Geocaching Fun For Your Family

 

Want to be an explorer in your own home town? Try geocaching! It’s part adventure, part exercise and all fun. It’s essentially a treasure hunt, but the emphasis is on the exploration rather than the treasure, which are usually small trinkets.

Geocaching Fun For Your Family

Start by picking up a geocache navigator or GPS device in order to track the cache’s coordinates. There are several available and since I’m an Amazon affiliate, Ive listed a few below. You’ll need a GPS navigator to find the geocaches. The cost may be a little pricey for some, but take into consideration you only need to purchase one for your family and the rest of the costs, of any, are minimal.

There are plenty of sites out there with the coordinates of already hidden treasure using geocaching maps. [Check the resource section at the end of this post]. Enter the coordinates not your GPS device and the treasure hunt fun begins!

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Most of the hiders will give you excellent coordinators, yet still find a way to make it very difficult to find the treasure. You have to keep a keen eye out as you may not know what the cache looks like or how small the container is.

Once you find it, sign the log book and return the cache to its original location. If you take an item from the cache, replace it with something of equal or greater value.

Of course, you’ll also want to hide your own cache, which is part of the fun. Remember to pick a spot that is remote, but safe. I’ve provided several ideas for containers made specifically for geocaching.


Tips; Pack food, snacks and plenty of water. Also bring along a small first aid kit.

Hidden behind all of this fun, is an excellent work out. You end up staying active for at least half of the day without even realizing it. Best of all, your kids become enthralled with the outdoors and staying active.

Quality time, exercise, health, and the outdoors combine to make geocaching a wonderful springtime activity for your family!

Resources:
Geocaching.com

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18 Responses to “Geocaching Fun For Your Family”

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  1. Terry Poage says:

    I have never heard of this but it sounds fun

  2. Betsy Barnes says:

    Sounds like a cool way to have an adventure! I had never heard about this, bet my son would love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Linda Manns Linneman says:


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    I have never heard of this before but it does sound like fun. I will have to check this out for our family. Thank you for sharing

  4. ANN*H says:

    This is no doubt a lot of fun to do . Seeing new places and get some walking done. But personally for me I cant walk much and no car to drive anywheres but maybe this could be done in just our neighborhood on weekends. thanks for the info on geo-caching.

  5. ellen beck says:

    I have seen so many do this and it looks like fun. I would love to try it and it would be a reason to get out and explore.

  6. Dotty J Boucher says:

    wow! this sounds like a lot of fun! I will have to check into this for me and the family ,it might be something that everyone
    can get into as a family.. thanks
    @tisonlyme143

  7. Barbara says:

    My brother and nieces started doing this a while ago, then when the girls stayed here for a while my mom put a cache in her yard. She had to warn the neighbors not to call the police when strange people came back there. ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks like a lot of fun.

  8. Robbie says:


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    Have you tried Letterboxing? It’s the low tech cousin of geocaching. I prefer it because of the problem solving with the clues.
    https://useresourceswisely.com/2015/08/23/letterboxing-love-clue-into-this-old-fashioned-outdoor-activity/
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  9. angie says:

    Our family currently collects rocks and have thought about starting this as well. Thanks for the useful information

  10. Sandra Watts says:


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    This is something that would be fun for the whole family.

  11. Sarah L says:


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    When I was growing up we did a lot of hiking, but nothing like this.

  12. natalie nichols says:

    What an awesome idea! My son especially would love this.

  13. Julie Wood says:

    I have never heard of this and was a little confused about what it is all about. But after reading it sounds like a lot of fun. Get exercise and do something fun sounds great with my husband.

  14. Shirley Wood says:

    My hubby and I have been talking about getting into Geocaching! It sounds like so much fun, plus you get that work out in the process!
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  15. Ann says:

    Some friends of mine do this all the time. Seems like fun for the kids and gives them exercise too all at once

  16. Jo-Ann Brightman says:


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    THis sounds like a gerat activity to keep all the members of the family outdoors and active. They have fun and exercise too.

  17. Barrie says:


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    I keep hearing about this and it sounds like a blast! Great way to spend quality and healthy time with the family.

  18. Nancy Burgess says:

    This sounds like so much fun.The whole family gets plenty of exercise to.

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