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GCPC EPISODE 501 – Issues With Geocaching Reviewers and More

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June 21st, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
the gang discuss the issue of possible consequences if you talk too boldly to geocaching.com and if you ever really should? Plus what type of issues geocachers have with Reviewers and more.

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#geocaching #geocachingpodcast #headhardhat #podcast

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

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GCPC EPISODE 501 Show Notes

What does it take to become a reviewer:
https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=87&pgid=278

Issues Geocachers Have With Reviewers
I the geocacher do not get what I want with my new attempt to hide a geocache
(instant conflict).

But geocacher XYZ was able to hide their geocache, why can’t I?
(differences in reviewer thinking, placements, interpretation of the guidelines, etc)

God Mode – Cuz I said So
Reviewers that dictate law because they can
Retort with facts (tons of facts) and not blatant flaming

More

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Nothing this week

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I don’t think I started listening until 2008, but I do recall listening via TalkShoe. I swear I remember when Darryl joined, but that might have been my listening to the back catalog when catching up.

Congrats on 500!

Happy Trails!
Dave / DudleyGrunt

Hey guys (and gals), This is GeekBoy.from.Illinois. I’ve been geocaching since July 3rd, 2006. While listening to your show #500, I heard you ask how long we had been listening. I started listening to Xpunkx back around show #5-10. I would call into Talkshoe almost every week to participate, and when I was near a computer, I would be in the chatroom. Way back at some point in the past, before Montu Rider joined the team, I was a silent member of the crew. I would monitor the chats and add questions & comments to the show notes so that Andy & Darryl didn’t have to watch both all the time. I kept up doing that all the way up until they moved away from Talkshoe. At several points it was debated if I should become an active host, but initially, Andy & Darryl were both in EST and I was in CST, it wasn’t a great fit. Then after Scott Berks came along, he is just a stone’s throw away from me, so I left the opportunities to geocachers from different areas to get a better distribution. I will have to dig through my old iTunes library to see how far back I still have episodes saved, as for a long time, I wasn’t ever deleting them.

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GCPC EPISODE 500 – GCPC History and Tons Of Geocaching Content

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June 14th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
It’s our 500th episode and even though our reunion show will be in another month or two I thought it would be fun to go over the GCPC history plus there is a ton of geocaching content to go through as well. Plus we have an unexpected but very welcome Scott Berks stop in and add his thoughts and insights to the show. Enjoy.

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GCPC EPISODE 500 Show Notes

History OF The Geocaching Podcast

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The Hosts of GCPC
XpunkX (2007 – 2013 – 6yrs.)
Darrylw4 (2007 – 2014 – 7yrs.)
Montu Rider (2010 – 2011 – 1yr.)
GeekBoy.from.Illinois -Talk Shoe Monitor
Geocaching Question of the Day segment – The Bad Cop
– LookOut Lisa
Headhardhat (2011 – present – 6yrs.+)
Dave Kent (2013 -2014 – 1 yr.)
Scott Berks (2013 – present – 4yrs.+)
Corey Stephens (2013 -2016 – 3yrs.)
Chad Courtney (2014 – present – 3yrs.+)
Sarah Teesdale-Spittle (2016 – present- 1yr.+)

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Hello Headhardhat,

We would appreciate if you could take a moment to answer just a few questions about geocaching so we can better serve you. We promise it will only take a minute.

Thanks for your help!
Your friends at Geocaching HQ
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The latest update includes more improvements to core functionality to the Geocaching® app and a few cool additions too…

First up, we’ve added DNF’s to the map! As a new feature to the Geocaching® app, we’re excited to see the caches we missed, so we can get back out there turn those frowns upside down. Once you find a cache you previously DNF’d, the yellow smiley will replace the DNF icon. DNF’s (Did Not Finds) will now have a separate icon making them easy to see on both the map and in Lists.

DNF’s are not always fun to log, but we like to use them as motivation to try again! Plus, they’re helpful to both the community and cache owner. Oftentimes it’s the journey to ground zero that’s the adventure, so log your DNF’s with pride. Add a comment below and share your best DNF story with other geocachers!

