect that terrain, it's where the gold is :laugh: I am a lazy detectorist, I use my Carrot to narrow down and speed up recovery of larger targets like 22 shells when prospecting, most prospectors don't use a pinpointer.  Some ignore the big booming signals, I learnt quickly not to.. one was an old Chinese gold miners ring, others have been nuggets... a majority................. junk.

 

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If I was on really rough stuff but still needed it accessible I would use a fanny pack, a quick unzip to access, close to zero chance of loss. I was always a fan of fanny packs. My daughters finally shamed me into not using them much but I still have them and still use them sometimes. 

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I have my garret carrot on a bungee lanyard as well.  I use a tool pouch from Lowes as my find bag and it holds my pin pointer and scoop as well.  Ill get a picture of it this evening when i get home.  

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