Essentials for Your Geocaching Adventure

geocaching pack 1The 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.

Now the fun begins. Get ready to pack your geocaching tools-of-the-trade. Some geocachers only pack their GPS or smartphone and a pen and call it good. But what about packing something Columbus could have only dreamt about, like a “Trackable Leatherman Micra Tool”? Or even an Ultra-Violet flashlight for deciphering geocache clues? Visit Shop Geocaching for even more ideas. If you’re outside the United States, check out our International Geocaching Retailers.

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Geocaching.com Weekly Newsletter – August 1, 2012

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 to Magnetic Bolt Geocaches. Pick the perfect container for your new geocache location, get the other ingredients together, and soon enough, you’ll be responsible for the “wow” caches in your area.

Outside the U.S.? Find an International Geocaching Retailer.