19 Ridiculously Creative Geocaches – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 126

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19 Ridiculously Creative Geocaches – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 126

Streamed live on Aug 27, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss an article Headhardhat recently found describing 19 creative geocaches. Some we have seen before and some not. Which ones will get your creative juices going about?

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!
#GeoSnippits #Geocaching #Podcast #geocacher #headhardhat

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 126

Viewer Feedback –
Speakpipe
Joshua – The Geocaching Vlogger

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Guess The Number Of Geocoins behind Andy and Amy Contest
Drawing Tonight
Prize: Cache Advance.com – Tricky Cache Pack
Total Amount of Geocoins on our wall is: 218
Congratulations To: Danno – Guessed 220
Team_Pugatch

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/amandam10/20-ridiculously-creative-geocache-containers-1kzg?sub=1586732_321697
Amanda MacArthur
1. A Fairy House in a Wooded Wonderland

2. In a Rock Hidden Among Cactus

3. In a Pre-Cut Log

4. Under a Table in Fake Gum

5. Under Fake Poo in the Brush

6. Driven into Nuts and Bolts

7. Tucked Inside a Birdhouse

8. In a Magnetized Gum Tin

9. Peeking Out of a Sprinkler Head

10. Rolling Around in a Tennis Ball

11. Sleeping with the Fishes

12. At The Bottom of a Tube

13. Squeezed with a Message in a Bottle

14. Corked Up

15. Growing Funghii

16. Nesting with the Birds

17. Exploring the Vents

18. Beneath the Tide

19. In a Miniature Ammo Box

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Question For Episode 125:

Prize 1 – 125: gxproxy.com – alaska tundra geocoin and proxy coin

Question 1 – 125: What two colors are on the lid of the Multi-Geocaching icon?

Answer 1 – 125: Orange and Yellow

Congratulations To: Rogers and Crystal Hamrick

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

Do you want Virtual geocache types come back in some form?
https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/4rvv9ggCtBg

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.

Checking Out Project-GC.com – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 125

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Checking Out Project-GC.com – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 125

Streamed live on Aug 20, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss ProjectGC.com an amazing website in which you can obtain all sorts of statistics and information about geocaching.  Plus we are giving away a fantastict Optical Illusion Geocoin from CoinsAndPins.com LIVE for one lucky member of our viewing audience. All this and more tonight!

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!
#GeoSnippits #Geocaching #Podcast #geocacher #headhardhat

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 125

http://project-gc.com/

Dashboard
My Profile Stats
My Profile
My Latest Hidden
My Pocket Queries
My Bookmark Lists

Profile
FTF List
Find Bad Logs
Needs Maintenance
My favorites
Forgotten Favorites
Forgotten FTFs
Statbar

Statistics (flyby)
General
Profile
Cache Stats
Trackable Stats
Find Stats
Hide Stats
Over Time

Tools (flyby)
Map Based
Challenges
Images
Others
For Corey Stevens – Multiple Trackables
Tools Discover Trackables
http://project-gc.com/Tools/DiscoverTrackables

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Question For Episode 124:

Prize 1 – 124: GxProxy.com – Conquer the Minotaur Geocoin (red and copper)

Question 1 – 124: What year was selective availability turned off making GPS satellites usable for the general public?

Answer 1 – 124: May 2000

Congratulations To: Keith Thue (2eTango)

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

How much on average do you spend on your swag items?
https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/NxfB13Jdt7F

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.

Going Over The GeoCache Calculator – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 124

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

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Going Over The GeoCache Calculator – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 124

Streamed live on Aug 13, 2015

In this episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss about the benefits of the application GCC The Geocache Calculator when it comes to puzzle caches.

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!

#GeoSnippits #Geocaching #Podcast #geocacher #headhardhat

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 124

http://gcc.eisbehr.de/

Boasts: The GeoCache Calculator is a comprehensive tool for every active cacher! It contains different functions to calculate values and checksums, as well as tables and overviews for supporting your outdoor geocaching search. A tool which no cacher should miss!

