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  1. Absolutely way cool!!! Thanks for the info and ideas....we will do a CITO here in Medicine Park very soon (www.medicinepark.com)...Mike (the guy part of OKHHduo)
  2. BTW...a "pen" was mentioned...I strongly recommend using a pencil instead...pen ink almost always runs when wet and caches usually get wet or high humidity....I went to a multi with a clue inside a pen barrel inside a pipe and it was so wet that we could barely open it...and we are having a drought in Oklahoma! I like to use "indelible" pencils that my dad taught me about 50 years ago...for field notes, they rock. Also, there is a line of "waterproof" note pads...we used these in Special Ops and they do work as advertized...my recent cache has small pencils with the SOF note pad in it. Just a thought...OKHHduo (the guy one).
  3. That's almost funny, Skank...I got muggled while walking around with my GPS near what later turned out to be a meth lab. I just flashed my retired Army ID and said I was "looking over the area" and they (he and she) left. Later I checked with my PD and found out they were junkies. Whoever thought that Geocaching would be a combat sport?!? The garbage bag idea is a good one...I always keep one in my "Go Bag" which includes my cell phone, my amateur radio handheld, my (recyclable) stainless steel water bottle, camera, various batteries, a personal defense item, and "real" first aid kit. Unless I am GCing in an urban area. I don't leave home without it. Keep walking...keep GCing...and keep safe...Mike (Of OKHHduo)
  4. Originally, I got a Garmin GPS 12 for use when I was on active duty in the Army in the late 90's. It has had no usage since I retired in 2007. Our friends John and Alma introduced us to GC and I decided to see if the "old reliable" was suitable or if I should buy one of the new ones. The GPS 12 worked great! It brought us to a 3 M radius of our first cache which we found...a 1.5/1.5. If you are new to GC and have an old GPS, give it a shot. Cheers, OKHHduo
  5. I'm a newbie to Geocaching, but have a lot of experience in field work of various types. When I do any kind of writing in the field, I use an "indelible pencil" which my dad introduced me to 50 years ago. Amazon has a bunch of them...local office supply outlets should, too. To me, the are much superior to most pens. The pencil writing/drawing does not run when wet or fade with time. I like black plus the multi-color set from Amazon, but just plain old black is fine. I have been doing field journals with these pencils for 50 years. They don't erase...you use a strike-through for mistakes...sometimes these are very informative on their own. (Regular pencil is good, too...still superior to pens IMHO.) I also carry three different types of magnifiers. One is a big "Sherlock Holmes" type that is about 2X. The other is a fold-up at 5X and the third is a small 10X. I find that examining the areas around a cache (or fossil find, mineral find, etc) can be very interesting. All data/observations go into a green cloth covered, hardback, lined "journals" from an office supply...I prefer the size that is about 10X15 cm. I have learned to journal as much as I can about any outing...these journals are wonderful memories and useful data as years go by. I even record meteorological data from my hand held "weather station." Just a suggestion...makes Geocaching a real scientific adventure for those who are into that. Peace, Mike
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