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  1. I'm not in New Jersey, but while at school today in Greensburg, PA (15601) we saw some flurries around 12ish... ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  2. Wow, I'm so honored to have my first topic with a reply from Jeremy, even if it was just a markwell. Just a little humor... Anyway, yeah, I'd like to see Bookcrossing somehow integrated into geocaching, but that would probably take a lengthy legal process. ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  3. I think it really is an awesome idea, but when searching, I didn't really find it getting much more than a few words of mention in any other topic, and so I decided to give it it's own topic. It really is an awesome idea and I think it's alot cooler than where's george. Even if you don't read it, it's really cool to just keep it circulated like that. ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  4. I did a quick search and I found a few posts that quickly mentioned this site but nothing really got into much detail. I'm talking about the service called bookcrossing.com. It's sort of like a travel bug thing, except with books, well, anyway, I was wondering if anyone had had any good experiences with using this as a trade item or something for FTF's sort of like a where's george bill. ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  5. I'd buy something like this, but only if it were tasteful. I wouldn't buy a leash with the geocaching logo repeated on it thousands of times. But maybe one with the logo once and "www.geocaching.com" going down in normal sized letters. ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  6. To me, this sounds like a really cool idea. But to the average Joe-Geocacher, it might be a little complex... ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  7. I have not had any experience with this company, but my opinion is that this program isn't for geocaching teams. It's for companies to bring in employees to help them work as a team. Lost of companies do stuff like this where they just abandon them together with a guide in the middle of nowhere. Like I said, I'm not sure, but this says "corporate team building program" which means it would be companies and stuff. Unless YOU were talking about bringing in a company. But this doesn't seem to be anything for geocachers.... ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  8. Wow, in a five mile radius my area has 2, count em TWO caches. Wow that is pathetic. The closest one being 4.6 miles, but more like 10 if going by road. A grand total of 87 caches within a 20 mile radius. And sadly, I live in a moderately wooded area of Western PA. Well, I'll make sure that changes once I start hiding and finding caches, hopefully, my first 5 caches that I place will all be seed caches. ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em. [This message was edited by K-9Cacher on October 20, 2003 at 12:52 PM.]
  9. Okay, me and a bunch of other people are in a private topic right now trying to set up some kind of National (US) geocaching competition. And I'd just like to know about what kinds of different competitions there are/have been held allready. I know there's alot of stuff that's like a roll playing hybrid type thing. And there's competitions that are just multicache time trials. And there are Fox Hunts And Cache Machines But what else is there. Also, I was too lazy to explain any of these, so if you're unfamiliar with the idea, I or somebody else can markwell you to an event like it. So, does anyone else know of any ideas? ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  10. I've decided that the competition part may or may not be dropped (gunna take a vote) but anyway, I'm gunna go ahead and start the private topic for now, and hopefully get a plan to present to Jeremy and see if he has any ideas. Anyone who requested to help expect an email on the private topic soon... ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  11. Like I said, I'll start a private topic soon reguarding this all, and we can get ideas and get a rough idea for it. After which we can start putting together a better idea and hopefully getting everything put together. However, I would like to try and get a staff member in on this private topic, just as sort of a liason between us and Jeremy/TPTB. ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  12. Just a question, did Jeremy and TPTB cook up the idea for and organize Internation CITO day or was it someone else? ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  13. I hate to keep trying to bump this topic but it's necessairy, I know that most topics don't get read unless they're in about the top ten or fifteen. I'd just like people's opinions, I know I'd probably like to get a few more finds under my belt before I even started thinking about organizing this, but I dunno, I can put together a few rough ideas (that's me, the ideas man, I don't take charge and put the ideas into place though.) Anyway, I'd like to start a private topic with anyone who's interested, and hopefully, get a few rough plans, after that, we'll get another private topic with even more people and then, we'll just eventually start going public. I think this idea could work out, just if someone could help me take the lead. So, who's up for a good ole private topic? ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  14. Ugh, this topic keeps getting LOST, stranded somewhere for a lone geocacher like myself to find it. Anyway, still looking for more opinions on this. I've gotten a few emails about people thinking this was a cool idea, but how about input from Jeremy, or anyone on the staff.... ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  15. There are lots of practices of other hobbies right now that could be carried over to the hobby of geocaching, and I think we should all (including TPTB) should explore the possibilities. ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  16. I guess this must have gotten lost after the big forum freeze yesterday, still waiting for anyone's opinions on this. ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  17. I don't know if anyone's come up with this allready, cause I wasn't quite sure what to search for, but I'd just like to see if anyone had any comments on the following idea... Every year, the Amaetur Radio Relay League community holds an event all across america called Field Day. Not only is it a great time for Amateur Radio enthusiasts to get together and meet eachother, but it's also a competition of sorts. You try to make contacts with as many people as possible. In my opinion, we could possibly adapt this to geocaching. I know that in following suit with the views and opinions of TPTB it couldn't be a competition, but how bout a nationwide geocaching picnic type thing. Cachers could get together and hang out in parks and places with caches near by and just sort of picnic and cache occasionaly, and as part of a public awareness type thing, cachers could be around to explain the hobby to others and maybe take them on a little demonstration of how to use GPS and help them make it to a nearby cache. I think it would be really cool. And if TPTB would allow it, make the day sort of a Cacheoff, seeing who can log the most finds in one day. All in all, it would just be a fun event for cachers to meet other cachers, and to know that thousands of others like themselves are hanging out in a park like their just talking geocaching. And it would be awesome for public awareness. So what's everyone's opinions on this idea? Or ideas of your own on a nation/worldwide geocaching picnic day thingy? ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  18. I usually find that yellow caution tape and danger signs are usually a strong enough barrier to keep me away from something, unless I get the urge to steal it. But seriously, that would be something I'd be a little cautious about, I mean the park was obviously closed, and there was obviously a "severe fire risk." I don't know wether the people in the park were just morons, or wether they were park staff/emergency officials, but I wouldn't risk it. ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  19. Thank you all for your answers to question one, and I now notice how stupid the original idea is, and I will try to find out a way to make it a good cache, I actually was plannning on using a night desposit box style thing in the cache but I will have to think about this a little longer. But anyway, could I get an official decision on question two? Like I said, I'd like to have a micro, or even a full sized cache, somewhere in a park, but the coordinates would not lead directly to the cache, only to the park, the cacher would have to use the clues in the cache description to figure out WHERE in the park it would be hidden. The park wouldn't be too big, but I'm hoping this is allowed as an offset or puzzle cache because as far as I can figure, it's the only way to place a cache without a GPSr. ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  20. I just have a few questions about cache placement and goods. Would a donation cache be allowed? Something where people would be able to donate money to the American Red Cross and get something in return. My idea would be to have an ammo can with the log and about three different envelopes in it for three different charities, people could put money in for whatever charity they wanted and they could take a gift that would be left in the card such as a special sig card and maybe a few nick nacks from the different charities. My questions about this are first of all wether the approver's would allow it? Wether the geocaching commmunity is trustworthy enough that the cache wouldn't need to be emptied every night? And if I did this, what would you people recomend be done exactly? I know it should be a fairly remote place, thus allowing it to be less likely to be plundered. My second unrelated question would be about a micro. Would it be considered an offset puzzle cache if I gave the coordinates to the park or location it is at, and then just gave several descriptive, but puzzle like clues to the actual location of the cache inside the park? ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  21. Don't let Hydee kiss it (kiss of death) or else it might be locked and never seen again. LOL, just kidding. That's pretty cool that Jeremy or whoever actually did that. It shows that geocaching still is a community and not an empire.... ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  22. I know there has to be some company that prints on cheap disposible rain ponchos. I have a paper route for a local paper, and they give us a couple ponchos with their logo on the back every once and a while. Nothing great, but they keep you dry. ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  23. Sorry, had no time to respond to the post. I was hoping to get it on some kind of metal (not sure what) I'm thinking alloy. But basically a caribiner keychain that I found at one company where they'll engrave it for you, but it's more than i'd like to pay. I just want K-9Cacher on the top and www.geocaching.com or maybe my web adress on the bottom... ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  24. Ho yah, I know what you're talking about leatherman, time for a nice cold ski season. That "other" hobby of mine. ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
  25. I was just wandering if anyone could tell me of any websites or nationwide franchises that do custom engraving on whatever you give them. I have an idea for a sig item, but I'm just looking for a good engraver. I'm open to suggestions and markwells to previous posts. ---- Extra batteries for GPS, don't leave home without 'em.
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