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What is in your caching Bag?


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I'm probably in the minority here, but I set out with the clothes on my back and whatever fits into my pockets. A GPS obviously, and I also consider my camera and a few writing implements to be an absolute requirement. Sometimes a travel bug or geocoin, but that's really about it for me.

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I'm probably in the minority here, but I set out with the clothes on my back and whatever fits into my pockets. A GPS obviously, and I also consider my camera and a few writing implements to be an absolute requirement. Sometimes a travel bug or geocoin, but that's really about it for me.

 

This comes up often enough that I once emptied my pack out and took a picture:

 

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Depending on where and what I'm doing, it could be either of the above.

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GPS (Garmin Colorado 400t)

Spare GPS (Garmin 60CSx)

Spare to the spare GPS (Garmin Geko)

Hiking boots

Flashlight ( 4D Maglite aka a weapon :) )

Backpack

Towel

Gorilla tape

Spare logs

Donor logs

Ziploc bags

Sharpie

Antibacterial spray

Caches

Pencils

Electric pencil sharpener

Swissgear trekking poles

Swag

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You have to have a magnic and string in that bag for the hard to get to caches like micros dropped into fence poles. :rolleyes: We have several caches in my area that you need tricky items like that to get them out.

I carry this in my Geopack...

 

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Here are the specs from Craftsman:

 

Lifts 16 lbs. and telescopes from 9 to 34-1/4 in. Goblet-shaped head shields sides of magnet from attaching to unwanted surfaces. 2-1/4 in. diameter mirror with metal base mounts in seconds. Cushion-textured pistol; grip will not slip in wet or oily hands. Double-angle ball joint adjusts 360 degrees and holds mirror in a desirable position.

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I'm still VERY new to this, but here's what I'm working on:

- GPSr

- Camera

- Swag

- Ziplocks (to replace damaged ones)

- Geocache sign things (to replace wet ones)

- minor cuts and scrapes treatment stuff

- Gloves and large garbage bags (clean up on the way out)

- Spare batteries

- H2O

- Dog treats (to convince her to come back when needed)

- pencil(s)

- leatherman (can use to sharpen pencils too!)

- notebook or two (to replace wet / damaged / lost / full)

- hand cleaning goop stuff

- maybe grab a phone if I remember?

 

And of course, I wear my sunday best to go out :)

 

-The Family Team

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Many of the items previously mentioned

 

Pepper spray (gel actually)

plastic gloves for when the cache is lovingly placed in a bed of poison ivy

rain poncho

swag

pens

paper

flashlight

camera

sweat rag

water

plastic baggies

cell phone

gps

right now the print outs of the cache pages. VERY soon a palm handheld.

I also carry a hiking stick to most caches

 

In the car:

Bug/Tick repellant

Snake bite kit

Sun screen

 

Now I just remembered I wanted to put a pocket knife in my bag....off to do that

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Im still new to geocaching and have been staying within a 5mile radias of my house for all my finds but I'm working on a bag myself. I am useing a hydration pack as my backpack.

 

GPS (In Hand)

Phone (In Pocket)

2Ltrs Of Water In Bag

Swag

Knife

Flint and Steel

Pens

First Aid Kit

 

Need To Get:

Small Flashlight

Extra Ziplocks

Notepad

Palm Pilot Being Shipped

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I frequently spend a lot of quality time with trees when looking for caches hidden in them. I recently added to my bag an "official" identification badge reflecting that I am an Aboreal Numericist (Tree Counter). Photoshop is an amazing program. Now, I can wear this and people will understand I've got a job (of some sort) to do.

 

I also carry some "Caution" tape so I can rope off areas where I need to search and thus show I'm hard at work. And, I carry some empty bullet casings, that I can pick up on the end of a pen or pencil, to show I've found the evidence I need. And, I carry some "replica" subpoenas that I need to serve ... for when I'm wandering around residential areas. (These kind of things are often easier than explaining geocaching.)

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My husband will go with me caching on occasion so 1 day when we were getting ready to leave & I grabbed my bag. Our neighbor, who was over chatting with hubby asked (as he was looking at my husband) "what's your bag?" well my husband nodded his towards towards me & very straight faced said 'she is'.

What a guy!

Well our neighbor about fell off the deck laughing. :blink:

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