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  1. Ditto that. That's going to win over a lot of customers down the line when its time to replace these badass devices.
  2. I would benefit from 3 additions: 1. Exporting, adding and projecting waypoints 2. Downloadable offline maps 3. The ability to make, import and export tracks
  3. Windows is trying to get you to use an old carryover when plugnplay wasn't (circa Windows 95/98). I don't know why MS hasn't removed that process yet.
  4. "Legal" in the sense and definition of the term is misapplied here. It is a terms of use license. This terms of use license is "legally" defined as a contract between the provider and the user and can only be enforced by liability suits and not by criminal law.
  5. Just doing a quick cross post of my new Facebook page PNW HOTM. This is where I'll be posting my HOTM hike events. Others wanting to post hike events may do the same there as well. First hike scheduled is a Snowshoe 101 after Christmas.
  6. For what its worth, some folks use the auto-log to come back to the cache page later and expand. It helps to remember the caches without making a special effort if they are a numbers hound and find dozens or hundreds in a day. It also helps keep track of the sequence in the event there is a milestone coming up and a specific cache is targeted.
  7. Dick, So sorry to hear about Arlene and your issues. I hope I can get up in the rarified atmosphere you two have achieved! Best wishes to you and your lovely wife. TL
  8. I was just thinking about you guys. Sure glad you're still getting out and having fun!
  9. Curious where you found info saying you needed some sorta subscription to use a GPSr.I haven't spent extra on my GPSr since starting, in '04. The only subscription based GPS I'm aware of is the DeLorme inReach. The current model doesn't support onboard maps though.
  10. Welcome home guys. I'm very glad you both made it home safe and sound.
  11. So, just for future reference, Craig, icy bridges and bossy moose are to be avoided.
  12. Glad to hear you guys are doing ok. It's the crumple zone that saves you from major injuries, but gets ya on the repair costs.
  13. You're right. That how someone I know became a serial killer. He makes up the cache page, and goes to wait at the location for a few day, up to 2 weeks until it gets published and the first finder gets there. Please cite the case by news article or other official report. THAT story would have been sensationalized and buzzing all over the community. I have yet to hear of anyone laying in wait at a geocache to murder anybody. This smells of rumor mongering.
  14. Don't know where you're from but some places you can't avoid that. There are some states that are open carry. And lots of states that are concealed carry. It's not the law abiding, well intentioned people that carry who you have to be worried about. We call people carrying guns police. Running into a criminal with a gun is also a very low risk. That depends on where you live. Where I live, running into Criminal carrying a gun is a very high probability.
  15. Many years ago, there was a long time problem with raging debates where someone would change their post and take the following posts out of context and cause more "he said" "she said" "no I didn't" posts than you could shake an ugly stick at.
  16. There is only one type of Premium Membership. That is the one that allows you to see Premium Member Only caches. (PMO) Pay for the FULL app (was/is called 'Premium' app) and you can see ALL types of caches that are available to ALL users. (Which EXCLUDES PMO) Pay for Premium membership $30 (or £25+ here in the UK) and you can see ALL cache types AND Premium Member Only caches. The Free/Trial app, only shows Traditional caches that are available to ALL users (with limitations regarding them being 'Easy' for beginners) Pay for Premium Membership and the Free/Trial app will show ALL Traditional caches -without limitations- AND multi's INCLUDING Premium Member Only caches. There are backdoor methods that allow you to see and log PMOs. Others may chime in to provide them.
  17. and now for the cursory bear joke... The National Park Rangers are advising hikers in Glacier National Park and other Rocky Mountain parks to be alert for bears and take extra precautions to avoid an encounter. They advise park visitors to wear little bells on their clothes so they make noise when hiking. The bell noise allows bears to hear them coming from a distance and not be startled by a hiker accidentally sneaking up on them. This might cause a bear to charge. Visitors should also carry a pepper spray can just in case a bear is encountered. Spraying the pepper into the air will irritate the bear's sensitive nose and it will run away. It is also a good idea to keep an eye out for fresh bear scat so you have an idea if bears are in the area. People should be able to recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear scat. Black bear droppings are smaller and often contain berries, leaves, and possibly bits of fur. Grizzly bear droppings tend to contain small bells and smell of pepper. ..and an observation... I believe wearing bear bells turns you into a dinner bell.
  18. That's cos we're all commenting on the Facebook thread. I'm intrigued, too! NM - found it... ...or not. I'm going to need the thread link.
  19. I have a nice easy scenario if you want it... Post when you're having the meeting and I'll be there to discuss the best scenario that would fit.
  20. This intrigues me. I'm surprised nobody is commenting. If you haven't received enough volunteers, keep me in mind. I'm not in the same shape I was in during the HOTMs but I'll be happy to volunteer.
  21. Welcome back! I've been pretty quiet these days myself, but being a new Grampy, my attention is a bit occupied elsewhere. However, I have been doing some solo hikes (when I can tear myself away) for the sole purpose of setting up a series of caches with a little twist to them. I look forward to seeing you out in the field in the near future!
  22. My site has some corrupted XML and won't let me edit it through the WIX portal. I see you have the DeLorme formatted trails available so I'll delete my site and rebuild it into something that fits my current routine. Thanks Jon!
  23. Everybody is entitled to their opinion. But I find it ironic the UK would find themselves more tolerant at the same time telling me to piss off. Where's the love?
  24. Here you have identified two styles of gaming. One you like, and one you don't like. It doesn't necessarily mean it is a bad cache. It just means someone out there appreciates that which you don't. Nobody on this green earth is entitled to their perception of a good hint. Nobody on this green earth is entitled to finding the cache. And nobody on this green and blue world is entitled to appreciate 100% of this game. Have fun with what you want to hunt, leave the rest to the others. Make this game what you want of it.
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