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Geocaching

Geocaching /ˈˌkæʃɪŋ/ is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.

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Lists all the acronyms and meanings of geocaching phrases and jargon

Contributed by Sam Dow

Trackables are a special type of object found within geocaches that contain a unique tracking code. There are two main types of trackables, a Travel Bug and a Geocoin. Travel bugs will resemble a dog tag and are usually attached to objects. Geocoins will resemble an actually coin, though there are many variations that deviate from the traditionally circular shape of a coin. What to do if you find a trackable? Trackables are unique from swag in that they not only have a mission, but they actually belong to someone. As such, they are not meant to be kept in private collections. However, this does not prevent the act from happening (see geocoins for more information). Some trackables will have attached tags or paperwork (if inside a baggie) that explains it's mission, if any has been assigned. If you decide to move a trackable, it is important that the item is properly logged online. Improper logging is one of the more common reasons that a trackable goes missing. Whether you are moving a travel bug or a geocoin, the procedure will be the same. The Geocaching Trackables page is the main page through which you will begin logging trackables.

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Official Geocaching website

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In this video, Youtube-user geocachespoilers, also known as svengalie, captures an interesting take on the normal geocache, still including the logbook, but also a number of CDs, DVDs, and even a book, all to be swapped for another you brought along. Ideas like this make geocaching all the more fun, so that the destination is just as good as the journey.

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Youtube-user geocachespoilers, also known as Svengalie, documents finding a high-level, difficult-terrained geocache, which has him crawling through small, cramped spaces on the side of a mountain, despite both his claustrophobia, and fear of heights. As in his other videos, this shows part of the diverse range of geocache types, and locations, along with the skills necessary to find them.

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An explanation of geocaching, and various related things by the late Youtube-user geocachespoilers, also known as Svengalie. He explains all of the basics of geocaching, and much more, in addition to providing useful links in the video's description.

Contributed by Sean Gay

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