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  1. quote:Originally posted by SearchRescueDog: If you are hunting for why there is a strange use of the letter "r" (ie:GPSr) it is to denote GPS Reciever. the "R" would not carry over to terms like "_geocacher_r" Sorry that extra 'r' in there was a typo on my part trying to make geocacher when I typed it in italics. Sam -- "Geocaching is great! Have something to do with my son and get out an exercise"
  2. Thank you for those heads up my son and I are looking for some caches to hit this weekend. Sam -- "Geocaching is great! Have something to do with my son and get out an exercise"
  3. If you wish to try that have you thought of benchmarking? A GPSr helps with benchmarking but it is not required Sam -- "Geocaching is great! Have something to do with my son and get out an exercise"
  4. Once more thank you everyone you have all been so kind. I wish I did take the time to greet the person I saw geocaching I just didn't want to break any 'rules' as I was still new. She happened to find the cache that skunked my son and I Oh well back there Saturday! Sam -- "Geocaching is great! Have something to do with my son and get out an exercise"
  5. As someone who went on their first Geocaching expediation yesterday I can say that was pretty much it. It would be wise to play with your GPSr and get to know it so you know how it operates. I am sure others more expierenced will give you better advice. But basically my son and I went to CircuitCity bought a GPS went home, and started our first expediation in an hour. Good luck to you and your family let us know how it turns out! Sam -- "Geocaching is great! Have something to do with my son and get out an exercise"
  6. Thanks everyone. BrianSnat the way I found it was by hitting 'Mark' and then editing the waypoint and then hitting 'GoTO' on the waypoint. I wanted to know if could 'Mark' my home and then add a second waypoint manually. I looked through the manual but it only shows how to Mark a waypoint and not just enter one. Yes this is highly addictive. My son who has a plethora of other toys just kept playing with the plastic scuba guy he got last night We are looking to go on our next outing today afterwork weather permitting. Sam -- "Geocaching is great! Have something to do with my son and get out an exercise"
  7. Well I got interested in Geocaching after stumbling across some information on it. Right after work I went and got a GPSr a eTrex. Then I went home and asked my 6 year old son if he wanted to come. He excitedly screamed "Yes Daddy!". I rip open the box that my GPSr came in and start looking for the quick start guide. Fidgeted with it for a bit and grabbed two maps off that where really close to our home. We left the house and started walking. We get to the first one and we kept walking back and forth for about 45 minutes. All the while we were right on top of the cache. I was filled with excitement as I opened it. I read the paper inside and grabbed for the log. Read it and my son was so overjoyed when he found a little plastic scube guy in there. I left the only thing I had on me at the time a Genesys pen which is like a Parker pen, its not a plastic BIC. I took several pictures and we were off to the next location which was nearby as well. Well we searched that one for a bit but we were unable to find it It could just be that we are newbies to the hobby/sport. We will return Saturday and try again, we saw another geocacher at the time but I didn't say anything as I tried to be discreet and I do not know if there is a rule against talking to another geocacher for help. Well we are 1 for 2 but we are definietly hooked. My son and I got another one planned for tomorrow ---------------- Question on the eTrex, when we got home I read the manual, is there any way to add a waypoint? Or do you need software and a cable? Since I got this from CircuitCity I was wondering if it would be best to get one of the higher models like the venture or legend? Sam -- "Geocaching is great! Have something to do with my son and get out an exercise"
  8. rayt333 after reading my last post it seems it could be misconstrued as insinuating that you didn't, it was not. I mean to ask do you explain? If so, is it worth it? And how do you do it without making the description so biased it sounds bad to the listener. I apologize if you felt I was attacking you I was not. I am new to this hobby and could use all the friends I can that are already in the hobby Sam -- "Geocaching is great! Have something to do with my son and get out an exercise"
  9. On that not, rayt333 do you explain to people that ask what you are doing? Maybe if we take the time to explain they will understand or walk off and call us nerd, either way I really never cared for what people thought of me. If it is fun and enjoyable, and gets me back outdoors I am all for it, and the financial hurdle for entry is very low cost. I must say I am suprised about the amount of caches located in my city. I already have two excursions planned this weekend for me and my son, thinking of adding a third because I just found out they have "for kids" cache hunts Sam -- "Geocaching is great! Have something to do with my son and get out an exercise"
  10. Thank you very much for clarifying that for me, Renegade Knight. Sam -- "Geocaching is great! Have something to do with my son and get out an exercise"
  11. Just browsed through the forums, faq, and glossary and trying to find out what a person is called who goes geocaching would it be "geocacherr"? TIA Sam -- "Geocaching is great! Have something to do with my son and get out an exercise"
  12. Just started Geocaching and I must say thanks. This has given me something todo with my son outdoors as well as start exercising again! If there are any clubs in this area can you email me information on how to join? Thanks a lot and hope to grab my first cache Saturday. Sam -- "Geocaching is great! Have something to do with my son and get out an exercise"
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