Treasure Hunting in the 21st Century
It’s a sunny Sunday afternoon, you have a few hours until the family arrives for supper, why not use this time to go on a treasure hunting expedition!
Geocaches can be found as close as your local playground, or half way around the world! The beauty of this activity is that it can be done by anyone, at any time, any where in the world. Geocaching is a pastime that has grown exponentially in the last few
Starting a cache of your own is very simple; choose a few items that will fit into a compact, waterproof container (it could small like a film canister or large as a sandwich container). These items can represent your personality, your environment, or if you’re geocaching with children it can be a favorite toy, that they’d like to share.
These “treasures” are then hidden in a special location, where you would record the Latitude and Longitude coordinates with your handy GPS reciever. The Lat and Longs (as they are commonly called) can be entered online at www.geocaching.com. These coordinates will then be downloaded by other geocachers, they will find your cache, remove an item and replace it with something of their choice. Basic GPS receivers start as low as $110, check out the Garmin Etrex H, an easy to use handheld to store your cache locations.
For more cache ideas feel free to browse the gear at GPS City, or share your experiences with other geocachers in the Gallery.