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GCPC EPISODE 461 – Setting Geocaching Expectations To A Muggle

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July 27, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The hosts get together to discuss better ways of setting the right expectations to a muggle about geocaching. Not an easy task as it goes…

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GCPC EPISODE 461
Mission GC souvenirs are available the weekends of July 30-31, August 13-14 and August 27-28.
One week prior to each souvenir window, Premium members will receive an email with an “encoded message.” Decoding the message will unlock instructions for securing the souvenir.
Information is made available to Basic Members on the morning of the souvenir release via Geocaching.com, the Geocaching® app, Facebook and Twitter.
Read all about it on The Geocaching Blog!

This is based on a video I recently watched. Pokemon Go Vs. Geocaching – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSyty5L8G1s
Lisa Foiles

I like how she showed some of the swag they found like the dirty duck and talked about the box of spiders. It gave a much more real feel to what we actually find when we go geocaching.

So if we can go with ideas like:
This is what we would like to find and this is what we usually find…. Give some good examples too.

We tell people about all the amazing swag and untold treasures found in geocaches. Where we actually have quite the collection of Happy Meal Toys and such..
Have to admit I have found some pretty cool stuff over the years and heard some good stories as well.

We tell people about all the amazing creative geocache containers we find. The majority of them are micros, bison tubes, pill bottles, and the occasional camouflage nano.
They are not all P&G, found many an amazing geocache hide. Just have to wade through the ones with less thought for the fun creative ones.

We tell people about the amazing geocaching community we have and it’s true. Sure there are always the few bad apples but as a whole. Geocachers are fun loving, adventurous, warm hearted people who share a common interest and are more than glad to talk to you about it.

We tell people about the fun you can have in the woods, cities, swamps, forests, trails, fields, etc. We do not necessarily talk about all the snakes, critters, ticks, bears, squirrels, fire ants, poison ivy, stinging neddles and yes box of spiders. Yet we go out time after time, fighting our fears and anxieties to get our smilies.

We tell people about all the cool adventures we go on. This is also true. Sure sometimes we can really put on a lot of miles while geocaching but we love the travelling that it entails. Think of all the cool places we have been to. The number of states we wandered through. All the scenic things we never would have seen if we did not go geocaching.

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GCPC EPISODE 460 – What Other Location Based Games Can Learn From Geocaching

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July 20, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Let’s face it with the introduction of Pokemon Go there are tons of things people should not be doing with location based games. Tonight we try to show our experience with geocaching and some helpful and even life saving tips.

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GCPC EPISODE 460
Mission GC souvenirs are available the weekends of July 30-31, August 13-14 and August 27-28.
One week prior to each souvenir window, Premium members will receive an email with an “encoded message.” Decoding the message will unlock instructions for securing the souvenir.
Information is made available to Basic Members on the morning of the souvenir release via Geocaching.com, the Geocaching® app, Facebook and Twitter.
Read all about it on The Geocaching Blog!

Mistakes players seem to be doing:
No Common Sense – When you have to tell players to stay out of mine shafts or active minefields (Yugoslavia)- the lines get blurred between the game placing objects in areas it should not and the players realizing the danger they are putting themselves into. Are we all now mindless Lemmings?

NO RESPECT for where they go whether it’s trespassing or not. Geocachers have learned to respect other people’s property
Driving Skills – Geocachers have learned to follow a GPS and make it safely to ground zero – Other gamers – not so much article from today – Driver slams into Baltimore cop car while playing Pokemon Go.
Games like PoGo and Ingress have a contingent of players who play the game while driving. Are we getting that lazy to not get out and walk?
Location Placement – Getting permission as to random placement of key game pieces.

I have found that games that give immediate reward tend to wain quicker once the shiny wears off or the rewards become more difficult to achieve. With geocaching you know you have to think/work for them.
As much as we love to complain about them. You can really see why guidelines and rules are needed for an interactive gaming system. Otherwise you have chaos.
There is nothing like finding a physical, creatively made container well hidden and a challenge to find.
Think of all the different types of geocaches there are. Each with their own problem solving and deductive skills needed to find them.
We try to combine activities with geocaching anyways (camping, hiking, photography, etc.) What is wrong with other activities as we geocache?

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GCPC EPISODE 459 – Looking At Geocaching With An Augmented Reality Perspective

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July 13, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Guest Host Joshua Johnson aka The Geocaching Vlogger will be joining the gang in a discussion about AR location based gaming and the extremely hot Pokemon Go. How will this affect geocaching?

