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Geocaching without a GPSr

 
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:36 am    Post subject: Geocaching without a GPSr Reply with quote

I know a couple local 'cachers who started this way. How many are out there? How many caches did you find?


edccott
(Does Not Use a GPS)

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KC0GRN
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Joined: 22 Feb 2004

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I got 2 without a GPS. One when I first started, just went by online maps and orienting myself with nearby roads, and the second was a couple months ago on a multi stage where the first stage was so overrun with muggles that I couldn't find a time to successfully retrieve it. So from the cache page I was able to figure out where the last stage was.

Might have to do something similar on Silent Bob's "Stonehenge" if my luck doesn't imporve on it Smile
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I "took golf ball, left GPSr", we did two or three caches with a topo map and by pacing until we got a replacement.
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15Tango
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really geocaching, but I've done my fair share of land navigation courses in the military, using nothing but a map, compass, and military map protractor--with a land nav course, you are given a set of grids for different points and a time limit to get them. When you get to the coordinates, you find a marker on a fence-post, and you usually have a write a code-word or something from the marker on your score-sheet--no having to look for a container and having to sign a log-book.
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Kitch
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done a few without my gps....and used sat. photo's....

BOB tells me my GPS is worthless and I'm way off (150+)all the time anyways.....does that count???
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kitch wrote:
I've done a few without my gps....and used sat. photo's....

BOB tells me my GPS is worthless and I'm way off (150+)all the time anyways.....does that count???

You never end up finding the cache anyway, so no Smile
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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correction. Kitch finds A cache, maybe not THE cache Wink
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