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Treasure Hunting Wilderness Hunting – Color or Camo?

Close-up of Coins on Table

I have to admit that I am not the most social person in the world. I’m not one to walk up and start a conversation, especially with strangers. Nor am I one that relishes people coming up to me and starting a conversation, although I could be sociable when that occurs. But, usually it’s not a long conversation. When I’m walking around the’big city,’ I am going somewhere to do something, and’sitting around on a park bench chatting with the locals’ isn’t my thing. Nor do I stand out in a crowd… besides my elevation. I don’t dress to be seen. I don’t behave to get noticed. I do not intentionally draw attention to myself. It’s not that I have anything against being visible. I simply would rather’be in the background.’

Lots of this comes out in me when I’m working’in the field.’ I’m out there for a purpose… generally, treasure hunting, metal detecting, or prospecting for gold. When I’m concentrating on my activities, I don’t wish to be approached, especially if I’m wearing headphones (listening to the almost imperceptible changes in tone of my metal detector) or working around or under water for gold. I’m not paranoid, but in my experience, not everybody is friendly and with good intentions. I am leery of people I don’t know who approach me in the middle of nowhere, particularly if I am looking for or digging up valuables and some stranger walks up needing to know what I am doing. It’s not that I’m trying to hide either. If I were, I’d go into complete”stealth mode” (Bat Prevention). Thus, when I am”out and about,” I dress for success… my kind of success.

I cannot tell you how many times I go out in the woods only to find streams of people walking the trails dressed like they were trying to be spotted from space. Now, I am not saying there’s anything wrong in wearing neon colours, if that’s your thing. If communicating [some sort of] a style statement is part of your pleasure in getting out to the wilderness, by all means do it. As a treasure hunter, doing so has some inherent risks… particularly if you’re successful or perceived to be prosperous in your hunt.

While I look for clothes and gear for my treasure hunting (in all its forms) activities, I have a few basic criteria. First, it must be functional for what is needed. Second, it has to be”earth-toned,” or at a minimum,”not-flashy.” I decide to blend in. Camouflage is terrific. I have a good deal of camouflage”stuff.” But, camo is not mandatory. Dark orange (like an autumn”burnt orange”) – OK. If I’m going to wear it, carry it, or use it, I want it to NOT draw attention… to it or me.

One of the easiest items to spot is a bright non-natural color against a naturally colored background. Fortunately, there is a large choice of good quality garments and equipment that manufacturers make in earth-tones… many of which also come in bright colors (should you decide to do so). Fleece for warmth, Gortex for rain evidence, 400 Denier nylon for durability. All of these come in”subdued” colours. There are different technologies for contemporary fabrics besides these three, many of which are good. However, whatever it is, I choose’subdued.”

Now for one bit of contrary advice. Always… and I mean always… carry something that is blaze orange, signal red, or “very bright.” Why? If you get lost. If you’re marking a location for aircraft or rescue parties, you will need to have something they can easily spot. Keep it handy in the bottom of your rucksack, or carry a cut down version on your cargo pocket or a pouch on your canteen belt/knapsack. But, carry one.

The principal intent of getting out’in the woods” while treasure hunting is to have a excellent time. If part of that’great time’ is bringing people so that you can socialize and do some public education while working, by all means”Dress for Success.” If, however, you would rather not have audiences around watching you discover, dig, sluice, and find jewelry, coins, and gold, I recommend my type of”Dressing for Success.” So, here’s to seeing you (or not) out on the following treasure hunting adventure!

Sexuality of Violence and Other Human Predations

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Human sexuality appears to frighten most people, with a few exceptions among the more prone to creatively discoveries that are curious. In the individuation of personal liberty and liberation, bio-sexual development to more profound levels of understanding provide the foundation for a more uninhibited frame of transformation. For the bolder inquiry, on the forefront of human sexual behaviour research, as related to the scheme of anti-social behaviors, another philosophical perspective diverts from mainstream beliefs. Here, the”philosophical perspective” infers that outside the realm of the”hard sciences”, most other viewpoints are precisely that, a matter of opinion based on philosophy.

Unlike hard sciences like it chemistry, biology, physics, or astronomy, the”pseudosciences” as mentioned earlier, concentrate around philosophies of diverse perceptions. With respect to criminological programs, such is a matter of one opinion versus another, as the crime laboratory, or the forensic sciences apply scientific validation to credible evidence.

