How to tell if a Detectorist Lives Out in the Sticks

tresureI received this link from Joe over at Treasure Classifieds with a few tips on “How to tell if a Detectorist Lives out in the Sticks”.  It brought a smile to my face, and I thought I would share it with you, with the hopes it might bring a smile to yours too.

Oh, and in case you’re not familiar with the site, Treasure Classifieds is a place where you can buy, sell & trade used metal detector’s, detecting gear and equipment.  There are no listing fees—yup, that’s right, no fees—the listings to buy and sell are FREE!

They also have a great detecting forum with general discussion, show & tell, contests, videos, and more…

So have a look around while your there & Happy Hunting!

5 thoughts on “How to tell if a Detectorist Lives Out in the Sticks

  1. Thanks for the nod, Allyson, was a nice surprise 🙂

    Hope nobody gets offended, or deems the material in bad taste…it’s only meant in jest. Sometimes I think we all tend to take this hobby a bit too seriously, but at the end of the day, it’s simply a fun pastime for us, no matter how diehard we can be. So, hopefully your readers can get a chuckle or two out of it.

    I sent this to a few of the people in the hobby I look up to, you obviously being one of them, Allyson, and I appreciate you finding the humor in it. For the record…

    I was born and raised in NY, and would love for someone to do a version on how to tell if a detectorist lives in the big city. Anyone up for the challenge?

    1. No problem Joe-you’ve got a great site and perform a needed service to detectorists.

      I think most folks will see the humor in it, I know I did.

      I can’t write up something on detecting in the big city because although I grew up on the NY state line, I was too far away from the hustle and bustle to consider myself a city girl. We’ll have to leave it to someone else for that–or maybe you can start it off with your own insight?

      1. Well, I’m born & bred in the city, but at heart I’m more of a country guy, Allyson.

        And as I consider myself an equal opportunist when it comes to offending, here’s a few aimed at the urban detectorists, lest I forgot to insult anyone via my other post, lol. Fellow readers, Allyson, feel free to add any you think fit.

        ***How to Tell if a Detectorist Hunts in the Big City***

        If the closest thing you’ve ever dug to a 3 ringer is a ribbed condom, you detect in the big city

        If you can only hunt your spots safely from 5am to 8am, you detect in the big city

        If you’re approached to buy something that “fell off a truck” when hunting, you detect in the big city

        If your hunting buddy’s name is Angelo, Vinny or Sal, you detect in the big city

        If you need to pay 6 tolls before you arrive at your hunting spot, you detect in the big city

        If finding gold means digging a massive 18k grill bejeweled with diamonds, you detect in the big city

        If your detecting vehicle has rims that spin, you detect in the big city

        If you have 17 treasure hunting clubs within a 5 mile radius, you detect in the big city

        If you need to stop and feed the meter every two hours when hunting, you detect in the big city

        If you see at least 6 other hunters in your local park, and know them all by name, you detect in the big city

        If you find an old bottle of Night Train or Thunderbird and consider it a relic, you detect in the big city

        If your idea of heavy research means reading a map of an old park, you detect in the big city

        1. Wow Joe-you’ve got quite a few… I’d say that’s worth another blog post.

          Here’s mine:

          If you apply for your yearly detecting permit in November and don’t receive it until March, you detect in the big city.

          If the sight of Co-op’s brings on visions of beach gold, you detect in the big city.

          If your detecting the beach and no one pays attention to you, you detect in the Big City.

          1. LMBO! Love the permit one, VERY true! I thought of a few more. We should put’m in a book and publish it, maybe we can retire rich! Or maybe not, lol.

            * If you spend more time stuck in traffic than hunting, you detect in the big city

            * If your idea of woods hunting is searching an overgrown urban park, you detect in the big city

            * If you’re stopped more than once by someone asking for spare change while hunting, you detect in the big city

            * If a cop rolls up and tells you to “be careful” in that area, you detect in the big city

            * If you’re hunting and constantly see a parade of boxers shorts on display due to “pants sagging”, you detect in the big city

            * If you don’t need your Predator Digger but bring it along as a form of protection, you detect in the big city

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