GCPC EPISODE 516 – The Changing Seasons of Geocaching

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November 15th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We discuss the seasons of geocaching….

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GCPC EPISODE 516 Show Notes

GCPC EPISODE 516 – The Changing Seasons of Geocaching

Want to thank Sarah for tonight’s show idea.

Concept, we talk about the weather all the time but how does it affect us as the weather changes around us?

Topics – please fill in what you would like.

What weather will you absolutely not go geocaching in? What is your favorite?
Why is it that there are so many fair weather geocachers and yet others it does not bother at all? Where do you have to come from?

How weather affects us personally during different parts of the year.

What changes in your geocaching pack during different seasons.

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NEWS:

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/11/celebrate-the-new-year-with-two-new-souvenirs/

2017 has been a fun year for geocaching: we celebrated 3 Million Active Geocaches, went geocaching around the globe with Where’s Signal the FrogⓇ, and found pirate booty with The Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde. But it’s time to start looking ahead.
Let’s make 2018 the best year ever! To get us off to a good start, we’re announcing two new souvenirs: one to celebrate your last cache of 2017, and one to celebrate your first cache of 2018!
How can I earn both souvenirs?
Find a geocache or attend an event on December 31, 2017 to earn the Last Cache of 2017 souvenir.
Find a geocache or attend an event on January 1, 2018 to earn the First Cache of 2018 souvenir.

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Nothing this week.

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GCPC EPISODE 515 – What Does It Take To Make A Quality Geocaching Video?

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November 8th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The guys get together and discuss this year’s GIFF finalists then go on and give suggestions for what it takes to put out a quality geocaching video.

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GCPC EPISODE 515 Show Notes

GCPC EPISODE 515 – What Does It Take To Make A Quality Geocaching Video?

Keeping with the spirit of the GIFFs. We thought we would give our tips and opinions on what it takes to make a quality geocaching video.

Options have changed over the years. We have the king of videos YouTube which still holds the majority of geocaching videos. Over the years we had large camcorders, smaller camcorders, Digital Cameras, Point and Shoot Cameras and of course smart phones in all shapes and sizes. – Go over what we used in the past to record videos.

When I started doing GeoSnippits back in 2008 there were only a few geocaching videos on YouTube. Now when you search you will see over 355,000!

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NEWS:

Well, the 2017 GIFF was last weekend, forgot to mention it in last weeks show :-( I hope you all attended.

A link to the finalists videos:

Which one was your favourite? Why?

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Just wanted to write a quick note to say welcome back, and you guys were missed. Thanks for coming back with one of your quiz shows. Every one of these shows has me laughing out loud, typically right you before you blow the horn on someone.

Keep up the good work
Barry (Master Sergeant USMC)

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GCPC EPISODE 514 – Cacher Coffee November 2017

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November 1st, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The gang grabs a favorite beverage and discuss whatever they would like. Talk about a smorgasbord of geocaching good times.

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GCPC EPISODE 514 Show Notes

GCPC EPISODE 514 – Cacher Coffee November 2017

HHH: Discussion point to each host:
What is the single most revolutionary (person, experience or thing) you have witnessed within your history of geocaching?

SB: Geocaching Vloggers 40th birthday!
What did you do with your Mary Hyde code?

TAZ: Your favorite geocaching experience: An Event, A trip, A geocaching trail, A specific geocache.

INFO: If you’re going on a road trip with one or more friends, how do you split the costs? Equal shares? Driver has the running costs of the car, so the passengers buy petrol / lunch / coffees etc? Something else entirely? What do you do if someone else joins the group for the day? Not sure there’s any one correct answer, but I thought it would be interesting to discuss.

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NEWS:

Message Center now accepts additional file types

There are many good reasons to make use of the Message Center, because there is so much to talk about when it comes to geocaching:
It’s a great way to plan geocaching outings with your friends.
A good way to ask a friend for suggestions about the best geocaches in your area.
You can get a hint from the cache owner for an especially tricky hide.
And, because the Message Center is available in the Geocaching® app, you can submit your answers for Virtuals and EarthCaches right in the field.

We know that geocaching is better when players communicate with each other so we wanted to make that easier. The challenge, after all, should be in the adventure and not in the tools you use. That’s why we took some time to update and improve the Message Center.

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Hello Geocaching Podcasters,

It is good to see that the podcast has resumed after being in hiatus.

InfoFerret seems to have had quite a time traveling in Europe, and I too am surprised at the amount of vacation time she earns.

