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  1. One of the articles Takes A Look At The GPS Receiver has all sorts of tech stuff and way down towards the bottom one of the links addresses "What can you do with a GPS and why would you want one?" It mentions hobbies and Games. Some of the ideas were VERY funny such as "being able to send your friends to EXACTLY the wrong location!" It's a good read! quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  2. Any NY cachers headed to Canada?? My Travel Bug Mustang Racing Travel Bug seems to have stalled out in NY and seeing how it's in a race I'd SURE like to find somebody to hurry it along to it's final destination!! My racing partner's Travel Bug Flick's First is only about 2 1/2 hours from it's final destination but appears to have stalled out also. That's OK. Maybe YOU could be the guardian that get's this little Mustang to it's final destination!! What do you say, huh? quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  3. My Travel Bug Mustang Racing Travel Bug seems to have stalled out in NY and seeing how it's in a race I'd SURE like to find somebody to hurry it along to it's final destination!! My racing partner's Travel Bug Flick's First is only about 2 1/2 hours from it's final destination but appears to have stalled out also. That's OK. Maybe YOU could be the guardian that get's this little Mustang to it's final destination!! What do you say, huh? quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  4. I served 4 years active duty as a Communications Tech from 75 - 79 then a 4 year tour in the Reserves. Got out for a while then decided to go back in the Reserves for another 4 doing the same thing. Got called on for Desert Storm and I was never more proud to serve. My dad was in the USAF for the Korean War, but my brother, cousin and I all enlisted in the Navy within about a year of each other! When I first went in to active duty I was the only female in my unit. A lot has changed since then. Finally got out for good when I decided it was time to have some babies. quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  5. I homeschool my 2 (2nd grade and 4th grade) and we haven't used geocaching too much in our studies but it is a great treat for when they've been inside studying and need to get out and stretch their legs. (Mine too!!) The kids ARE learning how to use the GPS and are learning the compass too. It does give us a great opportunity to discuss all sorts of things with our kids though. Sometimes not happy things... pollution - "Gee Mom, how come all this garbage is here?", stealing - "Why would someone take the cache?", etc. but usually it is of a more positive nature. We all get to discover the history of the places we go together and I hope they only have good memories of our outtings when they grow up. We do not cache and dash... we prefer to linger and talk and maybe have a picnic lunch or pick berries. My daughter has her own cache stash and both of them are helping us decide what we want to put in our own cache and where we want to hide it. It's been good for our whole family! quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  6. I homeschool my 2 (2nd grade and 4th grade) and we haven't used geocaching too much in our studies but it is a great treat for when they've been inside studying and need to get out and stretch their legs. (Mine too!!) The kids ARE learning how to use the GPS and are learning the compass too. It does give us a great opportunity to discuss all sorts of things with our kids though. Sometimes not happy things... pollution - "Gee Mom, how come all this garbage is here?", stealing - "Why would someone take the cache?", etc. but usually it is of a more positive nature. We all get to discover the history of the places we go together and I hope they only have good memories of our outtings when they grow up. We do not cache and dash... we prefer to linger and talk and maybe have a picnic lunch or pick berries. My daughter has her own cache stash and both of them are helping us decide what we want to put in our own cache and where we want to hide it. It's been good for our whole family! quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  7. quote:I was thinking of making a notation in the log to smile, I may be watching. Probably not a good idea...people may think a freak is hiding in the trees stalking them. Whatta ya' think? IMHO I think if you put a notation on the cache page for people to maybe wave {in whatever general direction} when they find it that it might be kind of fun. We have a local cache that is right outside someone's work and they pretty much say that very thing! They even invite them in to say a quick "Hi". A very nice bunch of fellas too. But... I also agree that attending any local cache events and meeting the other cachers would go a long way towards helping SOME people feel a little less uptight about the possibility of someone watching them. Go for it!! quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  8. quote:Originally posted by napgravy: Sorry, but the earliest I can get out to Banff is Saturday. That's OK napgravy... thanks for the offer anyway! And thanks again park2 for your offer as well. Hopefully that little Mustang will race out of there soon and head east for Ontario! quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  9. quote:Originally posted by napgravy: Sorry, but the earliest I can get out to Banff is Saturday. That's OK napgravy... thanks for the offer anyway! And thanks again park2 for your offer as well. Hopefully that little Mustang will race out of there soon and head east for Ontario! quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  10. quote:Originally posted by park2:Hmm, I'm flying to Montreal on Friday night but I don't think I can get to Banff before then (I'm only in Calgary but tied up). If