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Discussion in 'GPS / Geocaching & Mapping Applications' started by kreich, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. kreich

    kreich Member

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    What is geocatching? I thought those little cars were heavy.

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    go here http://www.geocaching.com/ you will love it we do. we use a DeLORME PN-20 gps. enjoy.
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    Hi Kreich,

    I pulled this definition from Wikipedia. It sums it up pretty well. Also go to www.geocaching.com, sign up for a free account and buy a gps.

    Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and "treasure," usually toys or trinkets of little value. Today, well over 540,000 geocaches are registered on various websites devoted to the pastime. Geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica.[1]

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    Thanks for the info.

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    LOL Kevin...it's gonna be a new olympic sport: Geo Catching. Goes right along with the Javelin Catch. Problem is the good ones don't stay around long <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Big Smile">

    ~Cheers~

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  6. Cowboy Camper

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    Geocaching is pretty fun really. I just recently became involved when a new member at my site asked about a Sig Line thing. Something to do with a Geocache Status Bar... fancy that. Anyhow, one thing lead to another and now I'm out in the fields myself finding caches. <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Big Smile"> Here's a couple of Pics of what I have found so far... <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Smile">

    This is the first cache container I found.

    <img src="http://inlinethumb47.webshots.com/42798/2920611650100500874S425x425Q85.jpg" border=0>

    Here's a Steep drop that I actually went down to get to it. (BTW, I DID find a better way back Up.) <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_lol.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Laugh Out Loud">

    <img src="http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/39260/2981856440100500874S425x425Q85.jpg" border=0>

    Here's the second cache I found, in my hand....

    <img src="http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/3769/2510712490100500874S425x425Q85.jpg" border=0>

    And here's me putting it right back where I got it from. Placing it for the next geocacher to come along and find it.

    <img src="http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/30034/2148479720100500874S425x425Q85.jpg" border=0>

    Last (but not least) here's a Travel Bug I now have at home. I took this from one cache and will place it at another cache, logging all the info along the way. Geocaching.com , two links given above. <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Approve">

    <img src="http://inlinethumb01.webshots.com/40064/2452261950100500874S425x425Q85.jpg" border=0>

    Geocaching looks to be an Excellent Outdoor activity for yourself or your family. It comes very highly recommended by me <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_cowboy.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cowboy Camper"> for outdoor enjoyment. I don't get to camp near as much as I want to, but geocaching takes up so much less time.... it's easy to get out there and find a few nearby, even in just a single afternoon! All of the above Pics I posted were taken just today. <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Big Smile">

    Let me put it this way. Last year I got to camp with the family just twice. This year already I went geocaching once by myself, and twice with DD. And the good weather hasn't even really showed up yet. <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Approve"> Hopefully that tells ya something about this outdoor activity, and just how much Fun and Easy to do it really is.

    If you have any more questions, please.... just ask. I think you will find it worth the time to get to know the game. <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Smile">

    <hr><img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_cowboy.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cowboy Camper"> ~ Scott

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    Kevin,

    It's hard to pinpoint exactly why it is so interesting but it incorporates the outdoors, requires a bit of gear, instills that sense of challenge and give you a goal while your out there enjoying yourself. Not that we need those things but even the kids get quite a charge out of it.

    Combine it with camping and its **BONUS** time!!!

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    Hey Rick, (and Kevin too)

    I think we just both explained it pretty well what makes Geocaching so interesting. It gets us OUT of the house on a Sunday afternoon whereas we could just be sitting around and doing nothing. It instills a sense of Challenge, and it gives us a Goal to pursue. Incidentally, it also gives some of us some much needed exercise.

    I'm not quite sure why you said we don't need those things, but you did say that the kids get a charge from it too. If I were to Summarize the "Interesting" Factor of Geocaching, I'd have to say that it provides an excellent Outdoor activity that is available to us, even when Camping might not be as Practical.

    I'd Love to get out and Camp more (but work often gets in the way of that) so Geocaching is really helping me and mine to fulfill a Void in our lives. It's also an easy goal to set up and achieve for ourselves, not to mention the Quality Time spent together.

    IMHO, an all around Win/Win situation. <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Approve">

    <font color=blue>Edit: Removed Duplicate Sig Line</font id=blue> <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_blackeye.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Black Eye"> Oops!

    Edited by - Cowboy Camper on March 24 2008 20:48:17
     

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