Next, we want you to know that we’ve been listening. After all, geocaching exists because of you, our community! That’s why we’re pleased to announce that you can now view Attributes in the app. A feature that many of you have been requesting!

The cache details page will display up to 5 Attributes with the ability to view more on a separate screen. Additionally, when saving cache info for offline use, Attributes will be included.

If you’re just joining the geocaching adventure, Attributes communicate what to expect at a cache location. For example, if a geocache requires tree climbing, you’ll see the tree icon. Attributes denote permissions, equipment required, hazards, terrain conditions, and more. Attributes are great for planning cache outings so that you can be prepared to earn that smiley!

As with all of our releases, we also make other small improvements and fix bugs. The 5.4 update includes an improved process for saving offline lists, easy access to the Help Center from the app, and more. Head to the Geocaching Forums to read about these updates.

We’d love to hear what you’re most excited about from the 5.4 release. Tell us in the comments below!

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Hello Geocaching Podcasters:

In response to the discussion about souvenirs in episode 499, I think that Munzee and other location based games may be generating peer pressure on Geocaching.com to create souvenirs.

A Munzee profile has both souvenirs and specials, plus new specials and/or souvenirs come up every few months, if not more frequently.

Pokemon Go profiles seems to contain a player’s collection of creatures and objects, while an Ingress profile contains statistics and medals.

People seem to like rewards, even if they only exist in an online profile.
Steven W.
geocaching / munzee alias : stevenw54

Hi guys!

Even though you said in the last episode that you’ll move the celebrations for #500 for a few weeks, I still want to send you a congratulations-mail.

I think that’s a huge achievement. I didn’t listen to you all the way back in 2007 – hell, I didn’t even know Geocaching exists back then. I started listening at some point in the spring of last year, so I’m still kind of a new listener. Nevertheless, I always enjoy to get your perspectives on Geocaching, especially since I usually only get the perspective of my home country Germany.

All the best,
Andi aka badehaubendealer

Hello!

I was listening to episode 499 of GCPC this morning on my way to work. You mentioned that International Geocaching Day and International Earthcache day had been hit and miss over the last few years. To that I say “kinda”.

International Geocaching Day has been the third Saturday in August every year since 2011. I earned this one in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. I’m expecting to earn it again this year at the Going APE event which is that day. That should be a 3-souvenir day for me – Going APE mega souvenir, APE cache souvenir, and International Geocaching day souvenir. In 2013, it was a shared Souvenir with the 17th day of the 31 Days of Geocaching.

International Earthcache Day has been the second Sunday in October in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. They only missed 2013. We Canadians take issue with this one because it falls on Thanksgiving Sunday up here which is usually a day to spend with family and have Thanksgiving dinner. Mmmmmm turkey!

I’m expecting both to repeat this year.

Brilang (Brian Lang)

Thanks for correcting my recollection. I think I missed a couple because I wasn’t made aware of them.

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GCPC EPISODE 499 – Geocaching.com’s Souvenirs Past and Present

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June 7th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
With the soon to be 2017 Summer Promotion on the near horizon. We thought it would be a great time to go over what this entails and review over souvenirs of the past.

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GCPC EPISODE 499 Show Notes

All Geocaching.com Souvenirs
https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=89&pgid=792#eventsouvenirs2017

Geocaching’s 2017 summer promotion.

Greetings, fellow treasure seekers!

It’s time to give you a heads up about Geocaching’s 2017 summer promotion.

Spanning the globe and the seven seas, all ages can enjoy geocaching in a fun, new way this summer. The infamous Captain Mary Hyde is challenging geocachers to build a crew and claim the treasure unknown!

Her ship, The Golden Cache, was the fiercest, and the bearded buccaneers and sea legged sailors reported to her. Legend has it that she ruled the high seas for many years, and found no shortage of riches throughout her reign.

We’ve come upon a battered letter, found in a bottle on the shore near Geocaching HQ, with the infamous crest of Captain Mary Hyde.

