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GCPC EPISODE 509 – Cacher Coffee August 2017

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August 30th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The gang discusses a bevy of geocaching issues in this month’s cacher coffee.

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 509 Show Notes

HHH / TAZ: Reintroduction of Virtuals (Virtual Rewards)
Geocaching HQ has sent even more information. Here is the link.
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/08/virtual-rewards/

SB: New (at least to me) calendar of events on the dashboard page. Updated the navs all together, page is looking much better.

INFO:
Stupid things we’ve done caching (aka we’ve made the mistakes, so you don’t have to!)
If you weren’t ‘awarded’ a Virtual, where would you place it? – Fantasy caching here….

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NEWS:

None here it is part of tonight’s show.. Stay tuned..

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Hi All,

Thanks for the informative and entertaining podcast which I’ve listened too for some time now. Since I owned two Challenge geocaches I have had to consider what to do about cheats who claim to qualify for these caches. This has led me to widen my thoughts what other forms “cheating” there are in our favourite game. So for the purpose of discussion only I have come up with the following:

Gordon comes up with a dozen excellent “Is it Cheating?” discussion points so we are going to use his email for next week’s show. Thanks to Gordon Goodall (Velosaurus) for the great idea.

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GCPC EPISODE 508 – Geocaching Events Recap

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August 23rd, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We almost didn’t have the show tonight due to a power failure in the area due to some severe thunderstorms blowing through. Fortunately the electric company is on the ball and we gained our power back with a few minutes to spare. Come join us as Scott Berks and Taz427 recall their adventures at some very nice geocaching events.

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#geocaching #geocachingpodcast #headhardhat #podcast
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GCPC EPISODE 508 Show Notes

Scott Berks: Recap of West Bend Cache Bash 2017

TAZ: Recap of his trip to Washington

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NEWS:

Magic the Gathering Trackable
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/08/win-a-magic-the-gathering-trackable-and-explore-ixalan/

Magic: The Gathering is the first, and most popular trading card game of all time. To celebrate the release of a new card set, they’ve teamed up with geocaching to release thousands of trackables to geocachers and fans all over the world!

Magic fans and geocachers are invited to explore the newest plane of the Magic Multiverse, IXALAN! On your journey, discover dangerous dinosaurs and plundering pirates as you seek out caches around the globe. Take a Magic: The Gathering, IXALAN Treasure Piece trackable with you from cache to cache to reveal hidden secrets (and maybe some card previews). Share your latest find on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtags #MTGGeocachers and #MTGXLN.

Enter to win a free trackable: Geocaching.com/Magic.

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Hello all, and especially to Sarah, our local host!

I am just listening to your recent D/T rating discussion and have a few questions. If as a CO I’m getting a bit of log feedback that perhaps my rating is a touch low, at what point should I consider a change? Also, if I do change the rating, is that retroactive? (Do the stats change for people who’ve already found it?)

Thank you for your time. I’ve only been a listener for about a month, but I’m really enjoying the show!

Jacqueline (3Prettys)

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GCPC EPISODE 507 – Dealing with Geocaching Difficulty and Terrain

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August 9th, 2017

We have a Geocaching Podcast First!!! Host Scott Berks went after a FTF live on the show and succeeded! Find out how close they almost came to NOT getting the FTF and by an unlikely set of geocachers.

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The hosts discuss geocaching Difficulty and Terrain ratings as a response to the latest challenge from Captain Mary Hyde this week.

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GCPC EPISODE 507 Show Notes

Difficulty and Terrain or D/T
Geocaches are rated in two categories, each designated on a 5-point scale (in half-point increments). Difficulty relates to the mental challenge of finding a geocache, while Terrain describes the physical environment. Therefore, a D1/T1 rating would be the easiest geocache to find, while a D5/T5 difficulty/terrain rating would be the most difficult. Our Geocache Rating System can be used to help set the rating for your geocache.

D/T Notes:
Every geocache has a difficulty rating and a terrain rating on a 5-star scale.

