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    Smile Hello and Buddy Needed in Bolton, Lancashire

    OK, this sounds like fun.
    I have not got a clue.
    I thought my sat nav was a gps but obviously not.

    I live in Breightmet, Bolton, BL2 5JE.
    I drive and am familiar with some of the surrounding areas such as up
    to 20 miles away.

    I am on reduced income and therefore want to know that I will enjoy
    this before I rush out and buy all the gear with no idea.

    I recently had surgery to remove bowel cancer so mobility is a small
    problem but I can walk.

    I am looking at joining this hobby from a photography angle.

    Anyone willing to buddy up and show me the ropes and advise what is
    needed and how much to pay on say ebay etc would be most welcome.

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    Hi Boltonian,

    If you've not already tried there is a North West cachers forum

    and welcome to the forums:cheers:

    RB

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    And there's an event coming up next month just up the motorway from you here http://coord.info/GC2K978 so you can go along and meet some local cachers, and if you haven't decided on a GPS by then you'll have a chance to have a play with some.

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    Its in my Diary.
    If I can make it, I will.:socool:

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    Welcome!

    If you can make the event, let them know you're going, and that you are new... They can look out for you when you arrive and make sure you are looked after, and not left out of things!
    (Not that you'd be left out of things for too long! :lol: )
    I have a Geocaching problem...
    Work gets in the way!

    * Cache Walker -Caching by byway, not highway! CacheWalker.co.uk
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    A bit further away is another event in Warrington just been organised by Warrington Cachers is http://coord.info/GC2MG4E Again, just let them know if you are going to attend and they can keep an eye open for you.

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    Another in my diary, will have to talk the wife into this one.
    Thanks.:socool:

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    Does make things easier, if you use the same name here and on the Groundspeak forums!

    (And any other UK caching forums... Just so we know we're talking to the same cacher, and not someone with split personalities. :lol
    I have a Geocaching problem...
    Work gets in the way!

    * Cache Walker -Caching by byway, not highway! CacheWalker.co.uk
    Walking and Caching in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire areas

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    Welcome Boltonian!

    I work in Bolton and live in Burnley, going to get to the Banish the winter blues which will be my first event and first time meeting other cachers as well. Hope to see you there!

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear and Ragged View Post
    Does make things easier, if you use the same name here and on the Groundspeak forums!

    (And any other UK caching forums... Just so we know we're talking to the same cacher, and not someone with split personalities. :lol
    You talking to :socool: or me :socool:

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    The yank site wont let me change names.
    Cant remember why I used my real name on their site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boltonian View Post
    The yank site wont let me change names.
    Cant remember why I used my real name on their site.
    It is possible to change your name on the Groundspeak forums & geocaching.com, I think you have to Email them through their contact address on the geocaching.com site.

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    If you login to your geocaching.com account and select 'view your account details' from the right hand column. No select 'Edit' in the Your Profile box, you should now see an option to change your username, right next your username.
    Hope this helps

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    Link via http://www.geocaching.com/account/editprofile.aspx

    Click on "Change username"

    Should work, unless there's another Boltonian, which there doesn't seem to be... yet!
    I have a Geocaching problem...
    Work gets in the way!

    * Cache Walker -Caching by byway, not highway! CacheWalker.co.uk
    Walking and Caching in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire areas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear and Ragged View Post
    Link via http://www.geocaching.com/account/editprofile.aspx

    Click on "Change username"

    Should work, unless there's another Boltonian, which there doesn't seem to be... yet!
    Way to go,

    Change Username
    Your username has been successfully changed to Boltonian.


    If anyone plays starfleet commander, I am Boltonian there as well.

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