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  1. I've met Keystone Approver, D@nim@l, Nellsnake, and Team Vaxcave. Other than Keystone, you've probably never heard of any of these cachers, cause they're locals who don't frequent the forums. But Keystone was definately different than I figured he'd be... I don't really think I'll be meeting anybody else any time soon, because there aren't any events planned for the near future, so anyone I meet would probably be a random occurence that happened on the trail...
  2. Depending on what it was I may or may not be alarmed, but I don't think GC.com needs fixed, I'm pretty content with the way it is. I'm really having trouble responding to this, but I really don't know how...
  3. I can tell you that the geocachers in the state of pennsylvania are very disorganized for the most part, and we're happy that way. (That's why there's no central organization, just loosely based organizations scattered around.. I think this might be cool, but I agree with everyone else, it would be a nightmare to set up and run...
  4. Someone posted this in AS a while ago. It's actually 100% real. The pedestrian survived, because when the one car hit the other it made a large dent in the side of the car, when it rolled on the guy, he was saved by the dent...
  5. There was a cache posted here a while back that had a John Deere theme, it had lots of cool John Deere logo gear inside, and the outside? It was painted JD Signiature Green and Yellow...
  6. There really is no purpose, you find one, submit a picture or essay, and after that, it's just sort of like finding a cache, or a normal travel bug, there is no purpose to finding more unless you're a number hungry person. I'm not the kind of guy who goes after a cache specifically because it has a YJTB or even a normal TB, but if there's one in there, I take it...
  7. Actually, add me to the "confused" column.... When I first heard about YJTBs I though that finding one and logging it automatically entered me thru the site.......I now know this is not true..... To be honest, I cant understand what the idea of the YJTB really is, other than to promote the two contests...one where you submit an essay pr picture, and one where you eneter your name for a Jeep (no TB needed).... Or am I still confused? The jeeps are just part of the essay/picture contest, but yah, I guess in a way, they're just a promotion for the contest. But you do have a chance to win stuff throught the picture/essay contest...
  8. You too! The email was from questions@keenpeople.com The email said ">foto3 and MP3" and had a attachment "Gary.scr (22.4KB)" I try to open the file, but nothing happens. What is a scr file? I tried to scan the file with nortons, but can't. Now go ahead and tell me it's a virus. Yeah, that's almost definately some kind of email worm, either in your computer or in the Keenpeople computer... But it's certainly not spam advertising...
  9. I doubt they're stealing people's email addresses from their profiles. The guy who runs Keenpeople is a geocacher himself, and I think he'd know a little bit better. And I have to agree to Stunod and Demp, I'm actually registered with them, and on a mailing list associated with the site, and I don't think I've ever gotten anything other than my registration email... Maybe you should talk to the owner of the site about this...
  10. That could work, but the whole event is a race type thing and we'd need the pavillion just as sort of a base of operations...
  11. Well, the event I'm trying to set up right now is sort of a rally race type scavenger hunt thing. For the first stage, participants, are given step by step instructions on how to get the next stage (sort of like letter boxing) Then when they're at the second stage, they're given a compass bearing and a distance, that they need to follow to the next stage, this continues for another three stages, (like orienteering) At stage five, they're given a set of coordinates, which lead them to a micro with the next set, and that continues, until stage seven, where each geocacher will be given an encyclopedia and told to look something up and then tell the person working that stage the answer. Prizes would be tickets to a chinese auction, you'd get tickets for donating a prize for the event, helping pay for the pavillion, and race related stuff, like being the first to complete a stage or first to finish, or for CITOing while racing...
  12. I usually carry a roll of surveyor's flagging tape in my bag, but I actually use a special brand that's made to be biodegradable. I found it at the local sporting goods store, probably any place that has a good selection of hunting stuff would have it...
  13. He's on a business trip isn't he? I just saw him yesterday Did I mention it's Groundspeak business?
  14. You know, I don't know if the approver was right for immediately archiving the cache after you responded to his question with another question. But responding to a question with another question could questioably be considered dodging the question...
  15. A. If a cache were in need of a little help, and I had the proper gear, I'd certainly try and fix it up, but if I don't I'm sure to send an email to the owner. B. No real rules, but I'd talk to the owner if the container itself needs replaced. Some people might get a bit touchy about you replacing their container, so only do this if absolutely necessairy. C. You were fine, keep up the good work! D. I've been known to drop off new pens or pencils in caches that needed them, or to try and dry out the cache a little bit, but I haven't really run into any situations where a cache needed more than that... E. I'd fire off an email to the owner just to explain in detail what you did, and discuss any important issues with the cache. And anyway, like I said, you're doing fine, keep up the good work!
  16. I'd have to agree with Brian. Usually, there's some obscure fact (that's really important to the story) that people often forget when complaining about approvers...
  17. I think it may be a cool thing to offer, but you should still keep on making hand carved ones too...
  18. The letter to the editor is in the august issue, which is not online yet...
  19. After a recent, long and intensive cache hunt, I returned to the golden arches for a yummy treat.... I got three big macs... I lined them up all in a row, and boy they looked pretty, of course I only ate two, I saved the third for dinner...
  20. We have one truely geocache friendly park system in the area, and they're the ones that gave us the pavillion for free on CITO day. The problem is that I don't think they'd do that for us again, and anyway that particular park system is a bit far for me, (about 45 minutes) and I'd need something close to my house so that I could go there frequently before the event for scouting and set up...
  21. Yeah, that was the part I left out of my post. I had called Coke HQ to ask about it, two people said there were no GPSr's, just phone numbers to call if you found a "specially marked can", the other person said it was actually a transponder like a cell-phone, that when activated, connected you to the prize center. Either way, I'd like to win. The first thing I'd do is trade it for a real SUV: a 2005 Jeep Rubicon!!! I actually think it may be a little bit of both, with "specially marked cans" and cans that have the cell phone built in...
  22. I can contribute my Spanish speaking abilities. I'm not incredibly fluent, but I know how to form most basic and alot of the more complex sentances, I just need to have my spanish dictionary near by to translate words for all the different nouns, (o en espanol, sujetos)
  23. Lately, I've been looking at the possible planning of an event. Mainly the problem I've been coming up with repeatedly is park pavillions, and more importantly, the cost of said pavillions. I've found that a pavillion suited for around 100 people, can cost as much as $100 for a weekend in the summer. I've found pavillions for a bit cheaper at other parks, but they don't offer as much capacity. A pavillion for 25 people at the same park during the same timeframe is alot more reasonable at around $30, but there's a strict warning of a $50 penalty if the pavillion is overoccupied by 25% or more. So I'm looking for ways that people have gotten around paying the steep fees out of pocket. I know that through CITO, my local group got a 100-200? person pavillion, next to a massive playground for next to nothing, but we also did about 4 hours of cleanup for the park. The event, I'm planning is an event in itself and is intensive enough that we'd need the whole day. Then there's the idea of not reserving a pavillion at all, but you run the risk that someone else has reserved it, and the loss of your location... I figured it would possibly work to pass around a hat at the event to collect money to defray the cost of the pavillion, but I also remember reading somewhere a post from CoAdmin that any event that required a cover charge is prohibited. Would passing a hat be considered a cover charge? Does anyone have any other ideas on a way to get around these fees, and/or advice on how they've done events in the past?
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