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uk89camaro

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  1. Having tested some of the rest, the above is definately my personal combo. Thanks.
  2. I have just bought a MIO 168, and as a newbie to paperless caching I require two things. 1. The ability to download and reference cache pages, with hints, and if possible images (spoilers) 2. The ability to download and reference all UK OS maps, and if possible link to my current location. (Inbuilt GPS) What is the best combination, or stand alone. (I already have GSAK) Cachemate MemoryMap Fugawi Something else, e.g. HTML cache page export Cheers.
  3. Trip distance on the GPS was 30.2 miles (I backtracked a couple of times, due to being on the wrong side ) so I think 25 - 30 miles. Started about 9:30, finished about midnight. And then he did three of mine just for woodland relaxation, the day after. Well done. Hope you've not got too bad a case of chaffed chaps.
  4. +1 here. great utility. Thanks.
  5. I salute all you folks that have been in since 2001, great achievement. Did GPSr's exist for less than a million quid then, and were they like the history of mobile phones? e.g. the size and weight of a housebrick?
  6. Wow! did a mod close a topic and all because of an off topic newspaper enquiry. No abuse, no swearing, no advertising, or anything. It just might get exciting around here. Seriously, you mods must have the life of riley. If I were you, I wouldn't entertain the idea of a UK "lounge" or "off topic" forum, you might actually have to do some hard core moderating. All in jest folks, all in jest.
  7. and if I'd been a couple of hours earlier at Heartlands, you'd have nicked me to get the FTF. Sorry, we haven't met. Be nice to DHL drivers.
  8. Absolutely brilliant. I'm loving all these posts. Can't wait for my first "nicking". Went ferreting round in the dark for a FTF in a quiet village a few weeks ago, was expecting a few curtain twitchers to report me. Disapointed no-one called the feds.
  9. Depends what you want t an extent. Better road detail, or better land topography. Not sure if you can mix and match them though.
  10. Nice idea. My daughter is teacher training for primary, specialising in Geography. I'm trying to encourage her to so something similar. Unfortunately she is still young, and is fond of the phrases "geowhat?, geonerd!" etc... She'll come round...
  11. Spot on.. I didn't know GSAK could do that. Thanks very much. (used TT for ages, but only just downloaded GSAK.) There's a geocache bitmap to replace the autogenerated one. You just need to make sure both the ov2 and bmp files are the same name.here
  12. I once spent a wasted 30 minutes looking for a micro, after spending 3 hours doing a 10 point puzzle round a town centre. Think that beats yours. Good story by the way.
  13. I'm in the around 10% club, just about up to 50 finds. They were all there, and it wasn't particularly because I still am NooB. I think they were all nano's or micros, and I just can't be @rsed spending an hour looking into a wisteria to find a green painted 35mm can. (Especially when I've just done a 3 hour, 10 point puzzle. Thanks mate. ) However, one recently placed cache has about 9 DNF's (inlcuding one from me.) and only one found. The owner is particularly @rsey about giving clues.
  14. gerber multi-tool given to me by my American BiL. do ya feel luck punk, well do ya?
  15. Am I being dim The waypoints on my multi are declared when submitting the cache, but hidden from users, so I wouldn't expect them to be downloaded to anyones unit. That sort of defeats the object doesn't it? Most multi's contain all or part of the co-ords for the next stage, or a puzzle that results in some new co-ords don't they? sorry if I've misinterpreted your post.
  16. I use TomTom one all the time for road navigation, but I wouldn't use it for caching. My unit gets me to the nearest road position to the co-ords, but I think the newer TT ones actually have an off road function. However, I think the battery life is still only around 2 hours. (non-removable re-chargable) I use an extrex venture HC, which has additional mapping. (The base maps on these things are truly abysmal.) It's great but I sometimes wish I had shelled out a bit more for a unit with a seprate storage card, as I can load the entire UK detail maps at the same time. It's not a big deal though. Depends what you want out of the thing really. Having now being more experienced (a huge 40+ finds) I could have coped quite easily with a b&w screen and the pointer screen. This is the one I might have bought, if you can bag one for around £100, get one. etrex legend on ebay
  17. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't go out in the pouring rain, unless it was a cache & dash. (Fuel here is $7.50 ish per gallon, thats a US gallon equivalent. Or around 110 pence per litre for 97 octane which is premium. 95 is the standard stuff which is slightly cheaper but not much.) This doesn't stop me though, as I'm very fortunate to have a company car that also comes with a fuel card.
  18. Great looking dogs, and some fantastic locations..here's my two, Jasper & Molly.
  19. Mine went a few weeks ago, possibly whilst caching, but can't be sure. 24 bloody years, never been off my finger. Have lost a bit of weight, and it was cold.
  20. Well done Philip. I might just stick another one out for your 1100. I'll have to get a move on, that only gives me about 3 weeks.
  21. Thanks for the link! and have had a quick read of your blog..great reading.
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