All activities have a jargon that goes with them and geocaching is no exception. Here is a list of common acronyms and abbreviations that will help you decipher log entries and make your own easier to write in the cold and rain. ( :-D)
This shows GZ for the only geocache I’ve ever backed down from – the Hole in the Wall cache in Wyoming. This ledge was the only way out to it. A slip meant a 60 foot fall onto a field of broken up boulders. I almost went for it but there was no room for error. I gave it up. Probably a good idea. I look at this picture now and hear Dr. Phil – “What were you thinkin’?”
#10. TNLN – Took Nothing Left Nothing. Used to sign a log.
#9. DNF – Did Not Find. Used to sign a log.
#8. TFTC – Thanks For The Cache. Used to sign a log.
#7. SL – Signed Log. Used to (all together now)…….???
#6. TOTT – Tools of the trade. For getting caches out of tight places. Tweezers, light, pocketknife, etc.
#5. PNG – Park And Grab. A quick, easy cache or so they say.
#4. GZ – Ground Zero. The actual location of the cache.
#3. GPSr – Global Positioning System receiver.
#2. FTF – First To Find. The Holy Grail of geocaching. Get to a new cache first.
#1. FUBAR – Fouled Up Beyond All Repair. Or you can use your own f word.
Write on…Boris and Natasha