Geocaching, who does it?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mosin_Nagant_Fan, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan New Member

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    Recently got into it and even got something out of it:D...while giving something up.:eek:

    I might get into it, just find an old ammo can or water tight container and find some stuff and a couple geocoins.
  2. Oneida Steve

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    My brother and his wife are big-time fans of geocaching. I have not tried it yet.
  3. oldogy

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    Yeah, the wife and I go out once in a while although we've been negligent as of late. I built a removable, adjustable PC stand for the Jeep. We run DeLorme TOPO program on a Dell laptop and look for the caches way out. We've done a few in close but we figure if it "ain't worth a Jeep ride" it is not worth looking for.:D
    We really need to get a hand held device to supplement the PC as I just about broke my neck trying to follow a non established trail getting to a set of coordinates.:rolleyes:
    oldogy
  4. Hunt SD

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    Yep, I do it fairly often. Its fun and gets you out in remote areas and historic areas.
  5. RunningOnMT

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    Fortunately Geo's aren't very fast and not that hard to cach.:D
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    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    You don't see many GEO's on the road anymore they must be cached :eek:
  7. flannelman

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    Ya I go out to find them myself. I have a little over 600 finds and about 25 hides. It can be a lot of fun! My kids really like getting out there and finding caches.
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    Oh.... I get it! You want me to use google. All I know is that, if you gave me a bucket of cache I still wouldn't take a geo.
  9. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I thought Chevy discontinued the Geo.
  10. carver

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    Garmin makes a small hand held unit called ETREX, check it out! I love mine! It goes with me anytime I'm in the woods.
  11. mrkirker

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    I have a little over 600 finds and about 25 hides. I fracked-up my first skinning attempt and nicked the scent gland! It was a month before anyone would let me on the elevator! Ruint a perfectly good hide, too!
  12. cycloneman

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    hugh??????

    What is this?:confused:
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    I have always wanted to try it, but I have not yet bought a GPS unit. Also, so far I haven't been able to talk any of my friends into trying it with me, and it just seems like one of those things that wouldn't be as much fun alone.
  14. oldogy

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    You're right. The banter and strategy in finding a well stashed cache is the fun.
    oldogy
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    Basically people hide things and put the locations online in like latitude and longitude and you gotta use your GPS to find them. Generally speaking, I believe, you leave something in place of what you find.

    Someone correct me if I am wrong, or feel free to add some details :D
  16. cycloneman

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    neat, never heard of it before
  17. islenos

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    We got that out here in West Texas but we call it drug smuggling :D
  18. Bubblehead

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    I geocache at home. My wife uses the car and then I get to try and find the car keys :rolleyes:

    John
  19. flannelman

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    Yes people hid a container with trade items in it. They could be anything that is not prohibited in the guidelines on geocaching.com. Usually it is just a bunch of dollar store stuff and toys but sometime there is actually cash or other cool things. If you take something you should leave something as good as, if not better, than you took. The best part of it is getting out of the house and doing something. I like to hike so geocaching gives me another reason to be out on the trail. Some of the hides are really challenging too. It really is a lot of fun especially if you go with some other people or your family.
  20. oldogy

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    Right......I'll throw this in for what it is worth. You really don't have to take anything or leave anything. Always log into the log book, tell what you exchange.
    oldogy
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