What is Geocaching? Why, it is a outdoor treasure hunt using GPS devices. People move to a specific set of coordinates and then try to find the geocache container hidden in that location. Great for one person or families this is a true hit! Here are a few simple steps:
1. Register for a membership on a geocaching site.
2. Enter your postal code and search.
3. Choose any geocache from a list provided and click on the name.
4. Enter the coordinates of the geocache in your GPS
5. Use the GPS to assist you in finding the geocache which is hidden.
6. Sign the log book and return the geocache to its original location.
7. Remember if you take the treasure replace it with a treasure you have brought for the next person.
It really is just that easy. Geocaches can be found all over the world. It is amazing just how many we have in this area alone. Geocaches vary greatly in size and appearance. You may see plastic containers to fake rocks with a compartment. Do not put explosives, ammo, knives alcohol, food or scented items. Ideas range from unique rocks, coins, to key chains.
Bass Pro has a few GPS ideas for geocaching that might interest you.
Perfect for kids and adults the Geomate Jr. is very user friendly. Pre-loaded with over 250,000 caches all around the US. All you have to do is turn it on and follow the arrow. Great family fun especially with young kids. You can even buy a update kit to cover outside the US.
A idea for the first timer is a Geomate Geocaching Starter Kit. This inexpensive kit has everything you need to get started. Guidebook, pencil, pad, lock box and many prizes to hide.
The Magellan Explorist GC GPS is another preloaded easy to navigate unit. Great price and rich graphics make this one to think about.
You are never to old to geocache this is easy and a wonderful way to spend time outside.
Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator