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  1. If others have found the cache then its not likely that the hiders coordinates are off. Maybe its a micro hidden in a lightpole at your neareast wal-mart. Its not necessarily in the park. Unless of course the cache description says otherwise.
  2. I have never ordered from this company but they sell every conceivable cable and adapter. http://www.pc-mobile.net/
  3. You can get the Ipaq 1945 now for about $200. It is very small (much smaller than my 5550) has a a very nice screen, a bunch of memory a SD card slot and bluetooth wireless. I'm thinking about picking one up to carry in the woods with me instead of my $750 5550. I use a Fortuna blue tooth clip on GpS and I love it.
  4. Just because they found it in seconds is no reflection how well you hid the cache. Maybe they got lucky. Maybe it just makes them feel better to tell people that they found it in secounds. No big deal either way.
  5. Isn't Kelly blue book based on prices reported from dealers? That would automatically make it inflated.
  6. Am I the only one thinking that criminal is doing this without the land owners consent or even knowledge? Else why does he need to hid the fact that he's cutting down their tree? Not only could he go to jail (a place he's obviously familar with) he could be liable for some pretty steep damages.
  7. I almost bought a 31 foot bluebird school bus motor home conversion last week. I chickened out at the last minute. The guy only wanted $700 and I could have parted it out for double that. It had been almost gutted inside. What was left needed to come out. All I could think about is how cool it would be as a cache mobile and of course a chick magnet.
  8. Please let us know how that case works for you. They aren't as expensive now as they used to be. Best price I found was $75. I bought a heavy armor otterbox for my Ipaq and absoletely love it. It was only $45. It passed my hot tub test. A couple days ago at a local outfitterI saw a similar case (not quite as nice) for only $21, I don't remember the brand.
  9. There is no tracking of which ones you've already saved. I'm guessing your not a premium member. I would recomend paying the fee and using GPX files instead of d/l'ing them one at a time. When you do it that way you can replace you cache list as often as you want to update it. From week to week caches come and go. The gpx file that you then get is based on what you tell it you want.
  10. Does your wife know about your girlfriend? Sorry I just couldn't let that one pass...
  11. Only you can answer the map question. The mapping units will typically cost more plus the cost of buying the map, maps are usually $75-$150. You are limited to the maps sold by the manufacture of the unit you are looking to purchase. I have read reports of people loading there own maps but its not simple and may void your warranty. The mapping units typically come with a basemap which may meet your needs depending on what you want the mapping for. Its nice to know which side of the river the cache is on. I've read mixed reviews on the WAAS benefits. Perhaps someone more knowledgable than me will answer. I would say it can't hurt to have the capability especially if you like the unit for other features it has. Few units can't plug into a PC. Off hand the only 2 I can think of are the gecko 101 and the fortuna GPSmart. Most are serial with many of the newest models being USB. There are serial to USB adapters but you would have to confirm that it worked with whichever model you choose.
  12. Most people take the cache description page and maps to get there with them by printing them out. If you want to do a lot of caches this requires some planning, preparation and the death of a few trees. If you decide not to go to a particular cache that day but want to a few weeks later often you end up printing it again. Not everybody does this but a lot of people like to take a lot of information with them. With a PDA you can take cache description, the logs, the hints, topo maps, street maps, aerial photographs, census data and any other information that may be usefull to you with you without bringing any paper. This requires that once a week (or as often as you want) you synch your PDA and get as much cache information as you want or your PDA will hold. I have all the maps and caches for everything within 100 miles of my house on my pocketPC. I can cache whenever, wherever I want without killing 12 trees. You can even take notes in your PDA to log online later. I'm anxiously awaiting the day that I can log my founds offline and synch them easily with gc.com.
  13. Many of the older palms do(mostly aaa I think). None of the pocketPC's do(that I know of). You can get a battery pack for the palm or the pocket pc that you can put AA batterys in and plug into the PDA. Whats your aversion to built in rechargeable and if not rechargeable whats wrong with AAA's? The old palm I had would go 6-8 weeks of frequent usage on aaa's.
  14. List price is $249 offroute.com has it for $197, gecko 301 GPScity has it for $193 Gecko 301? gps discount has it for $194 gecko 301 I'm not endorsing these vendors just linking to them for information. I have only ordered once from GPScity and I had no complaint.
