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Do you think the contents of a geocache (i.e. SWAG) is important?

Yes - and I often trade SWAG
Yes - but I never/very rarely trade SWAG
No - I just want to find it and sign the log

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Offline tarmacjohn

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Re: Weekly poll
« Reply #285 on: October 10, 2014, 10:37:25 pm »
Maggie the Collie usually goes with me. Kills 2 birds with one stone. Find some caches and walk the dog.

Stiles aren't a problem as she jumps quite well, goes nowhere near sheep as she is scared of them. Not too keen on horses or other humans.

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Re: Weekly poll
« Reply #286 on: October 17, 2014, 06:42:48 pm »
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Re: Weekly poll
« Reply #287 on: October 19, 2014, 09:01:50 pm »
Project Geocaching shows that UK finds are up by 6% over the past year and hides are down by 29% over the same period.  There certainly seems to be less notifications of new caches in my email inbox these days.  Make of it what you will....

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Re: Weekly poll
« Reply #288 on: December 11, 2014, 08:08:53 pm »
Apologies if this one has already been featured.

My furthest is High Tea at approx 22.5km

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Re: Weekly poll
« Reply #289 on: December 12, 2014, 12:26:00 am »
Not sure but I know of two caches I've walked some distance to get:

'Eskdale/Scafell multi' around 11 miles but there were other caches I picked up on route only because I was passing them

and

'POETRY IN MOTION' about 9.5 miles
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Re: Weekly poll
« Reply #290 on: December 12, 2014, 08:21:39 am »
Have to think about it a bit before I answer. I have walked quite far a number of times for a cache, not because the cache demanded it, but just because I decided to walk to it rather than drive to the closest parking spot. A particular cache is not jumping out at me as being the furthest walked though. I guess Mega Brek was a bit of a distance, but probably seemed more than it actually was due not being just straight walking, but I am not going to sit and plot the distance we did for that one just at the moment.

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Re: Weekly poll
« Reply #291 on: December 12, 2014, 09:49:23 am »
Longest I can remember for a single cache was WEREWOLF which was around a 5 mile round trip, having just read my log from 2011 it mentions that I was hoping to do WHITESPACE later in that year, still not been back for that one... :-[

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Re: Weekly poll
« Reply #292 on: December 12, 2014, 01:23:44 pm »
Now thinking of this cache I went to get:

'Eskdale/Scafell multi' around 11 miles but there were other caches I picked up on route only because I was passing them

You could have a poll for maximum Total Ascent to get a cache :) The one above was about 3560ft from start point back to finish point.
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Re: Weekly poll
« Reply #293 on: December 13, 2014, 09:05:35 am »
Had a quick skim through my caches. I see a few caches I have done a combined cycle and walk from home and back to do whilst I haven't had a car, some of which have been about 20 miles round trips. But I have ticked the up to 6 miles for just walking only a round trip to a cache, which I have done a few times walking the dog from home.

Mega Brek does seem to be more than this at a glance at the routes, but we did with some other caches at the same time so I'll discount totally for this poll.

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Re: Weekly poll
« Reply #294 on: January 28, 2015, 01:24:33 pm »
Ok folks, it's time for a new poll. Simple one this week, how fast is your internet.

Not really Geocaching related but some people seem to be having trouble so I thought we would see how people compare.

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Re: Weekly poll
« Reply #295 on: January 28, 2015, 01:34:32 pm »
I think I am quite lucky as I get 4g


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Re: Weekly poll
« Reply #296 on: January 28, 2015, 01:35:46 pm »
Mine is 2.9Mbps and has been like this for a while now. When we first came to the village it was about 0.9Mbps.
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Re: Weekly poll
« Reply #297 on: January 28, 2015, 03:32:32 pm »
When I was with Talk Talk it used to be around 1-2Mb/s. They were very unhelpful in me troubleshooting the slow speed, that was the best they could do and that was that, so I moved to BT around 2 years ago, I got it cheaper per month, no usage cap and BT sport thrown in for free, the speed jumped up to 6Mb/s immediately. Using the tool that TJ used I now get Download: 7.48 Mb/s, Upload: 0.479 Mb/s which is not too bad at all for my semi rural location, we don't have cable tv in our area so can only go down the phone line route, there are no plans for fibre in my area either, but at least at this speed I can use the catch-up tv services where before it was impossible, we had what Kevin Bacon is currently calling buffer face.
 

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Re: Weekly poll
« Reply #298 on: January 28, 2015, 07:31:28 pm »
Download speed: 0.32 MB/s
Upload speed: 0.24 MB/s

Enough said   ::) >:(
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Re: Weekly poll
« Reply #299 on: January 28, 2015, 08:28:27 pm »
Using TJ's which checker about 5 mins ago:

Download  5.54mb/s
Upload  4.46mb/s

Orange mobile broadband!

BT worse than dial-up used to be here...

 


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