OK, so I'm going to give this a whirl this weekend. I have some questions. First off let me state that I wont be paying for the premium membership (until or unless I start doing this frequently)
Is there a nice map that I can look at that shows approximate cache locations near me? (edit: nvm, I found the "live map")
What kind of thing is suitable to bring along to leave in the cache. Can you give me an example?
Is geocaching.com a horrible money making racket? I found it incredibly irritating. Constantly trying to make me pay. Couldn't even order by difficulty (really a pre-requisite for your first cache) without upgrading.
Are there alternative sites to geocaching.com that I should consider?