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  1. Yeah, zap the first one. Sounds a bloomin' cheek to me! Unless your original one was a particularly unusual container and part of the challenge is to identify an object as being the cache in which case delete all subsequent logs and contact them to explain why Mark
  2. We saw the coin at the Shropshire 2007 event but didn't 'Discover it' as I am unsure what is meant by wheelchair accessible. When I set one of our puzzle caches I originally set the terrain as 1 but changed it to 1.5 when Lactodorum asked me if it was wheelchair accessible. To be honest I don't know if it is or not. Does it just mean that the track to it is accessible by a wheelchair user unassisted? Or does the cache have to be within easy reach of someone in a wheelchair unassisted?
  3. Needless to say, we took a shorter route as Beeline said the cache was only about 8 miles away.
  4. We use TomTom (on the Mio P550) to get close to caches. The thing that irritates me is the choice between 'Fastest Route' and 'Shortest Route' The other day we selected fastest route and it was a good ten miles longer than the shortest route which had an estimated journey time of an extra minute! How about a 'Common Sense Route' option?
  5. Team Caracache's DNF logs make a good read Here's a couple we've happened across: Here and here Strange... they always speak very highly of our caches....
  6. If only everyone thought that way... We went to a cache the other day which had had half a dozen DNFs spread over several months and had still not been checked or disabled
  7. So are they physically placed somewhere or do you just shuffle up to someone and say, "Psst! Fancy discovering a geocoin?" I you look at listings for events that have already happened, there are still TBs listed; why's that? I suppose all will become apparent...
  8. We're possibly going to our first Event Cache at the weekend and there's one or two things that puzzle us. How does this dropping off TBs and Geocoins at event caches work? Numerous trackables have been logged as dropped but ....er... howcome? Thanks
  9. Sorry to hear about your recent loss. We lost a camera out caching and we were gutted! Anyway, to answer your question we use a Mio P550 Software: TomTom 6 (whole of europe edition) to get from 'A to B' Memorymap OS edition - whole of uk , for the final leg Beeline to list waypoints etc and to display the gpx details as a web page. This also has an arrow but we don't use it. 'Switch' an essential little app for switching between apps Port Splitter - So I can run beeline,MM and TT all at the same time I have the three external buttons on the P550 assigned to switch,beeline and memorymap oh and GSAK on the home PC Use Lordelphs Lovely Icons for MemoryMap and this: http://gsak.net/board/index.php?showtopic=1483 to export GSAK to TomTom points of interest. It all took a while to set up but it's worth it in the end Good Luck!
  10. Take a Labrador: Perfect cover and great company On several occasions we've pretended to be looking for the dogs' ball while grunging around in a hedge Having a dog is a godsend for service station motorway mayhem caches
  11. It's like you're reading my mind!!! We have had this on our own caches. We go to a lot of trouble to specify a parking area which would then offer the most pleasant/safest route to the cache so it's REALLY ANNOYING when people ignore this, take a shorter route and then complain about flytipping, mud, walking along busy roads etc.
  12. That's a good idea! Thanks for the historical info as well
  13. I hadn't noticed that option had gone. I found them virtually unusable anyway and always just use the GPX files with Beeline.
  14. Surely we're not alone in being irritated by 'calling cards' that get left in caches. A couple of older caches we did yesterday in the Buxton area were stuffed full of them and they just get in the way.
  15. A month has passed now since the last lot of flooding so why there still so many caches set next to rivers/streams that have not been disabled or even checked on? We had yet another fruitless trip yesterday and it's getting tiresome
  16. Hmm....not V5 then. I just need to have an image really - a bit like the OS Map Legend file that is supplied with the MM Mark
  17. OK, I'm highjacking my own thread here but is there a way to load a partial set of waypoints into MM on the pda and transfer more to be loaded in later? Does this make sense? For example, when planning a day out I'll set a pocket query for the destination and surrounding area but also do one for the route. It would be handy if I could load just the route ones for the journey and then just the destination area when we arrive. Is this possible? (Apart from taking a laptop with us )
  18. Naming the chunks is not a problem. I just overtype the default "from 1:50k GB" or whatever it is, when exporting. I normally just call it by the name of whichever town is in the middle. eg, Telford area, Birmingham area but this way I must be getting lots of overlapping and it's still a pain when trying to decide which map to load when stitting at home trying to plan a raid Mark
  19. The whole of the UK requires about 3.5 Gb The version I have is whole of uk (regions 1-6 if I remember rigtly) but they are not listed on the disc like that, it's just one big lump.
  20. At the moment I transfer visible portion of map from PC memory map software to the Mio for an area we intend visiting. This means I have an increasing number of sections on the mio probably overlap a lot. I'm considering creating a more organised set of chunks but I would like to make a sort of reference page (a bit like the sort of think you get inside a road atlas) to enable me to identify easily which chunk of map I need to load Is this possible? Thanks Mark (part of Delta68)
  21. Wow! I didn't even know wap.geocaching.com existed! We've looked up details on the normal site using a mobile phone and it's really tedious... Mark
  22. There is Wi-Fi but it's not available for general use. I thought about using the Mio P550 talking to the mobile phone via Bluetooth but I couldn't even get the webcam image to display on the Mio when it was connected straight to a pc. Plan B was to write a program to do screen grabs at short intervals. (I think JimJinks did something similar) This worked fine on my work pc but kept crashing at home and I didn't want to risk a wasted journey In the end I just asked a colleague (whom I introduced to geocaching and has done a grand total of 1) to do a screen grab and I phoned him up when we were there. I wanted a picture of just the dogs on GZ but it was a bit too busy...
  23. wrighty is the obvious choice for GLOUCESTERSHIRE but if he is not available, we are regulars to Gloucestershire and would be willing to place a cache for that county if there are no other takers. (We are actually on the edge Warwickshire bordering Worcestershire)
  24. Do you cheat at patience? When playing one of the many one-person card games do you make illegal moves in order to win? Yes? No? What would be the point if you're only cheating yourself? By now you are probably thinking, "What on earth is this muppet wittering on about now?" We did our first webcam cache yesterday and when we came to log it I was amazed at how many people logged photos which aren't actually webcam images! Sorry, but I just don't see the point.....
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