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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Metal Detectors Make Geocaching Fun for Families

"I'm always interested in different applications of "tools" used in geocaching. So, when Michael presented me with this contribution, I thought, why not, it fits here at CacheCrazy.Com. This is high tech stuff here guys, making that micro that still hasn't had an FTF yet (2 years later) a possibility OR finding buried treasure Hmmmmm.....sounds like fun to me. BH"

Metal Detectors Make Geocaching Fun for Families

by Daniel  Bernzweig

Geocaching is a hobby with a wide range of benefits.  You’re not only able to get up and outside for some exercise, geocaching is possible worldwide, and it’s fun for anyone of any age.  In fact, many families get involved in geocaching for this reason in particular; kids and adults can have a great time geocaching.

Kids really enjoy the thrill of the hunt for the geocache.  Even though the specific GPS coordinates of the geocache are used, you never  know exactly where you’ll find the geocache or what it may contain once it’s opened.  Each geocache will have a log book, but sometimes, others also have trinkets or treasures inside.  The rule is, unless otherwise specified, you can take what’s inside the geocache as long as you leave something of equal or greater value.  And, not only is seeing what’s inside the geocache exciting, choosing what to leave another geocacher can be just as fun.

That said, sometimes, searching for a geocache can be a bit more than a child has patience for.  That’s where metal detectors can come in handy.  Geocaches are often hidden in metal containers, or other types of containers with metal on them, or even in them.  Admittedly metal detectors won’t find all geocaches, but they’ll help find the majority of them, and fast.  Using a metal detector will also help keep kids engaged during the geocache even more, and, they’ll often find other treasures in addition to the geocache; yet another reason for them to get excited!
All you’ve got to do to find a metal detector to use with your child geocaching is be sure to get a machine that features an adjustable handle so you can both use it, as well as one that’s lightweight.  Be sure to read the article entitled “Metal Detectors are Useful in Geocaching” for tips on equipment selection. Also, be sure to review the rules of geocaching with your child before heading out so they can be respectful of the land and all those that will find the geocache after them  Then, you can go geocaching with the whole family and find all the caches you’re looking for easily while being sure to preserve this special hobby for many years to come. 


About the author: Daniel Bernzweig manages in Southborough, MA. He has written on the subject of treasure hunting and metal detecting since the mid 1980’s. He enjoys traveling with his metal detector and helping to educate others in the correct use of metal detectors in their explorations.


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

This is interesting because we just used our metal detector to help try to pinpoint a cache we couldn't find. It didn't help us in that instance but we were excited about the possibilities for future caches, especially hard to find bison tubes in pine trees.

Angel M. Gonzales said...

This is my first time to hear about geocaching and it sounds really ineresting and fun. I guess it's pretty challenging too. I like the idea that it can be a family activity as kids and adults alike can play the game. A metal detector could really be useful then. We are definitely trying this game. i'm sure hubby and the kids will enjoy it.

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