Adam Redshaw – The Geocaching Guy
I don’t know about you, but before I actually met Adam, I had never heard of Geocaching, and yet it is one of the fastest growing outdoor pursuits worldwide! In a nutshell, Geocaching is an outdoor Treasure Hunt – and it’s fun!
All you need to get started is a sense of fun and a smart phone. Download a Geocaching App and you’re pretty much good to go. The App will show you where you are and the location of the nearest caches to you, there are a number of free caches to get you started, however, if you get the bug, you can become a paid member and there are loads more to find!
Once you find the cache it will contain anything from small toys, trinkets, pens, you will find they are hidden away and the container often camouflaged to make sure it is unnoticeable to passers by. You should also find a register in the cache and it’s good form to make sure that you fill this in, you can also exchange items, but make sure that you exchange for something of equal or greater value. It is important that when you return the cache to its hiding place, it is put back in exactly the same place – no playing tricks now!
If you fancy having a go but are unsure of how to start, Adam is arranging a number of events where individuals and families can attend and find out how to get involved. The events are all very practical so you will be able to go away and do it on your own afterwards.
The beauty of Geocaching as I see it, it is an outdoor pursuit that can be enjoyed by the whole family – let’s face it who doesn’t like finding treasure! A lot of the National Parks have Geocaches, and if you want to find out more, don’t forget to look out for Adams magazine UK Cache Mag available from WH Smiths.