|View single post by rat31465|
|Posted: Tue Aug 11th, 2009 02:35 PM||
|After a search for Geocaching turned up no hits on this subject here on Handloaders Bench, I thought I would create this thread. I placed it here in survival because it does help teach Orienteering skills as well as map reading, GPS usage etc.
So to the uninitiated ...What is Geocaching?
Getting Started with Geocaching
Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a Geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the Geocache.
It is very family friendly but I have been having a good deal of fun running down some of these caches myself.
If you’re like me I asked myself why would I want to participate in this activity since I already have many Hobbies.
1. It’s a good excuse to use that GPS that is sitting in the Bug out Bag.
2. It’s an activity that you can involve the wife and kids in...Or in my case the Grandson.
3. It’s a good excuse to get up out of the Lazy Boy and get a little exercise.
4. And dang it....! Its just plain fun.
The link above will lead you to a website that will tell you everything you need to know to get started.
Get out and try it.
Get yourself a Glock, Lose that Nickle Plated Sissy Pistol. (Tommy Lee Jones as Dep Sam Gerard.)