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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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GCPC EPISODE 451 – Geocaching and Hiking Electronic Gadgets

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May 11, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Guest host Darrylw4 joins the gang to talk about geocaching and hiking electronic gadgets and gizmos. Should be loaded with nerdy fun!

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GCPC EPISODE 451
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/high-tech-camping-gadgets/

Choose your favorites here or bring your own ideas. It’s all good.

HHH:
Powertraveller Powermonkey Extreme. A very slim, rugged, waterproof and portable solar charger that has a USB port and 9000mAh battery for when theclouds block the sun. [£120]
DW4:
Ivation 7 W Solar Charging Panel, 1.8L Hydration Backpack/Bladder Bag w/Flexible Drinking Pipe, 10,000 mAh Waterproof Power bank $89.99
TAZ:
The one thing I think of is Juice and more Juice – Hydration for me and Power for my equipment. It looks like the Ivation 7 W is a double whammy there. Any good alternatives (Preferably Priced less than Goal Zero) for those of us who love our Camelbaks? Suaoki Solar Panel $45.99 (on Sale – list $95.99) 16W 5V to USB
DW4:
Monoprice 15W, 5V Portable Solar Charger $39.95
FosPower PowerActive 10200 mAh Power Bank – 2.1A USB Output [Water/Shock/Dust Proof] $24.95 (on sale, list is $69.99)
RAVPower Portable Charger 3200mAh External Battery Pack Power Bank with Ultra bright flashlight $14.99 (on sale, list is $49.99)
Portable Charger RAVPower 3200mAh External Battery Charger with LED UV Flashlight (100lm) $14.99 (on sale, list is $29.99)
TAZ:
Head Lamp – Wide variety available in price, brightness and cost. But I’d recommend having one in your pack, even if you don’t plan on being out at night. I like to have one so it keeps my hands free.
Flash Light – It can be a 1000+ Lumen Cree LED powered beast to a cheap 80 Lumen LED, but make sure it’s one that’s going to last a couple hours, especially if you don’t carry a head lamp. You can get a good 1200 Lumen Cree XM-L for $15 with 18650 battery and charger Ultra Fire 1200. Note, that the batteries will drain over time, so you’ll want to charge them up before a good hike/night time cache find.
Life Straw – Light weight, water prufication (0.11lbs) $19.99
DW4:
I’d also recommend a dry bag or two in the pack – you don’t know when it might rain or you need to cross a stream and it’s nice to toss the electronics in there to be safe. They start at about $8 for cheap ones built for smartphones and there’s ones for tablets, or ones with floatation in case you drop it in the stream or pond.
SPOT Gen3 $169.95
4 x AAA Lithium/NiMH
Basic Service $14.99/month, $149.99/year
Enhanced Tracking $4.99 or $14.99/month, $49.99 or $149.99/year
inReach Explorer $379.95/inReach SE $299.95
Internal rechargeable battery
Pairs via Bluetooth with Apple iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire with bluetooth
Initial account activation fee of $19.95.
Move down a plan at any time for $24.95.
Service ranges from $11.95 to $99.95/month
SPOT Global Phone $549.95
Interchangeable rechargeable battery
Service $39.99 to $149.99/month
HHH:
JakPak Waterproof Jacket, Sleeping Bag & Tent. You can wear it as a jacket and instantly unzip some material to make it into a sleeping bag. It then can deploy a tent over your head for a warm, dry and comfortable sleep. [$199.99]
DW4:
And we should mention BioLite for the campers.
CampStove $129.95
BaseCamp $299.95
NanoGrid $99.95
“The NanoGrid is a compact, powerful system of rechargeable lighting and power storage. An advanced energy hub, the PowerLight stores shareable energy in the palm of your hand while the daisy-chain SiteLights provide a home-like network of overhead lighting.”
SolarPanel 5 $59.95
“The SolarPanel 5 features the same optimizing function and design of the SolarPanel 5+ but removes the battery to bring you an ultra-minimal panel with one of the best dollars-per-watt on the market. Power phones, tablets, and BioLite gear in real-time with this lightweight and slim 5-Watt monocrystalline power supply or pair with an external powerbank for an easy energy storage solution.”
There’s also an interesting device one of the GeoGearHeads shared;
goTenna
2 pack $199
4 pack $389
HHH:
Sony Digital Recording Binoculars. 25x binocular magnification with image stabilization during video recording in full HD and 3D modes. [$1999.99]

The 35-Piece Ultimate Survival Kit
http://www.outsideonline.com/1925961/35-piece-ultimate-survival-kit

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GCPC EPISODE 450 – Geocaching Turns 16 – Big Deal or Big Whoop?

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May 05, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We try to not be too sarcastic with our podcast… well mostly anyways. Geocaching turns sweet 16 and all that really comes to mind is well nothing really. So we are trying to come up with the positive reasons people should continue to geocache even though nothing of any import has come out of geocaching hq in years.

