History of Geocaching!

Hello and welcome back to the G4B blogs, Today I will be writing about the history of Geocaching and how it all came about, How geocaching started is actually very interesting it was started by a man called Matt Stum and at first was called GPS stash hunt, But it then went onto be named by the joining of two familiar words which are “Geo” which means earth and “Caching” which means temporarily storing items, Originally the GPS system was used only in military situations but it became a lot more accessible and is now an essential part of geocaching.

 

On May 3rd 2000 Dave Ulmer proposed a way to celebrate the demise of SA, He did this by hiding a bucket of trinkets in the woods outside of Portland Oregon in the USA he then announced the location of the trinkets, Via a public mail group called USENET where people would be able to write down and pinpoint the whereabouts of the trinkets if they were close to the location, This then kick started a host of people to start doing this which was then known as stash hunt as I stated before, But people still post locations of caches on the internet to this very day, So it was Dave Ulmer who started social Geocaching 17 years ago.

 

There is not much else to say when it comes to the history of geocaching, But it is important to get more people interested in it so it lives on long into the future, This is the main purpose of G4B to get more people into the hobby and most importantly enjoying it, Id like to thank you for reading this very brief blog and I hope that you come and read again in the future.

Photo credit-Luke:Admin@G4B!

Author-Scott@G4B

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