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Welcome to the Houston GeoCaching Society; A loosely knit community of Geocachers in and around Houston, Texas including such areas as Huntsville, Beaumont, and Galveston. The Houston GeoCaching Society''s purpose is to promote "geocaching" in all forms as well as providing a means for geocaching enthusiasts to come together, communicate, and most of all have fun.

You can join the Houston GeoCaching Society by registering for an account and participating in the discussion forum. There are no dues and registration is free. There are no rules in location so if you would like to communicate with the locals feel free to do so.

We welcome everyone.

What is "geocaching"? Geocaching has many different variations, however in the basic sense it is simply the hiding and finding of objects using a handheld GPSr (Global Positioning Satellite receiver) or traditional methods such as a map and compass.

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Featured Cacher For June 2011 - Tantillos.com

Jun 01 2011 12:00 AM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Tantillos.com of Webster, TX.

What got you interested in caching?
Tantillos.com: We saw an article about geocaching in the Houston Chronicle in fall 2006. Equipped with our old Garmin Street Pilot GPSr (yes, the one that weighs a ton and takes SIX AA batteries to run for five minutes outside of the car), we headed out to find our first cache. Our first find was a multi, Deep in the Park of Texas (GCX28C). The second cache we found was a light skirt cache. When we lifted that skirt and the matchstick container rolled out, we felt like spies, and we were hooked!

How did you decide on your caching name?
Tantillos.com: In hindsight, it would be fun to have come up with something caching clever. But, we chose tantillos.com because that’s our web site.

When you cache, what equipment do you use? (PDA, Garmin, Magellan, software)
Tantillos.com: One day, we would love to log caches just by thinking about it, but until then, we use a Garmin GPSmap 60CSx, the Geocaching app on our iPhones and GSAK to keep up with our stats.

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Featured Cacher For May 2011 - Agtitan

May 02 2011 10:41 AM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Agtitan of Atascocita, TX.

What got you interested in caching?
Agtitan: My parents (rocky4) started caching in October 2009. I never really went along with them because I hadn't yet been infected with the "caching bug"! It wasn't until the next month that I found my first cache. We were at one of our favorite hole in the wall restaurants in Fulshear, TX, and my parents told me there was a cache just a hundred feet away. So, after we finished eating, we walked over to "Blink and Miss it!" (GC1QNG8). I really had no idea what I was looking for, but after a few minutes, I had the cache in my hand, and I was absolutely hooked! The rest is history!

How did you decide on your caching name?
Agtitan: Back in 2001, I came up with the name AgFrontier for a truck forum that I belonged to -- I had just bought a silver Nissan Frontier. I used Ag because Ag is the periodic symbol for silver. And Frontier obviously for the truck…so AgFrontier. I sold the Frontier in 2006 when I bought my new Nissan Titan. My Titan is dark gray color, so the Ag wouldn't really fit anymore…however, I had just become an Aggie getting my Masters degree at Texas A&M University. So, when I joined a Titan forum, I kept the Ag for Aggie, and added the Titan…hence AgTitan! It's been my online handle since then, and it was an easy choice for AgTitan when I registered on geocaching.com. On caches I find at night, I go by the name Night Time Ninja 019 (or NtN019 for short) -- more on that later.

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Featured Cacher For April 2011 - PlusOne

Mar 31 2011 08:44 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

PlusOne of Deer Park, TX.

What got you interested in caching?
PlusOne: My husband got in Geocaching back in late 2002 by watching a TV show featuring Letterboxing and Geocaching. Later, he went an event down near Webster and saw what was going on. He talked so much about the event, we started looking for a GPS. From then on, you see what he has become.

How did you decide on your caching name?
PlusOne: Nealon was wondering would be a good name for him, I came up with PARKERPLUS which is his last name and to include his wife as his partner I added PLUS. Later, he came up with PLUSONE for me.

When you cache, what equipment do you use? (PDA, Garmin, Magellan, software)
PlusOne: For me, I don’t have a GPS, I just use his GPS which is a Magellan Sports Trak which we used for many years until we lost it. Then we got a Garmin 60CXs.

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