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GCPC EPISODE 450 – Geocaching Turns 16 – Big Deal or Big Whoop?
Geocaching Turns 16 – Big news or Big Deal – is this all that there is?
Answer the ultimate question to counter or enhance our first bullet point. As in depth as possible → What makes geocaching great?
Please give as many reasons why geocaching is great for you?

HHH:
The travel to new places – events and adventures
My geocaching ebbs and flows. The point is I re-realize why I love geocaching that rekindles the need to go out and geocache again
The geocaching community is nothing like any other world wide social gathering of people like no other I know. Extended family.

SB:
People i’ve met through the past 8 years
Places i’ve gone and seen, even in my own neighborhood
Seeing other countries, many states
Love talking to people who listen to the show at events, Mega’s, etc.

TAZ:
Anything exciting happening for the Sweet 16???
Exploring places that I’d not normally come across, even in my own neck of the woods.
The jubilation of after 30mins of searching, and getting ready to call it quits and then your eyes/hands/feet/walking stick hits the cache.

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GCPC EPISODE 449 – Geocaching In The News

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Apr 27, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
we have guest host Gerry Sander aka GManSan and extra unexpected host Scott Berks back for tonight as well. Come and listen to us describe topics pulled right off the internet.

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GCPC EPISODE 449 – Geocaching In The News
Special Guest: Gerry Sander aka GManSan

Volunteers Find Human Remains in Cooper River During Spring Cleanup in Pennsauken – Sent in by Michael Logan – “The cito event was held by the local reviewer.. “O Reviewer” know as ODragon.. GC60W3J”
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Human-Remains-Skull-Pennsauken-New-Jersey-Cooper-River-Merchantville-Volunteers-376851051.html
Smooch262 found the skull.

Anacortes woman found alive after 5 days missing in woods
http://kpug1170.com/news/007700-missing-anacortes-woman-found-alive-in-woods-after-5-days/

Troop T2K Geocache
https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC6GDGV_troop-t2k-geocache?guid=d4e45b05-3ae6-4fe6-87df-b2c9ced4f0d9

Get Inspired With These 4 Geocache Lists
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2016/04/get-inspired-with-these-4-geocache-lists/
4 Geocaching Lists with Breathtaking Destinations from Around the World
Geocaching’s Greatest Hits – LINK
Geocaches with Amazing Views – LINK
5 Dreamy Beaches with Awesome Geocaches – LINK
7 EarthCaches on 7 Continents – LINK

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GCPC EPISODE 448 – April Cacher Coffee

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Apr 20, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Special guest host Darrylw4 joins us to discuss everything geocaching with this month’s cacher coffee.

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GCPC EPISODE 448 – April Cacher Coffee
Special Guest: Darryl Wattenberg (Darrylw4)

Geocaching Podcast Profiles;
GPP: Cache & Release
GPP: Oh Beep! Geocaching Podcast
GPP: Caching in the North West

HHH:
Birthday Bash Geocache from Georgia’s State Parks
http://lakelanier.com/2016/04/birthday-bash-geocache-from-georgias-state-parks/
http://gastateparks.org/geocaching
http://gastateparks.org/parks/geocaching/Birthday_GeocacheBoard.pdf
Georgia’s State Park system turns 85 this year. Just to prove they haven’t gone all fuddy-duddy, they came up with a new game that anyone with a hand-held GPS can play: the Birthday Bash Geocache.

Environmental Factors Affecting Where People Geocache – MDPI – Open Access Publishing
http://www.mdpi.com/1999-5903/8/2/11/htm
Abstract: Outdoor leisure activities are important for public health as well as family cohesiveness, yet environmental factors may easily affect someone’s ability to participate in such activities. We explored this with a focus on the social web-based treasure hunt game called Geocaching. We collected data on all US and Canadian geocaches from OpenCaching.com and conducted an online survey with twenty geocachers as a follow-up to our data analysis. Data analysis showed that geocaches were more often found in areas that were wealthier, better educated, younger, and more urban, and had higher population density and better weather. Survey results showed similar trends: Most people actively thought about where they would cache and tried to minimize risks, despite cache hiders thinking less about these concerns. These results further emphasize the importance of environmental factors when it comes to participation in outdoor activities and leads to Human–Computer Interaction design implications for location-based online social activities.

TAZ:
http://www.kendallcountynow.com/2016/04/15/suspicious-device-in-plano-turns-out-to-be-geocache/a75l3lx/
This cache in Plano wasn’t a plain ol’ cache. The ‘pipe bomb’ turned out to be a geocache – and they didn’t blow it up this time.
The article of course said that the Soda Tube looked like a ‘pipe bomp’, and that it was placed near a daycare, when technically the daycare was placed near the cache as the cache was there 2yrs before the daycare

DW4:
360° Live Streaming on YouTube; “One step closer to reality: introducing 360-degree live streaming and spatial audio on YouTube”

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