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Got those winter cabin fever blues? Hints
Posted by: MassSaltH2O
Date: February 16, 2019 07:03AM
If you are like me, winter is not the greatest time for metal detecting. In the US, winters can be hard times for metal detectorists. During the winter, the weather can be unpleasant, esp in the North. Also, the ground freezes up during the wintertime in the Northern latitutudes.
What is a poor MDer to do during the wintertime?
Here are a few hints:
The fishermen of the North repair thier nets, lines and traps during the winter. I usually study my user manual, and do online research during the winter.
But what if you really have had enough studying and research, and you are itching to just get out there and do some detecting?
If you are wealthy, you can just fly in your private jet to Australia. It is summertime down there.
OK, what if this is not an option?
There are several other options.
Now is the time to be making your reservations for the deserts of the American Southwest. Now, and the next several months are the nicest months to detect in the American Southwest.
Another option: Head for a salt water beach.
For most of the US, at least, there is never any snow or ice at the water line of a salt water beach, even in the middle of winter. OK, maybe in Alaska you might find an iceberg at the beach in the winter, but for most of the continental US, the salt water beaches are always accessible for metal detecting, even in the middle of winter, or the same day as a heavy snowfall that day.
And, the sand never freezes up. Again, this is for the continental US. If you live at the North Pole, good luck even finding a beach during the winter.
A word of advice, if you plan on heading to a salt water beach during the wintertime (and even early spring), make sure that you bring plenty of cold weather clothes with you, even if it is a spring like day where you live.
The wind, and the wind chill factor, will be much worse at the beach. Even on a pleasant day.
Happy metal detecting. Spring is right around the corner.

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Re: Got those winter cabin fever blues? Hints
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: February 16, 2019 10:45AM
Another thing I do is read this forum a lot during the winter months, it helps with my addiction for metal detecting. Here in WV we do get a nice day every now and then during the winter months so that also helps.

Re: Got those winter cabin fever blues? Hints
Posted by: MassSaltH2O
Date: February 16, 2019 01:48PM
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still looking 52
Another thing I do is read this forum a lot during the winter months, it helps with my addiction for metal detecting. Here in WV we do get a nice day every now and then during the winter months so that also helps.

Hi Still looking. Right. Me too.

Re: Got those winter cabin fever blues? Hints
Posted by: GeorgeinSC
Date: February 16, 2019 08:25PM
I went out this afternoon for about 4 hours. Warm enough that I wore a short sleeve shirt. I was clad fishing a community park. Dug 25 lincolns and left an equal number of zincolns in the dirt. $5.40 in clad joined the lincons and came home with me. Just one reason I Love the south.



Minelab Sovereign GT With an assortment of coils
Garrett Pro Pointer
Leche digging tool
Minelab Excalibur II
T-Rex 9.5 wet sand scoop

Re: Got those winter cabin fever blues? Hints
Posted by: Mkus
Date: February 21, 2019 12:39PM
Beach is where I go still pulling silver especially on the super low tides from the super moon!

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Re: Got those winter cabin fever blues? Hints
Posted by: Goldstrike
Date: February 21, 2019 03:19PM
I've been off the radar for several months now due to an out of State move and a broken foot! Fortunately, I'm pretty much over the broken foot but the weather here in Utah really is sucky!! Constant snow showers and just when the snow is melting, a fresh snow storm comes through!!! There's lots of ice (almost could call it perma-frost)!!lol still under the snow that has been here before Christmas. Soooooo, my only chance to put in some decent time detecting and keep my sanity is to go down to California for a few days and detect the beaches. It's either do that or take up stamp collecting...arg!!!! Roll on Spring and Summer....I can hardly wait! Happy detecting all.

Re: Got those winter cabin fever blues? Hints
Posted by: Dan-Pa.
Date: February 26, 2019 09:24AM
Visit your local library....time for some research...One fellow found a local old swimming area that is now in he middle of the woods...last count he recovered 20 plus gold rings..so one never knows...

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