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  1. Hey all, I'm gonig over to my first event today and I was wondering - It's located at a restaurant - Is there anything I should do/expect/not do, etc. Just curious as to what's up with these things and if there's anything I sohuld know going in? Thanks in advance! --MGb
  2. NE 7386mi from your home coordinates ummm yeah..that won't be me... --MGb Edit: P.S. I didn't know ammo cans were Lava Proof...Cool
  3. Trust me, you're not the worst. On my first cache hunt, I crossed the same river twice and stil lended up on the wrong side! On my second, I had given up and was walking back to the car when I spotted it which demonstrates how far off I was. ONe thing not mentioned in posts here is triangulation. If you've searched for a long time, walk aobut 50 feet away, break out the compass and take a bearing after standing still (best case, set your unit on the ground) for a few minutes. Walk 50 feet away from there and take another bearing. The intersecting lines will give you a good ballpark of where to look. Watch for obvious places - UPS's (unusual piles of sticks) are a good giveaway. Holes in trees, and fallen trees are good to. You'll be amazed how many trees with holes you'll see one you get into this sport - even when not caching. The best advice of all is this - You're the hider. Where would you put it? It's probably there. This is a whopping 30 caches of experience talking here so...listen up... --MGb Edit: One last thing - You've come to the forums for help which means, by definition, you're not the worst. The worst would still be standing there scratching their head...
  4. Had you considered contacting the placer to see what's up over there? Just a thought. --MGb
  5. Got a used Rino 110 off ebay - no problems yet. the until had a scratch ont he screen, but i knew that going in. I figureds "Heck, if _I_ own it it won't stay nice for very long anyway..." --MGb
  6. Hypothetical is right. What kind of chances do you think George W will have in the non-hypothetical 2008 presidential election? A great chance as long as they decide to trim a little fat off the constitution...But my answer still stands... --MGb
  7. Not a dime for any cache ever, except possibly members only caches, which i may or may not sign up for... --MGb
  8. There is a website available that someone created that checks the coordinates for puzzle caches, so once you have solved the riddle, you can enter the coords as a check and it will tell you if you are right. Not exactly what you're looking for, but there is precendent... Perhaps you could ge together with the creator of that site and put your heads together. I don't remember the forum that listed the site, but a quick search should find it. --MGb
  9. I will find the cache and log it with something, but am interested in your collective wisdom on the practice of a cache owner requiring specific language or prohibiting certain words/symbols/icons in a Find log. Is a dot more offensive than TNLNSL? (I actually plan on logging the cache with the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights. ) I see your point, bur one thing that always bugs me is this I have freedom of speech sdo I can say anything I want to my boss, or whoever." Freedom of speech the the right to publicly say what you want without fear of repraisal from THE GOVERNMENT. You do have the right to say what you want to your boss, or post what you want in the cache. But, they have the right to fire you or delete your log as well. Freedom of speech is a precious right that can't be found in a lot of countries. You can say that you think George Bush is doing a horrible job, and others can say that they think he's the greatest thing since sliced bread, but you can't be put in jail for it. That's where the Constitution stops. Please PLEASE stop using "Freedom of speech" as an excuse to say or do things to people who have control over your situation - your boss, the cache owner, etc. You won't wind up in jail, but you probably won't get promoted either.... --MGb
  10. I'd say you did the right thing. Head on back out there tomorrow and trade. I keep my GPSr in my "Swag Bag" filled with little toys and whatnot, for just such an occasion. I ususlly leave something w/o taking tho because I have a lot of crap from over the years...So, anyway. you did the right thing. Happy caching! --MGb
  11. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...03-8e64170b74d7 My LTF. It's fortunate I found it when I did, but it WAS my note to the owner that got it archived... --MGb Edit: Forgot my sig...
  12. Not fair! Your cat has 3 eyes! Not sure how that's related but...I went on a cruise for my honeymoon, so not much geocaching opportunity there... --MGb Didn't the boat ever stop? ppppppppppthhhh!
