Category Archives: Metal Detecting

It’s All Good Sport…

Interesting the chatter and excitement regarding the forthcoming Garrett Apex.  Not only did the pandemic allow Garrett to fine tune things it allowed them to capture potential buyers by announcing a release date and putting out two teaser videos, one showing a silhouette of the detector and the other with it hidden behind a pickup somewhere in “hill country”. Continue reading


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The Garrett “Ace” Apex…

Well yesterday I dutifully sat in front of my PC and watched with bated breath the unveiling of the much hyped Garrett Apex detector. Oops no, wait a minute, hang on, excuse me I mean the Garrett “ACE” Apex…

Adding the Ace prefix really disappointed me and in my mind rendered the word “apex” meaningless. Yup sorry, when I hear that word I’m thinking the top, the pinnacle, the crest, peak, summit, zenith, whatever. In this case it’s simply the top of the ACE line of detectors. I had assumed (and hoped) it was going to be a new “top of the line” model. Continue reading


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Q&A with Clive Clynick…

Pretty sure I don’t have to tell you about Clive Clynick. He’s the go-to guy when you want to learn your detector inside and out. My guess too is you already have one or more of his 22 books. Continue reading


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Two is Company, Three is a Crowd…

Perusing social media sites and forums I’ve noticed an increased interest in the hobby and questions like –

“I’ve been wanting to do this for some time. Where do I start

“I want to get involved but only have $300 to spend. What should I buy”

“What’s the best detector to start out with” 

“Just started can u tell me good places to detect?” Continue reading


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Just Ramblin’ on About Nothing…

Last night was a somewhat scary one with the potential for nasty storms. All the ingredients were there and we were in the enhanced area –  a 4 out of a possible 5.  Having learned our lesson five years ago we readied the safe room, a.k.a. the laundry room – portable radio, flashlights, wallet, purse, clothes, first aid box, phones, medications and dog bed. Continue reading


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Better Safe Than Sorry…


In a little over five weeks I will turn the ripe old age of 79 and I have to say 2020 has so far been a wild ride. I’ve lived through a few extraordinary events but nothing like covid-19.  Here’s hoping that nothing comes along to top it. Continue reading


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Slapdash Scrawl…

I’ve been working on my book and thought I’d share this little excerpt. Please don’t ask when it will be finished. I’ve got bits and pieces all over the place and need to somehow get my act together…. Continue reading


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Another Must Have…

Just when I think I’ve seen it all something happens to prove me wrong. Case in point? Snake Skinz!! Now I know they tout it as extra protection for your cable but I’m guessing it’s just more eye candy for the gullible tekkie who has to have everything. Then again what the hell do I know….

Anyway it reminded of an old, tongue in cheek post from 2015 – “The Bare Necessities” (Throwback Thursday)… Continue reading


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Diddly Squat & a Throwback…

 Life during Covid – 19

Seems every morning I wake up determined to tackle some in house project that needs to get done. One of those “damn I really need to get on that when I have the time” jobs. Of course that’s bullshit because I’ve had the time but I prefer to give off the appearance that I’m a really busy guy. Anyway these daily up and at ‘em, energetic plans always seem to fizzle right after I have breakfast. Maybe I need to double up on the vitamins, have only one piece of toast, one glass of wine? Continue reading


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Going Zonkers…

Well here I sit, trying to figure out what to do that might be useful, entertaining or fulfilling and that won’t result in my getting the coronavirus.

Initially I was one of those adventurous shoppers scouting the neighborhood markets for toilet paper but I gave that up when I remembered I had a few archaeological periodicals in the garage. Continue reading


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