If you’ve never heard of it, geocaching is like hunting for hidden treasure, except you use technology to help!
Basically, you get a set of co-ordinates posted online and go hunting for small Tupperware boxes hidden by other people.
These treasure chests are placed by other players and can even contain fun toys and other knick-knacks!
Most people use their mobile phone to hide and seek. It’s essentially a little like using a compass to find a hidden object…
A geocache is always hidden rather than buried, so don’t require digging deep underground to locate the prize. They can be hidden anywhere and everywhere, from remote countryside locations to places in the heart of the city!
Geocache listings include difficulty and terrain ratings (1 being the easiest and 5 being the most difficult) to help you choose an easy or hard adventure!
Once you’ve located the geocache, you sign the log-book and return it to its hiding place straight away.
You can also log your find online, share your stories, experiences, and photos on the official site.
Right now there are more than 2.8 million geocaches are waiting to be found in over 180 countries so we’re sure there’s one near you!
Once you’ve been geocaching, you could even try hiding your own geocache for other people to find.
That’s a big job and it has lots of rules, so make sure you read them thoroughly.
How to go Geocaching:
- Sign up to Geocaching.com.
- Pick a cache and note down its co-ordinates, you’ll need to enter them in your phone or GPS.
- The GPS will get you close but then you have to start hunting!
- Sign the log book, swap items, and return the cache to its original location.
- Log your find on Geocaching.com and brag!
Have you been geocaching? Will you go geocaching?
Let us know in the comments below!
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