We are excited to introduce our first Hero Crate Unboxing here on the blog!  In case you have never heard of the HERO Crate, it is a bigger Cache Crate that ships every three months (March, June, September and December) on or near each Equinox and Solstice - for $150/quarter.

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. 

HERO Crate - Geocaching Crate from Cache Advance

Here's what's inside the HERO Crate:

Rothco's Advanced Tactical Bag - $49.99 value

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Rothco's Advanced Tactical Bag Is MOLLE Compatible Bag And Features 2 Inch Wide Adjustable Padded Shoulder Strap, Large Side Pouch, Smaller Side Pouch And Front Flap Closure With Two Exterior Pockets. Main Interior Area Has Two Inside Pockets And Close Top And Exterior Cell Phone Pouch. Rear Zipper Pocket W/Hook And Loop Area Is Ideal For Concealed Carry.

 

How to Puzzle Cache (Spiral Bound) - $24.95 value

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FACED WITH A MAP FULL OF BLUE QUESTION MARKS AND NO IDEA WHERE TO START? Geocaching novices and pros alike are often daunted by puzzle and mystery caches. Ciphers, enigmatic photos, nonsensical text, or just a blank page -- it often isn’t clear what the CO wants or expects you to do, and even less clear how any of it will lead you to a cache. THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU ASK -- AND ANSWER -- ALL THE RIGHT QUESTIONS. 300 pages of lessons, tips, tricks and hints for dealing with even the trickiest puzzle caches, plus step-by-step techniques that start with examining the cache page and lead you through codes, ciphers, steganography, math, music, and dozens of other common puzzle cache types will have you on the trail in no time.

Radiant 250 Rechargeable Headlamp - $49.95 value

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The Radiant 250 Rechargeable Headlamp offers a high quality, hands-free lighting solution with the added benefit of being rechargeable. Powered by a Lithium Polymer battery, it also features dual color, red and white LEDs, and multiple modes. In high spot mode it maxes out at 250 Lumens to emblazon the darkest night, or can be set to low white spot mode, high or low white flood mode, or to red flood mode to preserve night vision with the simple touch of a button. With a 90 degree tilt angle, this headlamp can be properly adjusted to direct light where needed. It can be worn comfortably and fitted properly with the high quality, adjustable elastic strap. With a run time up to 43 hours in low mode, the Radiant 250 Rechargeable Headlamp will power onward as long as you do. This headlamp comes with an included micro USB cord for quick recharging in just two hours.

Geocaching Beanie - $9.95

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Geocaching Knit Beanie - Grey/Black or Navy. 'Nuff said!

Geocaching Travel Bug Patch - $9.95 value

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The perfect way to make your geocaching pack or jacket trackable! This patch includes the official Geocaching Travel Bug® icon with the words 'trackable at geocaching.com'. Securely attached to the bottom of the patch is an engraved metal strip with a unique tracking number. Available in Charcoal & Blue. The back side of the patch will attach to soft Velcro or you can sew it to whatever you choose to make trackable. Each trackable item gets its own page on geocaching.com where you can track its progress. To learn more about the Geocaching trackables, visit this website. Each Geocaching Travel Bug® Patch comes as a set packaged with a traditional aluminum copy Tag; The patch gets attached to an item and the copy tag lets you keep a permanent record of your individual tracking code. Dimensions: 40mm by 80mm (3 1/8 inches x 1 5/8 inches).

Travel Bug Trekker Charms - $13.99

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Stainless Steel Trackables - can be used as shoelace charmes, added to jewelry, or sewn into a patch.  Each package contains two Travel Bug® Trekkers with one tracking code (there is an identical code engraved onto each charm).   The Trekkers are Stainless Steel and trackable at Geocaching.com with a Travel Bug icon.

Dr. B's Cache Repair Kit (Special Black Version) - $9.95

 

Geocaching has changed over the years since we first introduced Dr. B's Cache Repair Kit in 2005. Back then, cache containers were usually larger and often had more 'parts' to them. These were prone to mishaps and getting damaged. Nowadays, most field repairs consist of simply replacing the log (book or log sheets) in a smaller or micro sized container. So we redesigned our Repair Kit to reflect what you'll need to make cache repairs today.

Kit is very 'stuffable' and compact: measuring only about 6" x 7", and weighing in just a few ounces.

