Beginners guide to geocaching

Geocaching? I hear you ask

Wonder what on Earth it is?

Well, this post is about to explain everything you need to know about geocaching and what you need to go out and give it a go yourself in this beginners guide to geocaching.

What is geocaching?

It is the digitals world version of a treasure hunt which covers the global.
Where people use a GPS to find containers (caches) which can be hidden anywhere, with geocaches coming in all shapes and sizes with some being easier to find than others

How to get started?

It is a lot easier than you may think, all you must do is download the geocaching app from the app store

Create a free account then off you go.

How to find your first geocache?

Load the map in-app to find one close to you. Then hit navigate and head in the direction of the coordinates

When at your location have a look at the size of the cache this will give you an idea of how big or small it is.

If you are struggling to find a cache don’t worry, just use the hint in the description to help you out.

Cache screen looks like on the app

Once you have found the cache open it up and take out the logbook, sign and date the book with your name (remember to bring a pen to sign the log) and pop it back inside the cache returning it to its hidden location.

If there is an item inside feel free to swap it out for something else that you have (aim is to swap something for the equal or greater value of what you are taking)

You found a geocache!! Congratulations

Example of what a cache looks like

Hit ‘log’ on the app to mark the one you have found and it’s off to go find your next geocache.


Is geocaching something you are interested in? If so let me know how it goes for you.


In the meantime hope you enjoy navigating the globe in away.
Faye

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