Monthly Archives: September 2012

Texas treasure hunters help to rebuild church…

Got an email from Wayne Morin (Robbie’s brother) about a joint effort to rebuild a church in the Houston area, destroyed by fire six years ago.  Continue reading

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Howland’s on a roll…

Jeez, just posted an update to the Malamute Saloon, and now the owner sends me another one….. Either he is bored, or pissed (as in drunk). I suspect the latter. Continue reading

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Idle Time…

Just wanted to say there’s not a whole lot going on right now with me or treasure hunting (what else is new?). Have a great place to detect, and just waiting for those October temps  to come in and take over….. Continue reading

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Bubba and his AT Pro

John Howland seems to be on a tear with his writing lately, but that’s fine. He has a lot of followers, and he can almost always offer more in the way of useful  information than I.  This one is geared toward the AT Pro user, and I think you will find it  an interesting read.  Continue reading

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Howland gets in his shot…

My last post was a direct attack on the archaeological community, and I expected to hear a lot of negative responses. Instead the few that I did get were  pretty much in agreement that it’s time for those of us in this pastime to stand up and be counted. Continue reading

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Treasure hunters, detectorists or jesters?

I received an email from someone who chastised me for trying to sabotage the working relationship we have with the archaeological community, and that  I should make an effort to understand them, and where they are coming from. Continue reading

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Hark! Bubba speaks!

Woke up this morning to find an email from John Howland labeled MalSal#70. What that means to me is that he’s attaching a post to the Malamute Saloon, and it  is his 70th such contribution. I am most grateful for his friendship, and appreciate his contributions to Stout Standards. I can attest to the fact that whenever he  posts, the hits on my site go way up. I can also attest to the fact that I am always afraid to read them. My first thought is, “was he sober when wrote it?” and  then “who the hell is he going to piss off now?”

John Howland is one of a kind. Smart, shrewd, not at all subtle, and reminds me of my many friends back in New Jersey. By that I mean there’s no need to interpret  their feelings or responses. They will tell you up front exactly what is on their mind. Miles away from how they do it here in the South. Here, when they say  “bless your heart” you need to read between the lines and worry. It’s almost always a code word for screw you.

In any case John doesn’t disappoint here either. If you want to hear what he has to say, click on the Malamute Saloon above and scroll down to September 13…….

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GREAT POSSIBILITIES

Think I may have found a site that offers great potential, and it was right under my nose. Currently doing a bit of researching, and will keep you abreast of  what happens (without naming the site). Just the possibility gives me some encouragement, and I need that badly right about now…

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RECENT ARTICLES….

Thanks to John Winter and Regton Ltd. for the following articles…..

Metal Detector Saves the Day

New 3-D Sonar Images of US Navy ship sunk in Civil War battle off Texas

Shark Attacks Treasure Hunter

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SLOPPY DIGGING

Watched a few videos on a forum today, and was extremely disappointed in the recovery methods used. Apparently the short handled shovel is getting popular,  and while I can see the advantages (especially with my bad back) it seems that it also makes one a little lazy when repairing the ground. Likewise not one of the  detectorists in the videos I viewed used a dropcloth. I was going to share them here, but decided not to…. In any case what has happened to our ability to  leave a site as we found it? The areas shown were park and picnic areas, NOT fields or wooded areas.

Seems that a few of you don’t care, and most likely will come screaming for help later down the road when you aren’t allowed to practice your pastime anymore…..  Wake up. You owe it to the rest of.

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A date we must never forget……

There’s no question that 9/11/2001 will forever be etched in our minds. Much like the Kennedy assassination. we know exactly where we were and what  we were doing when we heard the news. Continue reading

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You will have a hard time changing my mind…

Received an email last night from Dan LaMontagne, who took me to task a while back on the American Detectorist forum. You can view that orignal back and forth   here.  With his permission I share his recent email here (un-edited), as well as the PDF  attachments he sent…. Continue reading

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I have come to realize…

That I am too damn old for all the metal detector technology of today. I was so proud and excited when I figured out the functions and features of my MXT  Pro, and was actually able to use it to find coins in heavily worked out areas. From here on however I am not g oing to promise anything.

I was reading a post today from Ron Guinazzo, a.k.a. Chicago Ron, on Facebook and he mentioned the following…. Continue reading

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