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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2007, 08:39:22 PM »
~ What's a travel bug?  :unsure:

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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #61 on: November 11, 2007, 08:44:22 PM »
I hope the war on terror goes better then the war on drugs and the war on poverty
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #62 on: November 11, 2007, 08:47:05 PM »
A travel bug is a metal tag with a trackable number on it.  You attach it to a item.  then you post the tag number online with instructions on where you'd like it to go.  Then you follow it online as people pass the object from cache to cache.
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #63 on: November 11, 2007, 08:48:27 PM »
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #64 on: November 11, 2007, 08:57:08 PM »
A VW buss.   :hugegrin:

gen165.gif  thank goodness, I thought it was some new disease you pick up from messing with caches or something.  :smoke: I can't afford to start researching a new disease just yet.  :whistle:

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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #65 on: November 11, 2007, 09:09:31 PM »
Dave, this is so fun!  Can I send one of my green army men around the world like that?  So he can have adventures?
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #66 on: November 12, 2007, 05:47:48 AM »
Dave, this is so fun!  Can I send one of my green army men around the world like that?  So he can have adventures?

You absolutely can.  Just take an object and add a Travel Bug tag and off he goes.  I'm considering getting myself a few tags and sending stuff off to caches that are close to WS members so they can find it. :clap: :bounce:
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A stick is one of the most useful survival tools there is!
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #67 on: November 12, 2007, 07:04:47 AM »
You absolutely can.  Just take an object and add a Travel Bug tag and off he goes.  I'm considering getting myself a few tags and sending stuff off to caches that are close to WS members so they can find it. :clap: :bounce:
I got one near me but I think its supposed to be hard to find and I dont even have a GPS lol
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #68 on: November 12, 2007, 08:37:32 AM »
OK. So you all know about the trashed cache I found saturday.  Well there was a travel bug item in mongst the stuff.  So Sunday I took the TB (travel bug) with me as I ventured out again.  I went to a parking spot in the city that I've been tow a bunch of times and found a trail that I never knew was there before, headed in the direction I needed to go.  After about a 15 minute slow walk I reached the coords I was looking for.  I searched the area for about 30 minutes with no luck.  Frustrated I was almost ready to give up when I walked the 30ft back to the trail, turned around and looked at the area I was searching.  I took some advice on how to search by looking at the area and asking myself "Self if you were going to hide something where would you put it?" I immediately looked at some tree stumps that drew my attention.  I walked over and found one of the stumps hollow and deep inside was the cache.  I was exhilerated.  I didn't sign the log but I put a key chain in and left the TB Guardian Angel from the other cache.  AS I was headed off to find another cache I noticed my cell phone was missing.  I left the area and went to my friends house to get help in looking for it.  When we went back it was dark.  We walked back to the area I was in and I had my friend use his cell phone to call mine.  immediately there was a familiar ring and I found my phone about 15ft away.  I think that this geocaching thing is going to be great fun.  I can't wait for next weekend.
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #69 on: November 12, 2007, 09:19:55 AM »
Dave, this is great! :clap:
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #70 on: November 12, 2007, 09:22:44 AM »
I have a short piece of video that I will post tonight when I get home.
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #71 on: November 12, 2007, 06:11:18 PM »
This is great! I want a GPS now!!!
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #72 on: November 12, 2007, 09:32:11 PM »
Here's video of the kind of places these people like to hide stuff.   
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #73 on: November 12, 2007, 09:35:34 PM »
Awesome! :thumbsup:
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #74 on: November 13, 2007, 02:10:09 PM »
I just ordered 3 travel bug tags so I can tag up an item and get it moving from cache to cache.  Now I've got to get myself a couple items and figure out where I want to send them. :whistle: 
« Last Edit: November 13, 2007, 03:41:32 PM by Dave469 »
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #75 on: November 13, 2007, 08:21:18 PM »
I have been in contact with the owner of the cache that was vandalized.  I'm going to meet him at his work place tomorrow during my lunch hour and return all the stuff I found.  I went back out today during lunch and searched the area once more a little better and found nothing.  There was supposed to be another Travel Bug item like the Guardian Angel one I found and dropped off in another cache.  Now it's gone forever I fear.  I think I might take my metal detector out and sweep the area once just to be sure.
Hakkaa päälle
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A stick is one of the most useful survival tools there is!
Time to get squirrelly!! :pray: :squirrel:
The beatings will continue until morale improves!!
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Ya never know who knows what needs knowing!

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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #76 on: November 14, 2007, 05:00:24 PM »
Good idea Dave!
Complain less, breathe more.

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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #77 on: November 15, 2007, 08:45:17 PM »
Well I returned the stuff to the cache owner.  He was awful grateful.  I wish I could have chatted with him more but he's a salesman at a chevy dealership and was with a customer.  I headed down to the army surplus store and see about getting myself a ammo can.  I'm going to start my own cache.  I'll be responsible for it's upkeep too.  I have a good spot for it.  It's on state land.  There are all kinds of trails they use for cross country skiing so it's got great access.  It's a little ways out of the way so there won't be the problem for geocachers of being spotted checking a cache.  And it's close enough that it's only a short drive to the parking area.
Hakkaa päälle
GO EVIL!!  WOOHOO!!
A stick is one of the most useful survival tools there is!
Time to get squirrelly!! :pray: :squirrel:
The beatings will continue until morale improves!!
I'm not a shining example, I'm a horrible warning!!
Ya never know who knows what needs knowing!

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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #78 on: November 17, 2007, 07:05:51 AM »
Dave, you are the nicest man, you know that? :hug:  Not many people would have taken all the time and effort you have.

Now I don't know whether to ask for a GPS for Christmas or my food dehydrator!  Decisions...decisions...
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Re: Geocaching
« Reply #79 on: November 17, 2007, 07:32:02 AM »
Dave, Holly is so right.  Most people would have taken the stuff and kept it or just left it.  You really went outta your way.  That is VERY nice!
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