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Category Archives: Geocachers Care

There Are Geocachers Among Us…And They’re Amazing

Let’s begin by saying that all three of the geocachers nominated for October’s Geocacher of the Month are worthy of the title.   If you’re reading this, you can count yourself lucky to be playing the same game as them, and even luckier if you happen to meet one of them. Because frankly…Pudsemand og kone, DrJay, and Capt Biggins are amazing. They may geocache differently and in opposite corners of the world, but they share an undeniable love for the game and for the players, and they show it too. You let us know who you think deserves the honor, and we [...]

Give a World of Adventure

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October Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comment

You know you’re a geocacher if…   You talk to into your GPS as if it’s a cell phone when a muggle walks by… The 1 Dollar/Euro store makes you happier than Disneyland… You’ve been to a CITO event (Cache In, Trash Out), and… You’ve been nominated for Geocacher of the Month! This month, these three awesome people know for certain that they’re geocachers (in case they had any doubts before). Here’s your opportunity to  help decide who will take home the earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (at left). Each featured Geocacher of the Month will receive the [...]

Geocachers Find a Message in a Bottle from 1970. It says… (Part 1)

(Part 1 of a 2 part story… read Part 2)   Sometimes history sneaks up on you… while you’re trying to preserve the future.   It happened to a group of geocachers clearing garbage from a roadside marshland just west of Calgary, Alberta. The geocaching event is called a CITO (Cache in Trash Out). The group cleans up geocaching friendly locations. They had already found and removed a room-sized carpet, a fractured row boat and a steel rope. The location they chose to help cleanup is a wild space frequented by migratory birds. Jean-Francois Cianci (known in the Geocaching word as Monkeyturtle) [...]

Add CITO to Your Geocaching Vocabulary

CITO: Pick Up Trash and Pick Up a Find   Sigh-toe, see-tow, chai-to—No matter how you pronounce it, CITO (Cache In Trash Out) should be a part of every geocacher’s vocabulary. What’s it mean? It’s simple— whenever you’re out geocaching, clean up the area around you. It keeps the geocaching game board (the Earth, duh) clean and shows land managers that geocachers care. Here are a few tips to become the ultimate CITO champion: Pack an extra trash bag in your geocaching kit. Trash is gross! Bring gloves or a grabber tool. Organize or attend a CITO event and turn [...]


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