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  1. quote:Originally posted by carleenp:I found a fairly remote cache once that had several muggle logs. I suspect that they found it because although remote, it was behind a huge interesting rock that begged to be climbed. Anyway, one traded fairly and wrote "how do we learn more about this?," another traded fairly and asked "are you guys crazy?," and another didn't trade but mentioned that the cache was found while "smoking some nature." Hey Carleen- That was my cache! I too, was suprised how many "muggles" had found the cache as I thought it was pretty well hidden and far enough up the trail to keep most muggles away. But, like you said, it's a cool rock to climb. I took pictures of all the cache pages, but wasn't sure if it was "cool" to post them on the cache page. I was excited to have my cache visited by someone famous, like you Carleen. Just a note. It's wierd how many muggles have found the cache, yet it hasn't been visited in over two months now! (and in the best weather for Colorado!) Oh, well.
  2. Ok. Logged out... Does this help?
  3. testing once again... Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  4. testing again... Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  5. testing... Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  6. quote:Originally posted by hikemeister:... After posting my last log, it occurred to me that I have not used a hard copy calendar in years, and that this applies to all of my friends and colleagues. We all have PDAs and / or calendars on our computers. I agree with Hikemeister... Every year, my parents make a printed calendar that has all our family pictures in it, etc. It's hanging up down in the basement. We hardly ever use it. In fact, when we do use it, we end up having to flip the pages forward 2-3 months since the last time we changed it. What I think would be cool is a Geocaching Screen Saver. I think it's real easy to make a screen saver with some fairly cheap software. Plus, we wouldn't be restricted to only 12 pictures (12 months). I think 80% of my company has the "WebShots" screen saver on their computer cause they like the pictures. Couldn't we do this with a GeoCaching theme? Plus, it would be easy to distribute to everyone. The only downside would be the "let's make some money to donate to a good cause..." I'm not sure how this would be done, but I'm sure we could figure it out... Thoughts??? Brad Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  7. quote:Originally posted by umc:... There is a place/site out there where you can download this images and implement them via html but am not sure what the URL is for that site. I think this is the page UMC was talking about... Icon Selector Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  8. Come on, guys... We should give all the proceeds to the US Army, that way they will have money to buy new ammo boxes, and then they will have to get rid of all their old ammo boxes, which of course we all know make great cache containers... See, we give them what they want, and we get what we want in return. Of course I'm kidding, but I think the calendar idea is great. I do agree with others, though. I think the picture should have a good view, the cacher holding their GPSr, and the cache in the picture. Brad Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  9. I walked my dog near a log in a bogg and saw a frog!. *LOG* Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  10. I couldn't post an image, but my caching partner is in my avatar.
  11. To use them when logging a cache find, when you are typing in your log comments, look right above the comments field. You will see a smiley-face on a button. If you press this button, a window will come up showing you the "codes" to use to get different faces. They have to be enclosed in brackets [ ]. So, for example, if I wanted a simley, I would enter: [ : ) ] Hope this helps. [This message was edited by bradtal on July 29, 2003 at 03:45 PM.]
  12. Geeze--- I rolled my eyes on this article too. Sounds like he wasn't too prepared. Also, what confused me was that he said he didn't know where he was, but he had a GPS in his hand? Um, I might be wrong here, but don't GPSr's tell you "exactly" (+- 15feet) where you are? I also thought it was funny how the article said, "He didn't know where his car was, but the Geocaching webpage knew where his car was". Sounds a bit "big brother" to me. I wish I had a webpage that told me where my car was. I wonder if this guy is gonna continue caching. And, I wonder if he'll mark the cache as found on the webpage. Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  13. Darn it! Cache contents were all wet. Tried to dry out, but would have taken to long. Log book was wet, too.
