GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?

GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right? A great title for a great blog. It is written by Andrew Smith about the "sport" of geocaching. Andy is a software QA engineer in North Carolina. He discovered geocaching  in 2008 and quickly became an expert on the subject. He is the owner and Head Hard Hat of a men's organization
named The Hard Hat Brotherhood. He is often asked to review and do videos about geocaching. He has a tutorial serial called GeoSnippets featured on several company websites as well as Michigan Magazine Television.

According to Wikapedia, geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which participants use a global positionaing system (GPS) or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers called caches anywhere in the world. Caches can be small enough to contain a simple logbook or large enough to hold inexpensive items for trading. The containers are waterproof and found in more than 100 countries. All seven continents have geocaches. After 10 years of geocaching, there are over 1.2 million active geocaches.

Andy tells about his First to Find First geocache. He was the first person to find this particular cache and terribly excited about the contents. It turns out that he found some Navy memorabilia that he is planning to display appropriately. He in turn left his own little packet of goodies for the next person to find this cache.

One article shows us what types of swag might be found in a geocache. Most are inexpensive trinkets but there are reports of finding more valuable items too. You will also learn what kinds of treasure you can leave and even where to get them.

Andy lets us know that geocaching need not be limited to warm weather. He goes out in all seasons and makes great finds. He also points out that some geocaches are not necessarily worth getting. Unless you are sure there is a real value you might want to avoid briar patches or poison ivy, for instance. He often goes out on his lunch break. That is a good way to energize yourself and have some fun as well.

Andy has a list of posts that will tell you things you need to know about geocaching. It is listed to the right side of the page and you can learn how to convert map coordinates to GPS coordinates, for example. Geocaching is a fun way to get out and enjoy nature. Andy may be the best person to teach you how if you are interested. Please visit GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right? and read as much as you can. There is a lot of entertaining information here. Then leave Andy a nice comment and tell him Emma sent you. His link is below.

GeoCache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?


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