Where Will Your Geocaching Hunt
Take YOU Today?
Find everything you need to know to get out Geocaching! I first heard
about it through my dad and thought "WOW, he's joined some kinda cult!"
Then he told me people all over the world were doing this "treasure
hunting" sport known as geo caching. I thought "why would people put
these things everywhere?" I was still just not sure but then he pointed
me to a couple of sites that listed these things in my area. I
was blown away! They were everywhere and
I don't live in the city or near a big park!
I decided I had to try this
new high-tech sport! Only one
problem... I didn't know anything about it and everything my dad told
me just confused me more. As I always do, I turned to the web! A few
quick searches and I'd be good to go... or not! Every site I went to
had people arguing over this gps or that one, this software works best
unless you use x, y, or z, brand but this other
only works with site m.
Argh! I have a degree in computer programming and yet this "leisure
sport" was becoming a lot of complicated work! I asked my dad AGAIN...
What Is Geocaching
...and what do I NEED to get started?
It is pronounced like geocashing and some people call it geochaching
although maybe not in the USA. Anyway, it is often described (jokingly)
among cachers as a "game of hide and seek where grown adults use
multi-billion dollar satellites with expensive global positioning
system (gps) receivers to find military ammunition boxes containing
fast food toys in the woods!" Well, that's right, sorta!
you've heard the saying, "it's
about the journey, not the destination." In geocaching, it's both.
Example: You're on a day trip with your family. You're driving around
seeing some sights (or in my case you're lost) and you come to this
old bridge. You park and the family wanders around to check it out. It
appears to be ancient, I mean historic, and has an amazing view of the
nearby city. The kids even had a great time checking out the wildlife
in the stream below. You think, "wouldn't this be a great place to send
people? They'd never find it on their own." Viola! You have one reason
of MANY for someone to place one of these things and send people geo
caching to find it.
There's also nothing better than finding a cache
hidden in a
unique way. Signing the log to say "Hey! I found it!" and maybe even
picking up a chance to win a real Jeep out of the cache container? More
on that later. For now, browse around, you'll find everything you need
to get started or to take your geocaching to the next level!
I have added many articles to get you started and
I'm always updating. Take a look around or browse through my site pages
- GeoSWAG for Trading Fun
- Geoswag is traded by kids AND adults alike. It isn't just fast food toys!
- A Geocacher In All of Us
- Don't be a geomuggle! Here's all you need to become a geocacher.
- Pick the Right Handheld GPS for Your Geocaching
- You need a handheld gps to get out geocaching...or not! We'll figure it out!
- Treasure Hunting in High Tech
- Geocaching is today's way of Treasure Hunting with a GPS. Here's what it's all about!
- Place a Geocache
- What kind of Geocache is available? You'll be surprised!
- Get Out Geocaching Web Blog
- A blog of the ins and outs of geocaching with a GPS.