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Tools Of The (CITO) Trade

Germany's Frühjahrsputz am Kemnader See 2015 CITO group photo
Germany’s Frühjahrsputz am Kemnader See 2015 CITO group photo

Cache In Trash Out®, also known at CITO, is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the worldwide geocaching community. Since 2002, geocachers around the world have been dedicated to improving parks and other cache-friendly places. Through these volunteer efforts, we help preserve the natural beauty of our outdoor resources.

Geocachers around the world celebrate International Cache In Trash Out Weekend annually by hosting and participating in CITO events in their local area. Events might be focused on litter clean-up, removal of invasive species, revegetation efforts or building trails. Together, we make an enormous positive impact. Did we mention that we also have a bit of fun while we’re at it?

The 13th Annual Cache In Trash Out Weekend is scheduled for April 24-27, 2015.  So it’s time for you to roll up your sleeves. But what should you bring? What should you do? And my goodness, WHAT SHOULD YOU WEAR? Don’t worry steadfast geocachers – we gotcha covered!

Lackeys Cindy, Carly, and Annika CITO up a storm
Lackeys Cindy, Carly, and Annika CITO up a storm

If you’re hosting a CITO, make sure to have:

  • A well stocked first aid kit
  • Directional signs so people can find the CITO location
  • Garbage bags – lots and lots of garbage bags
  • More garbage bags
  • Extra work gloves to protect hands
  • Necessary tools such as shovels, buckets, rakes, etc.
  • Water and snacks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Safety vests for high-traffic areas
  • A lanyard for your whistle, camera, GPS, or any other gear you may need within reach
The Geocaching CITO Host Kit includes: 10 Official CITO Trash Bags 1 CITO Vest 1 Pair CITO Work Gloves 1 Standard Lanyard 1 Lanyard Pen 1 CITO Geocoin- Gold 5 CITO Trackable Tags
The Geocaching CITO Host Kit includes:
10 Official CITO Trash Bags, 1 CITO Vest, 1 Pair CITO Work Gloves, 1 Standard Lanyard, 1 Lanyard Pen, 1 CITO Geocoin- Gold, 5 CITO Trackable Tags. The Kit includes some items for getting the job done, as well as some very sought after give-a-ways for your guests.

If you’re attending a CITO:

Definitely dress for the weather, and for the area you’ll be working. For example, if you plan to clear blackberry bushes, shorts probably aren’t your best choice. Always bring work gloves, water, snacks, sunscreen, plus any tools that might come in handy like a grabber, shovel, or rake. Pro tip: labeling your tools with your name and phone number is a great idea in case your tools get mixed up during the event.

Tools of the (CITO) Trade
Tools of the (CITO) Trade

What about CIRO (Cache in, Recycle Out)?

Did you know that blue is the new green? Recycling bags are for anything that we can reuse, so make sure to bring some recycling bags to pick up those discarded water bottles, beer/soda cans, and the like. We found 50 bags selling on Amazon (30-gallon capacity) for about $20.00.

Signal is a fan of Cache In RECYCLE Out
Signal is a fan of Cache In RECYCLE Out

Treat yourself:

You’ve worked hard. You smell like sweat and garbage. You’ve taken good care of Mother Earth. How about treating yourself to something pretty like a CITO Geocoin, Travel Tag, patch, pin, or a fresh T-shirt?

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All these CTIO-licious items can be found in our shop at shop.geocaching.com

Make it a daily habit:

Why wait for a special event? How about you always bring an extra bag or two, and help keep Mother Earth happy whenever you’re out searching for that next smiley?

CITO whenever the opportunity arises - Cheers!
Why wait? CITO whenever the opportunity arises!

Will you be attending or hosting a CITO event this year? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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Journey to the Center of the EarthCache

Earlier this year, the Geocaching HQ video team followed a team of brave geocachers on an endeavor that is unprecedented in the Geocaching world. Their ultimate goal: to find the most difficult EarthCache in the world. The video detailing their journey is now live for the geocaching community.

EarthCaches were created as a joint partnership with Geocaching.com and the Geological Society of America. There’s no physical container, but each EarthCache teaches you an Earth science lesson. Once at the coordinates, geocachers must answer certain questions in order to log a find.

Find an EarthCache near you.

Ready to join the team? Get your HardCORE EarthCacher shirt and decals at Shop Geocaching.

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Komm mit auf die Reise zum Mittelpunkt des EarthCaches

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Werde Teil des harten Kerns der EarthCacher

Anfang dieses Jahres folgte das Videoteam des Geocaching-Hauptquartiers einer Gruppe von mutigen Geocachern bei einem bisher einmaligen Unterfangen. Ihr ultimatives Ziel: den schwierigsten EarthCache der Welt zu finden. Das Video ihrer Reise ist jetzt fertig. Schau es Dir hier an.

EarthCaches sind aus einer Partnerschaft zwischen Geocaching.com und der Geologischen Gesellschaft der USA entstanden. Es gibt dabei keinen gegenständlichen Behälter. Dafür vermittelt der EarthCache Dir eine geowissenschaftliche Lektion. An den angegebenen Koordinaten müssen Fragen beantwortet werden, um einen Fund zu loggen.

Schau das Video an und folge diesen begeisterten Geocachern auf ihrer Reise zum Mittelpunkt des EarthCaches.

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CITO-Wochenende verlängert

Du hast jetzt zwei weitere Tage Zeit, um das CITO-Souvenir für 2015 zu erhalten. Zwischen Freitag, 24. April, und  Montag, 27. April, bekommst Du das Souvenir für die Teilnahme an einem CITO-Event.

Durch CITO (Cache In Trash Out) [Cache rein, Müll raus] erhalten Geocacher ihr Spielfeld, also die Erde, in einem großartigen Zustand. CITO-Events sind Treffen, bei denen Geocacher Müll und eingewanderte Arten entfernen, Wege bauen und Gebiete restaurieren.

Finde ein CITO-Event in Deiner Umgebung und logge Deine Teilnahmeabsicht.

The Original Geocaching Bling Turns 12

WeeklyMailer_093013_GeocoinAnniversary_vFINAL_FBThere’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 tips:

Don’t forget to activate your Geocoin.
Many Geocoins are meant to be admired and “Discovered,” while others are meant to travel.
Find out more about Geocoins in this FAQ and on the How to use a Geocoin page.

 

And if you’re just not into reading anymore right now, check out this vintage Geocaching video about the history of the Geocoin. Happy Birthday, Geocoins!