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  1. My wife hasn't used her Explorist GC in a couple of months (busy) and today it won't start up. Fresh batteries, reset button and no action. Any hints, button combos to reset system??
  2. I am leaving for training until Christmas, and I would like to disable the emails I get when someone finds my caches. I will have very limited internet time, and I really don't want my inbox full with 200 find messages. Is there a way to do this? Thanks
  3. Recently, I hid a multi near the resort we stayed at in Punta Cana. Unfortunately, the reviewer says my maintenance plan isn't good enough to ensure the cache survival. So I am looking for someone in the area who caches, or at least has a GPS who would be able to maintain this cache if needed. The final has room for 250+ logs, and is secure and watertight, but apparently that is not good enough to get it listed. Someone help please.
  4. Go on ebay, and search for a RAM mount. Very stable, with lots of freedom in positioning!
  5. I am looking for peoples opinions on the best GPS to use for Geocaching. I was using an Explorist 400, now using Triton 1500. I was happier with the 400. (change on the fly caching, and when you look at the list of caches, it will give you bearing in list as well as distance away.) Only thing I really like on the Triton is the fact that I can input entire cache descriptions into it. Otherwise, I find it bulky and a bit of a pain to use. So looking for: -ease of use in the field, -ease of data input from Windows Vista PC, -Geocache manager type features, -colour screen, -ability to input entire cache description, -ease of changing cache on the fly, I know I'm not looking for much here, so which unit is best??
  6. Everytime I try to enter a new goto geocache while moving, the Triton makes the spot you were just in the goto, not the cache you want. Am I missing something? Very frustrating having to stop the car to change gotos.
  7. No, you can't. Workaround.... Once you find your cache, press the many buttons you need to and get back to the geocaching screen from the compass screen, then go the geocache you just found and change the icon... the red flag is the best one.... Yes, it's a whole lot of steps just to label it but there is no workaround to this. Guess the other option is to voice record them as found. Now if I can just figure that feature out!
  8. Can anyone tell me if I can mark Geocaches as found with the Triton 1500? On my Explorist 400, once I found a cache, I could mark as found, then review the found list for my logging. Please help.
  9. Yeah, I have now archived the cache as the Bomb Squad has disposed of it for me. Had a nice email conversation with a PC & Staff Sgt. from the area, and all is good. Lesson learned, will heed their words wisely for future placements! If you go to the Hamilton Spectator website, there are two articles about this situation. Links below for those unsure of google! http://www.thespec.com/News/BreakingNews/article/352468 http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/352810
  10. We are trying this with our crossover, only problem is the POI's come up listed by GC# only, not the cache name. Anyone know an easy way to change to name other than editing the name of each file??
  11. I'll let you have a bed if you are coming Cobourg, ON way.
  12. We picked up some cheap mechanics work gloves from Canadian Tire for rooting around unknown tree stumps etc.
  13. Maybe I am not quite as computer savvy as I thought. Is there a simple way to transfer the Google map that shows all the caches in an area to my pocket PC? Right now, I am printing my area maps out before a day of caching. Any help please???
  14. Pretty sure the only way you will find out your local reviewers is word of mouth. There are 2 or 3 that I always see review and post my caches locally. There is a topic that mentions the cache reviewers in the getting started FAQ's.
  15. In my tools, I only see "About GpxView" and "Exit." You have to load a GPX file, else you are only on the "Load a GPX file screen" which has no tools. Navigate your way to one of the GPX files you have stashed in your folders you made. Tap a GPX file that shows on that screen and GPXView will load it. Your tools menu will then have all the options on it. Sweet! Thanks for the help! Yeah, same here! I can't believe I have missed caches because I didn't put them in my explorist, and the format was messed up on my Ipaq! Thanks for the tutorial!!
  16. Haven't quite been caching for a year now. I love it! Only been stuck in mud/snow twice, add to that the countless bug bites, soakers, sticks in the eye, etc. what isn't there to love!!
  17. Wow, this whole HTML thing is new to me. Hope I don't get carried away using it on my listings. My printer is going nuts with basic HTML code & colour charts right now! Again thanks to the posters for pointing me in the right direction!
  18. Thanks muchly! Haven't quite woke back up to computer mode after last week in Cuba!
  19. So, are you saying that the owner hadn't placed the cache before the listing was activated? If so and you went to the area, you still weren't the first to find. I don't think you can claim it.
  20. I am working on a new cache listing, but I am having trouble adding a picture into the description. I need the photo in the description as it helps with the clue. Can someone please advise on the method to use a photo where I want it. Thanks.
  21. We have sent three Explorists in for service now and getting tired of it. Basemap failure on 210, faulty screen on 210, Zoom button failure on 400. The 400 is off for repair now.
  22. A couple of weeks ago, two hydro workers found a dislodged cache I was looking for. After a brief conversation with them they were quite interested in the whole idea. Pretty well the same reaction I get with anyone I meet while out.
  23. Lost track of how many times I have got poison ivy on my arms and legs this year! Just got it again caching last week!
  24. I have been using Magellans Mapsend software to transfer my cache waypoints to my Explorist. What is the simple Garmin transfer program, and where would I get it? Tx.
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