I used to think that portable metal detectors were pretty cool. I think they are used mostly in the wrong places, like the beach and wherever it’s easy to get access to level ground. If I was going to use a metal detector I would go to some wooded area that looks like it might have once been used by some Indian tribe or maybe some pirates. Woods by the beach, that would be perfect. Lots of pirates probably buried their treasure in the woods by the beach.
Then I read this article in today’s Slate magazine. I guess I’ll take that future hobby off my list.