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The Canning Clan

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  1. army surplus stores sell surplus rescue beacons in IR. They are hand held and strobe every 2 seconds. Coupled with a light sensor the battery would last a considerable amount of time and the whole system is prebuilt...no messing around with electronics other than hooking in light sensor and maybe SCR for switching. Military pilots and aircrew carry them every day

  2. Hey All: we want to place a cache but it will require the use of a compass to find it due to very heavy tree cover and no signal. We thought we could bring you to a special obvious point where you would shoot a bearing to the cache. A hint would also be available for those who do not (but should) carry a compass. Is this a good idea

  3. was just trying to make a point....good one 5cent....the fact is that "all walls are not significant artifacts built by artisans...I'd be willing to say that most are simply piled rocks outling a farmers field. If we make rules based on the few bad apples that would destroy a wall for a cache (which I think are few) we should continue on with everything that anyone perceives as historically valuable. Do some research on Cincinatti slums, some of which are Historical treasures....give me a break. I'd like to think that geocachers for the most part are responsible persons who care about thier surroundings and are not going to purposely destroty "any" property. Historical or not. There is a cache near here in an old granite foundation, the cachers are not destroying it, the people filling it with matresses and oil filters are. Why don't we all put our energies into trying to stop that than trying to police the comunity whos majority is acting in the best interest of these "treasures"

  4. I think this is absolutely rediculous. A stone wall of a hundred years is still a stone wall and chances are that a stone wall of 2 years has 500 year old stones in it....why not protect that too. It's going too far. Cities are full of eye sore buildings because someone deems it "historical". Everything around you is history, stop geocaching all together because you're walking on 1000 year old dirt

  5. does cachemate show information from a loc file or must you use gpx files to get all the info of a cache...only started this sport and not quite ready to spend even more money on membership just to get gpx files sent to me but am very interested in paperless.

    thanks for any help

  6. I just yesterday hid some unopened glowstiks in our back yard (5acres). I then let my 2 girls of 5 and 8 go find them with the GPS. They had great fun and are really learning the probs that come when close to the waypoints. We only have a 1/2 dozen finds under our belts but all are addicted. You'll have a blast, let the kids take turns on hunts with the GPS and I suggest keeping a log for "first one to pick"

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