What's inside:

1 Permanent Marker
Rite in the Rain ® Mini Logbooks
Rite in the Rain ® Micro Logs
Rite in the Rain ® Nano Logs
Golf Pencils
Metal Pencil Sharpener -very high quality
FTF (First To Fix) Tokens -sign and leave in a repaired cache
Ziplock Bags (Assorted sizes, 4 mil strength)
Cool Bag! (Water Resistant, Denier Polyester)
The Geocacher’s Creed states “Make minor repairs if you can, it will save the owner a trip”. We believe that we are promoting responsible caching with our kits.

Rite in the Rain All-Weather Standard Clicker Pen - Black Ink - $9.95

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While a pencil works great on our All-Weather products, sometimes you just need a pen.

These 5 1/8" long All-Weather pens write on wet paper and upside down, the pressurized ink cartridge performs in temperatures from -30F to 250F. Chrome/Black Plastic barrel. Black Ink.

Heat up Handwarmers - 2 Pairs

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A must have for your geobag to keep your hands warm while geocaching in the winter!

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GQotDPinterestHey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.  This week we're running a "Flashback Friday" recap on the Geocaching Question of the Day.  We'll be back to normal next week.  

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: Do you have any geocaching shirts?

After reading through all the answers, we found that only about 4% of us don’t have at least one geocaching shirt. In fact, some of us have quite a wardrobe!

So here is what we heard:

  • Matthew on Facebook shared: Despite being an "avid" geocacher, no, I have zero and that's how I plan on keeping it. A hat with the logo is the only visible branding that I sport. Just not into that kind of thing.
  • Mark shared: I do now! Got one on Saturday upon completion of the Clackamas Community College geocoin challenge.
  • Chad shared: Dozens of them between Michigan Geocaching Organization, MidWest Geobash and the Geocacher Enough Road Rally events
  • Sandi has a great idea of what to do with all of her geocaching shirts. She shared: A few dozen! Want to make a blanket out of them.
  • Personally, I have dozens of shirts as well collected in my 14 years of geocaching. In fact, so many that I rotate them from year to year into my everyday wardrobe, while safely storing the majority of them for another year.

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about geocaching shirts, and you can too, if you-

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about cache icons, and you can too, if you-

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

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The Cache Crate for May 2016 was sent a few weeks ago and we're pleased to give you a peek inside the box!   This month's box was a theme box full of snacks to take with you while geocaching!

In case you didn't know, a Cache Crate is a fun box of geocaching and outdoor gear delivered to your door!  Sign up for your Cache Crate by clicking here!

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Here's what was inside:

1 Tall Boy Pint Cup

(A repeat. So those that have been with us a long time will now have a pair, and all the newer subscribers will finally get theirs!)

Jelly Belly Sport (assorted: Extreme w/ caffeine)  and Jelly Belly EXTREME Sport for Quick Energy!  

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24 1-oz bags of Sport Beans jelly beans in assorted flavors from Jelly Belly. With vitamins B, C and electrolytes. Great for exercise. Made with natural flavors and colors from natural sources.

1 Original Trail Mix (Powers Candy & Nut)  

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The trail mix that started it all! Real Milk Chocolate and California Thompson Select (Low Moisture) Raisins blended with a wholesome combination of freshly roasted Peanuts, Whole Almonds, and Cashew Pieces.  This company is local to Spokane, WA.

1 Juno Bars -apple crisp (Bumble Bar)

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2 Official Geocaching Sticker (Tan & Green)

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This is our new green and tan versions of the small geocache sticker -perfect for wrapping around a 35 mm film can, or to put on any sized container!

Click here to watch the video unboxing of the cache crate from The GC Doc on Youtube:


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The Cache Crate for April 2016 was sent a few weeks ago and we're pleased to give you a peek inside the box!

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Take a Look Inside the April 2016 cache crate from cache advance

 

Here is what's inside this month's Cache Crate!

Platypus SoftBottle

Platypus Water Bottle for cache crateNothing’s cleaner, greener*, or more versatile than a Platypus SoftBottle flexible bottle. Whether you’re out running, catching a flight, or hitting the yoga studio after work, the SoftBottle flexible bottle is your source for easy hydration.

