Sign up for free then select “Play / Hide and Seek A Geocache” from the site’s menu, enter the address of your city or area where you want to find the treasure in the first “Find the nearest Geocaches in Your Area / by Address:” you press Go and you are shown a list of hiding places in the area.
Alternatively, look at the map. All you have to do is click on this link with the treasure map and enter the name of the place of interest.
Clicking on the description title shows a description of the hiding place: the difficulty of finding, the coordinates of the hiding place, a description, a map that often facilitates finding the treasure, a map, and of course entries, comments, and occurrences of lobbyists treasure J. It is also quite interesting to view the treasure gallery.
Knowing the coordinates of a treasure, you can start searching for it. How this is done specifically depends on the type of equipment you (not) own:
a) If you have a GPS unit, you load the treasure coordinates into it (either automatically or by manual input).
b) If you have a smartphone, you download a dedicated gadget (eg c: Geo, for phones with Android operating system) and you usually don’t need to upload anything, and as soon as you leave the room (GPS indoors doesn’t work) location on the map, direction and distance to them.
c) If you do not have the equipment, print the treasure description by clicking “Print: 10 logs” at the top of the description, and additionally, using maps.google.com or the free Google Earth software, print a zoomed location map to locate the hideout.
When you go to a place where the hideout is hidden, you try to find the hideout using the available hardware (or a printed map) (the hardware shows the distance to the hideout and the required direction of movement). When you find the hiding place, you write down the date of your visit and your nickname in the notebook in the treasure. When you return from treasure hunting, register the treasures found on geocaching.com (this is done by opening the treasure description and clicking on the “Log your visit” link in the top right corner). If you find the treasure, you select the “Found it” entry type, and if for some reason you can’t find the hiding place, you select “Didn’t find it”. Yeah! You moved, saw something new, or even experienced some adventure!
Occasionally, trackable is found in hiding places. It is a small metal plate with its unique tracking number on it, which allows the traveler to be located and tracked. These travelers, with the help of treasure hunters, travel from hiding place to hiding place and carry out a variety of missions – they, alone, want to travel, for example. to Africa, to Antarctica, to the third – wants to take a picture with a kangaroo. What only missions the hosts don’t invent! If the lobbyists themselves do not have the opportunity to go where they want, they will send travelers on this mission. Travelers come in many different ways – the simplest is the Traveling Bug (TravelBug), and there are a variety of travel attachments or geocoins.
Many ask the question – who needs it, what’s the use? First and foremost, the motion and action that is particularly lacking in this full 21st century of convenience, when so many people have fallen prey to the screens of computers, tablets, mobile phones, or TVs in the morning, from adulthood to our smallest – they are not yet able to speak, but they are already attached to various screens or screens.
This game is a great opportunity to close the door of your comfortable home and start your adventure! So that when you get home in the evening you get tired, or maybe even a little bit dirty, you bring a good mood, and the next day you have to share something with others who do not leave the 4 borders of the day.
Yes, this game is also directly related to technology and viewing on different screens, but it is purposeful and minimal.
Often treasures are taken to places, even in the areas we know ourselves, that we never imagine they are, especially in strange cities or abroad – hiding seekers in places uncharted on any tourist map or travel guide, but leaving searchers indelible impressions. Sometimes, for various reasons, finding hiding places and failing – but just seeing something special that we had never seen before or never imagined existed – is in itself a treasure. Intangible.
When you get to know and love this game, it adds color to your travels, whether in your home country or traveling abroad. Most advanced treasure hunters do not need any travel descriptions or guides – they are brought to interesting places by treasures.