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Unread 08-21-2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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Geocache? Ever find anything interesting?

So lately I have been Geocaching the crap out of my local area. Soon I'll be moving on to cache's out in the desert. (get better use out of my jeep.)

Yesterday I found a travel bug that originated in Okinawa, Japan. I thought that was pretty cool.

Any of you Geocache?

What's the most interesting thing you've found?



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Unread 08-28-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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I did it for a while. Never found a travel bug. My GPS finally quit so I have not done it in about 4 years. I wanted to do some hunting while I was deployed to Iraq, but could not locate any close to the area I was in. Might not have been a good idea anyway.
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I Cached local with the app for a while. Tapped everything local and just stopped. Found one on my street though.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 04:49 AM   #4
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Living in metro-phoenix, I don't see myself running out of caches anytime soon. I'm still waiting to get tired of it.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 11:55 AM   #5
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I've found a couple travel bugs. Found a post card from Okinawa in one as well. Found an ammo can cache also.
I took the ammo can........ lol
I've done most of them in my town in like a 2-3 mile radius from my house, I want to go to the Ocala National Forest which is like 2 hours south of me. But fun trails to ride through and a metric ****-ton of caches.
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I did about 10-12 years ago. Once it got more popular it seemed that too many people lacked decided they could place their caches just anywhere (private property, cemeteries, forestry). I stopped because didn’t want to support that type of behavior. I remember one told you to be careful of a dog ( I knew who lived there and they did not place the cache) and the other said be careful when going through the barbed wire fence.
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I am a bridge inspector by trade and I have found a few on bridges. Interesting? No, but their placement was. Found one on the top cord of a metal truss bridge about 25' off the ground, not sure I would have condoned climbing that height up a 45 degree smooth metal angle without a harness but ohh well.
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I cached for about a week after purchasing a GPS for somebody for Christmas but before giving it (Yes, I used their gift, it was expensive). Never really found anything interesting, but the best hidden cache was in a power line pole. They drilled a 3/8" hole, and put a cut off hex head bolt with some kind of tiny metal container attached into the hole (small log sheet was in the container). It was the very first cache I found after getting the GPS, and it was 100 yards from the front door.

It took 4 or 5 of us multiple tries over the course of 2 days to find it. It was on a rural corner with weeds so we weren't just searching on the pole. In hindsight it doesn't make sense for there to be a hex bolt in a power line pole, but there were other screws and nails that help it blend.
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I been wanting to try this out. Whats the best i phone app out there? And can anyone explain a little bit more about caching itself? Really dont know much about it.
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I don't know anything about apps available. Geocaching is where people leave containers ranging in size from about an inch to a shoe box. They post the GPS coordinates online, but the coordinates will only get you within 30 feet and the container is camouflaged. Inside there is a log to sign and date. You can leave or take random items that might be in the container.

It's just something to do outdoors.
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And can anyone explain a little bit more about caching itself? Really dont know much about it.
It's something to do. A multi-cache (offset) can be, interesting...

Geocaching: http://www.geocaching.com/ Surf the site and check out the tutorials, glossary, and discussion forum (under "community"). It's free to register for a basic membership.

If the container has a rubber stamp in it, and the log is full of different (rubber) stamp images, it is probably NOT a 'cache but, rather, a Letterbox -- a similar but different "hide'n'seek" obsession. In this case, take nothing, leave nothing (except, your trail name in the log).

Whether you find a geocache or a letterbox, put it back exactly where you found it, and camouflage/hide it in it's place so it: is not easily seen by passers-by, and will (might?) be still there for the next seeker (FINDER!).

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