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Here's everything you need to know to participate in this increasingly popular outdoor activity.

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Overview

Here's everything you need to know to participate in this increasingly popular outdoor activity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555915223
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/4/2004
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,287,320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Dyer is a self-proclaimed map geek. He helped launch Wildflower Productions, a San Francisco-based software venture that created the TOPO! mapping software, which was later acquired by National Geographic Maps. Dyer got into geocaching in the late nineties and used it as a means to learn about all the great places in his new home state of Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Chapter 1 What Is Geocaching? 1
A Brief History of Geocaching 2
Who Should Get Involved in Geocaching? 6
Where Is Geocaching Today? 10
Chapter 2 Getting Started 13
Tools of the Trade 13
GPS Receivers 14
GPS Accessories 21
Compasses 23
Maps 26
Chapter 3 Outdoor Ethics and Wilderness Safety 37
General Wilderness Safety Principles 37
Outdoor Ethics 40
Chapter 4 Basic Geocaching Principles 43
What Is in a Cache? 43
Game Types and Cache Sizes 47
Rules and General Guidelines 58
Chapter 5 Finding Your First Cache 61
Chapter 6 Creating Your First Cache 75
Chapter 7 A Geocacher's Guide to Land Navigation 89
Reading Topographic Maps 92
Basic Functions of GPS Receivers 109
Map Scale, Distances, and Working with a Compass 111
Appendix A Geocache Resources 121
Appendix B Bibliography 141
Index 143
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2005

    Geocaching

    Recommed by those who wish to get a basic understanding of the sport. I got a little lost in the technical information regarding map reading. I enjoyed this book vey much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2005

    Great guide to the sport for all levels

    The author of this book did a great job in spelling out the basics of how to get started, plus provides a nice section on map/compass and GPS navigation skills. The book is compact enough not to overwhelm the reader with too many facts, and robust enough to describe in clear fashion all the various geocache games and terminology. Well worth the $12!

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