Monthly Archives: January 2015

Bubba’s Turn…

This update is all John Howland. He shares his take on the Nel searchcoil line,  as well as recent changes  within the ranks of the Archaeological Institute of America .  Hoping you will take a few minutes to read and digest. Thanks Bubba…. Continue reading

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A Quickie…

Coming soon…. John’s take on the Nel 12×13 coil (using AT Pro), as well as another article on researching and finding old picnic groves. Stay tuned. Continue reading

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Yep, Still a Weenie…

 FROM MY WEBSITE….NOVEMBER 2010

When I was out detecting the other day I realized I don’t have the stamina I used to have, and that maybe I am falling by the wayside. Likewise I was feeling somewhat out classed by the detector in my hands.   I was using the V3i, a detector I like a great deal, but because I wasn’t finding things in good order I begin to push pads, pull triggers, increase and decrease settings and change coils. The end result was one silver quarter and few wheat cents. Not a good day compared to years ago, but also not a bad day, given the heavily hunted area I was searching and today’s competition. Continue reading

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A John Howland Update…

BARFORD UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT – AN OCCASIONAL LOOK AT THE BIZARRE

If you’ve ever wondered why the PAS and detectorist-hating Paul Barford, who describes himself as an archaeologist living in Poland, is such a buffoon and seemingly incapable of reporting simplest facts (God knows what his excavation reports contained!), then this shining example of his turgid, tabloid style of sensationalism, taken from his preposterous blog should provide the answers. Continue reading

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Psst! Over Here Please…

I thoroughly enjoyed John Winter’s recent blog post about forums.  It was on the money, and the aftermath or follow-up was true to form with John being banned from two of them….despite his comments being light-hearted and humorous.  Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Jack Gifford…

Today I received a message from my friend Dee Sperling, informing me that Jack Gifford has passed away.  For those of you who don’t know the name, Jack was the founder and first president of Tesoro Metal Detectors.  Jack left us January 3rd, and a memorial service is being held at this very moment in Prescott, Arizona. Continue reading

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Three More Takes on the MXT Pro…

No matter that I don’t get out detecting much any more, I still get questions from tekkies about which detector I use, and why.  Likewise they ask what detector I would recommend for their given situation, or which model should they buy for their child or spouse.  I always respond but have the feeling they are disappointed because my answers aren’t technical enough or more specific. That’s because I am not a technical guy and right now, I am a pretty damn easy guy to please. Continue reading

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A Little British History from the Malamute Saloon…

Howl5John Howland sent along this shortened version of an article he wrote for the Searcher magazine in 2004.  Guess he’s feeling guilty about that $20 he owes me.   Thanks Bubba…. Continue reading

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Coinhunting, Theory & Reality…

RECYCLED FOR THE NEWBIE COINHUNTER

Since this Bubba is dealing with cold temps and nursing aches and pains, I am once again recycling a scribble from one of my books. This one is from “In Search of Treasure”, published of course by White’s Electronics… Heres hoping it’s informative and useful to someone, somewhere… Continue reading

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Just a Little 2015 Hollerin’

ANOTHER HOARD AND MORE PISSING AND MOANING….

An amateur detectorist in the UK has once again given archaeologists something to cry foul about.  Paul Coleman, 59 years old and unemployed, uncovered one of the largest hoards of Anglo-Saxon coins ever found in Britain, with an estimated value of 1 million £.  Read the full story HERE! Continue reading

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