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Gear-up for Geocaching with Trespass

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock – much like a geocache itself might – we’re sure you’ll have heard the term ‘Geocaching’ being thrown about the playground, at work or by that one family you wish yours was more like. It’s a great excuse to get off the sofa, providing exercise and education through a game of discovery, exploration and adventure. Fast-track your way to joining the world’s largest treasure-hunting community with our guide to Geocaching. Stay tuned till the end for a handy Geocaching checklist.

What is Geocaching?

An undiscovered world, a secret treasure trove and a wholesome holiday activity. Geocaching is a way to explore, from right on your doorstep to windswept mountains, vast beaches, awesome deserts and more.

Players use coordinates on the free Geocaching app alongside a GPS device to navigate themselves to hidden treasures, called geocaches. Some like to see how much they can find, while others use it simply to aid in exploring the 190 countries in play. There are millions of geocaches to find in both rural and urban settings, coming in all different shapes, sizes and difficulties and include the work of great artists and engineers.

It’s fun, free and for all the family. You’ll be making stories to last a lifetime – or up until next summer, when you get geocaching for some new ones.

How to get started

You’re ready and raring to get off the couch, get out of the house and get into the great outdoors. But without a GPS unit, you can’t get Geocaching. Unfortunately, due to unprecedented demand, we no longer stock GPS tracking devices. Why not check out our other outdoor equipment instead?

Firstly, you need to don some waterproof trousers to stay one step ahead of the weather, a pair of walking boots with supportive insoles to keep you on your feet and up front with the kids (or dogs – whichever you prefer), and a packaway jacket for any staycation-ers – no explanation necessary.

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What can you find in a geocache?

Finding one is a discovery in itself, but inside geocaches are log books for you to see the names of the great adventurers before you, and leave a message for the discoverers that follow. You might also find small treasures that have been left to swap. The general rule of thumb for this is to leave something of equal or greater value behind, and always put the geocache back as it was.

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Tools of the trade – what to bring geocaching

Geo-cash in that extra time you’ll be spending with the youngsters this holiday and treat yourself to some Trespass Geocaching goodies. That’s right, School’s almost out for summer and the rugrats are heading your way. Beat them to the punch and prep for the preordained with our geocaching checklist:

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Written by: Natalie Green