Tools of The Trade January 20, 2009Posted by kinzuakid in Uncategorized.
TOTTs. You know, all that geo-retrieval crap you pack with you to make the Geocaching find in those “tricky” spots. Everyone else’s bag seems to be a lot more loaded up than mine these days, a fact for which I both regret and am thankful, simultaneously. I like to bike or hike to caches, so that bit about carrying around 20 pounds of gear just isn’t me- but am I missing something? Am I making the find more difficult/impossible? What could I improve on, folks?
I’ll show you mine if you show me yours, or at least tell me what I am missing…
All I carry Geocaching in my tool bag besides the GPS, phone and pen nowadays is:
- A Leatherman or short knife
- A strong magnet
- Some string
- A compass
- A flashlight
That’s it. I’ve heard about mirrors and seen someone pull out hemostats for a nano cache, but never used them myself. How often do you need this sort of thing and what was the most complicated “needs a tool” cache you ever ran across? Oh- and what’s in your Geocaching tool bag?