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  • Tag
    A good question for the RCGDS group as they just had 2 classes on paperless geocaching. You might try Geosharks as a resource. Oldhippy ... From: Jim Olson
    Message 1 of 8 , Sep 17, 2004
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      A good question for the RCGDS  group as they just had 2 classes on paperless geocaching.  You might try Geosharks as a resource.
       
      Oldhippy
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Jim Olson
      Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 1:42 PM
      Subject: [NUTS] A question for anybody...

      I would like to pick everyone’s brain...

      I would like to buy an inexpensive PDA & use it with my Garmin eTrex...

      I just want to download pages for Geocaching.com & keep them with me as I hunt…

      Maybe, even buy a cable to use with my eTrex & some kind of map program…

      But what I need to know is what type of Palm (because they are a dime a dozen on eBay) should I get & what cable, or who makes an inexpensive cable for the two…?

      I contacted Garmin, but they were no help…

      TNX,

      Jim
       


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    • Jim Olson
      Cool... TNX, Jim ... From: Tag To: nuts_@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 1:48 PM Subject: Re: [NUTS] A question for anybody... A good question
      Message 2 of 8 , Sep 17, 2004
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        Cool...
        TNX,
        Jim
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Tag
        Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 1:48 PM
        Subject: Re: [NUTS] A question for anybody...

        A good question for the RCGDS  group as they just had 2 classes on paperless geocaching.  You might try Geosharks as a resource.
         
        Oldhippy
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Jim Olson
        Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 1:42 PM
        Subject: [NUTS] A question for anybody...

        I would like to pick everyone’s brain...

        I would like to buy an inexpensive PDA & use it with my Garmin eTrex...

        I just want to download pages for Geocaching.com & keep them with me as I hunt…

        Maybe, even buy a cable to use with my eTrex & some kind of map program…

        But what I need to know is what type of Palm (because they are a dime a dozen on eBay) should I get & what cable, or who makes an inexpensive cable for the two…?

        I contacted Garmin, but they were no help…

        TNX,

        Jim
         


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      • nelson143@sbcglobal.net
        It s my understanding that even the most inexpensive palm with as little as 2mb of memory can run CacheMate , an awesome Palm program that lets you read cache
        Message 3 of 8 , Sep 17, 2004
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          It's my understanding that even the most inexpensive palm with as little as 2mb of memory can run "CacheMate", an awesome Palm program that lets you read cache pages as text.
           
          CacheMate is only $7, and well worth it.
           
          You will also want to look into Geocaching Swiss Army Knife (Gsak) for your computer. Once you download a pocket query (as a .gpx file) you can use Gsak to open the PQ and sort the caches, check the ones you want to use, and open them with a mapping program, send them to your GPSr and/or send them to your Palm.
           
          Gsak is free, but expires every 30 days, forcing you to re-install it. If you reqister it for $15, you dont have to un/re-install every 30 days. Gsak is invaulable to me...I use it all the time. I use a Palm Tungeston E PDA, CacheMate, Gsak, and Mapsourse MetroGuide Mapping for paperless caching. 
           
          Here are some articles:
           
          Hope this helps!
          Ed
          The Badge & the Butterfly
           
          ----- Original Message -----
          From: Jim Olson
          Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 1:42 PM
          Subject: [NUTS] A question for anybody...

          I would like to pick everyone’s brain...

          I would like to buy an inexpensive PDA & use it with my Garmin eTrex...

          I just want to download pages for Geocaching.com & keep them with me as I hunt…

          Maybe, even buy a cable to use with my eTrex & some kind of map program…

          But what I need to know is what type of Palm (because they are a dime a dozen on eBay) should I get & what cable, or who makes an inexpensive cable for the two…?

          I contacted Garmin, but they were no help…

          TNX,

          Jim
           
        • Donald Liddiard
          Hey Mike, I got all excited when you said Mapopolis had a free TRAIL version!! Crystal burst the bubble when she suggested it was probably the TRIAL version
          Message 4 of 8 , Sep 18, 2004
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            Hey Mike, I got all excited when you said Mapopolis had a free TRAIL version!! Crystal burst the bubble when she suggested it was probably the "TRIAL version" you were referring to.  :o)  Now that would be cool!!
             
            Hey everyone, we are trying to put together another event in October... probably toward the end of the month (ie... the 24th). We were wondering if anyone else was planning anything around then? We don't want to jam on anyone else's plans.  If you know of any conflicts please let us know... soon. Thanks R&C                                                    
             
            ----- Original Message -----
            From: Escapades
            Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 7:23 PM
            To: nuts_@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: Re: [NUTS] A question for anybody...
             

            Hi Jim,
            We use a Dell pocket PC with pocket windows 2003.  We have a cable from our Magellan GPS to our Dell and use Mapopolis map mapping software. 
            Rock & Crystal and Team Private eyes each use the Dell.  We also use GPX Sonar for viewing cache pages off line.
            Here is a good web page about Pocket geocaching
            http://www.mdgps.org/pocketcaching/  and here is where we got our cable to go from Pocket PC to our GPS
            Mapopolis has a free trail version of there maps, I liked it so much I bought it after we used it for a while
            Here is the link for GPX Sonar
             
            There seems to be a lot of good options out there, the hard part is picking one out you want to use.
            Going paperless has lots of advantages, I update my Pocket Queries every week and always have the 500 closest caches to Oroville, Redding and Sacramento, just in case we go somewhere we have the cache pages with us.
            Good luck,
            Mike

            Jim Olson <ka6aru@...> wrote:

            I would like to pick everyones brain...

            I would like to buy an inexpensive PDA & use it with my Garmin eTrex...

