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  1. Odd, your profile shows that you've had many for well over 9 years and counting. And you claim to not be a troll? edit: after reading your forum posts, I think another person was spot on when you were labeled a sociopath.
  2. Going on 2 years of one of mine in limbo https://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1231438
  3. Is there a way to filter map results by trackables contained, or is it a matter of opening each to view the info on the cache's page manually? Side note: Wondering how travel bugs do these days. Had one of ours taken entirely, one taken logged but never placed again, and ones we've tried to help along be missing from their last logged location.
  4. I already backtracked and noted that the search that prompted my input in this thread was an outlier. What on earth is with the toxicity on this forum?
  5. It likely is a very small % and I just happened upon a small cluster of P caches.
  6. This is the map search that led me to find this thread. It is a nearby area that we regularly hike/hunt. It dawned on me to see if there were any caches since the weather is not so hellish of late:
  7. That may have simply been a case of very few premium caches when I did searches in the areas I was targeting, so was never noticed to be something I'd been blocked from.. Where I am now, there are a large %.
  8. OK, THAT brings up the proper log page. However it does not provide access to the coordinates or description. So I could conceivably log it as found, but no way to have a clue where it may exist.
  9. Yes edit: brings you to the paywall page even when not logged into the site.
  10. Putting the code in the GC field takes you directly to the same page I mentioned earlier, which prompts you to upgrade to premium. But I appreciate the attempt.
  11. When you use the geocaching home page search function for a GC code, it brings up a page prompting premium membership. I use a garmin as old as dirt, and typically do a map search of the area I plan to visit, and download the .gpx files to upload to the device.
  12. Easy on the snark, friend. It is not appreciated. How do you access the cache's page without premium membership, or see on the map?
  13. There is no access to "premium caches" for non-paying members. You can see them listed, but they cannot be accessed beyond that. So no, "access any cache" is not true. Yes, monetized. You literally cannot access the "premium caches" beyond the list unless you pay. Yes, you can access all of the other ones for free, but only a fraction of the available caches.
  14. Came back to geocaching after a couple year break and was saddened to see it monetized this way. If I have trackables moving, am I going to be able to see where they land if in a "premium" cache?
  15. I have no interest in attempting micros. I suspect that the larger caches are in spots that are beautiful/interesting on their own. I get the impression that micros in general are all about how they're hid, rather than how interesting the location is. Micros don't really offer much to me.
  16. I'll look past the possible troll attempt and give my POV and answer: Because I doubt very much that someone who would look to do myself or my loved ones harm (or innocent folks in general) would care if I am only geocaching, or shopping, or hiking, or attending a class, or going to the movies... I carry concealed wherever legal. Innocent activities are not guaranteed safe activities. (Also, I prefer not to be a "soft target")
  17. A simple way to solve the seasonal cache: Have it multi-staged. First cache gives 2 different choices, one for November->January that would be the coordinates for the holiday display, another for a non-holiday cache location. You could clearly state in note form that the first cache (the holiday one) is seasonal and from when to when.
  18. Be that as it may, if one can afford a GPS, a computer and internet access in order to geocache, they should be able to swing SOMETHING to leave that is not downright disrespectful to the game. I have not been doing this very long, but I would be embarrassed to leave something other than an item where folks would think "neat!". I will only take an item if I have something good to leave. If not, I'd simply sign and log my visit. Leaving something unsuitable is worth less than leaving nothing but a signature. Hope to place a cache this weekend. My wife and I stopped at a dollar store and for much less than $20, we filled it with some neat stuff. This may sound harsh, but I would hope that visitors not leave crap. Folks should put some thought into SWAG. I'd not think it too much to ask.
  19. PM sent with response, as I have been warned not to discuss further in this thread.
  20. Thank goodness for "gun free" zones. Thank goodness for malls with the "no handguns" policy signs on the doors. There are plenty of "safe places" where the criminals are potentially more "safe" than honest citizens. PS: I carry a Sig p229 in 40. Have you statistics for "accidental" shootings related to folks carrying concealed? It really sounds as though you are simply anti-gun, rather than anti-carry.
  21. IMHO, it boils down to this: A LEO sees someone taking a bolt out of a government-owned item, or appears to be tampering with something in a suspicious way (with the state of the world the way it is, many folks have their eyes open for such stuff), his first thought is not going to be "perhaps they are simply playing a friendly game of hide and seek". I would personally not want to put a seeker in such a position.
  22. The latest version for my 60csx is still wonky USB-wise. A great deal of pluggin in, rebooting, handstands and gregorian chants are needed for mapinstall to acknowledge that your device is attached. Afterward, it takes a few hours for mapinstall to ATTEMPT to upload the city nav maps to the garmin. I really get the feeling that the folks working on the mac software at Garmin are clueless as far as macs are concerned. I mean, a simple thing like having the USB work right should not result in the wonkiness that their coders have instilled. On the flip side, 3rd party shareware like MacCaching works flawlessly. In short, they need to hire some mac tallent, as the folks they have on the payroll simply fail.
  23. As I get further into this hobby, I can feel myself drawn to helping the little TB buggers along. That said, a cache that lists contents with TBs gets my notice. If I made the effort to find a cache in order to give a TB a boost, and find that the bug had not been there for days (but not logged as taken), I'd most likely feel a little miffed. IMHO, ASAP for logging. If I find a TB and retrieve it, I feel I owe it to the owner to log it as accurately and up-to-date as I can. I'd also feel I owe it to the folks seeking out TBs in caches. ESPECIALLY things like jeeps, which folks may plan entire GC trips to seek out. IMHO/YMMV
  24. I just started a week ago. Here is my purchase list to date: $280 - GPSMap 60CSx (after $50 rebate) $60 - Topo 2008 $10 - Screen Shield $20 - 2gb memory chip $20 - 4 Travel Bugs to place (soon) $30 - Yearly subscription to GC.com premium ----------------------------------------------- $420 total so far. (I intend to get the $140 bundle of US street maps, dash holder and cigarette power cord) YMMV
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