Detecting the Catskills

We attended the 3rd Annual Catskill Mountains Coin Shoot & Relic Hunt in Big Indian, NY, this past weekend, and I have to give the Nor’easters Metal Detecting Club a good dose of recognition here for putting on such a great event. There were 19 different sites to hunt, and it was very well organized. Descriptions …
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A Detectorist’s Pet Peeve

Pet Peeve:  How annoying is it when people refer to us as “He (or she) is a metal detector?”  Or, “Oh, You’re a metal detector?” Dear rest of the world who do not metal detect: We are Detectorist’s.  We are not the machine, we are the user’s of the machine.  Therefore, Detectorist’s. Listening to someone …
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Nighthawking -vs- Nighthawking

There are two different versions of Nighthawking that I’ve come the be familiar with; the American version, and the UK version: The American version of Nighthawking is loosely defined as metal detecting in the evening or at night. The UK version of Nighthawking is metal detecting at night, for the purpose of plundering sites of …
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The New Detecting Gear Transport Vehicle

Since I ranted on about my troublesome VW problems, I feel it’s only fair that I divulge the outcome of the VW saga. The problem turned out to be the transmission, but thankfully, VW had extended the warranty to 100k on that particular transmission. Fortunately I had not gone over the 100k, but I did come …
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Where did Dick Stout go?

I wrote a bunch of stuff about metal detecting, but Word Press was acting up and screwed up my website, so I haven’t been able to post–Sigh… I lost my subscriber list, and went into panic mode, but with determination and some serious forum/google searching (because you can’t talk to a real person at Word Press), I figured out how to …
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Don’t Buy a VW if you Metal Detect or Not (Part 2) & Skunked at the BONE

Oh, hey–it’s me. Yup, I’m still here. Thanks for all the emails and messages inquiring as to my whereabouts. I could say something smart like “Well, I’ve been out detecting”, but seriously, sometimes life intervenes, and I just can’t find the time to post as often as I would like. You’re probably wondering (or not) …
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The Metal Detecting Bible–Review & Giveaway

There’s a new metal detecting book, hot off the press, and it’s aptly named The Metal Detecting Bible. Written by Brandon Neice, also known as “Dr.Tones”, of the YouTube channel “Dirt Fishin America”, Brandon is an avid and experienced well known detectorist. He has been treasure hunting since the 1990’s, and has penned this experience …
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Dear Local Ace Detectorist:

Fortunately, most detectorists, follow and abide by a general set of ethics while in the field.  Occasionally though, There have been times in this hobby when my head just spins over someone’s’ total lack of respect for property, and the hobby. I have been volunteering my time, for several years, working to preserve the rights of …
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Where the Heck did 2015 Go?

Wow, 2015 flew by fast! It started off slow and über cold, as I spent most of January & February hibernating on the couch under a blanket engrossed in season after season of Vampire Diaries. It was difficult for me because I’m not a TV person.  I wish I could revive my body’s former ability …
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Support a Fellow Detectorist in his Time of Need

You may have heard the sad news that Dick Stout, long time detectorist, author and founder of the FMDAC (Federation of Metal Detector and Archeological Clubs) suffered the tragic loss of his home to a tornado last night. Thankfully Dick, his wife Fay, and their dogs are okay and currently staying with family. Let us …
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Metal Detecting Bucket Lists

Bucket List:  In Metal Detecting, a bucket list is a list of coveted, wished for, or cool items you hope to find during the upcoming season, or throughout your detecting career. I think everyone has had a bucket list at one at one time or another. Some have fulfilled their lists, and have moved on to …
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You Can’t Make this Stuff Up

I’m in the middle of the forest this past Thursday evening, nighthawking a cellar hole with, my obsessed as I am, detecting buddy Scott. I’ve got part of a shoe buckle, a square pin & a neat old flat button in my pouch. He has a coin (type yet to be determined), and a nice …
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A Day at the Beach with Petrina Engelke

A while back I spent the day at Orchard Beach with Petrina Engelke, a German journalist based in New York who likes to write about inspiring people, especially women. We talked Metal Detecting of course, and I showed her what those folks she’s seen hunting the beaches do, and how we do it. The article …
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Is your Significant Other also your Detecting Partner?

Out of the archives comes some more metal detecting humor that you may (or may not) be able to relate to–enjoy! Is your significant other also your detecting partner?  Do you know what he or she is thinking? Here are some examples; some drawn from experience, some from humor, of gender differences in the hobby and what …
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The ABC’s of Metal Detecting

I was wondering which article to post, as I promised to delve into the archives to bring you a little bit of metal detecting humor.  Then I saw this pic posted on Facebook, and it reminded me of a humorous little article where I briefly mentioned having to choose between a guy or metal detecting. …
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Are you a Detecting Widow? Tips for Living in Harmony with a Detectorist

Humor and metal detecting don’t seem to get together very often. Colonial shoe buckles, flat buttons and old coins just aren’t very funny. It’s kind of like trying to find the humor in cross country skiing–you know its there… somewhere, but you’ve really got to search for it.

An Informal interview with Eleanor Hube

I just returned from vacation in Cape Cod, MA. It was a great time, and the weather was perfect. I enjoyed the usual Cape scenery, seafood, family and beach time, but of course, there was metal detecting too–I couldn’t go to the Cape without my machine now, could I?

The “Ready Shovel” – Very Simple, yet Very Cool.

How many times have you wished you had some type of holster to carry around your T-handle shovel? Don’t most of us walk around carrying it in our hand, or slung over our shoulder as we detect? It can be cumbersome, especially in the woods, or when walking or hiking long distances.

Archaeology, Reality Television and Metal Detecting

“I hope this publication can develop a shared language with metal detectorist’s and move us toward and ever increasing collaboration”.~Giovanna Peebles The March 2015 issue of the SAA Archaeological Record—the magazine of the Society of American Archaeology is now out. This month’s issue is a special thematic issue, all about archaeological practice on reality television (i.e. metal …
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YouTube, NYC Permits,Top Posts & Camo Cake…

It’s been a while since I’ve been doing regular posts on my blog.  The reason is simply hibernation.  Since Christmas I have been out detecting exactly 4 days–the three days following Christmas, while the ground was still unfrozen and the weather was mild, and then one brave outing to the beach in January. On the beach outing, …
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Enter to Win an X-Pointer by Deteknix

  **THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED**If you read my previous review on the X-pointer pinpointer by Deteknix, then you’re probably already aware of its popularity among detectorist’s. I’ve been using the X-pointer myself, for a while now, and I still have nothing but good things to say about it.  It’s sensitive and stable, doesn’t false, and …
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