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Old 02-12-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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Are there any geocachers here?

My husband & I want to try it out, but each time we fail...we have used the c:geo app on our phones & our car gps but in our 3 attempts found nothing.

So, if there are any geocachers out there that would be willing to show us the ropes b4 we invest in a proper gps, we'd loe to tag along!

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Old 02-12-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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I am not from Jersey, but am a geocacher.
Do you have any of the GC Id's of the caches you tried? I can take a look at the cache page and maybe get you an idea of what to look for.

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Old 02-12-2012, 12:45 PM   #3
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And read the logs of previous people that found them sometimes they give you hints! we use that cgeo on our phones also works good for us ...goodluck & happy caching
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:48 PM   #4
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One time I found a geocache by accident. I didnt know what it was but it had a paper inside explaining all the rules. Cool little things in there but I ddnt take anything....ya know...being respectful and all.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:52 AM   #5
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:51 AM   #6
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:56 AM   #7
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Been doing it for about 10 years. Nice fun way to spend the day with your wife/girlfriend. And its a really cheap date!
I agree though, look at the older posts of people who have found it to kind of get an idea where it is. And remember your gps is only accurate to about 10 to 30 feet. So when it says you're close start looking around at where you would hide something.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:37 PM   #8
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into geocaching a little bit. I'm in north jersey, and it's been pretty easy around my area.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:18 PM   #9
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Best bet for caching would be a simple Garmin E-trex. Base models <$100. Always a great diversion during a trail ride or after. good hunting.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:23 PM   #10
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I Geocache. C:GEO got abandoned by the developer when he got frustrated with Groundspeak. I heard it was back up and running by someone new, in some kind of open source mode, but we haven't tried it since. I normally use a Garmin Colorado 400.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:42 PM   #11
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C geo was good and the best. But then he sold it and now it's Terrible. I upgraded right after to the I phone and now have the groundspeak Geocaching app and I think I like it better then the old cgeo not too sure but there booth up there I think the only thing keeping me from saying that the geocaching app is better is that I had to pay 10 bucks for it.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:01 PM   #12
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I started this past Fall after seeing posts from you.


I enjoy spending the time with my wife doing this and as mentioned, CHEAP fun. I go out in Wharton to do it alot, only found like 10 out there so far. Usually run in to other cachers too.
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Look up "Gilligans Island" in Wharton thats mine
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I went one time and it was a lot of fun. you can try Do something, Learn something, Share something, Change something - Meetup and find a group near you. always more fun with a crowd. and someone there will be knowledgeable about the gps thing.
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I geocache but haven't been out in a long time since my geo bud died. I really miss doing it. I am the owner of several caches. Would love to get back into it again. Don't get discouraged at first. It takes time to hone your geo skills. The app sucks as far as pin point accuracy. Get a handheld gps but not a yellow garmin. If your in south jersey maybe we could hook up one weekend. Once you find one, you'll be hooked.
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I geocache and own 135 caches. For starters, do your homework on geocaching.com by reading about maybe 6 closeby caches. Pull them up in Google Earth. If you need to, print out some info to help you. Make sure they have been found recently and then go after them. If there is a local geocaching forum in your area, join it and "mash-up" with someone to learn the ropes. Some caches are very "evil" or difficult to spot. When you log them in, resist the temptation to write only TFTC, but write something about your experience. Only cache owners know the importance of this. I always post a stupid photo of myself with each cache for fun. You can see me on geocaching.com by searching for: baytownbert If you take a trackable item, log it and do your best to relocate it asap. Welcome to the sport.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:32 PM   #17
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BaytownBert; thanks for the tips!!

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I geocache but haven't been out in a long time since my geo bud died. I really miss doing it. I am the owner of several caches. Would love to get back into it again. Don't get discouraged at first. It takes time to hone your geo skills. The app sucks as far as pin point accuracy. Get a handheld gps but not a yellow garmin. If your in south jersey maybe we could hook up one weekend. Once you find one, you'll be hooked.
Wlloyd, that would be awesome!! I'm right in Atco, so all the Wharton ones just taunt me!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:41 PM   #18
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Hey Baytownbert,

I've been reading through the logs in each cache and have a question. What does TFTC mean? I haven't gone looking yet but will be starting next week
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TFTC stands for thanks for the cache. Its just politely thanking the owner for taking the time to do it!
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Thanks. Read it 20 times but couldn't figure it out!

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