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Why should I even plan my trips?

Why is it necessary to plan my caching trips? Why not just go out and find the ones nearby?

More than 3 million caches, prioritize the most important!

There are more than 3 million caches to find in the world. Even if you wan to, you can’t find them all.

We therefore think it’s best to prioritize the caches you think are important. The type of caches you know you enjoy finding. By looking at the map, and doing some planning before leaving, you can concentrate on the caches you really like. The caches you enjoy finding. Caches you need to qualify for various challenges. A new state. The famous cache you’ve heard people talk about.

There’s so many reasons for selecting a cache, and by figuring this out before you leave, you will have more time to actually find those caches when out caching. And you can make sure you don’t miss that one very special important cache.

Maximize the joy of caching

By only finding the caches you know you like, or at least focus mostly on those, you ensure you don’t get burned out or bored. You can keep away from the type of caches you know you don’t like.

By figuring out things like where to park, the best times to search etc., you can make the experience even more pleasant. It also helps you ensure you don’t visit a cache that’s behind closed doors, because you arrived too late and didn’t know.

The plan isn’t absolute

You decide how detailed you want to plan your trips. But with enough details, you ensure that you can take informed decisions when unforeseen things happen along the road. When you realize that you’re going to use a lot more time than you thought, you know which caches you need to find (new counties, special types etc).

Why can’t I use other tools?

Why isn’t lists on geocaching.com or VGPS on Project-GC enough?

Cachetur.no is more than just lists

Cachetur.no is based around trips. A trip is a collection of both caches, other waypoints and other relevant information you add.

Once the trip is over, it’s automatically archived (but still available for viewing), helping you avoid the clutter of having a lot of old lists mixed with the new lists.

Prioritize and add comments

You can prioritize all waypoints in a trip, so you know which caches you just have to find (counties etc) and which caches you can skip if you don’t have enough time.

Add important information, as parking, opening hours, fees etc, where necessary. You can also add important information, like questions and tasks for earthcaches and virtuals.

Other waypoints

Sometimes you might want to stop at other things than geocaches (yeah, it happens), like a famous attraction, a store or something else. You can add all of those to your trip, something you can’t do in the other tools.

Integrations

But we’re not telling you to stop using the other tools. On the contrary, we want you to use them all! Cachetur.no is talking to both geocaching.com, Project-GC and GSAK. And you get the best experience by using all of them together. Utilize each tool’s strengths.

The Cachetur Assistant integrates cachetur.no with geocaching.com and Project-GC.
The GSAK macro set integrates cachetur.no with GSAK.

You can also import from/export to lists on geocaching.com, which will give you easy access to the caches you have planned in apps.

Collaborate

You can plan trips just for yourself, or you can collaborate with others. Cachetur.no make it easy for multiple users to work together on the same trip.

This is why cachetur.no is a great tool for users caching together.

Print cache plans

One of cachetur.no’s most important features, is the ability to print cache plans. There are may different templates you can select, and you can do some adjustments to get only the information you want.

Use the cache plans to take notes while out caching. When you get home, you can later use the notes to help you remember things when you log the caches online.

Various sorting tools

The lists on geocaching.com are very simple, and there aren’t really any good sorting tools. Cachetur.no has several tools, including a tool that let you automatically sort the caches after the most optimal route.

Useful tools

There’s also a lot of other useful tools on cachetur.no, that can help you while planning.

Trip templates

Cachetur.no has a increasing number of trip templates, which are templates you can use when creating a new trip. Use them as a base, remove the caches you don’t like, add new ones and make the trip yours.

But…

…I’m caching alone

Cachetur.no can be very useful, even if you’re caching alone. Most of the functionality is useful anyway.

…I’m only going on a small trip

Cachetur.no is most useful on larger trips. But that doesn’t mean you won’t get any benefit of using it on the smaller trips.

Cachetur.no is free!

Unlike all the other tools mentioned above, cachetur.no is completely free to use! And also ad-free!

 

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