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Bad Duck

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  1. bondo... Works wonders for making caches
  2. My Garmin Oregon was paperless right out of the box.
  3. Surprised that they though bomb in a film cannister and not drugs.
  4. I did the same run around trying to register my GPS. Finally went to the garminoregonwiki site downloaded 2.8 installed per instructions got it registered and then put 2.6 back in. Worked easily.
  5. Bigger octagon tin with a square lock n lock inside..
  6. Nothing in the box but the gps, carabiner and usb cable. My first Garmin. Maybe not needed On the Oregon?
  7. I went to get map source so I could play with loading some maps and this is what I got from the garmin site. MapSource software version 6.14.1 as of July 18, 2008 Download (59.65 MB) View download instructions and system requirements Notes: WARNING: This software will not work unless you already own a MapSource product. This version of MapSource no longer supports Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows NT. Works with Windows Vista.
  8. Go back to xp. If I did my pda, camera, scanner and printer would work again. Along with cachemate and my explorist 600. etc. etc. etc........
  9. A bit more research I did. Being into r/c planes and the lipoly batteries there I was thinking along that lines. Or a lithium ion as in my explorist. But I see that the Oregon takes a non rechargeable AA lithium battery. About two bucks a battery. So I'll join the club and use the Nimh rechargeables.
  10. I have read every forum page I could find. Read the garminwiki page and I have found little about using lithium batteries. Seems to just be mentioned but nothing about real life experience. Anybody using lithium and how does it compare to the Nimh's? What brands etc..
  11. There are two new ones in my area...
  12. Don't ya think a person should find it before making suggestions on ratings?
  13. Bondo has held up real well. I paint it with cheap acrylic craft paint. Couple caches going on several years with no sign of wear on them. Paint has held up well also. Bondo is easy cheap and quick. Rough it up as it is drying gives a great texture. Proper painting can make it look like bark, dirt clods or dog poo.... Smash cotton balls in it let it dry then pick most the cotton off for a molding fuzzy texture.
  14. Become a premium member. Get pocket queries in groups of 200. Use gsak and put caches in 200 at a time. Make multiple PQ's for different areas. Load them as a different database in gsak load them 200 at a time into the 600. Have thousands loaded at a time. Use the Iphone for looking up cache page if need be.
  15. Bondo works wonders on changing the shape of a cache container.
  16. I sit by my computer waiting for any cache to pop up within 30 miles. I read the cache page and check the map. I then determine if I have time to do it before work, bed, kids sports or any other thing. Don't care if it's lame or great. Micro or big. Will hike or hit a parking lot. I'm just happy to have something close to find.
  17. This is how I charge the battery on my 600. It is a charger for a Motorola T720 phone. The extra capacity batteries were 5 bucks apiece and the charger was found for about 6 bucks. Since windows vista will not recognize my gps I pull the card to load my caches and just stick the battery on the charger at that time.
  18. Sure seems like an awfull lot of trouble to go to just to gather 25-30 cell phone numbers. Setting up the servers and prepaid phone and all. Then taking the time to write all them scripts etc.... Yup gonna make a million selling that huge list of numbers..... Well back to reality.. Wait, not yet. I still have some more reading to do in the forums...
  19. Red 90 I'd say you were carrying the black line gps and the yellow was tied to ol yeller your dog as he made many more direction changes. Probably sniffing things as he walked with you.
  20. I have bought several batteries. The knock off high capacity brand was too thick to fit in the GPS all the motorola batts worked great. Bought a T720 phone charger that also charges an addditional battery. All were had for 5 bucks or less on e-bay. With 4 batteries I can cache all weekend without needing to charge anything.
  21. Seems to me that the one feature that everyone is screaming for would be the ability for a PQ's to be taken straight from the I-phone e-mail into this program and a switch to use the pq or the online database. With the ability to search the PQ using the nearest to the location or by cache name if the I-phone wasn't getting a good signal.
  22. I was FTF on a cache that had a set of TB tags as a prize. I left it for the next person thinking some of the areas newer cachers might get it. the next three finders also left it So the prize went to the fifth finder. So nope the prize doesn't matter. cache GC17DC0
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