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u/bubonis · 4 pointsr/geocaching

I don't think I ever went through the app basics (I started with Geocaching for Dummies) so my advice will be the things I picked up on my own.

What /u/bnelson333 says is a great foundation, especially (IMO) the part about writing something better than just "TFTC" in your logs. As a cache hider I enjoy reading people's experiences and reactions with my caches.

Beyond his advice, and beyond the obvious need for a GPS (either a dedicated one or a smartphone with an appropriate app), I would also suggest putting together a simple geocaching kit. What goes into the kit depends on how you like to do things. At bare minimum you're going to want to bring a pen/pencil; I keep this one on my keychain for those spur-of-the-moment finds. In addition to the pen/pencil, a fanny pack should provide space for the essentials: gardening gloves, small first aid kit (band-aids and antibiotic ointment), bug spray (something with DEET in it), needlenose tweezers (useful for extracting and rewrapping scroll logs, also for removing ticks), a small assortment of tokens for trading, and a small flashlight. I also recommend an emergency rain poncho as they're cheap (I get mine at Five Below for a buck apiece) and eventually you will need one. You're also going to want to bring along a water bottle as caching can be thirsty work.

Beyond that, you might want to consider adding basic field cache maintenance bits; paper towels, plastic ziplok bags, extra log scrolls/note pads, and camo duct tape, for example. I've also found that a good walking stick — a sturdy branch, maybe 5' tall, reasonably straight — is very handy for poking around in bushes and leaves, and especially holding in front of your face as you walk through brush. You know that feeling you get when you walk into a spider web? Yeah. Walking stick.

u/SignalCore · 1 pointr/geocaching

C'mon man, I'm the first poster. And you deleted the thread? Only those of us who posted can still see it. There's The Complete Idiot's guide to Geocaching, but I can tell you it first came out before smartphones became the preferred way to cache. But it does also say it's third edition. Back in the day (like 2008 or so), it was highly revered. You'll see other choices on that page, but other than "The Joy of Geocaching", I've never heard of any of them. Don't quote me on this, but I think the joy of Geocaching too is originally pre-smartphone.

u/palegreenstar · 6 pointsr/geocaching

This is great advice. I tend to agree with the OP on being a little lost when it comes to certain mystery caches. That said, I'm trying to improve by doing some of the things you've suggested.

I also recently ordered the book "How To Puzzle Cache" by Cully Long, and I'm hoping that helps me get better!

u/jmarndt · 4 pointsr/geocaching

I'm not sure where you got the idea that this game was founded on frugality. It was created when the military turned off SA for GPS units. GPS units at the time were very expensive compared to today. Plus the first Geocache was a 5 gallon bucket, which if you look at those prices, they aren't super cheap.

Plus I wouldn't call preforms expensive. These are about $2/piece, cheaper per if you buy larger quantities.


But none of that is really the point. The point is that an M&M container is junk. And most CO's aren't doing maintenance frequently enough for these to work. Sure, like you said, they're cheap and easy to replace. That's true, but most CO's won't get to it until AFTER there is a problem. Plus when these do break/get chewed on etc. it creates trash. And that's the last thing we need to add to the woods, or wherever the cache is hidden.


Why not focus on quality? If you are going to hide a cache, make it worthwhile. Spend $2 on a good container, then don't worry about it. It will be less work to maintain, won't create as much trash, and it will be more enjoyable for other players to find.

u/Lone--R · 3 pointsr/geocaching

Problems that often come up with newbie cache ownership:

u/KeyLimePi · 1 pointr/geocaching

I like find interesting stones or little plastic figures. And I just bought a set of these to leave in caches. I thought they looked like something fun for a kid to find.

u/MersonMonkeys · 3 pointsr/geocaching

If you are ready to invest a little money to this hobby I recommend the True Utility Keychain pen. It is compact, goes on your keyring, and the pen is snapped on to the lid very securely so it does not fall off of the ring like some keychain pens. It is about 10 bucks.

u/muzikfreec · 2 pointsr/geocaching

You can find a slightly lower price on Amazon. I prefer the telescoping version. It is not cheap, but totally worth it in my opinion. Extremely solid construction that holds up next to my keys and change, and I never find myself accidentally inking the inside of my pocket.

I know not everyone would consider spending that much on a pen, but there are cheaper options that will fit in a pocket or on your keychain. Here's one I used for a while that is only $9. I liked it, but the thinness of the barrel made it difficult for me to write legibly. YMMV.

u/savage4618 · 1 pointr/geocaching

THESE are cheaper and more durable/waterproof. A little bit of spray paint or camo tape and it blends in just as well as the other mentioned containers. In my area we have a lot of waterways and these make GREAT paddle caches.

u/two2teps · 3 pointsr/geocaching

In my standard kit my tools would be:

u/yesitakepics · 1 pointr/geocaching

I second the Sharpie Pen. I also like like the Pilot Precise.

u/MaxHammer · 3 pointsr/geocaching

This looks like the right one for your GPS. Can't say much about it as my GPS is much older so uses a different style mount. But you can't beat the price of this one.

There's some conflicting answers on the Amazon page about whether or not this is for the eTrex 10. Garmin website recommends this product number as well:

u/neuromonkey · 6 pointsr/geocaching

They are soda bottle preforms (or "baby soda bottles,) which are uninflated 2 liter soda bottles. Available here and on Amazon, and other places.

I must say that posting a "these just arrived in the mail" without providing a source is a little less helpful that it might be. OP? Your source?

u/boguscharlie · 1 pointr/geocaching

It looks like a cash box. They're not really water tight by default.

u/tanjental · 3 pointsr/geocaching

Take a look at the Puzzle Cache Practice blog, written by Cully Long, also the author of 'How to Puzzle Cache.'

The blog posts a puzzle (in the form of a mocked-up cache listing) every Monday. On Tuesday, he posts some hints. On Wednesday he explains & gives the solution.

u/henriettatweeter · 4 pointsr/geocaching

Non-GPS unit Suggestions:
Grabber for non-metallic items:

Magnetic, flexible grabber:

Magnetic telescoping grabber: (via /u/MrMurrkin and/u/DutchMeNow)

Also: Ziploc bags, note pad, pencil, Sharpie, waterproof paper, and (if you are so inclined) a spare log book to replace missing log if applicable.

Edited to add: If it's 12 feet from the ground, there must be a way to climb up and get it since someone put it there. Or to knock it down.