Finally in 2022 I'm going to post again... I got so busy during Covid and post Covid that I've been burning the candle at both ends, making great money, working a lot, and playing a little. So here we go! This morning while drinking my coffee I was reminded of something a good friend and … Continue reading Here’s a cool one..
Yes, I actually did some stuff in 2020 that was interesting BESIDES work! Most of it involved Arizona, just because I didn't do much else that didn't require planning ahead. I guess I've just become so used to seeing a certain amount of pay each week that I've begun to become a workaholic...perish the thought! … Continue reading The 2020 stuff I didn’t talk about
I've been asked a lot of questions in my life. Anything from personal secrets to whether or not I had any hidden money anywhere that I had not disclosed - true story; IRS agent, and I said, 'if I had hidden it, why would I tell you?'. Yes, I had legal protection already in place, … Continue reading Your First Metal Detector – Which One?
Treasure? Well, I've looked 3 times and I sure haven't found one! Honestly, I guess the first two times didn't really count because we didn't get to what I would call 'ground zero' to search. Either through lack of preparedness, roads that didn't match the map, or fences where we didn't expect to find any, … Continue reading Is there a treasure hidden in SE Oklahoma?
First off, perish the thought of only having ONE detector! However, for most of us, one detector is all we can afford. I'm lucky in that I've made some really good deals in the last few years that have allowed me to have multiple detectors, but it certainly wasn't always that way! If you're like … Continue reading If you could only have one detector – why I like the Minelab Equinox 800
The peace and quiet of the desert is encompassing. Every so often you might get the feeling that something or someone is watching you, or possibly that something might be making a sound nearby. It's when you pause to listen and look that you realize just how much noise YOU'RE making. The sound of the … Continue reading Where da gold at? Backpacking for gold p3
How many times have you heard the Ford vs. Chevy, my dog is better than your dog, or some other argument that doesn't amount to a hill of beans, but still almost brings people to the point of physical confrontation? Most times the arguments are all 'gack'-jibber jabber and anecdotal observations that don't change opinions, … Continue reading The Arms Race
I love the desert in the morning. I'm talking about the period of time from first light to whenever it is that the sun finally hits you due to surrounding terrain or other factors keeping you shaded. It's also the time to see animals such as deer and javelina that normally don't move much during … Continue reading Gold at the Black Waterfalls!
The morning air was still cool as we began our ascent up the boulder strewn wash that would eventually take us to the black waterfalls. I kept my phone in a front pocket so I could get pics as we hiked around and over huge boulders, under low overhanging trees, and the occasional areas that … Continue reading The Black Waterfalls p2
I've been back from the black waterfalls for a couple weeks now. It seems like it's taken me that long to recover! The terrain was brutal, temps high, altitude high-well, higher than I'm used to, being a flatlander anyway. If I hadn't just spent three rigorous weeks of doing absolutely nothing, things might have been … Continue reading Boots on the ground! The Black Waterfalls!