If you are like us, you may have found yourself questioning if this “hobby” of yours is really more than what you are admitting, a geocaching addiction. Maybe you dream about FTFs or see household goods as future TOTT. Trust us, we’re not judging. We’ve put together a list of 15 signs to confirm if your geocaching addiction is real.
- You plan all your vacations around geocaching.
- You see untraditional containers and think they would make a great geocache.
- You have more than 100 trackables in your collection.
- You have multiple geocaching Lists and set Geocaching.com as your homepage.
- You spend your free time solving puzzles.
- You own multiple tools of the trade, some which include non traditional items like a kayak, ladder, rope, etc.
- You can read ROT13 and see the hint without using the decryption key.
- You have a dedicated bag for all of your geocaching supplies ready to go so you can find a cache on a moment’s notice.
- You have a personalized stamp for logbooks.
- You own a GPS (or even multiple).
- All your family and friends know about your “hobby”.
- You’ve made a significant detour just to find another geocache.
- You have alerts set up for FTF and you have a friendly competition with the other local cachers in your area about who can find it first.
- You walk past places or landmarks and your first thoughts are, “This would be a great place for a geocache.”
- You start introducing yourself by your geocaching username.
Is there a fine line between geocaching as a hobby and geocaching as an addiction? You tell us! Share what other signs show a true dedication to the game in the comments below!