The Geocaching Handbook

The Geocaching Handbook


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The Geocaching Handbook by Layne Cameron

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762730445
Publisher: Falcon Press Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2004
Series: A Falcon Guide Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.98(w) x 7.04(h) x 0.39(d)

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.")

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