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GCPC EPISODE 459

Special Guest Host – Joshua Johnson

Immediate thoughts:
There can be a AR type geocache
This can resolve the issue and need of virtual caches
This can enhance existing physical geocaches
Alternative for Chirp

Thoughts about Pokemon Go in its first week in the US
Similarity of issues already with PG and geocaching
What will this do for or against geocaching if anything?
Experiences good and bad with PG
At one spot with two stations close together we gathered 6 cars all at once. Had a fun time talking with some of the players.
With the up coming influx of AR location based games coming. What should geocaching.com be doing right now?

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GCPC EPISODE 458 – DarrylW4 and a Discussion About Technical Wearables

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July 06, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Darrylw4 swings on by as our guest host while Scott Berks attends his son’s baseball banquette. In Darryl’s honor I thought it would fun to go all techie and talk about all the cool tech toy wearables now available in 2016. Should be a great time!

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GCPC EPISODE 458

50 wearable tech gamechangers for 2016
http://www.wareable.com/wareable50/best-wearable-tech

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GCPC EPISODE 457 – Grandfathered Geocaches with Shortyknits

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June 29, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Special Guest Shoryknits takes us on a discussion about Grandfathered Geocaches and reviewers.

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GCPC EPISODE 457

Virtual Cache
A Virtual Cache is about discovering a location rather than a container. The requirements for logging a Virtual Cache vary—you may be required to answer a question about the location, take a picture, complete a task, etc… In any case, you must visit the coordinates before you can post your log. Although many locations are interesting, a Virtual Cache should be out of the ordinary enough to warrant logging a visit. Virtual caches are considered waymarks on Waymarking.com.

Webcam Cache
These are geocaches that use existing web cameras that monitor various areas like parks or business complexes. The idea is to get yourself in front of the camera and save a screen capture from the website where the camera is displayed in order to log a find. New webcam geocaches can be found in the Web Camera category on Waymarking.com.

Project A.P.E. Cache
In 2001, fourteen geocaches were placed in conjunction with 20th Century Fox to support the movie Planet of the Apes. Each geocache represented a fictional story in which scientists revealed an Alternative Primate Evolution (A.P.E.). These geocaches were made using specially marked ammo containers and contained an original prop from the movie. Only one Project A.P.E. cache still exists today.

10 Years! Event
A 10 Years! Event Cache is a special Event Cache type for events held April 30 – May 3, 2010 to celebrate 10 years of geocaching.

Locationless (Reverse) Cache
A Locationless Cache could be considered the opposite of a Traditional Cache. Instead of finding a hidden container, you locate a specific object and log its coordinates.
New locationless geocaches are now Waymarks.

Waymarking.com – Waymarking is a way to mark unique locations on the planet and give them a voice. While GPS technology allows us to pinpoint any location on the planet, mark the location, and share it with others, Waymarking is the toolset for categorizing and adding unique information for that location.

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GCPC EPISODE 456 – Cool Geocaching Links

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June 22, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The guys discuss cool geocaching links that may be of interest to you our geocaching audience.. go figure. Plus a quick note about Leiv Schreiber when he explained geocaching on Jimmy Kimmel’s show. Plus more.

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GCPC EPISODE 456

Introducing Worldwide Search
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2016/04/introducing-worldwide-search/

Never Found Geocaches
http://project-gc.com/Tools/NotLogged

Rumkin Cipher Tools (for puzzle solvers & hiders)
http://rumkin.com/tools/cipher/index.php

Geocaching Puzzle of the Day’s Puzzle Solving Toolbox post
http://geocachingpuzzleoftheday.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_20.html

TB-Run (TB races)
http://www.tb-run.com/

TB Rescue
http://project-gc.com/Tools/TBRescue

GeoTribes
http://geotrib.es/

Geokrety (free tracking numbers)
http://geokrety.org/

Antipodesmap.com
http://www.antipodesmap.com/

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GCPC EPISODE 455 – June 2016 Cacher Coffee

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June 8, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The gang gets together for some beverage drinking and geocaching discussion. Come on by and join us for this month’s Cacher Coffee.

