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Message posted by jensjakob on 01/8/2009 at 10:16pm
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Hi,

We are active geocachers. We use geocaching.com to find caches along our route, and have a tradition to go cache-hunting on our vacations.

Great fun, and searching for caches we also learn a lot about the places we are visiting.

Who else are active geocachers and campers?

Have fun

Jens Jakob


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We do a bit of it, though not madly unlike some of our friends

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My daughter and I love it. My OH thinks it is OK. We like to find places that we otherwise wouldn't know were there, even in our own locality.

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We do it when we're out and about in new places. It's great for the toddler and we find places to go that we wouldn't have otherwise considered.

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a bit of advice please ,i have a navman pin 570 but it doesn't seem accurate enough for geocaching .
is there free software specifically for geocaching as even memory map is not accurate ,even the base page showing your position and the amount of satellites (6 or 7 usually) isnt accurate even near a known geocache position..
perhaps the 570 isnt good enough? its really a device for cars i expect

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Hi,

I use a Garmin etrex legend hcx - brilliant GPS.

We also use when traveling, e.g. set a marker for the position of the car, and then walk around, and never loose our way :-)

We also load Openstreetmaps onto it for free, great to have coverage of i.e. Venice :-)


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Hi

Does anyone use an iPod touch for geocaching?

Was thinking of buying 1.Reviews seem to be in favour of it for paperless caching but suggest you need a GPS for locating the actual caches. Is this correct?

 



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Message posted by julzgeraghty on 03/8/2009 at 10:41am
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Quote: Originally posted by fatbloke28 on 02/8/2009
a bit of advice please ,i have a navman pin 570 but it doesn't seem accurate enough for geocaching .
is there free software specifically for geocaching as even memory map is not accurate ,even the base page showing your position and the amount of satellites (6 or 7 usually) isnt accurate even near a known geocache position..
perhaps the 570 isnt good enough? its really a device for cars i expect
I use my Navman PiN 570 for Goecaching and get on great with it. You won't be able to use the Navman software though , you'll need to use memory map.

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We are addicted to it lol

Don't have a sat nav or GPS - do it all from pc - print write out and study the maps - write down directions and any info, like landmarks etc --- does have it momments, like yesterday - over 2 hrs on one cache, but got it in the end lol

Off very shortly, when I get backside off of pc lol



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Non-gps geocaching - that is definately cool :-)

Do youall use geocaching.com ?


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Yeah - O/H wants to get GPS, but i think it's more fun without - well that is till we are deep in a wood, looking for fallen tree, only to find ever other tree has fallen grrrrrrrrr lol



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We too use www.geocaching.com and we have just spent last week at the River Breamish CC site in Northumberland & found 30 caches.

Since Saturday we have dropped down and across to Park Coppice CC site on the edge of Coniston Water in Cumbria. We went oit today but the wet weather beat us back so now in the van looking at caches for tomorrow.

I use a Garmin Oregon 300............don't think we could do it without a gpsr, there would be too many arguments with wifey.

Happy caching to everyone


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We are newbies to geocachhing, when we were in Interlaken last year we got talking to a couple on the same site, they were avid geocachers and introduced us to it.
We have done quite a bit of letterboxing in the past, on Dartmoor, so really enjoy geocaching.
When we go away we make a list up of caches in the area we're going to, but we haven't got that many yet, only 24 so far!

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Quote: Originally posted by Monty27 on 02/8/2009

Hi

Does anyone use an iPod touch for geocaching?

Was thinking of buying 1.Reviews seem to be in favour of it for paperless caching but suggest you need a GPS for locating the actual caches. Is this correct?

 

*** Is anybody able to answer my Q please?

Thanks

 




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Quote: Originally posted by Monty27 on 03/8/2009
Quote: Originally posted by Monty27 on 02/8/2009

Hi

Does anyone use an iPod touch for geocaching?

Was thinking of buying 1.Reviews seem to be in favour of it for paperless caching but suggest you need a GPS for locating the actual caches. Is this correct?

 

*** Is anybody able to answer my Q please?

Thanks

 





Yup, youa re correct, it doesn't have a built in GPS so you would need a GPS unti as well.

This wouldn't need to eb fancy, the most basic GPS will let you find the Geocache location.

Even people I know with GPs enabled phones, such as the iPhone and variosu nokia ones tend to use the GPs if they ahev it available. THe GPS facility on the phone often isn't as good as the stand alone unit, though it does work

Eg. the other week we were camped at Potern Hill, went looking for a cache, friend had a Nokia phone - but it tnded to loose contact with the satelitess under the trees, where my GPS still worked fine

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Thanks scrumble.

I'll take my garmin as well as the ipod touch (when I get one).

Just like the thought of saving time printing paper.



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