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TimInOhio and Brittany

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  1. I'm surely not the first to wonder, but is there a way to search by keyword and by location? Say, I want to find all night caches near Mason, OH - how can I search for "night" in proximity to 45040? Thanks in advance for someone pointing me in the right direction. Tim
  2. I'll be in Mason (OH), for the Dayton Airshow this weekend, but it looks like a lot of rain. Can anyone recommend some night caches and some good puzzle caches in the Dayton/Mason/Cincinnati area? Thanks in advance. Tim
  3. That's really surprising! There has always been a strong following for their contests. Granted, last year's addition of caches in Germany was a little less than well received, but there was still a lot of interest in the stateside caches. Sad to hear that Magellan won't be promoting a contest this year.
  4. Is that a golf club on the ice, below and behind the GPSr in the 1st pic? I wonder what par is for that hole? Finally a use for all the used golf balls found in caches?
  5. I've found lots of neat FTF prizes: $10 cash, from a multi that took me through a creek and a swamp. One ounce silver round, .999 fine. LED flashlight. Not FTF but still cool: Gift card from bw3 (still un-redeemed, so I'm not sure if it is $5 or $20!), from a multi that took me to 4 or 5 parks, 2 of which I didn't know about, despite having lived in the same county all my life. I'm sure that there were other neat things, but these stick out in my mind.
  6. Look Harder I meant anything other than the release announcing the contest - give me specifics!!! LOL
  7. If that is the case, then I don't know of many bank robberies by Bazooka or hand gernade..gee let's make them legal too.... The point is: certain types of firearms are legal for certain types of people, and those people that legally can carry/possess said firearms are NOT the ones that commit the majority of the firearm related crimes. Like was mentioned, it's the people that carry/posses illegally that you have to worry about. If you come accross a meth lab in the woods, or some good-ol'-boy tending to his pot crop, you can bet that they are packing. It's the CRIMINALS that are the problem, not legal firearms owners. I'd imagine one wouldn't have to look very deep to find crimes/assaults committed with baseball bats, hammers, or any number of everyday objects. Should we ban anything that has ever been used to commit a crime?
  8. As this discussion has moved swiftly off topic, I wonder if a volunteer might move it to the Off Topic topic, instead of closing it?
  9. Not directly solely at PyroDave, but, if one has a weapon already pointed at one's self, one has not been paying attention to one's surroundings. Many times, if one does pay attention, one can avoid having a weapon drawn and pointed at one's self. Col. Jeff Cooper developed a system, widely used in firearms training, to identify and label one's surroundings, to recognize and avoid a situation that may result in having a weapon pointed at one's self. Here and here for a little more about the "Color Code" and a little about decision making before and during a confrontation.
  10. Correct, just like no one would ever hunt with a Colt M1873 Peacemaker, or Colt Navy Model 1851. But certain people would love to have either of the above referenced historical firearms in their collection, just as certain people (after satisfying the requirements for ownership) would love to have an automatic weapon in their collection. It's worth mentioning that fully-automatic weapons have been regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934. It's also worth mentioning that criminals, by the very definition, do NOT obey laws; therefore any gun that is banned or regulated, will only be banned or regulated from law-abiding persons. According to "Rational Basis Analysis of 'Assault Weapon' Prohibition," a paper by David B. Kopel, of the Independence Institute, "assault weapons are used in only about one percent of gun crime." And, the imfamous LA/Hollywood bank robbery a few years ago notwithstanding, there have been very few if any crimes committed with fully auto weapons. Again, this comes back to the strict, federal licensing and regulating of fully auto weapons. I was under the assumption that the M16 was user selectable, semi-auto, 3 round burst, or fully auto. I am pressed for time, I cannot find the current specs.
  11. That wasn't "The Rock," with Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery, was it? Congratulations Tim, you just earned 10 points. (Not sure what you get to do with them!) It was indeed "The Rock". Nicholas Cage is a riot. He has played quite a range of characters. Oddly enough, like handguns, people either seem to love him, or hate him. Click here for a WAV of that line.
