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What You Need for a Great Geocaching Bag

What You Need for a Great Geocaching Bag

What You Need for a Great Geocaching Bag

What You Need for a Great Geocaching Bag

Geocaching has quickly become our new favorite hobby. It's the perfect way to get outside, explore an area, and bond with your fellow geocacher. Alex and I have been doing a little here and there in the evenings and on weekends to spend some time together. It's been a blast, but the need for a geocaching bag became apparent when we were eaten by bugs, found a particularly dirty geocaching location, and had a few dark spaces to try and see into. 

So what exactly is geocaching? It's more or less a real-world treasure hunt where you follow clues and coordinates to locate caches hidden throughout your city. You'll be surprised when you find out just how many you've passed, or even interacted with without even knowing it!

There are a lot of things you can include in your geocaching bag depending on the types of caches near you. We have quite a variety around our area so urban and rural supplies are a must! Here's what you'll need:
  • A sturdy bag to hold everything in that still allows you to climb into a bush or look not suspicious to muggles (non-geocachers) in a parking lot. I chose a small cross body bag that I used to use as a purse so no matter where we are we look normal.
  • Gloves so you don't have to get your hands dirty reaching into cobwebbed areas or other less than hygienic locations.
  • Hand sanitizer just in case you do find yourself a bit grimy from the hunt.
  • A first aid kit for minor cuts and wounds. It's not uncommon to get caught on a branch or get a cut.
  • Tweezers to extract the really small geocache logs (the things you sign to mark that you found the cache besides marking it on the app) or to help poke around in hard to reach places. We use our tweezers to run along thin lips or in fences to find the small geocaches we wouldn't be able to get to with our fingers.
  • Flashlight for poorly light caches or for night geocaching. We've done some late evening ones, but have yet to venture into late night caching.
  • Bug spray and insect bite relief if you're prone to getting eaten alive like I am. A lot of the best caches (the ones with goodies inside to trade for ones you've brought with you) are out in the middle of woods where they aren't going to be bothered by muggles, so you'll need bug spray to survive.
  • Sun block for long summer days of geocaching!
  • Moist wipes because you never know when you'll find yourself truly dirty from hunting for a cache. Plus I always think they're just good to have on hand.
  • Twine for the random occasion where a geocache is especially tricky. My sister and her boyfriend are avid geocachers and tell us all about the strange caches they've found that require water and other odd things you wouldn't expect to carry with you. Twine just seems like a good idea.
  • Writing utensils to sign the geocache logs that are too small to have their own writing device in them. A lot of the urban geocaches have to be small to avoid being found and taken by muggles, so be sure to have a lot of pens on hand for different writing surfaces.
  • Baggies to hold anything and everything you may stumble across. A lot of geocaching is a complete surprise, and baggies are something that take up very little space but can really come in handy when you least expect it.
  • Items to trade when you're lucky to find a bigger geocache with fun things inside! We've been using our duplicate Shopkins to leave behind because a lot of cachers in our area do it as families. Any sort of trinkets will work! We just found some collectible spoons from California and other states in our latest cache we went to.
After just a handful of geocaches you'll learn exactly what you'll need to have in your geocache bag based on the caches in your area. If you're a geocacher already, what kinds of things do you keep in your bag if you have one? Am I missing anything in ours?

Here's the most recent vlog where we do a bit of geocaching right after I got engaged! Be sure to check out my channel if you want to see some geocaching first hand!

xoxo Kayla

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