Ratings vary from one community to the next. A 3-star terrain in Banff, Canada, is a different experience than a 3-star terrain in Amsterdam, Holland. Please rate your cache accurately based on standards in your area and guidance in the table below.

Tip: Event caches should always have a 1-star difficulty rating because it is easy for geocachers to “find” events. They are in plain sight or can be found in a few minutes of searching. It does not matter how difficult the event activities may be.

Why it is so important to have an accurate D/T for geocaches?
When geocachers fudge with D/T – Dos and Don’ts
Choosing a D/T for a puzzle cache
Geocache size Other and Unknown – perceived ideas of a geocache

Ratings for difficulty and terrain
https://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=82

Geocache Rating System – ClayJar Networks
http://www.clayjar.com/gcrs/
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NEWS:

Fourth “Message in a Bottle” was sent out on Monday Aug 7th.
Ahoy mateys! It’s time to batten down the hatches, the final week is here!

The lost treasure of Mary Hyde awaits. You must work alone this week August 7-13, to collect 25 gold coins individually on the Friend League and earn the final map piece souvenir! Earn extra gold coins for finding geocaches with high difficulty or terrain rating. If you earn map pieces one through four, the lost treasure will soon be yours…

This week only we’re opening up all D and T ratings for Traditionals (excluding Premium only) in the Geocaching® app to all members!

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/08/the-lost-treasure-of-mary-hyde-awaits/

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Hey guys,

Greetings from the UK! We are enjoying a typical English summer – today it rained for 6 hours and the temperature reached the giddy heights of 61F!!

I have been listening to your show for probably about 4 years now and really enjoy your banter and good advice. My other half, Tracy, and I have been Geocaching for about 8 years and we should get our 8000th cache this weekend!

However, there is something that has to be said …

SARAH – WHERE DO YOU COME FROM?

References to being raised in England and referring to being English born and bred – so what on earth is a ‘kaysh’??!!

According to the Oxford English Dictionary the word ‘cache’ is pronounced ‘/kaʃ/’ where the symbol ‘ʃ’ is pronounced ‘she’ and although the word ‘cache’ is not defined in terms of Geocaching the word Geocache is and the pronunciation of this is here, see https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/geocache which includes a pronunciation engine confirming the pronunciation.

Come on chaps make her speak proper like what I does!

Seriously, great show though guys. Keep it up!

Happy caching, Stucuk (pronounced ‘stu-c-uk’)

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GCPC EPISODE 506 – Geocaching Multi-Caches

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August 2nd, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Since this week’s Captain Mary Hyde promotion deals with Multi-caches. We thought it would be appropriate to discuss in more detail what constitutes a multi geocache.

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GCPC EPISODE 506 Show Notes

What is a Multi-cache?
These geocaches involve two or more locations, with the final location being a physical container with a logbook inside. There are many variations, but typically once you’re at the first stage, you will receive a clue to the whereabouts of the second stage. The second stage will have a clue for the third, and so on.

What is a Puzzle cache?
Many new geocachers confuse multi caches with puzzle caches. So here is the difference.

The “catch-all” of geocache types, this type may involve complicated puzzles that you will first need to solve to determine the correct coordinates. Mystery/Puzzle Caches often become the staging ground for new and unique geocaches that do not fit in another category.

Icon most commonly used for ‘geo art’. (A series of puzzles which when viewed on the map, show a recognised image).

This is also the icon used for challenge caches – where the container is at the location specified, but you are supposed to have ‘met’ the challenge before logging it.

Differences between Multies and Puzzles?

Pros and Cons?

Pros
Pro – Multi – Takes you on an adventure

Cons
Con – Multi – Multiple stages and a single smiley. A pain to change (if you have to move a location>
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NEWS:

Third “Message in a Bottle” was sent out on Monday July 31st.
Collect 35 gold coins to earn the third map piece souvenir
You’re over halfway through your journey to find the lost treasure left behind by Captain Mary Hyde! Don’t forget to log your finds from last week in order to earn the second piece of the treasure map and prepare your crew for the next challenge.

