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DidIJustDoThat 07-31-2015 01:16 PM

Threw Rings in Woods
 
I got into a really heated argument with my husband and took off my three wedding rings (4 carats total) and threw them with all my force off our deck and into the woods. Theres down trees, inches and inches of dead leaves, vines, etc. Is it even possible to locate something in such a mess?

After the anger went away, of course I am regretting that decision. Any ideas would be great. Thanks!

beerdoodle 07-31-2015 01:20 PM

Lost my stuff.com

SeabeeRon 07-31-2015 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by beerdoodle (Post 2398164)
Lost my stuff.com

It is now Lostmystuff.net

beerdoodle 07-31-2015 01:22 PM

Thanks ron.

DidIJustDoThat 07-31-2015 01:31 PM

Thank you. I reported. Any suggestions on going at this ourselves in the meantime?

Laxsaltman 07-31-2015 01:43 PM

Drink a few beers 'n think about what you just did,young lady.

DidIJustDoThat 07-31-2015 01:45 PM

Honestly, that was my plans for last night. Today I'm just upset lol

NectarDetector 07-31-2015 01:48 PM

Probably best to have an experienced detectorist search for you so as to disturb the area as least as possible.

Grumpysrb 07-31-2015 01:54 PM

Post you town. Maybe someone hear can help by suggesting a way to get a detector.
BUT, the request on LOSTMYSTUFF.org goes out very quickly. Hopefully there is a member near by.

DidIJustDoThat 07-31-2015 03:13 PM

I have someone here now. No luck so far. I guess that's what I get.

carcur 07-31-2015 03:26 PM

I looked for one for an hour and a half and found it on top of the pine needles and sticks

FIREBIRD 07-31-2015 03:43 PM

Just because you got someone out there from Lostmystuff.net, doesn't necessarily mean they know what they are doing. So far as I know, the only qualification is that you have an email address to provide services. If that person doesn't find it, don't give up. It's there and it can be found.

Laxsaltman 07-31-2015 04:03 PM

Lostmystuff.net also does it for free. I'm a member and have made a couple clients happy.

DidIJustDoThat 07-31-2015 04:18 PM

I actually found someone online from another source. He seemed pretty legit. Tried for over 4 hours. 25 years experience and had all kinds of fancy gadgets. We cut down a huge tree a few months back and have the logs and branches piled up about where we figure it landed. He suggested slowly clearing those out and going from there. We couldn't get under it to check Because it's so overgrown.

DidIJustDoThat 07-31-2015 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by FIREBIRD (Post 2398224)
Just because you got someone out there from Lostmystuff.net, doesn't necessarily mean they know what they are doing. So far as I know, the only qualification is that you have an email address to provide services. If that person doesn't find it, don't give up. It's there and it can be found.

Thank you for the reassurance. I know it has to be there somewhere. There were three different rings (one solid ring and two bands) and I was hoping that since they weigh differently we might have luck with at least one or two. Also curious how far apart they could possibly be.

beerdoodle 07-31-2015 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by DidIJustDoThat (Post 2398239)
I actually found someone online from another source. He seemed pretty legit. Tried for over 4 hours. 25 years experience and had all kinds of fancy gadgets. We cut down a huge tree a few months back and have the logs and branches piled up about where we figure it landed. He suggested slowly clearing those out and going from there. We couldn't get under it to check Because it's so overgrown.

Probly the best way to go about it. You know the vicinity. No one else is gonna stumble across em.

SeabeeRon 07-31-2015 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by carcur (Post 2398215)
I looked for one for an hour and a half and found it on top of the pine needles and sticks

Good job Curtis!

SueK 07-31-2015 08:33 PM

Your rings could easily have spread out when you threw them, or bounced off the branches and stumps, so they traveled farther than you anticipated. Once the stumps are moved, the detectorist should take a gridding approach so that they try to cover every inch rather than wandering around in the space. Good luck finding them!

HarveyH48 07-31-2015 09:24 PM

May not of reach the ground either, could be hung up in the brush...

DidIJustDoThat 07-31-2015 10:11 PM

That is what I am afraid of... moving the brush, logs and weeds and possibly moving them without knowing, out of our search grid. On the other hand, if we don't, it's likely we will never find them. I really didn't look at the direction they were thrown, and not sure if they went a little to the left or right... we just have a general area. The man that looked today assured me that they couldn't have traveled more than maybe 40-50 feet... and I am hoping he is right, however I was standing on a deck that is elevated at least 12-14 feet off the ground and I threw them as hard as I could. Any idea how far something like that can travel. I know I've read that things end up way outside where people think they are.

Steve77 07-31-2015 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by DidIJustDoThat (Post 2398418)
That is what I am afraid of... moving the brush, logs and weeds and possibly moving them without knowing, out of our search grid. On the other hand, if we don't, it's likely we will never find them. I really didn't look at the direction they were thrown, and not sure if they went a little to the left or right... we just have a general area. The man that looked today assured me that they couldn't have traveled more than maybe 40-50 feet... and I am hoping he is right, however I was standing on a deck that is elevated at least 12-14 feet off the ground and I threw them as hard as I could. Any idea how far something like that can travel. I know I've read that things end up way outside where people think they are.

