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  1. salpal

    European use of GPS

    A friend approached me today, asking about GPSr and Italian maps for his trip to Italy next year. He doesn't know anything about GPSr and I've only had Garmins (Etrex Vista and Vista C), so he's open to whichever type of GPSr. He won't be caching (unless I can convert him), and will want the roads in Italy on it so he won't get totally lost. Any suggestion as to which unit/mapping capability?
  2. I fixed my page. I missed that one, but had picked up the missing 'r' in 'your'... I liked the faded compass rose better, too.
  3. I did a 5 stop multi for my kids just before Christmas vacation last year. They were given the coords for the first stop, where the next coords and a number were on the 'log'. At each of the stops (including 2 friends' back yards) they collected the numbers and at the last stop they had to input the numbers into a push-button outdoor keysafe (Home Depot, I think). Inside the keysafe was the key to their 'new' car that Dad was sitting in a few parking places away. The look on their faces was priceless!
  4. That thread would have been helpful. I was thinking I'd get instructions, but did not. I just carefully took the old gasket off, put the new adhesive on over the old, trimming it slightly at the base of the unit, where the lanyard goes. Put the new gasket one and Bob's your uncle! I hope I didn't mess it up by skipping a lot of steps mentioned in the thread! ;}
  5. Yep, I called them Friday and had it Monday. I expected to have to send it in, and was glad not to. The 1 yr warrenty had about a week left. They never asked about when I bought it, so I'm thinking they ought to be sending you one free, too. I've never had anything but good service with Garmin (except the 25 minutes on hold to ask about it!).
  6. I answered my own question while messing around with it, and yes there is adhesive on both sides of that strip. I just needed to work with it until I caught the edge enough to peel it.
  7. I know it sounds intuitive, but the gasket sent to replace my stretched-out one came with a plastic covered strip of what I'm guessing is the adhesive. One side is sticky, and I don't want to booger up the other, plastic coated side trying to remove it to see if the second side is sticky, too. There are obvious holes for the different side buttons, and I've tried to carefully peel the plastic backing (without luck) because it makes sense to me that there needs to be adhesive on both sides of the strip. Has anyone had any experience with this? I've tried calling, but the phone just keeps on ringing...guess they've gone home for the day. Thanks in advance.
  8. Whatever you get, be sure to have a few freezer ziplocks for those caching in the rain days. My M500 died in the rain on Grand Cayman a few years back. It dried out and came back to life, but it was never the same again. I recently sprung for an Tungsten E2 with holiday money, and I always have a ziplock with me. Fool me once...
  9. After not being able to log into the Forums since the beginning of February, and trying all the suggestions that TPTB gave me to no avail, I am SOOOOOO happy see that I can now log in. YEA! Thank you, Jeremy et al.
  10. Team SSH and dad have one pound puppy, a 6 year old ChowChow-Border Collie mix named Greta. She's brown and black and blends right into the hardwood floors at night. And she can move verrrryy quickly when someone walks nearby. I've almost stepped on her, but she's fast! Good luck on your project. You need to let us all know how it turned out!
  11. I have an Etrex Vista and the Vista C. The C is much easier for me to read, especially differentiating an '8' from a 'B'. That was my main reason for upgrading to the C. I also notice that the battery life in the C is SOOO much better. I like its smaller size, too, for my smaller hands. What I REALLY don't like about the C is that it only stores 500 waypoints, versus 1,000 on the regular Vista. If I am going out of town, I'll load the first 500 onto both, and add 500 more to the regular Vista. I don't know why I think I'll find that many caches in a few days, but you just never know.
  12. I don't believe that basic members have the ignore feature. color] My kids' accounts are not Premium, and they have the Ignore feature. [Edit: sorry about the color=navy stuff, I've never quoted before...]
  13. Why not use the 'Ignore' feature for those events. Works nicely for me.
  14. salpal

    Watchlist Emails

    I have a 3rd account??? I didn't know that! Just kidding. My son, SkatingPenguin, is the culprit. Never occurred to me to check his account. I didn't think he would even put a cache on his Watchlist. It's usually all I can do to get him to log... Thank you Jeremy for helping me out! Now, can my real 2nd account be deleted so the name can be used by some other SalPal? You'll have to take your popcorn somewhere else, Tharagleb. Sorry! This had the making of stuff movies are made of: computer is taken over by alien force. Or, in this case, by an errant teenager with hand on chin signalling the beyond... Carry on!
  15. salpal

    Watchlist Emails

    I'm still getting the emails... Blame it on the new moon??
  16. salpal

    Watchlist Emails

    I have a 2nd account?? I didn't know that. I see that I haven't validated it. There's nothing on the Watchlist, just a red note stating that it's not validated. It's the same email as this current account. And the password is the same, too. Can you delete/archive/get rid of it? I don't want or need it... That is all too weird, esp. since it's not a working account! [edit to add: I do have one cache on this account's Watchlist.]
  17. salpal

    Watchlist Emails

    I had dinner last night with the owner, and she was as much at a loss as I. Nothing has been changed on the page. Perhaps it's due to the full moon.
  18. salpal

    Watchlist Emails

    Nope, the name's still the same and the note I wrote came through on my email. I even clicked the 'Remove from Watchlist' link, which said the cache is not on my watchlist. Hmm. Any other suggestions?
  19. salpal

    Watchlist Emails

    Well, that's a good suggestion...should've thought of that myself! I just did that, and now I'll just have to see. Thanks.
  20. salpal

    Watchlist Emails

    It's [Log] WatchList: xx found A Streetcar to be Named Later. I've never had it on my Watchlist. Weird.
  21. For the past 2 weeks I've been receiving emails for a cache that I have never had on my WatchList. It's a cache I did, and logged, as part of The Middle Tennessee Amazing Georace, 'A Streetcar to be Named Later' (GCPG4C). What gives? I don't particularly mind, but it could be annoying to some folks.
  22. Souperteam, kudos to you! I had the Follow Road set, and when I changed it all to the choices you use it worked! The software is 2.10. I guess I had just gotten a little button-happy. Here's another issue I noticed tonight while playing with the GPSr in the car: I KNOW that I downloaded the Mapsource maps onto the unit a few days ago, but only the main roads are showing up. None of the smaller, well-established roads show. What gives with that?
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