Today I received an unexpected, extremely gracious invitation to hunt a lightly hunted, practically virgin Federal Civil War camp in Middle Tennessee for this coming weekend. So here I am with a golden opportunity, and I thought I’d share my preparation regimen.
This was a rare invitation to join a great group of guys, so immediately, I set my priorities. I’m going to make sure that my priority is for these guys to be successful. I hope one or more of them find something incredible. So I’m going to have fun and be fun. Laughs will be coughed up, probably at my expense. I want my head to be right. So I’m going to have fun, which is when the best things happen anyway, right?
My second point of order is to have my equipment in order. I’ll clean up all my stuff, recharge my “forever” lithium batteries on my e-Trac, and make sure I have different size coils available. I won’t be in my own vehicle, so I’ll carefully put everything I need together in a backpack, and carry a spare detector.
EVERYTHING ELSE IS ALREADY TAKEN CARE OF
Everything else is kind of automatic part of my detecting regimen. I’ll evaluate the ground, determine if I’m hunting deep or hunting trash, and make the necessary adjustments I have already worked out in the test garden, and based on past experience, to optimize my chances of being successful.
I believe that mindset is the single most important thing I can do to maximize the odds in my favor. I’ll be well rested, listen to perfect music, and envision previous great finds and finding my current primary goal for motivation.
I’ll be ready to have a lot of fun, but will come out swinging! After all, we got Deathstar!
We plan to start extremely early and make a full day of it so I expect an adventure. And I’ll report back on the results.
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