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GCPC EPISODE 472 – Geocacher Adam Schoenwald – Cloak.n.Dagger

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October 26, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We have geocaching host hopeful number four Geocacher Adam Schoenwald – Cloak.n.Dagger. Find out all the cool things Adam and his family get into. Great discussion tonight and the main vote will be soon.

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GCPC EPISODE 472 – Geocacher Adam Schoenwald – Cloak.n.Dagger

Tell us about you as a person and as a geocacher.
Retired Combat Vet of 10 years, Husband to a retired Combat Medic of 15 years and Father to a kick butt Martial artist whom you all may have heard Miss Burgundy Rose, which I also Homeschool.

Very Active in the community being retired i have a lot of time on my hands so I set up geocaching events that promote forms of Cito, 101 classes, MnG’s and everything in between. I am a Creative Geocache owner of nearly 200 active geocaches and have hidden almost every geocache type available, I am also considered by many as the leader for geocaching in the NWA area of the state and as such have tremendous support from the geocaching community. I am extremely Proactive have a can do and “let’s try it” attitude towards life so the only limits I have are the ones I make.

So how did I get into Geocaching?

I heard about it off and on in youtube videos but never gave it much attention until I met my wife. She actually had nothing to do with geocaching and in fact knew less about it than I did, what’s so funny about it was I was introduced to it via a facebook conversation from her best friend that I have yet to meet in real life. So I really never had the first hand experience of having another geocacher introduce it to me in the field.

What is it like to geocache in your state?

Diverse and competitive is the best way to describe it. I have recently completed a challenge that required me to find all 75 counties of Arkansas and I can honestly say I have seen more of this state than most Natives. Arkansas is called “The Natural State” for all of it’s natural beauty, from the Ozark Highlands, the rice fields and river valleys, Arkansas provides anything and everything geocachers would like to look for…we may be landlocked, but we have scuba diving caches as well. In my “neck of the woods” I have helped foster a very competitive spirit to geocaching and forged many great friendships in the process.

What is your favorite things to do while geocaching?

At first it was simply to make the find, that grew like for most geocachers into learning about areas “in their own backyard” that they didn’t know exsisted, but as I have continued to explore and hide I started taking more of a leadership role early in my development in the community. Now I currently lead and participate in many groups and belong to committees in the States Geocaching Association known as ArkGeo as well as smaller more independent geocaching groups. My favorite thing is teaching others about geocaching, and to challenge the ones that have been doing it for a while to find new and fresh ways to hide geocaches. I hold monthly events to bring people together, keep people informed and introduce old faces with new ones. I have a geocaching facebook group where I hold monthly challenges in which people can win cool swag if they meet the challenge, and I work very close with the community and with the state to keep promoting the spirit of geocaching.

Geocaching topics you feel strongly about either pro or con?

I really feel strong about community development and taking care of our environment. I have been working close with the surrounding cities to adopt parks and trails under the Cloak.n.Dagger Geocaching Banner to perform Citos, tree growing programs and other beautification programs. Bringing Families together and getting the community out of the house and off the couch is something that hits very close to home for me.

There are very few things that bother me about geocaching, the most common and I think it rings true for most the the good cache owners is a “TFTC” log. I have gotten myself in some interesting situations because of my strong dislike of lack of logging and have had to temper myself and my thoughts about such. Another thing i really dislike is streaks. I think Scott can relate with me on this just a bit, but I just finished my 365/366 streak, and though I feel accomplished on that achievement, I have never felt geocaching to be work and at times unenjoyable before or after working on the streak. There is only one streak that I try and maintain now that that is my FTF monthly streak

Why I should be one of your Hosts:

That is such a great question, and as stated in the last episode every host is simply amazing, each one has something unique to offer and each and everyone would be great guest host as fill ins for TAZ’s eventual boot off the island. Honestly though, I feel that what I bring to the table is my zeal for geocaching, with only 2 a half years under my belt I have pushed what was a dying area of geocaching in my area to an area that is now being noticed as a destination spot, I am 100 percent retired so I have the time be a part of the team, I’m a little crazy which puts me as a shoe in for this team, but most of all I think that I would be a great host because I want to be a host, I want to contribute to the podcast and not just be a visiting guest. I am personable, friendly and love to talk. Geocaching isn’t just a hobby to pass time for me, it is actually a lifestyle for me and to my family. I try to give 110 percent in projects I pick up, becoming the 4th host I would carry that same attitude. I present myself as someone that wants to teach and lead others in the world of geocaching on a grander scale and I feel being a productive part of a great podcast can help achieve that. And if that isn’t enough I always make for great go to guy to pick any member of the team…to include myself lol

