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Zac Young

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  1. Oopps, jsut editing out double post. RESOLVED
  2. That's a cool idea Thank You! Anyone else?
  3. Oops, sorry, I wrote it in wrong. I havn't found I don't own those should be bolded
  4. I havn't been in the game long enough to have something spectacularly werid, but I've found a carved out hockey puck crewed onto a post
  5. I'm working on it! Step 1. Move to Vermont so my cache doesn't get denied because it's a vacation cache. Step 2. Scope out the most poison ivy infested guardrail near a landfill that I can possibly find. Step 3. Create a cache page with a LOT of typos and grammatical errors. Step 4. Sit back while laughing like a mad scientist and wait for flask to find it. Wonderful plan! Or, you could just contact the owner, see if they will have sympathy on you. Then you would contact the reviewer. Or...you could just post a note. But that above plan would work By the way, the server spit another post on you.
  6. What they'd do is they would give the co-ords for the FTF ammo can in the main cache and the FTF would take them and would go and retrieve their prize.
  7. That is a very cool story. I can't believe that those people would not come out, that's just ludicrous. Congratulations! Another great reason our sport is great for the environment and the community!
  8. I have often wondered about doing something like this. Not specifically and ammo can, but other things. I would love to see you go for it.
  9. I agree on this matter. Creating phony logs is a problem, for sure! It's a serious crime to the geocaching community that must be stopped. But, it's a risk the site has decided to take. You see, this sport being a technology based one, logging online is a small part of the sport that can bring fun and get those creative juices flowing. Some people, I know, can be very, well, lazy in their website posting. Some give in to the temptation to let their cache find number rule over them and put a completely effortless TFTC. This completely disregards the reason for online logging. Yes, it's important to keep a history of the caches you have found, but it's also a beneficial for the person who hid the cache as well as you, the person who found it. For you, you will eventually look back on your logs and those logs that you types will bring back memories. That is if you write good , descriptive logs about your hunt. What I mean by this is explain hazards, is it a good cahce, how did you get there, what did you do there etc. Those are good quality things that benefit the hider by letting them know what they can do to treat their cache and you by giving you a good online history. You see, logging online is very important and a few phony logs must be risked. That's why we have log books, if they log it online and don't sign the book, the owner deletes it. It's a simple form of maintenance that can really, really make a difference in the community. Now for those who do not log their online logs, what wrong? You must not be dedicated enough to provide good quality information which I stated above and also add to you cache count. It's your duty and your responsibility to log this log online to complete your hunt. Don't worry if you can't write or are to lazy, a few good informatic sentences will suffice. Just a little not saying you were there, what you did, how you got there and thank you. It's as easy as that. IF you are not willing to do this, it's like only half caching, or two thirds caching, whichever you prefer. Complete your duty and log your caches. I’m sorry this was a bit all over, but this is how I feel about the matter.
  10. There are five letters on the word lock I will be purcahsing. And it comes in a variety of colors too. -nods-
  11. It all depends on the cacher. Some cachers prefer lots of bright daylight becuase they can vastly search for a cache. They can see an area at a big glace and sometimes that helps from looking far away. Some people search better this way and others don't. Some prefer a flashlight because they can concentrate on a certain area. This is mostly prefered for micro caches because some blend in so well that a bit of light can put them in focus in an instant. This can go for other caches surley as well. Now, there are the odd night caches that are constructed of materials that must be found at night or with a flashlight. I know there is one in my area that brings you to a location and you have to follow a trail of reflectors on trees. Reflectors are only well spotted with a flashlight at night. Personally, I like the daylight. I don't know why, it's just when I search at later times when the light is dim, I just don't find caches that easily or for some reason don't find them at all. It's just the way I look I guess. So in conclusion, it depends on your techniques.
  12. I have submitted this pocket query and no caches are turning up. What's the problem? *bolded text are my selections
  13. I am going to be planting a puzzle cache. The puzzle part is that it is padlocked with a word lock. What are some fun and creative ways to make them solve the word. I want pure creativity and a fun idea. I want to make it memorable. So....Shoot!
  14. The Oregan is the top of the line geocaching unit. It does paperless, has an electric compass, large screen, color, mapping, road dirrections...the possibilities are endless. Although this is all nice, it can be a bit expensive though. If you're looking for the details, the oregan unites are at the top of this page. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=145 I've heard the 60cx is a bit more bang for your buck. The satelite reception is just fantastic. Unfortunately it dosn't have an electronic compass. The specs for this unit can be found here. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=145&pID=309 I agree with brainsnat about the Trioton. I've heard nothing good about it. Lastly, you may want to consider posting this topic in the GPS technology board. It's not a must, just a suggestion. You may get a bit more experience there. Enjoy!
  15. Linking...(for convenience) http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=178546 Nice Avatar and Have Fun!
  16. I have not exactly experienced this unit before. But, on the bright side, I can answer a few of your other questions by directing you here. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=145&pID=8707 By what I can see, the price is not bad at all, pretty good acually. All of the other specs are here. The rest I will leave to those who have expreinced this unit and can answer your other questions. Good Luck!