someone can get it to Calgary, I'll take it. Do you think you could get it to Calgary by Friday for park2 to move on to Montreal?? quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  11. Any bit it could be moved would be SO appreciated!! If there are any others that could relay the TB that would be tops too! The competition draws nearer every day to it's goal and I'd like mine to put in a good showing too. Thanks for your help! quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  12. Any bit it could be moved would be SO appreciated!! If there are any others that could relay the TB that would be tops too! The competition draws nearer every day to it's goal and I'd like mine to put in a good showing too. Thanks for your help! quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  13. This is a little shameless self-promotion here... but I have a Travel Bug MustangRacingTravelBug and was wondering if any of you fellow cachers in Alberta might be able to hurry it along? Right now it's sitting in Tunnel Mtn. - Banff. It has slowly but steadily moved along... but I sure would appreciate a big boost! It's in a race with another TB coming the other way. Mine needs to find it's way to Ontario. Anyone be able to help? I'd sure appreciate it. quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  14. We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing... Hmmm... I remember watching The Lone Ranger, Rin Tin Tin and Have Gun Will Travel. I even had a poodle skirt!! I'm racing up on 46, Mr Whiskers is 50, GearBoy is almost 10 and PrettyInPink is 7. I'm afraid what it will do to our average if I count Boots the Wonder Cat... she's 19. quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  15. We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing... Hmmm... I remember watching The Lone Ranger, Rin Tin Tin and Have Gun Will Travel. I even had a poodle skirt!! I'm racing up on 46, Mr Whiskers is 50, GearBoy is almost 10 and PrettyInPink is 7. I'm afraid what it will do to our average if I count Boots the Wonder Cat... she's 19. quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  16. My travel bug MustangRacingTravelBug is in a race with another TB Flick'sBeetle. Mine has not traveled terribly far yet and my question is this... Would it be sporting to post a note in the cache where it sits encouraging people to pick it up and get it on it's way quickly??? I don't think I've ever seen it done. I've read the page at it's resting place and it appears to be at the end of an hour long hike! Yikes!! It could be quite a while before it gets moved and the kids are all kinds of anxious to see it move. It hasn't been there very long but like I said... it's in a RACE! I realize that I could probably add something else to the bug's page but do people really read the TB's page before they pick it up? Would appreciate all responses to this, and hey, if there's anybody up in Canada that can move that bug!!! quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  17. My favorite place to get cache stash stuff is the camping section at WalMart! There is a TON of stuff for under $2. I stock up on glow sticks, waterproof matches, brass matchboxes, flashlights, whistles, compasses, etc., etc. I tend to go a bit crazy there!! quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  18. quote:Originally posted by LarsThorwald:_Hey Team:_ One thing is clear: the harder the find, the less likely the cache is to get plundered. Our latest caches have either been micros (which means nothing "good" to loot,) or ones that involve at least some kind of hill to climb, which I look at as a deterrent to someone lazy enough to consider blowing someone else's cache a good time... Charlie "One should never begin a journey by heading in the wrong direction." A lot is being said about people finding a cache with the purpose of looting it... but in our area there is a HUGE homeless population. (Must be the weather!) The parks where a lot of the caches are placed can be literally crawling with them. One cache was plundered before the first finder even got there!! The point being that THAT area is particularly inundated with homeless persons. The encampment is right down the river from it. The caches aren't terribly difficult in degree and this leaves them open to someone stumbling upon them. Another micro that was stolen was in an area where young kids hang out. You know... where they can go to sneak a smoke, etc., etc. I was surprised it lasted as long as it did. Well, enough said. It's not always the fault of some depraved sicko with a GPSr. quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  19. quote:Originally posted by LarsThorwald:_Hey Team:_ One thing is clear: the harder the find, the less likely the cache is to get plundered. Our latest caches have either been micros (which means nothing "good" to loot,) or ones that involve at least some kind of hill to climb, which I look at as a deterrent to someone lazy enough to consider blowing someone else's cache a good time... Charlie "One should never begin a journey by heading in the wrong direction." A lot is being said about people finding a cache with the purpose of looting it... but in our area there is a HUGE homeless population. (Must be the weather!) The parks where a lot of the caches are placed can be literally crawling with them. One cache was plundered before the first finder even got there!! The point being that THAT area is particularly inundated with homeless persons. The encampment is right down the river from it. The caches aren't terribly difficult in degree and this leaves them open to someone stumbling upon them. Another micro that was stolen was in an area where young kids hang out. You know... where they can go to sneak a smoke, etc., etc. I was surprised it lasted as long as it did. Well, enough said. It's not always the fault of