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GCPC EPISODE 455

HHH:
Geocache for prizes in State Parks centennial challenge
http://wthitv.com/2016/06/06/geocache-for-prizes-in-state-parks-centennial-challenge/
Geocaching from A – Z is easy as 1 2 3!
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2016/05/geocaching-from-a-z-is-easy-as-a-b-c/

SB:
TinCup Whisky promotion
https://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=772

Instagram.com
I’ve traveled the world and a ton of states, visiting obvious locations of spectacular Earthcaches. I’ve even taken pictures or learned about the answers to questions asked on those very landmarks. If I have a picture of me at GZ, AND I know the answers to the questions, is it acceptable or taboo for me to log them since I wasn’t thinking about geocaching while I was there? Would love the community input before I do or do not do this.

TAZ:
Arizona makes 9 Million Acres of State Trust land available to hide geocaches on.
http://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2016/02/governor-doug-ducey-announces-geocaching-now-allowed-state-trust-land
http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/140512563-story

Kyle Texas Launches a Geotour
http://www.kylechamber.org/kyle-geotour

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GCPC EPISODE 454 – Geocaching Nostalgia

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June 1, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Host Scott Berks and Headhardhat go back in geocaching time to talk about the older days of geocaching. Check out some of their old geocaching stand by tools and processes. This should be a fun and interesting recollection.

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GCPC EPISODE 454

Hi my name is Lisa geocaching name is Fernweh* .
I’m the secretary for the west oz geocaching committee. We have all been feverishly getting set up for the WA event GC5YAGP- WA Goes BIG in 2016.
I Was hoping you guys might like to perhaps mention it on your show and give it a bit of a plug. Here is a link to our website http://www.westozgeocaching.net.au/ any information can be found here. or on the listing
https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC5YAGP_wa-goes-big-in-2016
hope you can help us out.
sincerely Lisa

Extra *NOTE – June 11,2016 is Get Outdoors Day – Find any geocache or attend any event.

HHH:
Garmin Nuvi – 200
Garmin Etrex Legend
Garmin 60 Csx
Delorme PN40
Magellan Explorist 610

Loading your Palm, Nuvi and Garmin 60Csx taking a couple of hours to get what you wanted.
Printing out reams of paper to go find 20 geocaches
Gsak macros
CacheRoute3
CacheRaid
GeoSnippits Tutorial: Moving Digital Photos From Your Camera to Your Computer
GeoSnippits Tutorial: The Concept of Paperless Geocaching
Intro to Pocket Queries
Load into Gsak
Using Active Sync to CacheMate on Palm Pilot
Loading Waypoints from Easy GPS to Garmin Etrex (importing)
Intro to Electronic Bread Crumbs and GPS Tracking

SB:
GeopherLite
Garmin 60csx
Garmin 400
Paid app beginnings
Paper caching
The first few months feels

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GCPC EPISODE 453 – Geocaching Challenges Cache Update

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May 25, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Guest Host Darrylw4 and Headhardhat discuss the new guidelines for Challenge Geocaches which were invoked today from Geocaching HQ. This is one episode you will not want to miss.

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GCPC EPISODE 453

Geocaching Challenge Caches Update

Blog:
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2016/05/return-of-challenge-caches/

Challenge Update:
http://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=206

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GCPC EPISODE 452 – Geocaching Host Quiz

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May 18, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The GCPC hosts take on each other in Geocaching Domination to see who can win the ultimate geocaching quiz mastered by Headhardhat himself… Who wins and who get’s face-planted? Lets find out… Oh did I mention special guest Shortyknits?

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GCPC EPISODE 452

Listener FeedBack:{YES}
From Adam McCreadie to our UK viewers and listeners:

The summer of 2016 promises to be an exciting time for Geocachers. On July 30th the first Mega of the season, Piratemania, is being held near Shrewsbury. The following day in Ashridge (near Tring), Geolympix 2016 takes place before a week of events running up to the 9th Annual UK Mega Event which is being held in Llangollen, North Wales on the 6th August 2016. In addition to 3 Megas and at least 10 events there is the exciting addition of the GPS Maze exhibition being held in Llangollen which is the first time in the UK and the first time in English outside North America!
Why not come along for the opportunity to experience 3 distinctly different Mega events, the GPS Maze, 40 labcaches (across 3 Megas and the GPS Maze) and taste the broad range of geocaches that the UK has to offer all in one week!
For more information visit:
http://coord.info/GC68Q7V
– Piratemania

http://coord.info/GC5XXYY
– Geolympix

http://coord.info/GC5TQ6Q
– North Wales 2016 UK Mega

http://www.mega2016.org.uk/
– North Wales 2016 UK Mega website with details of the week’s events

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The quiz was wonderful and well played by our hosts. Looks like the lady wins the prize though. It was glorious.

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