The Cache Crate for January of 2017 was sent last month and we're pleased to give you a peek inside the box!    

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Here's what was inside the Cache Crate for January!

WOODLAND CAMO PENCILS - 3PK (7.25")

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Rothco's Woodland Camo Pencils are great for school or the office. The pencils feature a 7.25" basswood body and rubber eraser and come 3 to a pack.

BANDANA - TOTAL TERRAIN CAMO

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Classic camo bandanas are great to be worn on their own or under a helmet.

PARACORD / COMPASS BRACELET - OD / BLACK

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Rothco’s Paracord Compass Bracelet is the ultimate paracord survival bracelet. Featuring 7-strand polyester paracord, quick-release side buckle and a navigational compass, Rothco’s Paracord Bracelets are the ideal survival item. With tons of survival applications, keep your paracord bracelet around your wrist and ready to deploy in case of an emergency. Rothco carries a massive selection of parachute cord including military 550 LBS paracord, para-cord bracelets and accessories.

DS-36 Magnaview:

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The DS-36 MagniView™ handheld magnifier has been designed with simplicity in mind. Its top mount thumb rest promotes a more natural hand position creating balanced weight distribution between lens and handle. The 2x to 4.5x bifocal lens and lightweight design is perfect for extended reading times or for those with limited strength. The 4.5x spot lens is molded in to the crystal-clear acrylic primary lens for ease of use and seamless focusing transitions. Protected by a full rim, this magnifier is the perfect accompaniment for around the house or on the go.

Micro Cache Container

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This is an incredibly strong little cast aluminum Micro.  The word 'Geocache' is permanently engraved into the metal coating for 'at a first glance' identification.  There is a rubber gasket (PLUS a spare gasket) to keep the contents dry and a split ring to give you the option to hang this micro.

 

Mini Neon Smilie stress balls:

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Create smiles with these colorful foam stress balls! A simple yet cheerful desk accessory, these 2" Mini Neon Smile Face Stress Balls can relieve stress and anxiety when squeezed! That's all it takes to melt away the stress!

Emoji buttons

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Emoji buttons help express moods in fun ways. Use as giveaways, prizes and party favors for kids. They’ll love bringing their texts to life with these fun metal buttons. Metal.

Trackable Addon:  Cutlass Geocoin (bottom coin)

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These coins are 2.5 inches tip to tip. The tracking code is along the blade in easy to read white.  Trackable at geocaching.com.

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Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

GQotD-RecapCache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

We recently asked: How many caches have you hidden?

After tallying all the answers, we found that on average cachers have hidden 104 caches, including hosting events. I think this data might be a bit skewed as we had some very prolific hiders chime in. So here’s what we heard:

  • Jack of JacknBerli on Twitter shared: Around 300. Most are still active. Started hiding one week after we started Geocaching in 2013!
  • Ed Shaper shared: 188 but lots of those are events.
  • Charlie on Facebook shared: This is a very timely question. Currently, we've published 39 caches, including 15 Earthcaches and 4 events. On Groundhog Day this year, we'll be putting out an additional 37 puzzle caches as part of a project to do an 81 grid of puzzles. This will make 43 out or 81 done. 26 of the 37 are also form a small piece of geoart in the area.
  • Al shared: None. I'm more of a hunter than a hider, but I'm working on my first hide. I'm going for one that will gather a lot of favorite points.
  • For those wondering, I’ve hidden 249 caches: 100 on my main account including 28 events, 113 on another group account for maintaining a power trail about 30 miles west of Spokane, and 36 on our Cache Advance profile, most of those are the current Filmed in Spokane GeoTour and 5 events.

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about hiding caches. You can to, if you-

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Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

GQotD-RecapCache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

We recently asked: What was your best month for your find rate? Were you on any special caching trips?

After tallying all the answers, we found that cachers find the most caches April, May, August and December, and often because a geocaching trip or event. So here’s what we heard:

  • Jo on G+ shared: April 2012, we did the ET Highway then.
  • Jeremy on Twitter shared: June 2013. Nothing special just one year from my 1st find and plenty of local caches around back then.
  • Yosemite Debbie on FB shared: 2,267 caches in April of 2016 about 2,000 of those on a trip to cache the outlying boondocks of Fallon, Nevada in a two-jeep convoy. Beautiful country out on those remote dirt roads and lots of wildlife too -- antelope, deer, wild horses.
  • Tony shared: My best month was March of 2015 with 270 finds. I went to MOGA that month and picked up quite a few. It looks like MOGA month is very often my biggest find month… but 2015 seems to have been the biggest of the big.
  • For anyone wondering, August of 2011 was my best month. I was invited down to the grand re-opening of the ET Highway in Nevada. Remember, it was August, it was 100+ degrees each day. I had a blast, and ended the month just 7 shy of 2,000!

