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Geocaching

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Raffaz, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Just got a GPS today for tracking routes and times etc when im mountainbiking (its overkill but i like my gadgets lol). Been looking online and noticed this geocaching and was wondering if anyone else had done it before? It seems like a good way to get fit aswell. I could basically download a destination to my GPS and then cycle to it and see whats there, might make the bike ride a little less boring.:)
     
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  2. hbroomhall

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    I've done some geocaching - but lately I don't seem to get the time!

    Harry.
     
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  3. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Cool, so what kind of things have you found and left?
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    I'm sure Wizard does this, its listed in his public profile. He may be the man to ask. :biggrin
     
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  5. derkit

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    I thought about getting a GPS - just because its a toy! - and looked at geocaching. It could be quite a bit of fun, but again, its that time factor again.

    Also, it could be quite solitrary hobby unless you have a partner or group of mates willing to come along.
     
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  6. hbroomhall

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    Most of the time I just signed the book! :biggrin

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  7. Phoenix
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    I do a bit now and then, can certainly make a fell walk or bike ride have a little more objective to it :)
    depends where I'm doing it, if I do it over in the states I try to leave a few English nik naks and its a fair bit more fun with some mates , sometimes a solitary walk is a good thing though :)
     
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  8. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Found anything interesting?
     
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  9. wizard

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    It is very enjoyable, although I've stopped doing it at the moment.
     
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  10. Raffaz

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    Finally got round to doing this the other day, done 20 miles on the mountainbike and found 2 caches, going back out on monday aswell, me and my mate had a good day.:)
     
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  11. Mitzs
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    What did you find?
     
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  12. Raffaz

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    There were logbooks in both caches, along with a few travel bugs, info here: http://www.geocaching.com/track/travelbugfaq.aspx
    Then there were little items like toy soldiers, lipsticks, a few badges etc.

    There was also tons of wild garlic next to one of the caches so ive got a load to cook with, yum :)
     
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  13. Mitzs
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    That just really looks like fun. Now you make me want a gps!:biggrin
     
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  14. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Yeah, its quite addictive, me and my mate are heading down to the coast on monday to hunt some more:)
     
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