  15. I was torn between the magellan platinum/color or the garmin 60cs. I ended up buying a bluetooth receiver to use with my ipaq. What I didn't like about the garmin was the lack of a memory slot. With the magellan you can switch maps in the field which if your traveleing a large area is a definate plus. The magellan color didn't have the compass and the platinum and the 60cs did. I was leaning toward the magellan platinum because I could get it with the traveler pack with all the goodies for less than the base cost on the 60cs. The 60cs geocache mode looks very interesting and I felt it would be nice to support a company that is recognizing our sport. I ended up going with a Fortuna clip on blue tooth and couldn't be happier. Even though the mapping/routing is good on those units its not close to what the Ipaq is capable of. Just remember if you buy one of these mapping units the maps cost extra , around $100, (unless you get a bundle deal) and they will only work with the maps from that manufacture.
  16. What kind of PDA do you have? The 2 basic flavors are Palm and PocketPC. The process and programs involved is different (but similar) for each. Here's a pic of mine doing the hot tub test with my ipaq in it. I have full functionality inside of the case except for the biometric scanner.
  17. Planet I am sorry for your loss you have my condolences. In crzycrzy defense he didn't actually describe it as being fun in this thread or in his log post. He used the word funny but I don't think he ment humorous- Entry: funny Function: adjective Definition: humorous Synonyms: a scream, absurd, amusing, antic, blithe, capricious, clever, comic, comical, diverting, droll, entertaining, facetious, farcical, for grins, gas, gay, gelastic, good-humored, hilarious, humdinger, humorous, hysterical, jocose, jocular, joking, jolly, killing, knee-slapper, laughable, ludicrous, merry, mirthful, playful, priceless, rich, ridiculous, riot, riotous, risible, side-splitting, silly, slapstick, sportive, waggish, whimsical, witty Concept: humor Source: Roget's Interactive Thesaurus, First Edition (v 1.0.0) I think he was more going for peculiar- Entry: funny Function: adjective Definition: peculiar Synonyms: bizarre, curious, dubious, fantastic, mysterious, odd, perplexing, puzzling, queer, remarkable, strange, suspicious, unusual, weird Concept: difference Source: Roget's Interactive Thesaurus, First Edition (v 1.0.0)
  18. I just thought of something. Is a decon can considered a micro? Isn't the point of a micro for it to be smaller?
  19. There are other several other cache listing sites like http://navicaching.com. Perhaps some of the caches you question were grandfathered in. With the growing popularity of this game gc.com has had to adapt and new guidelines have been adopted. 30 minutes after your cache was denied it was approved. You don't even know for a fact that it wasn't denied by accicdent. 6 hours after you posted your message another approver offered to help you get it sorted out. I'm not sure how much more you can ask for except to get your caches instantly approved without ever being questioned. Perhaps you should remind yourself of this fact.
  20. This isn't even a problem. The rule you speak of is a guideline. Whatever your lobbying for with regards to putting coordinates in the ocean is a different arguement. I'm trying very hard to understand this thread. It seems as if the thread starter is simply upset because someone initially turned down his cache only to approve it a half hour later. In trying to follow this thread it seems he knew this even before he started the thread. 6 hours after starting the thread another approver offered to help him get his cache approved or find out why it wasn't. It had been approved days before at that point. Someone made a mistake, the ref made a bad call. They took a look at the instant reply and fixed it. I'm not sure how much more you can ask for. Obviously the rule is not inflexible. His last complaint is that it should have been approved or denied. People are going to make mistakes, maybe it was accidently denied. I don't think removing rules or adding more is going to make this person happy. To me it sounds like this person was looking for a reason to quit.
  21. Plastic peanut butter jar. They come in all sizes. They are watertight.
  22. I use a pocketPC with a bluetooth gps receiver. I put the GPS where it can get a good view, in the car it goes on the dash and in the woods it goes in the side pocket on my pack. The PPC contains street maps, topo maps, and aerial photos along with all the cache detail for every cache within 100 miles of here. The only thing I'm lacking is internet access so that I could log my finds online while I'm still at the cache. Many people only use laptops and PDA's for the mapping capability then they leave them in the car when they get close.
  23. GEO don't be petty. Maybe minidog was wrong, active synch might not installed by default. It may have come pre-installed on his PC. Perhaps he works for a company that has a IT department that installs it using silent mode. Active Synch is however much more integrated with the OS than the palm synch software. Because of this integration it is easier to synch PPC devices and more things can be done through this connection.
  24. I just got the fortuna clip on last week and I love it! I got it for $209 - 10% at http://semsons.com.
  25. I don't doubt Isilo works its just not necessary on the PPC for GPX files. You were talking about a way to automate everything easily. I was just pointing out that for PPC users it doesn't have to be so complicated. I think you were scaring people. If you choose to you can modify your gpx files on your pc before sending them to your pocket device. I like to use GSAK for this. Then your not talking about a fully automated process anymore. GSAK also shrinks the GPX file and has the filtering features you mentioned. There are numerous ways to skin this cat. I'm glad your taking the time to share and document yours. Cache on!
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