Features

Using for Puzzle geocaches

Solving puzzle caches

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Question For Episode 123:
Prize 1 – 123: Cache-advance.com – Blue Dragonfly Geocoin

Question 1 – 123: What is the company that originally created the “bison tube” or it’s actual name known as the bison capsule?

Answer 1 – 123: the company that originated the bison tube concept was called “Bison Designs”

Congratulations To: Adam Schoenwald

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

Do you prefer to trade geocoins or pathtags?
https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/SmbWePNT6cV

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.

Pathtag Graphics Tutorial 101: Part Two – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 123

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

Sponsored by: Cache-Advance.com and CoinsAndPins.com

Conducting A Geocaching Class – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 122

Streamed live on Aug 06, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss Part Two of a Two Part tutorial on creating geocaching graphics for path tags, logos, and other useful things.

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!
#GeoSnippits #Geocaching #Podcast #geocacher #headhardhat

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 123

Tools – Different forms of making your mark on a graphic
Brushes
Pencil
Eraser

Selection – Choosing certain areas of a graphic to cut, paste or modify in some way.
Always be sure of which layer you are working on
shapes
magic wand
moving selected items in a layer

Fill – Choosing an area and literally filling the area with color or a pattern.
Colors
Primary
Secondary

Effects – So many different ways to change an object in your graphic to make it look just right.

Show the Team Hard Hat Pathtag as an example with all the working layers.

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Question For Episode 122:
Prize 1 – 122: Coins and Pins.com Grab Bag with: 2 RiteInTheRain log books, DupleBug Tag, When Pigs Fly Trackable Tag and a Travel Octant Trackable Tag

Congratulations To: Jman (J6family)

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

What environment do you prefer NOT geocaching in the most?
https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/5hU1RrXxaev

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.

Pathtag Graphics Tutorial 101 – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 122

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

Sponsored by: Cache-Advance.com and CoinsAndPins.com

Conducting A Geocaching Class – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 122

Streamed live on Jul 30, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss the very basics of computer graphics and how to create them. All this so you can design and submit your own pathtag creations.

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!
#GeoSnippits #Geocaching #Podcast #geocacher #headhardhat

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 122

From Dave Self aka Dudley Grunt
OCNA 5th Anniversary Contest

To celebrate the 5th Anniversary OpenCaching North America (www.opencaching.us) on August 18th and the month of International Geocaching Day on August15th, we will be running a contest for the entire month of August, which encourages people to find and hide caches on there site.
Tons of prizes to be given away

Read more about it on the OCNA Blog at http://blog.opencaching.us/%3Fp%3D2111.

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What is a Pathtag?

Design your own.
– PC – Paint.net – Free with a lot of graphic options
Like any application there is some learning curve.
It is not as difficult as it first appears
A few practice trys and you can venture into more and more advanced ideas to try.
– PC – Tag Editor – http://www.pathtags.com/design.php on the design page.

Have somebody design it for me.
– http://www.pathtags.com/design.php

Time To Get Your Graphics Hat On
JPG Template – get from the above mentioned design.php page
save as blanktag.jpg

Bring up your favorite graphics application

Load Blanktag.jpg into your program

Graphics Off The Internet

Beware of Copyright protection
The better resolution graphic you use the more you can work with it and also the better detail you can pull from it.

Graphic Concepts To Consider

*Bigger is better but it all has to shrink down to the size of a quarter*

Layers – Are like the old transparencies projectors. Clear plastic sheets.
You can place multiples on top of each other to complete a full graphic.
Layer Types
Background – Bottom of the pile

Layer Properties – 10,000 foot level
Name
Visible
Blending Mode
Opacity

Basic-Basics

Undo – CTRL Z
Redo – CTRL Y
Cut – CTRL X
Paste – CTRL V
Paste into New Layer – easy way to move around your graphics without overlaying onto an existing layer

Text – Adding words and such to your graphic
creates it’s own layer automatically
Add ons to do different things like special text types, circle text, flaming text, etc.

