Image Credits - Rutus Metal Detectors I have always enjoyed learning new metal detectors and for the most part I’ve found it pretty easy. Over the years I’ve been surprised to learn many people have no desire to learn the settings. I’ve literally installed a few programs in people’s detectors for them and that’s all they ever use and they’re clueless on the settings or how … [Read more...] about Metal Detector Terminology Explained
For many years now, my favorite form of metal detecting has been Relic hunting. Hunting the farm fields in Rural Ohio to be more specific but I’ve also spent some time in the woods relic hunting where long gone sites once where. The best way to quickly hunt down potential sites is overlaying the oldest maps you can find that show where houses, churches, mills and other … [Read more...] about Field Hunting – Was It Ever There?
Image Credits - Rutus Metal Detectors This question has been around for a long time and I remember when I first started metal detecting I didn’t understand the need for headphones. But let me ask you this, have you ever been driving home from work and your favorite song comes on the radio? When that happens most of us start rolling up car windows, turning up the music, … [Read more...] about Do You Need Headphones for Metal Detecting?
I remember many years back watching a video on Youtube where a person had a board with several items attached to it and comparing two different detectors and how fast they recovered from each target. At the time I happened to own both detectors he was comparing and knew them both inside and out and it blew me away that he was putting information out there that was exactly … [Read more...] about Living in an Era of Metal Detecting Misinformation
The first article was a lot about the pull offs in the fields and if you haven’t read it I highly recommend starting there. You can find it HERE. Over the years I have done a lot of map overlaying, leading me to some great spots to metal detect but overall, my best spots were found by using the methods discussed below that pre-dated the earliest maps. It does take more time … [Read more...] about How to Find Sites Without Maps Part 2