Everyone who has been touched by the magic of geocaching should read this book and reserve a prominent place for it on their bookshelf.
- Richard Niles, Today's Cacher
Technology can be more than just practical-it can also be fun. And fun is exactly what you'll have when you try geocaching. It's a high-tech treasure-seeking game that uses the Global Positioning System (GPS).
Because geocaching combines the outdoors, puzzles, and adventure, everyone-from kids to kayakers, and retirees to rock climbers-can easily become involved. You'll join a rapidly expanding worldwide network of people who hide containers of "prizes" in the wilderness, suburbs, and even in the middle of cities, then provide clues for others to discover them.
Borrowing from the classic pursuits of orienteering and letterboxing, geocaching can be as easy as a walk in the park or as challenging as scuba diving to a hundred feet. You don't need to be an expert in electronics, navigation, or even hiking to start. With this book, you'll soon understand GPS technology, know how to find your way about, and be able to prepare for your next hike-and-seek adventure!
Fellow Geocachers: Check out a great review in travelworld magazine!
Erik Sherman - Erik Sherman is a widely published journalist and author. He is the author of three books, and his work has appeared in Newsweek, Continental, Technology Review, US News, Men's Journal, CIO Insight, ComputerWorld, the New York Times Syndicate, and many other places. Before his writing career took precedence, Erik was a business and marketing consultant to companies ranging in size from start-up to Fortune 500. Prior to that, Erik was head of product marketing at a direct marketer of hardware and software for technical professionals.
Erik is an avid outdoor enthusiast, a certified scuba diver, and counts himself lucky to live near woods and a conservation area.
Chapter 1 Starting Off
Chapter 2 Cache On
Chapter 3 The Technology
Chapter 4 Lost In Style
Chapter 5 A Good Walk
Chapter 6 On The Hunt
Chapter 7 In Hiding
Chapter 8 Geovariations
Appendix A Resources
Appendix B Outdoor Safety