Hopefully the smoke from the California wine country fires is no longer an issue for Taz, One day I walked out of a building and the smell of that smoke was instantly noticeable, even though I would have to drive for a few hours to reach the area.

I hope to see you again soon, but don’t let the show stress any of you out.

Steven
geocaching name: stevenw54

Hi there!

So glad you guys are back– I’ve missed you!

I was listening to this week’s and heard Chad talking about the new geo-checker. He had a complaint and also a point about challenge caches.

His complaint was about the format of the checker and not being able to easily copy and paste into the “Personal Notes” section. He is right, and this is annoying. However, when you get a positive answer from the checker, it updates the “Corrected Coordinates’ on the page (the equivalent of hitting the little pencil next to the coordinates). It’s not a perfect solution, but you can easily copy these and paste them into your personal note.

The other comment he made was about how it would be nice if there were some marker for challenge caches or other caches that perhaps are “mystery”, but are at the posted coordinates (field puzzles, for example). He talked about changing the number by one small digit and that can certainly work. However, I’ve found you don’t have to change it at all. If you copy the posted coordinates and save them as “corrected coordinates” (By clicking the little pencil) it will look to the geocaching site like they are “corrected”. They will be displayed as “corrected” on the page (in italics) and more importantly, show the new “Corrected” icon on the map (Both online and in the Groundspeak app). I’ve been working on a “mystery cache” streak for a bit and found this was invaluable in keeping track of the ones that were “ready to go”. It’s an easy way to see them while you’re scouting the map.

Hope that helps. Keep up the fun shows!

Matt (GeoMonkeyTiger!)

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GCPC EPISODE 513 – GCPC Host Quiz

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October 25th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Our panel of hosts are put to the test or quiz rather. Showing their geocaching knowledge by answering (or not) geocaching questions from a cumulation of Headhardhat’s GSRP quizes. Take it along with us and see how you do.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

We meet on Wednesday nights at 9:30PM ET at http://www.geocachingpodcast.com/live so you can see us record the show live and join in the chat room. See you there!

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GCPC EPISODE 513 Show Notes

GCPC EPISODE 513 – GCPC EPISODE 513 – GCPC Host Quiz

Host with the most points at the end of the quiz WINS!
*Note – IF you miss a question you loose all of your points
Points at 10, 20 and 30 point level
30 Questions
Three Double or Nuth’in questions / Double your Pts or Lose It
Acronyms – Two hidden in each point category
Round Robin question taking. Random number decides who goes first through third

Good Luck to All

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NEWS:

Hi everyone,
Just a quick note to let you know that today we released a basic solution checker for Mystery Caches on Geocaching.com. You can find the release notes here.
Link: https://forums.geocaching.com/GC/index.php?/topic/346313-release-notes-website-solution-checker-october-19-2017/

The solution checker only appears on a cache page if the CO has turned it on. (The default is off.) A Mystery Cache’s final coords are tied to the solution checker. So, if a finder submits the correct coordinates to the checker, it will automatically update the corrected coords on the cache page for that finder. Of course, corrected coords are also synced with the Geocaching® app.

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Hi folks,

Got a quick question about cachly. Do you know if I get a new phone and redownload the app, will it save my offline content?

Thanks,

Ed
Eb3754

Nic Response: If you backup your old phone correctly to iTunes it should preserve the data and transfer to the new phone. Backing up to iCloud will not. If that somehow doesn’t work for them they can also transfer the database from one phone to another using iTunes File Sharing, which I could give them instructions for.

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GCPC EPISODE 512 – How To Handle A Rogue Geocacher

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September 27th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The hosts take on a question from one of our listeners asking about how to handle a rogue geocacher. In other words when geocachers go bad. This opens up an interesting set of discussion.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

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GCPC EPISODE 512 Show Notes

GCPC EPISODE 512 – How to Handle A Rogue Geocacher

I have just finished watching this weeks show and as usual, it was awesome. I have an idea for one of your future topics. How to best handle a “rogue” geocacher, especially when they are a premium member.
I recently encountered a new geocacher with hardly any finds that is a premium member. They logged a couple of my caches with language that was very inappropriate.

I realized they were new cachers and sent them a private message asking very nicely to please be careful with their language while writing the logs, as other cachers read them and sometimes children or young people may read them as well. I was then responded to with a rage of inappropriate accusations and bad language.

