Cache In Trash Out
If you're not familiar, CITO stands for Cache In Trash Out. These events focus on improving cacher friendly areas such as parks or trails. Events might be focused on litter clean-up, removal of invasive plant or weed species, planting trees or bushes, or building trails. Together, we can make an enormous positive impact.
Geocachers around the world celebrate International Cache In Trash Out weekend annually by hosting and participating in CITO Events in their local areas. Cache Advance crew has participated in many CITO events over the years and have sponsored many more. We believe you should always leave the trail cleaner than you found it!
The 10th Annual Cache In Trash Out Weekend is scheduled for April 21st and 22nd, 2012. We encourage you to get your hands a little dirty, make the world a little better and join your local CITO project.
Each CITO event is unique and we want to hear your story! Capture some before and after shots of the area your group has chosen for its CITO. What makes this particular spot special to you? Are you cleaning up a park? Do you plan to make a community garden? Or is there a more personal reason for reclaiming this area? Let us know!
Please submit your pictures and a brief story about your event to our Facebook Fan Page. We will chose one CITO event and award some Swag from the Cave.
We hope you get the chance to participate in a CITO event and see what happens when people take time out to make a difference.
Geocaching can be all about the camouflage. With the changing of the season we thought this would be a good time to pass on a few tips and tricks to get you thinking about your next hide -or find!
|New Camo Tape! Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity|
There are three main things to think about when working on camo: location, location, location -seriously! For a very good hide we recommend scouting out the area first and even taking pictures. Consider the size of geocache that the environment will 'hide', the types of materials already there (rock, metal, wood, bushes, etc.) textures and colors. Will you need some sort of special way to attach the cache? Also consider what the area will look like throughout the whole year: will the leaves turn colors and then fall? Will the sign you want to use be painted or even replaced often?
Some of the
best camo we've seen is a simple re-work of what is at hand, such as adding a 'new' (hollowed out) detail to an existing structure like a fence, rock
or log. Be sure that you always get permission from the land manager to make any changes like this, and never damage existing live trees or plants.
Other great camo ideas can be caches that look like something else already. Muggles will walk right by these and not think that they are out of place at all, and you will stump many cachers as well. Urban areas are also great for many of these types of caches:
If you would like a sample of some great camouflaged caches, we recommend our Tricky Cache Pack!
We have some great high-tech vinyl substrate camo tape for many environments, and are introducing the all new Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camo tape (pictured above). Featuring unprecedented depth, unequaled detail and elements with remarkable contrast, BreakUp Infinity truly offers cachers another dimension in camo!
A well camouflaged cache will have the finders saying 'Wow!' and may even earn you many favorite points. They also cut down on the maintenance as muggles are less likely to discover it. Have some fun and get creative!