Hope this adds a smile to your Sunday—Happy Hunting!
Hope this adds a smile to your Sunday—Happy Hunting!
Nine years ago, I bought a pair of DetectorPros Rattler headphones and was so thrilled with their performance that I just had to write a review about them. Fast forward to today, and my feelings about them have only gotten better with time.
My original reason for purchasing them was for my safety in the field. In between the group hunts, and outings with friends on the weekends, there are many times when I’m seeking immediate detecting gratification, and choose to hunt solo. Read More »
Here’s another detecting tip from from the mouth and mind of a five year old, my granddaughter Jordan, a.k.a. “Marshmello-J”.
Her detector (a Minelab, of course), is still a bit big for her to handle—she’s tiny for her age, but her personality is big. When she gets put on the spot she often says “I don’t remember”, but a slight coaxing by Oma (me), and she’ll usually come right out with it. Read More »
Blackthorne Resorts Lost Treasure Weekend 2019
Once again, Blackthorne Resort in the Catskills hosted its annual Lost Treasure Weekend June 15th-17th, 2019, and once again, it was a great time.
And… there are only so many articles that I can write about the same hunt year after year. After a while, its just redundant, but I will give it a short recap, because there are a lot of people who will read this when deciding if they’re going to attend or not.
So if you’re debating whether or not to go, just go. Whether you know people or not, its a lot of fun, and if you don’t know anyone, you will by the time you leave. Folks are happy and friendly there—even the staff. Read More »
26th Annual Best O’ Northeast (BONE) Hunt
The Best O’ Northeast (BONE) hunt was held the last week of April in New Hampshire. This hunt is a highly anticipated event, with people coming from all over the US to attend. This year, KG & Ringy, and Aquachigger joined in on the fun.
I don’t want to go into too much detail, as American Digger will be publishing my article about it soon, but lets just say the hunt and the finds were epic. Read More »
I was going to post a product review, but then I changed my mind and decided to post a video of my granddaughter Jordan, a.k.a. “Marshmallow-J” (the detecting name she picked for herself), because she likes Marshmallow’s and a song by someone named Marshmello.
Anyway, Jordan, sorry, Marshmello-J, likes to talk about metal detecting, and for a newbie and a five year old, she’s pretty darn smart. She’s done a series of metal detecting videos dispensing her 5 year old wisdom to the metal detecting community. They are short and sweet, and to the point—and if her cuteness doesn’t get to you, maybe her wisdom will. Enjoy! Read More »
So the mystery of the creepy thing in the woods has been solved—well, maybe not solved, but investigated at least.
I went to the police department yesterday, and told them what I saw. Thankfully there were two women officers at the front desk, so I didn’t feel awkward. Sometimes men have a way of making light of things women fear. I think its because in some chivalrous way they don’t want us to be scared, but it usually makes us feel silly for having the fear in the first place. Read More »
To all of you who have been kind enough to to inquire as to my whereabouts, and general well being in the past few months, Thank you. I’m okay. I did not retire from detecting. I’ve been having issues with my website that I did not have the time or expertise to address. Everything seems to be in order now though, so hopefully I can continue to entertain you with tales of the hunt, and/or anything else metal detecting related that I can think to write about.
I do have a story, and it is kind of a creepy story, and I’m sure many of you will have an opinion of what I should have done in the situation, what I should do now, or what you would have done—so please feel free to share your thoughts. Read More »
It’s still early in the year, so look for new event information to be added as it is received. This section includes Metal Detecting hunts, Coin Shows, Relic Shows, Treasure Shows & more… Read More »
I’d like to write an entertaining story about a recent hunt, because folks always ask me for those. And granted I’ve had some strange, and humorous days out digging, which are always fun to write about afterwards. The problem with that though, is that I can’t just make up random stuff. It actually has to unfold in my experience to have any entertainment value afterwards. Read More »
All I can say about the Silver City Treasure Seekers NEW ENGLAND TREASURE SHOW this past Saturday, is that it was fantastic! And I’m not going to write an article about it because I think these pics tell all… Read More »
If you don’t subscribe to American Digger Magazine, then you missed the article I wrote titled “A Detectorist’s Dilemma” which was published in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue.
