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  1. I believe that a large clock over the door would be a great help as well. Please put one over there!
  2. Actually... I didn't really become so focused on Geocaching until I learned about that blasted insidecorner/geocache site. Being #1 in Memphis, and #6 for Tennessee isn't easy. Once you get a position, then it's like you HAVE to cache ro retain your standing. (Else all the hard work and effort was for naught). There's a LOT of "UBER-cachers" out there waiting to take the pole position!
  3. Improved visibility to the Satellite Constellation. The leaves on the ground will ''pile'' over a cache, sometime accentuating where the cache really is. Unless the cache is small or semi buried (recessed into the ground), it's not a problem for me. Cache Sense ...tingling...
  4. It depends on the cache as to if weather is an enhancement or not... If it's just one of those standard cache by a river type of placements, and the river might be running a bit high due to the rain, yeah that adds to the challenge. Mud is a definite plus for me! If it's to a very scenic area, one where I might be able to snap some great shots... then I like for the weather to be good and the sun to be out. As the scouts say... a little "liquid sunshine" doesn't hurt anybody.
  5. Instead of just finding a cache, and ever going on to the next cache -never to look back... I've come to find that there are a few "favorite" cache sites that I've visited that I occasionally drop back to visit to see what adventures or difficulties others may have had at the same site (I don't set watchpoints on them, I just go back and look from time to time) Do you look back?
  6. My Y2K themed cache is still hanging in there. Sorry I don't know how to incorporate the link (yet).
  7. Leprechauns, That's a scream! I've had similar happenings with my kidlets.
  8. I usually reserve my centennial caches for a cache which needs special distinction or effort. My 100th was at ''It takes a Village'' over in Arkansas. My 200th was at a veteran war memorial cache off of I-24 on the Tenn/Ky border. I haven't decided on where for my 300th yet, though it might be at the Southpaw KiloCacher Celebration. This upcoming weekend I'm hiking with the scouts in Vicksburg MS, and am looking forward to hitting the dozen or so in the immediate area.
  9. 1,000 caches by my 1 yr anniversary, 6/1/2003. Create 1 cache for every 10 I visit. Move 1 TB for every 10 sites I visit. Lose 10 pounds for every 100 cache sites I visit. With over 250 cache visits, I have lost 26 pounds and have managed to keep it off. It's a gradual loss, and I find I'm eating smarter. Just what the doctors recommend: Eat sensibly, and more exercise.
  10. I couldn't resist that, criminal! Sorry! We've unfortunately recently seen a little of this action out here in Memphis as well. It takes some of the fun away from the activity, and actually doesn't hurt the cache hider (other than materially losing the cache), but rather hurts other future finders.
  11. We could all line up in a row 30ft apart and march west ward and find that SR71 that crashed out there! I'd have to re-read that thread for a near approx start point though!
  12. I've been hunting and HUNTING for a pair of binoculars like the one used by Sgt Stedanko in Cheech and Chong's movie "Up in Smoke". Gotta have it!
  13. I like your avatar Blodlizrd, which series did that come from? Blod, I won't be giving up on the Memphis caches for quite some time to come. I've got my sites set firmly on hitting 1K caches by 6/1/2003. So you can see that I'll be hitting everything within a 6hr drive radius around me. (Check my goals on my profile page!) Cachercarry, I'd often felt like that too as I used to work in the service/maintenance electronics industry. I miss it, but I like my weekends too! Hang in there buddy!
  14. Ex-Military, I just like the smell of gunpowder in the morning.... Fortunately, I don't involve alot of those skills with Geocaching, but it sure helps in hiding caches!
  15. I'm working with our den out here in Memphis TN to involve geocaching into our den meets/outings as well. I'll take a page from your book a182pilot, I hadn't thought about putting things they would need for a badge in the cache. Which park are you all planning to go to?
  16. Did you HAVE to turn up the ''volume'' of your dancing banana?!? I was somewhat able to ignore it before, now ....Arghhh!
  17. I can't stand it when people will put 3/4 dead AA batteries into a cache as a cache item. Ran into that at a Mississippi cache recently when I opted for the cache's batteries as mine were 2 minutes from depletion. Fortunately I had a backup spare pair (anyways), but I thought about just getting the cache batteries instead, and loaded in a TB. As it was I was just cleaning the junk out of the cache by taking the batteries (which wasn't my intent, but a good thing to do from time to time).
  18. I heard that from the Boy Scouts this past weekend. Rain = Mud which equals one heck of a good time for Salvo! As I told my wife once, Geocaching is like wrestling with a Pig... You both get muddy ...and the Pig likes it!!
  19. I was over at Southern Igloos' First. I'm glad I was at an easily found cache that day. I thought my heart was going to bust out of my chest as I was so excited over it. I was permanently hooked from that point forward, 234 caches ago. Now I wonder why I was satisfied with just MEERLY existing (as it was) before I started. I actually kind of kick myself for procrastinating getting started geocaching.
  20. I'd noted in my logs over in Nashville about a month ago that it seemed like mother nature had flipped a switch over a weeks period. On a previous cache run, I had to forage through very thick foliage to achieve my goals. Then suddenly by the following weekend, it seemed that the ground cover had drastically thinned, and spiderwebs with huge monster spiders were out. Leaves on the ground now area hiding EVERYTHING. I've gotten where I HATE caching by flashlight. I didn't realize before how much I used my peripheral vision in locating caches before I started doing it in the dark. On several occasions I had 'just seen something peculiar out of the corner of my eye'. It takes SO long at night, regardless of the mega-candle power you may be toting.
  21. This is in response to Jamie Z's Oct 9, post regarding my adventure. I found this site's product, where it could have been useful on my encounter with the Arkansas Razorback: http://www.udap.com/product.htm interesting......!
  22. The black is great for the subdued thing, but the yellow will be good for safety -I had to flag a boater down once for assistance. Though I wouldn't have been wearing the vest on that hot muggy summer day....
  23. WooT? Anything to get my goat, eh BitBrain? Chuckling on my end here ( ). I typically only post on the forums' if I have to stand upon principle, a question to ask, or occasionally if I have a dead horse to beat. I'd rather though be out there hunting or placing caches. (More walk, than talk ) Besides, We seemingly have a young (newer) group of firebrand cachers that are really burning up the trails hunting caches. I myself have given some serious thought to stealing away the "Mississippi Mud Crown of Master Cache Finding" (Great name, eh? ) away from JamieZ and Pater47 -If I'm laidoff. With the IT job market being as it is, what else will I have to do until the budgets are approved for the next fiscal year!
  24. I noted a number of discrepancies that the insidecorner website hadn't picked up. You'll need to verify by selecting the list logs, and compare it with the geocaching log list. insidecorner has an update utility to bring his system inline w/ geocaching.com. One problem that I noted though is that insidcorner doesn't follow strictly the same rules as within 100 mile radius as geocaching.com does. Hence some of the far off caches like our local Memphis -> LPS005 and BOOTY BOX that are just in the 100 mile limit, are excluded.
  25. I had planned a cache-a-thon that cut through the Nashville city area (and they thought General Sherman was something when he did something similar 160yrs ago!) Some of them were historical virtuals, 1/3d were boxes, but there were MANY micros! When travelling to cache, I like to create 1 virtual 'thank you' cache for the locals in their area for every 10 caches I find. I try to make them historical, and prefer military memorials as I am a veteran. I plan mass caches like this as it helps me to lose weight. My goal is to lose 10 lbs for every 100 caches. I have over 200 hides/finds and have lost over 20 lbs! I'll be lean and mean when I make 1,000 caches!!!
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