Digging technique?

Newtothiss

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Is there a right/proper way to dig, as to keep the broken bottles to a minimum?
Or is it just slow and steady?
 

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In general I'd say don't dig too forcefully if you're in an area where bottles are showing up. If you're getting a lot of bottles in one spot it may be best to switch to a hand tool to excavate that area.
 

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Move your shovel in slowly. when I'm in a Privy near Bottom where all the good Bottles are I like to kinda lightly scrap across the top of the dirt instead just ramming the shovel in at full speed, once I hear the scrape of glass & see a speck of glass I'll switch to my hand rack, Preferably Plastic hand Rack & slowLy work around Bottle, I've rarely ever Broken a Bottle unless in super hard packed Clay, ect. LEON.
 

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Carefully... I even try to use a probe carefully. Drives my digging partners a bit crazy. One day they'll bust a great bottle and then they'll start doing it the UncleBruce way... carefully.
 

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Carefully... I even try to use a probe carefully. Drives my digging partners a bit crazy. One day they'll bust a great bottle and then they'll start doing it the UncleBruce way... carefully.
Sounds like great reading..." Doing it the UncleBruce way!" Wait, we are talking about bottles right?! I remember my first dig...lol!
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