What is Geocaching?Geocaching is an activity that uses a GPS device to locate a hidden container called a cache. These caches are hidden by geocaching members in every country. Caches range in size from micro to large. Caches also range in difficulty. You may go to a quick park and grab at a local business, trekking into a cave, or diving for an underwater container. It is so much fun searching for the cache to sign the log book. Most people leave a small item, called swag, and take one from the container as a souvenir of their find. No matter the cache type, size or difficulty, you will find yourself loving the game and spending more time outdoors. Geocaching really makes spending more time outside easy and fun. It's also a great way to get engaged and get outside with the kids.
What do I need to get started?To get started you really don't need much. However, once you really get into the activity you will definitely want more gear. To begin you need three main things, a geocaching account, your GPS device, and a pen! It really is that simple. Once you've logged a few caches you will be eager to jump into the outdoors. When you're ready to tackle more complex caches you should grab a few of the items on this list:
- Waterproof Backpack
- Small Items for SWAG
- Waterproof pouch for your phone
- Hydration Gear
- Walking/Hiking Shoes
Their clear waterproof pouch is perfect for your phone. Whether you're using your phone as your GPS device, to log your finds, or take pictures of your adventures, it will be protected from water, snow, dust, and sand. The sports travel backpack is perfect for keeping your gear organized and protected while keeping your hands free to hike through the woods, crawl into a cave, or manage the kids on your next caching trip. They also have great hydration options for you, from water bottle clips to sports hydration packs. So fill up your backpack, and toss it in your trunk. You never know where your next outdoor adventure may be.