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      CommentAuthorGypsy
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2008
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    Geocaching FAQ at geocaching.com

    It's a cross between treasure hunting and orienteering for high tech aficionados all over the planet.
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      CommentAuthorMegaGoosey
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2008
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    I have a friend who is way, way, way into geocaching. I'm not quite lonely enough to try it yet.
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    Yeah, I know someone who does it. She has a boyfriend too.

    You'd think they'd be mutually exclusive activities.
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      CommentAuthorSteve
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2008
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    I've gone Geocaching a few times with the wife. I'll throw a couple points on my laptop that has a built in GPS and take it with when we go camping. It's nice because it gets us to see areas that are off the beaten path and usually pretty places.
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    I use my Blackberry's GPS. Its nice to walk the dog and he seems to like the hunting bit of the exercise.
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      CommentAuthorMegaGoosey
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2008
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    Yeah, I know someone who does it. She has a boyfriend too.

    You'd think they'd be mutually exclusive activities.

    That made me laugh.
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2008
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    Geocaching is pretty cool - I had a crack at it while researching an article on urban sports. It's a lot of fun, though you have to be in the right mood for it. Anything that turns city streets into a vast pac-man grid as you home in on a location on a handset has to be cool.

    What's with all the "lonely" jabs? For all the geocachers I met it was a very social activity, going hunting in pairs (even dates) or groups. Then there's the cache & trash meets, where geocachers from all over will congregate on a GPS point at a certain time and just tidy the place up.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2008
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    My wife and I used to do letterboxing, which is the lo-tech version.
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    I tried this out a few years ago and eventually decided it wasn't really for me. I think if I had known a few other people who were into it and could have gone out in groups it would have been a lot more fun. As it was I was usually in a group of me and one or two other uninterested parties I dragged along without their own GPSr.