On the actual finding of caches, I’ve taken a few months off until I started a new streak on January 17th. Also, on January 25th I attended a large event in Greeley which I’ll probably write a longer article on later, but the largest takeaway I had from that experience was that I needed a better way to both store and display my personal Geocoin collection.
For those who don’t know, Geocoins are small trackables, generally in the shape of coins, which can be collected, shared at events, traded, or released as travel bugs. Currently I own 28 geocoins and other trackables that I’ve placed in my collection for various reasons. This is a relatively small number, as there are many cachers who have hundreds or thousands of coins, but every one of them started somewhere.
Since my collection is starting to grow larger, I know it’s probably not a great idea to keep all my coins in bags in my pocket. It’s heavy, they’re hard to keep track of, and it’s so easy for one to sneak out at an inopportune moment, even with only having them travel with me to events. The solution was one I’d found a while back which has been linked to multiple times on the Geocaching forums, but sadly the original site has been offline for some time. Luckily, the site was backed up on the Internet Archive WayBack machine so I’m able to link it here. I’ve also made some changes (such as, changing out 2mm foam for 6mm foam) for a slightly more snug fit. Depending on the interest, I will write up my full process soon. For now, I’ve included pictures below sans tracking codes for a good example of what my process yields.