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Rich (Utah), comments, and you have a great 'imagination.'.

December 01, 2018 06:56AM avatar
Rich (Utah)

Admirable that you're still able to get out and do some detecting. I'm sorry to hear that you're still having a lot of pain. I think John Wayne is credited with the quote that "getting old isn't for pussies", or something like that. I can't argue against the point. I guess that makes a lot of us some tough old goats dealing with injuries old and new, illness and disease. I guess we set our determination and do the best we can with what's left.
The constant pain that decides to flare up at will is a major frustration, and diabetes has to be one of thee worst 'diseases' we humans can face. That's my biggest struggle, and if we aren't "tough old goats" then it makes it even more challenging to get by day-to-day. You're right, we have to be determined.

Rich (Utah)
I'm looking forward to making a change or two in my detector lineup this winter, going over equipment, doing some research and prepping for this next spring. I imagine you'll be doing the same.
Of course being 'determined' means we also have to do a little give-and-take at times, and I'm starting to give in a bit. I've been 'determined' to resist the urges from doctors since 1991 and try to fight the battle by getting out as often as I used to. This dense old 'goat noggin' has finally realized they've been right and I need to take a serious look at reducing the durations of my hunts, and some of the struggles of trying to take on rough terrain thinking that maybe it will help strengthen me.

Yes, it is 'cabin fever season' and for decades that has meant I had time-to-tinker. I'd look back at the performance I had, or didn't have, during the year with models in my Detector Outfit, then take it easy with some indoor, out-of-the-cold 'bench tests' to do side-by-side comparisons. Then, as your "great imagination" has perceived, I do some adjusting and trimming. Miss Rikki doesn't give me any grief about my assemblage of detectors to own or try so I tend to own several and do some buying/selling/trading to use winter's confinement to adjust my Outfit.

I have a used Fisher F44 due to arrive on Monday and I'll compare it with other FTP models I currently own (Omega 8000's) or models I have recently used in that lower to mid-priced range (F-19, Euro-Tek Pro, Treasure Pro and G2+) and see if it has a working place in my Regular-Use Detector Team. I enjoy each of my current models, but due to my physical limitations and mobility issues, I know I have to do some adjusting/trimming to make sure my detecto0rs are as light weight as possible, yet give me the performance I want for urban Coin & Jewelry Hunting and especially for more serious Relic Hunting in tough iron debris environments.

Until I can no longer get out for any detecting, I know my two all-time favorite Tesoro models are staying put. I'll also keep at least one Teknetics Omega 8000, and not part with my modified White's Classic ID with the choice 5½" Concentric Ferret coil. As we go into 2019 I know that I'll be transferring more of my assigned detecting time to urban Coin Hunting and these models and others I own can handle most site choices. Some of these 'city beepers' can do OK in sparse-target Relic Hunting sites, but for the nastiest, ugliest, most ferrous contaminated places I most enjoy, the Nokta-Makro offerings simply have the competition beat with the FORS CoRe and FORS Relic.

So while I give some thought to adding one or two lightweight and functional detectors, I also plan on trimming several models from both my Regular-Use Detector Team as well as my Specialty-Use units I have on-hand for seminars or group presentations. The good thing is that because I am very picky in my detector selection and pamper everything I own and use, all of the detectors under my roof are in really great condition and work properly, just as they should

Rich (Utah)
I appreciate the efforts you've made with the WTHO's and AHRP's. It's always nice to gather with friends whether in the field or here on the forum. smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float
I have to admit we have had a terrific group of attendees make it to the nine Welcome-to-Hunt Outings over the past four years, and I am hoping we have some participants step up to help 'Host a WTHO' in the coming seasons. It's an easy task, and we might get some fresher sites to hunt in different parts of the country in 2019.

To date we have held 2 WTHO's in Oregon and the other 7 WTHO's have been in Nevada. Unless someone wants to 'Host' an Outing in April, it looks like our 10th WTHO I'll be hosting in Utah in probably five months, in early May. Probably the 9th thrru12th but I'll confirm that and make that announcement in the next few weeks.

So make your 'thinning out and restructuring' done in time to be ready for some closer to (your) home detecting coming very soon.


PS: I know you have me very curious about which units you plan to thin out and which to hang on to. thinking

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Went detecting with Monte and the "New Kid" Attachments

OregonGregg 517 November 20, 2018 06:47PM

Re: Went detecting with Monte and the "New Kid"

Kickindirt 346 November 22, 2018 12:29PM

It was a fun day, and maybe the last for the year.

Monte 371 November 21, 2018 12:37PM

To Everything there is a season . . . . Winter is here.

UtahRich 308 December 01, 2018 12:19AM

Rich (Utah), comments, and you have a great 'imagination.'.

Monte 303 December 01, 2018 06:56AM

Update on my cleaned 'Tiny Trade Token.' Attachments

Monte 335 November 27, 2018 06:28AM

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Goondock 259 November 27, 2018 11:49AM

Washed off dirt ... Used Flitz and a rubbing rag. N/T

Monte 245 November 28, 2018 10:08AM

Round 2, back to Rippville....... Attachments

OregonGregg 363 November 21, 2018 07:32PM

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Kickindirt 313 November 22, 2018 12:27PM

Button -- Button. Who found the button?

Monte 349 November 22, 2018 01:10AM

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OregonGregg 343 November 22, 2018 03:56AM

Re: Round 2, back to Rippville.......

zincoln 301 November 21, 2018 07:42PM

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NWCindy 312 November 21, 2018 07:38PM

Re: Went detecting with Monte and the "New Kid"

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Re: Went detecting with Monte and the "New Kid"

NWCindy 350 November 20, 2018 07:04PM

BTW, I am the “New Kid”

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Re: BTW, I am the “New Kid”

OregonGregg 305 November 23, 2018 08:19AM

Another 'Welcome' to the AHRPS Forums.

Monte 443 November 23, 2018 07:39AM

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