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Before GPS and Geocaching Existed: Three Navigation Systems

  Nowadays, we’re lucky to have an abundance of smartphones and GPS devices to help us navigate to different locations (and to our beloved geocaches). But did you know that personal navigation predates the invention of Global Positioning Systems (GPS)? Prior to Sputnik, TRANSIT, and GPS devices, there were three personal navigation maps that we still see glimpses of in today’s modern technology. Get ready to learn!   Cane Maps It started at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago… In celebration with the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s entry into the New World, the Columbian Novelty Company created “Cane Maps”. The [...]

Find the Right Geocaching Party for You

Word on the street is, Mega-Events are the best thing since sliced bread   These geocaching parties of 500+ people offer more than a meet-and-greet of other geocachers—though that’s bound to happen too. Mega-Events are more like a celebration of all facets of the hobby we love. Often centered around a theme (ahem, *Pirates*), Mega-Events happen all over the world and are a must for every geocacher. Find one near you. Not sure if Mega-Events are your thing?   Geocaching HQ’er Chris (Rock Chalk) discusses his experiences at four Mega-Events this past year, and you can be sure that no two Mega-Events are [...]

How to Claim a Geocaching FTF (First to Find)

  Ping! That’s the sound of your phone or email notifying you when a new geocache is published nearby. Grab your geo-bag, gps device, and get moving… you want to be the FTF (First To Find).     Why would I want to be FTF? Being FTF on a geocache is an exciting experience. You get to discover the newly published geocache prior to everyone else in the community and you get to brag about it . On many occasions, geocache owners will leave a small gift for the first geocacher to discover their cache. Prizes? Heck yes!     [...]

Give a World of Adventure

(Advertisement) Give a World of Adventure in a Geocache Container The holidays are approaching and with the Geocaching Action and Discovery kit, you can inspire the spirit of adventure in kids. The Explorer’s Guide to Geocaching Activity Book—exclusive to the kit—guides them through the adventure of geocaching with fun characters, over a dozen activities and more. They’ll have everything they need to find their first few geocaches* as well as hide one of their own. Give this kit and unlock millions of adventures around the world. Recommended for ages 8 – 12 The Geocaching Action and Discovery Kit includes: The [...]

New Challenge: Leave Your Keyboard at Lunch – Find a Geocache

Ready, set, lunch break geocaching by: Bri Suffety You should remember one thing, your keyboard won’t miss you if you leave for lunch. It never does. If you don’t share that dry sandwich, and unfulfilling old piece of fruit with your keyboard, it’s going to be alright. In fact, it probably needs a break and so do you, enter: Geocaching. School is back in session, the weather is still begging you to get outside and geocache. Much like the recess bell, lunchtime at the office is a much anticipated moment of our day. However, all too often it gets pushed [...]


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