GCPC EPISODE 461 – Setting Geocaching Expectations To A Muggle

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July 27, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The hosts get together to discuss better ways of setting the right expectations to a muggle about geocaching. Not an easy task as it goes…

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This is based on a video I recently watched. Pokemon Go Vs. Geocaching – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSyty5L8G1s
Lisa Foiles

I like how she showed some of the swag they found like the dirty duck and talked about the box of spiders. It gave a much more real feel to what we actually find when we go geocaching.

So if we can go with ideas like:
This is what we would like to find and this is what we usually find…. Give some good examples too.

We tell people about all the amazing swag and untold treasures found in geocaches. Where we actually have quite the collection of Happy Meal Toys and such..
Have to admit I have found some pretty cool stuff over the years and heard some good stories as well.

We tell people about all the amazing creative geocache containers we find. The majority of them are micros, bison tubes, pill bottles, and the occasional camouflage nano.
They are not all P&G, found many an amazing geocache hide. Just have to wade through the ones with less thought for the fun creative ones.

We tell people about the amazing geocaching community we have and it’s true. Sure there are always the few bad apples but as a whole. Geocachers are fun loving, adventurous, warm hearted people who share a common interest and are more than glad to talk to you about it.

We tell people about the fun you can have in the woods, cities, swamps, forests, trails, fields, etc. We do not necessarily talk about all the snakes, critters, ticks, bears, squirrels, fire ants, poison ivy, stinging neddles and yes box of spiders. Yet we go out time after time, fighting our fears and anxieties to get our smilies.

We tell people about all the cool adventures we go on. This is also true. Sure sometimes we can really put on a lot of miles while geocaching but we love the travelling that it entails. Think of all the cool places we have been to. The number of states we wandered through. All the scenic things we never would have seen if we did not go geocaching.

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GCPC EPISODE 460 – What Other Location Based Games Can Learn From Geocaching

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July 20, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Let’s face it with the introduction of Pokemon Go there are tons of things people should not be doing with location based games. Tonight we try to show our experience with geocaching and some helpful and even life saving tips. Also check out Armchair Empire to get all the gaming gear you need.

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GCPC EPISODE 460
Mission GC souvenirs are available the weekends of July 30-31, August 13-14 and August 27-28.
One week prior to each souvenir window, Premium members will receive an email with an “encoded message.” Decoding the message will unlock instructions for securing the souvenir.
Information is made available to Basic Members on the morning of the souvenir release via Geocaching.com, the Geocaching® app, Facebook and Twitter.
Read all about it on The Geocaching Blog!

Mistakes players seem to be doing:
No Common Sense – When you have to tell players to stay out of mine shafts or active minefields (Yugoslavia)- the lines get blurred between the game placing objects in areas it should not and the players realizing the danger they are putting themselves into. Are we all now mindless Lemmings?

NO RESPECT for where they go whether it’s trespassing or not. Geocachers have learned to respect other people’s property
Driving Skills – Geocachers have learned to follow a GPS and make it safely to ground zero – Other gamers – not so much article from today – Driver slams into Baltimore cop car while playing Pokemon Go.
Games like PoGo and Ingress have a contingent of players who play the game while driving. Are we getting that lazy to not get out and walk?
Location Placement – Getting permission as to random placement of key game pieces.

I have found that games that give immediate reward tend to wain quicker once the shiny wears off or the rewards become more difficult to achieve. With geocaching you know you have to think/work for them.
As much as we love to complain about them. You can really see why guidelines and rules are needed for an interactive gaming system. Otherwise you have chaos.
There is nothing like finding a physical, creatively made container well hidden and a challenge to find.
Think of all the different types of geocaches there are. Each with their own problem solving and deductive skills needed to find them.
We try to combine activities with geocaching anyways (camping, hiking, photography, etc.) What is wrong with other activities as we geocache?

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GCPC EPISODE 459 – Looking At Geocaching With An Augmented Reality Perspective

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July 13, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Guest Host Joshua Johnson aka The Geocaching Vlogger will be joining the gang in a discussion about AR location based gaming and the extremely hot Pokemon Go. How will this affect geocaching?

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Special Guest Host – Joshua Johnson

Immediate thoughts:
There can be a AR type geocache
This can resolve the issue and need of virtual caches
This can enhance existing physical geocaches
Alternative for Chirp

Thoughts about Pokemon Go in its first week in the US
Similarity of issues already with PG and geocaching
What will this do for or against geocaching if anything?
Experiences good and bad with PG
At one spot with two stations close together we gathered 6 cars all at once. Had a fun time talking with some of the players.
With the up coming influx of AR location based games coming. What should geocaching.com be doing right now?

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GCPC EPISODE 458 – DarrylW4 and a Discussion About Technical Wearables

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July 06, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Darrylw4 swings on by as our guest host while Scott Berks attends his son’s baseball banquette. In Darryl’s honor I thought it would fun to go all techie and talk about all the cool tech toy wearables now available in 2016. Should be a great time!

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50 wearable tech gamechangers for 2016
http://www.wareable.com/wareable50/best-wearable-tech

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