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  1. There seems to be two extremes regarding appropriateness of existing caches Either: a) We have to worry about our reputation as an activity and be sure nobody gets hurt because of a cache or else more places will prohibit geocaching. So let's do something (post, email, whatever) whenever we are unsure whether a cache is appropriate or: leave all caches unquestioned (especially those that you don't go to yourself) and don't waste space on the forums with questions about their appropriateness unless you are really, really certain that a cache is dangerous or in a prohibited area It's just my opinion, but I don't think either extreme is the best way. Jeremy, do you have any time/interest in adding "What should I do if I'm concerned about the safety or placement of a cache?" to the FAQ?
  2. Check it out here. Basically, m515 has 16MB of regular memory, 8 MB of flash memory. m130, OTOH, has 8MB of regular memory and no flash memory. Flash memory will not be erased if your batteries die. Does more memory = more maps? Do you keep maps in the PDA? I've never connected mine to my GPSr. [This message was edited by hoovman on January 23, 2003 at 07:12 PM.]
  3. quote:Originally posted by CYBret:I can transfer them to an Adobe pdf and email them to you if anyone's interested. Brett, I'm interested.
  4. (And yes, I noticed the typo after I posted the pic.)
  5. . [This message was edited by hoovman on January 21, 2003 at 07:01 AM.]
  6. Click here for a search on eBay. Looks like you can get one for $25-$35.
  7. quote:Originally posted by MaxEntropy:I managed to break the little lanyard tab on the bottom of my etrex legend. Can you fasten your lanyard to the battery cover loop? I think that's what Rhino owners are expected to do.
  8. If you take pictures of yourself or the cache, be careful which way you point the camera! Nudists don't like their picture taken be non-nudist
  9. quote:Originally posted by kevman42:For those who don't read slashdot... http://computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/story/0,10801,77702,00.html Mentions a build it at home jammer... And here's the actual article of how to do it.
  10. quote:Originally posted by MercRocks:Food..power bars or even chocalate... But don't leave it in the cache! Oh, and trash-out your wrappers and left-overs!
  11. quote:Originally posted by phantom4099: Do you have a link to that? It sounds like something I could use on my week long camping trips. A similar one is here. (I love google)
  12. quote:Originally posted by sbukosky:''stepping on my soap box'', I see ALL land as public land. God didn't deed it to individuals or families. If someone purchases the right to hoard a parcel of the earth to themselves from the collective public, they must fence it off or otherwise make it clear by signs that its their own piece of earth... Sbukosky, you must know this excellent song from the Five Man Electrical Band in 1971: quote:...And the sign said anybody caught trespassin' would be shot on sightSo I jumped on the fence and-a yelled at the house, "Hey! What gives you the right?" "To put up a fence to keep me out or to keep mother nature in" "If God was here he'd tell you to your face, Man, you're some kinda sinner" Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?
  13. but I seem to recall the few stories about lost people that start out: "they were able to report their lat/lon with a GPSr..." usually end with ".. and rescuers were able to home in on their position quickly" Nonetheless, volunteering to help search is a good idea. And if you get lost while searching, you can call in your position from your GPSr (or I suppose follow your traces back or go to your parking waypoint)
  14. but I bet Runaround was concerned from a public safety standpoint. Try to imagine the Geomuggle point of view: "oh look, a military-looking box. Hmmm - I wonder what TeamGPS means. Maybe I shouldn't, but I'll look inside. Oh, it's locked. Hello, 911?" Now, if the cacher laminated the usual intro sheet to the outside of the container, I'd be less concerned. Still, it's not as simple to me as: "What's the big deal? Of course it's OK!"
  15. One thing that I found interesting: look at the bottom of this page. quote:Please note: Geko 101 does not support external power or serial interface. And look at this page at amazon.com: quote: This item will be released on December 31, 1969.
  16. quote:Originally posted by bigcall:ClubB5 is great, I love the group buys!!! Are ther group buys for W8?
  17. Briefly thought about trading it in on a new Passat W8! That was a great test drive! quote:Originally posted by Cache'N'Carry:Have you ever checked out http://www.clubb5.com -- Passat owners' website? I haven't looked there much, but it seems to be a "modern Passat owners" group. As I recall, the 97 was b3 or b4.
  18. click here to be taken directly to it
  19. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=32672 Anyone else dislike the fact that (as best I can tell) first find has 2 meanings: a) The first cache I located The first person ever to locate a cache? I guess it's almost always clear from context, so it's not a big deal. I just don't like it.
  20. quote:Originally posted by PlatRick: quote:Originally posted by hoovman:Finally figured out a way to host the image http://img.Groundspeak.com/benchmark/lg/13534_100.jpg Is that the only Geocaching Maltese? Actually, he's a Coton de Tulear, but they look similar.
  21. quote:Originally posted by Shadowraven:Why would airlines NOT allow a GPS? Actually, all modern receivers have a small transmitter in them (see this thread for a discussion of why). That's why TVs and radios are banned, even though they are just "receivers".
  22. quote:Originally posted by trustylizard:... The one I have now is a venture. What's yours? When people here say "yellow Garmin", they usually mean this one.I have one. It's perfectly fine for 'caching, but it basically has no special features - no memory, no maps, no electronic compass. [This message was edited by hoovman on January 03, 2003 at 09:03 AM.]
  23. quote:Originally posted by MechWarrior2:... I boarded ... and found ... that GPS's were banned from operation during the entire flight. Comments/tactics? How did you find out it was banned? What airline? It seems different airlines have different policies. Also some flight crews don't know the official airline policy. If by "tactics?" you mean how can you get around it, I advise you don't try. Disobeying a flight crew in the US is a federal crime.
  24. I'm going to call the next nearest store (~30 miles) tomorrow.
  25. Try the search feature: Type madrid into the keyword on this page.
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