So called”schools of thought”, which might not be legal in an adversarial legal context, and fail to attain courtroom admissibility as clinically accepted, possibly bias or prejudice the investigative process. Within this psychodynamic collusion from multidimensional thought, the perpetrator willingly crosses societal boundaries where most draw defensive lines.

Psychosexual instigation, at the basis of human essence, since the proposal goes, in respect to counterproductive behaviors, will likely be within the perceptual framework of every action a person commits on Earth. Where some are willing to experiment by crossing the civic social demarcation, many aren’t for an assortment of self-serving reasons. Investigative viewpoints about people killing people span a diverse philosophical spectrum that encompasses diverse philosophies. Again, these remarks are based on theoretical points of view for scientific approval or validity require constant skeptical inquiry. The generalization is that killing a part of sexuality.

Killing, whether or not a metaphorical expression or actual infliction, humans are extremely interested in killing somebody or something. Self-destructive and deceptive, the human species can be quite cunning when it comes to the damage of another human, or animals and the environment. Why not then, take a broader viewpoint of inflicting death or destruction? Make the concept apply to the complete assortment of humankind’s malicious treatment of others, in addition to all life forms on Earth.

As a symbolic exhibition, various kinds of”killings” happen every day. In real portrayal, as in murder for instance, all manner of human destruction takes place across the world. Throw into this mix the perpetration of war, famine, disease, and pestilence. In this writing, the symbolic and real nature of killing takes on a huge selection of human actions. To use one’s imagination with an”open minded” standpoint, a diverse range of activities can be put on the scope and depth of murderous behavior.

From a narrower historic viewpoint, some may argue that a nation-state sanctions homicide as justifiable for numerous reasons. On an individual basis, a breach of the criminal laws occur when one person kills another, or most, for unlawful reasons. From those illegal degradations against fellow persons, there are many philosophical mitigations at the complexity of nature-nurture explanations. Of the many schools of thought that reflect more than a century of debate, the argumentation regarding the cause-effect dynamics remains complex. Often ignored is the related intricacy of human sexuality.

When some gambits of attempted explanation are quite adamant, opposing speculations are absolutely compelling. In an adversarial multisystem of jurisprudence, as the U.S., behavioral problems are constantly arguable, as competing perspectives can offer opposing view. Regardless of the perspective, compelling scientific validation remains elusive. Diverse and controversial, sometimes serious and frequently foolish, there are a number of”expert” opinions relative to the amative nature of causation.

For those in the pseudosciences, as criminology, sociology and psychology, egoistic intentions prevent serious diagnosis. In the simplistic to the complex, probable explanations concerning human species”sexualization” for murder array from the biblical to the medical. Yet nothing is exceptionally definitive or certain, as to any stretch of reasonable scientific substantiation. For over a hundred years into the present, the discussions rage on, and continue among a multifaceted diversity of viewpoints.

The inability of alleged”social scientists” to discover the one and only definitive causal link between mental activity and criminal atrocity remains mysterious. At any rate, nothing implied herein should be accepted without a healthy adult sense of rational skepticism. The presence of such widespread interpretations testifies to the fact that there’s not any simple answer. Concerning classical criminology, there’s absolutely no trouble free easy to comprehend elucidation that satisfactorily explains the salacious seduction toward murderous behaviours. Human thinking is very intricate. Yet, that has not prevented the self-promotion of one school of thought over another, as some claim a specious and often nebulous conjecture in the no so hallowed halls of academia.

Primarily, two major schools of thought present competing interpretations. These can be called the classical and positivistic viewpoints. Among the latter, there are numerous variations on the same theme. Some of these views are more intriguing than others are. As to the former, fundamental tenets ascribe the primacy of free will, individual culpability, rationality in cause-effect, actions based on self-interests, and premeditated choices. For those classicists, there are no explanations or mitigations, such as poverty, being poor, poor parenting, or other contrivances of socio-economic and political intrigue. Succinctly said, people commit crimes, and especially heinous crimes, to achieve gain over danger, with the goal of maximizing personal pleasure at the expense of others.

