Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to amp up your geocaching experince? If so, then geocaching trackables may just be the perfect activity for you. Geocaching trackables are special items that can be tracked and logged on the geocaching website, allowing people to explore the world in a new and exciting way.
Introduction to Geocaching Trackables
Geocaching trackables are special items that are placed in geocaches all over the world. These trackables have a unique code that can be used to track and log them on the geocaching website. The goal of geocaching trackable is to find and move them from one location to another, allowing people to explore the world in a fun and exciting way. Sometimes trackables have a goal to reach a specific place or to travel to as many different places as possible. They are not trade or SWAG items and are not intended to be kept. Do not take a trackable if you do not intend to move it.
Types of Geocaching Trackables
There are a variety of different types of geocaching trackables available. These include geocoins, travel bugs, and trackables. Each type of trackable is unique and offers a different experience. Geocoins are unique coins of vary shape and size. Travel bugs typically resemble dog tags with the standard travel bug logo while trackables typically refern to tags of various shape that often feature cartoon like images on them. All are intended to be placed in geocaches and can be tracked and logged as they travel around the world.
How to Get Started with Geocaching Trackables
Getting started with geocaching trackables is easy. All you need to do is create an account on the geocaching website and start searching for geocaches near you.
Once you have found a trackable, you can start logging it on the geocaching website. This allows you to track where the trackable has been and where it is currently located. You can also leave comments and post photos of the trackable on the geocaching website.
You can start your own trackable by purchasing one from Geocaching.com or other vendors such as Amazon. Once you receive your trackable go to Geocaching.com to activate the trackable and set a goal for it. After activation, the trackable is ready to be placed in a geocache and travel the world.
Geocaching Trackables Tips and Tricks
Now that you know how to get started with geocaching trackables, here are some tips and tricks to help you make the most of your geocaching adventures. First, make sure to read the goal of the trackable. If the trackable has a specific goal, try to help it meet that goal. If you know you won’t be able to help it reach its goal, consider leaving it in the geocache for the next geocacher to find.
Next, be sure to log your trackables on the geocaching website or in the app as soon as you find them. This will help you keep track of where your trackables have been and where they are currently located. Finally, try to take some pictures of the trackables and post them on the trackables page through the website or geocaching app. This will help other geocachers find and log your trackables.
How to Log Your Geocaching Trackables
Once you have found and logged a trackable on the geocaching website, you can start tracking it. To do this, simply log into your account on the geocaching website and enter the trackable’s code. This will allow you to see where the trackable has been and where it is currently located. You can also leave comments and post photos of the trackable on the geocaching website.
Adding the trackable to a watch list is a great way to keep track of the trackables adventures and see where it goes.
Types of Trackable Logs
There are different types of trackale logs. “Discovering” a trackable is logging that you have found the trackable but are not removing it from its location. “Grabbing” a trackable means you have taken it from a geocacher or another geocacher with the intent to move it along. A “Dip” or “Visit” is when you take a trackable with you to another geocache but don’t leave it there. This type of log allows others to see where the trackable traveled to.
Geocaching Trackables are a fun add on to geocaching. From geocoins to travel bugs, there are a variety of different types of trackables to explore. By following the tips and tricks outlined in this blog post, you can make the most of your geocaching adventures and have a great time.
Related Podcast Episodes
S1E8: Geocaching 101 – What are Trackables?
S2E5: MaxB on the River -Travel Bug Tours
S3E5: Human Trackables Mini Series Part 1
S3E6: Human Trackables Mini Series Part 2
S3E7: Human Trackables Mini Series Part 3