some depraved sicko with a GPSr. quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  20. Wasn't sure where to put my query but some of the posts in this thread seem to be along the same lines. I have a travel bug that is making it's way north and then east across Canada... but the whole time it's been active I haven't had any mileage recorded for it. What gives??? Isn't there supposed to be mileage updates when someone logs it in [providing it's over 30 miles of course]? It's great to see that it's moving but the kids would really like to see how far it's gone since it's in a race with another travel bug coming my way. Is there some way to get this to happen? Am pretty new to this whole thing so any help would be greatly appreciated. quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  21. Wasn't sure where to put my query but some of the posts in this thread seem to be along the same lines. I have a travel bug that is making it's way north and then east across Canada... but the whole time it's been active I haven't had any mileage recorded for it. What gives??? Isn't there supposed to be mileage updates when someone logs it in [providing it's over 30 miles of course]? It's great to see that it's moving but the kids would really like to see how far it's gone since it's in a race with another travel bug coming my way. Is there some way to get this to happen? Am pretty new to this whole thing so any help would be greatly appreciated. quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  22. quote:Originally posted by The Heavenly Host: I made a pretty good picture using this technique... http://www.kurki15rs.com/photocarving.html But, now the question is how to get the picture onto the eraser to carve it. Everywhere that cache is found, Bound to Cover Just a Little More Ground. -Dru Morgan http://www.theheavenlyhost.com OK... this is one way that you can transfer a picture to an eraser. An Uncle Walter's Carving Block is best for me. It's basically a big white eraser block. Run the picture through a copier (not color) and trim away all excess paper from around your design. Obviously the design will have to be sized already to fit the eraser. Lay the picture UPSIDE DOWN ON THE ERASER BLOCK and soak a cotton ball with fingernail polish remover . Gently press the cottonball to the paper and soak it thoroughly. Let the paper sit undisturbed for about 30 seconds and carefully lift a portion of the paper to check on the ink transfer. It's best to do the transfer with a fresh copy for some reason. Lift off the paper and start carving! I use a little exacto knife but the uniball carvers are good too. After you're done carving, the stamp may need wiping down gently with some additional fingernail polish remover to remove any excess transfered ink. Well... that was rather long-winded and hopefully you will find it helpful. If you find it confusing or just wish to chat about the finer points of stamp carving drop me an email! quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  23. quote:Originally posted by The Heavenly Host: I made a pretty good picture using this technique... http://www.kurki15rs.com/photocarving.html But, now the question is how to get the picture onto the eraser to carve it. Everywhere that cache is found, Bound to Cover Just a Little More Ground. -Dru Morgan http://www.theheavenlyhost.com OK... this is one way that you can transfer a picture to an eraser. An Uncle Walter's Carving Block is best for me. It's basically a big white eraser block. Run the picture through a copier (not color) and trim away all excess paper from around your design. Obviously the design will have to be sized already to fit the eraser. Lay the picture UPSIDE DOWN ON THE ERASER BLOCK and soak a cotton ball with fingernail polish remover . Gently press the cottonball to the paper and soak it thoroughly. Let the paper sit undisturbed for about 30 seconds and carefully lift a portion of the paper to check on the ink transfer. It's best to do the transfer with a fresh copy for some reason. Lift off the paper and start carving! I use a little exacto knife but the uniball carvers are good too. After you're done carving, the stamp may need wiping down gently with some additional fingernail polish remover to remove any excess transfered ink. Well... that was rather long-winded and hopefully you will find it helpful. If you find it confusing or just wish to chat about the finer points of stamp carving drop me an email! quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  24. quote:Originally posted by Geo Quest: I'm no dog expert but I thought Pit bulls were bigger and had cropped tails. Whatever it is it looks mean. The point being that the dog looks mean. It doesn't matter what kind of dog it is... even little dogs can do a lot of damage... the owner needs to be responsible for the dog at all times. It's not a breed specific problem either. A LOT of the problem is how the dog is raised! I digress though... a little common sense goes a long way. I'm all in favor of a test before anybody can have a pet to make sure they've got the sense required to be a responsible pet owner. I was the proud owner of a Pit Bull for 11 years. He was the best dog I've ever had and he absolutely loved people! He was just a big, silly dog. quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
  25. Being new to this whole thing... would this technique also show the miles traveled? I placed my first travel bug and it hasn't shown any miles yet as to how far it's traveled... no matter how many people have grabbed it. I'm sure it's traveled more than 30 miles... just can't tell how many! What can I do? I'm very hesitant about grabbing it out of someone else's posession for fear of REALLY mucking it up!! quote:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)
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