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  1. The dog sniffing the hydrant is synonymous with Groundspeak, dontcha think?
  2. Nice pics. I think CN needs to get out more if that structure scared him. Doesn't look like anything out of the ordinary from the pics. Oh well, maybe it's just me. Can't see why anyone would be frightened, especially with those enormous homes nearby.
  3. That's why I usually cache early in the morning, and also wait for any new caches in the area to be found. I figure if I wait a month or so there's less traffic (sometimes). I'm not really anti-social per se, but I do like being alone when I'm on a cache hike, or on any hike in gerneral. And yeah, I can relate to knowing that a cacher is 1/2 mile ahead and has just found the cache. Kind of a downer in a way. No big deal though. I certainly wouldn't mind it if I bumped into somebody, but there's something about the solitude of the hike and the find that I really enjoy.
  4. That's why I usually cache early in the morning, and also wait for any new caches in the area to be found. I figure if I wait a month or so there's less traffic (sometimes). I'm not really anti-social per se, but I do like being alone when I'm on a cache hike, or on any hike in gerneral. And yeah, I can relate to knowing that a cacher is 1/2 mile ahead and has just found the cache. Kind of a downer in a way. No big deal though. I certainly wouldn't mind it if I bumped into somebody, but there's something about the solitude of the hike and the find that I really enjoy.
  5. locked? Or is there an option for a locker? I briefly considered one when they were first announced, but I'm really not a fan of DC quality these days. I finally unloaded a YJ not too long ago and now all my 4x4s sadly are IFS for the time being. DC just can't build parts that last (just my humble opinion, of course). So...it's Xterras and 4 runners for me (with loads of suspension work to keep those tie rods from snapping) for now until I find another TJ or YJ that I feel like working on.
  6. locked? Or is there an option for a locker? I briefly considered one when they were first announced, but I'm really not a fan of DC quality these days. I finally unloaded a YJ not too long ago and now all my 4x4s sadly are IFS for the time being. DC just can't build parts that last (just my humble opinion, of course). So...it's Xterras and 4 runners for me (with loads of suspension work to keep those tie rods from snapping) for now until I find another TJ or YJ that I feel like working on.
  7. quote:, but I couldn't pass on the rubicon becuase it's all set up for crawling STOCK for about the same price. KURTULEAS Minus the lift, springs, shocks, steering box, and tires. The Jeep Rubicon definitely adds a few things over the stock jeep, but "all set for crawling".....mmmmm...I dunno about all that. Nice stock rig though.
  8. quote:, but I couldn't pass on the rubicon becuase it's all set up for crawling STOCK for about the same price. KURTULEAS Minus the lift, springs, shocks, steering box, and tires. The Jeep Rubicon definitely adds a few things over the stock jeep, but "all set for crawling".....mmmmm...I dunno about all that. Nice stock rig though.
  9. Happens to me all the time. Just log in twice. That usually fixes it.
  10. by state or by zip code. There are a bunch of desert caches in CA, AZ, NV, UT, etc.
  11. by state or by zip code. There are a bunch of desert caches in CA, AZ, NV, UT, etc.
  12. quote:The specialty plates could be just $10.00 extra or $25.00 extra with a portion of the proceeds going back to the sport of geocaching. Any preference? Could you explain a little more what this means? Are you intending the extra $$$ to go to support this site? Great idea! Don't know if you'll get 350 takers though.
  13. I have noticed that on my last two cache hunts, and visits out to my own cache, there has been exactly 0 persons on either channel. I think people have to keep in mind that FRS radios don't broadcast very far, and the range is even shorter in mountainous and/or heavily wooded areas. So if there are no other caches within the immediate vicinity (i.e. within FRS range)of the cache you are looking for - you'll most li kely not hook up with anyone on either channel. I like the idea of having a channel, kind of more just for kicks and fun. But I can see only chance encounters with other cachers on either channel, mostly due to FRS's limited range.
  14. I have noticed that on my last two cache hunts, and visits out to my own cache, there has been exactly 0 persons on either channel. I think people have to keep in mind that FRS radios don't broadcast very far, and the range is even shorter in mountainous and/or heavily wooded areas. So if there are no other caches within the immediate vicinity (i.e. within FRS range)of the cache you are looking for - you'll most li kely not hook up with anyone on either channel. I like the idea of having a channel, kind of more just for kicks and fun. But I can see only chance encounters with other cachers on either channel, mostly due to FRS's limited range.
  15. quote:Originally posted by Green Achers: Any plastic under the ground will be protected from the UV. Ah, but not from frost. A frozen plastic pcv style bucket in the ground (where the winters are harsh) will likely crack at some point. I still think ammo boxes or even decent Rubbermaid containers work well. Tupperware breaks too easily under normal use conditions (like in the kitchen), let alone out in the bush.
