10 Must-Have Geocaching Essentials
If you’re new to the world of geocaching or looking to improve your skills, having a dependable bag that can handle any situation is essential to master the game of geocaching. Check out 10 essentials for all geocachers:
- GPS Navigator – There are a variety of mobile apps that can be used in your hunt for geocaches, but going old school with an actual GPS navigator may be the best way to go, especially if you’re exploring an area with limited cell phone signal.
- Battery Pack/Portable Phone Charger – Don’t let your day end early when you run out of battery power. You can’t find those caches when your device is dead!
- Water & Food – You will want to stay hydrated & energized when searching for geocaches. Water & snacks are a must.
- First Aid & Skin Protection – The longer you’re out looking for caches, the more important a first aid kit can be in case of an emergency. Sunscreen, chap stick, bug spray & sunglasses are always good idea to have along.
- Jacket – Pay attention to the forecast before taking off for a full day of geocaching. You may want to grab a sweatshirt, rain jacket, umbrella, or even a hat & gloves.
- Backpack – Take a backpack along to keep all of your essentials in. A waterproof backpack is recommended to keep your supplies dry.
- Pen & Notebook – Most geocaches should contain a pencil and a logbook so you can record your find, but it’s always a good idea to bring your own just to be safe.
- Utility Tool – A utility tool with a tweezers can be useful for removing log books from micro caches.
- Swag – Bring along a few swag items of your own to leave for fellow geocachers – this makes it fun for all!
- Flashlight or Headlamp – A headlamp or flashlight is always useful for those hard-to-find caches.