From other assorted schools of speculation, the contrived postures of academic orientation, absent real-world practitioner based experience, should be approached with a healthy sense of suspicion. Human killing and other competitive violence prone actions should invite the necessity of critical inquiry. As such, hedonistic tendencies for pleasures derived from antisocial actions infer the adverse alteration of a person’s sexuality. Translated into dangerous behavior, as in assaultive aggressiveness, violence can be said to mirror a perpetrator’s purposeful dysfunction concerning his or her sexual intricacy.

Everyone is free to believe whatever he or she so desires. That even reinforces the tenets of the classical, rational or alternative models of criminality. This writing could care less what someone else chooses to believe about human potential for violent behaviour. The focus stays within the frame of thinking processes as related to the freedom of choice.

Nonetheless, in this philosophical adventure, criminality, and by collusion human behaviour in general, is the deliberate complicity within the thinking processes, devolves illicitly with purposeful aims toward the salacious gratification by perpetration of counterproductive acts. From 1 investigation perspective at the national level, some investigators within a behavioral analysis unit have concluded similarly in one particular aspect of criminality concerning murders.

In this aspect of one viewpoint, that of”social psychology” as a theoretical construct,”lust murder” indicates what some consider an obviously apparent representation of sexual conflict, and suggests the aggressive action of powerful sexual aspects. To narrow the definition to fit a select set of homicidal inflictions, researchers provided that criminal behavior reflected a serious”sexual element” in the sequence of activities leading to the murder. Other investigators following a similar pursuit point to the concept of”erotophonophilia”, or achieving sexual pleasure by murdering another.

To bring the diversity of viewpoint down to a basic reference point, why limit the definitional criteria to those incidents in which the victim suffered physical mutilation of genitalia, crime scene posing or other bodily cuttings? It would seem appropriate to extend a wider depth in the entire scheme of criminogenic factors. Seemingly, one might read into the narrower focus that human sexuality is such a powerful element that is stays scary, taboo and upsetting to a lot of people, including researchers. This would be a fair concern in view of the fact that everyone brings biased self-interests, along with subjective validation, to each investigative endeavor.

By contrast provided here, the criminal event, in particular the homicidal actions, implies the extraordinary and diabolical nature of sexuality in varied devolving perpetrations. Maladaptive behavior reflects at the infliction of violent acts, perhaps what might be termed the”diabolis sexualis”, or novelty weaponized. Yet, in the previous perspective, a more restrictive framework narrowed the theoretical construct to indicate”lust murders” are limited by the indicators of”attacks on sex organs”. When that is observed, some might claim that the horrific commission reflects maladaptive sexuality. However, differing with that is a general sense that every murder is”maladaptive sexuality’.

The dysfunctional aspects of someone’s bio-sexual nature transitions from dream to ideation, to contemplation and then to intentional fact, is potency for horrific inflictions upon other people. As such, murderous behaviors are dedicated from the simple to the complex and cover a range of bizarre expressions. For the perpetrator, as a matter of acting upon purposeful satiation, every chance is likely. From cannibalism to necrophilia, there are no limitations as to the variations a individual can injure someone else. All of which are extraordinarily rational, premeditated and purposeful on the part of the perpetrator. Self-gratification pursues diverse kinds of behavior.

Nonetheless, the various assortment of theoretical formulations of one school of thought or another, pervade the societal landscape. From criminology into psychiatry, together with psychology, and throw in anthropology to sociology along the way, many have postulated an assortment of so-called”specialist” explanations. Of which, all boils down to an opinion, absent the sufficiency of scientific validation beyond any doubt. Which is to say, evidentiary authenticity demands more than an opinion based on alleged anecdotal conjecture. In the process, the depth of investigation typically remains within a superficial context of philosophical opinion.

However, undaunted the pseudosciences have been very successful in promulgating many different hasty generalizations, usually prefaced by fallacies of inference, which possibly influence public policy. Politicians and pundits aren’t the most dependable repositories of such conjecture. Because of this, such alleged”insights” aren’t always positive in character for the whole of society or the species in general. Unfortunately, pretending the presumption of understanding and wisdom is dangerous.

