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m_and_w

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  1. ...The bcaching sounds ok, but since you have to upload pocket queries to the site before you can use them, its not as much "on the fly" as using the WAP site...

     

    Actually, on bcaching you get a personalized email address and can set up geocaching to send daily pocket query updates for whatever areas you're interested in. It just requires the initial manual setup.

  2. If you're looking for an alternative to the WAP interface, take a look a look at BCaching.com. The mobile view is xhtml (not wap) but it is optimized for mobile browsers and should work on most newer phones. It is only for geocaching.com premium members though since it requires the use of pocket queries. Field notes can be exported and uploaded as geocaching field notes.

     

    On the blog you can read a comparison between bcaching and geocaching wap site.

  3. We've always used two devices - our trusty 60csx gps for navigation and a pda or cell phone for paperless info. We're currently using a blackberry pearl with Verizon for our paperless info. We used cacheberry for a little while, but for the past 8 months or so we've been using our mobile web site www.bcaching.com.

     

    Since it's a web site, it only works if you have internet access -- and a signal, but it provides full cache details and let's you track your field notes and trackables which can later be uploaded as geocaching field notes from a desktop browser.

     

    On blackberries it can also send cache coordinates to google mobile maps or blackberry maps. We've used that a few times to find hides in urban areas, but most of the time we use the 60csx.

     

    Here's a few screenshots:

     

    find-03.pngfind-04.png

     

    detail-11.png

     

    notes.png

  4. Anyone interested in a paperless caching tool that uses the mobile phone browser?

     

    The potentially big downside is that Internet data access is always required. If you go somewhere with little or no signal or have other connectivity problems, you're out of luck. On the other hand, data coverage and speeds are continually improving.

     

    See the blog for more:

     

    Paperless Caching with your Mobile Browser

  5. You fly to Seattle for GW6 and then go and spend a perfectly wonderful day climbing a freaking mountain for 1 cache (Ape) and then spending the next three hours climbing down that mountain in the SNOW (7-10 feet) only to find out that you didn't log the dadgum geocoin in the cache!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and still happy you did it!

  6. Nothing is 100% (not even birthcontrol) The annoplasmosis thing is what has been being diagnosed as Lyme for awhile. Treatment is pretty easy. Is your dog protected against leptosirosis? It is spread through the urine of wildlife and if your dog is caching with you he/she is being exposed. It effects the liver and kidneys and is usually not diagnosed till it is too late. There is a shot for it, but once again NOTHING is 100%. It is the risk you take with life.

  7. We were very happy to do the whole tour, a birthday wish of mine! The weather was wet and misty, a perfect weekend for caching. We saw alot of great parks and had to skip over alot of caches that we have been reading about because of time restrictions. Neither of us had been to Bergen before and we now plan to go back in the Spring. We did the final yesterday and left behind a green jeep! Thanks for giving us a great reason to get out and see more of NJ.

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