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GCPC EPISODE 523 – Geocaching Story Time

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In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The east cost of the US is getting dumped on with snow. Including where Headhardhat lives. There is nothing like getting all your friends together with a hot chocolate and telling stories. So tonight we are going to do just that. Stop on by and reminisce about geocaching good times.

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 523 Show Notes

GCPC EPISODE 523 – Geocaching Story Time

Story ideas:
Scott
Jessie almost dying in a preserve
Scott falling out of a tree
Cacher passing out from Allergies in my car
Eating Bulls balls with Joshua at a Nebraska Mega
Having a gun in my face
Funniest geocache
Most Impressive Geocache
Geocache adventures
Weather geocaching experiences
Most unusual geocache
Bucket List Geocache
Reminisce Geocaching of the Past
Most ironic geocaching situation
INFO: From my other half 2 days ago…
For Sarah: There is a geocache in the tree just out of shot to the left foreground. Tao Dan Park.
Geocaching Junk. What is in your closet, car, etc.
Favorite geocaching item you no longer use.

TAZ427:
Almost being eaten by a snake twice on one day, and falling off a log while crossing over a bayou in February (the good thing was that there was a copperhead on the other end of the log that didn’t eat me.) Later was the encounter w/ a cottonmouth. And finally other cachers posting video’s of me on Facebook falling into the Bayou.
This past Sunday at Foresthill Bridge (740’ drop from road level to the American River below) grabbed a couple caches with my wife while my Son road his bike down the trails. It was supposed to be a 2.5 terrain, but turned into a 4.0T and that didn’t go over very well with my better half.
Man on horse w/ six-shooter telling me that I’m on his property…
Small tree on eroding edge of hill doesn’t exactly work out for a handhold

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Hi Guys (and InfoFerret),

My family and I are planning a trip to South Korea soon to visit a daughter who is over there teaching English. While not looking forward to the 14-hour nonstop flight, I am looking forward to finding my first cache in a new country that will also be my first cache in Asia and my first find in the eastern hemisphere.

One of the side trips we are taking will be to the DMZ (demilitarized zone) between North and South Korea. At the Joint Security Area (see link at https://ramblingwombat.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/the-joint-security-area-meeting-rooms/), there are several buildings that straddle the border. On a tour (military escort required), it is possible to go into one of these buildings, a conference room, and actually walk over to the North Korean side and have your picture taken! (What ever you do, don’t walk out that back door by mistake!)

Okay, here’s the deal. North Korea doesn’t have a cache. And I don’t have a virtual reward to place, nor do I know anyone who does. But if someone wants to contribute their virtual reward, I will provide all the needed info and coords on one condition: I get to log it.

So if you have a virtual reward to contribute to what should prove to be a historic cache, you can message me through geocaching.com. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Data Wrangler
Tallahassee, Florida

They need to read this!
Geocaching Steps into North Korea
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2012/02/geocaching-steps-into-north-korea/

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GCPC EPISODE 522 – Geocaching CO Expectations and Responsibilities

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In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We discuss a situation with our very own Infoferret in a situation that deals with a geocaching CO or Cache Owner. Then we take it a bit further with other CO situations.

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GCPC EPISODE 522 – Geocaching CO Expectations and Responsibilities

Infoferret gets her ‘Ranty pants’ on…
Whilst on holiday I logged a DNF (not a found it log) and as I was the 3rd person to DNF it, also a NM on one of this guy’s caches.
This was the e-mail response…I’ve deleted the details of the CO and the specific cache.
Hi
You recently logged a visit on one of our caches. Thanks for visiting
You also logged a “needs maintenance” log. This is to let you know we have done the miles and the result.
As part of our response, we choose to send this standard email to all authors of “needs maintenance” logs. We do not look for a reply.
This email signals the cache is now fixed.
We filter all DNF and “wet” logs for checking, a bookmark link is on effected cache page until fixed (we don’t need the extra log)..
Your “Found” log is deleted because log not signed.
We happily maintain our caches, to date; we have done over 1100 recorded maintenance visits of our own caches.
A long trip for you to get here? Probably is for the cache owner too We take the opportunity to suggest you consider do as many other players, being “Johnny on the spot”, and while not a requisite, why not contribute to the game and look at doing a fix. Because we own 1000+ caches, we appreciate all the help we get.
We are finding 75% of these we check, either did not really require our visit or have already been fixed by other cachers We say this on behalf of all cache owners. Besides the costs and frustration to cache owners, this also enhances the experience of fellow cache finders to follow.
We hope you were able to enjoy some of our caches.
Travel and cache safely.
Cheers
(NAME REMOVED)
CACHE LOGGED: (Name removed)
HOURS FROM HOME:7
RESULTING ACTION:archived

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NEWS:

With Signal’s trip to Australia only a few weeks away, it’s time to plan your events. Make sure to submit your Event Cache by January 12. Remember, you can earn the Australia Day 2018 souvenir by hosting or attending an event on January 26-28, 2018!

