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  1. Over the last couple of years, many have expressed their concerns regarding various factors associated with geocaching. Some geocachers encounter snakes others are concerned with landscape and environmental factors. What is it you fear the most while geocaching. Those of you that aren't afraid of anything, well, we don't believe you. Everyone is afraid of something ... what is it?


    That the cache will be crappy. :laughing:

  2. I feel lucky, I use already use an Olympus Voice Recorder for work, shopping lists, movies to see, etc. Call me a geek if you wish, but I really like it!


    So, it's no trouble to keep it handy while caching, recording my finds for the day until I can get home and put 'em on the site.


    I go as 'paperless' as possible in my life. I hate writing notes, and get writer's cramp in just a few minutes. My handwriting is atrocious!


    Just did six caches the other day, doubling my total! I can't imagine some of these people that do a dozen or more in one day, trying to keep notes in the field, and decipher them when they get home!


    So, how do YOU do it? Just a good memory, or a notebook? Anyone else use a voice recorder?


    Thanks, all!





    I don't use hints, or the page. I just plain old cache, with a GPS with 1,000 waypoints loaded...

  3. Corruption lies within everything, and it would be naive to say that not one reviewer has ever abused any of their powers. Of course, we can't blatantly point fingers, but I don't think that anyone intended to do so. So often does something posted by the OP become twisted into a downward spiral of posting in bad taste.


    This battle can swing back and forth, and I really see no point. When you boil it down, you're fighting about a silly puzzle that gives you numbers so you can go be the first person to sign your name in an insignificant box in the woods. I don't have any respect for people going for the FTF's anyways, so what's the point to ridicule someone who would use their powers to cheat.


    If someone chooses to spend their time aimlessly fighting over something as silly as a box in the woods, than maybe they should consider to give geocaching a break for a while and find a more relaxing hobby.

  4. I'm a relative newbie. I found my first cache a couple years ago, but didn't have my own GPSr until just a few months ago. Anyhoo... I find that I prefer meters to statute settings on my GPSr and was wondering if other in the U.S. do the same? The only time it becomes a problem for me is when there are directions in the cache (usually a multi) that say, go 100 feet at 225 degrees, etc. I was doing a couple of multis today that were similar and had switched my GPSr over to statute and was totally thrown. I was glancing down at my GPSr as I approached the waypoint, thinking, okay, 400 meters... but it was 400 feet... yikes.


    So which do you prefer? Meters? or Feet? Feet? or Meters? :lol:



  5. Have you tried using Google earth (without a GPSr) to walk straight to a cache? :lol::P


    The cache would probably have to have no tree cover. If the cache was in the middle of the woods I would imagine you would have to be really lucky to find the cache just by using Google Earth.

  6. We had a notorious micro-hater from this area go into a Cracker Barrel with "info" on geocaching to give to the management and informed him that one of these (caches) might be in the front of the store. THE INFO HE GAVE THE MANAGEMENT WAS A CNN ARTICLE ON A CACHE BEING CONFUSED AS A BOMB. That's just about the worst cache sabotage (we have that too...targeted at specific cachers notorious for planting micros) I've ever heard.


    It's one thing not to like micros because ou're afraid it will give the public the wrong idea of the sport, but to intentionally give the public this idea...that's scary, psychotic.


    That's kind of a one sided view there. But, how do you know what the paper he showed them was if you weren't standing there with him?

  7. How do you know they didn't? I really don't see the issue here. If they got from a specialized printing house, they model photographs may have been part of the package cost. Seems normal to me, and not at all odd or funny.

    I understand your point. But without getting indepthand looking at past precedent. Geocaching.com hiring models is a funny idea.


    Atleast to me. :P

  8. I searched for this, and nothing came up....so here we go.


    I own an Earthcache. Someone went into my Earthcache and put links and advertisments to Subaru and Geological Survey of America.


    What about no soliciting? What's going on? No one sent me any email asking me about this.

  9. I never really thought about that aspect until today. My intentions have always been to place a few really good caches worth visiting instead of placing a million micros.


    Today we got a notice that a player had archived his caches (they were good ones and we planned to visit them this coming summer on our bikes)


    The reason given was that another player berated him for having a lot of finds and only a few hides.


    The player who archived his caches said he did not have time to maintain more caches as he has to work.


    Is it better to put out a bunch of caches you dont have time to maintain just to please the "number" fanatics? Or is it better to put out a few good caches that you have time to maintain?

    Don't listen to those meaningless "number fanatics" you refer to.


    They have no intentions of having a good time while caching, but just to up their meaningless find count to help cope with their overinflated egos. :signalviolin:


    They harrass people a lot. My advice? Just cache how you want, place cache how you want, and don't mind them.


    Don't let them ruin your good time.

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