ARE WE ARE SLOWLY BEING RUN OUT OF TOWN?
Has anyone noticed the trend toward detecting rural areas? Fields, wooded areas, farms, etc.? Seems that detecting town or city areas is becoming harder and harder to do. Or, am I imagining it?
When I started back in the late 70’s detecting public parks and school sites was the norm, with picnic areas, fairgrounds and athletic fields running a close second. Today, it’s plowed farm fields and old homesites. Nothing wrong with this mind you, just that we are slowly but surely being run out-of-town.
What do you think? Is your town or city making it more difficult for you? Curious to hear your thoughts. I hate permits with a passion, but if it means getting an area open again, it’s better than nothing.
Please look at the following photo, and identify the person please. Sorry the quality isn’t better, but it’s the only one of it’s kind.
BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
Yesterday I spent a few minutes watching YouTube detecting videos (you know I am bored when that happens), and was amazed at the items that are dug up, featured and fawned over. I mean holy sh*t batman, give me a break. I don’t know whether it’s the lack of better finds, or that the tekkie doing the filming just felt the urge to make a movie, ANY kind of movie. I found myself watching people obsessing over and trying to evaluate garbage…..
THINK ABOUT IT?
When I posted my first impressions of the new Treasure Master©, I ended with “I just wish it had switches and knobs”…..
When learning the various functions on the TM I found myself hitting the wrong pad, or the wrong sequence of pads more often than not. It was like “no hit option, then the up arrow. No wait a minute that should be the plus or minus pad, not the up and down arrow pads”…anyway if these same functions were knobs and switches, think how easy adjustments would be. How easily identifiable your setting would be.
Remember this classic? I still have one…..
Three programs….a three position switch. In place of the up and down pads, a knob. Want to pinpoint….push button. Want to adjust your threshold or audio, turn a knob (potentiometer). Want numerical readouts, visual ID, or both….adjust a switch.
Okay, just had to throw that out there. Old man, old school, old likes, and yes I know, it would make the machine heavier.
THANKS BUT NO THANKS…
I was reluctant to bring this up, but over the years I have had detectorists email, write, call and even knock on my door, unannounced, wanting to go detecting with me. While I appreciate the thought and the misguided adulation, I would prefer you forget the idea. I am physically not the TH’er I used to be, and when I do try to get out, which is infrequently, I much prefer doing it alone. I hope you understand and don’t take offense….
HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE 4TH
With the Independence Day weekend coming up I want to wish you all a happy, fun-filled and safe 4th of July. Oh, and have one for me please….