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  1. You are a godsend. Down with the people hiding 10,000 worthless hides to pump their stats.
  2. Do how many ever I felt like doing that night. It's really not about the numbers of FTF's you have, so if you're out there just caching for the sake of caching, log them all if you have time. That's just what I would have done.
  3. If you want cheap swag, you'll have to buy in bulk, and if you want to do that this company has worked very well for me in the past.
  4. Maybe we could just have a Getting Started section of the forums, where newbies could ask the questions and veterans could supply the answers! If we Groundspeak were to implement a test, whoever is going to attempt to "verify" that new hiders know what they're doing should be someone with a substantial amount of experience. I'm not exclusively talking numbers, but documented experience in hiding/finding a wide variety of caches over a very large area (i.e., many states and countries). I've got the numbers part down, but I've only cached in three states. Therefore, I can't speak for anything outside those three states. Let's implement a test so that anyone interested will we scared away by our Nazi regime.
  5. I know of alot of these types of train bridges all over the area. And as railroading slowly erodes into history as other types of transportation replace them, it may be beneficial to have a category such as this in Waymarking.
  6. 30calibur ammo cans can be as low a $3. Buy Dollar Store swag, and small .50-$1 stuf like carabiners. ($8) Pencils, Pens- $1 will cover 5+ caches. Notepad- .75 That's as cheap as I can wiggle through for. If you're placing a quality cache $10 is your average minimum. If you really don't want to spend any money on placing them, I suppose some sort of Tupperware you have lying around would work. Things can be "makeshift" but my best advice would be shop around. And when you find swag online, buy in bulk to set a cheaper price.
  7. I done some looking into on this cache. The topos and other maps really do the rating justice. I may be out this way next summer. I would love to snag that cache!
  8. Yeah, I'm kinda leaning that way, but then I think, what if I don't really get into this than I would wish I got a cheaper unit and was out all the cash. I just don't know. I went out with my friends once and have been looking for a hobby like this but maybe I won't really get into? Is it possible or is it too addicting? The sport is addicting, but if you don't get into it, a cheap unit will collect dust. If you were to get something like a 60C(S), you'd use it all the time even if you don't geocache. I can't say enough about the autorouting and database of services and businesses. I've been staying in a strange area for a few months and my 60CS has been invaluable. If I'm in the mood for Thai food, I just click on "food", then "restaurants" then "oriental" and bingo I have a dozen choices listed in order of distance from my location. I hit GoTo and my 60CS takes me to the front door. If I'm driving and the gas tank is low (I have a bad habit of waiting 'till its way low), I click on "Services", then "gas" and I know where the nearest one is and again get directions. If I need shampoo, I click on "shopping" then "pharmacy" and every CVS and Rite-AId in the area appears on the screen. If co-worker invites me to a party, I don't ask for directions, I just ask for the address and let my 60CS take me there. And thats just the autorouting. There are many other neat features that have nothing to do with geocaching. I can check a screen that tells me how long it will take to get to my destination at my current average speed. At the end of a trip I can see my top speed, average speed and the amount of time I spent moving and stopped. The only thing my 60CS can't do is steer and who knows, maybe with a firmware upgrade... Some other uses: I've used it to find my way back to my car after a day of hiking. I've used it to see how far I hiked. I've used it to make trail maps and to build hiking trails I've used it as a speedometer and odometer on my bicycle. I've used it to calculate my verts and speed while skiing. I used it to measure the acreage of my brother's property. I've used it to find my way back to my hotel after a drunken night on the town. Briansnat is right. Our 60CS gets us ANYWHERE we want to go. We have CitySelect on it, so if we type in restaurants it tells us how to get there, beeps, shows us where to turn. Routed us the whole way to where we went on vacation. It really does anything you need it to do, and then some.
  9. Hopefully that cache doesn't need monthly maintenance.
  10. I think he just wanted to know one of those useless facts, that's neat to know, but you'd never use it in real life.
  11. A cache that should make you have a nervous breakdown it's so hard. That's why I don't look for them.
  12. When you do it after hours...or if you do it like you are looking for a drug stash...or placing a bomb. With all the "security" scares nowadays, just about any innocent thing you do can look "terroristic". And they'll approach you (while the real terrorists are getting away).
  13. I just clicked on a cache. The page played music! I'm not the best when it comes to HTML and such.... How do you put music on the cache page?
  14. I'm with you on cheating. FTF's are only fun, when the bloodhounds aren't out cloddhopping around and ruining the location, just to get a FTF. We usually wait till they clear out. Run your PQ's on "My Account" if you're a Premium Member, it'll email them to you.
  15. TeamAO


    One cache is a "lotto theme" and it's scratch off. The owner DEMANDS 10% of the winnings, if you do infact win. Caching for commision, I suppose.
  16. Read alot of your local cache pages. I'm sure there are more caches that are suitable for you and him to do together. This is great for family time together. Kids and parents alike all have a blast caching! Welcome to the sport!
  17. Wow, I find it quite funny how you accumulated the list.
  18. Research local history, talk to land managers. Use a waterproof container (aka Ammo Can). Urban caches should also be checked with land managers. Do not be under the impression, that because it is small, it is legal on private property. Micros must be approved by the manager.
  19. Most Palms work very well with paperless caching. However, our team uses Pocket PC's, which I feel are INFINATELY better. But, my brother uses Palm and it works swell.
  20. Pocket PC Compass Flashlights Multi-Tools Knife Waterproof Boots North Face Hammerhead (daypack & hydration unit) Ropes Carabiners Cell Phone GPS TOPO Map Protein Bars Trading Items Gloves Disclaimer: These are for more advanced, long hike, and fun caches. If this is on a parking lot micro, we don't go out looking like Indiana Jones.
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