like i need a new addiction.

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  1. Grizzix

    Grizzix Guide Bushclass I

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    Took my son to the park today and while I was there I decided for the heck of it to look up my location up on geocaching.com. Sure enough there were 3 close caches. I grabbed my son and told him we were going on a little "hike". It didn't take me too long to find one. MY 1ST CACHE. I decided we didn't have time to look for the others but I'll be back soon. Only issue is that it feels kinda shady/creepy trying to get to them without people seeing you. It was a pretty cool experiance and I'll have to check out more in the future.
     
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    Oh, Man, have YOU messed up!
    Good Luck with the new addiction
     
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    I did the same with my girls. Now I need a more accurate GPS. Great.....
     
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    Casebrius Tinder Gatherer

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    If you have an IPhone, get the app. I just found my first international cache. Good times.
     
  5. froldt

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    I had the fortune of starting out in the country, so there was no one to "hide" from.

    Yup, you messed up for sure... Welcome to the game!
     
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    Geocaching.com and Garmin both have Android apps available as well. I like the Geocaching.com one a little better, but both are pretty nice.

    Sent from my SCH-I800 using Tapatalk
     
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    This is my biggest fear, getting another addiction, geocaching sounds like a ton of fun, have not gone yet, but plan on doing so soon!
     
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    Welcome to the club! You're right, this is a fun and addicting hobby. Believe it or not, I know a guy who's wife had an informal intervention with family and friends to get him to ease up a bit on caching so much. It was quite the joke here locally among the caching community. Have fun and stay safe!
     
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    I could geo cache for hours. I work downtown Louisville so occasionally I go out on my lunch break and find them. It's a blast!

    Have fun!
     
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    I m trying to ignore this activity . Already get plenty of greif for 40 hours or so a week spent on Bushcraft . It sure sounds like fun tho .
     
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    Oh man...
     
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    MANIMAL Guide

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    I started with my boys this past Fall season - got 20 under our belt and the boys are fiending for more adventures....just kinda hard with all the snow right now


    iphone GPS app is superb for this
     
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    Cacheing is very addictive! Its cheap (after i bought the gps) easy (depending on your geo sense) and it gets us out to places that i never knew existed. I do prefer the country way more than town caches. Ive actually had the local pd call my house looking foe me due to suspicious activities. they had found the cache and thought it was a bomb or something of that nature in a camo film container... i had to explain to them what they would find in it and what it was all about. I also made it very clear that until i get the remaining caches in their town im sure this might happen again :)
     
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    New to geocaching, found out quickly, it is a cooler weather activity. Been wanting to try it for awhile, loaded some coordinates from geocache.com into my 13 yr. old garmin etrex and headed out to the local National Forest.

    Found 2 out of 3, sweated alot and decided I liked it. Trying now to resist the urge to purchase a new gps.

    After I got home, went back to geocache.com and looked at the info about the one I couldn't find. There, lower on the page are posts of others telling about their searches. WHO KNEW!?

    Anyway, beginners mistake. No one has found the one I couldn't find for the last 6 months. Animal might have carried it off.

    Fall, winter and spring are busy times for me in the woods, I think they just became busier.

    I'm liking geocaching!
     
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    I had no clue what geocaching was until I looked it up after reading this... I have 3 within walkin distance of my house... and im getting ready to throw on my running shoes and take off...
     
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    My wife was asking me about doing this. Wow? Recommend me a good GPS. I was looking at the Garmin Oregon. Thx
     

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