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GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife) / Re: VIDEO: Mass Logging of Finds Using GSAK 8
« Last post by Sakidoo on September 28, 2019, 19:57:09 »
Thanks PA for posting this.  Worked like a charm for me.   Super job
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Cache Specific Discussion / Re: Binthair cache’s
« Last post by FlyinRyan613 on September 23, 2019, 19:20:08 »
The twist I found the tag, did the math, found the final in posted photos but no container...
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Cache Specific Discussion / Re: Binthair cache’s
« Last post by kirok on September 12, 2019, 13:23:33 »
Hmmm.  I don't see an email.  Which cache is having an issue?
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Cache Specific Discussion / Binthair cache’s
« Last post by FlyinRyan613 on September 04, 2019, 20:07:16 »
I’m working on the binthair caches right now and noticed that they are being maintained by the CCC I sent a message to the account on geocaching.com but have not heard anything back.

Is there someone in particular I should message about any problems or concerns?

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GAG (Go and Get 'Em) / GAG27 - Go and Get 'Em - GIFF & Games Movie Night
« Last post by model12 on September 03, 2019, 14:27:47 »

Join Ottawa's C.A.H. (Cachers Against Humanity) on Saturday, November 16, 2019 players to discuss your adventures and celebrate the 27th edition of Ottawa's favourite event, with our featured entertainment:

The 2019 GIFF video screening and voting!



Of course the fun starts Friday the 15th at 6pm as we all start searching for caches new and old in the Ottawa area!

Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre
Kiwanis Hall
300 Des Pères-Blancs
Vanier

N 45° 26.630 W 075° 39.590



Other needed information:

We all get together and swap stories at the above coordinates between 6 and 8 PM Saturday, November 16th.

The hall does not have a restaurant, so bring your own dinner. This cuts down on costs for everyone and allows freedom of movement around the hall without being tied to a table and a bill.

Sorry, but *NO* alcohol can be served or consumed at this edition of the event, so please do not bring any along. The CCC team will bring along a selection of soda and juices to share with everyone, or feel free to bring your own non-alcoholic beverage of choice.

Parking is available onsite, and public transit is at the doorstep.



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Event Guidelines

Everyone who wishes to participate in this event should head out to find as many GAG27 caches as they can from 6:00 p.m., Friday November 15th until 6:00 p.m. Saturday November 16th. Don't get caught starting before 6:00 p.m. or you will be the victim of much taunting and ridicule!


At 6:00 p.m. on the 16th after a LONG day of caching, we will meet at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, Kiwanis Hall (300 Des Pères-Blancs, Vanier) for The 2019 GIFF video screening and voting! . It is a bring your own food and drink event! (See below for some suggestions).

If you want to contribute by creating a cache (that is totally optional and up to you, keep in mind that all the usual cache listing guidelines apply and that you will have to maintain the cache afterwards, it is not just for the duration of the event), between now and October 19th, hide a cache in the Ottawa area. Please don't wait until the last minute; give the reviewers plenty of time to post all caches and our volunteers time to create a bookmark list. If you plan on placing a large number of caches for the event, submit the cache pages for all of the caches at least ten days in advance of the release date. Leave a "note to reviewer" indicating that the cache is to be released on Wednesday November 13th. All caches placed for the event will be published no earlier than Wednesday afternoon, and no later than Friday afternoon November 15th, so you can plan your routes and solve any puzzles.



You should state on your cache page that "This cache has been placed for the GAG27 event and is intended to be found on or after 6:00 PM on the 15th of November 2019". With the guideline changes in regards to ALRs (additional logging requirements) we cannot indicate that a log for caches found before 6:00 p.m. will be deleted, but you can be creative with your comments to strike fear into the early finders. EG: "Anyone caught logging this cache early will be deemed 'in Trouble', and ridiculed at the event." Have fun with it.


Please help with cache identification by prefacing your cache name with GAG27, i.e. "GAG27 - CacheMate!"
No space between GAG and 27.


When submitting your cache, leave a reviewer note asking them to place the cache in the HOLD FOR GAG27 PUBLICATION file for publication en masse with the other GAG27 caches on Wednesday November 13th.


