The Geocaching Handbook

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Globe Pequot, 2004 - Games - 113 pages
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02 Geocaching is a fast-growing outdoor sport, which combines aspects of treasure hunting, high-tech navigation, and exploration.

The Geocaching™ Handbook is a complete introduction to the fast-growing sport of geocaching. It includes a history of geocaching; instructions on creating a cache; hiding it and sharing it with others; geocaching etiquette and conventions; basic land navigation techniques including using a GPS unit; basic backcountry safety and etiquette; where to look and where to hide; types of treasures; and everything the aspiring geocacher needs to get started in this fascinating, family-friendly, high-tech outdoor-oriented pastime.
Geocaching is a fast-growing outdoor sport, which combines aspects of treasure hunting, high-tech navigation, and exploration.

The Geocaching™ Handbook is a complete introduction to the fast-growing sport of geocaching. It includes a history of geocaching; instructions on creating a cache; hiding it and sharing it with others; geocaching etiquette and conventions; basic land navigation techniques including using a GPS unit; basic backcountry safety and etiquette; where to look and where to hide; types of treasures; and everything the aspiring geocacher needs to get started in this fascinating, family-friendly, high-tech outdoor-oriented pastime.
 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

A little simple, a little outdated - but a neat way to lure people to the website. We just started, but are having lots of fun learning about our local geography and topography, and getting fresh air and exercise. Read full review

Contents

The Global Sensation
1
Lets Go Geocaching
11
GPS Units
21
Creating Caches
31
GeoGames
41
Bingocaching
45
Letterbox Hybrid
58
Backcountry Safety and Outdoor Briquette
67
GeoHappenings
77
Clubs and Web Sites
83
Cachionary 1 0
101
About the Author
114
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About the author (2004)

Layne Cameron is an avid outdoorsman who has authored or coauthored four books and more than 300 articles for national magazines and newspapers. The Hoosier native has enjoyed assignments ranging from riding and mapping Indiana's mountain bike trails, ballooning New Mexico's red rock canyons, ice fishing Minnesota's walleye-laden lakes, and barefoot water-skiing Florida's tea-colored waterways. His first exposure to geocaching was a January 2001 brief in Outside magazine ("If You Hide It, They Will Come.")

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