Post # 1
So I think I’d like to buy my husband a new GPS for his birthday. We got into geocaching a little bit last summer, and we’re both interested in doing it more often. His GPS is super old, though, so we use it only to get in the general vacinity of the cache, and then we have to rely on hints and lots of searching to find it. We definitely need something more accurate.
If you geocache, what GPS do you use? Do you have any recommendations (good or bad)? My husband’s birthday isn’t until May, but I think I want to buy it for him at the beginning of April so we can start geocaching as soon as the snow melts.
Post # 3
Geocacheing (sp?) sounds so fun!!! I read about it awhile back and thought it would be great to try but haven’t yet.
I have no idea about GPS systems, but I think they’re really cool. Technology really amazes me.
Post # 4
It is super fun! If you ever have the chance, you should totally try it. 🙂 Some outdoor stores around here actually rent GPS units for day use; there might be a place in OKC that does that!
Post # 5
Oh man! I’ve never gone geocaching before, but i totally want to. Ever since I listened to the geocaching episode of the Stuff You Should Know podcast (from howstuffworks.com), I’ve wanted to try it out. I’m glad to hear someone else vouch that its as fun as it sounds!
Post # 6
i had read about it and love the idea. we had find severals ones in Springfield without gps… i know i puerto rico there are a lot of them… there is a website about geocashin and they give you some advice on what gps is best
Post # 7
I want to start geocaching too – I just heard about it a few weeks ago!
I think a new GPS will be a great gift!
Post # 8
We actually use a program on his Blackberry – and it was FREE! Works perfect.
I can’t remember the name of it, I’ll let ya know when he gets home if you happen to have a Blackberry and could use it (I’m sure Droid and/or iPhone have these capabilities as well)
Post # 9
the new issue of family circle (april) actually has an article about geocaching and actually gives some reviews on different gps models. that’s so funny that you posted about it because i was thinking that it would be pretty neat to do. i wound up buying the issue of family circle because of the delicious looking donuts on the cover.
Post # 10
Lol, thanks for chiming in everyone! I will definitely look into an app for our Droid, gocubbies; that’s a good idea. I’m looking at a Garmin GPSmap c60sx or the DeLorme Earthmate PN-40, but both are on the more expensive side of the budget (i.e. over $300). Maybe someone has experience with either of these models?
For everyone who’s interested in geocaching, check out http://www.geocaching.com. You can look up cache locations, document which caches you find, and list any trackable items you find. Also, you don’t have to use a gps to geocache; you can use hints, paper maps, google maps, etc…