The first hour before I had gotten really warm it was freezing, my fingers felt like they were about to fall off, but I kept digging signals and moving around and soon enough I couldn`t feel the cold anymore. I kept at it in a quite steep slope just below the area the camp had been situated and it looks like also here, as in many other places, the camp had just been bulldozed off the edge when it was cleared some time after the war. There is an incredible amount of metals here and barely half meter between the signals. 99% of them is rubbish though, twisted and unrecognisable bits of rust, food tins of all sorts, wires, nails, horseshoes and buckets, but inbetween all this there is the odd find worth saving. Today the pile of good finds wasn`t very big but I picked with me a handfull of uniform buttons, a big piece of an RSO sprocket, a leather k98 ammo pouch, a single leather mitten and a hobnailed boot. The best find was a very nice looking K98 bayonet, and the very last signal I dug just as dusk fell was a M39 egg handgrenade. Sadly this one was still live so I dug the hole a bit deeper,put the M39 back into the ground before filling it back, so it is safely laying there until its thin metal body is rusted away.
Remember, the snow and the cold is all in your mind..I am going back out there again one of the next days, I won`t stop until the ground is rock solid and I ll need flames to get under the soil :D
Have a great weekend :)