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Geocaching Daily 10/13/08

  • Groundspeak Forums has a pretty lively thread going on which GPS units to avoid for paperless geocaching.

  • A teacher tells how each child in a geocaching adventure can be given a different task to make the excursion more fun for everyone.

  • It’s a great way to get outdoors and involve the whole family in a fun activity,says the charitable organization. There’s good advice here on how to start easy and buld confidence.

  • How two prolific owners came to love the game.

  • A bomb squad investigated a suspicious pipe dropped off in front of a Carson City business Tuesday only to find the item was part of an electronic treasure hunt. “Quite a few people in this world have too much spare time,” said the owner who reported the cache.

  • Caching lore:“Dave Ulmer of Oregon,Wash.,quickly took advantage of the new technology by hiding a container in the back country,posting the coordinates on the Internet with marching orders to “go find it!”“To honor his ingenuity,Team 360 decided a plaque needed to be erected on the site of the world’s first cache. During the excavation for the cement footing,the cache was discovered –crushed,bent and riddled with holes was the O.C.B.”This article also quotes several other people explaining why they geocache. “John,who was busy entering coordinates into the team’s hand-held GPS,described the whole adventure as “collecting Tupperware with multi-billion dollar satellite equipment.”

  • An ammo box makes the police blotter in this Minnesota community,which apparently hadn’t heard of geocaching.

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