Just Chillin’ & Grillin’…

Ten days since my last post and I am feeling guilty. During this time John Winter managed to piss off the wannabe archaeologist in Warsaw, Andy Baines found a mini stash and Aurelia is back once again detecting. Here in Texas, it’s still hot and I am at a standstill. Continue reading

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Poor Johnny…

The recent back and forth about company support for hunts and programs struck a chord with me in that I used to be on the receiving end when I was Marketing Manager for Garrett back in the late 80’s. There was never ever a slow day when it came to people or groups asking about freebies for some event or project. Continue reading

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Some Folks Are No Fun At All…

Whites Electronics is currently working on a new website and when it’s finished it’s going to be a dandy. The new “Support” page is very cool and I especially liked the “Check Your Repair Status” option.  Another nice touch? The “Adventure” page.

Anyway after exploring all the new features I came upon a link titled “Event Sponsorship”. It stated…. Continue reading

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Tell a Thousand Lies…

After taking a lot of grief from tekkie filmmakers over my last post I’m quite happy to turn this one over to the big bopper across the pond….thanks John. Continue reading

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No I didn’t find anything but watch this…

“Going water digging Monday. Will let you know. Hopefully will have a good video to post….”

That was a response yesterday to a friend’s FB post, and for some reason it caught my attention. It was from another tekkie friend of mine, and one I admire for his treasure hunting expertise. Continue reading

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It’s Looks Like a Cold Beer Weekend…

Sitting here, wanting to share or say something, but unfortunately my mind is blank, as in zero, nada, zilch and whatever…. I even scanned the tekkie forums, FB pages, websites, blogs and can’t find anything to piss and moan about. I mean damn…. Continue reading

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Okay, One More Time…

Okay here we go…again. Listen up please, this gets old.

Stout Standards is a metal detecting blog as well as a personal blog, and yes it is indeed different from most other metal detecting blogs/websites. You won’t find the ole “I dug down five inches and the silver blinded me” bullshit, nor will you find a lot of technical talk about the newer detectors. As for sharing stories of yesteryear, they’re here somewhere, and if not they’re nested in my crudely put together website which goes back to 2010…so help yourself. Continue reading

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My Best Find…

When I checked my email this morning I found this from my friend Andy Baines (Andy’s Treasure Hunting Cafe)….

Ey up Dick,

Hope your well? I was reading your blog earlier and a thought popped in my head about what your best find would be in all the years you have been detecting and the story behind it. Not sure if you have already blogged about it in the past but if you haven’t I would love to read about it! Anyway it was just a random thought haha.

Regards

Andy

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Stephen Grey – a City Boy in the Country…

While scattershooting the other day I came across this photo on Facebook, and being the curmudgeon I am I just had to share it.  I contacted Stephen Grey, the detectorist who posted the photo, and not only got his permission to use it but also the following story about Derek, the gentleman in the photo…. Continue reading

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An Update from John Howland…

“Oh, what a beauty, I’ve never seen one as big as that before…”

…Is a line from popular risqué song made famous by the legendary ukulele-playing entertainer, George Formby. Continue reading

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