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  • matt s
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    I only have 50 or so finds myself but occasionally do this, and I teach a course on it at the Outdoor Discovery Program in Scottsbluff each year. Nice way to explore an area.

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  • marcel909
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    Originally posted by Scott Eveland View Post
    www.geocaching.com is the way to go. My kids are older now, and we haven't cached for a few years, but that is the go-to site.
    nice site

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  • Val Didrichsons
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    Thanks for the bump! A few years back, my kids and I had a borrowed handheld GPS, and had a blast looking for caches along the bike trails here in Lincoln. We got into it that few weeks. I found out that here in town, you should register your cache with the Parks and Rec department, and as a general rule, no dangerous/pointy things allowed. Which means no fish hooks (lures, flies, etc) or firecrackers. I even went so far as making two magnetic cache boxes, but never did hide them. I'm thinking it's time for a trip down memory lane, and see which of the same group of four remembers the hiding spots we found back then...

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  • James1
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    Originally posted by Scott Eveland View Post
    www.geocaching.com is the way to go. My kids are older now, and we haven't cached for a few years, but that is the go-to site.
    Perfect, thanks! This site looks a little more current. I found one across the street from where I work, so I just logged my first official find.

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  • Scott Eveland
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    www.geocaching.com is the way to go. My kids are older now, and we haven't cached for a few years, but that is the go-to site.

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  • James1
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    Where do you guys load your caches from? A website? I got a new Garmin GPS for Christmas. I downloaded a couple from opencaching.com. My wife and I went out a couple times around the Omaha area but could never find the caches. That was this winter when we only had a few minutes of daylight after work and didnt know what we were doing. I think I would really enjoy it, and my 2 1/2-year old would too.

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  • Merritt
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    I was surprised to see how many caches there were in the Cherry County/Merritt reservoir area. I'm just learning more about the activity but It looks like great outdoorsy fun for the whole family.

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  • Flash04jv
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    I was in Kauai, HI last week for vacation, after a couple miles of hiking I stopped for a break and wouldn't you know it, saw a Tupperware container under a tree root. I instantly knew what it was, unfortunately I didn't have a single thing in my bag to put in there. Pretty cool to find one randomly like that and to see all the items and names on the paper.

    Hopefully I can find some more this summer while I'm out fishing. I'm going to start writing my NEFGA handle on the paper.

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  • NECoyoteSlayer
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    Made it out 10/12/12

    Made it out today with very good success













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  • Flash04jv
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    It's mostly weird stuff: Keychains, pens, wooden nickel, coins, plastic toys, small items. I left a pen stylus in one and a fish lure in another, never took anything out.

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  • AnglerX
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    So what are you folks finding? What are the common gifts?

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  • Luvoldtruks
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    It's a very awesome idea, I know we don't have time but I'd love to try it at least once! nice job with sharing it with the family, too guys.

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  • NECoyoteSlayer
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    I started out with a gps app on my phone but it killed my battery after about 4 hours of constant use....who wants to geocache for ONLY four hours?! I bought a gps on here in the market place really cheap and now my battery life is about 12 hours on one set of double A's.
    We are really getting addicted to geocaching the last 3 weeks, havent been to bed before 1am in who knows how long lol

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  • Flash04jv
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    Nice job finding those! You must have a better GPS than the app I have on my phone. :eusa_eh:

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  • NECoyoteSlayer
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    Got a chance to get out today

    Went out geocaching on 10/06/2012 solo this time as my wife was working and our daughter was out of town. Found 12 total, a couple of them had been destroyed by who knows what. Had a great time, who knows how long we will be able to go hunting with fair weater.


    This one was found on our second round.
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