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  1. Mark mentioned he'd posted about my bite/sting on here, I told myself I wasn't going to read the thread ………Well here I am, I've read it and now wishing I hadn't - thankfully my finger is much better this morning ..... apart from the itching Donna
  2. We went to check out a local point of interest today that we used to frequent regularly as muggles but haven't been there for a couple of years, Mrs D worked nearby years ago and had mentioned wanting to set a cache there for a while, it has excellent views but the area was littered with broken bottles and rubbish, obviously an after dark hive of activity, a real pity because it would have made a great cache location but there's no way we were going to set one there. This seems to be a growing problem.
  3. Last night, just as it was getting dark we revisited a local cache to make a note of some bonus co-ords we'd forgotten to get on our first visit. Anyway, as Mrs D replaced the cache in the bush/tree thing she got stung by something. There was no sign of any bee/wasp etc nor stinging nettles. She said that it felt like a bee-sting but the discomfort seems to last a lot longer. I assumed it had been a drowsy wasp or something. Anyway, today she asked on another forum somewhere about stings and someone (from the UK) suggested it might have been a spider! I wasn't aware that any spiders bit people in this country but I remembered that I did see a spider whizz back up its thread when I shone the torch into the bush. Further investigation today (always a bad idea) leads me to think she might have been bitten by a False Widow. The symptoms seem to fit the bill. Anyone else (UK only please) experienced this Thanks edited to add: Oh yes, we're in Warwickshire
  4. A new local cache, for which I should have got notified, was published this morning but there was no email. Mrs D didn't receive an email either (different notification, different email address) Thanks
  5. Planning a 'The Lock' ? Sorry, can't help in your search...
  6. That's wierd! My version of EasyGPS (2.3.8) doesn't have that GeocacheID column.. With regards to the G only being dropped sometimes, we usually pick from the 'nearest' list in the etrex rather than searching through the lists
  7. It's the repeated freeze/thaw that destroys things not just the length of time below freezing
  8. Are you outside? Also, it can take quite a while to find a signal sometimes...
  9. I don't really understand what you mean. I use GSAK for loading data into the Mio, but I use EasyGPS along with my .vbs script for the Etrex. I don't use EasyGPS from anything other than loading data to teh Etrex so just having the waypoint code tweaked is fine for me. Mark
  10. Thanks for the reply FollowMeChaps. We set a cache earlier in the week with we think will be OK and have set the accessible attibute. It's only a cache and dash really.
  11. OK, I've fixed that... I've changed the link to a page on the site with a link
  12. Our Etrex only handles waypoint codes up to 6 chars long. This is a pain as geocache codes are now 7 chars long and the codes get truncated overwriting each other. To combat this problem I wrote a simple .vbs file to remove the leading 'G' from codes with 7 characters and being the nice kind people that we are, we thought others might find it useful Click here to download it Save it to your desktop or somewhere handy and run it by dropping a .gpx or .loc file on to it (or a shortcut to it) It will create a new file with the word 'fixed' inserted into the filename. I'd be pleased to know if anyone else finds it useful... Thanks Mark
  13. Good Point!! There's a cache near us which we've had three attempts at but is fiercely guarded by a bunch of bolshy bovine beasties.
  14. Thanks for that. Shame it's not a physical cache... OK I'll come clean What I want to set is a cache to be called: Not Motorway Mayhem M96 A 35mm film canister somewhere along the M96 motorway I think it would be a great location - looks like a Motorway Mayhem cache but isn't If anyone fancies trying to get permission, go for it!! I've started drafting a letter but the usual "CITO" benefits to land owners etc don't really apply.....
  15. Which one is that? Is it still active? Might be useful to quote when seeking permission... Thanks
  16. Thanks for the replies. To make this a bit clearer, the place I have in mind is within the grounds of a college so it would be accessible to the 500 or so people who attend the college plus relatives and staff. Obviously only a few of these would be geocachers, the rest of the public would probably have to wait until an open day. I don't know this for sure though as I have never visited the place in person, but I have seen their website It might be that the facilities are open to the public at other times but I am imagining a 'worse case' at the moment. I am also currently crafting a grovelling letter seeking permission The location is so unique that it would be too good an opportunity to miss
  17. Hmm... the place I have in mind has open days which are free admission, has no commercial or religious interests. I'm pretty sure it meets all other guidelines. This will probably not come to anything anyway , which would be a great shame, as it would be a great location; unique in many ways but familiar in others
  18. I've got yet a great idea for a cache but it will be on land only accessible to people connected with the place (quite a few people are) or on annual open days when it is open to the public Would this sort of restriction allowable? It would be a film canister micro to prevent any jokers leaving trackables there I will of course seek full permission from the land owners before setting a cache, but I just wanted to check that it would get approval from the mods first Thanks Mark
  19. We just got our first log deletion notice for a DNF: I thought we were being quite kind really Name of cache can be supplied on request
  20. Oh yeah, I hadn't noticed that owners of trackables could see the tracking code. We did email the owner but got no reply/repsonse
  21. A couple of weeks ago we were out caching and lost a bumbag (it was accidentally left on the roof of the car ) containing, amongst other more valuable items, a geocoin we had just picked up an hour or so earlier. We had not made a note of the tracking number so cannot move it from the cache inventory to the UK TB Graveyard. Can this be done by anyone else? What does marking an item as 'missing' (by the cache owner) do to it? Thanks Mark
  22. There's also the 'Station to Station' series by Team Balders
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