It seems there is one last treasure yet to be found. Make yer way through a four week souvenir journey to find the lost treasure of Mary Hyde. Up to six digital souvenir moments are up for grabs, and on Geocaching.com is something new to be had…

July 15-16 – Build your crew by attending or hosting an event and earn a souvenir. The more friends you have on Geocaching.com, the easier it will be to keep sailing on…

July 17-23 – Though the treasure may seem far away, if you work together you’ll earn the first map piece one day.

July 24-30 – Don’t be afraid to take the lead, to earn the next map piece you already have everything that you need.

July 31-August 6 – When you work with a crew, earning the third map piece becomes easier to do.

August 7-13 – Challenge yourself to earn the last piece, or else the search for lost treasure will never cease.

Visit the Geocaching Blog for more about Captain Mary Hyde and her lost treasure. More clues are forthcoming in the coming weeks as the mystery unfolds.

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GCPC EPISODE 498 – May 2017 Cacher Coffee

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May 31st, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The GCPC hosts get together, drink some libations and discuss just about anything geocaching with this month’s cacher coffee. Stop on by and give us a listen.

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GCPC EPISODE 498 Show Notes

Chad’s Worldwind Geocaching Tour 2017

Sarah’s Stories

Evince is no more…

A reminder that if you use Evince as the checker in any of your mystery caches you need to find an alternative. Sadly this is apparently because the founder and website owner is deceased http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php… If you are attempting to solve such a cache and need to verify coordinates a polite message to the owner explaining the situation and asking them to check them for you is appropriate.

Archiving of Locationless caches…
https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=127&pgid=890

HeadHardHat’s Discussions

HACK YOUR HIKE WITH THIS ARDUINO PUZZLE GEOCACHE
http://hackaday.com/2017/05/03/hack-your-hike-with-this-arduino-puzzle-geocache/

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My name is Michael Egan, and I’m emailing you on behalf of MaritimeInjuryCenter.com. In light of National Drowning Month (May), I was hoping you might have some room for our information on The Geocaching Podcast.

A little about myself: I served US Marine Corp and US Navy units in The Gulf War. During shipboard firefighting training, I severely injured my knee on an open scuttlebutt. Later on during my service in the Persian Gulf, I became ill and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, likely due to toxic chemical exposure. I’m now a Disabled Veteran.

I help Maritime Injury Center in advocating for mariners, merchant marines and veterans alike. Now more than ever, I think it’s important everybody to understand the significance of the Jones Act and how it affects people lost at sea. You can find out more about the Jones Act at maritimeinjurycenter.com/jones-act/.

I applaud that work you’ve done at geocachingpodcast.com. For National Drowning Month, I would ask that you consider including Maritime Injury Center as a resource, supporting both maritime workers and our armed forces.

If you have questions or need copy, please let me know. If I don’t hear back, is it okay to try again in a week or so?

All the very best,

Michael
Semper Fi
Michael K. Egan
USN Petty Officer 3rd Class Disabled Veteran

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GCPC EPISODE 497 – Geocaching Dashboard and Profile Update

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May 17th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The GCPC crew discuss the new additions and updates for the Geocaching.com website and app.

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GCPC EPISODE 497 Show Notes

Make friends with the updated Profile and Dashboard
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/05/make-friends-with-the-updated-profile-and-dashboard/

Core improvements to the Geocaching® app
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/05/core-improvements-to-the-geocaching-app/

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From Al Van Dyke (unclecacher)

Just thought I’d share with you my favorite muggle story. Two of us were caching a series along a levy on the Ohio river that had a hike bike trail along the top. As we were hunting one of the containers, a man and woman (husband and wife?) came walking by.

The person I was caching with was brand new to caching, so he just continued searching as if they were not there (muggle unaware). As they approached the lady asked me what we were doing. Probably because I had stopped hunting when I noticed them approaching waiting for them to pass before continuing my search.

Before I could reply, the man said to her “Oh, they’re geocaching”. I would have liked to ask him if he was a cacher or, if not, how he knew about it. But they just kept walking right past me making it obvious they had no desire to stop and chat. That day I learned sometimes the best way to deal with muggles is to just ignore them and plunge ahead.

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GCPC EPISODE 496 – Geocaching Muggles Over The Years

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May 10th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The GCPC hosts discuss the delicate situations when geocaching muggles are involved. What is a Muggle and why should geocachers be cautious around them? Find out with us as we talk about this.