Anything else you would like to discuss:
This may be a good topic for another show but I am working with a very talented team of geocachers and we are trying very hard to develop our own annual Mega event getting an insiders scoop on how that is done would be so beneficial not only to me but also to others that may want to attempt this task.

I would love to learn more about how you guys have kept a show going for nearly 500 episodes, the drive and ambition, the material to keep going and going. But also why of all teams the cubs 😉 and what really did happen the Chris-moose?

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GCPC EPISODE 471 – Geocacher Jesse Lunsford – Memfis Mafia

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October 19, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Our third of four guest GCPC host possibilities. Tonight Geocacher Jesse Lunsford aka Memphis Mafia will share insights about geocaching and why he wants to be a host on our show.

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GCPC EPISODE 471 – Geocacher Jesse Lunsford – Memfis Mafia

Tell us about you as a person and as a geocacher.
Geocaching is a family affair in our house. We are a pretty tight family and it is a way that we can all spend time together. I’m a retired police officer and currently work in the emergency management field. When I’m away from work I want to have fun and get outside and play – geocaching allows me to do just that.

So how did I get into Geocaching?
We moved to Colorado six years ago which is when we really started geocaching. We were looking for something to do and a way to explore our new area. We ended up attending an event and ultimately met most of the people we know in the state through geocaching. We started by walking around finding the closest geocaches that we could with that horrible old intro app. We progressed from there to diving in and trying every aspect of the game we could.
Ok I have to say that I actually cached before Colorado. A couple years before moving out here I found one cache. It was an LPC and basically we didn’t get into the game at that time. A buddy of mine pointed out to me that I left that part out on another occasion as he was the one who went with me. I can’t leave him out today because we are all meeting up in Chicago on the chance of what could be happening “no jinx”.

What is it like to geocache in Colorado?
Colorado is great. My wife and I met in College and learned very quickly that we both wanted to move out of Memphis and travel as much as possible. Over the years we traveled every chance we could but kept visiting Colorado. We loved the beauty of the mountains and just the feel of the area. Now, with short notice I can be hiking in the mountains away from the city and people and really challenge myself physically. Not every cache has to be off the side of a cliff but I really like when it takes that bit of extra effort and planning. We are lucky enough to have a great community of geocachers here in Colorado

What is your favorite things to do while geocaching?
My family all has their own favorite aspects but for me, it is the extreme stuff. I like the caches that take planning and push you just a little outside your comfort zone. Kristi and I met up with another cacher to plan our next geocaching trip. We are headed to the swamps of South Florida for a series of kayaking caches. On the last day we are going for a 5×5 Virtual. We have been planning this one for a while. It will be three days of caching, all by boat. We have to get plane tickets, a car rental, rent boats, find a place to stay… that is what makes for fun geocaching for me.

Geocaching topics you feel strongly about either pro or con?
I could probably fill a few shows here. My biggest pet peeve is people taking themselves and the game too seriously. It is a game meant to be fun. There is so much to the game that you have to be able to find something you like. I have opinions just like everybody but I’m not going to get down on someone else for whatever it is they like. I love to hike. My wife likes easy caches all in a row. Its not my favorite but I can still go out and have fun playing the game with her.
-People that damage other people’s cache because they have to have that smiley
-Guess what? I don’t use a GPS and have no desire to, its not blasphemy
-Pro: try new things ( we love to be early adopters) Wherigos, Intercaches, Mobcaches
– read the rules people, they are not secret

Why I should be one of your Hosts:
I’m a fan of geocaching which goes without saying but more so I like the community of geocachers. I do my best to be a part of that community by hosting events at home and when we travel. This game can be a very solitary game but I have chose the opposite path. I have a google voice number on many of my cache pages to invite people to call me if they need help. I love it when cachers use that number to call and ask a question about html, or wherigos, or anything that I can help with. I think we should all pull together to elevate the game.