So now that my ethical obligations to the magazine have been met, and the issue has run its course–well mostly, because we all know that American Digger NEVER get’s thrown away, feel free to click on the link below to read the online version. Oh, and because everyone asks me the same question, yes, that really was my patio full of finds in the photo. Click here to read “A Detectorist’s Dilemma” .
If you would like to subscribe to American Digger, go to http://www.americandigger.com
A winner was drawn at random from all entries received for the Gator Digger giveaway. The winner is Jill Benedict–Congratulations! An email has been sent to the email address you provided, please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can arrange to get that to you.
Thank you Kellyco, and to all who entered, and as always–Happy Hunting!
A winner was drawn at random from all entries received for the Tuff Chix gloves giveaway. The winner is Laura Giuliano–Congratulations Laura! An email has been sent to the email address you provided, please contact me @ email@example.com, so we can arrange to get that to you.
Thank you to all who entered, and as always–Happy Hunting!
I’d like to introduce Jeffrey Bennett, or Cap’n Jeff as he’s known. He’s fairly new to the world of metal detecting, but hooked already (that always seems to happen). He’s also started a new blog/forum that I think is worth your while to check out.
I like Cap’n Jeff’s writing style, so I agreed to do an interview for him. He’s got a flair for keeping it real, and a way with words that is very down to earth. I know first hand how difficult it is to write about metal detecting, and at the same time keep it interesting, so I predict he’ll be pretty successful at it. Read More »
Detectorists from all over the east coast descended on the Catskills, June 16th to 18th to attend Blackthorne Resorts Lost Treasure Weekend, in East Durham, NY. This hunt has been an annual event in the metal detecting community for years—how many years, I’m not sure, but I’ve been hearing about it and wanting to attend since I started this hobby, and this year I finally got the chance.
My pre-event impression was a cautious one. Since I knew a lot of people who had been to this event in the past, I asked around about it a bit, and was warned about the resorts food, and lack of guest communication skills. Read More »
This past weekend was the Nor’easters Metal Detecting Club “Halcottsville Relic Quest” hunt, sponsored by the Historical Society of the town of Middletown, NY, and the Halcottsville Fire Dept., and held in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of Halcottsville, NY.
The event was held to raise money for the Middletown Historical Society, and to help restore the Halcottsville Fire Departments 1916 Hose House. $2000.00 was raised to help them in their endeavor, and everyone had a great time along the way. Read More »
This years 24th Annual Best of the Northeast (BONE) Hunt, held the last week of April in New Hampshire reminded me of one of those TV reality shows where they throw a bunch of strangers in a house together, start filming, and see what happens…
Ah, well, there was no drama, sorry to disappoint you, and we didn’t get any of it on video, but you’ll just have to take my word on it that throwing 4 women who love metal detecting in a house together for 5 days only adds up to fun, fun, fun! Read More »
Detecting Diary–Weekend 2, April 2017:
I started preparing the night before for our clubs “Fun Hunt” which was secured by one of our club members.
One of the club’s goals this year is to have at least 5 fun hunts. After forming a hunt committee, there are already a few hunts scheduled, and we are only a few weeks into the detecting season. So I’d like to say a big thank you to the hunt committee, your efforts are appreciated–Thank you! Read More »
Detecting Diary–Weekend 1, April 2017:
After being cooped up all winter, in a miserable state of lackofdetectinitis, I woke up one morning about a month ago and something seemed odd. I looked out the window and thought–there is definitely something different about today. My Mini Schnauzer “Abby” noticed it too. Instead of her normal stance of staring hard at the door, waiting for it to magically open for her, she was pacing in front of it. I quickly threw on a jacket and performed my task as the magic door opener, and she literally sprinted out into the yard. Read More »