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All under £3: What about a Spork everyone should have a spork.... Vango eye light £3 bargain Vango mug


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button compass pencil sharpener magnifying glass (updates when I think of some more)


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I bought a 1 lb bag of random foreign coins on eBay for $5. A cheap, neat little thing to find in a cache.


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Books Check charity shops, you can often get books for £1, or sometimes 4 for £1. Or any books you have read, and don't want to keep. You can pick relevant books, ie anything about the outdoors, or children's books for a family friendly cache, or something specific to the local area or theme of the cache. You do have to be selective as to what books will ...


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Several people have already mentioned getting special gloves that have "flippable" finger tips, but no one has specifically mentioned sensory gloves which can be a little bit different than gloves that just flip their tips. In addition to flip-tips they also have a little hole that you can touch through, so you don't actually have to take your finger tip all ...


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Look for patterns: if several caches have been placed by one owner, what kinds of containers are being used; are similar hiding places being used. Logs: look at photos - the person may be blocking the actual hiding place, but the background may be a clue; if the cache container is shown, you know its size, shape, and color. Also, log may state, "have seen ...


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A cheap ($17) camera! Would document geocachers, perhaps with instructions to take your pic! Keychain Camera Small laser pointer. Batteries last a long time, light shines long distance, and it's lightweight - great to help emergency crews find you.


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Being in the military, I particularly like the idea of Challenge Coins (if you have the funding to put into it) as a geocaching reward. Places like this (http://www.challengecoins4less.com/) let you make your own, or you could consider buying a pre-made coin. They're small and pretty fun to have. I would definitely save them for a tougher find though, as ...


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If you want to drop some really useful outdoor items, consider that all plastic straps, strap side release latches and strap adjusters, as well as safety-pins, needles and threads, and other repair items. Some caches may bless you for it if his/hers rucksack is damaged while hiking, and they have not repair kit. Such things are cheap to buy in bulk, but ...


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A derivate of Geocashing is Geohashing, which started with an xkcd comic. The basic principle is the same: you take a pair of coordinates and try to get there. What differs is the way these coordinates are generated. As the page linked above describes, they are generated randomly each day for each 1°×1° latitude/longitude zone. A good place to look today's ...



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