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Post by Bronze » 10 January 04 3:15 pm

10 Mins TookiT-

Gheez your lucky, My wife dosen't even get out of the car, thats if she comes. The kids can't help if there is any chance of spiders. Makes family camping hard with out a nearby Motel.

At the moment I'm appealing "Canyons are dangerious and stupid". So I guess I'm not doing the dishes for a while. "There could be a knife in under those suds, I'm not sticking my wrist in that! That would be dangerious and stupid"

When I arrive at a location I generally lay my GPS on my pack or hat and do a quick "obvious place" search which lasts for about ten minutes. After that I check the GZ again and adjust as required then conduct a more through search in 1/4's from the GZ out to about 40 meters. Circles make me dizzy.

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Post by alex » 26 January 04 11:12 pm

[quote "the last few metres is where it becomes tricky" ] I found my first cache over three years ago and I know that it doesn't get easier. Today I scored one find and three no-finds :x

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Post by rav 4 raiders » 01 February 04 11:32 pm

Hounddog wrote:Take your wife/girlfriend and /or kids.
They are very useful for finding things that are low down and they also have a little more patience. :lol:
I love taking my kids as they are teenagers and it is fantastic for their self esteem if they get to find the cache before "the olds" :lol:

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Post by rav 4 raiders » 01 February 04 11:32 pm

Hounddog wrote:Take your wife/girlfriend and /or kids.
They are very useful for finding things that are low down and they also have a little more patience. :lol:
I love taking my kids as they are teenagers and it is fantastic for their self esteem if they get to find the cache before "the olds" :lol:

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Post by GeoQuacks » 17 February 04 11:07 pm

ToolkiT wrote:
Hounddog wrote:Take your wife/girlfriend and /or kids.
They are very useful for finding things that are low down and they also have a little more patience. :lol:
you obviously have never cached with my wife ;)
After 10 minutes searching she gets frustrated and walks off...:D
Nor mine... Although caching is so much more fun when she is there and enjoying it!

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Post by belford1 » 19 May 04 9:52 am

Great tips from all. We are newbies to geocaching but as a mod on another forum I have quickly learned to seek out the FAQ and tips pages - Great tips and all the obvious questions are answered.

Love the layout of this site - cant wait to look around a bit more :)

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Post by CraigRat » 31 August 04 3:16 pm

Ebenezer wrote:A strategy that nearly always seems to help me when searching for a cache (once I get to GZ) is:

If I were hiding a cache here, where would I hide it?
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That's the one tip that I think has saved me every time.<p><p>After the usual initial frantic scrabble around, I stop and say 'If I were hiding a cache here, where would I hide it?....Probably in those rocks(or wherever)...' thats usually what gives me the find..<p><p>That and always bring a Wiggles tape in the car to keep Charlotte happy... dragging a sulky 3 y.o around the bush isn't much fun! :lol:

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Post by Cached » 31 August 04 4:10 pm

One of my kids ( 8 ) loves the tech part of the find - ozi and the maps and GSAK but is happy to wait in the car when it comes to the search.

The other (5) likes the hunt.
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Post by SA_ParrotHead » 03 September 04 6:28 pm

Hi, As a newbie to this site I figure if you are going to make a mistake this is the forum to do it. So dont know if I should have started a new topic or just posted like this.
My question is how do you get the stars above your team logo on the left hand column. I thought it would be by putting in your Geocaching.com user number in your profile however that hasnt worked. Cheers

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Post by leek » 03 September 04 6:38 pm

HI SA_ParrotHead,

Just go to the main forum page, and underneath the General Chit-Chat line, you will see a link to Update your Stars

Then just follow the instructions...

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ASTRO's night cache rule

Post by TeamAstro » 09 October 04 11:57 am

Night Caching Tip/ Rule :shock:

Apart from the obvious requirements of a big torch and a little torch (yes, the little ones are handy for busy spots or impossible angles), spare batteries should be carried to avoid real frustration!. TeamAstro also factors in one more vital point. This is regards to the difficulty and terrain rating, the so called “ASTRO RATINGÂâ€

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Post by Big Bang » 21 October 04 1:49 pm

Hi

Is there anywhere where the etiquette and rules of geocaching can be found?

Also, how does one go about logging a new cache?

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Re: Newbie

Post by Aushiker » 21 October 04 4:37 pm

Big Bang wrote:Hi

Is there anywhere where the etiquette and rules of geocaching can be found?

Also, how does one go about logging a new cache?
Hi Big Bang
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Take a look at http://www.geocaching.com/seek/. Should give you a head start at least.
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Andrew

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Re: Newcomer

Post by sc00t » 13 December 04 4:53 pm

pprass wrote: (do you pronounce it "cash" or "caysh" - I have seen it both ways)
So, which is it??

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Re: Newcomer

Post by leek » 13 December 04 6:23 pm

sc00t wrote:
pprass wrote: (do you pronounce it "cash" or "caysh" - I have seen it both ways)
So, which is it??
See this thread for extensive debate on the subject...

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