+paul.blitz Posted May 29, 2003 Share Posted May 29, 2003 Thought I'd start a new topic, as the other one was getting rather long.... First, just in case there are still any rumours out there: the event IS happening, on Saturday 19th July... see The Cache Page for the details. I went with David Plunton (Bramblers / HCC) up to visit a nice man at NTL this afternoon, to see if we could persuade them to give us some internet connectivity for the day. I think we have done well : they will be driving one of their satellite uplink trucks to site, and we'll have ourselves connected via satellite. "How much bandwidth do you need?.... about 700kbps is the minimum the link will do" we were asked..... I suggested that we could probably manage quite well with that!!!! So what else is happening? - we have a man from St John's Ambulance lined up for those of you who faint from finding all the caches.... (we'd better give him a big pile of dock leaves too!). - Tim & June have promised to have some "demonstration caches" to show potential cachers what you should & shouldn't put into caches. - We have a few GPSr's to give away, and Omally has offered to work out a quiz or whatever.... - Garmin will have a stand there, showing off their latest toys - The Cat is coming along with a load of Geocaching stuff - There will be a bunch of PCs with live access to the various geocaching sites. - Overnight camping on the Friday & Saturday nights for those helping out - The "formal" event BBQ on the Saturday evening.... but nothing stopping us *also* having one on the Friday too! (Bring your own food & charcoal!) - David said something about some "small funfair-type rides for the younger kids" - Ice cream vans and that sort of thing - about TEN caches for geomuggles & cachers to do, with event keyrings etc.... - (hopefully) a night cache for the Saturday Now I'm back in circulation, I'll be emailing a few of you who have shown an interest, to see what you can do to help. Finally, let me share a quote from one of the Groundspeak guys: "We truly commend the Hampshire County Council on being the first land owning/managing authority to take such a progressive step. It will undoubtedly be a benefit to all" There you go... we're making world history AGAIN! Paul Quote Link to comment
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