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It has been said and proven that a good rule of thumb is to find at least 25 caches before attempting to hide one on your own. This will prevent any embarrassment and/or frustration on your part and from other cachers. You should have a good idea of what makes a cache good and what does not.
  
 
==Second Step:  Choose a cache location==
 
==Second Step:  Choose a cache location==

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Contents

Get Started: Choose a cache type

There are several types of caches, from Traditional to Locationless to Event Caches. Review the Types of caches to choose which type suits your style.

If you want to ideas on unique geocacheing ideas try the Creative Cache ideas page

It has been said and proven that a good rule of thumb is to find at least 25 caches before attempting to hide one on your own. This will prevent any embarrassment and/or frustration on your part and from other cachers. You should have a good idea of what makes a cache good and what does not.

Second Step: Choose a cache location

Sometimes your choice of location will dictate your choice of cache type, but you can also choose which type to place, and then go hunting for a suitable location. Be sure to find a location that will not cause suspicion. Also be aware that all geocaches must be placed a minimum of 0.1 miles from each other.

These articles discuss the details of choosing a good location to hide your cache:

Third Step: Assemble your cache

Fourth Step: Fill your cache

Next: Hide your cache

One of the big rules is "don't use digging tools to create a place to hide your cache!" Caches are not buried. However, they are frequently placed under piles of branches or rocks, and micros tend to be stuck to metal objects, using magnets.

Finally: Submit your cache for review

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