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jason johnson

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  1. Just browse the map :-D. Any of the series by Hunky Hamster have a bonus ( most have a bonus bonus too ), also have a look at cachez by MikeG, MrTruffles, Skaface or StevieP. I wouldn't concentrate too much on series where there is a bonus, just get out there and enjoy the walk, going by your finds you are on the edge of the Peaks, some fantastic countryside ripe fir exploring
  2. Don`t think I`d fancy wandering round an area like that too often. I did a series up outside Catterick a few years ago and I was so glad it was as foggy as l. What made it slightly worse was one part that went almost through the town and right past the big red sign that reminded people to report suspicious activity, and there`s me hanging round doing my best not to look suspicious. At one point 3 or 4 warrior apcs drove past and the commander of each one gave me a good stare as they passed by
  3. That`s all well and good in this example, as you say once the bridge and pathway have been built it`s an easy cache, however, what about the cachers that did it before the bridge was built? When they found it it was as you pointed out a 5/5. I think the point of the original post was aimed more at the point that the D/T of a cache should be fixed ON THE DAY the cacher found it using the D/T rating it was on that day. If you`re going to take into account seasonal changes then all caches should have an increased D/T rating when it`s been snowing (except in those countries where snow is constant all year round )
  4. Part of Truro city center has been closed off due to a suspicious package, can any locals check for caches in the area in case of mistaken identity
  5. That looks like it'll come in handy, thanks very much
  6. Thanks, found it. Its a bit different using a phone, I was just touching the play tab and going straight to the 'hide or seek a cache' page, I spotted you mentioned hover the mouse and had a bit of a brain wave and held my finger on it for a couple of seconds and it gave me the other options I was looking for, hope I can remember for the next time.
  7. I found a tb in a cache yeserday that wasn't showing in my pq file of the area that I'd made the night before. I thought I'd have a look online to see if it had any sort of mission but I couldn't find the page that lets you search for trackables by its code. I'm sure you used to be able to search for them from the 'play' tab on the top of the home page. I picked it up anyway but for all I know it may have been meant to stay in one area and I've just brought it out of it. So, how do we search for trackables we come across?
  8. Clearing the cookies on my phone seems to have fixed the problem, MrsB's link still takes me to their profile page but I can see the profile now and I'm showing as logged in in the top right corner
  9. I seem to have the same problem when useing my phone. The link MrsB provided takes me to the log in page but when I fill in my details it takes me to the profile page for The Blorenges but says that I must log in to view the details. I'm not sure if the same problem is showing itself on the pc
  10. Been 24hrs late for work a few times when I just couldn`t be bothered to go in, not that I`m obsessed or anything
  11. There are caches at Formby and I think at Roseberry topping that have been put out by the NT that are listed both on GC.com and on Opencaching, I guess its down to the ranger in charge of the area where they are listed
  12. The reaching aid looks like it could be handy for those base of post filmpots
  13. It`s a rather memorable cache which I believe has been shown on `the tube`, although it`s location wasn`t disclosed. Shame it`s gone, it make a welcome change to a filmpot in a hedge
  14. Perfect, now why can`t the powers that be get it right so quickly? Thank you
  15. +4 +5 no useful maps = no caching for me. Not only are they painfully slow, but the images, in my home area at least, are totally inferior. +6 New maps here in the UK look terrible with very little detail and the lack of a satellite view is a big mistake. Oh yes I forgot to add, my membership is due for renewal, I wonder if it`s worth it now?
  16. You can read it on your PC, but you'll need a program to do it, one of these should suffice: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_pc_mkt_lnd?docId=1000423913 http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_short_webvanity?docId=1000579091 Cool, thanks, this should be a good read
  17. Being a techno muppet, can I just download it and read it on the `puter or do I have to have a kindle/ electronic book thingy?
  18. As you log caches as found, and make notes etc, it saves it all to a .txt file on the GPS.Log into your GC account and attach your GPS to your PC. Go to 'Your Profile' and select 'Field Notes' from the drop down. Near the bottom of that page is a link 'upload my field notes'. From there you will find instructions specific to your make of GPS. Haven't worked out the photo's bit yet - look forward to hearing how to do that. To do the photo bit you need to do an update to at least Version 3.50, thia update added the picture viewer. Then all you need to do is add the pictures to the JPEG directory on the device. I have added a small overprint to my images so as I can identify them, I use the GC number I hadn`t spotted the JPEG directory, cool thanks for that, I`ll have a dabble.
  19. Yes Its been fixed. Thank you
  20. How do you get the photos onto the gps? I`ve wondered on occasions why there`s a photo viewer on the Oregon.
  21. Funnily enough........yes . Glad I spotted this post, I was going to do a full virus check just in case
  22. Read the cache page, it may well contain information that will help you get to the next cache. It may also stop you from pulling apart the drystone wall that`s nearby. As someone who was due to go on a drystonewall building course thanks to being made redundant I found out how expensive it is to replace / rebuild them, aprox. £75 to £100 per meter, that`s a lot of money when you consider that your gps may be off by 3metres either way. If I`m searching anywhere near a wall I ALWAYS use my eyes first and even then I feel bad about turning over stones I think the cache is under
  23. I`ve had a couple of close calls with dogs myself. The first was way before I discovered cacheing, me and 2 friends were out on our bikes alongside the canal, we headed into the nearest town for a drink and stopped outside a Co-op at the same time as a chap with a Jack russel who tied his pooch up to the wheely bin outside. Obviously the pooch took offense to the bin and set off at a run dragging the bin behind him. The owner quickly caught him up and , in my haste to try to calm down the dog that was obviously still freaked out by the whole thing I ended up with a scar down my index finger on my right hand, in my mind this was my own fault for approaching the dog since it was obviously distressed. The second time I got bitten was while riding home from work along a Sustrans route. 2 women in front of me who heard the gearchanges I used as a warning of my approach and got hold of 3 of the dogs they had with them, unfortunately the 4th dog was the one that sunk his teeth into my calf leaving me with blood running down my leg. The response of the women???? "Oh he`s never done that before!" I got the name of the owner after a lot of fuss but she wouldn`t give me any more than that so I couldn`t really take the matter any further even though I probably wouldn`t have done anyway.
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