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  1. That's a long dadgum drive -- you know that, right? :7) I can't recommend specific caches, but I just want to point out the length of the driving since I know you're from New England and *cough* may not be used to such long trips. - Will
  2. I just went looking at DeLorme's web site to see what they offer: my PN-20 is reliable and cute, but starting to feel very slow. I see that DeLorme's web shop shows the PN-60 variants as all out of stock. Is there something new coming to replace them? I have been a bit out of touch lately, so forgive me if this is well-known. :7) Thanks! - Will
  3. As Tom Lehrer said, "Only always, please, to call it 'research'!" Google Maps and such help me plan my approach to the area (e.g., is there a river/stream nearby I should avoid?) and/or to plan ahead for parking.
  4. Either you could lead a consortium to buy a wholesale-size lot and break it up (which takes more prep work but less financial risk), or buy a big lot and resell them (which takes more up-front capital but less interpersonal hassle). - Will P.S. This strikes me as similar to the arrangement with the coins -- and you already know how you worked that one. :7)
  5. Building on the previous post, if you get local cachers to "own" each cache in this series, you could still pick a phrase to appear in all of the names (e.g., "Cactus Airfield - USAAF Sergeant Pilots Series No. X"). Writing up a bookmark List that included all of them, would let you tie together the series. (Note that some special characters -- lie ?#; -- in cache names will screw up .gpx transfers.) Including information about the pilots is the thorny bit. My grandpa was an AAF officer, too, and I wanted to place a cache to honor his service. I had to settle for a more generic cache near the group of war memorials downtown: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=73ac769d-743f-49cd-ac9c-43f41796c4b4 If you could start out the series with a cache placed near a monument to the group, that might be useful. (Like the National Museum of the USAF near Wright-Patterson AFB?)
  6. Think "line of sight": standing at the precise coordinates, what is out of your line of sight? For example, consider the underside or the backside of the stuff you can see. If you can read a sign, what's on its back or bottom? The advice above to change your perspective is good. - Will
  7. I have a nano overlooking a rail yard. Someone dropped the cap -- containing the log! -- and just quietly put back only the threaded base with the magnet. The next finder was a little disappointed when they searched successfully but discovered only the empty base!
  8. I have a blue Dickies jacket and a half-size metal clipboard that I like to have along, plus boring khaki pants. I don't own a hardhat, but I would definitely keep it in the trunk if I did. Once I even brought along a tape measure when some guys were hanging around an object that I suspected of holding a cache, and it was a great excuse to check out every inch of the thing. - Will
  9. On the assumption that they would freeze, I just put them in individual, "snack size" zip-loc bags when I place them in a cache as swag. Yes, my box was full of baggies, but it saved a mess later on. If one does split, I trust a visitor will mention it to me as CO, or CITO it themselves. - Will
  10. (Sorry about that lovely cryptex, Arthur & Trillian.) Here's my big not-a-nano. I use a plastic container about three inches across. It held dye tablets for the bathtub, sold under the name Tub Tints. (Look for them in the dollar store; I think I got this one at Ocean State Job Lot.) I use spray paint to apply two coats of black paint and then two coats of clear sealer. I attach a magnet to the bottom that I salvaged from a hard drive. The bracket is bonded to the magnet, so I take a couple of screws from my workbench Scrounge Box and drive them into the bottom of the container. (It's double-walled, so the inner wall is not pierced.) The logs are placed into a small plastic baggie incase soemone accidentally allows moisture to enter, and then I hang them off the same sort of metallic objects that would hold a typical, half-inch nano. I have one out now and two more ready to go. - Will
  11. Anyone know if there's any still available? I called and got a voicemail, not of the person whose desk I was told I was being sent to. :7( I was a Scout and both my sons are Cubs who love to cache; I would love to get them one. Thanks! - Will
  12. I am in Rhode Island, near Mass., and I would be happy to help.
  13. I have some caches in downtown Providence, RI. There are already a number of caches here, including other nanos, but I have tried to place caches where I can draw someone to a site that I was excited about when I first saw it. For example, my cache at the Rhode Island Famine Memorial: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...c9-6f4eb53106d8 Even Rhode Islanders remark in their logs that they were there for the first time. Makes me glad I shared my discovery! - Will
  14. I am also coming back to St. Paul soon. Any must-see caches that I should incorporate into our plans? And are there any local laws/rules/traditions that I should be aware of? Thanks! - Will
  15. Same for me, KJCachers: I am a St. Paulite but now settled in Rhode Island.
  16. Hmmm, heat didn't help. It *is* pretty old, so that must be it. I'll scrape it off tonight and try again. Thanks everyone! - Will
  17. I need help forcing some two-part epoxy to set. Please help me, Cachers! I am making some Giant Nano containers, from the size of a few stacked quarters up to something the size of a softball. Some of them are large enough to attach magnets to using screws (as they are still bonded to steel plates from the hard drives in which they were originally mounted), and these are fine. However, others have shallow recesses in their base into which I put a blob of two-party epoxy, on which I floated a flat magnet. [Thanks again, hard drives!] Three days later, the epoxy is still tacky in these, though it dried thoroughly where I used it to glue some glow-in-the-dark Pony beads to magnets (which I got from Sonicare toothbrush heads; I love me some free magnets!). Is there any way to accelerate the thicker blobs of epoxy to finish drying? Can I safely ignore its stickiness and place them outside -- or will they fall apart if I do so? Thanks for any suggestions! - Will
  18. Ah, so the activation code is tied to the specific "model" of coin? And so using it on a different item (assuming the coin never leaves my house) would make people think it was that coin when in fact it's the other item? I do see how that would be confusing. Thanks for the advice, everyone. I will just ignore the numbers on the coins that I don't plan to circulate, and get a TB tag for anything that I want to send into the world. :7) - Will
  19. I have a geocoin that I think is just too nice to send off into the world. (It's a Book of Kells coin by celticgeocacher.) Can I take the activation code on the coin and use it to track something else? Thank you for any guidance -- I only have a couple of geocoins. I looked in the FAQs and couldn't find mention of this; please forgive me if I missed something obvious. :7) - Will
  20. Oh, that's really terrible. Such beautiful items, to be stolen by someone who probably can't begin to understand their sentimental value. (Especially in a small town!) I just received my second coin -- now I have one of each, hurray -- and I know I would be upset if I lost them. I can't imagine the anger and sadness if they were my creation and were stolen. It's gracious of you to make the offer; I hope the person in question is smart enough to seize the opportunity. - Will
  21. Since they are chasing your cache and finding paperbacks, call it "Paper Chase" and put a picture of John Houseman on the lid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Paper_Chase_(TV_series)
  22. Hmmm, that's a good call. But what then? A bug report?
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