Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: caching kids

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pensacola, FL
    Posts
    9

    Default caching kids

    I often take my grandkids caching... AncaZO is 5 and Dragon of AnCAzo is 7. One evening while visiting with their mom on a break from work at an eatery near the Bangor Mall, we we all hanging out in the parking lot out back. I saw AncaZO was checking all the lamp posts. I asked her if she was looking for a cache and she giggled and told me yes. Guess you're never too young to have caching on your mind!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Brunswick, Maine
    Posts
    548

    Default

    I take my 3 yo grandson caching all the time, He is not much into find the cache but loves the out side time.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Orrington, Maine
    Posts
    629

    Default

    If they are sent to school with a lunch box, make sure it's an ammo can......

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    America
    Posts
    2,539

    Default

    I can see it now, school evacuated for lunch box bomb threat.
    I have no enemies, but I'm intensely disliked by my friends.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Oakland, Maine
    Posts
    528

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ekidokai View Post
    I can see it now, school evacuated for lunch box bomb threat.

    Great, another thing for me to worry about
    Geocaching Parrotheads

    Why can't we get a government sponsered tick eradication program?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    ME
    Posts
    3,517

    Default

    Have been taking Amara with me since she was a baby. We have learned: Don't let the child teethe on the Etrex! The buttons on the side easily come off (in their mouth). Binkies when child is in a back pack better be thethered - that an mittens. Beware if they are in a sled - they may want to walk on the trail and need snow shoes - but over all - I figure......introduce them young - they may love it.

    No matter what - teach them the rules and make sure they are safe. Cache on - cache happy!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Richmond
    Posts
    408

    Default

    Sharpen your senses....... they think outside the box better than most of us Adults!!

    Their vertical challenge and small hands are unfair advantages!

    Let them hold the GPS.......keeps them busy and gives you a better chance in finding spots while not chasing the arrow.

    Get them their own ID when older..... gives them a sense of more involvement and planning. It also gives them motivation to get their friends' families out on the trails.
    I'm just nuts about geocaching!!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Unity, Maine
    Posts
    3,866

    Default

    Hmmm . . . these are great ideas. I'll have to remember them when I go out caching with Hiram.
    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."

    "Death is only one of many ways to die."

  9. #9

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hollora View Post
    Have been taking Amara with me since she was a baby. We have learned: Don't let the child teethe on the Etrex! The buttons on the side easily come off (in their mouth). Binkies when child is in a back pack better be thethered - that an mittens. Beware if they are in a sled - they may want to walk on the trail and need snow shoes - but over all - I figure......introduce them young - they may love it.

    No matter what - teach them the rules and make sure they are safe. Cache on - cache happy!
    I laughed when you said that about the etrex as we had that experience when our youngest was 10 months old (he's now three). We fortunately had other helpers to get the stuff that flys out of the backpack as he figured out how to undo tethers very quickly (and was usually more fun then playing with the stuff).
    seen on bumper sticker: visualize--whirled peas

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Augusta, Maine
    Posts
    499

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hide_from_the_kids View Post
    I laughed when you said that about the etrex as we had that experience when our youngest was 10 months old (he's now three). We fortunately had other helpers to get the stuff that flys out of the backpack as he figured out how to undo tethers very quickly (and was usually more fun then playing with the stuff).
    Yep! He'll eat the rubber seal off an e-Trex too! Isn't it true Jamie? Ha Ha! (Garmin repaired it for free! when I had to send it in for another problem)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •