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  1. ..smithdw.... Exactly!!!! When an engineer starts an intor to me with a list of their education creds. I know they are all talk and not accomplishments. I've been right about that 100% of the time! I can do anything I want to do, WHY? because I figure out how and DO IT!!! thus the snow ball effect!!!! -- skills stack up!!!! -randy- ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  2. Well, here is one, .. I haven't cached in several weeks, .. bought a motor home, and yesterday I stayed home {sick} so I could get my newest toy tagged, inspected, titled and insured. ... what is it you ask???? I sold my sports car (too low ground clearance and couldn't get to caches) and purchased a 1977 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser (mean SOB) so I can get to the caches where we go motor coaching. ... sick!! I don't plan to do a lot of caches, but I plan to get to some good ones. ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  3. I have a BSME in engineering (mech), however, the best part of my education has been the part that I dug out and learned on my own. By far the most of my accomplishments and ability to excel come from the self educated portion of my education. We as a society tend to think a person can only get knowledge from a formal education. We even routinely only give jobs to those educated in a particular way. The truth is a formal education is only one of several ways to become educated, and it isn't even necessarily the best way. At the top are MANY uneducated educated. ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  4. So... I can purchase a domain name... then point that name to my my present web page, and to all the world my web page is now XXXXXXXX.com ????? Then for a small fee I can have my own created named e-mail address at the same XXXXXXXX.com ???? Thus I would not have to state all my long lettered/numbered mumbo-jumbo current location to pass along my web page address ??? ... for about 85¢ a month ???????? !!!! I can dig this!! ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  5. Working as a Manufacturing Engineer, I design machines that mass produce product, have them built, assy them, train the operators and watch them produce higher productivity at greater profits and improved quality, ... very gratifying ...... ... my dream job ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  6. I only stamp my logo name -poksal- as seen here my logo on my page from our web page ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  7. I have seen posts where some joke about those of us that always keep a well prepared pack ready. This guy had a space blanket, kept a log and was hiking frequently, signs of at least some experience. I think he got too secure in his habits and figured nothing would ever happen to him. We never know when we will break a leg or get caught in a freak weather pattern. ..... BE PREPARED... not just for yourself but for others like him you may meet on the trail. I carry a pack... if I am going anywhere I would not be instantly found if something goes wrong. .. it is better to be smart than kool. ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  8. A cache to find the GPS is a good idea. Today I droped my cell in the parking lot of a HomeDepot. When I figured out what had happened I returned and found no phone, nor at the desk. Then I called and had the phone disabled via an automatic system. Then, when I called the phone to see that it was disabled a man answered. I ask him who he was and how he got that phone. He ask if I was the owner and met me at a Blockbuster to return it to me, had been waiting for the owner to call to ask for it. I called the phone service to disable the disable, and was informed the automatic phone disable system was temporally disabled. I have the phone and all is well.... GO FIGURE! ... still waiting to see if I also won the lottery. ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  9. MyEvilTwin , I often use my GPSr to walk a circle around the cache. A circle of about 50 feet in dia. The arrow keeps pointing at the cache and as I walk the circle the hiding place usually becomes clear. I even found one hidden in a really clever place. In that case I kept walking up to the hidding place and say to my self, "It has to be right here", it was. ... In a hollowed out object. ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  10. in my second childhood!!!! Young = state of mind! However my wife is getting really old.... and I'm dead meat if she reads this! ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  11. I too have had a loose connection at the etrex plug. The pins don't always make a good bite. Clean them on both the etrex and the plug and look them over to be sure they are going to make contact with some pressure. ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  12. Ok, I would like definitive answers on which GPSr to get for my motor coach. Please provide accurate information based on your actual experience. (not necessarily in a motor coach) … (but, PLEASE refrain from third person hear say) Please tell about what software you use and why, and where to get the software at a good price (legal only). Please, tell of any problems you have had with particular units. Please tell if you tried one unit and changed to another for a reason, and what the reason was. Lots of detail and data would be appreciated. URLs, pics, Markwells, and Yahoo groups are welcome. I’m most likely going to make this purchase soon and would like to make the wisest choice. Please feel free to e-mail me if you are willing to MS Word a long informative, narrative. Also, please e-mail me if you have any strong opinions that flame a pictular brand strongly rather than do it here. Be sure to provide definitive reasons, and recommend an alternative. Part Two: We would like to know if it is better to use a laptop and some GPSr add-on with software. Please advise on this subject if you have an opinion with experience and a recommendation. THANKS ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions. [This message was edited by poksal on January 26, 2003 at 06:29 PM.]
