Learn how to prepare as a treasure hunter.

A treasure hunter needs to be prepared.

If you’re looking to break into the exciting world of modern day treasure hunting, you may be overwhelmed by the amount of information you find online. With all the equipment guides, local and federal laws and variety of places you can go hunting for treasure, it’s easy to become frustrated by the lack of simplicity in your newfound hobby. That’s why we’ve created this concise guide – for you, new treasure hunter.

Equipment

You’ll need all sorts of equipment for your treasure hunting adventures, especially if you’re in a remote area. This includes survival gear, such as a tent, flashlight and pre-prepared food. Depending on your hunting method, this could also mean bringing tools, such as metal detectors and scavenging gear, along with you. We recommend taking your metal detector, shovel, a change of clothes, rain gear and anything you need for survival on remote expeditions. If you’re looking for the perfect metal detector, our guide is a great place to start.

Hunting Laws

If you’re looking to hunt in a specific place, you obviously don’t need to read all the laws of treasure hunting. Instead, focus on the laws for that area. There may be rules about what you find, and they change all the time. Some places do not allow the use of metal detectors on public property without permission. Others don’t allow you to dig up anything over a certain age without getting a permit. You don’t want to get in trouble or have your treasure taken from you so make sure you know what you can dig for and where.

Expenses

Although hunting for treasure is a great way to supplement your income or even earn a living, there are some expenses associated with this hobby, especially if you’re just starting out. First, you’ll need to buy your equipment, and good metal detectors alone can get into the hundreds of dollars. If you don’t have any camping or survival equipment already, that’s another investment you’ll need to make. There can also be hefty travel expenses, such as airfare, rental cars, hotels and other costs you may not consider before you go off to hunt for goods.

If you’re looking to get into the exciting world of treasure hunting, register now. Our community of hunters can help you make the best equipment and location decisions, allowing you to turn your hobby into additional income!

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