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Me and Han went Geocaching - Success! Answered

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Hi all, well me and han decided to buy ourselves a GPS unit for an engagement present. Mainly with the aim of tresure hunting! We had much success today, we went back upto curber edge, and found two caches. One we got a little handmade ladybird, and the other we found a stonehenge geocoin! Not bad for a first trip. Were looking forward to creating our own, and finding some more!

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ponyzpatrol (author)2009-03-17

For all newbies, check out www.geocaching.com and for any cards or brochures to hand to the cops or nosy/curious people go to www.geocacer-u.com click on resources and print yourself a few. Remember the golden rule. When you take something, trade up and dont keep travel coins, move them along.

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serendiffity (author)2009-03-11

Yay! New Geocachers! I'm living abroad at the moment and just a few weeks ago I found my first foreign geocache.

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Camisado (author)2009-01-17

That's nice! Err... Pardon me for asking, but what exactly is Geocaching?

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Doctor What (author)2009-01-15

I've gotta try that. I've heard about it slightly, and it seems fun!

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Sunbanks (author)2009-01-14

My friend and I tried finding a geocache around here. We couldn't find it though, I think I should learn how to use the GPS better... It's a good thing we decided to leave when we did, because then a cop came along and it would have been sorta strange if he had seen us looking around in the bushes for something XD

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gmjhowe (author)Sunbanks2009-01-14

haha! i think im going to make us some like goecache business cards, which explains about it etc. Luckly because we bought a top of the range one, it has a special geocache feature. One tip though, is that the GPS doesnt work if you just stand still, you have to keep moving!

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Sunbanks (author)gmjhowe2009-01-15

Yeah that's the problem with geocaching is that you have to move around to make the GPS work and that isn't very easy when you're in grass up to your waist and a bunch of bushes and who knows what living in the grass...

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Rainbow_Han (author)2009-01-11

hey! Here are some more pics of the hunt...

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Lithium Rain (author)Rainbow_Han2009-01-11

You look like you're having such an awesome time! :D

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gmjhowe (author)Rainbow_Han2009-01-11

I think were both silly.. look at that sheep!

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)2009-01-10

Cool! It must have been great to find a coin on your first trip. Were the caches hard or easy to find?

Here's a nifty map I use to find nearby caches.

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gmjhowe (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2009-01-10

well, the one with the coin was rather hard, but we were getting sandblasted with frost at the time so.. We used the map and website to locate those few! Then i 'sent' the data straight from the site to my GPS. I then made .pdf files of the details (clues etc) and put those on my iPod touch!!

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)gmjhowe2009-01-11

Hahaha! Here I am walking around with a large stack of printed details and Google Maps images of the area, manually entering the coordinates into an old boat GPS. : ) The coin I found was pretty hard too, took me three tries (mainly because my GPS was way off):

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gmjhowe (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2009-01-12

Yeah to get our coin, it was about 40 seconds off! meant much snooping around, i only just spotted it! Well, we spent a cool £100 on our gps, i basically went for the best model in the 'simpler range' it actually has a special geocache feature! And usb support, all the others had serial, but i dont have serial ports on my mac..

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Kiteman (author)2009-01-10

Geocoin? Are they tokens made specially for leaving in geocaches?

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NachoMahma (author)Kiteman2009-01-10

. Thanks for the link. I was too lazy to type in the URL. heehee

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gmjhowe (author)Kiteman2009-01-10

Indeed, the aim is, they travel around, so me and han will go hide it another, and they move around the country like that.

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=SMART= (author)2009-01-10

Aww GPS !! lucky !

Me + Map + Geocaching-Attempt = Muchos FAIL

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gmjhowe (author)=SMART=2009-01-10

Well, we got ours off ebay pretty cheap!

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