We know you’re excited to get started. But you’ll need to resist the urge to hit the trail the moment you load caches into your device. A successful geocaching adventure takes a little planning to keep things safe and fun.
First, start by reading the description and logs for the caches you’ve chosen to hunt. Look to see if anyone has logged any specific advice to help you out. This will also let you know if anyone has had difficulties finding the cache lately – an indicator that it might no longer be there.
Also take a moment to consider the terrain, weather and any other environmental considerations that might affect what you need to pack. For some caches, all you need is your GPS, but others might take more gear. Here’s a quick checklist of things you might want to consider bringing along*:
*Of course, you should always consider your own hiking skill level and general outdoor experience when choosing where to search and what to bring along.