Going to the Dogs!

You Really Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

Tell me… when you are in the field hunting are you sure your detector is set exactly where you want it? Did you push those touchpads in the right sequence? Did you push the ones on the right side or the left side? Did you push the arrows up, down, right or left? Are you back in the search mode? Continue reading

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Detecting Diva – on the Money!

Haven’t had much to say of late and then Allyson Cohen, a.k.a. the Detecting Diva, shared her views on hunts – in particular hunts that set you back a few bucks before you even leave the house. Understand I’m probably the last person to ask about this now given my current status (broke) but it’s something that gave me pause as well when I wrote about it here five years ago. Continue reading

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Have One For Me!

HAVE A SAFE AND FUN FILLED HOLIDAY!

photography of fireworks display

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

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 social standing, you can stand up and say what is on your mind without fear of recrimination.

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Interesting Stats…

Relic Recoverist – Jocelyn Elizabeth

I check my blog statistics almost daily and they’re very telling. The one post that ALWAYS gets a lot views? The Q&A with Jocelyn Elizabeth. Likewise search terms that directed people to my site are frequently… Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

Well my day started at 4:30 in the morning with heavy rain, thunder, lightening and Digger telling me he had to go out and lift his leg real bad. Happy Father’s Day! At least he’s a trooper and doesn’t diddle around when he goes out! He also spent Friday at the hospital getting fluids thanks to a hypoglycemic episode. With a glucose reading of 32 he was close to death so yeah he can wake me up any time, any day. Don’t know what I’d do without him…. Continue reading

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Savvy Shopping!

brown leather wallet using blue steel clap

Shopping has long been thought to be a female thing but that’s not really true. Men shop too. The difference of course is in what they shop for. Women like to shop for clothes and jewelry. Men? Things like golf clubs, fishing gear, tools, grills and oh yeah…. metal detectors. Continue reading

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Are Your Finds Really Yours?

FINDERS KEEPERS?

Archaeologists would like you to believe that they have the inherent right or claim to everything that has been lost or cast to the wind. Whether buried in the ground or hidden under the seas, it’s theirs to preserve so all of mankind can enjoy. Continue reading

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Too Many Candles…

I have no clue how the aging process is supposed to work but I turn 78 today and I’m not all that excited about it. You see despite all my efforts to exercise, lose weight and eat better the aches and pains are gaining ground. Continue reading

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Selling Dreams…

GOOD DREAMS

With the apparent demise of Tesoro I’m reminded of something that was said to me quite a few years ago by the head of a major detector company. We were talking marketing and he said “you have to remember we sell dreams“…

That comment has stuck with me and it does indeed represent what metal detector manufacturers do (or should do). Continue reading

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Tesoro…

Found the following on the Canadian Metal Detecting forum and wanted to share. I find it sad and have to wonder who will be next…..

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