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The Geocaching bug has bitten me!! I just ordered this:

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ATL Peach Girl, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. ATL Peach Girl

    ATL Peach Girl ♥Meezers♥

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    Yeah, I had one of those. It was about ten yrs ago though. Unless thay updated it, the only real drawbrack to that model was the fact that you couldn't load maps unto it. What this means is that you may have to carry a map, but that's normal for geocashing anyways.

    It'll definitely serve it's purpose though, reliable yes.
     

  3. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA

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    Its a good GPS. When I started I used the Etrex Legend (the blue one) and it worked quite well. I still have it, but have upgraded several years ago to the 60CSX.

    Welcome to the world of geocaching!!
     
  4. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I have an E-terx legend and a fore-trex. Either one would do the job. The foretrex is handier to carry (wrist model) but the E-trex is easier to use.

    WARNING: Whatever you get, look at how easily it connects to your computer. You will want to connect it for updates, map loading, download info, etc. and my E-trex requires a whole string of adapters and drivers and cables, because they didn't make it simply plug in with a USB connection. I would not buy another obne unless it was a straight USB plug in to the computer.

    Personally, I'd be more interested in doing it with a map and compass. I've considered orienteering, but never got around to it.
     
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    Good for you, it's a great hobby. Enjoy your time in the great outdoors looking for hidden treasure.... Joining a local club makes all the more fun.:wave:
     
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    hamster NRA Life Member

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    Great hobby and great GPS unit. Be sure to take a magnetic compass with you also. Most GPS units don't have a built in magnetic compass... which means they rely on the changes in your position to determine your direction. Sometimes in the woods it isn't easy to move fast enough to see your current heading on the GPS. Use the compass to make sure you are heading to your bearing.
     
  7. sawgrass

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    That sounds like so much fun! Let us know how you like it.
     
  8. maxxsmoke

    maxxsmoke glockaholic

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    I actually do this using the paperless cache method and a 60CSX go paperless you will love this even more :cool:
     
  9. zoyter2

    zoyter2 Yeah, so what?

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    Great unit! I use the GPS on the truck dash to get me "there", and then use an old blue E to find the cache!

    Lots of fun!
     
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    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    I Have the etrex legend as well. i like it,but dont have much to compare it to.

    Never really looked for geocaches, but ive been wanting to start.
    My roommates mom has several thousand caches logged, i hear its addictive!


    Got it used, and it works fine, though sometimes now I have to tap it to get the whole screen to work:dunno: loose wire maybe..


    Have fun in the woods!
     
  11. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    Don't own one, but it looks interesting. Great way to get outdoor exercise or so I hear.

    But I did "stimulate the economy" today. I sent you the news on what I bought :supergrin:

    "Just like mine"?? I Don't think so! :rofl:
     
  12. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    I'm too old fashioned. I hate those GPS things...
     
  13. Smashy

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    Can someone explain exactly what geocaching is? I've heard of it but don't really know any details. Sounds like we have some people here who are into it.
     
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    I also bought the 60CSX when I was in the market a few years back. Absolutely incredible GPS. I use it for geocaching and hunting.
     
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    E-2-E Long Trail

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    Cool, welcome to the club.
     
  16. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    It's a high tech treasure hunt. People hide caches with a journal and sometimes little "goodys". They record the GPS coordinates where they hid it and post them here:

    http://www.geocaching.com/

    You get a GPS, almost any GPS, and go find them.
     
  17. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Great Peach, enjoy. I have used a auto GPS to find a couple of "drive up" ones since I'm not really built for hiking.
     
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    Radiac Got Jacks?

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    We (2Jeeps2Jacks) do the paperless on our DeLORME PN-20 & PN-30.

    We just passed 400 caches & 275 benchmarks. Great hobby.
     
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    Don't forget to carry your pepper spray.. It's a jungle out there.
     
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    DreamWeaver88 ...............

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