GCPC EPISODE 469 – Geocacher Adam Demshar – Carrot Killer

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September 28, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We start out our first participant Adam Demshar for the GCPC Host Call Out. Be sure to stop on by as we get to know Adam and see if he has all the right stuff to be a GCPC Host. Nachos are welcome but not necessary… See you then.

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Gang,
We’re planning a trip for my niece’s wedding next June (2017), to Fort Collins, Colorado. While the family is not really into geocaching, I can’t pass up the opportunity :-)

What I’m looking for is a 14’er with a relatively easy cache at the peak. Since 14’ers are hard on their own, the trail needs to fun for those that may take part in the journey. Any ideas on how I would learn about this type of cache in the area?

Thanks
Merlin1392
aka Tim

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GCPC EPISODE 469 – Geocacher Adam Demshar – Carrot Killer

My name is Adam Demshar. I am originally from a The Woodlands, Texas which is a suburb of Houston. I joined the Army when I was 20 years old and have lived in Georgia for the majority of the time since. I have lived in Germany for 3 years, as well as been deployed to Iraq twice and Afghanistan once. Currently I split time between Statesboro, GA and Augusta, GA. My wife and three sons aged 9, 6, and 4 live in Statesboro but I work at Fort Gordon in Augusta Monday-Friday and travel home for the weekends. I work at Fort Gordon as an AIT Platoon Sergeant. I am the equivalent of a drill sergeant for the Soldiers who have completed basic training but are learning their job specialty in the Army.
Anyhow, I also Geocache! I am currently around 2,300 finds. I started caching in July of 2013. I was freshly home from Afghanistan and I saw a sticker on someone’s car. I think I had heard of it before a few years back but wasn’t really sure what it was. When I got home I looked it up and saw there was a cache about .3 from my house. I was completely amazed right from the start. After finding a couple of caches I introduced geocaching to a friend at work and we started going out during our lunch breaks. Unfortunately that friend is only at about 250 finds today as I have obviously dwarfed that number. Currently I have a streak going for 305 days. Just a little bit longer until I can qualify for all of those 365 challenges! I have hidden 90 caches including events and CITOs. I have hidden every type of cache currently available.

* One of my favorite things to do is incorporate camping and caching together. I have found that camping allows you to travel on the cheap and get to get out and see and do alot more. I am often caching with my 3 boys and that is always a sure fire way to get them to be enthusiastic about an all weekend caching trip is to let them know that we will be camping. I think I have heard you reference the Georgia Geo-Campers once on this show. I am fairly active with that group. They are a group of cachers who simply camp together at a different State Park in Georgia every month. It is really a great deal at $25 per tent for the weekend. There is always a campfire event and a stone soup on Saturday night. Even though I am often with my boys really what I like is the more difficult the better. A cache that you have to work for is far more satisfying than one that you just casually walk up to. I really like kayak caches. I own one of the best kayaks but I often struggle to transport it since I drive a Nissan Altima. Of course I always look forward to the Going Caching Mega here in Georgia every year. We are only a couple of weeks away from this year’s installment at FDR State Park.

Geocaching topics – pro and or con

1st and foremost I am a podcast junkie. I listen to podcasts all week long, pretty much anytime I am in my car. But also Geocaching is other than my family my favorite thing. I am completely consumed with it. There is nothing I would rather be doing. I think that I could bring some diversity of ideas and experience as I am younger guy. I have lots of adventures traveling all over Georgia and South Carolina. I think that plenty of people would like to hear about what this region has to offer.

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GCPC EPISODE 468 – Understanding Earth Caches

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September 21, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast: The guys discuss Geocaching Earth Caches and how they can add to your next trip or geocaching adventure.

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From: JD Sutter

Hello GCPC!

I am fairly new to geocaching having only played a few times over the past 12 months. I have been listening to your podcast off and on throughout this past year as well and am slowing starting to learn all the ins and outs of the game.

On a recent camping trip a couple friends and I searched for a total of about 2 hours over two days for a D2 T3.5 cache and never found it. Later I realized that the cache description had some jargon which would have made it easier for us if we’d known what the terms meant.

