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  1. I placed a cache-n-grab micro that was found about half hour after I received the e-mail that it was approved. I've put this one on my watch list. It's in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Not very easy to get to this island. The Pines On S.I. Hidden: 7/6/2003 Still not found F_M
  2. Not sure if this is one that Bons has listed, but this is the one I like. Travel Bug Passport I haven't sent any out yet, but she I do, this is what I'll use. I probably will take off the log portion of the sheet. F_M
  3. First, I have to agree with you about the size and shape of the Meridian. I have a SporTrak Map and it fits perfect. However, if I was buying again right now and choosing between the SporTrak Pro and the Meridian, I'd go with the Meridian. I've been stung with the upgradability thing too many times. You may not use the extra memory right now, but how about next year? I want to be able to upgrade my GPS when I want to, not have to because it no longer fits my uses. Hope this helps some. Might just be a different view of things. F_M
  4. I'm so happy you reminded me of this stuff. I remember putting some flowers and other crap in these things to make paper-weights. Now that it's back in mind, I'm trying to think of all the possibilities. You are awesome F_M
  5. Not government, but a contractor that supports the government. I can't do any posting, but I can read the forums. I can't seem to figure how or why they would do this, but our firewall will allow me to read pretty much any forum out there, but I can't post. Kinda odd, don't you think? F_M
  6. Well folks, I'm glad I started a pretty good thread for once. As for the poison ivy, it's healing. I layed around for 2 days. (It's really nice when you are preparing for a new job and burning leave) I read these forums and used some of the suggestions. Whether it is good or not, I found the really hot shower feels great. I used that each morning. Also did this in the sink periodically thru the day on the wrists. The only real weeping I had was on my stomach. I layed on the floor for 3 hours and kept it covered with Calimine. When one coat would dry, I'll do it again. I wish I would have done this sooner. Stopped the weeping in 1 evening. Of course getting this caked on Calimine off me was kind of painful. I'm relatively hairless, but I quickly found that while you don't see them, I've got LOTS of tiny littly hairs on me. I think I pulled every one of these off my stomach. I can't believe women pull hairs our of their body for beauty's sake. I wouldn't be able to do it. Thanks for all the suggestions. I see that I'm going to have to do some shopping. I need to get some of these products for future outbreaks. F_M
  7. I agree with all the advise given. The biggest thing to remember with snakes in North America is that they aren't interested in attacking you. Venom is too precious to them to waste on something that they can't eat. If a venomous snake bites you, it's because you put yourself in the situation where it sees you as a threat. It's just defending itself. If you get bit, try not to panic. (I know, easier said than done) Snake bites from native North American snakes are rarely deadly. You will hurt for a while. You won't enjoy yourself. You will probably be pretty sick. But you probably won't die. Try to pay attention to the snake so you can describe it, and get to the hospital. As for Rooboy, you have the good critters down there. A friend went TDY to a base down under. The first thing he needed to do when he arived was get a class on what could kill him. The class was basically, if it's a spider, it can kill you. If it's a snake, it can kill you. F_M
  8. I agree entirely. Too many people are stuck on the trade even mindset. That's really the way to go, but occasionally common sense must prevail. If there's nothing in there, leave something. If there's too much, take out something. If you take something when you would normally TNLN, then leave it in the next cache you hit. I found a cache where the lid was held shut with a rubber band. Not because the clasp was broken, but because there were 4 golf balls. To me, used golf balls are useless. I took each of these. I tend to take any golf ball that's in a cache. They are worthless and take up a relatively large amount of space. I get back to the car and dump them in the trash. F_M
  9. Thanks for the info doc. I'm sure my insurance will cover this. My sister would have incredible reactions to it. We would have picnics down near the water and if the wind was blowing strong, she would get it. One year she had it so bad that she just ballooned up. Her eyes even swelled shut. She hasn't had it since. I'll have to take a look at the info. Thanka again for it. F_M
  10. I think that Criminal had this idea a couple days ago. This is a pretty good idea. Then when people find the cache, they could post a log entry for others to read about their experiences. We could call it geo-something. Maybe someone will run with this. It could be international. F_M
  11. I pulled a tick off Fritz Jr. just yesterday. Was climbing up his back. I pulled one off me back in February. We had a warm snap and they apparently came out. Light colored clothes make them easier to see. There are some repellants that seem to work. I've never hear the garlic thing, but I've heard stranger things than this. F_M
  12. I like the pink box idea. I might give that a try. As for the homeless people. I've seen a lot of logs where people were weirded out because of some homeless encampments. I feel that if there are homeless living in a particular patch of woods, it's probably not the best place for a cache. For one, it could limit the people that could hunt for it. A female friend has passed over several caches because the area didn't feel safe to her. Secondly, this is their home, it's not much, but it's what they have at the moment. Just my opinion, take for what it's worth. F_M
  13. I agree that this just spreads the problem, but what's the solution? Maybe we should start a thread of nothing but complaints about topics we no longer want to hear about. F_M BTW, did anyone hear about the bomb squad blowing up a geocache?
