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Metal Detecting: Starting With The Hobby Early
Let's face it, for some, the hobby of metal detecting is a passing fancy, a fad, one that fades often, faster than the sheen of our shiny, new metal detectors. But, for the rare few, it's a curiosity and passion that sticks with us pretty much for the rest of our lives.
Some of us who started out treasure hunting and metal detecting at a young age find this out to be the truth. The hobby just gets in your bones early enough and you just can not shake it.
Even though metal detecting often suffers a bad reputation or poor press-often misunderstood by the public because of its voluntary nature-with hobbyists often bundled together and stereotyped as usually harmless and geekily weird, we are actually a varied bunch. Aside from falling into four different hunting groups: the mineral hunter, the beachcomber, the coin shooter, and the relic hunter; we're people who come from different walks of life. We have other interests outside of metal detecting and usually, hold other jobs.
Why are we so into the hobby? What's not to like? For people who know what they're doing, they can really-and do-earn some extra (literally) coin! And some of these coins that they have managed to find have been worth a bit of money. But, that, to the true hobbyist, is gravy. That is just a bonus. The reward of the hobby is the act itself. The enjoyment of being out there hunting is to many of us, reward in itself. The enjoyment of being able to take out our metal detectors and stay out and explore is more than half the fun.
Naturally, no metal detecting enthusiast will say no to a find. We all love discovering and recovering stuff. Whether they are valuable or just old-still valuable in a sense, but nothing that can possibly be sold for a lot of money.
It is also best for everyone to get some hobby. Many people feel that having a hobby is not for them however it has been confirmed by several experts that having a hobby is extremely necessary for the well-being of any individual. Choosing a hobby like metal detecting is both fun and profitable.
So, when Christmas rolls around the corner and the next generation starts trailing us around on these hunts and starts begging us for their own metal detectors, we know that the cycle has begun again.