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Introducing “Gear Up for Geocaching”

Calling all geocachers, both expert and new. Geocaching HQ is celebrating “31 Days of Geocaching” this August and awarding a new Geocaching digital souvenir for each day during the month that you find a geocache. To help geocachers get out and log their finds during the month of August, Geocaching is sponsoring a new promotion called Gear Up for Geocaching.

Geocaching with GeoMate Jr.

Prizes Galore

Three lucky entrants drawn at random will get a prize package with cool stuff from some of your favorite outdoor brands. Each package will include treasure from brands such as Camp Chef, Mountainsmith, Greenlayer, 7eye, MHM, Kor and Skratch Labs. Also, each prize package winner will receive a free one-year Geocaching Premium Membership, to help you find more geocaches than ever. See the Geocaching blog for the official rules and a full breakdown of what you could win.

New to Geocaching?

In a nutshell, geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting adventure that’s happening right now, all around you. Geocachers use the Official Geocaching app or a GPS to seek out hidden containers called geocaches. These containers are placed by geocachers from the 5-million-strong global community. There are nearly one million geocaches in the U.S. and over two million worldwide, so there are most likely several near you. All you need to begin your adventure is the Geocaching app or a GPS and a free Geocaching account.

Geocaching with GeoMate Jr.

How to Enter

To enter the Gear Up for Geocaching sweepstakes, sign up with your Geocaching username between August 1 and August 31 and you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of three awesome prize packages. Creating a username is free when you sign up for a basic membership.

Three winners will be drawn and notified in early September. In the meantime, you can share stories or photos of your August finds on Twitter with @GoGeocaching using #GearUpForGeocaching or connect with on Facebook.

So grab your GPS or smartphone, sign up for a chance to win some great gear and find a geocache near you!

Legal Stuff

No purchase is necessary. Only legal residents of the 50 united states (D.C.) who are 18 and older and members in good standing of as of the date of entry are eligible to enter. One entry per person. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes starts August 1, 2013 and ends August 31, 2013. See Official Rules.

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  • Audrey LaCrouix

    Never heard of this before! Sounds like an adventure for me and Izzy and that model you’re presenting is affordable. This goes in my “buy next payday” folder.

    • You’ve never heard of Geocaching? OMG, you been missing out on tons of fun! The little GeoMate Jr I show in the photos was specifically designed to be kid-friendly but it is feature packed. The Green family loves it :)

      • Audrey LaCrouix

        SHHHHHHHHHHhhhh!!! lol (that’s why I visit your blog; to learn things). That model looks petite enough to fit in my ruck and still be functional for that game. I just looked up caches in my local area :)