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  1. I cache because I love looking for tupperware, it takes me to places that I haven't discovered yet and the feeling of finding is immense. The kids enjoy the hunt too and swopping their toys. My husband isn't so keen but he likes solving any puzzles caches and he likes the harder terrain caches.
  2. I've learnt now not to release any coin that I am particularly fond of as they always seem to go missing. It's best to take the approach that at some point in a trackables life, it will disappear forever!
  3. I love caching with my children. They are great for diving into bushes or under benches to retrieve the cache and also great distraction techniques for finding a nano.. "we're looking at a spider". Ok yes...the ability to be stealthy is greatly reduced but who is going to take notice of a family! I also feel safer caching with my children as my husband is not overly keen on caching but will suffer coming with me with bribery!
  4. Assuming of course that you have permission from the landowner, I suspect that the main issue was the sudden surge of walkers out trying to claim FTF and therefore spooking the farmer and the women at the farmhouse. I doubt that that they are used to late night walkers going through their field. Maybe there has been problems with thieves operating in the area? Now the FTF rush has been, I expect most cachers will be passing through during the day. Is the path clearly defined and regularly used through his field? Or is it a barely used route up till now? If the farmer continues threatening walkers then it would definately be in your best interests to reroute your "trail" to avoid that particular footpath. I assume by your earlier post that the cache is away from the farmhouse. Good luck Abiherts
  5. Forgot to add, I have a big bag of micros somewhere too.
  6. Hi DrSolly I love your idea. Sounds like a great plan. If you're looking for a co-ordinator I'd be quite happy. I love organising things! I used to a Brownie Guider and co-ordinator for a Census project so have most skills required. Am at home and available by email most of the time as I care for my husband. Good with databases too. I'd also be happy to set out some caches in the area around Chingford/Enfield area as this is the nearest to me. Let me know what you think Abi
  7. I spend a couple of hours looking at geocaching related stuff: puzzles, forums and where other people have been or where I could visit in the future! Ideally I would cache every day but as I don't drive have to fit my caching in around kids and husband.
  8. Welcome, am not far from you so we may bump into each other one day
  9. Yes you're right, just checked GSAK and it only has name and co-ords for those particular caches. I won't be using that method again! Thanks for the help though.
  10. Using the send waypoints tab, the same way I've always done it. Could it be that I've chosen to download the waypoints from GC.com, not as a pocket query but as waypoint downloads chosen from a cach setter's profile?
  11. Help! The last two times I have uploaded caches from GSAK, all I have on the unit are the co-ordinates and cache name. No description or hint are available. Is this a problem with my downloads from GSAK or the unit itself! Thanks in advance Abiherts
  12. Reached 350 a few days ago. Gone a bit slower this summer than I'd hoped.
  13. One FTF claimed out of three, the other two (including the cache in question) are still out there for grabs. Heard nothing back from the cacher whose log I deleted and emailed regarding. Thank you for all your advice and suggestions for other methods of marking
  14. Keep forgetting the tweezers for nanos!
  15. I think these images are of sweet cheshunts. I remember collecting them as a child with my mum, it was quite late in the year and rather chilly but it was Wales She cooked them as a nut roast. I haven't managed to find any locally to me so far
  16. GPS Notebook (to take note of bonus clues etc..) Pen Pencil Ordnance Survey map (if in an unknown area) Trackables Swap items for the kids Plasters Cream (for wasp stings) Lunch and drink Spare batteries Camera Think that's everything:)
  17. In the past if I can't sign e.g. log too wet, I have supplied a photograph uploaded with the online log as proof.
  18. One of my personal favourites is a cache in Hertfordshire hidden in a pretty little known grotto. The cache has a Where's Wally figure inside it and requires pictures to be taken of yourself and Wally. Where's Wally?
  19. Have checked the Groundspeak knowledge books and their advice is that "Physical geocaches can be logged online as "Found" once the physical log has been signed." So I have emailed the finder and am now going to delete their log. What an awkward situation to be put in
  20. Placed some new caches yesterday and received this log just now : "FTF! Found on a Sunday afternoon walk with best mate at 5.30pm. Unfort did not have pen with us to write in log book but will return to fill in. Our first FTF! TFTC" Am I right in thinking that as they did not physically sign the log book or provide physical proof that they were there then they are not FTF? Secondly they have no caches under their name in this area either. All advice greatfully received.
  21. I was wondering if anyone had noticed an increase in wasps this year? I have never been stung by a wasp before and was stung by a bee when I was six. However when searching for a brand new cache I was stung above the belly button at the beginning of august and again a couple of weeks later while out fishing with my husband. This time it went up my trouser leg stung me three times and only stopped after having to flash myself so hubby could extract it! Since then I have noticed a lot of wasps around hoovering a few cm off the floor and several wasp nests mentioned near caches locally, including one of my own. I have threatened not to leave the house again if I get stung a 3rd time this year! I am wondering if this is just a localised problem or am I just imagining things and just been unlucky. Any thoughts on this?
  22. Sounds like a great idea. It's a cache series I've always wanted to do. Can imagine it woud require a lot of maintenance though but would be well worth it. Best of luck to you
  23. I need to download some caches for tomorrow First chance I've had to cache for ages, so am going to be really annoyed if I can't.
  24. Would someone be able to invite me please?
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