You may want to consider hiding just one cache to keep the work down for the reviewers. Also, if you're placing a multi-cache and/or puzzle, be sure to use the "additional waypoints" feature on the cache creation page to allow reviewers quicker access to determining boundary limitations. The quicker they can get their job done, the more likely your cache will get published in time for the event. Note that most people want to find many caches during a GAG event, so multi-caches and/or puzzles that take several hours to solve are not usually very popular. If you're planning a long multi make it explicit in the cache description. Also, geocaching.com has added several new attribute icons for caches. Please make good use of the attributes on your cache page to help everyone during the hunt. Use the appropriate attributes (winter-friendly or not, how long a hike, etc). In particular, caches with terrain 1 should have the "wheelchair accessible" attribute.


Have any ideas to add to this event? Looking to volunteer some time to help? Have event related questions?
Please send us an email through the "Canada's Capital Cachers GAG Committee" profile page at geocaching.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


All caches will be listed as a bookmark link on the event page just prior to the event.


* DO NOT * bring swag / door prizes. There will be a few door prizes awarded to attendees, but unlike previous GAG events, there will NOT be prize tables or tickets for general swag trading.


Please post a "will attend" note on the event page indicating if you can make it and how many will be in your party.


Suggested places to pick-up food before arriving at the hall

N 45° 26.352 W 75° 39.822 : Pizza, Submarines, etc...
N 45° 26.504 W 75° 40.334 : Subway
N 45° 26.975 W 75° 39.096 : Dairy Queen
N 45° 26.933 W 75° 39.066 : The Works gourmet burgers
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Garmin / Re: Automotive GPS fro Geocaching
« Last post by bluelamb03 on July 29, 2019, 10:00:56 »
I use my smartphone and my MAP60Csx.

I use the Cachly app for searching and filtering caches, either live or from an offline list. Then I select the cache I wish to navigate to and use my choice of Apple, GOOGLE or WAZE maps to navigate to the target with turn by turn prompts, voice prompts and even alternate routes.

A dedicated car GPS seems wasteful when the smartphone does the job even better.

Blue -
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Garmin / Automotive GPS fro Geocaching
« Last post by Tegiro on April 11, 2019, 10:41:13 »
Can someone please give me an idea as to what is the best car GPS to use for travelling to geocache sites?
Thank you
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Garmin / Garmin drive 51 (Nuvï)
« Last post by Tegiro on April 10, 2019, 14:57:31 »
I have used a Garmin 50 to drive near my geocache sites for many years. I then use my Garmin 60CSx to find the caches.
Lately, this has been failing me, so I purchased a Garmin Drive 51.
My Garmin Drive 51 only shows one cache at a time. And I know there are dozens nearby. I don't know how to correct this and it bothers me.
However I wonder if others use similar car Garmin GPS to drive to their cache sites.
Are there better GPS for the car that will show all caches on the maps?

Any help or ideas please?
Tegiro
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Help With Geocaching Software / Re: Map manipulation software
« Last post by Sakidoo on February 24, 2019, 11:23:26 »
My Pc fried so now I managed to load Mapsource again.  How do I add maps to mapsource.   It's been a while.  HELP!

You don't need a Garmin to have free Mapsource.

http://forums.gpsreview.net/viewtopic.php?t=4802


Thanks Mike,I managed to download mapsource now.   I still can't download maps.  Sigh.  I can't even remember how to get the NCC trails into mapsource.   I've got a bunch of maps in my GPS but unless they are installed on mapsource. they don't transfer in.  Sigh.  I suck at this sort of stuff.  LOL
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GAG (Go and Get 'Em) / Re: Next GAG theme suggestion
« Last post by bluelamb03 on January 07, 2019, 16:13:55 »
Chuck doesn't solve puzzle caches, he just looks in the tree and they are there.....

I see what you're trying for here, but it's a one trick pony, so I'm not sure it's going to get a lot of votes.

There has been some discussion already though, my favourite so far is "GAG27 - Fun & Games":

Board games, video games, sports games. What's your favourite game?

Blue -
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