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What things (apart from the GPS) do you take with you when geocaching?

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Once I tested to bring my palmpilot with information about the caches I'm trying to find otherwise I bring paper copies of cache-information from geocaching.com. I usually bring my small digital camera (GSmart Mini 2).

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When i am geocaching i always bring my geo-backpack containing the most necessary things as:

Coffee

Compass

Laptop with Garmin mapsource

Palm Pilot with selected customized cache queries in MobiPocket eBook format

Digital camera

 

Den som letar skall finna - Spunken!

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I have usually also

- spare batteries for my GPSr

- some trading things for caches

- compass

- printed copy of the cache page

- small first aid pack

- binoculars, as i am a birder too

- digicam or regular camera

- pen

- swiss army pocket knife

- my cell phone with internet access

- sometimes a flashlight

- sometimes laptop with map programs

- sometimes something to drink and eat

 

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[This message was edited by Captain_Morgan&Family on February 28, 2003 at 01:19 AM.]

 

[This message was edited by Captain_Morgan&Family on February 28, 2003 at 02:52 AM.]

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To me, it depends upon if it's a short, just passing by, cache hunt, or if I go out looking for cahces the entire day.

  • I usually bring:
  • GPS
  • Batteries
  • Pen (sometimes it doesn't work in the cache)
  • Phone
  • Often my Palm V, with downloaded descriptions
  • A digital camera, if I remember it
  • The geosuit, of course icon_biggrin.gif
In some instances, additional things may be required, like:
  • Flashlight
  • Rubber boots
  • Food and drink
  • Rope
  • Wetsuit (mostly to place them...)
  • Something to trade, although I don't care too much about that

 

Anders

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Equipment used when caching:

Laptop with swedish Grönakartan that includes LOTS LOTS of maps (but it stays in the car)FlashlightDigital cameratrading thingsOld Silva Compass

 

It seams from teh above posts that some needs a backpack icon_biggrin.gif

And cache-information?? nooo... thats not real caching then

 

/CyberJunkie

 

"Only two things are infinite,

the universe and human stupidity,

and I'm not sure about the former...."

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  • GPS
  • spare batteries
  • folder with cache printouts
  • flashlight
  • small knife
  • calculator
  • pen and pencils
  • trinkets and treasures for trading (if I feel like it)
  • water, occasionally something to eat too
  • occasionally a camera

At this moment my pack contains also:

  • a regular size cache waiting for time to be placed
  • a micro size cache waiting for time to be placed

Things I should have (or would at least be neat to have):

  • PDA
  • rubber boots (no, I don't own those at the moment icon_razz.gif)
  • digicam

     

    - All you need is a sick mind and a healthy body. -

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Usualy only a GPS.

Then, when i find the cache, i remember that I need tings to trade, and drink, and etc etc....

 

Then i write all the tings down, and forget the note for next time.......

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When it is possible (schedules etc) I take the girlfriend :-)

 

[This message was edited by epeli on February 28, 2003 at 10:21 AM.]

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quote:
Originally posted by Ka-Ka:

Once I tested to bring my palmpilot with information about the caches I'm trying to find otherwise I bring paper copies of cache-information from geocaching.com. I usually bring my small digital camera (GSmart Mini 2).


 

Always:

GPS

Fisher Spacepen

Digital Camera

Leatherman Wave

Spare batteries for GPS and camera

Mobile phone

Motorola two way radio (PMR)

PocketPC with GPXView

Flashlight

 

Sometimes:

Folding shovel (Wintertime)

Large knife (Wintertime - for breaking frozen rocks free)

Silva compass

More flashlights

Water

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The Fisher space pen is a typical American brute-force engineering example, to solve a problem in the most expensive way.

 

The problem: When there is no gravity, like in a space station, you can't use an ordinary ball-point pen. The ink can fall downwards to the ball, since there is no "down". The solution: A pressurized ink chamber, to force the ink out.

 

The Russians had the same problem, of course, but they didn't have the fund to invent a ball point pen that worked in outer space. Their solution: A pencil. Go figure.

 

Anders

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I have a feeling we all are more or less in favor of gizmos and knickknacks since most of us own a GPSr.icon_biggrin.gif

 

- All you need is a sick mind and a healthy body. -

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quote:
The Russians had the same problem, of course, but they didn't have the fund to invent a ball point pen that worked in outer space. Their solution: A pencil. Go figure.


 

... but speaking as a person who writes in the outdoors: A pencil written note in a damp pocket isn't as legible as a pen written one after a few hours.

 

Space pens rule!

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I usually bring:

 

* my eTrex

* print of the cache page

* spare batteries

* tradingstuff

* appropriate clothing

 

Things I know I should bring but never do:

 

* The swedish "green map"

* compass

* coffee

 

~*Actl labores jucundi*~

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icon_razz.gifUsually when geocaching I bring:

 

- GPS Garmin eTrex Vista with local map,

- Old fashioned, low cost, lead pencil with all weather and deep space capabilities,

- Hardcopy of pages with cache info,

- Hardcopy of local map in typically 1:25000,

- Digital camera,

- Items to leave in the cache.

- Sensible clothing depending on the cache surroundings and weather conditions.

 

In my car I use a Garmin StreetPilot III with local map to get me quickly from my Home to a good parking spot near the cache - and back again. icon_rolleyes.gif

 

[This message was edited by ArktiS on March 04, 2003 at 05:34 AM.]

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My wife and my car, pen paper clues coat.

 

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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "Where have I gone wrong?" Then a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than one night."

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Victor

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• 2 GPS, one in the car and one handheld

• Digicam

• Palm Tungsten-T with pictures from the cache

• Cache-printouts

• Gröna kartan for the area

• Cellphone

• Spare batteries

• Tradingstuff

• Water

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I usually go geocaching at night and travel light. I take along

- cache description

- flashlight

- spare batteries

- compass

- map

- pencil (when needeed)

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Nowadays i have also:

- CITO-trashbags, so i can collect trash away from forests

- silica gel bags, that i can place to some cache as a first aid if the cache is damp

 

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Normally:

 

Garmin GPS 12XL

printed info about the cache

biig maglite flashlight

gloves (sometimes you don't want to stick your hands into something unknown)

tradingstuff

pencil

 

Things I want to get:

a compass (!)

a small keyring flashlight (kind of blue lamp with strong light)

rubber boots

 

Thing I have but don't bring with me, but soon will bring with me:

A former photographer-belt with a lot of pockets attached to it. Used to have film and stuff in it, when I was working as a photografer before.

Knife

Waterbottle

PMR-radio (have two of them, and we are two persons (me and my wife))

 

 

mr hedberg

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We have usually with us:

 

-GPSr (Garmin 12)

-flashlight + headlight

-printed cache description

-digicamera

-cellphone

-backbag

-trading items

-spare batteries

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