- Paperback: 231 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies (September 3, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN: 0764575716
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 0.6 inches
- Average Customer Review:
This is a super book. Concise, informative, fun, very well-edited, and honest (about the value of good map and
compass skills, in addition to learning to use the GPS, for instance). I went from 0 - 60 in a few days. Bought
the book a few weeks ago at lunch, and I've been geocaching ever since.
The book includes great websites links to resources such as waterproof logbooks, and how to get a MapQuest map based
on a latitude and longitude. (MapQuest has changed their method since the book was published, but I was able to
find it easily, knowing it was possible.) I recommend consulting his equipment and gear list. It does get dark,
you will get stabbed by thorns, or sticks, you'll get hungry and thirsty... It sounds obvious, but in the rush of
trying to find the nearest cache, it's easy to forget to bring such helpful items as a flashlight, a first aid kit,
extra batteries, etc.
The book also includes a helpful list of U.S. geocaching clubs by state. I look forward to meeting other geocachers!
Kudos to the Dummies series (again) and to the author, for a terrific book.
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! The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in,
get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists 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 Use geocaching as a teaching tool