  12. That wasn't "The Rock," with Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery, was it?
  13. According to the National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 50, No. 15, September 16, 2002, you are many times more likely to die due to major cardiovascular diseases, chronic lower respiratory distress, diabetes, influenza/pneumonia, motor vehicle accidents, and the list goes on, than from firearms. As for the argument about informing your geocaching partners that you are carrying: 37 states (at last count) allow their residents (and most visiting non-residents) the right to carry to protect themselves. Another 9 states plus the District of Columbia offer permits/licensing to those able to satisfy some burden of proof that they have a legal need to carry. There is a very good chance that people you come into contact with EVERYDAY are carrying. Does each and every one of them inform each and every person that they come in contact with, that they are carrying? No, of course not. Does this make them negligent or somehow less than upstanding? Of course not. Those of us that do carry, are aware of the statues and regulations that govern carrying and that usually entails not shouting out to everyone around that "Hey, I've got a handgun strapped to my side." Back on topic: Yes, I carry while geocaching, unless I can tell from the maps I will be in a school zone, as Ohio forbids carrying in a school zone, among other places. Tim
  14. The first stage of a multi I found was hidden similarly: A welding rod container (seals with a screw on lid with a large O ring, see here) was secured with heavy gauge monofilament, secured to a bush at the edge of the stream and thrown in. Four large blocks of lead made sure it sank! I looked for nearly 2 hrs before I found the first stage. It's a great way to hide, but as I recall, the inside was a little damp. One alternative would be to just use the hydrocache to hide the coordinates of the cache, having the coords writen/engraved on something not sensitive to water damage. Tim
  15. I've been anxiously checking the MagellanGPS.com site and watching news.google.com for any press releases, but still nothing. I've even emailed Thales and Bear Advertising, but got no reply from either. I can't wait for this contest to start this year! Tim
  16. I am curious if there are any online mapping services that will allow me to enter multiple addresses (lat/lon or street addresses) and then plot them on a map for me? Thanks in advance. TimInOhio
  17. Has anyone heard any info about whether or not Magellan will be hosting a Treasure Hunt/Cache Her If You Can type of even this year? I have been looking, but haven't seen/heard anything yet. Tim
  18. Unfortunately, "...whoever points out that Godwin's law applies to the thread is also considered to have "lost" the battle, as it is considered poor form to invoke the law explicitly." Back on topic, when questioned by the Feds, "What are you doing?" I wonder just how many bad guys have ever answered TRUTHFULLY? I bet very few have ever said, "Yes, you got me. I would have gotten away with it, if not for the FBI and it's cursed questions!"
  19. Agreed, but until enough Geocachers get elected to the legislature (or appointed to the Supreme Court ), the end result is still the same: with "reasonable suspicion" Geocachers will still be stopped and questioned from time to time.
  20. Don't forget that it was an invisible map on the back of the Declaration of Independence.
  21. Actually, they don't have to have any evidence to stop you. All they need is "reasonable suspicion." The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized "that a law enforcement officer's reasonable suspicion that a person may be involved in criminal activity permits the officer to stop the person for a brief time and take additional steps to investigate further." As was mentioned earlier, this is the basis for what is known as a Terry stop. Basically, if a fed, or any other type of LEO thinks you are suspicious, or up to no-good, they CAN stop you and ask for your name, etc., and try to determine exactly what you are doing. You are required by law to give, at least, your name. If you don't comply, or the LEO doesn't like the answers you give, the LEO then has probable cause to arrest you. More reading here about the case that prompted the ruling below. Interesting U.S. Supreme Court ruling here. Edited for typo.
  22. Wish I could find the time to learn to use all the features of my SporTrak! What, with 2 jobs, a new house, the girlfriend and our son, and these pesky upcoming holidays, I barely find time to Geocache!
  23. I'm from the Warren (44483) area, living in Cortland (44410) now...
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