  16. quote:Originally posted by Green Achers: Any plastic under the ground will be protected from the UV. Ah, but not from frost. A frozen plastic pcv style bucket in the ground (where the winters are harsh) will likely crack at some point. I still think ammo boxes or even decent Rubbermaid containers work well. Tupperware breaks too easily under normal use conditions (like in the kitchen), let alone out in the bush.
  17. or McToys are pretty easy to come up with. For more adult fare, I usually leave or stock a cache with things like: Used cd's, either my own or purchased from a used cd store (these usually get taken first and seem to be a "hot" item). I like finding them in other caches too. Used Nintendo/Gameboy/Playstation games Disposable cameras Lotto tickets US $$ Foregin $$ Movie Passes Home Depot Gift Card with maybe like $20 on it Pre-paid long distance cards with like $20 on it Small flashlights for the car
  18. quote:Originally posted by Criminal:The brand has nothing to do with one radio talking to another. see: Respectfully disagree. In theory, that is correvt. It should not matter what brand you have. I own several brands of frs radios. They are not all compatible, I assure you. Buy a few different models and you'll see. This has always been a major sticking point with frs radios - that they are not always compatible. It's definitely worth mentioning in a discussion about what channel is best. If you are on channel 12 and so are your friends, but you can't hear them, or you can't talk to them, you'll wonder what the heck is up. Most brands will work with each other, but not all of them will.
  19. quote:Originally posted by Criminal:The brand has nothing to do with one radio talking to another. see: Respectfully disagree. In theory, that is correvt. It should not matter what brand you have. I own several brands of frs radios. They are not all compatible, I assure you. Buy a few different models and you'll see. This has always been a major sticking point with frs radios - that they are not always compatible. It's definitely worth mentioning in a discussion about what channel is best. If you are on channel 12 and so are your friends, but you can't hear them, or you can't talk to them, you'll wonder what the heck is up. Most brands will work with each other, but not all of them will.
  20. It has been my experience with some of the cheaper FRS radios (some of the cheap Cobras and others you can get for like $15 at a drugstore) that they are not compatible with other FRS radios like the motorolas. I have found that the motorolas will boradcast to the cheaper ones (meaning if you have a cheaper one you can "hear") but the cheaper ones can't talk back to the motorolas or some of the other "more expensive units". I like the Motorolas because they seem compatible with just about everything else (but not everything else is compatible with them - if that makes sense). I got a two-pack of motorolas on sale at Best buy for like $45 total. Regular price is usally $55-$65 depending on model and features. Still not bad for 2 radios, one for you and a spare for a friend. Just watch the sunday sale ads. Most local electronics stores have them on sale pretty frequently. Or go to radioshack.com, sometimes they have good internet specials.
  21. It has been my experience with some of the cheaper FRS radios (some of the cheap Cobras and others you can get for like $15 at a drugstore) that they are not compatible with other FRS radios like the motorolas. I have found that the motorolas will boradcast to the cheaper ones (meaning if you have a cheaper one you can "hear") but the cheaper ones can't talk back to the motorolas or some of the other "more expensive units". I like the Motorolas because they seem compatible with just about everything else (but not everything else is compatible with them - if that makes sense). I got a two-pack of motorolas on sale at Best buy for like $45 total. Regular price is usally $55-$65 depending on model and features. Still not bad for 2 radios, one for you and a spare for a friend. Just watch the sunday sale ads. Most local electronics stores have them on sale pretty frequently. Or go to radioshack.com, sometimes they have good internet specials.
  22. An easy solution is to just use channel 12 (or whatever channel everyone decides on) and those with sub-code models can just set theirs to channel 12, subcode zero. That way everyone can hear everyone else. Either that or we can make Motorola FRS radios with subcodes the "offical geocaching frs radio" and maybe get motorola to sponsor geocaching .com since a lot of people would be running out to buy the new "official" radio. Seriously tho...I think just leaving the radios set to channel 12 regardless of whether you have sub-code ability would work out ok. Thoughts?
  23. An easy solution is to just use channel 12 (or whatever channel everyone decides on) and those with sub-code models can just set theirs to channel 12, subcode zero. That way everyone can hear everyone else. Either that or we can make Motorola FRS radios with subcodes the "offical geocaching frs radio" and maybe get motorola to sponsor geocaching .com since a lot of people would be running out to buy the new "official" radio. Seriously tho...I think just leaving the radios set to channel 12 regardless of whether you have sub-code ability would work out ok. Thoughts?
  24. I whipped out the Visa and hooked up the new GPS V Deluxe. I hate making impulse purchases on a credit card like that, but I HAD to have it. So far, I'm totally satistfied with it.
  25. I whipped out the Visa and hooked up the new GPS V Deluxe. I hate making impulse purchases on a credit card like that, but I HAD to have it. So far, I'm totally satistfied with it.
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