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  1. #1

    Oct 2005
    GREENLAWN, NY (LONG ISLAND)
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    TREASURE HUNTING-GOOD FOR THE SOUL? YOUR OPINION!

    HELLO PEOPLE
    WAS RECENTLY DOING SOME RENOVATING FOR AN ANESTHESIOLOGIST (I AM A CONTRACTOR), WHOSE WIFE IS A PSYCHOLOGIST. AND WHILE WORKING THERE MANY INTERESTING CONVERSATONS ENSUED.
    WE SPOKE ON TOPICS RANGING FROM RELIGION TO POLITICS.
    ONE DAY WE WERE CHATTING ABOUT HOBBIES AND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF BEING INVOLVED IN ONE.
    SHE (THE PSYCHOLOGIST) MENTIONED THAT THE RIGHT HOBBIES CAN EVEN EXTEND A PERSONS LIFE DUE IN PART TO HOW MENTAL WELLBEING TRANSLATES TO PHYSICAL WELLBEING.
    SO I MENTIONED TO HER HOW ONE OF MY PASSIONS WAS METAL DETECTING..
    SHE WAS VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE SUBJECT SINCE SOMEONE IN HER FAMILY HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN METAL DETECTING.
    SHE ALSO MENTIONED THAT THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST TYPES OF HOBBIES SINCE IT EXPLORED AND CHALLENGED MANY IF NOT ALL OF THE HUMAN PSYCHE.

    SHE EXPRESSED HOW THE BENEFITS RANGED FROM LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE TO SHARPER COGNITIVE SKILLS.

    SO MY QUESTION IS WHAT ARE SOME OF THE POSITIVE RESULTS THAT Y O U EXPERIENCE?

    DANNYGEE
    DANNYGEE----DIG TILL IT HURTS!

  2. #2
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
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    Re: TREASURE HUNTING-GOOD FOR THE SOUL? YOUR OPINION!

    I am pretty stove up from an accident and I find I can get around a lot better if I get out and MD two or three times a week. Since I don't get around well, it gives me something to get out and do that isn't too strenuous. I can work at my own pace and rest if I need to. It keeps me from going stir crazy by just sitting around. I'm either going MDing or planning to go, cleaning my equipment, doing research, etc. Very good hobby both mentally and physically. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2006
    Houston, TX
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    Re: TREASURE HUNTING-GOOD FOR THE SOUL? YOUR OPINION!

    I think, like most things, it depends on how you handle it. If you obsess, other parts of your life can get neglected. If you take a well-balanced approach, it will continue to be a pleasurable, rewarding hobby for the rest of your life. Even if you do obsess over it and it dominates your life, it is a better and healthier activity than a lot of other potential activities someone could get involved in. The physical and mental benefits are numerous. I think that the hope, anticipation and thrill of the hunt could easily add a few years to your life. Good for the soul...without a doubt.

    HH!
    TBGO

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    Re: TREASURE HUNTING-GOOD FOR THE SOUL? YOUR OPINION!

    [b]Most definitely![b]



    It is for me!



  5. #5
    us
    Aug 2005
    NH
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    Re: TREASURE HUNTING-GOOD FOR THE SOUL? YOUR OPINION!

    Metal detecting and gardening are what saved my sanity when all the kids were young! Whenever they'd 'get to me'
    off I'd go, alone; and work thru the aggravation in the dirt... I'd always return MUCH calmer and able to deal. Especially when they hit those HORRIBLE teenage years.
    Something about digging in the dirt soothes my soul, for sure!
    HH
    When you get into a tight place and everything goes against
    you till it seems you could not hold on a minute longer,
    never give up then for that is just the place and time that
    the tide will turn.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  6. #6
    us
    Jul 2004
    Indy
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    Re: TREASURE HUNTING-GOOD FOR THE SOUL? YOUR OPINION!

    I have had a lot of different hobbies in my life, but I think I like this one best of all...
    What other hobby will let you get out of the house for awhile, then when you get home still enjoy what you have found, ID it, learn about it, and share it with your friends... Out of all the different ones I have had, I can't think of one them that has done all of that... It has definitely helped me...
    Good luck, & Happy hunting~

  7. #7
    us
    Random chance seems to have operated in our favor

    Oct 2004
    Oklahoma
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    Re: TREASURE HUNTING-GOOD FOR THE SOUL? YOUR OPINION!

