Metal detector accessories make the difference between an efficient hunt and an uncomfortable, distracting one. These are the items I recommend to help you bring your A-game!

Here are the items recommended by me and a few other detectorists who spend a good deal of time out there…

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Pouches are great for holding the stuff you uncover, but what’s a good choice in pouches?

Rugged waist pouch:

  • Includes a place to hang a digging tool and a reinforced zipper pouch
  • Has loops on one side good for a pinpointer and shovel
  • Right-sized strap for either your waist or hang it on your shoulder
  • Hidden interior pocket
  • 600D Nylon Pack Cloth
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Maxpedition Rollypoly dump pouches

  • Various sizes – such as 3 x 8 x 6.5 inches
  • Finished with with a triple coat of polyurethane for water resistance and a final coat of DuPont Teflon Fabric Protector to repel the elements
  • Reinforced stress point
  • Military grade nylon webbing for straps, handles, and modular attachment points
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Two versions of the Gray Ghost finds pouch

  • Tapered probe holder for a pinpointer
  • Mesh bottom keeps dirt from collecting in the pouch
  • Belt loop stitching
  • D ring security lanyard
  • Side Velcro pouch which can also be used for water bottles
  • Front zipper pouch with 4 side pockets
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CKG Scoops

Sand scoops from CKGOpens in a new tab. are top of the line

  • Rugged stainless steel – built specifically for metal detecting!
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Garrett Metal Sand Scoop

  • Perfect for sandy shoreline or shallow creeks and streams
  • Features a rounded lip that pushes deep into the sand to fill easily
  • 3/8″ grating allows sand and sediment to filter out & through easily. Treasure remains in the scoop
  • Strong, corrosion-resistant anodized steel scoop
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Digging Tools

Shovels and Digging Trowels

Perfect for cutting grass plugs and leveraging small rocks, these tools are must-haves to make the most of your day out. The items listed below help cover the spectrum of features that make a difference:

  • Folding Shovels with a storage pouch, Rubber Handle End, for Camping, Backpacking, Hiking, Car Emergency
  • Serrated edge on digger shovel/trowel that will cut clean and deep plugs
  • Heat treated carbon or alloy steel
  • Sheath with belt loop
  • Soft rubber handles are easy on the hands
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Gold Pans

GPAA Gold Panning Master Kit

  • Easy for beginners to use, great for intermediate gold prospectors
  • Comes with a solid selection of tools
  • Made in the USA
  • All the tools you need to pan streams for gold
  • Pans include: 14″ Gold Pan, a 10″ Finishing Pan, a 14″ Classifier Base, and a 1/4″ Mesh Classifier Insert
  • Gold Scoop, Snuffer Bottle, Tweezers, 4-oz. Gold Vial, and Small GPAA Carry Pouch
  • 1-year subscription to Gold Prospector’s Magazine
  • Exclusive discounted offer for GPAA Membership


These items are great for your metal detecting work, especially in harsh environments where twigs and branches need to be cut to access streams, cellar holes, old house foundations.

If you’re doing some detecting on a more rugged camping trip, these items will serve you well!

6-in-1 Knife

One of the sharpest, most durable survival knives in the world, the 6-in-1 Tactical Survival Knife is practically indestructible and waterproof. It’s a go-to survival knife for every situation! Click here for more informationOpens in a new tab. about all 6 functions. It’s100% FREE (just pay the small shipping fee ) and ready to be shipped to your address!

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Survival Saw

This saw is lightweight, flexible, and extremely durable. It’s a pocket-sized military-grade Survival Wire Saw that has been trusted by the United States military for over 30 years! Construction is precision-crafted stainless steel powerful enough to cut through branch, bone, wood, rubber, plastic, and soft metal. Click here for more informationOpens in a new tab. – and it’s 100% FREE and ready to be shipped to your address! Just pay the small shipping fee…but only while supplies last so grab yours now!

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1000 Lumens Tactical LED Flashlight

Known as the brightest compact flashlight in the world, the “Torch” flashlight beam can be seen over 5 nautical miles away so you can light up anything you want, effortlessly and safely blind an attacker, or signal for help when you need to! Extremely durable and completely waterproof the “Torch” is your trusted go-to flashlight. Click here for more informationOpens in a new tab., and yes it’s 100% FREE (just pay the small shipping fee) and ready to be shipped to your address!

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Guardian Angel Emergency Flasher/Signal Light

This rugged, virtually indestructible signal/safety light is used by emergency responders, utility crews, road safety crews, campers, bikers, hikers, and others. I ordered one of these after watching the video and reviewing the website and am super happy with the product (I ordered the yellow/amber LED version). It comes in two versions and has a super 2-5 mile visibility, an SOS flashing pattern for search and rescue and aircraft situations, plus a front work light.

This is totally worth the money I spent. There are various mounting accessories for shoulder/clothes mounting, bike mounting, vehicle mounting, and more.

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Grab’n’Go Water Brick

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Personal Protection

Make use of these on longer trips, camping, etc. They are aimed at protection and preparedness when outdoors.

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G95 – N95 rated masks that work great and look great. I use them in the days of COVID and their whole line of products will serve you well… not just masks but a number of sweet styles for the field, suburbs, or city wear!

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All G95 gear was designed to look, feel, and function like regular apparel, washable and reusable but with our one-of-a-kind particulate filtration protection built-in.

In tests, our proprietary design filtered out 99% of all airborne contaminants 0.1 microns and larger to help protect you from bacteria, viruses, air pollution, allergens, smoke, and other airborne health risks


Here’s a handy logbook to capture details about your outing. Date, location, finds, and much more here on AmazonOpens in a new tab.!