a lot over the last few months. Honestly, its been a long cold winter for us with very little support for our geocaching lifestyle and business. So lets stay positive, our vlog has seen a good bump in activity following #SassCaches first attempt being shared across social media by The Geocaching Vlogger himself! (see his posts below) Her first Geo-Vlog was part 4 in our #PlanetaryPursuit adventure.
An inspired #Geocache loving couple looking to grow our brand with our family. #KeepersOfTheCacheFlo is our #Geocaching Name because when we started playing this game we found many damaged or soiled geocaches in the local area and started, naturally, to repair them to “Keep the Caches FLOwing” as it were. We now offer our adventures to you through many forms of social media and “@CacheFloKeepers” is the username you can find us with most everywhere!
Our adventure has been a long and tumultuous from eager noobies to... noobies.. with the closing of 2017 we achieved our lifetime total finds of 200 Caches (28/200 on December 31st). The year was also riddled with personal struggles from injury to illness, moving and so much more, that hindered our aspirations of #SassCaches shop “AlbertaCacheFloShop”, and that was just October - December.
With 2018 off to a slow but busy start we are looking to welcome our 5th Geocacher to the family very soon as #TheCacheBump (who is a boy) is set to arrive near February 11th. Personal life continues to test our vigil for wanting to have started the shop and we hope we can count on our followers’ support in reaching goals for the year. This year we are looking to start hiding some of our own geocaches, starting with “It takes a village...” and a couple other traditionals aimed at bringing geocaching families of our local area (and those driving through) to smaller community parks hidden around town. The modern age has taken “service” industry to a whole level, so be sure to let us know in the comments on any of our media the ideas you may have to help us serve you better!
Geocaching in Alberta? Use #ABCache with pride!
They say that if it weren’t for the last minute, some of us would never get anything done… I’m finding this to be all too true. It has taken me over two weeks to create my first attempt at a “weekly” blog post and needless to say, I am not off to a good start.
Have you ever thought about turning your passions into your priorities? So have we! For KeepersOfTheCacheFlo, it was time to stop thinking about it and time to start doing something about it; we are now well into the process of trying!
StacheCache and I spent the majority of September’s last week planning, organizing and preparing our life to embark on the journey of creating the one we’ve always hoped for and as a result, there have been some major changes in the KeepersOfTheCacheFlo household.
Perhaps I’m getting too far ahead of myself, I’m going to back things up a bit…
On June 28th, 2016, I was invited by some friends to try my hand at geocaching, an activity that I had never done before; it was love at first find! Three days later, StacheCache joined me and we started on an adventure that would take us to places we never could have predicted at that time; the following day, KeepersOfTheCacheFlo was born. Originating with only an Instagram account and eventually spreading across numerous forms of social media, KeepersOfTheCacheFlo became more than just a username, it became our brand - it became our lifestyle.
Flash forward to today and you’ll find a family that has grown so much in such a short period of time. Over the last year, KeepersOfTheCacheFlo has become synonymous with CacheFloKeepers (a username that had few enough characters that it could be used across all of our social media accounts) and what started off as a geocaching account for one became a couple’s account within days and carried on to become a family account to include all of our little Keepers.
So who exactly are the KeepersOfTheCacheFlo?
As of today, we are made up of the following Keepers:
StacheCache – Dad (28 years old)
“Wear your boots!”
SassCache – Mom (26 years old) and accompanied by TheCacheBump until February 2018
“Geocaching got me pregnant!”
SauceCache – Son (4 years old)
“We always do it!”
Flutterby – Daughter (3 years old)
CacheHounds – Fur Babies (both 7 years old)
“ … ”
Chickadee_J – (9 years old)
*unavailable for comment*
Mockingbird – (8 years old)
*unavailable for comment*
So what exactly are the KeepersOfTheCacheFlo all about?
First and foremost, we are about the bonding experience - we are about finding or creating as many oppourtunities as possible to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with our family.
Secondly, we are about the environment – in addition to being avid recyclers, we have often been spotted walking the roads near our home along with the fields behind it while carrying bags and buckets and collecting garbage to ensure that it was properly disposed of. We naturally fell into being firm believers of the Cache In Trash Out (CITO) policy.
Thirdly, we are about cache maintenance - we take pride in every cache we have fixed or replaced as it has increased each of those caches chances of remaining in the game, allowing it to continue being enjoyed by the geocaching community.
Among it’s many other benefits, geocaching has increased our awareness of our surroundings as well as improved our cognitive abilities – we are strong advocates for the sport and we encourage everyone we meet to try it at least once in hopes that it might enrich their lives as much as it has with ours.
Through our various social networks, we:
share our geocaching experiences
learn and share about the experiences of others
gain and share geocaching knowledge
connect with other geocachers and assist in connecting them to others
Last but not least, we have recently decided to become about the numerous services that we will now have to offer - we will be here to help new participants enter the game, we will be here to create a more convenient way for Albertans to stock up on their geocaching supplies and we will be here to provide options for those who no longer wish to continue participating in the wonderful world of geocaching.
So, what was I saying about the major changes in the KeepersOfTheCacheFlo home?
Due to medical reasons, StacheCache recently had to take a step back from the career he had been a part of for passed 9 years.
After much consideration and deliberation as well as many late night conversations of weighing pros versus cons and risks versus rewards, StacheCache and I have decided to try turning KeepersOfTheCacheFlo into more than just a family identity, but a household name as well.
What does that mean exactly?
It means that we've decided to turn our spare time activity into our full time business!
Through KeepersOfTheCacheFlo, we now provide services for:
geocaching maintenance and inspection
recovery and replacement
homemade/custom ready to hide containers (with or without swag)
naming of caches, trackables and travelbugs
With the creation of AlbertaCacheFloShop, we will soon be selling:
maintenance refill kits
official ready to hide containers
... and hopefully much more!
Tune in next week to find out whether we've progressed in our venture or gotten lost in it!
Often told to be mindful of her mouth-words, SassCache is always equipped to offer a comeback!
The team that makes up the Keepers is an inspired young couple looking to grow their brand with their family. Check Here for More about us!