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unsavedtrash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:45 PM
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geocaching
Does anyone do this?
I'm interested in getting started but am unsure what kind of GPS I need. Any suggestions?

http://www.geocaching.com/
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 10:15 PM
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1. We go geocaching pretty frequently
MG Jr., 4, is a HUGE fan, especially when the caches contain toy cars. I don't know what kind of GPS to recommend, but I do know that ours are pretty old and work just fine. I think anything that can pull in coordinates and show you a map should do well. Perhaps some suggestions online? :shrug:
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unsavedtrash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 10:22 PM
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2. thanks.
I saw a presentation on it the other night and now I WANT!
Looks like a great way to spend time outdoors. I'm looking at the 149.00 range Garmin but still not sure.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 10:36 PM
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3. It's a LOT of fun
Hiking in any weather and treasure hunting combined. You don't even need to have a little kid along--treasure hunting makes anyone act like a little kid!

Checked with DH--we have a pair of Rino 110s (or maybe 120s)--whatever, they're so old we might as well call them Dinos--VERY primitive and they look like Army surplus from the Korean War compared to what's out there now.

Did the presentation talk about travel bugs? DH's coworker asked him to start a travel bug--actually a travel monkey (6" stuffed fella that screeches when you poke him in the chest) to see if they could get him to Tierra del Fuego. Or maybe Easter Island. Yep, there's a cache on Easter Island!

It's a great hobby!
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:47 AM
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4. Yes, we did a lot of geocaching last year before my daughter
moved. She had a new, small hand-held GPS, worked great. Sorry, don't know what brand. There are caches hidden all over the world.
:hi:
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