Monthly Archives: March 2021

Q&A with CT Todd

I’ve never met Todd Yerks, but have heard nothing but good things about him and I’ve been a fan of his website “Dig Colonial or Go Home”. He’s also featured in in many of Andy Sabisch’s books and a featured speaker at his boot camps. Thanks Todd for taking the time to share your story here…. Continue reading


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Different Strokes for Different Folks…

On my most recent post JT commented –

“these days when a “newbie” hits the internet and asks what detector should I buy. amazingly most tell him to get the one that introduces itself by “parachute”. Seen this many, many times, and the recommendation makes a lot of sense, because this company “from down under” is really, really killing it! no bulls*it ,and the model “most” recommend is great for a beginner, or a seasoned pro”.

No question the detector (and the company) he’s referring to is popular. Over and above it’s descent from an airplane in 2017 it’s been producing for an overwhelming majority of detectorists.  JT’s comment however got me thinking about everyone’s choices when it comes to detectors. Just what is it that makes you so sold on a particular brand or model? Continue reading


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Fat & Lazy!

In a funk (again). Uninspired to do anything except eat, drink and nap.  I could of course blame it on covid but I won’t because I haven’t any of the symptoms and have already had my two shots of bourbon Pfizer. It’s more of a “meh” or “blah” feeling that’s taken over and just when the weather is getting decent.

Anyway I’m at a loss to say or write anything useful or informative – not even a brainfart. Sorry.  It is however “Throwback Thursday” and the following is from June of 2017. Continue reading


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Allan Cannon Q&A…

Not too long ago I was perusing social media and a name from the past popped up – Allan Cannon. Last time I saw Allan was in the mid 80’s when I was with Garrett.  Allan was in sales and marketing for Compass and we’d run into one another at various events throughout the country. Anyway we re-connected and I discovered that the old guy is still swinging a coil and has been busy searching for and socking away as much gold as he can. Continue reading


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