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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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GCPC EPISODE 447 – Catch Up With DarrylW4

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Apr 13, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
It’s been 75 episodes since we last had Darrylw4 on the panel. Well, he’s back! Taking over for Scott Berks who is out on assignment. Darryl will be filling in but I think after a year and a half we should do some catch up with our technical host.

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GCPC EPISODE 447 – Catch Up With DarrylW4
Special Guest: Darryl Wattenberg (Darrylw4)

Last Time Darryl was on GCPC –
Episode 372 – DarrylW4 Retires From The GCPC 10/08/2014
75 Episodes Ago.

So what has Darryl been up to for the last year and a half?

Unpublished Caches on Smartphones for Events – http://www.motorcitycachemachine.com/smartphones

Apple Watch & Geocaching – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR8JKi7XIQE&feature=youtu.be

Periscope & Katch – https://www.periscope.tv/darrylw4

Ricoh Theta S & Geocaching Videos? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUSfxKtqIzg&feature=youtu.be
First 360° Geocache Hunt

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GCPC EPISODE 446 – Recent Geocaching Trip Recollections

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Apr 06, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Many of the hosts tonight are returning to the show with geocaching trips under their belts. Come and give a listen to some of the stories and adventures they had.

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GCPC EPISODE 446 – Recent Geocaching Trip Recollections
Special Guest: Shorty Knits

HHH:
Moga 2016
Registration night was quite the party!
Be ready for any weather possible – Temps in the 50s, 50 mph wind gusts, snowed in the evening.
Competition events are a totally different animal than standard events
People are there to compete – go figure
Lots to do but there was a separation from area. Main area almost empty for the majority of the day until evening events.
Many regulars winning at this moga
Wife Amy picks up Tennessee and Kentucky – beautiful scenic views all the way home. Going through Ohio, not so much

SB:
A week in florida with a high D/T rated mall
Tardis cache in Georgia (GC5NRTR)
3 new states – finished all east of Mississippi except a few in New England
6 webcams
Walking in Macarthur Beach State Park
A great event meeting local cachers
Nightmare drive home with rain, events, late nights

TAZ:
No recent geocaching trips but willing to share experiences from other trips.

CS:
20 hour road trip to southern Utah.
Park and grabbed on the way down
Full day of caching a series laid on the tip of an anticline.
Brute forced 2 puzzle caches in the field from 2006. One had not been logged for 3 years.
Nightmare drive home with deer and some drunk driver trying meet me head on in the road.

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GCPC EPISODE 445 – Geocaching Vlogger – Competition Event Insights

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Mar 30, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Tonight on the Geocaching Podcast. Joshua the Geocaching Vlogger will be our guest to discuss his challenge geocaching event experience and insights for you to prepare for MOGA 2016 and more. 9:30PM ET at www.geocachingpodcast.com

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GCPC EPISODE 445 – Geocaching Vlogger – Competition Event Insights
Special Guest: Joshua Johnson – The Geocaching Vlogger mayberryman@gmail.com

Hey How’ya doing with Joshua
Good.
How many different competitions have you attended?
(4 officially) all MOGA.
2nd- 4 person
2nd- 2 person
1st- 4 person
2nd- 2 person (w Reese)

Things to look for in geocaching competitions
What are your goals? Compete or just out there to have fun?
How to prepare for a competition
Training- Running in different elevations 2.5 hours
Strategy- Can be as important as the physical

TOTT?
Helpful Suggestions?
MOGA Insights

(For show notes: Ie Of competing in the 4 person competition.

Reese and I trip to MOGA 2013

Moga 2016 Links:
https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC5KYNP_moga-2016
MOGAgeo.com/2016/
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GCPC EPISODE 444 – March Cacher Coffee

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Mar 23, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
It’s a bit late but a good night for a March Cacher Coffee. This is when the hosts come up with several topics of which to discuss about geocaching or mostly anyways.

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GCPC EPISODE 444 – March Cacher Coffee
HHH:
The Geocaching International Film Festival is Back?
Send in Your Story Worthy Films for GIFF 2016

Submit a Film to GIFF!
Good news, geocachers! The Geocaching International Film Festival is back for the fourth year in a row.

