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#21 OFFLINE   JHa6av8r

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

i have created an account on geocaching.com . i am...suprise....the tc life on there.

i also downloaded the geocaching app to my smart phone. at some point i may get a hand held gps but its not in the budget right now.

 i will be trying this caching thing out this weekend. i can see there are a couple at riverside state park where i will be camping after the breakfast gathering.

 

Punch in your zip code and give it a try before you leave.  I'll bet there are several within a couple of miles were you live.


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

there is one maybe 1/3 mile away from  my house. too busy during the week but we will most likely do that one with my son on sunday afternoon.  our son wont be with us on the saturday night camp out there at riverside state park. thats a mommy and daddy night out.


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

I've been geocaching for 12 years it's a great sport for kids and getting to see places you never knew existed. There is also letter boxing which is similar to geocaching but does not require a GPS google it to find one in your area.


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

I've been geocaching for 12 years it's a great sport for kids and getting to see places you never knew existed. There is also letter boxing which is similar to geocaching but does not require a GPS google it to find one in your area.

do you still do it regularly? my geoname is "the tc life". i hope to log at least 2 finds by this weekends end.


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:20 PM

I still like to do it when the weather lets me right now we have to much snow. Just be aware it can become addictive Cody will enjoy it have fun. I use the same name redgreen.


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

Hooray....first 2 cache finds today while out camping.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

And that second one was a BIG find. Awesome!!


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:57 PM

Congratulations it can be lots of fun and very frustrating at times the shortest distance to the cache is not always the quickest. :scared0011:


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

So Here is my question.  Are hand help gps devices more accurate than automobile ones.  I bought a new Garmin for the truck this summer and have updated it twice already, and I've noticed twice once in the rural area,  my house, and once in the city,  they were off by 1/4 of a mile.  Thats a long way to be off if your looking for a certian spot.  Just curious.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

Accuracy can be effected by quality of the radio and signal strength. Buy a GPS with WAAS for enhanced accuracy.

Garmin appears to have the most map updates available and many models have lifetime upgrades included in the price. I have a Pioneer and annual updates are expensive. Once the update becomes a year old, I can get it for a good price.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

i dont know about the vehical ones but, i used the geocahing app on my phone this weekend. it worked great. to with in 4 meters. thats pretty good.  of course with the phone app i need to be in phone service range for it to work. i will be looking at a handheld gps in the future. now that i know how much we enjoy geocaching i can justify the cost of buying one sometime. for now though, the phone app that cost 10 bucks works for me.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:09 PM

Most of the phones use cell tower signal triangulation instead of satelites. The more dense the towers, the better the accuracy. As you pointed out, they only work where you can connect to the towers plus they download the maps as needed instead of storing them on the phone. There is no way to do navigation by map in a no signal area.

Handheld and vehicle GPS work the same way, but vehicle in dash units always have an external antenna.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:27 PM

Here's the Washington State Parks Centennial GeoTour we talked about at breakfast. It starts June 7th.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:03 AM

Have not used it for a while so its getting old.
But my hand held Garmin 60csx gets up to 12 satellites at a time and as you stay still the accuracy improves, you see the circle on the map get smaller.
I first started years ago using this as a vehicle gps, but put it on the turn by turn instructions.

The menu has a lot of out door features, like sun rise, sun sets, tide tables etc.
Our sales guys at work use it for walking or driving the perimeter of fields and getting the acre size of the field.

You get more actual GPS information on the hand helds but you don't get the stores and restaurant information like the vehicle types.
You also can get different maps, off road stuff for different areas of the country, in a mini sd card or downloads off cd.

Also no matter what gps unit you get, if you want a solid mounting system for any vehicle, look up Ram Mounts on the Internet .
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:02 PM

i just activated a travel bug. for those of you who are into geocaching here is the code for it: tb5dqcj

 

on my next outing geocaching i will find a cache to drop it off into. in the description i also provided a link to natcoa

 

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

oh, by the way...2 more chaches found over the weekend while out camping. lol


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:43 PM

We got 5 out of 8 last weekend have to return when there's less snow.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

i just activated a travel bug. for those of you who are into geocaching here is the code for it: tb5dqcj

 

on my next outing geocaching i will find a cache to drop it off into. in the description i also provided a link to natcoa

 

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were did you find a truck and t/c,  they are hard to find.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:09 PM

Nice TB (travel bug). I plan to obtain a TB and paste it on my vehicle. Then I can be "found" anywhere I travel.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:20 AM

That is like the Yellow Jeep travel bugs that were put out I remember seeing one once.
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