On this episode we talk with Amy from groundspeak about their upcoming geocaching.com block party event. She tells us some of the things that we can expect for the geocachers who are making it out to Seattle on Saturday, August 17.
Rebecca emailed and asked us to do a show on the low cost benefits of geocaching. She said, “What I like most about it is you really can have awesome geocaching adventures for very little cost if not free and you can make decent low cost hides too. How about the best way to low cost geocache for those who can’t afford an expensive gpsr etc. We personally do have a gpsr as we like to go on country walks but as we all know it can be done with a smartphone instead or just the internet if you work out your info first.” So we take this episode and answer Rebecca’s question.
This episode is our monthly cacher coffee episode for June 2013. On this episode we talk about a new iOs app called Mapped. Mapped is simple app that does one thing, Marks your location and gives you the coordinates. It is helpful when placing a geocache. We also take feedback from a listener who asks “Perhaps discuss the rules behind the trading of items found in a cache. What is acceptable to put into a cache container, and what is not.”
On this episode we talk with Jeff Galfer the writer and star of a short movie called “Buried Treasure” Jeff plays the main character of the movie. In the movie Jeff’s character uses geocaching as a way to deal with and move past some events in his past.
On this weeks episode of the geocaching podcast we talk about if it is better to maintain a cache long term or renew the space and let another cache use the space. There are arguments either way and we talk about all the issues with either choice.
On this episode we celebrate the fact that this is 300 episodes of great geocaching content. We answer the question should Geocaching.com should introduce a new cache type specifically for powertrails to differentiate them from traditional Geocachers. The icon could be a 35mm film canister with ‘PT’ on the canister.
We also answer another listener question from Bertrum. They ask: I wanted to know where you stand on the subject of signing the log book and if it is really necessary in this day and age?
On this episode we talk with the well known geocache puzzle finder Spstanley about how to go about starting to find geocache puzzles. We talk about some of the tips and tricks and tools to use while trying to figure out those elusive geocache puzzle hides
On this episode we respond to a listener question from scoddule. They ask “Geocaching.com is fantastic, but it lacks a community-of-cachers feature. Around my area there are some keen cachers that I am beginning to get to know through events etc, but it would be really nice to have a chat area that we could all subscribe to. Is this something that you do either on or off gc.com? What is the best way to foster local community online in a way that new people can still find out about the group and join in?”
We also hear from the CachingK’s and respond to this questions “Why exactly did Groundspeak do away with virtual caches? In the post 9/11 world, it makes sense to allow them”.
On this episode we talk about the “caches” app for iOS and how it got an update that supports push notifications for new publiched caches. We also talk about some of the experiences we have had with the newly published version of geosphere. We also talk about groundspeaks stance on virtual discover logs on trackable items. We talk about what we would like to see to allow virtually discovering trackables and much more.
On this episode we talk with The authors of the book “101 Devil Caches”. We talk about what inspired them to create this book. Where did they come up with these awesome caches, as well as some issues that they had making the book. Listen to this interview for great insight into the making of this awesome book
On this episode Darrylw4 and Head Hard Hat talk with the creator of the newly released Geosphere 3.0 iOS app. They talk about all the new features and the use of the geocaching.com API to get geocaches right in your phone right in the field.
On this episode we talk with Mark from Team Rumble about hiding your first puzzle cache. Mark has hidden 148 puzzle caches as of this recording and knows a thing or two about them, so we decided to ask him about the best practices to get started in hiding a geocaching puzzle cache.
On this episode XpunkX, HeadHardHat, And Darrylw4 talk about the scheduled down time at geocaching.com We also talk about the 2 millionth geocache and weather or not celebrating it was a good thing. We also discuss the differences between meet and eat events and meet and great events.
XpunkX, DarrylW4, and Head Hard Hat discuss some of the logless caching options (Earthcaches, Virtual Geocaches, Webcam Geocaches, and more). They’ll talk about what they liked and disliked, why some options failed and what they’d like to see in the future.
On this episode we talk about the difficulty and terrain rating system at geocaching.com. We hear from jerseyeric with a question about the cache owner changing the rating and wondering if it changes on people who have already found it.
On this episode of the geocaching podcast we answer jersey erics voicemail about can you adopt a cache with out the owners help. We also talk about an app called 7scenes for location based games. We also talk about a new location based game that is close to what we think virtual geocaches should be and it is called Quest’ N Go
We also hear from a listener that we heard from on last show to clarify what he meant about location based games. Lafitethepirate writes in to remind us about on an FTF hunt we need to be logging the geocache as quickly as possible. We also hear from tor_selden on their way they do push notifications for newly published caches. ipodmusicman writes in to tell us he things he has found one of the largest geocaches.
On this episode we talk about how to set your self up to be first to find on that newly published geocache. We talk about setting up notifications when a new geocache is published. We also talk about how to set up push notifications to your phone to notify you when a cache is published, and how to get the coordinates in your GPSr quickly so you save those seconds that cost you the First To Find.
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