Make Your Own Geocaching Trackables – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 163

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Make Your Own Geocaching Trackables – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 163

Streamed live on Jun 23, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the differences and fun about geocaching’s movable game pieces the Trackables. Including some step by step help for you to make your very own.

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 163

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Geocaching Definition – Trackable
A trackable tag that you attach to an item. This allows you to track your item on Geocaching.com. The item becomes a hitchhiker that is carried from cache to cache (or person to person) in the real world and you can follow its progress online. Also known as Travel Bugs, GeoCoins.

Geocaching Definition – Travel Bug
A trackable tag with a unique code that attaches to an item. This allows you to track your item on Geocaching.com. The item becomes a hitchhiker that is carried from cache to cache (or person to person) in the real world and you can follow its progress online.

Geocaching Definition – Geocoin
A Geocoin works similarly to a Travel Bug® in that they are trackable and can travel the world, picking up stories from cache to cache. Geocoins are often created as signature items by geocachers and can also be used as collectibles.

Pathtags Definition:
A pathtag is a small (1″ diameter) coin that is left as signature items by some geocachers. The design on the face of the coin is customized, while the other side holds a generic design and a serial number. They’re often mistaken for geocoins, but there are three main differences between geocoins and pathtags. The most important difference is that pathtags have nothing to do with GroundSpeak and are not trackable at geocaching.com. Another difference is that the tags are not individually trackable – all tags of the same design have the same serial number. While it is possible to track where the tags were logged, it is not possible to track the path of an individual tag. Finally, tags are usually meant to be kept by the finder, instead of being moved like activated geocoins.

Tags Definition:
Cachekinz, WildOnes, Extags, etc.
A non travelbug tage with a trackable gc code. Works the same as a travel bug.

Hitchhikers Definition:
Geofleaz
A tag that attaches to any other geocache game piece. It normally does not have any trackable code with it.

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Make Your Own Travel Bug:

Need:
Travel Bug Tag – usually comes with a copy
Chain or Wire to secure the tag to the item
Item of Some Type – can be just about anything. Size dictates the type of geocache it will be able to fit in
Take said item and say goodbye to it. No personal attachments, chances are the trip will end. It varies on how long it will last.
DRILL A HOLE THROUGH THE SUCKER!
Place Chain and or Wire through tag and item
Crazy glue the connector
Activate your Travel Bug – Geocaching.com
Fill Out The Trackable Form
Name of Trackable
Who you are
Area you are starting
Date you are starting
Description about the Trackable
Goal about the Trackable
Take said item and say goodbye to it.
Send it on it’s way
Track it on it’s personalized web page and map

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Viewer Feedback:
Speakpipe – Cloak N Dagger (Adam Schoenwald) – From May 1:03
Burgandy – A new belt – Congratulations 0:18

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AMY – Question For Episode 162:

Prize 1 – 162: Cache-Advance.com – 16 oz tumbler, two trackable tags – Cache Crate and cool grey shark

Congratulations: Jeff Arbaugh

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:

Have you ever been bitten by a tick?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/2ajtGPoA6dB

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
HHH’s Profile – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts

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The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast is a tutorial show designed to educate and entertain geocachers of all experience levels. Each Thursday at 8:30PM ET, Co-host Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress and GeoSnippits founder Andy HeadHardHat Smith discuss interesting aspects of Geocaching in an easy to understand tutorial manner. Giving advice and insights to our game,sport and obsession in ways only they can provide.

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial videos have over 500,000 views from around the world and have been teaching geocachers since 2008. You can see our live show and dozens of our free archived videos at GeoSnippits.com.

How To Host A Geocaching Event – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 162

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How To Host A Geocaching Event – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 162

Streamed live on Jun 16, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss a viewer request about how do you host or even attend a geocaching event.

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 162

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Two Main Perspectives Of An Event
The perspective of the person(s) holding the event
The perspective of the geocachers attending the event
Both need to be thought of when planning an event!

Holding the event:
Absolute basics: geocachers just need a place.
Is there a place that people can stay out of the elements?
Is there any food and/or beverages available?
When Planning an Event
Decide what your point of the event is
A place to have it (do you have to reserve it? Cost?)
Accommodations for the geocachers
Food
Beverages (at least water)
Cooking areas?
Pavilion or a place for them to bring their own stuff?
Bathrooms
Parking

Whatcha Gunna Do?
Educational
GC101
GSAK
Meet & Greets/Meet & Eats
Call ahead and make sure they know you’re coming
Some have a charge for a room
Expect more than actually say they are going to come

Flash Mob
Flash Mobs (A quick fun way to get together)
Definitely a Theme
Silly stuff. Zaney stuff as a group.
Lots of pictures and or video
15 minutes is all you get
I am going to do a call in reminder after HHH – xpx
Events in general should have a theme (something fun, educational or beneficial to most.)
Games (Geocacher Bingo, etc.)
Auctions or giveaway raffles
Event Cache Releases
Multi-day Events
Mega-Events

