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Old 10 February 2011, 10:29   #1
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Geocaching is the devil Spawn of an unfortunate liaison between a metal detector and a Freemason's apron, conceived on a copy of the Times Crossword and whelped on a kid's Pirates of the Caribbean Treasure Map.

Like Golf, it's an excellent way to ruin a perfectly good walk
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Old 10 February 2011, 10:34   #2
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You can tell that I've had a number of hikes interrupted while some Hampstead Heathcliffs crisscrossed the Wuthering Heights checking out each other's Lunchboxes
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Old 10 February 2011, 11:19   #3
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You can tell that I've had a number of hikes interrupted while some Hampstead Heathcliffs crisscrossed the Wuthering Heights checking out each other's Lunchboxes
It is a good way to drag kids away from their computer/tv screens and get them out side for a day though.
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Geocaching is the devil Spawn of an unfortunate liaison between a metal detector and a Freemason's apron, conceived on a copy of the Times Crossword and whelped on a kid's Pirates of the Caribbean Treasure Map.

Like Golf, it's an excellent way to ruin a perfectly good walk
Have you tried it? If so I take it you had a DNF? If not - try it...

And it was not conceived on a copy of the Times Crossword but on a newsgroup (i.e. discussion forum) when someone posted some co-ords and said can you find this location - i've left a bucket filled with goodies. Take a goody if you want but please leave something else.
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A DNF? Let me guess, "Did Not Find"?

Although I am a mere Muggle, I have transported to Iceland (the Country, not the Frozen Provisioner) a novelty penguin that "wanted" to be there. That and a "travel bug". All this for a friend sadly afflicted with the disorder. Because it made him happier. Needless to say, the cache was pathetically easy to find and even easier to Sanitise (cup of diesel and a carefully applied cheroot butt).

Bwa-ha-haa!

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I have since saved the files that I moved via the Garmin as MMO (the memory map overlay format) , and they seem to imp/export with no problems. As I now have M-map i'll be using it as the main waypoint cruncher, but as the G12 has limited waypoint storage, I still want to keep the waypoint files as smaller blocks so I just load the area I'm going to before I go.

(To stop the inevitable array of "why not upgrade the GPS?" thread hijacks - 12 hr battery life is the simple answer. )
So all good now?

Just to cause trouble, the Garmin 78 has 30 hours of battery life.
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A DNF? Let me guess, "Did Not Find"?

Although I am a mere Muggle, I have transported to Iceland (the Country, not the Frozen Provisioner) a novelty penguin that "wanted" to be there. That and a "travel bug". All this for a friend sadly afflicted with the disorder. Because it made him happier. Needless to say, the cache was pathetically easy to find and even easier to Sanitise (cup of diesel and a carefully applied cheroot butt).

Bwa-ha-haa!

You need to get out more, there's this hobby called geocaching, that might be just up your street.................. You can even combine 'caching & RIBbing
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You need to get out more, there's this hobby called geocaching, that might be just up your street.................. You can even combine 'caching & RIBbing
TBA, I was just trolling, like you hadn't guessed

And I get out all the time, frequently Georibbing - I've delivered saddos to multiple offshore Trashes, I mean caches, dropped 'em off from Landrovers and regularly hiked over "just another ridge" to find a wee snaplock box with a keyring in it.

To me, Geocaching is like a large salary with amazing perks and a fantastic pension plan. I don't get either of 'em
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What ever happened to orienteering with an OS map and a compass. Where's the challenge when a GPS will take you right to the spot with no mental aptitude really needed other than how to turn the thing on?
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What ever happened to orienteering with an OS map and a compass. Where's the challenge when a GPS will take you right to the spot with no mental aptitude really needed other than how to turn the thing on?
Looks like you haven't tried this yet. This is the problem, it's so easy that they have to make it difficult. They go to immense lengths to do this

A bit like golf where essentially you have a wee ball that you want to get to the far end of a field. Simple enough - you'd think......
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