I immediately realized where this was going and responded with, this conversation is ended. I then remove their logs on my caches. Within a couple days I was getting logs messages from other cachers stating that some of my caches had been destroyed.

Although I am sure it was this “rogue” cacher, I could not prove it. This has since stopped and I have checked this person’s profile and noticed they have never logged any more finds. I assume they felt that geocaching was not for them. I’m sure this does not happen often but I am curious on how you folks think this type of thing should be handled.

Larry

What other examples can we talk about when Geocachers Go Bad?

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NEWS:

Learn something new on International EarthCache Day

On Sunday, October 8, earn a new souvenir by learning about the Earth! All you have to do is go out and find an EarthCache on International EarthCache Day 2017!

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/09/learn-something-new-on-international-earthcache-day/

And the 2017 GIFF finalists are…
Attend a GIFF event November 2 – 6, 2017 to see the 17 films and to receive the 2017 GIFF souvenir.

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/09/and-the-2017-giff-finalists-are/

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I have just finished watching this weeks show and as usual, it was awesome. I have an idea for one of your future topics. How to best handle a “rogue” geocacher, especially when they are a premium member.

Larry

This is the topic for tonight’s episode.

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GCPC EPISODE 511 – Is It Cheating?

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September 13th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Listener Gordon Goodall (Velosaurus) sent us a whole list of examples and asked the simple question – Is it Cheating. Tonight we are going to go right down the list and discuss that very thing.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

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GCPC EPISODE 511 Show Notes

Learn something new on International EarthCache Day

On Sunday, October 8, earn a new souvenir by learning about the Earth! All you have to do is go out and find an EarthCache on International EarthCache Day 2017!

Finding an EarthCache is a great way to learn about the Earth. These geocaches do not have physical containers, but instead bring you to unique locations to teach you a geological science lesson. In anticipation of International EarthCache Day, we’re sharing six fun facts we’ve learned from EarthCaches found around the world.

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/09/learn-something-new-on-international-earthcache-day/

Geocaching: GPS treasure hunt on shifting ground as Australia changes coordinates
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/01/geocaching-gps-treasure-hunt-on-shifting-ground-as-australia-changes-coordinates

Is It Cheating: We ran out of time but there were a couple of discussion points. Here they are for your discussion.

10. Placing geocaches under a sock puppet account so that you can find them? Has been done by someone wishing to maintain their geocaching streak and/or boost their First to Find count.

11. How many people share a geocaching account and alias? Obviously the larger the number of people sharing an account the easier it if for that group to solve puzzles, get multiple finds in a day as they don’t necessarily have to geocache together and continue caching streaks. A group of 8 could find one cache each and get 8 different icons in a day for example.

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NEWS:

Learn something new on International EarthCache Day

On Sunday, October 8, earn a new souvenir by learning about the Earth! All you have to do is go out and find an EarthCache on International EarthCache Day 2017!

Finding an EarthCache is a great way to learn about the Earth. These geocaches do not have physical containers, but instead bring you to unique locations to teach you a geological science lesson. In anticipation of International EarthCache Day, we’re sharing six fun facts we’ve learned from EarthCaches found around the world.

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/09/learn-something-new-on-international-earthcache-day/

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Hello Amy, Andy, Sarah, Chad, and Scott:

I am sending this message to two podcasts to save time, and to prevent a tragic case of “sad Amy”. :-) :-) :-) :-)

Here are my thoughts on the recently revised cache placement guidelines.

I agree with a comment in a Geocaching.com forum saying that it was nice to be able to tell land owners that new geocaches can not be buried, and now that rule is being changed, appeasing landowners may be a bit harder. The main fear seems to be that a new geocacher might forget that only certain caches, such as Mingo, are buried and start digging in a sensitive area. (https://forums.geocaching.com/GC/index.php?/topic/345901-updated-geocache-hiding-guidelines/#comment-5677422) Have any of you heard of a large push from the geocaching community to allow caches to be buried?

A person in the Gsreboot chat room pointed out that fake sprinklers are partially buried, and placing one does break ground.

The banning of events in or near transportation centers seems overly restrictive to me. Both Infoferret and at least one commenter in the Geocaching.com forums have described locations near a transit center where a gathering of people should not disrupt the transit center. Hopefully Geocaching.com will change the ban to a rule along the lines of “If an event is to be held near a transit center, then a note to the reviewer must describe why a gathering at the desired area should not disrupt the transit center.”

