Hypothetically Speaking III in General geocaching topics Posted December 19, 2003 Finding caches would require a $300 piece of electronics in addition to your GPSr.Hiding caches would require the above and a $15 device for each cache. Would you find this type of cache? Would you hide this type of cache? At basic minimum, all you really DO pay for caching is the GPS and batteries. Internet access is available at many US libraries. And at work. Coordinates can (and I've done this a time or 2) be written on a scrap of paper. So really, the 'paying for the computer, paper, ink, etc... ' is an invalid argument. I think it might be a neat crossover type activity for some, that already have this type of equipment. But would *I* pay $300 for another gadget to find this type of cache? Would I pay $15 a pop (in addition to the normal box/trinkets) to hide this cache? No. Even if I had the $ to spare? Still no. Why? Even living in a major metro area, in reality, how many others would buy this $300 equipment, and hide $15 transmitters? How will I know there's caches out there to be found without blowing $300? How soon 'till some hotshot figures out how to alter the $15 transmitters to make them appear to be his own, and start swiping them, using them for his caches? Or worse, start hiding them in ... umm... unappropriate locatoins? With geocaching it's easy: you can see how many caches are in your area before going out and buying a GPS.