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  1. Like food i find in a cache i give them to people i dont like and hope for the worst (or is that the best?) Edited for bad grammar
  2. I'm sorry but realy this whole debate on condoms in a cache is a bit over the top, children who dont know what they are already arnt suddenly going to find out from a wrapper that lets face it is normaly descreet enough so that it could contain anything. And the children that already know what they are arnt going to care if thry are in there or not. If you can see them in a petrol station or a service station or even in a dispenser in a public toilet, does that mean that your going to avoid taking your your children into those estblishments? and rember an individual condom had relativly low value so i would be more worried that if you only find one that somone hasnt been trading fairly
  3. congratulations alba15. I was having a conversation with my friend and we were wondering exactly how reviewers were chosen anyone care to shine a light? Edited for my terrible grammar.
  4. i only have experience with paper maps at 1:50k but i have found they are good if you are traveling a long distance over a short time becuase main routes are shown in reasonable detail. However when you are in a small area i would prefer a smaller scale as it means i can find the routes that may not show on a 1:50k. hope that helps.
  5. sorry can you clarify: is the session time 45 min long or is that the total time you are with them? Is it the same kids every week? what are the age ranges of the kids? the reasons for the questions are : 1. If you have only 45 min total it isnt very long to even hunt for a cache considering travel time to cache, hunting time travel time back and the very important breif of what you are actualy doing. 2. If it is the same kids every week then you can gradualy build up to going hunting by first introducing them to a gps device, show them the different types of navagation and build up skills like map reading which the can use in conjunction with the gps. 3. this ultimatly decides the content of the activitys as if it is realy young people i doubt they will sit still long enough for a talk on latitude/ longditude. Activitys other than "hunting for a geocache" are: .split the group into 2 teams, sett off on seperate hikes of roughly 30 min and race against each other . groups routes between geocaches for next meeting . one team setts of with maps the other with gps and first one to find the cache wins Hope this helps
  6. I have had some experience with these tents and especialy pro action tents and i have found that they break easily especialy the zipps. i would suggest a eurohike tent especialy the Eurohike Windsor. this seems to fit your needs as you could have seperate bedrooms for your children or you could have a seperate room for storage. this tent also allows you to sit up at night even if it rains. also it is relativly easy to pitch. it comes in under budget at £129.99 at millets. http://www.millets.co.uk/Camping/Tents/Win...uct/095608.aspx Hope this helps. Labtech28
  7. Wow. Bad answer. If I put an unloaded actual gun TB (complete with a trigger lock, and a cover on it) in a cache it isn't dangerous? And there isn't much you could do about it? First off why would you waste $200 on a gun to send off as a TB Secondly a gun is fundamentaly differnt from a knife as its main purpose is to kill a knifes isnt, Thirdly it wouldnt matter as there would be no amunition in the gun.
  8. what is the deal with unused condoms. i hate the little calling cards in geocaches that if they get wet they turn to pulp in the bottom . i dont complain about the calling cards you dont complain about condoms.
  9. Obviously you have missed the navigator badge. but getting Groundspeak or someone like garmin to sponser that badge would be good.
  10. Whats wrong with little green army men and bouncy balls. what you define as "Good swag." may not be to others and what if the next person to go to that cache collects dirty bouncy balls and little green army men you would have spoiled their trading. well at least your spelling was correct and you didnt put a dead lady next to the cache for some one to find.
  11. Maby we should hear from bikermel76 what realy intrests me is that that they placed it in a seperate note not a part of their main logg for those intrested http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...=y&decrypt= this is the cache with the logg.
  12. Caching in the UK the most we would evver see is the odd adder or two. However i found a cache the other day and when i opened it saw a snake curled up inside, instantly droped the cache it started to slide down the hill, wondering why the snake hadnt even moved i went to take a closer look. someone had got a rubber snake and attached a tb to it with the goal to get to australia. then it dawned on my why the last finder had said to watch out for a suprise with this cache.
  13. As much as you may hate rural micros, nothing is worse than the horror storys on this forum of nanos in bushes. pointless yes but still very satasfying when found.
  14. its not quite the same as sending out a geocache, maby i will come up with another creative cache and this time it might be original.
  15. do you know why they stopped them? it seems a realy good idea. i only had the idea because i was shamlessly copying an TB that i had picked up, and thought this would be even better if you could count it as a find. plus it solves the problem of getting the land owners permission.
  16. Is it possible to attach a micro cache (ie bison tube) to a travel bug and have it as a roving geocache. so it would be bothe a trackable item and geocache.
  17. I was in hampshire so I shouldnt have felt anything, but I was still dissapointed for missing it.
  18. This isnt as bad as it sounds, i read somewhere that Geocachers have found meth labs set up in forests. of course this was in the USA but it makes you think.
  19. Labtech28

    Geo Prisons

    has anyone bookmarked all of the the geo-prisons out there or even a large list of them?
  20. trust me they will apretiate the map method as soon as the batteries fail or it gets wet or they realise they cant get any signal. i agree that with technology you dont need to rely as much on the old map skills but you still need them for emergencys.
  21. The UK Scout assosiation has the navigator badge which represents geocaching the requirements are: Demonstrate an awareness of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to include: How it works Ownership and control of the system Benefits to society What factors affect accuracy. Programme a hand-held GPS receiver to perform the following functions: Find your location (grid reference and latitude/longitude) and record it Enter the grid reference of a local landmark and navigate to the waypoint Enter the latitude/longitude coordinates of a nearby point and navigate to the waypoint, checking the accuracy Walk on a bearing using the GPS and a map. Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between Ordnance Survey and latitude/longitude coordinates. Using an Ordnance Survey map (1:25 000 or 1:50 000 scale) plan a route of at least 4km that contains a minimum of 10 waypoints. Discuss the features and challenges that exist along the route. Programme the route into a hand-held GPS and undertake the journey. Sign up to a geocaching website. Find out about geocaching and demonstrate an understanding of what is involved in both locating and placing a geocache. Demonstrate an understanding of the safety and environmental aspects of geocaching, e.g. relevant Activity Rules in chapter nine of Policy, Organisation and Rules; Highway Code; Countryside Code and guidelines produced by the Geocaching Association of Great Britain (GAGB). Find five geocaches using a GPS, at least 3 of which must be 'multi-caches' with at least two waypoints. Discuss the accuracy of the information provided and of the GPS receiver you used. With adult assistance where necessary: Plan, assemble and hide 2 caches, one of which should be a multi-cache. The planning should involve making sure the location is suitable and that other navigators have proper access to the land and terrain Either submit your caches to a geocaching website, or give the details to other Scouts to successfully find the caches.
  22. If an active cacher has held on to a TB for a reasonbly long amount of time, is it acceptable to contact them through the site and ask them why they havnt moved it on?
  23. How long does it take for a cache to be pulished?
  24. I have had real trouble trying to explain to friends and family that geocaches arn't buried. even when i explain how impractical buried caches would be due to gps's relativly inacuracy, they still do not get it. even when i show them a cahce that has already been placed. anyone else had this problem?
  25. Thanks for the infomation. i found it realy helpfull and now i know who to talk to when i will doulbtlessly get my caches bounced back to me.
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