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the3gmen

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  1. Checking previous logs for hints at parking locations is always a good idea. So is checking google maps (especially if there is a street view available) I understand that some cache owners consider finding the parking spot is part of the experience but I can't understand a cache owner who doesn't even reply to an email. Even if it was to say "Sorry but I can't give any further hints" Also it wouldn't hurt to put a note on the inside of your window explaining why you are parked there and maybe an approximation of when you'll return.
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    FTF

    As others have stated there are no rules on how quickly you have to log a find online. Some cachers make their finds just for fun and never log them online. When I was new to caching, I too cared about the FTF game and had a few but I quickly tired of it. That being said, I do understand that others do care, so the couple of times I was lucky enough to stumble on a FTF, I will try to log SOMETHING online as soon as I can, either with my phone if there is a signal, or when I do get a strong enough signal to make the log. I will usually just log a quick note mentioning that it has been found and when I get home I will add to that log at my leisure. This is pretty much the only time I log anything with my phone. Unfortunately some people take caching a little too seriously and get bent out of shape easily. If they are so into the FTF game they should have learned loooong ago that disappointment is a major part of the game.
  3. Other have done a great job of advising you how to deal ith the spoiler log, I'd like to give you an idea about the inability to get out and hunt down those finds in the winter for whatever reason. As I get older I find that I like the cold less and less therefore I don't geocache much in the Winter. I find that this is a perfect time to stay in the warmth and work on all of those mystery/puzzle caches that I tend to avoid the rest of the year. You are lucky that your wife caches with you. Sit down with her and attack the puzzles that you can figure out and save the actual hunting for warmer weather.
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    GPS repair

    Just a thought. You might be able to use this if you can't repair it the way you want. https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-60csx-GizzMoVest-LLC-Lanyard-Clip/dp/B00713QYVI
  5. I would be less concerned about it being commercial and more about it being a multi and not an unknown (puzzle} cache.
  6. I own one of these types of caches. It goes missing quite a bit due to it's location. The cacher found the hardware that I used to hang the bison tube (and sent me a picture). They asked if it was ok to log it as a find. I told them to go ahead. I wouldn't have been bothered if they had just logged the find and mentioned the situation is their log.
  7. do you think that it is fair to let some people take pictures with their cellphones when others have "jumped through the technical hoops" ?
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    Best Android App?

    I've used GCDroid for quite a while and have been very happy with it.
  9. I've been using GCDroid for a while and love it.
  10. Even though it wasn't asked I'll point out that plugging your gps to a usb supply with the batteries in most likely won't charge your batteries either.
  11. I have had a handheld GARMIN GPS for about 7 years and it works great but I find myself caching with my Galaxy S5 more and more now. The accuracy is just about the same in my area. There are a couple of other things to keep in mind if you are going to use your phone to cache. First off the handheld GPS devices are MUCH more rugged than cellphones will be. Even if you have a fantastically sturdy case on your phone. One slip in the wood and your phone could be toast. Oh yeah, your phone is less happy about having water on it. A GPS will probably be more forgiving there to. The second drawback to using a cellphone is battery life. Most handheld GPS devices use AA batteries so it is easy to carry spares in case they run down while you are out there. With these devices you can count on a good 6 hours of use with fresh batteries. The GPS chip in your phone will drain your battery very quickly. 2 to 3 hours wouldn't be suprising. Sure you can carry extra cellphone batteries or have one of those external usb battery packs but they are bulky. Since you say that you are just starting out, using your phone would probably be the way to go at least until you find out if you really love caching and want to continue. Then you can look into a dedicated device. Welcome to the hobby. I hope that you and your wife enjoy.
  12. Logging your travel bugs virtually is not geocaching.
  13. I have used GCDroid for over a year and am very happy with it. I am using it as a Premium Member so I am not sure which features would be different for a non-premium member.
  14. Any advance warning would have had the obvious results. I can certainly see that too much of a warning could lead to abuse but it would seem to me that any challenge cache that already has a GC# issued could be allowed to be finished and published. I'm not much of a
  15. 2 clicks I just used a plain old google search. I put the following in the search box. "potters pond" geocache 2000 (click #1 = search) the first link of the results was the one I wanted (second click)
  16. I too would recommend GCDroid. It does everything that I could want a caching app to do.
  17. Problem is it's not their problem A lot of things aren't necessarily problems but they take care of them.
  18. Would it be possible for Groundspeak or maybe to reviewers to point out the problem to the cache owners when the caches are submitted for approval ?
  19. The app store shouldn't care if you want to install the app on another phone. If you are using the same gmail account, you can install it on as many phones as you want
  20. ... Using the proper GSAK macro I get the full cache description and as many logs as I want to see in my 62s. Automating GSAK I can update my POIs quickly so even marking it as found on the GPS is not needed. Which GSAK macro lets you get a full description and logs onto a 62s ?
  21. Only the elite premium members will get the extra digit.
  22. Only the elite premium members will get the extra digit.
  23. I have tried a few android apps on my tablet/phone and the easiest one that I have found is GCDroid. It allows you to save maps, and load up all of your pocket queries for offline use. You can even use it you route you from cache to cache. The free version will probably do everything you need.
  24. I have tried a few android apps on my tablet/phone and the easiest one that I have found is GCDroid. It allows you to save maps, and load up all of your pocket queries for offline use. You can even use it you route you from cache to cache. The free version will probably do everything you need.
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