Geocaching For Dummies

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Wiley, Sep 3, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
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Find a high-tech hobby in the great outdoors!

Dig into this fast-growing detective sport that's fun for all ages

Once you get your coordinates, your GPS receiver, maps, compass, and this book, you're ready for adventure! Seek out containers of goodies hidden around the world by other geocachers, hide a cache of your own, see new places, and get a little exercise to boot. Here's where to start!

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

  • Choose and use a GPS receiver
  • Find and download coordinates
  • Pack the right gear
  • Share experiences with the geocaching community
  • Search for benchmarks
  • Use geocaching as a teaching tool

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Review: Geocaching For Dummies

User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

This is a pretty good starter book on geocaching. It's a good review for the experienced cacher as well. Lots of good advice on hiding, searching fo ra cache, and even what GPSr to use. As well as information on what kind of shorthand some cachers use. Read full review

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User Review  - Tricia Griffith - Goodreads

Like many of the "For Dummies" books, this is great if you want to figure out what you need to do to get started, and also contains a lot of information if you've already started and want to learn more. Read full review


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About the author (2004)

Joel McNamara is a technology consultant, author, adventure racer, and veteran geocacher. He’s experienced in search-and-rescue and disaster response operations.

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