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  1. Throw it out there - I'd be more than willing to host the site free of charge if you guys are hitting bwidth cap constantly.


    rjo@rynet.com if interested (any other association for that matter - if you are ever looking for a reliable host for your site and your requirements aren't excessive (i.e. your site doesn't suck bwidth and ram like a mad man :D) I'd be more than happy to help out)

  2. I've been caching for almost 8 years now (wow) and only have 36 finds (knee surgery in the middle of that period ugh)... So my goal for this summer and fall is to double that to 72 :D


    Start of August update - I'm heading in to August with 57. A stretch goal of 100 by the end of September? Don't mind if I do...

  3. Well, this is a new year and since my truck died in the begining of Sept last year I never did get to the Bushwhacker cache.


    Now I have a new(er) truck -same make as before BTW- and I'm looking to do it this year around the end of August (21-22) or (28-29) There is a few 81 Proof caches I need in the area (all off 4x4 trails) and want to do them in one weekend. ;)


    I am still looking for some other trucks to go to interesting caches with on off roading trips/day trips/camping ventures. Any previous repliers still interested?


    Anyone willing to get together for some 81 Proof caches?


    I'll be at the Spring Fling in my red 4Runner (with TB) as well. If you see me leave a note or talk to me (if I can be found!!) :P Or you can just reply here too. :mad:


    If I could come with my ATV I'd be interested... I've done a lot of running in that area... (Based out of Coe Hill)

  4. Hey all,


    I've managed to lose my RINO so I'm in need of a new GPS! I went out today to buy a new one and low and behold my usual stomping grounds (Durham Radio and Radio World) were closed by the time I got there (drove out to Radio World and found out it was closed, was smart enough to use my PDA to check the hours on Durham Radio from Radio World's parking lot :D). Both of these places are closed on Sundays.


    Anyone know of a decent place open sundays in Toronto to go? Both Walmart and Canadian tire are options but I'm hoping for something else (they both have the legend colour I'm thinking of getting for 100 dollars more then the above competitors, so I wanna use them as a last resort).


    Any suggestions would be great. I'm central in the city so really up for driving anywhere in the GTA.


    Thanks guys!

  5. I've been considering doing one in a nearby river, my little sister suggested that it might be cool.... When I started thinking about it though what about when the water levels are up and the river is potentially dangerous... I don't know... Something I'm milling over at the moment....

  6. When working with government officials the most important thing is to understand the limitations that they work under. Those are codified in the applicable legislation first and then policies and regulations that flow from the legislation most of which have to approved at cabinet. They have no choice but to follow these. Both provincially and federally the first thing in the legislation is protection of the environment and the provincial legislation say that this takes precedence over other activities and the federal legislation says no person shall damage any flora etc.

    I don't buy that... As a policy advisor for the Ontario PC Party I can tell you their hands are not as tied on something like this as you might think. THERE IS NO LEGISLATION OR REGULATION COVERING THIS - Enviromental protection is one thing, but there is room for hobbies to work within that framework. I snowmobile, ATV and boat regularly - these hobbies are accepted and have a WAY greater enviromental impact.


    There is however career public servants who are afraid to take risks of any sort :laughing: There a whole load of people at MNR who would rather just ignore this or give it a simple response. That is what you've seen here.


    OGA has the right to be mad at this AND YOU ALL SHOULD BE MAD AT THIS... There is a no virtual policy at the moment and if virtuals ever come back it will be TIGHT to get one approved.


    Our hobby is about things like CITO, and being enviromentally mindful. There is more to it then that, and all of us here are responsible in how we take part in this hobby.


    The simple fact remains here.. these are OUR lands, this is a ministry that serves US. We need to step this up. We need to hound the minister, we need to talk to our MPPs, we need to educate those in charge so we don't ever see an UNIFORMED response to one of querries again.


    David Ramsay (Minister of Natural Resources) is a decent guy, and an approachable politician. We could also discuss this with Tourism and Rec (Minister Bradley - someone I can't give you any thoughts on as I've never had any dealings with him) as it does have an impact there.


    So where do we go from here.. that is up to all of us as a community. I'm willing to work on this.... you know where to find me :unsure:

  7. I took a break from work down at the sportsman show today (ok honestly I didn't do an ounce of work) I checked out Angie's Outdoor and a few other places... Great to see someone in the sportsman show with geocaching gear.


    Just FYI as well, Radioworld has some great specials on GPSrs... Might wanna check it out!


    Lots of great stuff to see! If anyone sees camo duct tape in their travels at the show please let me know :D

  8. For those of you who go to the sportsman show in Toronto there is sometimes a guy there who sells them.


    I work down there, and as I've done on here in years past I will let you know if he is carrying any this year :ninja:

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