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5 Items That Make Metal Detecting Easier and More Enjoyable (But Are Not Absolutely Necessary )

5 Items That Make Metal Detecting Easier and More Enjoyable (But Are Not Absolutely Necessary )

In my last post I listed the Top Three Pieces of Gear Vital to Metal Detecting.  Here I listed, in order the equipment that every metal detectorist should have and why they were so vital.

Those items were:

  1. Hand Held Metal Detector
  2. Pinpointer
  3. Digging Tool

Although there is some flexibility with these items in terms of brands, features, etc., most metal detectorists will agree these three items are necessary tools to find buried metal effectively.  From there, you can add countless tools to your repertoire.  For some of these items, each one adds another element of efficiency.   The more quality the gear, the more effective you will be at recovering more treasure and less trash....

FAQ: What Gear do I Need to Get Started Metal Detecting?

FAQ: What Gear do I Need to Get Started Metal Detecting?

Probably the most common question I get from new metal detectorists or those interested in getting started is, “Okay, what do I need?”  Note the emphasis on the word “need”.  This is because the sky is the limit.  You can spend as much as you want on all of the fancy gear.  You can rack up a quite costly bill for a metal detector with all of the bells and whistles your ears can withstand.  In my opinion, to be a successful metal detectorist, it is simply not necessary.

“The best piece of advice I can give a new metal detectorist is:  The guy (or gal) who digs the most holes wins.”

Then, I continue on with other advice that will help them succeed.... 

FAQ: Where Do I Start When Metal Detecting an Old Farmstead or Homestead?

FAQ: Where Do I Start When Metal Detecting an Old Farmstead or Homestead?

As you may have seen on our YouTube Channel, we really like to metal detect around farmsteads and homesteads that date in the 1800’s to early 1900’s.  This is most likely due to the fact that, besides old ghost towns, this is about the most exciting metal detecting that can be had around here. Regardless of where you are limited to metal detecting, if you are hunting the site correctly, you can increase your odds of recovering a worthwhile item.
How to Get Permission to Metal Detect a Property - Approaching an Owner or Property

How to Get Permission to Metal Detect a Property - Approaching an Owner or Property

Don't Be Afraid to Ask For Permission Metal Detecting.  If You Never Ask For Permission, You Most Certainly Won't Get It!  But, Don's Ignore The Signs!

I’ve always been a shy noninvasive type of person but when it came to metal detecting I couldn’t be. Gathering permissions is the most important part after research when it comes to detecting because well simply put, it’s illegal to trespass and that’s the last step you have to go through before you get access to the history in the ground! It can be extremely intimidating. Especially people that are just starting out and venturing away from the public spots. I would suggest reaching out to family and friends first and see if they have old property or if they know someone who owns old property. That is a great first step because you might be surprised what people can get you access to. But if you're past all of that and are ready to start knocking doors, here is some helpful advice....