Q&A: What does the term “duck” mean with regards to backpacking or geocaching?
Question by Mark B: What does the term “duck” mean with regards to backpacking or geocaching?
I’ve just learned of a game called geocaching. You use a GPS to locate hidden items placed in remote spots around the world. One of the clues for a cache near my home says that a previous visitor had “ducked” the cache. The term seems to be used in backpacking as well.
Do you know what this means?
Answer by Greg L
It refers to something over your head.
Like a branch overhanging a path that you may hit your head on, your partner may say, “duck” to warn you.
If something is ducked, it is placed above the ground.
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