  17. Thanks!! I'd sure like to see this stay a congratulatory thread as it was intended to be. I totally understand that number watching is not everyone's cup of tea (not really mine, for that matter), but regardless of how and why anyone caches, that is still one heck of an accomplishment! I agree. How this user came to this accomplishment is not really within the topic lines. Neither why he caches or why anyone else does or dosn't etc. The fact that this user came to this number in this short amount of time is the point, and he deserves comending. He has been well commited to the game beyond what most of us have ever seen and Congratulating him shouldn't be a whole ton to ask. On that note, Congratulations!
  18. I use this unit myself. This software that you are looking at give you more detailed road maps. The unit comes with highways and major roads in North America. I've been using the provided software on it for a while now, and I've discovered that it does not give you the smaller roads, just major and highways. I've relying on that this software will give you access to the smaller and less major roads. Hope this helps!
  19. I don't usually spend that long. I generally spend approximately 1 minute on average. But then there are those tuffies that just don't pop out at first. I generally look for about 30-40 minutes and after that if I'm still not victorious, I decide to either come back or mark it unfound. But, you have to remember bigdosrule that when searching with a clue, it can make it a bit more overwhealming. I've biked into a very bushy area once, decode the clue and it was 'At the base of a bush'. Quite frankly, it didn't help a bit considering I never found it. Sometimes you have to go as close as you can and then start looking in a clover form. Don't get discouraged by those tough caches though. IF you can't find it, maybe go find some others and come back to it one day. Sometimes it all depends on what you're thinking or how well your skill has developed. And if you do find it, great job, Congrats!
  20. Are You serious??? Bobcam, that's absoluely astounding! I've never heard of such a thing until now! I give you my highest congratulations and wish you much luck on your second year!
  21. Thank you for posting! As you may get a response here, you would have better cahnces getting a response in the GPS and Technology board. Thanks! http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showforum=11
  22. No need to throw in the towel. You've learned that your idea isn't wildly popular, so instead of trying to change the game in what many veterans feel would be a negative way, look at this as an opportunity. At one time every area had no caches. Someone took it upon himself to start placing them and things took off from there. If there are few caches in your area, here it is an opportunity to make a major contribution to the sport by hiding your own. By doing so you can actually help bend geocaching to your liking in your area. People tend to hide the kinds of caches they find. It's why some areas have mostly micros in parking lots, while others have mostly regular caches in the woods. In each case some early cache hiders preferred one style, hid a bunch and people after them followed suit. So if you enjoy regular sized caches that involve walks to area of scenic or historic or other interest, then get out there and start placing them. A hundred bucks will get you 10 Lock n Locks at Walmart, 10 logbooks and pencils at Staples and you'll have a 50 bucks left over for swag to stock them. If on the other hand you prefer driving from parking lot to parking lot to find lamp post micros, you can get a bag of film canisters from your local photo shop and become the Johnny Microseed of your area. No caches is an amazing opprtunity, not a problem. I completely agree with you on this matter. Although you may not have a whole lot of opportunity to find a ton of caches in your unpopulated area, you are at an advantage. You can be the one to start forming your geocaching community. You can hide the types you want and make a reputation out of it. It's also a great opportunity to hide some really creative caches such as puzzles and multis. In bigger communities, all of the fun, popular ideas are used up. Maybe you could take advantage of your community and hide some really creative ones that they have never seen before, but have been planted in far away lands. If you go to Geocacher University, they have a small article on creative puzzle caches, I think you might enjoy the article. Check out Resource 1 at the end of my post. So, as you can see, there is a ton of ways to encourage hides. Although geocaching is not ready to encourage hiding-finds as a statistic, you can still find ways to encourage in your community. Maybe hold an event to encourage cache planting. You could have a prize for most hid, most creative hide, most traditional, most challenging etc. As long as you have a balance of different types, you could make it a very beneficial event for your community to meet new people and get some really cool and numerous caches out there. I hope this helps! Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions whatsoever on my post or statistics etc. Resource 1 - http://geocacher-u.com/content/view/69/35/
  23. I really do not think that this is a fantastic idea. I moderately agree with Vinny (as her approach was quite extreme). I have actually thought of this many times, and I've come to realize that it's not the best thing for the community. It will encourage a lot of lame caches to be placed and also a lot of pains to the cache reviewers who are trying to make sure they all remain within 600m radius. I think it's best to leave it with the cacher to feel obliged to place a cache when they find a good location that they think would make a memorable cache instead of placing one to beat everyone else. People are going to commend you more for placing a fun, distinctive cache than placing many boring ones. Although this idea may not be the best thing for the geocaching community, people still get rewarded for things like this. I have visited some geocaching websites such as Calgary Area Cachers that recognize come caches that have been found many, many times. Maybe you would like tos tart something like that in your community. I think that this is a better way to recognize cachers with good, successful caches that just adding another Geocaching statistic. On the last note, people can still see how many have found your cache on your cache page and that as itself if you statistic and your personal reward. Regardless to all of the negative remarks you have had in this thread, your idea is not all that entirely bad, it just has a few minor glitches. You can still make something out of it. Thank you for your contributuion!
  24. Nice! Does it do paperless caching? Does anyone else thing that this is worth it? It sounds pretty nice...
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