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  1. Yes appalling I know I'm one who logged an attend but is it comparable to logging a web cam cache 11 years after it was archived http://coord.info/GC21F9 that doesn't bother me, play the game as you want to is my rule someone will often find fault :rolleyes:


    I suppose the difference is that the webcam was actually there. As you say each to their own.


    I think the biggest travesty is that I found the McDonalds breakfast more exciting than the Bore. :laughing:

  2. I am guessing that many people were planning on attending the, now cancelled, Severn Bore event. I notice that the 'attended' logs have started to appear. Should these logs be allowed as there was NO EVENT. Are people really that desperate for the numbers?


    Perhaps the 'not signing a log book' rule is not such a good one after all.

  3. Both the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts can earn Merit Badges in geocaching. Should they not be allowed to cache? I take groups out a few times a year, but only where I work and to caches that I own. They may not be cachers yet, but part of the badge work is learning about safety and respect for the habitat.


    Navigator Badge - see section D


    With all the negative posts about cachers destroying the countryside i agree that it is a good thing that we teach the up and coming youth how to be responsible. Caching is very much down to the individual, if you get a single cacher who doesn't care he can do considerably more damage than a well managed group.

  4. I've always orientated the map so that map matches the ground - and that's what I teach as an orienteering coach.


    Same for me as a Scout Leader, the map needs to show what you are looking at on the ground. As for the GPS, it's also direction up.

  5. Having held an event up Snowdon last week I have now done all the paths except the Snowdon Ranger, my favourite so far is the Rhyd Ddu path.


    You will climb approx 3000ft in about 3.5 miles on the above route. As already said you need to be sure or your ability and that you are correctly equipped, shorts and tee shirt might be fine at the bottom but it may well be trousers and a coat at the top.


    The one thing I will definately say is.............. Have fun, the views are fantastic on a good day.


    If you are up the for a few days and fancy something a little easier then I would recommend the Aber Falls series.

  6. Also, what suits one will not suit all. The wife adores her Altberg Boots as she has narrow feet and they make 5 different width fittings. When I tried a pair in my size I could hardly stand up in them yet alone walk anywhere :yikes:


    For that extra bit of comfort you might also consider made to measure insoles. An expensive luxury but once you've had them you won't go back :wub:

  7. Meindl Burma Pro MFS for me. The MFS means they have memory foam in them, just like wearing your slippers. I have also used Keen boots recently, supremely comfortable but a bit soft and bendy for serious walking.


    I believe that Karrimor went bust in 2004 and they were bought by Lonsdale who now sell cheap alternatives under the Karrimor name. KSB's used to be circa £100 many years ago and now they are £40ish...... says it all


    At the end of the day with walking boots you get what you pay for and I believe you should have the best you can afford.

  8. I always buy the best I can afford, as I do in excess of 1000 miles each year in them. Recently purchased a set of Meindl's with a memory foam inner, just like wearing my slippers.


    I have tried Regatta's, Hi-Tec's etc but they just ain't for me. But I have been told I have funny shaped feet so perhaps it's just me.

  9. The 1st person to sign the log is going to have a claim for the FTF so I think you are going to have to delete the other one and send them a reason for the deletion.


    Anything other than a FTF I would drop them a mail and ask for proof of finding, such as a descripton of how the cache is hidden or where it is.

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