Thursday, August 27, 2009

Geocaching Tip of the Day #19

Hiding a cache?

Camouflage Duck Tape can be found in the hunting section of many big-box stores.

You can also find it online (via Cabellas)
by clicking here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Geocaching Tip of the Day #18

Consider finding or hiding a "Letterbox Cache".

In a Letterbox cache, you bring your own personal (hopefully home-made, not bought) ink stamper, and stamp the log book, and use the stamp in the letterbox to stamp your personal logbook.

This was popularized in England.

To find out more, go to

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Geocaching Tip of the Day #17

Before you set out, make sure that the GPSr has fresh batteries.

And keep a spare set on hand!

(This tip provided by a reader. Do you have a better one? Email us with your tip and we'll credit you!)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Geocaching Tip of the Day #16

Do you plan your geocaching well in advance, or do you like to hit caches on the fly, whenever you have free time?

If you're in the latter group, leave your caching supplies in the car – pens, trade items, gloves, boots – so that you can make a find at the last minute.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Geocaching Tip of the Day #15

Looking to buy a new (used) GPS unit?

There's no better place than the
Groundspeak forum's GPS Garage Sale.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Geocaching Tip of the Day #14

The shortest path is not always the best path.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Geocaching Tip of the Day #13

McToys usually come packaged in a sealed plastic bag.

If your Happy Mealer doesn't want to keep it, leave it sealed in the bag and use it to trade in a kids' cache.

This lets people know that it is "new" and has all the pieces intact.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Geocaching Tip of the Day #12

Once you find the cache, if the kids haven't seen it, play "hotter / colder" with them.

It gives them the opportunity to have A Find as well.