Occasionally when going geocaching, you will be required to carry a geocache box that contains what you will use on the fun hunt. The box comes in different sizes and shapes and it’s usually a small metal or plastic box that can carry all the elements. It may be a themed box or even a multi-part cache that gives you a clue of the next geocaching location. However, a typical cache box has elements like a good flashlight – that you will need while on the trip.
A pencil – A normal cache contains a pencil that you may require to write down notes while on the trip. However, you can decide to use your phone to jot down notes if you think it’s easier. After all, the experience should be easy and more fun.
A log – This is a small notebook that you may use to write a name, the date of the trip and any comments that you may have about the experiences. It can also be a rolled piece of paper that is put in the plastic cache box to protect it against damage by moisture.
Found treasures – These are small treasures that are found near the location you are going to geocache. They include small unique rocks, shells, pinecones and feathers. They are put in the box with an intention of reminding you of your geocaching exciting adventures and the places they have taken you.
Low-cost treasures – These may not include any gold coins. However, they include some plastic dinosaurs, McDonald’s happy meal toys and arcade tokens. They may also include cheap trinkets such as cheap birthday gifts and Cracker Jack prizes.
Travel bug – Sometimes your cache might contain a geocoin, travel bug or a ground speak. These are exceptional trinkets that are tracked and logged online in their movement from cache to cache in the real world. The travel bug resembles a metal tag and is basically attached to an item. Geocoins, on the other hand, resemble elaborate medallions or coins. Each one of them contains a special number that you can use to track in real time.
Other than the items that are in the cache box, when going geocaching you may choose to carry along a few items. These include:
- Snacks and water
- GPS/ smartphone and extra charger or batteries
- Bug spray
- Rain gears
- Tools of trade
- First aid kit
- SWAG (Something we all get) for trading