GCPC EPISODE 516 – The Changing Seasons of Geocaching
Want to thank Sarah for tonight’s show idea.
Concept, we talk about the weather all the time but how does it affect us as the weather changes around us?
Topics – please fill in what you would like.
What weather will you absolutely not go geocaching in? What is your favorite?
Why is it that there are so many fair weather geocachers and yet others it does not bother at all? Where do you have to come from?
How weather affects us personally during different parts of the year.
What changes in your geocaching pack during different seasons.
2017 has been a fun year for geocaching: we celebrated 3 Million Active Geocaches, went geocaching around the globe with Where’s Signal the FrogⓇ, and found pirate booty with The Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde. But it’s time to start looking ahead.
Let’s make 2018 the best year ever! To get us off to a good start, we’re announcing two new souvenirs: one to celebrate your last cache of 2017, and one to celebrate your first cache of 2018!
How can I earn both souvenirs?
Find a geocache or attend an event on December 31, 2017 to earn the Last Cache of 2017 souvenir.
Find a geocache or attend an event on January 1, 2018 to earn the First Cache of 2018 souvenir.
GCPC EPISODE 515 – What Does It Take To Make A Quality Geocaching Video?
Keeping with the spirit of the GIFFs. We thought we would give our tips and opinions on what it takes to make a quality geocaching video.
Options have changed over the years. We have the king of videos YouTube which still holds the majority of geocaching videos. Over the years we had large camcorders, smaller camcorders, Digital Cameras, Point and Shoot Cameras and of course smart phones in all shapes and sizes. – Go over what we used in the past to record videos.
When I started doing GeoSnippits back in 2008 there were only a few geocaching videos on YouTube. Now when you search you will see over 355,000!
Well, the 2017 GIFF was last weekend, forgot to mention it in last weeks show I hope you all attended.
A link to the finalists videos:
Which one was your favourite? Why?
GCPC Mailbag…Send your geocaching email to:
Just wanted to write a quick note to say welcome back, and you guys were missed. Thanks for coming back with one of your quiz shows. Every one of these shows has me laughing out loud, typically right you before you blow the horn on someone.
Keep up the good work
Barry (Master Sergeant USMC)
HHH: Discussion point to each host:
What is the single most revolutionary (person, experience or thing) you have witnessed within your history of geocaching?
SB: Geocaching Vloggers 40th birthday!
What did you do with your Mary Hyde code?
TAZ: Your favorite geocaching experience: An Event, A trip, A geocaching trail, A specific geocache.
INFO: If you’re going on a road trip with one or more friends, how do you split the costs? Equal shares? Driver has the running costs of the car, so the passengers buy petrol / lunch / coffees etc? Something else entirely? What do you do if someone else joins the group for the day? Not sure there’s any one correct answer, but I thought it would be interesting to discuss.
Message Center now accepts additional file types
There are many good reasons to make use of the Message Center, because there is so much to talk about when it comes to geocaching:
It’s a great way to plan geocaching outings with your friends.
A good way to ask a friend for suggestions about the best geocaches in your area.
You can get a hint from the cache owner for an especially tricky hide.
And, because the Message Center is available in the Geocaching® app, you can submit your answers for Virtuals and EarthCaches right in the field.
We know that geocaching is better when players communicate with each other so we wanted to make that easier. The challenge, after all, should be in the adventure and not in the tools you use. That’s why we took some time to update and improve the Message Center.
GCPC Mailbag…Send your geocaching email to:
Hello Geocaching Podcasters,
It is good to see that the podcast has resumed after being in hiatus.
InfoFerret seems to have had quite a time traveling in Europe, and I too am surprised at the amount of vacation time she earns.
Hopefully the smoke from the California wine country fires is no longer an issue for Taz, One day I walked out of a building and the smell of that smoke was instantly noticeable, even though I would have to drive for a few hours to reach the area.
I hope to see you again soon, but don’t let the show stress any of you out.
geocaching name: stevenw54
So glad you guys are back– I’ve missed you!
I was listening to this week’s and heard Chad talking about the new geo-checker. He had a complaint and also a point about challenge caches.
His complaint was about the format of the checker and not being able to easily copy and paste into the “Personal Notes” section. He is right, and this is annoying. However, when you get a positive answer from the checker, it updates the “Corrected Coordinates’ on the page (the equivalent of hitting the little pencil next to the coordinates). It’s not a perfect solution, but you can easily copy these and paste them into your personal note.
The other comment he made was about how it would be nice if there were some marker for challenge caches or other caches that perhaps are “mystery”, but are at the posted coordinates (field puzzles, for example). He talked about changing the number by one small digit and that can certainly work. However, I’ve found you don’t have to change it at all. If you copy the posted coordinates and save them as “corrected coordinates” (By clicking the little pencil) it will look to the geocaching site like they are “corrected”. They will be displayed as “corrected” on the page (in italics) and more importantly, show the new “Corrected” icon on the map (Both online and in the Groundspeak app). I’ve been working on a “mystery cache” streak for a bit and found this was invaluable in keeping track of the ones that were “ready to go”. It’s an easy way to see them while you’re scouting the map.