ThispastSaturdayIhuntedahugefieldwhereIhadpreviouslyfoundCivilWaritems?

Thisfieldhasbeenhuntedalotovertheyears,soIwasusingmybig,uglywhitefifteeninchcoilontheFisherF75togetatthedeepstuffandgetclearerreadingsonsmalleritems?

Thefieldissplitinhalfdiagonallybythosegiantlongdistancepowerlines。

TheF75isextremelysensitiveandchatteryinthefirstplace,andevenmoresowiththebigcoil?

OvertimeIhadworkedoutdealingwiththeinterferencebychangingthefrequencyand/ordialingdownthesensitivityonthedetector。

ButforsomereasononSaturday,Fishersflagshipdetectorjustwouldntcooperate?

Iwasstuckontheproblembeingthepowerlines,andfinallylefttohuntanothersite,apower-linefreesite?

Problemis,whenIgettothethere,theSAMETHINGishappening?

NowIamreallyupset?

Ismydetectorbroken?

SoIstartedtroubleshootingtheconnectionreset,cable,stuckbutton?

tonoavail?

Iwasjustabouttoswitchtomyotherdetectorwhentheproblemstruckmeintheface?

OnceIabsorbedthebigcluethatmydetectorwassoundingoffspecificallyoneachswingtomyleft,Ifinallybeheldtheabsolutehorrorthat

ITWASMYFREAKINGSHOES。

Seriously?

IhadgottenmyregularshoessomuddyonaprevioushunttheywerelikeconcretesoIgrabbedanoldpairoflaceupboots,thekindthewithMETALloopsandhooksfortheshoestrings?

Andthe15coilwaspickingmysizeelevenbootsuplikeIdtapedadimetothebottomofthecoil?

Andthebootswerentevensteel-toed。

SoIchangedshoesendofproblem。

Butthisgotmetothinking?

Surethemonstercoilpickedthebootsup,butwhataboutmystockcoil?

Whatiftheinterferencewasminimal,unnoticeable,butstillthere?

Costingmetimeinvestigatingafalsesignalwhenmycoilstrayedtoclosetomyfootwear?

Costingmetomissadeepsignalduetojustbarelysensingmyfeet?

Afterall,inthiscase,itruinedanentirehunt。

Ibelieveindoingeverysinglethingyoucantoincreaseyourprobabilityofrecoveringfinds,andthereisalwayssomethingnewtolearn?

Alwaysanotheredge,evenifitisaslightone?

Soafter30yearsofdetecting,IdecidedfromnowonImgoingtofindandwearshortrubbersliponorsomeothertypeofbootswithZEROmetalinthemeverytimeIdetect?

Infact,Imgoingtotryandkeepaslittlemetalonmypersonaspossiblewhiledetecting?

AndImwilingtobetImnotover-reacting。

FindingNon-MetallicFootwear

Fortunatelyfindingmetal-freeshoessuitablefordetectingiseasy?

Manytacticalbootsaremetalfree,andalmostallmajormanufacturersofworkbootsandotherfootwearsuitablefordetectingmakemetal-freeversionsoftheirproducts?

Why?

Airports?

Justlookforthetermsnon-metallic,andairportfriendlywhenshoppingforfootwear。

Examplenon-metallicfootwear。

Lefttoright:Conversetactical,DocMartensnon-metallic,andDannerworkshoe。

FinalThoughts

Irecommendavoidingsteeltoebootsaswellasfootwearwithanymetalinthem?

Itisalsoadviseabletoleaveyoucellphoneoff,orinyourvehicleifpossible?

Youwanttobe100%surethatyourdetectorisgettingasdeepaspossiblethatyouarentdialingdownyoursensitivityunnecessarilybecauseofyourshoesoryourphone?

Wewantourdetectorstopickupnothingexceptitemsundertheground。

Detecttowin!

Bestofluckonyournexthunt。

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