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04-01-2013, 10:07   #1
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What exactly is Geocaching?

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04-01-2013, 10:29   #2
 
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Here is the Geocaching 101, courtesy of geocaching.com:

http://www.geocaching.com/guide/
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To put it as succinctly as possible:

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Geocaching is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online.
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Ooo new forum!

I geocached back in 2010 was great fun actually. Must get back into it this year.
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I spent manys a sunday geocaching last year. Must get back into it. Great hobby.
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It's basically the use of billion dollar military satellites to find plastic boxes with junk in them
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Its a fun way to get out of the house and do something.
The Kids love it.
You find places you never knew existed
Its great fun
One minute you could be in a car park, a field or a forest the next thing you are on top of a cliff
Some are even in places you cant reach :-)
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I Love Geocaching!! Delighted to see a forum about starting here, hope to get back into it after exams! so far ive found about 22 of them!
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Sounds interesting. Any way to do geocaching from the couch?
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Sounds interesting. Any way to do geocaching from the couch?
Yeah, you could download the GPX files and send the kids off to find them for you!
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Yeah, you could download the GPX files and send the kids off to find them for you!
No kids, but I do have a nephew and nieces so it just might work...let's hope they don't know the 'finders keepers' rule.
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Its a fun way to get out of the house and do something.
The Kids love it.
You find places you never knew existed
Its great fun
One minute you could be in a car park, a field or a forest the next thing you are on top of a cliff
Some are even in places you cant reach :-)
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Eh, how does that work then?
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Eh, how does that work then?
I think he was only messing with that one
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Yeah I was kinda of messing.
Having said that you do have to stretch for some
We planned to do the Ulster top 10 new year week, Bad idea
Nearly got blown off a cliff after giving up for safety reasons, when we got back to the bottom the guy in the centre at the bottom thought we were F***ing mad as they were about to go up and close all the walks down.
Few days later it was in the news that somebody actually did get blown off.
One of the 10 I know is on the edge of another cliff, there are pictures of people crawling on thier belly feeling very uneasy trying to find a cache near the cliffs edge.
Think I am taking full climbing gear for that one and then try and convince somebody to use it.
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I found this clip from Nationwide 2007 that's worth a watch

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