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Post  Gold Feaver on Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:18 am

Hi Folks, i am just starting out already have my Victorian Miners Right ,
looking forward to having some fun i live in Ballan victoria.

Now my next step is to get all my tools etc and gear .
I have a nice little van which will be handy .

Need to set up a list , you folk can help me there.... Very Happy
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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:38 am

Welcome Bernard
Pack everythink you will need, and you will still have forgotten something.
Don’t forget the Aerogard there are mosquitoes the size of magpies around at the moment.
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Post  shelby23 on Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:38 am

I new you was only joking with first post, you are 61 years old and full of experience, for a first post and all

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Post  LONE WOLF XLIX on Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:59 am

Hi Bernard,

If the only thing you pack is your DETECTOR all else really dont matter,good luck and welcome to the crazy world of prospecting.

A pick will help if you find some thing to dig up.
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Post  getascripter on Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:36 am

G'day Lone Wolf ... nice ta meet ya! Remember the mobile phone ... so you can ring me to come help dig out that BIG nugget Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Just joking (not!) I treat my detecting trips just the same as I would any holiday/vacation. Pack what you think you might need ... get half way there and start remembering all the things you left behind ... but never panic! Detector, pick, water, phone/etrack, fly spray/wipe, full charge batteries for everything. And don't forget to let someone know where you are going (sort of), and either arrange to make contact regularly or give an expected return date/begin to panic date affraid

Then go have fun and enjoy the whole experience of the bush ... that is really what is important about our hobby!
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Post  changingpockets on Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:58 pm

Toilet paper. One of my favourite old tee-shirts was sacrificed last trip Sad

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Post  philip.j.thompson on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:11 pm

Carry water from home or buy it, unless you have a special filter machine. Just my experience over the years as the body tends to find different water disagreeable. If nothing else ensure you boil and cool to drink straight. Just my two bobs worth, regards Phil pirat

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Post  philski on Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:23 pm

Gumboots and maps, both make a good fire to attract helicopters if you get lost. (jk)
seriously though, a simple gold pan and shovel and your on your way, till you run out of water at least. Something small like a 10-14 inch is better on your arm and wrist if your just starting out and you can move a fair bit of dirt with one. If your off detecting, get the best detector you can afford that suits your needs or hire one to test them out first. And same, i take the absolute minimum i have to carry, sensible clothing and basic tools
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Post  Guest on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:33 am

changingpockets wrote:Toilet paper. One of my favourite old tee-shirts was sacrificed last trip Sad

I'll second that!!! Should be #1 on the list...

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