June 29, 2022
The world is a difficult place right now for many reasons and for many of us.
I recently discussed this on my Live @ 5 Facebook - catch the replay here!
We've got economy worries, inflation, gas prices right now here in the US are kind of crazy, and prices all around the world are going up on a lot of things.
And it's also hard to find a lot of things that you might want, due to sourcing issues as well. Trust me, I know a little bit about sourcing issues...
We've got some war going on and hostilities between nations and between people and extreme weather happening. And we're just going to keep seeing more extreme weather, extreme colds and stronger storms and more extreme weather. That's pretty stressful in many ways.
And we have the COVID pandemic that is still going on two years later and will probably be with us in some form or another for some time.
So yeah, life's a little stressful right now. I know I'm feeling it. And I imagine you are too. With war conflicts happening, extreme weather and pandemic, just to name a few, and not to mention, oh, kids are out for school right now. Life's probably a little bit crazy with trying to work, into a new routine for summertime as well.
It has certainly helped me. And I know it's helped a lot of other people as well, physically, mentally and spiritually. Emotionally, for sure.
1. It's low to no cost:
In hard economic times geocaching just taking a walk in the park and finding a cache really doesn't cost you much of anything as long as you've got the smart phone and a pencil!
2. Geocaching involves all of your senses:
It's not just your feet walking to a cache; you've got to be aware of your surroundings, possibly thinking about a gadget cache or a puzzle that you might need solving, reading through the description, looking for the actual geocache and learning about new places.
It's all encompassing! Take a break from the troubles of the world and rejuvenate a little bit while you are out geocaching and you can come back refreshed, with a sense of accomplishment and rejuvenated.
3. Good for the environment:
Regarding extreme weather and such, we have this little thing called CITO that we do as a geocaching community, where we can give back to the world and our environment.
We can do cleanups, we can plant trees. We can work with local land managers to do our little bit to help our environment and do what we can. The nonprofit Leave No Trace actually endorses geocaching. We donate 10% of our profits back to leave, no trace for our t-shirt club. So even joining our t-shirt club, you're giving a little bit back to the environment and we think that's a good thing.
4. Keeping safe during the pandemic:
And the last thing that was on my list of the basic troubles of the world is this pandemic that just keeps on going. It's stressing us out in a lot of ways, and it's affecting a lot of our health as well. And we want to be safe, and we want to try to minimize the spread.
Geocaching is a great, safe way to get out, enjoy nature and social and physical distance, if we want or need to. And if we need to get some solitude, go out with friends that you're safe being around. Geocaching is a great way to do this and stay safe during these pandemic times.
I encourage you to take a break to rejuvenate and go out to geocaching. Have some fun with it, use all of your senses, take a little reprieve, and come back refreshed.
You will be better able to tackle your family, your work, your life, your school, whatever else that you have going on in your life. Carve out a little bit of caching time. It's good for the body and for the soul.
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July 27, 2022
Geocaching is all fun and games... until it's not.
Staying safe should be top of mind when we're out geocaching. However often it's not; we're out there having fun and having a good old time playing the game, but we have to keep in mind some things so we can stay safe so we can keep on caching and having a good time.
July 05, 2022
Introducing Hm1usnret, aka Daniel, as our Cache Crate Crewmate of the week for July 5th, 2022!
Daniel has been a member of the Cache Crates since 2018. He shared, "I saw something about it. Met Lisa at Going Caching 2018 and she sold me on it and been a member since." We're so glad that you are enjoying the Cache Crates for all of these years!