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    Question Paperless Caching

    I've checked around the topics on the Forum but cannot find any proper information on "Paperless Caching". I have a Garmin Etrex Vista HCx which, no doubt, does not lend itself to paperless stuff.

    Being a little long in the tooth (or is it blue tooth these days?) I'm somewhat hazy about all the latest gadgets. (My mobile is of the brick variety, run on paraffin.)

    As we often go out armed with about 10 sheets of A4 printouts, the idea of paperless is attractive, but where do we start?

    What gps unit is necessary?

    How much information is loaded into the gps unit?

    Are such units as good as our present Garmin in hunting down the cache?

    Any information would be appreciated.

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    I've moved this post to this forum, where it's more appropriate.
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    If you want to get a new GPS that will alow Paerless Caching then the Colorado or Oregan are the models to look at, or you could look at EBay and look for a PDA that will run Memory MAp and linked text files for the cache info (I use Geocache Log to do all this for me). Even better is to upgrade to Windows Mobile mobile phone when your contract allows.
    I personally use a eTrex Legen HCx and a Mio PDA with built in GPS along with Memory Map and Geocache LOg, dows the lot for me. ANother way is, if you have an iPod , is to download the Cache info to the iPod as notes (once again Geocache Log does this)
    Have fun and enjoy caching.
    Geocache Log is a viable alternative to GSAK with NO macro files to add.

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    Thanks DrDick&Vick, I'll check out your suggestions. Regards, Ah yes!

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    Although I use the Colorado for paperless caching I still have the co-ords and the clue in my little notebook just in case something goes wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ah yes! View Post
    I've checked around the topics on the Forum but cannot find any proper information on "Paperless Caching". I have a Garmin Etrex Vista HCx which, no doubt, does not lend itself to paperless stuff.

    Being a little long in the tooth (or is it blue tooth these days?) I'm somewhat hazy about all the latest gadgets. (My mobile is of the brick variety, run on paraffin.)

    As we often go out armed with about 10 sheets of A4 printouts, the idea of paperless is attractive, but where do we start?

    What gps unit is necessary?

    How much information is loaded into the gps unit?

    Are such units as good as our present Garmin in hunting down the cache?

    Any information would be appreciated.
    I'd also be interested in what info is loaded into the GPS unit, such as hints etc...

    "Finding oneself is the quest of life...

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    Paperless caching is all well and good, but I believe the Colorado and Oregon units eat batteries like they're going out of fashion compared to the etrex series. Just something else to consider.

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    In simple terms, the cache page description, the logs, the hint, everything you need. Cache symbol also shows on the topo map.

    I am also considering the Nuvi 550 as I need a new one for the car, this also is geocaching friendly

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    sergai i think you are gettin confused mate
    or have come to the wrong site :

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    Quote Originally Posted by forestferret View Post
    sergai i think you are gettin confused mate
    or have come to the wrong site :
    Oops, I missed those posts, thanks for drawing my attention to them... The user's banned, and their spam post (which got trapped anyway) was already deleted, but I didn't see their posts in here which were just attempts to increase their post count and try to get past one of our spam filters.
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    Spotted, reported, and dealt with by Studley1 !

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    allways willing to help if i can

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    Although I'm new to the sport, I soon got irritated by all the print outs. I have an ipod touch and have been finding it useful to use the Groundspeak app for this little device - just save the ones I have downloaded to my Garmin to the app as an offline save - quite easy. Not perfect though and it means have two gadgets out and about. Ipod touch hasn't got a great battery life either but a charge has lasted me two days caching in Cornwall.

    Have see a way of exporting a cache print to PDF and then having this on the ipod - this I will be checking out next week I think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwei ormers View Post
    Paperless caching is all well and good, but I believe the Colorado and Oregon units eat batteries like they're going out of fashion compared to the etrex series. Just something else to consider.
    Im thinking of having an Oregon 200 as a Christmas Present. It seems to be a good step up from my etrexH. As having to look for caches where we are going online and then print them out, then go somewhere totally different only to have no caches to do, is doing my head in!!
    So my question is...
    Can I use Memory Map 5 with an Oregon 200 and if you can how?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinnsplace View Post
    So my question is...
    Can I use Memory Map 5 with an Oregon 200 and if you can how?
    Thanks
    No.
    Try Talkytoaster, or buy the official ones.
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    Work gets in the way!

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