This course is designed to for people that are new or unfamiliar with Geocaching Swiss Army Knife (GSAK). It will get you up to speed very quickly and will get you caching more effectively and having more fun in no time!
Some of the things that you will get from this course:
- Understanding what GSAK is
- Understanding the menus
- Understanding the screen
- Learn how to bring data into GSAK
- Learn how to manipulate your cache data in GSAK
- Learn how to send caches from GSAK into your GPSr
- Learn how to bring caches from your GPSr into GSAK
- Learn how to automate your logging on geocaching.com
If you’re still not sure, please check out some of the free videos that I have below. or that are available on YouTube
The course is free for now. I may charge at some later point in time, so take advantage of this course while you can!
An Introduction to GSAK
Downloading and Installing GSAK
In this lesson you will learn how to get GSAK downloaded and installed onto your Windows-based computer.
Your First Time With GSAK
In this lesson we will look at what happens when you start GSAK for the first time.
Understanding the GSAK Menus
GSAK Menu – Geocaching.com access
In this lesson we will look at the “Geocaching.com access” section of the menu.
GSAK Menu – Quick Launch Toolbar Part 1
In Part 1 of this lesson we will look at the Quick Launch Tool bar (GSAK calls this a “speedbar”) and what it can offer.
GSAK Menu – Quick Launch Toolbar Part 2
In Part 2 of this lesson we will look at the extra options that right-clicking the Quick Launch Tool bar (GSAK calls this a “speedbar”) offers (plus a tip on moving it around).
Adding Caches to the Database
Setting Up Your Home Location
In this lesson, we will add the coordinates of your home into GSAK so that way you can start focusing on caches around your home.
Setting Up Your User ID
In this lesson we will look at setting up your Geocaching.com User ID in GSAK.
Importing caches – Using the Geocaching.com access function
In this lesson we will look at using the Geocaching.com access function to bring in the closest caches to our home.
Importing caches – Pocket Queries
In this lesson we will look at importing caches from pocket queries created at Geocaching.com.
Importing Caches – “My Finds” Pocket Query
In this lesson, we look at bringing in a special kind of Pocket Query – the “My Finds” Pocket Query.
Bringing in Lab Caches
In this lesson we will look at a special situation – bringing Lab Caches into GSAK
Understanding Your Database
Understanding The Default Screen Grid
In this lesson we will look at GSAK’s default screen grid, and start making sense of all of the information that it can contain.
Understanding Views in GSAK
In this lesson, we look at how we can modify the views that are available to us in GSAK.
In this lessons, you will learn various ways that you can find and select a cache in GSAK.
Using the “User Flag” Function
In this lesson, you will learn how to use the “User Flag” function to select one or more caches.
Filtering Caches – Beginner (Under Construction)
In this lesson, I will show you how to use the “Filter” function to focus on various cache types
Adding / Removing Columns
In this lesson, we will look at some additional columns that aren’t automatically shown in GSAK, and look at how to add and remove these columns.
Editing Your Database
Editing a Cache – Beginner (Under Construction)
In this lesson, we will look at how we can edit cache details
Using Corrected Coordinates (Under Construction)
In this lesson, we will look at using the “Corrected Coordinates” function to update cache locations in our database.
Editing User Notes and User Logs (Under Construction)
In this lesson, we will look at how we can modify the “User Notes” and “User Logs” sections of our database.
Creating A Manual Backup of Your Database(s)
In this lesson we will look at the why and how of creating a manual backup of your database(s)
Using The “Status Check” Feature To Update Your Database
In this lesson we will look at using the “Status Check” feature to update the status.