Regardless, many widely interpreted deterministic misconceptions about criminal behavior have become so ingrained in contemporary society, turning back a hundred years of socio-political influence by the pseudosciences is impossible. Mainstream society considers what it wants to think regards of evidence. In several college criminal justice textbooks for example, chapters on rape and murder, as well as others acts of violence, such as war, genocide, etc., at best present historic references of restricted subjective commentary. Any hint of anything closely connected to the prospect of a”seduction to crime”, or”malevolent novelty”, is barely mentioned.

Moreover, in the majority of research regarding the criminality of violence, subjectivity of the researchers tends to favor”typologies”, or”labeling” certain behaviors using a delineation toward a narrower specificity of specific behaviours. Influential naturally, are previous works that encourage primarily anecdotal recitations. Additionally, there’s frequently an effort to separate behaviors, or otherwise subdivide human activities into categories instead of pursue a wider perspective on the”sexuality of criminality”.

As a holistic sense, the integration of a totality of individual, wherein the biological character is not distinct from the psychic intricacies offers a universal conception of cause and effect. As an example, in a study conducted in 2003 and presented in a journal on human behaviour, the authors sought to compartmentalize the issue of”sexual homicide” as part of a specific scheme of behavior within the context of a particular sort of psychopathic offender. Instead of a portion of the whole, the act becomes different.

Accordingly, in a more constricted or more rigorous pattern, whereby”lust and cruelty” become pleasurable extensions away from the offender, the intention appears to take homicidal dreams as some kind of deterministic externality abnormal to the person.

For a more comprehensive conceptualization of human violence, it seems applicable that a generality could be constructed that includes all manner of criminality. Specifically, the novelty of homicide would be applicable to all forms of violence and express the primal reality of the individual. As to murder, to say that killing is an expression of sexuality, or the pleasurable expression of willful thinking procedures, are a more feasible in the continuing studies of human character and related criminality.

Much conjecture that permeates society with misleading claims about human criminality tend to fall within the framework of a sociological perspective, or a kind of psychological determinism contrived by external motivating factors. Externalities of cause-effect typically deflect into the superficiality of simplistic ideas arguing excuses for criminal behavior. A”single theory”, or”singular notion” of what caused the violent inclinations often manifest in hasty generalization. Sometimes cleverly disguised these include the usual”demonic possession” speculations in a contemporary context. Sexuality remains scary, confusing and mysterious for most people.

For all the pretenses and fakery of transparency, openness and alleged high educational statuses, discussing the sexual nature of people is a sensitive topic for most people. In a collegiate setting by way of example, were an expectation of open discussion and critical analysis may be anticipated, the most confusing, misunderstood and suppressed topic of inquiry usually comes up around issues of sensuality. Nevertheless, the requirement of scientific inquiry concerning illicit behaviors, particularly in cases of violence, necessitate the evaluation of sexual motivations. Data is critical.

Within the area of criminology, where real science crosses paths with”pseudoscience”, or the more comfy term,”soft sciences”, philosophy tries to assess the behavioral implications together with a scientific foundation for forensic analysis. The latter of course refers to those incidents of criminality where physical evidence is needed to prove a case. Crime scene investigation requires scientific validity. By contrast, the philosophy is the specific school of thought of the criminal justice practitioner, such as the various fields of criminology, psychology and sociology to mention a few.

Oftentimes, problems arise when”soft core philosophy”, say in a subset of psychology by way of instance, tries to be”hardcore science” as in a real science. An opinion that can’t be proved by scientific investigation, say by a blood test, or an x-ray, is essentially someone’s opinion. In a court, remarks are arguable. In addition, counter to the accepted mainstream philosophies pretending to be one of the sciences, the key is in the foundational stages of the thinking processes. Such matters of”mind” versus natural physiology stay elusive. Philosophical inquiry brings with it individual prejudice by means of subjective validation. Regrettably, specious conjecture is easily accepted.

From fruition to infliction, choices are made because of individualized prurient initiation of desirable self-gratification, for gainful purposes in an assortment of personal interests. While the”novelty of violence” is found in a number of criminal studies, the sexuality of ideation in general isn’t a prolific stage of discourse. From fantasy to fruition, with purposed intention through determined attention, it’s suggested herein that the sexuality within each person is the instigation in violence perpetration. For many, it is too scary to have an open discussion about any aspect of human sexuality. Due to the Immaturity that reigns important in society, in-depth discussion is challenging. You can find more information at