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  1. Team Four Paw added a post in a topic Deep Brush / Woods in Summer?   

     Welcome to Geocaching, during the Summer, in Texas. It's akin to Australia where everything is trying to kill you.
    In the beginning I dived head first into the woods with little care. Now I'm mostly a seasonal cacher in Texas. Full time cacher when I stray outside Texas in a Northwesterly fashion.
    My only suggestion is put on your socks and douse them with Deet. Put on the rest of your clothes and shoes. Douse yourself with Deet from head to toe. Long pants and long sleeved shirts mandatory.
    Undress in the garage or other safe place.. Jump in the pool if you have one. Alternatively... acquire a flame thrower and pave your way through the woods.
  2. Team Four Paw added an article in News & Information   

    2016 Texas Challenge and Geocaching Festival - Logo Contest
    Calling all Geocachers, artists, and inspired community members!
     
    The Texas Geocaching Association (TXGA) is looking for a new visual event identity ( aka Logo ) for the 2016 Texas Challenge and Geocaching Festival mega event, and invites your help. We are seeking out people who can design a creative, innovative and professional logo design. The logo should be recognizable, have broad appeal, and help promote the unique "Texas Challenge" contest, the broader "Geocaching Festival" of events over four days ( officially March 11-13, 2016 ), and this years Brenham, Texas location.   The rest is up to you!  Please read below for more details regarding logo design, contest rules & submission requirements.


    How to Enter the Contest
    The contest begins on August 15, 2015. Submissions will be accepted through September 1, 2015. Winners will be announced via our website, social media websites, and by direct contact to the winners' email accounts. In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by our judges, all entries must be:
     
    Submitted directly to: KeyResults@gmail.com
    Submitted in their original source file and
    Submitted as a high resolution .pdf with 300 dpi or higher
    Provide full contact information in each email submission,
    Include a brief description about it (100 words max) in each email.
    ONE LOGO SUBMISSION PER EMAIL
    Limit five (5) designs per person

    Logo Requirements

    Professional: This logo will be featured on our event website, our social media platforms and other mediums (stationary, pamphlets, t-shirts etc). As a result, while we want the logo to be eye-catching, it must still be legible.
     
    Theme: The logo should be recognizable, have broad appeal, and help promote the unique "Texas Challenge" contest, the broader "Geocaching Festival" of events over four days ( March 11-13, 2016 ), and this years Brenham, Texas location. The design should be universal in theme, but Texas specific.
     
    Color: There are no limitations and any colors may be used. However, logo must look good in color (if any) or black and white.
     
    Integrity: Logos cannot contain copyrighted material. Logos must have been created and edited by the contestant(s). Logos may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published. Must be easily reproducible and scalable for large and small formatting.

    Contest Details
    Winner(s) will be selected by a select panel of TXGA committee members. Contestants agree that TXGA and its agents may publish their logo and name(s) and may use both for advertising campaigns and/or marketing materials in the future. Contestants assign all ownership rights, including all intellectual property rights to the logo and artwork, to TXGA.  Additionally, TXGA may alter, modify or revise the logo artwork as it sees necessary to achieve the goals of the TXGA. TXGA reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.  


    Prize
    Contest winner will receive the official event geocoin and pathtag, official event t-shirt, a one year geocaching.com premium membership subscription, and a one year Texas Geocaching Association membership (along with bragging rights!). Approx value $150.00
      TexasChallengeLogoContest.pdf
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  3. Team Four Paw added a topic in News & Articles   

    2016 Texas Challenge and Geocaching Festival - Logo Contest
    Calling all Geocachers, artists, and inspired community members!
     
    The Texas Geocaching Association (TXGA) is looking for a new visual event identity ( aka Logo ) for the 2016 Texas Challenge and Geocaching Festival mega event, and invites your help. We are seeking out people who can design a creative, innovative and professional logo design. The logo should be recognizable, have broad appeal, and help promote the unique "Texas Challenge" contest, the broader "Geocaching Festival" of events over four days ( officially March 11-13, 2016 ), and this years Brenham, Texas location.   The rest is up to you!  Please read below for more details regarding logo design, contest rules & submission requirements.


    How to Enter the Contest
    The contest begins on August 15, 2015. Submissions will be accepted through September 1, 2015. Winners will be announced via our website, social media websites, and by direct contact to the winners' email accounts. In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by our judges, all entries must be:
     
    Submitted directly to: KeyResults@gmail.com
    Submitted in their original source file and
    Submitted as a high resolution .pdf with 300 dpi or higher
    Provide full contact information in each email submission,
    Include a brief description about it (100 words max) in each email.
    ONE LOGO SUBMISSION PER EMAIL
    Limit five (5) designs per person

    Logo Requirements

    Professional: This logo will be featured on our event website, our social media platforms and other mediums (stationary, pamphlets, t-shirts etc). As a result, while we want the logo to be eye-catching, it must still be legible.
     
