Forums The Vibe Chat Geocaching – anyone heard of this?

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    cheeseweasel
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    My mate told my about this yesterday. Its basically like a huge urban treasure hunt that you do with your smartphone. All over the world there are these hidden ‘caches’, and they are literally everywhere – I found 4 within 500m of my house today. People hide something, then post rough GPS co-ordinates online and a clue to the exact location of it. E.g. today my phone took me to a busy train station and there was a film canister with tiny magnets in it clipped to the underside of a pedestrian bridge over the tracks. It’s been there for years too without anyone nicking it – you just had to know where to look. Usually there’s not much in them other than a little book to write your name in and maybe some random toys and stuff, but its pretty satisfying to do.

    Geocaching – The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site

    You can do a postcode search on here and it will come up with a map showing all the nearest ones to you.

    #1267665
    MC G-Tek
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    I’ve heard of it before mate, but never participated.

    #1267658
    Tank Girl
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    Yep heard of it and looked into it, but never done it
    Looks great fun though!!

    #1267654
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    Heard of it ages ago but as my handheld GPS unit (that sometimes is on my bike) is set to OS grid reference (as it was used alongside proper UK maps) rather than lat/long never bothered with it. Might give it a try if I am at a loose end in town as my blackberry does lat/long by default, not surprised its had a resurgence thanks to smartphones…

    #1267655
    thelog
    Participant

    I’m on the case!!!

    #1267659
    cheeseweasel
    Participant

    @thelog 527149 wrote:

    I’m on the case!!!

    Looks like there’s shitloads of them in Brighton

    #1267656
    thelog
    Participant

    I know, there is one just down the road from me and lads more minutes away : )

    Gonna check it out in the morning. It’s one of them things you can do on all night sessions on drugs.

    #1267661
    DaftFader
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    There’s at least two with in a 10-15 min walk from my house lol .. gonna go on a hunt for them with my mate who’ll I know’ll be up for it.

    Might make my own one and leave some “pressies” in it and mark it as 18+ on the website listing it lol. Na I’ll probably just go hunting for the close by ones.

    #1267660
    cheeseweasel
    Participant

    @DaftFader 527180 wrote:

    There’s at least two with in a 10-15 min walk from my house lol .. gonna go on a hunt for them with my mate who’ll I know’ll be up for it.

    Might make my own one and leave some “pressies” in it and mark it as 18+ on the website listing it lol. Na I’ll probably just go hunting for the close by ones.

    Lol I had the same thought myself. Or creating a private network of strategically placed pots of drugs around Bristol.

    #1267662
    DaftFader
    Participant

    We should make our own website and call it “georolling” :laugh_at:

    #1267663
    Savvydravvy
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    @DaftFader 527180 wrote:

    There’s at least two with in a 10-15 min walk from my house lol .. gonna go on a hunt for them with my mate who’ll I know’ll be up for it.

    Might make my own one and leave some “pressies” in it and mark it as 18+ on the website listing it lol. Na I’ll probably just go hunting for the close by ones.

    Seeing as we dont live to far from each other I might race you to it! Remember to bring your lightsaber mofo…

    #1267664
    Savvydravvy
    Participant

    The nearest one to me is literally 2 seconds from man’s yard!

    #1267657
    thelog
    Participant

    @Savvydravvy 527188 wrote:

    The nearest one to me is literally 2 seconds from man’s yard!

    Your man has his own yard? Like travis perkins style??

    #1267667
    Deez
    Participant

    There are so many near me. To be honest I think I know where a few of them are without even looking at the GPS co ordinates..

    #1267666
    MC G-Tek
    Participant

    I wonder if anyone’s ever geocached a magic porn bush?

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