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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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GAG (Go and Get 'Em) / Next GAG theme suggestion
« Last post by dumbo_89 on January 04, 2019, 21:26:46 »
Hi everyone,

It so happen that lately, I realized that some of my younger work colleague didn't know about Chuck Norris. It quickly become a running joke at the office, where the "older" or more "general-knowledge savvy" use it to laugh. Sad thing though, is that obviously the legend (as controversial it may have been) is dying. Obviously I start thinking on how I could use that for geocaching... and I can see many possibility.

So, if I may offer a suggestion for a theme = Chuck Norris

"Chuck doesn't have to look for caches. Caches fear him and show themselves when he gets close."

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General Discussion / Re: Moving a cache to a 'better' place - WRONG!!!
« Last post by royfran on December 11, 2018, 05:20:00 »
I had a similar experience this past Saturday with TigrePlus.  I remember finding Autobot #31 fairly quickly on the day of publication; it was actually visible from a distance if you looked in the right place.  On Saturday TigrePlus had to bend down and almost crawl under the Autobot to retrieve the log; he wasn't able to retrieve the container (as if it had been glued in place but maybe it was just stuck in a bit of ice) and had to access the log from a somewhat uncomfortable position.
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General Discussion / Moving a cache to a 'better' place - WRONG!!!
« Last post by Sakidoo on December 03, 2018, 20:42:54 »
I baffles me why someone would move a cache thinking it's a better place or is it to stump others.    Today, I found the cache GC80NN6 ML179 Easy Micro Logic by Ma & Pa.  I found it in early afternoon in a spot easy to find and certainly hard for muggles to spot.   I was probably the fourth or fifth to sign, after KCoteSometime between my find and about 2 hours later, a 'buddy' called me to ask where I had found it.  When I described the location (which was easy to find for me), this 'buddy' used a flashlight and spotted it 'shoved' into a hole.   A tool was needed to retrieve it.  Subsequently, others had the same experience.   Had to spot who actually was the guilty party.  Suffice it to say, I really feel that we need to educate users.  Perhaps CCC Workshops may not target the culprits but it might be valuable to mention it.     Frustrating.  Have others encountered the same?
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General Discussion / Re: CCC Leaderboard
« Last post by bluelamb03 on November 21, 2018, 17:01:12 »
Done.
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General Discussion / Re: CCC Leaderboard
« Last post by dave_laf on November 20, 2018, 18:37:37 »
Can you please add me (dave_laf) to the CCC leaderboard?
Thank you.
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GPSr Units / Re: Any recommandations ?
« Last post by RKwithO on September 25, 2018, 13:45:33 »
Cabela's has the 64s on sale for $269.  I picked one up as an upgrade to the 60Cx and it's a great unit.
https://www.cabelas.ca/product/65922/garmin-gpsmap-64s-handheld-gps
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General Discussion / Re: GSAK & GOOGLE API Key
« Last post by Tegiro on September 15, 2018, 08:36:17 »
Thanks RCA777,
I've done that, hope it lasts for a while and does not touch my budget.
However does every geocacher have to do the same?
It seems rather quiet on this subject everywhere.
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GAG (Go and Get 'Em) / GAG26 - Bond, James Bond
« Last post by bluelamb03 on September 12, 2018, 21:15:40 »

Join us on Saturday, October 27, 2017 and help celebrate the 26th Go and Get 'em Event. Of course the fun starts Friday the 26th at 6 pm 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 9 PM Saturday, October 27th.

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 GAG26 caches as they can from 6:00 p.m., Friday October 26th until 6:00 p.m. Saturday October 27th. 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 27th after a LONG day of caching, we will meet at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, Kiwanis Hall (300 Des Pères-Blancs, Vanier - posted coordinates). 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 October 24th. All caches placed for the event will be published no earlier than Wednesday afternoon, and no later than Friday afternoon October 26th, 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 GAG26 event and is intended to be found on or after 6:00 PM on the 26th of October, 2017". 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 'shaken' not 'stirred', and ridiculed at the event." Have fun with it.


Please help with cache identification by prefacing your cache name with GAG26, i.e. "GAG26 - Dr. Nano"
No space between GAG and 26.


When submitting your cache, leave a reviewer note asking them to place the cache in the HOLD FOR GAG26 PUBLICATION file for publication en masse with the other GAG26 caches on Wednesday October 24th.


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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GPSr Units / Re: Any recommandations ?
« Last post by kirok on September 12, 2018, 06:50:16 »
The GPSMAP 64s is on sale at SAIL for $269.99 

https://www.sail.ca/en/garmin-gps-de-plein-air-gpsmap-64s-103221
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