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General Caching / O Rings for bison tubes
« Last post by Hogshunters 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.
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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« Last post by Griff Grof on September 13, 2020, 12:25:16 pm »
I agree that a GPX download should be an option for those who want it.

I was looking at the 'logs' for the new Labs in Painswick, and people are reporting poor phone signal there :(

I guess that's why most Labs are tours of larger towns and cities, rather than more rural areas.
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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« Last post by walktall on September 13, 2020, 09:44:22 am »
Good to hear they trying to integrate them more onto the main GC site.

I personally donít mind the requirement to use the app... itís just one of many cache types.

The only problem with only available on the app is that you have to have an internet connection on your mobile. Last night was a classic example on a FTF hunt. I found a cache (https://coord.info/GC8ZPN6) near Elmley Castle (south of Evesham) and I like to log the find with a quick FTF FLTF, so others can see its been found but I had no internet on my mobile; I wouldn't call where I was "in the back & beyond". I wonder what areas of the UK will be no go areas for AL's :o

 A GPX download for Labs would solve this issue (hang on they use to have this!) and you log them when you have a connection again.

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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« Last post by Griff Grof on September 11, 2020, 12:54:59 pm »
Still don't like how they are treated differently to other caches and now no GPX file either :(

HQ have said that theyíll be on the main geocaching map by the end of this year. They also said that itíll be easier to find caches and complete ALs at the same time - so I assume that the Lab app will show caches, and vice versa (maybe tapping on a cache in the lab app will switch you to the geocaching app).

But I agree - even if they do that, thereís still a long way to go. Why canít their name be listed on the GC website leaderboard (it just says ďAdventure Lab cacheĒ for each stage)? Why canít they show up in your list of finds (clicking on the name could just send you to the app download page)? Why canít their size be listed as Ďvirtualí, or simply Ďotherí? Why canít the CO give a D/T rating for each stage?

I personally donít mind the requirement to use the app... itís just one of many cache types.

One thing that also annoys me, which isnít HQís fault, is that Project-GC doesnít count labs (unless you pay). I understood this when they were exclusive to big events, but there are thousands of permanent Adventure Lab stages across the world now. So, surely they should treat them as a normal cache type?
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General Caching / Re: Memory Lane & Wonders of the World
« Last post by Griff Grof on September 11, 2020, 12:44:52 pm »
Wonders of the World is a bit like 2019ís Mystery at the Museum - which I also completed by accident  :o :D

Itís made easy as every single cache has at least one wonder inside it. It would be more of a challenge if a select few did - so that, if you wanted to earn the souvenirs, youíd make the effort to travel to find the caches Ďcontainingí the wonder(s) youíre after. Fewer people would manage it, so itíd be more of an achievement...you would feel proud to have that souvenir on your profile.

I mentioned this in the recent Memory Lane survey, and maybe others did too, so letís see what happens next year  :D
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General Caching / Re: Memory Lane & Wonders of the World
« Last post by Hogshunters on September 07, 2020, 05:58:46 pm »
Thanks Walk Tall - need to do some more caching, but not know if its worth the effort as they seem to pop up as log the caches we have found!
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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« Last post by walktall on September 06, 2020, 09:04:08 pm »
Still don't like how they are treated differently to other caches and now no GPX file either :(

BUT saying all that, I can see the enjoyment doing them :)
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General Caching / Re: Memory Lane & Wonders of the World
« Last post by walktall on September 06, 2020, 08:59:37 pm »
How many do you have to get for Wonders of the World?

There are severn in each: Modern Wonders and Ancient Wonders but you have to complete Modern Wonders first, before you can collect the Ancient Wonders.
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2020/08/challenge-yourself-to-explore-the-wonders-of-the-world/
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General Caching / Re: Memory Lane & Wonders of the World
« Last post by walktall on September 06, 2020, 08:51:27 pm »
I did a local series a few weeks ago and bagged the first set of Wonders of the World without realising. Then went to London on the 1st Sep, with a specific list of old caches to find and would have bagged the second set but had a DNF on the last cache :(

Did a FTF run yesterday and got the last one, so have completed Wonders of the World without trying. Still don't understand what the point is, as I didn't try to collect the sets, it just happened  ???
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General Caching / Re: Memory Lane & Wonders of the World
« Last post by Hogshunters on September 06, 2020, 01:31:21 pm »
How many do you have to get for Wonders of the World? We got 3 a few days ago without knowing about it - not sure if that is the complete lot or not.
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