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about best caching months. You can to, if you-

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The Cache Crate for December 2016 was sent last month and we're pleased to give you a peek inside the box!    This month was a Night Caching Box!

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Here's what is inside the December Cache Crate:

Mini Glowsticks: 1 Red, 1 Green

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This Mini LED Glowstick is a compact yet powerful source of illumination, perfect for safety or for fun. An excellent alternative to traditional chemical glowsticks and available in multiple LED colors, the Glowstick has a sleek design and a simple twist on/off function. It also features batteries that last over 60 hours and can be easily replaced. Waterproof and equipped with an S-Biner for clippability, these colorful Glowsticks are perfect to keep in your car or home emergency kit, or simply to have on hand for hours of nighttime visibility and safety. As an added bonus - they float!

Red 3 in 1 LED Mini Flashlight

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Remember: good things come in small packages. The 3-in-1 LED Mini Flashlight may fit easily into your pocket, but don't be deceived by its size. This fully featured mini flashlight can illuminate the night as a flashlight, lantern, or safety light. The ultra bright, 80 Lumen flashlight has high and low modes both as a flashlight, and when converted into its lantern mode with a simple sliding motion. The tail end of the light features a red safety light with its own switch to set it to glow, flash, or SOS modes. The compact size, durable machined aluminum body, and convenient lanyard loop on the tail will make this a new favorite for your glove box, emergency kit, or next family camping trip.

See-Me Reflective Stickers

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The See-Me Reflective Stickers has a variety of shapes and sizes of adhesive reflective stickers to provide additional visibility in the dark. Strips can be cut to desired length or shape prior to application.

1 Medium official geocache sticker

1 Small official geocache sticker

Trackable addon: Marquee FINS GeoTour Coin.

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Watch the Unboxing Video from the GC Doc on YouTube!

You can get your own cache crate or start a subscription for the geocacher you love at the following links:

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Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

GQotD-RecapCache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

We recently asked: How many consecutive days is your longest caching streak?

After tallying all the answers, we found that on average, cachers streak for 20.5 days. So here’s what we heard:

  • Gas Station Tuna on Twitter shared: I'm going for my 366 Challenge, so I'm in the middle of my longest #Geocaching streak now. I'm currently at 220.
  • Mr Kaswa shared: 13! 😀 And even that was completely unintentional. Just happened to be caching along on a trip.
  • Brian shared: I went on a 600 days shortly after I started caching for real.
  • Tom on G+ shared: We succeeded at collecting the 31 days of August a few years ago. Had to take a break from caching after that. Streaks and stats just are not our style.
  • For anyone wondering, my longest streak is 33 days. I did it in February of 2011, to qualify for a winter challenge, finding a cache a day in any winter month. So of course I choose February, the shortest month, and had found a few at the end of January too.

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about caching streaks. You can to, if you-

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Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

GQotD-RecapCache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

All this past week we’ve been asking questions about the Geocacher’s Creed. Though Cache Advance nor I personally were involved in creating the Geocacher’s creed, we are the current custodian of it. When I heard some years ago that it was going offline, I was able to gain permission to acquire the creed and the web domain as well. As a service to the community, we pay for the hosting and keep it alive.

We recently asked: The Geocacher's Creed was last updated in 2005. Is it still relevant?

Approximately 99% of cachers agreed that it is still relevant. So here’s what we heard:

  • MUDac on Twitter shared: Yes. Just like #LeaveNoTrace, it will always be relevant..
  • Tom on G+ shared: "Be inconspicuous in retrieving, signing in, and replacing a cache to avoid vandalism." Almost always a fail. People trying to not look suspicious...look even more suspicious. I've learned to just tell curious people what I am doing.
    • Tom I would have to agree! My first strategy is to just look like I know what I’m doing, that I belong, when looking for a cache. If that fails and a muggle asks, I’m happy to explain geocaching to them. Those curious muggles will usually make great cachers!

