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GeoCashing Answered

Hi, I'm looking for a cheap, cheap, cheap GPS, but good, good, good for GeoCashing. Anybody have answers?

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SpinWard (author)2008-04-23

My friend Strapped-4-Cache here is a huge GeoCacher!
That is his hobby. He'll know all the stuff on it.

Just providing info.
You outta do a Geocaching 'ible. That's be kinda cool.
Just my $.02

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martymunch (author)SpinWard2008-05-22

I might do one of these for you. I have a mini cache I made that would make a good 'ible.

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ChefAlex (author)SpinWard2008-04-23

yep, First cache today! not so well...

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martymunch (author)2008-05-22

When you say cheap just be warned that when you are talking about finding something with "close cords" and you are setting yourself up for failure. When you buy a cheap GPS unit you may have a hard time getting close to the cache site as cheap usually doesn't get good signal and isn't very accurate. I have a $100 Garmin I got off Craig's list for $50 and it works well. Be careful how cheap you go as micro caches almost require a good GPS. If you need any help or insight on caching let me know. I've got about 50 found already. I haven't been out much this year but I'm heading to Japan this summer so I'll be definitely caching there. Garmins are good but remember you get what you pay for!

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ll.13 (author)2008-04-23

All I can recommend is to check out all the popular places:

craigslist, ebay (you'll find enough there to use a different one every single day) local ads. in the (local) papers... :-)

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Kiteman (author)2008-04-22

How accurate does it have to be? Couldn't you plug the reference into Google Earth and print out a map to find the caches?

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NachoMahma (author)Kiteman2008-04-22

. What? No comment on the (all too common) misspelling of geocaching?

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ll.13 (author)NachoMahma2008-04-23
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Patrik (author)NachoMahma2008-04-23

Oh - I just thought he was hiding money left and right... ;-)

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ChefAlex (author)NachoMahma2008-04-22

I was completely out of the moment, I'm sorry I know how to spell it lol

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NachoMahma (author)ChefAlex2008-04-22

. My comment was meant as a friendly poke at Kiteman, not a jab at you. But I can see how it would appear to be a jab at you, so sorry about that. No one here, least of all me, expects perfect grammar/spelling - we all get fumble-fingered every now and then.

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Kiteman (author)NachoMahma2008-04-22

LOL - quick, write an 'ible about talking to new members - 1. Open mouth 2. Insert foot. ChefAlex - relax, all friends here. All you need is a fully-functional sense of humour and at least enough of a brain to remember to turn the computer on before you start typing.

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GorillazMiko (author)Kiteman2008-04-22

:-O


KITEMAN SAID "LOL"!!!!!

Call the cooko house people-- this guy's a total psycho!!!!

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NachoMahma (author)Kiteman2008-04-22

. I sure am glad you're not one to rub it in.

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ChefAlex (author)NachoMahma2008-04-22

Yeah, I agree with my friend kiteman, I am a noobie lol. No worries bro

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Kiteman (author)NachoMahma2008-04-22

I was being nice to a relative newbie.

Now, if you'd misspelled it ... ;-)

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NachoMahma (author)Kiteman2008-04-22

. Lucky for me, FF caught "mispelling." heehee

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NachoMahma (author)2008-04-22

. With a name like geocaching.com, these guys may know what they're talking about. The link is to their page on selecting/buying GPS units. Sounds to me like durability is the main factor; seems that most GPSs are accurate enough for geocaching.

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guyfrom7up (author)2008-04-22

maybe use your cell phone and pay like (I foget the price) 10 dollars per month or something?

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