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Old 09-19-2015, 11:04 AM   #31
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We should start our own Facebook page so we can keep up with each other!

Better than that, since I personally don't do the facebook thing, is you could start a geocaching social group here on FRF. Anybody reading this here, obviously is a member of FRF. I'd join that.

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Old 09-19-2015, 11:56 AM   #32
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I heard geocaching was "using multi million dollar satellites to find tupperware in the forest" :-) Sound right?
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:20 PM   #33
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I heard geocaching was "using multi million dollar satellites to find tupperware in the forest" :-) Sound right?
That's what it says on the shirts.

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Old 09-19-2015, 03:04 PM   #34
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What in the world are you guys talking about, never heard of this . Please inform us what this is and how do you do it .
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Old 09-19-2015, 09:04 PM   #35
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The easiest way to find out about Geocaching is to visit https://www.geocaching.com/
It's free and you maybe surprised how many Caches are in your area. Some finds are easy, some hard, some large, some small but most interesting.
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:16 PM   #36
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I personally like Letterboxing better, I have been LB for years. Most plants are hand carved stamps and take you to places you would never find on your own. You create your own stamp to log in and stamp the found one in your book. It you would like to see a few stamps I have found I will post some. Michael
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:39 PM   #37
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Photo40D here - I took my new Salem CruiseLite to Midwest Geobash and the West Bend Cache Ba$h this summer and plan to head to SW Ohio next March/April for the MOGA. Since I bought my new unit, I'm thinking about planning next summer's weekend outings - camp and cache. Sounds like a plan.

Be happy to answer any "newbie" questions about geocaching. PM me.

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Old 09-19-2015, 10:41 PM   #38
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The easiest way to find out about Geocaching is to visit https://www.geocaching.com/
It's free and you maybe surprised how many Caches are in your area. Some finds are easy, some hard, some large, some small but most interesting.
It is free for the basic membership but there are many, many more caches (and features) for Premium members - and it's only $30 a year.
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:46 PM   #39
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What in the world are you guys talking about, never heard of this . Please inform us what this is and how do you do it .
We cachers like to tell people "we use billion dollar government satellites to hunt Tupperware in the woods". Joking aside - it's like a scavenger hunt where you use your GPS (handheld works best) to find geocaches that have been placed. You can find those at Geocaching.com. You download the cache (or groups of caches) to your GPS, pull one up and follow the navigation until you reach GZ (ground zero). Then you start looking. It could be a rock, pill bottle, camo'd bison (tube), preform (bigger tube) you name it. Whatever can fit a logbook or log sheet can work. When you get to woods caches, they are going to be more like the Tupperware containers or Lock N Locks or even ammo cans. Find it - sign the log and head for the next one. Happy hunting!
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I've created a Geocachers group. Anyone interested in geocaching is welcome to join in.
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