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Geocaching in the lowcountry



Introduction to Geocaching for beginners.

Introduction to Geocaching for beginners.



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  • Barcamp Charleston 2010
  • Geocaching History
    • What is Geocaching? The use of a GPS to find a cache that contains items to be found.
    • http://www.geocaching.com/about/history.aspx
    • http://www.geocaching.com/faq/default.aspx
    • Who can participate in Geocaching?
      • If you can walk you can go Geocaching
      • Great activity for families
  • Geocaching in Lowcountry
  • Geocaching pictures
  • Geocache picture
  • Geocache pictures
  • Geocache picture
  • Geocache picture
  • What tools do you need?
    • Free Geocaching account on http://www.geocaching.com
    • GPS
    • Correct clothing – closed shoes and long pants
    • Bug Spray (DEET) or Skin So Soft from Avon
    • Long stick or metal rod for probing for hidden caches on the ground
    • Flashlight if Geocaching at night
  • The different types of Caches
      • http://www.geocaching.com/about/cache_types.aspx
    • Traditional
    • Micro
    • Multi Cache
    • Mystery Cache
    • Event Cache
    • Cache in Trash Out event
  • Geocache Difficulty rating
    • Determined by the size of the cache
    • Determined by the terrain
    • Rating goes from 1 through 5
    • The higher the number the harder it will be to find it.
  • Different types of GPS to use
    • http://www.geocaching.com/about/buying.aspx
    • Garmin is a well known brand
    • GPS software for iPhone, iPad, Android
        • http://www.geocaching.com/iphone/ Groundspeak Geocache application
  • Picture of Garmin GPS I use
  • Being Aware of surroundings
    • Personal safety. Geocache with a partner
    • Be aware of wildlife and insects
    • Beware of Mugglers
    • Mugglers are people who vandalize caches
  • Geocaching ettiquette
    • There are no wrong or right ways to Geocache
    • Different people do it differently
    • Don’t leave trash in the cache you find
    • Hide the cache container as well as you found it
    • If you take a cache item please leave one
    • If you take a travel bug relocate it within 24 hrs
  • Angel Oak Tree on Bohicket Rd
  • Geocaching Picture
  • Geocaching Picture
  • The Bird Cache
  • The Bird Cache
  • The Bird Cache
  • Going to the cache
  • The cache found