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Team Tired Boy

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  1. Does anyone have any recommendations for a stroller for geocaching? We've got twins on the way, and we want to take them caching with us!
  2. If you also use a Palm with that computer this can cause headaches. You may need to go to the system tray (I think that's what the list of icons in the lower right hand corner of the screen is called) and exit the Hot Sync application there. Otherwise your computer might not be able to see the GPSr.
  3. Bad coordinates happen. Why not try your own coordinates and see how close they get you? Then maybe update the coordinates if you can get better ones.
  4. My Legend keeps telling me that it's been disconnected from its power source and will shut itself off in 30 seconds unless I press a button to continue. It seems to think that it was plugged into a power outlet, was unplugged, and doesn't have batteries in it. It often doesn't actually shut itself off, but it's unusable because I can't get the pop-up message to go away. To my knowledge, I've never had this unit powered by anything other than batteries. I've had this problem crop up regardless of the type of battery I use. Turning the unit off and restarting it has no effect. I've tried cleaning the electrical contacts with no success. Taking the batteries out and replacing them has no effect. Any ideas?
  5. And what's with that foam piece in the top anyways? That's what makes it float. I love my Tilley. Good sun cover, waterproof, comfy...expensive, but worth it. When you've got a bald head like mine and fair skin, a good hat is required safety gear.
  6. I do it by using DeLorme topographic maps on my computer.
  7. The most important quality for a geocaching PDA is that it be cheap. It's going to get dropped in ponds, sat on, rained on, dropped on rocks, left behind at caches, etc. Luckily, it doesn't take much to run cachemate. I bought a Palm IIIxe off eBay one year ago for $16. Works fine, and I don't worry about it.
  8. You basically have to live with it. The best you can do is to get a good fix before you enter the wooded area and hold your GPSr flat with the screen facing up.
  9. Garmin makes a bean bag mount that works well. We use it for our StreetPilot 2720, and it doesn't move at all. It just sits on the dash with no adhesive.
  10. What color is it? If it's blue, it's a "regular" Legend. As for WAAS, I leave it turned off because I don't see any real difference in accuracy. Other people think there is a difference, so they leave it on.
  11. I don't like it when the first finder got help from the owner. To me, that just means you were the first to try to find. I'll provide extra help for any of my caches, but only after someone has found it first.
  12. We have a yellow and a Legend, and I'd say the Legend is hands down the better value. You get mapping capability, the cable, and some better functions all for not much more money. I'd prefer the Legend even if it didn't have mapping capability.
  13. While geocaching in North Carolina, we came across Peach Arch (GCG7J2), which requires the assistance of someone in British Columbia who has done GCG7TA to swap coordinates to find our respective finals. Can anyone help us out?
  14. I fly all the time and almost always have my GPSr in my laptop bag. No security person has ever raised an eyebrow anywhere in the US, France, Germany, Italy, or the UK. It's a non-issue.
  15. Don't know about Magellan's, but I once swam a quarter mile to a cache (yep, 1/2 mile round trip) with my yellow eTrex hung around my neck. It would lose its satellite lock in more than a foot or so of water, but it was turned on and working the entire time.
  16. Don't know about that, but there are definitely some caches in Torino. I was there on business last year and DNF'd one.
  17. That's fine. In fact, there's no real need to trade at all. Lots of people just sign the log without taking or leaving anything.
  18. Another vote here for GSAK. I think you'll find lots of people recommending it to manage waypoints.
  19. The feature you're looking for is called "autorouting," but the Legend can't do it.
  20. That sounds pretty cool to me! If I had any doubts about the canon still be functional, though, I might not want to poke around in there. But a canon left from 1919 sounds good to me!
  21. We also find that hiding a cache is harder than finding a cache.
  22. Do you use GSAK? If so, Clyde has written a macro that will produce the .csv file that can then be loaded into your Nuvi using the POI loader. Otherwise, you may be able to create the .csv file yourself. Each record in the file needs three fields in this order: longitude, latitude, name.
  23. You could create your own log using National Geographic adventure paper or you could use a Rite-in-the-Rain notebook. Both work great in the rain, but the NG paper is difficult to write on with a pencil. We use the GC.com branded Rite-in-the-Rain notebooks for our ammo boxes. These are availabe from the Groundspeak store. Note that the small GC.com notebook is not the waterproof paper. We've used NG paper for micros.
  24. What would be gained from removing the cache?
  25. When it gets there, you'll probably be wondering how to get your waypoints onto it. It's not obvious, but it can be done. Shoot me an email, and I'll walk you through it.
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