Are you new to Caching

Today’s article is late, and short. If you’re new to caching I’ll just point you to “Latitude 47”, Geocaching.com’s excellent blog about caching. But first, one tip that isn’t mentioned, Place your cache before you submit it for publication. There are cachers that live within a mile or so of a cache, sometimes even closer. Personally I’m not a “gotta find an FTF hound”, but if one pops up close to home I definitely will head right out to find it. And will be miffed – to say the least – if it isn’t there yet. And that goes double when I drive 15 miles the next morning and it still isn’t in place. So remember the order of placing a cache:

  • Find a place
  • Pick a suitable size container
  • Make sure the container is adequate for the weather conditions
  • Hide the cache
  • Check the coordinates
  • Fill out the online form on Geocaching.com but make sure the “Yes, this listing is active ” is unchecked
  • Make sure the map and “satellite” view-point to where you place the cache
  • Using the printed info go out and find your cache – from the paper
  • Ok, now go back to your cache list and Check “Yes, this listing is active” and wait for the reviewer to approve it
  • Wait till your first FTF is logged.

Today’s link to Latitude 47 post, A great video

Probably no more posts before 2011, so have a fun holiday season. I plan on finishing this year with a Milestone, and starting 2011 heading towards 1500 and beyond.

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About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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