Probably you have been dating each other for some time and your dates have become dull and boring. You have been doing the same usual things such as watching movies, bowling, going dinner and even spending time in animal zoos. If you are stuck in a dating rut, it is time to be creative and think outside the box. Plan lively and adventurous dates that will entertain both of you and put a smile on your faces. Fun treasure hunt with GPS is one such activity that will do that for you. You will both follow coordinates of hidden treasures (caches) in your local area and locate them.
Where to start?
You will require a GPS receiver or Smart Phone with GPS functions such androids or iphones. If you do not have one, consider purchasing or renting or borrowing from a friend. Next, look for a cache listing site and create an account. Some sites provide free access to caching data and all site features while others may require you to pay a fee to access their premium features. Choose the one that absolutely suits you. Now browse for caches that are hidden near you or in your neighborhood and choose the ones which interest you. Make sure you do this together. It will build a huge anticipation for the treasure hunt. Ensure you put down any details or hints about each cache. Do check also the difficulty rating. You may wish to hunt for those with lower ratings if you are starting out.
Time to wet the feet
Now that you got all the data and the requisite tools, it is time to venture out. Using the latitude and longitude coordinates from the cache’s web page, set up a waypoint in your GPS unit for the cache. You can also transfer the cache’s coordinates to your GPS using the supplies connection cable if the right software is installed. You might consider taking small items for exchanging at the cache. It should be something you are willing to give and would be beneficial to another person. But before you do that, check if you are allowed to exchange items. Make use of your GPS navigate feature to create an arrow on the screen directing you to the waypoint you have just set up. With the arrow as the guide, make your way to the cache. When you find the cache, take note how it has been hidden. You will need to leave it the way you found it for someone else to find. Open the cache and explore its content. Sign the cache’s logbook if any. Enjoy the moment. Let each of you pose with the cache and the other take a snap. Now that you have found you first cache, go out for another.
Treasure hunt with GPS (in danish GPS skattejagt) is one great pleasurable outdoor activity that can bring life and excitement into your dates and relationship. Try it out and ensure to take all the necessary precautions when going out. The rule of the thumb: do not treasure hunt in places you are not familiar with. If necessary go with a third person.
Enjoy your date and take great care of each other.