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Hi everyone, I joined back in Oct 2018, using my cellphone GPS best I could but not very accurate so I got on Geocaching to purchase a starter kit with the Gamin 35. If I seriously want to get into this stuff, I had better spend the money, and besides, you can't take it with you. So, I already do metal detecting and metal fishing(creeks and rivers with huge magnets). I like a challenge so I joined up. Did find 2 items so far but not easy. I am going to make my own cache containers from objects I'm saving up. Do you finders ever have a gathering or get together? I'm into WheresGeorge and there's some that get together once a year in Akron. Anyway, leave a note of "hello" and carry on.

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25 minutes ago, invisibleman53 said:

Hi everyone, I joined back in Oct 2018...

 

Be very welcome!

Remember to set the notifications in your profile, to get all the Events nearby...

Take a look at this Events, maybe you can Attend some.

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We literally just started this after listening to a few in our network talk about it over the years. Havent set out on a day of just hunting but were taking one a day that are close and begining to enjoy the "bonus" fun it offers us when we are already out enjoying the outdoors. Being an Army guy I've already ordred a geocache kit that will offer up some Army themed swag as well as set in motion a trackable. It will be more camoflaged than even I was back in the day!  Eventually we will register it and get it going. Until then...cheers folks. Easy fun that gets you some quirky looks from unknowing bystanders when you are literally on top of it with the GPS but still can't see the dang thing!

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1 minute ago, jenandbrandondavis said:

Easy fun that gets you some quirky looks from unknowing bystanders when you are literally on top of it with the GPS but still can't see the dang thing!

 

Been there... saw that. :D

Welcome soldier!

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Hi everyone,

I am living in Spalding Lincolnshire UK, I did a little bit of geocaching several years ago having been introduced to it by my daughter. Now that I am retired and have just finished a course of radiotherapy for prostate cancer I want to take it up again as a form of healthy activity therapy. Just received my new GPS as I let my daughter keep my last one, so ready to get out and about starting tomorrow.

 

Clive

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I have been caching occasionally since 2013, but got into the sport about two years ago. Loving every minute of it. Since I am not a painter, musician, or good at any form of art,  hiding caches is a way that I can express my puzzle-minded/artistic/engineering side. I live in Houston, Texas but started caching often when I lived in Indiana,  and now that I am back in my native Texas, I am placing caches in areas I have been going to for years. 

 

 

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A number of recent posts to this thread were split off into their own new thread, called "Resources to Explain Geocaching."  Please use this thread for brief introductory messages.  Thanks!

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Hello, everyone.

I'm new. I just found three caches this past weekend.

I'm finding that geocaching will help me get outside, get some physical activity, and solving some mysteries!

 

 

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On 12/10/2018 at 8:51 AM, Clive125 said:

Hi everyone,

I am living in Spalding Lincolnshire UK, I did a little bit of geocaching several years ago having been introduced to it by my daughter. Now that I am retired and have just finished a course of radiotherapy for prostate cancer I want to take it up again as a form of healthy activity therapy. Just received my new GPS as I let my daughter keep my last one, so ready to get out and about starting tomorrow.

 

Clive

HI Clive, welcome! Wish you much health!

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10 hours ago, JhonnyCache said:

I'm new. I just found three caches this past weekend.

 

Be very welcome!

 

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Hi! My name is Angie. I'm not exactly NEW here, but I made this account back in 2017 and basically forgot about it. I'm back though, and ready to find my first cache! Speaking of my first cache, tomorrow I will go looking for geocaches with some friends! I'm super excited!

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1 hour ago, AF2017 said:

Hi! My name is Angie.

 

Welcome back, Angie! (... what a strange Stones tune in my ears) ;)

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47 minutes ago, RuideAlmeida said:

 

Welcome back, Angie! (... what a strange Beatles tune in my ears) ;)

 

Rolling Stones?

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48 minutes ago, RuideAlmeida said:

 

Welcome back, Angie! (... what a strange Beatles tune in my ears) ;)

 

John Sebastian?

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New to the game. Excited to go out and find my first.

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1 hour ago, BXIV said:

New to the game. Excited to go out and find my first.

 

Welcome and... Merry Xmas!

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What up?  I'm new to this whole thing and am in a semi-rural area which means I don't have a ton of cache's, but the ones I do have will hopefully be interesting.  If anyone has any tips, tricks or things I should know, hit me up!

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4 hours ago, thepurplechin said:

What up?  I'm new to this whole thing and am in a semi-rural area which means I don't have a ton of cache's, but the ones I do have will hopefully be interesting.  If anyone has any tips, tricks or things I should know, hit me up!

@thepurplechin What's up you ask? Gas prices. Anyways, I got into this whole thing in...2016? It's been a while. Anyways, I kinda fell out of it a while back and forgot my old account password, so here I am! To those who were as confused about all the acronyms in the comments as I was at first, I'll give you the shortened version. FTF = First To Find. TFTC = Thanks For The Cache. BYOP = Bring Your Own Pen. DNF = Did Not Find. SL = Signed Log. TFTCSL = Thanks For The Cache Found Log. There's more, but I'm too lazy to add it all. ;)

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New to this game

TZ11's my name

I'm up in NorCal

Going solo, no pals

Drove past a few

Wasn't sure what to do

Will read all the posts

You seem like real helpful folks

Now i must crash

Tomorrow my first cache?

😴

 

 

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12 hours ago, thepurplechin said:

What up?  I'm new to this whole thing and am in a semi-rural area which means I don't have a ton of cache's, but the ones I do have will hopefully be interesting.  If anyone has any tips, tricks or things I should know, hit me up!

 

Be very welcome, countryman!

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4 hours ago, Tanzanite11 said:

New to this game

TZ11's my name

 

Welcome is the word

To enter this world

Of wonder untold

 

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Hi everyone! I've done a few caches many years ago but I thought I'd come back to it and get some fresh air and exercise!

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