GeoCaching The New Hunt
Shane Blume / 5 years ago
Have you heard of GeoCaching? I had never heard about it, until a couple of days ago. It is kind of like a treasure hunt for the outdoors that require us to use different technologies that many of us carry with us every day. Our cell phones, though there is other cool equipment that we could use to aid us in our hunts.
GeoCaching is an interesting game that can be really simple or just the opposite, extremely difficult. Typically a GeoCache is a small waterproof container that has a logbook where other GeoCachers write their name and the date they found the cache. Some caches contain objects in the container, which the finder is able to trade for something of equal value. Once the person is done signing and trading, they replace the container where they found it, and move onto the next cache.
A cache could be as small as a bag containing a single piece of paper for a log, or larger such as an ammunition box, which could contain trinkets (generally of low value).
Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun of GeoCaching, which can be a ton of fun. If you decide to try it out, be aware of your surroundings. Be courteous of those who setup the cache, this is intended to be a fun game for all to play.
Things you might want to bring with you, a pencil or pen to sign the log, small trinkets for trade, a gps device (such as a cell phone), a good pair of shoes, a walking stick, yourself. The more difficult the cache the more tools you might want to bring with you, such as a rope, working gloves, etc.
To read more on GeoCaching check out www.geocaching.com