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Finding a geocache

Tips for finding a geocache

Each geocache is different, and so is each geocache hunt. There are many things each geocacher should take into consideration.

Before you start walking

Prepare! Use aids such as Google Earth, Whereis, and street directories to get a clear idea of the not just where the cache is hidden, but what is in the area and how to get there. If the cache well away from roads, other aids like paper topographic maps and Open Street Map should be consulted to identify which tracks to take.

Check the cache attributes read the description and know your limitations. Some need kayaking, swimming, tree climbing or abseiling. If it looks too risky, go for another one instead. 

Dress appropriately for the conditions and location. Think long sleeves, long pants, hats, sunscreen and perhaps even gloves. Take appropriate equipment for your cache hunt, particularly if it involves a hike or long walk. Do you have water, charged phones, torches and batteries?  

Most importantly, let someone know where you're going and when you'll be back.

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Pocket queries for events

eventcache0 300x200When you plan on heading to a geocaching event, it's not unusual to find a few geocaches before, during or after the event.

It's a great way to visit a new area and make the most of your trip.

Here we provide you with a tip on how to set up a pocket query centred on the geocaching event.

 

 

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Tips for solving puzzle caches

jigsaw 300x200Puzzle caches are a great alternative to traditional geocache. But for many geocachers, they are too difficult or require too much effort.

This page has been written to give you some tips on how to solve those puzzle caches that might currently be beyond your reach.

It covers what to look for when solving a puzzle cache, some of the clever techniques used to hide clues and how to confirm you're on the right track.

This session was originally presented at the Geocaching NSW 2010 AGM event by founding president, Darren Osborne.

 

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