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Cache CaveAt Cache Advance our mission is: To inspire and equip geocachers for fun and adventure!

We also highly value the environment and strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible at Cache Advance, and ensure that we always tread lightly!

Store Hours: by appointment only. Email or call 509-720-8382 (this number does not receive texts).

As many of you know, our team is often at the Cave assembling and shipping orders, so please do feel free to make an appointment if these hours don't meet your needs!!

Our address is:
     Cache Cave
     14109 E Sprague Ave, Suite 7B
     Spokane Valley, WA 99216
      
     Phone: 509-720-TFTC (8382)
     N 47 39.482   W 117 12.897  
 
Products:
Cache Advance Inc. is an outdoor gear company specializing in Geocaching Repair Kits, Newbie Kits and other caching gear/items such as camouflage paint and tape, and Official Geocaching gear, sneaky caches, gear for your geo-dog and more!

We are fully licensed by Groundspeak, and authorized dealers for Garmin, Magellan, Delorme, Bison Designs, Rite in the Rain, Lock N Lock, Penguin Books, Hunter's Specialties, Dajo Adventure Gear, Cache Addict, GeoKnots and more.

All of our products are the of the highest quality that we can find -nothing but the best for our customers! All of our Dr. B's products, and many more are designed and assembled right here, including our Vehicle TB, Bolts, Utility Plates, Rocks and more!

We are the official manufacturers of the Vehicle Travel Bugs -Decals, Clings and Magnets. These are manufactured right here in Spokane, WA., and we are the suppliers to Groundspeak on these!


Resale:
Our products are also available for resale; if you are interested in carrying our line of Geocaching products, please click here.
 

How We Started:
Lisa B. is the President and CEO of Cache Advance, Inc. She is also known as Lookout Lisa. Lisa has been geocaching since 2002, with over 180 hides and now over 8k finds. She is past president (2 years) of the Inland Empire Chapter of the Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA).

Lisa created and designed Dr. B's Cache Repair Kits in 2005 as a fun project to fill up her spare time (when she's not out caching!) and to help promote responsible caching. Lisa had so much fun with the Repair Kits, that she designed Dr. B's Newbie Kits, and Dr. B's Canine Repair Kits too!

And that is just the beginning...  

Cache Advance Today:
Cache Advance now carries over 200 outdoor gear products for geocaching and related activities. We are based in Spokane, WA, USA, and ship to locations all over the world -we've shipped to six continents!

Our Store and warehouse in Spokane has affectionately been named the Cache Cave. We are open Fridays 2pm - 7pm and Saturdays 10am - 2pm for shopping and tours too. If you are in town at another time, contact us and we'll set up an appointment to have you drop by!

Geocaching Events:
We have set up booths at and sponsored many local and Mega geocaching events, including Geowoodstock 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, Midwest GeoBash, Tri Cities GeoCoin Challenge, Going Caching, MOGA, West Bend Ca$h Bash, GeocoinFests and Groundspeak Block Parties. We are always on the lookout for events to attend.

If you would like us to set up a table/booth at one of your events just drop us a line and we'll see if we can fit it into our schedule. We'll work with you to ensure our presence is just the way you would like it.  

Hosting and event and need donations?:
We love to try to help sponsor or supply gift certificates and coupons for your event.

Just fill out our: Donation Request Form 
Geocaching Education and Tourism:
We also supply gear to and teach geocaching to beginners, K-12 students and other groups and communities. We have partnered with the REI in Spokane and Spokane City Parks & Recreation for classes, and also with school districts and teachers to add geocaching activities/instruction to their curriculum.

Download our Geocaching Program Brochure here

Interested in adding geocaching to your program? Just drop us a line, download our brochure or call 509-720-8382 to discuss how we can help your program be a big success!

Who is Dr. B?
In a round about way, Lisa's father (yes, the real Dr B.) was the catalyst for Lisa to start geocaching. Lisa, her brother and sister bought their dad a GPS unit years ago so he could better navigate the Palouse Hills here in Washington State while out hunting and hiking.

Together Lisa and her dad learned how to use it, and when Lisa later heard about geocaching, she knew this was a sport for her!

Lisa and Dr. B now have a tradition of caching together every Father's Day, and it's still a race to the find even though he's over 80 now!! Here they are pictured at right (with Lisa's Border Collie Eve, rescued from a local pound) on top of Mt. Kit Carson out caching on Father's Day 2003.

For 2007 Dr. B, Lisa and friends participated in the Project Breakfast Meet and Greet, and then they did the Ape Cache! See right. Yes, this is the 'original lid' to the Ape Cache, too.

Dr. B is the namesake for many of Cache Advance's Signature Branded items, such as:

 - Dr. B's Newbie Kit
 - Dr. B's Cache Repair Kits (first aid for your cache!)
 - Dr. B's Canine Repair Kits (first aid for your dog!)

Be sure to say Hi to Dr. B if you see him out on the trail!  

Cache Advance in the News
Cache Advance and Lisa, our President and CEO have been featured many times in the news and on podcasts. Here are a few links:

  -Spokesman Review December 2009 -Gift Giving for the Holidays
 
-Caching in the NorthWest Episode 6: Art of the Cache Machine (starts about min. 12)
 
-Geocachers seek modern hidden treasures with GPS devices
 
-Geocaching Podcast -Episode 152 – Caching with the Palm WebOS
  -Cache-A-Maniacs CAM Ep. 123: Lookout Lisa
  -Geocaching Podcast -Episode 96 – Interview with Lisa from Cache Advance (about halfway)
 
-Small Business Saturday 2012 TV Interview
  -
Outdoor Retailer Daily, Featured New Exhibitor, January 2012

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Cache Cave Geocaching Store Opens in Spokane, October 2013
  -Cache of the Day, April 2014

Happy Caching!!!



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