The Shovel Beater Upper Person

I was reviewing my blog stats, and they showed that my posts which are most popular are the super sarcastic or humorous ones where I talk about the types of detectorists or nuances in the hobby.  It makes sense, humor is fun, people can be funny, and sarcasm just pulls it all together. So I’m …
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The Metal Detecting Sticker Phenomenon

Stickers, stickers, stickers—Who doesn’t love stickers??? I love stickers, I’ve always loved stickers. They’re just so darn stickery and cool. For about a decade I saved all my metal detecting stickers, waiting until I had enough to start decorating my “Woman Cave”.  This not so feminine “Cave” consists of my detecting work bench and gear …
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You Just Can’t Make this Stuff Up

I’ve been having problems with my website, and my posts are not being sent out automatically to my subscribers.  The folks at GoDaddy asked me to do a test post. I don’t have the time to write, so I’m re-posting an old article about one of the weirdest things that has happened to me in …
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Getting Back into the Swing

I’m back, but where did I go?  Not far. I’ve been out of the detecting loop for months, but not of my own choosing. This hobby is great awesome, but at times the obsession comes with limitations. I knew that at some point the mild pain in my elbow and forearm after a long day …
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The Not so Silly World of Metal Detecting Make Believe

If I had a gold coin for every time I was out detecting and someone asked me “Do those things really work”?  I’d have retired long ago.  I’m always polite and enthusiastic with my responses to questions or comments, after all, it is Metal Detecting. What detectorist doesn’t like to talk about that?  But, after …
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The Awesome Detectorist

There are two different types of Awesome Detectorist’s, the truly awesome ones, and the ones who think they’re truly awesome. If you’re thinking, hey I want to read about awesome Detectorists, then you’re probably one of them, but if you’re thinking, I know she wrote this post about me, well, do the math… If you’re …
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How to Make a Detectorist Happy on Christmas

So if you’re stumped as to what to buy your metal detecting family member, friend or significant other for Christmas, or any other holiday, check out this post. They’re a hard bunch to buy for, but luckily I have the inside scoop on what they like (or need), for their endless wanderings in search of …
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The Lazy Detectorist

Since I posted about The Aging Detectorist, and The Dishonest Detectorist, I thought why not follow it up with The Lazy Detectorist?   “The Lazy Detectorist” is the one we all love. Why?  Because they do most of the work for us. Who hasn’t been on a hunt, or out hunting with friends, and come upon …
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The Dishonest Detectorist

Have you ever been at a hunt where no one has found anything of any consequence, and suddenly someone comes walking up, all smiles, with a pouch full of sensational finds?  It’s usually someone new, or someone you don’t know very well, but occasionally it’s a person who’s been in the hobby a while. You’re …
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The Aging Detectorist

It seems those long winters where I’ve hibernated on the couch with my best friend “Blanket”, have really taken a toll on me both mentally and physically.  Last year, I again succumbed to the seasonal funk, making zero effort to get off the couch from Thanksgiving until February.  When I finally got some enthusiasm and made …
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Let’s Live for Today–Metal Detecting 2019 in Review (Slideshow)

As 2019 comes to a close, I’ve put together this slideshow of some of the events and people who made it a great year.  I love metal detecting, but ever the softie, I love the folks involved in it even more.  The hobby would be pretty lame without all of you, so thank you all …
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The New Nokta Simplex—My First Impressions

Recently I’d been hearing a lot of hype over the new Nokta Simplex.  I was intrigued, but still not sold on it.  Experience has taught me to view new technology or products with an optimistic, but cautious attitude.  When the XPDeus was introduced, I pined for it for what seemed like an eternity.  I finally …
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DetectorPro’s Rattler Headphones: A Great Concept for Safety in the Field

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 …
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Metal Detecting Tips from a Five Year Old: Episode 2

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 …
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Blackthorne Resorts Lost Treasure Weekend 2019

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 …
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Metal Detecting Tips from a 5 year old!

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 …
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The Creepy Thing in the Woods Mystery Solved

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 …
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The Creepy Thing in the Woods

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 …
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Don’t Walk Away Mad… Don’t Walk Away at All!

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 …
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A Detectorist’s Dilemma

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 …
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Blackthorne Resort’s Lost Treasure Weekend 2017

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 …
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A Warm Welcome in Halcottsville

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 …
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A Recap of the 24th Annual Best of the Northeast Hunt (B.O.N.E.)

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, …
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Detecting Diary: Weekend 2

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 …
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Detecting Diary: Weekend 1, April 2017

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 …
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Nic-A-Date & The Mega Red 2017 Deluxe Edition Red Book

Nic-A-Date–A quick Review: I have tubes of old worn Buffalo nickels who’s only value is the value of what they are worth to me personally, because I found them.  It frustrates me when I can’t see the year, because, like everyone else, I always want to date the coin. About 5 years back I heard …
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Who said there’s no Humor in Metal Detecting?

Okay, so Joe at Treasure Classifieds got this whole thing started with How to tell if a Detectorist Lives Out in the Sticks.  He then mentioned he’s from “The City”, which around these parts means NY City, and he would like someone to come up with a version of “How to tell if a Detectorist Hunts in …
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My Review of the Gold Digger Land or Sea Pinpointer

The Land or Sea Pinpointer by Gold Digger Innovative Products Another pinpointer review?  Yup. And with all the probes I’ve reviewed, as you can imagine, I’ve got quite a few in my collection.  Even so, there are only two that I mainly use. The every day one which I use most of the time, and …
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Finding the Time…

Life has been so hectic the past few months that trying to find time for myself and metal detecting has been taking some serious strategic planning.  There’s been multiple weddings, wedding showers, birthday parties, family parties, just have to go even though I don’t want to parties, etc, etc… It’s been hard enough trying to …
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