  • Lightweight and packable – 80% less weight and bulk than a hard bottle.
  • Taste-free as well as BPA-, BPS-, and phthalate-free.
  • Food-grade liner with rugged exterior is pliable and durable.

 

RiTR Green Stapled 3 1/4" x 4 5/8" book:

Rite in the Rain NotebookThe Rite in the Rain Staple-Bound Notebook is compact, flexible enough to slip into a pocket, and its durable cover defends against weather and wear. The patented paper is water-resistant, archival-grade, and available page patterns are optimized for your data collection.  This is a notebook that can be brought anywhere and survive any weather.

 

 

Weather Resistant First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit for Cache Crate

  • COMPACT • DURABLE • PRACTICAL
  • First aid kit stows conveniently in your car and is ideal for outdoor activities
  • Red case only

Fisher Space Pen: SPR82 - Red Pressurized Stick Pen

Rocket Space Pen for cache crate

  • Writes at any angle, even in Zero Gravity. Simply the most versatile pen ever made.
  • Writes in extreme temperatures from -30F to 250F
  • Each Fisher Space Pen is precision assembled, hand tested, and carries a lifetime guarantee against all manufacturing defects
  • All Brass and steel construction

Trackable addon: Blue Glitter Butterfly Cachekinz

Blog Post mentioned in the packing slip:
http://www.cache-advance.com/blog/tips-for-staying-hydrated
And the Cache Crate members are having a coloring contest to help us with a Cache Crate GO Fish geocoin design!
Coloring Contest for April cache crate members

Click here to watch the video unboxing of the cache crate from The GC Doc on Youtube:

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Guest Post by Josh and Liz from Peanuts or Pretzels

It's no secret that Liz and I love spending our days outside exploring the world. From big cities, to National parks, museums loaded with history, to hiking on back trails. In fact, one of the reasons we love Geocaching is that it goes along perfectly with our travels. So it's important to be prepared for your Geocaching adventures at all times, and that includes having the right equipment in your Geocaching bag.

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A Good "Geocaching Bag" is Essential

Since we enjoy combining all of these things into our trips, it's essential to have a good geocaching bag that meets our variety of needs. It's important that the bag not be too small, or too big. And for us, it needs to fit everything we need to be prepared for a day hike, or traveling and exploring a new city. Luckily for us, we've found the perfect bag for our geocaching adventures. In fact, we enjoy it so much that we refer to it as our "adventure bag!"

Our "adventure bag" is always stocked and ready to go at a moments notice.

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Must Haves in Your Geocaching Bag

Must Have's In Your Geocaching Bag

SmartPhone or a GPS & Spare Batteries

One of the first essential items for your Geocaching Bag is, of course, some kind of GPS unit. You may opt for a handheld unit, or you might be happy with the good ol' smartphone and Geocaching App. We started out using the Smartphone, but realized that it limited us when we wanted to get out into the wilderness. It also because a problem when we traveled abroad, those data roaming fees will get you!

No matter which item you prefer to use, you should always make sure it is fully charged - or that you have spare batteries on hand too!

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Hitting the GA Geo-Trail with our Adventure Bag

Sun & Bug Sprays

Being an outdoor activity, you should always carry some kind of protective sprays. Whether it is for the sun or for bugs, you never know when you might need it. And it could make for a miserable experience (maybe more miserable AFTERWARDS) if you don't have it on hand. But it's not just the wilderness, you will also need these even if you are in the city! I can't tell you how many times we've gotten caught up while wandering around town, sightseeing and Geocaching. Only later did we realize that our faces were super sunburned!

Luckily, most stores sell small travel versions of bug spray and sunscreen. So it's easy to pop a couple of them into your Geocaching bag, that way you will always have them.

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Navigating the halls of Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Don't Forget the Water!

It is critical to stay good and hydrated anytime you are outdoors, but it's especially important when you are out geocaching. As travelers, we make it a habit to bring a bottle of water wherever we go -- from sightseeing around town, to boat rides, beach trips, or a hike. It's a good habit to have.

And when you are geocaching in the wilderness, it's even more important to have water with you. So be sure to look for a Geocaching Bag that has space for you to carry a water bottle. Don't forget it!

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You never know what you might run across while out Geocaching - Grand Cayman Island

Bring a Notebook and ALWAYS Have Extra Pens!

