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  1. Thanks A-team! I just discovered the Intro App and LOVE that it supports my apple watch. I imagine I'll be using both at the same time quite a lot. Looking forward to the eventual merging of the two. Please give the dev team high fives all the way round for us. Great job so far! Tony & Laura ps on that Comparison Grid , there's no mention of Apple Watch support. That should probably be noted.
  2. Adding our two cents. Please make it happen, scraping via GSAK is not optimal! This request should rightly be name "FREE BEER... tomorrow!" Seriously, please. I think I first saw this request on that funky feedback system from a few years back. Tony & Laura
  3. I agree! We use on all of our posted logs and also love - now our logs look weird without them! Bring 'em back please!
  4. testing - why are these broken on main site now?
  5. Then why does it persist in the app? Hmmm, Ok, field notes are still in app but they are officially non-tweetable (that sound right)? Moun10Bike can you confirm? I get that Textmarks are gone. Thanks! T As per post #5 by Moun10Bike, "that method of sharing has been turned off and discontinued".
  6. Was having that exact same problem. Did as suggested and now the app does post find logs to twitter, but does not post field notes to twitter. Both show up fine on my account page when I check via browser, though. Did field notes get the boot?
  7. Practical Cryptography is a great site to get started on puzzle building. Check out local cachers for their styles and methods. Oftentimes you'll find the puzzles they are putting out are based on caches they've heard about in other areas. Longtime cachers are a great resource.
  8. Great idea, so I put a stage in a multi I'm planning for one.
  9. The ol' lock out of the truck bit. On a cache run with Applejohn - luckily we were able to find his spare in the camper shell. DOH
  10. I didn't find this, but a good friend did (and took it all out). Beer and fireworks.
  11. No worries if you don't include one, your account will not suffer. However - when possible please include one. Lessens chance that a muggle will carry the cache away as plunder.
  12. You're going to want a little different set of tools for urban caching - nothing spectacular or expensive, just different. #1) Cheapest ever, but you need one! A safety pin. When you meet the dreaded blinkie, safety pins are the quickest way to get hose infernally small logs out. #2) Space pen (or any other brand that can write on wet paper). Urban containers get way more traffic and people often don't close them properly, and/or the containers themselves are poor choices (altoids tins, prescription bottles, specimen vials) and are not water resistant. #3) A hardhat and safety vest. Look at garage sales, usually a couple bucks each. And a clipboard. Best camo ever for muggly cache sites. #4) Smartphone app. #5) Ramen. Because, you're a starving student, right? Have fun! Tony
  13. Cachers who post maintenance logs for "Log full". Turn the dang paper over! It has two sides dumpkopf! (never fails that I check after one of these and there's a blank side to the log). Hiders who stuff bison tubes with enough paper to hold 500 sigs. Seriously, paper is not scarce. Rolling that crap up gets old and the extra mostly gets torn up doing it anyway. Operative word: peeve. Not p.o.'ed. People crack me up sometimes!
  14. <groundspeak:placed_by>xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com</Groundspeak:placed_by> <groundspeak:owner id="334">xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com</Groundspeak:owner> I blocked out the user's email. I looked at one of mine own and only see the handle. It;'s my guess that this particular person may have used their email as their garmin handle. That would explain it. Or it was an obvious error and they fixed it toot sweet. Check that. Dur. Saw the post about the change.
  15. You're welcome, left that right there for ya. <ba dump> <crash>
  16. some dos- Preforms (do a google search) are great, and watertight (they are unformed soda bottles). They come in small (test tube size) and large (big enough for a pencil and small items) Mother's milk containers - for nursing humans - are about the same size as the smaller preform, and can be found at garage sales at next to nothing. Boil well! With the right home-made gasket, those large cylindrical tins that holiday liquor comes in are great and they take spray paint camo well. some don'ts- Please don't use centrifuge specimen containers. Watertight, they are not, and the tops break off fast. Film cans. Same. And they rot. Exception: old metal film cans, with a homemade gasket. Have fun! And thanks for hiding!
  17. GC1JE4W One More Round Barkeeper This is a keyword cipher, the trick is that you have to decode twice (One More Round). The keywords are the Title of the cache and the GC code (the GC code stripped of numerals - just the Alpha). Greenjack solved it sans clue in a couple of days, impressive. He's never logged the find online though. I tried to obfuscate letter counts by wording the message without repeating letters in some words and phrases and avoiding common usage. Thanks for the cool thread! Tony
  18. I wonder that those who haven't experienced desert caching can appreciate just how much land there is out there, and how well maintained these utility roads can be; I'm hanging on tenterhooks waiting for Paul Harvey to cut in with "...the REST of the story"... 'cuz I don't think it was an "overuse" issue. Lots of offroaders use these tracks, and they are not all geocachers, as has been pointed out.
  19. Just spoke to the crew of the Leaky Spoon via Twitter and they are heading back after getting the Presidents, the Fears and a good hunk of the Gods. Experienced desert four wheel team and they were averaging 180-240 seconds between caches at one point without rushing; there has to be more to the story. Dang it this would have been a fun one. Thanks NGA for all your hard work; sorry it's gone!
  20. Last year I gave myself the goal of keeping a paper logbook going for all of our geocaching activities. I got a three pack of faux moleskines and stuck them in my gear. They were very useful, but after misplacing one, starting in on another, and eventually having all three going at the same time in no particular chronological order, I gave it up. I still carry them but only for notes in the field on puzzles and multis and as scratch pads. YMMV.
  21. That's if you use the skirt - THAT is pretty uninteresting. But using the lamppost as a diversion for a different hide is quite common, so watch out, that assumed lampost cache that you rolled up to (and rolled your eyes at) might not be in the skirt cache at all, but a hanger in the tree next to it, or a mag box somewhere higher up on the pole, or a blinkie cunningly painted to look like concrete and inserted into a crevice in the base. Those are the fun ones. We have the second kind in a GREAT location, scenic as all get out, and it's been dnfed! Hiding in plain site seven feet up on the light pole. Wish I could have put a camera on the thing. Geocaching Funniest Home Videos would ensue. as for Vegas, the real fun is out in the desert (same as Reno). Camels & Steam Trains
  22. Raccoons, quite a few times. They live in our neighborhood, Old Southwest Reno (basically the middle of the city). They nest in the sewers and early mornings it's quite common to see them entering / leaving. A buddy and I came upon mountain lion tracks last fall. Another buddy did see one just a few miles from where we found the tracks. Just west of Caughlin Ranch (foothills west of Reno).
  23. This happens so often on FTFs we end up getting a quorum for the local caching club (GBESGeo), and after getting the cache in hand (it is assumed that more eyes are welcomed) we put the meeting in order and discuss club business for as long as our schedules permit. Sometimes the meeting even spills into breakfast and coffee!
  24. Here's a great primer. Solving Puzzle Caches
  25. I get all my magnets from dead hard drives. I've gotten fairly handy at disassembling them. I can tell you that if your current computer has a Western Digital in it, you've got a great candidate. The primary cause of death is almost always dust, and WD has only a cheap piece of adhesive tape over the access port on their cases. Recipe for disaster. I've been totally unsuccessful in getting my hamsters to learn the ins and outs of cracking HD cases. Maybe by 4/1/10 they will have gotten the knack.I hold out hope that you can train hamsters to do most anything, given enough time, patience, and tequila.
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