Geocaching Shop Elves: Phil, Mark, Janelle, Gary, and Dylan
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Geocaching Shop Elves holiday gift guide!

Geocaching Shop Elves: Phil, Mark, Janelle, Gary, and Dylan
Geocaching Shop Elves: Phil, Mark, Janelle, Gary, and Dylan

Wondering what to get that special geocacher in your life this holiday season?

Finding the perfect gift for a geocacher is just like finding a geocache—you earn a smiley for both! Here are ten gift ideas for geocachers that are Favorite point worthy! 

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Top 10 items to carry in your geocaching bag
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Top 10 geocaching essentials

Top 10 items to carry in your geocaching bag
Top 10 items to carry in your geocaching bag

You should always, always, ALWAYS bring a pen, but what else should you bring caching? Here are the Top 10 items to carry in your geocaching bag. What are your geocaching must-haves?

 

 

1. GPS/smartphone and extra batteries/charger. Don’t lose the juice. Keep your GPS or smartphone charged when going for hikes far away from any outlets.

GPS/smartphone and extra batteries/charger

 

2. SWAG for trading. SWAG = something we all get. One golden rule about geocaching: if you take something, leave something of equal or higher value. Keep a few fun items in your bag to trade.

SWAG for trading

 

3. Extra logbooks and pencils. Yes, it’s the cache owner’s responsibility to maintain their caches. But hey, if you find a logbook that’s full, or a broken pencil in a cache, do a good deed for a fellow cache owner. You can even let them know when writing your log or through the Message center. #WINNING

3. Extra logbooks and pencils

 

4. Snacks and water. Looking for geocaches can be grueling work. Maintain your energy and stay hydrated to keep your caching game strong!

4. Snacks and water

 

5. Sunscreen. ‘Nuff said

5. Sunscreen

 

6. Bug spray. NOT Travel Bug® spray! (You want to attract those). Repel pesky critters like mosquitos and ticks with insect repellent. The yuckier they think you are, the better!

6. Bug spray

 

7. Rain gear. So you suddenly see a bank of storm clouds headed your way just as you approach the cache, and you’re more than an hour away from your car. Always stay dry and bring a waterproof jacket or poncho.

7. Rain gear.

 

8. Tools of the Trade — TOTT. Penlight? Check. Mirror? Check. Magnet? Check. Clampy-thing? Check. Pocket knife? Check. TOTT all accounted for. Let’s go!

8 TOTT

 

9. Flashlight. Ever put your hand deep into a tree hollow then feel around for a cache without being able to actually see where your hand is? Yeah. We did, once. Now we always bring a flashlight.

9. Flashlight

 

10. First aid kit. Hopefully the only injury you incur while caching is a bruised ego from that DNF. But if anything more serious happens, make sure you’re prepared.

10 First aid

But more than anything, make sure you always, always, ALWAYS bring a pen!

Take a stachie with a mustCACHE

Geocaching ammo can with face

One of world’s most divisive questions: Is it spelled moustache or mustache? But more importantly, shouldn’t it be spelled mustCACHE?!

As people around the world grow their facial hair in honor of Movember, we wondered about mustache-themed geocaches. Most encourage people to pose with a mustache in their log. Here are some of our furriest finds:

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Geocaching Bucket List: Greatest Hits Edition

Any serious geocacher probably has a list of geocaches they wish to find before they “kick the bucket, so to speak. We’ll be doing an intermittent series dedicated to bucket list geocaches, and today’s theme is “Greatest Hits”. Have you found one of these famous geocaches or do you plan to?

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