I had a new idea tonight.
I collect, and have several other people collecting for me, those airtight coffee containers, and coffee creamer containers. I found one geocache,
that was in a painted plastic coffee container, and remarked to my geocaching daughter who's 16, that it was a remarkable sound container. When the
weather breaks, I have about 10 containers to cache, plenty of room for bling.
Sorry, If you have no idea what this is about. I'll be making another thread in the survival forum, with Geocaching information, and the types of
bling to cache.
My idea? We should be caching survival "bling". The whole game is fun, but there's never been a need to cache anything but trinkets. WHY?
A preliminary to a more useful purpose.
Ok. Let me tell you about Geocaching
, if you haven't heard about it before:
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, first played in May 2000, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)
receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world. A
typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their
established code name. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (Tupperware or similar) or ammunition boxes can also contain items for
trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaching shares many aspects with benchmarking, trigpointing, orienteering, treasure-hunting,
letterboxing, and waymarking.
Any smartphone can geocache, you just have to download the app, and it works with iPhone and Android. Turn on the GPS. Have Fun. Search for local
caches, and log your finds.
Of course, there is the Geocaching Site
to link to, and see if you are interested.
It's great exercise, a challenging interactive puzzle, and a chance for you to explore. There's nothing more satisfying to have searched on your
handheld Smartphone, know you are on the proper coords, and after almost giving up, you find the cache. You sign the logbook with your username, and
the date, and hide the container exactly where you found it.
I have 6 geocaching "hides", and about 15 log entries per hide. Not everyone geocaches, but those that do love the game, as I do. It's a
combination of using technology to find something hidden somewhere outdoors, knowing how to navigate, and the ability to find hidden containers. When
THSHTF, Geocaches would be handy to find. We could make more of them, but that is a topic for another thread.
Every geocache I found by GPS, by searching, and looking around for it, I can take you directly there again without GPS. Once you find a geocache,
you don't need GPS to find it again. It's in your memory. That's the Geocaching Phenomena. Geocachers have superb memories, that they grow
Ok, enough plugs.
Any Geocachers out there?