ArktiS' Geocaching Gear

Regarding gear geocaching is what you make of it!What gear do you actually need for geocaching? Well the answer to this question lies somewhere between practically-nothing-except-from-reading-the-cache-description and you-will-need-a-lot-of-gear.

»Mand eller Mus« – GC 06 (GCJGRG), Ravnsholt Skov.

Below you see some of the gear I use when geocaching. What I bring along varies from time to time according the the actual conditions. And no – of course I don't bring all this stuff every time I'm out geocaching.

GPS and Navigation Gear

Garmin Nüvi 3790T / Nüvi 3760T
Garmin Nüvi 3790TBrand new super great GPSr for the car – with voice commands and a bright high definition colour display and fast automatic route planning. Displays actual position on a detailed map and gives driving instructions accompanied by voice instructions.

Garmin Oregon 550t and Garmin GPSmap 60CSx

Garmin Oregon 550tGarmin Oregon 550t
Handheld GPS'r for terrain use and light car navigation – with a bright touch colour display and fast automatic route planning. Displays actual position on a built-in detailed topographic map and shows directions accompanied by beeps.

Garmin GPSmap 60CSx and othersGarmin GPSmap 60CSx
Handheld GPS'r for terrain use and light car navigation – with a bright colour display and fast automatic route planning. Displays actual position on a detailed map and gives driving instructions accompanied by beeps.

Silva Ranger 15T Sighting Compass
A compass is a good supplement to the GPSr because some GPSrs only shows useful directional information when moving. 

Photo Gear

Nikon D750 Digital Camera
For documenting found caches and to preserve images of the quite often beautiful nature.

Garmin Oregon 650
In my Oregon 650 is a built-in camera very well suited for documenting log entries of found caches and other facts.

Garmin Oregon 550t
In my Oregon 550t is a built-in camera well suited for documenting log entries of found caches and other facts.

Various Gear

Leki Makalu Trekking PolesLeki Makalu Trekking Poles
Nice and light Hi-Tech 'walking sticks'. The long one I bought in Chamonix, France and the short one I won during the »Bongo 2003«-event cache.

Victorinox »Recruit« Swiss Army Knife
A (legal) knife is always handy when geocaching.

Petzl Tikka Plus Small headlamp
Small headlamp. Hands free. Bright light from 4 LEDs. Powered by 3 ea. AAA cells.

MAG Mini Maglite AA
Small bright flashlight, powered by 2 ea. AA cells.

 

Bag and backpack

Maxpedition Proteus Versipack
Small roomy bag for raingear, gloves, trading items, knife, calculator and ballpen.

Haglöfs Tight Large backpack
Roomy rucksack, but not too large. Perfect fit - also after several hours hiking.

Clothing and Boots

Fjällräven Greenland & Vidda trekking trousers
Good trekking trousers when it is not-so-warm. Save you from stinging-nettles and other carnivorous vegetation. I got mine in practical dark colours as shown in the picture.

Lowa Combat Boot GTX
These Gore-Tex boots are made for walking – with a little help from Special Air Service. These boots should outperform anything from Meindl and other leading boot manufacturers. We'll see. At least are high so fir needles and snow is kept out.

Salomon Experience Mid GTX trekking boots
These inexpensive and durable Gore-Tex boots were made for walking and have transported me many miles through various terrain whithout giving soar feet or blisters. After 4 years of use they still perform very well.