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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
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    • The Bird Cache
    • Going to the cache
    • The cache found