Monthly Archives: October 2017

Brightening the Night with String Lights from AUKEY Canada

It’s that time of year again. The days get shorter, the nights get longer and darker and if you’re anything like us or me (J) rather, you enjoy the night but also love the light. The little one especially loves brightening the night with string lights from AUKEY Canada. These awesome string lights are waterproof which we find very cool. We also enjoy the fact that these string lights are made out of copper wire making it sooo much easier to maneuver them around corners, around trees and around other odd shapes. What’s also great is that you don’t see the wire when the lights are on.

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Check out some of the really awesome features that these lights have:

  • Multi-function Remote Control: 10 meters range with infrared remote control, 10 brightness levels and two modes (flash / uniform), fulfills various requirement of Christmas, wedding, party

  • User-friendly Design: made of high-quality pure copper wire, flexible, lightweight and bendable. IP65 Waterproof , perfect for decoration of plant, railings, rooms, furniture and garden etc

  • Safety: The output voltage of 12V is safe and the rope lights generate very few heat, although after a long time use

  • Excellent LED light chain: 100 mini warm white LEDs provide even brightness, creating a well, dynamic and romantic atmosphere

  • Package Contents: AUKEY LT-SS2 LED String Lights, AC Adapter, Remote Control Receiver, Remote Control, User Manual, 24 Month Warranty

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We have to be honest and say that we were a little skeptical when we saw that the string lights were made out of copper wire but upon testing them out, we love them! They’re brighter than other string lights that we have hanging around the house and they can be dimmed for a gentle light that the little one enjoys falling asleep to. We love the multiple functions and that a remote comes with it. For those of us too lazy to get up, lol. Definitely a product worth checking out and great for a gift if you know of anyone making over a room or someone who just likes lights at night like the Mrs and little one.

 

For more information about AUKEY Canada products please visit their website HERE.

 

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*Disclosure: Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom received products for free in exchange for an honest review that may differ from yours. We only recommend products that we have personally tried and that we think are a good fit for our readers. All opinions are our own.

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What is Geocaching?

 

One day we were out looking for painted rocks (you may have heard of this craze) and accidentally stumbled upon a geocache. You can check out that funny experience because I just so happened to be vlogging at the exact time that I found it. Yes! That is something special right there 🙂  CLICK HERE to see our video

 

What is Geocaching you may be asking yourself?

What-is-Geocaching?

Well the simple answer is, it’s like a huge game of hide & seek and your world is the playground. Except you are using GPS/Phone to find caches (or containers) which sometimes have neat items to trade, keep or move it around on its journey.

And of course the more in detail explanation would be: It’s an anytime, anywhere adventure for you and/or your family to enjoy. Trust me, try it once and I am positive you will be hooked. It’s not only a great way to spend time with the family but it’s great exercise and adventure all in one. Geocache containers can come in all different shapes and sizes. They could be in places you wouldn’t think a geocache could be or disguised to blend in with its surroundings. The excitement is not what is in the geocache (box or container) but rather the thrill of the find, discovering new places and everything in between. If you take something, you leave something but there is a lot more than just taking an item. They have trackables, collectibles, tradables and much more that can be found in a geocache which I will go over in another blog post that will be link HERE.
Oh and one more thing, always ALWAYS bring a pen/pencil. Not every log has something to write with

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As mentioned there is a lot to cover when it comes to geocaching. It’s a never-ending learning experience that I want to tell the world about! Which is what I will be doing through this post.

So I am going to make a list of different things I want to talk about which will lead you to that specific post. I hope by the end of it, you will be motivated and excited to get out there and find your very first geocache!

 

  1. Geocaching Etiquette
  2. Geocaching Slang
  3.  Why get premium?
  4.  Placing your first Geocache
  5. Finding your first Geocache
  6. Favorite cache containers
  7. What’s in your geocache bag
  8. Things you may find in geocache

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We want to take the time to thank you guys for reading this post and hopefully you will share the fun and excitement, just as we are sure you are 🙂 . We also think this fits in perfectly with our frugal lifestyle as other than the gas to get to point A and B, this is something we can go out and do for absolutely free (they also have basic free membership but you really gotta try premium). And the best part is, that we are getting some exercise and exploring new places, almost right in our back yard!

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Disclosure: We were given access to the premium features on this website to help ease our review. The views and opinions discussed above are solely of our own and are in no way, shape or form influenced by/from geocaching.com I absolutely love geocaching and wanted to tell everyone about it.

Favorite Geocache containers

There are so many different ways to make a geocache and so many different type containers to use. You don’t “have” to create a geocache but its fun when you do because it keeps the game alive.

In this post I am going to mention our favorite geocache containers that we have come across while out in the field (lol) that have been categorized as being our favorite. Now remember that everyone is different and what we like might not be something that someone else likes…So please just keep that in mind.