We’ve put together some tips to help spur inspiration for your own summer BBQ party–even if snow may be in the forecast for you.
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2018/01/signals-tips-for-barbecuing-whether-its-hot-or-cold/

Short Survey from Geocaching.com about their Newsletter.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdekXw7ulqM_i33SzU1FEnwIUjbwooEornOEAqMh7isG6j3jA/viewform

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Hi guys!

I’ve been into Geocaching for just a short time (2014) and thoroughly enjoy the game. We live in Northeastern Nevada and I have been trying to get more people interested in the game, but to no avail. Some people that I’ve talked with have tried it years ago and had forgotten about it and others haven’t heard about it, get excited about it when talking to them, yet I never see them again. We’ve hosted several meet and greets, as well as numerous CITO events, but the number of attendees has sharply dropped off to the point that we canceled the last CITO due to lack of people. My wife and I were the only ones that were going to be there. :( I guess my question is, how do I get more people interested in the game? The big thing around here now is the painted rocks that people hide in plain sight and are randomly found. I would think that there is a strong probability that the two hobbies would be very complimentary each other, yet I can’t find the interest for Geocaching. Any ideas? I’ll try to be in the chat room Wednesday night.
Thanks,
Bruce Cosens aka Team Dastardly

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GCPC EPISODE 521 – Holiday Recap and New Year Goals

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January 03, 2018

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Let old acquaintance be forgot and new acquaintance be remade. It’s our holiday end of year geocaching discussion.

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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 521 – Holiday Recap and New Year Goals

How was your holiday? Any geocaching?

End of the Year Gripes 2017 – Anything you want to get off your chest…

Goals for 2018

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No news this week.

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I am a relatively new listener to GCPC. I started listening about the same time as Sarah started hosting. A visit to New Zealand is one of my dreams and meeting her is person would be icing on the cake if I ever get a chance to fulfill that dream. I don’t get a chance to listen to the live taping because of other obligations I have on Wed. evening, but watching to the YouTube video on Thursday morning is something I look forward to every week.

In show 520 there was a lot of discussion about food. I especially enjoyed the part about British cuisine. It brought back lots of memories of the 18 months I spent in Scotland and England. The two foods I really fell in love with and miss are fish and chips, and English tea. What we have here in the U.S. that is supposed to be British fish and chips and tea just isn’t the same. Kind of like going to Taco Bell for Mexican food. Unfortunately I somehow missed trying mushy peas. I did however try haggis as I was in Scotland most of the time and it is sold in the same shops that sell fish and chips. Not my favorite, especially after I found out what it is made from.

Love the show and especially the informal style. Hope to see you at GeoWoodstock. I’ll be there as I live just across the river. Can’t miss the first U.S. Giga!

UncleCacher
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Yay Scott’s got mail! So I didn’t get a chance to go geocaching on Christmas due to family commitments and having cashed out my area, but I started a new tradition this year playing another location-based game while en route from one destination to another…. Almost equally as fun…

Are you ready for it? Wait for it…

PokeJew!

*Ding ding*

Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, and happy holidays to the gcpc crew!

Dave (dsvmusic)

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GCPC EPISODE 520 – Cacher Coffee Or Something Stronger?

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December 20th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
It’s our Cacher Coffee which means anything is up for grabs from our hosts.

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 520 Show Notes

GCPC EPISODE 520 – Cacher Coffee Or Something Stronger?

HHH: Geocache Locator Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving
https://search.app.goo.gl/ijf7

HHH: Geocaching Tree Ornament ideas
https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?rs=ac&len=2&q=geocaching%20ornaments&eq=geocaching%20ornaments&etslf=NaN&term_meta[]=geocaching%7Cautocomplete%7Cundefined&term_meta[]=ornaments%7Cautocomplete%7Cundefined

HHH:
Need a New Hobby? Go Looking for Hidden Letterboxes
Letterboxing, as it’s known, is a centuries-old scavenger hunt.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/letterboxing

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NEWS:

You can now view another player’s profile with the latest Geocaching® app update! Learn more in the forums.

You can now customize your Profile and Dashboard with your own cover image! Visit your Profile Settings to update your image.

December 16, 2017 was the last day to submit your events for Last/First on December 31, 2017 or January 1, 2018!

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Hi.

