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Geocaching .Geocaching .
•Started in May 2000
•‘Geo” means “earth/geography”
•“Cache” means “container”
•As of August 2007 there were 444656
•Free- you don’t have to have a GPS
receiver, but it sure does help!
How Geocaching WorksHow Geocaching Works
•Geocacher searches by zipcode for caches in a certain
area (or city or state or latitude and longitude)
•Uses the GPS receiver to locate the cache
•Open cache, sign logbook, trade items if you want to
•Replace cache as it was found
•Log find on the website
Geocaching RulesGeocaching Rules
•CITO- Cache In, Trash Out
•Leave no trace
•No food or candy
•Don’t “trade down”
•Don’t give away the hide in the logs
•Adhere to the creed
Geocaching LingoGeocaching Lingo
•TFTC- Thanks for the cache!
•TNLNSL- Took nothing, left nothing, signed log
•FTF- First to find!
•DNF- Did not find
•Swag- goodies found in cache
•“Muggles”- people who don’t know
Types of CachesTypes of Caches