GCPC EPISODE 494 – April 2017 Cacher Coffee

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April 26th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The hosts pull stories out of the air because it is April Cacher Coffee where anything is up for grabs in discussion.

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Geocaching Blog:
A new logging experience is coming to Geocaching.com
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/04/test-a-new-logging-experience-is-coming-to-geocaching-com/

Hastings Tribune:
Caching in on the great outdoors
http://www.hastingstribune.com/news/caching-in-on-the-great-outdoors/article_db85453e-2913-11e7-b37e-87751ffe54c6.html

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Sarah, Happy ANZAC day to you!

http://maritime-executive.com/article/anzac-day-photos-from-april-25-1915

I’m a fan of the Geocache Podcast and I recall you mentioning ANZAC day during a show and your fellow hosts having no idea what it was. I know, and do very much appreciate ANZAC and this day. I’m a former Navy Sailor and used to be stationed in the South Pacific on Guam. I’ve been to Australia a couple times, but not NZ and hope to take my family there someday. Years back I was seeking orders to the U.S. Comms Station in Christchurch, but that facility has since closed and I didn’t make it there.

When I used to work at the Pentagon in Washington DC, the long hallways and corridors are covered in history and displays, and my favorite hallway holds the tribute to ANZAC and all the various battles that USA and NZ have fought side-by-side.

I enjoy the show. Thanks.

Terry Meier (Terry209)

NEWS:

3,000,000 Geocaches Await World’s Treasure Seekers

Celebrate the evolution of geocaching with the Big Blue Switch souvenir!

Geocaching has evolved, and so have geocachers. On May 2nd, we’re celebrating the 17th anniversary of the birth of geocaching with a Big Blue Switch souvenir! Find any geocache or attend any event on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 and you’ll earn a new digital souvenir for your geocaching profile!

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/04/celebrate-the-evolution-of-geocaching-with-the-big-blue-switch-souvenir/#more-40167

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GCPC EPISODE 493 – Preparing For Geocaching Events

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April 12th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We discuss all the important things about getting ready to attend geocaching events. Helpful hints to get as much out of an event as possible.

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Pulled From Project-GC
GC6HGXV GeoWoodstock XV 2017-05-27 Mega-Event Cache United States / North Carolina / Haywood County (NC) 1304

GC6A1AA MOGA 2017 2017-04-22 Mega-Event Cache United States / Kansas / Riley County (KS) 461

GC6R9J1 Midwest Geobash 2017 2017-07-15 Mega-Event Cache United States / Ohio / Fulton County (OH) 282

GC6PVZW Geocoinfest 2017… Welcome Aboard! 2017-10-14 Mega-Event Cache United States / California / Los Angeles County (CA) 256

GC6ZBHT Going Ape 2017 2017-08-19 Mega-Event Cache United States / Washington / Kittitas County (WA) 224

GC6VT45 Going Caching 2017: Spy Games 2017-10-07 Mega-Event Cache United States / Georgia / Floyd County (GA) 223

GC6TKHJ West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h 2017 2017-08-12 Mega-Event Cache United States / Wisconsin / Washington County (WI) 218

GC6M2V0 Oamaru Geofest 2017 21/10/2017 New Zealand, South Island, Oamaru
(Not got MEGA status yet, but here’s hoping – 213 will attends so far).

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From: Merlin1392, aka Tim Green
Guys and gals,
I really like listening to the show, and especially like the foreign perspective of InfoFerret. However, could Andy please stop bashing the Geocaching App? I know Sonny hates LPC’s, but when it was minus 7, snowy, windchill about minus 20. and I wanted to find a quick cache, the LPC was the perfect fit! Do I look for them frequently, no. Do I even like them, No! However, they do server their purpose. They keep streaks going, and fulfill puzzles, when the skill and thrill is in the puzzle or WhereIgo and not the cache.

Likewise, I mostly cache with a GPSr, but recently have been doing more urban caching, and using my iPhone. When the new app came out, I jumped in, seeing the handwriting on the wall. As a basic tool for finding caches, it works well. I happen to like the new drafts feature, so that I can leave a simple note and compose a good log upon returning home. I mostly use the app to bring up Google Maps to route me to the area of the cache, then I switch to my GPSr.

That said, I’ve recently come into some free itunes credits, and made the jump to Cachly. I find Cachly much more comprehensive, which is usually beyond what I need to find a cache, but it’s growing on me. Today while caching I started with Cachly, but switched to the Geocaching App for the trail guides, and compass to finish off a DNF (the tree was recently removed!) I have many tools in my toolbox, including at least seven different hammers. The right tool for the right job!

Your caching experience is beyond the “starter” nature of the Geocaching App. That doesn’t make it a bad app, nor even an incomplete one. It serves an audience it was designed for, and as users gain experience they can move to the many other options available.

Thanks for an interesting show, but please give Geocaching HQ credit for creating a starter App for beginning cachers. Maybe someday it will be more, but for the sake of beginners, I hope not.
Merlin1392, aka Tim Green
Rockford, Michigan

NEWS:

Hi everyone,

We have released a new feature called Send to Garmin. With this feature, Premium members can now send a list of caches to their Garmin GPS device with the click of a button. Here’s how it works:

Download the latest version of Garmin Express.
Search for geocaches you want to find.
Add those caches to a list.
Visit My Lists.
Select Send to Garmin in the (…) menu.
Unplug and go geocaching.
This feature should work with any geocaching-enabled Garmin GPS device supported by Garmin Express.

We shared this news via Release Notes in our forums, and will announce it more widely in coming days via our newsletter and the Geocaching Blog.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Yours in caching,

Chris Ronan
Geocaching HQ

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GCPC EPISODE 492 – Creating Your Film For GIFF 2017

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April 5th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast: the hosts discuss their experience with making video and come up with helpful suggestions for geocachers that wish to submit this years GIFF (Geocaching International Film Festival).

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LINK – https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/04/6-tips-for-submitting-a-film-to-giff/

Geocaching International Film Festival 2016

The Geocaching International Film Festival is returning for another year of epic geocaching moments captured on camera.

If you’re a filmmaker, a geocacher, or something in between, GIFF 2017 is your chance to have your geocaching film viewed by thousands of people on movie screens all over the world. Submissions are due August 1, 2017.

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Hi Guys!

Now that Geocaching.com has announced the Ape Cache will be re-activated at the 2017 Going Ape event, you have your work cut out for you. Y’all have to start the drumbeat, lead the band and any other metaphor you can think of to boost the “will attends” for the event to Giga status.

Just think, the historic reactivation of the Ape Cache along with the Western Hemisphere’s first Giga Event will simply be epic! Many cachers will be able to get an two-fer on just one “iconic” trip. (See what I just did there?)

So call your contacts at Geocaching.com, find out what it takes to attain Giga status, and get it started. Sign up yourselves, sign up your friends and get everybody you know and everybody they know to sign up (even if they don’t think they can make it). North America needs this to happen!

Keep up the good work.

Data Wrangler

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