In the past we’ve watched films about geocaching ballerinas, the secret lives of trackables, geocaching in space and more. There was laughter. There were tears (due to the laughter). Thousands of geocachers took part in a worldwide movie night.

The GIFF 2016 theme is Story Worthy Moments. We’re asking you to think of your most noteworthy, most exceptional geocaching stories…and get them on camera.

Watch this video to learn more.

Submit your film by August 1, 2016 for the chance to have it viewed by a worldwide geocaching audience. Learn more about Story Worthy Moments and how to submit your film on the GIFF 2016 website.
http://www.geocachingfilmfestival.com/
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Take bikes on South Shore and find accessible geocaches at Dunes
http://www.southbendtribune.com/life/travel/outdoor/take-bikes-on-south-shore-and-find-accessible-geocaches-at/article_904a516c-8743-551e-a75b-64a28207de8a.html

SB: my event in FLA on Tuesday GC6DE71

CS:

TAZ: What can be done about deadbeat cache owners?
Those who haven’t abandon caching, but won’t maintain their caches
Especially those who continue to place caches – should there be rules put in place to disallow them from placing new caches if they have too many ‘Needs Maintenance/Archived’ w/o a checkup?
Those who appear to have quit caching.
How long is too long to allow a ‘Needs Maintenance to Needs Archived to actual archiving a cache’

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EPISODE 443 – Geocaching Creepy-Crawly, Itchy-Scratchy

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Mar 16, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
It’s Spring regardless what the calendar date says in many parts of the world and that means keeping an eye out for those things that can bring harm to a geocacher if they are not careful. Go over some of the basics with the guys in tonight’s episode.

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EPISODE 443 – Geocaching Creepy-Crawly, Itchy-Scratchy

HeadHardHat’s Blog
Geocaching Question – Is It Poison Ivy Or Isn’t It?
http://headhardhat-geocache.blogspot.com/2015/02/geocaching-question-is-it-poison-ivy-or.html

Jamie Davis – The PodMedic from Episode 23 – Poison Ivy Discussion – (Three Minutes)

Native and Naturalized Plants of The Carolinas and Georgia
Name That Plant
http://www.namethatplant.net/gallery_comparison.shtml?compare=leaves%20of%20Poison%20Ivy%20and%20others%20confused%20with%20it

Other Plants of Concern

Wood Nettle/Stinging Nettles
http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Plants.Folder/Nettle.html

Stinging, or wood nettle plants feature triangular or heart-shaped leaves that decrease in size as they go up the slender stem. The leaves are one to six centimeters long and one to four centimeters wide with linear bumps, and the plant typically is three feet to six-and-a-half feet tall. Singing nettles also include green flower clusters and brown seed-like fruit. Most notably, the plant has stinging hairs.
When these stinging hairs come into contact with skin, they break the skin and release an irritant that causes redness and severe itching. These symptoms are typically brief but can be quite uncomfortable. Hikers who come into contact with stinging nettles should wash the affected area with soap and water. Creating a paste of water and baking soda can also alleviate the itching and irritation.

Using tape to pull out the microscopic stingers helps too. Duct tape is for more than camouflaging and cache retrieval.

Giant Hogweed
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/39809.html

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Venomous Snakes and Spiders

Venomous Snakes

Copperhead
Cottonmouth
Pigmy Rattler
Canebrake
Diamondback
Coral snake
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Venomous Spiders
Black Widows
Brown Recluse

By State:
http://www.venombyte.com/venom/spiders/venomous_spiders_by_state.asp

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Scorpions:
By State:
http://www.venombyte.com/venom/scorpions/venomous_scorpions_by_state.asp

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Alligators and Crocodiles:
Careful They Bite!
Living with gators and crocs guides
http://myfwc.com/conservation/you-conserve/wildlife/gators/

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EPISODE 442 – The New Geocaching App – First Impressions

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Mar 09, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Geocaching.com ens the Intro App, puts the original app out to pasture and has a new and improved Geocaching App. Check out the first impressions from our hosts and some lively discussion.

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EPISODE 442 – The New Geocaching App – First Impressions

Email From Geocaching HQ

From The Geocaching Blog
So Long “Intro” — Meet the Geocaching® App
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2016/03/so-long-intro-meet-the-geocaching-app/

HHH Notes :
Scott Notes:
Corey Notes:
Chad Notes:

There is even more in our Patreon Post Show for Episode 442. Become a patreon to access it.

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EPISODE 441 – MOGA 2016

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Mar 02, 2016,

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The guys meet up with our special guest Jesse Tuttle to discuss MOGA 2016! Be sure to stop on by and get in on all the details.

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EPISODE 441 – MOGA 2016

Show Talking Points:

A bit about Jesse Tuttle

The history of Moga

Moga 2016 Details
-MOGA is the world’s largest, annual geocaching competition Mega Event. The event was based on orienteering meets, however competition is optional.

-Areas of competition include the classic “punch” competition, puzzles, with several new ones this year! Ally cat style bike competition, paddle caching competition using Wherigos, and a Disability course.

-Outside of the main competitions there are plenty of activities like: Gadget caching, night caches, Geo-Art, kid caches, poker run and more! It is also worth mentioning that the Freedom GeoTrail is nearby.

-The Geocoin for MOGA 2016 is a 2 inch, 3D sculpted Geocoin with a glow in the dark flame on the front side when gems around it. The award geocoin is an impressive 3 1/8th inch, 1/4lb 3D sculpted medal! Both designed by Christian Mackey.

-“Achiever’s at MOGA” will be the Friday night event where we will be the first event to honor geocaching challenges on such a large scale level. For all qualified attendees, we will be awarding them a 3D sculpted medal with Signal on the front for each of their achievements that we have selected. This is free! Currently we are set to give out nearly 500 medals.

-MOGA 2016 will also be kicking off one of the largest, if not the largest TB race in history with more than 500 participants. To participate you just need to register with any paid package.

-Thanks goes to: OKIC and MVG geocaching groups for their amazing support in building MOGA 2016. Clermont County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for they dedication, partnership with AFK and sponsorship of MOGA.

Web addresses to note:
– https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC5KYNP_moga-2016
– http://mogageo.com/2016/
– https://www.facebook.com/MOGAgeo
– http://afkgeocaching.com/
– https://www.facebook.com/AFKGC

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EPISODE 440 – Periscoping Geocaching / Geocaching Videos – Dos and Don’ts

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Feb 24, 2016,

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The guys discuss their perceptions about Periscope during geocaching and how it is progressing. Also some helpful dos and don’ts of geocaching video creation.

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EPISODE 440 – Periscoping Geocaching / Geocaching Videos – Dos and Don’ts

Periscope Vids

Thoughts about periscope now that it has been out for awhile
Suggestions for a good periscope session
Great for quick hits and building a fanbase
What are good things to do in a periscope session
What are bad things to do in a periscope session

YouTube / Facebook Videos
More geocachers doing videos – Just Do It
Make these more interesting – take your time and plan what you will be videoing – scripts are great tools
Remember lighting
Sound is everything – can make or break a video
Build a fanbase – spread the word

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GCPC EPISODE 439 – Geocaching Collectibles – What is your geocaching collection like?

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Feb 17, 2016,

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The guys get together to discuss their individual geocaching collections and what may possess geocachers into building up a collection of their own.

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GCPC EPISODE 439 – Geocaching Collectables – What is your geocaching collection like?

What items do you like to find in a geocache?
Do you trade swag?
What types of items do you collect?
Most unusual/expensive item found and how did you trade for it?
Examples
geocoins
pathtags
patches
pins
homemade
custom/signature items

HHH:
Likes anything shiney
Likes wooden nickels when found
Likes the unusual when found – Science Museum – Shark Tooth
Most unusual was a FTF gift of a Navy Sailor’s ship coin and medals.

SB:
patches on my caching bag
small group of pathtags
big group of coins
CS:

TAZ:
I love to find geocoins in caches
Travelbugs too.
Signature items of all kinds: Pathtags, Bottlecaps, Wooden Nickels, Geocaching business cards, …
Most unusual was probably a stick of chewing gum
I usually don’t swap for swag and only grab trackables and personal items which I don’t treat as swag.
That said, I keep some random swag items in my bag that one day could become attached to a TB, and I’ll swap them out.

Interactive maps & statistics for geocaching travelbugs, geocoins and all your trackable items…
http://geotrib.es/

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