Treasure Hunter: The essential gear for geocaching

September 9, 2013

Treasure and discovery await. All you need is an “X-marks-the-spot” set of coordinates, a GPS receiver, a map to find it, and a love of exploring new places. Geocaching marries 21st-century technology with outdoor adventure in a fun, goal-oriented activity that offers an excellent opportunity to engage today’s über-connected, teched-out youth in the outdoors…

This column originally appeared in the August online edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the full story here.

 “Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

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Matt Heid

Equipped blogger Matt Heid is AMC's gear guru: He loves gear and he loves using it in the field. While researching several guidebooks, including AMC's Best Backpacking in New England, he has hiked thousands of miles across New England, California, and Alaska, among other wilderness destinations. He also cycles, climbs, and surfs.