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The Canning Clan

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  1. I once found myself on the wrong side of the road while caching, someone shoulda called 911 on me. Watching GPS instead of road.

    Now...as an avid cyclist (over 8000 km last season) I wholly agree with CC. Cyclists are a hazard due to ther pure nature. (smaller/slower) And the refusal to give right of way to faster larger vehicles (come on you know you do)

    Remember...he who is most defensive usually has the most to be defensive about

  2. I recommend "the old reliable" yellow Etrex. $100 brand new and gets you to the cache no probs. To put this in perspective, I also have a Legend C and love it but the Etrex is still going strong and still caching strong. Ebay has really cheap PC cables for it too

  3. Dogs for the most part are not really capable of reasoning so yes I'm sure visual cues could or would affect them (I have no experience with dogs).

    To answer your first question...yes, location and item description are all part and parcel with risk assessment and final handling of any situation. I cannot really go any further as each case is always different.

    It's too bad this thread got off on a tangent, I may be partly responsible for that. I think a healthy discussion on possible means to avoid this in the future is needed. can we have that here??? Doubtful.

    I'm sure I'll get flamed for that so.....fill your boots

  4. being new to caching ..can someone explain why virtuals were banned? What a great way to bring people to history.

    If Waymarking had a hold here I would list it there but it doesn't so would be a waste of a fantastic site. I'll think about a micro but really don't want to, I think it would take away from the reason for being there.

    Thanks for the replies, sure would like a way to do it without a physical cache

  5. I want to make a sorta virtual cache but I know they are not allowed. The problem is I don't want to spoil the site with a physical cache.

    The spot is a monument from 1755 having to do with the Acadians of Nova Scotia. The finder would have to find the site and then do research and tell me who unveiled the monument and when. This would give them right to log a find.

    Do you think this would be approved as it stands or is it a virtual? From my interpretation of the guidelines the research is the kicker that makes it a mystery type cache.

    Any hints other than placing a micro?

    Here's a pic of the monumentfrenchx1945.jpg

  6. I use metres but like Stormcloud, I grew up in the standard era so luckily I'm capable of both. I still use feet and inches for small increment measuring but metres for everything else.

    Funny no one has said the famous "metric is more accurate" recently had a heated debate about that exact statement. Accuracy is in the person measuring, not the units of measurement.

    Anyone now why the USA did not continue with metric after it being instituted 100+ years ago?? Just curious

  7. I would forget about the locks myself and maybe consider a few traditionals along the route. Not too many people willing to hike 141 miles for a smiley I don't think. A few traditionals along the route would go further in promoting the trail than one multi that requires a 141 mile hike.

    I'd love to have the time to be able to go on a 10 day hike, I envy you

  8. I like this thread, have read the whole thing.

    I went for a cache yesterday with my 8 yr old daughter. It was a 3km hike and she didn't shut up the entire time. She talked to me about everything under the sun. Caching gives me an opportunity to talk "with" my kids instead of "at" them. Seems to be rare these days. We don't even own a video game system.

    Nice fishing trip Marko, must have your bag limit by now

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