Best Day In a Long Time…

Had the best day for coins in a long time.  Came home Tuesday with five silver quarters!  About as good as it gets anymore…at least for this Bubba.  I’m not sure about sharing the site for fear it will be overrun with tekkies but I just might a little later on. Continue reading


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Metal Detectors, Which One to Buy plus Beach Hunting in the UK

I get at least two or three emails a week asking for advice on detectors. They run the gamut from “what should I buy?” to “what detector you recommend for a beginner?”, or “is this detector better than that one?”, “what detector do you use?” “what’s the best detector on the market?” etc., etc., etc..  Anyway I decided to share again a post I put up back in the fall of 2013.  You can take from it what you like…. Continue reading


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Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?

 My last post got me thinking about just how easy it is to communicate today. There’s no excuse for any organization to not meet regularly or to keep their members in the dark about things that matter. Continue reading


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Calling FMDAC, WWATS, Task Force… Come In, Come In…Over…

I have been accused numerous times of bashing the Task Force, the FMDAC and WWATS.  I plead guilty!  It seems if I don’t no one else will. Continue reading


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A Mixed Bag…

Joe Patrick’s guest post from Saturday garnered a lot of visits and views and I can’t thank him enough.  Hopefully I can persuade him to do a few more.

Joe emailed me and suggested I might want to share the following video from the Time Searchers in that it defines their goals and efforts.  Enjoy… Continue reading

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A Guest Post by Joe Patrick…

After watching the Joe Patrick interviews I conned him into writing a guest post for Stout Standards and I know you will enjoy it.  First off most tekkies who have been around any length of time know who Joe Patrick is and listen intently when he talks.  He knows the ins & outs of treasure hunting and  when it comes  to metal detector design and performance he’s tops.  Continue reading


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It’s So Hot Here in Texas…

…I saw two trees fighting over a dog!  

So der ya go! Temps are in the 100′s every day now and one inch cracks in the soil are the norm.  Even Barnum won’t go out and do his business.  He pees out the window now. Continue reading


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Forget the Holy Grail!

Metal Detecting, or as some like to call it, treasure hunting, is not an exact science, nor is it a subject you need to have a degree to excel at. It’s a healthy outdoor activity that frequently turns into an addictive pastime, but if you want to make sure that happens you need four things….a goal, decent equipment, a plan and a basic knowledge of how to research. Capisce? Continue reading


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Putting It Into Words…

Bob Sickler, author of "The Detectorist"

Bob Sickler, author of “The Detectorist”

I could refer you to the comments section from June 29th (Task Force Call to Action) but I want to make it easy for you to read Bob Sickler’s response(s).  Bob as you already know is the author of The Detectorist, and a long time field tester for Western & Eastern Treasures. Continue reading


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Remind the wife what day it is…


The 4th of July is one of those holidays that makes us realize just how lucky we are to be living in the United States of America.  A place where, despite your political differences, your religion, your nationality, your wealth, you can stand up and say what is on your mind without fear of recrimination. Continue reading


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