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    How to Store Your Geocaching Swag Collection

    Recently, I shared with you how I display my geocaching swag. But truth be told, I have a lot more swag, i.e. trackable geocoins, in my collection than will fit on the walls. So what do I do with the rest of it? I have geocoins, wooden nickels, trackable tags, and cacher cards stored in notebooks on my bookshelf. Let me share with you what I used. Start with a sturdy three-ring binder. Remember that once you start adding coins, it will get heavy! Several medium size binders are better than one or two large-ring binders. I recommend that the binder have the rings on the back rather than the spine,…

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    Embrace Self-Care September: Explore the Outdoors Through Hiking and Geocaching

    As September arrives, we often find ourselves amidst a whirlwind of responsibilities, work, and the fast-paced nature of life. In the midst of all this chaos, it’s easy to neglect the one person who deserves our utmost care and attention: ourselves. That’s where Self-Care September comes in, offering us the perfect opportunity to take a step back, reconnect with nature, and prioritize our well-being. One excellent way to do this is through outdoor activities, with hiking and geocaching taking center stage. Let’s explore how these two pursuits can help you rejuvenate and recenter during this special month. The Healing Power of Nature Nature has an incredible ability to soothe our…

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    10 Stocking Stuffers for Geocachers: 2020 Edition

    It’s that time of year again – you need to get some stocking stuffers for a geocacher and have no idea what to get! Add to that the complication of shopping during a pandemic, and you’re really in trouble. Fret no more! I’ve compiled a list of 10 fantastic stocking stuffers the geocacher in your life is sure to love! (This post contains affiliate links.) Tactical Stocking 2. Geocacher Face Mask 3. How to Puzzle Cache Book 4. Geocaching Ornament 5. No Touch Opener with Stylus 6. Treasure DVD 7. Geocaching PopSocket 8. Cliff Knowles Mysteries 9. 20th Anniversary Geocoin 10. Geocaching Coloring Book There you go! I hope this…

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    How to Display Your Geocaching Swag

    As you know, I have been a geocacher for many years. Not only have I added to my find count over the years, I have also added to my personal collection of swag. This includes geocoins and other trackable items, personal swag such as buttons, and pathtags just to name a few. I thought I'd show you how I display a lot of these items on the wall above my desk.

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    Playing Hooky for Hockey (and Geocaching)

    Confession: I played hooky for hockey today. Ok, so it was really a vacation day that I had been planning for the past couple of months. My kiddo was playing with his school band at the local minor league hockey team’s daytime game today. I love watching him play and I kinda like hockey, so I thought it would be fun to go to the game. If you take away one thing from this post, let it be this: Do not, I repeat, DO NOT, ever under any circumstances go to any sporting event on one of the “Get Schooled by Skates” school field trip days. When I tell you…

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    Geocaching Favorite Points

    Let’s talk about favorite points and geocaching. I recently watched a YouTube video by a fellow geocacher which was about favorite points and what they mean. It really got me thinking about what they are for and why we should or shouldn’t award them. According to Geocaching.com, “Geocaching Favorite points are a simple way to track and share the geocaches that you enjoyed the most.” They are available only for Premium members to give. Every 10 finds earns 1 favorite point to give.  To me a favorite point should be given for a cache that’s special to the finder for one reason or another.  I tend to give them to…

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    Water’s Edge: A Virtual Geocache

    When you think of a virtual geocache, you most often think of something that’s quick and easy to find. Maybe you just need to take a picture or email the cache owner the answer to a simple question that can be found at ground zero. You usually don’t think of a 3.5 terrain multi stage virtual. But that’s exactly what Water’s Edge is. I saw this cache on my map every time I looked in the area, and for years I’d been putting it off. I mean a 4-mile hike for one smiley? Who does that? But I knew inevitably I would have to complete this cache one day. It…

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    10 Perfect Stocking Stuffers for Geocachers

    It’s that time of year again! When we all scratch our heads, peruse the shelves of the local department store, scroll for hours through online stores, and still can’t come up with that perfect stocking stuffer for the special geocacher in our life. Fret no more! Here’s a list of 10 items that every cacher will appreciate.  (This post contains affiliate links.) Wallet Ninja Telescoping Space Pen Bison tubes Fake Rock UV flashlight Camo Duck Tape Pura Vida Bracelet Pocket compass Ultra Fine Point Sharpies Life Straw I know I would love any one of these items in my stocking (hint, hint!). If you’re looking for more of a gift…

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    50+ Geocaching Acronyms

    Every hobby has its own lingo, and geocaching is no exception. Not only are there many, many new terms to learn when diving into this great hobby, but there are also many abbreviations to go along with them! Some of them are pretty simple to figure out, but others had me scratching my head for a while. One thing I’ve learned is that most acronyms are regional. Certain hide styles might be more common in some parts over others, and so the local cachers have created their own terms and abbreviations for the hide styles and hints. I’ve compiled a list of many of these geocaching abbreviations/acronyms/inialisms/whatever you want to…