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  1. GreatHoatzin

    Finally came in the mail today!

    Can’t wait to put these to some use!
  2. Quick question for someone with more knowledge than me. I am trying to pick up some additional field gear . When it comes to the wider cold chisels with the handguard, which one am I suppose to buy? What I mean is Home Depot has several "different" types of wide / larger chisels. My options at HD are a floor, mason, brick, and an electricians chisel. All of these are the blue cold chisels. I am on a fixed disability income, so I have to be careful and try to get the proper tools the first time. LoL Thanks in advance for help or information pointing me in the right direction.
  3. MaritLage

    Essential Gear

    What equipment do you consider to be essential gear ? If you had to make an emergency helicopter trip to a dig site , what would you have in your rucksack ?
  4. MaritLage

    Best Tool for Cleaning Mud ?

    The best tools for cleaning dust and rock from artifacts are Chisels and Brushes , and what to do when the conditions are wet ?
  5. Megalodoodle

    Weed Whacker- Mazonia?

    I’ve heard that Mazonia is pretty overgrown and the fossils are difficult to get at. Are weed whackers allowed there?
  6. Bails

    Boot recommendation

    Hey all, I do a lot of shark tooth hunting around Charleston, SC and am in need of new boots. I am not in creeks or anything. It is usually on islands (Drum Island, Morris Island, Cat Island for those that know the area) and a couple other land spots that can get very muddy. I have been wearing these Sperry boots but am curious if there is something out there that would be better. Primarily just looking for a pair that will keep my feet warm and dry and are easy to spray down afterward. I have been looking at some fishing boots like the ones below, but I feel
  7. Just an update: had to shelve quite a few plans due to work, new hires, a big grant, and the fact I have less than two weeks to finish the 500$ ScienceMobile to be able to get into a limited window site before it gets bulldozed for tract houses. looks like there’s fossils to be had nearby, so I’ll report back in a few weeks...gotta go rebuild the CVS on my forward drive shaft and finish the lift to get these 31s on. Also have to install the snorkel to get across the river.
  8. BeforeDinosaurs

    Getting Started In Southeast Wisconsin

    I'm excited to get into fossil collecting, but before I spend money on gear, I'd like to be able to make an informed decision. The fossils I'd be collecting are from the Silurian age Racine Dolomite. I know that Estwing tools are generally considered the best, but other than that, I am completely unsure as to which hammers and chisels would be most appropriate for breaking these apparently very hard rocks, or even how to go about using them. I know a spot on a friend's property (by the Milwaukee River) where there are a bunch of Silurian rocks piled up, so I don't think access will be a huge p
  9. LabRatKing

    Cold Weather Handwear

    Hello Gang, I'm in the market for some serious cold weather overgloves. I wear Arc'teryx Merino wool 'gothic" liners which I wear under standard Mechanix for a general chill or while hammering and digging. I also have some Oakley Trigger 2 hybrid over shells and some Outdoor Research Southback over mitts that I use for the hikes to work and between sites. However the Oakleys are useless on windy days below 0C, and the Southbacks are only good down to about -10C. Neither is very water resistant. I'm in need of some overgloves or mittens that are water
  10. All ready for the current season of collecting... Unfortunately all the organized events have been cancelled
  11. Hey everyone, I've seen this question asked before, but I am looking for something specifically for shark tooth hunting in shallow creeks. As for the knee pads, they will be getting soaking wet. So my concern is that the velcro might not hold. Does anyone have experience with kneeling in a creek with knee pads? Also, I was thinking about some 1.5mm or so neoprene diving gloves, but I absolutely need something that leaves my finger dexterity intact. I'm not getting the gloves for cold water, per se (I live in Florida). It's mainly so I don't cut myself on shards of
  12. Hi, Forum newbie here! This is my 4th summer collecting fossils, mostly in and around Colorado. I purchased a fly fishing vest almost immediately, but it is starting to wear out. Rocks will do that, I guess! I can probably make it last thru this summer, but I want a new one before next summer when I have a big trip to England planned. Can anyone suggest favorite brands and/or styles? It doesn't have to be a fly fishing vest. In a perfect world, most of the pockets would be big with zippers, with additional internal ones for phones, keys, etc.
  13. LiamL

    Knee pads and gloves

    I’m looking at buying some gear recommended by you guys who fossil hunt alot. Any recomendtations on nice gloves, preferably fingerless and very breathable. I’m also looking at buying some knee pads. thanks TFF.
  14. SerratedTeeth

    Finally made a nice set of Sifters!

    So I am planning to take a trip to GMR this coming Saturday with my brother and we didn't have any sifters to take. We went to Lowe's and bought some 1 inch PVC pipe, 1 inch corners, and 1/4 inch wire cloth to make them. I thought we had bought enough 1 inch piping to make a set of two, but it turns out I'm not the best guestimator... I had some 2 x 2 wooden boards and used those to make the second sifter. They are 24" x 16" in size and seem like they are pretty sturdy and lightweight enough to carry for a while if need be. I also saw some other builds that added pool floats to the sides to th
  15. Kimi64

    Questions for the ladies

    I want to invest in a pair of insulated wading bibs for next winter & I just wanted to see if anyone has a strong opinion on brands or types. Also, opinions on best hats, hiking boots, socks, and or general safety gear or even just other tips for hunting safely and comfortably would also be appreciated. Also just looking to "meet" more of my fellow women fossil hunters. Thank you.
  16. Captain America


    How important is it to have a geo hammer when fossil hunting? What exactly do you do with it, other than trying to crack open a concretion?
  17. Got Bones?

    What is the best gear to use?

    Hello fellow TFF Members! I have a massive scale trip planned ahead for a fossil hunting excursion in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and I'd like to start it off professionally compared to my other trips, where cheap and very few tools were used. I was wondering if an expert out there to explain a step by step process on what tools to use for different jobs.
  18. Found this crazy all in one demo hammer at home improvement store yesterday and bought it right away. It looks like it will do many things and has the heft of a small sledge.
  19. erose

    Fingerless Gloves

    I need a new pair of fingerless sports gloves. Last pair were made for water sports and they didn't last long. before that I had a pair of very old skateboarding gloves with thick palm pads. Suggestions, personal reviews, brand names...all welcome.
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