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  1.  Old Peanut Butter containers. Just wash them out good, maybe add a little camo tape to the container and label it Geocaching. We like these because they are easy to access/open, it keeps the stuff inside dry and its big enough to add some trackables and tradables
  2. Large and Medium pill containers. Now I like when the log books are inside these and the pill container is inside another container as it just seems to keep the log sheet dry. I have seen folks put out large pill containers or pee containers you get from clinics/hospitals, camo it and rig it up to the tree or wherever you decide to put it
  3. Lock and Lock containers. These are those little containers that snap on each side. They are easy to open and you can stick them just about anywhere.
  4. Pre made bird houses
  5. Build one from wood and put a container in it

And I am sure that we will add even more to the list once we explore new and exciting geocaches from different places in the world

Once you get out there and discover different geocache types, it will quickly show you which ones you like and which ones are harder to use or that don’t keep log books dry, etc…. Even sometimes the way you find the container can give you an idea on how you would like to hide yours.. Do you like being able to take the cache down completely or only having to unscrew the cap?

These are all questions to ask yourself before setting up your first geocache. That is why I think it’s so important to find a bunch of geocaches before making your own. Don’t be afraid to jump right in!

I hope these little suggestions have helped you in some way and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask me!!!

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Disclosure: We were given access to the premium features on this website to help ease our review. The views and opinions discussed above are solely of our own and are in no way, shape or form influenced by/from geocaching.com I absolutely love geocaching and wanted to tell everyone about it.

Finding your very first Geocache

 

The following steps will guide you through finding your first ever geocache, unless you are lucky like we were and stumble upon your first one by accident.

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#1. Go to the GEOCACHING WEBSITE and make yourself a free account. While you are there, do some reading and learn your way around the website.
#2. Then you will want to download and install the app. You can type in geocaching in your store’s search bar
#3. On your phone, open the app, turn on your location so it knows where you are, then it will show you all the geocaches in your area. Your traditional caches will appear in green.
#4.Check the D/T, hints, pictures and comments from other geocachers that may help you on your way to the cache.
#5. Gear up and set out to find your first geocache. Follow your phone or enter the coördinates on your gps.
#6. The closer your get, the more the meters or feet gets lower on your phone or gps. You can even set up the app to send a notification when you are close to the cache’s hiding spot. Once you get that notification, stop and search around with the clues you know.
#7. Sign the log book, trade items or track your trackables
#8. Repeat steps 4-7

Enjoy and good luck!!!!

Always be careful and most importantly, have fun!!!

 

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Disclosure: We were given access to the premium features on this website to help ease our review. The views and opinions discussed above are solely of our own and are in no way, shape or form influenced by/from geocaching.com I absolutely love geocaching and wanted to tell everyone about it.

Things you may find in a Geocache

In this post, I put together a list of things that you could possibly find in a geocache. Now remember that you don’t always find these things, alot of the time it is just a log sheet to sign, but I guess it just all depends on the cache owner. If there is anything that I have forgotten please feel free to comment below.

So shall we get started?

  1.  There is almost always a Log Sheet, unless for some odd reason it was muggled, damp or something of the sort.
  2. Sometimes you are lucky and there is a pen/pencil in the geocache in the odd case that you forgot to bring yours. (I think I personally have come across more geocaches lacking a writing stick then I have seen equipped, so that is why it’s so important to bring your own pen
  3. Collectables – Which is basically a trackable item that geocachers can keep. You must still log it as taken so others dont go looking for that item in a cache and it already be gone.
  4. A trackable – Which is an item that you DO NOT keep. Trackables have specific destinations.. Simply log it and/or leave it. Or you can move it to a different cache.
  5. A tradable – This is an item that can be traded for another item of equal or better value. That is just how the game works 🙂 This is why its important to bring some with you while geocaching
  6. Geocoins and alot of other S.W.A.G (stuff we all get)
  7. Sometimes geocaches come in the form of a puzzle, postcards, and Earth caches. You never know what you’ll find. I have even seen people put gift cards for the first person to find it! How cool is that?

Well it’s not a HUGE list but it’s a start.

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Disclosure: We were given access to the premium features on this website to help ease our review. The views and opinions discussed above are solely of our own and are in no way, shape or form influenced by/from geocaching.com I absolutely love geocaching and wanted to tell everyone about it.

What’s In Your Geocaching Bag?

Now if you are new to geocaching, you probably won’t be thinking about having a geocaching bag but trust me, the more you go on, the more you will realize that it’s probably a good idea to carry a bag, because you never what you will need. It’s best to be well prepared!

I have made a list of stuff that would be best to take with you but not obligatory, these are totally optional and you may need something completely different then someone else, I suppose it all depends on how long you’re going, how far and what type of terrain will you encounter? Lots of questions to ask yourself when you are packing your geocaching bag.

 

This is just a list to get you started and it’s packed with some well used items..

