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Thrasher22

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  1. That price is AFTER mail-in rebate. Still a decent price though if you don't want to buy from the States.
  2. That is correct. The handheld itself does not contain any charging circuitry for the batteries. USB power is to power the unit only. Sanyo Eneloops are the best. They also sell them rebranded as Duracell with the white top...
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    Garmin eTrex?

    I just checked Garmin's website and for some reason it said that it was not Geocaching friendly. Is this true? And can you manually enter in coordinates? I'm sure you can upload caches as waypoints to the extex via Mapsource or through this website directly. I'm pretty sure you can also manually enter coordintes, but that would be kinda lengthy... One thing you will not be able to use is maps...
  4. I agree. I own the Oregon 450 and I am very happy. Yes, it is still a little buggy, but I believe the issues will be resolved soon. Touchscreen is a huge step forward in GPSr's IMO. It makes entering waypoints WAY easier. Not to mention the amazing high-res display on the Oregon. And BTW, Garmin is currently offering a $50 rebate on the oregon x50 series....
  5. Thanks for the reply Red990. Where is the best place in Calgary to go and try them out? I've been to GPS Central, but not to GPS city. Which one is better w/ more pleasant people?
  6. I have had my Legend C for few years now and I would like to upgrade to something that has a high sensitivity receiver so I don't lose my signal that often. I've read about the issues with the display on the Oregon 300. I am very pleased with the Etrex display and the battery life, so I'm wondering if the Oregon 300 display is really that bad in outdoors/bright light.... Is the display on the Dakota 20 better? But I'd prefer to stick to the Oregon because of the better screen resolution. One more question about the Dakota. Is it true that it only calculates the elevation based on the barometric altimeter and not the GPS signal. Is there a way to turn off the altimeter and get only GPS elevation readings? How is this done on the Oregon? Or should I just wait for the Oregon 450, which should have a better display.... Thank you for the replies....
  7. What is taking so long for my cache in Sudbury to be approved? Submitted on Friday March 30 and still nothing.
  8. Hey, I did see you sign up. I offered you sponsorship of course. The only TerraCaches around here are the ones I placed. There is one near Massey and one near Halfway Lake. I hope you get a chance to go and find some of them.
  9. I like your question in your sig . I in fact like the under the rocks hiding strategy. It's better than hiding the cache in a tree trunk covered with leaves and sticks. But you should check out my Inco Superstack virtual TerraCache. It's not hidden under rocks, in fact it's not hidden anywhere for that matter, because it's a virtual
  10. I know of a way how to reuse stamps even when they are stamped, but I won't be promoting this sort of behaviour here.
  11. Just for reference, here is the web page that describes the duty/tax-free exempt: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/courier/...uty_free-e.html
  12. You mean the Czech ones, right? I'm interested in that too, but I guess it will take some time, because they are not made in China, but Czech Republic and as we all know Czechs are lazy. Just kidding of course.
  13. Yes, exactly. Most of the guys mailing coins to me from US knew about the value thing and declared low value. If anyone doesn't know that yet, please, when mailing coins internationally, ALWAYS declare low value, for example: you are mailing 3 coins, mark $6 value. As stated above, packages arriving to Canada are tax free if the declared value is $20 CAD or less! That means approximately $17 US or less! So please do not declare higher value than this when mailing coins to Canada. Thanks.
  14. How do you place an order for this one. I can't find any link on the page stated. There's only a picture of the coin.
  15. I successfully brought 2 ammo cans with me to Europe in my check-in luggage. When checking my luggage in, I said I had 2 empty ammo cans and if there is any problem with it. The guy went and asked other guy and said it's OK. They didn't tell me to open the luggage and show them the boxes.
  16. This is the FTF certificate I made and placed in one of my caches:
  17. So why don't you send him the money so he can buy an new box and replace it with you. That cache has some "sentimental" value for me. It was my second cache ever and it was never found by anyone and I really like the place where it is placed, I have nice memories of that spot. That's why I want to go there and do something for the cache myself.
  18. That's like driving to Wisconsin. Do you have a local who will maintain the cache for you? I will not be placing a "vacation cache". I just want to replace my old cache, which is already adopted by a local person and he will also take care of it.
  19. It says it costs the army $2000 to destroy a tank, not that you can buy a tank in Slovakia for $2000.
  20. You can't be serious. I don't even want to imagine how much it would cost to ship these heavy bad boys to Europe.
  21. ! What countries are you going to? Army surplus shops are pretty common, ammo boxes easy to get e.g in UK http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=115802 I'm travelling to Slovakia. I've never heard of any ammo cans there and I haven't seen any geocache in this container there. There's not too many hunters there (almost none compared to Canada ) and I don't know what the army uses or if it's for sale.
  22. Hmm, you guys got me worried a bit. I was expecting answers like "No problem, it's just a box". I really want to bring these cans with me to Europe, because they have no such things there and I want to place some good caches. What if I tried to wash it really good to get rid of any possible explosive residue?
  23. Does anyone have experience with carrying ammo cans in their luggage? Of course I don't mean cabin luggage, just standard check-in luggage. I know they x-ray luggage and they probably see there is no ammunition inside, i was just curious if the x-ray can penetrate inside the can.....
  24. I can't find it in the "cache type" pulldown menu? Can you even hide one of those or are they being retracted along with the locationless?
  25. I've reused bubblewraps countless of times. Just glue and tape a piece of paper over the addresses and stamps and... voila, a "new"envelope is ready to go. Saves environment and money too.
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