Geocaching.com created a forum page for discussing these changes,

https://forums.geocaching.com/GC/index.php?/topic/345901-updated-geocache-hiding-guidelines

However the comments appear to be organized by date instead of subject. To me it would be preferable if people could create different threads for discussing different aspects of the new guidelines.

Just my two cents, and thank you for the shows.

Steven
geocaching name: stevenw54

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GCPC EPISODE 510 – The Newly Updated Geocaching Guidelines 2017

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September 6th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The gang discuss the newly updated geocaching guidelines. I know a few of them raised and eyebrow or two.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

We meet on Wednesday nights at 9:30PM ET at http://www.geocachingpodcast.com/live so you can see us record the show live and join in the chat room. See you there!

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GCPC EPISODE 510 Show Notes

September 05,2017
Hello everyone,

Today we released updated geocache hiding guidelines with the goal of making the guidelines easier to read and understand. In addition to an improved layout and 15% fewer words (woo hoo!), we moved supporting material to our Help Center and added some changes or clarifications to specific guidelines.

The Geocaching Blog has much more detail about the updated guidelines. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions.

Yours in caching,

Chris Ronan
PR Manager
Geocaching HQ

The Update Geocaching Guidelines (All)
https://www.geocaching.com/play/guidelines

The Geocaching Blog
Updated Geocache Hiding Guidelines (Breakdown of Changes)
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/09/guidelines/

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None here it is part of tonight’s show.. Stay tuned..

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First of all, I love you guys. I only wish we had a Canadian podcast. My name is not Greg and I do not have brown hair. However I was selected to participate in a virtual Cache. I am both honored and humbled to have been selected. I have only been caching for about a year and 1/2. I’m not sure why I was chosen but my best guess is because of my gadget cache’s.
I have put out 15 so far as well as 30 other type cache’s and pretty well anybody that visits the gadget caches gives me a favorite. I think I already have close to 500 favorite points. It takes me hours to build a gadget cache and I actually love putting out cache’s rather then finding them. I have only found aprox 300. Perhaps it is because I have no hair…lol, Happy caching my friends.

Larry

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GCPC EPISODE 509 – Cacher Coffee August 2017

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August 30th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The gang discusses a bevy of geocaching issues in this month’s cacher coffee.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

We meet on Wednesday nights at 9:30PM ET at http://www.geocachingpodcast.com/live so you can see us record the show live and join in the chat room. See you there!

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GCPC EPISODE 509 Show Notes

HHH / TAZ: Reintroduction of Virtuals (Virtual Rewards)
Geocaching HQ has sent even more information. Here is the link.
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/08/virtual-rewards/

SB: New (at least to me) calendar of events on the dashboard page. Updated the navs all together, page is looking much better.

INFO:
Stupid things we’ve done caching (aka we’ve made the mistakes, so you don’t have to!)
If you weren’t ‘awarded’ a Virtual, where would you place it? – Fantasy caching here….

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None here it is part of tonight’s show.. Stay tuned..

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Hi All,

Thanks for the informative and entertaining podcast which I’ve listened too for some time now. Since I owned two Challenge geocaches I have had to consider what to do about cheats who claim to qualify for these caches. This has led me to widen my thoughts what other forms “cheating” there are in our favourite game. So for the purpose of discussion only I have come up with the following:

Gordon comes up with a dozen excellent “Is it Cheating?” discussion points so we are going to use his email for next week’s show. Thanks to Gordon Goodall (Velosaurus) for the great idea.

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GCPC EPISODE 508 – Geocaching Events Recap

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August 23rd, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We almost didn’t have the show tonight due to a power failure in the area due to some severe thunderstorms blowing through. Fortunately the electric company is on the ball and we gained our power back with a few minutes to spare. Come join us as Scott Berks and Taz427 recall their adventures at some very nice geocaching events.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

We meet on Wednesday nights at 9:30PM ET at http://www.geocachingpodcast.com/live so you can see us record the show live and join in the chat room. See you there!

#geocaching #geocachingpodcast #headhardhat #podcast
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GCPC EPISODE 508 Show Notes

Scott Berks: Recap of West Bend Cache Bash 2017

TAZ: Recap of his trip to Washington

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NEWS:

Magic the Gathering Trackable
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/08/win-a-magic-the-gathering-trackable-and-explore-ixalan/

Magic: The Gathering is the first, and most popular trading card game of all time. To celebrate the release of a new card set, they’ve teamed up with geocaching to release thousands of trackables to geocachers and fans all over the world!

