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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Geocaching?? Anyone

Has or is anyone into this little "game"?

I stumbled upon it by accident and i must say its pretty friggin cool!

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My wife was looking into it, never did anything with it though.




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I know a bunch of people who are into it, and have lots of fun with it, too.

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Its a phuking blast!!!! I am hooked! I was out somewhere and found a pile of rocks that just didnt look natural. i moved a rock and found a case with all kinds of shit in it from 2 years ago. there was a book for you to log and i cant believe how many people signed it!
after reading the card i logged onto the site and today with the gps i tracked a point and actually found another stash! Its really cool in a strange sort of way!

After searching there was one stasahed liked 20 yards from my the back of my house and its been there for years.

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I've heard it's really fun when you do it with dirt bikes or ATVs out in the middle of nowhere....like Plainfield.

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My girl used to do that stuff before I met her. She's talked about it often but I've never participated. We did just go to an Orienteering event a few weekends ago which was pretty cool. Go way to get outside at some area parks on a weekend.

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Hmmmm I have heard of it....just never had the time to give it a go. What GPS did you use Kelly?

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I would love to try it.
They had it on some dirtbike show looked like fun.

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My wife was looking into it, never did anything with it though.
I still am interested and want to try it. It sounds fun.
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Do they just provide coordinates and then you search or is it a beacon that requires a special GPS?
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No beacons, just GPS coordinates and some detective skills to locate the cache.

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GPS is cheating. Try it with a 1:50,000 USGS map, an old fashioned compass, and a pace count. Orienteering and land nav is a lot of fun. If you are good enough you can walk right up to a target without a GPS.

Of course I have a Garmin with all the USGS maps loaded but I still find the old ways more fun.

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I have a couple of friends that do this on a pretty regular basis. I've done it is pretty cool.
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We are going to bring a GPS device to the next Orienteering event simply for record. You don't use it to locate controls, but afterwards you can load up your tracking data to their website and they have a program that traces your steps on the USGS topo map. It's neat to see people walking around in circles looking for controls LOL

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Interesting...I heard about this years ago when I used to do Wardriving with GPS. I didn't realize it was still going on.

I'll have to look into it!

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Rick i used my car nav (tom tom 910)!

I need to get a hand held unit! It really is a lot of fun!

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I've heard it's really fun when you do it with dirt bikes or ATVs out in the middle of nowhere....like Plainfield.
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There were some caches out along the Quartz Creek ATV trails in Alaska which is the most remote trail I have ever been on. We gave up on finding one of them along the way, as it was placed in winter on snowmachines and the terrain was nearly impassable with ATVs in the summer.

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So...geocaching is meant to be done with gps?? seems like that takes away from the skillz of navigating.

think I could use my tomtom to find some schtuff?

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It's not a navigation-based activaty like orienteering; it's more of an updated treasure (read: junk) hunt.

You can use any GPS device since the cache locations are simply coordinates.

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My wife and I found one at Valles Mines mo by accident. It was a few feet away on the other side of a very large downed tree. There is a natural spring that we were checking out when we stumbled accross it. Opened it up and there was a bunch of junk in there and a small note pad that a bunch of people had signed. I put a business card in since I didnt have anything else on me
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I still want to do this, but the automotive GPS I have doesn't do coordinates, only addresses, and the battery on it sucks.

Anyone recommend a cheap handheld GPS or have a used one for sale cheap?

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The Garmin eTrex handheld units are really good for that:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=144&pID=8705

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If you guys are running one of the newer versions of mapsource (garmin) right click and it will give you a option for the nearest geo.
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my gf's dad is big into it. we went to Wisconsin and found some pretty cool caches.
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I have an etrex, there are a lot of refurbed ones on ebay.

How do I get started geocaching..
on the motorcycle or mountain bike would be my choice I think.

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sweet theres a few near my house time to go trapsing around in the woods

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I have an etrex, there are a lot of refurbed ones on ebay.

How do I get started geocaching..
on the motorcycle or mountain bike would be my choice I think.
Just go to geocaching.com and sign up for a free account. Then plug-in the area code of where you want to look for stuff and run with it.

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quite a few in busse woods near me this is gonna be fun on the mtn bike, Im starting to gat off the paved path as its become boring this gives me goals

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Thanks for pointing out that eTrex. I'm looking into finding a used/refurbished one!

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