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    Anyone else think this would be nice?




    No not really. In my opinion all caches should be 'Premium'. The cost for maintaining this 'free' website is far from 'free' and someone have to cough up the dough to pay for it.


    I see the 'problem' you describe more to be an oppertunity to become a Premium Member.

  2. Next month my family and I are taking a cruise to bermuda.


    A few question. I have the etrex HC. Do i need to load in maps or anything so it know I am in bermuda?


    Is there any way I can identify caches that are near where the boat docks. Or caches that are safe in the area and easy to get to.


    You don't have to load maps into the GPSr for it to know where you are, it'll figure that out anyways.


    The best way to figure out what caches are the closest to you would be to create a Pocket Query for each location and load them to the GPSr, either as GPX file or using POI loader.

  3. Next month my family and I are taking a cruise to bermuda.


    A few question. I have the etrex HC. Do i need to load in maps or anything so it know I am in bermuda?


    Is there any way I can identify caches that are near where the boat docks. Or caches that are safe in the area and easy to get to.


    You don't have to load maps into the GPSr for it to know where you are, it'll figure that out anyways.


    The best way to figure out what caches are the closest to you would be to create a Pocket Query for each location and load them to the GPSr, either as GPX file or using POI loader.

  4. Last weekend I did my second cache upstate NY. My problem is many of the descriptions don't tell you where to park your car. I do not have turn by turn in my portable GPS and my car GPS does not accept coordinated.


    How do I find out how to get close to the cache before I go on foot?


    You can always look on either Mappoint or Google maps to get an idea about the area. Or even print out a map over an area, we do that all the time and it works great.

  5. Hello,

    Every summer I use the geocaching site more intensively. And a very nice 'new' option is the checkbox behind every cache in the list. Maybe this can be 'finetuned' by an extra box (or watermark check in the same box) when downloaded? Then I no longer need to compare the 'result' list with my GPS-cachelist... Would be nice.<_<


    Alex (Holland)


    It would be a lot easier if you handle this with Pocket Queries and GSAK. Technically the website would have to either place a cookie for every cache you download or maintaina separate database for each users downloaded caches. Probably not going to happen.

  6. We, Mrs. R and I, was out on a spree and the next cache up was a micro down by a dam. Since we had very good signal on both GPSs we narrowed down the search area pretty good and still couldn’t find the cache. Then… we saw it and just had to sneak off a picture.


    Needles to say we hid the cache a tad better than we found it…

  7. Here’s my two cents on this topic;


    First cent:

    If I KNEW that someone logged a find on my cache without actually going there I would delete the log. Do I hunt for those? Nope. But as I said, if I knew I would. That’s the beauty with owning a couple of caches; you get to be the boss!


    Second cent:

    My daughter is quite the opposite; she signs the cache logs but do not log much of anything online, except for trackables. That’s the way she chooses to play the game. Personally it irritates me a little bit (oh don’t even start!) but it’s her call and she is a tad on the stubborn and persistant side. No clue where she got that from…

  8. Hi folks


    Currently I am working on a multi cache. Actually a motorcycle cache wit a start coordinate. 20 (easy) waypoints on paper discription, and an end cache that I would like to make "official".


    Now this would mean to create a -multi cache- page.

    But the finish line cache is also on a nice place where it could serve as a "traditional" (so without the multi cache descriptions).


    Is it possible to create a single cache / hiding place, but give it two descriptions and cache numbers ??

    I don't care much about the paper logs mixing, but it would be nice to have them both.


    Thanks for your thoughts....


    You can create a cache like that yourself by filing a Multi but also include the coords for the final stage as a waypoint in the listing. There are a couple of those around over here.

  9. OK wait (if anyone will look at this) check out that link: Link

    A three-year old general discussion of geocaching in a park system means very little in the context of your particular cache. See post #30. Your cache is in an Off Limits location due to its proximity to the school and the fact that the School District owns the property (although you say it's managed by the parks department, which is fine but not dispositive).


    At this point you ought to do one of two things. Either obtain clear written permission for THIS specific cache location, from the School District, or write to Groundspeak and appeal the archival of your cache.


    It would be good form to delete out the personal information from the link you provided, by the way. That seems to be a recurring issue with this discussion.


    I suggest that you try coherent babbling. It's easy. Just add boldface and a larger font size.


    Exhale, I didn't think Dublin cared about cache placement. What permssion info do you need????!!! :)

    Unless I missed something...I think Keystone answered your question before you asked it...even though Parks/Rec may maintain the location you have in mind...it sounds it is school property...permission must be obtained from the owners...not the caretakers...


    I personally sent dublin city schools an email and they said

    Because the land is leased to the city any permission requests have to come from them.


    Thats what I was told.


    Good grief, is this thread still alive???


    Then forward whatever info you got from the school district to your reviewer and see what he says. If he still don't like it, find another location for the cache.