Anything else you would like to discuss:
Geocaching in the media. I know Groundspeak just announced they are going to make their own “official” podcast and that may change things. I am shocked by the amount of people that have been geocaching for a long time and are unaware of podcasts. I don’t understand that. This is your game. Podcasts are basically ESPN.

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GCPC EPISODE 470 – Geocacher Sarah Teesdale-Spittle – Infoferret

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October 05, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The next participant for the GCPC Host Call Out is Geocacher Sarah Teesdale-Spittle aka Infoferret. She is from New Zealand and is an amazing geocacher in her own right. Find out if she may be our first female geocacher host for the show.

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GCPC EPISODE 470

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Guys,
Thanks for reading my last note on the air. I tried to keep it short, thinking everyone knew what a 14er was. I was glad the chat room could come through for you. I also don’t travel a lot and didn’t know if there was another way.

The answer to my question was to find the GPS coordinates of the particular peak, (Google was my friend in finding the GPS coordinates for the Peaks) then use Google Earth with the Geocache option on to locate possible caches, and proximity to Fort Collins. Grays Peak is the closest and a relatively easy hike. There are also two caches on the peak, a WhereIgo, and a traditional (GCQ8XV & GC5A3EY). My final step is to see how easy they are to find.

Just thought you’d like to know.
Merlin1392
aka Tim

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GCPC EPISODE 470 – Geocacher Sarah Teesdale-Spittle – Infoferret

Tell us about you as a person and as a geocacher.
I grew up Durham (a small City in the in the North-East of England), and moved to the midlands (Nottingham) to go to Uni when I was 18. Whilst I was there I met my other half, married and settled down on the Nottingham / Derbyshire border. In 2000, he got offered a job in New Zealand, and we decided to move from a UK summer to a Wellington winter and see how it went for a couple of years. 16 years later, we’re still here!

We both work in central Wellington (the capital city of New Zealand), and have two boys. One is part way through University, the other is in intermediate school. We also share the house with an elderly cat, and far more books than we need (all of us at fault here), orienteering and other outdoor gear gear (the others) MTG cards (the boys) and knitting and sewing stuff (mine, I must admit).

So how did I get into Geocaching?
The rest of the family are heavily into Orienteering. I liked going to interesting areas most people never get to, but having to run around once I got there? Not so much.

Anyway, back in 2012 there was an article in ‘Wilderness’ magazine (compulsory reading for the rest of the family), about a GPS based activity. I’d just got a smartphone for my birthday, discovered it had a GPS, so I thought I’d give it a go. Not the best of starts, as I tried to find the cache at night, in the rain, and not surprisingly got nowhere. Two days later, in daylight it practically waved at me, and I was hooked!

I‘d lived in Wellington for over 10 years, so I thought I knew my backyard pretty well. Oh no I didn’t… I spent the next few months finding out more about my city , its people and history than I ever thought possible, and 4+ years later I’m still fascinated.

This has got me to more areas than I thought possible. Without geocaching no way would I have been up before dawn heading out to an obscure track, or joining the rest of the family (or others) on a multi-day walk, carrying everything with me.

I managed a streak of over a year a while back before being defeated by the final of a night cache….it’s a balance between obsession and spending time with the family!

Why my caching name? Well, I didn’t fancy being something like ‘Sarah 910’, wanted something fairly gender neutral, and I was doing a course on Information sources at the time – hence info seeking / Infoferret.

I still get a buzz from grabbing that last elusive bit of information to crack open a puzzle!

What is it like to geocache in New Zealand?

Geocaching in New Zealand has pretty much something for everyone, from Park and Grabs (although fortunately not too many lamp post skirt caches), through to Terrain 5 caches that mean what they say and everything in between. Most of our forest is ‘bush’, which is not easy to walk through – you follow the tracks to get where you want to be if you’ve any sense!

I’ve done most of my geocaching around Wellington, with 7 cache types within 10km of home (plus a CITO and an event this weekend), and the 4th oldest traditional cache in the world (GC46) is within 16km (and was my 1000 cache). There’s everything from a stroll through the CBD (good for Magicarp by the waterfront), up the hills for a bit of a workout, and several excellent MTB parks to explore. Most of the Greater Wellington area is readily accessible by bus.

