+TheLoneGrangers Posted October 20, 2010 Share Posted October 20, 2010 I started geocaching with my wife last weekend, learned about it from a friend at work, borrowed a coworkers gps unit from 1999 and went out and started finding ones near my house, after the 6th one (only found 2 of 6) we went to best buy and bought a new garmin nuvo 1300, its awesome! The wife and I are up to 12 finds, and the ones that were the most fun to us were in a wildlife refuge area for a local university. Talk about AWESOME...I am hooked to this...35 years old and never heard of geocaching lol I can tell which ones I will like the best, the ones that require hikes/backpacking away from people...some of the ones i've seen with people canoeing to get to the location, the very adventurous kind. I haven't been camping since I was 15, I've never been in a canoe either lol, but I've always wanted too. I would love to go on a hike that takes a day to get to a cach, stay over night and hike out, I guess i should build up to those, and get my wife used to being in the "woods" Do you experianced hikers carry weapons with you? Is it even necassary? for bears, rattlesnakes, drug runners, etc? lol Would it be irresponsible to go on a weekend hiking trip without ever doing it before with just my wife? I've read what you need to have, I'm in the military, shelter, water, and staying dry are the most important items. I was thinking more on the lines of going to camp grounds and hiking out of there to find caches first, get my wife used to "roughing it" and I need to be reaquainted with it. thoughts/opinions? Sorry for the long post, but I am obsessed with geocaching right now. Quote Link to comment
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