What is Geocaching?

Treasure hunt

Photo taken from geocaching.com

To put it simply, Geocaching is a worldwide, real-world outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS enabled devices. The participants navigate to the given sets of specific GPS coordinates and attempt to find the geocache –which is the container- hidden at that location. There are almost 2.5 million active geocaches and over 6 million community members worldwide!

The history of the Geocaching beginnings is quite detailed, so we’ll try to make it short: in May 2000, President Clinton gave directions to discontinue the use of Selective Availability of GPS satellites, in order to make GPS technology more responsive to civil and commercial users worldwide. With this change, GPS enthusiasts had much to celebrate and they soon started to come up with ideas about how the technology could be used.

So it was that a computer consultant named Dave Ulmer, wanted to test the accuracy of the signal by hiding a navigational target in the woods. He called the idea the “Great American GPS Stash Hunt” and posted it in an internet GPS users group. It was simple: hide a container out in the woods and note the coordinates with a GPS unit. The finder would then have to locate the container with only the use of his or her GPS receiver. This started a snowball effect among the community, which grew through word of mouth, press articles, and even accidental cache discoveries.

Outdoor treasure hunt    Outdoor scavenger hunt    Outdoor activities

First started by technology and GPS enthusiasts, now more and more people are involved in geocaching, and it includes couples, families, and groups from all walks of life. Today, you can do a search on just about anywhere in the world and be able to walk, bike, or drive to a nearby hidden cache.

A genius way to add more fun to your next camping trip

So what about trying to go find a geocache when you go on your next outdoor adventure with your Phoenix Custom Truck Camper? It is quite simple to get started, watch this video to learn more:

camping with dad

Geocaching is a great way to explore new places, or to turn your regular camping or hiking spot into a complete new adventure, as the hidden treasures will lead you through paths and down trails that are smaller or even hidden from regular use. It is also a great way to bring families together on an outdoor trip, since it provides kids and teenagers with a unique and fun adventure.

 

Phoenix Custom Truck Campers: your cozy home away from home

With our custom made truck campers, there’s no limit to where you can go and what you can do on your next outdoor adventure. Our company is based on the belief that our customer’s needs are of the utmost importance. We’ll work directly with you to build your camper exactly how you want it.

Choose the design from our three Base Models and we will adapt it to your vehicle. Each base model comes with standard features and many more are optional for you to create your perfect truck camper. And if you want something else added that is not listed, no problem, just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate it.

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