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GCPC EPISODE 496 Show Notes

How To Deal With Geocaching Muggles

Muggle Wiki – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muggle

What is a muggle?
A muggle in geocaching terms is a person who does not know what geocaching is.
In their eyes we can look odd, crazy, or even suspicious.

A general thinking about muggles:
From the Forums:

“I’m pretty new to Geocaching, so I’m hoping the community can help explain something to me – why the general feeling that Geocaching must be hidden from Muggles?
Is it just because of how often non-players may steal/damage/move a cache?
Or is it an exclusivity thing?
Thanks!”

Theft or vandalization of geocaches.

How has muggles changed over the years.
Discussion:

Geocaching when it was a more secret game.
Being much more covert back then

Types of Muggles – a sort of classification:

The Oblivious Muggle
This type of muggle just goes along it’s daily life completely oblivious of geocaching as a whole. They are most likely to just stumble upon you while geocaching. Usually too wrapped up with what they are doing to even notice you.

The Semi-Curious Muggle
These muggles are fairly aware of their surroundings and may notice a geocacher if they are not known to them. They may catch your body language and just out of curiosity may come up to you and ask what you are doing.

The Lingerer Muggle
These are one of the most frustrating muggles to geocachers. Lingerers usually stand or sit right next to a geocache minding their own business. When this happens you have to just wait until they leave before approaching ground zero.

“Murphy’s Law of muggles: If there is a muggle anywhere within 500ft of a geocache, they will be standing at ground zero”

The Whistle Blower
This is the muggle geocachers dread. It is usually the nosey neighbor that has to know every person walking up and down the street. They start to panic if an unfamiliar car of person is in their field of view and they are also the first people to call the police just because they can. Note some whistleblowers call the police just to be recognized as a good citizen and won’t think twice calling the authorities just to be in the spotlight.

The Active Anti-cacher
While they general have an idea of what it is, they don’t accept it as they way you describe it and associate many potential negatives towards it and do things like, actively destroy containers, promote it as organized littering, go so far as having social media campaigns against it because it destroys nature.

Just Found This Today. Flattered they used my work… :)
http://www.wikihow.com/Deal-With-Geocaching-Muggles
From My YouTube Video – GeoSnippits Geocaching Videos-How To Deal With Geocaching Muggles from September of 2010

Why Do Geocachers Look Suspicious To Muggles?
– We hunch over
– Strange Devices
– Our Body Posture – Looking over our shoulder
– Geocache with Confidence

Muggle Ideas
– GPS as a phone
– Construction Worker Vest
– Clipboard
– Approached by a muggle – what to do?
– Don’t lie, especially to official muggles.
– Tell them about geocaching
– Pamphlet!

Above All – USE COMMON SENSE!

LEO Encounters and People of Authority
You are not doing anything illegal, unless you are. Trespassing, etc.
Don’t Lie – Tell the truth
Have spare pamphlets in your pack

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GCPC EPISODE 495 – Really Great Travel Bug Hotels

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May 3rd, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The GCPC gang discuss Travel Bugs and what makes a really great Travel Bug Hotel.

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Pinterest Travel Bug Hotel Examples
https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=geocaching%20travel%20bug%20hotel&rs=typed&term_meta[]=geocaching%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=travel%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=bug%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=hotel%7Ctyped

Travel Bug Hotel Creativity

Pinterest has hundreds of examples of TB Hotels that you can make your own. You are limited to your resources and imagination.
Go over examples of different TB Hotels featured:
Giant Birdhouse – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/209910032608734278/
Pipe Cover – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/358880664029729529/
Cute Ammo Box – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/422142165059161156/
Actual Model Hotel – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/358880664041299033/
Elevated Hotel – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/358880664032312975/
Hotel in the Woods – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/358880664031419127/
Electrical Box – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/503066220857722697/
Guard Rail TB Hotel

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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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GCPC EPISODE 494 Show Notes

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)

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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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GCPC EPISODE 493 Show Notes

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

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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).

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 492 Show Notes

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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