• Derbyshire Explorers Forum 2023 - Sat 30th September - It's On!

    The event is now being held at the Mechanics Institute in the centre of Eyam (opposite the church), still on Saturday 30th September, with doors opening at 15:00. Best bit is that there is a bar on site.

    Entry is free and there will be evening meal also. More details to follow...

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Geocaching

Cumbrian Neil

New member
There has been mention of Geocaching within these pages, but how many of you out there are active members? It's a good way of making use of your GPS and gets you out if the weather is too bad for caving. I was amazed how many caches are around the UK. Type in your post code and see how many are close to your home.

CN.
 

cave junky

New member
There is one near Corky's Pot at Gaping Gill. When digging, we oftern wondered why people kept going and sitting in a particular patch of reeds well off the beaten track. After further investigation all was explained.
Ally
 
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andymorgan

Guest
Sounds like a high tech version of the Letter box thingys on Dartmoor.
 

Cumbrian Neil

New member
andymorgan said:
Sounds like a high tech version of the Letter box thingys on Dartmoor.

It is a high tech version of orienteering. When you find the cache there is normally a box there (often an ammo box) full of tat. You put something in and take something out and then log your visit. I never used my old Magellan 2000XL before getting into Geocaching, but now I am going frequently with my wife and daughter that I bought a new e-Trex that is full of bells and whistles.

The best things to find are Travel Bugs - I found one recently, Mas Cerveza http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=104022, that has been a long way.

CN.
 

paul

Moderator
Cumbrian Neil said:
andymorgan said:
Sounds like a high tech version of the Letter box thingys on Dartmoor.

It is a high tech version of orienteering. When you find the cache there is normally a box there (often an ammo box) full of tat. You put something in and take something out and then log your visit. I never used my old Magellan 2000XL before getting into Geocaching, but now I am going frequently with my wife and daughter that I bought a new e-Trex that is full of bells and whistles.

The best things to find are Travel Bugs - I found one recently, Mas Cerveza http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=104022, that has been a long way.

CN.

Sounds daft to me.

I'm going to stick to leaving a nice warm hous, driving to the middle of nowhere in a blizzard and stripping off all my clothing. Then putting on a load of muddy, wet, frozen stuff, strap on a harness and various bits of gear and then grovel underground for hours... :)
 
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andymorgan

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paul said:
Sounds daft to me.

I'm going to stick to leaving a nice warm hous, driving to the middle of nowhere in a blizzard and stripping off all my clothing. Then putting on a load of muddy, wet, frozen stuff, strap on a harness and various bits of gear and then grovel underground for hours... :)

Absolutely!
 

paul

Moderator
Cumbrian Neil said:
:roll: Ahh well... I shared... daft is in the eye of the beholder.
CN.

Sorry Neil, your exile from the UK dulled your sense of sarcasm!

I was comparing going caving with geocaching - both sound daft to the non-participant! :)
 

Cumbrian Neil

New member
paul said:
Cumbrian Neil said:
:roll: Ahh well... I shared... daft is in the eye of the beholder.
CN.

Sorry Neil, your exile from the UK dulled your sense of sarcasm!

I was comparing going caving with geocaching - both sound daft to the non-participant! :)

Paul.

You know... there is truth to my sense of sarcasm being dulled after living here for nine years. It's become a lost art for me... mainly because dry humour is lost on the Americans. I'm still a citizen though... I refuse to renounce that.

Grovelling in dirty holes is a daft idea to the general population... but I still love it. I recently dug my own caves in the snowbanks outside my house... http://webpages.charter.net/rumney/RecentEvents/123105-1.jpg It now has a chamber and several connecting tunnels... for once in my life I feel like a Mendip caver.

:LOL:

CN.
 
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Ant

Guest
Cumbrian Neil said:
Simon Beck said:
Try this..'www.confluence.org'.

I'm baffled as to why people would, but the same has been said about Geocaching.... how did you stumble on that site??

CN.

I think both are strange hobbies!! However I like the confluence idea could see some good sites around the world!!
 
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