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Tank and Spaz

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  1. Here is my design. I am sorry for the copyright text, but it is a necessary evil. To explain, shaped gecko with all eight hawaiian islands, two hawaiian petroglyphs, and a hibiscus flower. All areas in white will be color, all areas in black will be metal. It is up for final revision. So let me know you thoughts... We have settled on a 2" coin, for $10. These will be individually numbered, trackable, and will be the first in a planned series. Tank
  2. Okay, this is forward as can be, but would like everyone's feedback on this. I have designed at 3" x 3.5mm shaped coin that I am in the process of getting finalized and minted with Oakcoins. There will be a run of 100 to start, with a price of $15. Since I lived and started caching in Hawaii, this will have themes of Hawaii in it. Now my questions are: Would people be willing to pay $15 for a 3" coin? Do you prefer a series of the same coin? Would you like them individually numbered? What colors and metals would you like to see? Now, understand that I am still working on the molding part, so I do not have a picture yet, so as soon as I get the proof, I will post it. Feel free to comment away, would like to get an idea of what to expect. Oh, this will be trackable with its own icon.
  3. Okay, I would love to search outside my area please, so can I get more than just a couple of miles. Map feature would be nice. Heck state level... etc... where is the physical cache container requirement we supported? I am confused...
  4. Well I was excited about this new category, but did not turn out the way I thought it would. Seems there is junk, but as with anything there are growing pains. I will give it some time, see how it goes...
  5. Seems they archived three of them already... Epic FAIL!
  6. I am a Steelers fan and a hawaiian volcano runner, so lets get the two together. I am looking for the Polished Gold and Black Nickle Honu Geocoin similar to the picture attached. Unactivated preferred!
  7. Well that I would pay to see... it would be worth the opportunity to see a world record. My only thought is that of Napoleon Dynamites Uncle Kip, "I bet I could throw this football over those mountains way out there!"
  8. As a Browns fan, this has gotta be killing you... Yime: "Grrr...grumble...grumble..." You may be getting a free on when I see you, granted it will be thrown from my booth to yours aimed precisely at the back of your head.... If you two cant play nice, then send it to South Texas where it will adorn my home with the rest of my Steeler Nation memorabilia.
  9. Honestly, I started getting that from some parks. So I made it simple for them, I sent them my write up, asked for a review and approval. Within a matter of days, I had their holy blessing. I even went as far as to create the cache, save it, and show them at a meeting. Now, they know when I send one up, it will only take a minute of their time.
  10. Comically, I had this same issue. Did one for the Mt. Saint Helen's area, was almost two months for mine to get found. Happens a gent from Australia was visiting. He joked how much fun it was to get his first FTF in America... Also, I have to take into account seasonal issues. I know the road to my cache can be closed during certain parts of the year, so I wait and watch.
  11. I tell people to send answers, then log the cache on my pages. If there is something incorrect, I reply. I make it a point to put "I do not respond to correct answers."
  12. Took me about as much time to get mine. I saw a pattern of Wednesdays when I have my three in. Definitely email them, sometimes, the logs get dropped. Also, it could need to be resubmitted, I have learned the GC system can have issues sometimes. Best of luck to you.
  13. Heard rumor for a reliable source that the new levels were do out at the end of May. Now seeing as it is June, I have not heard or seen anything... Can someone throw me a life line and let me know what happened. Did it get lost in a cave? Too many nights out on the town? or is it being held hostage by a very mean cacher? Either way, whats the status.. I have some newbies who are all about the numbers and they are excited to learn more about this once in a lifetime offer..
  14. Geoaware, I am wondering how things are going with the new challenges? I know I am waiting in anticipation, so please, please, drop us another teaser... if you can. Also, if you need any help, please let me know. Tank
  15. I, officially, today got accepted into the Platinum Master status. Woo Hooo.... now when can I earn the new levels? LOL!
  16. Recently, I have been getting a slew of people complaining about the requirements for my EC's. I honestly have had people look at them who have never cached and those who have 10K+ finds, and all say they are simple, concise, and not hard. So I ask the masses, am I the only one who is getting these types of emails? Also, how long do you wait before you delete a log for someone who never answered the questions (I did send a reminder email twice)? What other thoughts do you have, so I can better develop the EC's I am writing and have? Tank
  17. I am excited as I can be, new levels ! So, I ask, what is the turn around time if we are still submitting for Gold and Platinum levels? When will the new ones be out, officially? Are they going to be similar to the "hands" of Earthtrek?
