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  1. I thought I had read through it pretty well, but 2 things happened. I "forgot" I have a HORRIBLE memory(#1) and I forgot to bring the manual with me(#2, please refer to #1).

     

    I'll have to get it out and try to go through more of it now that I've used the GPS a little.

  2. I'm new to this all so please bear with me. I manually entered in the set of coords for our first cache today. We were successful!! YAY!!

     

    Now the question. On the Setup page under Geocache it has a feature where you can have it enter it in the calendar when you find a cache. How do I get this feature to work? I haven't found anything in the book that came with it yet.

     

    Thanks in advance for any and all help given!!!

  3. Well, I'm a "gadgety guy" (like my made up word?) even though I don't always understand all the features of my toys, LOL

     

    I bought the Garmin 60CSx and absolutely LOVE it!! :cry:

     

    Kinda expensive for a first buy, but it had TONS of features that I think I'll want and use.....once I figure them all out :cry:

  4. I just bought a Garmin GPS 60CSx and was curious what map set/sets you'd folks suggest. I live in Illinois, I'm thinking of trying geocaching, it'll be used for hiking and such...nothing too extreme.

     

    I'd LOVE to get into backpacking, but no time, no friends that do it and I'm outta shape unless you consider round, LOL.

     

    Thanks in advance for your help and advice!!!

  5. Now I know I'm still a newb but when I started this sport a month ago, I devised a list of what I would need out in the field and why:

     

    1) GPSr......................So I can make it back to my car after I find the cache

    2) Cellphone...............So I can call for help when I lose my GPS.

    3) PDA.......................So I have the phone numbers of all my friends in case I need to call (see #2)

    4) Pens......................Because the urban micro-cache is taking over the world of geocaching and there's never a mini-pencil when you need one.

    5) Swag.....................Need something to play with while I'm waiting for search & rescue workers.

    6) Food & water: Water, lots of water, preferably tonic to go with the Vodka. Granola, trailmix, apples, bananas, muffins are good (or doughnuts), Starbucks goes great with the doughnuts, and leftover pizza.

    Heck, those Stouffers frozen pizzas are the bomb.

    7) Chemical heat (see frozen pizzas above)

    8) Ziplock bags (for the leftovers) (see #6)

    9) Leatherman.............For cutting open those pesky caches that are sealed too tight.

    10) First-aid kit............For bandaging flesh wounds (see #9)

    11) Flashlight...............For making scary faces in the dark to scare away fellow cachers after FTF.

    12) And finally bug spray.......works great in their eyes when the scary faces don't work and you need a few extra minutes to find the holy grail.

     

    WARNING: The aforementioned list does in no way support or reflect the views of Groundspeak and should in no way be taken seriously or practiced in the real world except by trained geo-caching professionals.

     

    LOL, This list is great!!! :blink:

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