Okay, One More Time…

Okay here we go…again. Listen up please, this gets old.

Stout Standards is a metal detecting blog as well as a personal blog, and yes it is indeed different from most other metal detecting blogs/websites. You won’t find the ole “I dug down five inches and the silver blinded me” bullshit, nor will you find a lot of technical talk about the newer detectors. As for sharing stories of yesteryear, they’re here somewhere, and if not they’re nested in my crudely put together website which goes back to 2010…so help yourself.

My old (and I mean old) friend John Howland contributes from the UK via the Malamute Saloon, and he’s one helluva writer. When and what he posts is entirely dependent on his ability to walk without staggering and think coherently, which is not very often.

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John and I might also comment about those who post lies and propaganda that are detrimental to our pastime. It’s a battle we’ve fought for years, it’s where we come from and how we met over thirty years ago. If you feel lost when we mention wannabe archaeologists like Warsaw Wally or Heritage Harry I understand and I am sorry. The battles go back a few years….

So understand the nature of this blog, the mumbo jumbo we post her, and accept it for what it is….two old guys talking about anything and everything and nothing in particular. If it’s not your cup of tea that’s okay. I understand. Good hunting, happy digging, up yours, whatever, and thanks for stopping by.

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I’VE DISCOVERED THAT TEKKIES GO ONLINE….

  • To say “Hello from Missouri”…
  • To view videos, any videos of someone else digging big holes and breathing heavily…
  • Hoping to find some mention of a brand new coil to add their collection of ten…
  • To see the same photos of finds from their favorite tekkies on fifteen different sites and FB pages…
  • To read anything at all from their idols on Facebook so that they can respond casually and pretend to be best pals…
  • To bitch about the big holes someone left and that they had to fill in…
  • To look for any new detecting gear or accessories that might have come out because if it hangs from their waist it’s cool …
  • To find pictures of tekkies with detectors, wearing camo, and looking like Rambo (in a tot lot)…
  • To find posts or comments from gal detectorists so they can hit on them…
  • To see what brand of detector that tekkie uses to find all that treasure, because they “need” to buy one…
  • To log onto that forum where they know everything about anything (and everyone believes them)…
  • To post photos of their finds in their “dirty hands” because if you take them at home no one will believe you…
  • To premiere their latest “I’m looking for a TV show” video
  • To show the manufacturer of their detector that they love their products, sleep with them and would be a really great field tester…
  • To write Dick Stout and tell him his blog sucks…
  • To see what others are finding and to casually respond with “I have a box of those”…
  • To diss any brand of detector they don’t use…
  • Hoping someone will tell them that very expensive, crappy detector they just bought really will find something other than pull tabs…
  • Hoping to find a detecting partner, preferably a gal…
  • To find out who the hell Warsaw Wally and Heritage Harry are…
  • To be the “go to guy”, the “expert” (on fifty different forums)…
  • To start “another” Facebook metal detecting page that will die in short order because there are so damn many now…
  • To get help identifying that metal piece of crap they’re sure came from a civil war battle, despite the fact they live in Oregon…
  • To debate which batteries are the best for metal detecting…
  • To share a video of taking their new detector as it comes out of the box…
  • To post their latest photo of their detector leaning on a shovel…
  • To complain about getting kicked out of the local park…
  • Hoping Dick Stout will shut the hell up with this aches, pains, wine and start talking metal detecting…

And please, the above was done tongue in cheek….

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18 Comments

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18 responses to “Okay, One More Time…

  1. Roy R

    After wading thru the chaff, I do have a question. In you humble opinion, what is the best battery ?

    • LOL! ha ha ha! he he he…I am so going to write a post about the best batteries for metal detecting on my blog.

      • Looking forward to it… Over the years I have tried and read about all the various brands of batteries, and I’ve found that they’re all about the same. I use Rayovac because they are affordable and seem to give me the same overall life as all the rest. Keep in mind too that there are a lot of variables with metal detector features that affect batter life. JMO.

  2. Coin25

    So now your drinking wine on the patio? I know a bunch of guys that do that but they don’t know nothing about metal detecting!

  3. Hey Ricardo:

    Rayovac? Nah, it has to be ‘Energizers’, the same ones GARRETT fit to their EXCELLENT ATPro range. I’m thinking of starting a new FB page about my best find treasure hunting (available on video) where I dug down 18-inches and the flash of silver blinded me. What do you reckon is the best red wine? Who is Warsaw Wally and Heritage Harry? Can you recommend a good patio model? Do you know what a $20 Bill looks like?

    Your old friend

    • Sorry “Rayovac”…

      Best Red Wine? “Thunderbird”, but you can’t afford it…

      Who is “Warsaw Wally” and “Heritage Harry”? Cartoon characters. You know, like Beavis & Butthead…

      A good patio model? I have the Weber Spirit e-210 for grilling, and Claudia Schiffer for inspiration…

      As for the $20?

  4. The best battery? One that has a charge in. I don’t know what red it is as I cant get the brown paper bag off it. Flecktarn for me!

  5. Coin25

    When you are drinking wine on the patio and wearing camo – do you have your pinkie in the air as you hoist your glass aloft?

  6. James M. Fielding

    Too funny, Dick! Thanks for the good nose cleaning with hi-velocity wine…!!!

  7. Coin25

    Dick, you only worry when the glass is half full of wine….enjoy!

  8. I cover all the holes I find in the parks with camo. It works most of the time.

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