If you’re ready to earn the next piece of the map, then you’re encouraged to download the Geocaching® app. For this week Multi-caches have been unbarred, now all can access these caches at large. So, gather your crew and get ready to go! This week, July 31-August 6, work with your crew to collect 35 gold coins on the Friend League and earn the next map piece souvenir!

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/07/looking-for-treasure-here-lies-the-next-clue/

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I just wanted to share a couple of Milestones that I hit on Sunday in a single find. I found my 9th State of oldest state caches, completed the Jasmer, and found #3000 at GC9FF – Alvin’s Phone Line. It was an epic accomplishment!

BroncoCole

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GCPC EPISODE 505 – Geocaching Muggles: Past and Present

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July 26th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
InfoFerret is taking a well deserved night off but fear not Mr. Scott Berks is back from his summer hiatus! Tonight we discuss the difference in Muggles of today and from years past within geocaching.

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#geocaching #geocachingpodcast #headhardhat #podcast
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GCPC EPISODE 505 Show Notes

When out geocaching it is bound to happen. An encounter is inevitable and how you conduct yourself will in many cases dictate how the encounter will end. No we are not talking about wildlife this time but muggles. Just being prepared will help.

In years past:
Geocaching was a much more secretive activity which dictated more seclusive techniques to keep away from muggles.
The main tool of the time was an actual GPS unit.
Was a time of higher overall paranoia and suspicion of everyone.
Geocachers worked on stealth when it came to finding a geocache in a muggle prone environment.
It was not uncommon to have clothing items and props to help blend into the area when geocaching.
Example: construction vests, hardhat and tags, clipboard, etc.

Muggles of the present:
A bit less paranoid of people in general.
Are getting more familiar with people playing augmented reality games on their smartphones: Ex. Ingress or Pokemon Go, etc.
Still suspicious of geocache containers
We encourage geocaching with confidence instead of stealth and looking to see if someone is looking at you.

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NEWS:

Second “Message in a Bottle” was sent out on Monday July 24th.
Sail alone to collect 10 gold coins and earn the second map piece souvenir

Ahoy matey’s! Your journey has begun with one piece of the map, but three souvenirs remain for you to unwrap. So this week, don’t be afraid to take the lead, to earn the next map piece you already have everything that you need!

Find a trackable or drop one anew, you’ll earn 10 coins for every one that you do. Individually collect 10 gold coins from July 24-30 to earn the second map piece souvenir! Savvy?

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/07/the-journeys-begun-and-your-ships-underway/

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I wrote when Andy was spending too much time criticizing the Geocaching App, so it is right and proper to acknowledge the good things in life as well. And by that I mean that Andy has gone above and beyond to demonstrate marked appreciation for the current efforts of geocaching.com.

I agree that journalism should present the good and the bad, and it is one of your responsibilities to point out deficiencies, or better, suggest continued improvements. I also agree that the geocaching app is not Cachly, GSAK, or one of the more favored geocaching apps, but it does hit the mark for basic caching and has made significant improvements in the recent past.

Kudos to them for their continued efforts, and kudos to Andy for acknowledging the good and the bad. Thanks for all you do for geocaching!
Merlin1392

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GCPC EPISODE 504 – July 2017 Cacher Coffee

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July 192th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We have our monthly Cacher Coffee were we kick back, enjoy a libation and discuss geocaching subjects of interest.

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 504 Show Notes

Stories from our GCPC Hosts:

Easy Access:
https://www.geocaching.com/play/friendleague

Geocachers to unite in the Maritimes
http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/1485683-geocachers-to-unite-in-the-maritimes

Quick read: Diligent police work ends in empty geocaching container
http://www.aberdeennews.com/news/local/quick-read-diligent-police-work-ends-in-empty-geocaching-container/article_d60a5fb2-667c-11e7-bd7f-0b9b4d3580ce.html
Talk about a whole lot of nothing of a report. – HHH

Forest Sprite Beacon: A Night Time Geocaching Device launches Kickstarter Campaign!

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3418881

Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1168705088/forest-sprite-beacon-night-time-geocaching-and

HHH Thoughts — If anything looks this much like a bomb to the public I could see this instantly being a problem.

