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Old 11 February 2011, 17:30   #21
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It is a good way to drag kids away from their computer/tv screens and get them out side for a day though.
I could compile a fairly long list of outdoor activities which kids might find more fun. Power kites and sandboarding for two, both for a similar outlay to a handheld GPS. Geocaching might just cut it for the 7-10 age group.
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We find it works best if someone lays out a series of very large rusty piles of metal on the sea bed, the idea is you spend hundreds of s visitng them , often the same one!

It's definitely not just for kids...
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we do it with out a GPS.. try the old way with just a map and compass its more of a challenge and it teach,s the kids how to read and understand a map you get more satisfaction plus you don,t need loads batteries
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we do it with out a GPS.. try the old way with just a map and compass its more of a challenge
Why not just ditch the map and compass and have the kids wander around the countryside for days, randomly kicking over rocks and shoving thier hands in rotton tree trunks?
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Why not just ditch the map and compass and have the kids wander around the countryside for days, randomly kicking over rocks and shoving thier hands in rotton tree trunks?
Possibly not the worst strategy
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