There’s a magnetism to Geocaching Geocoins: the weight, the metallic shimmer and how each Geocoin is a message forged in metal. Some celebrate milestones like First to Find or 100 Finds, and some are just cool, like an eagle whose wings actually flap (fly eagle, fly!). 12 years ago on September 30, 2001, Geocoins came into existence with a solid clunk in a geocache. Today more than 3 million Geocoins are proudly displayed in collections and found in geocaches around the world. There are even Geocoinfest Mega-Events held in Europe and the United States each year. If you’re entering the realm of Geocoins, here are a few quick [...]
The great explorers who charted the globe knew a thing or two about being prepared. They crafted a checklist of essentials before they even thought about leaving homeport. You’re now among the newest generation of explorers, but your checklist still needs the same essentials and a few brilliant new innovations (like bug spray). A geocaching adventure begins with a plan and then a backup plan. Make sure you tell someone where your journey is taking you, just in case you’re late returning. Bring water, extra batteries, a cell phone, the correct clothes for the climate, and the aforementioned bug spray. [...]
Shop Geocaching — Outfitters of the Perfect Hide They’re the geocachers who deliver “wow.” They hide caches—good caches. Their caches give you more than a just digital smiley—they put a smile on your face. Everyone’s recipe for making a great cache is slightly different, but there are some basic ingredients. Start with a powerful location, add a gripping story and well-constructed cache page, and end with a good cache container. Whether it’s creative, crafty, or camouflaged, you can find your cache container at Shop Geocaching. There are dozens of containers and supplies to spark your imagination, from Pine Cone containers [...]
By: Lackey – Annie Love (Love) What do the inventor of the Geocoin, one of the oldest cities in the world and a night time cycling tour have in common? They are all aspects of a unique Mega-Event known as Geocoinfest. Geocoinfest Lisboa 2012 (GC3N1YQ) takes place in just about three weeks in the capital of Portugal. It promises to be an exciting event and I’m thrilled to get the opportunity to attend. This will be my fifth Geocoinfest Mega-Event I’ve attended and yet another opportunity to connect with the amazing community. I enjoy working with geocachers and Geocoins every [...]
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