Baytown Bert

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  1. Geocaching merit badges.

    I asked one of reviewers (Reviewer Reven) if a scout could release a trackable instead of hiding a cache and get credit for the badge and he thought it was so. This would keep a lot of Scout caches from being abandoned.
  2. GC.com's name search

    LOL
  3. How much climbing

    In the world of geocaching, a fire hydrant terrain rating of 5 is like climbing Mt. Everest to many of us. LOL I say stick a 2.5 on most of them and you cover the age spectrum nicely. The whole idea of these ratings mean little to nothing to most of us. Again I laugh, because we all see what we want to see.
  4. New Shuttle?!?! And a Canada souvenir too?

    I'll be there in my underwear!
  5. Baytown Geotour info here

    HoustonControl and I are meeting with the Baytown tourism director to start to plot out exactly how the Baytown Geotour will work. The money has been approved BTW. As with any geotour, the amount of money you spend doing it is very important to document. When you turn in your passport, make sure you document the bucks spent. Zipping into geotour country and zipping out will kill the program. Baytown's geotour will be funded by a hotel/motel tax. I think any city hosting a geotour through GC.com pays $3000 per year to be listed. Now of course, none of us locals will probably spend the night here, but we'll buy gas and burgers for sure.
  6. I had a hard drive crash and just re-downloaded the .exe file.
  7. What's Electric Water Boy Talking About?

    Its a GC.com promotion. find a multi today or tomorrow and you get a souvy.
  8. Longest since last find

    I wonder how many of these caches have been checked on by the CO in the last 6 months.
  9. Pokemon GO

    I saw two boys on bikes today at the event in Seabrook playing the game. I was waiting to hear the crash. LOL
  10. Pokemon GO

    What I see here is small businesses, like ice cream parlors, placing a Pokemon inside their store to attract youngsters playing the game. Other than that it is a fluff game. YMMV JuleeD and I are teaching LEO's on the 23rd and we will cover the differences between that game and the real game of geocaching.
  11. Help me please

    What about at the airport?
  12. Geocaching basics for Law Enforcement (Free class!) Anyone can attend. You do not have to be a police officer. https://coord.info/GC6K0B2 Don't unleash the bomb-sniffing dog....that strange little container could be a geocache! Are you a law enforcement officer who would like to learn about geocaching? Come join us for an informative afternoon of geocaching! We'll tell you what to look for, where to look, and how to find geocaches on the map. Law enforcement agencies are eligible for a free "Premium" membership on geocaching.com! We'll show you how to get an account for your agency. If you have a laptop, bring it. WiFi is available in the library. Anyone can attend. You do not have to be a police officer. When: Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Evelyn Meador Library, 2400 N. Meyer Ave., Seabrook 77586 Have a question? Email: juleed@texasgeocaching.com
  13. Geocaching basics for Law Enforcement (Free class!)

    There will be a CITO opportunity in Baytown earlier so you can double your event numbers! BB's (7) Blue Heron Parkway SETX CITO 7-23-16 https://coord.info/GC6MTEY There will be a hidden unactivated CITO GEOCOIN hidden nearby!
  14. CLAPS FAQs and STATUS

    If you guys decide to launch and want company, give me a holler!
  15. Lost Maples State Park in summer

    I can't say for certain if this works 100%, but rubbing baby oil or Gojo into your legs, then spraying down with insect spray may just create an oil barrier and prevent chiggers from getting a bite. It will also create an oil barrier for poison ivy. I know when I used Cedarcide, I did not get chiggers. The stuff is just expensive. Gojo is cheap.
  16. Laminating for TB Info Sheet + "Trinket" Idea?

    How about packing tape? Toy horn? (blow your own horn)
  17. Garmin Montana

    Pros and Cons of using the Garmin Montana as a Navigation device instead of a Nuvi please.
  18. Happy Hours

    If you get FTF magazine, I have an article published about how to write a great log:
  19. Sketchy Geocache Location

    I've been there twice. Terrible trashy area behind what? A Home Depot? I'd save it for winter when the brush is lessened, or just skip it. Coords seemed to be off and container description was wrong: "This one took about 10 minutes before I spotted the "small" container. It's a bigger vitamin bottle that necks down about chest high on a tree. SLTFTC! No sign of the hobo except for all the trash."
  20. Longest since last find

    He's only in the game for the glory. Trust me. LOL
  21. Longest since last find

    I only like him for his cheap ammo cans.
  22. WW Flash Mob XIII

    BB's World Wide Zombie Flash Mob! 6-4-16 http://coord.info/GC6G0Z3 WWFM XIII @ George Mitchell Nature Preserve 6-4-16 http://coord.info/GC6DFEG Go No More (Mixed Nuts) 6-4-16 http://coord.info/GC6J68H WWFM XIII "1901 Style " 6-4-16 http://coord.info/GC6J6N1
  23. Challenge Caches coming back with changes

    I am jumping up and down with excitement...
  24. Copying and pasting the code below into your cache listing makes a nice HGCS promo. <div align="center"> <table width="210"> <tr> <td> <hr> <div align="center">This cache placed by a<br> <a href="http://web.hgcs.org" target="_blank"><img src= "http://web.hgcs.org/images/hgcssmall.gif" alt= "Houston Geocaching Society" border="0"></a><br> Member<br> Come visit our <a href="http://web.hgcs.org" target= "_blank"><b>website</b></a>.</div> <hr></td></tr></table></div>
  25. Trackable Event Wed May 25th, 2016

    Gotcha covered Bro! If it wasn't on the busy side of town in work hour traffic, I would come.