Late last summer a National Geographic product rep contacted me and asked to work together. I jumped all over that, because, it’s National Geographic and we love that brand! Shortly after they sent me their National Geographic Pro Series Metal Detector and Sand Scoop with Shovel set my PR rep ghosted me and I haven’t heard from him again! I REALLY wanted to share this product though and I’ll tell you why. My kids have obsessed over those metal detecting shows they watch on the History and Discovery channels, but so many metal detectors are just junk. We have purchased cheap metal detectors in the past and every single time they ended up in the trash. We were always afraid to invest in a nice one because no one we knew had any knowledge about metal detectors! So let me share our experience with you!
Take a Closer Look – Unboxing the National Geographic Metal Detector:
Adventures with our Metal Detector:
What We Found Metal Detecting at the Beach:
We found fishing lures, rusty nails, a few coins, and all sorts of metal trash pieces. Make sure when you’re detecting to bring two ziploc bags – one for trash and one for treasures!
Check out this MAGNETIC SAND at a California Beach!!!:
Metal Detecting in our Backyard:
Tips for Metal Detecting with Kids:
*1 bag for treasure + 1 bag for trash
*ALWAYS wear shoes!
*Set rules and boundaries!
*Never leave an open hole – always fill it in!
*Understand the rules & request permission as needed.
*NEVER touch anything dangerous (needles, guns, etc.)
*You can’t always keep your finds (historical significance, etc.)