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NEWS:

First “Message in a Bottle” was sent out on Monday July 17th.
Collect 30 gold coins to earn the first map piece souvenir
Buccaneers unite! With pirate events behind us, it is time to gather your crew and set sail.

We received a second message in a bottle signed by the infamous Mary Hyde. This week you need all your seaworthy men and women. On the Friend League collect a combined total of 30 gold coins from July 17 to July 23 together with your crew to earn the souvenir with the first map piece!

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/07/you-have-1-new-message-in-a-bottle/

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Hello fellow geocaching podcasters!

I have made a travel bug whose mission is to get to all of the hosts of the geocaching podcasts. Information about each podcast is included on the travel bug page, https://coord.info/TB7J1MQ. Feel free to follow along with its travels or mention it on your show if you like. I hope it makes it to each and every one of you.

Keep up all the great work you all do on your podcasts!

Sherminator18 from Geocache Talk

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GCPC EPISODE 503 – New Geocaching Friend League and Geocaching Community

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July 12th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Chad is out “On Assignment” so Sarah T-S and Headhardhat and Scott Berks discuss the new Geocaching Friend League and what exactly is the Geocaching Community.

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

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#geocaching #geocachingpodcast #headhardhat #podcast
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GCPC EPISODE 503 Show Notes

Hello everyone,

I want to give you a quick heads up about today’s Geocaching.com update. The release includes the website’s newest feature: Friend League.

The Friend League is a leaderboard that shows geocaching activity of you and your geocaching friends. If you log a cache or attend an event, you collect points in the form of gold coins.

This feature goes hand in hand with The Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde. To earn the souvenir with the first map piece, you and your crew have to collect 30 gold coins during July 17-23. (Read more about the Mary Hyde souvenirs on the Geocaching Blog.)

The rules for earning gold coins change every Monday at 5 am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time), Noon UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). At that time, the Friend League will refresh and the gold coin count goes back to zero.

Friend League is a test feature. We’ll evaluate usage and feedback during The Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde before deciding how this functionality might be used in the future.

Yours in caching,

Chris Ronan
PR Manager
Geocaching HQ
Pirates on the lookout: Introducing the Friend League
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/07/pirates-on-the-lookout-introducing-the-friend-league/

Play Friend League
https://www.geocaching.com/play/friendleague

Geocaching Community

What is Community?

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NEWS:

Nothing this week.

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Nothing this week.

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GCPC EPISODE 502 – Geocaching Hydration Tips

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July 5th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
It’s extremely hot in the US and different parts of the world. Thought it would be good to not only remind everyone to stay hydrated when geocaching but also to actually discuss what hydration is and give good advice for keeping it with your outdoor activities.

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

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GCPC EPISODE 502 Show Notes

10 WARNING SIGNS THAT YOUR BODY IS LACKING WATER
https://ladiesnutrition.com/2017/02/25/warning-signs-body-lacking-water/

The benefits of drinking water
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/526991593882084324/

6 Foods That Keep You Hydrated
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/55591376633561379/

Best Hydration Packs
http://bestreviews.com/5-best-hydration-packs

Best CamelBaks
http://bestreviews.com/best-camelbaks

Bottled Water Tips
Zip Ties
Paracord Water Bottle Holder
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AZJfWxsfM5D8jg9Bta7fxsjkCi2Rer7iu0_WBN9SUNj0aCgnCkVFI0E/
Leaving water along your trail so that you don’t have to carry the entire trip

WATER Tips and Suggestions

Just remember to take some with you! And drink it!

NEWS:

Podcacher #600 Episode Message

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Nothing this week.

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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.

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

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 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

NEWS:

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.

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

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#geocaching #geocachingpodcast #headhardhat #podcast
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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.+)

NEWS:

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
Take the survey

http://click.communication.geocaching.com/?qs=536857ac4283b572220435acf87b8f22a0ead5aafff2e8e1fd1d9940474726d6c57fb65e181b3dbcd2c6b8c07a33e933

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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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