Post By Charlie P. (NY)
Post By Michigander Dan
Post By jeff of pa
Apr 01, 2012, 03:17 AM
Curious - when you talk about your hobby
do you say - "I metal detect" or "I am a treasure hunter"
I cringe when my partner goes to ask permission and says
"Hi - my friend and I are treasure hunters and we'd like to get permission to hunt your land"
I usually will say - "Hi - I'm into metal detecting and would like to get permission to hit your land"
Don't mind using the term between other hunters and on forums - but was wondering if
a lot of guys use the term "treasure hunter" all the time to those outside the hobby
I just think if you walked up to my door and said you were a treasure hunter - that I would think
"Wow - there's treasure on my land?"
even saying your a relic hunter could get eyebrows a raising
Just curious how you present yourself
Apr 06, 2012, 03:17 AM
Apr 06, 2012, 03:36 AM
When asking permission : "I'm into Metal detecting"
when asked what I Do, "Treasure Hunt",
& one of these days I actually hope to be a "Treasure Finder"
Apr 06, 2012, 04:40 AM
It's easier to say I look for OP stuff (Other Peoples)
Apr 06, 2012, 09:08 AM
I seldom use the word "treasure" when talking about my hobby.
"Treasure" has become a widely, and generally used word that is often used out of context.
Treasure; WEALTH (as money, jewels, or precious metals) stored up. (b) RICHES; a store of money in reserve. Something of great worth or value.
Hence, “TreasureNet”…..is a “treasure hunting website” built on the principles of “treasure” and “treasure hunting”. Always slays me whenever I hear someone claim, "It's not about the value of the items I find". Sure it is, or they wouldn't be here. At the same time, since the general population accepts "treasure" to mean wealth or value I just don't use it all that much when talking about the hobby within the general scope of things. I am a treasure hunter, but my hobby is metal detecting and looking for things lost and forgotten.
Last edited by bigscoop; Apr 06, 2012 at 09:11 AM.
Apr 06, 2012, 10:19 AM
bigscoop, you got that right. I'm tired of hearing how they're not out for making a little profit. On another post today, I told them to use the fishing catch and release method. Find money, or jewels, just admire them and bury them again for me to recover.
Hey, I'm not proud Bottom line, you're looking for OP lost stuff
Apr 07, 2012, 01:14 AM
"Is that a Geiger Counter?"
I say: "I like to search for old coins".
America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.
Apr 07, 2012, 02:06 AM
I agree w/ you Casper, I use the word metal detecting when asking for permission to hunt their land and I like your key words of " I am into metal detecting " which implies that it is just a hobby which is exactly what it is and we hobbyists don't do this to get "rich", it is simply for our enjoyment and the curiosity in us.
Apr 07, 2012, 10:41 AM
When I ask for permission to hunt some ones land, I always say I am into Metal Detecting.
As Michigander Dan has said, Metal Detecting is just a Hobby.
It is a chance that you can hold a piece of History in your hand.
It is the chance of returning some thing of interest or value to its original owner.
Metal Detecting is not about profit.
Live to Hunt, Hunt to Live
Apr 07, 2012, 11:30 AM
I'm not too proud to say "yes" "I want to strike it Rich !", therefore yes I am a treasure Hunter !
Originally Posted by spartacus53
? Not even if I Caught a trout out of season,
or a dauphin, while fishing for shrimp.
No I am not into fishing, but I am into Hoarding. at least till I Can make some Big $$$$
Apr 08, 2012, 06:54 PM
My goal for 2012 is a dozen Walking Liberty Halves
I also say that Metal detecting is my hobby. Any implication of treasure will get a quick "NO" from the land owner.
I Dig Everything...Even Pull Tabs.
Apr 08, 2012, 07:11 PM
I always say Hi my name is so and so and my hobby is metal detecting. Would you mind me searching your property for some old coins? Now if I am at a place and approached by someone who is kicking me out, I say Im looking for loose change. Maybe they will feel sorry for me.
Apr 08, 2012, 08:23 PM
I say the same thing
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