Well, first off I'm going to be honest. Reading your digging posts makes me a very unhappy camper. Why? Because us fellows from this side of the ocean don't have any dig locations! It just seems so thrilling to make that find. If I took a day trip to a battleground and found a mess kit I would be overjoyed, and you guys dig up wheelbarrows full of relics! I would very much like to take place in these things, but how can I go about that cheaply? A trip to Europe is expensive, and . I really don't want to sell my finds to pay for these trips, but it kind of seems like that's what I'd have to do, and what is the point of that?
So, is there any way to get to mainland Europe with little money or time? Or are there any places in the United States to dig? Not really interested in the Civil War, but I have heard of guys digging on old artillery ranges.
And, how much is there really left to find? I mean, if I wait three more years until I graduate high school, am I gonna be able to dig up fair numbers of items like you guys, or am I just gonna find bits of shrapnel?
Sorry that I sound so new to this. Sort of my introduction to digging. I do a bit of metal detecting at local river low point, but generally get soda cans, spent cartridges left by hunters, and rusty junk.