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Kacky

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  1. DUH thank you. I live in Maine and was caching in New York recently. It's about 500 miles. When I got back home I re-oriented the GPS and then took it inside to load new caches close to my home. Indoors, the GPS must still have been looking in New York evn though I showed it the satellites from here. I took it outside this morning and hit "find" again, and just as you suggested, the caches are all there after all. I didn't think to look for them by name when I was struggling with it inside.
  2. It doesn't bode well that I can't find this question anywhere. I tried to load a PQ and got a message that the unit was full. So I deleted all waypoints and downloaded again, looked at the unit - empty. I've loaded them through a PQ in GSAK, a page at a time with easyGPS, and one at a time from a cache page. Tried it on a Windows XP and a Vista machine. Every time, I get a success message, but the unit is empty.
  3. You might not be too happy with the battery life on those car GPS units - mine takes lat & long co-ordinates but the battery is only 4 hours. Plus it would be uncomfortable to carry, and I've had a couple of situations where I put my map60 down on a mossy branch or the wet ground - definitely wouldn't do that with the nuvi. I suspect if you dropped the nuvi, it wouldn't survive too well, but the handhelds can take quite a bit. editing to add: if price is an issue, get a rebuilt yellow Etrex for about $40.00 Ebay, and then to go paperless, combine it with a $99.00 Acer mini laptop from Radio Shack or Wal Mart. Run pocket queries, use GSAK to compile it and to load co-ords into the GPSr, then pop the laptop into your backpack so you can check hints and other details while out on the trail.
  4. I have a Garmin Map 60cx. All of a sudden I can't load the waypoints from my PQ. I tried it all different ways - thru GSAK, thru EasyGPS, from the preview page. Each time it looks like the transfer goes thru, but when I look for waypoints or geocaches on the unit, nothing's there. oops. Never mind. I'm sleep deprived. I'm packing to go to Florida (from Maine) When I searched by city, I found that the caches are there. Maybe it wouldn't show me under "find waypoints" because I'm not near there yet?
  5. Thank you, I'll check that.
  6. I got around it by deleting all waypoints and starting fresh.
  7. Sorry if this has already been answered. I ran a search and couldn't find it. Suddenly GSAK is showing the name of every cache twice, and they got loaded into the GPSr that way too. (Garmin Map 60cx) I ran a defrag on the database. Here's a screen capture http://whozatvoice.net/gsak.jpg
  8. Just add a line that it is not winter friendly. That's what I did on mine.
  9. You can't teach caching on a moving ship (cache THEORY maybe?) , but you can teach it on an island if there's a stopover. Why not post the co-ords to an island. There may even be a cache there already.
  10. Guys, don't be snarky. When you're new and you think you're about to see your first cool coin that someone went to the trouble of commissioning, it's a big disappointment to get there and find something else. I felt the same way when I thought I was going to find my first travel bug, and got there to learn that it had been stolen.
  11. Mine is off to a good start Matt, and I gave you a plug in our latest podcast. http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1367349
  12. Unfortunately the worst offenders think they are doing everyone a favor. That said, my Aunt, who gives a lot of money to charities, gets a lot of little items in her junk mail, and she saves ebverything for me because some of it is pretty good swag. If it's borderline, like a guardian angel coin, I leave it, but anything that looks like you're trying to "spread the good news" or assumes there is "one true religion", I keep that stuff away.
  13. There have been instances of Maine caches being removed that didn't violate any guidelines. The person just didn't like the cache, or the hider or both.
  14. They're beautiful, I definitely want a silver one. I just had a non-GC pathtag made that we're using to track our OES travels, and initial reaction is enthusiastic. So I think your coins will be popular as well! - Kacky, P.M.
  15. Just resurrecting this thread to let you know I received one as a gift tonight. (Team MoxiePup has a WICKED sense of humor!) It's a memento of a rather unpleasant experience from last year. Actually I was one of a long string of people to get stung that day, but being the only one to actually fall onto the hornet nest, I had the dubious distinction of taking away the most stings. But we found the cache! Beautiful coin, thanks for doing it!
  16. Seems to me that people might remember easier with it right there. Not that we should have to remind them, though. Should be common sense. I'm suggesting we go a step further and say where & how we mean.
  17. I have a gas-saver, 4 caches on one long-ish trail. Someone puts out deer carcasses to attract coyotes. It's a bit disconcerting to some of the cachers, but it's one of the approved uses for that parcel.
  18. I have THESE for summer and THESE for winter But I am still wearing the winter ones on hikes where I know I am going to be wading a little, because the water is still COLD!
  19. I have one where I took it a step further and wrote what the placement should be, because people were leaving a 3 difficulty hide out in plain view. Everyone since then has followed the instructions - so I would say cut people some slack and spell it out for them. I think they're just too excited to remember where it was. PS - enjoyed your interview on the Slaga podcast!
  20. I was the fundraising web mistress of the Most Worthy Grand Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. And she kissed me on the cheek.
  21. If it's not there, you didn't find it. DNF! That said, I don't think the language and badmouthing in the logs is at all justified.
  22. I almost drove off the road when I heard this on the podcast. Funny!
  23. Luv em! Anything that allows me to use the GPSr and log a find has my complete respect! editing to add: plus I love knowing that little caches are all around us and the Wal Mart shoppers don't even know.
  24. Kacky

    Needs Archived?

    I'm an English wonk but I like it this way. This site has always had its own personality.
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