The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 18 was Treasure. For me, that meant making a zine all about Geocaching…
Geocaching is a treasure hunt for the digital age. A geocache or cache is a small waterproof treasure box hidden outdoors. Geocaches come in all different shapes, sizes, and difficulties and are hidden in both rural and urban settings. Geocachers seek out these hidden boxes guided by a GPS enabled device which uses coordinates, or waypoints to help you find your cache. Geocaching was started to celebrate the accuracy of the modern GPS (Global Positioning System) and the first cache was created in 2000. This game of hide and seek is played by millions, and there are Geocaches all over the world. Geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries and there are caches on all seven continents. There are probably a bunch of caches near you right now, and you will have passed so many of them every day without even realising!
This zine is a mini field guide introduction to all things Geocaching! It is written from the perspective of a Geocaching newbie, and answers all of the questions you might have about Geocaching when first starting out aka all the questions I asked when I first became obsessed with this treasure hunting pastime!!