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Message posted by Whatamess05/3/2016 at 6:23am
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I've just sent a request to join.

We started geocaching about 4 or 5 months ago. We live near a country Park where there are 17 caches. We haven't done a lot since Christmas because other things have taken over our time but we'll be starting again soon. It's a perfect, cheap, hobby for nomads!

On the subject of GPS, we bought a Satmap off eBay for 100. Unfortunately you can't download from the geocaching web site, they seem to favour Garmin which we dismissed for some reason, so I just print out the co-ords, description and clues.

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Message posted by Campernic05/3/2016 at 9:45am
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To be honest a phone or a car sat nav in 'walking mode' would be enough. The device used to place the geocache are usually garmins or the like, only good to a 5m radius. A car sat nav is about the same. A phone is slightly worse.

I am a Topographic Surveyor with a piece of kit called Leica Smartnet, a receiver dish on top of a pole with a data logger. I could find a cache to half a centimeter but when the device used to place the thing is pretty hairy there's no point in having that kind of resolution.

However I'd be damn good at placing the things but I've never got round to it. I'm more of a part timer with Geocaching as it is.



Message posted by bestyman05/3/2016 at 1:47pm
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Im happy to use my iphone, looked at getting a dedicated unit but never did.

We have found almost 500 with the phone


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Message posted by Chi chi08/3/2016 at 2:37am
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Quote: Originally posted by bestyman on 04/3/2016
We love camping and caching. I have Facebook group called Geocamping UK which geocachers / campers chat on.

Its a great way to get outdoors and explore the area.



Just sent a request earlier

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