After posting about the bag I made for Geocaching the other day a couple of people wanted more information about it.
This comes from Geocaching.com
"Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment."
There are over 1 million caches dotted around the world, it can be completly random as to how many there are around you. We're quite lucky, the town in which we live has over 700 caches in a 10 mile radius, but they are all over, theres even some on Mount Everest (haven't done those ones yet!!!!)
Caches can be any container but so far the ones we've found have been small film canister, plastic food boxes or old ammunition case. There are some really cunning containers such as rocks, moss, snail shells, grasshopper, bolts, pine cones, sticks or even a coin, all of which would be a nightmare to find! The coordinates you are given will take you to a particular area but as they can be quite small and well-hidden there is usually a clue provided as well. Sometimes the clue can be exact and tell you where the cache is, sometimes they can be a bit vague and continue the game.