How to know the number of FTF you have made ?
It is generally a tough nut to crack for most of the geocachers. The FTF race is generally a special instant where you can meet other geocachers, with adrenalin, a kind of game inside the game. You can be a geofinder or a geohider, here is the tool you need to manage your FTF and those done on your geocaches !


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Thank you to Craig, Laurent, Raphaël and Pierre to play the game with a donation !
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Merci à Craig, Laurent, Raphaël et Pierre de jouer le jeu avec leur don !
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Héberger Geocache Companion n'est pas gratuit et le coût s'élève à 300 euros par an.
L'année dernière, seuls deux utilisateurs ont apporté leur aide en faisant un don (Merci beaucoup à Isabelle et à Maximilien !) pour un total de 25 euros. J'ai donc payé 275 euros de ma poche.
Vous pouvez imaginer que je ne peux pas payer cette somme tous les ans. Alors j'ai besoin de vous. Enfin, vous avez besoin de vous... Pour garder cet outil en vie.
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Hosting Geocache Companion is not free and it costs 300 euros per year.
Previous year, only two users helped me by giving a donation (Thank you very much to Isabelle and Maximilien !) for a total of 25 euros. So, I paid 275 euros by myself.
You can imagine that I can't pay this amount every year. So, I need you. I mean, you need you... To keep that tool alive.
If every user gives a small donation, we are good for one more year !
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451 registered users.
195515 FTFs.
66834 STFs.
568 FTRs.

Top 5

1 abachus 5218 FTF 740 STF 0 FTR
2 vilcanota 4170 FTF 118 STF 4 FTR
3 Brimbaloup_88 3906 FTF 662 STF 1 FTR
4 matteoanne 3565 FTF 404 STF 0 FTR
5 ferrojojo 2840 FTF 360 STF 0 FTR

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What are the FTF, STF and FTR ?

FTF means First To Find
You make a FTF when you are the first to find a new cache that have just been placed. Sometimes, the geocache hider put some specific gifts for the one that will be the first to find his cache.
You have been the first to find one ?! You can be proud !
Go to and log your visit like usually. You can choose a specific 'tag' to add in your description to easily recognize that you were the first to find it. For example !!FTF!!
Then, go to and click on 'GeoFinder'. If you have entered the chosen tag in your Geocache Companion preferences, the application will automatically see your tag in your geocaching log description and add one FTF to your counter. You can also check each log corresponding to your FTF manually in the 'GeoFinder' section.
STF means Second To Find
You were not the faster to find a new cache and someone found it just before you.
Unfortunately, you are not the FTF. But don't be sad, you are the STF and it is a good performance ! Like for the FTF, you can set a 'tag' in your Geocache Companion preferences and you can check your STF manually in the 'GeoFinder' section. It will increase your counter and, in case of equality, this counter can give you the advantage in the top list.
FTR for First To Resolve
It is a new counter in Geocache Companion. The goal is to let you count how many time you were the first to resolve a mystery cache (even if you were not able to go to the geocache place to find it).
How to log your FTR ?
Just add a Write Note on the mystery cache to say that you just have resolved the mystery. Be sure you have found the right solution before saying you resolved it ! (The most of time, the hiders of mystery caches add a checker on the mystery description to validate your answer)
Like for the FTF and the STF, you can define a 'tag' to make Geocache Companion able to automatically find them or you can check your FTR manually.