What is geocaching, how to find them, and why it's fun to go exploring for them!
Physical geocaches often consist of:
- Waterproof container
- Log book w/ pen or pencil
- Trade items or trackables
There are now over 2.8 million geocaches in over 180 countries...plus GC1BE91 on the International Space Station.
About the items in the cache:
- They are NOT "prizes" unless otherwise specified
- When trading items, trade equal or up
- Don't leave food because it attracts animals
Trackables move from cache to cache
- Only take one if you know what to do with it. Some have specific goals.
- Can be tracked at Geocaching.com
Seeking a Geocache
Handy stuff to have...
- GPS (or smart phone with app)
- spare phone battery
- hand wipes
- hat & sunscreen
- comfortable shoes
- long pants (to avoid prickly or poisonous plants)
When seeking a cache...
- Watch out for muggles!
- Don't be too suspicious when seeking a cache.
- Participate in CITO (Cache In, Trash Out)
Find the OFFICIAL TWiT GEOCACHE!
- Located at N 38° 16.607' W 122° 40.001'
First to find gets a Leo bobblehead to keep!UPDATE: This has been claimed.
- Everyone else, just sign the log. You can log it on Geocaching.com too.
Connect with us!
- Don't forget to check out our large library of projects at https://twit.tv/shows/know-how.
- Join our Google+ Community.
- Tweet at us at @PDelahanty, @Cranky_Hippo, and @Anelf3.
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