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by Kunama
06 May 19 12:26 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Report Site Issues Here
Replies: 433
Views: 60384

Preparing to go overseas

Hi, I'm not privy to how GA manages to display GC caches, but I have found a few that mysteriously return a "Unknown/unlisted cache" result, despite definitely existing. They're overseas caches so I totally understand if it's to maintain the database at a reasonable size But on the off chance that i...
by Kunama
15 June 17 3:59 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: GA10000 now active.
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Seeking advice on public transporting away from this cache

Congrats on the win! I'm plotting an assault on this for a Sunday (huzzah cheap travel!) and could do with some advice. The 4 waypoint caches are close enough to a bus stop that I can public transport my way to the start (train to Penrith/Emu Plains, 691 to a bus stop, ~20min walk to GA9996). Gettin...
by Kunama
15 June 17 1:44 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Geocaching Australia Weekly Trivia Competition
Replies: 24
Views: 6640

Re: Geocaching Australia Weekly Trivia Competition

Thanks for running this, Richary. Out of curiosity, how did you pick winners? I simply entered the names (of those who had answered correctly) into a Google Sheets spreadsheet (if you haven't used it think of it as a free but annoying version of Excel - we use it at work). If there were 9 correct e...
by Kunama
14 June 17 5:39 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Stickers/stamps for signing logs
Replies: 8
Views: 2576

Re: Stickers/stamps for signing logs

I have no objection to anyone using them, but I do wish that some people would take more care with how they place their stickers. I've seen many instances where the sticker is slapped on the outside of a book, or across other people's names. Likewise. I generally don't mind either, but when someone...
by Kunama
14 June 17 5:19 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Geocaching Australia Weekly Trivia Competition
Replies: 24
Views: 6640

Re: Geocaching Australia Weekly Trivia Competition

Thanks for running this, Richary.
Out of curiosity, how did you pick winners?
by Kunama
09 December 16 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: What to use for a logbook for a waterbottle cache container?
Replies: 9
Views: 2091

Re: What to use for a logbook for a waterbottle cache container?

24 pill containers, with the log in only one. I have this image in my head of those little flat cylindrical containers typically used to hold lip balm And a cacher shaking the bottle at night while it's raining, making the most awful racket, muttering to themselves, "What is all this, why are there...
by Kunama
08 December 16 6:59 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: What to use for a logbook for a waterbottle cache container?
Replies: 9
Views: 2091

What to use for a logbook for a waterbottle cache container?

I have a bunch of metal water bottles. Being a water bottle, it is inherently watertight. I'm thinking it'd make a pretty decent cache container. However, it's ~220mm tall, and the opening is pretty small - 27mm. So, I can roll up some A4 pieces of paper, and they'll fit just fine. However, I am for...
by Kunama
01 November 16 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Ammo can thief - a geocacher?
Replies: 15
Views: 4368

Re: Ammo can thief - a geocacher?

My thought is that while the game wasn't so well known, the majority sort of people that played would respect each others geocaches. Now there are a lot more people playing, increasing the number of "entitlement mentality" players who just don't care about others. Have you noticed how many under 30...
by Kunama
30 August 16 1:02 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Hunting Time
Replies: 13
Views: 2768

Re: Hunting Time

tl;dr: urban - 10-60min depending on size. bush - ages! For me, it depends highly on the cache size. I'm a city/urban cacher, so terrain is less of a factor. I have done it for a few years now. For sizes Small and upwards, it takes 10-15min. There's only so many places to look. (Honestly, it's a mir...
by Kunama
03 January 16 12:46 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: GeGnome ][ Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 244
Views: 52339

Re: GeGnome ][ Electric Boogaloo

Haha there is an absolute glut of gnomes in Sutherland NSW at the moment. I'm hoping to go pick up a few tomorrow/next week - how do I figure out where the active GA cachers in Sydney are though? While there are plenty of GC cachers around, there's not a lot of GA caches within 10km of Sydney, and I...
by Kunama
04 November 15 5:03 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Where are we all from??? (introduce yourself) parts 1&2
Replies: 530
Views: 93996

Hi! Welcome!

Hi GCA people! I'm very new here but I signed up at That Other Site just on 3 months ago. It feels like I've been aware of geocaching forever but, although intrigued by the idea, I never found myself investing in the requisite gadgetry. Things changed when I finally swapped my dumbphone for a very ...
by Kunama
23 October 15 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: CCCC: Cache Construction Centre of Competence
Replies: 44
Views: 9103

Hand-cranked power and free wifi

Someone mentioned hand-cranked power. Darling Harbour has these ... bike pedal things that you can use to charge your phone. You need to bring your own USB cable for your phone, but basically you plug it into the USB slot on the bike thing, and exercise until your phone has charge again. Not sure if...
by Kunama
23 October 15 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: So where/how do you draw the line re safety?
Replies: 39
Views: 10377

Re: So where/how do you draw the line re safety?

I draw the hard safety line by going with instinct. For me, instinct is that small voice that goes 'bring a jacket' despite it being a sunny day. Sometimes I'll reason with myself, but if it all comes up clean and small!voice is still saying 'no, leave', I'll leave. I consider myself extremely lucky...
by Kunama
11 December 10 9:01 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Have GPSr. Need software.
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Have GPSr. Need software.

I have a device that communicates with the satellites. It gives me my current coordinates. Sadly I am not l33t enough to understand what direction I need to walk in just by knowing my current coordinates. So at the least, I need software that will talk to the GPSr (it talks in NMEA 0183) and also gi...
by Kunama
29 May 10 4:26 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: The 10 Year Anniversary Official Pathtags Rewards List
Replies: 77
Views: 9353

Re: The 10 Year Anniversary Official Pathtags Rewards List

Hurrah shinies soon to be received! And two of them! Email address has been checked and confirmed to be correct!

I was so confused the first time I found a pathtag.
Ever since I looked up what they were, I've been hoping to collect a whole bunch of different ones, but they are still kind of rare.