    Theme: The logo should be recognizable, have broad appeal, and help promote the unique "Texas Challenge" contest, the broader "Geocaching Festival" of events over four days ( March 11-13, 2016 ), and this years Brenham, Texas location. The design should be universal in theme, but Texas specific.
     
    Color: There are no limitations and any colors may be used. However, logo must look good in color (if any) or black and white.
     
    Integrity: Logos cannot contain copyrighted material. Logos must have been created and edited by the contestant(s). Logos may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published. Must be easily reproducible and scalable for large and small formatting.

    Contest Details
    Winner(s) will be selected by a select panel of TXGA committee members. Contestants agree that TXGA and its agents may publish their logo and name(s) and may use both for advertising campaigns and/or marketing materials in the future. Contestants assign all ownership rights, including all intellectual property rights to the logo and artwork, to TXGA.  Additionally, TXGA may alter, modify or revise the logo artwork as it sees necessary to achieve the goals of the TXGA. TXGA reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.  


    Prize
    Contest winner will receive the official event geocoin and pathtag, official event t-shirt, a one year geocaching.com premium membership subscription, and a one year Texas Geocaching Association membership (along with bragging rights!). Approx value $150.00
      TexasChallengeLogoContest.pdf

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  4. Team Four Paw added a post in a topic Any amateur astronomers in the house?   

    I forgot to mention another link that might be of some interest as well.
    http://www.lightpollutionmap.info/#zoom=6&lat=3643268.64485&lon=-10912931.51276&layers=B0TFFFFTT
  5. Team Four Paw added a post in a topic Any amateur astronomers in the house?   

    Not neccessarily but I do like looking up from time to time. I can't help with the telescope but you may enjoy this software.
    http://www.stellarium.org/ I have this installed on the PC I have hooked up to the TV in the living room. It's fun to play with every once in awhile.
    The interface is a little weird but luckily there are tutorials. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQtLH0FafrI
  6. Team Four Paw added a post in a topic finally home   

    You sure this wasn't Bert's teeth that he may have left behind that got you?
  7. Team Four Paw added a post in a topic My favorite shirts - great for Texas summer caching   

    Yea, I've been wearing them as undershirts for work. They'll pretty much any polo comfortable. That's cool. I'm glad you like it.
  8. Team Four Paw added a post in a topic Change of Scenery :)   

    Jealous...
  9. Team Four Paw added a post in a topic How many of these have you seen?   

    Well,... actually I've seem them all. Just now
    Here is one somewhere around the Oregon Washington border.

    Here is another version of Paul.. not in Minnesota.

    Not exactly road side.. but world's largest / longest Garlic braid...

  10. Team Four Paw added a post in a topic The New Guy   

    Welcome to the obsession! If you have an Android phone try c:geo. Locus Pro is also a nice option as well that can be used for more than just caching.
  11. Team Four Paw added a post in a topic Car GPS & Lowrance GPS Usage?   

    You may want to look into Ram Mounts. http://www.rammount.com/
     
  12. Team Four Paw added a post in a topic Car GPS & Lowrance GPS Usage?   

    I use my android phone with c:geo.
    1.) GSAK can export Garmin POI file or you use can use a Nuvi macro. 
    http://gsak.net/help/hs45700.htm
    http://gsak.net/board/MacroIndex.php ( search for nuvi )
    2.) GSAK can also export Lowrance USR format. ExpertGPS also supports Lowrance.
    http://gsak.net/help/hs43000.htm
    http://www.geobuddy.com/gps-receivers/lowrance-geocaching-software.asp
    Page 169 of the HDS Gen3 manual mentions GPX format as well as the ability to export/import waypoints
    http://www.lowrance.com/Root/Lowrance-Documents/HDSGen3/HDS-GEN3_OM_EN_988-10740-002_w.pdf
    So I imagine it's entirely possible to accomplish what you're asking.
     
     
  13. Team Four Paw added a post in a topic GC.com Search   

    Install GME and add whatever map source you want
    http://geo.inge.org.uk/gme.htm
  14. Team Four Paw added a post in a topic Rite-In-The-Rain InkJet Paper   

    I have this printer. http://www.amazon.com/Brother-HL-2270DW-Compact-Wireless-Networking/dp/B00450DVDY
    It's pretty much the staple of durability & reliability. It just works. A friend has the non-duplex version which was being strong for nearly a decade. Drivers are simple and the thing works in Linux which is a plus.
    The non-duplex version can easily be found under $100. Toner is around $45. You can cover the level sensor on the toner and get a few hundred more prints.
    The duplex version goes on sale around $120 occasionally.
  15. Team Four Paw added a post in a topic Rite-In-The-Rain InkJet Paper   

    I have used the laser RITR. It really does not work in an inkjet printer. Other than that I can't speak to the inkjet version of this paper.