Introduction: How to Geocache
Geocaching is a fun sport my friends told me about.
What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is a fun hobby, sort of. It's like a scavenger hunt that takes place every second of every minute of ever day of every month of every year... basically, it goes on forever and ever.
How do you Geocache?
Well, you would go to Geocaching.com. Get a free membership and you get all the areas that you put into a GPS system. See, people have hidden little tiny boxes all over the world. The best way to find them is to enter your Zip Code on the site and find the ones near you.
Is it hard?
Sometimes, yes. One person hid a geocache box in the wall of an alley way. It was pretty obvious, considering the brick was sticking out. Other people have hidden Geocache boxes under roofs and inside metal poles that require a screwdriver to get out.
What do you do when you find a Geocache box?
Well, the person who hid the Geocache box puts a small thing called a users log where people right down their names, date, and jsut about whatever else they want to write that doesn't take up too much room. This gives you a bit of recognition. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR OWN PENCIL! Now, the owner has also put a prize(s) in the box. What you get to do is take that prize. WHOO! But, you also have to put a prize back that is equal to or greater than that prize. (You aren't being watched, but it is kind of unfair if you find a 100 dollar bill and put in a penny.) BE SURE TO BRING YOUR PRIZE! Bring a variation of sizes of prizes, so they will fit in the box.
Are there any other types of Geocaches?
Sort of, yes. There are Geocoins which you can locate to find other Geocache boxes and there are Geobugs (something like that) that you put a story of your life in and pass it on to another Geocache box. Your story is passed on throughout other people.
Step 1: Supplies
A good, trusty portale GPS. I recommend a Gammin brand.
Number two pencil is recommended. Pen, marker, crayon can be used, but they usually take up too much space on the log book.
Any prize is good enough. I usually bring money or small trinkets.
Step 2: How to Find Them
You need to look in every possible place. Think like the person who hid it. Try and visualize where it is hidden.
The GPS will help, but just the loacation doesn't tell you where it is hidden. That is the whole fun of Geocache.
can you see the box in this picture?
Step 3: Give Away
Here is a location for a Geocache box in Lodi, CA. My friends told me where it was around, and I found it under the roof of an old shed. It had a magnet and it stuck to the wall.
Well, it was in the Lodi Dog Park. Next to the pinkish electrical boxes that look like L's, there should be a shed. Next to that shed is another shed that is bigger. Under the roof of that shed is a box. It is pretty small. The user log is almost filled up, so find it quick!