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Foothills Drifter

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  1. Howdy......

    I have a couple of micro bison tube hides that are magnetic.

    I have had the magnets come unglued twice.

    I have been using GORILLA GLUE. Should I be using a 2 part epoxy?

    Something else...?

    Inquiring minds want to know...... :blink:




    Vern / Foothills Drifter...

  2. Howdy......

    I have been having the same problems as the rest of you.

    I have tried a few different things...no luck so far......

    Tomorrow my computer is going in 'the shop'with a printout

    of this fourm and let them figure it out!


    Vern / Foothills Drifter... :blink:


    I'm having the exactly the same issue — it happens with Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. For a while the GC website runs fine, and then, snap... logs, map, PQs, etc, all disappear, as others have described. Usually, when I totally shut down the computer and bring it back up, the site is okay again... for a while. Clearly, this is not just an issue with a few users and their own computer settings. I did first notice this occurring about the same time as a very large automatic Windows update. Whether that has any bearing on the problem, I do not know. Also — GC.com seems to be the only site affected. I haven't seen any other Javascript issues on other sites.

  3. Howdy......

    I agree...


    Vern / Foothills Drifter... B)


    Actually, what irks me more are cachers who find a cache that I (or anyone else) puts a lot of thought and effort into, and then posts a log that doesn't even mention the cacha, and instead talks about the number of finds they had that day, or the challenge they're working on.


    This. I wouldn't say it is my #1 complaint, but it certainly has discouraged me from placing numbers-hound-compliant caches.


    Too often in the forums we confuse long logs and good logs. A good log is often long, but long logs are not necessarily good.

  4. Howdy......

    Truer words ain't never been spoke.....


    Vern / Foothills Drifter... B)


    How about "irks me a lot" instead of "irks me most?"


    Some of the geocachers in my area don't get along very well, and it's become a thing that's affecting the local caching scene. They talk crap about each other, boycott each others' events, and tell newbies not to attend each others' events and not to find each others' caches. I've even seen a log taunting one of the cachers--not by name but it was obvious.


    Seriously, people. It's a game. It's supposed to be fun. For me it's a break from the everyday BS, not an extension of it. And, don't try to involve me in the BS. I'm just interested in finding weird/cool stuff that people have hidden.

  5. Howdy......

    The FTF prize is just that! You do not have to trade for it.

    It's yours for being quick and able!


    Vern / Foothills Drifter... B)


    I recently went after a newly published cache in my area, hoping to score my second FTF. The cache was listed as a regular size cache, so I brought along two (what I consider to be) nice pieces of SWAG to trade- a moleskin notebook and a small maglite flashlight from a set that I bought in bulk. Despite the cache being published the night before, I was lucky enough to get the FTF. It was noted on the cache page that there was a FTF prize, and it turned out to be a $10 GC to a local convenience store.


    The catch, however, was that the cache was one of the hollowed out geoching.com logs with a very small space inside- not what I was expecting at all for a regular size cache. Neither of the two pieces of SWAG that I brought along would fit and there was nothing else in the cache aside from the logbook.


    I signed the log and took the GC- and I noted on the cache that the SWAG I brought wouldn't fit and for future cachers to be aware that while the container may be regular size, the hiding space within is certainly not. I stopped by later in the day and dropped off a few carabineers that I purchased at the local dollar store. I kind of feel like I gipped the cache of a good prize which leads me to my two questions:


    1. Is the FTF "prize" (assuming there is one) considered to be SWAG and subject to the trade even/up rules?

    2. Any ideas for small smaller "good" swag that I can put in caches of this size?

  6. Is this happening to anybody else but as a paid subscriber I'm supposed to get instant notifications about published caches however, lately I have been getting the notifications about 24 hours after the cache being published. I click on the link a couple of minutes after publishing and see that it has already been found by a number of cachers that are not BETA TESTERS. I have my email program to check for new emails every minute. So I don't know what's going on.


    Howdy... From up the street and around the corner......

    The same thing is happening to me also.

    I did not get a post on a FTF on a cache I had hidden (ON THE FENCE... #9)

    I did get it for the second to find. It has happened on many others also....


    Vern / Foothills Drifter... B)

  7. Hi


    I'm finding my 450 is constantly eating batteries. Normal alkaline ones don't seem to last very long, I've never had much joy from rechargeable ones - maybe the ones I have are too old?

    What's the best solution? Lithium? Lithium rechargeables?




    Try the Lithium, they last longer than alakline, We went through alkaline in less than two days, the Lithium have been at full charge for two weeks. It is worth the extra money.



    My Lithium's lasted about two days.

    Not very good. I ain't gonna use em no more....


    Vern / Foothills Drifter...

  8. Howdy......

    I upgraded earlier this month to a Garmin Oregon 450 (from a G.Vista HCx)

    I didn't need a camera so....that was the way to go for me.

    I can now retire my PALM ONE sense the 450 has all the info the Vista did not.

    I do not use the maps... I always use the compass (I do write down a note or two...)

    Either one is good.


    Vern / Foothills Drifter... B)

  9. I don't have that particular unit but my Garmin's units with that feature seem to require recalibration after each and every battery change and generally a few times in between or they just seem to offer wonky readings.



    I will recalibrate when ever I change batteries........


    Vern / Foothills Drifter...

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