Category Archives: Metal Detecting

Go Ahead, You Knock Yourself Out…

Try as I might to keep up with all the latest technology I can’t talk much about the latest and greatest when it comes to the newer machines. Can’t afford them and don’t need them. As a result I’m not the guy to send “how do I” questions to and lest you forget, I’m the old wino who has trouble getting down and up and who loves knobs and switches. Continue reading


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The 5 Stages of Tekkiedom…

A while back I got thinking about my many years of detecting, the various phases I went through and decided to share them ala 2019.

Tell me what you think, do any of these ring a bell or give a good beep? Continue reading


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2019 – Is the Best Yet to Come?

Any Day Now…

Well so far 2019 has been somewhat of a boring year. Detectorists are still plodding along doing their thing – digging holes, making videos, showing off their finds to everyone (including the archaeological community) and slowly but surely devouring places where one can use a metal detector. Continue reading


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WYSIWYG, Warts & All…

This Blog

It’s been a while since I’ve actually swung a coil and that alone should disqualify me from talking about the pastime let alone write about it. On the other hand I’m a firm believer in the “not seeing the forest for the trees” thing so maybe it’s better looking at things from afar.  After 45 years my angle (and we all have one) is a seasoned one. Continue reading


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Going to the Dogs!

You Really Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

Tell me… when you are in the field hunting are you sure your detector is set exactly where you want it? Did you push those touchpads in the right sequence? Did you push the ones on the right side or the left side? Did you push the arrows up, down, right or left? Are you back in the search mode? Continue reading


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Detecting Diva – on the Money!

Haven’t had much to say of late and then Allyson Cohen, a.k.a. the Detecting Diva, shared her views on hunts – in particular hunts that set you back a few bucks before you even leave the house. Understand I’m probably the last person to ask about this now given my current status (broke) but it’s something that gave me pause as well when I wrote about it here five years ago. Continue reading


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Have One For Me!


photography of fireworks display


The 4th of July is one of those holidays that makes us realize just how lucky we are to be living in the United States of America. A place where, despite your political differences, your religion, your nationality, your social standing, you can stand up and say what is on your mind without fear of recrimination.

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Interesting Stats…

Relic Recoverist – Jocelyn Elizabeth

I check my blog statistics almost daily and they’re very telling. The one post that ALWAYS gets a lot views? The Q&A with Jocelyn Elizabeth. Likewise search terms that directed people to my site are frequently… Continue reading


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Happy Father’s Day

Well my day started at 4:30 in the morning with heavy rain, thunder, lightening and Digger telling me he had to go out and lift his leg real bad. Happy Father’s Day! At least he’s a trooper and doesn’t diddle around when he goes out! He also spent Friday at the hospital getting fluids thanks to a hypoglycemic episode. With a glucose reading of 32 he was close to death so yeah he can wake me up any time, any day. Don’t know what I’d do without him…. Continue reading


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Savvy Shopping!

brown leather wallet using blue steel clap

Shopping has long been thought to be a female thing but that’s not really true. Men shop too. The difference of course is in what they shop for. Women like to shop for clothes and jewelry. Men? Things like golf clubs, fishing gear, tools, grills and oh yeah…. metal detectors. Continue reading


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