The relatively new sport of Geocaching involves using a GPS to locate a hidden container (a cache), and signing the log book inside. Sounds simple, right? Wrong.
It isn't as simple as going to the location, and signing the log book - it's often very difficult finding the cache, and even getting to the location.
Geocaching is a fun way to see things that you normally wouldn't. For instance, one geocache might take you into a spot that you otherwise wouldn't visit, and see things that you wouldn't normally see. Geocaches can be educational or just for fun.
Geocaches are hidden by members of geocaching.com, which is free to sign up and use, and maintained by them.
There are different types of Geocaches:
- Traditional - This type of cache is just a cache.
- Multi - This type of cache is made up of more than one cache. For instance, you might go to the first cache, and it gives you co-ordinates for the second.
- Mystery - This cache could consist of a puzzle. The co-ordinates are obtained by solving it.
There are also a few more types, but these are the main ones.
Some of the fun in Geocaching comes simply from finding the cache and signing the log book. Other parts involve swapping items with the items in the geocache. Sometimes the cache itself is quite funny.
This instructable will teach you how to make a geocache.
Step 1: Get an Account
Unless you already have one. Go to the Geocaching.com sign up page
and fill in the form. It's free!
If you have one, sign in.