  13. This has happened to me too. My take is mix and enjoy the company, share the find and a few minutes of cache stories. We are here to release stress and enjoy the outdoors. Grouping up at a cache is just fun and sociable. It makes that cache more special. But, I like people. If they gave clues that they didn't want to mix, I'd leave and come back.... I think... ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  14. I wanted to delete my fuel milage figures of our motor coach from our system, before the wife saw them, but the wife caught me and threatened to archive my use of the family biological equipment. ...so I did nothing.... in this case and in the case of geocache.com they mean.... delete... gone forever to the bit bucket in the sky archive... kept seperate, protected from useage ...WINK... ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  15. ya gon'a get a date and my stamp and if I traded or a TNLN, if I see a deer or a dear I may note it. I like it best when I see dears. for those new... TNLN = Took Nothing, Left Nothing ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  16. I've lived in north Texas for 40 years. BUT ... since I started caching I have learned of numerous parks and interesting historical locations RIGHT HERE in my home area! Sure, this is a positive way to get better aquainted with our home land as well as to get more in touch with areas we visit, but there is much more. I must admit that I've learned the most from some of the virtual caches. My point being this: As this sport grows there are concerns that caching will eventually get too big to handle, but the positive effect of the masses becomming more in tune with the environment will be worth what EVER it costs. Especially in a time when we we are being enticed to stay indoors and let our fingers do the work. Also, especially as we continue to have an additional positive impact by packing out trash. I now believe that caching will have a measurable historical effect on the world as it causes a tilt on history in a postive awareness direction. Reality is that caching has, does, and will effect history, .... how much and in what way is up to us. If it does become so large a sport that it looses control, then, perhaps we were most successful to this aim. As we 'pick it up and pack it out' we can't help but have a major impact on a serious problem, and at some point all the agencies that control land areas will welcome cachers as assets. Thus, it is vital that we push this concept to the fullest. I too, LOVE it when I find I have walked into an interesting surprise location. I think the chance of that happening is a key drive. ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions. [This message was edited by poksal on January 26, 2003 at 08:57 AM.]
  17. I was pres. of a rual fire department for several years. I wish I could have had one then!!!! One piece of advice... If I may... After you get settled on a unit, ask around here and see if you can get an experienced cacher (experienced in that model) to come out to your station and give a few hours of demo usage. It could save a life or get someone rescued much quicker IF your whole team REALLY knows how to use one when they need to. PLUS, you can broadcast a GPSr location over your radios to your firefighters or local volunteers to help gather or assign them to a special location. But these are less useful if everyone can't use them well enough to do so while running on adrenaline. ... thus the recommended SIMINAR by an experienced cacher. Edited in: I see (had I read all posts) you have some great talent already in the wings.. GOOD IDEA, handing out GPSr's!!!!!!! ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions. [This message was edited by poksal on January 18, 2003 at 05:54 PM.]
  18. ..what the hell you are talking about! .... I processed this and my brain hung. .... I needed to re-boot but the wife is not home. .... .. she knows where my on switch is. ..... ... .. . my off switch, too. .... on backwards is no ... WHAT the hell was the question????? ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  19. .... and hung out with several very famous people. ... but I woke up.. ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  20. .. here is a way to prevent the ichy problem. I was once (ability to get the itch seems to vary in people from year to year) so susceptible to poison ivy that I couldn't even get within air transfer distance. .. BUT... I learned a good preventive trick, from an old "Backpacker" mag. You mix a weak solution of dish soap in a container and wipe it on your exposed skin. Be sure not to make it strong or IT will cause a rash!!! The way it works is that the ivy poison is an oil based enzyme. The film of dried soap on your skin breaks down the enzyne. It worked on me and that was amazing. Lately I don't tend to be bothered by the stuff. You can put a wash cloth in a zip-bag and use it on the location, .. ALSO ... be sure to wipe down with the solution as you undress. The oil on your clothes will "get you". If you know you have been exposed, stop and wipe down with the solution. .... AND by all means use it on your hands BEFORE you take a leak!!!!! ... geeeze, I know!!!!! not fun!!! -cache in- ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions. [This message was edited by poksal on January 16, 2003 at 07:58 PM.]
  21. ... You go visit someone out of town you travel by waypoints. ... You have caught yourself driving while talking on the cell and holding the GPSr in your stearing hand. ... Most of your e-mail is GPS related. ... your home office desk is completely littered with stacks of "printer friendly" cache prints. ... Your GPSr's 500 waypoint max is maxed. ... Your eTrax tracks screen is completely filled in with squiggles. ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  22. I look forward to comming back here and viewing the sites too. I also look forward to seeing all the wise crack links we will get, knowing this lively bunch!!?? Here is our cache active web page added to the pile. ... the weekend is comming.... KOOL! ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions. [This message was edited by poksal on January 16, 2003 at 07:17 PM.]
  23. because my shirt has geocache patches on the shoulders. I figured this to be the best way to keep it straight. Plus people from a distance just think I'm some kind of oficial with a clip board doing something and not a wierd-o casing the place. They get the wierd-o part wrong. They clearly don't know how wierd I am, this is GOOD. ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  24. I am new enough to this to still be learning, BUT it is clear that the caches I have had to work hard to get to and find are the ones that are clearly treated best and have the best kept logs, etc. The same is true backpacking, the hard to reach camping spots are the most charished/kept by the past packers. ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
  25. I made my cable and was worried... This is my best memory of what happened. I got the error boxes. I downloaded waypoints from this site. Everything was a mess. I then made sure the waypoints were saved to disk as .LOC files to a dir I could find. I fired up EasyGPS and opened the file, presto... it worked... still am not sure why/ don't care, it works everytime. I hope it works that way for you! ** The worst suggestion of a life time may be the catalyst to the best idea of the century, don't fail to listen to suggestions.
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