By Steve Herschbach
When I drive out to the desert, 20 lbs. of dust coats the back of my rig, and I do not want to even open the hatch back. My detectors get dirty. Rocks need cleaning. Computer keyboard has crumbs in it. Whatever. I got tired of wasting money on canned air products which add up fast.
At $66 this option is not cheap up front, but it saves money over time. Main thing is it works. Sometime you do this and get a toy, which is why I avoided the cheapie options.
This little blower is very powerful, not canned air powerful, but as close as you will get in a little blower I think. It is micro-USB charged, so stays plugged in in my car full time now. First thing I do when I park is blow the 20 lbs of dust off my rig, and it gets great use at cleanup time dusting out the car and detectors, etc.
Pricy, but a good tool, and really handy at times.
Battery Operated Air Duster at Amazon
OPOLAR Rechargeable Blower
EDIT: This post contains mistaken information. Please accept my apology. At this time it is not possible to travel greater than 300 miles with a starlink antenna. Please read entire thread on page 2 for clarification. My bad fellas.
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that starlink is finally accepting pre-orders.
For those who don't know this is Elon Musk's satellite internet which is super fast and has no data caps. The service is 100 bucks a month and 500 to buy the equipment. To enter the pre-order is only 100 refundable deposit.
I've done alot of research on this and it looks like the antenna is small enough that I could easily carry it in my camper and set it up wherever I am. The power usage is only 300 watts w/ dish motors running and 150 without. SO this could easily run with a battery and inverter for a number of hours, no 24 hour a day generator. I'm super excited to have an option for when I am far away from civilization.
Go to starlink.com and get signed up if you wanna!
I have prospected with people who subsist on sardines and bread out in the bush, and those who prefer a pan seared steak, asparagus, and baked potatoes. I like to keep things simple and would love to hear your favorite easy camp foods for five plus days in the wilderness.
Military MRE’s were my choice before the prices went up after COVID-19. A days worth of food in one pouch, and has the benefit of saving your TP since they turn into Quikrete after eating them. But they make a ton of trash and are expensive.
Please share your own Spartan food choices for someone more interested in detecting than playing chef at camp. I cook at home and when I’m out in the wilds food is just fuel for the adventure. Looking for options that are easy, affordable, don’t require refrigeration or much water since water goes fast in the desert.
By Trent King
Unfortunately someone decided that they needed the 2 caravans I had left on one of my mining leases more then I did, even worse one of them was Paul’s little van from camp yank.
While pondering new accomodation for the next yank invasion I spotted this
As soon as I seen ‘Special’ I thought of Paul!
She is going to need a bit of remodeling but will make fine yank worthy accomodation I reckon.
Plenty of room for you in there too Steve if your brave enough to bunk with Paul.
By Nokta Detectors
Dear Valued Members,
We are very happy to announce that we are adding 2 new accessories to our line up!
MULTI-PURPOSE BACKPACK (Accomodates all our models including Simplex, Kruzer, Anfibio as well as accessories)
PINPOINT LEG HOLSTER
Please find the link to the introduction video we have made below: