The 6 Essentials for a Successful Geocaching Adventure

Consistently warm weather and a lack of precipitation has already made this summer one for the record books, especially for us here in the Pacific Northwest. With only .23 inches of precipitation in Seattle during June, it was the fourth driest June on record.

If you’re anything like us, all this sun has you itching to explore the outdoors and go to places in your backyard that you’ve never been before. One great way to do exactly that is to test your GPS navigational skills with the fun sport known as geocaching.

Geocaching is much like the popular pastime of treasure-seeking scavenger hunts but with a new-age twist. Using GPS-enabled devices and GPS coordinates given through Geocaching website groups, treasure seekers go on a hunt to find objects hidden by other geocachers.

Although scavenger hunts have been around for a long time, the sport of geocaching is relatively young. In fact, according the, the sport was birthed on May 3, 2000 when the first geocache item was hidden and the coordinates posted for others to find it.

The website also claims that since its inception, “more than 1.4 million geocaches have been hidden, and found by more than 4 million people worldwide.”

The rules of the game are simple:

  • If you take something from the cache then leave something of equal or greater value.
  • Write about your find in a cache logbook.
  • Log your experience on the official geocaching website.

If geocaching sounds like fun to you, invest in your success by equipping yourself with the right gear: a quality GPS device, good outdoor clothes, matches and outdoor first aid kit, comfortable hiking boots and a pair of Smartcells Anti-fatigue insoles.

With two lines of SmartCells insoles available Standard (flat cushioning insoles) and Arch support insoles for both Regular and Active applications you can choose the best insole for your needs.

The SmartCells standard flat style is designed for use with or without orthotics, while the Arch support style offer additional arch and heel support, personalized for size and tuned to the nature of the users’ activities.

For extended periods of activity, like geocaching, we recommend the SmartCells Insoles Active Orthotic option.

SmartCells insoles utilize our renowned and trusted SmartCells cushioning technology that is distinguished by the array of “Smart” cells that cushion and absorb force like miniature springs, and are highly responsive to changes in pressure, so that when an individual’s weight is shifted they return their stored energy.

The SmartCells® anti-fatigue technology is significantly different than typical foam or gel products, which can break down quickly and lack critical features to optimize fatigue relief. SmartCells insoles become softer as they are compressed and are extraordinarily comfortable as they actively adjust to body movements. This unparalleled feature is unique to any insole on the market and is just the opposite of foam, because foam gets ‘harder’ as it is compressed, and unlike gel, SmartCells are highly responsive.

SmartCells Insoles: I feel good.