John Howland offers up a few ideas on how something like the PAS might work here in the states. I would love it of course, but have pretty much given up hope of seeing something like this in my lifetime. It would take a lot of money, effort and interest, all missing ingredients here in the states. I hope you will take the time to read John’s thoughts. Perhaps down the road someone will take up the mantle and make it happen.
Please take the time to read John’s ideas on this subject by clicking on the Malamute Saloon link above and scrolling down to today’s date!
THANK YOU BUT JUST GIVE ME EASY…
One of my enjoyments is reading before going to bed, but the last book I bought, which shall remain nameless, was a dud. Sounded like everything I was interested in, and would up being all those things I hate. Not only that, it was expensive. Anyway I needed something to stare at last night so I grabbed a few old detecting books off the shelf and headed to bed, figuring anything would be better than what I was “trying” to read. It was a good move.
I don’t know what it is. It could be senility or just a longing for the good ole days but these dog eared paperbacks were, and still are, interesting, informative and a helluva lot of fun to read, and you know what I didn’t have to decipher, tax the brain or scratch my head. Another plus? They were actually “written by the author”…can you imagine that? I know, they’re not as glamorous as those on the market today. No color photographs, glossy cover or scholarly diagrams, just down-to-earth how-to stuff.
Interestingly enough I woke up today and found this referenced 2009 article on a detecting Facebook page. It’s from the Ohio Metal Detecting website, one of my favorites. I offer it here only because it’s night and day (no pun intended) from my reading last night. It’s a well written and detailed article, full of useful information for today’s tekkie…I guess. For me, I will stick with the oldies but goodies.
I’ll never understand how you all can find the time to research when spending so much of it learning, analyzing and deciphering today’s equipment, not to mention honing your film making techniques? And yes, I know I am from the old school and out of touch, but you know what? You just wait!
THE “STEP UP AND CLEAN UP” EFFORT
Let me remind you again about this challenge. Your club could win a Coinmaster detector, compliments of White’s Electronics. All you have to do is help out your local community, clean up the environment and promote your club in the process. How? Simply by adopting a park or a stretch of highway and/or shoreline to clean up on a regular basis.
Send a newspaper clipping or email a link to a television blurb about your club’s “Step Up and Clean Up” program. It must tell about or show your club actually at work, cleaning up your adopted area, and it must be dated after January 1, 2014. Send it to….
“Step Up and Clean Up”, White’s Electronics, Inc., 1011 Pleasant Valley Road, Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.