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Leaf
13th June 2013, 02:11
Has anyone here ever tried geocaching? It's pretty fun, basically people hide containers with random objects in places around the world, and you use GPS coordinates to find it. The website is Geocaching - The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site (http://www.geocaching.com)

nofuxCZ
13th June 2013, 02:54
I've tried it :) It's fun, but I don't have that much time :/ It's extremely popular here. We even have "Geocaching" subject in my university :lol:

doctormalisimo
13th June 2013, 03:06
This is apparently the closest one to me. GC2YB56 City Views - Corrody (Traditional Cache) in Ulster, Ireland created by junglemac (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=ad8f8144-c2d8-4162-abe4-587803a5b8d6)

Given its location, it's probably already been burned, vandalised and stuffed with drugs...

Leaf
13th June 2013, 04:05
Given its location, it's probably already been burned, vandalised and stuffed with drugs...

Well, the last person to find it said it needed maintenance...

Hegepege
9th September 2013, 00:50
Picked up 4 caches today, it's fun :)

anto475
9th September 2013, 03:28
There's a cache in my town, I've been meaning to go into it for ages, must cycle in this week. What's usually in them?

Hegepege
9th September 2013, 13:06
All caches should contain a log where you write your name and date when you visit it. I found a really small one yesterday, it was shaped as a bolt, and placed on metal, and kept the tiniest logsheet I've seen. I find it more rewarding finding the tricky ones, rather than the big ones containing lots of trade stuff. A friend of mine found a chocolate bar in a cache yesterday. In 3 of the caches I found yesterday there were small toys inside, one also contained a trackable coin, but I didn't take it with me. I guess geocaching is big in Norway, there are over 100 caches in my city alone, and new ones are added every day.

Hegepege
24th January 2014, 00:36
I'm thinking about making a eurovision travel bug and send on the way to visit all the hosting cities in europe during the history of eurovision.

AshleyWright
21st May 2014, 00:57
My friend is literally obsessed with this. She drove an hour to be first to find a new cache. She's always caching, I've done quite a few with her and its actually quite good fun actually.

Matt
21st May 2014, 01:09
My friends used to go on trips and took me along once. Personally I find it boring, although there one one that was really hard to locate so trying to find that one was quite enjoyable. I didn't realize it's a worldwide thing actually.

nofuxCZ
21st May 2014, 01:38
So many of my friends are obsessed with this xD it's still extremely popular activity here. I found this awesome video showing all the caches in the Czech R. over time :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGxuluYDlBk

AshleyWright
21st May 2014, 02:58
My friends used to go on trips and took me along once. Personally I find it boring, although there one one that was really hard to locate so trying to find that one was quite enjoyable. I didn't realize it's a worldwide thing actually.

I found it boring to start with, but I'm getting into it. My friend is currently doing a 31 day challange where you get 1 a day for 31 days and you get a prize at the end of it. She's also planning to do a 24 hour challange where you're paired up with another cached and you need to get as many caches as possible in 24 hours to win a prize. I personally think she's little too in to geocaching :lol:

Leaf
21st May 2014, 05:17
Some guy in my local area placed a geocache on his house right next to his door...probably not going to visit that one.

Hegepege
21st May 2014, 23:51
I really love to find the little sneaky ones, or spectacular ones :) A few weeks I opened the back hatch on a tank (at an outdoor museum) to find an official military cache, and that was great. Plus sometimes pursuing a cache takes you to some really great places you haven't been before. Personally I am not to fond of so called "urban caching", I prefer going to the great outdoors locations like "At this cache site is the best place for spotting whales" or "theese rock carvings was mage 1500 years ago". That sort of stuff :)

AshleyWright
22nd May 2014, 00:00
Lol my friend was telling she was nearly got done by the police the other day, because she was looking for it some bushes near a pub and the landlord called the police and escorted her from the property :lol:

Hegepege
22nd May 2014, 09:30
Hehe :) Not long ago someone called the police because an obviously confused person with a flashlight was walking around on a bridge, and the caller thought he was going to jump. No, he was just geocaching :) Needless to say, that cache was removed the Next day.

AshleyWright
22nd May 2014, 20:02
Omg geocache is such a dangerous hobby, I heard to day some woman was doing a trail and walked through a field with cows, and they trampled her and she's ended up in a coma. They apparently have archived the trail after so no one else can do it.

Also I went to go three with my geocaching obsessed friend. We couldn't find any of them, she was proper flipping tables.

Hegepege
22nd May 2014, 21:04
Outside the american embassy in Oslo there used to be a geocache, camouflaged as a magnetic pipe that fitted next to some electrical installation. The cache was removed after someone called the police and told she had seen someone placing a pipe bomb outside the building :)

AshleyWright
22nd May 2014, 21:19
Outside the american embassy in Oslo there used to be a geocache, camouflaged as a magnetic pipe that fitted next to some electrical installation. The cache was removed after someone called the police and told she had seen someone placing a pipe bomb outside the building :)

PMSL. xrofl

Hegepege
1st July 2014, 22:29
I have activated a travel bug, it's still stuck up here, but hopefully it will be on it's way down the continent soon :)
(TB618Y5) Travel Bug Dog Tag - Eurovision Song Contest travel bug (http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=5168389)

dizzydjc
1st July 2014, 23:24
I love going geocaching. I love travelling anyway, so combining the two is always a good bit of fun now and then! Anyone in the UK (South) wanting to find a geocache buddy?

Hegepege
10th August 2014, 19:17
I have to brag about my latest achievments in Geocaching :D I'm registered at Project Geocaching as well, collecting points and badged as such. A couple of days ago I found caches in 3 different countries in one day (drove from Luleň Sweden via Finland to Norway), and today I had 6 FTF. Yay! Over the moon today, and it's so frustrating that my friends doesn't understand my obsession even if I bragged thoroughly on fb ::lol

Leaf
29th July 2015, 05:31
http://i61.tinypic.com/33n9534.jpg

I ordered a fake gum geocache, which has a small black nano container in it. Classic urban hide.

I thought of just hiding it in some park, but I decided to create a decoy to challenge cachers. So, I made this:

http://i62.tinypic.com/azht10.jpg

I laminated the paper to make it more-or-less waterproof, and put it in a magnetic key hider (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41bWNlynDdL._SY355_.jpg) with some tweezers (to remove the paper from the gum geocache).
I hid both containers in an old bus shelter, with the gum being under a bench. However, the key hider is in a more obvious spot, so most cachers will find the key hider first.
I put it out just over 2 months ago, and it's gotten 6 favourite points so far :D