What do you need to get started?
Step 1: Download an app
Step 2: Gather equipment
Step 3: Get hunting!
Starting your own geocache
There’s a lot to think about when starting your geocache. It’s best to do a bit of hunting and take notes of which caches are the most fun to find, which hiding places are the best, and what you can use for containers (like a cleaned out peanut butter jar) that can withstand any kind of weather.
There are certain geocaching guidelines you need to follow and you can find them here. Keep in mind that you will need permission to hide your cache on both public and private land.
Lastly, if you place it, you must maintain it. Set aside time every month to check on your cache and make sure items aren’t piling up and replace log books as they fill up.
A community of ‘cachers
A niche within the already awesome outdoor community, geocachers are generally awesome humans who love the great outdoors and hunting for caches. Make sure you utilize all of the bells and whistles of your geocaching app to meet new people and get involved in your new community. You can even attend geocaching events or meet up with other cachers to explore new places together.
Either way, geocaching is sure to get you out having fun no matter where you are or who you’re with. Enjoy and get out there seeking your someday!