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Metro Nomad

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  1. Maybe the cache has been archived in such a way it doesn't show up on my finds (is that even possible?)...



    Lately there are about 40 caches "missing" when I run a query for my found caches. I remember some of them, but can't find them when looking in the area where they are supposed to be.

  2. Click Here to read GDA's response to the recall.


    I saw this on another forum. May be of interest to someone here.


    Garmin has just issued a product recall on some of the nüvi 200W,

    250W, 260W & nüvi 7xx series models.

    Quote to context: "...potential risk of battery overheating ... may

    lead to a fire hazard."


    Details here + model serial number check:



    I'm unsure if the local agents are complying with the recall.

  3. You can install MapSource on as many computers as you like and use the Unlock Code that you have.

    MapSource will only "talk" to that unlocked handset when it comes to transferring information.


    Visit http://www.garmap.co.za/forum/default.asp where you will always find expert advice on Garmap matters.


    I asked this in the other garmap thread, but I need a quick answer so I'm starting this one quickly.


    I have the DVD with teh codes etc. to get the maps off the website. I know that the map sets are linked to one handset. My question is, is the Map Source software linked to one PC? I can download the software at work, but I don't want to do that if I am going to be stuck using my work computer for the software from now on. I'd rather arrange to use my personal PC.



  4. The correct Version Numbers are:




    Southern Africa Streetmaps, March Edition

    Southern Africa Streetmaps, DEM, March Edition

    Southern Africa Streetmaps, Topo & Rec, March Edition

    South Africa Waterways, March Edition

    Nigeria Streetmaps, Topo & Rec Version 2

    East Africa Street Maps Version 1

    Indian Ocean Islands Streetmaps Version 1: Mauritius


    Click here to order the Africa Series 2008 DVD online, or to access details on the Garmap range of mapsets.

  5. Ja, en daar staan 'n hele sak vol vir jou en wag......... :D

    Laat weet of jy my e-pos gekry het.



    Hey Metro!! :D


    Julle vat nog steeds van daai lekkerste beskuitjies saam op die skattejag?


  6. Hi Tusk 0'2


    Long Time No See.........


    Steek hom weg, dan soek ek hom. As 'n oorsese soeker nie verstaan nie, en dit graag wil soek, moet hy/sy jou maar kontak.


    Die enigste rede hoekom ek myne in Engels doen is maar omdat dit die naaste aan 'n universiële taal is en 'n mens begrip het vir die buitelanders wat hier kom rondsoek. Baie keer kan jy uit hul boodskappies aflei dat Engels vir hulle ook maar half vreemd is, maar hulle probeer darem.




  7. Is it possible to download all the cache waypoints in SA at once to youre pc.

    If it is , how do you do it


    When you create a Pocket Query you are limited to the first 500 waypoints in that query, hence I've always used more than one query. (Which will obviously overlap.)


    So, I would also like to hear comments on your question. :o


    Hi Metro Nomad,


    The reason I was asking is that I was thinking of attaching an image file of a screenshot of the new SAS Topo V1.5 mapset for the sake of those who were making enquiries about it in another thread.


    Nope, what the others said holds true. You will have to upload to a server first.

    You can then either link to it, or insert it.

  9. Hi


    The Free State is fairly big. If you submit a few towns we can be of help.


    There are a number of caches around Koppies, Sasolburg, Deneysville and Parys here in the northern part.


    Also indicate, more or less, the distance that you would be prepared to travel around each town.

  10. How about starting a hobby cache? Like trading stamps or spoons or scrapbook imbelishments? If you do not have what is required for the cache, dont trade, just log it, and leave the goodies for the ones that do like that sort of thing. What do you think.?


    It should work - no reason why it shouldn't.


    Refer to Meca DIY. If you look at all the logs, not only the last few, you'll see that most cachers keep to the theme, or just TNLNSL if they do not have something appropriate.


    See you there.. :ph34r:


    Happy Hunting.

  11. Firstly, a lot of muggles can't read. And if they do, they probably don't understand the hi-tech language.

    It's not only Marmite Mugglers, there are an increasing number of Milky Bars that don't know the difference between a cell phone and an eTrex Legend C. I've often used my eTrex to pretend that I'm busy with a call.. :D


    Eventually we will end up camouflaging and hiding a cache to the extent where we won't be able to find it ourselves to do maintenance. <_<


    Happy Hunting!

  12. I sent out a holiday greeting & I was sued; it is so difficult in today's world to know exactly what to say without offending someone. So I met with my attorney on Monday, 18 December 2006, and on his advice I wish to say the following:


    Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the summer holiday, practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.


    I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2007, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great (not to imply that South Africa is necessarily greater than any other country) and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.


    Happy Holidays


    PS: Sorry, I forgot to ask my attorney about geocaching so I'm not going to say anything about Happy Hunting! :rolleyes:

  13. You can easily leave your car/bakkie's 12 Volt Battery as a trade item at Sleeping Beauty! :blink:


    The biggest obstacle I had had to remove to retrieve the cache must surely be at Cache Koppie: Start Here by Fish Eagle.

  14. Hi


    Sometimes the temptation is (very) great to log a find in stead of a DNF.

    A few weeks back I made a round trip of about 200 Km and couldn't find a cache. My wife and I spent more than half an hour walking around, waiting for the satellite constellation to change sufficiently. My GPSr kept taking me back to the same spot time and again however. Eventually I took a photo and called it a day.


    Turned out that the published cache co-ordinates were wrong and that the actual position was 112 metres (straight line) away.


    I could have logged a FTF if the co-ordinates were correct. Being so out of my normal travel area this will mean another trip. So, yeah, the temptation was definitely there to log a find!


    Happy Hunting

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