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First Ever Family Geocache outing.

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Cold and misty start to the day but thoroughly enjoyed even if I didn't find a single one of them, good job we took the girls.
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Great set of images, Paul. Geocaching is all about family and time spent out of doors so I'm glad the young'uns took to it so well.
This set is actually kicking me to get out and do some more hunting in the area I just moved to.
 

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Thanks Roger, enjoyed it so much I think just me and mrs Rebel will go out again tomorrow as we have loads of caches very local to us here in Shropshire. I might even get to find one myself.
 

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Good stuff - used to do it when it was hard - before smartphones!
 

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Great set, Paul. You not only captured the events, but also with a mysterious mood fittingly.
If the girls don't cherish them now, they will.
 

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Fabulous images especially the misty ones. Great job.
 

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Great set and cool you are caching too. My mate who got me into it called it treasure hunting with his boys.
You will discover that you have walked past dozens of them in your locale without even realising it.
What gps are you using?
If you want me to run a pocket query for you, let me know. It's a search that will get you every cache around an area in one hit, which I then put into my garmin gps (which is not online capable)
 

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Great set and cool you are caching too. My mate who got me into it called it treasure hunting with his boys.
You will discover that you have walked past dozens of them in your locale without even realising it.
What gps are you using?
If you want me to run a pocket query for you, let me know. It's a search that will get you every cache around an area in one hit, which I then put into my garmin gps (which is not online capable)
I'm using a Geocaching.com ap on my phone. ... it shows me caches anywhere I want to see , then once in that area you follow the ap that gives you distance to the cache and a clue if you want one, today we did one around Kemberton (less than a mile from my house), and we found 10 of the 15 caches.
Would using a gps unit make it better?
 

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Would using a gps unit make it better?
A good gps tends to be more accurate tho can still wander if trees and buildings are around you. Plus you don't always know the accuracy of the gps the hider used.
If you are casually doing it probably worth just using the app as it is a simpler method.
Batteries tend to last longer on a gps.
For me it's a no brainer as I use the gps for the mountains also. I have os map of whole UK in it and it works where there is no phone signal. When I'm planning a trip away I'll load all the caches in the area(s) I'm visiting, then if any appear on our routes we'll go find them.
You'll start to get a feel for them as go go. There are some very clever and cunning ones but many are similar.
 

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I use the phone app, as well as using the GPSr preloaded with caches I'm seriously interested in. I find it harder to bring up specific caches in the phone app than my preloads. Both tend to have almost the same accuracy here in the flatlands. One thing I find is that I can rule out my "found" caches in the GPSr, but not in the phone app.
 

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That's true. It's possible to still find caches I've found on my gpsr as it keeps a list, which you can look into.
 

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A good gps tends to be more accurate tho can still wander if trees and buildings are around you. Plus you don't always know the accuracy of the gps the hider used.
If you are casually doing it probably worth just using the app as it is a simpler method.
Batteries tend to last longer on a gps.
For me it's a no brainer as I use the gps for the mountains also. I have os map of whole UK in it and it works where there is no phone signal. When I'm planning a trip away I'll load all the caches in the area(s) I'm visiting, then if any appear on our routes we'll go find them.
You'll start to get a feel for them as go go. There are some very clever and cunning ones but many are similar.
Reading the found lists I come across some initials but dont know what they mean hope you can tell me.
TFTC .. realised it meant, Thanks for the cache.
GZ ..
TB ..
 

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Thanks Roger, but what's a Travel Bug?
 

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Good set of images. It does look rather wet and muddy.
 

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Some of the containers are fun.
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Thanks Roger, but what's a Travel Bug?
A Travel Bug is any item which is attached to a registered tag purchased from geocaching.com. It is designed to be left in a cache for the next finder to log and then move on to another cache. It's owned and registered by whomever purchased it and that person tracks it's travels across the World. I believe Steve has one of mine that I sent him, and I also have a few floating around England and the United States, as well as some which have been stolen or left in abandoned caches and never found again.
 

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I do indeed tho it hasn't moved for a couple of years, I should chase them up https://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=3584209


You can see a map of where they have been
 

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My wife is into Geocaching, and it works for us, as she hunts for her caches I'm taking photos in a area that I would not normally visit.
 
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