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Old 04-08-2009, 07:44 AM   #31
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Exactly, every time every time I use a gps I get a headache....and get lost.
Thats why you carry the old timers method too.
Its called a M.A.P.
Bel.ieve me I used both the GPs and the USFS map both coming home from Oark.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:39 PM   #32
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Some how the words "old dogs and new tricks" keep repeating in my mind?
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:03 PM   #33
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well, I for one would lOVE to do a GPS clinic one of these weekends..it might be fun and enlightening!
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:32 AM   #34
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Yeah I knew that but where do you find out where they are hidden? I assume there is a general location given? How about coordinates?
Just go to www.geocaching.com and do a search for caches in your area.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:58 PM   #35
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[quote=V Strom Charlie]Doc,

I don't have a hand held like Catfish but I do have a small Garmin Nuvi 200w. I have hacked it some to add raw tracking. This way I can build tracks as I drive them.



How did you do this? I have a Nuvi 205 wich is basically the same I think.
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:11 PM   #36
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Like Krabill said, http://www.geocaching.com is the place to go to find caches. Create an account, basic is free, and go to town. On http://www.geocaching.com/seek/ you can search by many different methods to find caches near you. I have a premium account, I think it's about $30/y but the basic account is fine to get started with.
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:52 PM   #37
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Tagging usually involves a picture of the bike at some prominent place on the planet.
Then the next guy goes and finds it and tags it with his bike. Then he places the next tag.

Caching involves placing a marker. Leaving a trinket and signing a guest book of some type that is hidden at the cache.

Same principal just different methods of documenting the find.

John

Guess I'll place the first Okie tag...


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Old 04-09-2009, 05:58 PM   #38
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How did you do this? I have a Nuvi 205 wich is basically the same I think.
You will find what you need here: http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/t...TOPIC_ID=98909

It is a bit complicated but it works beautifully. Make sure that you follow all of the instructions. Ask questions if needed but you will need to register.

Start on Page 18 and I think the main portion and discussion goes to about page 32. By the way the server for this is in Romania and is sometimes slow but always comes up.

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Old 04-09-2009, 05:59 PM   #39
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Like Krabill said, http://www.geocaching.com is the place to go to find caches. Create an account, basic is free, and go to town. On http://www.geocaching.com/seek/ you can search by many different methods to find caches near you. I have a premium account, I think it's about $30/y but the basic account is fine to get started with.
Thanks markar!
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Old 04-10-2009, 03:03 AM   #40
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I had forgotten that I registerd on geocashing dot com over 2 yrs ago..will hafta log on and see if I can't figger this out
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:11 PM   #41
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Catfish is right. There is a buttload of geocache's in Arkansas. We should make up a cache with a water proof plastic box or ammo box and stock it with trinkets like a small compass, NFS maps, maybe an Arkansas ADV dogtag or a dozen and put all of this together with a log book and get the first one hidden.

I found six of these in my immediate area. All within 5 miles of the house and even one stashed a quarter of a mile from my house.

I went to the website that Catfish gave us to find them. I downloaded the coordinates. Catfish told me to just drag them onto notebook. When I did that I was able to read in text the coordinates and hints to find them.

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Old 04-11-2009, 07:12 AM   #42
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I would like to show whoever wants to about Caching. Coming to SLAP, will teach anyone who wants it, and all you can handle. Gonna have a tech-day/Gruber ride/ bonfire move in party at the new house in June. Can do then too.

Anyone wanting more detail info right now, shout. If you live close enough, we can get together.

Basically it is high tech treasure hunting.

Garmin, No other recommendations from me. Magellan sucks, Lorrance, sucks, Venture, Vista, Legend. If you can afford it, spring for the electronic compass. Get a "HCx" HCx is high sensitivity to the GPS satillites,and x is the ability to put a SD card in it for map loading. Particularly the TOPO and street maps. Anybody need these, I got them to loan.

The cache is like buried treasure in really cool place. i.e. There are like five or six up at White Rock in little hiding places.

In the cache are toys, coins, key chains, marbles, just really cool junk to trade with. You take something, you leave some thing.

Read about Travel Bugs and Coils. Those are cool too.

Any questions just ask.

Overall the goal is to log as many finds as possible. But you can make/hide caches for others to find too.

With the DS and Adventure bikes, caching can be awesome fun. I just like doing it with others.
This sounds like fun. We need to get together sometime. I am just down the road from you. You mentioned SLAP, what is that?

I go to Gruber occasionally. I am a member of the board of trustees there.
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:21 AM   #43
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You mentioned SLAP, what is that?
S.L.A.P.
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:31 AM   #44
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Fotobo,
Me and a couple of guys from here are tailering over for the week end. If you are interested in the SLAP, I can just hook up the car-hauler instead and toss yer stuff in the mix.

I am hoping to meet a bunch of kewl riders and one A-hole at the SLAP.
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:37 AM   #45
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I am hoping to meet a bunch of kewl riders and one A-hole at the SLAP.
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