GCPC EPISODE 528 – Fun Facts, The History of Geocaching

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In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:

We delve deep into the past by exploring geocaching fun facts. Many you may never have heard before…

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 528 Show Notes

GCPC EPISODE 528 – Fun Facts, The History of Geocaching

Some of the topics we discussed tonight:
Geocaching was originally similar to the 160-year-old game letterboxing, which uses clues and references to landmarks embedded in stories.

Geocaching was conceived shortly after the removal of Selective Availability from the Global Positioning System on May 2, 2000, because the improved accuracy of the system allowed for a small container to be specifically placed and located.

The first documented placement of a GPS-located cache took place on May 3, 2000, by Dave Ulmer of Beavercreek, Oregon. The location was posted on the Usenet newsgroup sci.geo.satellite-nav as 45°17.460′N 122°24.800′W.

By May 6, 2000, it had been found twice and logged once (by Mike Teague of Vancouver, Washington). According to Dave Ulmer’s message, this cache was a black plastic bucket that was partially buried and contained software, videos, books, food, money, and a slingshot. A geocache and plaque called the Original Stash Tribute Plaque now sit at the site.

The activity was originally referred to as GPS stash hunt or gpsstashing. This was changed shortly after the original hide when it was suggested in the gpsstash eGroup that “stash” could have negative connotations and the term geocaching was adopted.

For more give the show a listen…

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NEWS:

It’s not too late to become an Official Space Explorer

Geocachers around the universe have been blasting off to add smilies and digital souvenirs to their profiles during this exciting adventure of Planetary Pursuit.
It’s not too late to earn up to 10 souvenirs to become an Official Space Explorer! Find different cache types to collect points on the Friend League between March 19 and April 8 and explore beyond what you know about geocaching…

Link: http://planetarypursuit.space/

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GCPC Mailbag…
Send your geocaching email to:GCPCMailbag@gmail.com

Hi,

Is there a way to map archived geocaches?

On the Geocaching.com site you can see caches mapped in a variety of settings: everything, your finds, your DNF’s with cache type filters.

But, how do you see what you have found in total including archived or disabled caches, and, more importantly, ALL previous caches in an area including archived or disabled ones?

I quite often read the description of a cache by a veteran who comments about one or more caches that used to be in a the same spot the current cache is replacing.

Thanks,
I LOVE the show usually binge-listening to the audio version.
Keep it up!! – Brian AKA “Slingworthy”

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GCPC EPISODE 527 – March 2018 Cacher Coffee

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In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:

The GCPC hosts get out their favorite beverage and discuss many of the current activities going on in the geocaching world.

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 527 Show Notes

GCPC EPISODE 527 – March 2018 Cacher Coffee

9 Tips for responsible cache maintenance
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/06/9-tips-for-responsible-cache-maintenance/

Planetary Pursuit launch support (aka FAQ)
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2018/02/planetary-pursuit-launch-support-aka-faq/

Release Notes (Website: Attributes) – March 5, 2018
https://forums.geocaching.com/GC/index.php?/topic/347592-release-notes-website-attributes-march-5-2018/

For more give the show a listen…

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NEWS:

Greetings, fellow Earthlings,

The year is 2650. You are invited to join the Geocaching Explorers Club and be among the first geocachers to visit every planet in our Solar System earning souvenirs along the way. Find different geocache types to collect points on the Friend League between March 19 and April 8 and earn up to 10 new souvenirs to become an Official Space Explorer.

Visit the Friend League to activate your scoring control board and prepare to lift off on March 19.
Watch the Planetary Pursuit webpage for an FAQ to go live later today.
Link: http://planetarypursuit.space/

Yours in caching,

Chris
Geocaching HQ
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GCPC Mailbag…
Send your geocaching email to:GCPCMailbag@gmail.com

Hi Guys

Wonder if I can get some advice and your thoughts.

I have a cache (which Sarah TS has found recently) that has a high percentage of favourite points. Without giving too much away, it has multiple logbooks and the geocacher is required to sign the logbook for the day that they are there (ie if they find the cache on the 9th, then they need to sign the logbook for the 9th, if they find it on the 14th, then they need to sign the logbook for the 14th etc..)

From some of the online logs I’ve seen, finders have commented that it appears that some cachers have just signed the first logbook they have found, not for the date that they are there.

Most of me thinks, meh, no big deal. And it’s really not a big deal. But then part of me thinks, no, the instructions were pretty clear, they may have found the cache, but they’ve signed the wrong logbook.

Best course of action? Let it go, or is it grounds for deleting their log?

Great show, and I watch live when I can. Always appreciate the Southern Hemisphere view of things.

Cheers
Andrew
aka 2wombles

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