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General Caching / O Rings for bison tubes
« on: September 15, 2020, 04:30:40 pm »
Hi - does anyone know where we can get some 'o' rings for the small bison tubes please. We have a couple that are in good general condition, but the 'o' rings have perished and the logs get wet. Thanks for any help. Jenny and George.

General Caching / Maintenance notes
« on: August 04, 2019, 11:45:16 am »
We wanted to post a maintenance note on a cache log but couldn't see how to do it - the facility seems to have disappeared, or we are cracking up! Anyone got any ideas?

Trackables / Want a TB taking to Canada?
« on: June 18, 2018, 11:36:18 am »
George and I are of to Canada again - this time to Banff in the Rockies next month. If anyone would like a TB taking we would be happy to do so [ but please not  those big ones you see at the events!].
Contact us by PM if you are interested.

Any cachewalkers going! We will be there - looking forward to catching up with friends.

Caching Events / Yorkshire Mega 2018
« on: April 03, 2018, 07:48:16 pm »
Any one going?

We have just posted our will attend, accommodation booked.

Caching Events / Twixmas Event 2017
« on: October 03, 2017, 09:18:59 am »
George and I have offered to organise this years Twixmas event.
This event  traditionally is held on the Sunday between Christmas and New Year, however that Sunday this year is New Years Eve. We are happy to run the event on that day, but wondered if CacheWalkers would prefer another date i.e. the Saturday [30th]
Please let us know your thoughts on this ASAP. This is not a strict commitment to attend at this early date, just to give us a flavour of peoples feelings, and hopefully enable us to book the hall.  Thank you for all your feedback. Jenny and George  :)

Worcestershire / Hunters Walk series 3 - near Dodford, Worcestershire
« on: October 16, 2016, 11:38:18 am »
George and I did this walk last Friday with a couple of friends and Tilly dog. It was about 10kms, mainly through woodland. Some of the caches seemed to be off pathways so some of the walking was a bit more strenuous than we anticipated [ unless of course we went wrong!]. We enjoyed the variety of caches found - about 21 [ this included a Church micro and 4 that weren't in the series but on the loop. The stiles were poorly maintained so care was needed when climbing over. Tilly managed to scramble through all stiles. The sting in the tail was no.16 - a D5, which we DNF'd - our brains and legs were tired and not functioning too well at this point [ that's our excuse anyway  ;D] We will return to try and find that one when we go to do another loop at Chaddesley Corbett. Jenny and George  :)

GC of cache no1 is: GC2N6YW. We parked in Dodford Church car park to start the walk - plenty of parking - not sure about Sundays though!

General Caching / What's the biggest cache you have found?
« on: August 24, 2016, 10:44:04 pm »
We have just found a TB hotel cache which was an old dishwasher, with a dolls house in it holding the TBs ! Even bigger was the old chest freezer holding  the swapables! All the same cache! It was amazing. GC66810.

General Caching / Passport series
« on: August 16, 2016, 08:24:07 pm »
Could someone explain about passport series to us please? Apparently there are 2 series in Napanee [Canada] which is very rare for Canada, but we aren't too sure what it entails! Many thanks for any tips. Jenny & George.

Trackables / TB's to Canada
« on: July 27, 2016, 09:15:25 am »
George and I are of to Canada next month. We will be attending Discover L&A County Geocaching Event 2016 and also hoping to do some caching in Niagra Falls, so if anyone would like us to take a trackable to place 'over the pond' we are more than happy to do so for you. Let us know and I will PM our address so you can send it to us.

Warwickshire / Reindeer and Rudolph Series - by Big Batch
« on: May 22, 2016, 11:33:20 am »
We did this double series on Friday, but they can be done separately as 2 short walks.  In total the walk was about 4.5 miles, with some canal, field and lane walking [not road].

There is a total of 19 caches in both series [but one has been temporarily disabled as it appears to be missing - Blitzen #8]

There is a layby for parking close to the first cache. The walk is generally dog friendly - we had to lift Tilly over the last stile, all the others she scrambled through.

Link to the first cache:

We really enjoyed this walk. Jenny and George  :)

Caching Gear/ Tech Talk / Weird episode with my Garmin yesterday
« on: April 23, 2016, 08:52:14 am »
While we were out caching yesterday my Garmin totally 'locked up' - the only way to get any action from it was to take the batteries out, put them back and then it worked again [But I didn't do that till I got home as I thought I would loose all the info ie the caches I had put in. I couldn't even switch it of and re-boot it.
Before this happened the compass was doing a tango, hardly settled and kept giving different directions and distances - kept me a spin! At the same time George's smart phone was also misbehaving - similar action [but it didn't 'lock up']. So all in all it was difficult to home in on the caches.
The area we were in was by a canal, but also a main train line which was quite busy.
Can anyone throw any light onto what was happening please? Many thanks for any help. Jenny :)

General Caching / Leap Day souvenir
« on: March 04, 2016, 08:36:48 am »
Has anyone worked out the 'secret message' yet?

We have had a go, but the morse code isn't very clear to read.

General Caching / Full log etiquette?
« on: March 01, 2016, 09:17:10 am »
We have recently found nano caches with full logs - what is the correct etiquette in these cases? So far we have:

1. Taken a full but very wet log home and put a new log in, messaged the cache owner offering to send the old log to them [but it was virtually unreadable]. The cache owner thanked us for replacing the log and declined to have the old log sent to him - probably the best decision.


2. Taken a full damp log home and replaced it with a new one [a previous cacher had sent a 'needs maintenance' alert requesting a new log], we messaged the cache owner offering to send the log to him/her - so far no reply.

So our question is have we followed the correct procedure or is there anything else we should do? Large caches are no problem - we just add another log or sheet of paper if needed.
Thanks for any advice.

General Caching / What's wrong with
« on: September 19, 2015, 08:31:21 am »
Hi All

Tried loading geocaches on my GPS yesterday, with no success, and then later in the day we were unable to open at all - on 2 computers and 1 smart phone. We still can't open it this morning - is this a general problem ie affecting all, or a local problem for us? Just to add to the equation we loaded the new Windows 10 onto our computers a few days back - wonder if this is affecting it? Thanks for any input/advice Jenny  :( [ Mrs Hogshunters]

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