Geocaching is a community based adventure game, it works well, if you consider some basic rules of the geocachers community.
Three basic rules: TAKE something, LEAVE something and WRITE in the log book – but this are only the beginning points of safe and responsible geocaching.
Geocaching is an outdoor activity. So be sure you are well equipped and fit enough to follow your GPS device. Alway consider safety first! No matter if you are just learning how to geocache or are a veteran treasure hunter, remain aware of your surroundings. Bring sufficient supplies, including plenty of water, a first aid kit, sunscreen, a flashlight and a cell phone and/or walkie-talkies that you can use if you become lost, injured or separated from your group.
During geocaching you are a part of the surrounding environment. Responsible geocaching is using common sense and common courtesy while geocaching, so that what is available today will be here to enjoy tomorrow. Respect local rules and values and the environment. Bringing even a small bag with you in which to put garbage that you find as you hunt for a cache will leave the area a little better off than it was when you began.
Handle Geochaches respectfully
Most geocaches are made with passion and creativity, so trade fairly, respect the cache as the property of the owner and re-hide it the way the owner intended! When you find a cache, take the time to write in the log and leave comparable swag if you take something. Take the time to log your find on the geocaching site where you found it. Finally, maintain any caches you hide to the best of your abilities.
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