Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:26 PM
We go geocaching with an IPad but before that we had a handheld GPS. The IPad is more fun because you can look at the hints and logs during the search, and its easier to plan a whole series of caches in one area. Its also a bit easier. But the GPS works fine.
Could you borrow an iPhone/IPad and try it out and see if its something you want to invest in.
Procrastinator that's the gist, but there are plenty of urban/park ones too - sometimes you can do 4 or more in an hours walk around the neighbourhood.
There is usually a container with items inside (stickers, erasers, little plastic toys, coins etc) that other people have left, and you can swap for something of yours. Sometimes there are "travelbugs" which are trying to get somewhere specific, so you can take them and move them to another cache closer to their goal. Some caches have a theme, or you have to solve a puzzle to find them.
Good idea is to take a pencil torch and some gloves as some of the hiding places can be a bit spidery/damp.