Seems like there's a new variant on geocashing/geodashing just waiting to be brought to life here. Let's see, you get the location of the other person on your Rino, so you can chase them, but they can also 'see' you coming. But they could hide in a non-satellite-viewable spot, so you could work off their last location. (Kind of like walking in a stream to throw the dogs off your scent.) Hmm, seems like there's the kernel of an idea there.
Anywat, we always carry a pair of walkie-talkies with us when we cache. There's been more than once when we've had to separate. Notably, one time I had to cross a stream that there really wasn't a way for the 3-year old to cross. Far too cold to take the chance on him falling in. I can see the advantages of having it all-in-one, though, especially with it telling you the other person's location. Especially helpful on ski-trips. If one of you goes off-trail, it's much easier to hook back up, I imagine, although walkie-talkies or even cell phones would probably work just fine.
Hmm, back to my idea of some new kind of game. Maybe I'll sleep on it.
-----Original Message----- From: John E. [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 7:31 PM To: Neil R. Ormos Subject: Re: [gpsstash] Garmin Rino
NRO> Might be useful if, for example, a family were visiting a NRO> large park or festival and the kids wanted to do one thing NRO> and the parents wanted to do another.
Very useful for backpackers or cyclists who travel at different paces. Or, for packers who go into an area on different dates and don't want to be locked to a specific meeting place (or just want to know how far away the other party is).