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The Essential Guide to Geocaching : Tracking Treasure with Your GPS - Mike Dyer

The Essential Guide to Geocaching

Tracking Treasure with Your GPS

By: Mike Dyer

Paperback Published: 12th May 2004
ISBN: 9781555915223
Number Of Pages: 160

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"Cache in" on the fastest growing outdoor activity for the whole family with The Essential Guide to Geocaching: Tracking Treasure with Your GPS. This comprehensive guide provides a fun way for both beginner and seasoned geocachers to learn the fundamentals of the game and its exciting variations, as well as land navigation, outdoor ethics, and safety skills. By logging on to a geocaching website, anyone from the young to the young at heart can locate coordinates to a hidden cache, plan their route, and be on their way with map, compass, and GPS receiver to locate hidden "treasure."

Introductionp. vii
What Is Geocaching?p. 1
A Brief History of Geocachingp. 2
Who Should Get Involved in Geocaching?p. 6
Where Is Geocaching Today?p. 10
Getting Startedp. 13
Tools of the Tradep. 13
GPS Receiversp. 14
GPS Accessoriesp. 21
Compassesp. 23
Mapsp. 26
Outdoor Ethics and Wilderness Safetyp. 37
General Wilderness Safety Principlesp. 37
Outdoor Ethicsp. 40
Basic Geocaching Principlesp. 43
What Is in a Cache?p. 43
Game Types and Cache Sizesp. 47
Rules and General Guidelinesp. 58
Finding Your First Cachep. 61
Creating Your First Cachep. 75
A Geocacher's Guide to Land Navigationp. 89
Reading Topographic Mapsp. 92
Basic Functions of GPS Receiversp. 109
Map Scale, Distances, and Working with a Compassp. 111
Geocache Resourcesp. 121
Bibliographyp. 141
Indexp. 143
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ISBN: 9781555915223
ISBN-10: 1555915221
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 12th May 2004
Publisher: FULCRUM PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.79 x 12.24  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.23