After yesterdays mishap with the detector I had to find out if it was broken or not, so I was early out of bed and into the forest. I went to the site with the signal flare pit. Here I knew a few spots and exactly what signal the detector should be giving, not too far from home either in case it wouldn`t work. When I approached the ditch with all the signal flares I turned on the Fisher and crossed my fingers. A few sweeps later it looked to work as it should, so I could relax again. I have dug a few meters of this ditch earlier but since I was here I started opening a new section of it to see if there could be anything else than flares down there.
Thightly packed with flares. It took a while to reach the bottom of the ditch and when I did it was nothing else to find other than the hundreds of flares already dug out. I collected a few nice ones and filled back the hole. I then noticed that right next to me was a large bear dropping, and it didn`t look very old. I didn`t go all Bear Grylls and stick my finger in it to check if it was still warm, just gathered my stuff, had a good scan of the surrounding area and moved on.
The next hours I didn`t find much metals at all. Only a few rounds of .45 and some nails before I had a great signal again. It was a massive brass signal and I was correct with my guess that it would be a crate of ammo. I have found several of these scattered around this area earlier. I dug it up just to get a few pics of it and to see if there was something under it, but it was nothing else there. The ammo was from 1917 and for the Krag Joergensen rifle. All in all it was a nice day with no surprising finds and most important the detector is working as it should. I guess it went mental from the combo of batteries and wet forest.