  13. As stated several times in this thread, I don't see it happening. Honestly, I got into this sprot because it was cheap and you didn't have to buy a lot of stuff. If you were to put together a lot o custom rigs - vests with a lot of pockets, a universal wrist strap to hold GPSr's, and the like, you might have a chance, but only until Walmart started selling them cheaper and faster. I've always wanted to see a walking stick that unfolds into a tripod with a laser pointer on it. I'd buy two so I could trangulate a cache's position...but then, I'm a geek, so.... --MGb
  14. I'm a boy scout myself, and I enjoy both. For a pair of adults, a canoe makes the most sense, with stability and capacity being pluses. A tandem kayak would probably be better for a small child tho admittedly, I have little experience with a tandem. Kayaks by far out do canoes in terms of maneuverability, but lack quite a bit of stability. Canoes tend to be heavier, so solo moving is an issue until the tyke grows up. For lake water tansport -canoe, hands down. For river, I'd probably recommend the Kayak. I kayak myself on the White River near Whitehall/Montague often and you can't beat a kayak's maneuverability. Canoes, as least the type I'm used to, can be piloted solo, but you generally have to kneel in the middle and can be trying on the knees. As your tyke grows tho, a canoe will turn out to be the better investment - just make sure he doesn't lose interest in canoing! A properly paddled canoe, by two experienced rowers can be just as maneuverable as a kayak, and hold more weight as well. Be prepared - and keep that kid in scouts! Interesting side note - Once at Owasippe on the White River, a new scouting regulation rerquired one CPR certified person and one Life gaurd who were not the same person. My enterprising father found that my brother and I were the only ones in camp that had each. We went of 10 canoe trips that week, for free, two or three a day - between 25-50 scouts in canoes and us in kayaks. Good times... Tiring...but good times... --MGb Eagle, 1994. Edited for content
  15. Not fair! Your cat has 3 eyes! Not sure how that's related but...I went on a cruise for my honeymoon, so not much geocaching opportunity there... --MGb
  16. So if you own a bug in your area, and you see the bug dropped into a cache that you just don't like for one reason or another...Rarely visited, been reported as muggled too many times, etc. can you/should you/would you go move it to another cache? It would sem to disrupt the "Into the Wild it goes" theory, but at the same time... Ok, for those doing some research, it won't be hard to figure out which bug I'm "hypothetically" (ahem! Cough cough) referring to. The cache is reported as being on a flood plain and that makes me uneasy. I don't blame the placer - far from it. I myself have placed a TB which in retrospect seems irresponsible, but I think I wod feel better if it just wasn't there.... I dunno....It's Prolly just me... --MGb
  17. On a slightly unrelated note, I did use my cell phone to check the score for the Cubs game 2 minutes before I got married. I still have the cell phone bill as proof! As for caching.....I placed a TB in a new cache the day my son was born...That's about as good as I get... --MGb
  18. In keeping with what I interpret the OP's intent - I'd prolly watch a whole lot more TV. The whole reason I started GC'ing was b/c it was hiking with a destination. If there's no longer a destination, I won't be hiking. --MGb
  19. Actually those mountains are an illusion put there to hide their secret nefarious gather site, in kahootz with the military and the government. Jeez...Don't you people know anything? --MGb or so I would lead you to believe....
  20. Did you miss the Jeeps? Sounds kind of commercial to me, and closer to the mark as they are travel bugs. Bottom line is that this is Groundspeak's site and Groundspeak has the right to do what they want on the Groundspeak site. That doesn't mean that ANYONE has the right to do what they want on the Groundspeak site. Right, but we do reserve the right to voice our opinions. Again, I'm not saying this is a "bad" agenda or anything. I say go for it. But I do, like others, notice an inconsistency... --MGb
  21. I think we should all assist as best/if we can as humans, not geocachers. You might also wanna read this, to get a little more guidance on geocaching for charity: I understand where the OP is coming from, and I understand where GS is coming from, but aren't the new Unite for Diabetes TB's promoting an agenda? Not to split hairs but... Long story short, you can put together an event, but not place it here. There are lots of places on the internet to post stuff like that. --MGb
  22. Maybe She'd already had the seedling.... --MGb
  23. found a cache who's hint was something to the effect of: "Cache is hidden at the base of a fallen tree" My log notes read: "Saying this cache is as the base of a fallen tree is like saying this cache is hidden under the Chevy in a Hertz Parking Lot..." --MGb
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