I’ve done a fair bit in the lower North Island, and some of the South Island. My son dragged me up Mt. Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom in Lord of the Rings) a couple of years back. There is a Geocache near the top. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to head up there again as somebody has placed a cache on the way up there – but the views are well worth it if the weather is right!

Unlike Australia (and you folks in the US) there’s not too much to beware of – no snakes or bears, and although there is an exceedingly rare venomous spider, the last death from a Katipo bite was in 1901. There is a nasty stinging nettle called OngaOnga, and sandflies (midgies) can be a problem, especially on the South Island – those bites are itchy!

This means that you can search for caches hidden under rocks or in tree stumps without problems.

In a couple of weeks, there is GC63PZN New Zealand Geocaching Adventure 2016 – it got MEGA status a couple of weeks ago ! This will be on the 22nd – 24th October.

There’s the usual programme of activities (including a couple of workshops with Cully Long), and a fair number of caches in the area, including a 50 cache power trail with a LOTR theme, which should take up most of a day by itself.

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GCPC EPISODE 469 – Geocacher Adam Demshar – Carrot Killer

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September 28, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We start out our first participant Adam Demshar for the GCPC Host Call Out. Be sure to stop on by as we get to know Adam and see if he has all the right stuff to be a GCPC Host. Nachos are welcome but not necessary… See you then.

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Gang,
We’re planning a trip for my niece’s wedding next June (2017), to Fort Collins, Colorado. While the family is not really into geocaching, I can’t pass up the opportunity :-)

What I’m looking for is a 14’er with a relatively easy cache at the peak. Since 14’ers are hard on their own, the trail needs to fun for those that may take part in the journey. Any ideas on how I would learn about this type of cache in the area?

Thanks
Merlin1392
aka Tim

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GCPC EPISODE 469 – Geocacher Adam Demshar – Carrot Killer

My name is Adam Demshar. I am originally from a The Woodlands, Texas which is a suburb of Houston. I joined the Army when I was 20 years old and have lived in Georgia for the majority of the time since. I have lived in Germany for 3 years, as well as been deployed to Iraq twice and Afghanistan once. Currently I split time between Statesboro, GA and Augusta, GA. My wife and three sons aged 9, 6, and 4 live in Statesboro but I work at Fort Gordon in Augusta Monday-Friday and travel home for the weekends. I work at Fort Gordon as an AIT Platoon Sergeant. I am the equivalent of a drill sergeant for the Soldiers who have completed basic training but are learning their job specialty in the Army.
Anyhow, I also Geocache! I am currently around 2,300 finds. I started caching in July of 2013. I was freshly home from Afghanistan and I saw a sticker on someone’s car. I think I had heard of it before a few years back but wasn’t really sure what it was. When I got home I looked it up and saw there was a cache about .3 from my house. I was completely amazed right from the start. After finding a couple of caches I introduced geocaching to a friend at work and we started going out during our lunch breaks. Unfortunately that friend is only at about 250 finds today as I have obviously dwarfed that number. Currently I have a streak going for 305 days. Just a little bit longer until I can qualify for all of those 365 challenges! I have hidden 90 caches including events and CITOs. I have hidden every type of cache currently available.

* One of my favorite things to do is incorporate camping and caching together. I have found that camping allows you to travel on the cheap and get to get out and see and do alot more. I am often caching with my 3 boys and that is always a sure fire way to get them to be enthusiastic about an all weekend caching trip is to let them know that we will be camping. I think I have heard you reference the Georgia Geo-Campers once on this show. I am fairly active with that group. They are a group of cachers who simply camp together at a different State Park in Georgia every month. It is really a great deal at $25 per tent for the weekend. There is always a campfire event and a stone soup on Saturday night. Even though I am often with my boys really what I like is the more difficult the better. A cache that you have to work for is far more satisfying than one that you just casually walk up to. I really like kayak caches. I own a kayak but I often struggle to transport it since I drive a Nissan Altima. Of course I always look forward to the Going Caching Mega here in Georgia every year. We are only a couple of weeks away from this year’s installment at FDR State Park.

