metal detecting tips Archive
I’ve been using the excellent new NEL Big coil (it’s 15 x 17 inches, y’all!) in some of my civil war camp searches over the past few weeks in a successful attempt to sniff out fragments of friction primers (many are pictured on my Instagram feed.) But the reality is that the NEL coil is heavy (2.3
Sometimes it’s hard to estimate the diameter of a cannonball with only a fragment, so here’s a quick way to calculate it using two rulers and a bit of geometry in just a few seconds. After a while you’ll be able to just look at the fragment. This does require a fragment similar to what
This site will be focusing its mission in 2013. I will be reducing the “hobby blog” material and increasing the advocacy and research side of things. The overall mission of the blog is to curate/host conversations related to advancing our hobby by increased credibility and dialogue. I will be reducing my regional focus on Kentucky.
Google rolled out their answer to Facebook Groups yesterday, it’s called Google Community. It’s full of the slick, modern and mobile friendly features that Google+ has. I think it will be a big improvement, especially for those using smartphones. Most metal detecting forums are created with 10-year-old software and are a bit clunky. This system
Some Facebook friends shared with me an excellent article. “….Although portable metal detectors have been used recreationally since the development of the equipment in the mid-1940s, little common ground had been established between archaeologists and metal detecting hobbyists. It would have likely continued this way if not for a wildfire in 1984 that consumed the tall grass covering the
Time Travel with Your Smartphone. Bridging Old Maps and GPS Coordinates for an Augmented Reality Like Experience in the Field. A year or so ago, I became familiar with Maprika – and used it for a long mountain bike trail for which I only had a paper map. It kept me from getting lost!
I have been turned down several times by farm owners who cite liability concerns related to my presence on their property (and these were some amazing sites too!) While I always realize this may just be a way of avoiding saying “we just don’t want you here!” I do think that in some cases, providing
I’d like to give some advice about finding items that were dropped or “flung” from a known location. This technique works very well for me, and is the reason I bring a tent stake and string to lost item recoveries. First, you have to decide on a center point. Hopefully they will have read my
When we ask permission to access private property, what impacts whether people will say yes or no? We must understand the motivations and habits of information consumers. So I read a lot of research like this about how people behave. When it crossed my desk recently and I immediately thought about how it applies directly to
“Freestyling” your way to great hunting spots in the countryside. It’s amazing how many great places you can hunt just by plugging in some small towns in your GPS and hitting the road. A bit of planning will make it more successful. My “yes” percentage is quite high at non-manicured homes in rural settings. I