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Exploring Other Cache Types VI: Letterbox Hybrid | The Geocaching Junkie

Letterboxing is another form of treasure hunting that uses clues and orienteering skills instead of GPS coordinates to find a hidden container that contains a notebook and a stamp, usually personalised. The hobby has been around since the mid 19th Century and originated in Devon, England. Letterboxers carry their own notebook with them and use the stamp found… Read More Exploring Other Cache Types VI: Letterbox Hybrid | The Geocaching Junkie

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Exploring Other Cache Types V: Virtuals & Webcams | The Geocaching Junkie

Virtual* and webcam caches are so-called ‘grandfathered’ cache types. This means that there is no longer a possibility to hide new caches of this type. Virtuals A virtual cache does not have a physical logbook to sign. Instead the ‘finder’ must complete a task or answer a question in order to qualify for finding the cache.… Read More Exploring Other Cache Types V: Virtuals & Webcams | The Geocaching Junkie

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Exploring Other Cache Types IV: Mystery Caches | The Geocaching Junkie

Mystery caches are also known as puzzle or unknown caches. They are a sort of ‘catch-all’ cache type, for a number of different types that currently don’t fit in anywhere else: Puzzle caches Night  caches Beacon caches Challenge caches Bonus caches The cache type is denoted with a blue question mark: Puzzle Caches The most common… Read More Exploring Other Cache Types IV: Mystery Caches | The Geocaching Junkie

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Exploring Other Cache Types III: Event, CITO, Mega, Giga | The Geocaching Junkie

The third instalment of exploring cache types! There is a fantastic global community of geocachers, get out there and meet them! Event The best way to find out more about geocaching is from other geocachers. You might meet some at a cache sometime, but attending an event is a great way to get tips and ask… Read More Exploring Other Cache Types III: Event, CITO, Mega, Giga | The Geocaching Junkie

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Exploring Other Cache Types II: EarthCaches | The Geocaching Junkie

You’ve found a traditional and a multi-cache, now let’s look at my favourite cache type, EarthCaches! EarthCache EarthCaches aim to teach the cacher about a geoscientific feature or aspect of the earth. There is no physical container to find or logbook to sign, instead certain tasks must be carried out and/or answers to specific questions sent to the EarthCache… Read More Exploring Other Cache Types II: EarthCaches | The Geocaching Junkie

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Exploring Other Cache Types I: Multi-Caches | The Geocaching Junkie

In the first post in ‘So You Want To Be a Geocacher’, I advised that it’s best to stick with traditional caches when you’re going on your first cache hunt. Now that you’ve found a few, it’s time to branch out and discover what other great cache types there are waiting to be found. Multi-Cache Multi-caches… Read More Exploring Other Cache Types I: Multi-Caches | The Geocaching Junkie

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So You Want To Be A Geocacher – 7 Steps to Finding your First Geocache | The Geocaching Junkie

Maybe you’ve read about it online, or you’ve heard it mentioned in passing at the water cooler and you’re intrigued enough to get out there and see for yourself what geocaching is all about. It’s easy to be a geocacher; all you have to do is find a geocache (some might say all you have to do… Read More So You Want To Be A Geocacher – 7 Steps to Finding your First Geocache | The Geocaching Junkie

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8 Things to Remember about Trackables | The Geocaching Junkie

If you’re new to geocaching, you may not have come across a trackable item yet, or maybe you have, and you didn’t know what it was or what to do with it. If you’re a seasoned geocacher, you can think of this post as a refresher course! Hopefully these tips will help you get to… Read More 8 Things to Remember about Trackables | The Geocaching Junkie

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What is Geocaching? | The Geocaching Junkie

Geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunt, where geocachers navigate to coordinates using a GPS-enabled device, like a handheld GPS receiver or a smartphone app. At the published coordinates, there is a geocache hidden, a container which can vary in size and shape but will contain at least a logbook or logsheet, where you sign your name as… Read More What is Geocaching? | The Geocaching Junkie

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15 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Geocaching…. | The Geocaching Junkie

I have noticed a recent influx of ‘found it’ logs on my caches from ‘newbie’ geocachers. In fact, some of my caches have been the first geocache some newbies have ever found – another reason why cache maintenance is so important! You don’t want a potential new geocacher to find a broken container, a soggy… Read More 15 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Geocaching…. | The Geocaching Junkie