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Geocaching News 8/26/2010

Using GPS for Survival Geocaching

Spinning off of geocaching for recreational use,geocaching can also come in handy for survival purposes.  Here we will explore some of the ways that a GPS unit can be employed from an emergency preparedness standpoint…

Reference:Using GPS for Survival Geocaching

Geocaching Brings Out the Kid in All of Us

R.J. Telford writes of geocaching for an older audience. He includes a video that shows how 53 –year-old Paul Alexander started geocaching and soon involved his 88-yea0 old father,Bruce and 12-year-old daughter, Sara in the game. Since beginning at age 85,Bruce has found 1,543 caches.

Reference: Geocaching – an adventure game

Taking it Outside:A Gamer’s Take on Geocaching

With the evolution of GPS technology,there is now a way to flip the original concept and take a game of exploration,out into the world… Does enough appeal exist within geocaching to attract an ilk stereotypically known for shunning the sun and any tree not named Yggdrasil?

Reference:Taking it Outside:A Gamer’s Take on Geocaching

Treasure hunts go high-tech with geocaching

Geocachers in the wild

Tamara Johnson (left) and Jill Read find a geocache hanging from a tree near Newton,North Carolina. Geocaching is a high tech treasure hunt,using GPS to find treasure left by other geocachers.

I find a log sheet where others have made their mark,and trinkets including toy cars and small figurines. I write my geocache name and take a car. In exchange,I leave a travel-sized bottle of Off for a future hunter. I’m now officially a geocacher…

Reference:Treasure hunts go high-tech with geocaching

Crosby Farm Clean-Up

Some Twin Cities residents took time out of their Saturday to help restore one metro park. The National Park Service along with volunteers worked this morning to help clean up and restore Crosby Farm Regional Park in St. Paul…Many of the volunteers who helped rangers are familiar with Crosby Farm park because they often are in the park geocaching. (Ironically,the National Park Service prohibits geocaching on its property – ed)

Reference:Crosby Farm Clean-Up by FOX 9 News

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Reference:The Joy of Geocaching – Book by The Geocaching Shop

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