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brdad
01-24-2007, 11:02 AM
It's been a long time since we've had a poll and a previous post I made today prompted this question:

What percentage of your cache hunts are done with Paper(Printed) versus paperless (PDA)?

I almost always use my PDA. The exception is when my data is not current and I'm just going out for a few new caches, then I print.

firefighterjake
01-24-2007, 11:35 AM
Interesting question . . . I've just started doing the paper-less thing and I'm slowly learning to trust my PDA and realize that computers are my friends (contrary to what I've seen in the Terminator and Matrix movies) so right now I'm about 50-50 when caching.

That said, I suspect I'll be doing more paperless caching as I become more familiar with the PDA.

Sudonim
01-24-2007, 11:40 AM
I converted to a PDA at the end of last summer and managing the mess in the car got a lot easier! I still bring paper though, I set up a geocaching map that shows several target caches in an area so I can see where they are in relation to each other (and plan my driving accordingly). I find that easier than squinting at the small map on my GPSr and trying to read waypoint numbers.

dí76
01-24-2007, 02:39 PM
The only time I ever print a page for caching is when I have to do a puzzle that has graphics since the cachemate doesnt support graphics. Then I use the palm with it:)

hollora
01-24-2007, 02:44 PM
Becket helped convert me. I still do use a map some but as far as printing out all those pages - no more. Am sure glad too.

Haffy
01-24-2007, 03:46 PM
I made my vote to almost 99% of the time as I do once in a great while use paper if it entails a puzzle or mystery cache.

craftycaching
01-24-2007, 04:17 PM
Been all PAPER PAPER PAPER but NOT for long cause it is too much papers and ink! Have printed out like 20 caches and what a pile I have here! Even if I have to get a cheap cheap PDA for now.....as long as I won't have to print; then I am sure I will be PAPERLESS minus having to print for puzzles......

vicbiker
01-24-2007, 06:57 PM
I've came close to learning how to do paperless caching ,but never quite got there.Maybe this year will be the year.

tat
01-24-2007, 08:41 PM
100% brain matter! No paper, No PDA. Lots of no-finds and retries.

Steve'sSister
01-24-2007, 08:44 PM
Although I am still using paper for the time being, I have gotten smarter about how I use it! Now I cut and paste caches for the area I am going to, just the impt stuff, make the fonts smaller etc...and print them out on colored paper so I can identify them in the piles. I currenty have 8 caches on one page here..Hey, look! I could turn it over, too!

Dave and Gail
01-24-2007, 09:21 PM
We still use paper, we don't have a PDA yet, and our Magellan 300 has no USB port for downloading, so it's all hand loading for the coords. Caveman style all the way for us so far. We have a binder for our cache pages, and its getting quite thick already. Maybe someday we will come out of the stone age, but for now, we are still havng fun. It's not about the numbers for us, we don't care if we get 1 cache in a day, or 5 or 6. All the finds we have so far have brought us to some really nice places and we have made some good friends doing them. Happy Caching to everyone,,:D

pjpreb
01-24-2007, 09:38 PM
Got our PDA last summer and rarely use paper any more.

Dave and Gail
01-25-2007, 08:59 PM
By the way....what the heck IS a PDA???:confused:

brdad
01-25-2007, 09:03 PM
By the way....what the heck IS a PDA???:confused:

http://www.acronymfinder.com/af-query.asp?Acronym=PDA&Find=find&string=exact

Sudonim
01-25-2007, 09:39 PM
By the way....what the heck IS a PDA???:confused:
In the military it's "Public display of affection"

team moxiepup
01-28-2007, 09:24 AM
A year ago on a very windy blustery Jan day we were about to do Field of Ouch. We had all of our caches printed that we wanted to do that day sitting on the dash. We opened both doors at the same time and all of our cache pages went flying out the window down the ice coated parking lot.:eek: It took us a bit to CITO it all!!! We had a PDA in our hands shortly after that and have been paperless ever since.

With that being said...... Yesterday we went down south to do some caching and got to our first cache only to find the PDA battery was dead. Unfortunately it didn't have regular batteries we could replace so we could only do a select few caches :mad: Today the PDA is charged !!!

If you are looking for a cheap or free PDA ask co-workers who may have upgraded to Blackberrys. They probably have their old Palms sitting in their desks. We have gotten 2 free ones this way :D

Cache Maine
01-29-2007, 12:03 PM
If you are looking for a cheap or free PDA ask co-workers who may have upgraded to Blackberrys. They probably have their old Palms sitting in their desks. We have gotten 2 free ones this way :D

What a great idea!

DustyWalker
02-09-2007, 06:46 PM
I can't vote- I use neither. I put the info. into my GPS and that's all I use.

Foxgloves
02-09-2007, 09:08 PM
By the way....what the heck IS a PDA???:confused:

I'd like to know what this acronym is too?

in my days....PDA meant "Public Display of "Affection"

I call it a "Pocket PC" (PPC) instead....


I use a PPC and never use paper anymore. Its so much more convenient and worth every cent I paid for it...

Foxgloves
02-09-2007, 09:10 PM
If you are looking for a cheap or free PDA ask co-workers who may have upgraded to Blackberrys. They probably have their old Palms sitting in their desks. We have gotten 2 free ones this way :D

Gee I wonder if anyone has any Blackberry's they want to give away :D

Rydnfree
02-09-2007, 09:49 PM
I got a PDA just a while ago and have been paperless ever since,I got tired of searching the truck seat for the next cache page

team moxiepup
02-10-2007, 09:45 PM
Gee I wonder if anyone has any Blackberry's they want to give away :D

Soon enough probaby!!! You know how fast they come out with bigger and better and faster!!! :D