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?


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…


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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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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TBT – The Very Best Detector…

Nothing new, just lots of rain, hail and scary ass tornadoes in the forecast….a.k.a. springtime in Texas. Here’s a “TBT” post from May 2015.

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Steve Moore – Q&A

I’d heard a lot about Steve Moore and finally got to meet him last year at the Garrett factory. Since joining the Garrett team in 2006 he has done a ton of traveling promoting the brand, the pastime and piling up impressive finds along the way. Many thanks Steve for taking the time to share the following…. Continue reading


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And You Won’t Get Warts…

Nothing going on here at the Amesbury house except rain and more rain. Ready to build an ark and load it with two bottles of every brand of red wine. Here’s hoping you are finding neat things and making YouTube extravaganzas! In the mean time here’s a throwback…

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Let Me Introduce Myself…


I’ve written about getting permissions before (Knock, Knock Who;s There? and No Need to Knock Yourself Out) but it seems it’s still the number one question every detectorist asks so let me offer a few more brainfarts…

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