Monthly Archives: September 2013

Dreaming…A Lost Art?

When I started detecting back in the 70’s I did a lot of reading.  I read books by Karl von Mueller, Charles Garrett, Roy Lagal. Roy Volker, Dick Richmond, Glenn Carson and Estee Conatser, among others.  I read Western & Eastern Treasures, Lost Treasure, Treasure Found, Treasure, Treasure World, World of Treasures, True Treasure and Old West magazines. When I read I was transported to places I’d never been, and it didn’t matter that I was a newbie, in my  mind and certainly in my dreams, I was a treasure hunter. Continue reading

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The Prize List Grows…

Thanks to American Detector Distributors, we’ve added another detector to the  Ken MacIntyre effort.  American Detector Distributors is located in Bedford, Texas and is a wholesaler for Garrett, Fisher, Tekentics, Sun-Ray, Wilcox, Detector-Pro among others.  To help our cause they are donating a complete Garrett Ace package (detector, 6.5 x 9 coil cover, Pro-Power Headphones, and Lesche Digger)…total retail value $340! Continue reading

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Please Join Us…

Another reminder that the Ken MacIntyre benefit drawing will take place October 21st and if you’ve not purchased your tickets I hope you will soon.  Likewise if you have, why not get a few more.  The more you spend the better your chances of winning one of the many great prizes available.  I know I have mentioned this effort many times here, but you know what? Ken had his 4th chemo treatment today and he still has eight more to go.  Not exactly a fun schedule, nor something to look forward to. Continue reading

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Am I Out of Bounds?

Someone recently said, in regards to my blog, that I’m been much too confrontational,  and that I like to start controversies where none exist.  On the other hand I had a couple of people who told me “I tell it like it is”, and they appreciated that.  Well, let me “try” to respond if I may…. Continue reading

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Some People Have Too Much Time on Their Hands…

Well once again a few people have decided to dump on detectorists and attempt to control what it is we do, even though they can’t offer up a good reason why. They’re apparently coming after us just for something to do. Please read this  Buffalo News article and see if you can find the mention of one incident or situation where a detectorist was cited for doing damage?  Maybe I am missing something….. Continue reading

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All For One, One For All?

I recently emailed an old friend from the FMDAC and we went back and forth about how things are today within the organization as well as the pastime, and I found it interesting that we both came to the same conclusion.  We were not sure if there would ever be a way to unite everyone involved.  It’s something that many have tried to do over the years, yet we are no closer today then we were 30 years ago. Continue reading

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The Beginner and the Best Detector on the Market Today…

I really enjoyed John Winter’s most recent post “Buying Your First Detector  and if you haven’t already read it do so.  Like John I’ve been asked numerous times, “what detector would you recommend for someone starting out” and of course the one  I get asked most is “what’s the best detector on the market today?” Like John I always reply, why ask me? I am no expert! Continue reading

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Archaeologists…My Take

I think my opinions about archaeologists are pretty well known here on Stout Standards, but I recently received a couple of emails questioning my stance.  So, here goes….. Continue reading

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The Art of Pissing Off Anyone & Everyone…

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sworn to stop giving space here to Warsaw Wally and Heritage Harry.  The thought of sending anyone, even enemies, to their blogs is just wrong, but I have to this time around.  I clicked on Wally’s (a.k.a. Mr. Wonderful) blog last night and almost had a shitfit from laughing so hard. Continue reading

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The Golden Triangle Explorers Society…

Was privileged to be the guest speaker at the Golden Triangle Explorers Society last night, and want to publicly thank them for the great evening.  Mary Penson, vice-president, and an old friend, had asked me to do the honors a few weeks ago, and I warned her I hadn’t a whole lot left in this aged and worn out brain but that I would do my best to take up some of their time and ramble.  Continue reading

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