  1. Bookbag/Small bag
  2. Tweezers (for small caches and sometimes to get the log book out)
  3. A pen or pencil
  4. Some little tradables
  5. Bottle of water and snacks
  6. G.P.S or geocaching app on your phone (and of course extra batteries for your GPS and charger for your phone)
  7. First aid kit (accidents happen)
  8. Flashlight (for caches in dark places)
  9. Hand wipes
  10. Trash bags/grocery bags (cito)
  11. A little something hard to write on as sometimes you don’t have a good surface to write on
  12. Camera to take beautiful pictures
  13. Extra log books (in case you come across a cache with a full or damaged log book
  14. Mini ziploc bags
  15. one or two extra pill containers for replacing damaged log containers
  16. Notepad (I do this) to keep track of the caches I found and what day and so on so that when I get home I can log it properly online 🙂

So there ya go, I hope this was helpful and like I mentioned these are totally optional (well except for bringing your own pen, this is 110% true) and it all depends on what & where you will be heading for that day

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Disclosure: We were given access to the premium features on this website to help ease our review. The views and opinions discussed above are solely of our own and are in no way, shape or form influenced by/from geocaching.com I absolutely love geocaching and wanted to tell everyone about it.

Geocaching: Why Get Premium?

In this post I am going to be talking about the reasons why I think Premium membership is well worth it. Of course the basic free membership is a great way to start off but I think the more you find, the more you are going to keep on wanting to find, so this is one of many reason.

Check out the list below:

 

  1. The first best reason to get Premium is because when you purchase that membership, you are supporting the geocaching community. It’s a huge part of what is keeping the game alive!!!
  2. With premium you have access to all the geocaches in the world and premium only caches.
  3. You can create and download lists and maps for offline usage.
  4. You also get full access to the GEOCACHING website and the geocaching app’s best features.
  5. Sort and filter through specific caches and find the ones that are the most convenient for you.
  6. You get to favorite that caches you love (you have to earn the favorite points so it’s kinda special when your geocache gets a favorite)
  7. You get notifications when new caches are available which is pretty awesome because that means you will have the chance to be the first to find a new geocache

All I can say is, try it for a month, it’s less than $10 and if you absolutely love it, then get it for the year! You wont regret it, I promise!!!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you give it a try

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Disclosure: We were given access to the premium features on this website to help ease our review. The views and opinions discussed above are solely of our own and are in no way, shape or form influenced by/from geocaching.com I absolutely love geocaching and wanted to tell everyone about it.

Geocaching Slang

***Geocaching Slang***

You may see people writing the following “slang” when they are logging their find online or even in the log books. I have made a list of the most used ones and hope that you find them useful. You can find the complete list of geocaching words HERE

 

Geocaching-Slang

ALR = Additional Logging requirement
BYOP = Bring Your Own Pen
BUG = Travel Bug
Cache = Geocache
Cacher = Geocache
CITO = Cache in trash out
D/T = Difficulty/ Terrain
DNF = Did not find
FTF = First to find
GZ = Ground Zero
LPC = Lamp post cache
LN = Left Nothing
PQ = Pocket query
SL = Signed log
STF = Second to find
SWAG = Stuff we all get
TFTH = Thanks for the hide
TFTC = Thanks for the cache
TNLN = Took nothing left nothing
TB – Travel Bug
TB Hotel = Exchange post for TBs
TOTT = Tools of the trade

There are more geocaching terms but I wanted to keep the slang different from the slang. Please see the link above for the complete list.

Please don’t be shy to comment below if I have forgotten any. I will add them to my list! Thank you SO much for stopping by and feel free to ask any question you may have. I will gladly answer it as best as I can!

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Disclosure: We were given access to the premium features on this website to help ease our review. The views and opinions discussed above are solely of our own and are in no way, shape or form influenced by/from geocaching.com I absolutely love geocaching and wanted to tell everyone about it.

Geocache Etiquette

Just like anything else in life, a little etiquette goes a long way. These are some common tips to take with you when you are out finding adventure while geocaching.

 

Remember that most of these are simply common sense and that you should always respect others while online and offline… And one last thing, don’t forget to HAVE FUN 🙂

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So here is the list that I put together. Hope you enjoy and if there’s anything I forgot to mention, please feel free to mention it below in the comment section!!!

 

  1. Trade Fairly (Equal or up)
  2. Learn about Trackables, Tradables and Travel Bugs before you set out so you will know what to do if you ever find one
  3. Log what you pick up/move/track
  4. Keep trackables and travel bugs moving to their destiny
  5. Respect the environment and the laws & regulations of the area
  6. Use your common sense (always) if it looks danger, don’t do it. If it says KEEP OUT or PRIVATE, do not trespass
  7.  Make sure to CITO when Geocaching. (Cache In Trash Out)
  8.  Put all geocaches back the way you found it (unless you can see it fell from its hiding spot, then you can replace it where it should go)
  9.  Notify the Cache owner if it needs any sort of maintenance
  10.  Always keep it family friendly and please no weapons/food or illegal items in the caches
  11.  As a cache owner, please keep up with your cache
  12. Beware of muggles (non-geocachers)
  13. Protect the integrity of the game
  14. And one last thing, ALWAYS bring a pen.. (trust me on this one haha)

I hope this list is clear and that you guys enjoy your geocaching experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me 🙂

Geocache-Etiquette

 

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Disclosure: We were given access to the premium features on this website to help ease our review. The views and opinions discussed above are solely of our own and are in no way, shape or form influenced by/from geocaching.com I absolutely love geocaching and wanted to tell everyone about it.