Welcome to I Am Your Target Demographic and
today we’re exploring a hobby known as Geocaching,
that can be done literally anywhere.
It can be a fun way to liven up a vacation
or even a way to explore familiar places in whole new ways
The footage you’re seeing here are from other Youtubers
who have documented their adventures,
their usernames are indicatedin the corner.
So let’s dive in!
Geocaching is the art of exploring and looking for hidden treasures,
that have been hidden by other people just like you.
You can use the website Geocaching.com to create an account
and look for these hidden items.
You might find that you have dozens of caches all
around you but you had no idea.
You can then use the hints and the
GPS coordinates to venture out and try to find these caches,
which usually include a log
so that you can add your name to the list of people
who have successfully found it. Luckily,
the website also includes difficulty and terrain ratings,
so you can start off with something easy.
The caches might be in outdoor locations far
off the beaten path or they could be right
in the middle of a sprawling metropolis, andanything in between.
If you go looking, you want to be careful
if you’re in a city to not be caught finding
the cache, because other folks might thenjust take it.
So wait until no one’s looking
before you actually bring the cache out of its hiding spot.
The hobby has embraced the Harry Potter term
“ muggle ” to refer to people who don’t
know about GeoCaching and might observe you.
If someone takes or messes with a cache,
it’s referred to as being “ muggled. ”
We’ve found a second cache but we’re muggled up.
We have silent observers watching us, we can’t make the grab.
We can’t get the cache. We have to wait.
The actual cache can be nearly anything.
Sometimes it’s small, like a USB drive orsmaller. Sometimes,
in more outdoorsy locations,
it might be something like a large plastic container.
Sometimes you might even discover a prize that’s
been left by the person before, or
the person who first hid the cache.
Each cache is different and might includedifferent things.
You might even find a cache that doesn
’ t give you coordinates but instead gives you
a riddle, which might trigger a whole series
of adventures to go on before you reach the
This innocent sounding hobby isn’t always perceived positively
from people not in the know.
Imagine seeing someone scrounging througha place that they don’t belong.
Maybe someone is loitering for a long time outside of a public building.
It draws attention.
If you’re seen hiding something,
you might even get the police called on you, accompanied
by a bomb squad.
There are also concerns
that newbies to the hobby might try hiding their own caches in difficult spots,
which might cause injury to people looking for them.
For instance, hiding it in an electrical box,
which a kid later tries to open.
Certain states have started to create laws
around Geocaching, such as South Carolina
where you’re not allowed to hide geocaches in cemeteries or historical locations.
If you want to try Geocaching,
hit up the official website first and create an account,
to see how many caches are all around you.
If you’re going on a trip,
consider looking for caches in that area, if you’re looking
for something to do.
The full website has more specific
instructions and even recommends apps and programs that
you can use to track caches while out in thewild.
Have you ever found a geocache?
Let me know in the comments and thanks forwatching!
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