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  1. #46
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    Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogeyman View Post
    Negativity here? Just remember, some comments come off as negative typed out without the tone & inflection of speech. Gawd knows this has happened to me a lot! Sounds good to your head & fingers but the world takes it different. If you're talking the hobby in general, look around you! The world is getting more & more negative. No matter what hobby or activity you choose there's going to be a herd of negative folks following you. You sound like a good person to me, so I have to ask Why worry? You're up researching learning detecting out in the fresh air getting exercise. That's more than most of the other folks! Do you really give a flip what the negative folks think to let them get you down? "You just have to have fun with it!"

    You got that right! I think some folks read everything as if it were a transcript in a court case. Must be utterly boring in their head. Sorry if that sounds negative.
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  2. #47
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    Quote Originally Posted by hadite81 View Post
    All better now, thanks Tom.

    A canned hunt or I guess a seeded hunt, where an organization or club charges a fee to hunt planted silver coins/tokens for prizes.
    I guess if you feel lucky (well, do ya punk?) you can win some great prizes. I was just amazed at the cost to enter such events.
    Silver would add up, based on spot price so you could break even I guess.
    It seems that you had a brush with life at an age where one is getting comfortable, and having a life changing health issue does change the way one thinks.
    Going to a canned hunt is competitive trying to win a prize, get the money back, lots of people doing the same-I relate it to stress.
    Everyone has their own reason for doing the hobby, and I'm sure that you had great reasons of doing it in the first place, and there must a great reason for you to be questioning if you should try it again.
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  3. #48
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    I have to wonder why anybody would care what people say on a forum to decide if a hobby is "worth getting in to". I never felt the need to read all the fishing forums before picking up my rod and taklebox, or suss out the tone of posts from other hunters before taking my rifle into the woods.

    The only thing that matters is WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?
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  4. #49
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    Urban detecting for clad coins is a waste of time unless you are REALLY good at it, and even then it struggles to pay for gas and batteries.

    If you have access to older sites, then - if you also have a keen interest in local history and such - it can be very rewarding in terms of local knowledge and perhaps even some valuable finds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadite81 View Post
    2007 at the age of 44, found I had a hole in my heart, emergency open heart surgery 3 days later...
    Took about 2 years to fully recover, lost interest in all my hobbies. Facing mortality sometimes does that....

    Anyhoo... I do enjoy the hobby, loved it before. I may have come across a bit negative, but not my intention.
    Thanks to those that pointed the above aspect out. I knew the answer before I posed the question, just took a "verbal" kick in the pants to open my eyes.

    I will be attending the meeting of our local club in February ( used to be a member) and plan on going to Temple, TX treasure show in April.
    Well then... having been running on a " second chance in life" , I can say that if detecting interests you again ,must try it to tell if it is worth it today.
    Kept fun and treated like a simple pleasure you enjoy it instead of stress or hard labor.....

    Some time-out/ breaks taken to soak up the scene ,or environment, can be great moments not experienced at home on a picture screen.
    A too strong whiff of lilac in bloom ,or a manure spreader ,or a diesel truck ....almost distracting you....again.
    As can an occasional recovery that stands out to you alone ,regardless of $$ value ; get in the way of your " hunt".
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  6. #51
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    I love the hobby of detecting,,I wouldn't trade for anything else,the problem is it's a lot of so called detectist that mess it up for all of us not filling their holes in,detecting without permission,ect. Don't give up on it there are still cool places to hunt

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    Tommy

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    ill buy your old detectors ive been out with people who spend a day or 2 detecting and quit cause they dont find silver or gold i love the thrill of what you might find the next beep ill go 4 to 5 times and just find clad And be just as excited the next time at what i might find it takes a certain kind of person ya got it or ya dont
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    This is an addiction!!! There is no cure!!! And it only gets worse!!!!! KEEP PLUGGIN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!

  8. #53
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadite81 View Post
    2007 at the age of 44, found I had a hole in my heart, emergency open heart surgery 3 days later...
    Took about 2 years to fully recover, lost interest in all my hobbies. Facing mortality sometimes does that....

    Anyhoo... I do enjoy the hobby, loved it before. I may have come across a bit negative, but not my intention.
    Thanks to those that pointed the above aspect out. I knew the answer before I posed the question, just took a "verbal" kick in the pants to open my eyes.

    I will be attending the meeting of our local club in February ( used to be a member) and plan on going to Temple, TX treasure show in April.
    Well in that case WELCOME BACK!

    P.S. Iím so so happy you made a full recovery

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    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason in Enid View Post
    I have to wonder why anybody would care what people say on a forum to decide if a hobby is "worth getting in to". I never felt the need to read all the fishing forums before picking up my rod and taklebox, or suss out the tone of posts from other hunters before taking my rifle into the woods.

    The only thing that matters is WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?
    You know i never did know why people care what people say on forum's .
    ".. Let no one know what , when , or where ..'

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    Rook

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    Have someone hide your detector and your problem will go away.

  11. #56
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    Well as a water detectorist how can it ever be not worth it! I swing my detector as I enjoy the eye candy and finding stuff is a double bonus. LOL
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    A good partner goes a long way to make the outings great!!
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    The mpre people out there detecting means less for us to FIND !!!
    Only TWO things in the world that spook my horses THINGS THAT MOVE and THINGS THAT DON'T MOVE !!!

 

 
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