Depends on how good your arm is...an athletic person could get 75-100 feet possibly from an elevated deck. Does the ground slope down from the deck? Do you have branches overhanging in the direction you threw them?

Grumpysrb 07-31-2015 11:59 PM

Keep looking. Look where you think they landed and then look further and wider. You know they are out there, they will turn up.

Rammjäger 08-01-2015 03:17 AM

The rings when falling in the ground most probably will separate some
feet from one another. For doing a detector search,I would set my machine on
low sensitivity and middle/high (just under Pulltab) discrimination .
Perhaps in Autumn when leaves are falling is the best possibility to find them.
Good luck to you - May you find them soon.

beerdoodle 08-01-2015 07:33 AM

Try walking toward the general area facing what sunshine there may be hitting that general area. You could possibly get the glare off of one or more of the rings unless all of them sank under the foliage.

ecoast 08-01-2015 07:47 AM

go back on the deck and throw something similar in similar direction....

In the future, don't ever take you wedding ring off unless you are DONE...y'all took vows.

msand 08-01-2015 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by ecoast (Post 2398516)
go back on the deck and throw something similar in similar direction.....

Just an idea but once you get someone to detect. Try painting some rocks orange and throw them off the deck just to see how far they may land. Try a flash light at night to see if any thing shiny is on the ground. once you find one the others should be close by. Good Luck.

beerdoodle 08-01-2015 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by ecoast (Post 2398516)
go back on the deck and throw something similar in similar direction....

In the future, don't ever take you wedding ring off unless you are DONE...y'all took vows.

she doesnt need scolded at this time. She feels bad enough as it is. Not the first lady to have a fit and toss her rings.

DidIJustDoThat 08-01-2015 09:07 AM

Thanks everyone. Yes, the slope goes gradually down. We have been throwing dimes and nickels just to see how far they go and where they land and we find them every time, pretty easily. I'll see if I can't post a picture of the terrain from my cell phone.

beerdoodle 08-01-2015 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by DidIJustDoThat (Post 2398543)
Thanks everyone. Yes, the slope goes gradually down. We have been throwing dimes and nickels just to see how far they go and where they land and we find them every time, pretty easily. I'll see if I can't post a picture of the terrain from my cell phone.

If I come and look, can I keep the spare change? Lol. You will discover them eventually.

DidIJustDoThat 08-01-2015 09:52 AM

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/n...s/IMG_5403.jpg

DidIJustDoThat 08-01-2015 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by beerdoodle (Post 2398556)
If I come and look, can I keep the spare change? Lol. You will discover them eventually.

Yes... I'll throw in some gold dollars if that will be incentive. haha.

I have faith they will be found, it will just be a process. A new hobby, of sorts.

To reply to the "I shouldn't have done that..." I realize that. It was immature and childish and completely out of character for something I'd normally do, but I did it.

CTCurt 08-01-2015 09:57 AM

Doesn't look like too hard of an area to detect. A good detectorist w/a good machine, should be able to find them. Good luck....:yes:

hawgdawg 08-01-2015 11:20 AM

Well , if the guys you have dont find them , go get yourself a detector , and join the hobby with us , then you'll have a goal to start out with , finding your own rings . If this is your decision , then , let me be the 1st to welcome you to the hobby . :lol: . As how far they would go ,dont forget you'll probably get a little more distance when you're mad and throwing for a reason . Either way , you know they're there , keep looking , they'll pop up . Good luck .

SeabeeRon 08-01-2015 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by DidIJustDoThat (Post 2398562)

It might just be my set up, but I got some funcky pop ups when I went to the the link above?!?

Ice Scratcher 08-01-2015 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by SeabeeRon (Post 2398615)
It might just be my set up, but I got some funcky pop ups when I went to the the link above?!?

Looks like standard photo bucket stuff on my end..

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Ice Scratcher 08-01-2015 11:47 AM

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/n...s/IMG_5403.jpg

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metaladdict 08-01-2015 12:01 PM

They can be found,if not now maybe in winter when some plants die back.

DidIJustDoThat 08-01-2015 01:36 PM

We have a husband and wife team there detecting today. I just received a phone call from my husband that one of the three have been found. Maybe back about 75-100 feet. Haven't measured yet. But they did find one! The smaller band.

Grumpysrb 08-01-2015 04:08 PM

Throw your husband next time. Easier to find, with all the noise he'll make.

Chipk 08-01-2015 04:45 PM

iF someone is willing to attempt this and if they do or do not find anything I hope you will have the good graces to reward them for their time and effort. The environment you describe is physically tough to work in. They will have time and expenses involved in traveling to you and of course their initial investment of equipment which is not cheap and hours invested in learning how to use their equipment.

Any decent detectorist will not charge you to look but that doesn't mean gratuities are unwelcome. They may still refuse to accept cash but a tankful of gas or a nice dinner at a decent dinner for them AND spouse is a nice gesture.

Many of us have spent hours in often fruitless efforts to find someone else's property with nary a thank you or acknowledgement. We all have names for those people. I won't share my personal favorite but you may be able to guess pretty closely.


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