Carrying nuggets in the field
Last Post 05 Nov 2015 06:52 AM by Brad Lamb. 8 Replies.
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TIM LEIBELUser is Offline
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30 Sep 2015 06:29 AM
    I am unfortunately Diabetic. My own fault and genes but I have to test my blood several times a day. The little containers that the test strips come in are plastic and have a seal that makes them air and water tight. I carry one on my pocket to put any nuggets or interesting gems etc. in.  If you have friends that are diabetic, they will have lots of these laying around.  If not come ask me on a claim, I always carry about 10 or so in my supplies to share.
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    30 Sep 2015 07:50 AM
    Hey Tim, How's it going? Thanks for the tip. I sometimes find things that would be cool to keep that won't fit in a gold vial. You put them in your pocket and you blink your eyes and they're gone.

    I'd like to get 1 or 2 of them next time you come to Buchanan.

    Paul
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    30 Sep 2015 12:28 PM
    Sure thing Paul. Things are good, just busy. I did a 4 day prospecting trip last weekend. Had fun, found a little gold and checked out Occonee and Coker Creek.
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    30 Sep 2015 01:21 PM
    I use a little different technique but the test strip containers is a great idea, they are almost identical to the old 35mm Film canisters but about half the size. I found what works best for me is to go to any drug store and buy a bag of Pill Bags. When I find something of interest it goes into a pill bag and then goes into the inside pocket of my vest. I wear a durable travel vest with a vast amount of pockets and storage compartments when on the river and about, it really helps. I actually have one pocket assigned to what the wife hands me to hang onto for her.

    You can go to a head shop and get the little baggies they have there for drugs but they are thin and tear easily, I found the pill bags to be the perfect size, durable, and waterproof unless you really abuse them.

    Anything you place in your vest is not going to be lost unless somebody removes your vest from you.

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    09 Oct 2015 06:09 PM
    How about prescription drug bottles? As I am getting older, it seems I have quite a collection! LOL
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    09 Oct 2015 06:27 PM
    I have used the prescription bottles. Got tired of peeling the labels and sometimes I had trouble with the child free caps and gloves. My test strip containers are flipped up with a thumb and close able that way.
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    09 Oct 2015 07:01 PM
    Tim,

    Small Clear Aspirin bottles also work great, and the labels come off real easy. At least with the clear plastic you can see the contents without some idiot opening it to take a look and dumping the contents onto the ground.

    The main concern is will the bottle create a pressure point in your pocket or bust open if you lean on it? This is the reason I chose to use the small pill bags. Granted the test strip containers is a great idea and I am now saving my wife's for this purpose to give them a try. They actually perfectly fit in my Boonie hat's webbing.

    I am surely not the first person that had a glass vial of a years find be dumped on the ground because somebody decided to shake the bottle hard?

    Let's just say I have switched to clear plastic small containers now that they are readily available and cheap. I am sure none of us want to have to dig up a section of your yard and re-pan it with the sod included? Or by forcing the three children of the idiot that broke your vial into slave labor until their idiot parent returns your losses?

    See, lets not go there, switch to plastic.
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    09 Oct 2015 07:18 PM

    You guys crack me up....I am still trying to find a piece gold to put somewhere, anywhere, well wait a minute...I did find a nugget last year when my crown fell out.

     

    Leo
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    05 Nov 2015 06:52 AM

    Leo,

     

    I am having the same issue...finding something big enough or interesting enough to put in another container.

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