Looking for a geocaching buddy!

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Hi chringuyen86 and welcome!  Keep an eye on the section of this forum called Metro Mashups.  That's where folks are looking to get together for a day of caching.  We're tentatively planning an outing in the Sam Houston National Forest on Jan 19th for a 7+ mile hike to get a cache.  OK, actually we'll get several caches...

 

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Hi!

 

EVERYBODY on this board, and I do mean every one of us, has friends and family members that don't feel the Geocaching bug the same way we do. So, you're definitely among friends here...lots and lots of em! Keep posting. Watch or post in the "mash ups" section to go out with some others. And, as suggested, go to all the events you can...it's amazing what you pick up at the events, and kids are always welcome! Even non-adult kids :D 

 

Welcome!

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LPC's easy? Wait till I find my parts bag...its somewhere in my car :)

 

Yes those LPC are easy!!! i have done some that actually are hard and actually made you think! i believe the other day i did one with my boyfriend and we had to go through the trees to get to the cache. So far.....I am loving the geocaching and glad my kids like it too! they called it "HUNTING"  :)

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My great nephew cant say geocaching yet :) so he tells people Im a pirate looking for  treasure!

my son who is turning 6 in a few days just started saying "geocaching" but when he gets frustrated because i cant understand him he would be like "hunting".

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chringuyen86 : A lot of the people on this forum, well, all of them except Aaron Barbee and me are obsessed with geocaching!  Aaron and I are the sane ones... :angel:

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chringuyen86 : A lot of the people on this forum, well, all of them except Aaron Barbee and me are obsessed with geocaching!  Aaron and I are the sane ones... :angel:

HAH! i know your obessed :) i have found a few cachse with your name on it and then some with pictures!!! LOL! i am really glad i got into doing this and getting to share it with my kids and boyfriend!!!

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Thanks! but now I think I am confuse bwahhhh also, do you guys have any tips for a newcomer (just in general)?

 

Look at the difficulty and terrain ratings, as well as the previous logs, on caches that you're considering hunting. If there are several Did Not Find's (DNF's) in the logs, skip them to avoid frustration. If the difficulty level is 3 or above, you can typically assume that it's going to be a bit challenging to find, and for a newcomer it could be downright frustrating. Like most new things, you can serve yourself well by making it easy on yourself at the start, and as you gain experience you can slowly increase the challenge you put on yourself in terms of difficulty and terrain.

 

One other thing.  Always try to end the a hunt with a find, this may mean saving a 1/1 or interspersing them in your hunt list.

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Like others said, find an event or two to go to and find groups in the Metro Mashups.  Or post in the Metro Mashups section when you want to go somewhere.  With a little notice, you may have some cachers join you who have not cached in the area you are going.  For example, a park, a series, or just random caches in an area.

 

I had hundreds of finds before I went to my first event.  Just hearing others talk I learned so much --- and so much of that would have saved me TONS of time.  Everything from trackables to challenge caches.  Puzzles to fun hides and fun series.  I've met so many great people in caching -- going to events early on is the one thing I wish I had done much sooner than I did.

 

Caching in new areas is fun in a small group.  And events are where you're going to meet the locals (and not so locals).  There are recurring events you can go to monthly on all sides of town.

Welcome to the addiction, obsession, game!

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What cachestacker said and this brings up the big question... Why haven't I made a dedicatory cache to him?  Well, hey!  I guess I better and quick.  :fist-pump:

 

Why do I feel nervous all of a sudden?   :2funny:

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I can see it now...Captain Stinkin Olaf's Other Child or something like that :stirpot:

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so does everyone here know everybody?!

 

pretty much!!  if you haven't met them at an event or out in the field, you'll get to know us here on the forum. 

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hah @team four paw!!! I must go to the events and meet everyone! Everyone on here seem really nice and friendly!!!

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Some of us live farther away, and we don't make it to many events, so you might only get to know us through posts (However, we have made it to a few events on the north side).  My wife and I geocache under her name (Tealcat) and we live further north in Huntsville.

 

Welcome to the game--my kids (the Normettes) say that I am obsessed, but I know it is just a hobby. :angel:  :laugh:

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hah @team four paw!!! I must go to the events and meet everyone! Everyone on here seem really nice and friendly!!!

We are untill the meds get weak :)

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I've yet to meet a geocacher that I didn't like.  Everyone will jump through hoops to help you.

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Ok now...im pretty sure im not suppose to post this here but...does anyone know of easy cache to do so i can take my son out to cache for his birthday?

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Put in your zip code in the GC.com box and pick on close by with a 1 difficulty level and 1 terrain level.

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