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I treated myself to another cache on the way into work this morning. Unfortunately it was too small to drop off some of the Trackables we have in our possession. We picked up 13 Trackables on our Iceland trip last month and I still need to find a home for 8 remainders.
 

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Well yeah, that's only fair and logical. The premise is that with a lot of people, we could have a good size "prize", be it money, or gear, etc and nobody would be out more than a few bucks. It would be like a raffle, say only 1000 people are interested, they can each put in $5 and that would be a $5000 prize minus some of that to compensate whoever is spending time and gas hiding it. Something along that line...I just thought it would be motivational for people and a fun way to get out and explore and better our knowledge by figuring out clues and honing navigational skills. Plus a little friendly competition is always fun. I'd certainly try it at least once. It would be nice to have it international, but probably not practical for most.
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Don’t you think this would work with our Members overseas also? Have each OB regional moderator or ambassador, receive the Geocaching prize, and handle the the details for their areas or country? In the end, we would have Member Geocaching winners all over this Planet! Vance.
 

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I have not tried any of the the Geocaching searches yet. Any links for a noob like me to learn how to start and do Geocaching? Sounds like a fun adventure while out on my travels. Vance.
 

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grubworm,
Don’t you think this would work with our Members overseas also? Have each OB regional moderator or ambassador, receive the Geocaching prize, and handle the the details for their areas or country? In the end, we would have Member Geocaching winners all over this Planet! Vance.
Yes, I definitely think that would work, especially with regional moderators handling it. The moderators can all get together on the forum and post the results for their region. That would certainly help bring us all closer together.
 
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I have not tried any of the the Geocaching searches yet. Any links for a noob like me to learn how to start and do Geocaching? Sounds like a fun adventure while out on my travels. Vance.
I, as probably quite a few others use Geocaching.com. There is an option of usingtheir website or their app. Geocaching.com told methemselves that their website is designed for the planning aspect of Geocaching and their app is designed for "out in the field" purposes. there are pros and cons for both methods. you don't need a specific GPS (however in my opinion it helps for accuracy). A mobile or cellphone with GPS capability does the job.

We tend to bias our travels to areas where there are more geocaches to find. ,Our last trip to Iceland allowed us to find quite a number to add to our list of finds.

We found that the info posted on the website for each geocache often teaches of the history of the location you're at or other interesting fact, so all in all it is educational too.

I hope this helps
 
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I appreciate everybody that has replied and I haven’t done it yet but I am looking forward to getting out and do some geocaching ! Vance.
 

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I just got the Challange Coins, with my member number, and I have this idea to create a Geocache with location clues in the Overland Bound Forums. This would enable other OB members to go on a little treasure hunt. I will include a Challenge Coin and instructions on how to contact me via the Overland Bound Forum. It will also have a suggestion to move the cache to a new location and switch my Challenge Coin with one of your own, or maybe a custom Overland Bound sticker. I think it would be cool to watch the cache get moved around via the forums and to go look for someone else's cache.

OVERLAND BOUND ADMIN REQUEST: @Michael
It would be great if the Store had a custom geocache container with the logo and forum web information so when it is found people will know how to make contact with the group. It would be even better if each cache had an identification number (maybe a member number) so it could be tracked.

I should be dropping my first cache sometime this week on the NMBDR (New Mexico BDR). I'll start the treasure hunt in one of the forum pages, so if you are interested in hunting for it, keep a watch out for details.

Matt L.
I love this idea.
 

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I just got the Challange Coins, with my member number, and I have this idea to create a Geocache with location clues in the Overland Bound Forums. This would enable other OB members to go on a little treasure hunt. I will include a Challenge Coin and instructions on how to contact me via the Overland Bound Forum. It will also have a suggestion to move the cache to a new location and switch my Challenge Coin with one of your own, or maybe a custom Overland Bound sticker. I think it would be cool to watch the cache get moved around via the forums and to go look for someone else's cache.

OVERLAND BOUND ADMIN REQUEST: @Michael
It would be great if the Store had a custom geocache container with the logo and forum web information so when it is found people will know how to make contact with the group. It would be even better if each cache had an identification number (maybe a member number) so it could be tracked.

I should be dropping my first cache sometime this week on the NMBDR (New Mexico BDR). I'll start the treasure hunt in one of the forum pages, so if you are interested in hunting for it, keep a watch out for details.

Matt L.
Hi Matt, any links to the type of product you are thinking of? Cheers!

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View attachment 113106View attachment 113107 Here are some ideas that could be used. Everything I find on it seems to just be a labeled sticker that can apply to any container.
I'm not sure if you are aware of other containers but some of them can be quite sneaky. Some of them include snail shells., artificial rocks, hollow pine cones, hollow nut and bolt combo.

I love finding the more Imaginitive caches.
 

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I would highly suggest finding a few before you look into placing a cache. Then you can see what kind of containers do not do well in the exposed world. I use my 3d printer to make some caches in ABS so I know they will hold up in the Colorado weather.