  14. quote:Originally posted by Kealia:would it be appropriate to put a link on here to my wife's website? Kealia- Weird... My wife scrapbooks too... I would think you "shouldn't" post a link to your wife's webpage. For example, don't create a new topic called, "Come see my wife's scrapbooking page". It doesn't have to do with caching. However, you could put your/her webpage in your signature, so when you posted replies to the geocaching community, your webpage link would be visible then. Just my thought... Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  15. What about: Justin Case Earl E Bird Iona Carr Candie Barr Charles Hoarse Adam Zapple Gladys Friday Juan Mortyme Claire Voyant Robin Banks ??? Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  16. quote:Originally posted by Og's outfit: "We got no food. We got no jobs. Our pet's HEADS ARE FALLING OFF! OG "Dumb & Dumber!" Great flick! Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  17. quote:Originally posted by Team X40:quote: Come on! He had yellow eyes, so help me God, yellow eyes! Fra- gee- lay - it must be Italian!". "Only one thing in the world could've dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window," Oh! Oh! It's from "A Christmas Story". He wanted the b-b gun with a compass in the stock. Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  18. quote:Originally posted by Lefty Writer:Survival Kit contents check. In them you will find: one 45 caliber automatic, two boxes of ammunition, four days concentrated emergency rations, one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills, one miniature combination Rooshan phrase book and Bible, one hundred dollars in rubles, one hundred dollars in gold, nine packs of chewing gum, one issue of prophylactics, three lipsticks, three pair of nylon stockings -- shoot, a fellah could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.... Wasn't this "Spies like Us" with Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase? Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  19. I would also ask if you can review the finished article before it is published. I would word it in a way that doesn't sound like, "I don't trust you journalist-type people and what you print..." though. But, like Team Kender mentioned, the media will print what they think will get the most attention, such as "burried treasure", "tromping through the woods", "GeoCaching was invented by Bill Clinton", "GeoCachers bitten by misquitos are spreading the West Nile Virus across the States," etc and leave out the good stuff such as CITO, it's a cheap hobby, it's fun and good for you, etc. Just my two cents... Brad Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  20. quote:Originally posted by BrianSnat:My wife's company has a lot of great swag, from desktop compasses (not sure what the point of that is Brian- We use a desktop compass here at work to figure out which way a co-workers head is pointing after they pass out on their keyboard from boredom. "Oh, Paul just hit his keyboard... He's pointing NNW... Last week it was due south..." Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  21. As you "near" the cache, you hope you don't smell a big pile of "doot".... I know... It's bad.
  22. Zoltig- I agree with you. I had to call Garmin support and got great support from them. I decided to sell my Garmin GPS 12 to a coworker. I deleted all my waypoints off of it, showed her how it worked, etc. Then she looked at me and said, "Why does the date on it say 1836?" 1836?!?! I had no idea. I set it outside so it could get a good lock on the sat's, but no luck. Anyways, I called Garmin support and they had never heard of this problem. We tried a few things, but it didn't help. Finally, they gave me some funky codes and keypresses to "hack" the gps, and that finally did it. Basically, we did a "boot-to-the-head" reboot of the built-in software. Anyways, I thought they were very helpful and enjoyed answering my questions. Way to go Garmin! Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  23. If nothing sticks to Teflon, how do they get the Teflon to stick to the pan?
  24. DrMemory- Welcome to our insanity... Um, I mean, Sport! Here are a few things that may help you before you go out on your first cache hunt... 1. Check to make sure your GPS is set up to the WGS84 datum (this is what www.geocaching.com uses). Your GPSr instruction manual should talk about datums. 2. Check to make sure your gps is set to dd°mm.mmm (this is also how www.geocaching.com displays the coordinates. For example, 40°35.201) Again, your manual should talk about this. GPSr's can display the coordinates in many different ways. So, 40°35.201 is not the same location as 40°35'20" (ddmmss) 3. Always bring water on your hikes! You will be suprised that sometimes a simple hike may turn out to be a difficult hike, so always be prepared. I myself am guilty of not taking water on all my hikes and have regretted it many times. 4. Put extra tradable cache items in your pack before you leave. That way, you can put more than one item into a cache. I find it more fun to put something in and not taking anything out. That way, the next person who finds the cache has a better selection and may return the favor. 5. Most important, have fun! This is a great hobby/sport. Warning: Once you find your first cache, you will be hooked. There is no going back. Therapy is expensive... Cache on! Bradtal Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now. [This message was edited by bradtal on May 19, 2003 at 01:21 PM.]
  25. Max says, "Ya, I know the cat is missing. What, you don't believe me? Fine! Here, look... Ahhhhhhh"
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