- March 14, 2011

Guest Post: Geocaching

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Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS unit can then try to locate the geocache.


Now, before I ruin my reputation, I just participated in Geocaching for the 1st time a few weeks ago. My son had a friend over and we were at the park. This kid started spouting off about Geocaching etc, etc. I think I ignored him for a bit but then finally caught on about what he was talking about. Before long they had us downloading a free Geocaching app on our iPhones and searching for our 1st treasure. I found a great web site www.geocaching.com that offers tons of suggestions and even a video about Geocaching. 


For spring break I thought it would be fun to share with all of you the essentials of Geocaching. The Austin Explorer shared a great piece on Geocaching. Here is what you need to know.

Things that you MUST have: 

  1. GPS Receiver. Most smart phones have GPS built in, however you will need an app that will allow you to track coordinates. 
  2. Swag. I guess it is important if you take an item from the cache that you leave an item. They recommend the dollar aisle at Target for items. 
  3. Water. 
  4. A pen. Learn from our inexperience. Carry a pen, always. 

Things to consider bringing: 

  1. Backpack. 
  2. Leatherman. 
  3. Trash bags. They suggested getting in the habit of picking up a bit of trash every time you leave a caching area. 
  4. Sunscreen. 
  5. Gloves. 
  6. Hiking Boots. 
  7. Notepaper. If you come across a cache that has a full log book you can start a new one. 

So, who’s ready to get out there and start an adventure? Happy Spring Break to you all!

~Christina

Christina is the creator and author behind A Closet Writer.  A look into everyday life through dirty, child-smeared, fingerprint laden windows.  She is also the Relationships & Family Editor at BizChickBlogs.

She is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, Christian, & humorist living it up in Central Texas.  Regardless of what is actually going on, she considers herself to be a GLASS HALF FULL kind of gal.  When you read her writings she prays you will laugh, smile, feel hope & come back again and again.  She loves connecting with new readers at her Facebook fan page & on Twitter.

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