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Summer in the USA, the fields are planted, the ground is turning to concrete, the rivers and beaches are either off limits or full of people and boats. Some boats are on the beach too. 😁 Heck you have to mow or bush hog your own spots to detect!

I've been refining the amount of stuff I carry, trying to make it as light and simple as possible. For the Summer I have it down to this:20210703_192409.thumb.jpg.2cc286204e4d5a200d5f922a9b13e596.jpg

Calces365 bag with the mesh on the keeper pocket and the trash pocket, it drains out the sand/water from your finds. On the belt is the Carrot, and a Doc's deep bag for my composite trowel, a brass wire brush, and a Kong rubber Frisbee for dogs that rolls up for putting the dirt in. Makes it easy to clean up, and isn't too big. When rolled in the bag the trowel fits right in.

One knee pad, and the best warm weather nitrile gloves I could find, they are 5 bucks at Lowes. I can use my cell phone while wearing them, sorta. They will save you from cuts and poison ivy. The only other thing I might add to this rig is a 9mm MOLLE mag pouch with a spray bottle for the silvers but I don't find so many of them. 😀

If Doc ever reads this, the trowel bag could use some mesh on the bottom to drain water and sand, may modify it soon but I'm not good at sewing. Got some spare OD Kevlar though... 🤔 

Edit: Please don't think that I'm pushing minimalism in any way. That's just my preference, the whole point of this thread is to show what ya carry, and tell why in some cases so others can get ideas for possible substitutions. The bigger the better. Lots of people browse this forum for ideas. Gear is a big part of what we do.

I've seen some pretty big rigs, and totally understand them. Remember I just walk out my front door to detect and use a modified off road golf cart! 😀 I can bring a lot of stuff if I want.

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Nice, clean set up. Where can you buy Kevlar cloth and gloves? I want to get some oversized Kevlar gloves to put over my regular winter gloves for beach hunting.

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12 minutes ago, schoolofhardNox said:

Nice, clean set up. Where can you buy Kevlar cloth and gloves? I want to get some oversized Kevlar gloves to put over my regular winter gloves for beach hunting.

Took me 2 seconds to find this cloth on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Durable-200gsm-Kevlar-Density-100x30cm/dp/B07CV6GQL1

It's Aramid. Tough stuff in its own right.

Another quick search found these:

https://www.amazon.com/Tac9er-Tactical-Gloves-Large/dp/B079FC8BDF

come to think of it, the cloth I have is ballistic nylon OD. Still really tough.

HTH

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9 minutes ago, F350Platinum said:

Took me 2 seconds to find this cloth on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Durable-200gsm-Kevlar-Density-100x30cm/dp/B07CV6GQL1

It's Aramid. Tough stuff in its own right.

Another quick search found these:

https://www.amazon.com/Tac9er-Tactical-Gloves-Large/dp/B079FC8BDF

come to think of it, the cloth I have is ballistic nylon OD. Still really tough.

HTH

Thanks. I never thought of Amazon for them. I just searched E Bay and maybe Google? 🙄 The gloves are not what I was looking for but the cloth is..... Should make a more durable pouch than canvas has in the past. But these gloves are what I'm looking for and you can also get the blue dipped version. Thanks for finding the source I should have know was the place to go 😄. I appreciate it.

 

https://www.amazon.com/1678M-Resistant-100-Percent-Protective-Carpentry/dp/B007SNO2SI/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=kevlar+gloves&qid=1625406311&sr=8-12

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13 minutes ago, schoolofhardNox said:

Thanks. I never thought of Amazon for them. I just searched E Bay and maybe Google? 🙄 The gloves are not what I was looking for but the cloth is..... Should make a more durable pouch than canvas has in the past. But these gloves are what I'm looking for and you can also get the blue dipped version. Thanks for finding the source I should have know was the place to go 😄. I appreciate it.

 

https://www.amazon.com/1678M-Resistant-100-Percent-Protective-Carpentry/dp/B007SNO2SI/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=kevlar+gloves&qid=1625406311&sr=8-12

Those gloves are nice. Would be a good air layer too. Amazon has a ton of stuff for reasonable prices, my ballistic nylon came from there, used it for my water sifter:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06Y3QK95Y 

Got some left. Maybe I should make my own bag. 😀

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15 minutes ago, Cascade Steven said:

Nice simple setup.  Good idea on the dog Frisbee.  Thanks for sharing and starting this thread.

Thanks. Saw photos on the site of people with Frisbees and pans. Wondered how I was gonna carry something that large around.  Here's the link for it:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003ALIXT6

It's not cheap but rolls up, you can keep it in a cargo pocket.

 

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I couldn't find a post of this sort so I thought I'd start one. Seems like things get kinda slow here when we're not in rivers or on the beach. I hope others will add to this, the are a lot of clever people here. I have an optimized fall/winter rig that I'll post when I have a minute. Different tools, and heavier stuff.

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This is my current set up. Has seen some recent changes, so some more testing is still needed.

One is for tot lots and the other is for my yard and permissions. I'm sure you guys can guess which is which.

When I'm in a park, I'll use the "yard and permission" set up, but I won't have the shovel with me. In the bags are extra batteries, gloves, a tooth brush, finds box (an old and small lock and lock container with paper towels), a small water bottle and a small rag.  The middle OD bag is for holding trash.

Ask me to post my gear in year and I'm sure things will look radically different. The biggest challenge I'm working on is how to strengthen the fingertips of my gloves to avoid holes from forming.

Unlike some people, I don't use my pinpointer to dig. But I will used my gloved hand to dig. I swing and pinpoint with my left hand, which is gloveless and never touches dirt during a hunt unless I make an interesting find. My right hand is gloved and is what comes into contact with the dirt. I hunt this way to even out some wear and tear on my body (I'm right handed) and b/c of my ring on my left hand and watch on my left wrist.

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