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The Geocaching Handbook (Falcon Guide)by Layne Cameron
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Geocaching is one of the fastest growing outdoor sports of the millennium, combining aspects of treasure hunting, high-tech navigation, and exploration. To get started all you have to do is select a local cache listing from a geocaching Web site, enter the waypoint or coordinates into your GPS unit, and then plot your route to adventure. The Geocaching™ Handbook is your complete introduction to this fascinating outdoor activity.
Discover how to:
• Select a cache listing and begin your hunt for the treasure
• Buy a GPS receiver and use it to navigate to the cache
• Create and hide your own cache for others to find
• Practice backcountry safety and geocaching etiquette
• Play other geo-games, such as “Are U Nuts?” and “Geodashing”
• Connect with other geocachers through clubs and geo-events
And you’ll learn how the game began - from its creator, Dave Ulmer. This book contains everything you need to know to get started in this fun, family-friendly outdoor pastime.
Book News Annotation:
Armed with a GPS unit and the ability to walk and look around at the same time, most of us can get within a few feet of a treasure. Outdoorsman Ulmer explains the operations, conventions, and etiquette of this new sport, based on the time-honored tradition of the treasure hunt and new technologies of satellite navigational systems. Players hide and seek prizes, operating from clues designed to challenge their back-country skills. The author knows whereof he writes: he admits it pays to pack extra batteries, a map, and a compass just in case.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book introduces the reader to the fast-growing outdoor sport of geocaching, which combines aspects of treasure hunting, high-tech navigation, and exploration.
Introduces readers to the fast-growing outdoor sport of geocaching, which combines aspects of treasure hunting, high-tech navigation, and exploration. Photos.
About the Author
Layne Cameron is an avid outdoorsman who has authored or coauthored four books and more than 300 articles for national magazines and newspapers. The Hoosier native has enjoyed assignments ranging from riding and mapping Indiana's mountain bike trails, ballooning New Mexico's red rock canyons, ice fishing Minnesota's walleye-laden lakes, and barefoot water-skiing Florida's tea-colored waterways. His first exposure to geocaching was a January 2001 brief in Outside magazine ("If You Hide It, They Will Come.")
Table of Contents
(1) Foreword by Dave Ulmer, the Founding Father of geocaching (2) Intoduction (3) Geocaching: The Global Sensation (4) Let's Go Geocaching (5) GPS Units (6) Creating Caches (7) Geo-Games (8) Backcountry Safety and Outdoor Etiquette (9) Geo-Happenings (10) Clubs and Web Sites (11) Cachionary 1.0 Glossary
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