GCPC EPISODE 484 – How Is Geocaching Being Communicated To Others

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January 25th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Our hosts discuss how geocaching is being communicated to others and how it has changed over the years.

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GC HQ is excited to tell you the geocaching world has a new Giga-Event: GREAT MORAVIA 2017 in Czech Republic. The event is held September 2, 2017. The event went Giga just moments ago.

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GCPC EPISODE 483 – Evil Geocache Stories

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January 18th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Our band of geocaching hosts get together to discuss sorted Evil Geocache Stories. Ah to reminisce those wondrous moments of torment and gleeful satisfaction that can depend if you are trying to find or hide an evil geocache.

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NEWS:

Introducing offline maps for Premium members!

Because your Premium membership makes geocaching possible, we want you to be the first to know about our newest (and most requested!) feature: offline maps in the Geocaching® app!

With offline maps, you can navigate to geocaches without an internet connection — rather important for a game played in the great outdoors, eh? Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Select a geocache list or create a new one.*
Step 2: Save the list for offline use.
Step 3: Get outdoors! Offline maps will be there to guide you to the next geocache on your list.

Nic has launched a go fund me to try get Cachly set up for Android…

Are you an Android device user and want to be able to use Cachly?

Here’s your chance.

https://www.gofundme.com/cachly-android

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GCPC EPISODE 482 – Things I Wish I’d Known When I Starting Out Geocaching

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January 11th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The gang discuss geocaching with the perspective of hindsight as they talk about tips and ideas they wish they had known when first starting geocaching. A great discussion to be sure.

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HHH:
Point of Reference
The actual hide itself and how they can be hidden
Different container types
Understanding the difficulty of a hide

SB:
LPC’s are not the coolest thing you’ll ever see
Wearing shorts/flip flops into the woods to cache is NOT a good idea
What poison ivy looks like
When hiking all day in the summer, 2 12oz water bottles are NOT enough

TAZ:

INFO:
Mine are more things to think about, rather than ‘power searching tips’…
Re-read the cache page, hints and the logs to see if there’s something there that can help you when you’re at the location.
A DNF is not an admission of failure, but to maximise your chances, look for geocaches that have been found recently, and by people with just a few finds.
Different people play this game / sport / obsession in different ways, and that’s perfectly fine.

Here are a few suggestions from other NZ cachers I asked for ideas:
Don’t rely too much on the technology – stand back, take a breath, trust your instincts, what looks out of place, where would I hide it……. be aware that coordinates may well be inaccurate, especially under trees.
The quickest route to a cache isn’t necessarily in a straight line – don’t forget to look at the map!
Go to events and meet other cachers to get a better understanding of the Geo world, great for teamwork and solving those pesky caches that elude you.
If something looks out of place, it probably is. Geocaches are often right in front of you. A fake looking dog poo (or chewing gum) may not actually be fake – Act with extreme caution…sticks are your friend!
A good cache deserves an appreciative log. Tells the person who placed it, took lots of way point readings and time writing it up that you enjoyed it. TFTC or easy find is like saying “Meh” (OK, I was guilty of that at the start)…

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GCPC EPISODE 481 – Geocaching 2017 Resolutions and Rants

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January 4th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Well it’s that time of year for diet plans, end of the world concepts and of course resolutions. So tonight we pull in a mixed group of hosts to discuss last years geocaching rants and this years resolutions. Should be in for a fun discussion for sure.

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Greetings Geocaching Podcasters,

Some of you have electronically added name tags that include either a picture or an avatar. However I can not make out the details, and I am a bit curious about your choices.

Taz, is that a ninja or a swordsman with either the sun or the moon in your avatar? Is there a story behind your choice?

Scott, your image shows you wearing a red hat, is the hat significant?

Thank you for your answers, the shows, and have a great holiday season.

Steven
geocaching name: stevenw54

NEWS:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/88130040/huge-sendoff-for-andrew-reinders-victim-of-hawera-truck-crash
I (and others in the NZ Geocaching community) knew him as waiiti20. I didn’t know him well, but he was a regular at many Wellington events. I realised I’d ‘made it as a geocacher’ when he contacted me for a hint on a cache I’d found and he was having problems with!

N.b. the print version of this was the front page of today’s Dominion Post and included the coordinates for his final resting place!

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Guest Host:Guest Hosts:
Adam Schoenwald Alias: Cloak.n.dagger
Jesse Lunsford Alias: Memfis Mafia

HHH:
RANTS:
Lack of progress with Geocaching.com in general.
Can’t get the existing app up to date let alone new features
No progress with the game itself. Same ole Same ole
Rejuvenate our game, sport and obsession – geocaching is dated.
Create a Clean-up of Archived and Should Be Archived program
Clean up the geo-trash to make way for new geocaches to be placed.
Cito our own game even with the result of having less active geocaches.

RESOLUTIONS:
Be more active both actively and promoting geocaching in a more positive light
There is a balance where you can promote and voice opinions.
Putting out some quality caches worth favorite points to help generate interest in our area.

SB:
RANTS:
So many abandoned caches out there from the surge in 2010+
GC still not having great search tools, maps, etc.
RESOLUTIONS:
More forest time this year
More than 1300 cache finds (2016 count), my worst year since 2010
5 months away (May) from 100 months in a row with an FTF

TAZ:
RANTS:
A lot of great rants already taken here – Poor quality caches put out by newbies is always a good complaint.
Reviewers – Is it required to have a stick firmly implanted in ones arse to become a reviewer or what? Putting out a puzzle cache that is as near self explanatory as it can be and then being asked to explain how to solve it per the guidelines (which yes it’s now in the guidelines), and then having to solve what the Anagram because they think it might be a bad word – WTF? It was ‘Insures – Bras Stuck’ and the coordinates are over a Starbucks on Sunrise. Ended up publishing it a day late because of that. I’d hate to see what some of the ones that take a Rocket Scientist to solve have to go through now.
RESOLUTIONS:
Uhmm… Repeat last year’s’ resolution of cutting my open Jasmer in ½ – Already booked a flight to Atlanta to get Lake Lanier on the way to Geowoodstock.
Get more caches in 2017 than 2016 (lowest full year to date – though probably the best quality cache average)

INFO:
RANTS:
People who leave laminated plastic cards in caches, how difficult is it just to sign the log? All they do is clutter up the caches. Pathtags, however are an entirely different matter!
RESOLUTIONS:
To continue logging all DNF’s
To finish off the DGSC challenge (a stretch target as I need to walk about 250km and find another 300 caches with D/T rating both 2.5 or higher)
To get to Oamaru Geofest 2017 (currently at 147 will attends – hopefully it will have MEGA status by October)
And most importantly, not to annoy you guys so much that I get booted off the show!

MEMFIS:
RANTS: cache maintenance and permission – it is not that hard to maintain your caches or get permission. As a cache finder – just log a needs maintenance if one is needed; It is helpful for other cachers.

RESOLUTIONS:
Find less caches, well sort of – actually since our streak is over we will go after more specific caches. We can focus on exactly what we want – extreme for me and also our geodates.
Jasmer
150 5x5s
Colorado County Challenge
Traditional and non-Traditional Fizzy
Not really a goal but – Go to GW15

CND:
Rants: Groundspeak Reviewers “Definition of rules” across multiple states vary as much are there are geocaches. I can hide one type of cache in one state, but that same exact type of cache can’t be hidden in another.

Change the rules for people who only write TFTC or use emoji for a digital logging.

People that put trash in geocaches as swag.

Resolutions:
Cease to hide traditional hides, instead only focus on Letterboxes, Night caching and whereigos.
Complete either OK or MO county caches
Attend a few megas
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