So THAT’S how you use those poles!

Back when Testy and I decided that we were com­mit­ted to GeoCach­ing, we inves­ted in a pair of col­lapseable hik­ing poles, and boy, were they a good invest­ment. We split up the pair, so we each have one, but the added sta­bil­ity on trails is great, as is the abil­ity to use them as bush-whack­­ing/s­now-remov­al […]

New Maps On The Block …but not for Canada.

Well, it looks like Google is jump­ing into the online-map­ping pond. Google Maps (in beta, of course), is now live. It’s got a funky ‘live-scrolling-zoom­ing’ inter­face, but the data is some­what coarse…the image to the left is as close as you can zoom in to Edmon­ton. Still, it’s a neat advance in web/mapping tech­no­logy. Source: […]

Prepping to place the prize…

While surf­ing for hints, help, dir­ec­tions, guid­ance to place our first cache, I stumbled upon this cool site that helps ensure con­sist­ancy in rat­ing GeoCaches. Well Done Clay­Jar! Source: Clay­Jar’s GeoCache Rat­ing Sys­tem Tech­nor­ati Tags: GeoCach­ing, Rat­ing, Sys­tem, Ter­rain, Dif­fi­culty

A New Home

Yep, Brat&Testy have a new home here on We’ve changed ISPs and that means that we’re los­ing the abil­ity to host our own blogs on our own serv­ers — hence we’re using blogger/blogspot. What this means — I’ll be slowly port­ing over the old blog con­tent, but the com­ments will be lost. We’re not […]