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digdug
01-15-2008, 12:13 PM
This book does cover bottles, but also covers many other topics of treasure hunting. I bought a copy and found some very useful information. I ordered my copy off ebay with Buy it Now. I tried Amazon.com, but it was back ordered for 3 months and gave up.

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RedGinger
01-18-2008, 03:53 PM
I got that book a few years ago. It's good. It has lots of tips on finding stuff, not just bottles. I'd like to try the one where you throw a magnet attached to a rope in a lake or other body of water. It supposedly works, but wouldn't pick up anything silver of course.
Laur

digdug
01-18-2008, 04:05 PM
I tried that and all I ended up with is a lost magnet. It got hung up on something (Or got stuck on some HUGE piece of metal)
I need to go back-with the drought we are having all the lakes are down, I could probably find my magnet and maybe some bottles and fishing tackle and....a little bit of everything.

RedGinger
01-18-2008, 04:23 PM
Where did you get you magnet? I think it said go to a hardware store.

RedGinger
01-18-2008, 04:41 PM
Thanks Lobey. [;)]

digdug
01-18-2008, 04:44 PM
I went to a place called Northern Tools (they also have a website) and found a magnet with the eye bolt for a rope. It was supposed to pick up around 150 to 200 lbs.

RedGinger
01-18-2008, 04:50 PM
I'd like to try it. There's a reservoir here where there used to be a town. I'd love to try the magnet there. When there is a big drought, like we had last summer, you find some good stuff.

digdug
01-18-2008, 04:54 PM
I know some co-workers were at the lake last week and found some bottles. I need to get out too and see what I can find. Good luck with the magnet. I want to go buy another one and try it again, maybe I'll have better luck this time!