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wandersfar

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  1. You could ask a non caching friend that you think might enjoy caching along.... it might start them on a great hobby and get you a new caching partner to boot. I cache mostly in the country and do not worry so much about my safety in the country, I feel urban parks and suburban areas require much more caution in scouting the area for possible problems- of course if I get that creepy feeling (all us women know that one) I just skip the cache. I carry a phone, hiking staff, and of course a small pistol for rattlers... and know how to use all of them, just in case.
  2. I love cemetery caches...I do not mind them being close to the graves or markers... But prefer placement to not be to much on the "belly crawl through the bushes type" due to being respectfull... I think that as a cacher I might plan to have a cache in my monument when Im gone that way I can keep caching after Im gone...and give others a interesting find!
  3. I use a mac (several macs) and the cable that came with my garmin worked fine.... although garmins software will not work on a mac but I bought another software and am very pleased I have gotten a free update via email about every 3 months and it works great.... What I miss is the ability to use my palm pda to read caches in e book format.... now thats a bummer.....and something I really used...
  4. Ive done the poker chip thing its ok but now I am using dog tags.... I have them with my sig line "its about the journey" and my geo name and state... I really like them ... easy to carry and kinda a tag on the cache so to speak
  5. I put a new t shirt (xl) and a new hat just in case the t shirt is too big hats fit most people .... for the ftf
  6. Im not much on micros in general and urban caches have less appeal to me my motto is its about the journey so I look for caches in rural settings with hiking or light climbing somewhere i usually havent been... I also like historical caches if they are a little remote even in a urban setting but you will never see me log anything from a parking lot...
  7. something I always carry winter or summer is a pair of knee high nylon gaiters.... great in winter to break the wind...or snow great in summer to protect legs against pi, stickers etc. also keeps the weeds out of your boots.....
  8. best thing was a cell phone charger for the car... brand new and works on my phone.....
  9. hey all got a new shipment of geo stickers.... i put them on ebay - keyword geocaching stickers if you are interested i am unloading them 5 stickers for 5 bucks.... easy swag at a buck apiece... they are same size even though pics arent..... check em out .
  10. I think this is perfectly ok I carry dog tags that i leave in caches as a signature item... i intend the cache owner to get them but sometimes people trade them out ..... but my intent is to leave them for the cache owner as a "I was here thanks thing" you idea isnt any different....its kinda nice as a cache owner to get something from the visitors i think...
  11. hey i still have some geo stickers for swag listed on ebay...keyword geocaching sticker. sold in lots of 5 for 5 dollars (sub title i screwed up to many letters- but they are 1 each sold in lots of 5) 2 designs to choose from..... take a look they are acually same size... just different file sizes shown here
  12. easy the old person..... set the gps up any body can read it in compass mode. i have fond memories of hunting with my grandfather... he was always lost but it was a great time.... great stories.... i learned so much from him wandering around the state......... after he passed hunting wasnt fun anymore it was his company that put the fun in it.... now i geo cache and he would have loved this game....
  13. I cant imagine anyone including a spouse who would want my profile
  14. i think the general rule of thumb is a tenth of a mile.... but i have seen closer i think
  15. heres a question for you all where do you get your favorite swag items.... and what would that item be....for me my most popular swag item is geocaching bumper stickers that i design and have made up.... the downside is i always have more than i need...so i sell the rest on ebay.... but it is a popular swag item... the other item i like to give is carabiner key chains that i get at the local hardware...but i think everybody has 2 or 3 of these.....give me your favs.
  16. I cache more fall and winter no bugs no poison ivyk hardly any muggles ..... snow is great fun to dig through.... I think its the best.....
  17. As I type my iches are a driving me nuts..... I have been around the stuff for years and years and i finally ran out of luck....... if you are the cache hider --- dont spray --- just place the cache in a spot where the stuff isnt.... now this is hard in winter because you cant always tell where it is..... the idea is to get people to your cache.... I avoid caches where there is pi but this last time out I didnt see it...but if your cache takes exposing to much to pi Ill pass it up and i am sure others would too... so be carefull on your placement.... (scratch, scratch)
  18. ok lets have them your top 5 reasons to geocache..... are there any good ones out there...
  19. dont forget to hop over to st john several good ones there and st croix has 3 or more.... have fun I will be in the islands in june also ----
  20. hi i am having a issue with using palm and a mobil pocket reader when i load the prc file from Groundspeak it names the file new query. if I load another query it removes the old one because they have the same name anybody know how to re-name the query file.... oh by the way Im using a mac so i cant use gsak....
  21. Doc , PA and Primary Im glad you like them..... When I place them in caches they are usually gone after the next visitor.... I will be working on some others soon.. I think the dollar apiece thing is a good deal... anyway I am just trying to cover my cost for putting them in caches anyway..... we all have to pay for our cache habit....huh
  22. I use macgps pro and love it they send free updates about every 2 months it transfers waypoints way fast and easy.....I bookmark then open inmacgps pro then send to my garmin 60cs easy
  23. for everyday caching i use the mountainsmith tour... great med size lumber pack with waistbelt but also use it slung over my shoulder sometimes ... if I need more gear for weather or conditions I use a north face ascent daypack very comfortable.....
  24. Doc have you gotten home yet and have the stickers arrived.....what do you think!
  25. Doc since you gave me the idea I mailed you some of the stickers you should get them soon thanks
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