When Attending An Event
Break your comfort zone and mingle
Tell of your geocaching adventures
Show your stuff
geocache ideas
geocoins/pathtags
Photos
Social media / periscope

Get Involved – help out – nothing shows you how a geocaching event works than to be a helping part of it. You learn a lot with all the behind the scenes vantage points.
Setup
Host an activity
Help with the cooking/serving
Clean-up

HHH’s Final thought’s
Use events to celebrate milestones, achievements, etc.
Create with plenty of time for people to plan and go to.
Make sure there are goodly amounts of geocaches in the area if possible
Geocachers like three things, Food, Finding Geocaches in an area and Talking about Geocaching. The rest is gravy.
Get with your region geocaching Organization. They have help or donate to your event.
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Viewer Feedback:
Coon&Bud

Special Thank you to John – Who purchased some GSRP Patches and donated a goodly amount to Wife Amy’s up and coming chair.

Special Thank you to WolfBait252 for the nice card and new pathtag.

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AMY – Question For Episode 161:

Prize 1 – 161: Coins and Pins – 48 caches in 24 hours coin & pin set

Congratulations: Jen Kaufman (DisneyDork)


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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:

Is there a Tool Of The Trade you want in your geocaching bag that you do not currently have?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/bKSJS8aEVWD

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
HHH’s Profile – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts

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LINKS
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Audio Podcast
Google Search
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Subscribe To The Show
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The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast is a tutorial show designed to educate and entertain geocachers of all experience levels. Each Thursday at 8:30PM ET, Co-host Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress and GeoSnippits founder Andy HeadHardHat Smith discuss interesting aspects of Geocaching in an easy to understand tutorial manner. Giving advice and insights to our game,sport and obsession in ways only they can provide.

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial videos have over 500,000 views from around the world and have been teaching geocachers since 2008. You can see our live show and dozens of our free archived videos at GeoSnippits.com.

Geocaching Tools Of The Trade Too- GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 161

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More Geocaching Pinterest Ideas – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 159

Streamed live on Jun 02, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss some well known and some not well known TOTTs or Tools of the Trade geocaching items for you to consider.

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 161

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http://www.cacheatnight.com/geocaching-bag-contents/2597/

http://stores.geowyrm.com/tools-of-the-trade-tott-starter-kit/

https://cynicalone.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/whats-in-your-geopack-a-look-inside-the-geocaching-bag/

Itemize the most common and the least for rare but good ideas

The bag itself
Bendable grapple
Extendable magnet and mirror
Spare FireTacks
S-Biners
Spare carabiners for swag
Trackables for trade
Baling wire
Small Bungee
Pencils
Reflective cord
Gloves
Cooling Cloth
Water shoes
Stuffable rain jacket
Smartphone with geocaching app
Spare camo tape
Spare containers
Spare Logs
Reflective lanyard
Mini tripod
Tweezers
Pens
Swiss army knife or leatherman tool
Notebook
ID Stickers
Batteries in Powerpax battery caddy
Green Laser
UV light
Small flashlight
Large Flashlight
Waterproof camera
Mosquito repellant
GPS
Irix II headlamp
Water

The TOTT kit starts with a
M.O.L.L.E (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) bag (19.5cm by 14.0cm). Inside, this kit features the essentials:
tweezers to get things out of the tiniest spots,
telescoping mirror and magnet tools that help you both look into and retrieve items from less accessible places,
a logsheet roller to help get the log back in after,
a hi-tec pen that works great even on damp paper, and has a small enough tip to write on nano logs,
a small compass and a genuine Rite in the Rain notebook to keep notes or when you need a bit of paper as a temporary log.

Hemostats – lockable scissor like clamp,
tick key,
whistle,
duct tape,
Field Notes,
baggies and logs,
insect spray, and
hand sanitizer.
Vaude cycling bag
XPS Camelback

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Viewer Feedback:
D&V&L, which stands for Damian, Virginia and our daughter Miss L.

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AMY – Question For Episode 160:

Prize 1 – 160: Cache-Advance: Rusty bolt cache and pack of geocache stickers

Congratulations: Rick Watts (Bibleman Rick)

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:

Where is your favorite place to eat after an afternoon of geocaching?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/6AHp2jagmp4

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
HHH’s Profile – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts

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LINKS
Videocast
Audio Podcast
Google Search
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Subscribe To The Show
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The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast is a tutorial show designed to educate and entertain geocachers of all experience levels. Each Thursday at 8:30PM ET, Co-host Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress and GeoSnippits founder Andy HeadHardHat Smith discuss interesting aspects of Geocaching in an easy to understand tutorial manner. Giving advice and insights to our game,sport and obsession in ways only they can provide.

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial videos have over 500,000 views from around the world and have been teaching geocachers since 2008. You can see our live show and dozens of our free archived videos at GeoSnippits.com.

Challenges Update and GSRP Studio Tour – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 160

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Sponsored by: GxProxy.com and CoinsAndPins.com

More Geocaching Pinterest Ideas – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 159

Streamed live on May 26, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the brand new updates to Challenge Geocaches and an actual tour around the GeoSnippits Studio so they can show everyone the new iMac 27″ Retina 5k computer.