I’ve been watching for a while now and have taken some good info from your series. I see you sometimes take show suggestions so I wanted to drop mine in here. I’m working on putting together my first power trail and I love to get your insights on these, both from the hiding and hunting view point. I know they can be a bit controversial. Some people like them and some don’t. I personally find them boring, but I’ve only tried two. I’m sure there are good ones out there and I want to make sure mine is one of them. I’m calling it “The ABCs of geocaching”. Number 1 is A is for… 2 is B is for…, C is for… and so on. Whether you like power trails or not, they are a big part of geocaching and I’m sure lots of people would be interested in what you have to say on the subject. Thanks for your consideration.

Geomnstr84

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GCPC EPISODE 519 – Scott Berks: JewoCaching Day – The Tradition

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December 06th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We at GCPC appreciate tradition and one that we hope catches on is JewCaching Day. That special holiday geocaching day featuring our Jewish geocachers. Come learn about everything that is involved from it’s founder, our very own Scott Berks.

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 519 – Scott Berks: JewoCaching Day – The Tradition

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NEWS:

Load of new souvenirs from Groundspeak:
5 new countries + Australia Day (Contentious). https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/12/five-new-geocaching-country-souvenirs/

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/12/where-in-the-world-is-signal-the-frog-australia/

And some changes to how things are listed…
Release Notes (Website: Edit Cache Listing page) – December 5, 2017

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From: Randy Barnhart

Message:

Groundspeak has dispatched a person “GeoCrater” to monitor and archive caches that need maintenance in New Hampshire. His actions have become overzealous in the opinions of many of the veteran caches in the Granite State.

For instance, if a cache has two DNF’s he is contacting the cache owner and requiring maintenance or archive. Many of the new cachers are quick to log a DNF. What if the cache is hard to find?

Have you folks encountered similar “clean up” activities directed by Groundspeak? Note: if you want, go onto Facebook to the “Granite State Geocachers” page and read a post from Stan Gove. If you want someone to call into your show to discuss, I’m sure some of these folks would be happy to chat.

https://www.facebook.com/granitestatecachers
HHH: Can’t find Stan Gove post…

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GCPC EPISODE 518 – Geocaching Holiday Wishes

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November 29th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
It’s that time of year to spread some geocaching holiday cheer… and drink eggnog..
Check out what the hosts come up with for some holiday suggestions for the geocacher in your life.

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 518 – Geocaching Holiday Wishes

HHH:
Garmin eTrex 20x
Price: $144.69
https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-010-01508-00-eTrex-20x/dp/B00XQE6ZFG/ref=sr_1_8?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1511923984&sr=1-8&keywords=gps+handheld
Holy Stone F181W Wifi FPV Drone with 720P Wide-Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor Function, RTF and Easy to Fly for Beginner, Compatible with VR Headset

Price: $119.95
https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Stone-Wide-Angle-Quadcopter-Compatible/dp/B01IK37D3A/ref=sr_1_22?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1511924216&sr=1-22&keywords=drone

EverVanz Outdoor Canvas Leather Backpack, Travel Hiking Camping Rucksack Pack, Large Casual Daypack, College School Backpack, Shoulder Bags Fits 15″ Laptop Tablets
$ 32 99
https://www.amazon.com/EverVanz-Outdoor-Backpack-Rucksack-Shoulder/dp/B01N3K2188/ref=sr_1_14?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1511924597&sr=1-14&keywords=outdoor+hiking

SB:
The North Face Recon Backpack $99
https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/recon?from=subCat&variationId=JK3&cm_mmc=Google-_-Shopping-_-Equipment+Backpacks-_-NF00CLG4JK3OS1&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=Shopping&utm_term=NF00CLG4JK3OS1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqPLviYjk1wIV0UoNCh27AQO2EAYYASABEgKVWvD_BwE
Brazos Free Form Hickory Walking Stick Trekking Pole $30
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002CHBRQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

TAZ:
10’ Pelican Trailblazer Kayak $199 https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/webapp/wcs/stores/p/pelican-trailblazer-100-kayak-16pelutrlblzr100kpsk/16pelutrlblzr100kpsk
Neoprene Water Sling/Carrier ‘The Vault’ $12 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016HEJMO2/ref=sspa_dk_detail_5?th=1&psc=1
DeLorme InReach SE Satillete Tracker – Yes slightly breaking the budget at $229 https://www.amazon.com/DeLorme-inReach-SE-Satellite-Tracker/dp/B00BX7TJ2O/ref=sr_1_cc_6?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1511981833&sr=1-6-catcorr&keywords=emergency+gps+satellite+beacon

INFO:
Roofrack for said Kayak / Mountain Bikes?
Experiences / trips e.g. Tongariro River Rafting $139, http://trr.co.nz/white-water-rafting/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIi-uiyf3k1wIVEyQrCh2gKwa1EAAYASAAEgI2p_D_BwE Milford Sounds kayak (a range of options from $129 up)
National Park pass / DOC Passes – Passes
Campsite (up to 7 days i think)
$25 for a Single pass (one adult)
$50 for a Double pass (two adults)
$75 for a Family pass (two adults and up to two children/youths)
Hut passes

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NEWS:

Win a Magic: The Gathering trackable and discover Orazca!

