Geocaching is an outdoor sport described by the geocaching website as:
“Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.”
Basically it’ high tech treasure hunting using a GPS receiver and co-ordinates of the treasure. You download the location of a cache (the treasure) from geocaching.com and using your GPS, or GPS enabled smartphone and Goecaching app, navigate to the indicated spot. Then you start to look for it by hand. Your usually within about 4 or 5 meters of if and the Cach description andhint will help you the rest of the way. Once you have dome a couple you will get the hang of it. We use it as an additional entertainment on walks and often find ourselves in a wooded glade, hill side etc reaching under rocks or up trees or under benches to find the box, canister, hollowed out log or in one case a pen top. When you find it log your finf by writting in the logbook it should contain and update he cahe’s website as soon as you can to let the woner know you found it and update your score! It’s easy, fun and has often spurred the family on to longer and longer walks in some really beautiful places. It’s a great excuse to get out in the open air. the best place to start is by visiting geocaching.com. After that come back and have a look at the sort of kit you need.
Some basic kit is needed and I’ve made some suggestion here: