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Beginner's Guide to Hiding a Geocache

By Austin Explorer

If you've been hunted caches for some period of time and are beginning to get the hang of how things are done, it might be time for you to create a few hides of your own for other cachers to enjoy. Why not just keep logging finds and increasing your cache count? Well, if everyone did that there'd be no caches for anyone to find!

And let's face it. You've probably come across some pretty lame cache hides from time to time. You probably have a few ideas about how things really should be done to make the hunt more interesting and hiding your own cache is a way to do it. If you're a bit devious and want to frustrate your caching buddies then hiding a tough one is also an option.

Not really sure where to get started on how to hide a cache? There are a few simple rules to follow, nothing too hard. These videos will give you an idea how to go about it.

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Beyond the rules and etiquette of Geocaching itself, sometimes there are rules pertaining to Geocaching in parks and preserves of which you should be aware. The Geocaching Rules lists some of the known restrictions on hiding and hunting caches in and around Austin.

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