Monthly Archives: June 2014

Task Force Call to Action…

Received the following from Avery Marder, president of the Task Force and hope you too will pass it along to your friends and club members.  Remember there’s strength in numbers. Continue reading

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Why I Write…

It’s been four years since I started the website Stout Standards and a little over two for the blog.  I enjoy the challenge but to be honest there have been numerous times when I came close to scrapping both. A derogatory comment here and there, the increasing apathy within the pastime and the lack of any organizational leadership often cause me to question why I bother to write or even stay involved. Continue reading

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From the Arkie’s Favorite Person…

 FROM THE MALAMUTE SALOON

John Howland takes center stage this time around… Continue reading

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Can You Take the Heat?

As I was watching the Joe Patrick videos he mentioned that in August of 1996 he was out detecting on a very hot day and out of the blue had a heart attack.  To make matters worse he was hunting in a rural area and was alone. Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Back?

I hadn’t heard from John Howland in a while and assumed that (1) he was sick, (2) Mags threw him out of the house (again), (3) he was in jail or (4) inebriated beyond words!  Needless to say my money was on number 4 but he swears that was not the case. Then again he lies a lot. Continue reading

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Windy City Brainwashing…

I went out to the mailbox yesterday and found a package from Chicago.  In it was a t-shirt and hat from Chicago Ron.  Not sure but I think he is trying to mess with my mind. Brainwash me. Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL THE DADS

Just want to wish all you Dads out there a Happy Father’s Day, and hope this Sunday is a special one. I lost my Dad back in 2001, and think of him every day. Continue reading

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Painting Us With a Broad Brush…

My last post “Just leave it in the Dirt” garnered a lot of views but very few responses but I can’t say that it surprises me. We read articles like the one in the Boise Weekly,  get angry for a minute or two, then forget about it.  I mean after all no one was banned or arrested right? Continue reading

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Just leave it in the dirt!

The following article was shared on the “I am a detectorist and I vote” Facebook page and I had to share it here and comment….

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Filed away but not forgotten…

Well you guessed it, nothing new and exciting here on Stout Standards.  Haven’t been out detecting in a while and not sure when I will be.  Couple things holding me up or perhaps I should say keeping me down but keep checking back. Who knows I might just wow you with a silver dime or two or maybe even a cool video (okay, okay I lie a lot).  Continue reading

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