I’m m.a. shafer

Longtime Metal Detectorist and Author of the
QuickStart Guides for Beginners Series

Helping You Learn How To Become A Successful Metal Detectorist

Personal Lessons

Since I live in my RV, I can travel to pretty much any place to teach effective metal detecting techniques to beginners.

Read My Book

The first title in my QuickStart Guide Series, Metal Detecting for Beginners: 101 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started

Helping You Achieve Metal Detecting Success

Learn To Love Metal Detecting, One of the Most Portable and Rewarding Hobbies for Nomads!

Either through my presentations at RV events, my book, or personal classes, you can learn how to get started in the interesting, rewarding and just plain fun hobby of metal detecting. As a nomad, you’ll constantly be able to discover new and different places to hunt lost underground treasures!

Glossary – Vocabulary and Slang

What Kind of Treasure Hunter Do You Want To Be?

Equipment & Accessories

Finding Places to Hunt

Detecting Safety & Etiquette

Finds, Fun Stuff and Weird Things

Bonus Resources

“An excellent book whether you still need to pick out a metal detector or you’ve been at it a while. Very easy to read and understand, offers tips that might otherwise get missed and a must read for anyone interested in the hobby. This book has been needed in the detecting community for quite a while.”  – J. Johnson










“Just got back into metal detecting again and was looking for a start-up book to get me going. Very informative. Highly recommended for anyone taking up the sport for the first time, or needing a bit of a refresher course from being away from detecting for a while.”
– Mich

Don’t Wait Any Longer. Get Started Learning to Metal Detect Today!

Contact me about personal classes or buying my book.