    Like the above, here's a hobby that gives you exercise, a natural nerve tonic, an education, and also pays for itself. You can be a loner, a partner, or a family group-doesn't matter, we're all the same. We all have dirty fingernails.

  8. #8

    Oct 2005
    GREENLAWN, NY (LONG ISLAND)
    2-6000 di pros
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    Re: TREASURE HUNTING-GOOD FOR THE SOUL? YOUR OPINION!

    AMEN LEON
    DANNYGEE----DIG TILL IT HURTS!

  9. #9
    us
    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
    South Central Upstate NY in the foothills of the headlands
    Minelab Musketeer Advantage Pro w/8" & 10" DD coils/Fisher F75se(Upgraded to LTD2) w/11" DD, 6.5" concentric & 9.5" NEL Sharpshooter DD coils/Sunray FX-1 Probe & F-Point/Black Widows/Rattler headphone
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    Re: TREASURE HUNTING-GOOD FOR THE SOUL? YOUR OPINION!

    Ah, but what is good for your health is not necessarily good for your soul.

    The love of treasure [money] is the root of all evil.

    What is the sound of one side of a coin under a coil?

    I detect, therefore I am.

    I love this metaphysical stuff.
    Political correctness is facism pretending to be manners -- George Carlin

  10. #10
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
    10,747
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    Re: TREASURE HUNTING-GOOD FOR THE SOUL? YOUR OPINION!

    I wanted to add that believe it or not, MDing saved my life! Since I retired My wife said if I didn't get out of the house and out from under her feet she was going to kill me! Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  11. #11
    mx
    Nov 2004
    Alamos,Sonora,Mexico
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    Re: TREASURE HUNTING-GOOD FOR THE SOUL? YOUR OPINION!

    DANNYGEE

    ~~~~~~~

    HOLA RITA:

    Gee it is good to see you again, you are looking as beautiful as ever. I hope you aren't still angry because I stood you up ?

    Actually it wasn't my fault, my buddy came to my house all excited, he had just found a new untuched spot to detect - sheesh = what can a red blooded American guy do?.

    Before I could see you again and explain, Uncle Sam stuck me on a transort and shipped me out. I was unable to even telephone you sigh. will be bk sometime next year, can we pick it up again? I promise that if I have to break a date again to detect, I will call you first , OK?

    Oh, I will want to introduce you to my good friend Capt sossi when I get back, he can fill in if I am unable to keep a date..

    Till Eulenspiegle
    "I exist to live, not live to exist"

  12. #12
    us
    Apr 2005
    land of the free-taxed to death
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    Re: TREASURE HUNTING-GOOD FOR THE SOUL? YOUR OPINION!

    Great thread!! I agree that the physical and mental benefits are superb, not to mention the education I have given myself!!! You get to learn the history behind your hunts and may even know something about the people who lost them!!! This hobby is a big plus!!! Now to convince my wife
    HH All
    Greg
    Whites Matrix M6-QXT Pro

  13. #13

    Oct 2005
    GREENLAWN, NY (LONG ISLAND)
    2-6000 di pros
    48
    1 times

    Re: TREASURE HUNTING-GOOD FOR THE SOUL? YOUR OPINION!

    HEY
    DOES ANYONE GET WHAT REALDE TAYOPA SAID IN THIS THREAD?
    I DON'T

    DG
    DANNYGEE----DIG TILL IT HURTS!

  14. #14
    mx
    Nov 2004
    Alamos,Sonora,Mexico
    14,603
    11878 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: TREASURE HUNTING-GOOD FOR THE SOUL? YOUR OPINION!

    =DANNYGEE ]
    HEY
    DOES ANYONE GET WHAT REALDE TAYOPA SAID IN THIS THREAD?
    I DON'T

    DG
    \~~~~
    Geeze Danny, I thought that you were my old flame Rita Hayworth, sorry, but you did post her picture no?heheheheh.

    Till Eulenspiegle
    "I exist to live, not live to exist"

  15. #15

    Oct 2005
    GREENLAWN, NY (LONG ISLAND)
    2-6000 di pros
    48
    1 times

    Re: TREASURE HUNTING-GOOD FOR THE SOUL? YOUR OPINION!

    SORRY REALDE

    DIDN'T GET THE CONNECTION
    I THOUGHT YOU SENT THE EMAIL TO THE WRONG ADRESS.
    WAS WORTH A CHUCKLE

    HAVE FUN
    DG
    DANNYGEE----DIG TILL IT HURTS!

 

 
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