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Local caches don't download from Many distant caches are on the machine right out of the box. Why?

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What October 10 2010 means to geocachers?

On 10 October 2010 geocachers around the world held events and went caching to commemorate 10 years of geocaching. In the process they set a record for the most geocachers to find a cache in a day, with 78,313 accounts logging a cache

Jan 17, 2013 | Sport & Outdoor - Others


Problem Accessing a Specific Website ?

Problem accessing a specific site ? Try these solutions.

Clear your browser cache

Try clearing your browser cache. If you are unsure about how to do this; please follow this link : Click here

Sometimes this won’t work and you may need to try something else, if clearing your browser cache is not working for you then now it’s time to do a little trick. We need to flush(clear) our local DNS cache (This is very useful while you are busy moving your site; mostly because your local dns cache usually remembers the previous results for a few more minutes.) Let us see how to clear the local dns cache.

Clearing Local DNS cache (Windows)

If you are using windows then you have to open your command window (go tostart menu -> click on run -> type cmd there and press enter.), make sure you have administrative privilege to do this. Now you have to type a command inorder to clear your DNS cache.

ipconfig /flushdns

this will help you clear the local dns cache (If you are on windows vista you have to start your command prompt with administrative privilege; which can be done by typing cmd in the search field in start menuand then right click and you will see a Run as administrator option and execute the above command)

Clearing Local DNS cache (Linux)

I am using Ubuntu; by default it doesn’t come with the daemon to flush the local DNS cache; so if you are using Ubuntu linux then you will have to install nscddaemon by running the following command in your terminal.

sudo apt-get install nscd

Once nscd daemon is installed you can run by typing the following command

sudo /etc/init.d/nscd restart

If you are using other Linux flavors probably you can try this and see if it works.

try this command in your terminal : /etc/rc.d/init.d/nscd restart

Still your problem is not solved ?

Then most probably it has something to do with your Internet Service Providers DNS cache; So call then and tell your problem, they will provide you with an alternative proxy address, or they will solve the problem for you.

If you are a Virgin Meda Broadband user in UK, then try this

I use the Virgin Media Broadband; they have provided me with a new proxy address : and port: 8080

(Follow the instructions here to set up your proxy settings)

Best Regards


on Jul 31, 2010 | Washing Machines

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What is Muggled?

Muggled is actually being caught by a non-geocacher while retrieving/replacing a cache; also, a muggled cache means that it has been removed or vandalized by a non-geocacher, usually out of misunderstanding or lack of knowledge.

Jan 17, 2013 | Sport & Outdoor - Others

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Whats inside the cache?

The geocache must include a log book with pen or pencil and trade items. The finding geocachers record their exploits in the logbook and online. Geocachers are free to take objects (except the logbook, pencil, or stamp) from the cache in exchange for leaving something of similar or higher value.

Common cache contents are unusual coins or currency, small toys, ornamental buttons, CDs, or books. Also common are objects that are moved from cache to cache called "hitchhikers", such as Travel Bugs or Geocoins, whose travels may be logged and followed online.

Jan 14, 2013 | Sport & Outdoor - Others

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I have a Garmin 250 Nuvi. I would like to do some

No this is a road navigation only unit. For a cheap entry level GPS that you can use for Geocaching, take a look at the Garmin eTrex series. For a top of the line, consider a GPS60csx or the new Oregon series from Garmin.

Mar 12, 2010 | GPS

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How do you get geocaches on a lowrance endura gps. plez help

Loading Geocaching information on the Endura Safari GPS
You can load individual caches into the Safari as a .loc file or load a pocket query file of up to 500 caches as a .gpx file.

The trick with the Safari is to load these onto the unit using the data cable that comes in the box. Connect the Safari to your computer using the data cable and transfer your .loc or .gpx files into the GPX folder on the device.

These files have to be in this GPX folder to be recognized by the device. It will not work if you load the .loc or .gpx files onto a microSD card and insert it into the bottom of the Safari. I am told that this will be fixed in the 1.2 software update that is supposed to come out at the beginning of December.

Once you have the files loaded, all you have to do is disconnect from the computer and wait for the Endura to restart, go to Main Menu --> Find --> Geocaches and see all of the caches listed. For .loc files, there will be limited information provided from For .gpx pocket query files, you will have access to the full description, cache size, terrain difficulty, find log and hints. The great thing about the Endura GPS products is that they have a great filter function for geocaches. I use this with my 7 yr old daughter when I only want to find caches that are easier to find and have full size traditional caches that are more likely to have better "treasure" inside. Hope this helps. Have fun!

Nov 15, 2009 | Lowrance Endura Safari Handheld GPS...

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Problems with Garmin set up

Firstly, have you downloaded the locations of caches to your Vista HCx, either from the garmin website or from which are the sites that I would recommend.

If you haven't done so, then you have to do that before you can be guided to the caches. On those websites it asks for the location from where you want to look for caches, then lists suitable caches which you can download to your unit, by connecting the USB cable that was provided with it.

Once you have done this, using the find geocache function will bring up a list of the caches that you have downloaded, listed by their geocaching ID. You can, by pressing the menu buttom on the left hand side, select the option to have the caches listed in order of how close to your location they are. To find a little more detail, select the cache with the rocker switch, and press the switch down, which brings up a screen with a bit more detail of the cache.

Hope this helps.

Mar 29, 2009 | Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Handheld GPS...

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Connecting Garmin Foretrex to PC

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I have been having problems downloading the wayponts but not the tracks. I use Street Atlas USA and have NO problems downloading all data with my garmin GPS12. I notified garmin about this problem. To see if your gps is recieving data try using the web site. Sign up [ it is free ] and click on an icon cache in yoir area, then click on send to gps. You will be prompted to download free software to use it. Once it is installed, try the above option again. You will get a menu that shows devices shown. Look for the fortrex and send it to the gps. Make sure your gps is in " GARMIN " mode for the interface. If it shows your fortrex then it is communicating with it. Download the cache to your fortrex and then look at it in the waypoint file of the gps. The web site is :


Oct 25, 2008 | Garmin Foretrex 101 GPS Receiver

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Garmin GPSmap 60CSx and geocaches

Search for them "by name" instead of "by nearest"

Find>waypoints>find>menu>enter>by name

Only the nearest 50 caches show up and then only if they are within 50 miles.

Jun 19, 2008 | Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx GPS Receiver

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Where are my geo caches?

you can hit "menu" and then "find by name" and enter the name and you will see them there.

Jun 19, 2008 | Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx GPS Receiver

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