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  1. I found a cache that was place by boy scouts. It was near 20ft up a tree. I was able to untie the knot using a stick but unable to replace back as high. I tied it above my head. Its listed as a 1.5/2. There is no mention of replacing the cache where it was. Which would have been impossible with out being a nimble teen ager or bringing a ladder. If the finder can't replace it where it was because of ability level then they should replace as best as possible and make note of the change.

    On the other hand I have had a cache moved from deep bush to open grass and I was grumpy too!

  2. I haven't been to the forums in while but now I'll have to stick around.

    Crampons-spikes for feet

    Talus-rock broken off a mountain also called scree

    Belay-the act or equipment used to assist in descent or ascent of climbing

    Drumlin-a teardrop shaped hill left after the retreat of a glacier. The fat end of the teardrop points to where the glacier came from

    Cairn-pile of rocks used as a marker

    Cascade-waterfall or a mountain range

    Gaper-Some one who stands blocking the trail looking at things

    Tarn-Mountain Lake

    Howk-I know this now but I had to look it up.

  3. I found a petzl arctic at a pawn shop for 15 bucks. Big and clunky, not that bright and uses funny batteries.

    But that fact that I got it a steal of a price makes it better that all of yours. <_<


    Don't be so sure! The Scout is $19 bucks, is ultra light, brighter than a lot of these posts give it credit for, uses standard watch batteries, has a few lighting options and is easily worn on its strap or clipped to the bill of a cap. I'd say yours wasn't much of a steal at all!!! :lol:


    Did I mention the battery is apart from the light and gets all twisted often but then you can put it in your jacket to keep it warm up here in cold Canada! (was that a run-on sentence?)

  4. I would get one with a global needle, they are not that expensive but definitely have advantages


    I have an older Silva ranger. I like it a lot. It works. New compasses however have fully luminous dials. I think thats cool.

    Global compass. Very necessary if you travel anywhere outside your continent. My Ranger will not work in south america.

  5. I would love to cache with the traditional native wild women featured in the excellent classic film entitled Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, aka Pirhana Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death.



    I love that show for two reasons. First is Bill Maher, thats alot of cheese. And second is Canadian born Shannon Tweed, who rumour has it went to school with a friend of mine. Thats only three degrees of separation from Gene Simmons!

    Back on topic though, besides my wife and our girls, I pick Queen Elizabeth, but maybe when she was younger and more spry.

  6. I taught a GPS course the other day and had my hands on several models from both Garmin and Magellan. I noticed that the Explorist 200 took longer to figure out its new locaction(I travelled 400km with all models) at start up. But so did a Geko!

    The one thing that I really dislike about some units from both G and M is those little track point dealies!

    I sure enjoy big butt...ons on my Map76. Good to use with gloves on.

    Both M and G have units that are hard to use and some that are easier. Buy for the features you want (memory, colour screen, big buttons) and dont worry about the minor technical differences. Both M and G are will work.

    Just to continue the flame war......Lowrance sucks!

  7. I did a search for micro container forum topics and didn't see any right away.

    I saw this 4129 Match Container at a SportChek store and thought it looked like a container ready to go. It has a rubber O-ring and is solid aluminum. Has a biner and strap attatched. The price seemed a tad high but it is in Can$ at $9.50. The medicine one looks good too.

    Any one heard of others like this? Post them here.

  8. Relax, you're doing just fine. Depending where you are there is always going to be some error in your GPSr caused by buildings, trees, clouds, satellite positions other complex reasons. This is normal!

    The swinging of the navigation arrow is the result of these errors. Once you are close you have to do some old fashion searching...with your eyes, information from the web page and even a 6th sense refered to as the "force".

    If you're new and even if you have been at it for awhile, it is a learning experience. Keep at it, it really is fun...most of the time. But that is another thread.

  9. Hi. I just walked in the door and I'm totally new to everyone and everything, but I thought I'd observe that you people are all jerks, gaywads and dipsticks, 'cause I think a savagely rude but confident observation is an excellent way for a neophyte to make an entrance. Toodles! :D



    Oh Auntie you slay me!

  10. I have Topo Canada and am heading to the Cilkoot Trail this summer. I got the Can. maps covered but would like to have the ones for the american end. I do not see any reason to pay for the whole software package as I will not use the rest, most likely ever. Is there anyway to buy just the maps I need for my Map76?

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