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  1. Hey, Paul - Don't get killed, dude - you are still going to have to tell some folks how to solve your more devious puzzles.

     

    You have received all sorts of advice by now, and you really don't want to get into a close encounter with any species of snake. Even the non-venomous ones can leave you with a nasty infection. The venomous ones probably won't kill you unless you have an allergic reaction to their venom. Stay calm if bitten and head for medical assistance.

     

    Avoidance is the best strategy. Don't put any part of your body in a place you have not checked out thoroughly beforehand. For example, don't step over logs - step on the log and then step over. Stepping over a log puts your lower leg and ankle in a place you have not yet checked out. That's an avoidable risk.

     

    Around here, most snake bites occur on the hands and forearms of persons who have just said "Hey, hold my beer while I grab that snake." Given a choice, be the person holding the beer.

     

    All the best on your trip.

  2. An event can't be PM only. I didn't realise that an EC could be either.

     

    Out of interest - why can't an event be PM only? There have (apparently) been women only events in the past, and challenge type events for people who've completed certain series, so why not PM only events??

     

    Edited to add - obviously only the event page could be "PM only", as there probably wouldn't be any way to physically stop a non PM from attending..... :)

    From the cache listing guidelines: Event caches are gatherings that are open to all geocachers

     

    The PMO checkbox cannot be checked if the cache type is Event.

  3. I am thinking about running a "FamilyFeud" type game at my next summer event. We had fun with $25,000 Pyramid and Password games in the past, and am looking to try something new.

     

    However, I need to conduct a survey ("100 Geocachers surveyed, top 5 answers on the board...") to get ready for the game.

     

    Per the forums guidelines: "9. We generally do not allow surveys to be conducted using this forum. "

     

    However, would it be OK to post a link to a free online survey site here? (It does not have advertising).

     

    If it is OK, would people here be interested in taking the survey? Questions would be both geocaching and non-geocaching related. There would be about 15 short-answer type questions (i.e Who do you like to cache with?)

     

    Thanks in advance!

    While you can probably get a measurement on the level of interest here from the forum user community, the permission question should be sent in an email to contact@geocaching.com

     

    -Brad

  4. I need little more help getting going with this geocaching . I need to change my profile username.I have been trying to edit it but not able to change username. Need changed soon thanks, Glen

     

    Send a request to support@geocaching.com or contact@geocaching.com and they should be able to get you fixed.

    Fixed it for you.

  5. I think a lot of the good outdoor gear comes in camo for hunters, but it works for anyone.

     

    By the way, camo for kids is not a great idea - if they get lost, they are much more difficult to find if they are wearing camo. I prefer bright colors for my grandkids.

  6. If you will drop me a note with the GC Code (GC?????) of the cache I'll take a look at the situation for you.

     

    In general, virtual cache pages are only archived and locked in cases where the cache owner has not been maintaining the cache page by removing bogus logs. Again, this is a general statement and I will look at your specific case if you would like.

  7. Some folks deal with this issue by creating a separate account to serve as a holding spot for geocoins they own. You could create an account like Geocoins of Firefly24 for coins you own and move your coins over using the same process that is used for transferring ownership of geocaches. For geocoins or travel bugs, use the number starting with TB instead of the GC shown below.

     

    To have another geocacher adopt your cache, please go to this web page: www.geocaching.com/adopt

     

    Once there, enter the GC Code (GC?????) of the cache and click on the lookup button; then enter the geocaching account name of the person you want to take ownership and click the user lookup button. At this point you may add a message in the text box if you want, and when ready click on the Send Adoption Request button. The system will generate an e-mail to the prospective new owner, and once that person clicks on the acceptance link the ownership transfer is complete.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    -Brad

  8. I have to take some responsibility for this as I posted a note on Hike A Photo's cache page complaining not abouth the FTF but about the fact that our local reviewer always releases caches in the middle of the night which I believe, does not condone this behavior, but at the very least results in it because for some the drive for FTF is greater than the law.

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    Since the cache reviewers are volunteers, some of them only have time to review during odd hours.

     

    I'm a volunteer reviewer and retired from the corporate world, which gives me flexibility in my reviewing schedule. When I see a cache that is in an area with restricted hours I will hold it over until the next day before publishing it. I have become even more careful about this after a geocacher got caught jumping the gate before opening hours at one of our state parks.

  9. Hi stranger.

     

    If you know the cache was between two cities, you can run a pocket query for caches along a route for the route you took and then work through the results list to see if you can find it. Don't click on any choices that might exclude some caches such as ones that are not active, since it may have been disabled since your trip.

     

    Good luck!

  10. The better choice is to use the DIY adoption method. Yes, I read that communication with the cache owner is difficult, but in the grand scheme of things this one might take a while to bubble up to the top of the priority list in Seattle.

     

    Try sending this to the current cache owner:

     

    To have another geocacher adopt your cache, please go to this web page: www.geocaching.com/adopt

     

    Once there, enter the GC Code (GC?????) of the cache and click on the lookup button; then enter the geocaching account name of the person you want to take ownership and click the user lookup button. At this point you may add a message in the text box if you want, and when ready click on the Send Adoption Request button.

     

    The system will generate an e-mail to the prospective new owner, and once that person clicks on the acceptance link the ownership transfer is complete.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    -Brad

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