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  1. #1
    pierre Guest


    Hello Geocachers of the UK.

    I have only become aware of geocaching within the last few days, by accidentally surfing into a geocaching website. With a cache local to me, I encrypted the coded message and took the dog for a walk and found the cache. In accordance with the general rules and good manners I dutifully entered my visit and left things as I had found them, took nothing, left sodall!, I must admit to having thoughts of cyanide gas or explosives as I prised open the container.

    Along with the normal rules, something that occured to me is don't leave things of an adult nature, lighters, ciggies, spliffs, condoms or porn because as I was leaving the cache a couple of families with several young children arrived and with the youngest shouting where is the tree and the porn stash (joke) cache I introduced myself and spoke for a few munutes with the father of one of the families.


    as I dont yet posess a GPS unit I now want one... where can I obtain a cheap unit from? as I am a low wage earner a second hand unit would be ideal as a starter kit, so if anybody is upgrading I would be chuffed to hear from you. Failing that, where can I buy a hand held unit over the counter for cash, ( no credit card yet&#33 I live in south buckinghamshire near the penn pit!

    happy new year uk geocachers!

  2. #2
    paul.blitz Guest


    Originally posted by pierre@Jan 1 2004, 07:21 PM I dont yet posess a GPS unit I now want one... where can I obtain a cheap unit from?
    Ebay is always a good place to look for second hand units. Also, asking here might prompt someone to sell you an old unit (now that santa just brought them a new one!&#33

    Another possibility is taht you might find some kind local cacher may have a "backup" unit they might be willing to lend you for a short time....


  3. #3
    pierre Guest


    Cheers mate, you're a toff!

    slinging me hook to ebay right now!!!! :P

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2003


    Pierre, you might also find it useful to post in the Groundspeak UK forum.
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light. (Dylan Thomas)​

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2003


    Hi Guy,


    When you visit the UK Forum check out the guidelines pinned at the top of the list, or check them out on

    You are about to become adicted

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Ringwood, Hampshire


    Hi, pierre. Welcome to the grand obsession! If you are interested, I have an almost new Garmin Geko 201 going begging. I bought it in November and used it about three or four times, before succumbing to an eTrex Vista after a bloke in our pub said he wanted to buy the Geko. He then changed his mind! I have the original box and manuals. One snag - my computer at home is very ill at the moment, and I am offline for a few days. Register with, giving your e-mail address, post a message on the forum there and I can e-mail you via your profile from my PC at work. Cheers!
    It only takes one drink to get me drunk, but I can never remember if it was the thirteenth or fourteenth.

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