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Geocaching Help

Getting Permission

Most geocachers know that you need permission from the land manager or where you intend to place your cache before you actually hide the cache.   Some areas have official policies and some do not.   Regardless of whether or … Continue reading

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Beginner’s GPS for Geocachers

The world of handheld GPS receivers can be quite confusing, both before and after buying one. So here’s an attempt to narrow down the choices for beginning geocachers… Your smartphone If you have a smartphone, it’s a great place to … Continue reading

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Geocaching and Newcomers

With the rapid growth of geocaching lately it’s becoming important to reach out to newcomers and familiarize them with the etiquette and ‘guidelines’ of our pastime. Today anyone with a smartphone and a few hours to kill can be searching … Continue reading

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Ontario Poison Plants

Before geocaching I had heard of poison ivy, who hadn’t, but I’d never heard of giant hogweed or wild parsnip.  Lucky for me I never had to worry about these plants before I learned about them.   Contact with any … Continue reading

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BC Ministry of Transportation Bans Geocaching

The reality is just as alarming as the post title.  British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation  has banned geocaching within 100m of their property or right of way.   While some may be glad to be rid of guardrail caches this decision … Continue reading

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Most Favourited Caches in Ontario

With the launch of geocaching.com’s favouriting system we can now see those caches in ontario that are liked.   You might want to bookmark this link. Ontario’s Geocaching.com Favourites If you want to filter out your finds you can try … Continue reading

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