Geocaching For Dummies

Geocaching For Dummies

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Find a high-tech hobby in the great outdoors! Dig into this fast-growing detective sport that's fun for all ages. Once you get your coordinates, your GPS receiver, maps, compass, and this book, you're ready for adventure! Seek out containers of goodies hidden around the world by other geocachers, hide a cache of your own, see new places, and get a little exercise to boot. Here's where to start! This title features: the dummies way explanations in plain English; 'get in, get out' information; icons and other navigational aids; tear-out cheat sheet; top ten lists; and, a dash of humor and fun. Discover how to: choose and use a GPS receiver; find and download coordinates; pack the right gear; share experiences with the geocaching community; search for benchmarks; and, use geocaching as a teaching tool.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764575716
  • 9780764575716
  • 484,369

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Find a high-tech hobby in the great outdoors!Dig into this fast-growing detective sport that's fun for all agesOnce you get your coordinates, your GPS receiver, maps, compass, and this book, you're ready for adventure! Seek out containers of goodies hidden around the world by other geocachers, hide a cache of your own, see new places, and get a little exercise to boot. Here's where to start!The Dummies WayExplanations in plain English"Get in, get out" informationIcons and other navigational aidsTear-out cheat sheetTop ten listsA dash of humor and funDiscover how to: Choose and use a GPS receiverFind and download coordinatesPack the right gearShare experiences with the geocaching communitySearch for benchmarksUse geocaching as a teaching tool
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Getting Ready to Geocache. Chapter 1: An Introduction to Geocaching. Chapter 2: Selecting a GPS Receiver. Chapter 3: Using a GPS Receiver. Chapter 4: Using a Map and Compass. Part II: Let's Go Geocaching. Chapter 5: Selecting Geocaches to Find. Chapter 6: Searching for a Geocache. Chapter 7: Discovering a Geocache. Chapter 8: Hiding Geocaches. Part III: Advanced Geocaching. Chapter 9: Searching for Benchmarks. Chapter 10: Organized Geocaching Clubs and Competitions. Chapter 11: GPS and Geocaching in Education. Part IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 12: Ten Internet Geocaching Resources. Chapter 13: Ten Geocaching Programs. Index.
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About Joel McNamara

Joel McNamara is a technology consultant, author, adventure racer, and veteran geocacher. He's experienced in search-and-rescue and disaster response operations.
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