Forum: Just Getting Started In Geocaching
Topic: Know what your doing!
started by: PC Medic

Posted by PC Medic on Jan. 28 2005,4:06 pm
As geocaching becomes more and more popular, stories like < THIS ONE > seem to be more common and it doesn't have to be.

If you are new to geocaching and especially if you are new to the use of a GPS, please be sure to familiarize yourself with how to use it before you set off into the woods.

Using a GPS is pretty simple once you get used to it and Geocaching is a fun sport to be enjoyed by the whole family, but like any other outdoor activity has its risks. Don't increase them by heading out unprepared.

Know the area and bring a map.
Know your GPS
Mark a waypoint back to your car
Dress appropriately
Bring plenty of water
Bring a cell phone (just in case)

Hopefully this unfortunate experience has not soured these girls on geocaching and they will give it another try once they are more prepared.

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