Geocaching topics – pro and or con

1st and foremost I am a podcast junkie. I listen to podcasts all week long, pretty much anytime I am in my car. But also Geocaching is other than my family my favorite thing. I am completely consumed with it. There is nothing I would rather be doing. I think that I could bring some diversity of ideas and experience as I am younger guy. I have lots of adventures traveling all over Georgia and South Carolina. I think that plenty of people would like to hear about what this region has to offer.

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GCPC EPISODE 468 – Understanding Earth Caches

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September 21, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast: The guys discuss Geocaching Earth Caches and how they can add to your next trip or geocaching adventure.

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GCPC EPISODE 468

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From: JD Sutter

Hello GCPC!

I am fairly new to geocaching having only played a few times over the past 12 months. I have been listening to your podcast off and on throughout this past year as well and am slowing starting to learn all the ins and outs of the game.

On a recent camping trip a couple friends and I searched for a total of about 2 hours over two days for a D2 T3.5 cache and never found it. Later I realized that the cache description had some jargon which would have made it easier for us if we’d known what the terms meant.

So I decided to look for a beginners geocaching book which would explain things and I discovered that there is a large selection of books on Amazon. Most have conflicting reviews across the spectrum so it’s hard to tell how accurate they are. Can you guys recommend the best one for a newbie?
Geocaching Book Suggestions:
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Geocaching
The Joy of Geocaching: How to Find Health, Happiness and Creative Energy Through a Worldwide Treasure Hunt
How To Puzzle Cache
https://www.geocaching.com/about/glossary.aspx (best)

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GCPC EPISODE 468 – Understanding Earth Caches
EarthCache (Geocaching.com)
An EarthCache is a special geological location people can visit to learn about a unique feature of the Earth. EarthCache pages include a set of educational notes along with coordinates. Visitors to EarthCaches can see how our planet has been shaped by geological processes, how we manage its resources and how scientists gather evidence. Typically, to log an EarthCache, you will have to provide answers to questions by observing the geological location. For more information about EarthCaches visit http://www.earthcache.org/.

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GCPC EPISODE 467 – Is it Disrespectful To Geocache in a Cemetery?

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September 14, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
What is your feelings about geocaching in a cemetery? Are you allowed to in your state, country, etc.? If so should you? That is the discussion for tonight’s episode

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Hello Geocaching Podcasters
I heard remarks about geocaching in cemeteries on your shows, recall a story about a Pokemon-go ban in a cemetery on the basis that playing that game in a cemetery is disrespectful. This raises the question, is it disrespectful to geocache in a cemetery? I think the answer depends on who one asks, and what is being done or hidden, such as

* a cache placed on the fence in surrounding a cemetery, or just outside the cemetery.

* a cache placed in the grounds of cemetery, but in an area away from any grave stones.

* a cache placed near the grave marker.

* a mystery, virtual or multi-stage cache that requires finder to read information from the graves, and find a physical container away from the cemetery.

Thank you

stevenW54

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Thanks to StevenW54 for the show suggestion:

Stevenw54’s areas to discuss:

* a cache placed on the fence in surrounding a cemetery, or just outside the cemetery.

* a cache placed in the grounds of cemetery, but in an area away from any grave stones.

* a cache placed near the grave marker.

* a mystery, virtual or multi-stage cache that requires finder to read information from the graves, and find a physical container away from the cemetery.

Question for the hosts:

Are there other sensitive areas that should be avoided or not?

It’s okay for Pokemon but not geocaching or visa versa? Why?

Tennesee it’s Illegal for making any game in a cemetery. May not be completely true.
US Federal cemeteries have rules against game playing in cemeteries.
South Carolina went through a rather lengthy battle with the state lawmakers to the point where geocaching itself was targeted and nearly made illegal. No cemetery hides without permission.

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GCPC EPISODE 466 – How To Create A Great Multi-Cache

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September 07, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
What is a multi-geocache and what can make them great? Find out from tonight’s hosts on the finer points of making and hiding your very own multi geocache.

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GCPC EPISODE 466

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I logged my 400th OpenCaching North America cache on Saturday (8/20), International Geocaching Day, and just 2 days after OCNA’s 6th anniversary.

Calvert County Meet n Greet (OU0A15/GC6JFZW) was hosted by Krip’s Curves and listed on both OpenCaching and Groundspeak.

