What ever floats your boat: Geocaching

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What ever floats your boat: Geocaching

I stumbled across this on Kickstarter.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1011145104/ocb-at-the-project-munich2014-giga-event?ref=discovery

It is the OCB, Original Can of Beans, from an outdoor activity where people hide shit then tell you the location but you have to find it. The OCB is apparently one of the original caches hidden back in 2000.

What makes me scratch my head is this caching apparently has some sort of strong following in the USA and abroad.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=83154

I guess people have weirder hobbies.


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 My sister is obsessed with

 My sister is obsessed with geocaching. I've gone with her and the kids a few times and I don't get the appeal. 

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Beyond Saving wrote: My

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 My sister is obsessed with geocaching. I've gone with her and the kids a few times and I don't get the appeal. 

Yeah, me neither. I can understand scavanger hunts where you can win prizes for finding stuff on a list, but taking coordinates and then going out to find a cache is boring.

What blew my mind was this guy had the can of beans which was part of the first cache done back in 2000. He wanted money on Kickstarter to bring the can to Munich for a gathering. I guess it isn't any stranger than the guy who got $90,000 to make potato salad.

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/potato-salad-kickstarter_n_5573874.html


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my brother-in-law here in

my brother-in-law here in slovakia is all into it, but he's a jump-on-the-bandwagon kind of guy anyway. i'm sure in six months max he won't even remember how to do it anymore. when he visited us we found some caches around our village, but they were just little plastic tubes with tiny logbooks rolled inside. yawn. at least it was a nice excuse to take a walk.

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