GCPC EPISODE 505 – Geocaching Muggles: Past and Present

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July 26th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
InfoFerret is taking a well deserved night off but fear not Mr. Scott Berks is back from his summer hiatus! Tonight we discuss the difference in Muggles of today and from years past within geocaching.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

We meet on Wednesday nights at 9:30PM ET at http://www.geocachingpodcast.com/live so you can see us record the show live and join in the chat room. See you there!

#geocaching #geocachingpodcast #headhardhat #podcast
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GCPC EPISODE 505 Show Notes

When out geocaching it is bound to happen. An encounter is inevitable and how you conduct yourself will in many cases dictate how the encounter will end. No we are not talking about wildlife this time but muggles. Just being prepared will help.

In years past:
Geocaching was a much more secretive activity which dictated more seclusive techniques to keep away from muggles.
The main tool of the time was an actual GPS unit.
Was a time of higher overall paranoia and suspicion of everyone.
Geocachers worked on stealth when it came to finding a geocache in a muggle prone environment.
It was not uncommon to have clothing items and props to help blend into the area when geocaching.
Example: construction vests, hardhat and tags, clipboard, etc.

Muggles of the present:
A bit less paranoid of people in general.
Are getting more familiar with people playing augmented reality games on their smartphones: Ex. Ingress or Pokemon Go, etc.
Still suspicious of geocache containers
We encourage geocaching with confidence instead of stealth and looking to see if someone is looking at you.

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NEWS:

Second “Message in a Bottle” was sent out on Monday July 24th.
Sail alone to collect 10 gold coins and earn the second map piece souvenir

Ahoy matey’s! Your journey has begun with one piece of the map, but three souvenirs remain for you to unwrap. So this week, don’t be afraid to take the lead, to earn the next map piece you already have everything that you need!

Find a trackable or drop one anew, you’ll earn 10 coins for every one that you do. Individually collect 10 gold coins from July 24-30 to earn the second map piece souvenir! Savvy?

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/07/the-journeys-begun-and-your-ships-underway/

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I wrote when Andy was spending too much time criticizing the Geocaching App, so it is right and proper to acknowledge the good things in life as well. And by that I mean that Andy has gone above and beyond to demonstrate marked appreciation for the current efforts of geocaching.com.

I agree that journalism should present the good and the bad, and it is one of your responsibilities to point out deficiencies, or better, suggest continued improvements. I also agree that the geocaching app is not Cachly, GSAK, or one of the more favored geocaching apps, but it does hit the mark for basic caching and has made significant improvements in the recent past.

Kudos to them for their continued efforts, and kudos to Andy for acknowledging the good and the bad. Thanks for all you do for geocaching!
Merlin1392

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GCPC EPISODE 504 – July 2017 Cacher Coffee

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July 192th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We have our monthly Cacher Coffee were we kick back, enjoy a libation and discuss geocaching subjects of interest.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

We meet on Wednesday nights at 9:30PM ET at http://www.geocachingpodcast.com/live so you can see us record the show live and join in the chat room. See you there!

#geocaching #geocachingpodcast #headhardhat #podcast
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GCPC EPISODE 504 Show Notes

Stories from our GCPC Hosts:

Easy Access:
https://www.geocaching.com/play/friendleague

Geocachers to unite in the Maritimes
http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/1485683-geocachers-to-unite-in-the-maritimes

Quick read: Diligent police work ends in empty geocaching container
http://www.aberdeennews.com/news/local/quick-read-diligent-police-work-ends-in-empty-geocaching-container/article_d60a5fb2-667c-11e7-bd7f-0b9b4d3580ce.html
Talk about a whole lot of nothing of a report. – HHH

Forest Sprite Beacon: A Night Time Geocaching Device launches Kickstarter Campaign!

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3418881

Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1168705088/forest-sprite-beacon-night-time-geocaching-and

HHH Thoughts — If anything looks this much like a bomb to the public I could see this instantly being a problem.

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NEWS:

First “Message in a Bottle” was sent out on Monday July 17th.
Collect 30 gold coins to earn the first map piece souvenir
Buccaneers unite! With pirate events behind us, it is time to gather your crew and set sail.

We received a second message in a bottle signed by the infamous Mary Hyde. This week you need all your seaworthy men and women. On the Friend League collect a combined total of 30 gold coins from July 17 to July 23 together with your crew to earn the souvenir with the first map piece!

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/07/you-have-1-new-message-in-a-bottle/

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Hello fellow geocaching podcasters!

I have made a travel bug whose mission is to get to all of the hosts of the geocaching podcasts. Information about each podcast is included on the travel bug page, https://coord.info/TB7J1MQ. Feel free to follow along with its travels or mention it on your show if you like. I hope it makes it to each and every one of you.

Keep up all the great work you all do on your podcasts!

Sherminator18 from Geocache Talk

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GCPC EPISODE 503 – New Geocaching Friend League and Geocaching Community

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July 12th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Chad is out “On Assignment” so Sarah T-S and Headhardhat and Scott Berks discuss the new Geocaching Friend League and what exactly is the Geocaching Community.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

We meet on Wednesday nights at 9:30PM ET at http://www.geocachingpodcast.com/live so you can see us record the show live and join in the chat room. See you there!

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GCPC EPISODE 503 Show Notes

Hello everyone,

I want to give you a quick heads up about today’s Geocaching.com update. The release includes the website’s newest feature: Friend League.

The Friend League is a leaderboard that shows geocaching activity of you and your geocaching friends. If you log a cache or attend an event, you collect points in the form of gold coins.

This feature goes hand in hand with The Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde. To earn the souvenir with the first map piece, you and your crew have to collect 30 gold coins during July 17-23. (Read more about the Mary Hyde souvenirs on the Geocaching Blog.)

The rules for earning gold coins change every Monday at 5 am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time), Noon UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). At that time, the Friend League will refresh and the gold coin count goes back to zero.

Friend League is a test feature. We’ll evaluate usage and feedback during The Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde before deciding how this functionality might be used in the future.

Yours in caching,

Chris Ronan
PR Manager
Geocaching HQ
Pirates on the lookout: Introducing the Friend League
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/07/pirates-on-the-lookout-introducing-the-friend-league/

Play Friend League
https://www.geocaching.com/play/friendleague

Geocaching Community

What is Community?

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Nothing this week.

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GCPC EPISODE 502 – Geocaching Hydration Tips

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July 5th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
It’s extremely hot in the US and different parts of the world. Thought it would be good to not only remind everyone to stay hydrated when geocaching but also to actually discuss what hydration is and give good advice for keeping it with your outdoor activities.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

We meet on Wednesday nights at 9:30PM ET at http://www.geocachingpodcast.com/live so you can see us record the show live and join in the chat room. See you there!

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GCPC EPISODE 502 Show Notes

10 WARNING SIGNS THAT YOUR BODY IS LACKING WATER
https://ladiesnutrition.com/2017/02/25/warning-signs-body-lacking-water/

The benefits of drinking water
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/526991593882084324/

6 Foods That Keep You Hydrated
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/55591376633561379/

Best Hydration Packs
http://bestreviews.com/5-best-hydration-packs

Best CamelBaks
http://bestreviews.com/best-camelbaks

Bottled Water Tips
Zip Ties
Paracord Water Bottle Holder
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AZJfWxsfM5D8jg9Bta7fxsjkCi2Rer7iu0_WBN9SUNj0aCgnCkVFI0E/
Leaving water along your trail so that you don’t have to carry the entire trip

WATER Tips and Suggestions

Just remember to take some with you! And drink it!

NEWS:

Podcacher #600 Episode Message

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Nothing this week.

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