Ground Rules and Search Etiquette in How do I...? Posted October 12, 2008 Hi, guys. I'm new to geocaching. We (as a family) found our first cache yesterday, which was a lot of fun. But I've been reviewing the logs of various caches out of curiousity and it appears there are rules about stealth and secrecy that I wasn't aware of. Just how discrete are we supposed to be when we search for and find caches? Not a difficult thing for those caches off the beaten track, so to speak, but what about those that are in more populated areas? Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks! adelleg just don't be so obvious that others realize you are doing what you are doing, and go to sniff out what you were fiddling with, that's all. 99% of the people ignore someone walking around with a GPS. However, about 15% of the people notice someone fumbling with an ammo box in the woods, or a lamp skirt at Walmart. Just use common sense, and don't be BLATANTLY obvious, and things will generally work out well. _most_ people note clearly in the caches when extra stealth will be required, for whatever reason.