Color Me Safe • Oct 09, 2007
Now that the hunting season is upon us it is time to be thinking of making ourselves more visible while Geocaching.
Safety orange, or blaze orange, commonly referred to as hunter orange, is worn by hunters to increase their visibility and to reduce their potential for being mistaken for game. Hunter orange was originally developed for the transportation industry and is the color usually used for traffic cones. Because of its high visibility, as a contrasting color of a natural background, it was adopted by hunters. The majority of states and provinces now recommend or require hunter orange clothing for most kinds of hunting activities.
Although there is no law requiring Geocachers to wear this color it is recommended that anyone entering the woods during hunting season does so.