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If It's Too Darned Cold Out, Throw A Heater On It!:devil:
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: February 21, 2019 11:07PM


Finally, it got up to minus 14 Celsius / 6.8 F. after nearly 3 brutal weeks of temps bottoming out in the -40's....Brrrrrr! :clapping:

I know I can work in the cold, but can my detector? Well, just get one of those hand warmers, tape it on your machine (whatever make you use), cover it with some paper towel for insulation, and it will keep your batteries working most of the day. If you don't, expect battery failure after a couple of hours....DEAD! If you have knobs on your detector, the shrinkage from the cold might prevent them from turning. Push button OPERATING DETECTORS work the best. I have been doing this for over 20 years.....never broke a detector. It always worked fine. Some of the earlier models had the display fade out, but the audio remained.

I hit 4 different sledding hills today.....out for about 4 hours. Got some coin, an earring and a set of keys, with a drivers license near by. I called the guy.....he was so happy to get his keys back. He was only 17 years old, and it was mom & pops car. They were not happy that he lost them...... :argue:

I purposely picked up enough shifts AT WORK to keep me busy during this cold snap, to prevent cabin fever. Finally, today, we are on a warming trend. So, why do I do this? Because, if it warms up, the snow will melt from the top down, all those coins and jewelry will become exposed and discovered by someone else...not good.

After I got home, I hid under the covers for an hour to warm up, then had this tremendous appetite. I got my usual emergency ration of jerky, chowed it down , and the beer tasted just fine.:drinking:

HUNTING IN THE COLD IS LIKE DOWNING A SHOT OF GOOD BOURBON. IT BURNS A BIT AT FIRST, THEN FEELS SOOOOO GOOD!


Below is a recipe for some dang good jerky!




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Re: If It's Too Darned Cold Out, Throw A Heater On It!:devil:
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: February 23, 2019 10:00AM
John, your a lot tougher than me, if it doesn't hit at least 40 degrees around here i keep my detector on the wall and stay inside unless I've got to go outside.
You definitely fall into the class of metal detecting (ADDICT).

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Re: If It's Too Darned Cold Out, Throw A Heater On It!:devil:
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: February 23, 2019 10:52AM
Addicted, and proud of it!:rofl:

Re: If It's Too Darned Cold Out, Throw A Heater On It!:devil:
Posted by: Mkus
Date: February 25, 2019 05:58AM
That cold? I'm surprised you could break ground I've jumped on my shovel to break through but not to much fun!
I had a great day Friday with 10 silvers and the ground was nice and soft here in Ct in most spots..

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