            I just want to download pages for Geocaching.com & keep them with me as I hunt

            Maybe, even buy a cable to use with my eTrex & some kind of map program

            But what I need to know is what type of Palm (because they are a dime a dozen on eBay) should I get & what cable, or who makes an inexpensive cable for the two?

            I contacted Garmin, but they were no help

            TNX,

            Jim
             


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          • Escapades
            A trail version would be cool! as for an October event the weekend of the 24th would be fine for us as long as it is held in Las Vegas. Gail and I will be
            Message 5 of 8 , Sep 18, 2004
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              A trail version would be cool!  as for an October event the weekend of the 24th would be fine for us as long as it is held in Las Vegas.  Gail and I will be there that weekend for our anniversery.
              You can never have an event on a date good for everybody though.
              Mike

              Donald Liddiard <redhawk6611@...> wrote:
              Hey Mike, I got all excited when you said Mapopolis had a free TRAIL version!! Crystal burst the bubble when she suggested it was probably the "TRIAL version" you were referring to.  :o)  Now that would be cool!!
               
              Hey everyone, we are trying to put together another event in October... probably toward the end of the month (ie... the 24th). We were wondering if anyone else was planning anything around then? We don't want to jam on anyone else's plans.  If you know of any conflicts please let us know... soon. Thanks R&C                                                    
               
              ----- Original Message -----
              From: Escapades
              Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 7:23 PM
              To: nuts_@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: Re: [NUTS] A question for anybody...
               

              Hi Jim,
              We use a Dell pocket PC with pocket windows 2003.  We have a cable from our Magellan GPS to our Dell and use Mapopolis map mapping software. 
              Rock & Crystal and Team Private eyes each use the Dell.  We also use GPX Sonar for viewing cache pages off line.
              Here is a good web page about Pocket geocaching
              http://www.mdgps.org/pocketcaching/  and here is where we got our cable to go from Pocket PC to our GPS
              Mapopolis has a free trail version of there maps, I liked it so much I bought it after we used it for a while
              Here is the link for GPX Sonar
               
              There seems to be a lot of good options out there, the hard part is picking one out you want to use.
              Going paperless has lots of advantages, I update my Pocket Queries every week and always have the 500 closest caches to Oroville, Redding and Sacramento, just in case we go somewhere we have the cache pages with us.
              Good luck,
              Mike

              Jim Olson <ka6aru@...> wrote:

              I would like to pick everyones brain...

              I would like to buy an inexpensive PDA & use it with my Garmin eTrex...

              I just want to download pages for Geocaching.com & keep them with me as I hunt

              Maybe, even buy a cable to use with my eTrex & some kind of map program

              But what I need to know is what type of Palm (because they are a dime a dozen on eBay) should I get & what cable, or who makes an inexpensive cable for the two?

              I contacted Garmin, but they were no help

              TNX,

              Jim
               


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            • Pat or Bert Hall
              Drat!! I will be at Pt Reyes on a field trip that weekend. (Gotta keep those old college credits coming.) Love the idea of a trail version, though. Tanky Hey
              Message 6 of 8 , Sep 18, 2004
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                Drat!!  I will be at Pt Reyes on a field trip that weekend. (Gotta keep those old college credits coming.)  Love the idea of a trail version, though.
                Tanky
                Hey everyone, we are trying to put together another event in October... probably toward the end of the month (ie... the 24th). We were wondering if anyone else was planning anything around then? We don't want to jam on anyone else's plans.  If you know of any conflicts please let us know... soon. Thanks R&C                                                    
                 

              • Michael Daugherty
                Double Drat!! !! The Daug Pack will be in the Black Rock Desert that weekend. So will not be able to attend your awesome event. ... From: Pat or Bert Hall
                Message 7 of 8 , Sep 19, 2004
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                  Double Drat!! !!  The Daug Pack will be in the Black Rock Desert that weekend.  So will not be able to attend your awesome event.
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                  Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2004 10:13 AM
                  Subject: Re: [NUTS] A question for anybody...

                  Drat!!  I will be at Pt Reyes on a field trip that weekend. (Gotta keep those old college credits coming.)  Love the idea of a trail version, though.
                  Tanky
                  Hey everyone, we are trying to put together another event in October... probably toward the end of the month (ie... the 24th). We were wondering if anyone else was planning anything around then? We don't want to jam on anyone else's plans.  If you know of any conflicts please let us know... soon. Thanks R&C                                                    
                   



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                • Donald Liddiard
                  OK, that does it... some of our favorite people can t be there... so back to the drawing board. R&C ... From: Michael Daugherty Sent: Sunday, September 19,
                  Message 8 of 8 , Sep 19, 2004
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                    OK, that does it... some of our favorite people can't be there... so back to the drawing board. R&C
                     
                    ----- Original Message -----
                    From: Michael Daugherty
                    Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 4:21 PM
                    To: nuts_@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: Re: [NUTS] A question for anybody...
                     
                    Double Drat!! !!  The Daug Pack will be in the Black Rock Desert that weekend.  So will not be able to attend your awesome event.
                    ----- Original Message -----
                    Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2004 10:13 AM
                    Subject: Re: [NUTS] A question for anybody...

                    Drat!!  I will be at Pt Reyes on a field trip that weekend. (Gotta keep those old college credits coming.)  Love the idea of a trail version, though.
                    Tanky
                    Hey everyone, we are trying to put together another event in October... probably toward the end of the month (ie... the 24th). We were wondering if anyone else was planning anything around then? We don't want to jam on anyone else's plans.  If you know of any conflicts please let us know... soon. Thanks R&C                                                    
                     



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