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Old 10-01-2010, 11:37 PM   #15
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Hi - what's a travel bug??
And, I expect to be in Roseau this summer - are you near there?
A travel bug is special geocache that is supposed to move from cache to cache. The best example is one released right after 9/11 from Seattle. It was tigger toy with the travel bug dog tag. His mission was to go to ground zero and his picture taken at ground zero then return to Seattle. It several months but managed the whole trip by moving from cache to cache.

I'm one of the early adopters. First cache was the "un-orginal" that was place about 20' from the original. I also found some of the remnants of the original. That was of all dates April 1, 2001, 11 months after the first cache was placed and 7 months after the web site was established.

If you want to learn how to use a hand held GPS made for hiking, go geocaching.

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Old 02-13-2011, 03:23 PM   #16
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We geocache. We used to use a Garmin but over the last year have used our smartphone. We have a Blackberry and downloaded BlackStar, a free program that cause the phone to br more than adequate for geocaching.

Geocaching is amazing, even crossing Labrador their were caches where you could barely find a person.


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Old 02-13-2011, 07:52 PM   #17
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I have "Travel Bugs" and "Geocoins" that i found and they are now all over Sweden,Switzerland, Germany and even south Africa as i get reports sent back to my email.The smartphones have an app that is direct from which i use all the time (well not right's too cold).

iphone app:
Geocaching > Groundspeak's Geocaching iPhone Application

Android app;
Geocaching > Groundspeak's Geocaching Android Application
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:23 PM   #18
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We have been caching since 2007,have a number of Travel Bugs and Path tags out also. It is fun to see them be discovered and moved. We cache with Garmen Oregon after my old Legend died.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:51 AM   #19
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Believe it or not we cache with the garmin from our car. We've never tried it with the handheld units but imagine there better for precise coordinates. when we get close we just often rely on "The Force" to guide us to the final hiding spot. It is hilarious to be out in the woods and the voice of the british lady on the garmin announces "arriving at destination." the garmin allows us to go paperless and we have the caches stored in it for up to 100 mile radius from our home, so we can spontaniously geocache anytime and of course the garmin is always onboard and fully charged.

If you like geocaching you should also try Letterboxing no GPS needed you follow clues people have posted and inside the Letterboxes is a rubber stamp used to mark in your journal. I find i like the "trophy" of the stamp images better than happymeal toys. We look back in our journal and look at the stampings and reminisce about the trail or park we were at and the good times we had. Check out and to find clues to boxes near you.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:52 AM   #20
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I also have a Garmin Etrex. Like evrything else, you can get betterer and betterer ones, but it is more than adequate for me. Last year, it was too hot to enjoy.
I work in the heat and the last hting I wanted to do was stay in it after work.

However, I was introducing a friend to geocahching, we went on a hike in Ouachita Nat. Forest to find one I'd found a couple of years before. After a 6 mile hike, I'd found out it no longer was out there. The owners are supposed to keep them updated and this probably was. I didn't log into before going to find out.

It is fun and a worthwhile "good" hobby. It beats sitting around a camp and getting drunk anyday! (1+ years sober for me!)
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:35 AM   #21
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Caching on the Road

We often geocache on the road. When we went to Labrador we picked out a dozen caches to find on the way. They often took us to unusual vistas. In these cases we selected the cache locations before leaving on the trip knowing there would not be limited internet on our trip.

We generally try to select 2 mile or so hikes.

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