Category Archives: Geocaching

Great outdoor idea for the whole family.

Here’s a great thing to try, which all the family can partake in over the holidays, ( or 365 days a year if your mad enough ). Its a worldwide game called Geocaching. For those of you that do not have the foggiest what Geocaching is I will explain. Geocaching is basically a game of hide and seek. A person hides a thing called cache. A cache can be anything from a tiny magnetic container about the size of your little fingernail containing just a logbook to record that you have found the cache, then tuppaware boxes and big containers that contain a logbook and also little trinkets. There also little coins and disks called trackables or travel bugs that are sometimes in the caches, which you move to another cache so that it travels all over the world, hopefully reaching the place the bug or trackable owner wants it to get to. If you take a trinket out you should leave one in its place.
Caches are located by coordinates. You get to the coordinates using either a GPS device or your mobile phone with the geocaching app installed.

Geocaching_app

Geocaching is really addictive and great for excercise and getting fresh air and the kids will love it as it gets you off the beaten track looking for hidden treasure, and acting all James Bond like.
Beware though, not all caches are easy to find. Some are just downright evil. Some can be right in front of you and you just can not find it which really does drive you round the proverbial bend.

Check our the following link for loads of info on the official Geocaching website and also search Google and YouTube for Geocaching. Theres loads there.

Geocaching rules and info