GCPC EPISODE 424 – Trackables, Travelers and Other Geocaching Game Pieces

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Streamed live on Oct 28, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We go back to the basics about geocaching game pieces and their differences. Great discussion about travel bugs, trackables, geocoins, tags and hitch hikers.

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GCPC EPISODE 424 – Trackables, Travelers and Other Geocaching Game Pieces

Trackables

Geocaching Definition – Trackable
A trackable tag that you attach to an item. This allows you to track your item on Geocaching.com. The item becomes a hitchhiker that is carried from cache to cache (or person to person) in the real world and you can follow its progress online. Also known as Travel Bugs, GeoCoins.

Geocaching Definition – Travel Bug
A trackable tag with a unique code that attaches to an item. This allows you to track your item on Geocaching.com. The item becomes a hitchhiker that is carried from cache to cache (or person to person) in the real world and you can follow its progress online.

Geocaching Definition – Geocoin
A Geocoin works similarly to a Travel Bug® in that they are trackable and can travel the world, picking up stories from cache to cache. Geocoins are often created as signature items by geocachers and can also be used as collectibles.

Difference Between Collection and Inventory
Trackable Collection – The Trackables Collection is a list of Trackables that you have removed from circulation. You can select Move to Inventory if you would like to send the Trackable on another journey.

Trackable Inventory – The Trackables Inventory is a list of Trackables currently in your possession. To “drop” one in a cache, visit the cache page and post a log while selecting a Trackable from the list. To place a trackable in your collection and remove it from circulation, select Move to Collection.
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Just a thought:
Geocaching RE-Definition –
Keep Non Cache To Cache Items as Trackables
IE – anything that does not physically go from geocache to geocache
T-Shirts, name tags, auto tags, any other item with a trackable code
Call any geocache items with a geocache ID that pass from one geocache to another as Travelers

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Pathtags, Tags and Hitchhikers

Pathtags Definition:
A pathtag is a small (1″ diameter) coin that is left as signature items by some geocachers. The design on the face of the coin is customized, while the other side holds a generic design and a serial number. They’re often mistaken for geocoins, but there are three main differences between geocoins and pathtags. The most important difference is that pathtags have nothing to do with GroundSpeak and are not trackable at geocaching.com. Another difference is that the tags are not individually trackable – all tags of the same design have the same serial number. While it is possible to track where the tags were logged, it is not possible to track the path of an individual tag. Finally, tags are usually meant to be kept by the finder, instead of being moved like activated geocoins.

Tags Definition:
Cachekinz, WildOnes, etc.
A non travelbug tage with a trackable gc code. Works the same as a travel bug.

Hitchhikers Definition:
Geofleaz
A tag that attaches to any other geocache game piece. It normally does not have any trackable code with it.

Other Game Piece Discussion:

Ways of obtaining geocoins
Online
Events – Auctions, Vendors, Other Geocachers
GeoTrails

Travel Bug Suggestions
Drill a hole thru it
No emotional attachment
Things happen – no long lifespan

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GCPC EPISODE 423 – Fall Cache Maintenance

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Streamed live on Oct 21, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We go back to the basics and discuss Fall Maintenance. Who should do it? What happens if it doesn’t happen? Why should we all help with geocaching maintenance.

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GCPC EPISODE 423 – Fall Cache Maintenance
Who should do it?
What happens if it doesn’t happen?
Why should we all help with maintenance?

Key Points:

Summer can be rough in some locations leaving necessary maintenance , where winter prep can be mandatory in other locations.
Make sure you want to go back out to do maintenance.
Bring along your EGRK, you may need it
How often to do geocache maintenance?

Helpful Tips:

Bring baggie and o-ring replacements when doing maintenance.
Make replacements of cache containers that might require full replacement when performing maintenance. You can swap out, making maintenance quicker in the field.
Follow your logs to be alerted of any unscheduled maintenance needs.

Do’s and Dont’s:

Don’t put your plastic ammo can in a tree like an acorn.
Do schedule regular maintenance at least once a year for your caches. More regularly for your high find hides.

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GCPC EPISODE 422 – But You Can’t Do That Geocaching!?!

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Streamed live on Oct 14, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The hosts tonight go over geocaching decisions that go just up to or beyond the geocaching guidelines. An explosive conversation for sure.

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room. See you there!

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A quote from the forum: “Something many people don’t realize is that many of the guidelines are there not primarily to prevent literal damage*, but rather to prevent a negative perception of geocaching. We don’t want land managers getting the idea that some caches are buried or nailed to trees, because that gives them a good reason to ban geocaching from their land entirely.”

LINK – http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=335241&st=50

Burying a geocache – Mingo example
The debate of the hole was already there equals okay but if you have to make the hole is a no-no.
If you place a new post to put your birdhouse cache on, is that not in a sense breaking the burying guideline? If someone else placed the pole there, can you use it for your geocache?
Just because you have permission to bury a geocache from the property owner is it still okay to do it?

What is defacing Property or nature?
Putting a nail in a tree actually does no damage to the tree. Just because this is so should we still be allowed to do it?
Screwing your geocache into or onto something without permission from the correct landowner is a no-no

Getting Permission from the Right Person:
Another example of “You can’t do that…”:

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GCPC EPISODE 421 – October 2015 Cacher Coffee

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Streamed live on Oct 7, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
It’s time to sit back, grab a libation and talk geocaching with the hosts of the GCPC for this month’s Cacher Coffee. What topics are for tonight? It will be up to them, should make for a good discussion no matter what they do.

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GCPC EPISODE 421 – October 2015 Cacher Coffee

HHH: Discussion about what are the Periscope Impacts to geocaching. Good, Bad or Indifferent.
Some say if you don’t physically sign the log than you don’t get credit
You went along for the ride, why shouldn’t you get the credit – arm chair geocaching.

HHH: Augmented Reality – Will it ever mix?

Sphero and BB8
http://www.sphero.com/

Pokemon Go
http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/10/9300009/pokemon-go-ios-android-ingress

Fans want for Pokemon Go
http://www.newseveryday.com/articles/27342/20151003/pok%C3%A9mon-go-release-date-rumors-fans-ask-travel-world-catch.htm

Hololens
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us

Corey:
Clandestine anomoly http://clandestineanomaly.com/

GPS Essentials – Android Apps on Google Play

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