I’m sitting here looking at the Simplex leaning against the wall and thinking “maybe tomorrow”. Been saying that now for two weeks, well aware that the great fall weather we’re now experiencing won’t last forever.
It’s been eight days since I had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand and doing everything lefthanded is frustrating. I’m still experiencing the pain and cold but crossing my fingers that things are still healing. I had the same surgery ten years ago (left hand) and it was instantly successful. Just maybe the body parts warranties have run out?
Anyway I’ve been sitting here in front of the PC reading and taking in all the detecting news, chatter and BS and a couple things jumped out at me (and I knew you all would want to know what they were😜…)
First was this ad from the UK’s Searcher magazine.
What next? Camo jockey shorts with a pocket for your better stuff (or your junk)? Don’t worry, not going there….
Just seems the accessory market is growing by the day and getting more ridiculous at the same time. All kinds of must have thingys to “supposedly” make you a better detectorist. Shovels, diggers, headphones, pinpointers, caps, gloves, pouches, harnesses, backpacks, boxes, squeeze bottles, brushes, cameras, screen covers, stands, stem wraps and last but not least, shafts (appropriately named). Blows my mind!
The hip detectorist 2022
Then again who knows, maybe if the guy in “Expedition Unknown” or everybody in “The Curse of Oak Island” had Searcher detecting trousers they might finally find something?
I wonder – if all you had was a carpenters apron, a screwdriver and cheap pair of headphones would you be able to find anything?
Down & Dirty
Next, what is it with all the photos of dirt encrusted detectors? They look like they were dipped in a swamp and rolled in cow dung? I understand you’re one rugged, hard core SOB, working hard to justify that camo outfit but give me a break. My detectors used to get dirty too but I never let them get that bad and yes I know, they’re waterproof, submersible, kickable, droppable and eatable! Just take better care…