How to Get Started Metal Detecting

Metal detecting is becoming a popular hobby for good reason. It’s not only easy to get started, but it is also fun and it can be a great way to get exercise. It’s fun for older kids and adults and can be done alone or with someone else. There’s no preparation or training needed to learn metal detecting.

The metal detector is the only special equipment you will need. Selecting which on you need is a personal preference, so be sure to read reviews before purchasing. Make sure it is comfortable to hold and not too heavy to carry for long periods. Most metal detectors have adjustable shafts so you can set adjust the height for comfort.

Metal detecting can be a great way to get exercise and enjoy nature. Be sure to have comfortable, close toe shoes for safety. Wear clothing that will be comfortable for long walks and appropriate for the weather that day. Before going out to look for treasure with your new metal detector, it is advised to read the manual. Practice using your metal detector at home and learn how to make adjustments as needed.

Metal detecting can be a fun hobby, but it does take patience and persistence. With more and more people taking up metal detecting as a hobby, it’s getting harder to find a lot of treasures. Try going to beaches and parks when other people aren’t there even if it’s in the winter. In fact, the off seasons and winter can be the best time to go looking for things other people may have missed.


One Response to “How to Get Started Metal Detecting”

  1. patty
    15. Sep, 2010 at 3:35 am #

    I picked up metal detecting last year with my husband and love it. Vey relaxing.

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