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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.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)
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.Would using a gps unit make it better?
Reading the found lists I come across some initials but dont know what they mean hope you can tell me.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.
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.Thanks Roger, but what's a Travel Bug?