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  1. (s)he seems to have quite a passion for stashing TBs away in the same unpublished cache three TBs and two Geocoins (none belonging to him/her) have gone to the same black hole by the looks of it
  2. This appeared on one of our caches near Stratford upon Avon: This should come as no surprise really as we DO always try and set quality caches
  3. Just re-read what you said. Don't worry about that. 20ft accuracy displayed on the screen. That's pretty good conditions actually and is not nearly as bad as it sounds. My gripe in the earlier post was that even with a claimed 20ft accuracy is still about 40 to 60 foot different to the Mio M
  4. Which Etrex is it? Our original Etrex Yellow we bought March '07 was really good. The replacement one they sent us later in the year is an unusable pile of cack. I have my suspicions that they detuned (or whatever) the lower spec ones to get people to buy the 'H' instead We call it the Aproximator and is only used to feed a signal to the laptop or when raining and to lead us to the approximate location gz at which point we'll switch to the Mio. A few months ago we bumped into a pair of newbe cachers who had just given up looking for their first cache. Their etrex was taking them to the other side of the field whereas we just went straight to it. The didn't log their find and I suspect that they just gave up there and then. Shame really. M
  5. Notices change more rapidly than the gravestones! Means the cache placer has to keep an eye on things... We set a multi last year which involved getting numbers off a notice about max height for gravestones etc. (No walking round and round the graveyard half a dozen times looking for random graves) The notice was dated 1973 so we assumed it would be fairly permanent. Within a couple of weeks it had gone!
  6. Does this thread help? http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=185405
  7. You can if you want. Our lad wanted his own ID (drempels) so he could log some caches on his own when he goes to scout camp. He worked b***** hard to find caches with us including clambering through gorse bushes etc for the the odd YOSM with never so much as a complaint. Our daughter will have her own ID shortly but she has already said that she will only retrospectively log virtuals, webcams, earthcaches and a few physical ones which were particularly memorable...
  8. Yes, I always clear the marks before loading new ones. I only load just over 500 marks at a time. I've done nothing different to what I always do It takes 9 minutes for MM to load now. M
  9. Ah! You had me in a panic then! We're contemplating a name change once I've got an id set up for our daughter. Our son has his own ID now so he can log his own finds without us. M
  10. Grrrr! It's dire! We've spent hours trying to log today's finds. It's a joke! M
  11. Thanks for the replies. I left it churning away while we had lunch and then it seemed OK. Unfortunately, by then it seemed too late to bother doing the fifty mile drive to the area we had planned to go to. MM ruined my day! OK, it's my own fault really for not sorting it all out in advance
  12. I removed teh memory card from the Mio to load html files to it using a card reader on the PC. MM was running at the time. I've put the card back in the Mio and now MM just hangs when loading a map. I've reset the mio (three times) reinstalled mm on the Mio (twice) copied over a new map segment Still just hangs when I select a map to load Any ideas? Thanks M
  13. I know this has been debated before, but I think getting clues from gravestones should be prohibited UNLESS it is a grave of an important/famous person even if the final cache itself is located outside the churchyard. We did a multi recently which involved getting dates from random graves and we felt VERY uncomfortable when two obviously recently bereaved members of public arrived to visit a nearby grave. I know the cache setters should use common sense but frankly, some don't!
  14. Well done for getting on the show Geo.Kitten! Luckily you were on early so heard it before I had to go out. D
  15. I've answered my own question - http://www.yosm.co.uk/ Yup! The magical moving trigpoint virtual I've installed the script but how do I run it? (I'm not familiar with greasemonkey scripts ) Thanks
  16. Have you compared your gps reading to anyone else's? Our Etrex is soo bad it's unusable for geocaching (apart from giving a rough approximation as to distance and direction)
  17. We were holding off doing them until the loop was closed. Any recommendations where the safest place to park would be to do the whole loop?
  18. Does anyone know of a GSAK Macro which creates YOSM stats? Thanks
  19. I've been playing with the FindStatGen3 macro and it appears to need an entire list of finders loaded to gsak for the 'Owned Caches Statistics' section. What's the easiest way of getting hold of that data? Thanks
  20. Being well within the top 500 worldwide is pretty impressive! Well done! Top 200 before the end of the year maybe...
  21. There's nothing in particular that I need to know at the moment, it's just nice to browse these sort of things Thanks
  22. Cows are our number 1 fear/hate. They are inexplicably drawn to the dogs. Mrs D was bitten by a spider while out caching though. During a recent trip to Germany/Holland we were very wary of ticks though. I don't know just how how bad the risk is but an awful lot a caches have the tick warning attribute...
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