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Message posted by hughandpenny on 16/1/2014 at 10:16pm
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Having wanted to get started in ages have finally decided to take the plunge. Have the luxury of some cash to spend . Going for a Garmin unit can't decide between GPSmap 62 or Oregon, any benefits of either or reasons for one or the other. Advice please
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Message posted by Davep on 17/1/2014 at 1:58pm
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Both are good units, the 62 being a slightly newer model than the Oregon.

I have heard of one or 2 complaints about the 62 freezing up recently. But it could be a simple fix, with a software update.

Dave

Message posted by Cas54 on 18/1/2014 at 11:56pm
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Hi Hugh n Penny

Welcome to the world of geocaching

I have an Oregon 400t (so do many local cachers to us) --- it's a tad old now but I love it ... and we will continue to cache together for a long time yet

O/H has a Montana 600 ... he loves it ... I think it's a house brick

Friend has the new Oregon 600 and he loves it

I'm not very techy ... but these are good GPS's

Hope that helps



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Message posted by hughandpenny on 21/1/2014 at 9:54pm
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Thank you after seeing them in the flesh today think the gps map62s is the one for me, and an extra 10% off the best internet price at go outdoors....result

Hugh

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Message posted by Cas54 on 25/1/2014 at 12:33am
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Happy hunting Hugh 



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Message posted by hughandpenny on 31/1/2014 at 10:10pm
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Delivered today maps installed and good to go now, signed upto geocaching.com and hope to have first find this weekend several quite close to home address.


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Message posted by debs398 on 01/2/2014 at 9:28pm
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Good luck hughandpenny, watch out it's extremely addictive :)

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Message posted by bestyman on 25/4/2016 at 7:36pm
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Are you all still geocaching? I have a FB group called Geocamping UK, you might be interested in it.
We love caching and camping, been doing it about 2 years now.

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Quote: Originally posted by bestyman on 25/4/2016
Are you all still geocaching? I have a FB group called Geocamping UK, you might be interested in it.
We love caching and camping, been doing it about 2 years now.




I am a member of your group, a great idea


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Message posted by Cas54 on 03/5/2016 at 6:41pm
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We're members of lots of County groups as well as UK
also
Gsak
Church Micro
Wherigo
3 Mega groups
and more

We camp with cacher's nowadays ........
Sussex & Devon in June   (Wild West Christmas - is a great camp)
Surrey July
Piratemania July
and N Wales Mega in August

All go in the Caching Camping World

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I certainly don't want to stop anyone enjoying their hobby and getting fresh air and exercise but there have been a couple of pieces in the news in Scotland lately where listed/scheduled ruined buildings have been damaged by successive geocachers shifting stones, etc.

bestyman, is there a formal set of rules for geocachers to follow? Where would I find these?

I have a good reason for asking this as I'm aware it's going to come up in a meeting in the next couple of months and I'd like to have some info to pass out.    

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https://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx

http://www.geocaching.com/guide/

The two links above should help.
Like with other hobbies, it's sad when a few give the others a bad name.
Geocaches should not be buried or placed in dry stone walls and should have permission. If there is a geocache that has been placed causing problems contact Groundspeak on the links above. If you need any help just let me know.

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