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“The maps my Garmin GPS came with are awful! Now what?
So you bought a fancy new Garmin GPS to go geocaching, you fire it up, and you discover that there are a grand total of 4 roads in your huge metropolis, at least according to the base map.
This is, unfortunately, a common complaint about Garmin GPSs. The “basemap” that they come with contains very little detail.
Fortunately you have options.
Continue reading Maps for your Garmin GPS
I often get asked this question. Certainly, I’m not an expert, but I do have opinions. For starters, I’m most familiar with Garmin GPSrs, so that’s all I’ll talk about here. There are also units from Magellan and Delorme.
Continue reading What kind of GPS should I get?
The fine folks at Groundspeak have put together a video explaining geocaching to newcomers:
[This was written in 2007 after we'd been caching with our 2 yr old for a little over a year]
We’ve been caching since April, just after our son turned two.
Now, with 200+ finds, only 40-ish of those were without the toddler.
The biggest thing we’ve learned is that the boy is boss. When he’s hungry, eat. When he’s tired, let him sleep. If he’s done, we’re done. Bring lots of snacks and drinks. Don’t fall into the “one last cache” trap and stay out too long.
Continue reading Geocaching with a toddler
What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is a treasure hunting game that uses GPS technology to hide and locate geocaches. It can be a casual pastime, or highly competitive. It can be as easy as a walk in the park, or as hard as climbing a mountain. It can be a solitary experience, or very social. Geocaching can be done by the very young or the aged, the very fit or people with disabilities. Geocaching is an activity that you can modify to suit YOU.
Continue reading The Basics
Geomate.jr front face
In January 2010, we put on a “Geocaching 101″ event for some people we’ve met through Twitter. You can read an awesome summary of the day on the Outdoor Vancouver blog
As part of that event, the fine folks (Helen and Chris) at Landsharkz loaned us a Geomate.jr GPSr.
The Geomate.jr is a “family-friendly” GPSr. It’s intended to be simple to use so that kids can just pick it up and start geocaching. You don’t have to worry about downloading caches from it … it comes with 250,000 caches already installed. It promises to be quick, easy, and uncomplicated.
Continue reading Geomate.jr