Well the response was pretty much unanimous that the Pro-Tectors Detecting Vest was a little over-the-top but wait! I just learned that it’s also available in camouflage. Hot damn! Now you’re talking, or as they say here in my neck of the woods, “might need to get me one of these…”!
I don’t mean to be so critical (yes I do), but is that “British” camouflage? Do the woods and forests really look like that over there? Maybe it’s just me, but when I look at this item I get the feeling they should also be offering a tie to go with it. A suggestion….tone down the bright green camouflage, and make the whole vest camouflage, not just the pockets.
Then again I gotta tell you, I have never figured out the camouflage thing anyway when it comes to detecting. Are we hunting squirrel or deer at the same time? Might it not be a little dangerous to be detecting a cellar hole in the woods during hunting season? Hell I would want the brightest fluorescent vest I could find. Come to think of it, might even make me look official, you know as though I am working for the city, county, etc. (hmm…now there’s an idea). Now I know you all all are going to send me nasty emails about this, but hey you gotta understand…I am a Yankee stuck in the South!
While we are talking about gear, let me offer a challenge to all the metal detector manufacturers. Do not make any future models that weigh over 2.5 lbs. None, nada, zilch! It’s time to think small, and start thinking of the older, more refined, wiser gentlemen like me, and while you are at it, make sure all future models come with wireless headphones. If they can make Smart phones that do everything but take care of your bodily functions, you can make detectors that are light and free of cables/wires.
Well, let’s see…I just pissed off a British vest maker, every treasure hunter South of the Mason Dixon line, as well as all the metal detector manufacturers (guess I better quit while I am behind). Please understand it’s just that I like to travel light when I detect, and the less I have to carry, the better. I even tried to start a nudist detecting club a few years ago, but got a lot of flack when I limited membership to gals only (but hey if by chance there are few ladies out there today who like this idea….?).
COOK COUNTY SITUATION
Nothing new to report on this front as of today. Have asked the principals involved to keep me posted on things, and as soon as I hear any more I will let you know. Still hoping to see one of the national groups step forward and take charge.