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by Hounddog
28 November 05 11:24 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Cost and Simplicity to Startup
Replies: 35
Views: 2310

The cheapest way to do Geocaching :!: Don't buy a GPS, just borrow one from a friend, then knock off one of his beers :twisted: while using his computer to look up a really close by Geocache. Walk to the cach, log your find, (Of course don't forget to do a TNLN) then return the GPS to your friend. B...
by Hounddog
28 November 05 1:06 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Debate 8 - Promotion of geocaching though media
Replies: 13
Views: 1132

The temptation is to open up old wounds and tell the story of what happened when we arranged for Geocaching to appear on television. But no........ :(
by Hounddog
17 November 05 9:06 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Are We Getting Lazy?
Replies: 63
Views: 3877

Gentleman's Halt is the final destination of the the track that leads you to Tower 126. I didn't put a cache right out there because I wasn't sure if there was an easy way up from the water and if so that would mean that people could cheat and do it by boat. Even Panorama has been done in this way. ...
by Hounddog
16 November 05 10:26 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Are We Getting Lazy?
Replies: 63
Views: 3877

I was going to get that one this upcomming Saturday :cry: You still can! It's well worth the effort. I look forward to reading your log. Done, Very much worth the effort, suggest a few other's get out and stretch their legs. don't let the track profile scare you in anyway. :shock: <P> http://img.gr...
by Hounddog
10 November 05 8:41 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Are We Getting Lazy?
Replies: 63
Views: 3877

I guess it comes down to the caches you REALLY want to do vs the caches you do just because they are there, but whatever you do it usually turns out to be fun. The beauty of this sport is that it can be as hard or as easy easy going as you want. One day you can find yourself scouring crocodile infes...
by Hounddog
08 November 05 1:20 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Are We Getting Lazy?
Replies: 63
Views: 3877

Do you reckon you could get to Panorama Cache before I get to Tower 126? The battle has been won. Mick and I did Tower 126 today. Quite an achievement I reckon and it'll be a long time before I attempt such a cache again. I agree that with so many closer to home and requiring much less effort, we h...
by Hounddog
07 November 05 1:29 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: ssssssssssssssssssss<
Replies: 39
Views: 2909

Gunn Parker wrote:What cache was it that you saw the snake?

Thanks
I was at Hi Way Low Way. It's just at the side of the highway in long grass, not even in the bush, so be very carefull.
by Hounddog
04 November 05 11:57 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Are We Getting Lazy?
Replies: 63
Views: 3877

Are We Getting Lazy?

Just got a notice from GC.com that someone has logged Yacaaba after very a long dry spell. It occured to me that caching at this level of difficulty is becoming very rare indeed, at least in the Sydney area. In fact, hard /adventure cache finders and placers seem to be becoming extinct. Caches like ...
by Hounddog
04 November 05 12:00 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Finding your own cache's
Replies: 24
Views: 1925

I have always been reluctant to do it, but I have often thought of logging finds on my Trig cache. In the interest of keeping the peace I haven't done so but I personaly can't see any harm in it as long as I stick by the same rules.
by Hounddog
03 November 05 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Snifter is on TV now!
Replies: 6
Views: 706

So that's what my darling wife does when I'm out working and she's supposed to be at home. Out drinking the Piss eh. :D Actually the show is repeated on Friday at 1pm and on Monday at 2pm. If you look closely you may even see the other dog in the audience as well. :) Although he's not good looking e...
by Hounddog
24 October 05 1:04 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Emergency Contact Numbers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1034

I often listen in on Channel 5 UHFCB and many times have heard rescue operations going on. If you have a UHF radio with you, calling on this channel would always be an option. This is why I say that it is important to look beyond the cheapy "it'll do" 500mw handhelds when buying one. A 5 watt handhe...
by Hounddog
20 October 05 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: UHF CB Channels
Replies: 35
Views: 2245

richary wrote:Probably best not to mention the rules governing CB power output then
No probably not. :wink:
by Hounddog
19 October 05 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: ssssssssssssssssssss<
Replies: 39
Views: 2909

One of the snakes I saw yesterday was well over a metre long. Very long for an Eastern Brown because usually they are quite a small snake even when adult. I'm guessing that in the area of the cache there had been a fairly recent litter. The rest were very small and not much longer than a lizard.<p> ...
by Hounddog
19 October 05 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: UHF CB Channels
Replies: 35
Views: 2245

Maybe I should have said the "bad" old days. In our heyday it was a 250 watt linear amplifier running of a 5/8 Station Master from the Coogee Area. I got a report from someone that I was interfering with his TV over 3 Kms away. I can always remember going away for a holiday to Bermagui on the south ...
by Hounddog
18 October 05 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: ssssssssssssssssssss<
Replies: 39
Views: 2909

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Just a word of warning to all that snakes already seem to be very common this year and, as yet, we are very early into the warmer months. I visited a cache today and over a 10 minute period I spotted 4 Eastern Browns slithering very close to my feet. I have kinda got used to seeing joe blakes around...