Question: What is geocaching and how does it work?

Geocaching is a GPS-enabled treasure hunt played in over 190 countries across the world. In this game, outdoor enthusiasts follow GPS coordinates to explore new locations and find caches hidden by fellow geo-explorers in public spaces. Geocaching started in early 2000 as a way of testing the accuracy of GPS receivers.

Are you supposed to take geocaches?

One of the guiding principles of geocaching is “take something, leave something.” A geocache hider places a number of goodies in a container when a new cache is first started. If you take something from a cache, be sure to leave something. If you forgot your trade items, just sign the logbook.

Does geocaching cost money?

Never! The traditional Geocaching game will always be free. Subscriptions will be for new enhancements and new games added to Groundspeak.

What should you not put in a geocache?

Explosives, fireworks, ammunition, lighters, knives (including pocket knives and multi-tools), drugs, alcohol and any illicit material should not be placed in a cache. If someone other than you places an inappropriate item in a cache that you own and this is reported, the cache may be temporarily disabled.

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