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10 things I would give up for Geocaching

A conversation ensued recently about how addicted I was to geocaching. As I fervently defended myself by arguing that I wasn’t addicted, merely passionate, about the hobby I decided outlining what I wouldn’t give up for geocaching might help me win the argument. However, I soon discovered that my protestations simply gave my associates (note …

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Coming Soon: SPOT for your Smartphone

Some time ago I wrote a post about the SPOT GPS device and it’s partnering with the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60. Now SPOT have announced the new SPOT connect for Smartphones. SPOT Connect™ turns leading smartphones into a personal one-way satellite communicator capable of sending messages with GPS position to personal contacts, social networks or to …

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Expect Garmin Handheld GPS units to get cheaper…maybe

Zacks Investment Research has announced they have downgraded Garmin Ltd to Underperform, citing continued deterioration of the PND (portable navigation device) market. Garmin generated around 64% of its third quarter revenue from the auto/mobile segment, the bulk of which comes from PNDs. Segment revenues dropped to around $442 million in the last quarter from around …

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Cumbyrocks reviews the Garmin GPSMAP 62s

Happily my first field experience with the Garmin GPSMAP 62s was it being tossed 10 metres into a blackberry thicket. Despite what you are thinking the GPSr landed safely in my hands and I have been in love ever since. Undoubtedly you are now also wondering what I was doing standing 10 metres into a …

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It’s Not About The Numbers Goes Mobile

Because we know so many of our readers are constantly on the go hunting those caches we have introduced ‘It’s Not About The Numbers Mobile’. Wherever you go you’ll be able to tune in to our mobile friendly site on your Blackberry or other, inferior, smartphone. 😛 Happy hunting and reading!

You’ve heard of cache saturation, what about cacher saturation?

A great wee post from KajakJim over at Thanks for the Cache about the balance needed in cacher numbers. One thing that I have noticed lately is the increase of ‘geocaching’ appearing in the media. Whether it’s a foreign building being evacuated due to others thinking the geocache is a bomb, or the occasional news story about caching, I have …

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Geocacher Stages of Evolution

One of the joys of paperless caching and premium membership to Geocaching.com is being able to set up notifications when someone logs a find in your area. On some days this means my Blackberry is beeping every few minutes. On other days it stays dead quiet. One of the interesting observations I’ve been able to …

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Garminfone – the next great geocaching GPSr?

If you’ve read any of my posts on this blog you’ll know I’m big fan of my Blackberry Bold 9000, my main GPSr, paperless caching tool and phone, but it looks like it could have some serious competition – The Garminfone. From the maker: Garminfone™ from T-Mobile®, built on the Android™ platform, is a full-featured …

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Apparently The Best GPS For Geocaching Needs These Six Features…

I came across this article on the fairly reliable booshnews.com recently. It does come across a little as an advert for the Garmin GPSmap 478, especially as no other GPSr’s are mentioned…and it’s an article about buying your first GPSr and what to look for. The article suggests six features and it’s hard to disagree …

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GeoTools

One of my favourite things about Geocaching are the neat (yes, I used the word neat) tools and gadgets. It seems each cacher has their own method and equipment list, not to mention their own dream list. I’ve been pretty lucky from the start to have close to my dream combo of tools – so …

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