Magic fans and geocachers are invited to explore the newest plane of the Magic Multiverse, IXALAN! On your journey, discover dangerous dinosaurs and plundering pirates as you seek out caches around the globe. Take a Magic: The Gathering, IXALAN Treasure Piece trackable with you from cache to cache to reveal hidden secrets (and maybe some card previews). Share your latest find on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtags #MTGGeocachers and #MTGXLN.

Enter to win a free trackable: Geocaching.com/Magic.

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Hello all, and especially to Sarah, our local host!

I am just listening to your recent D/T rating discussion and have a few questions. If as a CO I’m getting a bit of log feedback that perhaps my rating is a touch low, at what point should I consider a change? Also, if I do change the rating, is that retroactive? (Do the stats change for people who’ve already found it?)

Thank you for your time. I’ve only been a listener for about a month, but I’m really enjoying the show!

Jacqueline (3Prettys)

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GCPC EPISODE 507 – Dealing with Geocaching Difficulty and Terrain

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August 9th, 2017

We have a Geocaching Podcast First!!! Host Scott Berks went after a FTF live on the show and succeeded! Find out how close they almost came to NOT getting the FTF and by an unlikely set of geocachers.

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The hosts discuss geocaching Difficulty and Terrain ratings as a response to the latest challenge from Captain Mary Hyde this week.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

We meet on Wednesday nights at 9:30PM ET at http://www.geocachingpodcast.com/live so you can see us record the show live and join in the chat room. See you there!

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GCPC EPISODE 507 Show Notes

Difficulty and Terrain or D/T
Geocaches are rated in two categories, each designated on a 5-point scale (in half-point increments). Difficulty relates to the mental challenge of finding a geocache, while Terrain describes the physical environment. Therefore, a D1/T1 rating would be the easiest geocache to find, while a D5/T5 difficulty/terrain rating would be the most difficult. Our Geocache Rating System can be used to help set the rating for your geocache.

D/T Notes:
Every geocache has a difficulty rating and a terrain rating on a 5-star scale.

Ratings vary from one community to the next. A 3-star terrain in Banff, Canada, is a different experience than a 3-star terrain in Amsterdam, Holland. Please rate your cache accurately based on standards in your area and guidance in the table below.

Tip: Event caches should always have a 1-star difficulty rating because it is easy for geocachers to “find” events. They are in plain sight or can be found in a few minutes of searching. It does not matter how difficult the event activities may be.

Why it is so important to have an accurate D/T for geocaches?
When geocachers fudge with D/T – Dos and Don’ts
Choosing a D/T for a puzzle cache
Geocache size Other and Unknown – perceived ideas of a geocache

Ratings for difficulty and terrain
https://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=82

Geocache Rating System – ClayJar Networks
http://www.clayjar.com/gcrs/
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NEWS:

Fourth “Message in a Bottle” was sent out on Monday Aug 7th.
Ahoy mateys! It’s time to batten down the hatches, the final week is here!

The lost treasure of Mary Hyde awaits. You must work alone this week August 7-13, to collect 25 gold coins individually on the Friend League and earn the final map piece souvenir! Earn extra gold coins for finding geocaches with high difficulty or terrain rating. If you earn map pieces one through four, the lost treasure will soon be yours…

This week only we’re opening up all D and T ratings for Traditionals (excluding Premium only) in the Geocaching® app to all members!

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/08/the-lost-treasure-of-mary-hyde-awaits/

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Hey guys,

Greetings from the UK! We are enjoying a typical English summer – today it rained for 6 hours and the temperature reached the giddy heights of 61F!!

I have been listening to your show for probably about 4 years now and really enjoy your banter and good advice. My other half, Tracy, and I have been Geocaching for about 8 years and we should get our 8000th cache this weekend!

However, there is something that has to be said …

SARAH – WHERE DO YOU COME FROM?

References to being raised in England and referring to being English born and bred – so what on earth is a ‘kaysh’??!!

According to the Oxford English Dictionary the word ‘cache’ is pronounced ‘/kaʃ/’ where the symbol ‘ʃ’ is pronounced ‘she’ and although the word ‘cache’ is not defined in terms of Geocaching the word Geocache is and the pronunciation of this is here, see https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/geocache which includes a pronunciation engine confirming the pronunciation.

Come on chaps make her speak proper like what I does!

Seriously, great show though guys. Keep it up!

Happy caching, Stucuk (pronounced ‘stu-c-uk’)

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