GCPC EPISODE 407 – Have Your Geocaching Priorities Changed?

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Streamed live on Jun 24, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:

We discuss how geocaching started and eventually adapted over time. Not only how we geocache but what we look for and why.

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Show Notes Episode 407

HHH:
Started in February of 2008.
Began with a paper logbook, nuvi 200 car gps, printing out cache sheets
Using GSAK macros for planning my geocaching day
Priorities then was about the numbers, finding travel bugs, trading swag and beating daily goals.
Creating Tutorials on Youtube
Changes in priorities of time:
Wanted more paperless – used a PDA with CacheSense app was cool to have all the cache pages in your hand.
Still wanted the numbers but swag started to wain. Except when it came to putting out geocaches.
Travel bugs that I found (especially geocoins) but discovering was not fun anymore.
Now
Not the numbers even with Wife Amy
Cool swag is still appreciated
Cool Trackables will catch my eye
I am much more into quality over quantity including events.

CS:
Started January of 2011
Used Trimble Outdoors app on my BlackBerry Bold.
Printed out “hotspot” maps off of geocaching.com until I found GSAK.
My goals were at least one a day or 500 for the first year. The year after I wanted to beat my previous year.
Changes in priorities :

TAZ:
Started Oct 2010 (and immediately had 133 day dry streak after 7 caches)
Used Garmin Nuvi 265W for first 3 – No paper, so that was fun.
Bought a Garmin Oregon 450t to make it a bit easier. Found a few caches in the neighborhood and then we had the cubscouts finding caches on a campout.
After 133 dry streak I was in China w/o my GPSr so decide to try a Smart Phone (Offline) and grabbed 3 caches in China to break my dry streak. It was a bit difficult as the apps where much more limited and I had to use coords and an offline map tool (I discovered the early version of cgeo about two weeks later.)
Original goals were about the numbers, a mini-streak, working on my 365, finding Geocoins and Trackables, etc.
A bit of FTF oriented as well.
Current goals are more about finding interesting caches, solving puzzles, going to events, doing earthcaches, going to interesting places, exploring area’s I hadn’t explored before.. As well as closing out my D/T and Jasmer’s.
I’ve tried to be relatively paper free, with the exceptions of logsheets and using scrap paper when solving puzzles. Maybe add about 40 pages of printouts for earthcaches and virtuals.

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GCPC EPISODE 406 – Tips For Responsible Geocaching

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Streamed live on Jun 17, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The hosts discuss the dos and don’ts of Responsible Geocaching. Like do be safe finding a geocache. Do Not stick your hand in that deep dark pit before poking it with a stick….

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Show Notes Episode 406

From Treadlightly.org
http://treadlightly.org/tread-lightlys-tips-for-responsible-geocaching/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwkv-rBRDwoMLav-2l9KIBEiQAUTkDU9t7urRmyeMKKSGrZU2Fe55juoynsGfm15DAJSquCX4aAhHA8P8HAQ

Categories:
Travel Responsibly
HHH: Do Use the “trackback” feature on your Global Positioning System (GPS) unit rather than flagging and marking trails. Do not wander in endless circles until the park ranger or another geocacher saves you.
TAZ: Do make sure you follow the rules of the road. Do not read the cache description/hint while driving.
SCOTT: Buddy up with two or three geocachers, reducing vulnerability if you have an accident or breakdown.
COREY: Tell someone where you are going before you go. * Plan your route so you can leave water caches if you plan to come back the same way (long hikes). *

Respect the Rights of Others
TAZ: Do not trespass – especially when posted. Do not push little kids down going for FTF’s
HHH: Keep the noise and dust down – minimal impact – No Boomboxes!
COREY: Put the cache back where you found it, not where you think it should be hidden.

Educate Yourself
HHH: Do Check the weather forecast for your destination. Plan clothing, equipment, and supplies accordingly. Do Not Expect to put all of your expensive equipment into your used sandwich baggie.
TAZ: Do learn about the locations / environments you’re going into. What are the potential dangers, or local laws which may differ.
TAZ: Do take the time to learn about different Geocaching tools/Apps (i.e. Learn how to use your GPSr or GPS Averaging App to get coordinates when placing a cache.)
SCOTT: Make a realistic plan and stick to it. Always tell someone of your travel plans.
SCOTT: Carry water and emergency supplies even on short trips.
COREY: Listen to great podcasts like ours!

Do Your Part
TAZ: Do CITO while caching. Do make a CITO kit part of your caching kit.
SCOTT: If you notice a path has started to wear in the vicinity of a cache, notify the cache owner via email.

HHH: Use maps to find a route that will minimize impacts. Note waypoints during your journey to assist you on your return trip. Bushwacking to the geocache first and then using the trail should be the exception not the rule.
COREY: Get involved in the community. There are many parks and wildlife organizations, including state and federal ones that would love to have volunteers come and be a part of the solution to keeping our land natural and beautiful.

Minimizing Other Impacts
TAZ: Do not destroy nature needlessly. Do not disturb the habitats of animals when placing caches (i.e. don’t rob that Robin’s nest to place a cache in it.)
HHH: Carry a trash bag on your vehicle and pick up litter left by others. Do not assume someone else will pick it up if you don’t
COREY: Use the trails that are there! Most caches are placed near trails, or close by. Seldom was a cached placed by bushwhacking and making new trails.

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GCPC EPISODE 405 – June 2015 Cacher Coffee

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Streamed live on Jun 10, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
It’s time to sit back with your favorite libation and enjoy our June Cacher Coffee episode where the hosts discuss just about anything and everything dealing with geocaching.

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Show Notes Episode 405

HHH:
Goonies fans had weekend of nostalgia in Astoria
http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20150608/goonies-fans-had-weekend-of-nostalgia-in-astoria

SB: smart IL county: http://www.dupageforest.org/medallion/

CS:
Wifi that charges your phone may be closer than you think
http://www.wired.com/2015/06/power-over-wi-fi/

Navigating just isn’t the same when you can just ask the GPS(r)
https://herox.com/news/340-navigating-isnt-the-same-when-you-can-just-ask-the

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GCPC EPISODE 404 – GeoWoodstock XIII – Recap – Take Two

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Streamed live on Jun 3, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:

We are hoping we have all the kinks worked out of our sound board which caused the catostrophic failure we had last week. So this is take two of our GeoWoodstock XIII recap. Also we have sadly lost one of our GeoWoodstock Icons, JoGPS this week and will reflect about the Godfather of GeoWoodstock. A bitter sweet show but an informative one to be sure.

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Show Notes Episode 404

SPECIAL GUEST :Dave Self – aka Dudley Grunt

General GeoWoodstock Discussion.
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