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 160

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Challenge Geocache Update Links:

Blog – https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2016/05/return-of-challenge-caches/

Guidelines – http://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=206

Studio Tour:
Ever wondered what goes on behind the camera at the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast? Want to see where the brand new iMac 27” Retina 5K computer is installed? Well come along for a tour of all the equipment and behind the scenes coolness as we show you all of the podcast and post processing that is involved with the GSRP.

Show an overview shot of the studio including the main table
Show the new iMac 27” Retina 5K machine
Show the M-Audio USB Hookin
Show the Soundboard
Show the different computers with monitors and devices used

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Viewer Feedback:
Challenge Cache Update – Rock Chalk

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NOTICE:
May’s GeoCoin Contest

The Prize: GxProxy – Alaska Salmon Geocoin Set (3 geocoins and 3 proxy coins)

Congratulations to Bot Caching

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AMY – Question For Episode 159:

Prize 1 – 159: GxProxy Alaskan Salmon Geocoin with matching Proxy coin.

Congratulations: Brian Lang

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:

Have you ever had a geocaching close encounter with venomous snakes and/or Large Spiders and/or Dangerous Wildlife?

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts/QpmgeL42hq4

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
HHH’s Profile – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts

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LINKS
Videocast
Audio Podcast
Google Search
GeoSnippits Website

Subscribe To The Show
RSS Show Feed

Patreon
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The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast is a tutorial show designed to educate and entertain geocachers of all experience levels. Each Thursday at 8:30PM ET, Co-host Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress and GeoSnippits founder Andy HeadHardHat Smith discuss interesting aspects of Geocaching in an easy to understand tutorial manner. Giving advice and insights to our game,sport and obsession in ways only they can provide.

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial videos have over 500,000 views from around the world and have been teaching geocachers since 2008. You can see our live show and dozens of our free archived videos at GeoSnippits.com.

More Geocaching Pinterest Ideas – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 159

GeoSnippits Reboot Logo
The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights – A tutorial podcast about geocaching.

Sponsored by: GxProxy.com and CoinsAndPins.com

More Geocaching Pinterest Ideas – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 159

Streamed live on May 19, 2016

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss more helpful and interesting geocaching suggestions from Pinterest.

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 159

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Headhardhat – Periscope
https://www.periscope.tv/headhardhat

More Geocaching Pinterest Ideas – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 159

639 Periwinkle Lane (GC5VVZ1)
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AXmW8t6LLspYsrYikiPisZapzUDJegYQv-mSeBd1sm0eaaEOSUqUSnY/

Wingnut Geocache
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/358880664037015522/

Geocaching Display Case
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/534028468292190511/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/63543044719882981/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/87186942760873013/

Unique Nano Hanging Rig
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AR1uxXFV5asjv6Q7SJ3QZhux9pImXMR7PmWIZfG6RZlhEecb9c6dw7E/
Cool Multi Waypoint with Tape Measure
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/190417890466105324/

That moment when…
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/358880664037019112/

Bolt Cache
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/368732288219233033/

Hard Core Princess
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/350788258457230529/

Geocache at the fire station
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/358880664031046575/

Useful Tools
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/230105862185212828/

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Viewer Feedback:
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:
– Piratemania9
http://coord.info/GC68Q7V

– Geolympix
http://coord.info/GC5XXYY

– North Wales 2016 UK Mega
http://coord.info/GC5TQ6Q

– North Wales 2016 UK Mega website with details of the week’s events
http://www.mega2016.org.uk/

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NOTICE:
May’s GeoCoin Contest

The Prize: GxProxy – Alaska Salmon Geocoin Set (3 geocoins and 3 proxy coins)

Get Entered Into The Drawing:
Send an Email with your geocaching alias and address to:
GSREBOOT@GMAIL.COM
Subject: May 2016 Geocoin Contest

Contest Entries Must Be In By: May 25, 2016
Contributing Patrons will receive an extra entry to match their initial entry for two chances to win.

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AMY – Question For Episode 158:

Prize 1 – 158: GxProxy Alaskan Salmon Geocoin with matching Proxy coin.

Congratulations: Jim Stark (star-kacher)

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:
Have you ever helped geocachers from non-local areas (ie other cities, states, countries) find geocaches when they came to your area?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/8CBCEhCU1j2

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/8CBCEhCU1j2

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
HHH’s Profile – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts

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LINKS
Videocast
Audio Podcast
Google Search
GeoSnippits Website

Subscribe To The Show
RSS Show Feed

Patreon
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The GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast is a tutorial show designed to educate and entertain geocachers of all experience levels. Each Thursday at 8:30PM ET, Co-host Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress and GeoSnippits founder Andy HeadHardHat Smith discuss interesting aspects of Geocaching in an easy to understand tutorial manner. Giving advice and insights to our game,sport and obsession in ways only they can provide.

GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial videos have over 500,000 views from around the world and have been teaching geocachers since 2008. You can see our live show and dozens of our free archived videos at GeoSnippits.com.