Saturday, July 11, 2015

An Adventure with the Amish

We recently went on a family vacation to Lancaster, PA. I don't know if it's because I'm getting older or because I'm a parent now, but I never imagined that taking a trip to Amish country would be my idea of a good time. It turned out to be an awesome trip.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Coil Testing: Detech Ultimate 13 Coil - Manufactured for White's Electronics

Today I had the chance to test out the new Detech Ultimate 13 coil, manufactured for White's Electronics.  Yes, there is already a Detech 13" coil on the market, but this one is new & improved and was made in a collaboration with White's.

Now you may be thinking exactly what I was... that 13 inches is a big coil.

My concern was that the footprint was going to be too large for the small, private yards that I hunt.

With the new technology, referred to as DD or SEF, these coils are supposed to have great separation and still maintain significant depth.

So I returned to one of my old sites, where I'd already pulled out about 50 old coins using various coils and worked it pretty hard.  At the end of last season, it was hard to squeeze out another target at this site, so I figured it would be a great spot to test out this coil.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Dreams Come True - Visiting White's Electronics

You all know by now how dedicated I am to White's Electronics and their great metal detecting products.  

Recently I was blessed with an opportunity of a lifetime.  I was invited to the White's factory in Sweet Home, Oregon to be part of the new White's Electronics Focus Team.  You may be wondering what that means, and to be honest, I'm not really sure.  I still can't believe it happened to me.  The one thing I do know is that I met some down to earth, really good people on this trip, between the White's Staff and my new team members.

Monday, August 11, 2014

A Few Days Off Means a Few Days Out... Detecting

I took a week's vacation from work and I had a chance to get out a couple of times.

My daughter was excited to get out detecting, too.

I finally had a chance to get back to some of my old sites.  I've been wanting to check them out using the MXT All-Pro with a different coil.

I met up with my digging buddy Jeremy and we headed to a one-room schoolhouse that's been previously hunted pretty hard.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Door Knocking With a Friend

Last weekend my friend Jeremy and I set out for what we thought was going to be a promising site.  It was an old stone home, built in the early 1800's.  Jeremy had already acquired permission.  

Everything was going great...  until we got there and she wasn't home.

We were bummed.  Some folks may have hunted anyway, because we technically did have permission.  But we just didn't feel right without the homeowner present, so we decided to come back another day.

So there we were at 8:30 in the morning, in a different state, with nowhere to go.

We sat in the car for a few minutes and tried to figure out what to do.  We concluded that it was time to put our game faces on and do some good old fashioned door knocking.