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FollowMeChaps

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  1. Brilliant! That answers the UK (trust the Brits!), is there similar for worldwide?
  2. Is there a way of determining how many caches exist worldwide and in the UK? The home page give stats on the no. of cachers but I can't find the caches.
  3. Having been there yesterday for the South Wales 1st Day Event I have to recommend the Chartist's View http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...88-70b6ca0d9b5c. Do this early in your trip as the views of the mountains N,S,E & W are awesome and you can choose where you want to go over the following days.
  4. Watch out Wales - I'm on my way! Please be gentle with me it's my first time - call me a virgin eventer.
  5. Agreed, but I prefer to load only the waypoints for the caches I am visiting that day onto my gps as, like Tigger points out, they do cutter - with the pocket query I think I get all the additionals associated with every cache in that query. Also they are only available to premium members. We can download individual locs and, if a premium member, gpx's for the cache from that page so why not have an option to include the additionals? Only a thought! FollowMeChaps
  6. I may be a little thick here, but does the additional waypoints only list them? Wouldn't it be great if it allowed you to download a loc or gpx file with them in? I know I'm old and lazy but keying in waypoints is very tedious for us wrinklies. I've also made errors in the past and set off on the wrong path! Perhaps this is something Geocaching.com could add?
  7. You are suggesting that the Vista has better reception than the Yellow. I am curious as to whether this is a fact, ie better parts in a higher end machine, or whether you have the older non-WAAS version of the yellow that can't pick up the EGNOS signal. Does any 'teccy person know the answer?
  8. Thanks one & all, I'll send off tonight.
  9. Sorry all, I know I've seen a thread about cache stamps on this forum, but now I want it do you think I can find it? Can anyone recommend where I can get a stamp made up to stamp my finds in the logbooks? FollowMeCaps PS Hope to meet some of you on Saturday at the South Wales event!
  10. As a relative newbie I'm planning to come next Saturday and stay the night if only to actually meet some Geocachers 'in the flesh'. It can be a lonely pastime with just the dog for company and I'd love to put some faces to these wierd names I encounter. Also looking forward to finding out how others play the game. See you next week.
  11. I agree with Davyboy - Keep it, I'd love to do it, sounds fun! I know the area quite well through climbing and it's a great place for a cache. It is also a busy area in the spring/summer with many Bristolians out strolling on the Downs. By all means place a word of warning on the cachesite but don't let oddballs ruin a good cache. If there are more dodgy people with gps's (after all there must be something suspect about folk who run round the countryside scratching around in the ground for cheap toys) then it will discurage any other sorts of dodgy people who presumably need privacy for their activities! If in doubt add a whistle to your Geocaching kit list and raise merry hell and frighten off any wierdos should the need arise. Finally, I would encourage anyone who comes accross suspect behaviour when out caching to call the police immediately. The police are keen to collect intelligence even if they can't respond.
  12. Sorry, I missed this UK contribution as I went straight to the main forum this being an interntional survey - my post read as follows: I for one got part way through the survey then stopped. This might be a British attitude but there were too many manddatory personal questions I am just not prepared to answer. I am happy to be a premium member and pay my way for a service but this gives you no acces to my personal info'! I therefore think the survey is useless as too many will opt out to make the findings of any use. Further, not enogh thought has been given to some Q's. EG Do you enjoy micro caches? I have no preference either way so tried skipping this one but it wouldn't let me. Sorry Grundspeak, you had a chance to get valuable feedback but blew it in my opinion.
  13. I for one got part way through the survey then stopped. This might be a British attitude but there were too many manddatory personal questions I am just not prepared to answer. I am happy to be a premium member and pay my way for a service but this gives you no acces to my personal info'! I therefore think the survey is useless as too many will opt out to make the findings of any use. Further, not enogh thought has been given to some Q's. EG Do you enjoy micro caches? I have no preference either way so tried skipping this one but it wouldn't let me. Sorry Grundspeak, you had a chance to get valuable feedback but blew it in my opinion.
  14. Can caches also be placed in caves where potholing experience is required?
  15. If you use AOL you get free web space with each of your screen names. The address would be http://members.aol.com/your-screen-name To upload to it click Internet, then FTP, then See My FTF Space - then Upload. Keep the file name the same on the net as it is on your computer to keep things simple. The final location, which you can link to would be something like: http://members.aol.com/your-screen-name/file-name.doc This was very helpful. Just one small question: how do I find out what my hotmail screen name is? I tried my account name and that's not it so I'm stuck!
  16. Thanks Simply Paul and others above, it really does help. At this rate I'm going to end up an IT wizzard as well as a geocachger! Happy Cahching
  17. Thanks. Being new to this I only last week learned some html and how to store images on the web using http://imageshack.us/ . Do you know of any equivalent where I can store non-graphic files?
  18. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but can I add files to my Geocahe page? I am talking about Word doc.'s, gpx and kmz files etc. I would like to include some so visitors to the cache could download extras such as description and routes for an interesting walk, etc. If the answer is 'yes', could you point me to where I could find out how? Thanks
  19. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My own reply: Sorry, guys - it seems that I must have been using an older version of Easy GPS. Having found the site to paste in the link above it seems that the latest version does exactly what I want and for free as well! Thank you Easy GPS. Being a non-tecky I couldn't find a way to delete this question so added this note!
  20. Can anyone advise on which sftware you would recommend to download & upload wayponts, routes & tracks to/from a Garmin eTrex yellow? I particularly want to download tracks so that I can overlay them on Google Earth using the marvelous GPSVisualizer.com. I have tried GPSU Utility, Gsak and EasyGPS (are there others?) and am more than happy to pay for the right one for me but don't want to buy/use them all. As far as I can see neither Gsak and EasyGPS handle tracks. Gsak might but to me, as a non-tecky, I find it very confusing. I love GPSU Utility's ability to create maps but it seems to translate waypoints with inaccurate coordinates. Any advice for a simpleton like me would be much appreciated.
  21. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sorry, I'm no techy and can't find the "My Cache page". Is that on this Forum or on Geocaching.com or somewhere else?
  22. As a relative newcommer to Forums I'm confused! It seems that in order to keep up to speed I would have to log on the several Fora: -Groundspeak Forum -Groundspeak UK Forum -GeocacheUK Forum -GAGB Forum I'd also have to watch any specialisms I wish to follow such as -Handicaching Forum Quite frankly I don't have the time. Why can't they all share the same Forum?
  23. Many, many thanks Beffums. This is a great help - it gives me the incentive to get on with it having been slightly deflated last night thinking puzzles were a no-go. I'm already composing an email to my reviewer and I'll certainly point him to this thread. I'm really overcome with the help and kindness shown by cachers on these forums. Nobody knows me, yet all seem to be going out of their way to help and advise. You're all brilliant! Happy caching!
  24. Well I think its great - good on you ICHTHYS! I shall be using it for those in my team who still think forums are only for kids chatting.
  25. Thanks everyone - I'll take the advice and contact my reviewer now I know how to do it. Isn't this a helpful community?! I'm a bit saddened if lindysychris is right there are to be no more virtuals. The more challenging of these can be great fun. They can also be generally more accessible for those with disabilities - handicapped for you lot stateside. It can be difficult/impossible to reach a hidden container from a wheelchair but, for example, reading a notice board and solving a puzzle/riddle is not.
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