So I decided to look for a beginners geocaching book which would explain things and I discovered that there is a large selection of books on Amazon. Most have conflicting reviews across the spectrum so it’s hard to tell how accurate they are. Can you guys recommend the best one for a newbie?
Geocaching Book Suggestions:
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Geocaching
The Joy of Geocaching: How to Find Health, Happiness and Creative Energy Through a Worldwide Treasure Hunt
How To Puzzle Cache
https://www.geocaching.com/about/glossary.aspx (best)

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GCPC EPISODE 468 – Understanding Earth Caches
EarthCache (Geocaching.com)
An EarthCache is a special geological location people can visit to learn about a unique feature of the Earth. EarthCache pages include a set of educational notes along with coordinates. Visitors to EarthCaches can see how our planet has been shaped by geological processes, how we manage its resources and how scientists gather evidence. Typically, to log an EarthCache, you will have to provide answers to questions by observing the geological location. For more information about EarthCaches visit http://www.earthcache.org/.

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GCPC EPISODE 467 – Is it Disrespectful To Geocache in a Cemetery?

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September 14, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
What is your feelings about geocaching in a cemetery? Are you allowed to in your state, country, etc.? If so should you? That is the discussion for tonight’s episode

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Hello Geocaching Podcasters
I heard remarks about geocaching in cemeteries on your shows, recall a story about a Pokemon-go ban in a cemetery on the basis that playing that game in a cemetery is disrespectful. This raises the question, is it disrespectful to geocache in a cemetery? I think the answer depends on who one asks, and what is being done or hidden, such as

* a cache placed on the fence in surrounding a cemetery, or just outside the cemetery.

* a cache placed in the grounds of cemetery, but in an area away from any grave stones.

* a cache placed near the grave marker.

* a mystery, virtual or multi-stage cache that requires finder to read information from the graves, and find a physical container away from the cemetery.

Thank you

stevenW54

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Thanks to StevenW54 for the show suggestion:

Stevenw54’s areas to discuss:

* a cache placed on the fence in surrounding a cemetery, or just outside the cemetery.

* a cache placed in the grounds of cemetery, but in an area away from any grave stones.

* a cache placed near the grave marker.

* a mystery, virtual or multi-stage cache that requires finder to read information from the graves, and find a physical container away from the cemetery.

Question for the hosts:

Are there other sensitive areas that should be avoided or not?

It’s okay for Pokemon but not geocaching or visa versa? Why?

Tennesee it’s Illegal for making any game in a cemetery. May not be completely true.
US Federal cemeteries have rules against game playing in cemeteries.
South Carolina went through a rather lengthy battle with the state lawmakers to the point where geocaching itself was targeted and nearly made illegal. No cemetery hides without permission.

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GCPC EPISODE 466 – How To Create A Great Multi-Cache

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September 07, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
What is a multi-geocache and what can make them great? Find out from tonight’s hosts on the finer points of making and hiding your very own multi geocache.

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I logged my 400th OpenCaching North America cache on Saturday (8/20), International Geocaching Day, and just 2 days after OCNA’s 6th anniversary.

Calvert County Meet n Greet (OU0A15/GC6JFZW) was hosted by Krip’s Curves and listed on both OpenCaching and Groundspeak.

Dave / DudleyGrunt

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What is a multi geocache?

What type of variations are there?
Stages can be Physical or Virtual:

Physical Stages: The cache owner has placed something at the location, such as a container, tag, or label. There is no minimum distance between stages within a single Multi-Cache.

Virtual Stages: The cache owner has not placed anything at the location. Instead, a geocacher gathers information from features already at the location, such as a sign or objects to count. Virtual stages can be used to bring geocachers to locations where leaving a physical stage is difficult or not allowed.

A Multi-Cache May Involve:

A container or object that provides coordinates
A formula for converting information found at stages to coordinates or clues
Counting objects at one of the stages
Simple arithmetic
Simple ciphering (example: A=1, B=2)
Multiple choice questions about something at the location
A simple field puzzle
A projection (using a compass bearing and distance from a specific point to determine the location of another specific point, usually a stage or final)

Should it be Listed as a Multi-Cache or a Mystery/Puzzle Cache?

– If a cache has multiple stages (virtual or physical) and can be found by reading the cache description and following the instructions in the field, it should be listed as a Multi-Cache.
– If working out the clues requires advanced work or is so complex that many will need outside assistance, then the cache should probably be listed as a Mystery/Puzzle Cache, even if it is multi-staged.
– If the listing coordinates are used to calculate a projection without the need to visit the location, it should be listed as a Mystery/Puzzle Cache. If a projection must be calculated in the field using bearing and distance from one of the stages, it should be listed as a Multi-Cache.

What make the difference between so-so and WOW!
What makes a so-so multi and what to avoid?
Why do multi caches seem to be avoided in the US but not in other parts of the world?

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