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Old 05-05-2020, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by YooperBSN View post
The Shrxy bag has several spots for tools. I have a handsaw, a hand digger, and a homemade coin probe in mine.
I was given a Shrxy bag for Christmas and was worried that the blade on my hand digger would eventually cut through the material on the internal pocket...

To stop this, what I have done is get a short length of 2" PVC pipe, heat it in the oven and then squash it nearly flat...

I have then inserted this into the internal pocket to act as a "protective liner" for the blade..

By chance friction holds it in place nicely but had it not, I d have used a bit of silicon sealant to temporarily glue it in place..

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Old 05-05-2020, 07:11 AM
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Old 05-05-2020, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Pete e View post
I was given a Shrxy bag for Christmas and as worried that the blade on my hand digger would eventually cut through the material on the internal pocket...

To stop this, what I have done is get a short length of 2" PVC pipe, heat it in the oven and then squash it nearly flat...

I have then inserted this into the internal pocket to act as a "protective liner" for the blade..

By chance friction holds it in place nicely but had it not, I d have used a bit of silicon sealant to temporarily glue it in place..
That is a neat idea using the PVC. What temp and length of time in oven? I need to do something like this.
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Old 05-05-2020, 07:24 AM
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The second and biggest gripe is the belt loops. I hate them. There's two flimsy loops that are attached to the bag at the bottom of the loop but not at the top. This allows the loops to let the bag droop more than I like but worse, it causes the loops to colapse inwards towards each other causing the bag to droop really bad. I think if the loops were sown at the top as well...it would prevent this. I plan on sewing them myself to see if it helps. But better than that would be a sleeve rather than loops. If sewing them at the top of the loops does fix my issue then I'm going to remove them and sew on a belt sleeve.
I thought the same about the loops and have sewn them again near the rim of the bag so my stitching goes through the black nylon webbing reinforcement already in that area..

I hang mine on an ALICE style pistol belt, and to stop it sliding about, I hold it in place with a plastic cable/zip tie around one of the loops and through a couple of the eyelets on the belt.

The loops still take the weight on the belt, but the tie stops the bag from sliding.

My next project is to cut off the mesh end pocket and sew on a single M16 style magazine pouch for some additional bits I like to carry...
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Old 05-05-2020, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by BC Buck View post
That is a neat idea using the PVC. What temp and length of time in oven? I need to do something like this.
I it put on a low heat and literally for just a couple of minutes..first time I tried it, I got distracted and left it in for about ten minutes and ended up with a melted PVC blob!

Just put it in the pre heated oven and check every couple of minutes..once it starts going soft, take it out and squash it evenly along its length and hold in place till it cools a little...

I just used a wooden chopping board to apply light, even pressure across the pipe until it went to the shape I wanted..

if you over flatten it, reheat and it will recover it's shape slightly ...or if you don't get it flat enough, reheat and squish again...

It really is a simple only 5 minute job..just make sure you cut the pipe long enough initially so the tip of the blade does not poke out the bottom...

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Old 05-05-2020, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Pete e View post
I thought the same about the loops and have sewn them again near the rim of the bag so my stitching goes through the black nylon webbing reinforcement already in that area..



I hang mine on an ALICE style pistol belt, and to stop it sliding about, I hold it in place with a plastic cable/zip tie around one of the loops and through a couple of the eyelets on the belt.



The loops still take the weight on the belt, but the tie stops the bag from sliding.



My next project is to cut off the mesh end pocket and sew on a single M16 style magazine pouch for some additional bits I like to carry...
I too use an ALICE style belt over my existing anti-buttcrack belt. Works well, especially when changing locations for continued hunts as it is easy to take off and put on the tool belt.

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Old 05-05-2020, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by YooperBSN View post
I too use an ALICE style belt over my existing anti-buttcrack belt. Works well, especially when changing locations for continued hunts as it is easy to take off and put on the tool belt.
I use the shoulder harness/suspenders as well as it stops things sliding downwards now my waist appears to be missing!

Below is a older pic of my current setup, although I have changed it slightly since then.., I am just putting together another setup based on a Shrxy finds I was given for Christmas..

I don't really need two setup, but given how wet and muddy things get over here during winter, its no bad thing to have a spare dry set up..
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Old 05-09-2020, 09:43 PM
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Just got this setup. I replaced the pouch on the left with my Shrxy and removed the hammer loop. Seems like it'll be a pretty good setup. I wanted suspenders because once I started filling up my bag with trash it would really start drooping and pulling down so I wanted suspenders to prevent this and having a pouch on both sides I can evenly distribute stuff I dig. I took the pouch I removed and put it on the belt I was using with the Shrxy so now I have a second setup for just quick outings or when I won't be very far from my car or a spare someone else can use if they need one.

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Old 05-13-2020, 12:03 AM
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Plain old nail apron from Lowes or Home Depot!

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https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Ultimat...-6&tag=mh0b-20

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Old 09-14-2020, 09:55 AM
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take a look at this one: https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/all...dCatid=3433416
It looks like your link comes up at a "404" now.

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Old 09-14-2020, 12:39 PM
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It looks like your link comes up at a "404" now.
I do not think they have that item any more. It was a shot gun shell pouch, commonly used for skeet.
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Old 09-14-2020, 01:25 PM
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Omega Mills Relic Elite Pouch.

Designed specifically for metal detecting, and very high quality material, zippers, stitching, belt, etc.

Trying to cheap out on tools burned me when I was younger. Chose the right tool designed for the job and make sure it's quality.

Saves money in the long run and makes the hobby more enjoyable.
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:40 PM
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I've used a 2 pouch system for years. I have a small, zippered pouch for goodies, and I've used a garrett finds pouch for junk. I saw this in walmart the other day for like $10 and impulse bought it. My probe (long skinny Phillip's screwdriver) fits in one of the shell holders. I just punched a hole in the bottom and the handle fits snugly in the shell holder. And the large mesh pouch is zippered at the bottom to easily empty trash. I've only used it a couple times, but so far, I'm liking it.

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Old 09-18-2020, 09:49 AM
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Before we went away I picked up a Garrett finds bag just for beach use. For the money it is a great beach bag. The built in belt is good if you are wearing swim trunks. It lays nice and flat against you and has plenty of room plus a zippered inner pocket for smaller stuff.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Garrett-Cam...72.m2749.l2649

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Old 10-29-2020, 07:21 PM
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Being a cheapskate i liked the idea of the "painter's apron".

Just picked up one from my local hardware store for $2.39.

Says ACE on it, a title i hope to earn.

Has two pockets.

Trying to tie it behind you flashes you back to a medical facility where you are donning a robe that ties in the back.

You know how well that works! So i bought a pair of shoe laces for an extension so i can tie it off at the front.
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Old 10-30-2020, 04:01 PM
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These are great. Mole pouch on eBay.
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A One dollar 2 pocket apron from lowes or home depot
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Old 11-07-2020, 12:46 PM
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Got a bunch of military surplus molle pouches and put them on a belt

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It really is a simple only 5 minute job..just make sure you cut the pipe long enough initially so the tip of the blade does not poke out the bottom...
Having the tip open lets the dirt fall through. I made a simple digger sheath from two pieces of scrap leather. It fits about all of my different diggers. It has help up fine for several years now.
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