All cachers can relate to the "pen problem" at some point or another. So we make it a point to put many pens in our Geocaching bag, you don't want to be caught without...or without one that works! Also, you should consider bringing a small notebook too. Sometimes you need to take notes for multi-caches, or have another situation where you need to write something down or make calculations. So the notebook will definitely come in handy.

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Located the Geocache!

Nice-to-Haves in Your Geocaching Bag

For us, there are some other "nice-to-haves" that we include in our Geocaching Bag too. These aren't critical items, and some people might not are to bring them along. But for us, these items seem to be quite useful or enhance the experience. For example, we like to bring a small flashlight in case it gets dark or if we are looking inside a dark place. We also prefer to bring a small first aid kit as well as some snacks to munch on. We also like to bring an iPod and mini-boombox, which we turn on at a low volume when we are hiking. The sound helps to warn off wildlife, and makes for a peaceful walk in the woods for the two of us.

Lastly, we have a bag of trackables that always stays in the Geocaching Bag as well as some swag items - just in case we stumble across something we want to trade for inside a cache. If you take something out, you have to put something in. Always be good to your fellow Cachers.

Oh, and we also like to bring the camera along. You never know when you will come across an amazing site!

 

 

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Turning back after finding the geocache to enjoy the beautiful view of the Petronas Towers! -- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tell Us What's in Your Geocaching Bag!

While this is our list of "must haves," we know that everyone has their own unique list from their experiences. So please, tell us what is in your Geocaching bag in the comments below. Cheers and happy caching!

 

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What One Item Do You Most Use for Cache Maintenance?Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

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

Monday through Thursdays, we ask our followers on Facebook, Twitter and Google+  a question about geocaching.

We recently asked: What one item do you most use for cache maintenance?

After reading through all the answers, we found that new log books or log paper tops the list handily. Next runner up is plastic or poly bags to keep those logs dry.

So here is what we heard:

  • Ron on Twitter shared: Seems like log sheets would top my list, and poly bags. Lots of wet logs not in bags
  • Kelly on FB shared: The one item that I have had to use for cache maintenance is a new log, than followed by a whole new container.
  • Jeff-N-Cheryl shared: Most of the time the first thing I grab is a paper towel. Doesn't pay to replace the log if it's still wet inside the container.
  • Cleve shared: Camo duct tape.
  • There you have it folks; in addition to your pen or pencil, you should try to always carry replacement logs and baggies while out caching!

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about cache maintenance, and you can too, if you-

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March 2016 Cache Crates were sent weeks ago and we're pleased to give you a peek inside the box!

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Take a look inside the March Cache Crate, Subscription Box for Geocachers!

Here's a look inside the Cache Crate for March:

Geocaching Journal 

journal journalpgWhile there are many geocache logbooks on the market that stay with your cache, this is the first of its kind designed for the treasure seeker to carry with them and log in all of their finds. We have been bombarded with requests for this title by Geocachers everywhere!

  • Printed in the USA
  • Soy-based ink
  • Acid-free recycled paper
  • Durable hard cover design

Preform-12 Preform Caches (+ RiTR log and pencil in each)

These "preform" geocache tubes are the early stage of a 2 liter soda bottle. They are virtually indestructable, dishwasher safe, and they are clear so you can see everything inside. (All preforms have a very slight greyish tint) Caps are included.

1 Tick Wrangler

tick-wrangler-lg-300x300The Tick Wrangler safely removes all sizes and types of ticks without having to touch the insect. It removes the entire tick –including the head – and can be used on people or pets.

  • Sturdy aluminum construction will not bend, rust, crack, or break
  • Includes a ruler (inches and centimeters) to help identify the type of tick. Knowing the type of tick will help determine if there is a risk of Lyme Disease or other types of infection
  • Small size fits in your first aid kit and easily attaches to gear with the included carabiner

1 BASE Case 1.0 Titanium

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The B.A.S.E.™ Case 1.0 is an anodized-aluminum capsule with screw-top cap and O-ring for a waterproof seal.
1 15-Year Patch
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Show your Geocaching Pride and celebrate 15 Years of this amazing game of discovery, exploration and adventure!   This Official 15 year patch can be used as an iron on or you can sew on to your favorite gear.
Measures 3" across.
Trackable addon: 15 Year Geocoin 
Check out the Video Unboxing!