    Can we move on now....?



  10. DOOIIEERRREEEAAA like I said Gorge, Micro can hold swag and a nano cant. BEBLTY BEBLTY.


    What are you talking about, Nanos can hold swag. Tiny swag, but still.

  11. I like tools and have a few. Nothing too fancy although I do have a mitre saw. :D But I'm not all that knowledgeable about what kinds of workshop tools do what. I see lots of homemade caches but have no clue what types of tools are used to make them. I have my own ideas for creating things but most likely I do not have the tools. Can anyone tell me what they use and if the tools are expensive?


    1) What kind of tool do you use to drill big holes into something? (For instance, hollow out a tree branch or stick)

    2) What kind of tool do you use to hollow out something metal like a big metal bolt? Some type of machinest tools?

    3) What kind of tool do you use to cut shapes in wood...like say to give arounded end to a plank?

    4) What kind of tool do you use to make larger hollows (say in a log for instance). [Chisel and mallet?]

    5) What tool would best cut through stiff plastic? Some type of saw?

    6) What other tools do you find useful for making your own cache containers? Dremels?


    I can't afford any fancy stuff so more than likely these things are out my grasp. I'm sure there are tools that I've never heard of that do all kinds of interesting things .


    I thought if I at least have an idea of tools people are using, I could look for them at yard sales or Craig's list or something.


    1. Not really that easy to do. Try cluing bark to a PVC pipe instead. I've seen these hides and they can be very effective.

    2. A CNC lathe would be nice...

    3. A router

    4. Router or chain saw

    5. Yup, a band saw would be best.

    6. Dremels are nice. Any type of wood shop equipment or machining tools.


    None of the tools suggested are harmless to use. Especially under #5. Be sure to know what you are doing before you attempt to run tools you are not familiar with.


    Good luck

  12. How long do you have to be caching to not be a noob?


    I started caching four months ago and spent the first week running pocket queries to get all the caches in the state. I then created two more pocket queries that run weekly. The first one gives me all the new caches withing 300 miles. The second gives me the closest 500 caches that have been updated in the passed 7 days. I also has the "is active" check box checked. After that first week I dumped into the GPS all caches within 25 miles of home, within 25 miles of work, and within 25 miles of my mom's house (about 200 miles away). Each week, I run the Last 7 PQ and dump the results into the GPS, then delete all "Geocache Found" icons.


    So the last time we were visiting Mom, we took her and my stepfather out caching. We spent close to 45 minutes hunting a cache and came up empty. After I got home and went to log the DNF, I saw that the cache had been disabled a month prior. I hadn't ever thought that using the "is active" option would keep me from finding out when something was disabled. We actually ended up hunting for 2 different disabled caches that weekend.


    I've been caching since end of 2007 and I'm still a n00b. And I'll always will be.


    Went to cache that seemed to be out in a the middle of a field. There was about a foot of snow on the ground, I followed the GPS to GZ and declared 'I should be standing on it'.


    Looked around, couldn't see any good hiding spot so I stuck my hiking stick into the ground to drop some equipment to be able to conduct a proper.




    I was standing on it...

  13. Recently I ran across a quite unusual cache placed near an condemned home. This is obviously used by the homeless. Graffiti and garbage everywhere. Just outside of the former dwelling is (for lack of a better term) an outhouse. Construction is a concrete septic tank with a 30 gal drum built in. Even has a toilet seat!


    Well the cache is attached to a stick, and lowered into the tank. Tank is full of...Well I can only assume what is still in the tank but there is an odor. What would you think?


    Considering "squatters" are definitely still using this tenement and there is no way of know when the last time this "facility" was used... Is this acceptable?


    I couldn't find anything against this in the Geocaching guidelines. Thou I would think this qualifies as a health risk at the very least? The word "Disease" comes to mind!


    What are your thoughts?


    I've heard of a cache like this, or similar. What's the GC number for it?


    It's OK per se to put out a cache like this, it should however havea terrain 5 rating.



    Don't tell Vinnie about this one, it might give him ideas...



  14. I miss info about the country in the profile of a user.

    There is a field Location where you CAN type the country or city etc. BUT most people are lazy or don't know they should fill in that field. It's often empty.

    It's really interresting to know where the visitors of my caches come from, since the area I have my caches is frequently visited by foreign tourists.

    The country is mandatory to fill in when you create an account, so why not print out the country on the profile?


    You can always check in what country the user have the most finds. Chances are that's the home country.


    Fast man kan aldrig veta....

  15. A single pocket query from this site can be up to 500 caches.


    It is very true a single PQ is limited to 500 (except for My Finds which has no limit), but I think the question was how many can I stuff in my nuvi. Since the caches are stored as POI's, your limited by the size of the card. With a 2Gb card you probably can store more caches than you can do in a couple years.




    Not quite. My Nuvi 650 cuts off at 500 caches.

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