  18. You asked, you shall receive. There is the Texas Geocaching Association - www.txga.net South Texas Geocaching Association - www.stxga.com Feel free to look at these. Just a note, I am the South Texas Rep for the TXGA, so if you have questions, please let me know.
  19. I tried to resurrect some of Cav's old caches, got the answer below: "Hi Tank and Spaz, Sorry, but such apparent copy/pasting of the previous Earthcache Listing at this location, and the lack of permission from the Land Manager for the placement, makes this an unsuitable submission for Publication. Sorry, geoawareUSA1 Volunteer Earthcache Reviewer" Now here is the funny part, these caches are on public land where, by all accounts, public domain means the use by the public, under the assumption of visitation by individuals. Now granted, I did use a large bit of the original page, but did add and delete some stuff, as well as refine the requirements to be more educational. So I ask the great ones... what is it going to take, when we follow your rules, to get something done. I know Cav was not your star pupil, but 200+ caches gone? Can we please get some clarity here. It is not just cachers that use EC's, I know schools and teachers that use them also. The other thing, even with approval from the manager for one, it was still denied. I am loosing faith in the process......
  20. Folks, I know this is a long shot, but I am looking for the cachers by the name surelylock homes & dr. wantsome. They have a virtual cache that is active, but they have been MIA for some time. I would like to get a chance to talk with them about adopting this, so we don't loose another one. Please pass this one to anyone. I am also looking for Shane the Evil Twin, as they have one also that is archived, by GC is willing to possibly unarchive it. Tank
  21. Find it comical.. they are still logging finds. I lived in Hawaii, its possible to log finds for two, maybe three islands in a day... a couple on each at the most. But all six and everyone? Do they teleport?
  22. South Texas is a poison plant mecca! I carry antibacterial cleaner with me, Dawn soap, and wipes. There is nothing like a day of caching, only to come home and give a small case to your 6month old daughter. Remember, leaves of three leave them be!
  23. Today, I found used condoms and panties near a cache called Picnic Spot. There is more than picnics going on there. At least the cache was not contaminated or damaged in the act.
  24. Fine... since everyone else has a good one, here's mine: I cache in San Antonio, so I went looking for a TB Hotel near Seaworld. I parked in a McDonald's, had lunch, grabbed my GPS, and headed into the woods. We actually, I walked around the woods to the cache. I get the cache, head back to my car. I place my GPS and notepad on my hood and start making notes. Drop this bug, took that one, etc... Next thing I know I have two cop cars behind me, two officers, one asking me if I need anything. Not thinking to turn around, I say no, only to hear the loud speaker tell me to place my hands on the top of my head. I look back, thinking something was going on, on to realize I now have four cars, 7 cops, and a police helicopter flying overhead. I get patted down, asked questions, only to give name, rank, serial number, and date of birth. (military training paid of here) They call their Lt to the scene of the perp, telling him everything in route, as they run a ID's and look for crap in my past. This is where is gets funny.... The Lt gets out of his car, walks over to my truck, looks down at my Oregon 300 and asks "Is the accuracy on the better than the 60cs?" I could only start laughing, which to him meant yes. He turns to all the other officers and states "He is geocaching you s***heads, what the hell is your problem?" He looks at me only to say, "Sorry Tank, rookies and idiots never cease to amaze. Oh, did you find that TB hotel, I cant find it!" Well once all the probes and morons left, he tells me a lady passing by called in a man with a gun, walking out of the woods, with blood on him. I look at my arm, sure enough, I have a 1" cut on my elbow, that was bleeding. As for the gun, I guess an Iphone and GPS sure do make a distinctive feature. Only thing I can think it would shoot is digital information. Oh, on an other note, they did lock down McDonald's while this was happening. Employees are still jittery when I go there to eat.
  25. Tips?? Uh huh.... take it to a vinyl sign shop and have them make an external decal of it and put it on the outside of the window. Dude, check out Debbiedoesdecals.com for your needs. I used them for mine, ordered a week before GW8, got it the day before I left TX.
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