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January 2016 Cache Crates were sent weeks ago and we're pleased to give you a peek inside the box!

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A Look Inside

 

USB Mini Light

mini-lightThe UrbanGear Collection includes multipurpose and durable items that make everyday life easier.

You can easily attach this MiniLight to your backpack so that when you need a little more light, you already have it with you. UrbanGear is engineered to prepare you for any situation.

• Bright 10 lumen LED light
• Lasts up to 120 minutes with continuous use
• Full charge in 2-3 hours via USB port
• Keychain clip attachment
• Comes with water-resistant case

GEOCACHING GPS: GREAT PERSONAL STORIES (love stories, in time to read by Valentine's Day)

51bu_z1bqglThis book is the first-ever anthology of heart-warming stories dedicated to geocaching. Inside, you’re invited to enjoy 43 geocaching stories from 4 different continents and experience:

Stories of Romance… You’ll discover six stories that show just how creative geocachers can be when it comes to meeting the love of their life, proposing to that person, and honoring the love over the years.

Stories of Adventure… From the dangers of searching for geocaches near cliffs or lakes, to hunting for a cache in prison, these 28 stories are sure to have you feeling the adrenaline right along with the cacher.

Stories of Connection… Geocaching is so much more than just finding the cache – it’s also about forging life-long friendships, bonding over a shared love of the outdoors, and meeting new people.

Geowoodstock Blue Hippy Van Cachekinz**

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**The Cachekinz have all been activated, and are ready to be adopted out.

The GeoWoodstock HippyVan Race:
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Race details here:
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Trackable Addon: Dasher Dragonfly Geocoin

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Cache Crates for December were sent out a few weeks ago and we're pleased to give you a peek inside the box!

In case you didn't know, a Cache Crates is a fun box of geocaching and outdoor gear delivered to your door!  Sign up for your Cache Crate by clicking here!

A Look Inside

 

Here's a breakdown of the items inside the December 2015 Cache Crate:

Halletts Chocolates

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Assorted Chocolates from our local friends, Halletts Chocolates!

Handwarmers, 3 Pair

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Heat-Up Hand Warmers are perfect for when the elements are cold. Great for campers, hunters, backpackers and outdoorsmen.

 

Matchholder Cache

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These make nifty micro caches, and are also perfect for keeping your matches safe and dry. Gasket on the lid helps keep out the water. Match striker is on the bottom of container.

Red and Green Bison Ball

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Small storage device that you'll carry with you where ever your keys go.  A Popular Geocaching container to store small hidden treasures within or next clue.

Trackable Addon: Red and Green QR Tech Tags

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The first of it kind, uses the QR code to take you right to the page for that trackable. No need to enter the tracking code anymore after going to www.geocaching.com/track! Each tag is unique which makes this much more difficult to mass produce, but in an effort to push the boundaries we have created the Technology Tag.

Watch the December 2015 Unboxing on YouTube:

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Fitness Resolutions for the New Year-Did you make a New Year’s resolution for better health and fitness this year? Even if you didn’t make a resolution, we’d like to challenge you to get out geocaching more! Geocaching is a great way to mix up your day and get outside. Not every cache run has to be a trek out to the woods. Chances are you pass fun and quick Urban caches every day on your way to and from work, school or running errands.

Whether the new year inspired you to be more active, healthier, or you just want to break up your daily routine, caching can help you meet your goals in a new way.

If you’re looking for a way to get outside more or increase your activity level consider plotting a short caching route during your daily activities or before or after work/school. Park further away than you usually do or walk the whole way. Be sure to set the Trip Odometer on your GPS at the beginning of your jaunt and see how much extra distance you rack up just grabbing a few caches -you might be surprised. Just assess the difficulty level of your targets before you head out so you stay within your schedule, and watch the clock. You’ll find it’s a great way to get some exercise in without having to hit the gym. You also may find yourself more relaxed and able to focus better getting a little more activity throughout the day.

Take Dr. B's Cache Repair Kit with you!
Take Dr. B's Cache Repair Kit with you!

Of course the weekends are still open for bringing along the family, friends or your best four-legged pal and heading out for that trek into the woods! Or maybe you’ll want to show everybody your new favorite Urban caching route. Either way it’s a great time to go caching.

Do you have any suggestions or tips to share for working geocaching into your fitness plans?