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I will be going to campwood for my first screen dig on august 16th he still has two or so openings left
its 200 and that includes lodging if you dont want to stay overnite i think it might be cheaper i dunno
if you all can fill me in on what might be helpful to bring and what ya'll use to move that dirt it would be appreciated since very much
hope to see some of you there :)
Darnit man, I have a Bass tourney that weekend..otherwise I'd be there. Please post what you find..I'll be planning a trip soon.
Lee, directly to your question. . . .
Need a smallish earth "shifting" tool [ not as heavy
duty as a big shovel] cement trowel, hand rake, planting shovel etc. COMFORTABLE leather gloves, not the one size fits the whole world type. This time of year, the lightest weight hat might be in order, Like
one of those stupid wide brimmed straw ones.
To stay with the action your going to be on your feet
100% of the time for 8 hours PLUS. Comfortable shoes
even lightweights will help BUT not any shoes made of material that "breathes". A HUGE amount of sifted soil
is going to fall directly on the toe area.
A certain party who has yet to go on her first screening is threatening to bring a tall barstool !
One last tiny detail that I consider MAJOR !
Every single dig I have ever been to, at some point in the day, EVERY screener abandoned the tools and
would up with the doggie digging a bone style...
Try this suggestion. buy a second pair of good gloves
anong with the SMALL tube of liquid nail glue. Just
rub the glue on like making a mud patty, will give the fingers extra protection. PLAN AHEAD, takes about
5 days for that type of glue to cure !
The eyes of the flint world will be upon YOU. . . .
First time screener,
First time new site
First time new operator
First time Ctang club member ??
CHANGE OF PRIORITIES !
Just got in from another sun N fun day at flint heaven. Forget about tools and gloves, just wear your beach flip-flops but do ANYTHING necesary to create some SHADE in case there is little or none
or screen day. 100*, no big deal BUT 120+ in direct sun, you will think your on the "devils anvil"
Buy a dopey, floppy hat. Small towels for ice water
on the neck. Get a length of 1 1/2 inch electrical
conduit pipe to hammer in the ground to hold up the
golfers umbrella your gonna buy. Duct tape on.
Michelle has described in the picture section the
size 57 sports bra she has for high temps, holds two
jugs of frozen water !
No kidding.. I will haev to take a picture of the "Puffy Shirt"
Works 100% in the hot sun! Nice and Cool!
So I look like Ms. Staypuff woman... But hay.. Nothing wrong with looking like my girls are HUGE!
I cannot tell a lie
.... SO DO I !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And as Sir Mix Mlot sung. Baby got back. I li#e b1g Bu--s.Also I can't deny!!!
Asside from frozen Jugs, Lee, You may have another
good factor this weekend. At least the Centex WX
report is for cloud cover, if it extends over your screen table area that will make make life more
I'm NOT making this up for this transmission, The
WX guy on channel 08 [ Austin ] just said this has
been the HOTTEST summer in Texas since detailed
recordings were kept for 158 years !
Thanks Hal im lookin forward to it
also i have a question do you know of any marcos point being 8 1/2 inches long 2 1/4 wide it looks like a spear point
Re that great 8 1/2 " blade. Something that large seems ceramonial as its bound to be very fragile.
The common identification wording for something like
that seems to be a " base tang blade " I dont know
of any records of actual Marcos large examples but if that is what the base says, thats it. If your still
hunting for possibilities, check the Williams that has a base a bit similar to Markos.
Seems any group may have created something unique.
Check the Randy's dig site, There are at least 3
different types of blades on the front page section.
Hit the RECENT FINDS button, There is a Huge
broken Montell base that could have had a lot of size to it. Last year I saw a complete Montell base tang
blade over 7 inches long at one of the flint shows.
If the delicate thin Monty boys can do it, why not