Magic: The Gathering has teamed up with Geocaching HQ to give thousands of trackables to geocachers and fans around the world in celebration of the release of their latest card set, Rivals of Ixalan! Be the first to discover the golden city of Orazca with your trackable geocaching journey.

Learn more about Magic: The Gathering on the blog and enter to win a free trackable at Geocaching.com/Magic.

https://www.geocaching.com/promotions/promo/magic/

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Hello all, especially local host Sarah!

I’ve recently been approached through the geocaching.com message centre by a cacher in Britain who is building an international series of library caches. He’d like to include mine. I hadn’t realised a series could include multiple COs. Are there any pitfalls or points to be aware of when considering adding a cache to a series?

Thank you,
Jacqueline aka 3Prettys

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GCPC EPISODE 517 – Top Things To Be Thankful For With Geocaching

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November 22nd, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast: The guys give thanks to geocaching and all that it has brought to us over the years.

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 517 – Top Things To Be Thankful For With Geocaching

I am Geocaching Thankful for:
The Host Specific Thankfuls:
HHH – Thankful for 9+ years of getting outside and exploring. Even if it is in my neighborhood.
HHH – Thankful for my geocaching partner Wife Amy who many times instigates us going out geocaching.
HHH – Thankful for all the technologies that have come and gone over the years
HHH – Thankful of the interesting surprises i have encountered in my travels.
HHH – Thankful for never really knowing what I am going to find with every geocache I try to go for.
SB – for the friendships I’ve made
SB – the places I’ve seen. I have been to half the US caching
IF – for the CO’s (and also the Reviewers) who’ve taken the trouble to place and maintain the caches I’ve found.
IF – for the people who’ve found my caches and left interesting logs for others to read.

The General thankfuls:
All the places I have been while geocaching
All the people I have met while geocaching
All the memories over the years while geocaching
All the stories I have to share while geocaching
For health, enough money for the petrol, and good enough weather to cache!

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NEWS:

Attention cache owners! This new Dashboard tool is for you
https://www.geocaching.com/account/dashboard

How big is the universe? Why are we here? What would geocaching be like without cache owners?
These are questions that we do not know the answers to. What we know for sure is, that geocaching would not be here without the universe, you, and dedicated geocachers who create and hide geocaches. This is why we have added several features to the updated Geocaching.com Dashboard to make maintaining a geocache easier and owning one more delightful.

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Welcome back!!!
You’ve done lots of shows on trip planning, but I haven’t heard one done on route planning (unless of course I missed it :-)

I know where I want to go. I have all the stops (at least primary ones) identified. Now, I need to find the most efficient route possible, that gets me from a starting point to a destination point. Oh yeah, and it has to be free, because as we have all recently learned, Geocaching is Free, right?

Google maps does a good job, but you’re limited to 10 stops. I was currently trying to plan for an attempt at the Geotour-GT77, “Butler County Donut Trail”. It has 15 stops, plus starting at my home address and ending there too, so I need 17 stops.

Google searches revealed several tools for planning a route, but they all want an address! Now I have to figure out how to convert coordinates into a street address. I did find a couple that took coordinates, but they were also limited to the number of stops on the route.

What’s a cacher todo? Any hints, tips, applications, or other tools would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the show, and hopefully some suggestions!
Merlin1392
aka Tim Green
Rockford, Michigan

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GCPC EPISODE 516 – The Changing Seasons of Geocaching

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November 15th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We discuss the seasons of 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 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.

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NEWS:

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/11/celebrate-the-new-year-with-two-new-souvenirs/

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.

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Nothing this week.

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GCPC EPISODE 515 – What Does It Take To Make A Quality Geocaching Video?

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November 8th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The guys get together and discuss this year’s GIFF finalists then go on and give suggestions for what it takes to put out a quality geocaching video.

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 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!

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NEWS:

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?

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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)

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GCPC EPISODE 514 – Cacher Coffee November 2017

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November 1st, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The gang grabs a favorite beverage and discuss whatever they would like. Talk about a smorgasbord of geocaching good times.

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 514 Show Notes

GCPC EPISODE 514 – Cacher Coffee November 2017

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.

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NEWS:

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.

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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.

Steven
geocaching name: stevenw54

Hi there!

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.

Hope that helps. Keep up the fun shows!

Matt (GeoMonkeyTiger!)

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