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 metal detecting sites is overlaying the oldest maps you can find that show where houses, churches, mills … [Read more...] about Field Hunting – Was It Ever There?
How to Map Overlay to Find Places to Metal Detect
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 … [Read more...] about How to Find Metal Detecting Sites Without Maps Part 2
This article is something I have wanted to do for a long time but wasn’t sure how to go about it. I knew it would be difficult and before even I started typing here I have about four hours in getting all the pictures together and figuring out exactly how I want to do it to make sure it’s easy to understand. I don’t know how well this will work but follow along and I think by … [Read more...] about In Depth- How to Overlay Maps
If you have ever talked to me you know that I love field hunting. If you listen to Josh Kimmels podcast, beyond sight and sound, you have probably caught one of the episodes I have done about field hunting. It’s something I have enjoyed doing for years and it is my favorite type of metal detecting to do. What is field hunting? Field hunting is finding old sites, long gone … [Read more...] about Metal Detecting – Finding Sites by Reading the Land