  14. Good point. I've basically gone thru everything that went caching with me and cleaned it all. It's bizarre. I have it on my forearm. That seems to be where it started. There's a patch across my forehead and down the right side of my face. Put there when I lie with my forearm across my forehead. There's another patch diagonally across my stomach in a perfect outline of my arm. When lying on my side, this is where my arm lays across my body. It's clearing up now, but really itches. Did I mention that THIS SUCKS? F_M P.S. Riddlers, you will be past that tadpole label in no time at all.
  15. That sucks. You could alway hook up with some American and buy some thru them. I doubt that they would be in it for the money. If you know anyone in the US, see if they will buy them for you and ship them over. F_M
  16. I also think that traveling caches are no longer permitted. I would agree that it probably isn't a big deal to have an unopened can of lima beans traveling. As for rules against food in caches, they are suggestions. There is merit in each of the rules, but they are merely suggestions. After all, how could you possibly enforce the rules in a game like this? Just my 2¢ F_M
  17. I know I got it while caching. Not sure of the cache, but have a general idea. I always bragged about it as well. Those days are gone I guess. For those that suffer, I've found a pretty good alternative to calamine lotion. It's a gel and goes on better. And it's clear. I've also seen mention of poison ivy wipes. Anyone ever use these? Do they work pretty well? If so, I'm going to have to add some to my cache bag. F_M
  18. Hey, abject silliness is not the dumping ground for meaningless posts. That's the test posting thread in the getting started area. Abject Silliness is where you are free to post about silly things that don't involve Geoaching. I guess you are right. But you have to admit there is some junk in there. F_M
  19. This is cool. I didn't know it would do this. I'll have to give it a try. It makes sense, after all, EasyGPS is the program associated with loc files. I guess it's one of those things you don't really think about. THanks. F_M
  20. Everyone has a warning meter. You can only see yours. As for tadpole. This indicates you haven't posted much in the forums. Once you pass that magic number you won't show as a tadpole. And I don't remember what that number is. Welcome. If you don't like the tadpole label, go into the other forums and post some. There's a thread called abject silliness. Put anything you want in there. F_M
  21. Well folks, I'm in my mid 30's and have done a lot of camping. I've woken up after sleeping under the stars to find that I slid downhill a bit into a patch of poison ivy. I've fallen into it. I've grabbed onto poison oak coverd branches to help myself up a hill. And never have I ever gotten a case. Guess what I have now!!!! My first ever case of poison. There goes my carefree hiking days. Now I have to pay attention to what the plants around me are. Never again can I mappily say that I don't catch poison ivy. This sucks!!!!! F_M
  22. I've never had any strange tastes from my Camelbak packs. You could also try baking soda. If you use bleach, just make sure you rinse it really well. Also, dry that thing out. Any water left in will start a nice little mildew colony. F_M
  23. Heed this piece of advise. I can testify to the truth in this. However, it's not just bacon. Don't fry naked
  24. Briansnat, This is the best explaination I've seen yet to answer the urban micro issue. Well said. See? Good stuff can come from Jersey. F_M
  25. We have one locally that has the final cache as the locked box. It's a multi and you have to use the number on the key to figure coordinates. There are 2 keys on TBs in the area. You have to get a TB to make the find. F_M
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