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 a showing at the Penguin Dig, I was barely recognizable, to myself, in my own photos, having literally taken on the appearance of a large “couch potato”. Read More »
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 for the laughter, your fun loving nature, and the memories made this year. May we all detect the heck out of New England in 2020–Happy New Year!
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. 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 »
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 »
News, Events & tidbits that may be of interest to the detecting community, but are too short for an entire blog post…
Catskill Game Farm Hunt:
The Nor’Easters Metal Detecting Club out of Stamford, CT is having its Catskill Game Farm Hunt in New York this weekend (tomorrow, November 3rd, 2018). Rain or not, its a great opportunity to hunt this former tourist attraction/zoo. I think there may still be a few spots left, so if you’re interested go to www.noreasters.net.
Digger Dawn, Detecting Diva, CT Todd & Ryan Houston on Sirius Radio with Julie Rose:
Even though I didn’t have a chance to get out hunting as often as usual during the past month or so, the Hobby still kept me busy. I participated in an interview with Digger Dawn, CT Todd, and Ryan Houston on Sirius radios BYU Top of Mindshow with Julie Rose. It was a lot of fun, and Julie is an excellent interviewer. To listen to the podcast click here. Read More »
I recently spent a few weeks in Germany, and yes, I did bring a metal detector with me. I opted to bring the XP Deus, because it’s a very lightweight machine, and collapses down to about 24”. Traveling in the US with a detector isn’t a problem—you just throw your gear in the car and go, but traveling overseas can present a challenge.
Years back, I went to Europe frequently, and learned early on to pack less than I thought I would need. I knew that upon arrival I would have to make use of public transportation, taking a cab to the train, a train to my destination, and might even have to walk from there. I didn’t want to be encumbered by a bunch of luggage in addition to detecting gear. Read More »