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  1. If you have an iPod and a Mac, use MacCaching. It's free and it's been a lot of help. The only thing is if you don't have a premium membership, you have to copy/paste the cache description, hint, and logs (if you want the logs!).

  2. I recently got into my possession a (somewhat old) GPS V. I was thinking about using this for geocaching, but it's a pain to manually type in cache coordinates so I wanted to buy a interface cable. (The cable it uses is the same as some of the older GPSMAP units, the 4 prongs in a square) The only problem is my Macbook (caching computer) doesn't have a Serial Port. :laughing: So, I was going to buy the GPS to Serial cord, then a Serial to USB converter. I found an $8 GPS to Serial cord, so that's fine. But for the Serial to USB that works with OS 10 and the GPS V, I found the Garmin compatible one, but stubborn, penny pincher me wanted to find one for cheaper. (Like <$15) Is there such a cord?


    Thanks in advance. I've looked at amazon, but wanted to ask here to make sure the one I end up buying actually works.

  3. As you all know, once you see one you start getting those "phantom" feelings of movement on various parts of your body.


    Once I get that feeling, I have to take 3 showers before that feeling even begins to diminish! :)

  4. I bought my first ammo box to place as a cache recently. It has those military markings on it and I know I should get those off before I place my cache, but I'm not sure which direction I should approach that from.


    Should spray paint off just those marking areas of the box, should I spray paint (and cammo) the whole box, or should just packing tape the "Official Geocaching.com" paper over them?


    Thanks for the help, I want to solve all my problems before they become problems! :blink:

  5. I'm a bit of a noob, but I usually mention a NM in my found it log if the cache needs just a simple maintenance: new log/logbook (if I didn't bring one). But if the cache is falling apart, and needs a new container I post a Needs Maintenance log along with my found it log.


    I agree with StarBrand, I like all the info I can get on my cache! :D

  6. Another option for handling changes to the final location would be to include an offset in the cache description. The coordinates on the brick may or may not be somewhere interesting, but the cache location might be +0.123' N and -0.234' W from that location. If you need to move the cache, then just change the offset.


    That's an interesting idea. You could have the coordinates go to some random park in the general area of the cache, then to find the actual cache location, post the offset in the cache description. (Or make geocachers find it somehow...)

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