Geocaching Safety Tips

Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Ellen Christian

Interested in geocaching? Read these geocaching safety tips before you leave. I started geocaching a few years ago as a fun way to get out and get active. 

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Geocaching Safety Tips You Need To Read Now

Geocaching Safety Tips

Over the years, I have learned a few geocaching safety tips through trial and error. Wherever you go, it’s always best to be prepared for the worst-case scenario just in case. You never know what might happen when you’re out searching for your latest cache. 

Although I’ve been geocaching for a few years, I still consider myself very much a beginner. I choose the easy trails that generally involve less than a mile or two walk to get to.

You won’t find me scaling cliffs or climbing mountains. Because I’m in a very rural location, I generally drive to the general area of the cache, park my car and then walk the last mile or so.

Leave a note

Before leaving home, make sure someone knows what area you’ll be geocaching in. I leave the geocache map up on my computer for my husband just in case.

Bring your phone

Always bring your cell phone. I geocache with a geocache unit but if I get lost or hurt, a cell phone will let me get help. Make sure you use a protective case for your cell phone. You never know when it might get dropped.

Stay healthy

Bring a water bottle and stay hydrated while you’re out. make sure that you apply sunscreen and bug repellent before you go. I tuck a first aid kit into my backpack just in case.

Emergency kit

Bring a small emergency kit just in case. The one I brought today has an instant cold pack (for sprains), bandages and Puracyn for wounds and skin care.

Puracyn is the ideal choice because it doesn’t require running water to cleanse the wound. When you’re geocaching, you may not have access to running water.

Dress appropriately

Wear sturdy shoes and long pants. You never know when a cache will have you climbing over rocks or walking through brambles.

One last thing

When you arrive, park the car well off the road and leave a printed copy of your geocache destination in the car, on the dash just in case.

About Puracyn

Puracyn is a new, on-the-go, wound spray that does not require running water or messy ointments to administer the critical first step in first aid which is cleaning the wound.

Did you know that almost half (39%) of all outdoor, recreational related injuries happen during “summer-type” activities, such as surfing, mountain climbing, scuba diving and horseback riding?

Now you can be safe when enjoying the outdoors and pack Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care spray in your first-aid kit for on-the-go activities. You can buy Puracyn at Meijer, Rite Aid and Walgreen’s.

Spray Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care on a cut or scrape, apply a bandage and you’re all set – it thoroughly cleans and washes away dirt and debris without the need to touch or rub the skin.

The non-sting formula in Puracyn® OTC Wound & Skin Care is free of antibiotics, steroids, and alcohol so kids won’t complain and there’s no need for messy ointments or even running water; it’s great for on-the-go

My trip

Today’s geocache adventure was my first geocache for 2014 and it took me to a local cemetery. I drove part way there and then walked the last mile or so.

The walk was gorgeous and I got to check out some of the old cemetery stones since Hillside Cemetery was established in 1851.

I ended up having to climb through the woods to find this particular geocache and I almost missed it. I won’t give you too much information in case you’d like to find it yourself. Besides some mosquito bites, I managed to find the cache and get back to the car with no injuries but if I had hurt myself, at least I would have been prepared.

Check out the Geomate Jr for a kid friendly geocaching unit.

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