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  1. I've posted a geocoin and a TB to a non caching relative on holiday in NZ. They've got an account and are trying to place them both in a cache near Nelson without a GPS.


    Is there a way to get a grid reference for a cache from the cache pages so they can use that instead?






  2. There's a few to get on the way....


    Firkin Point GCTP26

    Rest and Be Thankful Too GCR3W8

    The Butter Falls GCR2W4

    "Real Handy" GCT89F


    There's only a few near Oban, all worth a visit. I'd particularly recommend Anchored Down in Anchorage GCVBZV for its location. Duncan Ban MacIntyre GCM7AX near the north of Loch Awe has great views. There's a cluster of caches near Craobh Haven about 30 mins south of Oban. Search near this one to find them, Lunga Ridge Cache GCVQDA. If you go further south to Lochgilphead (where I am based!!) there's some lovely caches in locations with great views/locations. Search around this one Two to View GCQQ9Y.


    If you need any more info on caches or the area drop me an email. The west is the bit I know best!



  3. Where's the WAP, I cant find it?







    Came across this in the forums from April..


    Westonwanderers mobile phone query - 2006/04/20 21:06 What has happened to the download site for the midlet.? http://mobile.guk2.com no longer seems to works. I've looked through the forums and I can't find any mention of this super tool for over a year. Can anybody help??


    Re:Westonwanderers mobile phone query - 2006/05/09 10:17 Unfortunetly, this tool no longer works, as Geocacheuk.com are unable to supply the coordinates for selected caches. I'm not sure if this was down to presure from GC.com, or other technical difficulties, but as it stands, the midlet is dead.


    Quite a shame, if you ask me.






    Hmm, has it gone?



  4. Two Ways.....


    To copy all files and all settings use the 'File' ----'Backup' option. Then simply on laptop use the 'File'-----'restore' option.


    To Just copy all the databases goto where GSAK resides on the computer... normally c:\program files\GSAK and copy the contents of the folder 'data'. Open the same folder on the laptop and put the copied files in the c:\program files\GSAK\DATA there nad you will have an instant copy of GSAK and contents on the secong pc.



  5. I just run a very simple filter to find archived caches.


    The filter is....


    On the 'General' Tab.... 'Available Status' have only one check next to 'Available'


    On the 'Dates' Tab..... 'Last update GPX' 'Not during' the last '7' 'days'.


    This finds all the caches not in the recent PQ's. I then use the split screen format set to online page, see its archived and then right click on the cache and use the cache status option to change to archived.


    Done on a daily basis shows 3 or 4 caches.



  6. Lyme's disease and its transmission is an interesting area. Some regions have hot spots and being married to the local GP I know we are in one with on average 10 cases of Lyme's a year.


    Methods of removing the tick are important. Effectively they are a blood sucker and are intent on getting fluids from you into them. The transmission of Lyme's from tick to human is not guaranteed from a Lyme's carrying tick. The chances of infection increase in proportion to the traumatic nature of the removal. The more stress the tick is under the more likely it is to regurgitate and vomit some of the contents of its digestive system back into you along with the disease. Conversely a tick left to feast and leave less likely to pass on Lyme's. Some time windows are being defined in the feeding habits of the tick and it may become clear that removal in the first four hours is more risky than at a later point.


    The removal and leaving of the head parts of the tick is not associated with an increased risk of Lyme's but does increase the risk of infection.


    I note the Otom Tick Remover has been recommended on this forum already and they are effective and easy to use.


    All cases of infection that I know of personally have been easily treated.


    Welcome to Scotland!



  7. Very good radio! They put you on the spot a bit didn't they? I liked the touch of inviting folk to find the cache on air. Could you post the caches so we can look at the logs?


    Well done, not easy to explain the concept of item swaps v TB/Geocoins. Best bit is the presenter with you enjoyed it.



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