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    Mar 2005
    Canada
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    Are You Addicted To Metal Detecting? How Bad????

    Do you have a daily craving to metal detect? Do you daydream of finding great treasure? Does metal detecting interfere with your day to day life? Does your spouse wish you would stop?

    I can answer yes to some of these, and my wife is glad I have such a healthy hobby. So......the way I look at it:

    1) I could have no hobbies, watch TV all day and pour on the LBS.

    2) I could Take up drinking, or weed, or other drugs (real bad decision)

    3) Accept that I am somewhat addicted, and except the health and $$$ benefits. (good compromise)

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    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

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    us
    Jan 2017
    Western ny
    equinox 800, Whites mx sport, Garrot carrot, bounty hunter time ranger
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    Its rooted so deep that I fear too long with out detecting and I would literally snap. It's the top thing that gets me excited. I've turned down dates to go metal detecting instead, and did it before I could even properly think about the decision. Most of my vacation days are dedicated to detecting. I'll drive my gas tank to empty with out a thought and have to fill up using change because pay day isn't quite here yet. I will travel with nearly no limits to detect at even the faintest hint of a good site. The only thing keeping me from quitting my job and endlessly wandering the earth with my detector is my daughter, and I fear what will happen when she turns 18 and leaves the house.....

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    GB1
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    Classic car lover

    Jul 2017
    East TX
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    baseball cards,hunting,bottle digging,coin roll hunting,shooting,Metal Detecting, swimming,
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    i'm so addicted to it i dream where i am going the next day
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    Mar 2005
    Canada
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    I am a detectoraholic. I know I shall be addicted for life. I think, dream, breath and sweat metal detecting. My wife and kids belong to detectoraholic - anonymous. I live one day at a time. I get panic attacks that my batteries might wear out before the hunt is finished.

    I attend weekly meetings, (only on bad weather days) with a support group. This is my story!

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    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

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    Aug 2013
    Southern California
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    I grab my iPad and coffee then head for the throne with my sights set on checking out TNet first thing.
    So I’m thoroughly addicted. Lol!
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    May 2010
    White Plains, New York
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    Well, let's see, I do have a daily craving to metal detect, and yes, I daydream of finding great treasure. Yes, metal detecting has interfered with my day to day life, my wife enjoys the gold I bring home, and then I smoke weed and have a bourbon, or four. I would say I'm addicted pretty bad..
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    Jul 2013
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    100 percent addicted! When I’m not able to hunt I’m watching videos and looking at detectors online all the time. Especially in the winter months when I can’t hit the beach. When I found my first gold ring in 2009 with my Ace 250 i was hooked. Very nice picture of you John. I’d have to say you look like Charlie Brown when you were young.

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    Feb 2017
    Pa
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    Totally hooked. Wife thinks I'm insane. Haven't touched booze for 15 months though so there must be something to it.
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    us
    Sep 2015
    Southeast Grundy, Illinois
    EQ600, EQ800 and a Carrot
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    Addicted! I'm In.
    G.A.P.metal likes this.
    "See your doctor if your detector has a detection for more then four hours!"

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    us
    Jan 2015
    Upstate NY
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    Metal Detecting
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    Super addicted, I hear beeps in my sleep. My wife supports my hobby and is happy that i get out and enjoy it. I crave silver coins so much. It's that thrill you get when you see the edges of the brilliant silver coin in the hole, and just the knowledge that that high tone whisper is something deep and very good!

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    Ron

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    Fort Worth'ish
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    Every time I see a guy weed-whackin' their front yard my first thought is always that they are metal detecting... I guess you could say metal detecting is usually at the forefront of my mind.

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    Been there...Dug that

    Mar 2015
    Northern Illinois
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    Coinscoinscoinssleepcoinscoinscoinseatcoinscoinsco ins...Nope...not at all.

    Sent from my HTC Desire 510 using TreasureNet.com mobile app
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    "There's GOLD in them thar hills! Well...at least a coupla nice Mercs."

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    Feb 2017
    Pa
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    You guys are cracking me up!

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    Mar 2005
    Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighVDI View Post
    You guys are cracking me up!
    Yes....but how addicted are you?

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    G.A.P.metal and GB1 like this.
    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

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    EJ

    May 2013
    NW Ohio
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    I think about detecting when laying down for bed. I'm always scanning the fields when I'm driving to see if there is any sign of an old home site. What a great addiction to have though.

    Sent from my XT1585 using TreasureNet.com mobile app

 

 
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