Dave / DudleyGrunt

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What is a multi geocache?

What type of variations are there?
Stages can be Physical or Virtual:

Physical Stages: The cache owner has placed something at the location, such as a container, tag, or label. There is no minimum distance between stages within a single Multi-Cache.

Virtual Stages: The cache owner has not placed anything at the location. Instead, a geocacher gathers information from features already at the location, such as a sign or objects to count. Virtual stages can be used to bring geocachers to locations where leaving a physical stage is difficult or not allowed.

A Multi-Cache May Involve:

A container or object that provides coordinates
A formula for converting information found at stages to coordinates or clues
Counting objects at one of the stages
Simple arithmetic
Simple ciphering (example: A=1, B=2)
Multiple choice questions about something at the location
A simple field puzzle
A projection (using a compass bearing and distance from a specific point to determine the location of another specific point, usually a stage or final)

Should it be Listed as a Multi-Cache or a Mystery/Puzzle Cache?

– If a cache has multiple stages (virtual or physical) and can be found by reading the cache description and following the instructions in the field, it should be listed as a Multi-Cache.
– If working out the clues requires advanced work or is so complex that many will need outside assistance, then the cache should probably be listed as a Mystery/Puzzle Cache, even if it is multi-staged.
– If the listing coordinates are used to calculate a projection without the need to visit the location, it should be listed as a Mystery/Puzzle Cache. If a projection must be calculated in the field using bearing and distance from one of the stages, it should be listed as a Multi-Cache.

What make the difference between so-so and WOW!
What makes a so-so multi and what to avoid?
Why do multi caches seem to be avoided in the US but not in other parts of the world?

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GCPC EPISODE 465 – What Drives A Geocacher To Keep Geocaching?

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August 31, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Go over the finer points of geocaching and how a geocacher keeps active in our game, sport and obsession.

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 465

GCPC MAILBAG: Ask Our Hosts – Scott Berks:
Here is a question for you. I have been caching for a while now but have not expanded my technological abilities much. Recently I decided I need to figure out how to run pocket queries. I am able to do that just fine but my question is how the heck do I get them to become available on my app? I am currently using cachly, you would think since the app is connected with my geocaching.com account they would magically appear, but this does not seem to be the case. Any tips?
EB3754 Genoa, IL

Answer from Nic at Cach.ly

“Sounds like they are not generating the PQ correctly (on the geocaching.com site). They need to make sure they are checking the check boxes for which days to run the queries, once they do this, and get the email from geocaching.com it will be available in Cachly.

Once they have generated the PQ online, it will instantly be available in Cachly. It just sounds like they have not yet generated the PQ.”

What Drives A Geocacher?
Challenges
Gotta find them all
Clearing out an area
Hiking goals

What to do when you get into a rut?
Place a cache or two
Have an event to meet new cachers
Go out with fellow cachers, not alone
Do some challenges or set your own

How to avoid getting into a rut?
Find different types of caches
Work on challenges

How to keep geocaching interesting?
Cache with different people
Cache in different places
Set goals for yourself

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GCPC EPISODE 464 – West Virginia Smart Caches of Berkeley County GeoTrail

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August 17, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Guest hosts Gerry Sander (Gmansan) and Valaina (Butrflygirl) take us through their geocaching adventures on the Berkeley County Geotrail and their meet up with master gadget cache creator VWTim.

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

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GCPC EPISODE 464
With Gerry Sander and Valaina Maher (rhymes with cigar) butrflygirl

WVTim Interview with Gerry: https://youtu.be/tNOjEWJOB2A
During our day doing the SCBC trail, we had the opportunity to meet with WVTim at his home/workshop and chat with him. He spoke with us for almost two hours and we recorded the attached interview ( https://youtu.be/tNOjEWJOB2A).

I brought one of my own gadget caches down with me for Tim to see. It launched this week (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f2VqhH5B7c).

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GCPC EPISODE 463 – 100 Things A Geocacher Must Do Sooner Or Later

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August 10, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The guys put out a call for a fourth co-host. Plus go over 100 Things every geocacher must do sooner or later.

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 463
100 Things a geocacher must do sooner or later…
https://awesomegeocaching.com/2012/07/07/the-checklist-100-things-any-geocacher-must-do-sooner-or-later/

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