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Colder and very-windy weather = Indoor Online Activity. ---- Results? thumbs downangry smiley and thumbs upsmiling smiley

October 25, 2020 09:01AM avatar
We only dropped to 26° last night, but winds since 10 AM yesterday to right now have been 17 to 30 mph, with frequent guts from 29 to 43 mph. That's been enough to keep me indoors, and looking at Utah to see how things are for family there, it also means UtahRich is likely getting snowed on today, and very windier weather has made it there now and will hang around for a while. I enjoy fall weather, when it's pleasant. I hope t get back out with detectors by Tuesday or Wednesday.

Working n this multiple model review I'm doing I thought it would be good to spend a little indoor time checking out some You Tube videos of a few of the folks I find interesting to watch,.and it doing so I also chanced upon several podcasts my youngest some had directed me to. The videos get interesting because I like to see the types of sites they search, the detectors they choose and settings used, coil choices and all that routine stuff. I am always looking at poor search techniques as well as good techniques, and like to watch some of their recovery techniques, too.

That's usually more entertaining than some of the podcasts. A couple I listed to during the late night or weather related shut-in hours were interesting. Then there are those who I wonder about, and if they really get out and do any real metal detecting, what they use, and how they formed their very limited views that they share on their podcasts.

On a few it seemed like it doesn't matter what type of 'testing' you like to do with any detector you have or might consider ..... it doesn't matter because none of them do any good. They serve no real purpose and nothing can be gained from them in making an informed decision on a purchase or what to take to any specific location or site application. Then I was a bit surprised at who some of the people are who follow that person's site and podcasts, especially when they are a rep for a detector manufacturer.

So, as day-break approaches and I've finished another night with a few hours spent watching a few things, I just thought I'd share a few comments here for ahrps. forum-followers and that is this:

• Always have an open mind when watching a video or listening to a podcast, knowing that sometimes other people's opinions or comments might not reflect reality or be something you need to believe in.

• When watching or listening to anyone's presentation, always be alert to learning something new and useful.

• Set out on such a relaxing experience to make it enjoyable as well as educational. By that I mean learn something that's good or useful, but also learn what isn't.

• Also, there has recently been a bit of negativity on some posted videos, and the individual went a little overboard by being rude, foul and negative towards people and towards detector manufacturers, and one or two brands / models specifically .... mainly because he doesn't use them, promote them, and I can guarantee you he hasn't used them afield to really learn them and know their strength and weaknesses.

If you get tuned-in to such a presentation, just stop and think about it. There are a lot of people driving vehicles that I don't like, own or care for, but those are THEIR choices. I like to only make positive comments about things I like. There are so many different fast food places, cafes or big restaurants they see a regular amount of business because a lot of folks tend to favor certain things that are different than me. That's fine. I'll eat what I enjoy and I'll talk it up, but I am not going to get really ugly and bash what other people like or tell people their product is terrible or just pain crap.

From what I have watched or listened to, it let me know why there are so many people who get involved in this great sport and/or end up with nutty questions, and it's because they have been misinformed by others or just do not learn the how-to's about detector operation and search techniques. It's like they have been lead astray and are totally lost and just don't understand their detector choices or how to get the most out of them.

So stay on your toes and be alert to some of the things you might watch or listen to. It can be sidle entertainment, but sometimes worthwhile. And with winter season approaching for those who won't have the opportunity to get out detecting much until next spring, remember to not tuck your detector away for a long winter's nap. Spend some winter-time hands-on even indoors and learn your equipment better. Know more about its strengths as well,as weaknesses. That way, when you get out again in the future, you'll be better prepared to enjoy success afield.

Monte

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Colder and very-windy weather = Indoor Online Activity. ---- Results? thumbs downangry smiley and thumbs upsmiling smiley

Monte 111 October 25, 2020 09:01AM

Interesting responses, and No, Calabash Digger isn't who I referred to.

Monte 61 October 26, 2020 07:11AM

Re: Interesting responses, and No, Calabash Digger isn't who I referred to.

EL NINO 43 October 26, 2020 11:16AM

Watching Detecting Videos - smiling bouncing smiley

UtahRich 51 October 25, 2020 05:17PM

Re: Watching Detecting Videos - smiling bouncing smiley

Kickindirt 52 October 25, 2020 07:01PM

Re: Watching Detecting Videos - smiling bouncing smiley

D&P-OR 46 October 26, 2020 09:16AM

Yes, I already watched his new video of the Simplex +.

Monte 51 October 26, 2020 12:07PM

Comparisons - smiling bouncing smiley

UtahRich 39 October 26, 2020 12:41AM

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Timbertodd 38 October 25, 2020 04:52PM

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Kickindirt 52 October 25, 2020 04:15PM

well gosh !!

OregonGregg 56 October 26, 2020 06:50AM

Re: well gosh !!

Kickindirt 44 October 26, 2020 11:28AM

Re: well gosh !!

OregonGregg 48 October 26, 2020 12:08PM

1971 History for Kickndirt

OregonGregg 47 October 27, 2020 05:23AM

Re: 1971 History for Kickndirt

Kickindirt 37 October 27, 2020 12:00PM

In perfect harmony . . . . .

UtahRich 39 October 26, 2020 04:26PM

I had to look it up, and go easy on those VW Buses.

Monte 37 October 27, 2020 05:52AM

You haven't completely lost it yet......

OregonGregg 37 October 27, 2020 06:04AM

In about 1991? Now that's the one I'd like to see.

Monte 31 October 27, 2020 12:14PM

What are those baby boomers up to ?

UtahRich 30 October 27, 2020 04:17PM

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D&P-OR 43 October 25, 2020 07:15PM

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diggindeep 41 October 25, 2020 06:11PM

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! thumbs up

UtahRich 41 October 25, 2020 12:46PM

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D&P-OR 46 October 25, 2020 10:07AM

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Remfire 37 October 25, 2020 01:14PM



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