The last two days I ve been back at the site I very successfully searched in fall and have brought home a few bags of rust and gotten a fair share of exercise.
I ve had some strange luck though, I ve found several small dumping pits and all of them containing the same items!! The first one held a hoard of toothpaste tubes, German and Norwegian made, and it was three padlocks with them. I brought home ca 50 of them and half of that was quite decent looking after cleaning. In the next pit I only found rusted food tins and broken bottles. Today when I was out there I came across a small dump of K98 ammo, loads of it, and a few meter away another one with only spent casings and a small hoard of 9mm rounds. The last dumping pit I found this afternoon was full of unbroken beer, wine and champagne bottles, a few of them with labels intact.
Strolling around trying to find these dumping pits I ve picked up a few items here and there. A couple of blinders for a karbid lamp, a large headlight for a vehicle,looks like it is French made, a small light for a motorcycle or bike I think, a nice tent peg from a producer I dont yet have in the collection. I found some ski wax, a couple of pocket knives, a rotten soup container and a peep hole or something like that for a door and three PPsH rounds. The last thing I picked up today was a strange item with a green cross outlined by a row of small openings, very strange:) (edit: a friend told me it is an earpiece insert for the field telephone handset..Thanks Chris C.)
Im a bit tired after a week with miles of walking, sitting down and getting up, Im getting thighs as a long distance skier by the feel of it, but I hope to get back out there tomorrow again :)
Have a great weekend my friends:)