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Put your feet first when conducting ground mag surveys

Ground mag surveys involve walking tens of kilometers day after day. In my mid twenties I could average close to 30 l-km per day for days at a time in favorable terrain. Walking the line was tolerable when my feet where in good nick, but insufferable when I had blisters on my feet. Nowadays there […]

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How to walk straighter and further with less effort when conducting ground geophysical surveys.

Some walk the line straighter than others. Walking straighter lines when conducting ground geophysical surveys increases the production l-km in a day. Alternatively, if there is a fixed amount of work to do in the day, then straighter lines means less walking and less stress on the body. Walking straight in thick vegetation is never […]

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