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Question For Episode 121:
Prize 1 – 121: Cache-Advance.com – GeoGlowBots – Glowcubes
Congratulations To: Tena Sapp

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

Would you rather find a geocache or make and hide a geocache?
https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/5MHtjFJM3y1

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.

July 2015 Mish Mash Episode – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 121

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

Sponsored by: Cache-Advance.com and CoinsAndPins.com

Conducting A Geocaching Class – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 121

Streamed live on Jul 23, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss a little bit of everything in regards to GPSr basics and other projected interests. 

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!
#GeoSnippits #Geocaching #Podcast #geocacher #headhardhat

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 121

Planning a geocaching destination route tutorial
https://www.geocaching.com/

Go to Geocaching.com
Click your geocaching alias
Click Create a Route
Put in your starting location and ending location
Click Search (link for creating a route above)
Blue route is movable just click and hold to new road.
Click Save Changes – Edit all the specifics

Route Statistics
Distance – 131.66 miles

Route Information

Route Name:
Created By:

Description:
Enter the description of the route.

Keywords:
Enter Keywords that best describe this route. Separate words by commas.

Include in Public Directory

Click – Save Route

Create a Pocket Query of route
Create a GPX file of Route
Cance the whole thing
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GPS BASICS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Marking a waypoint
What is a waypoint? – Waypoints are sets of coordinates that identify a point in physical space. Coordinates used can vary depending on the application. For terrestrial navigation these coordinates can include longitude and latitude.

Your car’s position – One of THE most important waypoints that you can utilize with a GPSr unit is not where you are going. In fact it is the point you most want to find after you find your geocaches. It is where your car is. Depending on the situation you are in when out in the wild there are many situations where a geocacher can lose their way and uncertainty can set in by not knowing where your car is. Always mark your car.
Trailhead – A trailhead marks the beginning and/or end of a trail. It is key in geocaching to be able to designate to a geocacher trailheads so easier parking and entrance into a trail system can be determined. It is also a key factor again when getting back to your automobile after geocaching.
POI – A point of interest, or POI, is a specific point location that someone may find useful or interesting. This could be anything from restaurants, rest areas, geographical interests, and more. Geocaches in regards to GPS units can be specified as only geocaches or as point of interests. They can show up graphically different depending on how they are designated.

Since POI are stored differently on a GPSr you can actually store more potential geocaches then as designated geocaches.

Tracking – Electronic Breadcrumbs

Tracks vs Routes – Routes and tracks are sets of GPS information designed to help you in your navigation. There are a few key differences to keep in mind when using routes and tracks.

Routes are pre-defined paths created from a group of location points entered into the GPS receiver in the sequence you desire to navigate them.
Location points can be user generated waypoints or points of interest that have been loaded from a map or from a Garmin program
Routes are created on the computer and/or on the device

Tracks act like breadcrumb trails, allowing you to see where you or another individual traveled in the past. This allows you to navigate a path previously taken.
Tracks contain track points, not waypoints or points of interest
There are two different types of tracks:
Active Track Log:
Contains track points for your current activity
Can be cleared at the start of a new activity
Can be set to wrap around (overwrite older track points as device runs out of memory)
Can be saved as a “Saved Track”
Saved Tracks
Created typically from the active track log
Can have a limit to the maximum amount of track points based on the device (for example: 250, 500, 10,000 track points maximum)
Creation can result in points being consolidated (on device) or truncated (from computer to device) depending on the source, to meet above device track point limitations
Creation can result in data removal based on the device (for example: date, time, speed and accessory data)
GPS Waypoint Projections
First thing to know about projecting a waypoint is that we need three pieces of data:
Origin Coordinates
Bearing
Distance

Find the Project Waypoint function on your GPSr unit. It will vary with each model. Put in the needed information and it will create a new waypoint to follow to.

Question For Episode 120:
Prize 1 – 120: Cache Advance – Space City Geocoinfest Geocoin
Congratulations To: Baytownmom

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

What is your favorite geocache size to find?

https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/KH4TypFc6ui

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.