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Thread: Digging Tools

  1. #1
    Relic Hunter
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    Digging Tools

    I am taking the wife and kid to our first ever dig at Digfest in October. What would be the best tools to take?

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  3. #2
    Arrowheadologist
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    All I use is a small shovel. It's around 2 1/2 ft. long. You should be able to find one at any hardware store.

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    Tribal Council Member
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    I like to use 3 things
    1.A small pick ax with the handle cut down to just over 16''/an old double head one is what i have .
    2.A little hoe with the handle cut down/Don't need a lot of stick your on your knees most time,,
    3.A old Srew driver/Wiggle pick to use around rocks and artifacts/
    Keep in mind your not going to be digging hog wild///atleast you should'nt///jmo///c
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    Not sure I know what Digfest is, but when I surface hunt (which is always) I always take a small pry bar with me. It is about 1/2" wide and 5 1/2" long. Handy when metal detecting too.

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    Senior Arrowheadologist
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    digging tool

    If the ground growth is thick or your way obscured by twigs and brambles something like this is useful. Handles are easy to come by.
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    Graduate Arrowheadologist
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    We carry the following with us
    1. Wiggle pick or you can use a pick and cut handle
    2. large old screw driver
    3. hand gardening shovel
    4. med shovel
    5. 5gal bucket has lots of uses like carring everything in , sitting on, moving dirt to sifter
    6. small sifter mine is about 20"x16"
    7. Gloves
    8. some type of shade and lots of water.
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    Graduate Arrowheadologist
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    if ya are going to dig at Christners for the digfest, make sure u bring a nice swinging pick becuz there is sum hard dirt out there. me and my wife are planing on being there.

 

 

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