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Jacaru & Wemnog

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  1. Just looking for you and this may be a good place for you to start. http://eacachers.org.uk/
  2. If you can get hold of an old Etrex Legend that might be the answer for you. Depending where you are based, see if you can get in touch with cachers local to you, either through a local forum or Facebook group. One of them may have an old one hanging around that they will sell you for a reasonable price. A lot of people started with the yellow bricks before trading up and they may still have their old one lying around. They are also a nice bright colour for a youngster to be carrying around.
  3. To be honest, I think most of the forum are heading the way of Facebook now, any forums that are left have had a huge down turn in traffic whereas the Facebook groups are growing massively.
  4. Although I haven't done them myself, they are on the list of To Do's Grandad John's series Middlewood Circular would take you off road mostly and you could do it in two hour bursts, or longer if you fancied it. Here is a link to one of them. http://coord.info/GC1J9Y5 If you do it, let me know how you got on.
  5. Hi, thanks Beach Hut for directing berzs325 to GeM. Just to let you know that there is a GeM event this evening. It may be too far away for you, but you are more than welcome if you can make it. http://coord.info/GC4E11D
  6. If anyone has a Land Rover coin for sale, I would be looking to buy.
  7. Hiya Martin, this might be a place worth looking at. A lot of stuff goes on within FB now, but this is a Cornish forum for you to look at. http://www.kammneves.co.uk/kacher/index.php
  8. https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/128308160626222/?fref=ts is a group in the North East
  9. Where are you based. It may be worth seeing if there is a local group of cachers in your area, if so they are a good source of information for people new to caching. Facebook has a lot of local caching groups on it now. You could also find a list of them over on the GAGB (Geocaching Association of Great Britain) site www.gagb.org.uk
  10. As I understand it, the MOD contacted GAGB and told them of the ban. GAGB tried to negotiate, but were not able to get them to change their mind. I do agree they should fight harder in situations like this The GAGB has a face to face meeting scheduled for later this month.
  11. This would be a handy site for you to join Mike and then put a request in, you will probably have more joy with tracking down your TB http://www.tb-rescue.com/index.rescue.php
  12. All is well in Nottinghamshire. Lots of butterflies, seen deer, lots of rabbits, bats, and quite a few kestrels lately.
  13. Hi and welcome to the world of caching. PM sent to your inbox.
  14. You couldn't go wrong in the Lake District.
  15. Does anyone know if somebody has a Land Rover gecoin that they are thinking of selling? I don't mind if it has already been activated if I can adopt it.
  16. Adam,aka UKcachemag is being very modest in his reply, he has actually been in Portugal to promote geocaching as a guest of the Portuguese Tourist Board.
  17. HH, sorry, I didn't mean it to sound like I was having a dig, far from it. I guess I didn't word it well. I was really trying to say that the DT rating is so open to interpretation that maybe it is time that something else came in to the equation for rating caches. As you say, that's for another discussion. I am glad that you are one of the many who enjoyed finding the cache and visiting the bunker. Cheers.
  18. There's one close to me: Cold war cache which is in an underground bunker. I guess that there are lots of them, but this one is rated 5*/5* (artificially, just to make it more attractive: it's actually 3.5*/2.5* or thereabouts). I disagree with that, I will say time and again that DT is very individual. When I placed the cache, due to some health problems, I struggled, not only to climb on top of the bunker but on to the ladder leading down in to it. Also the field has a lot of clay in it and when wet is a difficult to walk in. I have spoken to a lot of people who have done the cache and they agree with me. I could change it to a 1/1 if it suits. There again, that would probably get a lot of criticism as well.
  19. All I want is to know why the company can tell us about trivial stuff in their newsletters yet can't inform us all of important stuff like price rises. As I have said, I am happy to pay the extra. I would just like to have been informed by the people putting the prices up rather than reading about it on a forum.
  20. Seeing that this topic has reared it's head like a pheonix, Church Micro's come to mind. Often permission isn't given to place in the church grounds or on church property. Quite often the easiest place to place a cache is on a road sign. Should that be stopped? The cache is taking you to a piece of British history. Quite interesting though, I just read some of the latest logs by the spokes. 12 months on they still seem to criticise the size of caches they find. There again a Needs Maintenance log on one of their caches, dated 12th June, 2012, nothing done about that to this day. Says it all really. By the way, yes I am still fat
  21. I vary rarely dip in here now, or the GAGB, just occasionally. Our Facebook group works well. We have almost 500 members now. We make sure that it has some of the old forum type stuff in it. Each new person is greeted personally and asked to give some information about their caching exploits, what they like, what they don't like etc just so that other members can get to know them. We also have files for the useful stuff that may be advantageous to reference back to in the future. All in all it works well. I think where Facebook falls down is if the pages aren't moderated well, that's when the dross floats to the top and the good stuff sinks.
  22. As I said earlier, at the end of the day we either pay it or don't. I have, a couple of hours ago. I was not whinging or moaning or whatever sTeamTraen decided to lengthily point out..(too much leisure time maybe, that was a lot of script). I think what the majority of us has been saying all along is that it would have caused a lot less hassle if the company had informed us in their usually informative weekly newsletter.
  23. Isn't the whole thing simple really? If we have to pay it, then we have to pay it. What is WRONG is that Groundspeak didn't have the foresight to inform us about it in their weekly newsletter which we all get. They are quick enough to tell us that we can't break ground, place in church grounds, near schools, train stations airports etc, yet they can't inform us of a price hike. Maybe they were afraid of a backlash, well they appear to have one anyway.
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