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    Happy Grumpz Guest

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    Hi everyone, I'm really new to Geocaching, that new that I havent even started yet

    I just want to really make sure that I know exactly what I'm doing before I go searching for my 1st cache, I would hate to make a newbie mistake

    I am always out and about walking my 3 dogs, someone once mentioned Geocaching to me saying that I could incorporate the two things together, so that what I plan to do.

    My dogs are currently in training to search out tupperware boxes and such like

    Here are my helpers...

    My Springer...



    My Border Collie...



    And my ickle Chihuahua...



    Are there any specific do's and dont's when out and about???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Grumpz View Post
    Here are my helpers...
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    And my ickle Chihuahua...



    Are there any specific do's and dont's when out and about???
    The first two should be OK for regular sized caches, but I'd save this one for hunting micros

    There aren't really many do's and don'ts other than normal common sense and consideration for the environment/other cachers/non cachers, so get out there and welcome to the game,

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    As soon as I saw the dogs I just knew some bright spark would say that!

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    I've moved this to the General forum as many users don't look at the Off Topic section.

    When I had my first FTF (first to find a new cache) I had a friend's Border Collie with me and he found the cache for me! It was under a thorn bush where I'd already looked, but he went to a particular spot and kept sniffing there so I looked again, and yes, there it was!
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
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    Sorry, I forgot to answer the OP's request for advice.

    You've probably noticed that caches are rated 1 to 5 for difficulty and terrain. Start with one which has a low difficulty rating, and which is a Regular sized cache. Small caches and micros can be much more difficult to find, especially if you have no experience.

    You may want to start with one that has a clear Hint, in case you find yourself struggling to find it.

    Happy caching!
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light. (Dylan Thomas)​


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    Hi... welcome

    As you're a total beginner, this is a good section to read first:

    Finding your first geocache.

    Also, it's good if you can get along to a local geocaching event. That's when cachers meet up for general socialising. You could meet others from your area who would be willing to take you to find a few caches so you get the feel of the game. Can you tell us where you live (roughly)?

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    Happy Grumpz Guest

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    Thanks for the very warm welcome and thanks for the tips :cheers:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    Can you tell us where you live (roughly)?
    Birtley in County Durham, profile now edited

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Grumpz View Post
    Birtley in County Durham, profile now edited


    The next event listed in your geocaching region is the Easter Eggstravaganza Event in April.

    There may be other events in the pipeline that have not yet been listed on the site. You can check on all forthcoming events in the UK by using the following link

    Advanced Search

    and selecting the appropriate drop-downs i.e. Event cache > By State/Country > United Kingdom > Select 'Search All' or a specific region.

    Alternatively, iCache have a link here: iCache Events List.
    Last edited by Mrs Blorenge; 22nd January 2010 at 12:25 PM. Reason: clarity

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    I have just posted an Easter Event in Beamish which is probably what..........2 mile from you?

    The page is here

    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...7-f7a7c6e8bfd4

    You and your dogs wife/kids whatever would be more than welcome...

    Totally off topic where do you go to agility at?

    BTW we are in Langley Park

    Mandy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Us 4 and Jess View Post
    I have just posted an Easter Event in Beamish which is probably what..........2 mile from you?

    The page is here

    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...7-f7a7c6e8bfd4

    You and your dogs wife/kids whatever would be more than welcome...

    Totally off topic where do you go to agility at?

    BTW we are in Langley Park

    Mandy
    Thanks Mandy I will take a look at that, although I know I'm away all Easter competing with the dogs.

    I used to train with Waldridge but I've just moved to Weardale

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