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Momof2!
« on: April 01, 2012 05:45:51 AM »

OMG! I just thought of this. Why have I never thought of it before? I don't know how many people out there geocache or if there would be enough for a swap, but I think it would be fun. My family and I love geocaching, and we have made some of the small things to trade in the containers. I think a swap would be fun. It could be for small trade items to carry while caching, or things to just carry around. Maybe a geocaching bag or pencil and extras holder or gps case, water bottle carrier, anything!
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sweetyetevil
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012 03:09:18 PM »

We did a geocaching swap last year and it was alot of fun.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376864.0
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Momof2!
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012 03:29:10 PM »

Wow, that does look like it was fun. I checked out the gallery and there were lots of neat things!
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rubylynns
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012 05:28:39 AM »

Ok so what exactly is Geocaching?  I've heard a few people talk about it lately.  I'm always looking for something fun to do!
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012 06:36:07 AM »

Ok so what exactly is Geocaching?  I've heard a few people talk about it lately.  I'm always looking for something fun to do!

Geocaching is like a treasure hunt. People hide a container, it could be as small as 1/2 of your little finger with only a small piece of paper to sign, or it could be a large container with a log book and lots of little goodies in it. They post the coordinates on www.geocaching.com and sometimes hints. You use a handheld gps (or smartphone) and go to the location and try to find it. Some are very easy and some are really tricky. It will say on the description how difficult they are and the size. Some are right in the middle of town (I've found them in lightpost in the middle of a busy parking lot) and some are on long hiking trails. They are every where. We like the ones in parks, and on hiking trails. The goodies in them are actually "trade" items. You take something out and you leave something of equal or greater value. There are a lot of little toys and things for kids which make it really fun for them. I'm terrible at explaining things, but the website is great. You should check it out. We also letterbox which is a bit different and doesn't use coordinates, but uses clues instead. The website is atlasquest.com and will explain how it works.
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rubylynns
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012 11:00:18 AM »

That sounds like so much fun.  I actually went to the website today and checked it out.  I would be down for this swap.  I'd love to get into something like this.  We need to do more outdoors things!
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012 12:10:18 PM »

It can be crazy fun and frustrating too, trying to find a micro item in the woods can be painful on your brain!!! I have my gps loaded and ready as I have not been out since last summer....I have been in the mountains ,swamps, city, kayaking caching etc....beware of poison ivy though as it seems to pop up in the woods near caches... Wink

That sounds like so much fun.  I actually went to the website today and checked it out.  I would be down for this swap.  I'd love to get into something like this.  We need to do more outdoors things!
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mandymo13
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012 02:07:40 PM »

My husband and I love geocaching!! it is sooo much fun. This swap sound pretty interesting!!
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Momof2!
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012 02:44:42 PM »

Sweetyetevil, I agree, a micro in the woods OMG. I think more often than not when we find a micro in the woods it's just pure luck.

We have a camping trip coming up and plan on finding some while there. I haven't been out in a while and I'm ready!
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2012 11:53:31 AM »

That geocache/letterbox swap was a lot of fun!

Hahaha, what do you think about finding a nano-cache??? It has the size of the top of your finger and usually it is magnetic. We were looking for a nano located somewhere on a watchtower where everything was made of metal..... AARRGGHHH!
We did find it though, but it was pure luck  Grin

Oh and finding a micro in the woods, last time we did that and didn't find it was because we were looking at the wrong coordinates.... Darn GPS, it doesn't always work so good when there are a lot of trees  Wink
The fourth time we went to look for it, we did find it.

We like the multi-caches the most. Our boys (5 and 7) both have a balance bike, so we hardly can keep up with them. Good for mom and dad's condition.
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