[GeoStL] Newbie Guide to Cache Lingo

  • From: "Mike Griffin" <griff@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 19:42:33 -0500

Newbie Guide to Caching Lingo

This is a quick reference to some of the words you will see in log entries, 
forum chatter and logbook entries. This is designed for a new cacher.



FTF                 First to Find

FFD                 First Finder's Dance

MIA                 Missing in Action

OCW               Out Caching With (As in OCW Brawny Bear)

T - or (T)         Took (an item)

L - or (L)         Left (an item)

TB                   Travel Bug

GC                   Geo Coin

TN                   Took Nothing (TNLN or TNL Froggie TB)

LN                   Left Nothing (TNLN)

SL                    Signed the Log

TFTC               Thanks for the Cache

MOGA            Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure (Huge Event each year)

GC.COM        Short for Geocaching.com

Muggles           Non cachers close to the area of the cache.

Muggled           Non cacher seeing you hunt for the cache

LTF                 Last to Find

FTL                 First to Log (Meaning the first finder has not logged the 
cache on GC.com) 

BTHOM          Beats the heck out of me. (Often heard while hunting the cache 
in groups)

RGS                 Name often associated with hard caches. Verb and Noun (It's 
a real RGS)

XITAQUA       (She-TAH-kwa) as in "pulling a xitaqua." Caching in a group 
without a GPS or not turning on your GPS. Following the group to a cache.

STO                 Searched the Obvious (As in "STO with no luck")

NF                   No Find or Not Found

DNF                Did Not Find

BLNT              Better Luck Next Time (Often a reply from RGS) J

WTC               Where's the Cache?

IPS                  In Plain Sight (Cache is in the open)

FOC                Found off coords (Meaning the cords were off - IE: FOC 75 


This is just a few you might hear from the SLAGA group. There are others but, I 
just wanted to share these with everyone. Please add others to this list..





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