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pirate_dani Offline
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    Posted: April 16 2008,7:10 am QUOTE

hi all,

I stumbled upon this place a couple of days ago. Had a good look round and proceeded on my stumbling ways. Have to admit, you left me intrigued. So intrigued that I want to give this a go myself. It looks really cool.

so just a quick question. As you could most likely guess, I dont have a GPS unit of my own. Is it acceptable to use a sat nav instead? I had a look at my sat nav, and it accepts coordinates (which is cool, cos I didnt know it could do that)

anyway, thought i would quickly introduce myself
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    Posted: April 16 2008,1:45 pm QUOTE

If it helps you find the cache, I think it would definitely be acceptable.  I know of some folks that just use maps and compasses.  Old school, you know.

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    Posted: April 16 2008,2:50 pm QUOTE

Not sure geocaching with a SatNav device would follow the  leave-no-trace method :grinnin .

On a serious note,...
There are some park-n-grab type caches that this would work for and it would get you close enough to some I have seen that you could probably use the clues to get the rest of the job done, but a hand held GPSr is the best way to go. Doesn't have to be any thing real fancy or expensive and a suitable one could be found for around $100 (U.S.)


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    Posted: April 17 2008,7:09 am QUOTE

A good place to check for equipment that you can get a good deal on is at http://www.mdgps.org. On the forums is a section for 'classified ads'. You might want to try there to get something.

PC is right about not needing anything fance. I have just your basic eTrex & it works great. Actually when some of the higher tech jobs didnt pick up good coords mine did. Good Luck  MW


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    Posted: April 17 2008,8:58 am QUOTE

:D  Here is another place to look. They have used GPS a lot.

http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites.html

Just find your state then the city.
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    Posted: April 18 2008,2:56 am QUOTE

oh, you dont need to worry about me driving my car through a forest or something! The sat nav isnt in built into the car. I can walk about with it.

Im in the UK, so the Maryland geocachers are a bit out for me. And GPS units seem to still be really quite expensive, even second hand. :(
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    Posted: April 18 2008,6:07 am QUOTE

I dont know how much the units are in the UK but maybe getting 1 from someone on 1 of these websites or maybe thru Paypal may still be cheaper with postage, not sure.You could still try going on the MGS webpage & post what you are looking for as there are cachers from all over the world who post on there. Maybe someone would be closer to you  there than from across the pond to here (USA). Good luck. MW
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    Posted: April 12 2009,7:27 am QUOTE

Quote (pirate_dani @ April 16 2008,9:10 am)
hi all,

I stumbled upon this place a couple of days ago. Had a good look round and proceeded on my stumbling ways. Have to admit, you left me intrigued. So intrigued that I want to give this a go myself. It looks really cool.

so just a quick question. As you could most likely guess, I dont have a GPS unit of my own. Is it acceptable to use a sat nav instead? I had a look at my sat nav, and it accepts coordinates (which is cool, cos I didnt know it could do that)

anyway, thought i would quickly introduce myself

Try YouTube under Geocaching.  Lots of info there.  Good Finding!
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