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Dino Hunters

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  1. For I.R. Geonut Wow! I just realized/counted, I have now uploaded 100 avatars for the geocaching forums. Congrats I.R. you are the 100th customer - ... etc. etc. etc.
  2. Sorry Zsand, but that sounds like too much fun to draw. I hope it's OK to draw your idea.....
  3. My sons was like this 1) Research/ Hypothesis How does weather impact GPS accuracy. Hypothesis - cloud covering will decrease accuracy. 2) Design/Experiment Found a known location. Recorded weather and distance from location 2 times daily for set period. 3) Results/Analysis Data was analyzed and summarized. 4) Conclusion/Check Hypothesis Hypothesis was incorrect. Data showed more accurate results on cloudy days than on clear. (However my son and I realized that in the bigger scheme of things his experiment was on a limited set of data, and likely the results would change if a larger dataset were to be sampled.) Since he had followed these priciples however, his grade was good.
  4. My son did a GPS exeriment for his science fair, almost two years ago now I think. He was 11. One of the things he did to illustrate triangulation nicely was took a globe (we used a playground ball from walmart with the world map on it) and glued three balsa sticks to the globe in the center of three overlapping circles which had been drawn on the ball with marker. On top of each of these sticks he glued a model of a GPS satellite for illustrative purposes. Then glued a small model of a man in the center point where all three circles met with each other. He explained how since the GPSR knew how far it was from the satellite it would have to be located somewher on the circle below the sat. Since the GPS knows about three sats minimum, it can calculate the point on earth where the person is. I hope I explained this well..... Once the science fair was ove, him and hs brother removed the sats from the ball, and now have a ball to play with as well :-)
  5. Much more than a starting point, Dino Hunters, that's fantastic. Have you been to New Mexico? You captured the spirit of our little state. I've put it on our website for consideration. Please come join and participate, it's free and there are some prizes for the winner.. NMGeocaching No I have not been to New Mexico. I visited a number of tourist web sites to get an idea of what NM is about. Sounds a bit like where I live in Alberta, Canada. Open spaces, mountains, wilderness, and a connection with the native culture in our history. Only there is not much sand, cactus, roadrunners, or snakes up here :-) Thanks for your kind comments. P.S. - elements such as the flag, or adobe house can be re-used in smaller graphics if you wish to carry a theme so to speak. Bullets, dividers, etc. could be devised along these lines. Also I believe the graphic as it stands fades to the current background colour on your site, so to the right hand side, it should match. D.H.
  6. A starting off place maybe ? I can't seem to post to the NM forum (no ID I guess).
  7. It's been a while since I submitted to this thread. Popped in, and thought I'd take a stab at this request. I'm not sure if you can see enough at avatar size ?
  8. signed the Park Canada petition with the following comment.... Geocachers cause no more damage to the environment than any other park users, likely less since many of us are very careful about such things. Hence I request a removal of any existing bans, and/or a halt to future bans.
  9. Here's an attempt.... for inkstamps e-mail me with an address if you'd like a file to take to printers/stamp makers. DH
  10. Edited slightly and sent files to Bunker Dave as well. Enjoy !!
  11. This is only a half serious reply.. Make one of these....Also NO WHITE WATER !!! Here's the text that goes with this pic.... Here is an illustration I threw together for an idea to build a fun lake toy for the kids. I read an article and saw plans in an old "do-it-yoursel" type of magazine, but do not have the magazine anymore. I posted this page when there was discussion in the Rec.Boat.Builders NNTP news group re: a single inner tube boat. I don't think any handyman would have trouble making a toy like this without having specific plans and measurements. I suggest you get a couple of tire tubes, blow them up, measure them and go from there.
  12. here's one... you can see it a lot better if you don't mind looking sideways. e-mail me for the original (EPS vector) drawing or for JPG at any size.
  13. "Kayaking...of course it doesnt affect the land unless of course one is kayaking in the forest...." Only true if the kayakers can teleport themselves to and from the river or lake, and sleep onboard. "Snowshoeing if done on top of the snow has now ill effect to the land..." Some claim that the packing of the snow causes it to loose it's insulative qualities, and winter kill can occure to the plants under the packed snow. I'm not saying I agree, but if you take things so far where do you stop ? Skis and snowshoes may cause damage to small shrubs sticking up through the snow etc. etc. They could also trigger an avalanche causing even more environmental damage. You see where taking things too far can lead ? "I agree that cachers are no harder on the land than the above but must disagree with hikers,climbers etc." Obviuosly you've never followed the social trails left by climbers to the most interesting routes. Or seen the hardware left pounded into rock etc. You said yourself that each footprint causes damage, and I doubt the plant can tell if it's a climber's, hiker's, photographer's, or cacher's foot.
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