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SeekerOfTheWay

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  1. Ok, I don't have a computer so I create PQs equaling 2000 caches and load it onto my GPS the normal way. My GPS can accept an SD card. I have an Android phone. I made a PQ using my phones browser, and saved it to the SD card. Using Astro File Manager I can unzip and see that the .gpx file is saved to the SD card. Next, I move the SD card from my Android into my Garmin. I expect to be able to see the PQ I saved to the card but the Garmin show them not. What am I doing wrong here? Why isn't my Garmin seeing the .gpx files that I saved to the SD card?
  2. Make sure the limbs are able to support weight! You can find a piece of wood that looks similar to the tree bark color, hollow out the top and place the cache in the depression. I've seen one that used velcro to make sure it wasn't knocked down. It's more fun if getting up in the tree requires a boost, or a step ladder. Rate the terrain appropriately, probably a 3-4. Add the climbing attribute. This won't give the hide away if there are other trees or objects nearby that can also be climbed. Have fun! I love climbing caches!
  3. Im going to put a Munzee in my hiking cache. The closest one to me is 87 miles.
  4. Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll check them out!
  5. All you can do is trade up. I regularly clean my caches of junk.
  6. Cool, I'm going to check that out! I listen to the Phandroid podcasts, discussing Android phones. I'd love a caching podcast
  7. Thanks for the information in this thread!
  8. I have a backpack that supports a water bladder system and I'd like to make use of it now. I never bought any kind of water tank before. Any Recommendations? Thanks.
  9. A friend mentioned he was taken on a geocaching outing. I'd never heard of it and thought he meant geotagging pics. He explained it was a treasure hunt using GPS. I love GPS, and GPS apps for my phone so I downloaded a free app cslled Blackstar for my Blackberry. My first attempt was a DNF, and it took me an hour to figure out how to input the coordinates. But I had so much fun searching and learning about coordinates and started reading these forums. Finally found a few caches, and met some Geocachers, went to a few events and here I am. I realized 6 months into caching that I much prefer higher terrain caches with hikes, Kayaking, climbing and crawling. Now I'm more particular with what I seek. Any cache that takes me somewhere scenic, historic or interesting is my thing. I now use a Garmin Colorado 400t.
  10. You missed something. I fixed it. I do wish he'd climb trees! I get stuck up there!
  11. https://plus.google.com/112769170108424756009/posts
  12. Here are two other Google+ threads with links to other g+ cachers: Google +Thread 1 Google+ thread 2 Good idea with the spreadsheet!
  13. I had a cache in my yard, about 60 feet from my back door. It was fun at first, then I got creeped out about having my address published online. Also, Geocachers came at all times and I felt obligated to go meet them. I had it archived and the coordinates removed by a Groundspeak rep. Those are also things to consider. Do you want random, mostly complete strangers knowing where you live and searching around?
  14. My husband doesn't cache and I don't mind. I actually prefer it because I enjoy caching alone. I'd find it bothersome if he always wanted to go with me. I have caching buddies in my area, some that are snow birds, and some in other areas. So if I want to cache with someone, I just give them a ring. Having similar hobbies isn't important to me. I can't imagine being married to a geocaching atheist vegan who does yoga. That sounds obnoxious!
  15. Definitely leave it! As stated it is part of not only the cache history but your personal adventure story. I logged a DNF on a recent cache, then logged a Found a few hours later. DNF logs are sometimes he best logs to read!
  16. That is a great point too! When I first started I would follow my GPS to Ground Zero the start the search. Now when I get within 20 feet, I look up from my GPS and use geosense. Most folks like to hide a cache at a unique spot. A free that's different for example and a lot of hides are in the middle of an area. Geosense comes in time.
  17. I have used c:geo and it's a great app. But a handheld GPS is much more durable and the batteries last miles longer. Just load your GPS up with 1000-2000 caches and you'll be all set. Do the same if you travel and it is like having the app. The only thing I use my phone for is turn by turn to cache location, logging and, if I need help, reading past logs. You can get a good inexpensive handheld GPS and rechargeable batteries. Especially if you like hiking, Kayaking and high terrain caches you will want a real GPS. Just the back track feature on a Garmin is worth it! I went on a kayak cache and lost cell signal into the paddle, and not far. Also, I want to have a fully charged phone in case I need rescue.
  18. If the topic is off-topic, wouldn't everything be on topic? Except the ones that were on topic, cause they wouldn't be off topic, but then those would be off topic as well, cause the topic is off-topic. It's a paradox! Looks like I'll be able to hang around the off topic area for another year! Thanks to the secret Santa that gifted me a membership! It will be well used and enjoyed. I'm off to make all my caches PMO! No more riff raff logging them. Mwha haha. I was thinking of doing that but then figured you probably had 5-10 already gifted due to the recent threads. hehe Congrats to the Secret Santa! Thanks for the thought, it is nice! Yes, I have 25 gift memberships I'll be auctioning off later.
  19. If the topic is off-topic, wouldn't everything be on topic? Except the ones that were on topic, cause they wouldn't be off topic, but then those would be off topic as well, cause the topic is off-topic. It's a paradox! Looks like I'll be able to hang around the off topic area for another year! Thanks to the secret Santa that gifted me a membership! It will be well used and enjoyed. I'm off to make all my caches PMO! No more riff raff logging them. Mwha haha.
  20. Hiding up in a tree will excludes some cache hunters for sure. I think the terrain on that one was a 4 or 4.5, and the difficulty a 4. I actually linked to the wrong cache there! Some of my hiking caches exclude some cachers in my area. But I hide what I like. There are plenty of caches for everyone! http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=df0cd490-1273-4258-bb6c-1ca82af7240a I am not to keen on heights but I wasn't scared enough to not get the cache. If it was any higher I don't think I would have attempted it. I enjoy high terrain caches much more than high difficulty.
  21. I agree with the above posters that it is best to email the reviewer. They can either contact the CO and archived, or let you know it has permission. I think the CO should state in their description that it is placed with permission and/or permit. All my state park caches required permits, which I rotated in the cache description, as well as uploaded the permit to the page.
  22. I have a VZW HTC Thunderbolt. It's been extremely accurate when using it to cache. I use it to log and upload pictures, and to read logs. I much prefer using a handheld GPS. Much more durable and long lasting.
  23. I have cached with others, and have enjoyed it. I mostly cache alone. My husband has been on a few with me but doesn't like hiking. For the record, TAR didn't take the picture. I have lots of self pictures in my gallery! My phone has a camera timer and a kickstand! I hope we have changed the OPs mind about micros, or at least given them some useful information on how to avoid hunting what you don't enjoy. I think every cache has it's place.
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