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Posted By Content Amplified on 12/11/2017 in Outdoor Adventures

What Is Geocaching

What Is Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world outdoor game that involves various outdoor adventures. It’s a treasure hunt that you play using a GPS-enabled device. To find the geocache (containers), you will have to spend some time outside to find the hidden treasures.

It’s world’s largest treasure hunt. It combines outdoor adventure with technology – allowing people to use advanced tech tools to spend time outdoors. Tools like GPS and Google search are always at your disposal but you can’t play the game until you follow clues for an outdoor adventure.

Where will you find Geocache containers?

The purpose of this game is to help you get outside. That means you will never find a geocache box indoors. It’s always going to be somewhere in a park or on a trail.

You may also find geocaching treasure in an outdoor urban setting. 

Geocache boxes are usually made of plastic or metal. These small boxes can withstand weather conditions. You won't find these boxes easily since they come in various shapes and sizes. Moreover, some of these boxes might be camouflaged. You will have to actively search for the box even when you have obtained the GPS coordinates. 

What’s inside the Geocache box?

What’s inside the Geocache box doesn’t really matter. It’s not important.

The main focus of this game is to give you an opportunity for outdoor adventure. You will enjoy finding new places and meet new people. You will learn about the happiness that you can gain from spending time close to nature.

However, these boxes aren’t empty either. They are part of a treasure hunt game so you can expect them to have some surprises for you.

Usually, a Geocache box will contain a log, a pencil, some inexpensive treasure, and Geocoins. With the pencil, you can make an entry in the log book. Sometimes, you will also find boxes containing items found near its location such as a shell, a distinctive rock, a pinecone, and so on.

Some Geocache boxes contain clues that will help you find even more boxes.

Can everyone play the treasure hunt game?

Geocaching is an easy to play the game. You only need the following items to get started. 

  • A GPS device
  • A GPS-enabled device (in case you don’t want to spend on a dedicated GPS device)
  • membership

To get a Geocaching membership, you can visit the website and create an account. It only takes a few minutes to get started.

On your first adventure, be sure to look for a cache with the minimum difficulty rating. Additionally, go for traditional cache as it's easier to find. Cache sizes regular and large are easy to find. You can start finding small boxes once you get the hang of it.

To find your first cache box, simply search for geocache location from the homepage. You can also search for boxes using GC Code, which is a special code used to enlist each cache. If you are a premium member, you can easily sort results using various filters. For regular members, advanced search option provides a lot of easy ways to easily locate cache boxes.

Give it a try today. It’s a perfect game for anyone who enjoys outdoor adventure.

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