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about the Geocacher’s Creed. You can to, if you-

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

GQotD-RecapCache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

We recently asked: Are you planning to attend any Mega Events this year?

84% of cachers are planning to attend a Mega, and for many, more than one! GeoWoodstock topped the list, Going Caching came in second, and MWGB and Yuma tied for third in mentions. So here’s what we heard:

  • Alex on Facebook shared: I started planning my GeoTour road trip to GWXV on New Year's Day. Right now it looks like Denver-Mingo-Kansas City-St Louis-Memphis-Nashville-Chattanooga-Atlanta-Asheville-Waynesville-fly home from Charlotte.
  • Kip shared: Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge! I went last year and it was the most fun I have had in a single geocaching day!
    • Kip, we’ll see you there!
  • Like many others, Adam is attending GWS and Going Caching. He shared: Thanks to my prime location I will be able to attend both GeoWoodstock and Going Caching.
  • For those wondering, Cache Advance plans to have a booth at GeoWoodstock, Tri Cities GeoChallenge and GeoCoinFest, some of our favorite Mega events. Speak from experience, if you are looking for a great 1-day all-around Mega, GeoWoodstock is great. However, Going Caching is amazing for a 4-5 day themed experience, topped off with the Mega Saturday.

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about Mega Events. You can to, if you-

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

GQotD-RecapCache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

We recently asked: Did you meet any or all of your geocaching goals this year yet?

For many the goal was to just get out and enjoy geocaching, and it was happily met by many! Other’s had more specific goals. So here’s what we heard:

  • Jay on Twitter shared: Complete a 366 streak. We're five finds/days away.
  • Jeremy shared: I did make my goals plus one. I hit #3000 in January and #4000 in November.
  • Brent on Facebook shared: yep, my goal is always is to have fun geocaching mission accomplished ! same goal for next year.
  • Chase shared: Yup, filled in my whole 366 day calendar.
  • Neil shared: I wanted to hit 5,000 before the new year. It didn't look like it was going to happen. But then a series of park and grabs published just before Christmas. Some friends and I spent the day after Christmas driving up and down country roads and ended the day with over 180 finds. That put me over 5k by more than 30.
  • Sandi shared: So happy you asked so I can brag! I hit 4,000 finds yesterday. This has been the best 10 years of my life.

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about geocaching. You can to, if you-

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

The Cache Crate for November 2016 was sent last month and we're pleased to give you a peek inside the box!  

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  • Wine Glass Charms, Set of 4, Just in time for the holidays/
  • Geocaching Window Cling - Stick to the inside of any window!
  • Go Fish! Geocoin, 1, Go Fish Contest Winner: Pinky the Go Fish!
  • Weatherproof Logbooks, 2, Rite in the Rain!
  • Leave No Trace Hangtag, 1, For a cache, or to share
  • *Add on Trackable: 1 Camo Go Fish! Geocoin

Watch the unboxing here:

You can get your own cache crate or start a subscription for the geocacher you love at the following links:

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We all know one, or have heard the legend: that geocacher who can do it all, and has it all. They have the tools needed to make the find, retrieve the log, solve the puzzles and make the grab. They fix broken caches, come to the rescue of befuddled cachers, sidestep DNFs, mentor newbies, hide great caches and always have a good hint when called on. 

The Geocaching Hero.

You can be one too, and we can help! Our Cache Crate Hero plan will give you the tools you need to be a geocaching hero. 

Each quarter we will ship top-quality high-value gear and inspiration for geocaching in the Hero Crate.  This will include cool stuff to help you find and retrieve challenging caches, hide favorite worthy caches, and keep comfortable on the hunt. 

Be a Geocaching Hero.

Introducing the New HERO Quarterly Cache Crate!

  • A bigger Cache Crate shipping every three months (March, June, September and December)
  • Ships on or near each Equinox and Solstice
  • Includes larger higher priced items than the monthly cache crate
  • FREE Shipping for USA*
  • Price:  $150 per quarter

Our first Hero Crate will ship in mid-late January -a tad late for winter solstice or Christmas... However, everyone who signs up between now and December 20th will receive a card from us that should arrive before Christmas (US only). This card will explain that the first Hero Cache Crate will ship in January 2017.

** International Shipping Info:

  • Canadian shipping is an add-on of US $42
  • All other International destinations is an add-on of US $64

Click here to subscribe to the Quarterly  HERO Cache Crate!