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  1. I agree with Mouse I wont be going to the northern mega cos its too far away, I would however go to a southern mega. I suspect I am not the only one. It also works the other way round as i.e. notherners not coming down south. I also suspect that there are people who will go to both even if they are on the same weekend (There are some nutters around afterall). Similarily if they are not on the same weekend you will definetly get people attending both. This bickering is getting stupid though so I think you have two options 1) Hold 2 Megas 2) Get Groundspeak to adjudicate Either way it needs to be settled so that both parties can get on with organsation etc. This is afterall supposed to be fun...isn't it?
  2. Sign me up for a listen. I listen to GC podcast but would really like a UK option. Good luck with it! Chris
  3. Whatever you do make sure you go to the shop to try them on rather than just buying them online. I used to work in an outdoors shop on the 'Boot Wall' and was constantly amazed about the different shapes of peoples feet - even normal looking ones! I love my Merrells I have had about 6 different pairs over the last 8 years and they fit my feet perfectly. Salamons IMHO have gone downhill a bit in recent years. North face are good but the last pair I had didn't fit my feet properly. I knew that and still purchased them so I only have myself to blame! Bottom line - go to a good outdoors shop and speak to someone who knows what they are talking about. TSS
  4. It might also be worth looking at the GAGB website to see if there is permissions already in place. You can also use these as a reference when you contact your local organisation.
  5. Yesterday evening at Prince George Lock (Multi-cache) Taken on my iPhone but I thought it presented an interesting view of the power station at night.
  6. Ive tested both for geocaching and for me the Oregon wins hands down. I found the Satmap very unfriendly to use whereas the Oregon was very intuative.
  7. My wife enjoys doing the multis especially when they take her to interesting places but isn't to keen on the power trails. I tend to save the multis to do with her and the power trails on my own.
  8. Might be worth talking to Garmin - there customer service is legendary
  9. I would like to put a vote in for the Devils Dyke Circular - Bonus = GC1VA4H 4 miles 17 caches Probably the best series of caches I have ever done
  10. Best comment on that article is "Whatever....Loren Corn is hot" Just about sums it up. All beauty and no brains
  11. I have a 300 - best thing I have ever purchased ;-) I too have had this problem so I now always check that they have uploaded. When mine wouldn't accept the GPX files I reset the device and it has been fine ever since. I think you hold the top left corner before you turn it on. There is another thread on here somewhere with the same problem and someone tells you how to reset the device. Chris T_S_S
  12. Well based on the feedback I am going to give it a punt - whats the worse that can happen :-) It might help me find a few more caches as well! Thanks everyone for your advice
  13. Good morning Cachers I have been caching for the last 6 months with an Oregon 300 and have been very impressed with the use of PQs for paperless caching - a vast improvement on my etrex days which lasted me for the first couple of years of caching. I have recently become the owner of an iphone 3G which does not include the compass available with the latest 3GS. I have had a look at the Groundspeak app for the iPhone but would like some UK opinion on whether it is worth purchasing or not. Barring in mind that I can access the geocaching.com website fairly easily from my phones web browser. I have had a look through the iPhone forum on here but would really like the opinion of some UK users on any pros and cons. Thanks in Advance Chris The_Street_Searchers
  14. I had the same problem today and the mouse solution worked a treat - thanks for your help guys
  15. that worked a treat thanks gents - not sure how the settings got changed - will blaim the wife!! (Just don't tell her)
  16. Hi all The last couple of times I have downloaded my latest GPX list and then searched by geocache it only shows the GC number and not the cache title. Previously it has displayed the cache name...I have an Oregon 300. Any suggestions? Thanks Chris
  17. I have only being doing this for just over a yar but I have seen the prolification of uninspiring caches placed for the sake of it. There is a small strip of woodland near me which now has 4 micros in it. It is not a particularly nice woodland but this hasn't stopped it from being covered in Micros...I have however done some fantasitic caches which remind me why I started this in the first place. It is a shame that you have to wade through so much garbage to find a gem. I would love to see a cache rating on each page that looked at location and cache quality. I know there has been a big debate on this already in another thread and there are always pitfalls but a cache that is rated 5/5 for quality has got to be worth making an effort for!
  18. I purchased the official Oregon one from Amazon for around £13 and i am really pleased with it.
  19. I have got the OS maps On my Oregon 300 and they seem to work pretty well, although they are only 1:50k. They do take a little while to load if you are scrolling around but I haven't installed the latest firmware update yet which may help.
  20. Hi You could try using the wayback machine to see if it is still stored on 'the net'. Basically it looks through the archives of websites. http://www.archive.org/index.php I have used it a few times with varying degrees of success. Chris T_S_S
  21. After my previous success with the TT maps question I thought I would test you all again I have just got my premium membership - should I get GSAK or should I just stick with the GC PQs? Thanks Chris
  22. Wow - super fast replies ;-) Thanks for that, I had kinda guessed that would be the case. Sounds like you are providing a great service Martin...Keep up the good work! I may well take a peek. Thanks Chris
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