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    Default Forum Geocaching?

    Are any members of the forum actively involved in Geocaching?

    Should we not start a forum Geocache section?

    For those not familiar with Geocaching, a Geocache consists of either objects or a log sheet hidden somewhere in a water tight container. The co-ordinates are published on a website. Any person doing that trip can access the co-ordinates, find the hidden cache and replace the items with like or simply complete the log sheet, before hiding the cache back in its original position.

    When they get home, they can update the cache details. A forum Geocache could consist of the log sheet only, visitors would log their forum "handle" and could see who was there before them.
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    That sounds like a very interesting project...like the idea of seeing who was there before you

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    I am activley involved in geocaching sa (Timmo1977) there is already a geocaching forum, but we could spread the word on here a bit more
    Thanks, Timmo
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    I actively do Geocaching when I am back in SA and we go touring around. We often choose our route depending on Geocaches in an area.
    It has taken us to some very interesting places that we would not normally know about as they are usually set by people who are local to that area.
    A Forum cache sounds interesting.
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    We also do Geocaching (as Hansie & Grietjie).
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    I am also a geocacher, although I do not get to do too many. I love the great places that it takes you and maybe we should get a section going where good 4x4 places can be shared.
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    Me too! janfloris
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    We used to be very active geocachers - GS&Dogs. The sport went a little cold for us due to political issues. We still cache occasionally but dont log the finds.

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    ek geocache ook, dis baie lekker, veral as die roete na die cache toe lekker moeilik is.
    awesome hobby, gee mens iets om te doen op 'n lang pad

    wêreldwye skattejag!

    al wat jy kort is 'n GPS en www.geocaching.com en 'n paar breinselle om sommige van die raaisels en goete uit te werk
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    Are you guys on the basic membership or Premium?
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    I have premium membership, it is fairly cheap and it allows me to do pocket caches, where you can do searches in an area and download up to 500 caches at once an import it into the GPS with all of the details of logs, hints etc.
    Gone are the days of printing out a load of pages, just in case you went past there on your journey
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    Thanks, I have just created an account, basic but will consider the Premium once I am into it!
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    There is also a nice add-in for google earth, where you can zoom in on an area and see where all of the geocaches are in that area. It gives you an idea of which caches you want to do if you want to start slowly.
    I use it as well to get a centre reference point for my pocket caches.
    Meaning give me all of the caches within say a 50km radius of a certain Co-Ordinate
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidW View Post
    Are you guys on the basic membership or Premium?

    Premium. Pocket Queries are the best!
    Get yourself the GSAK (Geocache Swiss Army Knife) program. Its free, but after some time you will start getting a nag screen if you run the application until you activate it. ($25) VERY handy geocaching program.
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    I geocache, loads of fun. Actually busy prepping a new cache to go hide.

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    Started Geocaching earlier this year and absolutly loving it. There are a good number of caches here in the UAE where a 4x4 is required. My wife is now an excellent navigator and plans our routes. Also use GSAK software

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    Geocaching is HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!
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    Haha,
    Definitely!
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    In case anyone's interested...there's a new South African online geocaching community. Think it has something to do with the local Garmin guys. Looks like a nice easy place to find, share and review caches.

    http://www.opencaching.com/#
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    Opencaching seems like a good idea but these things rely on community and there really doesn't seem to be one here. All the caches on there are placed by very active "Groundspeak" geocachers and I cannot see any that have been logged even thought they were placed in 2009...

    I haven't been doing it very long but I cache under the same user name as I use here.

    What I love about it is that it gets us to stunning places we wouldn't even know about without it. Attached is an example from Sunday.

    Happy Hunting
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