How do we know? Well we were contacted and quickly supplied some bits for the segment. Recognise anyone famous in the clip box? Have you found this cache yet, come across the Travel Bug or event get the FTF??? Let us know… Happy Geocaching
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So we see it all the time, what is Geocaching and what’s the best way to start Geocaching or how do you Geocache? Well we thought we’d do our best to answer the questions and give some good tips on how to begin Geocaching. Basically it’s a high tech treasure hunt, containers called caches with inexpensive bits and bobs are hidden all around the world. The cache location is posted on the main website geocaching.com, the latitude & longitude which you then use to find the cache. When you find a cache you sign the log book to record your visit and if there are knickknacks you can exchange.
The minimum you need to play is a handheld GPSr (Global Positioning Satellite receiver). GPS devices are used in all forms of navigation today most commonly in cars and boats. Global positioning satellites send signals that these receivers use to figure out where on the surface of the earth they are.
As Geocaching has grown it’s developed a number of variations the common being:
- Mystery or Puzzle
Here is a full list of geocaching types
Geocaching is a great family activity, using a GPSr only helps to find a cache so much, a good cache will be well hidden from geocachers and what the community call ‘muggles’, people who don’t know about geocaching thus providing a great “hunt” to find and re-hide the cache. Not only that Geocaching will take you to all sorts of beautiful and interesting places that you might not have otherwise been to or even known existed.
Once you’ve experienced a geocache you may go on to hide your own, or find more and come across the treasures of geocaching. Travel bugs and geocoins crop up in caches from time to time, these are significant items that are tracked by unique code on the geocaching.com site mostly. You can buy your own Travel bug or geocoin and release it into the geocaching world and track its progress as a whole new angle on the geocaching adventure.
Above all Geocaching should be fun, don’t put yourself or others at risk and respect the land and others around a cache location or place of natural beauty.